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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is Israel’s leading organization protecting the rights of refugees, migrants workers and victims of human trafficking. For over 15 years Hotline staff and volunteers have been visiting Israel’s immigration detention centers to monitor conditions, meet with detainees and provide paralegal intervention and legal representation. We represent some of the most vulnerable people in Israel and advocate for government policies consistent with a just, equal and democratic Israel.

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Why are Eritreans fleeing their home?

Credit: David Stanley
Israel is home to approximately 34,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea, the vast majority of whom have escaped from forced labor by the country’s national army. The Israeli government claims that they are migrant workers, yet it hasn’t deported them as it does with...
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The Labrynth: Migration, Status and Human Rights

A new report from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), and Physicians for Human Rights exposes the depth of bureaucracy and systematic human rights violations occuring in the systems of the Population and Immigration Authority...
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Deported To The Unknown: A New Report from the Hotline

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צילום: תומר אפלבאום
עזיבה מרצון
Hotline has just published a new follow-up report of evidence collected by two investigators, who we sent this summer to Uganda on a fact finding mission to discover what is happening to asylum-seekers who choose to leave Israel under the government’s new policy...
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