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Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

30-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Fadi Kasem Khalil, nicknamed Azzou, and activists from Khan Eshieh refugee camp have appealed to the concerned humanitarian organizations to seek a kidney donor to save Fadi’s life, after his health condition has taken an

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

30-04-2020

Turkish police arrested two Palestinian refugees—Ahmad Ibrahim Kharmendi, 39, and Zakaria Yahya Dirawi, 33—as they attempted to cross northern Syrian borders near Gindires area, in Aleppo province. Both arrestees were displaced from Yarmouk camp, in Damascus, to Deir Ballout camp

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

30-04-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Aleppo’s Handrat displacement camp to Latakia city said they have not received relief aid distributed as part of a humanitarian campaign launched by the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief in partnership with the Palestine Today TV

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

30-04-2020

The Palestinian Youth Movement embarked on a campaign to sterilize residential alleyways in Jaramana camp in an attempt to help civilians fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. No coronavirus cases have been reported in Jaramana camp so far. Jaramana camp is

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

30-04-2020

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief delivered food items to Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across the Syrian territories. Vulnerable refugees and cash-stripped families from Damascus, Rif Dimashq, AlAyedeen camp in Hums, Hama camp, and AlRaml camp in Latakia

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

29-04-2020

Activists and civilians in Yarmouk Camp called on the concerned authorities and humanitarian organizations to urgently step in so as to remove the bodies of five residents who have remained under the mounds of debris piled up in the camp

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

29-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

29-04-2020

Two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, allegedly affiliated with the Syrian regime, were fatally gunned down by ISIS militias, a few days after they had been kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two dead bodies were spotted

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

29-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

29-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

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

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

28-04-2020

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

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

28-04-2020

A photo circulated on social media networks has sparked outrage after it revealed the unequipped quarantine room in which a coronavirus-stricken Palestinian family from Syria has been confined in AlJaleel refugee camp, in Lebanon’s Baalbek city. Palestinian refugees and activists

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

28-04-2020

Palestinian doctor Muhannad AlKhatib who was displaced from Syria’s Aleppo city to Turkey said he had contracted coronavirus during his work at the COVID-19 unit at Mersin University Hospital. AlKhatib said on his Facebook page that he will be confined

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

28-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

26-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ibrahim AlKhatib was pronounced dead on April 21 as a result of coronavirus. Ibrahim, a former resident of Latakia city, fled to Sweden some three years ago. He worked as a teacher at a UNRWA school

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidham AlDeen Husain Abu Khamis, born in 1960, has been secretly locked up in a Syrian government jail for the 6th consecutive year. The refugee was kidnapped at a government checkpoint on January 5, 2014. His condition and

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

26-04-2020

The popular committee in Yarmouk Camp handed over food baskets to families with special needs. Sometime earlier, the committee distributed disinfectants and detergents to residents of the Uruba neighborhood in the camp. After nine years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

27-04-2020

AGPS has called on UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and all other concerned bodies to immediately intervene in order to enhance the alarming humanitarian situation of the cash-stripped Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Gaza, among other destinations. Serious

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Syria continue to rail against the acute death in bread and the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items Over recent weeks, a set of measures were announced to control

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

27-04-2020

A number of PRS families in Lebanon said they risk to go homeless after they failed to pay house rents for months. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the families said their children will remain without roofs over their heads as

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Naser Seksek has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since August 28, 2012. He was kidnapped from his home by Syrian security officers who heavily beat him up before dragging him to an unknown location. AGPS documented

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

27-04-2020

Palestinian artist AlHakam Abdul Aziz AlNueimi died at hospital in Strasburg following a struggle with a fatal disease. AlHakam, a painter, a poet, a designer, and a journalist, was born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, in 1974

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

Four residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing total cases in the area to five. Authorities closed all entrances to AlJalil Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Lebanon on Friday after four more

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said monthly cash grants for Palestinians from Syria will be delayed. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery of cash aid because it has been seeking higher currency exchange rates in an attempt to

