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Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

29-03-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region haS appealed to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old girl

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

29-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013. AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

29-03-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees were arrested by Greek police before they were put on trial, following a fight that burst out with African migrants on Kos Island. Human rights activists said five Palestinian asylum-seekers who were detained by the

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

29-03-2020

As part of the Syrian government's anti-coronavirus measures, the Education Ministry decided to extend the closure of the public and private schools and institutes from April 2 to April 16, 2020. The government also decided to extend the closure

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have appealed to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take urgent action in response to the abject humanitarian situation they have been enduring in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

28-03-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Anas Hayel AlSabrouji, a resident of Daraa AlBalad, south of Syria, was released from the Sednaya military prison, where he had been held for five years. Last year, the Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

28-03-2020

31 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore, southwest of Turkey, trying to get to safety to Greek islands. According to a statement by the Turkish coast guard, the migrant boat was pushed back by Greek

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

28-03-2020

The German Foreign Ministry has temporarily suspended deportation/reception flights to/from European countries in line with its plan to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Last week, Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said it was no longer

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

27-03-2020

Official Swedish statistics have indicated that 3,296 Palestinian asylum-seekers categorized as “stateless” received citizenship documents in Sweden in 2019. The Swedish News Agency said “stateless” migrants and Somalis are among migrant categories who are often denied citizenship in Sweden

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

27-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without bread for the third consecutive day. A couple of days earlier, a set of measures were announced to control bread

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

27-03-2020

43 civil society institutions in Syria signed a joint statement expressing deep concerns over the propagation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. The statement urged the Syrian government to immediately release all political prisoners and halt

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

27-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Alaa AlDeen Abd Alalouh has been secretly detained in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Alaa, born in 1979, was arrested on July 01, 2013 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp. His family continues to

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

26-03-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods for ten days running. The residents warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

26-03-2020

Awareness-raising campaigns and sterilization moves have been held across Palestinian refugee camps and communities in and around Damascus to help civilians combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said vehicles loaded with sterilization equipment have

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

26-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its intent to change the time and location of aid distribution for Palestinian refugees. In text messages sent to the refugees, UNRWA attributed

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

26-03-2020

Clashes have flared up again on the Greek island of Kos as authorities there try to stem the flow of migrants pouring from borderlands. Sharp weapons were reportedly used in fighting that burst out between African and Palestinian migrants. Activists

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

25-03-2020

Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after they fled the area due to the rampant shelling and deadly shootouts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

25-03-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash and medical assistance in order to be able to combat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

25-03-2020

UNRWA handed over food baskets to residents of Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, in Aleppo. Activists have warned against undetected coronavirus cases among the refugees, who have lined up in long queues to receive much-needed aid. Palestinian refugees in Handarat

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

25-03-2020

Residents of AlSabina refugee camp have appealed to the Syrian authorities to allocate mobile stores for holders of smart cards in the area in order to enable civilians to fetch much-needed food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

24-03-2020

The brother of the wheel-chaired Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Samadi has sounded distress signals over the abject situation they have been facing in Turkey. Ammar said his brother Ibrahim can no longer stand on his own feet after he was hit

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Volunteers from Mulhem Group embarked on March 23 on a campaign to sterilize parts of Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, in an attempt to limit a propagation of coronavirus (COVID-19) among the residents. A

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Bread loafs have been distributed in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees through accredited bakeries in order to prevent long queues and over-crowding. Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun camp have spoken out against the poor-quality bread sold in

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

24-03-2020

Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organizations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

23-03-2020

The unabated shelling and deadly shootouts rocking the Syrian territories for the ninth-year running have claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinian refugees and resulted in the abduction, torture, displacement, and enforced disappearance of thousands more. AGPS has documented the

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been cut daily for nearly 18 hours, forcing civilians to purchase water from privately-owned

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

23-03-2020

Civil society institutions and Palestinian volunteers in the refugee camps of AlNeirab and Handarat, in Aleppo and AlAyedeen in Hums embarked on awareness-raising campaigns in an attempt to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus.  Volunteers cleaned up streets, removed

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

23-03-2020

Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, addressed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and announced “a state of emergency because of coronavirus.” He said UNRWA is ready to help those who need testing or treatment at Rafik Hariri University

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

22-03-2020

As the bloody Syrian warfare has entered its 9th year, Palestinian refugee mothers taking shelter in the country have gone traumatized by the daily scenes of bloodshed, destruction, and loss of beloved ones. AGPS documented the death of 486 Palestinian

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

22-03-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, said its logistics operations will be suspended until April 22, 2020, in line with the decision of the Syrian army, over the global health turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-03-2020

