Ukraine

WATCH: New Documentary Follows Refugees in Ukraine

Dec 05, 2017

HIAS' partner agency, Right to Protection, released a new documentary video retelling the stories of four refugees.

WATCH: New Video Shines A Light On Refugees in Ukraine

Jul 20, 2017

Watch a new video shining a light on Ukraine's refugee and asylum seeker population.

SLIDESHOW: Celebrating World Refugee Day 2017

Jun 21, 2017

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

Ukraine Remembers the Crimean Tatar Genocide

May 20, 2016

In 1944, nearly 200,000 Crimean Tatars, a Turkic ethnic minority, were unjustly accused of aiding and abetting the Nazi regime and ordered by Joseph Stalin to be forcibly expelled from their homeland to remote areas of the Soviet Union. On May 18, 2016, Ukraine held ceremonies to remember the Crimean Tatar people who lost their homes and their lives.

A Victory for Displaced People in Ukraine

Jan 15, 2016

On November 3rd, 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament voted to adopt a measure, Draft Law 2166, to provide much needed protections to the 1.5 million souls displaced within Ukraine by the conflict there. However, the president's signature is still needed. The president unexpectedly vetoed the measure in December, but advocates in Ukraine kept up the fight and the measure has finally been signed into law.

Jewish Community in Ukraine Bounces Back, Pays It Forward

Nov 09, 2015

In 1989, as a HIAS caseworker, I met many Soviet Jews who had fled Dnipropetrovsk. I never thought I would see the day when that city, the third largest in Ukraine, would again have a thriving Jewish community. But that is exactly what I found.

Author Lev Golinkin Recalls Flight From Ukraine

Jul 31, 2015

In a recent letter, Lev shared his mother’s reasons for leaving Ukraine. “I didn’t want to be afraid of the government anymore, to live in fear of them going to my home,” she told him. “I didn’t want to stand on the schoolhouse steps and worry to death about explaining to my 9-year-old son why being a Jew was bad.”
IDP's from the conflict zone Donetsk/Luhanks oblast, Ukraine

Ukraine Displacement Crisis Worsens as Local Attitudes Harden

Jul 29, 2015

More than 2 million Ukrainians have been displaced since March 2014. The actual number remains unknown and is likely to be higher, however, as people are in no rush to register as IDPs. New policies are not helping matters, either.

The Mounting Human Cost of Ukraine’s Conflict

May 21, 2015

A new report, published jointly by HIAS and the Brookings Institution, examines the Ukrainian Government’s response to the IDP crisis thus far, and offers a number of key recommendations for dealing with the situation in both the near term and into the future.
Lenny Krayzelburg

Lenny Krayzelburg: Swimming to Success

May 19, 2015

To mark Jewish American Heritage Month, HIAS.org spoke to noteworthy Jewish-Americans with a refugee background. The second in this series features Lenny Krayzelburg, a HIAS client during the last great wave of Soviet Jewish migration who became a four-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S.

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