Israel Shelves Plans to Deport African Migrants
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the country will put on hold an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western countries.
Deutsche Welle, 3 April 2018
In a surprise move, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scrapped a deal with UN refugee agency UNHCR that would have seen thousands of African migrants relocated, while… Read more »
VOA, 3 April 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was putting on hold an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western… Read more »
African asylum seekers sleep in a Tel Aviv park in 2012.
U.S. Congress, 4 April 2018
April 2, 2018 - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement regarding the new agreement with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to relocate thousands… Read more »
VOA, 26 February 2018
About 15,000 protesters turned out Saturday on the streets of Tel Aviv to voice their opposition to the deportation of African asylum-seekers, many of them from Sudan and Eritrea. Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 4 February 2018
Israel has begun notifying African asylum seekers that they have two months to leave for an unnamed third country. Outrage over the plan has long simmered among liberal Israelis… Read more »
Just two months from now, the Israeli government says it will begin indefinitely imprisoning asylum seekers who refuse deportation. IRIN Middle East Editor Annie Slemrod explores ... Read more »
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, affirmed that Kigali would accept the refugees and asylum seekers as long as the process of relocating them was in line with ... Read more »