Holot detention centre in the Negev Desert of Israel: an Eritrean Christian asylum-seeker considers his future A number of readers have contacted Barnabas Aid following our email appeal last week and an article in our March-April 2017 magazine about the plight of Eritrean refugees in Israel. The information we reported is shocking and distressing and we understand that it comes as a surprise to many. The situation is also being reported by the Israeli press. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/1.771156 http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.759129 http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/holot-the-open-detention-center-aimed-at-breaking-refugees-spirits/ http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-side-of-the-negev-that-only-african-migrants-see/ We at Barnabas Aid are not against the state of Israel, but we are reporting this situation because we are a ministry which exists to help suffering Christians. We are urging the Israeli government to treat these vulnerable people humanely.