Colombia

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.

HIAS in Ecuador Recognized for “Graduating” Refugees Out of Extreme Poverty

Jan 22, 2018

Long praised for who they were serving, HIAS in Ecuador is now being recognized for how they are serving.

How One Refugee Family in Ecuador Turned Cheese Into Business Success

Nov 17, 2016

Rather than being intimidated by the economic crisis in her adopted city, María Eugenia took the initiative to start her own business. She makes and sells a traditional cheese called queso amasado. You can now buy her products in three Ecuadorian cities.

Young Refugee Photographers Show Promise

Sep 26, 2016

“These young people were looking to talk about their lives, their dreams and their experiences as refugees. We thought that photography was a good way to tell these stories,” said HIAS Psychologist Cesar Torres. The exhibition, held at one of the largest theaters in the area, featured the work of six refugee youth following seven months of training and artistic development.

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