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Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

19-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have called on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to live up to its political and moral obligations regarding their unending cries for help. In appeals emailed to AGPS, activists quoted Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp as stating

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

19-01-2020

A PLO delegation led by member of the Executive Committee Azzam AlAhmad, has been spotted in Damascus. Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Wassel Abu Yousef, also appeared during the visit. Member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

19-01-2020

Violent clashes erupted in Moria refugee camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos. Fighting reportedly erupted by Afghan and Arab migrants using sticks and sharp weapons. Greek police said a Yemeni migrant was fatally stabbed by anonymous persons

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

19-01-2020

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing United States funding in 2018. Christian Saunders, in

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

18-01-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian students who have been taking shelter in poorly-equipped tents north of Syria have achieved outstanding academic results, despite the traumatic effects of the Syrian warfare and displacement. Third year secondary school student Amal Issa, displaced

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

18-01-2020

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon, continue to launch distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition. High rates of unemployment and poverty along with the absence of humanitarian assistance have

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

18-01-2020

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Families met on Wednesday, January 15, with the head of UNRWA office in Sidon, Ibrahim AlKhatib. The committee sounded the alarm over the squalid economic conditions and frail legal status endured by Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

18-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have voiced eagerness for positive moves regarding their demands for humanitarian asylum after the center-right Greek government announced on Wednesday its decision to establish a separate ministry of migration affairs. The decision comes as the country struggles to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over five years. Jordan also issued a

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, nicknamed AlJoudi, died of wounds he sustained some 35 days earlier as he joined fierce clashes alongside Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syria government, in Deir AlZor, to the northeast of Syria. AGPS

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

17-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization handed over food parcels and coal to displaced Palestinian families in the Turkish provinces, of Konya and Kayseri Kerman. The move saw the day in cooperation with the Islamic Society for Relief of Orphans and the Poor

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

16-01-2020

Palestinian activists and civil society institutions have raised alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Activists said displaced Palestinian families in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region have been struggling for survival due to the cold weather and

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

16-01-2020

Calls were circulated by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. Activists have accused the armed group of forcing Palestinian youths taking shelter in refugee camps across Syria to join pro-government military squads

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

16-01-2020

Head of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul, Hazem Antar, said Turkish officials told him Palestinians with Palestinian Authority passports are not prohibited from having their touristic visas renewed. Speaking with Palestinian news sources, Antar said holders of PA passports

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

16-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in a seminar about the Arabic Language held at the headquarters of the Columbus Center in the Austrian capital Vienna. Speakers tackled difficulties in Arabic language teaching and communication in Austria and the diaspora

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

15-01-2020

Activists and relatives of a Palestinian refugee from Syria have appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Egypt, human rights organizations, and civil society institutions to urge the Egyptian authorities to release her from prison. The family of Hafidha Husain AlSoutari

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

15-01-2020

Thousands of Palestinians  from Syria who have fled to other destinations have been unable to pay the steep fees of visa-renewal procedures in the new destinations. Renewing travel documents costs up to $300. The applicant is required to pay $800

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

15-01-2020

A total of 171 irregular migrants, including women and children who were trying to reach Greece's islands, were held by Turkish Coast Guard on January 13, 2019 in Menderes and Urla districts of Turkey's Izmir province. The Turkish

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Aesha Mohamed AlKafri, born in 1968, has been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails for seven years running. Aesha, a resident of Palestine Street in Yarmouk refugee camp, was kidnapped by government forces at the Batikha checkpoint in

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

15-01-2020

The European AlWafaa Campaign distributed on Monday food parcels to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in I’zaz refugee camp and Efrin area, north of Syria. Families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps in Idlib also

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Syria

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Syria

14-01-2020

AGPS calls on Palestinian families to register the names of their relatives who have been detained, missing, or killed in war-torn Syria on the group’s official website. Families wishing to report any authentic pieces of information regarding a missing, detained

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

14-01-2020

Living conditions in Khan Dannun camp sharply deteriorated in 2019 due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has made life difficult in the camp. Upon more than once

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

14-01-2020

While a number of Palestinians have supported the involvement of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in the Syrian war, the majority oppose such a military intervention, saying the Palestinians should be kept at bay from armed conflicts. Heavy criticism has

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

14-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Israa Mohamed Khalil has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Activists quoted an ex-detainee released from Syrian lock-ups as reporting that the Palestinian woman Fidaa Atiyeh Ajaj and her daughters Aya Mohamed

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

13-01-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Palestinian factions to take urgent action regarding the

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-01-2020

Four missiles fell near AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. No injuries were reported. Activists said the rockets were most probably unleashed by opposition squads in Syria. All the way through Syria’s nine-year war, AlNeirab Camp has been a hotbed for

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

13-01-2020

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in under-equipped camps and substandard facilities north of Syria have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

13-01-2020

At least 12 people have drowned when a boat loaded with asylum seekers sank in the Ionian Sea, according to Greece's coast guard.    "So far 12 bodies have been recovered. The search and rescue operation continues," the

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

12-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have to walk past the debris of war everyday to reach their schools in nearby suburbs, enduring a scary journey that never ceases to remind them of the weight of displacement, hardship and the loss of

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

12-01-2020

Palestinian university student Omran Ahmad AlAzoun, from Yarmouk Camp, has gone missing in Damascus after he walked out of the College Of Mechanical And Electrical Engineering on way to the Faculty of Law to apply for delaying compulsory military service

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

12-01-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee child Yamen Mohamed Hamid said their son was heavily beaten by an instructor at Jericho School, in Khan Dannoun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The child was reportedly beaten last Tuesday after he

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

12-01-2020

The Turkish Orphanage distributed food aids and relief items to displaced families in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, in an attempt to alleviate their suffering. Palestinian refugees sheltered north of Syria have been enduring a tragic

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

11-01-2020

An armed militia affiliated with the Syrian government executed three residents of Daraa, south of Syria, without trial. The victims are Palestinian brothers Abdullah Abdul Kader Jaber and his brother Malek, along with Syrian national Ahmad Khaled AlAsfar. The young

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

11-01-2020

Palestinian youths Mohamed and Muayad Khaled Dalati, from Yarmouk Camp, were pronounced dead after they drowned off the Aegean coast, trying to reach Europe. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. Mohamed was pronounced dead last week. Muayad

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

11-01-2020

Aid convoys from Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (present-day Israel) have reached northern Syria in an attempt to assist displaced Palestinian and Syrian families seeking refuge in Idlib province after they were forced out of their homes by the bloody

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

11-01-2020

Schoolchildren at AlArkam School, in Nazareth city, in Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, donated a sum of 3,000 USD to children in the northern Syrian province of Idlib and nearby refugee camps. The cash aid was transferred via Kind

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

11-01-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp, located in the western outskirts of Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce their squalid humanitarian condition and the absence of vital services in the area. Civilians said the poor infrastructure and the high rates of

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

11-01-2020

Palestinian writer and critic Nardine Abbas Matar Abu Nabaa released her novel entitled “Seven Hard Years”, published by Dar ElMarafa in Cairo. The novel narrates the plight of displacement and deportation wrought on Palestinian refugees. It tells the story of

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

10-01-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Christian Saunders, said Palestine refugees in Jordan, including Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS), face social and economic hardships with dwindling employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people. “The agency’s severe financial shortfall threatens our ability to sustain

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

10-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have staged a vigil in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Members of the Asylum Seekers Association in Sweden said

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

10-01-2020

  56 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to Italy while others

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

10-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed food items to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. Families taking shelter in Efrin region and Maarat AlNu’men, north of Syria, received meat portions. Meals were also delivered

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

09-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 70 Palestinian refugees in 2019, down from 276 in 2018. The list includes 50 civilians, among them three women and eight children. 29 Palestinians from AlNeirab also died under torture in Syrian government prisons and

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

09-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Husain Amin AlLaheibi, born in 1995, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts. An AGPS correspondent said Dhiaa was fatally shot by unidentified gunmen while he was inside a motorcycle repair

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

09-01-2020

Civilians taking shelter in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, raised concerns over the health hazards inflicted by garbage burning across residential alleyways. The residents said local authorities have been burning trash across residential neighborhoods instead of

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

09-01-2020

Palestinian children taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have joined their schools in AlZahira area after Yarmouk schools were damaged in the warfare. Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said schoolchildren have been transferred to their schools outside

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

08-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Khaled Dalati, raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was pronounced dead after he drowned off the Aegean seashore. His brother Khaled has gone missing. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. AGPS could not identify the

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

08-01-2020

Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, called on Palestinian refugees who used to take shelter in the camp to file lawsuits in order to return to their homes and retrieve their properties. AlSaman’s calls came in

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

08-01-2020

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) strongly condemned the recent abduction sweep launched by Syrian security forces against Palestinian students south of Damascus. VDC expressed deep concern over projected torture scenarios to be perpetrated by the Syrian security forces

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

08-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in northern Syria continue to rail against the apathy maintained by the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance. Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk and Khan

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

08-01-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal to the human rights institutions to work on revealing their son’s condition and whereabouts. Bakr was kidnapped by the Syrian government

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

07-01-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were killed in the northern Syrian province of Idlib after they fought alongside the Syrian opposition groups against government forces. Their names have been kept secret by AGPS over security concerns. AGPS has documented

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

07-01-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to denounce the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying worms and insects have been spotted inside bread loafs. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

07-01-2020

The Turkish government stipulated that Palestinian refugees with Palestinian travel documents wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship must be owners of a property worth 250,000 USD, have a fixed investment capital of 500,000 USD, and deposit a sum 500

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

07-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Wahiba Muhy AlDeen Abu Jamous, from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for nearly five years. Wahiba along with her husband and two kids were kidnapped by Syrian security forces at AlAridha

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

06-01-2020

56 Palestinian children were arrested by the Syrian security forces in Yalda town, south of Damascus, after schoolchildren from AlJarmak School tore a poster of the Syrian president. An AGPS reporter said Syrian officers raided AlJarmak School and arrested 20

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

06-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to resume its food assistance services for thousands of families scattered across the war-torn

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

06-01-2020

More than 30 cases of food poisoning have been spotted among migrants taking refuge on the Greek island of Leros, according to activists. The affected migrants, mostly children, were taken by ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. The activists

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

06-01-2020

Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, Turkey has taken in millions of refugees who fled their country, making Turkey the world’s top refugee-hosting country, the city governor said Saturday. Yerlikaya also underlined that 37

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

05-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 616 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, among

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

05-01-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to enhance its follow-up mechanisms in 2020 regarding the situation in Palestinian refugee camps in and around Damascus. In a

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

05-01-2020

Eight people, including three women, have drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, Turkey's Ministry of Interior has said. A ministry statement on Friday said a rubber boat with about 15 people on board

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

05-01-2020

leisure activities were held by the Palestinian Scouts Club in Hums, where hundreds of Palestinian refugee children have been born and raised. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

04-01-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 109 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons. AGPS also documented the death of over 30 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. AGPS believes the numbers to

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria's Alayedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

04-01-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlYedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

04-01-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to raise concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs continue to be spotted in and around the camp. The refugees have appealed to the concerned authorities

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

04-01-2020

Palestinian and Syrian migrants who have sought shelter in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, took to the streets, speaking up against the squalid humanitarian conditions they have been facing. The refugees also denounced the crackdowns

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

03-01-2020

Director General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said resettling Palestinian refugees in a third country does not make part of the Agency’s mission. Cordone said in a statement that

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

03-01-2020

Five-year-old Palestinian child Mustafa Rami, raised in Syria’s Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, was injured by bullet fire on the New Year’s eve. The Emergency Department at Syria’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that one person died and 18

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

03-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestine refugees affiliated with Fatah AlIntifada group, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across the war-torn country. The list includes gunmen who died in fierce shootouts with ISIS and AlNusra Front in

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

03-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidhal Ismail Mohammed, who used to take shelter in Jilin, south of Syria, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. His family and friends continue to appeal for information over his condition

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

02-01-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,013 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including hundreds of women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that hundreds of refugees were killed under shelling and hundreds of

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

02-01-2020

The Damascus Criminal Court issued on Tuesday a death sentence against the 20-year-old student Fares Haitham Taameh, on charges of killing the Palestinian doctor Lara Hisham Hasan Shehadeh and her child Lama on April 19, 2018, in their house in

Documentation Center Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

02-01-2020

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on displaced Palestinian refugees in Idlib and Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary identity documents. The

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

02-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to families displaced from Maarat AlNomen to Harnaboush town, north of Syria. The charity also installed 16 residential makeshift tents to displaced families. Along similar lines, Khayra Ummah

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

01-01-2020

In data released on the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, marked on December 31, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian journalists were killed

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

01-01-2020

Member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Syria, Hasan Abdul Hamid, said the warfare led to the displacement of 58% of Palestinian refugees from their camps and residential communities. He said

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

01-01-2020

Omran Strategic Studies Center has published a book entitled “Palestinians of Syria…Violation of Rights and Identity Challenges” written by lawyer Ayman Fahmi Abu Hashem. The 100-page book tackles the repercussions of the Syrian conflict on the legal situation of Palestinian

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

01-01-2020

Ahl AlKheir charity distributed on Tuesday bread loafs to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, in an attempt to alleviate their alarming humanitarian condition. Hundreds of displaced

178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

31-12-2019

178 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict. Updated data by AGPS indicates that 331 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

31-12-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

31-12-2019

Representatives of AlSabina town and its refugee camp visited on Monday the office of the Electricity Ministry in Damascus and updated Syrian officials on the frequent power outages rocking the area. Engineer Nidhal Karmousha vowed to take the necessary steps

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

31-12-2019

The Turkish Coast Guard arrested on Sunday 107 irregular immigrants in the Turkish Aegean province of Aydin as they attempted to illegally disembark on Greek islands. Turkish Coast Guard also intercepted a rubber boat carrying 31 migrants onboard in Kuşadası

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

31-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over fuel supplies to 188 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh refugee camps to the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The move makes part of the “Be Their

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

30-12-2019

Reports have emerged on social media networks about a new organizational plan for Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, which aims at altering the camp’s demographic identity. A Palestinian engineer published a copy of the new plan on his

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

30-12-2019

Debris clearance works have been ongoing around the main access road of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. The move will reportedly pave the way for the launch of reconstruction

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

30-12-2019

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, announced the death of five gunmen in Deir AlZor, east of Syria. Another military commander was injured. The group said a military vehicle was destroyed in a mine blast in

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

30-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on its Facebook page, that it has been taking part in military operations alongside the Syrian government forces in Idlib’s suburbs, in northern Syria. The group said that it has

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

29-12-2019

A number of Palestinian families from Syria have been evacuated from their homes in AlRashidiya refugee camp, south of Lebanon, after heavy rains brought severe flooding on their tents and substandard residential facilities. Activists said the rain storm forced at

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-12-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads, resulting in bed smells. Civilians said stacks of garbage have not been cleared for

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

29-12-2019

The Syrian Commission for Releasing Detainees said the Syrian government continues to carry out arbitrary executions based on illicit court verdicts. Head of the commission, lawyer Fahd Moussa, told AlQuds AlArabi that recently the Syrian government authorities ruled for transferring

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

29-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over urgent aids, including fuel and meals, to 300 displaced Palestinian families in Idlib’s outskirts, north of Syria. Six makeshift tents were also installed by the charity. Hundreds of Palestinian

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

28-12-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a fragile legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones. Palestinians from Syria in Egypt have been denied the right to legal

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

28-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in AlSabina refugee camp, in Damascus, have voiced deep concerns over the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods in an area that has been grappling with poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

28-12-2019

Eight Palestinian refugees from Rukn AlDeen community, in Damascus, were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria. The list of victims includes four Palestinian refugees who were tortured to death in jail. Prior to the outbreak of

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

28-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 24, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Umm Khaled, aged 86, has gone homeless in the Lebanese territories, to which she fled from war-torn Syria. Umm Khaled, who used to take shelter in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp, has been left on her own in an

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-12-2019

UNRWA has disbursed winter allowances to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Concerned refugees living in areas higher than 500 meters above sea level received a sum of 565,000 Lebanese pounds each. Those sheltered in areas lower than

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Shadi Hadid, from Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was injured after a mine went off in the Syria Desert. He is a resident of AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Subhi Baltaji, born in 1965, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. A resident of Aleppo province, north of Syria, Mahmoud was arrested in July 2015 as he attempted

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

27-12-2019

The Danish Red Cross and the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People concluded a vocational training program in Qudsaya area, in Rif Dimashq. Over 20 female Palestinian refugees joined the event. Some 6,000 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

26-12-2019

Winter storm Loulou rocking the Lebanese territories has brought heavy rain and strong wind to Lebanon, causing severe flash flooding and high winds in areas where thousands of Palestinian refugees have sought shelter. Palestinian refugees camps, including AlRashidiya, home to

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

26-12-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, said they have been enduring an acute dearth in drinking water since early April 2014. Civilians said maintenance works have been carried out by the local water company to repair

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

26-12-2019

Only one percent of some 12,000 migrant children stuck in limbo in desperate conditions at refugee camps on Greek islands have had access to school, the UN said Monday. "Out of 12,000 children on the islands, only one

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

26-12-2019

Switzerland said on Friday it had resumed aids to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the New Arab news site has reported. Switzerland was among a number of countries that suspended

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

25-12-2019

Special sources told AGPS that an elderly Palestinian refugee has been tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, where he had been held for years. AGPS has kept his name secret at his family’s request. His death brings the toll

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it's members

25-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement announced the death of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mohamed Khatab on December 22 as he fought alongside Syrian government forces in Salma town, in Latakia outskirts.

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

25-12-2019

A number of Palestinian young men were arrested in an abrupt arrest campaign launched by the Syrian security forces on Monday south of Damascus province. The arrests were carried out on account of compulsory military conscription. According to Sawt AlAsima

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

25-12-2019

Palestinians taking refuge in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, have launched urgent appeals for gas and fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. The residents said local markets have run out of Gas and fuel, slamming the unequal

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

25-12-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have reached Brazil as they rummaged around for a safe shelter have gone through tough conditions. The refugees have reportedly been denied access to the local labor market and the right to relief

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

24-12-2019

244 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, have been secretly held in Syrian dungeons. The list includes 23 women. AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to reveal the condition and whereabouts of hundreds of Palestinians who have

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

24-12-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp have been enduring abject living conditions as a result of the price leap, lack of basic services, and water and power blackouts. Civilians said they have been deprived of life-saving healthcare services due to the

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

24-12-2019

The Government of Japan signed on Saturday two contribution agreements amounting to 1,214,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 11.15 million) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

24-12-2019

Shaghaf volunteering foundation distributed food parcels and winter garments to displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Vathi camp, set up on Samos Island, and in another camp set up on Leros Island. As a freezing winter season is around the

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped on the Greek island of Samos have launched distress signals over their alarming humanitarian condition. An AGPS reporter said the refugees have been crammed in overcrowded and unequipped refugee tents and denied access to vital

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Taher Salah Talal was granted the Best Player Award in Helsingborg football club in Sweden. Ahmas was raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved success stories, despite

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Amjad Mahmoud Mootassem has been held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Mootassem was arrested by Syrian security forces in November 2014 from AlMasna’ area, on his way back from Lebanon. He is a resident

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

23-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over food aids to Palestinian families from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Osmaniye as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter aid campaign for 2019. Relief officers said the food baskets were donated by

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

22-12-2019

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who had been released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 6th consecutive month. Sometime earlier, informed sources told AGPS that

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

22-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Izdihar Taleb Helal said she has been left without medical treatment for three months and has been unable to purchase much-needed medicines. Izdihar was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy (she had both

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

22-12-2019

On November 23, UNRWA’s 22 newly elected members of the third Agency-wide Student Parliament (ASP), representing all of the Agency’s fields of operation – Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, came together for a four-day

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

22-12-2019

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed maternity backs for expectant mothers and newborns in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

21-12-2019

A vigil was staged by the Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Refugees and activists railed against the

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

21-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees paid tribute to a number of Palestinian students in Damascus who garnered the highest scores at their academic institutions. During a ceremony held on Thursday, speakers stressed the key role played by Palestinian

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

21-12-2019

Palestinian brothers Muhammed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammed, born in 1986, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

21-12-2019

Palestinian writer and scholar Abdul Rahman Muhammad Ghuneim, member of the Palestinian National Council and president of the Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union in Syria, died at the age of 75. Ghuneim was born in 1944 in the Palestinian village

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

21-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed charcoal supplies donated by the Indonesian association KNRP to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish province of Antakya. The move comes as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter campaign launched

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

20-12-2019

AGPS documentation team found out that over 150,000 Palestinian refugees have fled the Syrian territories, where 650,000 Palestinians used to take shelter prior to the outburst of the deadly warfare. Over 60% of Palestinians from Syria have undergone

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

20-12-2019

13-year-old Palestinian boy Majd AlDeen Kamal Eid, raised in AlSabina refugee camp, won the second prize of the so-called “My Story” competition for the best realistic short story held as part of a Damascus festival. Majd received the silver prize

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

20-12-2019

Greece announced its intent to push back some 10,000 migrants to Turkey, amid heavy criticism leveled by human rights NGOs at the southeastern European country over mistreatment of new comers. Greece is predicting up to 100,000 asylum-seekers to

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

20-12-2019

The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation distributed on Wednesday children detergents to a number of displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

19-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian families have fled Idlib and nearby zones due to the heavy air strikes launched by Syrian and Russian fighter jets. Over the past week, Syrian and Russian forces have carried out daily air strikes on

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

19-12-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Political Department, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, updated the director of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, on the decision of the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to buy medical equipment

