HIAS Mission Statement
HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom.
HIAS is an international nonprofit organization that protects refugees in 14 countries across five continents, rescuing people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom.
We also advocate for the protection of refugees to ensure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.
Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees. Since 1881, HIAS has assisted more than 4,500,000 people worldwide.