Conflicts around the world have forced 26 million people to flee their homelands due to persecution because of who they are or what they believe.
Despite having typically left everything behind – including homes, families and jobs, refugees find ways not just to survive but to thrive.
HIAS helps refugees find safety, freedom and stability. Our work is guided by Jewish values and the Jewish community's shared historical experience of forced migration.
Through innovative community-based programs focused on legal protection, psychosocial support and livelihoods assistance, HIAS staff around the world work in 16 countries to protect refugees and help them utilize their inherent capabilities to improve their lives.