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Israel’s ‘Deposit Law’ Is Pushing Asylum Seekers to Financial Ruin

Date: 31.1.19 Source: News Deeply, Steven Davidson

IN MAY 2017, Israel effectively cut one-fifth of asylum seekers’ wages, hoping people such as Eden Tasfamariam would leave the country.

Israeli Ministry Got $10 Million to Help 500 Distressed Asylum Seekers. Only 28 Received Care

Date: 23.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

M. has been living on the street for nine months now, passing every season of the year under the open sky. At his age, 67, it’s not getting easier. “I look for places to sleep where I won’t be cold.

Israeli High Court Gives the State 90 Days to Decide on Welfare for Refugees

Date: 27.11.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Criticizing the state for dragging its feet, the High Court of Justiceruled on Monday that the state must decide within 90 days on providing welfare services 

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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.”

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