"The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is again appealing to Israel to halt its policy of relocating Eritreans and Sudanese to sub-Saharan Africa," William Spindler, the agency's spokesman, said in a news conference on Tuesday in Geneva, as reported by Anadolu news agency.
Many world activists have expressed their outrage over the decision.
"Since Israel took over refugee status determination from UNHCR in 2009, only ten Eritreans and one Sudanese have been recognized as refugees. Israel has not received any Eritreans or Sudanese since May 2016," the UNHCR's spokesman said.
According to a UN estimate, there are some 27,000 Eritreans and 7,700 Sudanese people residing in Israel.
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