Digital Refuge Platform

Digital Refuge Website

In honor of World Refugee Day, the Digital Refuge project, lead by Professor Katerina Linos of Berkeley University launched an interactive website that maps the perilous journeys of thousands of displaced people through their own personal stories.

Through the Digital Refuge Website is possible to access "aggregated data about refugees’ perceptions of particular countries, available services, and aspects of the asylum process" and it also possible to explore a general overview of Greek refugee camps, the United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)’s data about camp conditions and camp services, and aggregated information about asylum seekers’ first-hand accounts of their migration experience in Greece. 

The project leverages social media data, ethnography and non-governmental organisation databases and is based on more than 6,000 interviews and 10,000 Facebook posts.

Do you want to know more? Have a look at the platform here.