Issue

Children and Youth

Throughout the world, wherever there is conflict or poverty, it is most likely the children and adolescents who are the most vulnerable. Their lives are endangered; their education is interrupted, and their health is compromised. Many are left homeless. Safety, play, and recreation are foreign concepts.

Pulitzer Center journalists examine the challenges children face—and explore some of the solutions. They detail the lives of children in conflict and the rehabilitation of child soldiers, the struggle of girls to obtain an education coupled with their determination and perseverance, the risks young refugees take as they leave home—and the opportunities afforded to some.

 

Children and Youth

Mother Tongue First, German Second

Immigrant mothers in the borough of Neukölln in Berlin view a command of their native language as crucial for establishing identity and obtaining educational success.

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories

A new e-book on Syrian refugees with reporting from Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su & Selin Thomas.

Nepal Youth: Time to Leave?

Hundreds of Nepalese migrant workers die every year in pursuit of prosperity and income, yet thousands leave the country daily for foreign employment. This is the story of one young adult.

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