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 and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

22-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hakam Husain Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on June 10, 2013 in AlZahira area, in Damascus and was dragged to

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

21-03-2020

UNRWA has condemned the killing of one of its staff members, Ali Husein Mohammad, following an outbreak of armed violence in Jillin, in rural Daraa, south of Syria. “The thoughts and condolences of UNRWA staff are with Mohammad’s family in

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-03-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackouts across residential alleyways and buildings. The residents urged UNRWA and the concerned authorities to take the necessary measures in order to rehabilitate the power network and

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

21-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it urgently needs US$ 14 million to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak over an initial three-month period. The Flash Appeal that the

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

21-03-2020

The Coalition of Civil Committees of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed vegetables to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. Bread loafs have also been handed over to the refugees, in cooperation with

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have appealed to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to take precautionary measures in order to prevent a swift propagation of the coronavirus. The refugees also appealed to the Agency to

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

20-03-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon has been exacerbated by the movement restrictions, closure of vital facilities, and curfew imposed by the Lebanese authorities to prevent a further propagation of COVID-19. UNRWA has identified PRS in Lebanon as one

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

20-03-2020

Civil society organizations have launched an awareness raising campaigns to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus. Leaflets with medical tips and hygiene instructions were distributed as part of the initiative. Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

20-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugee community in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after the Syrian government forces hit the area with missiles, resulting in five deaths and several injuries, including among children. Civilians said shelling and

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman AlMushasha has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. A resident of Ein Terma, in Rif Dimashq, the refugee was arrested on February 03, 2014, and transferred to an unidentified location

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

19-03-2020

As of February 2020, some 800 families had returned to Daraa camp and 750 students to the UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA. Daraa camp used to be home to some 10,500 Palestine refugees before the conflict in Syria led

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

19-03-2020

A mortar shell was dropped on Daraa’s northwestern town of Tseil, local sources have reported. The mortar shell was reportedly fired by the Syrian government forces, resulting in material damage. Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in T’seil, in the southern Syrian

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

19-03-2020

Palestinian relief activist Yaser Amayri was released from Syrian government prisons, where he was held along with a number of Palestinian refugees. Yaser was arrested in April 2019, along with other refugees, after they were summoned to questioning by Syria’s

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

19-03-2020

The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign at its schools in Jaramana and Khan Dannun refugee camps, in Rif Dimashq. Toilets, classrooms, and corridors were sprayed with alcohol and disinfectants

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-03-2020

The political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) handed over detergents and disinfectants to vulnerable Palestinian families in Jaramana refugee camp. Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was established

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

18-03-2020

Palestinian refugees have railed against the violations committed by pro-government officers in Khan Eshieh camp, west of Rif Dimashq province, during bread distribution to avoid lining up in long queues outside of AlJalil bakery. Elderly refugees said military officers are

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

18-03-2020

UNRWA said its cash aid for displaced Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon will not be transferred on time due to the recent economic turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreaks. In text messages sent to the refugees, the Agency said

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

18-03-2020

A child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said. The blaze burned through two containers used as living quarters by people in the Moria camp, as

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

17-03-2020

AGPS has released over 2,700 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

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

17-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 funding appeal that a sum totaling US$ 270 million is needed to carry out its program for the Syria Regional Crisis

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

17-03-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Beirut distributed 120 vegetable rations in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp. A number of activists also handed over bread to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Sidon’s Ein AlHilweh refugee camp and in

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

16-03-2020

All the way through Syria’s nine-year conflict, Palestinian refugee camps have witnessed heavy destruction and displacement. On March 13, 2013, the opposition outfits attacked a military barrack where Syrian government troops were deployed after they backtracked from the camp. The

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

16-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mamdouh Rebhi Khalifa has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for nearly six months. The victim, a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, was arrested in May 2014 at his home in

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

16-03-2020

Pro-government sources in Syria said a flock of reconstruction vehicles will enter Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, within a two weeks’ time. According to the same sources, Syrian government forces removed concrete blocks set up at the main

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Hanadi Suheil Issa, displaced to northern Syria, has appealed to the Turkish authorities and international humanitarian organizations to facilitate her safe access to Turkey so as to enable her to reunite with her baby girl who has been

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Zreiq has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over one year and a half. The victim, a former resident of Mesyaf city, in Hama’s suburbs, had been arrested by

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

15-03-2020

Activists said the Adra prison administration halted visits to the detainees, as a preventive measure to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. The activists said the prisoners are at real risk as no special health measures have been taken by

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

15-03-2020

34 irregular migrants have been rescued by the Turkish coast guard off the coast of Izmir, trying to disembark in Greek. The migrants were intercepted onboard an inflatable boat. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

14-03-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents and denied access to vital services. The

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

14-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its decision to suspend classes in its schools in Syria after more people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus across the MENA region. The

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

14-03-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in Hama and its refugee camp 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

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-03-2020

Ber Society and Social Services distributed secondhand clothes to vulnerable people in Hama camp for Palestinian refugees. Hama camp is home to nearly 7,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria and another 2,000 Palestinians displaced from other zones.

