Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

The effects of the Anti-infiltration law and detention at ‘Holot’ on the asylum seeker community in Israel

Yotam Gidron
Date: 13.4.14 Source: ASSAF

The negative impact of the new policy, mainly operating Holot facility, manifests in several levels and affects the entire Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seeker community. Since the government policy has worsened, operating of the Holot facility and cutting of Interior Ministry offices’ operations, one can recognize a new trend of extreme despair and helplessness among community members. Many express uncertainty and anxiety about the future, as well as an inability to control and affect the course of their lives.