03/28/2018

Urgent Action: Asylum-Seekers Risk Deportation Or Detention (Israel/OPT: UA 64.18)


Thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers are at risk of either being forced to go to Rwanda or Uganda, where their protection is not guaranteed, or being indefinitely detained in Israel. While some are already detained, the Israeli authorities have given others until early April to leave the country or be detained.

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Thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers are at risk of either being forced to go to Rwanda or Uganda, where their protection is not guaranteed, or being indefinitely detained in Israel. While some are already detained, the Israeli authorities have given others until early April to leave the country or be detained.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately halt the deportations of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers;
  • Immediately release all asylum-seekers who are being detained for refusing to leave Israel;
  • Ensure that Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers have access to fair and effective refugee status determination procedures in Israel.

Contact these two officials by 9 May, 2018:

Director General, Population, Immigration and Border Authority
Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef
Fax: +972 2 6294836
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Director General

Ambassador Ron Dermer, Embassy of Israel
3514 International Drive NW, Washington DC 20008
T: 202.364.5500
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambdermer
Twitter: @AmbDermer
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 64.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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