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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.

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.

Asylum Seekers in Israel - Situation Report (August 2019)

Date: 31.10.19 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

Instead of using asylum seekers for political propaganda and exploiting the genuine plight of the residents of South Tel Aviv for the purpose of conflict with the Supreme Court, it is time to embrace humane, practical and worthwhile solutions.

UN Panel Demands Answers From Israel on Failure to Protect Asylum Seekers

Date: 24.10.19 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Israel must explain to the United Nations why only a minuscule proportion of asylum seekers here are granted refugee status, and why they cannot get permanent work permits or regular access to health and social service, a UN committee has stated.

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.

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