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Migration and Refugees

Migration issues are fraught with moral positions, confusion, and unexpected connections.

Pulitzer Center grantees look at the effects of climate and business on migration, the efforts of immigrants to preserve their own cultural identity, and the sacrifices they make in leaving family behind. Our journalists ask tough questions: How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail?

Migration and Refugees exposes the risks and dangers refugees and migrants face as they leave one nation to seek a better home and a fresh start—only to find more obstacles and new threats. Resettlement presents its own set of challenges; hopes and promises prove illusory.

Migration and Refugees

So Long, Saleh

Yemeni President Saleh has stayed in power by impressing on international donors that only he could keep al Qaeda at bay. But their surge has benefited him, bringing in billions of dollars in aid.

Tunisia’s Hope Deficit

The youngest part of the world is also the most chronically underemployed. Reporting from ground zero of Tunisia’s revolutionary rage, the author encounters epic frustration.

Just Whose Side Are Arab Armies On, Anyway?

As revolutions pervade North Africa, armed forces take different approaches to containing the protests. Tunisia's military championed its revolution, while government forces in Egypt and Yemen are unlikely to do the same.