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App sheds light on complexity of migration

Itayi Viriri, spokesperson for International Organisation of Migration, today spoke to 702's Azania Mosaka about the history of migration.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has a visualisation which allows users to see at a glance the multinational make-up of countries’ populations.

Viriri said the inspiration to put together the IOM was to try and show how dynamic migration is.

It’s interesting to show where people are coming from and the next level of this application is to show the reasons why people are moving.

Itayi Viriri, spokesperson for International Organisation of Migration

Europe is grappling with its biggest wave of migration since World War II.

The number of refugees arriving over land through the Balkans and across the Mediterranean to Italy and Greece has hit record levels.

There are more than 25 000 parishes in Italy alone, and more than 12 000 in Germany, where many of the Syrians fleeing civil war and people trying to escape poverty and hardship in other countries say they want to end up.

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