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For first time in decade, Israel to grant darfurian asylum seekers temporary status

Date: 8.1.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Israel will grant temporary residency status to 200 people from the Darfur region of Sudan who have submitted requests to be recognized as refugees years ago but have not received a response, Haaretz has learned.
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Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop

Date: 5.1.17 Source: The Jerusalem Post

on the toughest street in the toughest neighborhood of south Tel Aviv, Darfurian refugees, Chinese workers and Israelis are working together to make a rooftop blossom. 

Israel Ignores Court Order to Grant Work Visas to Darfur Asylum Seekers

Date: 5.1.17 Source: Ha`aretz
by ilan Lior. Tribunal ruled that state can’t deprive people of basic rights, while keeping them waiting indefinitely for response to asylum request

Law Forces Asylum-seekers to Set Aside Fifth of Salary, to Be Paid Out When They Leave Israel

Date: 4.1.17 Source: Ha`aretz
By Ilan Lior. Israel says aim is to make employing asylum-seekers more expensive for businesses; human rights organizations warn that the obligation will exacerbate poverty.

Report ignored by state could grant Darfur refugees legal status in Israel

Date: 3.1.17 Source: ynet

More than two years have passed since the startling legal opinion was submitted to senior officials at the Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA).

Israeli teen held for beating to death Sudanese refugee

Date: 20.11.16 Source: The Times of Israel
Police search for other suspects in attack last week in the central city of Petah Tikva

Asylum Seekers From Darfur No Longer Being Sent to Israeli Detention Facility

Date: 27.10.16 Source: Ha`aretz
Decision not to send Dafurians to Holot based on fact that most asylum seekers have not had their political asylum requests answered yet, immigration authority says. By: Ilan Lior

Asylum Seekers in Israel Deprived of Basic Medical Care as Services Stop Treating Them

Date: 8.8.16 Source: Ha`aretz
Sheyzaf Zach, who heads the advocacy and support center of the refugee aid organization ASSAF, said Gesher’s shutdown is another case of penny wise, pound foolish. Failing to give traumatized asylum seekers basic mental health services means they are liable to deteriorate to the point where they need psychiatric hospitalization, he said. By: Ilan Lior

In first, Israel grants refugee status to Sudanese asylum seeker

Date: 24.6.16 Source: +972
Six years after he fled Darfur for Israel, Mutasim Ali, one of the leaders of the asylum seekers’ struggle in Israel, has been granted refugee status. Ali: ‘Now I can live a normal life with dignity.’ By Yael Marom


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