The Humanitarian Ecosystem: Examining the Role of Migrant Assistance in Quito, Ecuador

By Dani Douglas, under the supervision of Kim Wilson A team of researchers from The Fletcher School of Law and

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A Shared Universe (for Most): Ecosystems in Public Spaces and Migrant Livelihoods

By Madison Chapman, under the supervision of Kim Wilson Two young Colombian women sit next to a small iron pushcart

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Parque La Carolina

A hub for work and play, Parque La Carolina acts as a microcosm of migrant and local dynamics in Quito,

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Innovation (Charlie, Josephina and Juan)

“Ratcheting-up” livelihoods through entrepreneurship and innovation allow migrants to get a foothold in their new home

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Formal vs. Informal

Registered and unregistered sellers in La Carolina compete for social and retail space in the park amidst growing inter-group tensions.

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The Darien Gap

In this video by the PBS NewsHour, PBS correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico accompany migrants on the perilous journey through the Darien Gap. The 66-mile jungle tests the mental and physical strength of all who dare to cross it, wounding many and entrapping others never to be seen again.

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