Migrant Lives

Colombia

Art As Antidote To Xenophobia

From films to photography, artwork can help arouse the empathy we need to counter these dark days...

Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugees Lost Between Languages In Bangladesh

Caught between a host country trying to hinder their integration and a home country holding back ...

France

Refugees, An Unlikely Way To Boost The French Economy

French companies in need of workers are focusing on integration through employment.

Mexico

Before The Wall: Why Trump's Border Policy Is Already So Cruel

Asylum seekers who lawfully attempt to enter the U.S. are being forced to wait in Mexico — or...

Turkey

Not Only Syrians: Turkey Must Welcome All Asylum Seekers

As Turkey takes sole responsibility from UNHCR for processing the asylum claims of Afghans and ot...

South Sudan

In South Sudan, A Tailor's Tales Of Fleeing War — Over And Over

Peter Koang has been displaced three times since the war in South Sudan began. Each time, he mana...

Nigeria

Lagos Postcard: When EU Pushes Migrants To Go Back Home

Nigerian painter Isaac sold everything and left Lagos, in the hope to make it to Germany. After b...

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2018

LE MONDE Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Fiction: A French Manifesto Against the omnipotence of "reality-show novels" and costume fiction, a group of young French authors want to reassert ...

South Sudan

Watch: OneShot — Praying For A Miracle

Hellen lives with a mental health condition in Juba, South Sudan. She says she fell ill after the birth of her sixth child. With this powerful portrait, New-Zealand born photojournalist Robin ...

Austria

Refugees Need Acceptance, Not Mandated Integration

Strict integration protocols can have the opposite effect on asylum seekers, compounding their se...

Italy

Using Shipping Flag Policy To Take Hard Line On Migration

Europe's aggressive migration policy has seen Italy dive into the obscure world of national shipp...

Italy

Tragic Icons Of Migration, Dorothea Lange To A Turkish Beach

PARIS — Human migration is the story of our times. Victims of conflict and climate change, pushed by poverty at home and pulled toward opportunity abroad, people on the move are both a ...

Italy

Photos, Clothes And Bones: Identifying Migrants Lost At Sea

A forensic expert heads a dedicated team working to try to identify those who have died trying to...

Canada

How Canada Is Using AI To Help Decide Immigration Cases

Algorithms can certainly speed things up. But are they an appropriate tool processing residency a...

Italy

After Mayor Is Arrested, Italy's "Refugee Town" Fights Back

Nemesis of Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, Mayor Domenico Lucano of Riac...

Germany

Learn The Language, The Only Real Path For Immigrant Integration

Refugees who are allowed to stay in Germany must attend an integration course. But many of them f...

Venezuela

Latin America Needs To Get Serious About The Venezuelan Exodus

The flood of people fleeing Venezuela's dire economic and political situation is more than any on...

Germany

Exile Of Mind: To Be Young And Far Away From My Native Egypt

BERLIN — On the bus I now take to university in Berlin every day, I reach compulsively for my phone to check Facebook for updates from Egypt. I see that someone else has been arrested, this ...

Niger

Niger, Inside The "Model" For Preventing Migration Into Europe

AGADEZ — Mahamane Ousmane is an unrepentant people smuggler. He makes no effort to deny having transported migrants "countless times" across the Sahara into Libya. When he is released from ...

Egypt

Yemen And Egypt, A Close But Complicated Relationship

GOTHENBURG — I'm often asked: "Where do Yemenis escape to?" Syrians largely flee to Lebanon and Turkey, but where do Yemenis go? "The majority cannot afford to flee," I respond. "For those ...

Ethiopia

Protecting Ethiopian Women Migrant Workers In Gulf Region

In 2013, Ethiopia announced a ban on domestic workers from going to the Middle East. Authorities ...

Chile

Toward A More Humane Response To Migration

The world can do a lot better than incarcerate migrants en masse, or turn away boatloads of despe...