In an August 8, 2015, article for Truthout, Larissa Converti describes Ecuador's long history as a host country for refugees, noting HIAS' work in the region. She writes:
"Easily able to sympathize with Colombian refugees and their difficult journey, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) has offered a helping hand. HIAS offers direct services to Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Venezuela to promote 'self-sufficiency and integration' as well as resettlement services. During the first ten months of 2010, HIAS assisted nearly 45,000 Colombian, Venezuelan, Panamanian, and Argentinian refugees."
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