DISPLACED PERSONS AND REFUGEES:
Suggested Action Items and Further Information
The most important tool is a petition calling on the US administration to resettle an additional 100,000 Syrian refugees this year, to provide substantial humanitarian aid to refugees abroad, and to make resolution of the conflict in Syria a foreign-policy priority. That petition can be found at support.hias.org/syrianrefugees.
There's more to be done! With over 60 million people displaced from their homes due to conflict and violence, the world is facing the largest refugee crisis since WWII. Of those, 11 million people are Syrians, and the stories of their perilous journeys to find safety have caught the attention of the world. It is a moment that requires dramatic international leadership, and as Americans, we need to ask our government to respond with urgent action.
Commit to supporting refugees in your community.
Volunteer with refugees and asylum seekers in your own city. Visit
http://www.hias.org/volunteer and complete the form, and HIAS
will contact you with more information.
Dedicate yourself to learning more about the global refugee
crisis in general and the Syrian refugee crisisin particular.
Stay informed on the latest developments in the globalrefugee
crisis (you'll find additional links at the bottom of this page as well as here)
Support HIAS as they work for the protection of refugees
build a powerful Jewish response to the refugee crisis.
Visit International Medical Corps to give lifesaving medical care to
Syrian Refugee Crisis 2015
HIAS: For the Refugee