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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.
Moria refugee camp fire

Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp, Leaving Thousands Homeless

Sep 11, 2020

More than 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesvos are now without shelter or access to any basic services.

Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Aug 26, 2020

The story of a unique partnership between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA which is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to legal protection.

Strict New Regulations Limit NGOs Helping Refugees in Greece

Aug 17, 2020

When new regulations issued in Greece earlier this year suddenly hampered refugee agencies’ ability to help people seeking asylum, the HIAS Greece legal team knew they had to fight back.
A refugee chid is given a face mask in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

As COVID-19 Responses Threaten Refugee Rights, HIAS Pushes Back

Mar 30, 2020

As HIAS staff members around the world find safe ways to deliver vital services and care for clients, they are also fighting for the needs and rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the countries where HIAS operates.

HIAS Greece Urges Government to Help Refugees and Asylum Seekers Amid COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

HIAS has joined other leading humanitarian agencies in calling for moving asylum seekers to safety and an immediate hotspot decongestion to address COVID-19

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An injured migrant sits behind a barbed-wire fence at the border between Turkey and Greece.

Opinion: Both the E.U. and the United States Are Endangering Refugees

Mar 10, 2020

Refugees are being mistreated at the border between Turkey and Greece, and the situation is similar to the one at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Conditions in Greek Refugee Camp Continue to Deteriorate

Nov 13, 2019

The situation in the Moria refugee camp can be justifiably characterized as a humanitarian crisis.

A New Name, a New Life

Mar 18, 2019

With the help of HIAS Greece, Ovileya, a transgender refugee woman, won her case in court to have her gender and name changed on her identification papers.

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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