An investigation into Myanmar's state-orchestrated murder of thousands of Rohingya Muslims — and the second tragedy unfolding in the refugee camps
Extrajudicial killings spike in Bangladesh’s “Duterte style” drug war.
Bangladesh’s cities are awash with red methamphetamine pills that come in from Myanmar.
Since the majority of Rohingya refugees are women and girls, they are vulnerable to traffickers looking to make fast money in the Bangladeshi sex trade.
Child marriage is common among the Rohingya, but for those who have fled terror in Myanmar, insecurity and poverty are pushing many families to marry off their daughters even earlier.
They escaped a campaign of atrocities by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh await a political deal that would allow them to return home.
With rising sea levels, Bangladeshi islanders are confronted with hard choices on how to best deal with the water that is both a threat and a necessity.
An AP report documents savage sexual assaults on 29 women and girls, age 13 to 35, bolstering the case that Myanmar’s armed forces are systematically employing rape as a "calculated tool of terror."
Why the Burmese military has used the rhetoric of the global war on terror as a pretext for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims
The Rohingya have been stripped of citizenship, prevented from having children, and systematically murdered. But the United Nations may never be able to prosecute the Rohingya genocide.
Learning to surf transformed the lives of a group of Bangladeshi girls—and forced them to fight against sexual harassment. They attracted Western media attention and the attacks got worse.
An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.
Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer.
As U.S. citizens missed their chance to elect a woman for president for the first time in 2008, Bangladeshis elected a female prime minister past December for the fourth time. Sheik Hasina is currently one of 11 female heads of state worldwide according to the Council of Women World...
The majority of India's water sources are polluted. A lack of access to safe water contributes to a fifth of its communicable diseases. Each day in the booming, nuclear-armed nation, diarrhea alone kills more than 1,600 people.
The regional scenario is even more grim given the projected...
In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh -- with 150 million people in a country the size of Iowa, water poses a relentless threat. With increasingly violent cyclones and accelerating glacier melt upstream, flooding may create 20 million Bangladeshi...
Jason Motlagh's winning 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review article chronicles aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse, sharing stories of the survivors and families of the dead.
Who is looking out for journalists, especially freelancers, working in hostile environments and conflict zones?
2015 National Magazine Award Finalists include Pulitzer Center grantees, Jason Motlagh, Lukas Augustin and Niklas Schenck.
Photographers take hard look at exploitative working conditions, health hazards and environmental problems associated with production of leather, garments and gold.
Watch award-winning documentary focused on one version of climate change adaptation in Bangladesh: floating schools.
How can you tell if your clothes were manufactured in reputable factories? You can't. But two groups are trying to make a difference.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jason Motlagh reconstructs the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster.
It has been nearly a year since the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh left more than 1,100 workers dead.
The women and girls who work in the sweatshops of Bangladesh’s garment industry put in backbreaking hours for pitiful wages.
"Easy Like Water," a film that documents one man's mission to help Bangladesh's schools adapt to climate change, attracts notice from television broadcasts.
Barely six months have passed since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, and already it seems the world has forgotten.
Last April, the world was shocked and outraged by the Rana Plaza disaster—a building collapse that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 garment workers in a Dhaka sweatshop. Has anything changed?
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
This global affairs lesson plan asks students to watch a short video and read a newspaper article to learn about the Rana Plaza factory collapse, and then compare it to historical industrial trends.
Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.
Students will analyze the choices for girls in Bangladesh and discuss whether working in the garment industry really does allow women to find more freedom.
Using multiple reporting projects from our Climate Change Gateway, this lesson explores the responses of various communities worldwide to a changing climate....