The staggering number of refugees still fleeing war in Syria make up only a small fraction of the total population of displaced people around the world.

War and persecution have forced a record number of people worldwide to flee their homes, according to a June report

Source:: The Lowdown

MAP: Visualizing 40 Years of Refugee Migration 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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