Tag Archives: asylum

Israel mulls plan to return African asylum seekers to Eritrea and Sudan


Israel’s Ministry of Interior is said to be exploring the possibility of deporting African asylum-seekers back to Eritrea and Sudan as lawmakers seek to generate an understanding of the situation in the two countries that have caused thousands to flee.

According to a letter drafted by Interior Minister Arye Dery addressed to Meretz MK Mossi Raz earlier this month, Dery referred to efforts by his department to forge a comprehensive policy on the asylum-seekers and said various options were on the table.

“We’re generating a picture of the general situation in Sudan and Eritrea and the implications thereof,” Dery wrote, Haaretz reported. Despite the exploration, he reiterated that the current policy of non-refoulement to Eritrea and Sudan remains unchanged.

The move “is being…

Read More


EU plans African asylum camps to limit migrants



The European Union has hardened its asylum policy, unveiling plans to set up processing centres in African countries to try to cut off the flow of …
Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Europe to judge asylum claims in African camps



Brussels is planning to set up migrant processing centres in Africa to reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving in Europe. A leaked European …
Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

In Tel Aviv’s African neighborhood, asylum seekers strive for normal life


Teklit Michael is an Eritrean activist who has become a spokesman for the community. (Ben Sales)

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The Sudanese pizza restaurant is nearly empty on this weekday afternoon, but that doesn’t seem to bother its owner, Yakoub Al-Aldoum, who happily cooks goulash in a small, square kitchen.

Pizza, his specialty, will go into the oven in the evening, Al-Aldoum assures me repeatedly. He makes a regular crust with tomato sauce, then covers it with Sudanese staples like beans and lentils, or beef or tuna.

Al-Aldoum picked up pizza baking in a large restaurant in his home country of Sudan, then took the craft with him to Libya when he fled, seeking asylum.

Eleven years ago he arrived in Israel. Like tens of thousands of other African asylum seekers, he settled in…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Israel’s deportation of African asylum seekers labelled ‘cruel and unlawful’ by Amnesty International


Israel’s deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers is “cruel and unlawful”, Amnesty International has said in a report calling for an end to the practice.

The study, published on Monday, says the African migrants are being sent to Rwanda and Uganda, which Israel has an agreement with.

It claims immigration officials routinely…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations


Image copyright
AFP

Image caption

Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms

Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris after a days-long row over the fate of the rescue ship Aquarius.

Italy had refused to accept the vessel, carrying more than 600 African migrants, diverting it to Spain.

Mr Conte and Mr Macron have now agreed the current system must be reformed.

Mr Macron proposed…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.