• What Does Restoring Dignity Look Like?

    Jan 26, 2015

    By Sarah Baradaran, Refugee Policy Intern, HIAS-DC

    Kenya is home to more refugees than any other country in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of refugees reside there in camps and urban slums, and originate from various African conflicts of the last 50-plus years.

  • HIAS Statement on Threats to European Jewry

    Jan 14, 2015


    Together with Jews around the world, and indeed all those who are committed to peace, tolerance and co-existence, HIAS deplores the horrific acts of violence in Paris this past week, particularly the targeting and murder of four members of the Jewish community. As an agency founded in the 19th century to help Jews fleeing anti-Semitis


  • Asylum Seekers Deserve Better

    Dec 29, 2014

    Melanie Nezer - Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

    The San Antonio Express-News

    In an op-ed published December 28, 2014 in The San Antonio Express-News, HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Melanie Nezer argues the U.S. government should end the practice of housing asylum seekers, especially mothers and children, in detention centers.

  • Alphabet Soup

    Dec 18, 2014

    Washington Jewish Week

    A December 18, 2014 article in Washington Jewish Week (later published in its sister publication Baltimore Jewish Times) profiles the "rebranding" of HIAS and the recently announced relocation of staff to Silver Spring, Maryland.


  • A Reflection on Hanukkah

    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.

  • HIAS 2014 Year-End Report

    Dec 08, 2014


    We 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.

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