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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.

Refugee Women in Chad Bake Bread to Make a Living

Feb 07, 2019

Refugee women in Chad learned how to bake bread and with it support their families.

Job Fair Makes Things More Fair for Refugees in Panama

Jan 31, 2019

In Panama, HIAS helped provide trainings and empowerment sessions to more than 80 refugees to help them find jobs.

A Different Kind of Graduation Helps People to Start Over

Jan 23, 2019

A family starts over in a new country-- with HIAS' help.

How to “Revive” Electronics for Refugees

Sep 27, 2018

Next time you think about throwing out an old computer, think about reviving it instead.

Refugees in Chad are Making the Desert Bloom

Jun 04, 2018

“I am able to cover my family’s basic needs and share my produce with my close ones, just like the old times in Sudan.”

In Ecuador, Starting Over Through Baking

Apr 11, 2018

"My biggest dream is to own a bakery where I can give jobs to people who need it," Patricia says.

HIAS in Ecuador Recognized for “Graduating” Refugees Out of Extreme Poverty

Jan 22, 2018

Long praised for who they were serving, HIAS in Ecuador is now being recognized for how they are serving.

Permagardening in Chad Boosts Livelihoods For Refugees

Aug 17, 2017

With funds from Jewish World Watch, HIAS Chad has begun implementing a highly innovative and cost-effective initiative to help refugees grow food year-around.

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