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Israeli City Blocks Children of Asylum Seekers From Enrolling in School, Defying Court Order

Date: 23.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Asylum seekers protest the city's refusal to allow their children to enroll in school, Petah Tikva, July 9, 2019.Tomer Appelbaum

Petition to Grant the Discount in Public Transportation Use to Children of Asylum Seekers (February 2019)

For years, ASSAF received reports about discrimination against underage asylum seekers when it comes to the discount in use of public transportation. In February 2019, we filed a petition to the High Court of Justice on the matter.

The campaign for integration of children of asylum seekers into Eliat’s public education system

In 2008, the municipality of Eilat began to refuse admitting children of asylum seekers in schools in the city. Instead, the children of asylum seekers were sent to a school separate from those of Israeli residents and citizens.

Supporting Unaccompanied Minors

From 2014 to 2017, ASSAF cooperated with CIMI - the Israeli Center for International Migration and Integration, to assist young asylum seekers who arrived in Israel as unaccompanied minors and to promote their rights vis-à-vis state authorities.

Asylum-seeking minors in Israel

Children of asylum seekers are particularly vulnerable in Israel, deprived of many of their basic rights. Like their parents, these children lack legal status.

Coding Boot Camp Opens Door to Israeli Tech for African Asylum Seekers

Date: 5.8.19 Source: Haaretz, Refaella Goichman

“They took a few of us on a bus to Tel Aviv and dropped us off at the central bus station. I was 18 and a half and didn’t know what to do. I got to Jaffa and linked up with people who could help me.

Sudanese model who grew up in Israel says she is living in fear of deportation

Date: 3.8.19 Source: Times of Israel

A Sudanese-born model who grew up in Israel says she is under threat of deportation, despite representing some of Israel’s largest fashion companies.

Israeli City Forced to Allow Children of Asylum Seekers in School After Blocking Enrollment

Date: 18.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

An Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that Petah Tikva must register 129 children of asylum seekers for kindergarten after the city's municipality prevented them from enrolling under various bureaucratic pretenses in January.

Israeli Municipality Blocks Children of Asylum Seekers From Enrolling in School

Date: 9.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Shira Kadari-Ovadia

A central Israeli municipality has refused to enroll 129 children of Eritrean asylum seekers in the city's education system, a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the city and Israel's Education Ministry shows.

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