Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Flow Towards Europe

Mapping the Frenzy of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The sheer scale of this migrant crisis has rocked the world and left European Union leaders grappling for solutions.

Only a small fraction of refugees fleeing their homes make it to Europe. The UN has registered four million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and North Africa. Most of them live in refugee camps close to the border. They would fit on 59 soccer fields.


  • Greece reported roughly 10,000 asylum-seekers a day arriving from Turkey. 
  • Around 680,400 people arrived in Europe just this year from crisis regions.
  • By the end of  015, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Finland expect a total of 1.3 million asylum applications.
  • Syria has overtaken all other countries in refugee volume.

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Amazing interactive motion map shows flows of refugees seeking asylum 

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Each dot represents 25 to 50 people, depending on the device you use

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