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Conflict and Peace Building

Nearly 30 years after the Rwandan genocide, thousands of maimed amputees remind us of the war that took 500,000 lives in 100 days. War leaves marks that cannot be erased—not only in Rwanda, but on every continent.

Reporting from Conflict and Peacebuilding examines the roots of conflict, whether it be religious hatred, sectarian rivalry, a security vacuum, the struggle for natural resources, or the desperation that results from poverty.

Pulitzer Center journalists also cover war’s aftermath: the transitional governments that result in chaos, diplomacy that goes awry, peace talks that never end, and the people who suffer the consequences, young and old. We see the children who go hungry, lose their homes, leave school, become combatants, or join the jihad.

Often the end to conflict leaves turmoil in its wake while the road to peace seems circuitous: In South Sudan, rebel-commanders-turned politicians plunge the country into civil war. In the U.S., troops return home from one war only to be re-deployed to another. But everywhere, in every conflict, there are also voices crying out for peace, determined to heal the divide.

 

Conflict and Peace Building

Crimean Camp for Young Communists Reopens With £160m Facelift

This summer, 45,000 children from 57 countries will visit the Artek centre near Yalta. For three weeks, they will live the lifestyle once considered the model for young communists, sleeping in dorms and eating meals in huge canteens while wearing color-coded uniforms.

Central African Republic: Conflict and Promise

With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.

Cold War Fault Lines

From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.

The Stolen Generation

“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”

Declining Violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.

The Assad Files

A secretive team of war crimes investigators smuggled hundreds of thousands of documents out of abandoned government buildings in Syria. Then they built a case against Assad. Will a court take it?

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