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

Holding On to Hope

What happens when migrants arrive at the U.S.–Mexico border? TIME for Kids travels to Tijuana, Mexico, to find out.

Faces of Honduras

The news has been filled with stories about migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Jaime Joyce wanted to understand why people were leaving, so she went to Honduras to find out.

Tough Choices

People are leaving Central America in search of a better life. Jaime Joyce of TIME for Kids traveled to Honduras to learn why.

Niger: Baho's Last Fight

Poverty and unemployment have driven some youth in southern Niger to form violent gangs known as palais—attractive recruitment targets for Boko Haram. But one man is fighting back.

Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?

The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?