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32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

19-05-2020

32 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp, north of Aleppo, have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government prisons, according to AGPS data. AGPS kept record of the names of over 1,790 Palestinians, including women and minors, who have

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

18-05-2020

Human rights groups in Lebanon have condemned UNRWA’s dragging of its feet over the calls launched by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon for urgent cash grants. Association 302 to Defend Refugees Rights strongly condemned the distribution mechanism of UNRWA

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

18-05-2020

Activists have launched calls for urgently assisting some 200 orphans sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp and who have lost their parents in the warfare. Activists have lashed out at the concerned authorities for turning their back on the residents’

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

18-05-2020

Lawyers and activists have notified the residents of Yarmouk Camp against ongoing attempts by crooked merchants and profiteers to buy civilian property in the camp at very low prices. A human rights activist said a number of displaced families who

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

18-05-2020

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

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-05-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Sidon, in partnership with Silah Association, distributed new clothes to 50 orphans who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon. At the same time, Nourseen Association and AlRahma Charity distributed 50 chicken portions and 24

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

17-05-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry announced on Sunday May 17 its decision to lift the lockdown measures imposed on AlSayeda Zeinab and the Palestinian refugee camp in the area. The decision comes after over a month of severe lockdown measures imposed

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

17-05-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost five hours daily. Civilians continue to lash out at the apathy maintained

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

17-05-2020

35 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSadaka Camp, west of AlBal village, in Aleppo’s northern town of Suran, have sounded distress signals over the dire humanitarian conditions in the area due to the absence of vital services and relief

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

17-05-2020

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 relief assistance, in light of the crises brought about

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Emad Saa’saa’ has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the 6th consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 17, 2014 in AlBahsa, in Damascus. He was a resident of Berzah, in Rif

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

16-05-2020

25 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Izmir seashore after they were pushed back from Turkish waters. “On 15 May 2020 at 00.58 a.m., it was reported that there was a group of irregular migrants

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have urged UNRWA to set a new mechanism for cash aid delivery, in light of the extended lockdown measures imposed by the Lebanese government. The refugees continue to call on the agency to

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

16-05-2020

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring squalid conditions due to high rates of unemployment.  Nine years into the conflict, more than half of the residents lost their sources of income. Scores of families continue

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Yousef Fadi AlKarkati was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Friday near AlSod Bridge, in Daraa province, south of Syria. Yousef is a resident of Daraa AlBalad and had served as a member of the opposition squads in

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-05-2020

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross Society, handed over hygiene and sterilization items to residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Over recent weeks, Palestinian refugees sheltered across the Syrian territories have

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 46, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the seventh year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod city, in Rif Dimashq

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-05-2020

Sources from Sabina camp told AGPS that members of the Arab National Party have grabbed a number of homes and commercial facilities belonging to one of the camp residents who was kidnapped and forcibly disappeared since 2012. A number of

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

15-05-2020

Scores of families have fled the southern Syrian town of Muzeireeb to Daraa and surrounding villages following reports about the Syrian government’s intent to roll into the area. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said large flocks of

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

15-05-2020

On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of the self-proclaimed Israeli State. Palestinians use the term "Nakba," meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic, to refer to

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

14-05-2020

Holders of temporary visas in Sweden expressed concerns over their fate amid the lockdown measures imposed across the country to fight coronavirus. Palestinian refugees in Sweden told AGPS that they risk to go jobless as hundreds of migrant workers have

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

14-05-2020

Palestinian and Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Ritsona camp, located on the Greek mainland, roughly 75 kilometers northeast of Athens and housing about 3,000 migrants, denounced the poor hygiene and absence of healthcare services in the migrant facility. Live

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

14-05-2020

The Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon said it will contribute $3 million in response to the flash appeal launched by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in favor of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

14-05-2020

Syrian security forces deployed on Street 30 have allegedly started registering names of families wishing to return to Yarmouk Camp. Property ownership proofs and identity documents have been stipulated as a precondition for the registration process. AGPS could not identify

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

14-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hamdan, born in 1996, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their son who was detained by the Syrian security forces in August 2013 at a checkpoint pitched near the

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

13-05-2020

Activists said benevolent donors have contributed sums of money for the treatment of a Palestinian child from Syria living in Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon, and whose foot has been broken in an accident.  The father was forced

