Population & Migration

Image by Jackie Spinner. Morocco, 2018.
May 24, 2018 / The Washington Post
by Jackie Spinner

Journalist Jackie Spinner reflects on returning to Morocco, the home country of her children.

There are 21 primary schools at Kakuma refugee camp. Bhar-El-Naam, shown here, is one of two primary schools exclusively for girls. Image by Rodger Bosch for UNICEF USA. Kenya, 2018.
May 23, 2018

Students will explore literary journalism by learning about what life is like for children who live in and got to school at Kakuma refugee camp.

May 23, 2018
by Phil Caller, Tania Rashid

Phil Caller and Tania Rashid discuss their three-part series for PBS NewsHour on the Rohingya refugee crisis—reporting on the mass exodus, rape, child marriage, and human trafficking—and finding a...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, photo, F, 22, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar’s armed forces in June and again in September, cries as she speaks to The Associated Press in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The Associated Press has found that the rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar’s security forces has been sweeping and methodical. The AP interviewed 29 women and girls who say they were raped by Myanmar’s armed forces, and found distinct patterns in their accounts, their assailants’ uniforms and the details of the rapes themselves. The most common attack involved groups of soldiers storming into a house, beating any children inside and then beating and gang raping the women. Image by Wong Maye-E. Bangladesh, 2017.
May 23, 2018
by Kristen Gelineau, Todd Pitman

The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media. 

A child labor victim from Myanmar closing the door of a shelter in Singapore for migrant workers who have run away from their employers. The address of the shelter is hidden from the public for the safety. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.
May 18, 2018
by Xyza Cruz Bacani

Join award-winning street and documentary photographer for a talk on the exploitation of migrant workers in Singapore.

May 17, 2018
by Diana Greene, Fareed Mostoufi

North Carolina high school students explore poverty in Winston-Salem in the student-produced documentary "Placing Identity," developed as part of Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.

Screen shot from "We Became Fragments".
May 15, 2018 / The New York Times
by Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon

Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.

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.

Ethiopians at the IOM transit centre in Obock, Djibouti, waiting to return home. People on the road to Obock told the Guardian that friends had perished en route. Image by Charlie Rosser. Djibouti, 2018.
May 9, 2018 / The Guardian | Global Development
by Tom Gardner, Charlie Rosser

Persecution and hardship in the Oromia region drive tens of thousands of migrants each year to cross the Red Sea from Djibouti, in a bid to reach the Gulf.

Scouts Miciah Thacker and Chris Sherman learn interviewing techniques from National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek during a visit in northern India. Image by Mark Schulte. India, 2018.
May 8, 2018
by Mark Schulte

For a brief period, the Out of Eden Walk becomes a traveling caravan, as teenagers and adults join Paul Salopek in the Punjab to practice slow journalism together.

Militants from the Rohingya insurgent group ARSA. September 2017. Image by Jason Motlagh.
May 7, 2018
by Nahal Toosi, Jason Motlagh

Pulitzer Center grantees Nahal Toosi and Jason Motlagh explore their reporting during Campus Consortium visit at the University of Chicago.

Daniella Zalcman visited Wake Forest University to teach students how to tell a story through photojournalism. Image by Maaheen Hasnain. United States, 2018.
May 3, 2018
by Alyssa Sperrazza, Daniella Zalcman

Award-winning photojournalist leads four-session mini-course she developed with the Pulitzer Center and Campus Consortium partner in North Carolina.