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

19-12-2019

Head of AlHajar AlAswad city council Khaled Khamis announced the launch of debris clearance works on the main access road of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. Khamis said the

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

19-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Kadri Subhi Ismail, aged 49, has been held in Syrian government prisons since June 18, 2015. Kadri, a resident of Aleppo province, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces as he passed through a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

18-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlSirsawi, aged 50, has died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was updated on his death a few days ago. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Mohamed’s death brings the toll

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

18-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Talel Nizar Kilani, born in 1971, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. A resident of AlMansoura Street in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, Talal disappeared in 2012 on

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

18-12-2019

An acute water/power crisis continues to rock AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. The residents said they have been forced to stay up all night until water is pumped into the area due to power blackouts. The residents’

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

18-12-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 150,000 Lebanese Pounds (LP) and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

18-12-2019

Khayrah Ummah Association handed over winter clothes to Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish city of Bursa as part of the “Warm and Peace” winter campaign launched by the charity. Volunteer campaigners said blankets and winter clothes were distributed

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2019

December 16, 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement on Sunday under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

A so-called “Nawerha Initiative” has been launched as part of the Shams Project kick-started in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, to enhance lighting across residential alleyways. A campaigner said the move comes as a result of the frequent

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

17-12-2019

Palestinian writer Ahmed Jamil AlHasan died on Sunday, December 15, in Damascus, at the age of 63. The writer was born in 1957, in the village of Sila Al-Harithiya, in Jenin. He had pursued his studies in the Jenin refugee

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

16-12-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter on the Greek island of Kos said their tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped refugee camps set up on the island. Pictures and videos circulated on social media

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

16-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of gas supplies needed for cooking and heating. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try to get a

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-12-2019

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed up in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The UN delegation, led by UNFPA’s Fabrizia Falcione, gained a closer look at the work mechanisms of Shams Project, which has been operating

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

16-12-2019

The Government of Austria on Tuesday signed an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

16-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, in partnership with UNRWA, distributed 175 boxes comprising winter clothes for displaced Palestinian schoolchildren in Sahnaya, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp and other areas around Damascus have

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

15-12-2019

Palestinian refugees continue to risk their lives onboard Greece-bound boats, fleeing war-torn Syria among other tension-stricken countries. An AGPS reporter said 85 Palestinian refugees from Syria have disembarked on such Greek Islands as Chios, Samos, and Mytilene. Greece reportedly deported

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

15-12-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA’s winter allowances will be shelled out after December 17, 2019. The association attributed the delay to unexpected problems in banking emissions. No official statement has been released by UNRWA

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

15-12-2019

Residents of Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, accused UNRWA staff of mismanagement and nepotism. In a letter emailed to AGPS, the residents said signs of unfair recruitment procedures have emerged at UNRWA’s Daraa office as members of

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

15-12-2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed the final vote to renew the mandate of the UN Palestine refugee agency for another three years, amid an ongoing probe into alleged mismanagement issues and strong opposition by the US and

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

14-12-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area as reports of assassination attempts have been on the rise. In 2019 alone, five Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

14-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Friday outside of the office of UNRWA director of operations in AlBadawi refugee camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to urge the Agency to adopt an emergency plan in favor

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

14-12-2019

An AGPS report titled “Palestinians from Syria in Jordan” and issued on December 3 said that 21% of Palestinian refugees who fled Syria to Jordan carry Syrian travel documents, 56% carry Jordanian documents, while 22% hold Palestinian travel documents. The

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

14-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar, aged 53, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government penitentiaries for over six years in a row. The detainee was kidnapped by the Syrian security forces on July 18, 2013, near the Hums-based AlAydeen Camp

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

14-12-2019

AlSaraa Association, in partnership with Friends of AlAqsa Association and Hilwan Group, distributed orphan allowances to Palestinian children from Syria taking refuge in Lebanon. The transferred sum covers aids for September and October months. Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue

Palestinian Official:  Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

Palestinian Official: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

13-12-2019

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp Walid AlKurdi said the return of displaced families to their homes in Yarmouk Camp requires unified positions by national Palestinian factions. In statements posted on his Facebook account, AlKurdi urged Palestinian political leaders to combine

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

13-12-2019

AlWafaa European Campaign launched a so-called “sos4refugees” relief campaign to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for Palestinians taking refuge across the Lebanese territories. The campaigners said the move will be launched as of December 16, urging all concerned persons and parties

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

13-12-2019

Nophotozone organization said dangerous pieces of information released by reliable sources have revealed that the Syrian authorities dragged dozens of prisoners from different penal complexes, including Adra, to Sednaya military prison in order to subject them to extra-judicial trials before

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

13-12-2019

Palestinian activists held an exhibition of handicrafts in AlSayeda Zeinab Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Representatives of Palestinian factions and Palestinian refugees attended the opening ceremony. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

12-12-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) and the Committee of Palestinians from Syria held a sit-in inside the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in AlBadawi camp, north of Lebanon, calling on

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Syria’s Prime Minister Imad Khamis said that the organizational plan for Yarmouk refugee camp and Qaboun area will be announced at the beginning of 2020. In a meeting held on Thursday, December 10, Khamis pointed out that the rehabilitation plans

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, paid a visit to Sabina camp in Rif Damshq, previously an embattled area to the south of Damascus to which

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

12-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Hamam Abdul Rahman Ayoub, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in a Syrian state prison for the seventh consecutive year. Hamam, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Syria as he

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

12-12-2019

The Melhem charity distributed heating wood to 1,100 displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, in Jindires area. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

11-12-2019

Statistics released on the international Human Rights Day, observed every year on 10 December, indicate that 4,009 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) died of war-related incidents, including shelling, the blockade, deadly shootouts, torture, and on the migration route. At

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

11-12-2019

Activists and independent committees in Lebanon announced the launch of Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon, a body that will speak up for PRS across the Lebanese territories. The newly-formed body is made up of Palestinian refugee activists

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

11-12-2019

The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Witness), based in Beirut, said the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) has sharply deteriorated due to the mass-unrest gripping the Lebanese territories. “Witness” said that after eight years of conflict, PRS continue

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

11-12-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development continues to distribute cash and in-kind aids for displaced Palestinians and orphans in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

10-12-2019

A recent report issued by AGPS has revealed that over 18,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan can be categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and deteriorating humanitarian condition. The majority of the Palestinians from Syria

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

10-12-2019

AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of secret internment and fatal torture of members of same family in Syrian government prisons. One such case occurred on April 28, 2014, when three Palestinian brothers from the Hamdan family, sheltered in

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

10-12-2019

A number of displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Tal Shehab, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Located 17 kilometers away from Daraa’s western corners and adjacent to the

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

10-12-2019

The Melhem Charity distributed firewood heaters to about 1,100 Palestinian and Syrian families in the Deir Ballout and Muhammadiyah refugee camps in Efrin, in Jindires area, north of Syria. Dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

09-12-2019

On the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), AGPS calls on the Agency to work on sustaining and enhancing its core services for Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS). After

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

09-12-2019

The “Palestinians of Europe Conference…Past, Present, and Future” was launched on Saturday in Berlin, in line with UNRWA’s 70th founding anniversary. Speakers drew attention to the repercussions of UNRWA’s service cut and decrease in funding for the Agency on Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Othman and his six-year-old son were injured after a restaurant exploded in the Dutch city of Kuforden. They were transferred to the Groningen city’s hospital. The explosion reportedly occurred after part of the restaurant rooftop collapsed in

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmad AlFar won the fourth place in the “Mr” contest and the fifth in the 100 kgs competition as part of the Dubai bodybuilding championship staged at the Dubai Muscle Show which took place on

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

08-12-2019

After more than eight years of bloody shootouts, Palestinian volunteers and relief officers in Syria continue to face dangerous challenges and threats from all warring parties. AGPS documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian volunteers and the forced disappearance of

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

08-12-2019

58-year-old Ahmad Ali AlRahal was killed by anonymous gunmen in AlMuzeireeb town, west of Daraa province, south of Syria. The man was fatally shot outside of his house at the entrance to the town. The gunmen could not be identified

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

08-12-2019

Palestinian activists in Syria stressed the need to sustain and increase UNRWA's financial aids to Palestinian refugees in Syria. In posts circulated on social media, activists said that UNRWA’s intent to conduct a survey in early 2020 over whether

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

08-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Kader Alyan has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for over seven years. Alyan, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad-Palestine, was kidnapped by the government troops from his home in

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, toured Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Accompanied with a delegation from the General Authority for Palestinian Arab

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

07-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, a resident of Handarat camp, in Aleppo, sustained severe burns after a mine left over by ISIS militias in Deir AlZor, east of Syria, went off. Bassam is a member of Liwaa AlQuds brigade

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

07-12-2019

Fatah AlIntifada battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, called on Palestinian refugees in Syria who have not obtained official identity documents to show up at its offices and submit their demands to that end. An AGPS field reporter said

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

07-12-2019

Palestinian brothers Omar and Muntassar Ahmed Ghunayem, residents of Yarmouk camp, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Omar, born in 1995, was arrested at a government checkpoint at the main entrance to Yarmouk. Montassar, born

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

06-12-2019

AGPS has learned that two Palestinian brothers from Syria’s AlHusainiya camp died under torture in Syrian government prisons following years of secret detention. AGPS has kept their names secret at the request of their families. The death brings the toll

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

06-12-2019

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon Claudio Cordoni met on Wednesday with representatives of the Commission of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. The delegations discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

06-12-2019

Ireland has announced EUR 2.5 million contribution in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made shortly after a high-level Irish delegation led by the Irish

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

06-12-2019

Members of the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria organized activities for children with special needs in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Gifts were distributed as part of the event, held in partnership with the Danish Red Cross

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

05-12-2019

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 11Palestinian and Syrian migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, Palestinians from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and Syrian nationals, who have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since March

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-12-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the eight-year long warfare. Civilians said the cost of living index in the area is eight times higher than the

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

05-12-2019

Humanitarian conditions have gone remarkably worse in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees due to the price leap, poor infrastructure, and absence of vital services. Civilians continue to rail against the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

05-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the eighth year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

05-12-2019

The Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian people handed over winter garments to 120 Palestinian orphans from Yarmouk camp and other Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move comes as part of the group’s attempts to assist Palestinian refugees

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

04-12-2019

AGPS has issued a new documentary report entitled "Palestinians of Syria in Jordan". The report sheds light on the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who fled to Jordan following the outbreak of the bloody conflict in March 2011

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

04-12-2019

Renowned Syrian-born Palestinian translator Saleh Almani passed away on Tuesday, December 3, in the Spanish city of Valencia at the age of 70. Almani was born in Hums province, in Syria, on 1949 and earned a diploma in Spanish literature

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

04-12-2019

More than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. UNRWA has upon more than one occasion sounded the alarm over the tragic situation

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Ziyad Awad, from AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the third consecutive year. Ziyad was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way to receive his salary in Daraa on

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Sherif Jarwan Issa, from Khan Dannun refugee camp, received an international arbitration certificate in body building and physical strength after he attended a training course for referees held by the Syrian Arab Sports Federation for Bodybuilding between October

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

03-12-2019

AGPS concluded on Saturday a successful contribution to the one-day conference about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), held by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). Titled “UNRWA at 70: Responding to

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

03-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria have sounded distress signals over the dramatic price hike in the Turkish territories at a time when the exchange rate of the local currency has remarkably gone down. Unemployment rates among the Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

03-12-2019

Residents of AlMuzeireeb town took to the streets on Sunday, calling on the Syrian government to release Palestinian and Syrian prisoners and disclose the fate of the victims of forced disappearance. 15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

03-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Razan Omar Mustafa, a resident of AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Razan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from her home on September 12

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of  Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

02-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Shamsah Rashdan Mohamed Rashdan, aged 63, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing elderly relative along with her daughter Asia Mohamed Sa’id Kweider, 22. The mother and her daughter

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

02-12-2019

Members of Shams Project to Empower Women organized a silent march in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, condemning gender-based violence and discrimination. Palestinian refugees taking part in the march spoke up for their inalienable rights and denounced the violations committed

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

02-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Dutch city of The Hague, condemning the ceaseless Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. The protesters called for an immediate probe into Israeli

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

02-12-2019

Germany has announced new multi-year project funds of up to EUR 69 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made during a meeting of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

01-12-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue to express deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories for over 40 days to topple the incumbent government. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee Ali Maatouq

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

01-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in Khan Dannun refugee camp said they continue to face a mountainous journey trying to purchase supplies needed for cooking and heating purposes. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

01-12-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Mohamed Ayyash has been supervising chess competitions at a sports club in Cyprus’ capital city of Nicosia. Mohamed is supervising 25 players in the club. He is the youngest chess referee in Cyprus and has obtained

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

01-12-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the eighth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

30-11-2019

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, annually observed by the United Nations on Novemeber 29, AGPS called on the international community, particularly UNRWA, to take further action in order to provide the Palestinians of Syria with

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

30-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 4,007 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 487 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until November 29), up from 1,953

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

30-11-2019

The Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, announced the death of gunman Ghazi Khaled AlMohamed in Tal AlZor, in Idlib’s southern outskirts, in violent shootouts with opposition groups. The victim’s nationality could not be identified by AGPS. Nearly

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

30-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Khaled Muhsen Kharroubi, a resident of Syria’s AlMuzeireeb community, has been enduring a mysterious fate in state-run jails for the fourth consecutive year. Khaled was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlLajat area, south of Syria, on August

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-11-2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent Society distributed food and relief items to residents of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

29-11-2019

Palestinian professor Mahmoud Ahmad Hamid has initiated an international research project in Sweden that is expected to revolutionize wood industry. The project aims to develop natural adhesives used in the manufacture of compressed wood, instead of the petroleum glues currently

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

29-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian families from Syria who have sought shelter in Germany have sounded distress signals over delays in the family reunification process, which they said often lasts for over three years. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Germany

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Nizar Jawdat Kassab has been secretly jailed in Syria for the eighth year running. Nizar, a genitourinary surgeon, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched near Yarmouk’s entrance on December 16, 2012. Palestinian medics and relief activists have

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

29-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

28-11-2019

To date, 19 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and several others are missing and/or detained, said UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Christian Saunders in an annual report read out before the UN General Assembly’s Fourth

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

28-11-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent paid a visit to AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, near Yarmouk Camp, where thousands of Palestinian refugees used to take shelter. The visit reportedly aims at setting the framework for

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

28-11-2019

A member of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was tasked with working on the files of Palestinian young men in Aleppo and in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps who evaded military conscription. Shortly after the

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

28-11-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps across Syria have joined rallies staged in protest at the announcement made by the US President Donald Trump’s administration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as inconsistent

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

27-11-2019

Palestinian doctor Osama Omar AlKhaled, aged 64, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Osama, a resident of Daraa, south of Syria, and a native of the Palestinian village of Ein Ghazal, got his health condition worsened at the Adra

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

27-11-2019

Norwegian cops released Palestinian refugees from Syria Kusay Rashid and his uncle Yaser Salama, who were arrested after they protested against members of the SIAN anti-Muslim organization who set fire to Holy Quran. On November 17, members of fanatic SIAN

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-11-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Rami Afif Kasem appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on identifying the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the family said Rami

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

27-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Salim Mahmoud Bahloul has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run penal complexes for the eight-consecutive year. Salim, in his 20s, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on October 12, 2012 from Bisan Clinic. He is a

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-11-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

Palestinian Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

26-11-2019

The Greek authorities released on Saturday, November 23, 120 migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, who have been detained on Rhodes Island for nearly 60 days. The freed migrants include Palestinians, Iraqis, and Syrians. The list of released migrants includes Palestinian

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-11-2019

AlSafsaf School, in partnership with UNRWA and the Daraa Youth Center, organized activities for children in Daraa camp, south of Syria. The event falls in line with the Universal Children’s Day. Over 600 Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa Camp

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

26-11-2019

Palestinian child Mohamed Anwar Ali, from Syria’s Khan Eshieh refugee camp, won the gold medal as part of chess competition staged between 130 contestants representing different Austrian schools. Mohamed received the best player award. Histeam snatched the third place at

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

26-11-2019

A number of Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon have returned to Syria after anti-government protests have reached a peak in the Lebanese territories. The price leap, dire socio-economic conditions, and delays in the transfer of UNRWA aids

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

25-11-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria were granted citizenship in European destinations, following a mountainous journey in the hunt for humanitarian asylum by holders of Syrian travel documents. Palestinian refugee Shatha Tamim and her children were recently granted

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

25-11-2019

Residents of Aleppo’s Handarat Camp denounced the apathy shown by the local authorities regarding their appeals for clearing garbage. Civilians said they have been forced to burn trash in the camp alleyways, adding that the Palestinian Red Crescent has reneged

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

25-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 24, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

25-11-2019

The Greek government on Wednesday announced plans to set up five closed pre-departure centers for migrants on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros. According to the plan, which was announced on Wednesday by government spokesman Stelios

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

24-11-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon have got into embroidery to earn a living to feed their children. A so-called Amna who closed her beauty salon in Syria when the war started decided to enroll in

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

24-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development, in cooperation with the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, organized an exhibition for traditional Palestinian heritage in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The moves aims at preserving Palestinian heritage in

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

24-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

24-11-2019

Palestinian nurse Bassel Hassan Omar, aged 38, has been held in Syrian government lock-ups since March 7, 2013. Bassel was kidnapped by the government forces from AlMujtahid Hospital in Damascus, where he had served as a nurse. His fate remains

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

23-11-2019

Palestinian-Syrian civil committees in Lebanon have condemned underway attempts to task UNHCR, instead of UNRWA, with managing the affairs of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon. In a joint statement, a number of civil committees slammed the calls made by

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

23-11-2019

Mortars reportedly fell around the Palestinian Arab Club in AlJumeiliya area, in Aleppo, a couple of days earlier, resulting in injuries and material damage. The Arab Club administration said staff members remained indoors for fear of being killed in the

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

23-11-2019

As the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC) turns 30, this week, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called for increasing attention and assistance to children in conflict

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

23-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hasan Saleh, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year in a row. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces on June 1, 2013. His condition and whereabouts

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

22-11-2019

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers. The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus

Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-11-2019

A delegation of the health directorate in Aleppo paid a visit to Handarat camp in order to inspect the progress of healthcare services in the area and follow up on Leishmania-stricken cases. Leishmania is a mosquito-borne disease mainly found in

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

22-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the eight consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces at his home in AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, on August 16, 2011. AGPS documented the

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

22-11-2019

AGPS documented the death of 311 Palestinian refugees after they were gunned down by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Up to 4,006 Palestinian refugees have been pronounced dead in the Syrian

1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

22-11-2019

The International Organization of Migration (IOM) reported that 95,600 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 20 November, roughly an 8 per cent decrease from the 104,535 arriving during the same period last year.   Deaths recorded on

Palestinian Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

21-11-2019

Statistics issued by AGPS on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria, making up 6.27% of the overall death toll among the Palestinians of Syria. The

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout Camp over Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout Camp over Dire Conditions

21-11-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees rallied outside of the office the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) in Deir Ballout camp, north of Syria, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facility. The refugees called on AFAD staff members to take up

Healthcarev Initiative Sees the Day in Lebanon in Favor of Palestine Refugees

Healthcarev Initiative Sees the Day in Lebanon in Favor of Palestine Refugees

21-11-2019

The Relief Commission at Lebanon’s Sunni authority Dar AlFatwa announced the launch of a medical project, in partnership with the World Rehabilitation Fund. The imitative aims at providing basic rehabilitation services to Palestinian refugees from Syria and other people with special

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Samour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Samour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

21-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Nour Samour has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eight consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of AlSham Road, was arrested by Syrian security forces at a checkpoint in Hums province on August 15, 2013

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

20-11-2019

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying mounds of trash have been piled up across residential alleyways. The residents also said that they have been enduring

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Jamal Released from German Prison

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Jamal Released from German Prison

20-11-2019

The German authorities freed the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Jamal from jail, where he had been kept for nearly three years over charges of human trafficking and migrant smuggling onboard inflatable boats bound for Europe. Human smuggling is considered a serious

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail

20-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mustafa Hamdan has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces on August 31, 2013 as he passed through the Maliha

Palestinian Refugee Wins Best Photographer Award in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Wins Best Photographer Award in Syria

20-11-2019

Palestinian photographer Mootaz AlMawed, from Yarmouk camp, in Damascus, won the press photo contest, held by the General Sports Federation in Syria on November 18 as part of the 2019 Golden Pen Competition. Mootaz told the Syrian news agency SANA

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Norway after Protesting Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Norway after Protesting Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran

19-11-2019

Norwegian cops arrested a Palestinian refugee from Syria and others as they protested against members of the SIAN anti-Muslim organization who set fire to Holy Quran. Members of fanatic SIAN group took to the streets in the southern Norwegian city

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Woman in Northern Syria Appeals for Humanitarian Action

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Woman in Northern Syria Appeals for Humanitarian Action

19-11-2019

A displaced Palestinian woman in northern Syria who suffers from a leg disease said she has been unable to secure treatment fees in the poverty-stricken area. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the refugee denounced the absence of financial support by

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

19-11-2019

15 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk

Thousands of Migrants Facing Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island, Warns MSF

Thousands of Migrants Facing Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island, Warns MSF

19-11-2019

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Nov. 16 that a 9-month-old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece. “We have confirmed today by the local hospital in #Lesbos that a 9-month-old baby has died some days ago from

Homes Flooded with Rain Downpours in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

Homes Flooded with Rain Downpours in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

18-11-2019

Displaced families in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns about the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods in an area that has been grappling with poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Strikes Deal with Syria Clinics

