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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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For the First Time: Sudanese Asylum Seeker Was Recognized as Refugee

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Mutasim Ali, a leader of the asylum seeker community, is the first Sudanese national to be recognized as a refugee by the State of Israel. He requested asylum four years ago and spent 14 months at the Holot detention facility. On June 23,...
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2015 TIP Report- Substantial Decline in Authority Response to Trafficking Victims

The 2015 Annual Trafficking Report from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, released for Passover, reports on 28 individual victims of trafficking and slavery who were identified by the NGO, as well the resumption of trafficking of women from Eastern Europe. The report...
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Intentional Overcrowding, Insufficient Food, Lack of Interpreters and Lack of Sufficient Access to Health Services and Legal Representation: A New Report From the Hotline

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The new monitoring report from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants assess the four detention facilities which currently hold around 5,000 asylum-seekers and migrants: Saharonim Prison, Givon Prison, the Holot Open-Detention Facility, and the Yahalom Facility located in Ben Gurion Airport. The report is...
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