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?

Capturing suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. Image courtesy of the European Union Naval Force. Somalia, 2012.
February 22, 2017 / Bloomberg Businessweek
by Michael Scott Moore

EU policy has stagnated while illegal migrant routes proliferate.

Taimaa, a young Syrian mother of two, takes the overnight bus from Thessaloniki to Athens to find out which European country has decided to accept her claim for asylum. It is a time fraught with uncertainty. Will she get Germany? France? Or a country she has never heard of? Image by Lynsey Addario. Greece, 2017.
February 21, 2017 / Time
by Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario

A Syrian Family in Greece makes one more risky journey, this time to learn their fate in the European asylum lottery

A mural in Berlin says "Refugees Welcome." Image by Jeanne Menjoulet. Berlin, 2016.
February 17, 2017 / .Coda
by Laura Kasinof

Germany is expanding its job program for asylum seekers, but 100,000 new jobs paying 80 cents an hour stir resentment.

Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer at Washington University discussing A New Approach to the Middle East. United States, 2017.
February 8, 2017
by Jon Sawyer

What next for the Middle East? Former administration officials seek new policy solutions harnessing the resources and human capital of the region.

Khalid was about to move to Europe until he realized just how much money he could make by staying. Image by Emily Kassie. Niger, 2016.
February 8, 2017
by Emily Kassie, Malia Politzer

Pulitzer Center grantees Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie won this year’s Ellie award for multimedia journalism for their story “The 21st Century Goldrush."

A Syrian refugee in Greece, Ilham Alarabi thought moving from a tent to a hotel would help her family. But with five sons all under the age of seven, it has proved to be chaotic. Image by Lynsey Addario. Greece, 2016.
February 7, 2017 / Time
by Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario

A Syrian refugee in Greece, Illham Alarabi thought her life would be better once she moved out of the refugee camp and into a hotel. She was wrong.

 Au pairs walk back to the train after shopping at Loppemarked, a weekend flea market in Gentofte, a wealthy suburb of Copenhagen. The women buy second-hand clothing and gifts to send to their families back home, a common practice of overseas Filipino workers. Image by Allison Shelley. Denmark, 2016.
February 1, 2017
by Ana P. Santos, Allison Shelley

Ana Santos, Allison Shelley and Tom Hundley visit Campus Consortium partner Northwestern in Qatar to discuss migrant worker exchange programs that are more than just cultural immersion.

A shot of video footage of Izmir, Turkey, overlaid with images posted by refugees on Instagram from those same sites. Image by Tomas van Houtyryve. Turkey, 2016.
January 31, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: looking at migrants' journeys through Instagram, where is the divide between Asia and Europe? And ending female genital mutilation in Ethiopia.

A shot of video footage of Izmir, Turkey, overlaid with images posted by refugees on Instagram from those same sites. Image by Tomas van Houtyryve. Turkey, 2016.
January 30, 2017 / The New Yorker
by Tomas van Houtryve

Following the “digital breadcrumbs” left by refugees on social media.

Illham holds her seven week-old baby Faraj in her tent on Nov. 20. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, 2016.
January 29, 2017
by Jeff Barrus, Lynsey Addario

Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.

Hardy Middle School students visiting the Pulitzer Center pose with their photography from the "Walk Like a Journalist" workshop. Image by Perrine Punwani. Washington, D.C., 2017.
January 27, 2017
by Akela Lacy, Allison Shelley

Eighth-graders at Hardy Middle School learn the ins and outs of slow journalism.