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  • Afghan Adjustment Act Would Provide Certainty for Evacuees

    Aug 11, 2022

    Good news may be on the horizon for Afghan evacuees who came to the U.S. following the Fall of Kabul nearly one year ago: the newly-introduced, bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) would provide a clear pathway to permanent status for those still in legal limbo.
  • As People Are Displaced, We Must Meet Them On Their Journey

    Jul 28, 2022

    Across Colombia HIAS provides mental health and psychosocial support. But on-the-ground observations show that there is more to do.
  • What a Hot Dog Cart Can Mean

    Jul 26, 2022

    Sussana Rodriguez took a HIAS Guyana workshop with 36 other people and learned basic business skills. Now she runs her own food cart.
  • Ilia in the garden with his mom.

    Parents With Disabled Children Find Support From a HIAS Partner in Poland

    Jul 22, 2022

    HIAS is working with Stowarzyszenie Patchwork (Patchwork Association) and L’Arche to make sure disabled child refugees from Ukraine get as much support as possible.
  • Cadena volunteer Josias Karmon helps load luggage onto a vehicle in front of a temporary housing center for refugees from Ukraine in Ptak Warsaw Expo ahead of their flight to Spain on May 27, 2022 in Nadaryzn, Poland.

    Volunteers Come To Help Ukrainians From Far and Wide

    Jul 19, 2022

    Mexican volunteers from HIAS partner organization, CADENA, are helping Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
  • (Betsy Joles for HIAS)

    In Poland, Airbnbs Offer Refuge for War-weary Ukrainians

    Jul 05, 2022

    WARSAW – Housing was an afterthought when Oksana Bezkorovaina arrived in Poland from bordering Ukraine with her daughter Masha and sister, Maryna. The trio had been through the wringer trying to make it out of their home in Kharkiv, where they would sleep in the basement with their shoes on — ready to flee at any moment. 

  • Vindman twins and their grandmother, Brighton Beach, 1985

    Vindmans Call for Rebuilding Refugee Program in Ken Burns, NY Times Video

    Jul 05, 2022

    In 1985, Ken Burns interviewed two 10-year-old boys on the boardwalk in Brighton Beach for a film about the Statue of Liberty. Nearly 40 years later, those two boys, Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman are speaking out in support of refugee resettlement in a new Ken Burns/New York Times short.
  •  Magdiel Galeano Gómez (right) and his husband Jeffrey (left) attend Costa Rica’s pride march on June 26, 2022 in San Jose.

    Economic Inclusion Programs Help LGBTQ Activist Build a Business – and a New Life

    Jun 30, 2022

    As a political and LGBTQ activist, Magdiel Galeano Gómez had to flee Nicaragua after multiple attempts on his life. With HIAS Costa Rica by his side, he and his husband were able to build new lives – and a thriving ecologically-friendly business.
  • Airbnb Helps Refugees Find Housing & Community in Ecuador

    Jun 28, 2022

    When Daniela arrived as a refugee in Ecuador with her husband and young son, they faced difficulty and uncertainty. Thanks to HIAS, Airbnb, and local hosts who open up their homes to refugees, she now feels supported and embraced by her local community.
  • Right to Protection's Quick Pivot to a War Footing

    Jun 28, 2022

    “I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and started calling colleagues,” Alexander (Sasha) Galkin recalled of the first night of the war. As the director of Right to Protection (R2P) — HIAS’ long time partner in Ukraine — he had urgent priorities: ensuring the safety of R2P staff, and working out how the organization could pivot to the new emergency.

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