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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is Israel’s leading organization protecting the rights of refugees, migrant 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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Immigration Detention in Israel during 2017

The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (HRM) is the only organization in Israel allowed entry into immigration detention facilities. Throughout 2017, Hotline representatives have monitored detention conditions in four facilities – Holot, Saharonim, Givon, and Yahalom. This report focuses on issues including conditions...
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Farewell from our CEO Reut Michaeli

Dear friends, Last week was my final week as the Executive Director of the Hotline. I was drawn to the Hotline because of my belief in the words, “that the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its...
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Asylum Seekers from Eritrea and Sudan in Israel – December 2017

According to the most recent data provided by the Israeli Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration at the Ministry of Interior (MOI), about 35,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who entered Israel through Egypt, and are therefore regarded as “infiltrators” by...
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