COVID-19 has highlighted the deep structural weaknesses of the Syrian economy and destroyed what was left from its capacity to resist to new pressures.
Conditions created by the coronavirus form the perfect environment for radical movements. Not only did the Islamic State organization hurry to issue medical, ideological, and communicative instructions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also began to intensify its attacks from the organization's center in Iraq.
Many Syrians thought that the U.S. cared about them. Now they know better.
Asylum-seekers face a series of hurdles as widely varied as the stories that brought them to the Continent.
Muhammad Najem became a celebrity for his video reports from his war-racked hometown of Eastern Ghouta in Syria. Now displaced to Istanbul, he wants desperately to get back home and continue his work.
Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan evaluates today's political landscape in the Middle East.
Is fixation on the Mexican border a distraction from ongoing crises abroad?
Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni's project 'Finding Home' has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Social Media and Innovation.
Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.
Crisis in Syria sent millions fleeing to Europe. This is the journey of one family TIME followed for a year as they left their homeland behind to begin a new life.
In early 2016, three families joined one of the biggest refugee movements in modern history. Each bore a child during their ensuing odyssey—new members of Europe’s Generation Refugee.
Meet baby Heln. She and her family are Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Europe.
An Arabic-language news podcast by Sowt Podcasting, focusing on COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Depending on the vowels, Almostajad is the name used for the coronavirus and also means ‘the latest.’
This project explores the history of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the consequences of the American withdrawl from Syria.
This project profiles the courageous journey of Syrian teenage social media icon Muhammad Najem and sheds light on the psychological picture of refugees who live or have family under regime bombings.
Will the continued suffering of ISIS's victims result in a resurgence of the terror group?
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.
The Syrian war: We see the headlines, but know far less about the people caught in the conflict's crosshairs. What comes next for them, and how will that impact the future of the country and the wider Middle East?
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley will tour high schools and universities with the Pulitzer Center's Executive Director Jon Sawyer starting in February 2017.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
Following the lives of four Syrian refugee mothers and their babies from the day these women gave birth through their newborns’ all-important milestones: first smiles, first meals, first steps.
As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.
Jennifer Duggan travels to Lebanon and the Arctic Circle to report on the importance of seeds in ensuring global food security.
Take a look behind the scenes at Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's trip to Syria—a quest two years in the making to bring home the stories of soldiers, moms, dads, and little ones.
Wes Enzinna investigates the Kurdish revolution in Syria by embedding himself as a teacher in an academy in the middle of the warzone.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson discusses his project, "The Healing," on the efforts of a Syrian-born pediatric neurologist to help refugees from Syria who are stuck in the Zaatari camp in Jordan.
Journalist Ben Taub discusses his project, "The Assad Files," the story of how a group of war crimes investigators smuggled 600,000 pages of government documents out of Syria.
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Reporter Robin Shulman reports on Canada's enthusiasm to welcome Syrian refugees, as citizens feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Grantee Jeanne Carstensen reports on the Syrian refugee crisis and Greece's reaction to the influx of migrants crossing its borders.
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
Photojournalist Holly Pickett discusses her project with Joanna Kakissis, reporting on Syrian migrants seeking asylum in Europe.
Journalist Alice Su discusses her project "Interim Lives: Refugee Survival in Jordan and Lebanon."
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
New Yorker contributing writer explores the consequences of troop withdrawal, merging his research and on-the-ground reporting including from a devastated Raqqa.
Luisa Conlon, Lacy Jane Roberts, and Hanna Miller were selected as finalists in the Excellence in International Reporting category.
The makers of award-winning documentary 'We Became Fragments' talked with middle schoolers in Washington, D.C about exploring the world through film.
Inspired by The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands" project, a high school class in Philadelphia, PA presented a multimedia event to educate their community about the Arab Spring.
"Finding Home" has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni's project "Finding Home" has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Social Media and Excellence in Innovation.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
"Finding Home" and "Down from the Mountains" were awarded first place in their categories at the eighth annual Digital Storytelling Contest.
Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.
This week: Syrian refugees try to find home after leaving their country, a special investigation into the killing of Rohingyan Muslims, and your chance to take home a print from a Pulitzer Center-sponsored photographer.
Middle and high school students across New York City got an inside look into the stories of three mothers swept up in Europe's refugee crisis.
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
What stories do we see, and which ones do we miss? These stories go beyond the headlines to explore under-reported stories on migration and refugees in the United States and around the world.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Students explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by analyzing images and text from Finding Home and creating their own photo stories that reflect their...
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students explore how their image of the word "home" compares with how three Syrian women imagine their future homes through close analysis of the multimedia project "Finding Home" from TIME Magazine.
Students explore a multimedia story about refugee families to identify causes and possible responses to the refugee crisis and connect with those affected by it.
Students analyze how photojournalist applies different photography techniques to communicate his reporting on a variety of global issues in order to plan and execute their own photo stories.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
This art lesson is an examination of the conflict in the Middle East. Students will learn about the basics of Islamic Art, and create their own artwork to contribute positively to this global crisis.
An extension of "Seeking Asylum: Women and Children Migrating Across Borders", this lesson provides suggestions for student research, reporting, arts activities, and community service.