Flight of Refugees around the globe

Nearly 60 million people are displaced around the world because of conflict and persecution, the largest number ever recorded by the United Nations. About 14 million of those fled in 2014, according to a report released this week. This map outlines the flight of these refugees around the world. This map particularly caught my eye because of the way the globe was slightly curved, to perhaps accurately represent the nature of the world? I'm not sure what to think about this decision, but if it's purely for aesthetics it does look very sleek.

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