We live in a world which is becoming increasingly urban. Over 54 per cent of people across the globe were living in urban areas in 2014. The current urban population of 3.9 billion is expected to grow to some 6.4 billion by 2050. Migration is driving much of the increase in urbanization, making cities much more diverse places in which to live.
Missing Migrants Project (MMP) is a global database tracking deaths of migrants and those who have gone missing along migratory routes worldwide. The research behind this project began with the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 migrants died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.
As part of its overall response to Europe’s migration emergency, IOM DTM has developed a comprehensive platform to display and evaluate the complex migration flows from Africa to Europe. This multi-layered platform displays data on a number of critical components necessary to understanding the scale, scope and patterns of current migration dynamics in Europe.
By Eve Conant, National Geographic
Maps by Matthew Chwastyk and Ryan Williams, National Geographic
Reposted from National Geographic
Desperate men, women, and children fleeing into Europe from the Middle East and Africa are not the only people moving along ever-shifting and dangerous migration routes. Plenty of other nations are also experiencing exoduses or are grappling with becoming transit points, smugglers' routes, or desired end points for migrants.