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100,000 Ukrainian refugees will soon be allowed to live in the U.S. Philly resettlement agencies are ready.

“Any number is great news,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, the immigrant-assistance organization in Philadelphia. “A hundred… MORE

A Philly immigration lawyer tries to help Ukrainian Americans desperate to get family members out of the war

“I’ve had a permanent stomachache,” Miller-Wilson said. “We’re looking at the 3 million or so fleeing Ukraine, but this is… MORE

Pittsburghers ready to welcome fleeing Ukrainians, but quick entry to US remains unlikely

“It doesn’t matter whether people are willing to open their homes to orphans and families or whether Pittsburghers see this… MORE

Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia

“The first day of high school is always hard. It’s doubly difficult if you are not fluent in the language… MORE

Afghan families in Philly frustrated at high bar to help loved ones escape Taliban

Listen to the article here:   Afghan families in Philly frustrated at high bar to help loved ones escape Taliban… MORE

Thousands of miles from home, Afghan evacuees start new lives, schools in Philadelphia

Thousands of miles from home, Afghan evacuees start new lives, schools in Philadelphia

Forced to flee his Afghanistan homeland, Merza Mohammadi finds peace in Philly — on his skateboard

“When Merza Mohammadi flashes across Paine’s Park on his skateboard, the anguish of fleeing Afghanistan seems far away.” Read more… MORE

With the help of a Vietnamese refugee, Afghan evacuees settle into a South Philly home

With the help of a Vietnamese refugee, Afghan evacuees settle into a South Philly home

How to help Afghan refugees in Philly right now

“HIAS Pennsylvania has received about 60 Afghan individuals here in Philly—they expect to receive a total of 100, says Anneke… MORE

HIAS Pennsylvania in Need of New Winter Coats for Afghan Refugees

Listen to the segment about HIAS Pennsylvania’s need for new winter coats for Afghan refugees here!   Please donate a… MORE

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight: https://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/event/thankful-together-2021/

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.