Global Crisis

2021: A Year In Review

Dec 22, 2021

2021 may not have been much better than 2020, but HIAS remained committed to providing vital services worldwide, reaching more than 1.1 million displaced people.

Keeping the Global Response to Refugee Issues On Track

Dec 14, 2021

HIAS is participating in high-level meetings designed to monitor the international response to refugee issues.

Pope Francis Visits Lesvos, Calls for Migrant Protection

Dec 06, 2021

Pope Francis returned to the island of Lesvos, Greece on Sunday, five years after first seeing the plight of migrants there, only to find that not much had changed.

Despite Pandemic, Refugee Numbers Grow to Unprecedented Levels

Jun 18, 2021

UNHCR published its annual Global Trends report, which showed 82.4 million people around the world were forcibly displaced in 2020 — the largest population of forcibly displaced people in history.

Faith-Based Groups Play Critical Role Helping Refugees

Feb 11, 2021

Faith-based organizations have been critical in helping integrate refugees into host communities, said leaders of religious groups at a Feb. 9 event organized by HIAS Europe.

Going Deep Into the Guyana Forest to Help Refugees

Jan 08, 2021

HIAS Guyana's office opened last year. The country is a relatively new destination for refugees, but the displaced population there has grown rapidly.

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.

Book & Film Club: Jessica Goudeau, After the Last Border

Dec 02, 2020

Dr. Jessica Goudeau, discusses her book "After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America" with the HIAS Book and Film Club.

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

Nov 23, 2020

In a video interview for the annual Halifax International Security Forum, Hetfield said he expect things will change for the better for refugees and asylum seekers with the new Biden administration.

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