Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel


Attackers throw Molotov cocktails at TA migrants

Date: 27.4.12 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Day care center one of three buildings damaged; police refuse to comment on whether crimes were racially motivated.

No Promised Land for Refugees

Date: 6.4.12 Source: Tablet
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds. By Larry Derfner

South Sudanese get last-minute reprieve from deportation

Date: 1.4.12 Source: 972MAGAZINE
The judge, Yigal Marzel, issued the order in response to a petition filed by the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel (ASSAF), the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC), the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Hotline for Migrant Workers, and Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHR-Israel).

Court delays South Sudan migrants' expulsion

Date: 29.3.12 Source: Ynet,
Orit Marom of the Organization for Aiding Refugees welcomed the court's decision and said "we were pleased to see that the Foreign Ministry is aware of the difficult reality in South Sudan."

Israel seeks to return refugees to South Sudan

Date: 22.3.12 Source: Los Angeles Times

Israel doesn't need celebrity activists to call its attention to troubles in Africa. After years of being on the receiving end of a steady stream of work migrants and asylum seekers, the country knows this first-hand.

'Refugees invisible to Israeli law'

Date: 15.12.11 Source: Ynet,
"There is no category for them," Orit Marom, a coordinator at Assaf, an advocacy group for refugees and asylum seekers, explained. "As far as the Israeli law goes, they are invisible."

Out of Place

Date: 1.4.11 Source: Tablet
Thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees, fleeing genocidal persecution and military conscription, are seeking asylum in Israel, which is struggling to manage and acclimate this influx. By Daniella Cheslow

‘We are here because of the persecution we suffered’

Date: 24.12.10 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Thousands of Africans in Tel Aviv demand refugee status and decry plans for detention center.

Cabinet approves detention center for illegal infiltrators

Date: 28.11.10 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Facility will provide basic shelter, food and medical services for African migrants who cross Egyptian border.

The Middle East: refugees and internally displaced persons by country

Date: 5.10.10 Source: TheGuardian
As a brief overview confirms, refugees and IDPs pose one of the most complex humanitarian issues facing the Middle East


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