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Strikes Deal with Syria Clinics

18-11-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has reached agreements with health centers in Daraa province, south of Syria, to provide healthcare services and surgeries for Palestinian refugees. Surgeries will be carried out at AlRahma clinic

Palestinian Refugee Yaser Kareem Released from Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Yaser Kareem Released from Syria Jail

18-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Yaser Kareem was released from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held along with other Palestinians displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Yalda town, south of Damascus, after they were arrested in early April. Yaser and the

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Detained in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Detained in Syria since 2012

18-11-2019

Along the same line, Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kasem Mutleb has been locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Mohamed, in his 50s of age, was arrested on January 1, 2013 by Syrian security forces at a

Orphan Allowances Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Orphan Allowances Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

18-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over cash aids donated by Rahma International Society to over 175 orphans, including Palestinian refugees, in northern Syria. The commission said on Facebook that some 25 families from the poorly-equipped

Palestinian Families Stranded on Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Families Stranded on Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

17-11-2019

Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian refugees detained on the Greek island of Rhodes have appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on their urgent release from custody, where they have been facing squalid captivity conditions. In

UN Renews UNRWA Mandate

UN Renews UNRWA Mandate

17-11-2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) renewed the mandate of the Palestinian refugee agency on Friday, in an overwhelming show of support despite unabated pressure by the US and Israel to end the agency’s work. 170 Member States voted for

Syria Rights Group Reveals Shocking Facts about Conditions in Sedanaya Military Prison

Syria Rights Group Reveals Shocking Facts about Conditions in Sedanaya Military Prison

17-11-2019

The Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP) stated in its first report, entitled “Sednaya Prison: Factory of death and enforced disappearance in Syria”, that inmates have been tortured to death in the highly-secretive penal complex. The

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

17-11-2019

Alarm bells have been sounded over the unknown fate of several Palestinian refugee families who have been kidnapped by the Syrian regime troops. The list of missing families includes the Mouloud Khaled Al-Abdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at

160 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Reach Greece over Last Couple of Months

160 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Reach Greece over Last Couple of Months

16-11-2019

Over 160 Palestinian refugees from Syria have landed on Greece islands over October and November 2019. An AGPS news correspondent said the 160 refugees reached islands on the Aegean coast, including Mytilene, Samos, Kos, Chios, Symi, and Leros. Thousands of

Greece Illegally Pushed Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

Greece Illegally Pushed Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

16-11-2019

Greece reportedly deported about 60,000 migrants to Turkey between 2017 and 2018, according to a report on the online news portal of weekly German magazine Spiegel, published on Wednesday evening. According to Spiegel, Turkey is accusing Greece of not

Free Medical Campaign Held for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon

Free Medical Campaign Held for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon

16-11-2019

A free medical campaign is expected to be held by Istijaba Medical Center as of November 18 to November 21 in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Patients with cardiovascular diseases and urinary tract disorders along with children will receive

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

16-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed, in his 50s of age, was kidnapped from his home in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Homs on May 12, 2014. His family

UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

15-11-2019

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region.  95 per cent of PRS are food insecure; Over 80% cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main

UNRWA Likely to Cut Services for Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

UNRWA Likely to Cut Services for Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

15-11-2019

The Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, has appealed for sustained support for the Agency’s work. Presenting the Agency’s annual report to the Special Political and Decolonization

NGO Carries Out Reconstruction Works in Atama Camp North of Syria

NGO Carries Out Reconstruction Works in Atama Camp North of Syria

15-11-2019

Bonyan Foundation has laid asphalt concrete on a number of access roads and sidewalks in Atama refugee camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, in order to smooth civilians’ movement, particularly during winter. Sometime earlier, the association had embarked

Mohamed Awad Moudi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

Mohamed Awad Moudi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

15-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad Moudi has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed was kidnapped at a checkpoint set up in Daraa province on October 9, 2012. His family continues to appeal for information

Dozens of Poor Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

Dozens of Poor Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

14-11-2019

Fuel supplies have been distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Syria. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Every registered family reportedly received 100 liters of fuel. The price of fuel set by

Activists Call for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities in Handarat Refugee Camp

Activists Call for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities in Handarat Refugee Camp

14-11-2019

Members of Liwaa AlQuds squad, affiliated with the Syrian government, and the Palestinian Red Crescent have embarked on the rehabilitation of the local park in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, which sustained heavy damage in the bloody conflict

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Struggle with Language Acquisition in Europe

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Struggle with Language Acquisition in Europe

14-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees who fled war-Torn Syrian to Europe have been struggling with language acquisition, particularly in northern European countries. Linguistic and socio-cultural discrepancies in the new destinations often result in difficulties in the integration process and block the

Palestinian Girl from Syria among Top 4 Candidates in Dubai Reading Contest

Palestinian Girl from Syria among Top 4 Candidates in Dubai Reading Contest

14-11-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Sirine Fawaz Mohamed, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, won the Arab Reading Challenge in the Netherlands. Syrine also snatched the fourth seat in Dubai’s fourth Arab Reading Challenge, beating thousands of candidates from across the Arab world

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Strike on Damascus

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Strike on Damascus

13-11-2019

Palestinian refugees Abdullah Yousef Hasan and Muadh AlAJouri were killed on Tuesday and six others, including a child, were wounded after the Israeli occupation forces slammed missiles into a residential apartment in AlMezzeh area, in Damascus. Local sources said three

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in October

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in October

13-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees from Syria in October 2019 due to war-related incidents, down from five refugees in October 2018. The list of casualties includes three Palestinians who were tortured to death in Syrian government

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

13-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare. All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to

Poetry Anthology by Palestinian Refugee from Syria Translated into Greek

Poetry Anthology by Palestinian Refugee from Syria Translated into Greek

13-11-2019

A renowned publishing house in Athens released the Greek version of a poetry anthology by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud AlSersawi, which was translated by Professor A. Pianotti. It includes a forward by Professor Renos Papa Dublos and notes by Prof

Palestinian Toddler in Lebanon on Verge of Death

Palestinian Toddler in Lebanon on Verge of Death

12-11-2019

A Palestinian family who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to the southern Lebanese city of Sur has appealed to the international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action in order to save their eight-day-old newborn. The family said their

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

12-11-2019

124 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya Camp in Rif Dimashq have been pronounced dead in war-torn Syria, according to AGPS database. The list includes 73 Palestinians who died under shelling, 12 who were tortured to death in Syrian detention

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Ibrahim, called Abu Nasser, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Mohamed, born on January 1, 1982, was arrested at a checkpoint in Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp, on February

Palestinians Struggling with Dire Conditions in Hums Refugee Camp

Palestinians Struggling with Dire Conditions in Hums Refugee Camp

12-11-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian assistance. Most residents depend on

Sweden to Push Back Palestinian Family to Saudi Arabia

Sweden to Push Back Palestinian Family to Saudi Arabia

11-11-2019

The Swedish Migration Agency issued a decision to deport Palestinian refugee from Syria Manal Zaydan and her four children to Saudi Arabia, after they had sought asylum for four years in the European country. Speaking with AlKompis news site, Manal

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead in Malmo

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead in Malmo

11-11-2019

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in Malmö's Möllevångtorget square at 9pm on Saturday night -- one of the busiest times of the week for the area's many bars and restaurants, Swedish daily the Local

Damascus Governor: Law 10 Inapplicable in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Damascus Governor: Law 10 Inapplicable in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

11-11-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office Samir Jazerli said the old Yarmouk Camp has a legal specificity and is directly supervised by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees. Therefore, property owenrship in the camp can only be proved by means

Humanitarian Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Humanitarian Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

11-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed winter blankets and boxes of kitchen ware to displaced Palestinian families in Idlib’s southern suburbs. The items were donated by the Indonesian association KNRP. Volunteer relief officers also distributed meat

UNRWA Says Agency’s Main Concern to Preserve Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Says Agency’s Main Concern to Preserve Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-11-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in Near East (UNRWA) said it has been facing a severe financial crisis and strives to preserve aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. In response to a letter sent

3 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in October

3 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in October

10-11-2019

AGPS identified the names of three Palestinian refugees who died under torture in Syrian state-run prisons over October. Fadi Fuad AlSoutari, from Yarmouk Camp, along with Sa’id Mustafa Amrein and Ziad Lutfi Amrein. They had been secretly detained for years

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlSbeihi Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlSbeihi Assassinated South of Syria

10-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen Ahmed Saleh AlSbeihi, a former opposition gunman, was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Friday November 8 in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western suburbs. An AGPS field reporter said gunmen boarding an armored car opened fire

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

10-11-2019

Five Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state run prisons, four among whom identified as members of the Daoud family. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and

Palestinian Refugee Killed in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed in War-Torn Syria

09-11-2019

Sources close to the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, mourned the death of its staff member Palestinian refugee Ahmad Suleiman who died while in a mission in Syria. AGPS found out that 278 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

09-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born on April 21, 1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has gone missing for the fourth year running after he was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Palestinian Refugee Issa Amayri Released from Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Issa Amayri Released from Syria Jail

09-11-2019

The Syrian security forces freed on Thursday, November 7, Palestinian refugee Issa Amayri, who was arrested in April, along with a number of refugees displaced from Yalda, south of Damascus, after they were summoned to questioning by the local reconciliation

UNRWA Delivers 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Assistance to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Delivers 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Assistance to Palestinians of Syria

09-11-2019

UNRWA said the third batch of the 2019 cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria will be delivered as of November 11. Texts messages specifying the time and location of the delivery will be sent to the refugees. Aids will

Egyptian Authorities Push Back Palestinian Refugee to Syria

Egyptian Authorities Push Back Palestinian Refugee to Syria

08-11-2019

The Egyptian authorities deported a Palestinian refugee to Syria after he overstayed his visa in the country. An AGPS field reported said the refugee entered Egypt illegally through Sudan to reunite with his family members, who have sought refuge in

UNRWA Chief Resigns amid Israel-US Pressure

UNRWA Chief Resigns amid Israel-US Pressure

08-11-2019

The head of the main UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned following alleged accusations of bias and abuses of authority. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN said Pierre Krähenbühl had quitted with immediate effect his role

Educational Event Held at AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Educational Event Held at AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestine Refugees

08-11-2019

Aِِn awareness-raising event was held at AlNaqeeb School in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The gathering held under the slogan “I respect my school, myself, and others” was attended by dozens of Palestinian refugees, students, and

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for over 6 years

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for over 6 years

08-11-2019

10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel Mahmoud Amayri

Activists Lash Out at Syrian Security Forces over Incitement against Palestine Refugees

Activists Lash Out at Syrian Security Forces over Incitement against Palestine Refugees

07-11-2019

Activists from Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees have accused pro-government forces in Syria of circulating leaflets to defame local residents and stir up sedition between government affiliates and former opposition groups. “All Iranian forces and militias along with their allies

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

07-11-2019

Another Palestinian refugee was tortured to death in Syrian state prisons, bringing the number of Palestinian victims of torture in government jails to 611. AGPS has kept the casualty’s name secret at his family’s request.

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp

07-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Rafe’, in his 30s of age, was arrested by Syrian government forces a few days earlier. An AGPS field reporter attributed the abduction to the alleged theft-property assaults carried out by Firas, a resident of Aleppo’s AlNeirab

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

07-11-2019

Palestinian engineer Wahdan Abdullah AlRawashdeh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for seven years running. Wahdan was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, on January 3

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

06-11-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Hasan Abdul Wahab, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has been detained by Turkish police after he failed to obtain the kimlik temporary protection card. His family has appealed to the Palestinian embassy and activists to

Palestinian Students from Syria Allowed to Return to Lebanon

Palestinian Students from Syria Allowed to Return to Lebanon

06-11-2019

The Lebanese General Security has green-lighted the return of Palestinian students from Syria to Lebanon. Some 50 Palestinian students enrolled at the Council of Churches Institute in Lebanon, returned to Syria to sit for high school exams, following cooperation with

Protest Moves Held at UNRWA Clinic North of Lebanon

Protest Moves Held at UNRWA Clinic North of Lebanon

06-11-2019

Palestinian refugees gathered at a UNRWA clinic in AlBadawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon, protesting health service cut. The refugees have denounced the medicine shortage at the clinic, saying they have been forced to purchase drugs at costs that outlive

Palestinians from Syria among Hundreds Transferred to Greek Mainland

Palestinians from Syria among Hundreds Transferred to Greek Mainland

06-11-2019

The Greek authorities transferred hundreds of migrants, including 25 Palestinian refugees from Syria, to the mainland. International news sources said 800 migrants were transferred from overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands to the mainland. The Greek government is expected to

8 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2019

8 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2019

05-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees from Syria in October 2019 due to war-related incidents. The list of casualties includes three Palestinians who were tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, three others who were fatally shot

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

05-11-2019

Thousands Palestinian refugees have been trapped in southern Damascus due to the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian government forces on Babila, Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Sidi Miqdad towns. The Syrian authorities ruled that in order for Palestinian refugees sheltered

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

05-11-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Mohamadiya, from Handarat Camp in Aleppo, have appealed to the national and international human rights bodies, including Amnesty International, to work on gathering data about their relative, who has gone missing for over five

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Rain Showers

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Rain Showers

04-11-2019

Tents have been swamped by heavy rainfalls in AlSadaka Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria. Some 35 displaced Palestinian families have been taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in the area. The

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Support of Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Support of Palestine Refugees

04-11-2019

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl called on the 120 states present at the XVIII Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 25 and 26 October 2019, to support UNRWA

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

04-11-2019

Palestinian brothers from Syria Ammar Jumu’a Ibrahim, aged 34, and Khaled Jumu’a Ibrahim, 40, have been incarcerated in Syrian government penitentiaries since September 2013. Both refugees, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

Cultural Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Cultural Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-11-2019

Leisure activities were held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp by Ayedoon Group. Over 30 Palestinian teens were in attendance. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular committees, has been gripped with dire socio-economic conditions as

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Detained in War-Torn Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Detained in War-Torn Syria

03-11-2019

In statistics released on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed annually on 2 November, AGPS has kept record of the murder of a number of Palestinian journalists and the forced disappearance of others in war-torn Syria

Palestinian Youth Appeals for Information over Missing Mother

Palestinian Youth Appeals for Information over Missing Mother

03-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Osama Redwan AlKhatib, 22, called on the international human rights institutions and concerned authorities to help him garner data about his Egyptian mother Sabrine Ali Shehata, whom he has not met for 20 years. Osama had lived with

Volunteers Take Part in Reconstruction of Handarat Camp

Volunteers Take Part in Reconstruction of Handarat Camp

03-11-2019

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent joined a campaign to repair power at the local school in Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo and cleanse the public park. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with

Rights Groups Urge UN to Pressurize Syrian Gov’t to Free Prisoners

Rights Groups Urge UN to Pressurize Syrian Gov’t to Free Prisoners

03-11-2019

The Caesar Families Association, the Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison, and Families for Freedom have called on the United Nations to urge the Syrian government to free all prisoners and victims of enforced disappearance. The NGOs

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

02-11-2019

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria rallied on October 31, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees urged UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the concerned NGOs to live up to their responsibilities as

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

02-11-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the assassination of Syrian national Yaser Yousef AlMusalmah, who was gunned down by anonymous gunmen on October 30. Over

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-11-2019

Residents of AlMukhtar Abu Adnan neighborhood in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads for over 10 consecutive days. Speaking with AGPS, civilians

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

02-11-2019

Palestinian young man Mahmoud Hanino, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons, where he has been locked up since 2015. AGPS has documented the secret incarceration of 1,768 Palestinian refugees in

AGPS: 484 Female Palestinian Refugees Killed, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 484 Female Palestinian Refugees Killed, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

01-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 484 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, making 16% of the overall death toll for the period from March 2011 to October 2019. The list includes 240 female refugees

Palestinian Refugees to Benefit from Health Care Discount at Istanbul Clinic

Palestinian Refugees to Benefit from Health Care Discount at Istanbul Clinic

01-11-2019

The Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) said it signed an agreement with Medipol Fındıkzade Hospital in Istanbul, in cooperation with the Association of Palestinian Medics in Turkey. The new agreement provides Palestinians from Syria with partial discounts for medical

Relief Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

Relief Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

01-11-2019

A so-called “Warm Winter” campaign has been launched by activists and civilians in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to collect winter clothes and shoes for the most vulnerable children in the area. Living conditions in Khan

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

31-10-2019

A jailed Palestinian refugee who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand said that like hundreds of other refugees in the country he has been struggling with dire humanitarian conditions. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the young man said: “We fled the

As Winter Looms, Palestinians from Syria in Greece Stuck in Ramshackle Tents

As Winter Looms, Palestinians from Syria in Greece Stuck in Ramshackle Tents

31-10-2019

As a freezing winter season is around the corner, thousands of migrants, including Palestinian refugees from Syria, continue to struggle with terrible conditions, in overcrowded and ramshackle tents and containers on Greek islands. According to witnesses, thousands of people are

Palestinian Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

31-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Diab Jalil, aged 29, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-up for the seventh year running. Ahmad, a student of Chemistry at Damascus University, was kidnapped by pro-government forces on June 25, 2013 at

Food Baskets Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Food Baskets Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over food baskets to a number of Palestinian families sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. The organization has resumed its relief mission in the area following reconciliation accords between the Syrian government and

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

30-10-2019

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria until October 29, 2019. The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally shot by snipers; 11

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

30-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar Husain has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the fourth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2015. His family received no information as to his condition and whereabouts. AGPS documented

Turkey Urges Greece to Halt Pushback of Irregular Migrants

Turkey Urges Greece to Halt Pushback of Irregular Migrants

30-10-2019

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Sunday called on Greece's new government to end the illegal practice of "pushback" of irregular migrants over the Turkish border. In response, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis denied the claims on Tuesday, saying that

Relief Campaign for Palestinians from Syria Kick-Started in Istanbul

Relief Campaign for Palestinians from Syria Kick-Started in Istanbul

30-10-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed winter clothes to over 200 Palestinian families from Syria who have sought refuge in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. The move makes part of a winter campaign launched by the charity in order to assuage

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Homeless in Syria

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Homeless in Syria

29-10-2019

Priest Boutros Hazouri and Palestinian activists have called on the national and international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action in order to save an elderly Palestinian refugee in his 80s who has been left without a roof over his head

Syrian Company Proposes Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees in 15 Years

Syrian Company Proposes Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees in 15 Years

29-10-2019

The General Company for Technical Studies and Consultations, which has been tasked with preparing an organizational plan for Yarmouk Camp, has put forth a three-phase reconstruction proposal which it said takes an estimated time-span of 15 years. The first phase

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

29-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ata Abdul Karim Abu Anzah has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the fifth year running. Abu Anzah was kidnapped by the government forces on July 20, 2014. His family has frequently appealed for information over

Alarms Raised over Delays in Asylum Procedures in Sweden

Alarms Raised over Delays in Asylum Procedures in Sweden

29-10-2019

The Swedish Information Center said scores of staff members at migration courts risk to be laid off due to shortage in migration funds. The centre said migrants who re-submitted asylum, citizenship, and family reunification applications have to wait for long

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

28-10-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt have called on UNRWA to take up its responsibilities and hand them over relief and cash aids. UNRWA continues to rebuff calls for help launched by Palestinians from Syria in Egypt on

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

28-10-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have expressed deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories over the past 10 days to topple the incumbent government. Activists have called on UNRWA, the Palestinian

180 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

180 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

28-10-2019

180 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict. Updated data by AGPS indicates that 329 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

28-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Ahmad AlRefai has been held in Syrian government jails for seven consecutive years. Ayman, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped from his home in AlSham neighborhood on July 1, 2012. AGPS documented the detention

Palestinian Refugees Declare Hunger-Strike on Greek Island over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Declare Hunger-Strike on Greek Island over Squalid Conditions

27-10-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees trapped on the Greek island of Rhodes have gone on hunger strike due to their deteriorating humanitarian and health conditions. In a letter emailed to AGPS, Palestinian activists said women, children, and elderly refugees have undergone

Tensions Surge over Security Turmoil in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Tensions Surge over Security Turmoil in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-10-2019

Palestinian families living in Daraa Camp have raised alarm bells over the security turmoil overwhelming the area as a result of internal rifts between the Syrian government forces and former opposition affiliates. Opposition groups have reportedly taken to the street

40 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

40 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

27-10-2019

40 Palestinian women and girls have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. The list includes nine refugees from Yarmouk Camp and 10 from AlTadhamun neighborhood. According to activists, several abductions were carried under the security guise. Arrestees’

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

27-10-2019

Palestinian medic Hayel Hamid has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the eight-consecutive year. He was kidnapped on August 13, 2012 from his clinic in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, on charges of treating wounded persons. Hayel, born

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

26-10-2019

Four Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested in a security campaign targeting dozens of civilians in southern Damascus. According to Sawt AlAsima news network, over 35 young men were rounded up in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem towns, south

Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Groups in Syria Cash-Strapped

Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Groups in Syria Cash-Strapped

26-10-2019

Palestinian squads affiliated with the Syrian government have gone through an unprecedented financial crisis after they scaled down their military activities at government-held sites. Senior officers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – General Command (GC)

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Dirbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2011

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Dirbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2011

26-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Mohamed Dirbas has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for eight years running. Alaa was arrested in 2011 at a government checkpoint in Naher Eisha, in Rif Dimashq. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. According to

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

26-10-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 12-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

25-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Saer Munib AlLaham has been detained in Istanbul for illegally entering the country and failing to obtain the temporary protection card “kimlik”. Activists said Saer has been held in a Turkish gendarmerie detention center on the

