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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

Remembering the Dead: Guatemala

Cemeteries in Central America come to life when families decorate the graves of their loved ones. Yet many migrants who die trying to enter the U.S. have not been laid to rest—their bodies have yet to be returned.

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.

Running the Gap

In their bid to reach the United States, a growing number of migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts at home are braving the treacherous Darién Gap. Many never emerge.

Afghanistan by Choice

Many Afghans are grappling with the decision to leave or stay in Afghanistan right now. Their choice is not a simple one, as they stand to lose so much no matter what they decide.