Global Crisis

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

HIAS has launched our first national Book and Film Club. This online approach allows us to connect people all over the United States for important conversations about the global refugee crisis through the lens of stories. Dr. Jessica Goudeau, author of "After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," shared everything from how she came to form a relationship with the two women whose stories her book featured to the role of faith in her advocacy for refugees.

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.

After Moria Disaster, What Comes Next?

Sep 18, 2020

The destruction of Europe's largest refugee camp has left 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers homeless and with little information about where they are headed next.

We Open Our Hearts for Them

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

Today We Recognize Humanitarian Workers for All They Do

Aug 19, 2020

Each year on August 19, the United Nations honors humanitarian aid workers by celebrating World Humanitarian Day.

Opinion: Local and Faithful — How a Global Refugee Agency Can Be Effective

Jun 22, 2020

Humanitarian organizations should champion local civil society and faith leaders in local communities, says HIAS' Senior Vice President, Programs Raphael Marcus.

Number of Displaced Persons Reaches An All-Time High — Again

Jun 18, 2020

The U.N. refugee agency reported a huge surge in the number of people forcibly displaced around the world in 2019.

This World Refugee Day, Calling on the Global Jewish Community to Act

Jun 17, 2020

The #70 million campaign will mobilize Jews to donate, raise awareness, volunteer, and advocate in support of some of the globe’s most vulnerable people.

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