Population & Migration

Rohingya children huddle next to each other in their small homes. Photo by Jueun Choi. Malaysia, 2017.
February 6, 2018 by Ifath Sayed, Jueun Choi

Many refugee children in Malaysia are attempting to adjust to a foreign society, but with their illegal status, everyday lives are ridden with fear.

January 25, 2018 by Tomas van Houtryve

The Pulitzer Center Catchlight Media fellow, Tomas van Houtryve, reports on the U.S.-Mexico border and the “weaponization” of photography using historical photographic techniques alongside cutting-...

Still from the video by Melissa Noel. Jamaica, 2017.
December 27, 2017 by Melissa Noel

This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.

Allison Herrera and Mary Bishop, both Salinan Indians, look out at the Indian Cemetery at the San Antonio Mission in Lockwood, California. 
The cemetery was laid out in 1804 at the height of the mission building period in California. Missions were built by California Indians through force. The total number of California Indians laid out in this cemetery is unknown, although Mary said it was in the thousands. Image by Isaac Kestenbaum. California, 2017.
December 15, 2017 by Isaac Kestenbaum, Allison Herrera

Inter(Nation)al ​explores current events through the lens of treaties signed between the U.S. Government and Native Nations. These treaties bind all of us—legally and culturally.

In this November 19 photo, a Rohingya Muslim child runs on a mud track between tents at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Image by Maye-e Wong. Bangladesh, 2017. 
December 11, 2017 by Kristen Gelineau, Todd Pitman

"All I have left are my words," the Rohingya Muslim refugee said. The AP documents systematic gang rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar military, and reconstructs a massacre in one Rohingya village.

Three months after Hurricane Irma, Barbuda's lone primary school in the island capital Codrington remains roofless. An estimated 90 percent of properties were damaged in Barbuda when the Caribbean island was hit by Irma on Sept, 6, 2017. Image by Gregory Scruggs. Barbuda, 2017.
December 7, 2017 by Gregory Scruggs

In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.

The back garden of the house that allegedly contained a fake US embassy in Accra. Image by Yepoka Yeebo. Ghana, 2017.
November 29, 2017 by Yepoka Yeebo

The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.

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.