Help us find data on forced migration and the global refugee crisis


There are now more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons in the world — and the number is rising. The main culprit? Forced migration from places people have come to know as home. It is impossible to imagine their experiences, but it is important to empathise.

Next week, dozens of journalists, developers, advocates and activists will gather in Rome to take part in The 19 Million Project, an international effort to “illuminate and advance the narrative on the situation of the hundreds of thousands of refugees migrating into the European nation.”

At Code for Africa, we want to do anything we can to help gather data which may help shed light on this global story from an African perspective.

So this week, myself and my colleagues Catherine Gicheru, Robin kiplangat and Serah Njambi Rono are looking for datasets which could help the work being done by The 19 Million Project – and we want your help.

If you know of vital datasets, data portals or data stories about forced migration and refugees, please send us the details via this Google Form or post the links on Medium. We’ll add links to all the best data at the bottom of this blogpost.

Stephen Abbott Pugh

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