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This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every country in the world

This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every country in the world
Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be easy to get lost in all the numbers. The International Organisation for Migration has a visualisation which allows users to see at a glance the multinational make-up of countries' populations. Using data taken from the World Bank in 2010, it built a tool which helps users comprehend the numbers for inward and outward migration in each individual country. To use the visualisation, click on a country and see the pattern of migration to or from the nation. Each circle represents up to 20,000 people, which you can hover over to see the nationalities thereof. Note: To view the migration app you will require a modern web browser. More: Think Britain is a soft touch on immigration? More: An open letter to anyone who ever talked down the refugee crisis

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The Most Beautiful and Famous Trees on Earth “A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down” – Buddha. There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special: Organisation internationale pour les migrations The Where We're From interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by Its endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from. The underlying data for the map was published by the World Bank in 2010. We want to bring it up to date so please send your country migration data to Soon there will be individual migration flow maps on IOM’s country pages as well.

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