Tag Archives: Maps
Map: “Africa without its margins” (Le Monde Diplo/Philippe Rekacewicz)
Frontex: Current Situation at the External Borders (JANUARY – JUNE 2010)
Frontex posted this map to its web site this week. According to Frontex, “[t]he map describes the current migratory situation at the external borders of the EU, including the main entry routes of irregular migration into the European Union.”
Note the significant reductions in migrants detected at all maritime borders:
- Jan-June 2010 – 6.557
- Jan-June 2009 – 26.398
- Decrease of 75%
This 75% decrease over the first six months of 2010 compared with the first six months of 2009 is on top of the 43% reduction in migrants detected at maritime borders in 2009 relative to 2008:
- 2009 – 48.700
- 2008 – 84.900
- Decrease of 43%
Note the further breakdown of the figures in the Legends of the two maps. You probably need to click on the links to view higher quality images of the maps.
Click here for link to Jan-June 2010 Map.
Click here for link to 2009 Map.
Filed under Aegean Sea, Data / Stats, Eastern Atlantic, European Union, Frontex, Mediterranean, News
Frontex Map: 2009 Situation at External Borders
Frontex posted this map to its web site earlier this week. The map “describes the … situation [as of the end of 2009] at the external borders of the EU, including the main entry routes of irregular migration into the European Union: West African route, via Canary islands, Central Mediterranean, including Italy and Malta, South Eastern European route (including Greek land and sea borders) as well as the Eastern land borders.”
Click here for link to the map.
Filed under Data / Stats, European Union, Frontex, News
UNHCR Report: 2009 Global Refugee Trends & Guardian Data Map
The UNHCR released its annual report this week for last year: “2009 Global Trends- Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons.”
The UNHCR estimates that approximately 43.3 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2009. South Africa continued in 2009 to be the destination country receiving the largest number of new asylum seekers (222,000). The US and France were second and third with less than 50,000 new asylum seekers.
The Guardian’s Data Blog published an interesting graphic with the UNHCR statistics.
Click here for UNHCR web article.
Click here for link to the UNHCR Report.
Click here for link to the Guardian’s map.
[UNHCR refugee statistics mapped. Illustration: Paul Scruton for the Guardian.]
Filed under Data / Stats, Reports, UNHCR