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Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down to 400

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down to 400

18-06-2019

Member of the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza, Omar Odeh, said the number of Palestinian refugees who returned to the besieged Gaza Strip from war-torn Syria until mid-June is estimated at 400 (150 families), down from 1

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-06-2019

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Dannun Camp since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Reporting from Khan Dannun shelter, located some 23 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said civilians’ access out of and into the

Insecticide Sprayed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Insecticide Sprayed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-06-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in partnership with the Social Development Committee in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, launched a campaign to spray insecticides across residential alleyways in the camp. Residents of

12 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Turkish Coast

12 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Turkish Coast

18-06-2019

Twelve people have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off southwestern Turkey, the coastguard said. The coastguard said 31 migrants were rescued after the boat went down off the coast of Bodrum district in Mugla province, with search and

Syria’s Education Ministry Pays Tribute to Palestinian Student over Smart Exam Box

Syria’s Education Ministry Pays Tribute to Palestinian Student over Smart Exam Box

17-06-2019

Palestinian student Ahmad AlKayali was honored by the Syrian Ministry of Education for creating a smart exam box. The Education Ministry said the box functions by means of artificial intelligence and serves to set exam questions and correct student responses

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Enduring Severe Water Crisis

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Enduring Severe Water Crisis

17-06-2019

The Water Company in Daraa, south of Syria, pledged to rehabilitate water networks in the next few days. The promises were made after a number of residents of Daraa Camp showed up at the office of the director of the

Palestinian Refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2014

17-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fifth year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

53 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drowned on Migration Road

53 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drowned on Migration Road

17-06-2019

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

18 Palestinian Families from Syria at Greece-Based Refugee Camp Launch Cry for Help

18 Palestinian Families from Syria at Greece-Based Refugee Camp Launch Cry for Help

16-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria taking shelter at Thermopolis camp in Greece have sounded distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions they have been subjected to. In statements emailed to AGPS, the refugees said they have been enduring medical neglect and

Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Receive Protection Cards

Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Receive Protection Cards

16-06-2019

Palestinian refugees have been receiving protection cards from the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees north of Syria. The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria was established in order to keep record of and provide personal data on the

Displaced Residents of Southern Damascus Receive Promises to Return to Their Homes

Displaced Residents of Southern Damascus Receive Promises to Return to Their Homes

16-06-2019

Damascus Governor Adel AlAleibi said displaced families are about to return to their habitable houses in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, and will receive a damage compensation of up to 30%. During a tour he carried out in the area

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

16-06-2019

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

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 6th Year

15-06-2019

Alarm bells have been sounded over the mysterious fate of several Palestinian families who have been held captive in Syrian dungeons. The list of missing families includes Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at a government-run checkpoint

Syrian Official: Yarmouk’s Organizational Plan to Be Finalized

Syrian Official: Yarmouk’s Organizational Plan to Be Finalized

15-06-2019

Syria’s Minister of Public Works and Housing Suhail Abdul Latif said serious efforts have been ongoing to finalize the roadmap for the rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp and other areas in Damascus. In press statements, Abdul Latif said efforts have been

Palestinian Migrant from Syria Drowns West of Germany

Palestinian Migrant from Syria Drowns West of Germany

15-06-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Majed Awad, was pronounced dead after he drowned in a swimming pool in Gelsenkirchen, a city located in Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. A German national pulled Ahmad’s body after

Palestinians from Syria Undertake Life-Threatening Journeys to Greece

Palestinians from Syria Undertake Life-Threatening Journeys to Greece

15-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats” to Greece, rummaging around for a momentary respite from the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction. AGPS has kept record of the death of dozens of refugees

39 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria in May 2019

39 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria in May 2019

14-06-2019

AGPS documented the death of 39 Palestinian refugees in Syria in May 2019, up from 32 in May 2018. 15 among the casualties died as a result of heavy torture in Syrian government jails. The list also includes 10 Palestinians

PLA Conscript Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

PLA Conscript Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

14-06-2019

A conscript identified as Ahmad Hasan, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was arrested in Jamala village, in Yarmouk Basin, in Daraa’s northwestern suburbs. Palestinian refugees who joined the PLA in Syria have been enduring

