Latin America

HIAS, UNHCR Statement on Fraud in Aruba

Mar 27, 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and HIAS Aruba are not aware of and are not affiliated with the group “Movimiento Todos Por Venezuela”.

Safe Spaces Open Up in Latin America

Jan 02, 2019

The Regional Safe Spaces Network of the Americas helps organizations working with refugees in Latin America to provide services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

HIAS Costa Rica Helps Launch Legal Support Network for Refugees

Apr 30, 2018

“This powerful new coalition will expand the reach of our work and provide refugees and asylum seekers with vital and timely legal advice."

In Ecuador, Starting Over Through Baking

Apr 11, 2018

"My biggest dream is to own a bakery where I can give jobs to people who need it," Patricia says.

One Year On, Protecting the Legal Rights of Refugees in Costa Rica

Feb 14, 2018

On February 13, 2017, HIAS began assisting refugees in Costa Rica. 12 months later, we're exceeding expectations.

HIAS in Ecuador Recognized for “Graduating” Refugees Out of Extreme Poverty

Jan 22, 2018

Long praised for who they were serving, HIAS in Ecuador is now being recognized for how they are serving.

SLIDESHOW: Celebrating World Refugee Day 2017

Jun 21, 2017

See photos of how people honored World Refugee Day 2017 around the world.

Two Months In, HIAS Costa Rica Making an Impact

May 30, 2017

By providing refugees with comprehensive legal information and assistance, HIAS’ Costa Rica program hopes to dramatically increase protection for refugees living in the country. And in a few short weeks, they are already making progress.

How One Refugee Family in Ecuador Turned Cheese Into Business Success

Nov 17, 2016

Rather than being intimidated by the economic crisis in her adopted city, María Eugenia took the initiative to start her own business. She makes and sells a traditional cheese called queso amasado. You can now buy her products in three Ecuadorian cities.

Young Refugee Photographers Show Promise

Sep 26, 2016

“These young people were looking to talk about their lives, their dreams and their experiences as refugees. We thought that photography was a good way to tell these stories,” said HIAS Psychologist Cesar Torres. The exhibition, held at one of the largest theaters in the area, featured the work of six refugee youth following seven months of training and artistic development.

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