Global Crisis

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.

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.

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.

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