Fragile States

Still from James Whitlow Delano's Meet the Journalist video.
April 28, 2017
by James Whitlow Delano

For more than 30 years, James Whitlow Delano has documented the U.S./Mexico border. He now takes a close at the people as he examines financial, political and human rights implications.

Invisible Children employees and a returned child soldier arrive at the nonprofit's headquarters in Obo, CAR. Image by David Gauvey Herbert. CAR, 2016.
April 28, 2017 / Quartz
by David Gauvey Herbert

Joseph Kony has slipped away, and now the West is packing up its six-shooters. Were they just playing cowboys and Indians?

Nawroz and his son Zewarshah at their home in Charkh, Aghanistan, in 2015. Nawroz had sent his sons out to collect grain on the morning of August 3 only to have Zewarshah witness the death of his younger brother, Ayman, whose nickname was Sufi. Image by Jason Motlagh. Afghanistan, 2015.
April 27, 2017
by Jason Motlagh

Students hear from Pulitzer Center grantee on his journalism career and issues he has covered, from civilian post-traumatic shock in Afghanistan to the dangerous trek of migrants across the Darien...

Ukrainian AIDS activist Olga Palamarchuk was displaced from her home city of Donetsk and resettled in Odessa. Photo by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
April 26, 2017
by Sophie Pinkham

Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.

A neighborhood in the capital, Bangui, smolders in 2014 after Christian-led militias attacked predominantly Muslim rebels who had ousted the government. The faiths once coexisted in relative peace, but chaos has reigned in much of the nation for the past four years. Image by Marcus Bleasdale. Central African Republic.
April 19, 2017 / National Geographic
by Peter Gwin, Marcus Bleasdale

Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.

Chinko Project anti-poaching rangers lined up for a morning formation on the Chinko Project nature preserve in eastern C.A.R. Image by Elliott Woods.
April 17, 2017
by Elliott Woods

Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.

A pattern quickly establishes itself along most of the border fence that separates Baja California, Mexico from California, USA - Mexican urban centers press up against the U.S. border, as if to draw heat from its economic heat, while California cities seem to push back and away from the border, as seen here in Nido de las Águilas (Eagle's Nest) in the east of an expanding Tijuana metropolis. Image by James Whitlow Delano. Mexico, 2017.
April 17, 2017 / National Geographic
by James Whitlow Delano

Mexicans call it, “The Wall of Shame”. What does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans, but to those whose homes literally touch the wall?

A makeshift house that sits right up against the border wall in Otay Canyon in Tijuana. Image by James Whitlow Delano. Mexico, 2017.
April 17, 2017
by James Whitlow Delano

Mexicans call it The Wall of Shame. Few people north of the border ever ask, what does the wall look like from Mexico, not just to ordinary Mexicans but those whose homes literally touch the wall?

Scott Anderson presents his reporting on "Fractured Lands" to educators through Skype. Image by Fareed Mostoufi. United States, 2017.
April 15, 2017
by Ifath Sayed, Fareed Mostoufi

Pulitzer Center organized a workshop with the University of Chicago to provide educators with resources on teaching students about the Middle East.

Muna Garage IDP Camp in Maiduguri. Image by Leslie Roberts. Nigeria, 2017.
April 11, 2017 / Field Notes
by Leslie Roberts

Leslie Roberts captures life in Nigeria for internally displaced people coping with the effects of Boko Haram.

April 10, 2017
by Leslie Roberts

Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.

Minhel drinks tea while his children watch television in a hotel in Kastoria, Greece, near the Albanian border. Image by Lynsey Addario. Greece, 2017.
April 10, 2017 / Time
by Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario

A Syrian refugee trapped in Greece suffers a setback in her family's quest for a home in Europe.