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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.

 

The Long Road from Cuba

Between 2014 and 2016, more than 100,000 Cubans entered the United States on foot. This is the story of three Cubans who made a clandestine voyage from Quito, Ecuador, to El Paso, Texas.

What Now for the Girls of War-Torn Syria?

In a bombed-out husk of a building on the outskirts of Tabqa, Gayle Lemmon met a family trying to wait out the hell of life under ISIS in Raqqa and the war for its liberation.

Hide and Seek in Panama

Cuban migrants' reluctance to speak with reporters demonstrates the gravity of their situation as they make their way to the U.S.

Promised Land

Is Angela Merkel's Germany really the paradise refugees believe it to be?

All for Nothing

Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.

The Savior’s Dilemma

Are naval search-and-rescue operations saving migrants’ lives—or just encouraging them to take greater risks?

My Smuggler, My Savior

They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.

Highway Through Hell

The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.

May 15, 2016

Britain's Irregular Migrants

Abe Kenmore

With new, harsher immigration bills being considered and more migrants seeking entrance to the UK, what is life really like for the more than 400,000 people in Britain without legal status?

May 10, 2016

Surviving Fortress Europe

Jeanne Carstensen, Jodi Hilton

The Syrian refugee crisis is changing both refugee communities and their host countries.

May 05, 2016

Canada and the U.S.: A Home for Syrian Refugees

Robin Shulman

Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.

April 24, 2016

Nepal's Ticking Timebomb

Jane Qiu

The legacy of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal could last for decades. Scientists begin to understand why the badly shaken landscape is prone to landslides, especially during monsoons.

April 19, 2016

The Labor Train

George Butler, Joseph Schottenfeld, Tim Brown

An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.

March 23, 2016

The Healing

Mark Johnson, Mark Hoffman

One of the under-reported stories of Syria's Civil War is the deliberate targeting of hospitals by bombers, and the efforts of Syrian-American doctors to help their devastated homeland.

March 20, 2016

Children's Homes in El Salvador

Kayli Plotner

More than 20 years after the end of its civil war, El Salvador remains plagued by violence and poverty. Kayli Plotner reports on what has happened to the country's children.

March 01, 2016

Yemen: Two Years of War

Iona Craig

Two years of civil war have left Yemen battered, divided and facing famine. Iona Craig traces the impact of one of the world's most under-reported conflicts.

March 01, 2016

The Great Land Rush

Michael Peel, Tom Burgis, Pilita Clark

A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.

January 22, 2016

In Limbo: Kenya’s Exodus to Europe

Wairimu Michengi

As more Africans risk their lives trying to leave their homelands, people in one area of rural Kenya rely on a woman who has built a career on safely transporting them to Europe.

January 12, 2016

Indigenous Rights in the Wake of Chile's Energy Crisis

Max Radwin

One decade ago, the Pehuenche indigenous people in Chile were forced off their land and into housing projects, forcing most to revise their way of life. Max Radwin explores how they have fared since.

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This Week: Syria's Lawless Land

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.

Lesson Plan: Afghanistan by Choice

This lesson plan outlines reflection and processing exercises connected to Alexandria Bombach's film "Afghanistan by Choice,” which follows five people deciding whether or not to leave Afghanistan.

Ukraine's Internally Displaced

Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.

HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.

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