Europe is facing a major humanitarian crisis. In 2015, more than one million refugees and displaced people travelled to its shores – most fleeing conflict, poverty or persecution.

Aid agencies and independent volunteers have stepped in to provide crucial short-term care for these vulnerable groups of people. But the absence of political action means that a long-term resolution to the problem seems a distant possibility.

We believe that one reason for the political deadlock is a severe lack of data underlining the extent of the humanitarian crisis.

The Refugee Rights Data Project aims to change that.