Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

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Asylum Seekers from Sudan and Eritrea - Situational Report (May 2021)
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ASSAF's People: our 2020 activity report
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Integrating Children of Asylum Seekers in the Israeli Education System
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Executive Summary: Asylum Seekers and Israel's Social Services (October 2020)
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Annual Trafficking in Persons Report - Input from ASSAF (January 2021)
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How we extended support to refugees during the lockdown


ASSAF was founded in 2007 in order to aid refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. Our aim is to promote the rights of refugees in their encounters with the state authorities. This includes providing advocacy and support to those in need: thousands of men, women and children who are conducting a daily struggle to overcome memories of the traumatic experiences they have escaped, and who are living in Israel without status or access to basic human rights.

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Current Situation

Aid to refugees in Israel during Coronavirus Crisis

ِApproximately 31,012 refugees and asylum seekers live in Israel as of October 2020, of which 92% are from Eritrea or Sudan. They were forced to leave their homes and their countries to seek asylum in Israel due to persecution, civil wars, genocide and other horrors
The Covid-19 crisis has hard hit the asylum seekers community in Israel. Thousands have lost their livelihoods without being entitled to unemployment benefits. Accordingly, ASSAF is working so their plight is heard and addressed by the authorities, while providing the community with extensive psychosocial aid and support.
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Youth Club

Psychosocial Aid and Support

Advocacy and Support Center

The ASSAF Youth Club is an extra-curriculum program, which operates twice a week and provides a supportive and safe environment to kids and teenagers from within the refugee communities in Israel.
ASSAF operates various projects to support, empower and provide aid to individuals and families in need from the refugee communities in Israel.
Assaf's Advocacy and Support Center serves asylum-seekers who come to talk about the problems they encounter, develop a sense of belonging and receive support and information.
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