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Important information for asylum-seekers with presumed international protection needs in Israel with Group of Five or Community Sponsors in Canada:

The access to the online form to submit requests for interviews in support of private sponsorship to Canada, that was open between 15.3.2021 and 15.4.2021, is now closed. Due to the large number of requests received, UNHCR will be unable to receive additional requests in 2022. UNHCR is reviewing the submitted requests and applicants will be updated individually by email regarding the status of their requests as soon as possible. 


Yohana stands with two of her three children in the alley next to her house, dressed for the Easter holiday, on May 2, 2021.

Haifa asylum seekers, long pushed to the margins, bring their own photos to life

Photographer Daniel Rolider spent six months documenting the approximately 700 asylum seekers, mostly families from Eritrea, who live in Haifa’s Hadar neighborhood for an exhibit at the Haifa Museum of Art.

In an interesting twist, he also asked the subjects of the photos to draw what they thought a viewer might be missing from that photo.

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Updates about the Ukrainian crisis / Оновлення для українців

Are you a Ukrainian in Israel or abroad? More information is available here. The Population Immigration and Borders Authority announced on February 27 that there will not be any enforcement or expulsion of any Ukrainian citizens currently residing in Israel. Click here for the latest information in Hebrew and Ukrainian from the Population and Immigration Authority.

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Spotlight on asylum seekers and refugees in Israel

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