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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

When Migrants Die, Many Bodies Remain Unidentified

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Kristian Hernández of the Center for Public Integrity about the deaths of unidentified migrants, and how their families back home struggle with grief and closure.

Ready to Learn

Last December, Estefanía Rebellón volunteered to help migrant families in Tijuana, Mexico. The trip inspired her to start a school for migrant kids. TIME for Kids spoke with her about the program.

Holding On to Hope

What happens when migrants arrive at the U.S.–Mexico border? TIME for Kids travels to Tijuana, Mexico, to find out.

Musician Profile: Abdul Mozid

Abdul Mozid's father was forced into labor in Myanmar and later died on a hunger strike at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Mozid remembers him through his music, and sings songs about Rohingya plight.

Migrants at the Border

The U.S. government and migrants seeking asylum find themselves in a precarious situation as the situation on the border worsens.

Outsourcing Migrants

The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.

Religion and Displacement in the Republic of Georgia

Twenty-five years after Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, people displaced by the conflicts continue to live in Georgia proper. What role does religion play in these communities?

Home and Away

What compels migrant families to flee their homeland and seek refuge in the United States? What do they experience once they arrive? “Home and Away” helps young readers make sense of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Broken Border

A surge of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed the country's immigration system to the breaking point, and new policies aimed at stopping them have created a humanitarian crisis.

Meet the Journalist: Zahra Ahmad

In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.

Meet The Journalist: Marcia Biggs

At the height of the U.S. immigration debate, Marcia Biggs goes to ground zero of the Central American refugee crisis and the origin of migrant caravans to find out why people are being forced to flee.  

Meet the Journalist: Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk on his cover feature "Mountain of Tongues" and his travels through the "Lost Nation" in the Russian Caucasus—discussing the long-awaited coming home of the Circassians.