Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel
There are about 33,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (including their children) living in Israel. They fled atrocities and persecution in their countries of origin - but in Israel the authorities mistreat them and deny them status and rights.
Additionally about 35,000 Ukrainian citizens live in Israel, about 14,000 of whom fled with their children to Israel since the start of the war in Ukraine.
Refugees and Asylum seekers are an integral part of Israeli society. We are committed to fight for their right to a life of dignity, security, inclusion and equality in Israel.
ASSAF's Youth Club
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"ASSAF has opened my eyes. At first I felt like my hands and feet were tied. But at ASSAF I received guidance and advice, and was shown what could be done. They helped me find my way"
R. from Eritrea, mother of two
News and Updates
“They Shut the Door on You” A Report about the Situation of Refugee Children and Asylum Seekers in Israel – Executive Summary
Food insecurity among refugees and asylum seekers – Position paper – January 2024
January 2024, Orly Levinson-Sela, Public Advocacy Director, ASSAF
Ukrainian Refugees in Israel: “Between One War and Another” – Status report