Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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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

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.

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 

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.

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