For refugees, a plea: You can’t beat a pandemic by leaving people out
May 13, 2020
If the coronavirus and its economic devastation are already straining the developed world, how can refugees – the world's most vulnerable – cope? There is no safety net, no margin for error. Six of our writers report.
בזמן שקניתן משהו מיותר לגמרי בעלי אקספרס, מעצבים ואמנים נרתמו לקדם את המודעןת למשבר הפליטים העולמי. את יריית הפתיחה למגמה החשובה הזאת סיפקה דווקא איקאה, עם מיזם זוכה פרסים למקלטים להרכבה עצמית, ומשם זה רק הולך ונהיה מעניין (ומעוצב) יותר
NPR: Once Silent About Their Suffering, Making Baskets Helped Them Open Up
March 09, 2016
Alemu is one of 43,000 African asylum-seekers, mainly from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan, who traveled by foot and vehicle many hundreds of miles to reach Israel.
Many of these migrants suffer along the way. Alemu says she was tortured by her smugglers but will not elaborate. When she reached Israel in 2011, she fell into depression and was hospitalized twice in a psychiatric ward.
But when they were offered the chance to talk with a therapist in Israel, it didn't work.
The Times of Israel: Extraordinary women of Israel
May 01, 2017
These women inspire, lead, fight, change, teach, create, envision, encourage, challenge, unify and help shape what we are as a society and a nation, and are a major force in determining what our future will become.
Kuchinate celebrates Rosh Hashanah by calling on the public to human / refugee / women's rights. One of our passionate supporters, Canadian Ambassador Deborah Lyons, brought her impact into the issues and to our event.
Asylum seekers in Israel try to weave a safety net as deportation looms
April 05, 2018
Global Sisters Report: The Eritreans in Tel Aviv, already struggling with poverty, isolation and discrimination, and some who were slowly healing from torture, now face yet another hurdle: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's aggressive and controversial plan to deport African asylum seekers. Deportation is set to begin within weeks.
Haaretz: Rank & File 'We Were All Once Refugees' Mural Collaboration in Central Tel Aviv
March 02, 2018
URGENCY FOR REFUGEES: Kuchinate – African Refugee Women’s Collective and public street artist Mia Schon collaborated on a mosaic mural in Tel Aviv to raise awareness about the asylum-seeker issue. The 3.5 meter x 2.5-meter mural at the corner of Rothschild and Herzl reads: “We were all once refugees.”
Asia News.it: Tel Aviv, abused and tortured migrants need 'humanity'
January 12, 2018
The testimonies of Sister Azezet and Fr. Rafic, close to refugees at risk of expulsion. Many of them suffered torture and sexual violence in the Sinai. Give them hope. The phenomenon of refugees creates misunderstandings and racism; the need to look at the person.