They fled their homes and made journeys through Europe to escape civil war, poverty and the misery of refugee camps.
Migrants who applied for asylum in Europe in 2015 have collectively travelled more than two billion miles; a conservative estimate based on the shortest over-land routes to European countries from their countries of origin. These 727,085 people travelled an average of 2,750 miles each.
Follow in the footsteps of migrants and refugees as they face the hardships of months on the road. Choose your route and make tough decisions in an interactive video story, featuring real footage from extraordinary journeys made this year.
Begin your journey here.