In this interactive map you can get a glimpse on how many migrants and refugees are hosted in each country (destination of) and where they are coming from (origin of). The colours of the visualisations are based on population percentages. The neutral (grey color) is set to the global average (for instance, about 3.5% of the global population has migrated away from their country), and the max is set to double that value. This helps in giving us a broad idea of migration but does not highlight the extreme outliers as countries with a 10% and a 50% migration are painted with the same color. To find those, use the slider provided to exclude small values. Additionally, use the parameters to switch between destination and origin visualisations, see data for different years, or slice them according to income levels.

*Source: United Nations (retrieved 02/02/2019)

And here is a breakdown of migrants by country. You can switch between "Destination" to see the breakdown of immigrants living in a destination country, and "Origin" to see where people of a particular origin country emigrated to. The size indicates larger populations, but you can also check the exact numbers by hovering over them. The colours have been randomly assigned and don’t mean anything - just there for show. On the legend are highlighted the top five results.

Top five:

Top five:

*Source: United Nations (retrieved 02/02/2019)

Below you can see a rough visualization of the flow of migration between larger areas. You can choose between continents and regions - anything more specific gets too convoluted. The outer bases represent the total of migrants - people moving both in and out of the region - and the inside lines visualize their movement. Movements are coloured according to the region of origin.

*Source: United Nations (retrieved 02/02/2019)


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