|Each circle represents a violent event. Circles are larger the more recent the event.|
|8,395||Number of registered refugees per country|
|Each represents 100,000 refugees (independent of gender)|
“My drawing is of planes and tanks attacking the city and bombing schools, homes and mosques.”
— 11-year-old Syrian Refugee girl drawing at the Domiz camp in northern Iraq, reported by Wendy Bruere, UNICEF, Jun. 11, 2013.
“My drawing is of dead and injured people in the street because of indiscriminate bombing.”
— Another 11-year-old Syrian Refugee girl drawing at the Domiz camp in northern Iraq, reported by Wendy Bruere, UNICEF, Jun. 11, 2013.
|Learn about total reported violence with the chord diagram. Hover over the bar chart and the legends. Change the filters.|
“In village after village, we found a civilian population terrified by their country’s own air force. These illegal air strikes killed and injured many civilians and sowed a path of destruction, fear, and displacement.”
— Ole Solvang, Emergencies Researcher at Human Rights Watch, Apr. 10, 2013.
“Bodies of those killed are placed on display for several days, terrorising the local population.”
— Report of the U.N.’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Aug. 13, 2014.
“In Arabic we say that the worst situations actually make you smile, so I’m smiling... We know we have a difficult life ahead, but we escaped death.”
— Qassem, Syrian Refugee in Jordan, being interviewed by the NBC in a tent with no electricity or heat that was a new home to him and his family, Jan. 15, 2013.
"The international community has failed in its most elemental duties — to protect civilians, halt and prevent atrocities and create a path toward accountability."
— Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the U.N.’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry, BBC News, Aug. 27, 2014.
“What is at stake is nothing less than the survival and wellbeing of a generation of innocents.”
— Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Aug. 23, 2013.
We would like to thank the CS171 teaching team for the countless support in labs, studios and on piazza. We began our visualization journey with no prior knowledge in design or HTML/CSS/JS/D3 - without your support, planning, designing, and executing such a project would not have been feasible.
We would further like to thank Dara Cohen and Manuel Schoenfeld for their expert input on this project. Their input helped us to identify the shortcomings of the data sets we used and inspired us to push our visualizations further. Furthermore, thanks to Ishani Desai for lending her voice to our screencast.
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