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Refugees in Michigan by the numbers

Refugees

Refugees from six of the seven countries named in President Trump’s immigration order (all but Libya) have arrived in Michigan over the last 15 years.

Using data from The Refugee Processing Center, which is operated by the U.S. Department of State, Detroit public radio station WDET, a partner in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, charted the numbers of people who have arrived in the Mitten State as refugees.

Refugees are people who are “fleeing conflict or persecution,” according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.

Click on the bars of each graph to see a breakdown of people arriving each year.

Iraq

Syria

Yemen

Sudan

Somalia

Iran

Credit: Graphic by Melissa Mason/WDET

About the Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Bridge Magazine is convening partner for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC), comprised of five nonprofit media outlets focused on the city’s future after bankruptcy. The group includes Michigan Radio, WDET, Detroit Public Television and New Michigan Media. Support for the DJC comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.

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