Population & Migration

Manny Lopez, an Eagle Scout from California, talks to more than a thousand fellow scouts at Base Camp Delta about the Out of Eden Walk and the opportunity to join Paul Salopek on the trail. Image by Mark Schulte. United States, 2017.
August 21, 2017
by Kamran Rahman, Eslah Attar

The Pulitzer Center introduced scouts to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk at the 2017 National Jamboree.

Harold Furber, a man from Alice Springs, Australia who was sent to Croker Island, about 1500 miles away from his family as a child. Image by Daniella Zalcman. Australia, 2017.
August 21, 2017
by Daniella Zalcman, Jordan Roth

Continuing her project, Signs of Your Identity, Daniella Zalcman interviews members of the Stolen Generations in Australia.

The Kazansky station in Moscow welcomes two trains a week form Tajikistan. They are packed with men and the occasional woman, exhausted after the four-day trip.  For some the ride was a chance at adventure, but for many it was the economical choice. Traveling by train rather than flying saves some over $100, the equivalent of several week's earnings.  Image by George Butler. Tajikistan, 2016.
August 15, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: Economic despair drives migration to Moscow, the Catholic Church's response to Duterte's killings, and PBS NewsHour revisits reporting on the US's nuclear arsenal.

The train passengers, all Tajiks, most male and under 50, settle into their four-day journey to Moscow. A few hours later, at the Uzbekistan border, an aggressive immigration check interrupts any rest. Uzbek guards roam the train, dismantling everything with screwdrivers, searching compartments, light fittings, handrails, and window frames. They are looking for narcotics or contraband, but this is an unnecessary exercise of power – the train is not even scheduled to stop in the country. The conductors complain about the repair costs. The passengers, who cannot leave the train until they reach Kazakhstan a full day later, are resigned. Protesting achieves nothing. Image by George Butler. Tajikistan, 2016.
August 11, 2017 / Foreign Policy
by George Butler, Joseph Schottenfeld

Joseph Schottenfeld and George Butler follow one of the world's largest migrations: workers traveling by train from Tajikistan to Moscow. 

Returning to its iconic location at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
August 11, 2017
by Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker

Pulitzer Center projects will be featured at Photoville 2017 in New York starting September 13.

Emsallam Hdaib looks at his artwork in his Amman studio. Image by Aman Madan. Jordan, 2017.
August 8, 2017 / Global Voices
by Aman Madan

Through his artwork and rap music, Emsallam Hdaib challenges Jordan’s conservative majority and its long-held assumptions on gender, sexuality, and freedom of expression.

Passengers aboard the Jammu-Kashmir Rail Line in Baramulla, Kashmir on July 8th, 2016. Image by Sara Hylton. India, 2016.
August 7, 2017
by Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton

Meet the journalists behind the Kashmir Rail Line project as they discuss their train ride through Jammu and Kashmir—and tell us what went wrong.

Getting refugee children through school is difficult, but chances of attending university are slim. Image courtesy of DFID / CC BY 2.0. Jordan, 2015.
August 7, 2017 / The New Arab
by Aman Madan

Banned from public universities, even with a hard-won high school diploma, many refugees—particularly women—give up on their hopes of pursuing education, writes Aman Madan.

A physician checks on Ibrahim Hassan (left), who lives as a displaced person in Jordan after fleeing the regime in Syria. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017 / Nature
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

Rising rates of chronic disease and deaths from violence can be curbed only if fighting is brought to an end, say researchers.

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, one of Jordan’s leading science advocates. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017 / Nature
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

The country wants to use a focus on research to solve economic challenges and build diplomatic ties in the Middle East.

A doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières speaks with Ibrahim Hassan, a Syrian refugee living in Northern Jordan. Staff from the Dharma Platform collect information and prepare to deploy new data-collection technology along the Syrian border. Image by Neil Brandvold. Jordan, 2017.
August 6, 2017
by Amy Maxmen, Neil Brandvold

In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.

 Image by Alice Su. Germany, 2017.
August 1, 2017 / Field Notes
by Alice Su

Breaking fast and hearing stories from resettled refugees in Berlin, one iftar at a time.