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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.

80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis

Jun 06, 2019

This Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the day the M.S. St. Louis, a German passenger ship carrying 937 people– nearly all Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany– was denied entry to the United States.

A New Name, a New Life

Mar 18, 2019

With the help of HIAS Greece, Ovileya, a transgender refugee woman, won her case in court to have her gender and name changed on her identification papers.

WATCH: Mark Hetfield Moderates Refugee Panel at Halifax Forum

Nov 20, 2018

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield moderated a discussion at the Halifax International Security Forum on global migration and the refugee crisis.

WATCH: Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Jun 20, 2018

A new video tells 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.

Two Years After EU-Turkey Deal, New HIAS Report Puts EASO Under the Microscope

Mar 26, 2018

The new report, “EASO’s Operation on the Greek Hotspot: An overlooked consequence of the EU-Turkey Deal,” was released under the Greece Refugee Rights Initiative, a joint initiative between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA.

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