Refugee-Flow: A comparative study of armed conflict and refugee flows
On going project (full featured release date: July 15)
To leave one’s home country, community and loved ones to become a stranger in a strange land is a difficult prospect even in times of peace. As violence, persecution and terror surge like the rains of a monsoon the only option for survival and security is to become the stranger.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that as of 2017, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide due to persecution, conflict, violence and human rights violations.
To become a refugee is to subject a person to the most pervasive form of cruelty by removing their basic need to lead a normal life. All aspects that make human life tolerable and meaningful are lost to the refugee. Refugees are places in inhospitable host countries that do not want them. They face the brute indifference of the walls that people build between nations and cultures. Yet each refugee surrenders to the hardship of leaving their old lives and the lives they could have lived to find peace and safety elsewhere.
Every refugee is an example of a world that failed to use its common strength for the common good.
Refugee Flow gathers data from multiple reliable sources to construct a compelling account on how persons become refugees. The project examines one of the direct fundamental causes of the global refugee crisis, the collapse of order and stability in todays international landscape.
This visualization examines the impact conflict, persecution and violence has on the lives of persons in their home countries and communities. The dataset delves into exploring what drives people to flee their homes and bear the burden of a life as a refugee.
The project further explores the possible routes taken by refugees. The dataset examines the dangers those forcibly displaced face in their search for safety. Many refugees who depart on their journey never make it to their intended destination. The data collected presents the cause of these deaths along their chosen routes.