Flight and Expulsion
Interactive Visualization of the UNHCR Report
Client: Own work
Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issues a report concerning the number of approximately 21 million people worldwide falling under its mandate: as refugees who are forced to leave their countries due to war, political, racial or religious persecution, as internally displaced persons, or as repatriates on their way back home. This interactive visualization attempts to give an insight into the phenomenom of global flight and expulsion. It is based on the annual statistical reports of the UNHCR between 1988 and 2008.