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Jun 30, 2022

Economic Inclusion Programs Help LGBTQ Activist Build a Business – and a New Life

Jun 30, 2022

Magdiel Galeano Gómez (right) and his husband Jeffrey (left) attend Costa Rica’s pride march on June 26, 2022 in San Jose. As a political and LGBTQ activist, Magdiel Galeano Gómez had to flee Nicaragua after multiple attempts on his life. With HIAS Costa Rica by his side, he and his husband were able to build new lives – and a thriving ecologically-friendly business.

Jun 29, 2022

Airbnb Helps Refugees Find Housing & Community in Ecuador

Jun 29, 2022

When Daniela arrived as a refugee in Ecuador with her husband and young son, they faced difficulty and uncertainty. Thanks to HIAS, Airbnb, and local hosts who open up their homes to refugees, she now feels supported and embraced by her local community.

Jun 28, 2022

Right to Protection’s Quick Pivot to a War Footing

Jun 28, 2022

Right to Protection’s Quick Pivot to a War Footing “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.

Jun 27, 2022

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Erode Migrants’ Rights

Jun 27, 2022

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Erode Migrants’ Rights As refugee advocates anxiously wait for the Supreme Court to determine the fate of the “Remain in Mexico” program, a spate of recent decisions have harmful implications for migrants, including those seeking asylum in the U.S.

Jun 21, 2022

Interfaith Conference Works to “Welcome the Stranger”

Jun 21, 2022

Interfaith Conference Works to “Welcome the Stranger” Leaders of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish groups responding to refugee crises in different parts of the world gathered in Geneva June 20-21.

Jun 16, 2022

UNHCR: 100 Million Now Displaced, 27 Million Refugees Worldwide

Jun 16, 2022

UNHCR: 100 Million Now Displaced, 27 Million Refugees Worldwide For the first time in human history more than 100 million people are displaced from their homes, UNHCR reports.

Jun 15, 2022

VIDEO: Helping Refugees Find Financial Footing

Jun 15, 2022

VIDEO: Helping Refugees Find Financial Footing Watch HIAS' new video about its economic inclusion programs that help refugees become financially independent.

Jun 03, 2022

Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Keep Heading to Costa Rica

Jun 03, 2022

Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Keep Heading to Costa Rica For several years the number of asylum applications in Costa Rica has increased dramatically.

May 31, 2022

CEO Mark Hetfield Reflects on Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border

May 31, 2022

CEO Mark Hetfield Reflects on Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border In a short video interview, HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield reflects on his recent visit to Mexico, how Title 42 affects the U.S. asylum system, and what HIAS is doing in Mexico to help asylum seekers.

May 26, 2022

Global Humanitarian Community Failing Ukrainian Women and Girls

May 26, 2022

Global Humanitarian Community Failing Ukrainian Women and Girls 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.

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