Refugee Resettlement

The Refugee Convention at 70

Jul 30, 2021

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention of 1951, the international legal document which was intended to ensure solutions for refugees.

Church of Sweden and HIAS Europe Team Up To Support Refugee Integration

Jul 01, 2021

The Church of Sweden and the Jewish refugee aid organization HIAS are partnering to facilitate community integration in Europe. To this end, the two organizations signed in June a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 

In 2015, more than 1000 Church of Sweden parishes received refugees from...

WATCH: I Never Thought It Will Happen to Me

Jun 24, 2021

The story of Baraka, a gay man who fled his home in Rwanda after his sexuality was discovered, and the critical help he has received from HIAS Kenya.

Celebrating Refugees' Impacts In Our Communities

For World Refugee Day, hear from three former refugees who have become leaders in their fields: author, poet, and former HIAS client Roya Hakakian; mental health and trauma recovery specialist Jiha

'Am I Going to Make It Until Tomorrow?': A Gay Refugee’s Escape from Persecution

Jun 16, 2021

Yusuf, a gay man from eastern Africa, endured years of isolation, abuse, and several close brushes with death because of his sexuality. But now, with the help of HIAS and its local resettlement partners, he's rebuilding his life in safety and dignity.
Yiftach Millo

Let Me Tell You Why I Think of Adam During Pride Month

Jun 07, 2021

Yiftach Millo has worked on LGBTQ refugee issues for many years, but for Pride month he tells the story of Adam, the "ultimate" refugee.

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome and Help Refugees

Jun 04, 2021

The CNN speaks about the need for Americans of all religions to support and welcome refugees to the United States.

Wolf Blitzer: Welcome and Help Refugees

CNN's Wolf Blitzer, the son of Holocaust survivors who came to the United States with the help of HIAS, speaks about how Americans of all religions welcomed his family to the country and the need f

Why American Jews Must Aid Refugees

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield speaks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about why the American Jewish community should support refugees of all religions in finding safety in the United States.

From Flight to Safety: The Refugee Resettlement Journey

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is a lifeline to people around the world whose lives are in danger because of who they are, where they are from, or what they believe.