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Trafficking & tortures

"It's Not a Place you go to Die, but a Place you go to Suffer": Torture and Trafficking in Sinai

Date: 7.3.14 Source: Think Africa Press , Bianca Orval
Lawlessness in Egypt's Sinai peninsula allows traffickers and kidnappers to make a commodity out of human life.

Victims of Torture and Human Trafficking

Israeli human rights organizations estimate that about 4,000 survivors of the torture camps in Sinai currently live in Israel, most of them are from Eritrea.

Rights group: Eritrean refugees regularly abducted in Egypt, Sudan

Date: 11.2.14 Source: Haaretz and The Associated Press
Human Rights Watch calls for crackdown on local officials who say are colluding with traffickers.

"I Wanted to Lie Down and Die"

Date: 11.2.14 Source: HRW
Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt. A report by Human Rights Watch (English)

People smugglers 'target Eritrean asylum seekers'

Date: 26.8.13 Source: SBS
An SBS investigation has found asylum-seekers from Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa, are paying people-smugglers thousands of dollars to get them to Australia

Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days'

Date: 2.8.13 Source: CBN

From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale.

It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared.

Work Permits for Victims of Trafficking and Slavery

Date: 10.7.13 Source: ASSAF
Position paper - submitted to the Sub-Committee against trafficking in women and prostitution by the Hotline for Migrant Workers and Assaf (Hebrew)

Welfare services for migrant workers and the status-less

Date: 1.7.13 Source: Knesset research center

Report of the Knesset Center for Research and Information. Author: Neta Moshe. This document was prepared for a session of the Special Committee on the Migrant Workers Problem at which the Minister of Welfare and Social Services, MK Meir Cohen, surveyed services (Hebrew) 

Position Paper on Disabled Asylum Seekers

Date: 14.6.13 Source: ASSAF

This document presents a study of asylum-seekers with physical disabilities and those suffering from psychiatric disorders, on the basis of Assaf's accumulated experience. 

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