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

Disappearing Daughters

Femicide — violence against women because they are women — transcends borders. Through reporting, photography, film and poetry, immerse yourself in the stories of the resilient women of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as they search for justice after losing their beloved daughters.

The Forgotten OneƵ

“The Forgotten OneƵ” explores the idea of fantasy versus reality, revealing one of Germany's darkest secrets: the current state of Nigerian refugees in the countryside of Bavaria.

South Korea: Sanctuary Island

In the summer of 2019, more than 500 Yemenis refugees arrived at Jeju Island, South Korea. With their visas soon expiring, many face the risk of losing the lives they’ve built and returning to a war-torn Yemen.

Venezuela in Crisis

One year after the power struggle over Venezuela’s presidency, the country remains at a stalemate and its refugee crisis is second only to Syria. PBS NewsHour reports from inside Venezuela.

Holding Fire

"Holding Fire" is a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a Yemeni immigrant and grassroots Muslim activist in South Brooklyn during a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.

Refugees in Colombia

With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.

Bridging the Border: A Family Divided

After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents in 2017, a Washington man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.

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.