Population & Migration

A view of Haifa and Haifa Bay, where ships with many Holocaust survivors landed from Europe in late 1940s. Image by Tomasz Cebrat. Israel, 2015.
November 21, 2017 by Tomasz Cebrat

As Polish Jews moved to Israel after the Second World War, they brought with them memories of the old country to confront the political reality of creating a new, Israeli identity.

Eight-year-old Wang Jie jumps for the washing line in the courtyard of his family’s farmhouse in Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Image by Max Duncan. China, 2016.
November 1, 2017 by Max Duncan

Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.

Dissident FARC militants continue to operate in the Guaviare district of Colombia. Like many in the region, farmer Luis Vergara of El Retorno, pictured, is still forced to pay taxes to the guerillas each month. "It's a nuisance but you do it," he said. He is reforesting some of his land that borders patches of Amazon forest with Colombian Amazon hardwood trees that grow quickly. The farm was previously a coca plantation. He now raises cattle on the rest of his land, which is now large open fields that were protected forests. Image by Lisa Palmer. Colombia, 2017.
October 25, 2017 by Lisa Palmer

Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.

When the refugees of the Holocaust arrived in Sosua, they would often have the beach to themselves. Now, on weekends, beachgoers fill the area, and locals say people often walk down the shore handing out business cards advertising sex work. Image by Emily Codik. Dominican Republic, 2017.
October 18, 2017 by Emily Codik

Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?

October 5, 2017 by Ty McCormick, Cameron Abadi

A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.

Cuban migrants stranded in Panama talk to journalists at the camp where they are housed in Gualaca in the western province of Chiriquí. Image by José A. Iglesias. Panama, 2017.
September 26, 2017 by José Antonio Iglesias, Mario J. Pentón

The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban 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.