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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.

Protecting Refugees in Both Body and Mind

Oct 08, 2021

On World Mental Health Day hear about the dedication of HIAS staff.

How HIAS Came to Work With LGBTQ Refugees

Jun 01, 2021

While LGBTQ outreach is not a core part of HIAS’ work, it is vitally important and has had a profound impact on many hundreds of LGBTQ refugees' lives.

Listen: Podcast Explores Life on Lesvos

Apr 05, 2021

Listen to the latest Crossing Borders podcast episode to learn more about the refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos.

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

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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