Videos from HIAS

Students and Holocaust Survivors Team Up for Refugee PSA

Feb 22, 2016

The Holocaust survivors in the Righteous Conversations Project are very aware of the experience of the refugee and those who seek asylum and rescue from murderous regimes. For them, this is more than a problem that is unfolding on the other side of the planet. It is a story with kinship to their own. Recently, Los Angeles area high school students and Holocaust survivors teamed up to make a series of video public service announcements.

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.
HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, November 19, 2015.

WATCH: HIAS Pres Mark Hetfield Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Nov 19, 2015

On Thursday November 19, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. refugee Admissions Program.

WATCH: CNN Visits HIAS Resettled Syrian Family in Toledo, Ohio

Nov 17, 2015

CNN reporter Gary Tuchman went to Toledo, Ohio to interview a Syrian family recently resettled by HIAS affiliate US Together.

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.

Support, and Song, Helps Refugees Heal in Ecuador

Jul 02, 2015

Daniel*, a Colombian refugee living in Ecuador, showed me this music video when I visited his family’s home. Like so many other Colombian families we work with in Central America, gang violence made their life there untenable. When a local gang tried to force Daniel’s older brother to join, his mother Lorena* decided that their only choice was to flee.

Lev Golinkin on "A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka"

Dec 23, 2014

Lev Golinkin, author of the memoir "A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka," discusses his family's 1989-90 journey from Ukraine to the U.S. during an appearance at HIAS headquarters in New York City.

Protecting Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Dec 09, 2014

Triple Jeopardy: Protecting At-Risk Refugee Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, a new HIAS-authored report, addresses the barriers to protective services facing SGBV survivors.