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Jamil Melheis was killed in violent shootouts with Syrian opposition forces in AlGhab area, in Hama’s northern outskirts. The victim is a resident of AlNeirab Camp and a member of the Fourth Division affiliated with the Syrian security

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have raised concerns over their exacerbated humanitarian situation at a time when the Lebanese government has imposed a four-day extended lockdown starting May 13 as part of the anti-coronavirus fight. The refugees appealed to UNRWA to

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

13-05-2020

Burying their deceased beloved ones has become a nightmarish quest for Palestinians taking refuge in and around Yarmouk Camp. The refugees find it too difficult to secure a burial spot due to a shortage of land and soaring tomb prices

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

12-05-2020

Khayra Ummah Association and the Palestinians of Syria Association for Relief and Development distributed on May 12 food and non-food items in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

12-05-2020

Greece will extend to May 21 a coronavirus lockdown imposed since March on camps for migrants and refugees, authorities have said. "The coronavirus measures of confinement for those living in migrant camps and in reception centres in Greece are prolonged

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Faysal Younes Hila’i continues to appeal for information over the fate of their relative who has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the 7 th consecutive year. The refugee was arrested in September 2013 by

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

12-05-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

12-05-2020

Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported at Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Activists told AGPS that pro-government gunmen in Syria have been raking through Palestinian displacement camps and stealing refugees’ belongings under the security pretext. This has been

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

11-05-2020

A Palestinian refugee, born in 1974, opened gunfire at his Palestinian wife, born in 1994, at their house near Damascus International Airport. Local sources attributed the crime to marital problems. The wife was transferred to a hospital in Damascus, where

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

11-05-2020

Palestinian activists and residents of AlThawrah neighborhood, in AlHajar AlAswad, south of Damascus, said civilian homes have been severely damaged by the stagnant water sitting in place for weeks.  The residents attributed water stagnation to the damaged sewerage network

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

11-05-2020

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, as a means to escape the scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal  for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees

11-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is urgently seeking US$ 93.4 million for its response to COVID-19 in the areas of health care, sanitation and hygiene and education over the next three

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

10-05-2020

The Greek authorities have intercepted migrant boats at sea and pushed them back to Turkey. Human rights activists said several migrants sailing from Aegean coast have been forced back to Turkey by Greek police. The activists slammed the Greek authorities

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

10-05-2020

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlRashidiya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sur, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons and frequent clashes. On Friday

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

10-05-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, and Palestinian activists have launched calls for assisting vulnerable families taking shelter in the area. In a Facebook statement, AlKurdi said families displaced from Yarmouk to surrounding areas and those who remained in

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass  Displacement

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass Displacement

10-05-2020

Some 150 Palestinian families taking refuge in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the area, raising concerns over a projected mass displacement of civilians from the

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-05-2020

UNRWA said cash grants will be distributed as of May 14, 2020 to registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Palestinian refugees from Syria will receive cash grants for the months of April and May, with an estimated sum of at least

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

10-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza said a UNRWA representative in Gaza told them, following a meeting in the enclave, that the Agency has not taken any new decisions regarding the Palestinian returnees from Syria to

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

10-05-2020

The lockdown measures imposed as part of the anti-coronavirus battle has made the situation in AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees far worse. The residents said trucks bringing vegetables and food items from Damascus have been denied entry into the

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

11-05-2020

Palestinian minor Idris Khaled Idris, aged 13, was accidentally killed as he played with his friend’s gun in AlFurqan, in Aleppo. Idris is a resident of Aleppo’s AlNeirab refugee camp. Over recent years, civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab camp denounced

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-05-2020

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has reportedly been buying civilian homes and property in Ein Tel (Handarat) refugee camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, at low prices. Local sources told AGPS that contractors and brokers having close

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

08-05-2020

Seven years have passed by since AlJa’ouna massacre, perpetrated on August 2, 2012, took away the lives of over 20 Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, among them children. Several other Palestinians were left wounded after two mortar shells

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

08-05-2020

UNRWA, in partnership with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened an isolation center for covid-19 patients in Siblin Training Center, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The center has been equipped with 100 beds in order to hospitalize coronavirus-stirkcen

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

08-05-2020

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been secretly held in Syria government jails for the eighth year running. Shehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was kidnapped on December 17, 2012. Prior to his abduction, Shehabi had been taking

