So I was excited this semester to be asked at the last minute to teach Geography 120, Geography of World Affairs, for the first time in a few years. We are doing webmaps for homework (what else would I do?)!
Our first project is to map the European Immigration Crisis, like this:
It is amazing how quickly this is growing and changing. Over the years, Ceuta and Melilla, the Spanish exclaves on the Moroccan coast drew all the attention. Last year, the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean from Libya to Lampedusa and Italy by Africans reached crisis proportions. This summer, the story has been the Balkan route from Syria through Turkey, the Balkans, and Hungary has eclipsed all previous waves of immigration. What is next?