The world has never seen more physical barriers than today. There are 63 borders delimited by walls in the world, a fact not everyone knows. From 2001 to 2016, in the aftermath of the 9/11 Twin Towers terroristic attack, the number of physical barriers between countries has tripled.
The Washington Post tells the stories of people who try to move among these borders, both in the United States and in Europe, with an innovative and deep reportage. An article that must be read, watched, and heard, to grasp the seriousness of raising a barrier between two countries and of the consequences for the people living in those areas.
The article divides its narration into three parts, with specific focus on two areas, the border between the US and Mexico and in Europe, thus confirming that the issues of barriers and migrations are international.
A series of interactive stories on the mass exodus of the Rohingya population from Myanmar to Bangladesh – the news of the exodus spread throughout the world’s media in 2017. Reuters has delved into this story like no other media in the world, thanks to their field presence and to the intensity of their photographs that show a mass exodus that drew the attention of the whole world. In this landing page seven data-driven stories are collected, which explore the exodus’ route, motivations, and consequences.
The theme of migration is extremely heterogeneous and influenced by many aspects. In this long article by the New York Times Magazine in collaboration with Pro-Publica, financed by the Pulitzer Center, the issue is recounted from a different perspective, that is migrations caused by natural events, such as climate change, to date the world’s most important environmental issue. According to the article, the 1% of the world’s land is too hot to be inhabited, but scientific projections estimate that the percentage will increase to 20% in 2070.
Today, billions of people call those areas Home. Climate Change could cause an unprecedented mass migration.