Refugees Hotspots

Cities and their surrounding regions attract refugees and transit. They are preferred over rural refugees camps because of the opportunities and services available only in the highly dense populated places. This map shows hotspots of refugees and how they overlap with urban centers around the world.

This map uses big data from the GDELT Project which monitors local media around the world and live-translates it from 65 languages, along with Google’s BigQuery and Carto mapping software to visualize locations and potential transit corridors of refugees around the world.