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-03-2020

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to voice deep concernsover their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Last year, a Palestinian child was pronounced dead after a

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

13-03-2020

Palestinian journalist Muhannad Mohamed Omar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups for the eighth year running. Omar was kidnapped by the government troops from the office of AlAlem Channel on February 29, 2012 on account of

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

13-03-2020

Scores of Palestinian refugees seeking shelter on Greek islands have been panic-stricken over recent weeks after reports of new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country. The helpless refugees have no proper medical or hygienic kit to battle

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

13-03-2020

Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, announced a contribution of approximately US$ 15.5 million (DKK 105 million DKK) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for 2020. According to

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

12-03-2020

Three Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, were arrested by the Syrian security forces. The motives for the arrest were not made clear. Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said Bilal Omar Beshkar, Mohamed Mahmoud AlKhatib, and another

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2020

Dozens of Palestinian teaching staff members have been arrested and sent to jail. In attempt to bring life back to normal, a number of activists helped establishing 14 classrooms from the 1st to the 9th grade in order to enable

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

12-03-2020

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 four years. Jordan also issued a

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

12-03-2020

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said Swedish migration authorities are exercising discriminatory measures against Palestinian asylum seekers in the country. In a statement issued last week, EuroMed expressed grave concern over the fate of about 3,000 Palestinian asylum seekers

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

11-03-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), in cooperation with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has expressed deep concern over the fallouts of the raging Syrian warfare on the Palestinian refugee community. An oral statement delivered as part of

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

11-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

11-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon said they have had scant access to quality healthcare. The Lebanese state does not provide them with any such services, and private treatment is highly expensive. More than half of Palestinian refugees fleeing to Lebanon live

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

11-03-2020

Germany said it is prepared to take in "an appropriate share" of the neediest refugee children housed in overcrowded Greek migrant camps, German officials said on Monday. The country is set take children in as part of "a coalition of

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fadi Husain Amoura died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was recently updated on his death. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Fadi’s death brings the toll of victims of torture among

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

10-03-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk camp have urged local authorities in Damascus to backtrack on the new organizational plan which they said gives the Syrian government a greenlight to take hold of all buildings in the camp. Families who lost

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Karim Zamzam won the first place in the "oslomesterskap" competition for mechanical engineering students in the Norwegian capital city Oslo, beating 30 students taking part in the competition at Kuben Vgs School. Karim, a former resident

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

10-03-2020

Greece said it plans to build two new temporary camps to house hundreds of additional asylum seekers who arrived after a surge enabled by Turkey.  "We want to build two closed centers in (the northern region of) Serres and the

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

09-03-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Women’s Day have documented the secret detention of 110 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons.  AGPS also documented the death of at least 34 Palestinian women under torture in Syria’s state-run

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

09-03-2020

Young man Khaled Sayel Saleh, a resident of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, was killed as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in Dadikh village, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

09-03-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to get a loaf

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

09-03-2020

12-year-old Palestinian girl Sham Hasan received the highest score in the Syrian Arab Republic for her paintings drawn using nature remnants. Sham has been raised in Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Her parents are natives of Jahola village, in

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

08-03-2020

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, saying an acute water crisis has made the situation far worse. The refugees lashed out

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

08-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Sakhr, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition squads in the northern Syrian city of Saraqebe. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

08-03-2020

Al Nahda International School in Istanbul honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Joudi Ahmad AlKurdi, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, for the outstanding results she has achieved as part of preparatory school exams (3rd grade) in Istanbul. Unofficial statistics indicate that

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

08-03-2020

Sweden has contributed US$ 49.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of two multi-year agreements with the Agency for 2020. According to a statement by UNRWA

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

07-03-2020

At least 486 Palestinian women from Syria have been pronounced dead since the outburst of the bloody warfare in the Syrian Arab Republic. Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Women’s Day indicates that Palestinian refugee women

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

07-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Yassin Mohamed Jumu’a, a resident of Syria’s AlSabina camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in Aleppo’s northern outskirts. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the deadly conflict

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

07-03-2020

The General Union of Palestine Students – Lebanon Branch honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Jala Khaled AlKhatib for the outstanding results she achieved as part of 1st year secondary education exams held at the UNRWA-run Beit Jala School, in

