Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015

twobillionimageChannel 4: Migrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles, Channel 4 News can reveal.

This analysis demonstrates for the first time the vast distances people have travelled to get to Europe.

An interactive video story released by Channel 4 News called Two Billion Miles allows viewers to follow in the footsteps of migrants and refugees as they face the hardships of months on the road.

The user-led story demonstrates the reality of the migrant experience, as they flee from terror and war, starting from one of six locations: Sinjar in Iraq, three cities in Syria, Somalia and Eritrea.