European Refugee Crisis

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.

Welcome: An Idea Worth Spreading

Feb 17, 2017

“Often refugees are defined by what they have lost, which is a lot," HIAS VP Melanie Nezer said in a recent Tedx talk on the global refugee crisis. "Their homes, their jobs, their communities, their friends and, in many cases, family members. But they also have a lot of things. They have hope. They have education. They have skills. And they have a great desire to live in peace.”

New Yorkers Show Support for Refugees at #JewsforRefugees Assembly

Sep 15, 2016

More than 200 people, including representatives from over 50 synagogues and communal organizations, gathered at HIAS' #JewsforRefugees Assembly in New York Wednesday evening to call for stronger international leadership to alleviate the global refugee crisis.

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