Data storytelling of Syrian Crisis
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.
Syrian Civil War was triggered by intensive repression of Assad regime. They started to use military force to stop peaceful protests since 2011.
According to The Violation Documentation Center in Syria more than 132,559 fatalities has been killed during the civil war.
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 not be stopped. 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.