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Global Migration

Use these photographs of global migration to help students explore the experiences of individuals and groups who choose or are forced to leave their homelands.
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  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Global Migration & Immigration

Global Migration

Use these photographs of global migration to help students explore the experiences of individuals and groups who choose or are forced to leave their homelands.

Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey via the Orontes River, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, December 8, 2012. This was one of 20 images by AP photographers that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.

Credit:
Associated Press

Za'atri Refugee Camp in Jordan

According to the UNHCR, 79,225 people lived in the Za'atri Refugee Camp in Jordan, near the Syrian border. All of them fled from Syria to escape the brutal civil war.

Credit:
US Department of State

Rohingya Refugees

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority walk through rice fields after crossing the border into Bangladesh near Cox's Bazar's Teknaf area, September 5, 2017.

Credit:
AP Photo / Bernat Armangue

Immigration in Texas

Immigrant women and children wait to enter the bus station after they were processed and released by US Customs and Border Protection, June 22, 2018, in McAllen, Texas.

Credit:
Associated Press

Forced Displacement in Nigeria (unpublished)

Refugees in the Bakassi refugee camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, June 28, 2017. Millions of people have been displaced by the terrorist militia Boko Haram in Nigeria. They are threatened by hunger, and 450,000 children are currently suffering life-threatening malnutrition.

Credit:
AP Photo / Kristin Palitza / picture-alliance/dpa

Venezuelan Migrants in Peru

Venezuelan citizens wait to receive temporary residence status at the immigration office in Lima, Peru, August 21, 2018. According to the UN, 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled since 2014 as their country reels from hyperinflation and severe shortages of everything from food to paper for passports.

Credit:
Associated Press

Las Patronas

Las Patronas leader, Norma Romero, gives food to migrants in Veracruz, Mexico, August 9, 2018. Las Patronas is a group of twelve women that distribute bags of food to migrants everyday as the migrants travel through Mexico to the US on a train known as La Bestia (The Beast).

Credit:
RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

Somali Drought

A Somali soldier provides security as newly displaced Somalis gather at a camp in the Garasbaley area on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, March 28, 2017. Drought-stricken families facing a hunger crisis are on the move, trying to reach international aid agencies that cannot distribute food in areas under the control of al-Shabab, Somalia's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels who are affiliated to al-Qaida.

Credit:
Associated Press

Migrants in Serbia

Migrants walk near a border between Serbia and Croatia, near the village of Berkasovo, Serbia, October 22, 2015. Many migrants from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa expressed disappointment and bewilderment because they'd been told when they began their journeys in Turkey that the hard part would end once they reached EU countries like Croatia and Slovenia.

Credit:
Associated Press

Sumte Refugee Shelter in Germany

Men play soccer in front of residential houses at the Sumte refugee shelter in Sumte, Amt Neuhaus, Germany, May 2, 2016. The village of 102 people housed up to 1,000 migrants. Six months after the first arrivals, not only have fears of violence and overtaxed utilities not materialized, but the shelter has brought benefits including dozens of jobs to the village and the isolated rural region of northern Germany where it is located.

Credit:
AP Photo / Michael Sohn

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