Population & Migration

Seascape view from aboard the German frigate ship, the Frankfurt am Main, in the Mediterranean Ocean off of Tripoli. Image by Michael Scott Moore. Libya, 2016.
February 22, 2017 by Michael Scott Moore

Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?

Close to 40 men and women sit around a table and share a meal inside the kitchen of the shelter.
January 13, 2017 by Xyza Bacani

Singapore is a prosperous country in Asia and migrant workers have played an important role in its success, but at what cost?

Teacher Ou Shuiming's class photographed in 1983.
January 4, 2017 by Rong Xiaoqing

Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?

Image by Emily Kassie. Turkey, 2016.
December 23, 2016 by Malia Politzer, Emily Kassie

From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.

Mothers from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala cross from Ciudad Cuahutemoc, Guatemala into Frontera Comalapa, Chiapas, Mexico chanting and demanding justice from the Mexican government. Image by Julysa Sosa. Mexico, 2016.
December 20, 2016 by Aaron Nelsen, Julysa Sosa

For years Central Americans have transited Mexico en route to the United States, many are never heard from again. In a country teeming with the disappeared, Central American mothers search for theirs.

Taimma Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, September 2016.
December 19, 2016 by Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker

Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies from the day these women gave birth through their newborns’ all-important milestones: first smiles, first meals, first steps.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi dome and the site of the Guggenheim’s troubled project. Image by Knut Egil Wang. UAE, 2016.
December 12, 2016 by Negar Azimi, Knut Egil Wang

The world’s leading architects, the most vulnerable laborers, and a movement of concerned artists converge on a man-made island in the Persian Gulf called Saadiyat, which means “happiness” in Arabic.

Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy toll. Image by Jason Motlagh. Philippines, 2016.
December 9, 2016 by Jason Motlagh

Thousands of people have been executed on the streets of the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his all-out war on drugs. But shooting his way out of the problem is taking a heavy...

A Donald Trump piñata in the center of Mexico City. Many Mexicans are deeply fearful of Trump's enacting his campaign promises to cancel or alter NAFTA, restrict remittances sent to Mexico from the United States, deport millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Image by Nick Schifrin. Mexico, 2016.
November 23, 2016 by Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is...

November 14, 2016 by Tomas van Houtryve

As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.

A prisoner at the Evarisio se Moraes Prison Complex in Rio de Janiero
October 11, 2016 by Kate Toporski

What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Ceremonial dress
September 27, 2016 by Dillon DeWitt

For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong...