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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

Lost Souls: The Search for Vietnam's MIA

300,000 Vietnamese soldiers are estimated missing in action from the conflict referred locally as "The American War." Can thousands of families find the remains of their loves ones before time runs out?

Inside Yemen

As the conflict in Yemen enters its fourth year, PBS NewsHour 's Marcia Biggs travels to the Middle East's poorest nation to report on what the U.N. is calling the "world's worst humanitarian crisis."

Yemen's Dirty War

A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.

Rehabilitating Colombian Militants

After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.

De-radicalization Inside London Prisons

This project examines de-radicalization efforts inside London's highest security prison following a string of terrorist attacks that have rocked Europe in recent years.

A Second Chance in Somalia

Can former fighters with a terrorist group be deradicalized and rehabilitated? An NGO in Somalia is trying to do just that with former Al-Shabab recruits who have defected from the group.

Meet the Journalist: Ewen MacAskill

Ewen MacAskill visits Villa Grimaldi, a secret detention center in Chile, while uncovering the story of Roberto Kozak, a diplomat who helped save 30,000 prisoners after the 1973 military coup.

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