The Global Migration Flows interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by It is endlessly fascinating to explore where we're from. The underlying data for the map was published by the UN DESA in 2015.

Using the App

Choose whether you want to access information about migrants leaving a country (Outward) or migrants entering a country (Inward). Then click on a country and watch the pattern of migration to or from the chosen country. Countries that neither send nor receive migrants will fade out. Hover over a country or over a migrant cluster to access the data. Each circle represents up to 20,000 migrants.

This migration visualization tool is being developed by Locus Insight in collaboration with IOM. Locus Insight is a data visualization studio dedicated to clarifying complex data through engaging interactive charts. Our work is informed by an intelligent understanding of current world topics and animated by the latest interactive data technology.

Note Web Browser Requirements

To view the migration app you will require a modern web browser. If you are running Internet Explorer 8 or earlier you should download IE9 or any other modern browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2015). Trends in International Migrant Stock: Migrants by Destination and Origin ( United Nations database, POP/DB/MIG/Stock/Rev.2015).

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015) . World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, DVD Edition.