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23/06/2016
  Few words can describe the renewed hope and excitement we feel right now! Today Mutasim Ali (ARDC's director) became the first Sudanese national to receive refugee status from Israel, thanks...
20/06/2016
ARDC aims to generate change in public opinion and policy toward African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel by engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising and structured dialogue with the Israeli...
25/05/2016
Support our campaign! When fleeing to safety, many refugees are tragically separated from their families. Though human rights law upholds the importance of family, the sad reality is that many...
11/03/2016
African asylum seekers make up less than half a percent of the population in Israel, a small number compared even to the total of foreign workers in Israel (43,186 asylum seekers vs. 77,192...
06/02/2016
Yikealo Beyene, an asylum seeker from Eritrea, first joined ARDC as a student in the CLA class. Later he formally joined our staff and became the teacher for this important course. Below is a...
06/02/2016
On Sunday January 17, the PREP (Practical Refugee Education Program) team traveled to the Holot Detention Center. The five team-members were on a twofold mission: to visit existing education clients...
03/01/2016
Our Board Member Osman Ali fled the genocide in Darfur and arrived in Israel in 2012. Since October, he has been detained in the Holot Detention Center in the middle of the Negev Desert with 3,050...
26/11/2015
On Thursday November 12, the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) hosted its first annual PREP Up Back to School Party. The event marked the beginning of our higher education scholarship...
26/11/2015
In November, ARDC significantly increased our Community Outreach efforts with five events throughout the country. Following ARDC's mission to not only assist and protect African asylum seekers but...
10/11/2015
On November 8, the Be'er Sheva District Court rejected a legal petition submitted in July by human rights organizations that sought to halt the imprisonment of asylum seekers who refuse to leave...