COVID-19

COVID-19 Economic Impact Briefing Call

Briefing: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees

May 07, 2020

In this HIAS briefing call, Galo Quizanga, director of global economic inclusion and Alicia Wrenn, senior director of resettlement and integration, discuss how refugees in the U.S. and around the world are being impacted economically by COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Resource Page for U.S. Clients

May 01, 2020

As the global pandemic continues, questions abound for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees across the country.
Sivan Carmel

How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, asylum seekers in Israel were leading precarious lives. Now, with the country on lockdown and jobs drying up, HIAS Israel County Director Sivan Carmel says it is harder than ever for asylum seekers to stay afloat.

LISTEN: CFR Discussion on How COVID-19 is Affecting Refugees

Apr 30, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations interviews HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan.

Sivan Carmel Discusses COVID-19

Sivan Carmel, HIAS' country director in Israel, explains how COVID-19 is affecting her work and the lives of asylum seekers.

HIAS Partners Find Ways to Stay Connected to Clients During Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, resettlement agencies in the HIAS affiliate network across the U.S. are finding ways to stay connected with their clients.

Refugees Answer the Call to Help in New York

Apr 22, 2020

Farid and Wahida Popal, refugees from Afghanistan, have answered the call to help in New York during the pandemic.

Things to Know About Refugees and COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

Some important things to keep in mind about refugees and COVID-19.

Celebrating Passover During a Pandemic: Same, But Different

Apr 07, 2020

This year, instead of gathering for Seders, millions of Jews are separated from their families during Passover, as the world continues to grapple with COVID-19.

Asylum Seekers Fear Staying in Mexico More Than Coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020

As countries around the world close borders and implement restrictions in response to coronavirus, asylum seekers are waiting even longer to access courts and other protections guaranteed by law.

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