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State Department 2019 Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report - Input from ASSAF

Date: 20.3.19 Source: ASSAF

2019 Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report - Input from ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, covering January-December 2018; submitted to the U.S Department of State. 

Healing through artwork: Crochet by African migrants and trauma victims on display in NYC exhibit

Date: 2.5.18 Source: RNS, Liz Donovan

TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) — Crocheting is a craft used by artists to make works of art and by artisans to make baskets and clothes. But it also has another purpose, according to the Israeli fiber artist Gil Yefman, “as a means to resolve trauma.”

Sound of Torture

Date: 18.3.15 Source: AlJazeera
Eritrean refugees, trapped and tortured in the Sinai desert, reach out to an activist radio host in Sweden.

“We are Also Human Beings” Survivors of Torture Camps in Sinai

Date: 2.11.14 Source: ASSAF
Asylum seekers who are victims of human trafficking and torture – women, men and even children who suffered some of the most dreadful torments, ones that words cannot fully describe, and who were victims of some of the most severe crimes that can be made towards human beings – now live in Israel. These victims carry terrible physical and mental scars, and need specialized support and care. The purpose of this report is to draw a picture of the state of these victims, as characterized by ASSAF’s professional team, and the support they receive from our organization.

Sinai Torture Survivors in Israel

Date: 23.6.14 Source: ASSAF, HRM & PHR

The Sinai Torture camps and The Approach of Israeli Authorities regarding the Survivors living in Israel - June 2014 position paper

Sinai torture industry captured in haunting new documentary

Date: 13.6.14 Source: HAARETZ, Liat Shlezinger
The power of 'Sound of Torture' stems from the disembodied-but-human voices it features of asylum seekers brutalized in camps in Sinai.

Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking

Israeli human rights groups estimate the number of trafficking victims from Sinai living in Israel to be about 7,000.

"It's Not a Place you go to Die, but a Place you go to Suffer": Torture and Trafficking in Sinai

Date: 7.3.14 Source: Think Africa Press , Bianca Orval
Lawlessness in Egypt's Sinai peninsula allows traffickers and kidnappers to make a commodity out of human life.

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