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UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

17-03-2019

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned of the scale of destruction he has witnessed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. “When last visiting the Yarmouk

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

17-03-2019

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

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

17-03-2019

The government of Greece sent notifications to 900 asylum-seekers who were granted “refugee status” to evacuate their European-funded shelters by the end of March. Greek sources said the government will provide financial support for the refugees for three months only

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian children joined a cultural event held afternoon on Friday in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq. Shows, chants, and traditional choreographies were performed as part of the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp has been gripped with dire socio-economic

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

16-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Committee Samir AlJazaerli said 3,000 persons have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp. On February 4, a petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

16-03-2019

Displaced Palestinians urged UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to take serious steps in order to assuage their calamitous situation in Latakia and hand them over much-needed relief aids. Activists said a meeting was held on March

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

16-03-2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi paid a landmark visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in Amman, Jordan. During her

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

15-03-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), hosted on Wednesday a seminar on the sidelines of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to discuss the calamitous

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-03-2019

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its sixth annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2018, seven years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the acute dearth in drinking-water supplies and breakdowns in local power networks. A memorandum handed over by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to the Director-General

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Nidhal AlMesri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for the eighth consecutive year. Nidhal, a paramedic, was kidnapped in December 2011 from an ambulance run by medical staff

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

14-03-2019

Two oral statements were delivered by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) on Tuesday, March 12, as part of Agenda Item 4 of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The first statement underscored the situation of 1

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

14-03-2019

The body of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed Eid has been withheld by a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sour (Tyre) after his family failed to shell out hospitalization fees. The administration of Jabal Amel Hospital in Sour has

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

14-03-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appealed to donor countries, gathering in Brussels on Thursday, not to forget the plight of the Palestinians in Syria and to donate the same

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

14-03-2019

The Medical Care Center of the Shifa Medical and Humanitarian Society in AlBadawi Camp, north of Lebanon, announced Saturday, March 16, a free medical day. The center said concerned patients and children will receive free general health diagnoses along with

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

14-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yehya Mahmoud Khatib has been secretly locked up in a Syrian state jail for the 8th consecutive year. Yehya, born in 1980 and sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp, was kidnapped by pr-government militias at AlHusainiya checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

14-03-2019

A set of activities was held on Sunday by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) for displaced Palestinian children from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Reyhanli. Sports activities and culture quizzes about the names of Palestinian cities

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said, following a meeting held in Damascus on Monday, March 11, that civilians will not be allowed to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp before the technical committees finalize their reports about

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

13-03-2019

A unified committee has been formed by Palestinian activists in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps to follow up on the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees north of Syria. The five-member committee took it upon its shoulder to transmit the

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

13-03-2019

Residents of Ramadan Camp 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 swift price leap. Ramdan Camp for

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

13-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of five Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian state prisons in February 2019. The casualties are: Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh and Khaled Samara, both residents of Yarmouk Camp, along with Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed who

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

13-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Fakhri Abdul Rahim has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for the fifth consecutive year. Born in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, Ahmed was kidnapped at the Ali AlWahsh

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

12-03-2019

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have extended invitations for a side-event onboard of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva to discuss the precarious situation of Palestinian

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

Fires broke out at dawn on Monday in a lumber mill in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. AGPS field reporter said fires broke out at 5 a.m. and firefighters rushed to

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp have raised concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp. The refugees appealed to the concerned authorities and NGOs to take urgent action over the

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

12-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 26, 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

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11-03-2019

11 Palestinian refugees were gunned down by Turkish gendarmerie as they attempted to enter the Turkish territories, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of casualties includes Mohamed Ahmed AlKhalili, from Yarmouk Camp. He was shot dead while attempting to enter Turkey

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross paid a visit to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to follow up on the situation endured by civilians in the area. The delegation pledged to keep up efforts

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A free medical day was staged by the Popular Action Commission for the residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. A seminar held by medics as part of the event raised civilians’ awareness about healthy food

