- Yeruham has many immigrant groups: 40% Moroccan, 25% from the former Soviet Union, 20% Indian, 5% Iranian and 10% from other countries.
- For many years Yeruham experienced negative migration. The town’s population is just under 10,000 people despite over 100,000 people living there since its creation in 1951.
- Atid b’Midbar has been very successful in changing people’s opinion of the Negev and encouraging more people to live there.
Development towns in the Negev - fact box
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