COVID-19

Despite Pandemic, Refugee Numbers Grow to Unprecedented Levels

Jun 18, 2021

UNHCR published its annual Global Trends report, which showed 82.4 million people around the world were forcibly displaced in 2020 — the largest population of forcibly displaced people in history.

In Aruba, 1,000 People Call for Help and HIAS Answers the Phone

Apr 26, 2021

HIAS Aruba is helping the island's government register asylum seekers for the COVID-19 vaccination.

HIAS Responds to Emergency in Huaquillas

Feb 23, 2021

HIAS Ecuador is responding to an emergency at the country's southern border with Peru.

Asylum Seekers Lead the Charge for Rights in Israel

Feb 17, 2021

For asylum seekers in Israel, the mass unemployment, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlights their decade-long struggle for refugee status and basic rights.

Refugees and COVID-19: The View From Ecuador

Sabrina Lustgarten, HIAS' country director in Ecuador, explains how the pandemic is affecting the lives of the refugees she serves.

 

2020 Year In Review: A Global Pandemic Met with Resilience

Dec 22, 2020

2020 will undoubtedly be a year that many people will want to forget. But despite the unparalleled challenges of 2020, HIAS has been able to not only pivot to online programs and services but actually extend its reach to more clients. HIAS helped more than 1.17 million people this year, the highest number in the organization’s history.

HIAS Puts Chromebooks and Computer Education In The Hands of Clients

Dec 16, 2020

COVID-19 has made computers a greater necessity for newcomers than ever before. HIAS and its local affiliates are stepping in to teach clients how to use them.

Voices from Aruba: HIAS, Clients Work Together Through Pandemic

Dec 14, 2020

HIAS established an office on the island in 2019 to help Venezuelan refugees. Now HIAS Aruba is feeling the impact of COVID-19 and pivoting to meet the need in different ways. Here are some "voices" from Aruba to explain.

16 Days Campaign Calls for Elimination of GBV

Nov 25, 2020

HIAS joins the international 16 Days of Activism campaign that begins this week, calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

HIAS Gets the Message Out on Mental Health

Oct 15, 2020

HIAS teams across the globe have found ways to connect with their local communities about mental health.

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