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

14-06-2019

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

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

14-06-2019

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, have been enduring a severe water dearth. The residents continue to appeal to UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees to take urgent action in response to the crisis

Follow-Up Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Meet with UNRWA Director

Follow-Up Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Meet with UNRWA Director

14-06-2019

Representatives of the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza met on Wednesday, June 12, with the director of UNRWA operations in Gaza Matthias Schmale. Both parties discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned to Gaza from

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

13-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ajlani Younes, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, said he was violently beaten by the Turkish police after he refused to be pushed back to Lebanon. In a video from Istanbul’s new airport, where he has been

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Made Worse by Assassination Attempts

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Made Worse by Assassination Attempts

13-06-2019

A new assassination attempt targeting former jury at the Palace of Justice Mohamed Abdul Rahim AlGhanem has sparked panic in AlMuzeireeb community for Palestinian refugees, in Daraa’s western suburbs. Over recent years, Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed

Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria Mobilizes Forces against Opposition Outfits

Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria Mobilizes Forces against Opposition Outfits

13-06-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, said it has mobilized gunmen to fight alongside the government battalions in Halfaya city, in Hama’s outskirts. The group said it will prop up its armed front, pending the launch

8 Palestinian Migrants Caught Off Aegean Seashore

8 Palestinian Migrants Caught Off Aegean Seashore

13-06-2019

Eight Palestinian refugees were arrested by the Turkish coast guard off Bodrum coastline, trying to reach Greece. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing Syria, among other war-stricken zones, onboard “death boats” bound for Europe. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Gunmen North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Gunmen North of Syria

12-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Reyad Bashir AlKhatib, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to Efrin, in northern Syria, succumbed to wounds he sustained after he was shot on June 6 by anonymous assailants in Efrin. The refugee breathed his last

Daraa Camp Residents to Apply for Property Damage Compensation

Daraa Camp Residents to Apply for Property Damage Compensation

12-06-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against the poor hygiene and mismanagement at Muadh Ibn Jabal Mosque. Speaking with AGPS the worshipers said the call to prayers has not been recited via the mosque loudspeakers for

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Slam Negligence of Local Mosque Committee

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Slam Negligence of Local Mosque Committee

12-06-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against the poor hygiene and mismanagement at Muadh Ibn Jabal Mosque. Speaking with AGPS the worshipers said the call to prayers has not been recited via the mosque loudspeakers for

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Greece

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Greece

12-06-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim, called Abu AlEz and born in Damascus on November 16, 1974, has appealed to the international human rights institutions, namely Amnesty International, and the Greek authorities to work on disclosing the fate

Palestinian Refugee Bashar Assaad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar Assaad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

12-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Bashar AlAssaad, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails, where he has been locked up for the 7th consecutive year. Bashar was arrested by Syrian government forces on

Palestinian Refugee Shot by Anonymous Gunmen North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Shot by Anonymous Gunmen North of Syria

11-06-2019

A Palestinian refugee who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to northern Syria was shot and seriously injured by anonymous assailants in Efrin, north of Syria. An activist told AGPS that three gunmen opened fire at a Palestinian refugee

Family of Displaced Palestinian Woman with Vision Impairment Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Family of Displaced Palestinian Woman with Vision Impairment Appeals for Urgent Treatment

11-06-2019

The family of the Palestinian girl Israa Bahaa AlDeen Ali, who was displaced from Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp to Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, south of Lebanon, has urged the international human rights and humanitarian institutions to work on securing the

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Voice Deep Concern over Their Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Voice Deep Concern over Their Fate

11-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories following the military coup d’état, ousting Omar AlBashir who ruled the country for 30 years

Living Conditions Go Downhill in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Living Conditions Go Downhill in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-06-2019

A transportation crisis has been rocking AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Civilians’ access out of and into the area has almost been blocked. Workers and students have had difficulties getting to their

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

10-06-2019

Activists have slammed the Russian and Syrian government forces for ransacking the old cemetery of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, in search of the body remains of Israeli soldiers killed in the Battle of Sultan Yaakoob in Lebanon in 1982. Yarmouk

