Mar 26, 2015Last month, while visiting Nairobi, Kenya to train HIAS local staff on resettling vulnerable refugees, I met “Sylvia”, a refugee living in a HIAS safehouse on the outskirts of the city. For refugees like Sylvia, who have exceptionally serious protection concerns, safehouses provide critical short-term security while they await resettlement—often their only option for long-term safety and freedom from persecution.
Mar 20, 2015On Passover, we recall our historic flight from slavery to freedom. Reflecting on our Jewish experience and values we recommit to protecting those who flee persecution today. HIAS is pleased to offer a reading by Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, which you may read at your Seder.
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.
The Linking Communities (TLC) Project: Creating Welcome for Refugees, now in its second year, is pleased to announce that it will fund three local projects in Texas.