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

07-03-2020

Works have been underway by Bonyan Association to repair the sanitation network in Atama refugee camp, located on the outer edges of the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The association said the project has been launched in favor of over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

06-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nidhal Ahmad Dirbas, from Yarmouk Camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data, 4,030 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been pronounced dead

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

06-03-2020

Displaced families have received pledges by Damascus Governorate to return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in the near future. The promises were made by member of Damascus statistics and planning committee Samir AlJazaerli. AlJazaerli said the engineering company has

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

06-03-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families returned to Daraa refugee camp, fleeing the life-threatening security turmoil in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town continue to express deep concern over the security situation in the area

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

06-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Samir Kacem Mohamed, born in 1985, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for over eight years running. Samir was kidnapped on November 11, 2011 near AlHamed Mall, in Daraa. His condition and whereabouts have been

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

05-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan continues to appeal to the concerned national and international institutions to work on releasing their relative from Turkish detention centers, where he has been held for 23 consecutive days. Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

05-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of seven Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2020 due to war-related incidents. The list of casualties includes two Palestinian refugees who were killed in an Israeli air strike on Damascus; two refugees who died

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

05-03-2020

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 Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

05-03-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally outside of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on a political basis, rather than

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

04-03-2020

Acting Commissioner General of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, has strongly condemned the killing of a Palestinian woman and her niece near Deraa refugee camp, in southern Syria. On the evening of 28 February, Raghad and

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

04-03-2020

UNRWA said nearly 100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are in critical need of sustained humanitarian assistance. In its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2020, UNRWA said the vast majority of PRS in Jordan need to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil staged on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the offices of UNRWA directors in Palestinian refugee camps and communities in Sidon, Tripoli, and Western AlBekaa, along with the refugee camps of Ein AlHilweh, Burj

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

04-03-2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has named Swiss national Philippe Lazzarini to be the next commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The organization provides services in the fields of education

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mohamed Hammouda has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Ali, a native of the occupied Palestinian city of Haifa, was kidnapped on March 1, 2013, on his way out of AlShaghour

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

03-03-2020

The popular committees for Palestinians refugees from Syria in Lebanon have called for a mass participation in a rally that is slated to be held on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the office of UNRWA director in Palestinian refugee camps

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-03-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on both edges of AlA’waj River, saying the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at risk. Residents of the nearby Khawaled neighborhood urged the

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

03-03-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Monday, March 2, outside of UNRWA’s regional office in Beirut, urging the UN Agency to set an emergency plan for comprehensive and sustainable relief assistance for refugees and displaced persons in light

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

03-03-2020

UNRWA started disbursing its 2020 first batch of cash aid for Palestinian refugees in Syria. Every family member registered on the list of normal cases will receive a sum of 26,000 Syrian Pounds. Refugees figuring on the list of

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

03-03-2020

Following reports that Turkey is allowing asylum-seekers to depart its territory and attempt to enter the European Union, Amnesty International’s Deputy Research Director, Massimo Moratti, called on Greece and Bulgaria to ensure safe access to their territory for people seeking

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

02-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugees Laurence Mohamed Hosam Abu Madi and Palestinian activists have launched calls for disclosing Hosam’s condition and whereabouts. The family said their relative was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus. According

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

02-03-2020

Thousands of families continue to call out for freedom and justice for their loved ones who have been detained and forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime and armed groups. Human rights group “Families for Freedom” has urged the United Nations

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

02-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, owing to violent shootouts between the Syrian government forces and the opposition outfits following an attack targeting a Syrian intelligence checkpoint near AlMuzeireeb town

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

02-03-2020

AGPS data statistics indicate that 57 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

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

01-03-2020

Palestinian woman Layla Salah Khalil, aged 40, and her niece Raghad Esam Awad, aged 11, died after an explosive device went off in Daraa province south of Syria. An AGPS reporter said the explosive device was implanted by unidentified assailants

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

01-03-2020

Activists have sounded distress signals over the deteriorating condition of Palestinian refugee Shadi Qablawi, who, like hundreds of other refugees, was displaced from his home in Yarmouk refugee camp. Shadi is now left without a roof over his head in

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

01-03-2020

New batches of Palestinian and Syrian irregular migrants have reached the Greek island of Lesbos, coming from the Turkish seashore onboard inflatable vessels. Turkey is a major crossing point for refugees and migrants trying to enter the EU. AGPS documented

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

01-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Alelouh, born in 1965, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since 2014. AGPS documented the secret detention of 1,787 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penal complexes, among them 110 women and girls. The