If you are the sort that prefers understanding things visually, then there’s the sheer scale of the current migration crisis hitting Europe hits home hard in this interactive tool produced by a company called Lucify.
Using UN data it plots the mass movement of people into Europe. Click on the chart above and you’ll be brought to a page showing the monthly total of refugees originating from and seeking asylum in different countries. Holy fuck is all we can say.
Just to put our own little island’s cowardice into open play here, consider this. Greece recently saw as many as 7ooo people seeking refugee on a given day, while our government has promised to take in a mere 4000 in total. You can look into what our competing population densities are here.
Céad Mile Fáilte me hole.