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

11-03-2019

The “Families for Freedom” movement called for a rally in Brussels in solidarity with the missing and detained people in Syria. A so-called “Bus for Freedom” trip staged by the movement embarked from London in November 2017, passing through European

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

10-03-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,920 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with 1,422 casualties, followed by 263 in Daraa Camp

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

10-03-2019

Over 10,000 protesters from different nationalities took to Istanbul streets on Thursday, urging the Syrian authorities to immediately release all children and women held in jail. A consortium of NGOs and human rights groups took part in the rally

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

10-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ammar Bdeiwi, called Abu Udai, has been locked up in Syrian government jails for the fifth consecutive year. Ammar, who took shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums before he moved to the Hama-based refugee camp, was arrested in

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

10-03-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon (URDA) announced the launch of a campaign to repair children’s testicular abnormalities, hernia, and hypospadias. The union said the medical surgeries are to be carried out for free by pediatric surgeons

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

09-03-2019

Families of Palestinian women and girls continue to voice their deep disappointment over the apathy maintained by the international community, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the human rights NGOs regarding the mystery in which their relatives’ fates and whereabouts have

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

09-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

09-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Jihad Edris, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 9, 2013. He was spotted a few months following his abduction in a Damascus detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

09-03-2019

The Hellenic Coast Guard said a man and two children died on Thursday when a boat they were travelling on sank just off the coast of the Aegean island of Samos in Greece. According to the national coast guard of

On Int’l Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

On Int’l Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

08-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of 478 Palestinian women and girls from Syria due to reasons related to deadly shelling, lack of health care, and fatal torture. At least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured in Syrian government dungeons, some

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-03-2019

Two children below three years of age were rescued after fires broke out inside their family home. The children kept crying for help before a number of residents rushed to the scene and took them out. The house belongs to

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

08-03-2019

The Turkish Immigration Department issued on Friday a decision outlawing the travel of migrants from Syria to Greek cities adjacent to northwestern Turkey. The Turkey in Arabic news site quoted a private source as stating that the decision was issued

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

08-03-2019

AGPS launched an e-group via WhatsApp for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan in an attempt to help refugees to speak up for their rights and concerns. The group does not provide direct relief assistance. It seeks to transmit the voice

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

07-03-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to urge UNRWA and the other concerned institutions to take urgent action regarding their abject conditions. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the refugees expressed their deep concern over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

07-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Saad Hasan, born in 1985, was killed in a shooting attack on the Latakia-based Officers Club. The drive-by shooting was carried out by two gunmen driving a Daihatsu car. Life ammunition and hand grenades were unleashed, killing

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

07-03-2019

An anonymous gang released the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ghanam, a resident of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, after they arbitrarily held him captive for nearly 30 days. Scores of Palestinian refugees have been killed and dozens kidnapped by armed militias in

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

07-03-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating power networks in the area. Civilians said power lines which were damaged as a result of the heavy shelling rocking

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

07-03-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The sum will go towards the Agency’s core programs of health care, sanitation, and hygiene

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

07-03-2019

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

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

06-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of six Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2019. The list includes five refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government prisons and another who drowned at sea.

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

06-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ghassan Ezzet AlBreiki has been mysteriously held in Syrian state jails for the third consecutive year. A resident of AlMuzeireeb town, Ghassan was arrested by the government forces in Daraa on September 25, 2016. According to AGPS data

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

06-03-2019

The Community Development Center in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees announced the launch of sign language courses for deaf and dumb people who yearn for better communication and social integration. Concerned learners will be reportedly transferred by UNRWA to Damascus

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

06-03-2019

The Palestinian embassy in Damascus honored on Sunday, March 3, a number of Palestinian and Syrian artists who have spoken up for the Palestinian cause. Palestine’s Ambassador and a number of artists and diplomats were in attendance. Member of Fatah’s

