Emergency Response

Special Edition Podcast: The Fall of Afghanistan

Aug 27, 2021

For a special episode of our Crossing Borders podcast, an Afghan HIAS staffer and volunteer talk about fielding phone calls from family, friends and others in Afghanistan, desperate for help.

Bringing Hope to Flood Ravaged Villages in Guyana

Aug 11, 2021

HIAS Guyana mobilized internal emergency response fund resources to conduct a rapid assessment and distribute relief items to people in remove villages who were ravaged by the worst flooding in 15 years.

HIAS Responds to Emergency in Huaquillas

Feb 23, 2021

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

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.

After Moria Disaster, What Comes Next?

Sep 18, 2020

The destruction of Europe's largest refugee camp has left 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers homeless and with little information about where they are headed next.

Thinking About Safety as Part of Mental Health Services in Kenya

Sep 01, 2020

HIAS Kenya is focused on getting basic necessities to clients to help them deal with mental health issues.

Taking the Lead in Emergency Assistance

Jul 07, 2020

HIAS has rapidly created systems to protect refugees facing emergencies and to deliver aid to them during the pandemic.

New HIAS Report Examines Refugee Lives Upended By COVID-19

Jun 24, 2020

The assessment of refugees' and asylum seekers' needs during the pandemic is shaping HIAS' worldwide response efforts.

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.

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.