Apr 25, 2015Having an asylum system is not enough if that asylum system is hopelessly backlogged, as it is in Europe and the United States. Backlogs can be deadly. Read HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield's April 25 letter to the editor of the Washington Post, published April 25, 2015.
Apr 23, 2015The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is urging the West to do more to alleviate the largest refugee crisis since World War II. HIAS agrees. These are extraordinary times, and the West needs an extraordinary response.
Dec 08, 2014
Hanukkah is the celebration of miracles and light, but it is also a reminder of what it is to live life with different beliefs and practices than those around us. As we celebrate the festival of lights, we think of those who today are oppressed because of what they believe.
Dec 08, 2014We review our accomplishments protecting and assisting refugees in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States throughout 2014. Our support of refugees and host communities ensures successful integration and the ability for the people we’re helping to recover from their trauma and lead happy, productive lives.
The Linking Communities (TLC) Project: Creating Welcome for Refugees, now in its second year, is pleased to announce that it will fund six local projects in North Carolina.