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Coding Boot Camp Opens Door to Israeli Tech for African Asylum Seekers

Date: 5.8.19 Source: Haaretz, Refaella Goichman

“They took a few of us on a bus to Tel Aviv and dropped us off at the central bus station. I was 18 and a half and didn’t know what to do. I got to Jaffa and linked up with people who could help me.

Sudanese model who grew up in Israel says she is living in fear of deportation

Date: 3.8.19 Source: Times of Israel

A Sudanese-born model who grew up in Israel says she is under threat of deportation, despite representing some of Israel’s largest fashion companies.

Hateful Graffiti Spray-painted on Buildings of Human Rights Organizations in South Tel Aviv

Date: 31.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Bar Peleg

Hateful graffiti was scrawled on buildings belonging to three human rights organizations in south Tel Aviv Wednesday early morning.

Israel's Top Court Denies Revealing Government Files on Human Rights in Eritrea

Date: 25.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The Supreme Court denied on Wednesday an appeal filed by of a group of human rights activists demanding that the Foreign Ministry release classified documents concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea and Israel’s relations with the African country.

Israeli City Forced to Allow Children of Asylum Seekers in School After Blocking Enrollment

Date: 18.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

An Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that Petah Tikva must register 129 children of asylum seekers for kindergarten after the city's municipality prevented them from enrolling under various bureaucratic pretenses in January.

Announcing New Criteria, Israel to Revisit All Asylum Requests by Eritreans

Date: 17.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Israel will reexamine all requests from Eritrean asylum seekers, including 3,000 that were previously turned down, a decision by a special committee said on Tuesday, as it announced new assessment criteria.

Israeli Municipality Blocks Children of Asylum Seekers From Enrolling in School

Date: 9.7.19 Source: Haaretz, Shira Kadari-Ovadia

A central Israeli municipality has refused to enroll 129 children of Eritrean asylum seekers in the city's education system, a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the city and Israel's Education Ministry shows.

Eritrea persecutes activists who have fled the country, Amnesty says

Date: 27.6.19 Source: Bloomberg, Samuel Gebre

Human-rights activists who risked their lives and fled a brutal regime in Eritrea are still not safe to criticize the government from outside the country, according to Amnesty International.

World Refugee Day: Israel's contested refugee population

Date: 20.6.19 Source: The Jerusalem Post, Yvette J. Deane

As World Refugee Day was commemorated around the world on Thursday, it is puzzling that Israel officially has only 14 refugees, despite having over 30,000 asylum seekers from African countries, many of whom are seeking refugee status.“No one knows the exact number,” Guli Dolev from the African Re

Lying on the Floor, Dying of Tuberculosis: Inside the Horrors of Libya's Brutal Migrant Prisons

Date: 9.6.19 Source: Tamara Baraaz, Haaretz

7:00 P.M. Libya time. Kidana’s cellphone rings. He’s in a huge prison hall where 744 men, women and children sleep crowded together.


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