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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.

 

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.

The Deported

Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.

Mali's Migrant Crackdown

Europe has been helping fight the country’s jihadis for years. Now it’s turning its sights on human smugglers.

The Paradox Of Prosperity

Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.

U.S. Special Forces See Hope in Syria

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon of the Council on Foreign Relations, who made a recent trip to Syria and spoke with American troops.

October 06, 2015

Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis

Renaud Brothers

In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.

October 05, 2015

Nepali Mass Migration: What's Left Behind

Pankaj Khadka

As thousands of able-bodied men leave Nepali villages for cities and go abroad for employment and to escape poverty, many villages no longer have any adult men—only kids, women, and elderly remain.

September 29, 2015

Stranded: Nepalese Companies Abandon Workers in Qatar

Yam Kumari Kandel, Shilu Manandhar

Eager to earn money to send home to their families, Nepalese workers sign on with Nepalese agencies that traffic them into forced labor and abandon them when they need help.

August 19, 2015

Life and Loss in Syria

James Harkin

James Harkin reports from Syria, in an exploration of human and cultural loss.

June 12, 2015

They Are Here Because You Were There

Daniella Zalcman

For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?

June 04, 2015

From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes

Heather Pringle, Andrew Lawler

Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.

May 29, 2015

The Yazidis: After the Trauma

Emily Feldman

ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.

March 12, 2015

Child Survivors of War Learn Nonviolence, Pluralism, Hope

Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

Syrian and other international volunteers travel at their own expense to Syrian refugee neighborhoods to teach war-traumatized children that they are not "the lost generation" but future peace-makers.

February 25, 2015

Polio's Last Stand

Tim McGirk, Jason Motlagh

After dozens of vaccination workers were killed in Afghanistan, polio once again began to spread into the borderlands. The same strain is now re-surfacing in Syria.

January 25, 2015

Beijing's 'Rat Tribe'

Sim Chi Yin, Ian Johnson

Living beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks are an estimated 1 million migrant workers. Dubbed the "Rat Tribe", these low-wage workers make a home in windowless basement cubicles.

Lesson Plan: Underrepresented Voices from Syria

This lesson plan asks students to explore three stories on underrepresented communities in Syria and think about how journalism can be used to bring attention to local underrepresented communities.

News Bite 1: Syria's Future

In this lesson, students will read and respond to a photograph and article excerpt by Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, published in the BBC Magazine, about Syrian refugee children in Jordan.

Syria's Children

This lesson introduces students to the Pulitzer Center e-book "Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories." Students examine and discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and its effect on children.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Working Abroad

Students will read articles and watch videos as preparation to an empathy-building exercise that will help them understand why people choose to leave their families to seek out employment overseas.