329 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

329 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

25-10-2019

329 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare, AGPS has found out. Most of those who have disappeared in the country are residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Palestinian Refugee Samer AlSahli Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2011

Palestinian Refugee Samer AlSahli Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2011

25-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Samer Tawfiq AlSahli has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for eight years running. Samer, born in 1987, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq. His condition and whereabouts remain

72 Torture Tactics Wrought by Syrian Regime on Prisoners

72 Torture Tactics Wrought by Syrian Regime on Prisoners

25-10-2019

A human rights monitor said the Syrian regime inflicts at least 72 kinds of torture on prisoners in its detention facilities. According to a report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), different methods of torture have resulted in

Officials Meet over Exacerbated Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Cyprus

Officials Meet over Exacerbated Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Cyprus

24-10-2019

Palestine Envoy to Cyprus, Ambassador Jabran Tawil, discussed with Kyriakos Kouros, Director of the Cyprus President’s Diplomatic Office, the situation of Palestinian refugees in Cyprus. Mr. Tawil underscored the need to set a relief mechanism to assist Palestinian refugees in Cyprus. The Cyprian

3 Feared Dead in Greece Migrant Boat Crash

3 Feared Dead in Greece Migrant Boat Crash

24-10-2019

A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said. Officials on Kos said that 31 people were rescued

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

24-10-2019

The Turkish police released Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Abu Zeid, born in 1967, after he had been kept in custody for over 15 days in Izmir province. Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Ahmad AlSaadani, born in 1995, has, however

Palestinians Raise Concerned over Forced Deportation from Istanbul

Palestinians Raise Concerned over Forced Deportation from Istanbul

24-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Istanbul have voiced deep concern over the intent of the Turkish authorities to forcibly send them back to Syria as many of them overstayed their visas. Turkish police have notified irregular migrants to leave the

Red Crescent Distributes Wood Planks in Handarat Refugee Camp

Red Crescent Distributes Wood Planks in Handarat Refugee Camp

24-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over wood planks to some 40 families who returned to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The move aims at providing protection and preserving privacy to families taking shelter in the camp. Activists

AGPS: 60% of Palestinians from Syria Killed in 2018 Civilians

AGPS: 60% of Palestinians from Syria Killed in 2018 Civilians

23-10-2019

The 2018 annual report issued by AGPS on October 1 under the title “Palestinians from Syria: Unending Tragedies” has kept record of the death of 168 Palestinian civilians in 2018, representing 60.87% of the death toll that year. Military

Calls Launched for Releasing Palestinians Detained in Turkey

Calls Launched for Releasing Palestinians Detained in Turkey

23-10-2019

Activists have urged the Turkish authorities to release Palestinian refugees from Syria Emad Ahmad AlSaadani, born in 1995, and Emad Abu Zeid, born in 1967, who have been held in Turkish custody for over 15 days. An AGPS correspondent said

1st Phase of Yarmouk’s Rehabilitation Plan Finalized

1st Phase of Yarmouk’s Rehabilitation Plan Finalized

23-10-2019

Director-General of the General Company for Studies and Technical Consultations, Dr. Yasar Abdeen, said on Monday that the company has finalized the first phase of the organizational plan for Kabon and Yarmouk Camp. He added that the company is considering

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

23-10-2019

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 30, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria government jails after he was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2012 from the exam room at Damascus Faculty of Science

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

22-10-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 4,002 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until October 21), up from 1,953

Palestinians from Syria on Tenterhooks as Turmoil Hits Zenith in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria on Tenterhooks as Turmoil Hits Zenith in Lebanon

22-10-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have expressed deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories to topple the incumbent government. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

22-10-2019

Some 350 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Nea Kavala refugee camp, in northern Greece, have sounded distress signals over the absence of vital services and delays in asylum procedures. Founded in 2015, Nea Kavala Camp is an old military airfield

More Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

More Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

22-10-2019

A number of Palestinians from Syria have been granted citizenship in Netherlands and Sweden. The Dutch law stipulates that a Palestinian refugee from Syria be entitled to apply for citizenship rights after a three-year stay in the country and the

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Gov’t Jails

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Gov’t Jails

21-10-2019

Palestinian refugees Said Mustafa Amrein and Ziad Lutif Amrein were tortured to death in Syria’s state-run prisons, where they had been forcibly disappeared for years. Their families received the death news following their appeals for information. According to AGPS data

General Refugee Authority Urges UNRWA to Provide Emergency Food Assistance for Palestine Refugees

General Refugee Authority Urges UNRWA to Provide Emergency Food Assistance for Palestine Refugees

21-10-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Damascus has called on UNRWA to include displaced Palestinian families on lists of most vulnerable persons in Syria. In a letter to UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Amanya Michael Ebye, GAPAR

UNRWA to Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Girl from Syria

UNRWA to Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Girl from Syria

21-10-2019

UNRWA said it will provide treatment costs for Palestinian child Bayan Taha Khatab, who suffers from congenital cataracts. The child was reportedly transferred to Intralasik International Center of Ophthalmology in Damascus to carry out medical checks, pending an eye surgery. Bayan, who

Palestinians among 173 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 173 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

21-10-2019

At least 173 irregular migrants were held in three districts in Turkey's western Izmir province, security sources said Saturday. According to local security forces, the migrants were spotted in dinghies off the coast of the Aegean Sea by coast

On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

20-10-2019

Data released by AGPS on the occasion of the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 October, indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees in Syria have been living below the poverty

Member of Pro-Gov’t Squad Killed in War-Torn Syria

Member of Pro-Gov’t Squad Killed in War-Torn Syria

20-10-2019

Young man Ahmad Mahmoud AlNamran AlJamous, from the Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen in Da’el, south of Syria. According to AGPS data, 1,081 Palestinian refugees have been fatally gunned

Palestinian Refugee Rashed Husain Released after 5 Years in Syria Prison

Palestinian Refugee Rashed Husain Released after 5 Years in Syria Prison

20-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Rashed Omar Husain, from Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was released from Syrian government jails, where he had been kept for five years. According to data by AGPS, 1,768 Palestinian refugees, among them children, women and

Refugee Tents Set Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Refugee Tents Set Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

20-10-2019

The Palestinian-Syrian Authority for Relief and Development has embarked on a project to install 20 tents in Kalili area, in Idlib’s outskirts, north of Syria. Concrete layers were set up below the installed tents so as to prevent rainwater flooding

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria

19-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Salim AlMesri was assassinated on Thursday, October 17, by anonymous gunmen in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. The refugee was killed in a drive-by shooting attack by a masked man boarding a motorcycle, outside of Firas’s shop

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Safe Shelter on Greek Island

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Safe Shelter on Greek Island

19-10-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria and Gaza have rallied on the Greek island of Samos, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures and delays in the transfer of refugees from the island to Greek mainland after their tents were

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee Home in Daraa Camp

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee Home in Daraa Camp

19-10-2019

Fires broke out inside a Palestinian refugee home in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, resulting in heavy material damage. Reporting from Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the fires were set by a short circuit. Residents showed up at the scene

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held in Aleppo

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held in Aleppo

19-10-2019

The Union of Palestinian Writers and Journalists in Syria and the Arab Palestinian Club in Aleppo opened a showroom for Palestinian heritage under the slogan “An Unforgettable Legacy and Eternal Right”. Over 300 Palestinian historical documents dating back to 1948

Activists Push for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey

Activists Push for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey

18-10-2019

Activists have launched calls for releasing Palestinian refugee from Syria Ali Husain Sharshara, who has been detained by the Turkish authorities since October 11, 2019. Ali, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was arrested by Turkish police as he attempted

Turkey’s Migration Directorate to Renew Travel Documents of Syria Migrants

Turkey’s Migration Directorate to Renew Travel Documents of Syria Migrants

18-10-2019

The Turkish Directorate General of Migration on Wednesday called upon illegal migrants from Syria in Istanbul who have the kimlik protection card to sign up for personal data updating so they can renew their travel documents, starting October 17. Syria

Palestinian Refugee Heavily Beaten by Greek Police in Samos Island

Palestinian Refugee Heavily Beaten by Greek Police in Samos Island

18-10-2019

Greek police came down heavily on Palestinian refugee from Syria Mustafa Akleh in Samos Island after he showed up in the area to retrieve his belongings. Akleh lived in AlTadhamun neighborhood, in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of

 Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

18-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Islam Abdullah Arsan has been kept in Syrian state jails for the seventh year running. Islam, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by security forces from the Sa’sa’ Branch in

280 Graduates Honored by UNRWA Damascus Training Center

280 Graduates Honored by UNRWA Damascus Training Center

18-10-2019

Some 280 students, mostly Palestinian refugees, have received graduation certificates from UNRWA Damascus Training Centre (DTC), located in AlMezzah. In attendance were UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations, Amanya Michael Ebye, and Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, Ali Mustafa

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

17-10-2019

AGPS documented the secret detention of 42 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-October 2019. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total

Palestinian Medic Mohamed Abu AlNaaj Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Medic Mohamed Abu AlNaaj Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

17-10-2019

The family of Palestinian doctor Mohamed Omar Abu AlNaaj, born on June 21, 1983 and sheltered in Palestine Street, in Yarmouk Camp, have appealed to the concerned authorities and institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their forcibly disappeared

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

17-10-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees have sounded distress signals over their ramshackle humanitarian condition and the poor services made available in the area. In appeals circulated on social media networks, civilians called for much-needed cash aids so they

General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Pays Visit to Syria’s Handarat Camp

General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Pays Visit to Syria’s Handarat Camp

17-10-2019

Representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees showed up in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo. The visit reportedly culminated in “important” decisions regarding the situation in the area. Media sources quoted the delegation as stating that any attempt to

Refugee Killed following Riots at Greece Refugee Camp

Refugee Killed following Riots at Greece Refugee Camp

16-10-2019

A number of migrants were injured and another killed in a clash between asylum-seekers in a refugee camp set on the Greek island of Samos, police sources said Tuesday. The migrant was reportedly stabbed to death by Afghan migrants. The

Palestinian Child with Congenital Cataracts Left without Treatment in Syria

Palestinian Child with Congenital Cataracts Left without Treatment in Syria

16-10-2019

Palestinian child Bayan Taha Khatab, who grew up in Syria’s Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, suffers from an eye disease known as the cataract, a type of clouding that affects the eye’s natural lenses and may cause vision

Fires Break Out in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-10-2019

Fires broke out inside AlQuds Mosque in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, resulting in heavy material damage. Reporting from Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the fires were set by a short circuit. A resident who caught sight of the fires

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-10-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

15-10-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has been just around the corner. The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugee Killed South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed South of Syria

15-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Latif Kasem AlSalem, from Khan Dannun Camp, was killed by anonymous militias in Daraa, south of Syria. Abdul Latif, who had been involved in armed fighting alongside Syria’s government squads, is among 3,997 Palestinian refugees killed

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Amoura Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Amoura Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

15-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Amoura has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the 7th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested at a government checkpoint near Dumar area, in Damascus, on December 10, 2012. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. AGPS

Plastic Water Tanks Distributed in Syria’s Impoverished Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee

Plastic Water Tanks Distributed in Syria’s Impoverished Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee

15-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over plastic water tanks to the poorest families in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Over recent years, residents of Daraa Camp have denounced the acute dearth in drinking water, a crisis

1st Women-Only Gym in Sweden Founded by Palestinian Refugee from Syria

1st Women-Only Gym in Sweden Founded by Palestinian Refugee from Syria

14-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ayeda AlRifi opened up a women’s sports club in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, making her 16-year-old dream come true. Speaking with Alkompis news site, Ayeda said that what makes her new fitness club's

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

14-10-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, denounced the acute dearth in drinking water, a crisis they attributed to the heavy damage inflicted on the main water lines by the relentless shelling. Civilians said maintenance works have

Palestinian Refugees Raise Alarm over Leshmania Propagation North of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Alarm over Leshmania Propagation North of Syria

14-10-2019

Media reports have warned of the spread of skin allergies and infections in northern Syria owing to mosquito-borne diseases contaminating civilians’ vulnerable bodies. A local medic said though it can be treated in one year’s time without medical therapy, Leshmania

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 7th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 7th Year

14-10-2019

Palestinian medic Alaa AlDeen Youssef has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian penitentiaries, where he has been kept for the seventh consecutive year. Neurosurgeon Youssef has been forcibly disappeared since December 25, 2012. He was kidnapped from a checkpoint

On Int’l Day of Girl Child, Palestinian Girls from Syria Continue to Struggle for Self-Empowerment

On Int’l Day of Girl Child, Palestinian Girls from Syria Continue to Struggle for Self-Empowerment

13-10-2019

Data released by AGPS on the International Day of the Girl Child, observed annually by the United Nations on October 11, has revealed the strong determination and iron will shown by Palestinian girls in and from Syria despite of the

Palestinian Girl Who Won Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament Honored in Syria

Palestinian Girl Who Won Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament Honored in Syria

13-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Nizar Fdheil, who snatched the gold medal at the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17, and her brother Nizar were honored by

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed locked up in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed locked up in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

13-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamd Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1976, continues to appeal for information over their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the

Displaced Families Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood in Damascus

Displaced Families Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood in Damascus

13-10-2019

Dozens of displaced families showed up in AlTadhamun neighborhood in an attempt to retrieve their homes. Families wishing to return to the area are required to obtain permissions from Syrian security forces and submit property-ownership certificates. A few months earlier

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Legal Protection in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Legal Protection in Lebanon

12-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. The vast majority of Palestinians from Syria are grappling with

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

12-10-2019

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 7th year running. Two of them turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities after the pro-government Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)--General Command (GC)

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

12-10-2019

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over the socio-economic crises they have been enduring as a result of poverty, unemployment, the acute dearth in vital items, including fuel, and the

Palestinian Child from Syria Snatches Gold in Sweden Judo Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Snatches Gold in Sweden Judo Contest

12-10-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Kays Yehya Ashmawi won the gold medal as part of a Judo competition staged in Skane County, south of Sweden. Raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, Kays offered the medal to his

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Continue to Appeal for Reconstruction

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Continue to Appeal for Reconstruction

11-10-2019

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been appealing to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing civilian homes and facilities that have been reduced to rubble all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict.  Left without

UNRWA Committee Tasked with Assessing Damage at Yarmouk School

UNRWA Committee Tasked with Assessing Damage at Yarmouk School

11-10-2019

UNRWA’s Director of Programs - Syria Field Office, Amanya Michael Ebye said a UNRWA committee is about to see the day in order to assess the damage wrought on AlTabgha School, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, pending its

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syrian Desert

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syrian Desert

11-10-2019

Five gunmen from Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, were killed in the Syrian Desert following clashes with ISIS militias. Liwaa AlQuds said the shootouts flared up in Hamima area, west of AlRasafa. The five victims have been

Palestinian Poet Adnan AlDerbi Honored at Aleppo Event

Palestinian Poet Adnan AlDerbi Honored at Aleppo Event

11-10-2019

A celebration held as part of Aleppo the 2019 Capital of Culture event paid tribute to the Palestinian poet and critic Adnan AlDerbi, living in Syria, along with other artists in Aleppo. Born in 1945 and raised in Syria’s Handarat

Turkey Pushes Back 5 Palestinian Refugees to Syria in 2 Days

Turkey Pushes Back 5 Palestinian Refugees to Syria in 2 Days

10-10-2019

Two Palestinian refugees were deported by the Turkish authorities to northern Syria, just a few hours after another three refugees were subjected to a similar fate, Palestinian activists have reported. Palestinian refugees Ahmad Yousef Abu Naser and Othman Mousa Khalil

96 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

96 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

10-10-2019

96 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until October 9, 2019, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

65 Palestinian Refugees from Syria among 500 Migrants Evacuated from Greece’s Symi Isle

65 Palestinian Refugees from Syria among 500 Migrants Evacuated from Greece’s Symi Isle

10-10-2019

A navy ship carrying around 500 refugees and migrants, including 65 Palestinians from Syria, from the southeast Aegean island of Symi docked at the Greek capital’s Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. The operation to transfer the migrants to the mainland

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-10-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and on the access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

Water Channels Installed in Atama Refugee Camp North of Syria

Water Channels Installed in Atama Refugee Camp North of Syria

10-10-2019

Bonyan Foundation has embarked on the installation of aquaporins in Atama refugee camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria. The group also said three water channels will be repaired so as to avoid water flooding. Asphalt concrete was also

Turkey Pushes Back 3 Palestinian Refugees to Northern Syria

Turkey Pushes Back 3 Palestinian Refugees to Northern Syria

09-10-2019

Three Palestinian refugees—Mohamed AlZu’bi, Rashed Hejazi, and Udai AlJadaa, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp—were deported by the Turkish authorities to northern Syria after they were arrested on September 29, 2019, on their way to Greece from Aydın Province, in Turkey's Aegean

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Fuel Distribution Fraud

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Fuel Distribution Fraud

09-10-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees said fuel distributors have been caught cheating civilians in the area and reducing the distributed quantity to 90 liters, instead of the expected 100 liters bought at a price of 20,000 Syrian

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Syria

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance in Syria

09-10-2019

AGPS renews its calls to the Palestinians of Syria to register the names of their detained or missing relatives on the group’s official website. To report any information regarding a missing or detained relative please click here: actionpal.org.uk/en/reported_victim

Palestinian Refugee Abdullah Omar Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Abdullah Omar Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

09-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Abdullah Omar continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly disappeared relative. Abdullah was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on October 22, 2012, from Daraa’s AlSahari neighborhood. His fate and

Cash-Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

Cash-Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

09-10-2019

AlSaraa Asssociation, in cooperation with the Committee of Displaced Families, Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation, and Haluan Foundation, distributed cash allowances covering the months of July and August to 150 children who lost their parents in war-torn Syria before they moved to

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

08-10-2019

Some 50 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand continue to appeal for humanitarian action over the squalid conditions they have been facing in the country, to which they headed in quest of safe housing and better economic opportunities

Syria’s Gov’t Forces Crack Down on Free Movement of Palestine Refugees in Daraa

Syria’s Gov’t Forces Crack Down on Free Movement of Palestine Refugees in Daraa

08-10-2019

The Syrian government forces ruled that civilians wishing to gain access out of and into Daraa city through government checkpoints should carry water and electricity bills with them. Daraa’s Power Directorate spread notifications for families in Daraa AlBalad, among other

26 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama Killed in War-Torn Syria

26 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama Killed in War-Torn Syria

08-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of 26 Palestinian residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama between March 15, 2011 and early October 2019. The list includes five Palestinians who were gunned down by snipers, eight Palestinians who were fatally shot, and five

AGPS: 16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Syria in 2018

AGPS: 16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Syria in 2018

08-10-2019

AGPS newly-released annual report documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018, said 16 Palestinian refugees, including a woman, were arrested in Syria in 2018, down from 28, including seven women, in 2017. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending Tragedies”

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

08-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Husam Ali AlRefai, born in 1988 and formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been incarcerated in Syrian state prisons for six consecutive years. Husam was kidnapped by government troops deployed at a Damascus checkpoint on May 15, 2013. The reasons for

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

07-10-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a fragile legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones. Palestinians from Syria in Egypt have been denied the right to legal

Palestinian Students Honored in Syria’s AlRaml Camp

Palestinian Students Honored in Syria’s AlRaml Camp

07-10-2019

A celebration was held by the Majed Abu Sharar Foundation in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, to honor Palestinian students who achieved the highest scores at schools located in AlRaml’s southern corners. Sometime earlier, Palestinian refugee Ahmed Malek

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Palestine Heritage Festival in Istanbul

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Palestine Heritage Festival in Istanbul

07-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined the Palestine Heritage Festival staged by the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, FIDAR Association, and Takaleed Foundation, in Istanbul on October 5 as part of the international campaign to preserve Palestinian heritage. Speaking at the

Indonesia-Based Foundation Contributes US$ 350,000 to UNRWA

Indonesia-Based Foundation Contributes US$ 350,000 to UNRWA

07-10-2019

On October 3, the Tahir Foundation, based in Indonesia, made a first-time contribution of IDR 5 billion (equivalent to US$ 350,000) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). During a

Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released after 7 Years in Syrian Jails

Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released after 7 Years in Syrian Jails

06-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mustafa Khalil was released from Syrian government prisons following a seven-year secret detention term. Sources close to the ex-prisoner said he has been forcibly disappeared since 2012. His family fled to the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul

Civilians Left under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Left under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-10-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, voiced deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. A couple of days earlier, Palestinian child Yamen Musalmeh died after a mysterious

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

06-10-2019

Walid AlKurdi, the education chief in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, called on families taking shelter in the area to subscribe for school transport for their children enrolled at schools located outside of the camp. AlKurdi said registration at AlJarmak

Humanitarian Aids Hander Over to Displaced Palestinian Families on Greek Island

Humanitarian Aids Hander Over to Displaced Palestinian Families on Greek Island

06-10-2019

Shaghaf Foundation, comprising volunteers from Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, have distributed food aids, diapers, children’s milk, and plastic blankets to some 700 displaced families in the Greek island of Samos. Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Syrian-Turkish Borders

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Syrian-Turkish Borders

05-10-2019

The body of a Palestinian refugee was spotted floating in Assi Valley, separating the Turkish and Syrian borders, on Thursday, October 3. The casualty—Ghayth Ghazi Saleh Khaled AlMaajal, who took shelter in Syria’s AlSabina refugee camp, before he was deported

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria, Torture Death Toll Hits 608

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria, Torture Death Toll Hits 608

05-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Fadi Fuad AlSoutari, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, died under torture in Syria’s state-run prisons. His death brings the number of Palestinian victims of torture in Syrian government jails to 608. AGPS calls on the Syrian

