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Created
Feb 8, 2014
Updated
May 9, 2015 (Retired)
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Peter Tackage (peter-tackage)
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refuge

Originally created during the 2014 Hack4good Berlin hackathon, this is an Android Google Maps visualization of world refugee flows. It's currently very raw, unpolished and unfinished - but work will continue with hopes of making it a more useful tool.

The app presents data obtained from the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) about the refugee flows worldwide in a way that would add some perspective for this sometimes emotive global and political issue.

It allows you to search for particular countries and displays where the refugees have come from.

It thus shows a comparison in terms of how many refugees are received by countries in relation to each other as well as compared to the total refugee number worldwide.

Dataset from http://data.un.org/

Visually comparing France and Germany

Refugee flow in the Middle East during 2012

Comparing refugees intake across multiple countries

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Copyright 2015 Peter Tackage

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