Global Crisis

Interfaith Conference Works to "Welcome the Stranger"

Jun 21, 2022

Leaders of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish groups responding to refugee crises in different parts of the world gathered in Geneva June 20-21.

UNHCR: 100 Million Now Displaced, 27 Million Refugees Worldwide

Jun 16, 2022

For the first time in human history more than 100 million people are displaced from their homes, UNHCR reports.

How HIAS Gets Vital Cash To Displaced Ukrainians

May 18, 2022

To help meet urgent needs for food, shelter, and money exacerbated by lost jobs and livelihoods, HIAS partner R2P launched a direct Cash Assistance Program for internally displaced persons.

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.