Children in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sustain Eye Injuries

Children in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sustain Eye Injuries

10-06-2019

At least 10 children have reportedly been injured in their eyes in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, due to factory-produced toy guns and firecrackers used by children during Eid. A number of injured children sustained serious sight disorders and risk

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Launch Calls for Military Conscription

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Launch Calls for Military Conscription

10-06-2019

Calls were circulated by Liwaa AlQuds, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, on Facebook to push for military conscription. A few days earlier, Liwaa AlQuds released a list of 20 victims killed as they fought alongside the group in deadly

Palestinian Child Hadil Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Child Hadil Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

10-06-2019

Palestinian child Hadil AlAyathi has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for six years running, along with her mother Taghrid Eissat. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the government-run AlAlaaf checkpoint

39 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in May 2019

39 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in May 2019

09-06-2019

AGPS documented the death of 39 Palestinian refugees in Syria in May 2019, 15 among whom as a result of heavy torture in Syrian government jails. The list also includes 10 Palestinians who died under shelling, seven who were extra-judicially

Talal Naji: Over 400 Members of PFLP-GC Killed in War-Torn Syria

Talal Naji: Over 400 Members of PFLP-GC Killed in War-Torn Syria

09-06-2019

Assistant Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), Talel Naji, said 1,858 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces, including 400 PFLP-GC members, 285 members of the Palestine Liberation

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

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

09-06-2019

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah as a means to escape the deadly scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a result of the violent warfare

Insects Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hama

Insects Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hama

09-06-2019

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, continue to rail against the swift spread of mosquitoes and insects at their homes, saying they have been forced to leave their doors and windows shut for fear of viral infections

Antiques Shop Sells Misappropriated Palestinian Paintings in Damascus

Antiques Shop Sells Misappropriated Palestinian Paintings in Damascus

09-06-2019

A set of paintings stolen from the home of the Palestinian artist Zaki Salam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, have been put up for sale by an antiques shop in Bab Sharqi, in Damascus. Palestinian sculptor Zaki Salam confirmed the

Palestinian Conscripts Subjected to Human Rights Violations in Syria

Palestinian Conscripts Subjected to Human Rights Violations in Syria

08-06-2019

Palestinian refugees who joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, have been enduring serious crackdowns and abuses. According to informed sources, a number of Palestinian youths have been summoned to questioning by government officers and subjected

Palestinian Group Fights Alongside Syrian Gov’t North of Syria

Palestinian Group Fights Alongside Syrian Gov’t North of Syria

08-06-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on Facebook that it has been involved in fierce shootouts while fighting alongside the government battalions in Hama’s suburbs, as appears in a live footage released by the brigade. Sometime

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

08-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Wadi’ Raji Shakosh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up since 2015. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. Other members of the Palestinian Shakosh family, sheltered in Khan Eshieh

Displaced Palestinian Families Gather for Eid Celebrations South of Turkey

Displaced Palestinian Families Gather for Eid Celebrations South of Turkey

08-06-2019

Palestinian families seeking refuge in Reyhanli, south of Turkey, exchanged Eid greetings as part of a gathering held by Khayra Ummah Organization and the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR). Around 300 Palestinian refugees, including children, were in attendance. Children

Reports about Settlement of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Denied

Reports about Settlement of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Denied

07-06-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees denied reports about underway attempts to transfer Palestinian refugees north of Syria. The statement came in response to reports released by the The Violations Documentation Center (VDC) about the projected settlement of 1,500 displaced

Wildfires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Wildfires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-06-2019

Fires burst out in the western plains of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in the third such incident in two weeks. The residents rushed to the scene to put out the fires, which resulted in heavy material damage

Eye Surgeons to Arrive in Lebanon

Eye Surgeons to Arrive in Lebanon

07-06-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent-Lebanon, in cooperation with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, announced the arrival of a delegation of specialized surgeons to carry out eye surgeries for children aged between one and 16 years-old. The move is slated to be carried

