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Israel at War – Information and Guidelines For Refugees And Asylum Seekers

إسرائيل في حالة حرب- معلومات وإرشادات للاجئين وطالبي اللجوء

እስራኤል ኣብ ውግእ ኣላ፡ ንስደተኛታትን ንሓተትቲ ዑቕባ ዝኸዉን ሓበሬታትን መምርሕታት

Війна в Ізраїлі – Особливі інструкції та корисна інформація для шукачів притулку та біженців

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

Press Statement in Reaction to Events in South Tel-Aviv

Originally published September 2 2023

UNHCR is shocked to learn of the violence which occurred at a demonstration today in south Tel Aviv and to hear reports of over 170 injured asylum seekers and dozens of injured police officers. UNHCR expresses its concern of the high number of injuries and the acts of violence and extends sympathy to all injured persons. Read more


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.


Spotlight on asylum seekers and refugees in Israel

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