Data maps reveal global refugee flow

Originally aired on CNN



The global migrant crisis is transcending borders, defining itself as one of the most important issues of our time. It’s fuelling a growing political debate and a political divide on how to confront it. Many of these migrants are refugees, people who a fleeing conflict and persecution. And the UN says that there are more than 25 million global refugees.

The sheer magnitude is difficult to visualize, but now it’s a little bit easier. The Earth Timelapse project, made from a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and a number of research institutes, including the Igarapé Institute from Brazil. To learn more on the subject, the CNN interviewed Robert Muggah.

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