Tagged: Afghanistan

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Sep 22, 2022

Why Advocacy Must Advance on Multiple Fronts

Sep 22, 2022

Why Advocacy Must Advance on Multiple Fronts This summer, HIAS’ grassroots advocacy sought to influence the upcoming U.S. refugee admissions goal and priorities for the 2023 fiscal year.

Sep 09, 2022

A Welcome Circle Forges an Unshakable Bond in Baltimore

Sep 09, 2022

A Welcome Circle Forges an Unshakable Bond in Baltimore When Mohammed and his family arrived in the U.S. last year after being evacuated from Afghanistan, they were assigned to a Welcome Circle: nine volunteers from a Baltimore-area synagogue tasked with helping them settle into a new life. The experience proved to be transformational for everyone involved.

Aug 31, 2022

In the Face of Uncertainty, Afghan Evacuees Lay Down Roots

Aug 31, 2022

In the Face of Uncertainty, Afghan Evacuees Lay Down Roots Wali Ahmadzai is building a new life — and a new business — in Florida with the help of HIAS affiliate Gulf Coast JFCS. But nearly a year after arriving in the U.S., he is one of thousands of Afghan evacuees still unsure when or how they will gain permanent legal status.

Aug 15, 2022

One Year After the Fall of Kabul, a Look Back – and What’s Next

Aug 15, 2022

One Year After the Fall of Kabul, a Look Back – and What’s Next In the year since the fall of Kabul, HIAS has resettled over 4,300 Afghans through the tireless efforts of its staff, resettlement partners, and volunteers. But the work to ensure that Afghan evacuees are able to build new lives in the U.S. is not finished yet.

Aug 11, 2022

Afghan Adjustment Act Would Provide Certainty for Refugees

Aug 11, 2022

Afghan Adjustment Act Would Provide Certainty for Refugees Good news may be on the horizon for Afghan evacuees who came to the U.S. following the Fall of Kabul nearly one year ago: the newly-introduced, bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) would provide a clear pathway to permanent status for those still in legal limbo.

Apr 29, 2022

Supporting Afghan Evacuees, Interfaith Communities Host Iftar Dinners

Apr 29, 2022

Supporting Afghan Evacuees, Interfaith Communities Host Iftar Dinners After just a few months of living in the U.S., Afghans resettled by Welcome Circles are navigating how to observe Ramadan in their new homes – and Welcome Circles are learning how best to support them.

Apr 19, 2022

The ‘Afghan Man You Need To Know’ Works for HIAS Partner in Pittsburgh

Apr 19, 2022

The ‘Afghan Man You Need To Know’ Works for HIAS Partner in Pittsburgh In August 2021, Stars and Stripes’ Afghan journalist Zubair Babakarkhail spent 10 days trying to escape Taliban-occupied Kabul with his family. He talks to HIAS about leaving Afghanistan and the last seven months in Pittsburgh.

Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine, Afghan Resettlement Top of Mind for Refugee Shabbat

Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine, Afghan Resettlement Top of Mind for Refugee Shabbat With hundreds of Jewish communities around the world preparing to participate in Refugee Shabbat on March 4-5, the ongoing crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan loom large.

Feb 22, 2022

Last Evacuated Afghans Leave U.S. Bases, But More Work Remains

Feb 22, 2022

Last Evacuated Afghans Leave U.S. Bases, But More Work Remains Just days after the six month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, the last Afghan refugees who made it to America have finally left U.S. military bases. This historic moment was just part of a larger — and still ongoing — historic response by resettlement agencies and communities across the U.S., which includes HIAS and its affiliate network.

Feb 16, 2022

Welcome Circles Bolster Resettlement Capacity at Critical Moment

Feb 16, 2022

Welcome Circles Bolster Resettlement Capacity at Critical Moment Afghan families have started to arrive at HIAS Welcome Circles, a network of synagogues and local Jewish organizations taking on the responsibility of resettling refugees in their communities.