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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.

Where the Rohingya Refugees Call Home

The UN runs several refugee camps for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar in Bangladesh, including Kutapolong. However, most refugees live in informal squatter camps. This is a look at life in both camps.

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?

July 10, 2013

Beyond 7 Billion

Kenneth R. Weiss

The largest generation in history is entering its prime childbearing years, poised to add 2 billion more people to the planet. Ken Weiss investigates the causes and consequences of such rapid growth.

May 15, 2013

China's Bloody Frontier in Zambia

Alexis Okeowo

China's investment in Zambia holds promise: billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. But after violent conflict between Zambian miners and their Chinese supervisors, does it also pose a threat?

December 17, 2012

Drawing the Line: The U.S.- Mexico Border

Louie Palu

Louie Palu explores the U.S.-Mexico border where violence runs rampant: What does it look like? How has the immigration policy evolved? And what are the economic and security issues?

November 12, 2012

Armenians: War, Exile and the Loss of Syria

Alia Malek

As Syrian Armenians flee their country’s violence to begin new lives in Armenia – a homeland they have never known – the high stakes of the unraveling of Syria come into clearer focus.

October 16, 2012

Brain Gain and Its New Beneficiaries

Sara Miller Llana, Peter Ford, Robert Marquand

Traditional exporters of migrants have become importers, turning the old paradigm on its head. The recent "brain gain" has presented new opportunities – and challenges – for Brazil, China and others.

Roma Project: Numbered Streets

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

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