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Are there any current data sets on the migration of refugees in Europe available? As information seems to be sparse, I don't really care what kind of data. For example, data on migration routes or registration data would be interesting, preferably from the governments or the EU.

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Check global-refugees.info's data. It's available as a excel spreadsheet (.xlsx). And they also have some code explaining the process they used for making the visualizations on their website and on github https://github.com/NikolaSander/refugees/

UNHCR database

The main source of all the articles and visualizations is this http://popstats.unhcr.org/en/persons_of_concern

UNDATA

Some journalists also use this as their source http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=UNHCR&f=indID%3AType-Ref, although many argue that it's basically UNHCR's data afterreported.

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    The UNHCR database seems to be fairly up to date. – Eekhoorn Jan 18 '16 at 21:38
  • Yes, I think the UNHCR database is the best source, sometimes it requires a little bit more or pre-processing but it's always well curated and up-to-date. – wacax Jan 19 '16 at 1:19
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One possible source would be The Migrant Files. It's a cross-border journalism project. If you scroll down on the main page, you'll find links to data, such as:

etc

There are links and references in each of the data sources.

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