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There has been record-breaking fundraising to support the people of Ukraine during this crisis. Still, dozens of other refugee populations around the world today aren’t getting enough attention.
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 […]
José Miguel Palma has achieved his dream. Growing up in Tumaco, Colombia, amid an armed conflict, he knew he wanted to learn a profession and support his family. Even after he fled to Ecuador as a teenager and spent years struggling to make ends meet, he held onto that goal. Today, with the support of […]
Daulat was born in India but raised in Uganda. Until Idi Amin came to power, he was a Ugandan citizen and held a Ugandan passport. He owned a modest electronics repair shop in Kasese, where jukeboxes continuously bopped out Western rock and country hits. In 1972, when Amin ordered all 60,000 residents of Asian descent […]
With dough sticking to their hands, women are empowered in refugee camps in Chad. At a recent bread making training, women learned the techniques of mixing, rolling, braiding, glazing, and baking dough, all part of a project funded by UNHCR and the U.S. State Department and run by HIAS in six different camps of Iriba. […]