1,754 Refugees Resettled by HIAS in 2006

Posted on Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 12:50 pm

(New York City)– During the fiscal year 2006 (Oct. ’05 through Sept. ’06), HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, resettled 1,754 refugees in the United States.

HIAS, currently celebrating its 125 th anniversary, is the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States. Since it’s founding in 1881, the agency has rescued more then 4.5 million refugees, transporting them to America and other places of safe haven around the world.

The breakdown of HIAS arrivals by area of origin, for 2006 is as follows: FSU, 713, Iran, 698, Africa, 241, Southeast Asia, 102.