Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Israel Admits Failure to Use Budgeted Funds to Aid At-risk Asylum Seekers

Date: 27.9.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Social Affairs Ministry has admitted that in the past two years it hasn’t provided any assistance to asylum seekers with disabilities or those working as sex workers, although the Finance Ministry has given it millions of shekels for this purpose.

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.

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.

1,000 Social Workers Demand Israel Allow Them to Provide Service to Asylum Seekers

Date: 10.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Some 1,000 social workers signed a letter to the social affairs minister asking that they be allowed to provide services to asylum seekers.

Murder of 12-year-old Girl Shows Human Rights in Israel Are Only for Jews

Date: 29.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

The murder of 12-year-old Silvana Tsegai in south Tel Aviv has shaken up the Eritrean asylum-seeker community in Israel, but it is far from the first case of a woman being murdered in that community.

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.

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.

Comptroller: AG must review Israel's position on asylum seekers

Date: 14.5.14 Source: Haaretz, Ilan Lior
Joseph Shapira slams Israel for failing to provide basic needs of foreign nationals who cannot be deported.

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