Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Asylum Seekers from Sudan and Eritrea - Situational Report (October 2020)

Date: 17.1.21 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

According to the data of the Population and Immigration Authority there are currently 28,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan residing in Israel. Israel recognizes that the lives of these refugees will be in danger if they are refouled to their countries of origin, and therefore has refrained from deporting them. Despite having lived in Israel for nearly a decade (and some for more than this period) and despite the recognition that the asylum seekers would be in danger should they be deported to their countries of origin, Israel denies them recognition as refugees.

Read more about their status and situation in Israel in the following report.