181 Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

181 Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

05-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of 181 of Palestinian residents of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict. The list includes 12 refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. 16 others were identified as

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2014

05-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed Alalwah, born in 1965, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian government forces at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint in January 2014. His family continues to appeal

AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2019

A newly-released report by AGPS documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018 said Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Damascus, has been subjected to serious human rights violations and dire socio-economic conditions. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending

Concerns Mount among Palestinian Refugees as Syrian Gov’t Launches Calls for Military Conscription

Concerns Mount among Palestinian Refugees as Syrian Gov’t Launches Calls for Military Conscription

04-10-2019

A state of rising fear has overwhelmed Palestinian young men taking refuge in southern Damascus after calls were circulated by the incumbent government for military recruitment. According to Sawt AlAssima news site, a list of 6,000 wanted residents of

Access Roads to AlTadhamun Neighborhoods Opened Up for Displaced Families

Access Roads to AlTadhamun Neighborhoods Opened Up for Displaced Families

04-10-2019

Efforts have been ongoing in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, to remove debris and open thoroughfares pending the return of displaced families to their homes, pro-government sources in Syria have reported. In footages taken from the scene, cleaning workers and

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

04-10-2019

Students and parents at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, appealed to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give daily lifts to the local university due to overcrowding and unpunctuality in public means of transport. In a

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

04-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Yusuf AlKubra, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Yusuf, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, was arrested near Damascus old gate of

82 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in 2018

82 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in 2018

03-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare, 82 among whom were pronounced dead in 2018 alone. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that from March 2011

Palestinians from Syria to Submit Visas Renewal Demands in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria to Submit Visas Renewal Demands in Lebanon

03-10-2019

The Lebanese General Security called upon Palestinians from Syria wishing to renew their visas in Lebanon to attach their identity documents to the demand. The calls were reportedly launched after archived documents of Palestinians from Syria disappeared from a security

Palestinian, Syrian Orphans Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Refugee Camps

Palestinian, Syrian Orphans Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Refugee Camps

03-10-2019

Daawa Foundation for Social Affairs and Palestinian activists in northern Syria have sounded alarm bells over the dire situation of Palestinian orphans and needy people in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, set up in the northern Syrian region of

Palestinian Refugee Maamoun AlJaloudi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Maamoun AlJaloudi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

03-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Maamoun Besher AlJaloudi has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Maamoun was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 25, 2015, at a checkpoint pitched between Beit Sahem and Yalda, south

Greece to Push Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

Greece to Push Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

03-10-2019

Greece has announced a string of measures to rein in rising migration flows, including pushing back 10,000 people by the end of next year to Turkey and relocating thousands to the mainland from overcrowded island camps. The plans were

AGPS, PRC Release 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS, PRC Release 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

02-10-2019

The Action Group for Palestinian of Syria (AGPS), in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has released the Arabic version of its annual report documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria in 2018. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

02-10-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees, including relief officers, have been locked up in Syrian government prisons. Several of them have got their security situation worked out after the opposition outfits withdrew from southern Damascus, though. Recently, AGPS has learned that

Family of Palestinian Refugee Tareq Abdulatif Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Tareq Abdulatif Appeals for Information

02-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Tareq Rateb Abdulatif, born in 1991, have called on the Turkish authorities and international human rights institutions to disclose the fate of their missing relative. In appeals sent to AGPS, the family said Tareq disappeared

6 Palestinians among 88 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

6 Palestinians among 88 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

02-10-2019

88 irregular migrants, including six Palestinian refugees from Syria, were apprehended by Turkish coast guard off the seashore of Aydın’s Didim district, trying to reach Greece. The migrants were turned in to the Migration Department in Aydin pending the finalization

Migrant Death Toll in Mediterranean Tops 1,000, Says UN Agency

Migrant Death Toll in Mediterranean Tops 1,000, Says UN Agency

02-10-2019

At least 1,000 migrants have died so far this year in the Mediterranean Sea, said the UN refugee agency on Tuesday. “For the 6th year in a row, more than 1,000 people have died attempting to cross the

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

01-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Mahmoud Kablawi, born in 2000, was arrested by the Turkish authorities on his way out of Istanbul New Airport. Reporting from Turkey, an AGPS correspondent said Kablawi was taken to a pre-removal detention centre, pending

Refugees Protest Crackdowns on Greek Island

Refugees Protest Crackdowns on Greek Island

01-10-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants who have sought shelter in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, took to the streets on Sunday, speaking up against the squalid humanitarian condition they have been facing. Greek police unleashed heavy

UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

01-10-2019

UNRWA’s Media Consultant in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency still faces a financial deficit of US$ 89 million in its annual budget for 2019, down from 120 million in previous months. According to Abu Hasana, UNRWA amassed generous

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

01-10-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, called on UNRWA to include their names on lists of most-vulnerable families owing to their abject living conditions. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to

Delegation of Arab Students Union Shows Up in Handarat Refugee Camp

Delegation of Arab Students Union Shows Up in Handarat Refugee Camp

01-10-2019

Representatives of the Arab Students Union from Morocco, Chad, Yemen and Sudan paid a field visit to Handarat refugee camp on September 30, 2019, in an attempt to scrutinize the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the area. Heavy shelling on Handarat

Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

30-09-2019

A Palestinian mother displaced with her children from Yarmouk Camp has been enduring an abject humanitarian situation in Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. The mother said she has been taking cover with her sick

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

30-09-2019

Palestine Ambassador to Turkey Faed Mustafa and Director-General of the Immigration Department of Turkey Abdullah Ayaz discussed the legal status of Palestinian refugees in Turkey. Palestine’s Ambassador briefed the Turkish official about the squalid conditions endured by Palestinian refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

30-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, aged 60, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an unknown

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

30-09-2019

Head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA bodes well for the UN Agency and Palestine refugees. In a press release

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

29-09-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Kasem Rashid Rayan has been detained by the Turkish authorities at Istanbul’s new airport for the sixth consecutive day over allegations of illegal entry. In appeals circulated on social media networks, Kasem’s family called on the

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

29-09-2019

The Lebanese Directorate-General of Personal Status announced its decision to stretch the time-limit set for the registration of Palestinian and Syrian newborns born in Syria. The decision figured in Circular No. 112 sent to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry and the

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

29-09-2019

Palestinian young man Ahmad Abu Tawq, born in 1990, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since September 4, 2013. Ahmad was kidnapped by pro-government forces from AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. His condition and whereabouts

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

29-09-2019

Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019.  In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

28-09-2019

Palestinian blogger from Syria Tghrid Dawas has embarked on an online campaign entitled “I am a refugee . . . I am a human being” in an attempt to underscore the heavy burden brought about by “the travel document” which Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

28-09-2019

UNRWA said on Thursday that migration and resettlement of Palestine refugees do not make part of its official mandate. UNRWA’s statement was issued in a response to a Wednesday vigil held by the Youth Commission of Palestinians of Syria outside

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

28-09-2019

UNRWA paid tribute to Palestinian refugee Khaled Mahmoud, the Agency’s staff member in AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, over his serious commitment over the past 36 years in promoting environmental health and awareness in Syria-based Palestinian refugee camps. The celebration

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Mustafa, from Khan Dannun Camp, was released on September 27, 2019, from a Syrian government detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention of over 1,700 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penitentiaries, where hundreds of others

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Iyad Saleh has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian security forces for the seventh year running. Iyad, a resident of the Hama-based AlAyedeen refugee camp, was kidnapped on August 20, 2012 at a government-held checkpoint in Hama. AGPS

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

27-09-2019

Turkish border police arrested Palestinian and Syrian migrants as they attempted to cross the border with Greece through Evros River. Palestinian activists said the migrants, who fled Syria’s embattled refugee camps of Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh, were transferred to a

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

27-09-2019

The education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said the Syrian government has signaled the go-ahead for the reconstruction of a UNRWA school in the camp. According to AlKurdi, the move aims at opening up classes for students who walk

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

27-09-2019

Five members of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, have been left injured in Syria’s Tadmur desert after a mine left by ISIS militias in the area went off. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

27-09-2019

The Palestinian-Syrian Authority for Relief and Development distributed meat to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. According to the organization’s distribution officers, 12,000 families in Idlib’s and Aleppo’s northern outskirts will receive a meat portion (around 2

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

26-09-2019

Scores of displaced families have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS correspondent said dozens of demands have been submitted at Yarmouk municipality and the office of Damascus Governorate by

Water Network to Be Repaired in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network to Be Repaired in Yarmouk Camp

26-09-2019

The General Company for Electricity in Damascus announced on September 24 a bid to carry out emergency excavations and replace damaged power ground wire in Yarmouk in accordance with technical and financial terms and conditions set by local authorities in

Property-Theft, Security Turmoil Reported in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

Property-Theft, Security Turmoil Reported in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

26-09-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, continue to sound the alarm over the security mayhem rocking the area. Property-theft and burglary targeting civilian homes have increasingly been reported in the camp. Stolen materials include house furniture, ware, and power wires

Palestinian Journalist from Syria Launches 1st Novel

Palestinian Journalist from Syria Launches 1st Novel

26-09-2019

Palestinian poet and journalist from Syria Raed Wahsh, taking refuge in Berlin, has launched his first novel entitled Ice Year. The novel narrates the dreams of an optimistic rural boy. The latter gets immersed into an imagined world of personal

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jails for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jails for 4th Year

26-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Shukri Mohamed AlNaji has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the fourth consecutive year. Shukri, a resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestine refugees, was arrested near Khirbat AlShiyab, in Rif Dimashq, on February 10

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

25-09-2019

Palestinian-Jordanian refugee Mahran AlSaytari was pronounced dead on Monday, September 23, after he was fatally gunned down in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western suburbs. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS staff member said anonymous gunmen opened fire at Mahran, allegedly

PRC Urges UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

PRC Urges UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

25-09-2019

Director of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) Tareq Hammoud said intensive efforts have been made by PRC’s delegates at the UNHRC to pressurize the Syrian government to embark on the reconstruction of destroyed buildings and facilities in Yarmouk Camp for

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

25-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed AlKurdi, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 30, 2015. Mohamed was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Hama while on his way to AlRaml Camp for Palestine refugees, in Latakia

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-09-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

5 EU States Strike New Deal over Migrants Rescued at Sea

5 EU States Strike New Deal over Migrants Rescued at Sea

25-09-2019

Interior ministers from five European Union countries have agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants rescued on the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states. The plan agreed in Malta on Monday will be

Property-Theft Attempts Reported in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Attempts Reported in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2019

Flocks of vehicles continue to be reportedly caught stealing furniture from abandoned buildings and in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture

6,000 Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Facing Squalid Conditions

6,000 Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Facing Squalid Conditions

24-09-2019

Some 6,000 displaced Palestinian families seeking refuge in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, after they were displaced from Yarmouk and southern Damascus towns, have launched cries for help over their exacerbated humanitarian situation due to the price hike, high

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

24-09-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families in AlMzeireeb town, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for hundreds of families in the area—has dried out as a result

UNRWA Opens Schools in Syria for over 51,000 Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Opens Schools in Syria for over 51,000 Palestine Refugees

24-09-2019

This school year, 51,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria, announced the agency on its

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

24-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 1, 2013 and dragged to an unknown destination. His condition and whereabouts

Over 250 Palestinians from Syria Reached Greece in Last Couple of Months

Over 250 Palestinians from Syria Reached Greece in Last Couple of Months

23-09-2019

As the migrant influx from Syria and Turkey to Greece has reached a zenith, more than 250 Palestinian refugees have landed on Greek islands in August and September. Reporting from Greece, an AGPS news correspondent said the refugees disembarked on

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

23-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was pronounced dead as a result of fatal torture in Syrian government prisons, where a total of 608 Palestinian refugees have also been tortured to death. AGPS has kept the victims’

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

23-09-2019

Fuel supplies were distributed in AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Some 400 registered Palestinian families reportedly received 100 liters of fuel each. The price of fuel

Palestinian Child in Lebanon Refugee Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

Palestinian Child in Lebanon Refugee Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

23-09-2019

A Palestinian child who lived in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp before he fled to Beirut’s Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp sustained second-degree burns all over 35% of his body and called for urgent treatment at local hospitals. Activists quoted the child as

Palestinians in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinians in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

22-09-2019

A vigil has been held by dozens of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in northern Syria to demand humanitarian asylum and safe access to European countries pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. The displaced Palestinian families have railed

PLO Envoy: Yarmouk Camp to Be Rehabilitated Soon

PLO Envoy: Yarmouk Camp to Be Rehabilitated Soon

22-09-2019

Director-General of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said there have been “hope-jerking promises” by the Syrian government regarding the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, in Damascus. In a speech delivered in

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

22-09-2019

Dozens of Palestine refugees who fled the relentless Syrian warfare to the remote northwestern Greek island of Kastoria said their children have failed to set foot in local schools and to be admitted in local hospitals for treatment. Taking refuge

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jails

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jails

22-09-2019

AGPS documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, from March 2011 until mid-September 2019. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help

21-09-2019

Palestinian families from Syria in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, have called on the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the Palestinian Authority to take urgent action in response to the squalid conditions

Awareness-Raising Campaign on Explosive Remnants of War Held in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

Awareness-Raising Campaign on Explosive Remnants of War Held in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

21-09-2019

Volunteers from the Syrian Red Crescent Society embarked on an awareness campaign on the dangers of landmines to students in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo. The campaign seeks to educate school children on how to correctly identify, avoid and report landmines

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

21-09-2019

AGPS kept record of the secret detention of 36 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Syria’s AlSayeda Zeinab Camp from March 2011 until mid-September 2019. According to AGPS statistics, five Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were fatally tortured in

AGPS Continues to Monitor Situation of Palestinians in/from War-Torn Syria

AGPS Continues to Monitor Situation of Palestinians in/from War-Torn Syria

21-09-2019

AGPS continues to monitor the calamitous condition  of Palestinian refugees in and from war-torn Syria and the human rights violations they have been facing both inside and outside of the Syrian territories. AGPS has conducted over 2,510 daily reports

AGPS, PRC Urge UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

AGPS, PRC Urge UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

20-09-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) called on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to step up pressure on Syria’s incumbent government in order to press ahead with the reconstruction of destroyed

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria’s Raging Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria’s Raging Shootouts

20-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Malak Abdul Karim Mansour was fatally shot by ISIS militias as he fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syria government. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds, among them 800 Palestinian refugees taking

Gas & Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp

Gas & Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp

20-09-2019

Fdistributed in Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees, in Aleppo. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime later using smart cards. Every registered family reportedly received 100 liters of fuel. The price of fuel set by the Syrian government is 18

2 Swedish Districts Refuse to Let More Migrants In

2 Swedish Districts Refuse to Let More Migrants In

20-09-2019

The Swedish municipalities of Sölvesborg and Bengtsfors said they will not host new migrants in their localities due to overcapacity. Over the past three years, Bengtsfors municipality received 700 new refugees. In a survey conducted by TV4 channel, dozens

AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

19-09-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) addressed on Tuesday the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the situation of Palestinian refugees who have fallen prey to enforced disappearance across the embattled Syrian

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Denounce Sanitation Crisis

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Denounce Sanitation Crisis

19-09-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have lashed out at the local authorities for dragging their feet over the residents’ appeals for rehabilitating infrastructure and sanitation networks. The residents said that recently local authorities carried out

Director of Makeshift Clinic in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Denies Suspension of Health Services

Director of Makeshift Clinic in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Denies Suspension of Health Services

19-09-2019

Director of Melhem volunteer team in Syria, Abu Jomaa, also the director of the local clinic in Deir Ballout refugee camp, north of Syria, said reports that the clinic has gone inoperative are counterfeit. According to Abu Jomaa, the medical

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Aids for Palestinians in Syria

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Aids for Palestinians in Syria

19-09-2019

UNRWA announced its intent to distribute the third batch of its cash aids for Palestinians from Syria as of October 15, 2019. Every single family member registered on the list of vulnerable cases will receive 27,000 Syrian Pounds, with

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

18-09-2019

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

UNRWA: 100% of Palestine Refugee Families in Jordan in Critical Need of Sustained Humanitarian Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestine Refugee Families in Jordan in Critical Need of Sustained Humanitarian Assistance

18-09-2019

100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan need to receive one or more UNRWA emergency assistance interventions especially during winter. In its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, UNRWA said 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)

Palestinain Activist Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinain Activist Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

18-09-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

18-09-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 12-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment

17-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has called upon the International Red Cross Organization and Palestinian Embassy in Turkey, along with the concerned humanitarian institutions, to help him secure fees for his life-saving treatment. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity

Krahenbuhl Warns of Simmering Pressure on UNRWA

Krahenbuhl Warns of Simmering Pressure on UNRWA

17-09-2019

On Sunday, Syria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Walid al-Muallem, received Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the accompanying delegation. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the distinguished relations

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

17-09-2019

UNRWA’s food aid distribution center handed over the second batch of food baskets to civilians in AlSabina town and its refugee camp. The move will keep going for seven days running in the area. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in

Remembering Palestinian Artist Abu AlRuz Fatally Tortured in Syrian Jail … One Year On

Remembering Palestinian Artist Abu AlRuz Fatally Tortured in Syrian Jail … One Year On

17-09-2019

Monday, September 16, marks the first anniversary of the death of Palestinian artist Mohamed Deib Mahmoud Abu AlRuz, nicknamed Abu Ram, who was fatally tortured in Syrian government dungeons. Abu AlRuz, the maestro of the Bisan musical band and a

Children in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Pluck Up Courage & Join Schools

Children in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Pluck Up Courage & Join Schools

16-09-2019

Despite the traumatic fallouts brought about by Syria’s relentless warfare, Palestinian children sheltered in Yarmouk refugee camp have returned to their schools as of September 3, in a move backed up by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees. With

UNRWA Honors Laureate Palestinian Student from Syria’s Daraa Camp

UNRWA Honors Laureate Palestinian Student from Syria’s Daraa Camp

16-09-2019

UNRWA paid tribute to Palestinian student Sai’d Mahmoud Sa’id, enrolled at Ein AlZaytoun School (9th grade) in AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, after he garnered the highest score at the institution. The cemremony was held by UNRWA, in cooperation with the

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Rif Dimashq

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Rif Dimashq

16-09-2019

Four Palestinian refugees were detained by Syria’s government forces in a manhunt targeting residents of Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. According to Sawt AlAsima news website, a Syrian government patrol arrested on Friday, September 13, two Palestinian youths after they broke

As Thousands of Palestinians Fall Prey to Forced Disappearance, Syrian President Issues Amnesty to Cut Criminal Sentences

As Thousands of Palestinians Fall Prey to Forced Disappearance, Syrian President Issues Amnesty to Cut Criminal Sentences

16-09-2019

Syria's President Bashar AlAssad has issued a decree to release or decrease the punishment of various prisoners, including some detained under the war-torn country's "terrorism law". “The president promulgated decree No. 20 for 2019 that grants general amnesty

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Greece Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Greece Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

15-09-2019

Dozens of migrants took to the streets in the Greek island of Kos after refugee tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped refugee camps set up on the island. Pictures and videos circulated

Palestinians from Syria to Receive Free Checks as Medical Delegation Arrives in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria to Receive Free Checks as Medical Delegation Arrives in Lebanon

15-09-2019

A delegation of medics specialized in hand surgery showed up in the Lebanese territories. The move was announced by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Lebanon, in partnership with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. The Red Crescent Society said free medical

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

15-09-2019

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been secretly held in Syria government jails for the seventh year running. Shehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was kidnapped on December 17, 2012. Prior to his abduction, Shehabi had been taking

Explosion of Landmines, War Remnants Takes Away Lives of 6 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Explosion of Landmines, War Remnants Takes Away Lives of 6 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

15-09-2019

Six Palestinian refugees died of wounds inflicted by mine explosions or blasts of war remnants across the embattled Syrian territories. The list of casualties includes three children. Mahmoud Fadi AlDerbi was pronounced dead following the explosion of a mysterious object

Over 2,500 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

Over 2,500 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

14-09-2019

AGPS has conducted over 2,5000 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other material, including videos, live snapshots

Palestinian Refugees in Sudan at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees in Sudan at Risk of Refoulement

14-09-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants seeking refuge in Sudan have expressed deep concern about their ambiguous fate after the Sudanese police spokesman announced the government’s decision to reconsider the status of foreigners who acquired citizenship in the country while ousted President

Palestinians in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Grappling With Sanitation Crisis

Palestinians in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Grappling With Sanitation Crisis

14-09-2019

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine refugees in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have launched cries for help over poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The residents slammed the concerned authorities for dragging their feet over their appeals

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Urgent Support at Arab League Summit

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Urgent Support at Arab League Summit

14-09-2019

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

13-09-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Faez Manad AlTayeb Manad continues to urge the Syrian government to disclose the fate of their forcibly disappeared relative. Manad, a resident of AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested in 2012

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

13-09-2019

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound the alarm over the security turmoil overwhelming the area and the heavy deployment of political security forces across residential alleyways. Local activists said a number of

Facebook Suspends Palestine Liberation Army Page

Facebook Suspends Palestine Liberation Army Page

13-09-2019

Facebook suspended the page of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in Syria at a time when the group has been celebrating its 55th founding anniversary. The page posts the latest developments regarding military operations and attacks targeting opposition sites in

UNRWA Schools Shut in Lebanon’s AlRashidiya Camp over Water Contamination

UNRWA Schools Shut in Lebanon’s AlRashidiya Camp over Water Contamination

13-09-2019

UNRWA announced its decision to close its schools in Rashidieh camp for Palestinian refugees in Southern Lebanon for three days, starting September 11. The UN refugee agency opted for the decision after reports of water contamination have emerged. Lab tests