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

07-05-2020

A number of civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab refugee camp were summoned for interrogation over recent Facebook posts. A resident who was summoned for interrogation told an AGPS reporter that the posts tackled social rather than political matters. Over recent

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

07-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Gaza said UNRWA has requested to convene a meeting with the committee representatives on Thursday, May 7, after the committee refused to delay a vigil slated to be held outside of

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

07-05-2020

Unknown gunmen killed nine Syrian policemen on Monday in a AlMuzeireeb village, state media and an opposition war monitor said. The attack occurred in the province of Daraa where Syria’s anti-government uprising began in March 2011 before morphing into a

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

07-05-2020

Mosques in AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees have started unlocking their doors before worshipers, after staff and volunteers have been spotted disinfecting mosque furniture. The move comes following a decision by the Syrian Religious Affairs Ministry to reopen mosques and

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

06-05-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tough 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 Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

06-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria gathered on Tuesday outside of the offices of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Lebanese cities of Sidon and Bar Elias to protest the Agency’s reluctance regarding their appeals for

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

06-05-2020

UNRWA said it has been following up the health condition of coronavirus-stricken refugees in AlJalil camp, in the Lebanese city of Baalek. Six coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the camp. UNRWA said the patients are placed under medical control

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

06-05-2020

The Greek government began moving 395 of the most vulnerable migrants from the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Lesbos to secure accommodation on the mainland. The migrants were transferred by ferry from Mytilene to Athen's Piraeus port. The Greek

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

05-05-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide 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 items to

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

05-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in AlBal Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The refugees said they

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

05-05-2020

The UN Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) denounced the acute damage wrought on its school in Hums city. A statement by Amanya Michael-Ebye, Director of UNRWA Affairs, Syrian Arab Republic, said that on the morning of Friday, 1 May 2020, the

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

05-05-2020

Migrants taking shelter in Vathy camp, set up on the Greek island of Samos, have urged the local authorities and international humanitarian organizations to provide them with safe shelters after a fire tore through the camp last week and destroyed

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-05-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the World Press Freedom Day have recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering scenes on the

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

04-05-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region continues to appeal 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

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

04-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa camp, south of Syria, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Over recent months, families taking refuge in the area also said potable water has been contaminated

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

04-05-2020

Some 150 Palestinian refugee families from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The refugees say they have been deprived of humanitarian assistance by UNRWA and the Palestine

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

03-05-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 620 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state run penal complexes since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

03-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Hamza Mohamed AlMesri, a resident of Daraa displacement camp, south of Syria, was released from a Syrian government prison. Hamza was arrested in August 2018. He broke away from the Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

03-05-2020

The Syrian government forces have started the construction of a large gate and a metal canopy at the main entrance to Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees. Eye-witnesses said the move unveils the Syrian government’s intent to set a security barrier

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

03-05-2020

Paramedics from UNRWA clinic in AlAyedeen displacement camp, in Hums, have paid filed visits to elderly people, persons with disabilities, and patients with chronic diseases to carry out routine medical checks and provide them with the prescribed medicines. Some 13

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

02-05-2020

A missile has rocked AlShajara School, in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums after a munitions store went off in the area, resulting in heavy material damage and a state of panic among the residents. State-run media sources said

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Jdeidat Artouz town, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, after they were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, said they have not received humanitarian aid donated by charities and relief institutions. The refugees denounced the

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

02-05-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said the Agency will deliver cash aid to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, adding that the allotted sum will be announced sometime next week. In response to the announcement, director of Commission 302

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons since October 27, 2012. One month after his detention, his family appealed to the deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

01-05-2020

On the seventh anniversary of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, AGPS warns that the Palestinian refugee community in Syria has been disastrously affected by the onslaughts launched by the Syrian government army using internationally

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

01-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Ahmad Hasan was released from the state-run Adra penal complex, where he had been held for nearly one year and a half. Mahmoud is a resident of Jileen refugee camp, south of Syria.

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

01-05-2020

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

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-05-2020

Unofficial sources said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will transfer cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon on Friday. A few days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

01-05-2020

A relief campaign was launched by activists and volunteers in Khan Dannun refugee camp to assist vulnerable families whose situation has been exacerbated by the lockdown measures imposed across the war-torn country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers will