Map shows where New York City’s refugees have come from since 2002

Posted On Wed, February 1, 2017 By

Posted On Wed, February 1, 2017 By In infographic, maps

Countries of origin for NYC’s refugees in 2002; map: DNAinfo

In the years since the 9/11 terror attacks, somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 people have sought refuge in New York City. Around 8,066 refugees have entered the United States through the city according to U.S. State Department Refugee Processing Center data. This week, President Donald Trump called for restrictions on entry to the U.S. for refugees and immigrants from the predominantly Muslim nations of Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Syria. A map of the world’s nations, courtesy of DNAinfo, shows the 59 countries from which New York City’s refugees have come each year since 2002.

From the seven “banned” nations, a total of 414 refugees have come to the city from Iran, 414 from Iraq, 1 from Libya, 15 from Somalia, 41 from Sudan, 51 from Syria and 64 from Yemen since 2002. Select a year and you can see how many people have arrived from each country. The key at the bottom of the map shows colors that correspond to the number from each country. Click anywhere on the map for more details on the number from that country.

Note that the map only counts the international refugees who came to NYC first, not those who moved to the city from elsewhere in the U.S.

[Via DNAinfo]

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