With Advent of Academic Year, 700 Students in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Shorn of Access to Schools

With Advent of Academic Year, 700 Students in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Shorn of Access to Schools

12-09-2019

AGPS documented a sharp nosedive in access to schools for Palestinians sheltered in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria, after most of Daraa’s education premises have been reduced to rubble in the raging warfare. As many as 700 students (from

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

12-09-2019

Palestinian child Amal Saqr, a resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, went missing some three days ago on her way back home from school. Her parents said they have failed to reach out to her and continue to appeal

Palestinian Refugees Take to  Beirut Streets to Push for Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Take to Beirut Streets to Push for Humanitarian Asylum

12-09-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a rally held outside of the Australian embassy in Lebanon on Sep. 11 to demand humanitarian asylum and safe access to European countries pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. At the same

School Bags and Stationery Handed Over to Palestinian Students from Syria in Istanbul

School Bags and Stationery Handed Over to Palestinian Students from Syria in Istanbul

12-09-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 250 school bags and furniture to Palestinian students from Syria in Istanbul. The move comes as part of a project launched in favor of displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria with the start of the new school

Despite Challenges, Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria Start School Year with Hope for Better Future

Despite Challenges, Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria Start School Year with Hope for Better Future

11-09-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in northern Syria have welcomed their new school year amidst many difficulties that continue to negatively affect the teaching/learning process. Schools and educational premises, including private academic institutions, exist in most of the areas where

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject humanitarian Conditions

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject humanitarian Conditions

11-09-2019

Syrian and Palestinian refugees seeking shelter on the Greek island of Samos continue to rail against the poor services provided to them by the Greek authorities. A number of refugees threw meals to protest the poor-quality food. Worm-staffed meals unfit

UNRWA Rehabilitates Nahaf School in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Rehabilitates Nahaf School in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

11-09-2019

UNRWA said it has been able to repair and renovate the Nahaf School in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestine refugees thanks to support from the Saudi Fund for Development. The school previously served as a collective shelter for displaced Palestinian

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria’s State-Run Lock-Ups

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria’s State-Run Lock-Ups

11-09-2019

In the meantime, 10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987)

277 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

277 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

10-09-2019

In statistics released on the 55th founding anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), AGPS found out that 277 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Most

Residents of Syria’s Neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad to Return to Their Homes

Residents of Syria’s Neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad to Return to Their Homes

10-09-2019

Member of Rif Dimashq council Abdul Razaq Damiriya said local authorities have green-lighted the return of the residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, to their habitable homes. Damiriya told government sources in Syria that Syria’s general company for engineering studies and consulting

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak Feared in AlRashidiya Refugee Camp

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak Feared in AlRashidiya Refugee Camp

10-09-2019

UNRWA has warned of the outburst of hepatitis (liver inflammation) in AlRashidiya Camp, south of Lebanon and called on the refugees to follow prevention tips. Over the past couple of days, UNRWA’s Health Department spotted a number of hepatitis-stricken cases

Families of Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria Rally outside of Russian Embassy in Berlin

Families of Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria Rally outside of Russian Embassy in Berlin

10-09-2019

A vigil was staged by relatives of forcibly disappeared persons in Syria outside of the Russian embassy in Berlin, calling for stepping up pressure on the Syrian government to release all victims of enforced disappearance and disclose the condition and

Deir Ballout School Opens Doors for Displaced Palestinian Students

Deir Ballout School Opens Doors for Displaced Palestinian Students

09-09-2019

The only school in Deir Ballout refugee camp, in Syria’s northern region of Efrin, has opened its doors with the start of the new academic year. The move was kick-started by volunteer activists sheltered in the camp, in cooperation with

UNRWA Facing  $120 Million Deficit in Its Budget

UNRWA Facing $120 Million Deficit in Its Budget

09-09-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Saturday that it is facing a $120 million deficit in this year’s $1.2 billion budget. UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha  told Voice of Palestine radio that despite

Laureate Students Honored in Syria’s Hama Camp

Laureate Students Honored in Syria’s Hama Camp

09-09-2019

A ceremony was held in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama city, for Palestinian students who earned their secondary and basic education school certificates (literary and scientific branches) with an honor. The ceremony was attended by representatives of popular and political Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Seat in Lebanon Contest

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Seat in Lebanon Contest

09-09-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Farid Darwish won the third place in the 2019 Diamond Cup championship staged in Beirut on September 6. Shadi, formerly sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hums, won several awards in other bodybuilding contests

Female Palestinian Engineers from Syria Invent Laser Therapy Device

Female Palestinian Engineers from Syria Invent Laser Therapy Device

08-09-2019

Four Palestinian engineers from the Faculty of Medical Engineering at Damascus University have invented a laser device for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders. The device applies Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and is able to reduce the inflammatory response in masticatory muscles. The

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

08-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ghassan Sakhnin was released on Saturday from a detention center in Turkey, after he was arrested in Gazi Osman Pasha, in Istanbul, for not holding the kimlik protection card. Recently, Turkish police stepped down crackdowns and abduction

Palestinian Child Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Syria

Palestinian Child Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Syria

08-09-2019

Palestinian child Ali Jamil AlBash, sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, sustained wounds after he was hit by a motorcycle driving at high speed in the area. He was rushed to a local clinic for urgent treatment. Residents of AlNeirab

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-09-2019

Residents of AlJabathna neighborhood in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads, resulting in bed smells. Speaking with AGPS, civilians said the municipality

Palestinian Refugees Receive Diplomas from UNRWA Siblin Center

Palestinian Refugees Receive Diplomas from UNRWA Siblin Center

08-09-2019

UNRWA Siblin Training Centre (STC) held a graduation ceremony for the 2018-2019 academic year for some 432 students in over 20 specializations offered by the centre, including nursery, carpentry and business management. The graduation comes at a time when UNRWA

Palestinian Refugee from War-Torn Syria Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee from War-Torn Syria Arrested in Istanbul

07-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Majed Fathi Hulweh, aged 19, was arrested by Turkish police on Wednesday, September 4, in Taqseem, in Istanbul, for not holding the kimlik visa card. Recently, Turkish police stepped down crackdowns and abduction sweeps, targeting irregular migrants and

Palestinian Refugee Brought before German Court

Palestinian Refugee Brought before German Court

07-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria appeared on September 4 before a court in the German city of Augsburg, after prosecutors charged him with six murder attempts. Media sources said a so-called Haidar. A. attempted in 2017 to kill a refugee

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

07-09-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama continue to rail against the manipulation of prices and local markets by crooked merchants, amid a striking apathy by the concerned authorities. Taxes imposed by the Syrian government on civilians and merchants

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

07-09-2019

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 7th year running. Two of them turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities after the pro-government Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)--General Command (GC)

Proven Ownership Set as Precondition for Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

Proven Ownership Set as Precondition for Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

06-09-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said families wishing to return to their habitable home in Yarmouk Camp will only be allowed in if they prove ownership of the property. A committee from Damascus toured local neighborhoods in and around

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Hadarat Camp

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Hadarat Camp

06-09-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, voiced deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. On August 21, a Palestinian child was pronounced dead after a

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

06-09-2019

Some 1,700 Palestinian families in AlMzeireeb, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for hundreds of families in the area—has dried out as a result of

Canada Denies Report 100,000 Palestinians Coming to Canada

Canada Denies Report 100,000 Palestinians Coming to Canada

06-09-2019

Canada has denied a Lebanese media report that Ottawa reached a deal with the United States to accept 100,000 Palestinian refugees – 40,000 from Lebanon and 60,000 from Syria. According to the report, similar understandings are in

2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

05-09-2019

Two Palestinian families from Syria have been held in Egyptian custody for the second month over allegations of illegal entry into the country from Sudan. According to Palestinian activities, the list of arrestees includes 12 persons, among them children and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Police

05-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubada Abdul Mon’em Tamim, aged 19 and arrested on September 2, was released from Turkish custody, where he had been kept for not holding the kimlik visa card. Activists said the Turkish police transferred Ubada to Kilis city

Palestinian Child from Syria with Diabetes in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Child from Syria with Diabetes in Need of Urgent Treatment

05-09-2019

The family of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl from Syria taking shelter in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region have called on the International Red Cross, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and all other concerned institutions to take urgent action in order to help the

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Refugee Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Refugee Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

05-09-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been subjected to an abject humanitarian situation in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Lesbos. Migrants have reportedly been crammed in overcrowded and poorly-equipped tents. Over recent weeks, Moria, one of the

3,989 Palestinian Refugees Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

3,989 Palestinian Refugees Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

04-09-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,989 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list of victims with 1,422 casualties, followed by 263 in Daraa

30 Tents Burned Down as Fires Rock Syria’s AlSadaka Refugee Camp

30 Tents Burned Down as Fires Rock Syria’s AlSadaka Refugee Camp

04-09-2019

Wildfires broke out on Monday evening in AlBal refugee camp, near Suran city, east of Aleppo’s northern region of I’zaz. Material damage was reported. An AGPS correspondent said the fires broke out in a refugee tent after a gas stove

Syria’s AlRaml Camp for Palestine Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

Syria’s AlRaml Camp for Palestine Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

04-09-2019

Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over the dire conditions they have been made to endure in the area owing to the poor sanitation network and infrastructure. The residents raised concerns over the safety of

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

04-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Syria following Deportation from Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Syria following Deportation from Turkey

28-08-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Bashir Abweini, aged 18, was arrested by Tahrir AlSham Commission, an armed opposition group in Syria, after he was pushed back from Turkey for failing to obtain the kimlik visa card. Sources based in northern Syria said

Educational Event Held in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

Educational Event Held in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

28-08-2019

A so-called Second Educational Forum was held in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees on August 25, at the invitation of the Palestinian Cultural Forum in Khan Dannun. The event was co-sponsored by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees

PLA Fighting alongside Syria’s Gov’t Forces in Idlib

PLA Fighting alongside Syria’s Gov’t Forces in Idlib

28-08-2019

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLA) said on its Facebook page that it has been involved in pro-government battles in Idlib’s northern outskirts. In a live footage, PLA gunmen appear as unleashing mortars and missiles targeting anti-government squads. Sometime earlier, PLA’s

Palestinians from Syria Unable to Shell out Visa Renewal Fees

Palestinians from Syria Unable to Shell out Visa Renewal Fees

28-08-2019

Thousands of Palestinian from Syria who have fled to other destinations have been unable to pay the steep fees of visa-renewal processes in the new destinations. Renewing travel documents costs up to $300. The applicant is required to pay $800

311 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

311 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

28-08-2019

AGPS documented the death of 311 Palestinian refugees after they were gunned down by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Up to 3,989 Palestinian refugees have been pronounced dead in the Syrian

237 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

237 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

27-08-2019

AGPS documented the incarceration of 237 Palestinian refugees, including 10 women, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp, in Homs, in Syria’s state run dungeons since the outburst of the bloody conflict. Field reporters believe the real numbers to be far higher

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

27-08-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Unemployment Rates Reach Zenith among Palestinians in Syria

Unemployment Rates Reach Zenith among Palestinians in Syria

27-08-2019

Palestinian refugees who remained in Syria have been grappling with simmering unemployment rates. Hundreds have lost their jobs in the warfare and hundreds more have been wondering in the streets as they rummaged around for livelihoods to feed their starved

Palestinian Refugee Snatches 1st Place in Lebanon Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Snatches 1st Place in Lebanon Bodybuilding Championship

27-08-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ashraf Mohamed Ali, formerly sheltered in Khan Eshieh Camp, earned the first place at a bodybuilding contest staged in southern Lebanon. Ashraf was a former player with the Syrian Bodybuilding Federation. He earned several awards in

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

26-08-2019

Russian and Syrian government forces continue to ransack the old cemetery of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, in search of the body remains of Israeli soldiers killed in the Battle of Sultan Yaakoob in Lebanon in 1982. Russian forces reportedly transferred

AlMuzeireeb Mayor Assassinated in Syria

AlMuzeireeb Mayor Assassinated in Syria

26-08-2019

Mayor of AlMuzeireeb town Ahmed AlNabulsi, aged 55, was fatally gunned down by anonymous gunmen outside of his house. Over recent years, Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-08-2019

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles in the area, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. Several horrific accidents took place

Over 75 Palestinian Students Take Part In Syria Scouting Camp

Over 75 Palestinian Students Take Part In Syria Scouting Camp

26-08-2019

A so-called “Inas Shreitah” scouting camp held for university students sheltered in refugee camps in Adra city, in Rif Dimashq, was concluded. 76 Palestinian students received participation certificates. A so-called “Jerusalem Medal” was handed over to Israa Mohamed. Cultural performances

Palestinian Girl with Special Needs Garners Outstanding School Results

Palestinian Girl with Special Needs Garners Outstanding School Results

25-08-2019

Sixteen-year-old Ghazal al-Toubeh, a Palestine refugee living in Homs, Syria, has been dubbed by UNRWA “a high achiever” and someone who has been striving to surmount all of the hurdles set on her road. “I cannot describe my feelings when

Palestinian Students Honored in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Palestinian Students Honored in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

25-08-2019

The Institute of Language Studies celebrated the success stories of a number of Palestinian students who achieved the highest scores in literary and scientific branches as part of basic education in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Parents, activists

AlSabina Camp Rail Against Trash Piles

AlSabina Camp Rail Against Trash Piles

25-08-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and on the access road to the local market, resulting in bed smells and the spread of

UNRWA ATM Cards Renewed for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA ATM Cards Renewed for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-08-2019

UNRWA is slated to renew ATM cards for displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon, following a decision issued by the bank to that end. The new cards will preserve the same data and secret codes as the previous ones. UNRWA

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

24-08-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees, including relief officers, have been locked up in Syrian government prisons. Several of them have got their security situation worked out after the opposition outfits withdrew from southern Damascus, though. Recently, AGPS has learned that

Palestinian Activist Yaser Amayri Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Activist Yaser Amayri Released from Syrian Prison

24-08-2019

Palestinian relief activist Yaser Amayri was released from Syrian government prison on Thursday, August 22. Yaser was arrested in April, along with other refugees, after they were summoned to questioning by Syria’s Palestine Branch forces. Sometime earlier, the Syrian authorities

2 Missing Palestinian Girls Show Up in Syria

2 Missing Palestinian Girls Show Up in Syria

24-08-2019

Syrian police in Sabina area said two missing Palestinian girls—Hend Suleiman Ibrahim, 16, and Nour Na’im Diab, 14—were found. The two girls mysteriously disappeared on August 22. Their families kept appealing for information regarding their condition and whereabouts.

Humanitarian Situation Goes Down in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Goes Down in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-08-2019

Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees has been grappling with abject conditions as a result of the fallouts of the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces in mid-June 2018 using internationally-prohibited weapons in an attempt to recapture the area

Art Exhibition about Yarmouk Camp Held in Germany

Art Exhibition about Yarmouk Camp Held in Germany

24-08-2019

A pro-Palestine cultural event held in the German city of Lunebourg sounded the alarm over the deteriorating living conditions in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, in Damascus. Photos taken by activist Niraz Sa’id, who was tortured to death in Syrian

Number of Migrants among Palestinians Sheltered in Syria Refugee Camp Growing Rapidly

Number of Migrants among Palestinians Sheltered in Syria Refugee Camp Growing Rapidly

23-08-2019

AGPS documented an increase in the number of Palestinian migrants from AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. The phenomenon has been attributed to forced military conscription with the Syrian government army, high unemployment rates, price leap, and lack of access to

Canadian Embassy in Beirut: Resettlement Demands by Palestine Refugees Cannot Be Systematically Approved

Canadian Embassy in Beirut: Resettlement Demands by Palestine Refugees Cannot Be Systematically Approved

23-08-2019

The Canadian Embassy in Beirut said that it cannot systematically accept refugee resettlement applications, in response to demands submitted by hundreds of Palestine refugees from Syria and Lebanon during their rally staged outside of the embassy. In a statement issued

Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Receives Pledges to Rehabilitate Water Infrastructure

Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Receives Pledges to Rehabilitate Water Infrastructure

23-08-2019

Director of the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo, Ahmad Ibrahim, said the local water company has carried out intensive and thorough research as part of its efforts to work out the water crisis in Handarat refugee camp. He

6 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Ghouta

6 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Ghouta

23-08-2019

On the seventh anniversary of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, AGPS warns that the Palestinian refugee community in Syria has been disastrously affected by the onslaughts launched by the Syrian government army using internationally

On World Humanitarian Day: Hundreds of Palestinian Volunteers Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

On World Humanitarian Day: Hundreds of Palestinian Volunteers Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

22-08-2019

AGPS documented the death of 3,989 Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria, among them hundreds of activities, relief officers, and volunteer medics. Daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction led to deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria. AGPS kept record of serious

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Cluster Munition Goes Off in Syria’s Handarat Camp

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Cluster Munition Goes Off in Syria’s Handarat Camp

22-08-2019

A Palestinian child was pronounced dead on Wednesday after a cluster grenade exploded in Aleppo’s Handarat refugee camp. The casualty—Shaifq Yakoob—succumbed to the wounds he sustained in the blast while he was playing outdoors. He was rushed to a hospital

Syria’s Ministry of Works Discusses Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Syria’s Ministry of Works Discusses Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

22-08-2019

Syria’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing pointed, during a meeting held at its headquarters on Tuesday, underway efforts to reconstruct 220 hectares of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Sometime earlier, member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said, following a meeting held in

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Turkish Police

22-08-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Bashir Abweini, aged 18, was arrested by Turkish cops in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul Province on account that he is a non-holder of the kimlik visa card. Maher fled the embattled Yarmouk refugee camp, in Syria, in the hunt

Palestinian Refugees without Visa Documents Ordered to Leave Turkey by End of October

Palestinian Refugees without Visa Documents Ordered to Leave Turkey by End of October

22-08-2019

Turkey’s Interior Minister on Wednesday ruled out deportation for legal migrants, underlining that the ongoing action was only against irregular migration. Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul, Suleyman Soylu said, “Any major change in the migration policy of Turkey is

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-08-2019

Flocks of vehicles continue to be caught stealing furniture from destroyed buildings and abandoned homes in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over

90 Palestinians from Syria Disembarked on Greek Island over Past 3 Days

90 Palestinians from Syria Disembarked on Greek Island over Past 3 Days

21-08-2019

Some 90 Palestinian refugees from Syria landed in Greece after they set sail from Turkey onboard rubber boats. The Greek government is deeply concerned over the reported 17 percent increase in migrant and refugee arrivals in recent weeks, saying close

80 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

80 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

21-08-2019

80 irregular migrants, including 31 children and three Palestinian refugees, were intercepted by the Turkish coast guard, trying to cross into Europe. According to the Turkish authorities, 29 migrants are from Syria, three from Palestine, one from Eritrea, and another

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

21-08-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

19 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails during 1st Half of 2019

19 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails during 1st Half of 2019

20-08-2019

In its newly-released report, AGPS documented the death of 17 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria-s state-run dungeons during the first half of 2019. In most of the cases, the victims’ families received the death reports following years of enforced

Abductions Simmering in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Abductions Simmering in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-08-2019

A state of panic has overwhelmed residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, after a girl was kidnapped by anonymous gunmen a few days earlier. As figures on social media network Facebook, on August 17, the

German Interior Minister to Strip Migrants from Syria of Refugee status

German Interior Minister to Strip Migrants from Syria of Refugee status

20-08-2019

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced a tough response to Syrian refugees who leave Germany for holidays in their home country. "If somebody, a Syrian refugee, regularly takes holidays in Syria, he cannot honestly claim to be persecuted in Syria

Palestinians among 330 Migrants Stopped by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 330 Migrants Stopped by Turkish Coast Guard

20-08-2019

Turkish authorities have intercepted a total of 330 migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos, officials said on Sunday. The coastguard in the Küçükkuyu area of the western Çanakkale province said it had

Palestinian Children in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Launch of School Year

Palestinian Children in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Launch of School Year

19-08-2019

Palestinian children taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp have appealed to UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees to work on reconstructing their destroyed schools so as to enable them to pursue theirccvcvvcvcssd studies. In a meeting held some few

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-08-2019

Director of UNRWA operations in Aleppo Mohamed Shreitah and director of the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees, Ahmed Ibrahim, popped in Handarat refugee camp in Aleppo to keep tabs on the condition of power and water networks in the camp

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

19-08-2019

15 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Granted Best Football Scorer Award in Hamburg

Palestinian Refugee Granted Best Football Scorer Award in Hamburg

19-08-2019

The SAGA sports program in the German city of Hamburg labeled the Palestinian young man from Syria Hadi Ibrahim, formerly sheltered in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Hums, as the football league’s top scorer. He was awarded the league cup. Hadi’s

Child among 3 Palestinians Arrested at Opposition-Held Checkpoint North of Syria

Child among 3 Palestinians Arrested at Opposition-Held Checkpoint North of Syria

18-08-2019

Three Palestinians refugees, including a 12-year-old girl, were arrested at a checkpoint set up by armed opposition groups in Efrin region, in northern Syria. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the arrestees—Zaki Arar, Ayman Shababo, and the latter’s

1,100 Patients Receive Medical Checks at Deir Ballout’s Sole Health Center

1,100 Patients Receive Medical Checks at Deir Ballout’s Sole Health Center

18-08-2019

Paramedics at the mobile clinic in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, said 1,100 people have undergone medical check-ups, among them 342 children and 322 women, in a month’s time. Drug prescriptions were also recommended to

Palestinian Mother & Her Child Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Mother & Her Child Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

18-08-2019

Palestinian child Hadil AlGhayathi has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for six years running, along with her mother Taghrid Eissat. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the government-run AlAlaaf checkpoint

100 PFLP-GC Gunmen Pronounced Dead in Syria

100 PFLP-GC Gunmen Pronounced Dead in Syria

18-08-2019

AGPS documented the death of 100 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - General Command (GC) as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces. Sometime earlier, the group’s deputy Secretary-General, Talal Naji, said that 420

Deportation Concerns Heightened among Palestinians Refugees in Istanbul

Deportation Concerns Heightened among Palestinians Refugees in Istanbul

17-08-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Istanbul have voiced deep concern over the intent of the Turkish authorities to forcibly send them back to Syria as many of them overstayed their visas. Turkish police notified irregular migrants to leave the country

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Released from Jail

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Released from Jail

17-08-2019

58-year-old Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Rafe’, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria was released following seven months in jail. Pro-government militias kidnapped Mahmoud on January 2, 2019. His family held the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government

Free Medical Day Held in Daraa Camp

Free Medical Day Held in Daraa Camp

17-08-2019

A free medical day was staged by AlBerr Organization in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees as part of a medical day held by a group of pediatricians, orthopedists, gynecologists, and general practitioners. 212 persons, including 133 children, benefited from the

Meat Portions Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Meat Portions Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

17-08-2019

The Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian People distributed, on August 14, meat portions to 360 Palestinian families in northern Syria. Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, Qudsaya, and other zones in Rif Dimashq benefited from the move.

