portrait of a woman in the park

Big changes for this young Ukrainian in London


The UK has taken in more than 250,000 Ukrainian refugees since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022. The World follows up on the story of one of them: a young woman who fled to London alone in March of 2022.

beach scene

Ukrainian refugees found shelter in Spain’s empty hotels. But then, tourists came back.

At a playground in San Francisco, Deisy Ramírez reflects on how she found safety here after fleeing captivity in Guatemala

For immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, it’s a long road to asylum in the US

Women & Gender
A family arrive at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after fleeing from the Ukraine. 

There’s a double-standard when it comes to media coverage on refugees, analyst says

A migrant looks through a fence as others wait in a line to be registered inside a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia, outside Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Cyprus takes a hard line against immigration, trapping migrants in limbo

A father and son sit on a tourist ferry on Lake Van, on their way to an island that hosts the ruins of a 10th century Armenian church

Turkey’s Lake Van: A dangerous crossroads on the migrant trail


As Turkey steps up migration controls, Afghan asylum-seekers take bigger risks. More than 800 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year alone.

Napier barracks

‘It’s un-British’: UK government crackdown on asylum courts controversy 


Since late last year, the British government has been putting male asylum-seekers arriving on dinghies from France in a former base called the Napier barracks. Earlier this month, a high court judge ruled that the government acted unlawfully.

For one of their projects, children were asked to draw two worlds: the reality they live in today and an imaginary world they would like for themselves, and then connect the two with a bridge.

A mental health crisis on Lesbos is worsening 


Reports of suicide attempts within the refugee population are up, as are other symptoms related to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile, virtually all mental services on the island are at capacity. 

The new migrant facility on Lesbos will be built next to an active landfill, according to a map published by local media in the fall.

‘This island is a prison’: Migrants say plan for a refugee camp on Lesbos is too isolating


The European Union has announced a quarter-billion euros in funding for five new refugee camps on Greek islands, including on Lesbos. Some are worried the new site will not improve conditions for migrants on the island. 

Social Hackers Academy runs its operations out of a co-working space in downtown Athens.

This Afghan ‘computer nerd’ learned to code in a Greek program for refugees. He says it was ‘life-changing.’


Social Hackers Academy, an Athens-based nonprofit, tries to equip migrants, refugees and long-term unemployed people with on-demand, computer programming skills.