35 years of refugee crises, charted on an interactive map. Click this image to launch.
Welcome to our new infographic, displaying global populations of refugees from 1975-2010, as part of The Conversation’s expert panel on asylum seekers.
Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency…
Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency, the graphic highlights refugee populations across the world over time: where refugees settled, and where they came from. Every population the UNHCR has counted over 35 years is charted on this spinning globe.
Click the image above to launch the application: spin the globe, stop the clock and focus on an individual country to read its refugee story.
Note the UNHCR data does not include refugees who were resettled in Australia, only those who arrived in Australia as asylum seekers and were found to be refugees.
An earlier version of this infographic relied on a misinterpretation of the UNHCR data. The population estimates were misinterpreted as refugee arrivals per year. This infographic corrects these errors.
Read the rest of The Conversation’s asylum seeker coverage:
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