Support Special HIAS Initiatives
Xenophobic Violence Against Asylum Seekers in Israel
HIAS has been helping with the arrival, absorption, and integration of Olim since the establishment of the state of Israel. Today, HIAS continues this work by promoting and facilitating aliyah and supporting Olim through academic scholarships. HIAS also is working closely with the Israeli government to establish an Israeli asylum system.
Since April 2012, a wave of xenophobia, fear, and violence targeting African migrants has washed over Israel. The country’s deficient asylum system—combined with popular misconceptions about migrant communities and xenophobic rhetoric from politicians—has laid the foundation for much of this violence. In response, HIAS quickly mobilized to educate Jewish communities about this situation and raise Israeli public awareness about asylum issues, and now is training and building a corps of attorneys to provide pro bono legal representation for asylum-seekers in Israel.
Learn about HIAS’ programs in Israel and the Middle East
Other special HIAS initiatives:
- Darfuri Genocide Survivors have been driven from their homes due to the conflict in Sudan that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. Over two million are living in refugee camps, completely dependent on those willing to help them. HIAS currently offers trauma counseling and humanitarian aid to Sudanese refugees in five refugee camps in Chad. Support Darfuri Genocide Survivors
- HIAS' myStory project preserves individual immigration stories for future generations. Support myStory
- HIAS’ Scholars Program helps refugee and immigrant students to achieve their dreams of an academic, professional or vocational education and to obtain valuable career advice and mentoring. Support HIAS Scholars
For additional information on ways to support HIAS' work at home and around the world, please contact:
Associate Director, Individual Giving
866-337-3337 (Toll Free)