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Europe is experiencing the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. We try to clarify the scale of the crisis with this animated map.
The map shows the flow of asylum seekers to European countries during 2012 — 2015.
Each moving point on the map represents 25 people. That corresponds to approximately one busload with every other seat taken.
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.