Topic: Refugee Resettlement

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Feb 1, 2023

How Canada Inspired the Biden Administration’s “Revolutionary” Welcome Corps Initiative

Feb 1, 2023

How Canada Inspired the Biden Administration’s “Revolutionary” Welcome Corps Initiative The Biden administration’s new Welcome Corps initiative represents a breakthrough in advancing private refugee sponsorship in the United States — but is by no means the first program of its kind in North America. The American initiative, according to HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, in fact drew inspiration from a similar program in Canada.  

Feb 1, 2023

Jewish Communities on Five Continents to Mark HIAS’ 5th Annual Refugee Shabbat

Feb 1, 2023

Jewish Communities on Five Continents to Mark HIAS’ 5th Annual Refugee Shabbat HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides critical services to forcibly displaced people, is organizing the fifth annual Refugee Shabbat to take place February 3-4, 2023. The initiative encourages Jewish congregations, community organizations, and individuals across the United States and around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to raising awareness about the global displacement crisis, and to reaffirm support for refugees and asylum seekers and take action at a time when the right to seek asylum is being severely abridged in the U.S. and around the world. 

Jan 20, 2023

Hetfield on CNN: Welcome Corps Initiative a ‘Great Step Forward’

Jan 20, 2023

In an appearance on “CNN Newsroom” on Friday morning, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield praised the Welcome Corps, a new Biden administration initiative that allows Americans to privately sponsor refugees from around the world. The initiative resembles what HIAS has been doing through its own Welcome Circles, starting with Afghan evacuees in 2021.

Jan 19, 2023

New U.S. ‘Welcome Corps’ Builds on Private Resettlement Model

Jan 19, 2023

A Welcome Circle welcomes an Afghan family at the airport in Denver, Colorado Welcome Corps, the first U.S. government program supporting private refugee sponsorship in nearly 40 years, will allow Americans to privately sponsor refugees from around the world.

Dec 15, 2022

How an Innovative Algorithm Helps Ukrainian Refugees Find New Homes

Dec 15, 2022

How an Innovative Algorithm Helps Ukrainian Refugees Find New Homes The RUTH algorithm incorporates preferences from both refugees and HIAS Welcome Circle volunteers to enhance traditional resettlement practices.

Dec 14, 2022

2022 in Review: War in Ukraine Adds to Record Displacement Worldwide

Dec 14, 2022

Civilians flee the city of Irpin, Kiev, Ukraine, during heavy 2022 will likely be remembered in the refugee world as one of the worst crises ever, as the war in Ukraine continues to shape the global response to millions of displaced people. Take a look back at the Ukraine crisis and other pivotal moments of the year.

Dec 7, 2022

Celebrating 20 Years of Serving Refugees in Kenya 

Dec 7, 2022

Celebrating 20 Years of Serving Refugees in Kenya  Twenty years ago there was a critical gap in resettlement case processing for refugees who sought safety in Kenya after fleeing from discrimination and violence. Now HIAS Kenya has seen the number of staff grow from the initial 10 people to 127.

Dec 7, 2022

HIAS Opens Five New International Offices, Now Assisting Refugees in 22 Countries

Dec 7, 2022

HIAS Opens Five New International Offices, Now Assisting Refugees in 22 Countries HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, has opened new country offices in Moldova, Poland, and Romania to step up its assistance to people displaced by the war in Ukraine. In addition, new offices in Honduras and Guatemala will position the organization to provide services to a growing population of refugees and asylum seekers in Central America.