Migrant crisis reading list29 Oct 2015
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.
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.
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.