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What Did World Refugee Day Look Like?

Jun 25, 2021

World Refugee Day events around the world celebrated refugees' resilience.

For HIAS’ New Executive Vice President, It’s Personal

May 25, 2021

Sabrina Lustgarten, HIAS' new executive vice president, says “The refugee is the first person to attend to in the chain of responsibilities.”

HIAS, Airbnb Help Mothers Make New Homes

May 07, 2021

This Mother’s Day we bring you the stories of refugee mothers who got help from HIAS and Airbnb to make their homes anew.

No to GBV, Yes to Economic Empowerment

Apr 14, 2021

A close collaboration in Ecuador between HIAS and UN Women promotes economic empowerment as an effective strategy to stop GBV.

Colombia's Bold Gesture to Help Venezuelan Refugees

Mar 16, 2021

At the beginning of this month, the president of Colombia signed an order to help address the biggest refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere.

José Miguel: A refugee success story in Ecuador

José Miguel Palma, a HIAS client in Ecuador, describes how he emerged from extreme poverty to become a university graduate and architect.

José Miguel Palma and HIAS counselor Paola Tapia.

'Everything Is Different': One Refugee's Journey Out of Extreme Poverty

Mar 10, 2020

Ten years after fleeing his home in Colombia, José Miguel Palma has a degree, a career, and a thriving family.

A Different Kind of Graduation Helps People to Start Over

Jan 23, 2019

A family starts over in a new country-- with HIAS' help.

Dispatch from Colombia: One Million Venezuelans Need Help

Nov 29, 2018

Last month HIAS went on a fact-finding mission to assess the needs of Venezuelans in Colombia.

In Ecuador, Starting Over Through Baking

Apr 11, 2018

"My biggest dream is to own a bakery where I can give jobs to people who need it," Patricia says.

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