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

25-04-2020

Musawat Foundation for the Empowerment of People with Special needs in Syria distributed, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees and UNRWA’s Social Development Center in AlSabina camp, baskets containing disinfectants for people with special needs in

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

24-04-2020

Palestinian activists in Turkey have launched calls for urgently assisting Palestinian refugees taking shelter in the country, where they continue to face a deteriorating humanitarian situation in light of the economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of PRS

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

24-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to transfer their much-needed cash grants. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

24-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) in Gaza said UNRWA has held two meetings with representatives of PRS in Gaza following a vigil held on April 20 outside of the Agency’s headquarters. UNRWA pledged to respond to

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

24-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent organization in partnership with the Syria Red Crescent have garnered aid items to equip five houses that sustained material damage in AlNeirab Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. A couple of weeks ago, a fire broke out

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

23-04-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has been held at a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon after he failed to secure treatment charges. An AGPS news correspondent said the cash-stripped refugee has been unable to garner the required

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

23-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Adnan Khalifa tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The refugee reportedly caught the virus during his work at a healthcare center south of the Netherlands. So far, 11 cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed among the

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

23-04-2020

A non-violent vigil has been staged by dozens of asylum-seekers taking shelter in Moria camp, built on Lesvos Island. The protest moves comes a week after a boy was killed in the area. The refugees continue to denounce the abject

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

23-04-2020

The Ihsan charity has wrapped up a relief campaign in displacement camps set up north of Syria. As part of the humanitarian initiative, food and non-food items were distributed to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in the displacement camps of

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

22-04-2020

The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the Agency has decided to pay the salaries of its day workers. The decision was announced by UNRWA’s new head

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

22-04-2020

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. On January 07, 2020, Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

22-04-2020

Some 240 Palestinian families taking refuge in Wavel camp, in Lebanon’s AlBeqaa region, and Mieh wa Mieh camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, said their humanitarian situation has sharply deteriorated in light of the coronavirus pandemic. A Palestinian

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-04-2020

Medics at UNRWA’s clinic in Khan Eshieh camp paid field visits on April 20 to elderly people with chronic diseases and carried out routine at-home check-ups. Medics also handed them over the prescribed medicines and injunctions. Recently, AGPS has urged

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

21-04-2020

Commission 302 to Defend Refugee Rights has called upon the European Union (EU) mission in Lebanon, headed by Ralph Tarraf, to urge the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay cash aid

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

21-04-2020

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, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases and rodents

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were handed over by members of Fatah Movement to AlWafideen refugee community, in Rif Dimashq. The move makes part of ongoing efforts to help Palestinian refugee community in war-torn Syria fight the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis in

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

21-04-2020

The Ihsan Charity handed over food baskets to a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in and around the northern Syrian region of Atameh. Over recent weeks, AGPS has warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

20-04-2020

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

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

20-04-2020

The family of Palestinian newborn from Syria Yousef AlShehab has launched calls for securing urgently-needed surgery fees at Labib Hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The family said they have managed to secure 1,650 USD of the

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

20-04-2020

Two more Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have been infected with COVID-19 in Sweden, according to Sunday reports. An AGPS news correspondent said another two PRS, identified as a man and a woman displaced from Yarmouk Camp, tested positive for

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

20-04-2020

Palestinian activists in the besieged Gaza Strip said a vigil is slated to be maintained outside of the office of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to push for urgent responses to the cries for help launched by Palestinian

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

20-04-2020

A fire has torn through one of Greece's largest refugee camps on Chios island, causing widespread damage and rendering up to hundreds of people homeless. The blaze started following a protest over the death of a 47-year-old Iraqi asylum

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

19-04-2020

Unemployment rates among the Palestinian refugees who have remained in Syria have soared, amid a rise in coronavirus infections in the MENA region. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have lost their jobs in the warfare and hundreds more

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

19-04-2020

The Palestinian Civil Commission said that, in cooperation with the Syrian Red Crescent Organization, it has transferred a number of patients from Yalda town, south of Damascus, to Damascus hospitals. The commission said it has formed a team of volunteers

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

19-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay their monthly aid in dollars, in light of the deteriorating economic situation in the

