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Amid pandemic, number of people forced to flee homes has risen, says U.N.

Date: 18.6.21 Source: Reuters

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes due to conflict, persecution and human rights abuses has doubled in the past decade to reach 82.4 million at the end of last year, the United Nations said on Friday.

UN Refugee Envoy in Israel: Nixed Asylum Seekers Deal Still on the Table

Date: 23.12.19 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Israel has called on Israel to reconsider the agreement on asylum seekers that it signed in April 2018 and canceled the next day.

What About Israel’s Refugees?

Date: 17.12.19 Source: Haaretz (editorial)

The first Global Refugee Forum opened this week in Geneva. Organizations and countries from around the world sent delegates; Israel sent officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry’s Population and Immigration Authority.

Asylum Seekers in Israel - Situation Report (August 2019)

Date: 31.10.19 Source: ASSAF; The Refugee Rights Forum

Instead of using asylum seekers for political propaganda and exploiting the genuine plight of the residents of South Tel Aviv for the purpose of conflict with the Supreme Court, it is time to embrace humane, practical and worthwhile solutions.

New UN Refugee Representative: If Israel Doesn't Act Now, It Will Fail This Generation

Date: 1.12.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

The UN Refugee Agency’s new representative in Israel says he’s greatly concerned about asylum seekers’ uncertain status in the country – an intolerable situation for anyone who believes in humanism and human dignity, as he put it.  

The businessman's solution to Israel's migrant crisis

Date: 19.6.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara Zieve

It’s been over two months since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a new plan for Israel’s migrants only to cancel it less than 24 hours later.

Since then, not much has been heard about the path forward.

Business tycoons present asylum seeker integration plan

Date: 23.5.18 Source: ynet, Amir Alon

Sixty-four luminaries from Israel's business community wrote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline a comprehensive plan for an economic-business solution to the asylum seeker problem, put together along with south Tel Aviv residents who oppose their expulsion.

64 Leading businessmen submit plan to Netanyahu on how to solve asylum seeker crisis

Date: 22.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A group of leading Israeli businessmen has submitted a proposal to the government on how to solve the problem of African asylum seekers living in south 

Israeli Interior Minister Confirms Israel Has Renewed Contacts With UN Over Asylum-seeker Deal

Date: 10.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Jonathan Lis and Lee Yaron

The government is in contact with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in an attempt to reach a new agreement on the status and departure African asylum seekers in Israel, Interior Minister Arye Dery told the State Control Committee on Wednesday morning.

Israel approved 0.09% of asylum requests over past nine years

Date: 9.5.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

State Comptroller Joseph Shapira harshly criticized Israel’s handling of asylum requests in his annual report Tuesday, noting that since 2009 only 52 of the 55,433 requests submitted had been granted.


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