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Efforts to prevent the deportation of children in Out-of-Home Placement (2012)

With the commencement of the deportations to Sudan (2012), described by the Ministry of the Interior as "voluntary return", ASSAF began to receive appeals regarding children from South Sudan in Out-of-Home Placement (boarding schools), whose families were about to be deporte

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.

Petition regarding admission to municipal kindergartens in Kiryat Malakhi (2015)

In 2015, ASSAF received multiple appeals from asylum seekers residing in Kiryat Malakhi, concerning the municipality's refusal to admit their children in municipal kindergartens.

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.

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.

"A Warm Home for ASSAF's Youth"

"In the Youth Club I can finally unwind. When we sit down to eat dinner together I feel like I am eating with family, what I don't always have at home.

Children of asylum seekers face barriers in school registration

Date: 20.2.15 Source: Omri Efraim, YNET
ASSAF said it received several calls from families living in Yavne who were inquiring about the issue, while the organization's volunteers reported that a number of such residents left the city and moved to Tel Aviv due to the difficulties they encountered in their attempts to register their children.

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