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

19-04-2020

The Association of Palestine Students in Turkey delivered cash and in-kind aid to 500 Palestinian students in Turkey. The donated sum exceeds 56,000 Turkish liras. It was mainly spent in student rents. The group also distributed some 80 food

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

18-04-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1,794 Palestinian refugees, including women and minors, in Syrian government lock-ups. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

18-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Lutfiya Mahmoud, a former resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, has gone missing for the seventh day in Athens. The refugee, aged 72, disappeared on April 10, after she left her home in Omonia Square

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

18-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. Civilians said their economic situation has dramatically

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

18-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 120 food baskets to displaced and vulnerable Palestinian refugee families seeking shelter south of Turkey. The move comes as part of underway initiatives to assuage the abject economic situation inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak particularly on day

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

17-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Greece have been subjected to exorbitant fines, at a time when scores of stranded migrants have been struggling for survival in the coronavirus-stricken country, an AGPS correspondent has reported. Sometime earlier, the Greek Minister of Migration said

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

17-04-2020

The Iran-backed Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government, has reduced the wages of its staff members due to the financial difficulties faced by the group. Salaries have reportedly been cut to 35,000 Syrian Pounds, down from

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

17-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamd Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1986, continues to appeal for information over the fate of their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

17-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society embarked on a humanitarian initiative on Wednesday 16 April in an attempt to assist families whose home were damaged by the fire that broke out in the Neirab refugee camp in Aleppo. Civilians received clothes

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

17-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over 500 food baskets to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Istanbul. Director of Khayra Ummah charity, Abdul Jabar Shalabi, said the move makes part of ongoing attempts to alleviate the economic hardship wrought by COVID-19

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

16-04-2020

A fire broke out in AlNeirab camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo overnight on Monday, resulting in heavy material damage. An AGPS reporter said five civilian homes sustained serious damage. No injuries were reported. The fire was reportedly caused by

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

16-04-2020

A dead body was found in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. An AGPS reported said Ibrahim Abd AlAziz Emara was fatally gunned down by anonymous assailants near his home in the camp. The assassination sparked panic among

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

16-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were distributed by Fatah Movement in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, to help the residents fight the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past five weeks, sterilization drives have been held by Fatah in displacement camps and communities

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

16-04-2020

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, amid the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak in the Sissi-led country. The refugees have

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

16-04-2020

On Tuesday, April 14, Ylva Johansson, the EU commissioner for home affairs, announced that around 1,000 vulnerable migrants currently living in camps on the Greek islands would be transferred to empty hotels. Johansson said this measure, in combination with

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

15-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 30 Palestinian refugees from Syria since the start of 2020 until mid-April due to war-related incidents. The list includes 11 Palestinians who were fatally gunned down; four refugees who were tortured to death in

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

15-04-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been unable to fetch much-needed food and non-food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped in the war-ravaged country to curb cornavirus contaminations. The situation is worsened

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

15-04-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have set off alarm bells over the acute water crisis which has been ongoing for years across a number of residential neighborhoods, saying civilians have been forced to purchase

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

15-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria has developed an emergency plan in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Medical inquires will be received by the organization via an ad hoc helpline. The organization said the plan is going to be

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

15-04-2020

Melhem charity handed over on Tuesday food items to Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps set up

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

14-04-2020

Activists in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have leveled heavy criticism at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) over its apathy regarding the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria. The activists said the PLO has recently done nothing more

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

14-04-2020

Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees 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

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

14-04-2020

Activists from Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have embarked on a campaign to pay home rents for the poorest families in the area, amid the economic hardship inflicted by coronavirus outbreak. A campaigner said so far eight families have

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

14-04-2020

Medics at a UNRWA clinic in AlNeirab refugee camp paid field visits on Monday to elderly people with chronic diseases and supplied those diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension with medicines. Routine at-home medical checks up were also carried out by

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

14-04-2020

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh 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. Maher, a

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

13-04-2020

An AGPS reporter said seven Palestinian refugees from Syria have been infected with COVID-19, including six members of the same family who are being treated in Sweden. The other Palestinian refugee is a resident of Germany, where he is currently

