In January 2018, the Netanyahu government announced its plan to forcibly deport the 35,000 people seeking asylum currently living in Israel. Since they began arriving from Eritrea and Sudan almost ten years ago, they have been subject to periods of mandatory detention, prohibitions on working, inadequate access to healthcare and uncertain legal status.
NIF Australia worked in partnership with two Israeli organisations to help stop the deportations and continues to assist in limiting detention and to find a permanent solution to people seeking asylum in Israel.
Podcast with Tamara Newman and Julian Burnside
Interested in learning more? Listen to our podcast episode with Australian human rights lawyer Julian Burnside and Tamara Newman from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants – Israel.