Israel

Help for Elderly Asylum Seekers in Israel Could Be on the Way

Jul 16, 2021

HIAS Israel has filed a petition against the ministries of interior, health, and labor and social services on behalf of several elderly asylum seekers.

What Did World Refugee Day Look Like?

Jun 25, 2021

World Refugee Day events around the world celebrated refugees' resilience.

How HIAS Came to Work With LGBTQ Refugees

Jun 01, 2021

While LGBTQ outreach is not a core part of HIAS’ work, it is vitally important and has had a profound impact on many hundreds of LGBTQ refugees' lives.

Helping Women Find Safety and New Opportunities

Mar 08, 2021

On International Women's Day we focus on programs in Ecuador, Israel, and Chad where HIAS is focusing on women and helping them find safety and new opportunities.

Asylum Seekers Lead the Charge for Rights in Israel

Feb 17, 2021

For asylum seekers in Israel, the mass unemployment, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlights their decade-long struggle for refugee status and basic rights.

Israel Scholarship Ceremony Spotlights Social Activism

Dec 10, 2020

On Dec. 9, HIAS Israel held its first-ever virtual scholarship awards ceremony. HIAS Israel has given scholarships to student immigrants, or olim, since the 1970s. This year, we awarded 46 scholarships to students from eight countries, the majority from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Aug 15, 2020

0.06% is the recognition rate of refugees in Israel. Why is this number so low? This report examines Israel's Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Regulation, providing an explanation about articles in the Regulation and how they are applied in practice.

Taking the Lead in Emergency Assistance

Jul 07, 2020

HIAS has rapidly created systems to protect refugees facing emergencies and to deliver aid to them during the pandemic.
Sivan Carmel

How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, asylum seekers in Israel were leading precarious lives. Now, with the country on lockdown and jobs drying up, HIAS Israel County Director Sivan Carmel says it is harder than ever for asylum seekers to stay afloat.

Sivan Carmel Discusses COVID-19

Sivan Carmel, HIAS' country director in Israel, explains how COVID-19 is affecting her work and the lives of asylum seekers.

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