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Migrant crisis reading list

This weekend, I’ll be flying to Rome for almost two weeks of a newsgathering hackathon called the 19 Million Project with Sylvia and Francesco. I’ll try to update this space as much as I can, but in the meantime, here’s a bit of reading.

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics - BBC News

Quite a dense piece from the BBC Visual Journalism department, with data pulled from FRONTEX, EUROSTAT, the European Commission…

Global refugee crisis - Wikipedia

In fact, the whole European Migrant Crisis page is a must-read as a well-sourced guide.

Syria’s refugee exodus - BBC News

An older interactive journalism piece from the BBC, focused on Syria and the correlation of the exodus with key dates of the ongoing civil war.

24 hours in a fuel tank - BBC Magazine

A tough human story about what people are ready to go through to come to Europe. Part of the BBC’s Syrian Journey documentary initiative.

Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route - BBC World Service

Also from the same initiative, this Visual Journalism newsgame is simply extraordinary.

Asylum in the EU: Facts and Figures - European Parliament

EUROPARL briefing from March 2015, containing a lot of historical data.

The Fiscal Impact of Immigration in the UK - Oxford University Migration Observatory

Spoiler: this study suggests that the fiscal impact is quite small indeed, around +/- 1% of GDP.

People on the Move - Amnesty

A good recap of the main issues for migrants worldwide.

Syrian refugees start a new life in Norway through resettlement - Amnesty

Campaigning story about Norway and an inclusive society’s success.

Ghost Boat - on Medium

A terrific investigation-as-it-happens taking place on Medium, searching for a missing boat with 243 people on board.