Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Covid-19 Crisis: aid to asylum seekers in Israel
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Support ASSAF's work with refugees. Especially now!
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ASSAF’s support of asylum seekers during the lockdown in Israel
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Mapping of key educational issues and needs of children of asylum seekers
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ASSAF's CEO speaks in front of the UN Committee about asylum seekers' rights
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State Department Trafficking in Persons Report (2019) - Input from ASSAF

About ASSAF Organization

ASSAF was founded in 2007 in order to aid refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. Our aim is to promote the rights of refugees in their encounters with the state authorities. This includes providing advocacy and support to those in need: thousands of men, women and children who are conducting a daily struggle to overcome memories of the traumatic experiences they have escaped, and who are living in Israel without status or access to basic human rights.

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Current Situation

Deportation and Voluntary Departure

ِApproximately 31,122 refugees and asylum seekers live in Israel as of April 2020, of which 92% are from Eritrea or Sudan. They were forced to leave their homes and their countries to seek asylum in Israel due to persecution, civil wars, genocide and other horrors
The Israeli Government's policy in recent years is to apply pressure on asylum seekers in order to make them leave the country. It has been doing so by threatening them with incarceration, and expropriating a significant portion of their salaries. In addition, the state has acted in various ways to forcibly deport asylum seekers.
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Youth Club

Psychosocial Aid and Support

Advocacy and Support Center

The ASSAF Youth Club is an extra-curriculum program, which operates twice a week and provides a supportive and safe environment to kids and teenagers from within the refugee communities in Israel.
ASSAF operates various projects to support, empower and provide aid to individuals and families in need from the refugee communities in Israel.
Assaf's Advocacy and Support Center serves asylum-seekers who come to talk about the problems they encounter, develop a sense of belonging and receive support and information.
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