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Migration and Refugees

Migration issues are fraught with moral positions, confusion, and unexpected connections.

Pulitzer Center grantees look at the effects of climate and business on migration, the efforts of immigrants to preserve their own cultural identity, and the sacrifices they make in leaving family behind. Our journalists ask tough questions: How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail?

Migration and Refugees exposes the risks and dangers refugees and migrants face as they leave one nation to seek a better home and a fresh start—only to find more obstacles and new threats. Resettlement presents its own set of challenges; hopes and promises prove illusory.

Migration and Refugees

The Only Dental Relief for Many in This West Virginia County is Extraction

After reporting in Alabama and California, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the final state that the UN says can exemplify some of the country’s most egregious human rights issues. More than one third of residents in McDowell County, West Virginia are below the poverty line, and many of them only have access to dental work when the pain becomes unbearable.

The Caravan is a Climate Change Story

Though the root causes of migration from Central America are largely poverty and entrenched community violence, climate change is a compounding factor causing hundreds of thousands to flee home.

Who Takes Care of Nanny's Children?

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

India's Hospital Crisis

Doctors have demanded fixes to India's public hospitals for years, but have been stifled by mismanagement.

Official Homophobia in Russia

With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.

Bishan: Reinventing China’s Emptying Countryside

As China rapidly urbanizes, many villages—and their distinct cultural heritage and folk traditions—disappear daily. Two urban Chinese artists go back to the land in search of meaning in modern China.

Nepali Lives, Foreign Dreams

A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.