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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.

 

Life on the Border

James Whitlow Delano explores what life is like for Mexicans living next to the U.S. border.

July 21, 2010

Sudan In Transition

Rebecca Hamilton, Cedric Gerbehaye

"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.

June 29, 2010

Malaysia: Refugees from Burma at Risk

Karen Zusman

Refugees fleeing Burma's authoritarian government frequently end up in Malaysia. The promised haven is often anything but, with refugees prey to human traffickers, physical abuse and rape. This project tells their story.

June 23, 2010

Migration, Xenophobic Violence, and the Ghosts of Apartheid

Susana Ferreira, Dominic Nahr

Those attending the 2010 World Cup in South Africa reveled in that country's triumphant emergence as a multiracial democracy. They may have missed a darker story -- the abuse and marginalization of refugees from other African countries.

February 05, 2010

Dominican Republic: Life on the Margins

Stephanie Hanes, Stephen Sapienza

Some of the most marginalized people in the Caribbean are Haitian immigrants, and their descendents, living in the Dominican Republic.

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.

Review of Alan Weisman's 'Countdown'

Alan Weisman, the author of bestseller "The World Without Us," says population is going in the wrong direction to achieve ecological sustainability. In his new book, he looks at the world with us

This Week: Congress Considers

If Congress authorizes a punitive military strike against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, it will have consequences far beyond Syria’s borders.

This Week in Review: Escape From Timbuktu

Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the rare manuscripts smuggled from inside Timbuktu's hallowed libraries, child laborers in Burkina Faso and a conflict free tin mining initiative in the DRC.

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.

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