In the last three years, Europe has erected border fences, closed ports, and paid Libya to warehouse migrants. While stemming migration to Europe, these policies have had dark consequences for migrants. Africans fleeing war and poverty are taking escape routes that subject them to kidnapping, sexual abuse, squalor, and raging civil wars. They cross war-torn Yemen on foot to get to Saudi Arabia and are herded into camps in Libya, where more than 50 died in a recent airstrike. In Libya, migrants have become “a money factory” for the Libyan Coast Guard, aid workers, and criminal gangs. The U.S. has followed Europe's lead, outsourcing asylum-seekers to Latin America, where along the US-Mexico border migrants are living in limbo, unable to go home or to move forward.
Migrants and asylum-seekers are crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands. This route has become one of the most dangerous to European territory. Many never make it.
The AP took powerful, intimate reporting on the dangerous journey of Ethiopian migrants to Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Ethiopian migrants face great danger as they journey to Saudi Arabia.
According to the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration, the number of women making the trip jumped from nearly 15,000 in 2018 to more than 22,000 in 2019.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
A look at the Pulitzer Center's second quarter of 2020, as COVID-19 contines to highlight the Center’s crucial role for journalism, education, and the public we serve.
The Associated Press project 'Outsourcing Migrants' received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards.
Journalists consider common threads, individuals' stories uniting their Pulitzer Center-supported reporting, honored with the 2020 Hal Boyle Award for the best newspaper, news service, or digital reporting from abroad.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nariman El-Mofty received an OPC citation for outstanding work in photography.