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

06-03-2019

32 Palestinian artists joined an art exhibition organized by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in cooperation with the General Federation of Palestinian Visual Artists. The event was staged on Monday, March 4, at the Arab Cultural

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

05-03-2019

Palestinian families displaced to northern Syria rallied on Monday, March 4, in Deir Ballout Camp, protesting their dire conditions in the poorly-equipped tents. The displaced refugees called on the concerned institutions to take urgent action so as to assuage their

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

05-03-2019

The Network of Palestinian Refugee Camps said the Syrian security forces sent dozens of Palestinian refugees arrested in Hama to Sednaya military prison and to another a jail in Qudsaya. The so-called 215 Intelligence Branch arrested 58 Palestinians displaced from

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

05-03-2019

Fires broke out in AlMuhammadiya refugee camp, southwest of Afrin city, north of Syria. A refugee tent was burned down in the incident. Other tents sustained damage.

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

05-03-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with a water blackout which has been ongoing for days. Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

05-03-2019

The government of Afghanistan has contributed $1 million to the main United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees. In a ceremony in Istanbul on March 3, Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan, Afghanistan's ambassador to Turkey, handed the donation to Pierre

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

05-03-2019

Palestinian author Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received an honorary PhD in poetry from the International Academy of Arts and Media in Egypt. Mufleh hailed the move and expressed his deep pride of the honorary degree, which he said is a sign

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yasser Fa’our has been kept in custody in Greece for the eighth month running over allegations of assaulting Greek police and attempting to burn state property, among other counterfeit charges. Reaching out to AGPS, Fa’our said he had

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Karam Ahmad Afani, aged 26, has been mysteriously locked up in Syrian state prisons since September 15, 2013. Karam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Nizar Fdheil has qualified for the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, set to be held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17. Alaa, sheltered in Khan Dannun

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

04-03-2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) endorsed on Saturday the establishment of an endowment fund to ensure the sustainable financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), reported the Saudi Press Agency. The agreement was reached during a

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

03-03-2019

Over 180 school drop-outs among the Palestinians of Syria have benefited from the education and development programs provided by Afaak Education Center in Wadi AlZineh, south of Lebanon. Director of Afaak Center, Maher Abboud, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

03-03-2019

The European Union member states (Madad Fund) contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of the EU's “Strengthening the Resilience of Palestine Refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

03-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdullah Ali Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 15, 2013. He was arrested at a government checkpoint in AlSabina, south of Damascus. AGPS kept record

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

03-03-2019

Greece’s Ministry of Migration Policy announced its decision to suspend aids allotted for refugees who were granted subsidiary protection or asylum before August 2017. According to Greek news outlets, the Greek authorities will gradually notify refugees with subsidiary protection/asylum status

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Mahmoud AlNaser, called Abu Bakr AlHalabi, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of his wife Israa AlHariri, with whom he has lost contact since May 2018, when thousands were deported from Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

02-03-2019

UNRWA’s Director of Programs, Syria Field Office, Amanya Michael Ebye, and member of the Fatah Central Committee, Samir AlRefa’i discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syrian and the vital role paid by the UN refugee agency to assuage the calamitous condition

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

02-03-2019

10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been held 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 (born

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fidaa Suleiman earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship, in the second such medal won at the competition. A few days earlier, Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, received a gold medal

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

01-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand continue to face extremely dire conditions due to the crackdowns perpetrated by the Thai authorities and the absence of serious humanitarian action by the national and international human rights bodies

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

01-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

01-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Fayad Abdul Karim Shehabi has been locked up under mysterious circumstances in Syrian state prisons since November 2013. An ex-prisoner said he had met Fayad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in 2014 in Branch 215. Other reports said

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

01-03-2019

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation (SAMS) announced the launch of its medical program for the displaced Palestinians of Syria and Syrians in Lebanon. Free surgeries will be carried out for patients with face, nose, and ear deformities and throat