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Data storytelling of Syrian Crisis


PROJECT SYRIA


Through eyes of Syrian Civilian


Project Syria was designed to shed light on notable incidents and cases due to Syrian Crisis by data driven approaches. The below are general facts that many peope know through the media.

5 YEARS
CIVIL WARS

Syrian Civil War was triggered by intensive repression of Assad regime. They started to use military force to stop peaceful protests since 2011.

132,559 OF
DEATH

According to The Violation Documentation Center in Syria more than 132,559 fatalities has been killed during the civil war.

4,809,787 OF
REFUGEES

UN's refugee agency reported that 4,809,787 refugees were registered. Majority of refugees are staying in Middle east & Europe.

However, these records do not fully explain why ‘Syrian Crisis’ can’t stop. While most media has been focused 'Islamic State' and 'European migrant Crisis', voice of Syrian people has been neglected.

RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE

Troops of 'Islamic State' were marching on the street of Raqqa, a city in the middle of Syria. Raqqa is one of the their main base since 2011.

MIGRANT CRISIS IN EU

Syrian refugees were having protest for claiming openning border between Hungary and Slovakia at the budapest train station.

In order to reflect view of Syrian civilian, PROJECT SYRIA collected crowd sourcing data through the Syrian community.

By analyzing and visualizing the data from various sources, we described the reasons why they had to escape Syria.

FOCUS 1:
The EXTREME IMBALANCE
OF REFUGEE DISTRIBUTION

Analysis on UNHCR's data about refugees enabled us to see imbalanced acceptance of displaced people from 2011 until now. Especially, more than 80% of refugees have found new destinations of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan while Gulf States been reluctant to incorporate themselves into migrant crisis.

FOCUS 2:
MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTORS OF
LONG-LASTING SYRIAN CIVIL WAR

The above wordcloud represents frequency how many time each power group has been mentioned in headline of news written from NY times and The guardians.

DATA STORYTELLING
OF SYRIAN CRISIS

#1
SYRIAN REFUGEE DURUNG
DICTATORSHIP
Chapter1 shows how political opression of dictatorship affect to the number of refugees before civil war.
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#2
IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF
THE SYRIAN REFUGEES
Interactive map visualizes distribution of Syrian refugees after civil war. As the war has keep escalated, imbalance of the distribution became more extreme.
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#3
WHO AND HOW KILLED SYRIANS
DURING THE CIVL WAR
By analysing data of Syria Tracker, we could visualize pattern of civil damage and how it affected the number of deaths.
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