Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

South Sudan

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

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.

Lessons from South Sudan, for Those Rushing to Deport Eritrean Refugees

Date: 1.10.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tal Harris

The South Sudanese Children Who Dream in Hebrew in Uganda’s Capital

Date: 23.3.18 Source: Haaretz, Uzi Dann

Rami Gudovitch zips around from yard to classroom to dining room to the school entrance, not resting for a moment. He has come to visit “his” kids and it’s hard to say who is more excited, he or they.

Look at My Mother. This Is Where Israel Is Deporting Us

Date: 16.1.18 Source: Haaretz, Christina Batista 

We came to Israel from Egypt in 2007. I was six years old and my sister Viola was 12. We walked by foot through the desert. Mum was pregnant and dad supported her. Walking was hard.

US Announces Sanctions Authority in South Sudan

Date: 3.4.14 Source: Wall Street Journal, Samuel Rubenfeld

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday that authorizes Washington to impose sanctions on those causing conflict in South Sudan.

Deportation of South Sudanese from Israel

Date: 10.9.13 Source: FMR MAGAZINE
Israel’s aggressive campaign of arrest and deportation of South Sudanese asylum seekers contravenes the principle of non-refoulement and international standards for voluntary, dignified return. By Laurie Lijnders, FMR MAGAZINE (English)

World Refugee Day marked almost a year after first S. Sudan deportation from Tel Aviv

Date: 20.6.13 Source: The Jerusalem Post
When Orit Marom of the refugee aid organization ASSAF visited the Reece family in Gambela, Ethiopia, during Passover in April, it took her back to the fall of 2008, when she first met the family taking shelter in a south Tel Aviv church. By BEN HARTMAN

Deportation and Voluntary Departure

The Israeli Government's policy in recent years is to apply pressure on asylum seekers in order to make them leave the country. It has been doing so by threatening them with incarceration, and expropriating a significant portion of their salaries. In addition, the state has acted in various ways to forcibly deport asylum seekers.

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