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Migrants, Displaced People and Refugees

War, economic crisis and climate change can trigger mass migrations of people. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Migrants, Displaced People and Refugees” feature reporting that covers refugees, migrants and internally displaced people. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on migrants, displaced people 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.

A Country That Welcomes Migration

The way Colombia has responded to the flood of Venezuelans crossing the border makes it a global standout at a time when other countries are closing their doors.

Investigating Land Grants to Universities

This investigation challenges universities to reexamine their ties to dispossession and will show how land-grant universities profited from Indigenous land in stunning detail.

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.

Kolkata: Delta Megacity Under Threat

Rising seas threaten the future of Kolkata, a coastal city of five million in the Indian state of West Bengal. But what humans do on land may be increasing the region’s climate risk.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Meet the Journalist: Melissa McCart

Restaurateur Mike Chen legally hired expert noodle-pullers from Taiwan to create an authentic noodle house in Pittsburgh, until the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes put an end to it.

Meet the Journalists: Texas Tribune Staff

After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.

Back to School: Catching up with the World

At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.

The People Behind the Stories

Students will do a deep dive into the lives of the people whose stories they hear about in the news and will develop a deeper understanding on how one individual can have a global impact.

What Is Home?

Students explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by analyzing images and text from Finding Home and creating their own photo stories that reflect their...