ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
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African refugees arrived in Israel escaping war, genocide and political persecution. Many were tortured and raped on the way. Your donation will enable ASSAF to continue providing life sustaining emotional and practical support to these refugees.
ASSAF was founded in 2007 in response to the huge influx of African refugees into Israel. ASSAF believes that Israel has a moral duty to ensure the safety and well-being of those fleeing war, genocide and torture – similar atrocities to which befell the Jewish people many times throughout the course of history. ASSAF's mission is to protect those entering Israel in search of asylum, advocating for their rights on the basis of international law, and strengthening their coping mechanisms so that they can face the daily economic, social, legal and emotional challenges facing them whilst facilitating their dignified existence. Since its inception ASSAF has assisted thousands of at-risk refugee individuals, women, children, unaccompanied minors and families seeking refuge and asylum in Israel in addition to facilitating community autonomy and empowerment, advocacy and tackling policy change.

    Categories of Activities:
  • Human Rights
  • Social Welfare
  • Community Centers
  • Civil Liberties

ASSAF was founded in 2007 by Yiftach Millo - an MA graduate of Development Studies who worked for 10 years with refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa through Oxfam, UNICEF, HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), and other international organizations. On his return to Israel in 2006, Millo realized that there was a real need to establish an operational presence that would combine humanitarian and psychosocial responses to the relatively new influx of refugees from Africa. Following intensive groundwork, Millo established ASSAF as an NGO in his home in February 2007. ASSAF’s workers were deeply concerned about the harsh treatment of African refugees, especially in light of the fact that Israel should, given its people’s history of persecution, have a moral obligation to assist those fleeing danger. Through the provision of humanitarian and psychosocial services, ASSAF became known as the central source of support for the emerging refugee community. Initially, emergency ‘life’ support, and punctual psychosocial care for the rapidly growing number of crises characterized ASSAF’s activities. ASSAF now provides both punctual and long- term emergency support, running programs which protect and strengthen the underprivileged, and largely misunderstood, African refugee community in Israel. ASSAF also works towards effecting refugees’ deserved asylum rights in the knowledge that, without efforts to change overhead policies, grassroots work will continue as ‘firefighting’.

Board of Directors: Dr. Yiftach Milo,Michal Givoni,Dr. Idit Blit-Cohen,Roi Metser,Amnon Vidan,Jean-Marc Liling,Shmulik Sheintoch,Adv. Dana Saborai,Adv. Lea Miller-Forshtat
Staff and Management We have 2 full-time and 8 part-time staff members
Our C.E.O. is Adv. Michal Pinchuk
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Address: Golomb 52, Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv - Yafo
Tel: 0722513838