ICE removal of African migrants are rising

February 2018

In 2017, although overall removal of immigrants dropped by 6%, removal of African immigrants spiked - in some cases, doubled. 

African immigrants in US are less than half of European immigrants

January 2018

President Donald Trump's derogatory comments about immigrants from African countries, El Salvador and Haiti have taken social media by storm. During the meeting, he also wondered why the US could not take in people from places such as Norway instead. This data by Migration Policy Institute estimates that African immigrants in the US make up less than half of European immigrants.

Where US parents have gone to adopt internationally

January 2018

China and Ethiopia have been the top destinations for US parents looking to adopt internationally over the last decade. Overall international adoption by US parents has dropped in the US since 2006, in part due to changing adoption protocols in top destination countries, which has made it difficult for Americans to adopt from there. Now that Ethiopia has banned adoptions of their children by foreigners, Americans may turn to other top sources like China, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ukraine.

Years in power: African pro-liberation political parties

For the First Time, Sri Lankan Plantation Workers Have Their Own Addresses and, Some Say, More Dignity

Story by Manori Wijesekera | Global Press Journal, August 2017
Generations of estate workers on this tiny island nation have lived without a way to directly receive mail via the postal service, a basic service the workers say is key to their identity. An effort by a local organization has brought street names and house numbers to thousands of those workers, but many more people still live without addresses.

Data Source: Department o Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka

Data Source: Department o Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka

As Mexico’s Refugee Numbers Skyrocket, Lawyers Help Migrants Seeking Asylum

Story by Mayela Sánchez | Global Press Journal, August 2017
Mexico has seen a surge in refugee applications in recent years, driven by people fleeing violence in Central America. In response, organizations are offering legal help to asylum-seekers facing a complex application process. The visualization shows the percentage change in asylum applications in Mexico as compared to that in the U.S. and Canada:

Hover over the square points to see percentage change in asylum applications in each country for each year.

Source: UNHCR

Seeking Justice for Cybercrimes in Nepal Begins With a Trip to Kathmandu

Story by Kalpana Khanal | Published: Global Press Journal, August 2017
Cybercrimes, especially those that seek to humiliate or shame women, are on the rise in Nepal. Internet connectivity rates throughout the country are skyrocketing but people seeking justice for such crimes must travel to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, to file a complaint. This visualization shows the change in net connectivity of the Nepalese people compared to the growth in the population itself:

Hover over the dots to see the exact number of data subscribers for each year.

Sources: Subscriber information from Nepal Telecommunications Authority; population data from World Bank, United Nations

Traders from Asia, Especially China, Face Anger from Uganda Traders, Lawmakers

Story by Patricia Lindrio and Nakisanze Segawa | Global Press Journal, July 2017
Ugandan traders and lawmakers say foreign-owned firms, mainly those with Chinese owners, are bending rules to compete unfairly with local traders. As the role of Asian investment in Uganda’s economy grows, so does anger, recalling decades-old tensions rooted in the colonial era. The following visualizations depict foreign investment in Uganda:

Coming Home to a Foreign Land:
The Repatriation of Afghan Refugees

Story by Samira Sadeque | Reporting on Refugees, May 2017
Afghan refugees in Pakistan are being made to return to their homeland -- many were born in Pakistan, and are arriving in Afghanistan with few prospects for education or jobs. The following visualizations show the regions in Pakistan with highest number of Afghan population, and the difference in facilities Afghan refugees have access to in Pakistan versus their home country: 

Data Source: UNHCR

Data Source: Ahmad Ali, Nangarhar and Agency For Technical Cooperation and Development