On 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions, Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relatives

On 70th Anniversary of Geneva Conventions, Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relatives

16-08-2019

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, families of Palestinian refugees held in Syria’s state-run prisons have appealed to the international community to unravel the condition and whereabouts of their jailed relatives and push for their

1,977 Palestinian Refugees Killed until June 2019

1,977 Palestinian Refugees Killed until June 2019

16-08-2019

In its 17th statistical report covering the period from March 2011 until June 2019, AGPS documented the death of 1,977 during the temporal span under examination, up from 1,953 in 2018. Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, topped the list

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

16-08-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria reiterated calls to Palestinian families coming from Idlib to Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary identity documents

Palestinian Carnival Held in Syria’s Qudsaya Town

Palestinian Carnival Held in Syria’s Qudsaya Town

16-08-2019

Dozens of Palestinian children joined a carnival staged in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. Some 6,000 displaced Palestinian families seeking refuge in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, have launched cries for help over their exacerbated situation due to the price

Palestinians from Syria in Beirut Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Beirut Sound Distress Signals

15-08-2019

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria in and around Beirut city have denounced the deteriorating human situation they have been going through due to their lack of access to the local labor market and the reluctance maintained by relief institutions regarding

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Pro-ISIS Propaganda

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Pro-ISIS Propaganda

15-08-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria appeared before the Higher Regional Court of Celle, in Germany, on Monday over charges of pro-ISIS incitement on Facebook. The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung said the Celle’s Higher Court sued a 33-year-old refugee from

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Joins Swedish National Football Team

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Joins Swedish National Football Team

15-08-2019

A Palestinian from Syria Hosam Ayesh joined the National Football Team of Sweden. A few days earlier, Hosam signed for IFK Göteborg football club as a midfielder, ending his experience with Östersunds FK club. Hosam, aged 24, was

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Yarmouk Camp

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Yarmouk Camp

15-08-2019

Leisure activities were held by volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society to entertain 30 children in AlJa’ouna Street, in Yarmouk Camp. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic

84% of Palestinians from Syria Killed during 1st Half of 2019 Civilians

84% of Palestinians from Syria Killed during 1st Half of 2019 Civilians

14-08-2019

84.44% of Palestinians from Syria pronounced dead during the first half of 2019 are identified as civilians (38 victims, down from 101 in 2018), AGPS has found out in its newly-released report. Gunmen make up 13,56% of the

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-08-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. The residents said several horrific accidents took place due to inappropriate

Refugees Seeking Shelter in Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

Refugees Seeking Shelter in Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

14-08-2019

300 Palestinian refugees from Syria who have sought refuge in the Greek island of Crete have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation as the Greek government suspended granting social insurance cards (AMKA) to the refugees, preventing them from social

Palestinians from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinians from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

14-08-2019

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlAdhha (Feast of Sacrifice) away from their homes and families. Happy childhood memories for Palestinian children from Syria have ended when one or both of their parents were killed

Meat Portions Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Meat Portions Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

14-08-2019

The Relief Commission of Palestinians of Syria handed over meat portions to Palestinian families displaced from southern Damascus, Yarmouk Camp, and Khan Eshieh Camp to Idlib, in northern Syria. The families continue to slam UNRWA for failing to hand them

45 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2019

45 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2019

13-08-2019

In its newly-released report, AGPS documented the death of 45 Palestinian refugees during the first half of 2019, including 38 civilians and seven gunmen. The list also includes three women and eight children. During the first half of 2019, 45

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Idlib

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Idlib

13-08-2019

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh refugee camps, along with other areas in Damascus, to the northern Syrian province of Idlib have been grappling with dire humanitarian conditions. The refugees continue to denounce the steep rental fees which

Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

13-08-2019

Tens of thousands of Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlAdhha (Feast of Sacrifice) away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Bakr AlKousi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Bakr AlKousi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2013

13-08-2019

Palestinian refugee Bakr AlKousi has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run jails for the sixth consecutive year. Bakr was kidnapped by government force at AlHusainiya checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq, on August 12, 2013. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. His

2 Palestinian Refugees Released by Turkish Police

2 Palestinian Refugees Released by Turkish Police

12-08-2019

Palestinian refugees Khaled Ahmed AlAbtah, detained in Edirne prison since July 22, 2019, and Ahmad Jamil AlSayed, held in custody since July 30, were released from Turkish prisons. Both refugees were arrested in a sweep launched by Turkish police against

70% of Palestinian Academics from Syria Pursuing Scientific Studies

70% of Palestinian Academics from Syria Pursuing Scientific Studies

12-08-2019

The Swedish Migration Agency said 70% of Palestinian academics in 2018 have specialized in scientific fields, including engineering, physics, and mathematics. Researcher Mohamed Yousef said that in 2015, 75% of Palestinian men from Syria opted for scientific branches. In 2018

Political Delegates Show Up in Yarmouk’s New Cemetery

Political Delegates Show Up in Yarmouk’s New Cemetery

12-08-2019

Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization and other Palestinian factions paid a visit to the new AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Yarmouk Camp is home to two cemeteries, where the bodies of Palestinians killed during

Leisure Activities Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

Leisure Activities Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

12-08-2019

Games were organized by volunteers from the Mulhem Group for children taking shelter in Deir Ballout refugee camp, north of Syria. Over 325 displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp have been enduring a tragic situation. Most of them have

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

11-08-2019

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria until June 2019. The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally shot by snipers; 11 were

UNRWA Schools to Open on Time despite Cuts to Funding

UNRWA Schools to Open on Time despite Cuts to Funding

11-08-2019

Over 700 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will open in time for the new academic year across the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, within

Palestine Refugees Denounce Delays in Citizenship Application Procedures in Sweden

Palestine Refugees Denounce Delays in Citizenship Application Procedures in Sweden

11-08-2019

Scores of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have applied for citizenship in Sweden said they have not received replies over their applications for nearly a year’s time. Palestinian refugees from Syria who have stayed in Sweden for four years are eligible

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

11-08-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh Shakosh has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate has

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestinian Victims & Detainees in Syria until June 2019

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestinian Victims & Detainees in Syria until June 2019

10-08-2019

In a newly-released report, AGPS documented the death of 3,987 Palestinian refugees in and from war-torn Syria since March 2011 until June 2019 due to war-released incidents. The report sheds light on the number of victims and detainees since

Palestinian Ambassador Discusses with Istanbul Mayor Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Ambassador Discusses with Istanbul Mayor Situation of Palestinians of Syria

10-08-2019

The Palestinian Ambassador in Ankara Fayed Mustafa discussed with Istanbul’s Mayor Akram Imam Oglu the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey and the impact of the recent crackdowns opted for by the Turkish government to rein in

33 Palestinians Migrants Detained in Turkey

33 Palestinians Migrants Detained in Turkey

10-08-2019

The Turkish coast guard arrested on Friday, August 9, 33 Palestinian refugees, including Palestinians from Syria, off Bodrum seashore, in the Turkish province of Mugla while onboard a Greece-bound ship.

53 Palestinians Drown on Migration Route from Syria

53 Palestinians Drown on Migration Route from Syria

10-08-2019

According to AGPS data, 53 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to

Cleansing Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp in Rif Dimashq

Cleansing Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp in Rif Dimashq

10-08-2019

Dozens of children and teens joined a cleaning campaign kickstarted in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees as part of an initiative launched by UNRWA to clean up residential alleyways and enhance hygiene in the area. Living conditions in Khan

Palestinian Refugees Urge Mahmoud Abbas to Broker their Safe Return to Palestine

Palestinian Refugees Urge Mahmoud Abbas to Broker their Safe Return to Palestine

09-08-2019

Palestinian families and activists from Syria in Lebanon have called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to work on securing their safe return to their homeland Palestine at a time when European countries have been denying them humanitarian

Palestine Ambassador in Egypt Meets with UNRWA Official over Situation of Palestinians from Syria

Palestine Ambassador in Egypt Meets with UNRWA Official over Situation of Palestinians from Syria

09-08-2019

Palestine Ambassador in Cairo Diab AlLouh discussed with the director of UNRWA’s office in Cairo Sahar AlJabouri the calamitous condition of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt. The UN representatives hailed the efforts made by the Palestine Embassy

India Contributes US$ 5 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

India Contributes US$ 5 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

09-08-2019

The Government of India has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programs and services, including education, health care, and relief

120 Palestinian Students from Syria Honored in Istanbul

120 Palestinian Students from Syria Honored in Istanbul

09-08-2019

A celebration was held by Khayra Ummah organization to pay tribute to 120 orphan Palestinian students from Syria and 30 Syrian orphans seeking shelter in Istanbul. The celebration was held in recognition of the exhaustive efforts made by refugees from

Palestinian Refugee Snatches 1st Place at Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Snatches 1st Place at Bodybuilding Championship

09-08-2019

Palestinian refugee Shadi Farid Darwish, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, won the first seat in the bodybuilding contest (70 kilograms) held in Damascus. Dozens of success stories have been achieved by Palestinian sportsmen/women, students, and artists from Syria

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Istanbul for over 35 Days

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Istanbul for over 35 Days

08-08-2019

Activists have launched appeals for releasing Palestinian refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud, who has been detained by the Turkish authorities for 35 consecutive days. Activists and the refugee’s relatives called the concerned NGO and official institutions to hold contacts with the

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail against Bread Dearth

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail against Bread Dearth

08-08-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the poor-quality of bread sold in the area. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to

Palestinian Group Fighting alongside Syria’s Gov’t Forces in Hama

Palestinian Group Fighting alongside Syria’s Gov’t Forces in Hama

08-08-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on Facebook that it has been involved in fierce shootouts while fighting alongside the government battalions in AlZakat town, in Hama’s suburbs, as appears in live photos released by the

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

08-08-2019

AlMzeireeb community, south of Syria, has been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for hundreds of families in the area—has dried out as a result of the uncontrolled excavation of artesian

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students in Pakistan

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students in Pakistan

08-08-2019

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the availability of scholarships for Palestinian refugees in Pakistan for the academic year 2019/2020. Five-year scholarships will be granted to students who seek to

Detention Hotline Launched for Palestinians from Syria

Detention Hotline Launched for Palestinians from Syria

07-08-2019

The Turkish Association to Support the Palestinian People (FIDAR) announced the launch of a hotline to report abrupt arrest and deportation of Palestinian refugees without kimlik visa cards in Istanbul. The line number is as follows: 00905396801508. Calls are received

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of Canadian Embassy in Beirut

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of Canadian Embassy in Beirut

07-08-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied outside of the Canadian embassy in Beirut to push for their safe access to Canada from Lebanon, where they have been denied their basic rights. In a letter handed over to the embassy

Palestinian Refugee Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail

07-08-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Jamal Ahmad Na’im continues to appeal for information over their son’s unknown fate. Jamal has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over four years. His

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinian Teachers in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinian Teachers in Syria

07-08-2019

UNRWA’s human resource department announced a set of vacancies for teachers in Syria in scientific and social science fields. Applications should be submitted by August 14, 2019. A university degree in the required field of specialty from an academic institution

Algerian Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students

Algerian Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students

07-08-2019

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of Algerian scholarships for Palestinian refugees with Bachelor’s degrees. Applicants are invited to sign up within the specified time span on edu

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-08-2019

A flock of four vehicles was reportedly caught on Sunday, August 4, stealing wooden doors and furniture from abandoned buildings and in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes

70 of Homes in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Destroyed, Says PLO Official

70 of Homes in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Destroyed, Says PLO Official

06-08-2019

Head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Anwar Abdul Hadi, said 70% of homes in Yarmouk Camp along with the infrastructure have sustained total damage in the warfare. 30% were partially damaged. According to Abdul Hadi

Activists Launch Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugees Detained in Turkey

Activists Launch Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugees Detained in Turkey

06-08-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian families from Syria in Turkey have called on the concerned authorities to take urgent steps in order to urge the Turkish authorities to release Palestinian refugees Khaled Ahmed AlAbtah, detained in Edirne prison since July 22, 2019

Educational Event for Palestine Refugees Concluded in Lebanon

Educational Event for Palestine Refugees Concluded in Lebanon

06-08-2019

The International Association of Palestinian Teachers wrapped up, on Saturday, August 3, the fourth edition of “We Learn Happily for Palestine” summer camp, held in cooperation with the Lebanese ex-education Minister, Abdul Raheem Murad, and the International Association of Palestinian Institutions. Palestinian

Sweden to Deport Palestinian Refugee

Sweden to Deport Palestinian Refugee

05-08-2019

The Swedish Migration Office refused to grant asylum to 27-year-old Palestinian refugee Lein AlKhatib and decided to deport her to Lebanon, where her mother, a Lebanese national, and daughter live, according to Swedish news outlets. Lein was born in Syria

Association of Palestinian Painters in Europe Launched

Association of Palestinian Painters in Europe Launched

05-08-2019

A group of Palestinian artists founded the so-called Association of Palestinians Painters in Europe. 50 artists from Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, and Norway joined the move. Half of the members of the new association are Palestinian artists from

Rubble Removed from Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

Rubble Removed from Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

05-08-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization and ADRA Association cleared out debris in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo. Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat continue to appeal to all concerned parties and UNRWA to work on reconstructing the camp

Vocational Training Center Opened for Palestine Refugees in Qudsaya

Vocational Training Center Opened for Palestine Refugees in Qudsaya

05-08-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization, in partnership with the Charity Commission, inaugurated a sewing vocational center at Yafa Cultural Center in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. The center aims at lending a hand to women seeking to launch small projects.

2 Years since Palestinian Web Developer AlSafadi was Extra-Judicially Executed in Syria

2 Years since Palestinian Web Developer AlSafadi was Extra-Judicially Executed in Syria

04-08-2019

Two years ago, the Syrian government executed the Palestinian web developer and cyber activist Bassel Khartabil AlSafadi.  The execution of Bassel Khartabil was carried out days after he was moved to the Adra prison on October 3, 2015. Bassel

Rubble Removed from Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

Rubble Removed from Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

04-08-2019

Over 2,400 cubic meters of debris have been cleared out of residential alleyways and access roads in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The move was overseen by Basmat Shabab Souriya Association. Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

04-08-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on a new assassination attempt targeting former opposition affiliate Fadi AlKar’aan who was gunned down by anonymous gunmen. Activists have

Educational Camp for Palestine Refugees Concluded South of Turkey

Educational Camp for Palestine Refugees Concluded South of Turkey

04-08-2019

Khayra Ummah charity wrapped up AlQuds Summer Camp held south of Turkey. The event is co-sponsored by the Islamic Relief Associations for Orphans and Poor People from occupied Palestine.

AGPS Underscores Dire Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Istanbul

AGPS Underscores Dire Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Istanbul

03-08-2019

In a meeting held a couple of days earlier at the office of the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR), AGPS warned of the repercussions of the latest measures pursued by the Turkish authorities in Istanbul against Palestinian refugees without

Palestinian Refugee Released by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Released by Turkish Police

03-08-2019

The Turkish police released Palestinian refugee Mohamed Marwan AlSukari, from Yarmouk Camp, one day after they detained him in Eskişehir province, in northwestern Turkey, on allegations that he did not carry a temporary protection kimlik visa. A number of Palestinian refugees

Hamas Refugee Department Calls for Providing Protection for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Greece

Hamas Refugee Department Calls for Providing Protection for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Greece

03-08-2019

Hamas’ Department of Refugee Affairs called for securing psycho-physical and legal protection for Palestinian refugees who entered the Greek authorities, fleeing war-torn Syria. In a statement, Hamas’s Refugee Affairs Office expressed concern over the harsh living conditions endured by Palestinian

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

03-08-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to denounce the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying worms and insects have been spotted inside bread loafs. In live photos circulated on social media network Facebook

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Calls for Military Conscription

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Calls for Military Conscription

02-08-2019

Concerns have heightened among Palestinian refugees in Syria as calls have been recently launched by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, for military conscription, as figures on PLA’s official website. Batches of Palestinian youths have

UNRWA: We will continue to provide the necessary resources for refugees in Gaza, including those coming from Syria

UNRWA: We will continue to provide the necessary resources for refugees in Gaza, including those coming from Syria

02-08-2019

UNRWA said the Agency is committed to fulfilling its mission in support of Palestine refugees in Gaza, including those who fled war-torn Syria, despite considerable challenges and pressures. The UN Agency said that due to the funding crunch emerging in

Kuwait donates $ 5 million to UNRWA in support of Palestinians in Syria

Kuwait donates $ 5 million to UNRWA in support of Palestinians in Syria

02-08-2019

The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This contribution to the Agency will help funding its Syria operations and improve living conditions

Economic suffering continues for thousands of displaced Palestinian families in Qudsaya

Economic suffering continues for thousands of displaced Palestinian families in Qudsaya

02-08-2019

Some 6,000 displaced Palestinian families seeking refuge in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, have launched cries for help over their exacerbated situation due to the price hike, high unemployment rates, steep rental fees, and the decline in civilians’ purchasing

Wheelchaired Palestinian Refugee Goes Homeless in Syria

Wheelchaired Palestinian Refugee Goes Homeless in Syria

01-08-2019

Palestinian activists have sounded alarm bells over the deteriorating conditions of Palestinian refugee with special needs Ahmed Mustafa, who has been left without a roof over his head in the Syrian territories. Ahmed’s mother, his sole breadwinner, passed away. He

Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees Grappling with Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees Grappling with Mosquito-Borne Diseases

01-08-2019

Activists said civilians in Deir Ballout refugee camp in Efrin, north of Syria, have been suffering from skin allergies and infections owing to the spread of mosquitoes. Over recent days, volunteers from Melhem group sprayed insecticides across the camp. Sometime

Free Educational Project KickStarted in AlSadaka Camp North of Syria

Free Educational Project KickStarted in AlSadaka Camp North of Syria

01-08-2019

A group of volunteers announced their intent to deliver free education courses in AlSadaka refugee camp, housing displaced Palestinian and Syrian families. A displaced woman called Umm AlAbd said the majority of children in the camp have been denied access

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

01-08-2019

Palestinian young man Mahmoud Hanino, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons, where he has been locked up since 2015. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,759 Palestinian refugees in Syrian government

Alarm Bells Raised after Palestinian Refugee’s Health Takes Turn for Worse North of Syria

Alarm Bells Raised after Palestinian Refugee’s Health Takes Turn for Worse North of Syria

31-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ahmad Hawari appealed to the concerned parties and human rights institutions to broker his medical referral to Turkey due to the poor healthcare services north of Syria. Last month, Hawari, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Deir Ballout

Contacts Held with Turkey to Enhance Situation of Palestine Refugees, Says Ambassador

Contacts Held with Turkey to Enhance Situation of Palestine Refugees, Says Ambassador

31-07-2019

Palestinian Embassador in Turkey Faed Mustafa said contacts have been held with the Turkish authorities in order to work out the situation of Palestinian refugees in Turkey, mostly those fleeing Iraq and Syria. In a press release, the ambassador said

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

31-07-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on Palestinian families coming from Idlib to Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary identity documents. The

Displaced Families in AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Increase of Daily Water Supply

Displaced Families in AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Increase of Daily Water Supply

31-07-2019

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, have called on the concerned authorities to increase water supplies allotted to the area, where a severe water dearth continues to mar civilians’ life. The residents continue to appeal to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

30-07-2019

Some 160 Palestinian refugees from Syria who have sought refuge north of the Greek island of Rhodes have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in the area. The area where the camp is pitched served as a slaughterhouse for

Palestinian Refugee Khaled AlAbtah Detained in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Khaled AlAbtah Detained in Turkey

30-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Khaled Ahmed AlAbtah has been detained in Turkey for the 7th day running. Khaled was arrested in a sweep launched by Turkish police targeting irregular migrants and non-holders of the kimlik visa card in Istanbul. His family has

UAE Contributes $50 million for Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes $50 million for Palestine Refugees

30-07-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a US$ 50 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to support the vital and life-saving services provided by the Agency to over

Summer Camp Held for Palestine Refugees South of Turkey

Summer Camp Held for Palestine Refugees South of Turkey

30-07-2019

Khayra Ummah charity has embarked on the second phase of AlQuds Summer Camp II in Kilis and Gaziantep, south of Turkey. A similar move carried out in Osmaniye attracted 750 Palestinian and Syrian children. The event is co-sponsored by the

