January 11, 2009 /
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
September 23, 2016 /
Laura Kasinof
Some 1.1 million migrants came to seek asylum in Germany’s borders in 2015 and more are on their way. What's life like for refugees after they arrive?
Migrants at Wien Westbahnhof railway station on their way to Germany. Image by Bwag courtesy Wikimedia Commons.  Austria, 2015.
September 23, 2016 / Latterly
Laura Kasinof
Being a refugee in Europe means joy, anxiety and enduring nasty looks from the locals.
Iris-scanners like this one, attached to ATM machines at branches of Cairo Amman Bank across Jordan, allow registered refugees to access their UNHCR cash assistance and money for food assistance, issues by the World Food Program. Refugees have their iris scanned when they first register with UNHCR. This data is cross-referenced when they access their benefits through the ATMs. Image by Rachel Townzen. Jordan, 2016.
September 21, 2016 / News Deeply
Rachel Townzen
In light of the U.N. Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, Rachel Townzen explores what it means for Syrians and Syrian refugees to stay safe in a tech-driven world where new technologies and...
candoni camp
September 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Holly Gambrell
In Candoni, a Roma camp, five Roma women are breaking out of their traditional roles to start their own business in hopes of bettering their futures.
Za'atari Camp has now been open for over four years. Among its many developments, power lines and satellite dishes appear almost everywhere, connecting a sprawling jungle of caravans. Image by Rachel Townzen. Jordan, 2016.
September 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Rachel Townzen
The debate over internet access in refugee camps reveals messy and unavoidable trade-offs between national security, humanitarian, and long-term development concerns.
Refugees from Somalia and South Sudan share their stories during a solidarity walking tour in Berlin
September 15, 2016
Ben Mauk
The crisis in Europe has created entire towns of refugees in rural Germany and prompted an epidemic of xenophobic arson attacks across the country.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos. Image by Georgios Giannopoulos. Greece, 2015. Courtesy Wiki Commons.
September 15, 2016 / London Review of Books
Ben Mauk
As a part of his project exploring the impact of the refugee crisis in the EU, Ben Mauk visits Germany's post-industrial Ruhr Valley.
Almost 85% of Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the country's refugee camps, in urban areas such as Amman. Delivering services to this dispersed and sometimes hidden community remains a constant challenge. Image by Rachel Townzen. Jordan, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Rachel Townzen
Without the right paperwork, Syrian refugees cannot access basic services in Jordan. As a result, untold thousands are missing out.
September 14, 2016
Rachel Townzen
Syrian refugees have an unprecedented access to and use of technology. Yet in a crisis defined by themes of information and communication, disconnection remains a striking challenge.
A smuggler guides travelers up the Cacarica River into the heart of the Darien Gap. Photo by Jason Motlagh.  2016.
September 13, 2016 / SBS: Dateline
Jason Motlagh
Follow the unprecedented journey of a Dateline film crew through the Darién Gap—the lawless zone on migrants' route to the US.
September 7, 2016
Jon Sawyer
Impunity for Syria's war criminals, new HIV treatments in South Africa, and a new approach to deradicalization in France in this week's newsletter.
August 31, 2016
Patrick Reilly, Jason Motlagh
Both Costa Rica's president and grantee Jason Motlagh see a Cold War-era law as driving migration through the region.