Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Supporting The Asylum Seekers' Protest
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Open lecture at ASSAF- February 25th, 19:00
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What Happened to the Families Deported to South Sudan?
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Volunteers Needed in Our Support Center
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Lectures about Refugees in Israel


ASSAF was founded in 2007 in order to aid refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. In Hebrew, the acronym for ASSAF stands for the Aid Organization for Refugees. Our aim is to promote the rights of refugees in their encounters with the state authorities. This includes providing advocacy and support to those in need: thousands of men, women and children who are conducting a daily struggle to overcome memories of the traumatic experiences they have escaped, and who are living in Israel without status or access to basic human rights.

Media updates


Useful Information Leaflets

8.4.14 Haaretz Editorial
7.4.14 The Foreign Policy,Colum Lynch
We organize lectures and tours for groups, in order to provide information and raise awareness of the plight of asylum-seekers and refugees in Israel.
Information for employers/ Forms/ Information on aid/ Relevant law
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Psychosocial Support

Advocacy and Support Center


ASSAF's psycho-social aid is based on a holistic outlook which covers various diverse aspects of the lives of asylum-seekers : social, emotional, community-based and humanitarian.
Assaf's Advocacy and Support Center serves asylum-seekers who come to talk about the problems they encounter, develop a sense of belonging and receive support and information.
The youth club is a perennial project which aims to provide a solution for 14-19 year-olds from the refugee community. It`s open 2 evenings a week and offers a supportive and safe atmosphere.
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