Economic Inclusion

HIAS Ecuador Wins UN Awards

Oct 30, 2020

HIAS Ecuador was awarded by the UN for its work in gender equality programming and an agribusiness project.

HIAS Leaders Speak at UNHCR Forum For NGOs

Sep 29, 2020

HIAS's international program teams played a key role at the 2020 UNHCR-NGO Global Annual Consultations.

Refugees Succeed, and In Turn Inspire Those Who Help Them

Sep 24, 2020

Despite these tough times, there are still stories of hope and resilience that bolster refugees and inspire those helping them.

José Miguel: A refugee success story in Ecuador

Aug 26, 2020

José Miguel Palma, a HIAS client in Ecuador, describes how he emerged from extreme poverty to become a university graduate and architect.

Briefing: Integrating Refugees into the U.S. Economy

Jul 20, 2020

Keith Combs, HIAS’ Economic Inclusion program manager, hosts a panel discussion on how HIAS prepares recently resettled refugees to enter the U.S. workforce.

Briefing: In Search of Safety — LGBTQ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Jun 25, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, three experts discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped up to advocate for the human rights of our LGBTQ clients and provide lifesaving support.
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.

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.
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.

Accenture Volunteers Help HIAS Clients On the Job Hunt

Feb 06, 2020

Navigating a job search can be hard for anyone. For refugees still adapting to life in a new country, it’s one of the biggest challenges they face. With little knowledge of where to look for jobs or how to apply for them, the process can seem overwhelming.

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