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Migrants, Displaced People and Refugees

War, economic crisis and climate change can trigger mass migrations of people. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Migrants, Displaced People and Refugees” feature reporting that covers refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on migrants, displaced people and refugees.

 

Nigeria's Invisible Crisis

In one of the world's least recognized crises, hunger amplifies disease for millions fleeing the violence of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

The New Berliners

What is it like for refugees navigating life in Berlin after Syria?

Germany: The Useful Village

In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country's principles.

June 10, 2009

Kenya: Uneasy Neighbors

Ernest Waititu

Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp was for years among the world's most famous, home to the "Lost Boys" of southern Sudan and as many as 90,000 refugees and displaced persons. Today those still here are fighting for their lives, caught between "donor fatigue" and a struggle over limited resources with...

May 04, 2009

Run or Hide? Seeking Refuge in Tanzania

Mary Wiltenburg

When Bill Clinton Hadam's refugee family was approved for resettlement in the U.S., the boy's parents faced a "Sophie's Choice" dilemma: him or his sister. After escaping slaughter in Congo and Rwanda, the family waited in a Tanzanian camp for nearly a decade. Rape was common there, and Bill's...

March 27, 2009

Death Camps: Lead Poisoning Among Kosovo's Roma

Darren McCollester, J. Malcolm Garcia

In Kosovo, Roma families and their children live in camps built on the biggest lead mine in Europe and next to a toxic slagheap of 100 million tons.

March 11, 2009

Tajikistan: Winter of Discontent

Carolyn Drake, Ilan Greenberg

The global financial crisis is now reverberating deep inside the Tajikistan's mountainous countryside, where tens of thousands of Tajik men who no longer have jobs in Russia have returned to their villages. In a country already straining to accommodate Tajik refugees from Afghanistan, the government's chronic mismanagement has amplified the power and food shortages that permeate the countryside.

February 28, 2009

Darfur: Broken Promises

Christopher Milner, Susan Schulman

After six years of failed peace initiatives and continuing violence, displaced communities of Darfur are ready to fight.

February 25, 2009

Ghana’s Kayayo: Reaching for a Better Life

Peter DiCampo

Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment opportunities and money for housing, many end up sleeping on the streets or being coerced into sexual servitude in exchange for shelter.

November 06, 2008

The Next Wave: Climate Refugees in the South Pacific

Jennifer Redfearn

Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.

August 28, 2008

Unrest in the Uyghur Homeland

Ryan Anson

Four days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced an unexpected wave of violence in the heart of the country's restive Muslim homeland. On August 4, a small group of Islamic militants staged a daring attack on a police station near Kashgar in...

August 23, 2008

Sri Lanka: Endless War?

Jason Motlagh

Sri Lanka is a byword for beauty and tragedy. Even the wholesale devastation of the Asian tsunami was not enough to halt a 25-year civil war between an ethnic Sinhalese-dominated government and a notorious separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, also known as the Tamil Tigers. But...

August 15, 2008

Syria and Jordan: The Iraqi Exodus

Matthew Hay Brown

An exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis is reshaping the Middle East -- with ominous implications for the region.

Driven out of Iraq and into neighboring countries by sectarian violence, a once prosperous middle class is drawing down savings -- and fueling local resentments. The newcomers...

May 05, 2008

A Journey Home: Afghanistan through the Eyes of a Returning Refugee

Don Duncan, Jessica Wanke, Peter van Agtmael

Dost Mohammad Fahim Khairy, an Afghan who left his country in a time of great turmoil and was resettled in the United States refugee program, makes his first journey home to Afghanistan since he left on Sept. 15, 2001. A reporting team, comprised of lead reporter Jessica Wanke, reporter...

This Week in Review: Drawing Divide

Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this week's reporting—from the American Israeli attorney mapping for a two-state solution, to the deadly borders of Mexico.

Storify: No Fire Zone: Global Responses

See the global response to preliminary footage from "No Fire Zone," Callum Macrae's upcoming documentary about Sri Lankan war crimes, on Storify.

This Week in Review: Game Changer

On the surface, Poland would not seem to have much in common with Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. But dig beneath the surface in both places and you find shale gas, a potential source of cheap energy.