Sudanese Asylum Seeker Dies in Israel for Lack of Affordable Health Care

Man with rare respiratory syndrome fails to raise NIS 6,000 needed to buy an oxygen generator; migrants' status shouldn't bar them from getting health care, rights group says.

A 27-year-old asylum seeker from South Sudan died at a Be’er Sheva hospital after failing to raise the NIS 6,000 needed to buy an oxygen generator that would have enabled his release from hospital and kept him away from possible infections, to which he was particularly susceptible.