Videos from HIAS

VIDEO: HIAS’ Mark Hetfield and Melanie Nezer Brief Foreign Press Members

Sep 15, 2016

Ahead of two momentous summits on the global refugee crisis, HIAS CEO and Pres Mark Hetfield and VP of Policy and Advocacy Melanie Nezer briefed foreign press at the New York Foreign Press Center of the U.S. Dept. of State.

[VIDEO] After 17 Years, Refugee Brothers Find A New Country, A New Home

Jun 20, 2016

Watch this beautiful Jewish-Muslim-Christian refugee story and meet Jalal, Kamal, and the community that welcomed them with open arms.

León Rodríguez: Welcoming Refugees is More Than Just a Humanitarian Obligation

Jun 20, 2016

Before he became Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department of Homeland Security, León Rodríguez was the grandchild of Jews who fled anti-semitism in Poland and Turkey. “At the end of the day, refugees and refugee families are just like us, except in much more difficult situations,” Rodríguez says in an exclusive video interview.

PBS Debate Show 'Point Taken' Features HIAS VP Melanie Nezer

Apr 20, 2016

Melanie Nezer joined PBS’s Point Taken for a lively debate about whether the U.S. has taken in enough refugees in response to the current crisis.

HIAS featured on Ugandan TV

Apr 04, 2016

HIAS’ work with refugees in Uganda was recently highlighted by NBS TV Uganda. Watch it here.
HIAS for Best NonProfit Video of the Year, DoGooder

HIAS Nominated for Best Nonprofit Video of the Year

Feb 25, 2016

Our animated video HIAS: For the Refugee was just announced as a finalist in the annual DoGooder Awards competition. Now we need your vote!

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.