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The Open Clinic is open to anyone without any means to receive health services. The majority of our patients are African asylum seekers. Other patients include migrant workers without insurance, Palestinians whose health care and status was stripped after the Knesset passed the 2003 Amendment to the Citizenship Law, victims of human trafficking, and other dependents of Israeli residents who have unsettled legal status.  These individuals have no way to receive basic health care; their only way to see a doctor is at PHR-Israel’s Open Clinic.
 
 
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18.03.2012
Israel Begins Deportation of South Sudanese Refugees
 The Real News: Despite renewed conflict and UN warnings, Israel begins deporting South Sudanese asylum seekers. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky speaks with homeless refugees in the park where most live once they're released from detention, to Ran Cohen, the Director of Physicians for Human Rights, and Nic Schlagman, the Humanitarian Coordinator of the African Refugee Development Center.

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06.01.2012
ZDF Journal 6.1.12: Flucht nach Israel (Flight to Israel)
The ZDF German newscast report about the Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel who survived the Sinai hostage and torture camps and are being treated in Israel at PHR-Israel's Open Clinic.

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27.12.2011
ARTE 27.12.11 Durch die Hölle nach Israel- Sinai victims at PHR-Israel's Open Clinic
ARTE reports the story of asylum seekers captured and tortured in Sinai on their way to Israel. The report includes interviews with Azezet, an Eritrean nurse and nun interviewing the Sinai victims at the PHR's Open Clinic, and Shahar Shoham, director of the Migrants Department. 

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30.11.2011
Haaretz: NGOs say police ignoring Sinai human smugglers' accomplices in Israel, 30.11.11
Haaretz: Organizations say smugglers have contacts in Israel demanding ransom payments by relatives and friends in Israel to free fellow migrants from Sinai detention camps. Haareta, By Dana Weiler-Polak, 30.11.11

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05.11.2011
CNN: Death in the Desert: Part 1 - a deadly journey through the desert
The CNN documentary "Death in the Desert" showed the remarkable risks Africans were prepared to make to try to get to Israel. A hazardous trip across Africa to Egypt where Bedouins would take them across the Sinai Desert but also hold them as bonded labor. And if they couldn't pay, bodies have been found with organs missing and fresh scars - signs, experts say, of organ trafficking. Now watch the documentary in full online in three parts.

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05.11.2011
CNN: Death in the Desert: Part 2 - Organ Trafficking in the Sinai Desert
The CNN documentary "Death in the Desert" showed the remarkable risks Africans were prepared to make to try to get to Israel. Watch part 2 of the documentry.

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05.11.2011
CNN: Death in the Desert: Part 3 - Captured and Tortured in the Desert
The CNN documentary "Death in the Desert" showed the remarkable risks Africans were prepared to make to try to get to Israel. Watch part 3 of the documentary. 

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03.06.2011
Channel 4: Breaking into Israel
Channel 4  - An Unreported World Report: In the Sinai desert, thousands of African immigrants fleeing conscription, torture and conflict in East Africa risk being shot by border guards and held ransom by people smugglers as they try to get to Israel.

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13.05.2011
BBC: Eritreans 'being tortured in Egypt's Sinai for ransom'
BBC Africa analyst Martin Plaut says this testimony has been supported by an Israeli group, Physicians for Human Rights, which has documented the evidence of torture on 300 Eritreans who survived a similar ordeal.

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07.01.2011
The Department of Migrants and (Civic) Status-Less Persons - Activities Report, July 2010

During July 726 (civic) status-less persons applied to the clinic for medical care. 242 of them were first time applicants. Their demographic distribution was as follows: 110 males, 108 females, 16 children and of the remaining 8 new applicants details were not specified. 


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