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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to defend and further the rights of refugees, migrants and prevent trafficking in persons in Israel. We are committed to ending the exploitation of migrants and abuse of refugees, and promote just government policies that take the rights of migrants and refugees into account. We seek to be the herald of the people whose voices are unheard in Israel’s public sphere and to build a just, equal and democratic society in Israel.

Alternative to Child Detention in Israel

“No Note from the Doctor, No Visa”

Asylum-seekers often turn to us at the Hotline due to bureaucratic abuse at the hand of Ministry of Interior clerks, but we haven’t encountered such a kafkaesque story in a while. Mahari is an Eritrean asylum-seeker who has been volunteering for two years...
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Refugees Forced to Wait in Lines for Days to Renew Visas

“On Tuesday, my visa ran out. My employer told me that I cannot work without a visa for even just one day, so I went on Monday to the new Ministry of Interior office in Bnei Brak. I heard from friends that...
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The Struggle for Recognition of Human Trafficking Victims

Protest in front of Saharonim prison,Israel,31.08.2012
Written by: Elizabeth Tsurkov *Trigger warning: The post contains a testimony detailing torture* Hundreds of asylum-seekers who had survived the Sinai torture camps were jailed in Israel under different version of the Anti-Infiltration Law since the summer of 2012. The last group that...
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