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

“Child Harvesting” in Ethiopia’s Adoption Program

As Ethiopia's international adoptions become an increasingly lucrative business, adoption agencies are being accused of fraudulent paperwork and unethical recruitment of children—or “child harvesting.”

Who’s Intimidating Ethiopia’s Adoption Searchers?

Independent researchers working to track down the birth families of children adopted from Ethiopia have come up with evidence of fraud. Their findings put them face-to-face with threats and violence.

Turkey's Museum of Shame

Diyarbakir prison, a site notorious both for its torture of Kurds and for laying the groundwork of the modern Kurdish resistance, will soon be turned into a museum--but not without controversy.

Turkey: The Kurds and the Quake

The recent earthquake in Turkey devastated Van, a center of Kurdish resistance to the Turkish government. Some hope the tragedy and the rescue effort that followed will help the two sides reconcile.