COVID-19

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.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court

COVID-19 Shows The Need For Strong Refugee Advocacy

May 20, 2020

From border policies to stimulus payments, HIAS is working to secure the rights and needs of refugees amid the pandemic.

Briefing: Jewish Community Advocacy During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

HIAS teamed up with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON, a Jewish hunger-relief organization, to discuss how the Jewish community is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefing: Helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in California Amidst COVID-19

May 14, 2020

HIAS and its three California affiliates — JFCS-East Bay, JFS Silicon Valley, and JFS San Diego — discuss serving refugees and asylum seekers during the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Asylum System Grinds To a Halt During Pandemic

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has pitched an already-backlogged asylum system into "a state of chaos."

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