African Migrants Battle Hunger and Trauma in Israel
Over a decade from the mid-2000s, about 64,000 Africans - mainly from conflict-torn Sudan and Eritrea - arrived in Israel across the then-porous border with Egypt's Sinai, which was fenced off several years ago, writes Inna Lazareva for the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 November 2018
In the concrete bowels of a vast bus station in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, a group of children gathers in the evening to play and dance to songs blaring from a CD player. Read more »
The plan by Israel to deport about 37,000 Africans was abandoned after Rwanda backed out of a deal to take them in, saying it could not guarantee their safety. Read more »
The plan had targeted more than 42,000 migrants living in Israel, who are now able to again renew residency permits every 60 days. Read more »
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A large garage with a leaky roof serves as an Eritrean church and community centre in south Tel Aviv, Israel, September 5, 2018.