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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.

'Israel Won't Take Care of Me - I'll Go Die in My Homeland, in Dangerous Sudan'

Date: 15.5.19 Source: Lee Yaron, Haaretz

Following three strokes that left M., 59, impaired and unable to obtain adequate medical treatment because of his asylum seeker status in Israel, he decided he had no choice but to return to Sudan - at least he'll die in his homeland, he says. 

Israel’s Only Refugee Mental Health Clinic Works in Shadow of Closure

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Refugees deeply, Isma’il Kushkush

AN ENGRAVED POEM in Hebrew near the entrance of the drab government building in Jaffa, Israel, is the only clue as to what goes on inside. It reads:

Advocacy and Support Center

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.

Social affairs ministry refusing to help asylum seekers in peril

Date: 7.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

For at least six months, the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry has been aware that M.’s husband has been beating her for years.

Israel's only mental health clinic for African asylum-seekers faces closure

Date: 26.4.18 Source: i24NEWS
'We don't have insurance, we don’t have access to private clinic and we can’t go hospital, what do we do?'

Israel’s only clinic to provide mental health s

Israel Sent Asylum Seekers to Uganda Without Required Vaccine for Deadly Disease

Date: 9.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Asylum seekers who have left Israel for Uganda have entered that country without having received the necessary inoculation against life-threatening yellow fever, say dozens of reports that have reached Haaretz.

Aid to People with Disabilities

Most asylum-seekers in Israel lack access to health services and medical care. This situation particularly affects those among them who face physical or mental disabilities.

Israel to provide mental health evaluations for asylum-seekers bound for detention center

Date: 19.10.17 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
The state will be budgeting 600,000 shekels ($171,000) to provide 2,500 psychiatric evaluations for asylum-seekers claiming that they cannot be held at the Holot detention facility in the Negev.
 
Most will be seeking an exemption from orders se

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