Migrant Lives

Tunisia

Migrants' Many Shades Of Death Along The Tunisian Coast

In the south of Tunisia, near the Libyan border, an ancient dump serves as a cemetery for immigra...

Libya

Can A Libyan Warlord Help Europe Solve The Migrant Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of refugees want to reach Europe via Libya, constituting a billion dollar t...

Italy

How Migrants' Cellphones Help Unmask Smuggler Tactics

CATANIA — On the horizon, the Libyan coast is still visible — perhaps it's the area around Zuwarah along the border with Tunisia — suggesting that the small wooden boat carrying migrants across ...

Ethiopia

In A Small Ethiopian Town, That Fateful Choice To Flee To Europe

While the EU seeks an agreement with Libya to halt the influx of migrants across the Mediterranea...

Italy

From Rafts To Riches, Refugees In Italy Dream Of Soccer Stardom

ORISTANO — Club scouts and retired players from across Italy have come to this town on the Italian island of Sardinia to find new soccer talent among recently arrived African migrants. They offer ...

France

When The World Arrives At Your Border

This is the face of civil disobedience, circa 2017. Cédric Herrou, a 37-year-old farmer from southeastern France, appeared in court yesterday in Nice for having illegally helped undocumented ...

Mexico

Across Mexican Border, Deportees Feel Trump’s Heat

TIJUANA — Martin Pina stands in the courtyard of the "Casa del Migrante," which was founded 29 years ago by Catholic Scalabrinian missionaries to help migrants in this teeming Mexican border ...

Chile

The Tragedy Of Trump, Tears Of A Latino Lover Of America

Trump's victory reminds this Chilean writer of some of the worst moments of the past half...

Sweden

In Sweden, Anti-Immigration Politician Profits From Refugee Centers

SKARA — As Bert Karlsson enters the refugee center's cafeteria, dark-haired boy greets him with a “Hey!” The four-story building called Stora Ekeberg is just one of many ...

Russia

How Syrian Refugees In A Small Russian City Made It To School

NOGINSK — Knowledge Day falls on Sept. 1 and marks the traditional start of the school year in Russia. But for the children of Syrian refugees who ...

Germany

A Former Guantanamo Prisoner Helps Refugees In Germany

BREMEN — Murat Kurnaz, a German native of Turkish origin, likes to joke around. And considering his story, the humor can sometimes ...

Egypt

How Egypt Became The New Hub For Human Trafficking

In towns and cities around the Nile delta, fishermen are selling their boats to a local mafia out...

Germany

With Refugee Influx, Germany Struggles To Outlaw Child Marriage

Germany suddenly faces hundreds of young girls who have disappeared from schools because their pa...

Germany

Glimpse Of A Gifted Refugee's Life In A German High School

INGOLSTADT — Math is the first class of the day. Only two students, who are clearly aces at math, are raising their hands to answer the teacher's questions. Almost everyone ...

Egypt

In Egypt, Between Hungry Fishermen And Human Smugglers

Libya is where refugees now gather to attempt the perilous crossing to Europe. But Egypt is often...

Germany

Happy Ending A Year After Merkel Made A Refugee Girl Cry

BERLIN — It's been a year since German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a ...

Gambia

Gambia, Where Refugees Are A Cruel Dictator's Business Opportunity

This African country produces more refugees per capita than any other. But there is method to the...

Germany

Immigration In Germany, The Muslim Integration Gap

Too many Muslims keep to themselves, speak poor German and pass on their problems to the next gen...

Italy

In Italy, Training War Refugees To Preserve Antiquities

TURIN — Refugees have come to Italy from all across war-torn Iraq and Syria, from the monasteries of Mosul to the Assyrian villages of the Khabur valley and the ...

Afghanistan

Scared And Jobless, Afghan Youth Turn To Human Smugglers

JALALABAD — It's early morning in Jalalabad, eastern ...

Germany

Traumatized Young Refugees Present New Challenges For German Doctors

For psychiatrists at Munich's Heckscher Clinic, underage migrants who have fled war and v...

Germany

Germany Warns Of ISIS Infiltration, Recruitment Of Refugees

Top German security officials say criminals and violent Islamists are using the asylum crisis to ...