Since asylum seekers have no legal status in Israel and very limited access to education, and given the widespread discrimination against them, most work in manual labor, in low-paid jobs with long hours and tough conditions. Work in construction sites and factories can often be dangerous and since employers are under no legal obligation to compensate injured Sudanese or Eritrean workers, they most often to do.


Pictured: a Sudanese asylum seeker in Israel who was injured when he fell of a building in the construction site he was working on. He received no medical treatment or compensation.



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