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

13-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have lashed out at UNRWA over its unresponsiveness regarding their calls for urgent anti-coronavirus drives. The refugees said the sterilization campaigns and precautionary measures carried out by UNRWA do not protect civilians against COVID-19 contaminations. The

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

13-04-2020

Palestinian activists have called on charities and philanthropic persons to help a Palestinian refugee from Syria carry out an urgent right leg surgery in Lebanon. The activists said cash contributions have been made by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Basem AlMutleq was assassinated by anonymous gunmen outside of his home in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said there have been conflicting reports about the

Property-Theft Ongoing in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Ongoing in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-04-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. “Coronavirus has put the entire world out of action and paralyzed everybody’s movement, except for thieve’s motion 

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-04-2020

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 Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Shahda Diab, born in 1986, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed’s family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts. AGPS has documented the secret

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

12-04-2020

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has handed over 300 food baskets to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families displaced from Syria to Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon. Activists also distributed 120 bread bundles to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in AlMiya

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

11-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 10 Palestinian refugees in March 2020 due to war-related incidents in the Arab Syrian Republic. The list includes six Palestinian refugees who were fatally gunned down and four others who died under torture in

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

11-04-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun refugee camp have denounced the soaring rental prices, saying scores of families risk to go homeless after they failed to pay houseowners. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the war-stricken country and the world along

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

11-04-2020

Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, said the organization has opted for emergency measures in order to help Palestinian refugees across Syria fight coronavirus. Speaking during a meeting with the political department’s chief of the

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

11-04-2020

196 migrants stranded in Moria camp in Greece have gone on a hunger strike to protest abject conditions in the migrant facility and push for their transfer to a safer destination. Some 465 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been deeply

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

11-04-2020

Four members of the Palestinian Daoud family have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state-run prisons for over seven years. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

10-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa region, have urged the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the Palestinian factions, and the national and international humanitarian institutions to seriously work

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

10-04-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen 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

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

10-04-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp have denounced the apathy shown by the local municipality regarding their appeals to clear the trash piles accumulated near residential neighborhoods located west of the main access road. Civilians said the mounds of uncleared

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

10-04-2020

Water has been pumped into a number of residential neighborhoods in Handarat displacement camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. An AGPS reported said maintenance works have been ongoing in the area to repair water pipes and provide water

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

10-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Rashid has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Mohamed was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the blockaded Yarmouk

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

09-04-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous. In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

09-04-2020

PalToday TV Channel, in cooperation with the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People, embarked on “Be Compassionate” campaign to assist Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The Relief Commission has called on the national

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

09-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it is facing a critical financial situation amid the outbreak of COVID-19, despite the low number of infected refugees. "The financial situation is at a critical point, in

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

09-04-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged EU Member-States to increase efforts in order to prevent migrant drownings off the Mediterranean coast. UNHCR representative in Germany Franck Ramsus said migrants should not be left alone, especially following “operation

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

08-04-2020

Activists have called on the international humanitarian institutions, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and all concerned human rights bodies to urgently work on saving the life of a displaced Palestinian woman from Syria in Thailand. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

08-04-2020

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to sound distress signals over the absence of health services and life-saving medical kit. Most of the clinics and medical centers in the area have gone out of operation

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

08-04-2020

A set of precautionary measures have seen the day at UNRWA clinic in Khan Eshieh refugee camp to prevent COVID-19 contaminations. UNRWA said in a statement that contacts have been held with the Syrian Health Ministry and the General Authority

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

08-04-2020

Director of UNRWA Operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye told the political department chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdul Hadi in a Skype call that the Agency has almost ended cash aid distribution for the Palestinians of Syria. The

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

08-04-2020

Palestinian refugees Mohamed and Samir Ibrahim Abu Shteiwi have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. The family told AGPS that Mohamed, born in 1957, was arrested on March 10, 2013 at a government checkpoint in Rif Dimashq

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

08-04-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with AlAqsa Companions Association, distributed food items to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. A campaigner said 100 Syrian and Palestinian families taking refuge in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, Ein

