We are at a time where millions of people are displaced from their homes. In 2015, when the violence in the Syrian War escalated, more than 4.5 million people fled to escape the conflict. Although the refugee crisis is not a new phenomenon, this has been the largest since WWII.

The US has a long history of helping refugees resettle in its country, and there are hopes that the country will continue its legacy of protecting those who are fleeing conflict and persecution. Refuge is a narrative map that visualizes refugee migrations coming into the US from 2005-2015.

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Data Research / Visualizing the Numbers

Data of refugee arrivals were obtained from the Refugee Process Center (RPC).

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
— Emma Lazarus (The New Colossus)