CBS report: Record low number of Ethiopian olim in 2014

This past year saw the lowest number of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel since 2000, with only 211 Ethiopians making Aliyah in 2014, according to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday ahead of Sigd, a national holiday marked by Ethiopian Jews.

This figure was some 85 percent lower than last year, which saw 1,355 Ethiopians arrive in Israel.

According to the annual report, the Ethiopian population in Israel stood at some 138,000 at the end of 2014 – 85,600 who were born in Ethiopia and 52,600 born in Israel to Ethiopian fathers.


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