Migrant Lives

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...

Mexico

Why Haitian Migrants Are Flocking To Tijuana

With dire economics and the Trump immigration crackdown, the situation is fluid in the troubled M...

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 ...

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...

France

Calais To Paris, The Grim Mobility Of Migrant "Jungles"

Near the French capital's Gare du Nord train station, migrants have expanded yet another ...

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 ...

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...

Jordan

How Syrian Refugees Made It To Mecca For Hajj Pilgrimage

There is an economic explanation for why more Syrian refugee families in Jordan were able to make...

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 ...

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 ...

Italy

Europe's Largest Migrant Center Is Dead End For Refugees

In the small Sicilian town Of Mineo is a sprawling facility where asylum seekers, many of whom ha...

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...

Afghanistan

Scared And Jobless, Afghan Youth Turn To Human Smugglers

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

Libya

Trafficking Dreams And Death, The Migrant Smugglers Of Libya

SABRATHA — It's just past 10 p.m., and Omar, Mohammed and Isa are driving on the Mediterranean coast highway that links the Libyan capital of Tripoli with the ...

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 ...

Germany

If History Is A Guide, Today's Refugees Are In Trouble

Many refugee families after World War II took generations to get on their feet. A new German stud...

Syria

Refugees: Escaping Syria Is More Dangerous Than Entering Europe

The dangerous sea and land crossings that Syrian refugees are making to Europe have been well-doc...