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

07-04-2020

Available statistics by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) indicates that the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) taking shelter in the Lebanese territories has dropped off. In its 2020

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

07-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees in Khan Eshieh refugee camp complained about the unproductive courses taught online after classes have been suspended over coronavirus outbreak. A former teacher in the camp said the poor telecommunication and internet network and their

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

07-04-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, spoke out against the insufficient quantities and poor-quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by government-run distributers. Civilians

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2020

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outburst of the bloody conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 129 children died under

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

06-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), embarked on a campaign to disinfect Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in response to COVID-19 outbreak. Sterilization drives

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

06-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Taghrid Eissat and her infant Hadil AlGhayathi have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held since 2013. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

06-04-2020

The Greek government has lifted a controversial suspension of asylum applications imposed in response to an influx of refugees crossing the border from Turkey. However, all asylum services will remain frozen for at least a week due to the coronavirus

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

05-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Fares and his relative Rasha Nabil AlDhawahra died in an air strike launched by the Syrian government forces on Jilin town, south of Syria, sometime earlier, the children’s family told AGPS. On March 19, a number

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

05-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced one case of Covid-19 among the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. During a meeting held with local committees and international NGOs, UNRWA said suspected

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

05-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugee women and girls have volunteered for a campaign to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. The volunteers tour the camp to raise civilians’ awareness about the virus and

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

05-04-2020

The UN human rights office on Friday described as “alarming” the situation in all the prisons in Syria, especially the overcrowded central ones and also makeshift detention facilities, saying the risk of mass coronavirus infections is exceptionally high. The Syrian

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

05-04-2020

The Swedish migration authorities have announced their intent to suspend deportation flights from the country due to coronavirus outbreak. In line with the new decision, Swedish police have started releasing asylum-seekers who have been held in custody pending their deportation

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

04-04-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 37 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

04-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp to Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, said they are unable to cope with the coronavirus outbreak as they have not received medical assistance by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

04-04-2020

Activists in AlSabina refugee camp called on the residents to stay indoors following complaints that children have been spotted in the streets. Located some 14 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AlSabina Camp has been gripped with an abject situation owing

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

04-04-2020

Greece has quarantined a refugee camp in the mainland, home to 2,300 people, for at least two weeks after 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Greece's Ministry of Migration announced on Thursday that movement from the Ritsona camp

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

04-04-2020

18 irregular migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore. The migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, were stuck off the Aegean coast onboard a Greece-bound vessel. In 2019, Turkish authorities held nearly 455,000 irregular migrants across

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

03-04-2020

Activists have lashed out at UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) over their unresponsiveness regarding the cries for help launched by the Palestinian refugee community in Syria due to coronavirus outbreak. The refugees said the sterilization

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-04-2020

Anti-coronavirus disinfection drives have seen the day in displacement camps set up in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been staking shelter. A paramedic said the campaign falls in line with initiatives launched in the country to help

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

03-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have formed a volunteer group to help the local community fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteers said their so-called “White Blood Cells” group has been inspired by

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

03-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delivered financial aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria, activists have reported. Every member of registered families received a sum of 53 Jordanian dinars. The

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, continue to rail against the steep prices imposed by merchants on food and non-food items over recent weeks, at a time when hundreds of cash-stripped families have been

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

02-04-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has carried out a reassessment of issues related to stateless refugees coming from the following Gulf states: Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The new assessment delegitimizes the systematic invalidity of asylum-seeking applications by refugees

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Tareq Ziad Mer’I has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Tareq, born in 1990, was kidnapped from his workplace in Sehnaya town on August 06, 2012 and dragged to an unidentified

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

01-04-2020

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

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

01-04-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria (GAPAR) has strongly condemned a decision by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to suspend the salaries of day workers. GAPAR’s Director

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to rail against the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items. The residents said merchants and shopkeepers have been taking profit from the absence

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, marked the 44th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, a major commemorative event in the Palestinian political calendar and communal consciousness. An AGPS reporter said the occasion