European Refugee Crisis

Hetfield to Halifax Forum: U.S. Will Again Lead on Refugee Protection

Nov 23, 2020

For the past four years America has been saying and doing the wrong thing when it comes to refugee issues, Mark Hetfield told the 2020 Halifax International Security Forum.

Moria refugee camp fire

Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp, Leaving Thousands Homeless

Sep 11, 2020

More than 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesvos are now without shelter or access to any basic services.

Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Aug 26, 2020

The story of a unique partnership between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA which is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to legal protection.

Strict New Regulations Limit NGOs Helping Refugees in Greece

Aug 17, 2020

When new regulations issued in Greece earlier this year suddenly hampered refugee agencies’ ability to help people seeking asylum, the HIAS Greece legal team knew they had to fight back.

A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum

May 05, 2020

The international human rights system is fragile—HIAS will continue to represent, advocate, and litigate for something better and more rights-compliant.

HIAS Greece Urges Government to Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers Amid COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

HIAS has joined other leading humanitarian agencies in calling for moving asylum seekers to safety and an immediate hotspot decongestion to address COVID-19

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An injured migrant sits behind a barbed-wire fence at the border between Turkey and Greece.

Opinion: Both the E.U. and the United States Are Endangering Refugees

Mar 10, 2020

Refugees are being mistreated at the border between Turkey and Greece, and the situation is similar to the one at the U.S.-Mexico border.

An Early Seder Bonds European Jewish Youth Activists

Feb 28, 2020

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) and HIAS Europe brought together 25 Jewish youth activists from across Europe on February 17 to learn about today’s refugees and contemporary challenges to the right to international protection.

Conditions in Greek Refugee Camp Continue to Deteriorate

Nov 13, 2019

The situation in the Moria refugee camp can be justifiably characterized as a humanitarian crisis.

HIAS Joins 25 Faith-Based Orgs Committed to Dignity of Refugees

Jun 20, 2019

Reinforcing the traditional role of faith communities in offering sanctuary to refugees, more than 25 faith-based actors express their further commitment to upholding the dignity of refugees through offering effective protection, access to social services and fulfilment of human rights and enhancing peacebuilding efforts.

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