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AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

Published : 18-09-2019

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

AGPS has expressed deep concern over the condition of Palestinian elderly refugees, minors, and women, who have been most affected by the bloody warfare and its ensuing socio-economic crises since 2011.

According to AGPS data, from 2011 to August 2019, women and girls make up 12,21% (478 victims) of the overall death toll recorded in the period under study. Children make up 6,27% (250 victims) while adults represent 93,71%  (3,737) of the death toll.

AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the victims’ names, along with the families’ reluctance to report such cases over retaliation concerns.

Inherently a taboo misdemeanor in the MENA region, violence against women, be it sexual, physical, or verbal, has remained under-reported among the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, with reasons wavering between fear of retaliation, embarrassment, social prestige, fear of punishment for those below the age of criminal responsibility, and distrust in law enforcement. 

The number of migration victims is also commensurate with the escalated hostilities rocking the Syrian territories and the closed-door migration policies pursued by European states to rein in refugee influx from tension-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9110

AGPS has expressed deep concern over the condition of Palestinian elderly refugees, minors, and women, who have been most affected by the bloody warfare and its ensuing socio-economic crises since 2011.

According to AGPS data, from 2011 to August 2019, women and girls make up 12,21% (478 victims) of the overall death toll recorded in the period under study. Children make up 6,27% (250 victims) while adults represent 93,71%  (3,737) of the death toll.

AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the victims’ names, along with the families’ reluctance to report such cases over retaliation concerns.

Inherently a taboo misdemeanor in the MENA region, violence against women, be it sexual, physical, or verbal, has remained under-reported among the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, with reasons wavering between fear of retaliation, embarrassment, social prestige, fear of punishment for those below the age of criminal responsibility, and distrust in law enforcement. 

The number of migration victims is also commensurate with the escalated hostilities rocking the Syrian territories and the closed-door migration policies pursued by European states to rein in refugee influx from tension-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9110