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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.

 

Returning to Sosua

Emily Codik was surprised by the island's transformation from a safe haven for Holocaust refugees to a sex-tourism hotspot.

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.

December 05, 2014

A War’s Diaspora: Syrian Refugees in a Troubled Europe

Joanna Kakissis, Holly Pickett

Thousands of displaced Syrians have made treacherous journeys across land and sea to the safe haven of Europe. But many here don’t want them. How are the new immigrants adapting and adjusting?

December 04, 2014

Hispaniola's Unsteady Land

Jacob Kushner, Allison Shelley

On the island of Hispaniola, conflict over land is putting people’s future on unsteady ground.

September 16, 2014

The Last Refugees: Bhutanese in Nepal

Julia Rendleman, Moriah Balingit

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal never got much international attention and now, after more than 20 years living in camps, they are being resettled around the world. Will their cultural identity survive?

September 11, 2014

Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Selin Thomas

Boston University student fellow Selin Thomas documents people on the margins as she tells stories of the Syrian conflict.

August 27, 2014

Istanbul: Housing for the Displaced

Paul Short

Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.

July 07, 2014

Love For My Enemy

Lukas Augustin, Niklas Schenck

A multimedia story following survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as they struggle with their past, meet each other for the first time and dare to ask for forgiveness.

June 26, 2014

Syria: Children of ISIS

James Harkin

How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.

May 22, 2014

Who Takes Care of Nanny's Children?

Ana P. Santos

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

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.

A Year of Field Notes

Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.