Refugees and asylum seekers from Darfur: The escape and life in Israel

Author(s): Vered SLONIM-NEVO ; Maya LAVIE-AJAYI


The study explores the perspectives of asylum seekers from Darfur with regard to four stages of their journey: before leaving Sudan, their journey to Israel, living in Israel, and future plans. Group interviews were conducted with male participants. During the first stage, themes included the urgent need to run for their life and the transition from family life to being alone. During the second stage, themes included experiencing extreme conditions and intense emotions. The third stage included experiencing positive and negative experiences. The fourth stage included keeping hope alive under uncertainty. Implications for social work practice are suggested.


Keywords Asylum seekers, qualitative research, refugees, trauma

Tags: Sudan, Israel, Refugees, Asylum seekers, Traumatic life events

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