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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.

Things to Know About Refugees and COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

Some important things to keep in mind about refugees and COVID-19.

Ensuring Refugees’ Basic Needs During Pandemic

Apr 01, 2020

HIAS is assisting many people in crisis and adversely affected by COVID-19: they need to purchase basic needs and buy goods to help prevent the spread of the virus, and have access to food and shelter.

International Community Meets to Help Refugees

Dec 12, 2019

Next week, the international refugee assistance community, leaders from government, business and other will gather in Geneva for the inaugural Global Refugee Forum.

VIDEO: We Open Our Hearts for Them

Dec 10, 2019

As the global refugee crisis continues to affect millions, HIAS is expanding our response. Watch our new video.

VIDEO: The Presidential Determination Explained

Sep 09, 2019

In the next few weeks, President Trump will announce the Presidential Determination for 2020, and the refugee admissions cap might be zero.

WATCH: Honoring the Resilience of Refugees

Jun 14, 2019

Every year on June 20, we recognize the struggles and strength of the millions of men, women and children refugees around the world. Driven from their homes by persecution, violence and fear, refugees face perilous journeys fraught with challenges as they seek safety and freedom.

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.
Raphael and the Pope. (Servizio Fotografico - Vatican News)

Waiting in the Rain for the Pope

May 17, 2019

I was invited as a representative of HIAS to the Vatical to speak at an interfaith conference on how organizations respond, cooperate, and advocate in support of refugees. And I met the Pope.

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

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