Population & Migration

We Became Fragments follows Syrian refugee Ibraheem Sarhan through his first week of 10th grade in Winnipeg. It's a story about loss, resilience, and one young man’s identity as he adapts to a new country while his home is at war.
May 15, 2018 by Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon

After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.

Floating Vietnamese village in Cambodia. Image by Flickr user Tyler Ingram. Cambodia, 2012. Used via Creative Commons license.
March 28, 2018 by Ben Mauk

In Cambodia’s floating villages, tens of thousands of ethnic Vietnamese eke out precarious lives on the Tonle Sap. Born into statelessness, they are not permitted to vote, work, or even live on land.

March 14, 2018 by Timothy McLaughlin

Media freedom is under threat and democratic space is shrinking in Myanmar amid the fallout from the Rakhine crisis.

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.

Local volunteers teach martial arts to young Syrian refugees at the Homs League Abroad in Amman. The center hopes such activities will bring positivity to the children's everyday lives. Image by Sawsan Morrar. Jordan, 2017.
December 20, 2017 by Sawsan Morrar

While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.

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.

Image by Nahal Toosi. Bangladesh, 2017.
December 11, 2017 by Nahal Toosi

Did the United States ignore signs of a coming mass atrocity against the Rohingya when it chose to upgrade its relationship with Myanmar and lift sanctions on the country?

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.