Pulitzer Center Update

This Week: A Year After Leaving Their Homelands Behind

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Noor Al Talaa, 22, and her husband, Yousuf Arsan, 27, at the Bad Berleburg camp in Germany, July 19, 2017. Image by Lynsey Addario. Germany, 2017.

Noor Al Talaa, 22, and her husband, Yousuf Arsan, 27, at the Bad Berleburg camp in Germany, July 19, 2017. Image by Lynsey Addario. Germany, 2017.

 Europe's Generation Refugee

Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario and Francesca Trianni

Each migrant fleeing a Mideast war zone has a unique story of fear and flight, horror and hope. As part of an extraordinary series of print and multimedia stories for Time, Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario, and Francesca Trianni follow three desperate Syrian families over 18 months. Readers and viewers are taken into an inflatable vessel making a dangerous crossing—as migrants take joy in spotting dolphins—and into frigid refugee tents and filthy government housing. Each family is trying to find a place to call home. Each brings a new child into the world as they do so.

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In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017, photo, Mohammadul Hassan, 18, is photographed in his family’s tent in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. Hassan still bears the scars on his chest and back from being shot by soldiers who attempted to kill him. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August, and many have brought with them stories of atrocities committed by security forces in Myanmar, including an Aug. 27 army massacre that reportedly took place in the village of Maung Nu. Image by Wong Maye-E. Bangladesh, 2017.

Mohammadul Hassan, 18, is photographed in his family’s tent in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh. Hassan still bears the scars on his chest and back from being shot by soldiers who attempted to kill him. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August, and many have brought with them stories of atrocities committed by security forces in Myanmar, including an Aug. 27 army massacre that reportedly took place in the village of Maung Nu. Image by Wong Maye-E. Bangladesh, 2017.

A Massacre Revealed

Todd Pitman and Wong Maye-E

A quiet Sunday in northwestern Myanmar spiraled into one of the bloodiest known massacres since government forces launched a campaign to expel the Rohingya minority in August. An AP investigation by Todd Pitman, with haunting photos by Wong Maye-E, documents what happened.

 

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In a shelter in Vrindavan, known as a "city of widows," Lalita (at right) bears the cropped hair and white wrap of her culture once considered obligatory for widowhood. Shelter manager Ranjana, a much younger widow, is less constrained by traditional customs. Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

In a shelter in Vrindavan, known as a "city of widows," Lalita (at right) bears the cropped hair and white wrap of her culture once considered obligatory for widowhood. Shelter manager Ranjana, a much younger widow, is less constrained by traditional customs. Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2013.

Celebrate Great Photography, Support the Pulitzer Center

With a donation of $1,000 or more, you can select a print from a series of stunning work by photographers supported by the Pulitzer Center. Donate before December 31 and your gift will be doubled through the News Match Challenge.