Population & Migration

The Senado Square, located in the historic center of Macau, is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site since 2009. Image by Bruno Beidacki. China, 2017.
September 19, 2017 by Bruno Beidacki

Macau used to be known as the Portugal of Asia. Now, fewer than 1 percent of households speak Portuguese as their primary language. Can this trend change directions?

September 12, 2017 by Jake Naughton

For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.

A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières speaks with Ibrahim Hassan, a Syrian refugee living in Northern Jordan. Staff from the Dharma Platform collect information and prepare to deploy new data-collection technology along the Syrian border. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017 by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.

Refugees pray among older Muslims at a mosque in Moabit district, Berlin. Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.
July 28, 2017 by Alice Su

How are newly arrived refugees interacting with preexisting Muslim, Christian and other religious communities in Germany? What role does faith play in their integration, or lack thereof?

Visitors to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean in Mohammedia, Morocco, play in the surf as the sun sets. Morocco has emerged as a moderate leader admist the political and social turmoil of the rest of North African and the Middle East. Image by Jackie Spinner. Morocco, 2017.
July 19, 2017 by Jackie Spinner

Morocco is on the verge of transformation, maneuvering to be a financial and political leader in Africa and hub for tolerant Islam. Will a divided society go along with its liberal king?

Image by Aman Madan. Jordan, 2017.
July 16, 2017 by Aman Madan

Jordanian Identity is as ambiguous as it is rapidly evolving. After decades of championing coexistence, Jordanian identity remains an elusive social and political phenomenon.

A Swedish flag aloft in Stockholm. Image by Amy Russo. Sweden, 2017.
July 3, 2017 by Amy Russo

Thousands of lone minors fled war to find shelter in Sweden, a once exceptionally welcoming country. Now, asylum regulations are tightening, leaving refugees uncertain of the future.

At Parque Fe del Valle, one of Havana’s busiest open-air cybercafes. Image by Alexa Hoyer. Cuba.
June 19, 2017 by Kim Wall

About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

Paris. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
April 21, 2017 by Sarah Wildman

The French elections are the next major test for gauging the global impact of populism, nativism and Islamophobia.

Women working at a small, temporary brick factory in Malda village. While most of the laborers at this factory were local relatives of the owner, the industry is notorious for exploiting migrant labor. Image by Yardain Amron. India, 2016.
April 14, 2017 by Yardain Amron

Each winter hundreds of thousands of Indians migrate north to man the world's second largest brick industry. They're promised opportunity, but many are bonded into debt.

April 12, 2017 by Diana Markosian

"A Postcard Home" is a collaborative series exploring a remarkable chapter in human migration through the viewpoint of a child.

The northern lights fill the sky over the remote First Nations community of Attawapiskat. Attawapiskat is an isolated First Nation community located in northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River on James Bay. On April 9, 2016, the community of approximately 2000 people declared a state of emergency after being overwhelmed with attempted suicides, over 100 attempts in a ten month period. Image by David Maurice Smith/Oculi. Canada, 2016.
April 6, 2017 by David Maurice Smith

Gaining understanding of the suicide crisis facing the Cree community of Attawapiskat, Ontario through an understanding of the culture, values and perspectives of its residents.