I stumbled upon this somewhere in the Twittersphere (note: probably my first and last time using that word).  Very interesting data, representing countless stories of heartbreak and courage.  Do check out “The Refugee Project.” 

Every day, all over the world, ordinary people must flee their homes for fear of death or persecution. Many leave without notice, taking only what they can carry. Many will never return. They cross oceans and minefields, they risk their lives and their futures. When they cross international borders they are called refugees.

The Refugee Project is an interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975. UN data is complemented by original histories of the major refugee crises of the last four decades, situated in their individual contexts. Read more…

“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.  You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”  –  Leviticus 19:33 -34 

 

*Cover image by Andrew Nicodem.

 

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