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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.

 

Turkish-German Iftar

Breaking fast with the biggest Islamic organization in Germany, one with controversial ties to the Turkish government, and a Syrian take on religion, compulsion, and "helping refugees."

The Refugee Converts

Visiting a German church filled with Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers, all supposed converts to Christianity.

The Search for Missing Migrants

Central Americans call attention to the search for their disappeared and press local authorities for information. Meanwhile, forensic anthropologists exhume the unidentified in Texas.

March 06, 2014

Ukraine: Crimea Under Siege

Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova

Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

February 04, 2014

Education in Ecuador

Kate Riley, Adrianne Haney

Since the implementation of a new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has put more emphasis on the development of higher education. Yet the country's secondary schools are leaving many students unprepared.

January 10, 2014

Bishan: Reinventing China’s Emptying Countryside

Yunfan Sun, Leah Thompson

As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.

November 17, 2013

Nepali Lives, Foreign Dreams

Anup Kaphle

A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.

November 11, 2013

Enduring Rifts: Chile 40 Years After the Pinochet Coup

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein

Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.

October 25, 2013

Congo's Children

Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer

Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.

October 01, 2013

Nepal: Water Rights on the Koshi River

Steve Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez

While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.

August 13, 2013

Syria’s Displaced: Regional Implications

Alisa Roth, Hugh Eakin

At least 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria. Most have taken refuge in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, where they are straining resources and raising concerns about regional stability.

August 10, 2013

Scotland: Separation Anxiety?

Henry Molski

For more than 300 years, Scotland has been a loyal member of the United Kingdom. But in the fall of 2014, Scots will vote on whether they want to become an independent nation.

July 30, 2013

The Ngäbe Buglé: Panama’s Vocal Minority

Nick Swyter

Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.

July 30, 2013

A Melting Arctic

Yves Eudes, Olivier Truc

Global warming is happening faster around the Arctic Ocean than anywhere else. To adjust to this new climate, local communities must change the way they live and work – for better and for worse.

July 23, 2013

Afghanistan: On Its Own

Jeffrey E. Stern

Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead?

Roma Project: Numbered Streets

Photographs from the “Numbered Streets” settlement in Hungary, where residents are facing forced relocation.