Visualizing Children and Families in War-Affected Communities

We live in an increasingly violent world. Armed conflict is spreading at an alarming rate. Children in war-affected communities are the most marginalized and most vulnerable. Their lives have been torn apart by war. Their safety is compromised. Their families have lost all means of supporting them, and there is no longer education nor the legal protection that we take for granted.

For this challenge, we are working with War Child. War Child’s mission is to help children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice.

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War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.

We have the most recent statistics from War Child Canada as well as open data. Here is an example from the War Child publication on Afghanistan:

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Are you excited to get started? Join the Data for a Cause challenge and contribute your data visualization.

Why join? Not only a chance of earning the title of the winner of the Data for a Cause challenge, but also adding a serious data visualization project for your portfolio.


July 3, 2018: Data for a Cause challenge begins. Challenge participants are the first to find out about it.

July 17, 2018: Submission deadline. Gathering and analysis of data visualizations begins.

July 18, 2018: Review of the entries by War Child begins. Once the review is complete, the winners are announced.

Update: this challenge is now complete. You can view the winning data visualizations here.

Sign up to join the challenge, and work with inspiring datasets like this one!

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