Ukraine

Right to Protection's Quick Pivot to a War Footing

Jun 28, 2022

“I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and started calling colleagues,” Alexander (Sasha) Galkin recalled of the first night of the war. As the director of Right to Protection (R2P) — HIAS’ long time partner in Ukraine — he had urgent priorities: ensuring the safety of R2P staff, and working out how the organization could pivot to the new emergency.

Ukraine at Risk and in Need

The international community has provided an unprecedented level of support to people fleeing Ukraine, but despite this response, vulnerable populations are at risk.

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At Risk and in Need

Jun 08, 2022

The international community has provided an unprecedented level of support to people fleeing Ukraine, but despite this response, vulnerable populations are at risk. This HIAS policy brief examines the serious protection risks that certain groups are experiencing and recommendations to address these gaps.

Global Humanitarian Community Failing Ukrainian Women and Girls

May 26, 2022

The global humanitarian community is failing women and girls displaced by the Russia-Ukraine war who continue to face a dire and deteriorating situation inside Ukraine and across the region, a new report shows.

New Welcome Circles Will Support Ukrainians

May 24, 2022

Experts from HIAS and JFNA explained how individuals and communities can welcome those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The May 23 webinar, “Welcome in Action: Jewish Community Support for Ukrainian Newcomers” also previewed the upcoming launch of HIAS Welcome Circles for Ukrainians.

How HIAS Gets Vital Cash To Displaced Ukrainians

May 18, 2022

To help meet urgent needs for food, shelter, and money exacerbated by lost jobs and livelihoods, HIAS partner R2P launched a direct Cash Assistance Program for internally displaced persons.

HIAS Will Work in Ukraine and Region for Years to Come

May 05, 2022

Raphael Marcus, HIAS’ senior vice president of programs, recently returned from a trip to Ukraine and Poland. He explained HIAS' work there and some plans for the future.

U.S. “Uniting for Ukraine” Program May Help 100k, but Concerns Remain

Apr 26, 2022

HIAS’ April 25 briefing call explains the Biden Administration’s new Uniting for Ukraine plan to bring 100,000 people displaced by the war in Ukraine to the U.S. The plan raises concern for HIAS experts, but provides many opportunities for community involvement.

Tulsa Synagogue Welcomes Refugees and Their Stories to Seder

Apr 14, 2022

At Congregation B’nai Emunah in Tulsa, Oklahoma, refugee stories will be woven throughout this year’s Passover Seder – their first since becoming a HIAS Resettlement Partner.

Reports of U.S. Plan to Reunite Ukrainians Raise Concerns for HIAS

Apr 13, 2022

SILVER SPRING, Md. — HIAS welcomes an expected announcement from the Biden Administration that some Ukrainians fleeing war will soon be able to join families and friends in the U.S., but we remain concerned that admissions through individual sponsorship will include a wealth test and may...

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