Topic: Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, one-third of Ukrainians have been forcibly displaced from their homes, with more than 7 million across border countries and millions internally displaced. HIAS opened its office in Ukraine in the early stages of the conflict and with local partners provides mental health support services and legal aid, and also distributes cash, food assistance, and hygiene kits. HIAS continues to work closely with Right to Protection (R2P), an independent Ukrainian NGO that HIAS helped found, providing humanitarian aid.

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May 9, 2023

Historic Archive Reinforces Urgency of Serving Today’s Refugees

May 9, 2023

Flowers at the commemoration event for the 80th anniversary of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. Robert Aronson, a member and immediate past chair of the HIAS board, reflects on a recent board visit to Poland and Moldova.

Apr 10, 2023

In Time for Passover, Ukrainians Find Jewish Community in U.S.

Apr 10, 2023

The Levit/Kushnarov family attend seder. Sara Safdie, bottom right, explains the ten plagues while everyone removes a drop of wine from their cups in commemoration of each plague. | In Time for Passover, Ukrainians Find Jewish Community in U.S. | HIAS Last April, Eduard Levit and his family had just arrived in Warsaw, Poland, having fled their hometown of Kharkiv, Ukraine for their safety. One year later, they are celebrating their first Passover in their new home of Portland, Oregon, after being resettled by the ShalomPortland Welcome Circle.

Mar 13, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Humanitarian Parole Extension for Some Displaced Ukrainians

Mar 13, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Humanitarian Parole Extension for Some Displaced Ukrainians HIAS welcomes today’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend the humanitarian parole status of some 20,000 Ukrainians who arrived at U.S. ports of entry between February 24, 2022 and April 25, 2022, before the launch of the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program.

Mar 7, 2023

Women Finding Second Chances Through Help and Healing

Mar 7, 2023

Women Finding Second Chances Through Help and Healing HIAS programs have helped women around the world overcome hardships and lead successful, fulfilling lives. In honor of International Women's Day, here are the stories of three of them.

Mar 2, 2023

NGOs Mark One Year Since Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 

Mar 2, 2023

NGOs Mark One Year Since Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive  We, organizations providing assistance inside Ukraine, to refugees who have fled the country, and to host communities, welcome the activation of the TPD and all practical steps undertaken by the governments, along with civil society and citizens, to welcome and support refugees from Ukraine.

Feb 21, 2023

Podcast: When Refugee Workers Become Refugees Themselves

Feb 21, 2023

A HIAS worker meets with an internally displaced Ukrainian at a shelter in Lviv, Ukraine. In many refugee crises, there is a clear divide between victims and the humanitarian staff who help them. But in Ukraine, that line is blurred with many aid workers who work with the country’s enormous displaced population themselves uprooted by the conflict. Meet some of these people in the latest episode of the Crossing Borders podcast.

Feb 21, 2023

A Year Unlike Any Other: HIAS Responds to War in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2023

Displaced Ukrainians arrive at the train station in Lviv. Ukrainians displaced by Russia's full-scale invasion have formed the backbone of HIAS' response to the crisis.

Jan 26, 2023

Non-Ukrainian Asylum Seekers Left Out in the Cold

Jan 26, 2023

Non-Ukrainian Asylum Seekers Left Out in the Cold A new report by HIAS and Right to Protection (R2P) found that, while the European Union (EU)’s landmark decision to invoke the Temporary Protection Directive granted rights and status to at least 4.9 million people, many non-Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine did not get the same support.

Jan 26, 2023

Asylum Seekers and Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Face Significant Barriers to Protection in the EU, HIAS-R2P Report Finds

Jan 26, 2023

Asylum Seekers and Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Face Significant Barriers to Protection in the EU, HIAS-R2P Report Finds Thousands of non-Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers who fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion continue to face significant barriers to protection and integration across the European Union, according to new research from HIAS and its Ukrainian partner Right to Protection (R2P). 

Jan 13, 2023

‘Jewish Nobel’ Honors Response to Ukraine Crisis

Jan 13, 2023

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, HIAS committed considerable resources and expertise toward assisting clients displaced by the conflict, which has triggered one of the world’s largest refugee crises. On the eve of the war’s anniversary, HIAS’ efforts have been recognized: We are among the Jewish activists and organizations honored by this year’s Genesis Prize (also known as the “Jewish Nobel”) for working to uphold Ukraine’s independence and alleviate the suffering of the People of Ukraine. 

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