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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 and 15.4, is now closed. Due to the large number of requests received, UNHCR will be unable to receive additional requests in 2021. UNHCR is reviewing the submitted requests and applicants will be updated individually by email regarding the status of their requests as soon as possible. View instructional videos.


UNHCR Israel announces an open Call of Expression of Interest 2022 that is meant to identify additional partners from the NGO sector, community-based organizations, municipalities, learning institutions and other relevant actors to supplement the existing programmes carried out by already existing implementing partners in 2022.  Financial contributions from UNHCR, with the maximum amount of 50,000 ILS, will be offered for the implementation of project activities within specific thematic areas indicated in the Call. The deadline for submission has been extended to 5 October 2021.
Please refer to the attached guidance and complete UNHCR concept note for submission.

Award Winning Photography Competition To mark World Refugee Day 2021: UNHCR and Skillit are pleased to invite you to take part in a photography competition on the theme: Dreaming-Safe-Place

You are invited to share your still images emphasizing refugee dreams, integration, acceptance, inclusion, assistance, shelter, home, friendship, culture or any other expression under the selected theme.

Please join us on this important campaign!

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