Issue

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

A Lost Nation in the Caucasus

In the Caucasus mountains, members of the most scattered people in the world—the Circassians—are starting to come home following a decade of concerted online activism.

Fleeing Violence, Mexicans Seek Asylum in the U.S.

For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now, people are leaving Guerrero not to improve their lives, but to save their lives.

Guatemala Emigration Report

Jonathan Blitzer, a staff writer for The New Yorker , and documentary photographer Mauricio Lima traveled to Guatemala in order to report on the "push" factors driving people to migrate.

Stateless in Colombia

An exodus of Venezuelans are fleeing to Colombia, including pregnant women faced with lack of medical services. But when they give birth, their babies faced with another barrier: statelessness.

Inside the Honduran Migrant Crisis

As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.

Meet the Journalist: Melissa Noel

As they immigrate for a chance to provide for their famlies, parents are leaving their children behind in Jamaica—possibly creating a mental health problem among Jamaican youth.

Meet the Journalist: Alice Su

Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.

Meet the Journalist: Jackie Spinner

Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.