COVID-19

Taking the Lead in Emergency Assistance

Jul 07, 2020

HIAS has rapidly created systems to protect refugees facing emergencies and to deliver aid to them during the pandemic.

HIAS Calls For Guardrailed Funding For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Jul 01, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, plays a crucial role in administering refugee admissions, asylum, naturalization of new Americans, and other programs that are central to our identity as a nation of immigrants and refugees. HIAS is deeply concerned about...

Digital Marketing + Corporate Partnerships = Success for Refugee Entrepreneurs

Jun 29, 2020

HIAS is working with corporations to help refugee entrepreneurs in Ecuador and Peru grow their businesses.

New HIAS Report Examines Refugee Lives Upended By COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020

The assessment of refugees' and asylum seekers' needs during the pandemic is shaping HIAS' worldwide response efforts.

Opinion: Local and Faithful — How a Global Refugee Agency Can Be Effective

Jun 22, 2020

Humanitarian organizations should champion local civil society and faith leaders in local communities, says HIAS' Senior Vice President, Programs Raphael Marcus.

Debunking Myths About Refugees

Jun 19, 2020

Story by Kaz Weida originally published on June 18 by Rosetta Stone. Reproduced with permission.

This World Refugee Day, Calling on the Global Jewish Community to Act

Jun 17, 2020

The #70 million campaign will mobilize Jews to donate, raise awareness, volunteer, and advocate in support of some of the globe’s most vulnerable people.

VIDEO: Refugees Join the Global Fight Against COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

Every year on World Refugee Day, June 20, we recognize the struggles and strength of the millions of refugees around the world. This year we also show how their strength can help others, as the world struggles through a pandemic.

Refugees and COVID-19: The View From Ecuador

Jun 03, 2020

Sabrina Lustgarten, HIAS' country director in Ecuador, discusses how COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of refugees in Ecuador.

Continuing the Hard Legal Work in a Time of Limbo

May 26, 2020

The U.S.-Mexico border is effectively closed and the asylum system has ground to a halt, but there is still plenty of work to do on behalf of asylum seekers.

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