Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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.

“We Stood, They Opened Fire”

Date: 30.4.14 Source: HRW
Killings and Arrests by Sudan’s Security Forces During the September Protests. A report by Human Rights Watch

Sudan COI Query Response

Date: 11.4.14 Source: ARC
This report presents country of origin information (COI) on Sudan up to 28th March 2014 on issues for research identified to be of relevance in refugee status determination for Sudanese nationals.

"I Wanted to Lie Down and Die"

Date: 11.2.14 Source: HRW
Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt. A report by Human Rights Watch (English)

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