President Trump’s administration has made repeated claims that their proposed immigration bans are meant to stop the flow of refugees across US borders.
In honour of World Refugee Day, observed on June 20, we’re looking at what that flow actually looks like compared to the rest of the world.
Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform created by Carnegie Mellon University and Robert Muggah, global security expert and research director at the Igarapé Institute, details over a 16-year span from 2000 to 2015 where migrants are leaving and arriving.
Data comes from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Each red dot represents 17 refugees arriving in a country, while yellow dots represent refugees leaving their home country behind.
The resulting maps are nothing short of mesmerising.