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Editorial | Guatemala’s Poor Come First

Date: 25.2.21 Source: Haaretz, Editorial

Two weeks ago, the Health Ministry made the correct decision from the standpoint of both morality and health when it opened a coronavirus vaccination clinic in Tel Aviv’s Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood for people with no legal status in Israel.

Israeli Decision Makes COVID Vaccines Off Limits to Thousands of Foreign Residents

Date: 24.2.21 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Tel Aviv facility where foreign migrant workers and asylum seekers have been receiving coronavirus vaccinations this month will stop administering the shots to new patients as of Tuesday and will only be providing the foreign residents second vaccine doses, the Health Ministry has decided.

Tel Aviv Launching COVID Vaccine Campaign for Asylum Seekers Vaccine Campaign for Asylum Seekers

Date: 8.2.21 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality and Ichilov Hospital will on Tuesday launch a campaign to vaccinate asylum seekers and migrant workers, who are ineligible for vaccinations through the health maintenance organizations.

Tel Aviv Plans to Vaccinate Asylum Seekers Against COVID-19

Date: 27.1.21 Source: Haaretz, Amos Harel

Tel Aviv plans to open a special compound in the coming weeks for vaccinating most of the city’s asylum seekers against COVID-19.

Asylum Seekers Cleaning Tel Aviv's Streets to Be Fired for Israelis Who Don't Even Want the Job

Date: 25.12.20 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

For nine years, Debasi Habtu, a 42-year-old asylum seeker, has been going out every day to clean the streets of central Tel Aviv. He gets up before sunrise, glances at his sleeping children – aged six months, six years and 10 years – dons his yellow vest and bikes to Lincoln Street.

Update: Asylum seekers in Israel left destitute during Covid 19 crisis (October 2020)

Date: 11.11.20 Source: ASSAF; The Refugees Rights Forum

Asylum seekers have been severely affected by the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic outburst. Six months into the crisis, the asylum seekers community’s situation is deteriorating and urgent response is necessary to prevent a humanitarian crisis.

Portrait of a crisis: Asylum seekers in south Tel Aviv facing coronavirus

Date: 30.4.20 Source: +972 Mag, Oren Ziv

Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Israel, the plight of African asylum seekers, who are not entitled to assistance from the Israeli government, has been amplified.

Corona does not discriminate (video)

Date: 7.4.20 Source: Social TV, Adi Toldeano

For asylum seekers in Israel, the state's support systems are not a source of aid. Refugees are not eligible for Social Security or allowances and find it difficult to find guidelines in their language. So how can one deal with the coronavirus in such a reality? 

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