HIAS is a global humanitarian organization, with approximately 140 years of history and trajectory, that protects refugees whose lives are in danger because of who they are. As an organization of Jewish origin, HIAS brings more than a century of experience to its work with refugees, helping them to take control and rebuild their lives safely and freely, advocating for the protection and dignity of all refugees and displaced persons.
What services do they offer?
- Psychosocial Support: HIAS provides psychosocial assistance and guidance to refugees, for their emotional well-being and integration in the Panamanian communities that receive them.
- Community Social Inclusion: HIAS works with host communities to contribute to their development in favor of refugees and the Panamanian population, in an integrated and inclusive way.
- Livelihoods / Economic Inclusion: HIAS supports refugees and their families to develop livelihoods that guarantee their subsistence and sustainability in favor of a dignified life, through opportunities for training, employability and entrepreneurship.
- Empowerment of Women: through workshops and training sessions, HIAS empowers women and LGTBIQ + people to reach their full potential, while establishing strong and safe support networks. Through community meetings, attention and response routes to cases of gender violence are strengthened, while community strategies for the prevention of violence against women are built.
- Access to services and protection: HIAS provides information to refugees to understand their rights and duties in the host country, as well as guidance and support for access to services in local institutions.
Phones: (507)391-5171 and 61201915
Email: [email protected]
Address: Torre Banco Delta, Floor 3, office 301. Corner between Calle Elvira Méndez and Via España.
Office hours: Monday -Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to get there:
- By subway: Get off at the Iglesia del Carmen station at the exit that leads to Calle Elvira Méndez.
- By bus: Take the Metrobus from the Via España route and get off at the Hotel El Panamá stop (it is located in front of the Elvira Méndez street exit), cross to the opposite sidewalk, enter Calle Elvira Méndez, walk about 50 meters and you will find the entrance to the Banco Delta Tower on your right.
- By car: Elvira Méndez street is one way. You must enter Calle 50 and turn left at the corner where Torre Tower Bank is located. The Torre Banco Delta is at the end of the street, on your left (a little before its completion in Via España). There are few parking spaces and you must pay for their use.