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23 Aug 2007 description

Israel has a unique historical experience in dealing with people who are fleeing genocide. There is a special sensitivity to these sorts of issues in Israel, and as a result we have taken the extraordinary step of deciding as a country to absorb 500 refugees fleeing the terrible murder in Darfur. We call upon other members of the international community, other countries, to take similar steps in finding places, finding a safe haven, finding permanent homes for the people who are fleeing the genocide in Darfur.

27 Jun 2007 description

Israel Foreign Ministry's Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV) has agreed to a request by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to extend aid to Sudanese refugees.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesman)

In light of the situation in Darfur, the Israel Foreign Ministry's Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV) has agreed to a request by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to extend aid to Sudanese refugees.

01 Nov 2006 description

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman's Bureau)

Israel has recently donated an undisclosed sum to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to aid refugees from the massacres in Darfur. At Israel's encouragement, the amount has been matched by donations from several American Jewish organizations.

The State of Israel has been following the situation in Darfur with great concern, particularly its impact on millions of innocent civilians.