Asylum seekers: the flow towards Europe

Europe is experiencing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Based on data from the United Nations refugee agency, Ville Saarinen and Juho Ojala and Finnish data visualisers Lucify, clarify the scale of the crisis.

Note: see this note by Ville and Juho on the story of putting this visualisation together.

What is this based on?

The information shown is based on data published by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The visualisation is designed to provide an intuitive grasp of the scale of the problem; routes or travel times are not accurate. More info on the background to this visualisation of the refugee crisis by Lucify.