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For over 100 years, this organization has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and freedom.
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The crisis in Ukraine has understandably been top of mind for all of us these last few months. There has been record-breaking fundraising to support the people of Ukraine (including over $1.5 million raised here at Global Impact) and it’s deeply moving to witness this swell in support. Certainly, other refugee crises have captured the attention of the global community as well – this past fall, many stood in solidarity with Afghanistan refugees and one year ago the global community marked the 10th anniversary of the Syrian war. Still, there are dozens of other refugee populations around the world today…

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  • Title: HIAS Psychologist speaks with client in Ciudad Juarez
  • Charity: HIAS
  • Country: Mexico
  • Photo Credit: HIAS Mexico

Psychologist Karla F. speaks with Angie T, who left her home country of Honduras with her family.

  • Title: HIAS in Kenya
  • Charity: HIAS
  • Country: Kenya
  • Photo Credit: Brian Otieno, Bryan Jaybee for africa photojour

HIAS staff talking to Oromia Aden at her rented house in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

  • Title: Caminando Project
  • Charity: HIAS
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Photo Credit: HIAS

For more than half a year there has been a close collaboration in Ecuador between HIAS and UN Women on the Caminando program.

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Mikes Joseph made the mistake of getting older. Turning 18 was hardly his fault, but when Joseph celebrated his birthday in New York in 2016 he lost his eligibility for a special immigrant juvenile visa from Haiti. His legal status was in limbo and HIAS stepped in to help. Joseph, who came to the United States from Haiti when he was 15, has been in a protracted struggle with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, or USCIS, to recognize his status and issue his green card, the identity document which shows that a person has permanent residency in the United States. With HIAS’ assistance Joseph successfully appealed his case in 2019 and USCIS approved his green card application at the end of 2020. But they wouldn’t issue the card itself and that was both perplexing and a significant problem. Because he didn’t have the card, Joseph was being denied the…