Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

“We are Also Human Beings” Survivors of Torture Camps in Sinai

Date: 2.11.14 Source: ASSAF
Asylum seekers who are victims of human trafficking and torture – women, men and even children who suffered some of the most dreadful torments, ones that words cannot fully describe, and who were victims of some of the most severe crimes that can be made towards human beings – now live in Israel. These victims carry terrible physical and mental scars, and need specialized support and care. The purpose of this report is to draw a picture of the state of these victims, as characterized by ASSAF’s professional team, and the support they receive from our organization.

"Make Their Lives Miserable"

Date: 9.9.14 Source: Human Rights Watch
Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel. Human Rights Watch Report September 9, 2014

Sinai Torture Survivors in Israel

Date: 23.6.14 Source: ASSAF, HRM & PHR

The Sinai Torture camps and The Approach of Israeli Authorities regarding the Survivors living in Israel - June 2014 position paper

The Face of ASSAF - Annual Report 2013

Date: 5.6.14 Source: ASSAF

 Learn about our projects and achievements for 2013 and the people behind it

Asylum Seekers in Israel Lacking Access to Welfare Services

Date: 1.6.14 Source: ASSAF
April 2014 report. "Since 2007, the non-profit ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel - has provided psychosocial assistance to asylum seekers and refugees in Israel and worked to promote their rights in the public sphere. A significant part of the NGO’s work is devoted to providing direct assistance to men, women and children, including those who find themselves in difficult emotional, physical and/or social situations. Over the years, the organization’s staff has been in contact with thousands of refugees all over Israel, and the organization is one of the main pillars of support for asylum seekers."

Comptroller report: Foreigners Not Subject to Deportation

Date: 25.5.14 Source: comptroller report
Israeli Comptroller report 2014 criticizing state`s policy .ASSAF`s reports were used by comptroller`s office to write the review and many of our recommendations were adopted.

Asylum Seekers in Israel Lacking Access to Welfare Services

Date: 5.5.14 Source: ASSAF
A Situation Report from ASSAF Israel 2014. At ASSAF we witness the harmful consequences of the Welfare Ministry’s policy toward asylum seekers every day. As long as there is no reaction from the official authorities we will continue to issue constant warnings about their difficult and worsening situation. Providing access to public welfare services is critical to ensuring that the basic rights of asylum seekers are protected and to their rehabilitation in a way that will benefit them and those around them in Israeli society.

Asylum Seekers with Physical Disabilities and Mental health disorder

Date: 5.5.14 Source: ASSAF
A Situation Report from ASSAF Israel 2014. The National Health Insurance Law does not apply to asylum seekers, thus denying them access to public health services (except for a special arrangement with the Me’uhedet HMO, which provides services to the children of asylum seekers and migrant workers). They receive only ad hoc emergency treatments in hospitals, basic treatment at the Health Ministry’s “Terem” clinic in Tel Aviv, and can seek care in the new “Gesher” mental-health clinic in Jaffa, or through privately purchased insurance plans. The lack of accessible, ongoing medical treatment jeopardizes the health of all asylum seekers and especially endangers asylum seekers who suffer from physical disabilities and/or psychiatric illnesses.