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The Self-perceived Needs of Homeless African Refugees in Tel Aviv's Levinsky Park

by Michael Schmautz; Suhail Stephen

Jul 1, 2011
Of the over 33,000 African refugees currently in Israel, a considerable albeit undocumented number have had or currently face various experiences of homelessness. South Tel Aviv's Levinsky Park is one locale in which this reality is most visible. The objective of this qualitative study, conducted on behalf of the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) in Tel Aviv, was to understand the perceptions of Levinsky Park's homeless African refugees relative to their most important needs, in order to provide a frame of reference by which refugee service providers may more effectively determine and evaluate current and prospective service offerings, and ultimately improve the lives of homeless African refugees in Israel.

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