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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.

African Asylum Seekers Arriving in Israel via the Sinai Desert

Date: 15.12.13 Source: Refugees' Rights Forum
Refugees' Rights Forum's position paper about the african asylum seekers arriving in Israel via the Sinai dessert.

Non-Refoulement

Date: 15.12.13 Source: Refugees' Rights Forum
Refugees' Rights Forum's policy paper about the principle of non-refoulement of a person to a place in which he is expected to suffer danger to life, liberty, persecution or torture.

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, New Anti-Infiltration Law Amendment will Detain Asylum Seekers Indefinitely

Date: 3.12.13

Two months after the High Court struck down an amendment that allowed Israel to imprison asylum seekers for up to three years without trial, the Knesset is on the verge of passing a new amendment, which will permit the incarceration of asylum seekers entering

Hope on Hold: African Asylum Seekers in Israel

Date: 26.10.13 Source: REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL
A Report by REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL, Oct. 2013 (English)

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