Israel

 

Operation: Opération: Israel

Location

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Key Figures

2020 planning figures
7,165 people of concern will be provided with material assistance and psychosocial support
3,678 asylum-seekers will receive legal assistance
1,200 children at risk or with special needs will receive support
900 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence will receive psychosocial counselling
200 particularly vulnerable cases, including women and girls at risk, will be identified for resettlement
2018 year-end results
509 people received temporary humanitarian protection individually (various nationalities) or on a group basis (485 Sudanese)
6 asylum-seekers granted refugee status (5 Eritreans, 1 Nigerian)

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

2%
Decrease in
2018
2018 54,181
2017 55,250
2016 44,665

 

[["Refugees",1659],["Refugee-like situation",16910],["Asylum-seekers",35570],["Stateless",42]]
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Israel

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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

Israel hosts approximately 34,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly Eritrean and Sudanese, who arrived in Israel more than a decade ago. Labelled as “infiltrators,” their access to the asylum procedure was restricted until early 2013. Those who managed to apply have not benefitted from secure residency or sufficient basic services while awaiting an outcome.

The protection environment has deteriorated during the past few years following the introduction of additional deterrence policies and legislation. Asylum-seekers are living in an impoverished state, which has been exacerbated since the implementation of the so-called “deposit law” that obligates employers to deduct 20% from the salaries of asylum-seekers––to be returned only upon leaving Israel.

UNHCR has been involved in protection monitoring, providing guidance and capacity-building. It has also implemented projects relating to education, health, SGBV prevention and response, legal representation, psycho-social counselling, and vocational and language training.

 

Key priorities

In 2020, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Strengthening public understanding of, and support to, refugees and asylum-seekers, to counter prevailing negative perceptions and discrimination.
  • Advocacy and capacity-building to ensure the available national health care and education institutions and social welfare structures are accessible to refugee and asylum-seeker children.
  • Promoting fair, efficient and effective asylum procedures that meet international standards through capacity-building, expert advice and technical support.
  • Advocating durable solutions, as outlined by the short-lived Framework of Common Understanding UNHCR reached with the Government of Israel in 2018, which provides a fair and effective solution for the thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese currently in Israel, namely resettlement and complimentary pathways. 
Latest contributions
  • 03-DEC-2019
    United States of America

    private donors

    $55,000
  • 02-DEC-2019
    Italy
    $5,637,475
  • European Union
    $5,500,551
  • 30-NOV-2019
    Malaysia

    private donors

    $192,585
  • Switzerland

    private donors

    $163,580
  • China

    private donors

    $941,588
  • Canada

    private donors

    $826,063
  • Netherlands

    private donors

    $179,168
  • Thailand

    private donors

    $579,403
  • Republic of Korea

    private donors

    $4,008,692
  • Italy

    private donors

    $1,771,974
  • France

    private donors

    $114,094
  • Mexico

    private donors

    $77,706
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    private donors

    $417,451
  • Philippines

    private donors

    $161,644
  • United Arab Emirates

    private donors

    $126,845
  • 29-NOV-2019
    Switzerland
    $1,008,064
  • Denmark
    $143,307
  • Germany
    $4,444,445
  • Brazil

    private donors

    $201,518