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Resource March 2, 2021

Behind the Story: Threats to African Refugees in Israel


A Sudanese refugee reacts to substance overdose and bystanders surround him in Levinsky Park in south Tel Aviv, Israel. Many refugees suffer various mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, and in extreme cases, psychosis. Image by Isma'il Kushkush. Israel, 2018.

Having survived political oppression and massacres, they came to Israel seeking asylum. But now they...

Isma'il Kushkush reports on Africans, many from Eritrea and Sudan, who sought asylum in Israel. Their lives in Israel have not been easy—they face racism, ambiguous asylum policies, lack of adequate services, and constant threats of being deported.


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees