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An Open Letter Concerning the Safety and Future of African Asylum Seekers

Apr 05, 2018

In an open letter, 11 American Jewish organizations urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to pursue a humane solution for the 39,000 asylum seekers currently within Israel's borders.

Permagardening in Chad Boosts Livelihoods For Refugees

Aug 17, 2017

With funds from Jewish World Watch, HIAS Chad has begun implementing a highly innovative and cost-effective initiative to help refugees grow food year-around.

New Food Distribution Program Increases Autonomy for Sudanese Refugees in Chad

May 18, 2017

HIAS Chad is partnering with the World Food Programme and UNHCR to implement a new model for food distribution for Sudanese refugees.
A woman collects the rations meant to last her family of eleven for a full month. Djabal refugee camp, Chad.

Slow Motion Crisis: Chad’s Forgotten Refugees

Mar 03, 2016

Chad is currently home to nearly half a million refugees and asylum seekers. Many have lived as refugees for over a decade, and it is uncertain when or if they will ever be able to return home. As funds continue to be stretched thin in 2016, the World Food Program was forced to scale back its food assistance to refugees there.

Kids Day Out: Uganda [VIDEO]

Jan 04, 2016

Forty four refugee children, all currently receiving therapy from HIAS’ trained staff, enjoyed a day out in Kampala, Uganda. “It’s an opportunity for the children to feel welcomed, loved and accepted in this world. It’s an opportunity to rekindle their hope," said Timothy Mukua, psychosocial program manager at HIAS Uganda.

Video: Winnie Gacheru on HIAS' Work in Kenya

Oct 21, 2015

Winnie Gacheru, director of psychosocial programs at HIAS Kenya, describes working with some of the world's most vulnerable refugees in this short video.
A Sudanese woman at a refugee camp in Chad.

Amid Chaos and Violence, South Sudan Turns Four

Jul 08, 2015

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. Unfortunately, its early years have been anything but idyllic.

HIAS Responds to Increased Violence in South Sudan, Stands Ready to Assist New Refugees

Jun 18, 2015

HIAS president and CEO Mark Hetfield issued a statement in response to the reports of increased violence in South Sudan resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.

The Forgotten Refugees of Darfur

Jun 01, 2015

When I visited Am Nabak refugee camp in eastern Chad this spring, the leader of the youth committee handed me a list of requests for the camp's young people. What could I say to this young man who wanted so much more than refugee camp life could provide for himself and his friends?

Israel Asylum Seekers Wonder: Next Year in Jerusalem?

Apr 03, 2015

Passover is all about the persecution of the Jewish people in Egypt, and their flight to freedom across the Sinai. It is sadly ironic that, on the eve of this important holiday of freedom, the Israeli Ministry of the Interior is issuing deportation letters to Africans who fled across Egypt and into Israel. While the Ministry of the Interior is not threatening to deport Eritreans and Sudanese back to the oppressive regimes from which they fled, it is wrong to threaten them with deportation to an undisclosed location in Africa.