HIAS Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine

Updated July 5

People near then Hungarian-Ukrainian border, 24 Feb 2022.

HIAS is monitoring the situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries and is responding with emergency humanitarian assistance, helping Ukrainian refugees in several countries and internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

 

HIAS Ukraine Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Humanitarian Parole for Ukrainians I-134 Toolkit

HIAS' long-time partner on the ground in Ukraine, Right to Protection (R2P), continues to aid refugees and displaced persons. HIAS has sent  emergency funding to R2P, an independent NGO, to assist their response. R2P specialists are providing legal assistance; operating a hotline to provide information about services, evacuation, and refugee status; conducting protection monitoring at checkpoints and monitoring visits to those who have not left their home; and also distributing food and supplies. 

The UN Refugee Agency reports that more than 5 million refugees have fled Ukraine to Europe since the war began, making it the fastest-moving refugee crisis in Europe since the end of WWII. UNHCR says there are more than 6 million internally displaced people in Ukraine and around 15 million people have been affected in the areas hardest hit by the war within Ukraine and are in need of humanitarian and protection assistance.
 

Learn More

New--HIAS Ukraine Policy Brief

HIAS: Uniting for Ukraine Program "Not a Panacea"

Read about HIAS' work in Ukraine

Information on Refugee Resettlement for Ukrainian Citizens 
 

Stories about the situation in Ukraine

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