Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Advocacy and Support Center

Assaf's Advocacy and Support Center serves asylum-seekers who come to talk about the problems they encounter, develop a sense of belonging and receive support and information.

Israel blocks hundreds of asylum seekers from accessing their bank accounts

Date: 23.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Many asylum seekers have lost access to their bank accounts due to changes made to their visa numbers by the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

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.

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.”

Israel must help asylum seekers trapped in the sex industry

Date: 27.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Vered Lee

“We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution,” Victor Hugo wrote.

Israel's only mental health clinic for African asylum-seekers faces closure

Date: 26.4.18 Source: i24NEWS
'We don't have insurance, we don’t have access to private clinic and we can’t go hospital, what do we do?'

Israel’s only clinic to provide mental health s

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.

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