Global Crisis

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.

VIDEO: Refugees Join the Global Fight Against COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

Every year on World Refugee Day, June 20, we recognize the struggles and strength of the millions of refugees around the world. This year we also show how their strength can help others, as the world struggles through a pandemic.

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.

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