The Refugee Project

Designer: Ekene ljeoma and Hyperakt for UNHCR
Category: Digital

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An interactive map of the history of migration

The Refugee Project is an interactive map that uses UNHCR refugee data and UN population data to tell the histories of refugee movements over time from 1975 to 2012. The map visualizes the size of refugee diasporas from dozens of unstable or repressive nations each year. The Refugee Project also includes over 80 stories that give political and historical context to the major refugee crises of each year. By shedding light on these global patterns, the makers hope to empower aid workers, governments, academics and citizens to seek compassionate solutions for some of the most vulnerable populations on earth.