Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

The housing plight and the homeless: survey and state of affairs (2012)

Many asylum seekers released from detention lack familial and community support networks, and find themselves without aid and without housing. Dozens of them spend their nights in the Levinsky Park near the main bus station in Tel Aviv, without a roof over their heads, surviving on a meager and often starvation diet. In winter 2011-2012 we published a survey of the housing plight and of the situation of homeless asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. We submitted it to a UN representative who came from Geneva to examine the issue of the homeless in Israel.