Heavy Shelling Rocks Civilian Homes in Idlib

Heavy Shelling Rocks Civilian Homes in Idlib

19-07-2019

Three Palestinian families survived air raids launched by the Syrian government forces on Friday on AlKousour neighborhood, in Idlib, north of Syria. Speaking with AGPS, survivor Mohamed Udai said that at 09:00 a.m. four missiles hit his home and

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

19-07-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, said drinking water in the area has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty. The residents attributed the crisis to the poor sewerage and unrepaired water

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

19-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Nizar Jawdat Kassab has been secretly jailed in Syria for the seventh year running. Nizar, a genitourinary surgeon, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched near Yarmouk’s entrance on December 16, 2012. Palestinian medics and relief activists have

28 Palestinians Killed in Pro-Gov’t Battles in Syria

28 Palestinians Killed in Pro-Gov’t Battles in Syria

19-07-2019

28 Palestinian refugees died as they fought alongside popular committees affiliated with the government forces. Most of the casualties are residents of Yarmouk Camp in Damascus and Handarat and AlNeirab refugee camps, in Aleppo. Shortly after the outburst of the

6 Palestinian Migrants from Syria Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

6 Palestinian Migrants from Syria Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

18-07-2019

Six Palestinian migrants were caught by the Turkish coast guard on Wednesday, July 17, off Bodrum coast, as they attempted to illegally enter Greece. Activists said six refugees, including four members of the same family, have been detained in Izmir

Rocket Slammed into Palestinian Refugee Home in Aleppo

Rocket Slammed into Palestinian Refugee Home in Aleppo

18-07-2019

A missile hit the home of Palestinian refugee Raed Saber in Nile Street, in Aleppo, north of Syria, resulting in material damage. Recently, several mortars unleashed from Aleppo’s western suburbs, considered a buffer zone under the Russian-Turkish agreement struck in

Road Connecting Palestinian Refugee Camps North of Syria Collapses

Road Connecting Palestinian Refugee Camps North of Syria Collapses

18-07-2019

The road connecting Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in northern Syria, has collapsed due to water floods from Efrin River and the poor infrastructure in the area. Displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in the area have appealed to the

Elderly Palestinian in Need of Urgent Heart Surgery

Elderly Palestinian in Need of Urgent Heart Surgery

18-07-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Majid Abu Kharaj, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Lebanon’s AlBekaa Valley, was transferred to a hospital following a heart attack that struck his vulnerable body. Medics said he is in need of an

One Year Passes By since Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Died in Syrian Jails

One Year Passes By since Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Died in Syrian Jails

18-07-2019

Palestinian photographer Niraz Sa’id, from Yarmouk Camp, died one year ago under torture in Syrian government jails, where he had been detained for three years. Niraz Sa’id was kidnapped on October 2, 2015 by Syrian government forces and dragged to

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

18-07-2019

In Lebanon, UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000

New Report by AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

New Report by AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-07-2019

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) issued a new report entitled “Asylum-Seeking Journey in Lebanon by Palestinians from Syria”. The 93-page report sheds light on the humanitarian and socio-economic conditions of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to

3 Brothers Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

3 Brothers Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-07-2019

Three brothers sheltered in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, survived a high-speed motorcycle accident and were rushed to a local hospital for urgent treatment. The motorcyclist fled the scene. Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun

Fires Break Out in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

Fires Break Out in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

17-07-2019

Fires broke out on Monday, July 15, at a fast food restaurant in AlQuds street in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hums. Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the fires. Material damage was reported. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen

18 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, 28 Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

18 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, 28 Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

17-07-2019

To date, 18 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and a further 28 are missing and/or detained. UNRWA said victims were killed as a result of shelling, sniper attacks, bullet fire, abduction, or blasts

92 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

92 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

16-07-2019

92 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until July 16, 2019, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

Palestinian Newborn Needs Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn Needs Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

16-07-2019

A displaced Palestinian family who fled Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to Wadi AlZina, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon, have appealed to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations along with the Palestine Liberation Organization and humanitarian institutions to

Denmark Grants Palestinians from Syria Political Asylum

Denmark Grants Palestinians from Syria Political Asylum

16-07-2019

The Danish Immigration Service announced its decision to provide Palestinians from Syria with political asylum rather than humanitarian asylum, on conditions that they carry UNRWA registration cards or other documents proving that they are recognized as Palestinian refugees by UNRWA

Free Medical Day Held in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Free Medical Day Held in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-07-2019

Free checks-ups were carried out by AlBirr Charity in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees as part of a medical day staged by a group of pediatricians, orthopedists, gynecologists, and general practitioners. Dozens of patients reportedly received free medical prescriptions and

Two Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained by Israeli Police for 26 Hours

Two Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained by Israeli Police for 26 Hours

15-07-2019

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria with Swedish citizenship documents were released 26 hours after they were detained at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. The refugees’ relatives told AGPS that they were both detained as they attempted to enter the occupied Palestinian

Activists Call for Urgent Action to Save Displaced Palestinians in Greece

Activists Call for Urgent Action to Save Displaced Palestinians in Greece

15-07-2019

Activists have launched calls for serious action to protect displaced migrants taking refuge in Exarcheia neighborhood, in downtown Athens, following a decision by the government of Greece to evacuate buildings sheltering migrant families. In a letter to the concerned NGOs

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2013

15-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Abdullah, born in 1986 in Nawa city, south of Syria, and raised in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Mohamed was

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

15-07-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to raise concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp. The refugees have appealed to the concerned authorities and

Palestinian Refugee Garners Highest Score in Syria’s Secondary School Exams

Palestinian Refugee Garners Highest Score in Syria’s Secondary School Exams

14-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Malek Warda, sheltered in AlRaml camp, in Latakia, has snatched the first rank after he got full marks in his secondary school exams.  A number of Palestinian students garnered excellent marks at secondary school exams (main

Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Swedish Citizenship

Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Swedish Citizenship

14-07-2019

Palestinian activists in Sweden said more than 22,100 Palestinian refugees from Syria have obtained Swedish citizenship until the end of 2018. Referring to studies and statistics conducted by the Swedish Migration Office, the activists said as many as 14

Military Parade Held by Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Military Parade Held by Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

14-07-2019

A military show was organized by the Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, at the Arabic Club in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Dozens of gunmen and military commanders along with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were

Palestinian Refugee Aymen Atiyeh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Aymen Atiyeh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

14-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Aymen Mohamed Atiyeh, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for six consecutive years, after he was kidnapped on October 10, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Hums Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Hums Hostilities

13-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Fahd Salim AlSaadi, born in 1970, died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in Hums desert. Fahd’s body was dispatched to Yarmouk Camp on Saturday. He was laid to rest in Yarmouk’s New

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Syria’s Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Syria’s Security Forces

13-07-2019

A Palestinian refugee was arrested by Syrian government forces south of Syria over allegations of involvement in shooting attacks targeting government checkpoints. The refugee was arrested by the air intelligence forces on the access road between Daraa and Da’el some

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-07-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the mounds of trash accumulated across civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

30 Palestinians Honored in Sports Event Held in Rif Dimashq

30 Palestinians Honored in Sports Event Held in Rif Dimashq

13-07-2019

More than 20 Palestinian players showed up in a ceremony celebrating the end of the Olympic Sports Weeks in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The event included competitions in chess, table tennis, and karate, among other sports

Over 2,440 English Reports Released by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

Over 2,440 English Reports Released by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

13-07-2019

AGPS calls on researchers, journalists, and activists to pop in its official website and scan its daily reports issued both in English and Arabic about the situation of Palestinian refugees in and from war-torn Syria. Some 2,442 English reports

1,488 Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

1,488 Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

12-07-2019

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp and Khan Eshieh, south of Damascus, urged UNRWA to take on its responsibility regarding over 1,488 families taking shelter in northern Syria. The families called for the need to provide them with much-needed

Palestinian Students Achieve Outstanding Results in Syria

Palestinian Students Achieve Outstanding Results in Syria

12-07-2019

A number of Palestinian students garnered excellent marks at secondary school exams (main session) for the scientific and literary branches across the Syrian territories. The results were released by the Syrian Ministry of Education on Wednesday, July 10. Palestinian student

Palestinians among 70 Migrants Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 70 Migrants Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

12-07-2019

80 irregular migrants were detained by the Turkish security forces on Wednesday, July 10, across Bodrum region, overseeing the Aegean Sea, as they attempted to illegally enter Greece. Turkish security sources said the migrants are from Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

12-07-2019

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Persons from Syria met with the chief of Hamas Refugee Affairs office, Abu Ahmad Fadl, at his office in Sidon, on July 9. The delegations discussed the abject conditions endured by displaced Palestinians from

Psychological Support Activities Held for People with Special Needs in Jaramana Camp

Psychological Support Activities Held for People with Special Needs in Jaramana Camp

12-07-2019

Psychological support activities were held by the Community Development Center in Jaramana refugee camp for elderly people and persons with special needs. The four-day event makes part of ongoing attempts to help the Palestinian refugee community in and from Syria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

11-07-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ajlani Younes, born in 1991, told AGPS that he has been detained at Istanbul’s new airport for more than two weeks over allegations of illegally attempting to enter the Turkish territories. A couple of weeks

7 Years since Massacre against PLA

7 Years since Massacre against PLA

11-07-2019

July 10, 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of a massacre perpetrated against the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) by unidentified perpetrators. On July 10, 2012 anonymous militias kidnapped 16 PLA fighters on their way back from a military site in Misyaf

UNRWA Hands Over Cash Aids to 3,900 Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Hands Over Cash Aids to 3,900 Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

11-07-2019

UNRWA has delivered financial aids, donated by the EU Trust Fund (Madad) to 3,900 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Jordan. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019”, UNRWA said that 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria

Saudi Arabia Contributes $2 Million for Palestine Refugees

Saudi Arabia Contributes $2 Million for Palestine Refugees

11-07-2019

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed an additional US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of Palestine refugees. The contribution will go towards the Agency’s

Palestinian Teachers Honored in Aleppo

Palestinian Teachers Honored in Aleppo

11-07-2019

The General Union of Palestinian Teachers paid tribute to a plethora of Palestinian instructors in Aleppo. Dozens of Palestinian teachers have been killed; scores of others have been tortured to death in Syrian state prisons; and dozens more have been

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

10-07-2019

450 Palestinian refugees from Syria who have sought refuge in AlKaroura camp, set up on the Greek island of Chios, have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in the poorly-equipped tents. The refugees denounced the absence of vital services

UNRWA: 30% of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan Highly Vulnerable

UNRWA: 30% of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan Highly Vulnerable

10-07-2019

UNRWA said that 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) are highly vulnerable. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019”, UNRWA said that 31 per cent of recorded PRS are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability. Due

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlAkkad Neighborhood Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlAkkad Neighborhood Sound Distress Signals

10-07-2019

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlAkad neighborhood, in Khan Dannun Camp, said they have been denied their rights to vital facilities as the concerned authorities and UNRWA continue to consider their area an unrecognized zone. A resident said authorities do

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

10-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by the Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian

3,987 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

3,987 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

09-07-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,987 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. According to AGPS data, 1,977 died until June 2019, up from 1,953 victims until

PLO Envoy Meets with UNRWA’s Syria Director

PLO Envoy Meets with UNRWA’s Syria Director

09-07-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Anwar Abdul Hadi met on Monday with the UNRWA director of Syria operations Michael Amania at the agency’s head office in Mezzeh, in Damascus. Both parties discussed the most practical ways to enhance

Water Crisis Rocks Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Water Crisis Rocks Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

09-07-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria, saying an acute water crisis has made the situation far worse. The

Summer Camp Held for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Summer Camp Held for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

09-07-2019

The International Association of Palestinian Teachers announced the launch of the fourth edition of “We Learn Happily for Palestine” summer camp, held in cooperation with the Lebanese ex-education Minister, Abdul Raheem Murad, and the International Association of Palestinian Institutions. 200 Palestinian students

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Chest Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Chest Contest

09-07-2019

Palestinian teen from Syria Mohamed AlJaafari won the first place at the chess competition staged by the Palestinian Chess Federation on Friday, July 5, on the occasion of the Palestine Olympics Day in AlBadawi refugee camp, in Lebanon. Mohamed fled

Hundreds of Palestine Refugees Threatened with Refoulement in Greece

Hundreds of Palestine Refugees Threatened with Refoulement in Greece

08-07-2019

The Immigration Department of Greece announced its decision to force refugees who have obtained Greek visas since July 31, 2017 out of their homes and shelters. Rents will be shelled out via European funds and the refugees’ allowances will be

Displaced Families Denied Return to Yarmouk Camp, Gov’t Officers Allowed In

Displaced Families Denied Return to Yarmouk Camp, Gov’t Officers Allowed In

08-07-2019

Sources close to the Syrian government said security forces have allowed military officers and their families who used to live in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to re-enter the camp and retrieve their homes and property. Civilians have, however, been denied

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Naji Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Naji Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

08-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Haytham Hamouda Naji, born in 1969, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons for five years running. Naji was kidnapped by pro-government troops on August 28, 2014, as he distributed foodstuff in AlRijah Square, in

UNRWA Launches Palestinian Olympics in Lebanon

UNRWA Launches Palestinian Olympics in Lebanon

08-07-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched the 11th Palestiniadi (Palestinian Olympics) with the support of the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU‘MADAD’ Fund, for

Over 50 Persons Catch Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees

Over 50 Persons Catch Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees

07-07-2019

Paramedics at the mobile clinic in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria, kept record of over 50 cases of mosquito-borne diseases among civilians taking shelter in the area. A paramedic attributed the phenomenon to the spread of mosquito bites which

UNRWA Announces Launch of Student Registration in Daraa Camp

UNRWA Announces Launch of Student Registration in Daraa Camp

07-07-2019

UNRWA has announced the launch of free registration processes at its Syria schools for Palestine refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. Registration was opened up on June 30 and will be closed on July 18. 525 students

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

07-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons since August 3, 2013. Mahmoud was a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. His condition and whereabouts remain unidentified. AGPS documented the

Greece-Bound Migrant Boat Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

Greece-Bound Migrant Boat Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

07-07-2019

11 Syrian and Palestinian migrants have been detained by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore, as they attempted to illegally disembark in Greece. The Turkish coast guard spotted the Greece-bound inflatable ship off Bodrum coast, in Mugla. The migrants

Activists Launch Campaign to Push for Civilians’ Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

Activists Launch Campaign to Push for Civilians’ Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2019

Activists have embarked on a so-called “I’ll Be Back Home” campaign in an attempt to urge concerned authorities to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp and allow displaced Palestinian families to safely return to their homes. The campaigners called on the concerned families

10,000 ATM Cards Distributed by UNRWA to Registered Palestine Refugees in Syria

10,000 ATM Cards Distributed by UNRWA to Registered Palestine Refugees in Syria

06-07-2019

UNRWA has handed over 10,000 ATM cards to Palestinian refugee registered with the agency across Syria in an attempt to smooth cash-aid delivery. Informed sources said that on July 11, 2019, text messages will be sent to the refugees

35 Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

35 Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

06-07-2019

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestine refugees affiliated with Fatah AlIntifada group, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across the war-torn country. The list includes gunmen who died in fierce shootouts with ISIS and AlNusra Front in

2 Palestinian Brothers Honored in Lebanon’s Burj Barajneh Camp

2 Palestinian Brothers Honored in Lebanon’s Burj Barajneh Camp

06-07-2019

The Amal Club in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp, in Beirut, paid tribute to two Palestinian brothers from Syria—Beshr Mazen Yousef and Aws Mazen Yousef—for their good conduct and the outstanding results they achieved during the school year. The two children

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Lash Out at PLO & UNRWA

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Lash Out at PLO & UNRWA

05-07-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in northern Syria continue to rail against their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), along with other concerned NGOs, for failing

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Aleppo

05-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Reda Samara was fatally gunned down at Saadullah AlJaberi square, in Aleppo, as he tried to defend a woman harassed by pro-government militias. Ibrahim, a resident of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, is a volunteer at Liwaa AlQuds

Palestinian Girl Goes on Hunger Strike in London over Regime Attacks North of Syria

Palestinian Girl Goes on Hunger Strike in London over Regime Attacks North of Syria

05-07-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadha Abu Weddou joined a hunger strike launched by a group of activists in London and other parts of the world to speak up against the abrupt killing of civilians north of Syria. Shadha announced her

Palestine Refugees to Undergo Free Medical Checks in Lebanon

Palestine Refugees to Undergo Free Medical Checks in Lebanon

05-07-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society at Haifa Hospital, in partnership with American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) announced the arrival of a group of American internists to carry out free medical checks for concerned patients on July 5. Palestinian refugees

AGPS & PRC Underscore Calamitous Situation of Palestinian Women in Syria at UNHRC

AGPS & PRC Underscore Calamitous Situation of Palestinian Women in Syria at UNHRC

04-07-2019

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have spoken up against the human rights abuses perpetrated against Palestinian women taking refuge in war-torn Syria. Speaking during a session attended by the International Commission

Kurdistan Authorities Allow Palestinian Family from Syria to Enter Erbil

Kurdistan Authorities Allow Palestinian Family from Syria to Enter Erbil

04-07-2019

Authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq lifted a ban on the family of Palestinian refugee Fadi Khaled Nasrullah to enter Erbil city, after they were caught by the Turkish authorities on June 27, 2019, and detained for one day

Efforts Ongoing in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee to Repair Power Network

Efforts Ongoing in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee to Repair Power Network

04-07-2019

The Power Company in Daraa Camp has embarked on repair works to rehabilitate the electricity network which was severely damaged in the warfare. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp kept appealing to the concerned authorities to

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Enduring Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Enduring Dire Conditions

04-07-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to sound alarm bells over their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of a specific

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

04-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Salim Mohamed AlMaw’ed has been locked up in a Syrian government dungeon for the sixth consecutive year. Salim was arrested at the Yarmouk Camp checkpoint on May 22, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS documented

AGPS: 17 PLA Gunmen Missing in Syria since 2011

AGPS: 17 PLA Gunmen Missing in Syria since 2011

03-07-2019

AGPS kept record of the mysterious disappearance of 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare in 2011. Several PLA affiliates have been kidnapped by the different warring parties at government-run checkpoints. Others

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Gov’t Jails

03-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fatah Hamouda, sheltered in AlRaml Camp in Latakia, was released on Monday from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held for eight years. Mohamed had been locked up in Sednaya military prison, before he was

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

03-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Moad Adnan AlKhatib, sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been held in government prisons since December 1, 2012. AlKhatib was a student of AlFatah AlIslami College and the Imam (preacher) of AlSahabi Zaher

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

03-07-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have been scattered across northern Syria, where they have been taking refuge in poorly-equipped camps, after they got displaced from their homes and shelters in the warfare. According to data by the Commission of Palestinians

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Libya

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Libya

03-07-2019

AGPS has launched an e-group via WhatsApp for Palestinians from Syria in Libya in an attempt to help the refugees speak up for their rights and concerns. The group does not provide direct relief assistance. It seeks to transmit the

Palestinian Family from Syria to Go Homeless in Lebanon

Palestinian Family from Syria to Go Homeless in Lebanon

02-07-2019

A nine-member Palestinian family from Syria has appealed to the concerned humanitarian institutions and charities to help them pay the rental fees, after the house owner threatened to force them out. The mother, Umm Mohamed, said all family members risk

Palestinian Refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

02-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for five years running. He was arrested at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp in 2014. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. His family

UNRWA Denies Intending to Transfer Palestine Refugees from Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

UNRWA Denies Intending to Transfer Palestine Refugees from Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

02-07-2019

UNRWA in Lebanon denied emerging reports about its intent to transfer Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon to other destinations. UNRWA said such reports are counterfeit, pledging to keep up its core essential services for Palestine refugees in its five

Palestinian Girl from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Lebanon Secondary School Exams

Palestinian Girl from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Lebanon Secondary School Exams

02-07-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Jala Khaled AlKhatib achieved outstanding results as part of basic education exams held at Beit Jala private school, in Siblin, in AlKharroub region, south of Lebanon. She got the first rank at the school and the

Palestinian Refugees in Greece’s Leros Island Sound Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees in Greece’s Leros Island Sound Distress Signals

01-07-2019

A number of Palestinian and Syrian families who have sought refuge in the Greek island of Leros have been subjected to an exacerbated humanitarian situation due to the absence of vital services, including health care, housing, relief assistance, and power

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation Plan for Yarmouk Camp to Be Set Up & Executed Soon

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation Plan for Yarmouk Camp to Be Set Up & Executed Soon

01-07-2019

Yasar Abedeen, director of the General Company for Engineering Studies and Consulting, run by the Syrian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, said the company has been tasked with devising reconstruction plans for Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and surrounding areas

Palestinian Instructors in Syria Honored

Palestinian Instructors in Syria Honored

01-07-2019

The General Union of Palestinian Teachers paid tribute to Palestinian instructors in Syria who experienced the Nakba and played a major role in enhancing the educational process of Palestinian refugee generations. The ceremony was held at the Arab Cultural Center

Palestinian Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

01-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing her

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information about Missing Son in Malaysia

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information about Missing Son in Malaysia

30-06-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamam Khaled Diab continues to appeal to the international human rights institutions and the Palestine Embassy in Malaysia to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has gone missing for the

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut for Palestine Refugees in Syria

30-06-2019

The UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stressed that the Agency’s current financial situation will be particularly challenging for emergency operations in Gaza and Syria and for UNRWA schools across the region. Food for one million refugees in the Gaza