14 Palestinian Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

14 Palestinian Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

07-06-2019

20 migrants, including 14 Palestinian refugees, were caught onboard a boat owned by the Turkish coast guard, trying to reach a Greek island. Turkish sources said Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi migrants were intercepted by the Turkish coast guard off Yalıkavak’s

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

06-06-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ajlani Younes, born in 1991, has been detained at Istanbul’s new airport for the 11th day over allegations of illegally attempting to enter the Turkish territories. Speaking with AGPS by phone, Mohamed’s family said he

Visit by PLO Delegation to Yarmouk Camp Stirs Anger

Visit by PLO Delegation to Yarmouk Camp Stirs Anger

06-06-2019

A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) paid a visit to the AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, on the occasion of Eid AlFitr, and laid flower wreaths at Palestinian tombs on behalf of the

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid away from Home

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid away from Home

06-06-2019

Over 150,000 Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlFitr (Fast-Breaking Feast) away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Scholarship at Jordan’s Royal Academy

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Scholarship at Jordan’s Royal Academy

06-06-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Mohamed Ragheb Hamid, born in 2003 and raised in AlTadhamun neighborhood, in Damascus, before he got displaced to AlRashidiya Camp, in Sur (Tyre), south of Lebanon, earned a scholarship at King’s Academy of Jordan after he

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

05-06-2019

A number of Palestinian and Syrian migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard a couple of days earlier off the Aegean seashore, on their way to Greek islands. Turkish sources said the engine of the migrant boat went out

Syria’s Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Bids Farewell to 3 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syria’s Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Bids Farewell to 3 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-06-2019

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, urged the Palestine Liberation Organization and concerned institutions to pressurize the Syrian authorities to unblock the thoroughfare leading to the local cemetery and allow them to visit their dead relatives during

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Unblocking Access Road to Local Cemetery

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Unblocking Access Road to Local Cemetery

05-06-2019

Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, marched in the funeral procession of three residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia who were killed in fierce shootouts in Hama suburbs. The names of the three casualties have

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

05-06-2019

Palestinian engineer Abdul Mouhaymen Hanawi has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for six consecutive years. Abdul Muhaymen was arrested in late 2013 over terror allegations. Activists said he had been spotted

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

04-06-2019

The family of two Palestinian brothers—Mahmoud Fuad Atiyeh, born in 1992, and Ali Fuad Atiyeh, born in 1990, has appealed to the local and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their missing sons. The two

Bakery Burned Down in Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bakery Burned Down in Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-06-2019

Fires broke out on Sunday at a bakery in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The incident was attributed to a technical error in fuel-transfer to the furnace. Heavy material damage was reported. On May 24, 2019, at least

Sanitation Crisis Rocks Khan Dannun Camp

Sanitation Crisis Rocks Khan Dannun Camp

04-06-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over a sanitation crisis imperiling their life and that of their children in the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases

Palestinians among 35 Irregular Migrants Intercepted in Turkey

Palestinians among 35 Irregular Migrants Intercepted in Turkey

04-06-2019

Turkish coast guards detained 35 irregular migrants, among them a number of Palestinian refugees, who were trying to reach Greek islands, after they set sail from Evros River, between Turkey and Greece. Turkish news outlets said the migrants were transferred

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s Western AlBekaa

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s Western AlBekaa

04-06-2019

The Follow-Up Committee in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region, in partnership with Atfal AlSoumoud Association and Friends of Palestine—Japan, distributed, on June 2, 860 food baskets to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Youths Forced to Join PLA in Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Youths Forced to Join PLA in Syria

03-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian youths were forced to join the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, in May. The list includes university graduates or those whose deferment of studies license expired by March 15. The Syrian government defined

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

03-06-2019

A Palestinian refugee taking shelter in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for five years. The refugee was kidnapped at a checkpoint pitched in Yarmouk Camp. Authorities handed

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria to Obtain Protection Cards

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria to Obtain Protection Cards

03-06-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on registered Palestinian families to show up at the center after Eid in order to receive their protection cards. Applicants for the card should have original and complete identity documents

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up at AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up at AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

03-06-2019

Director of UNRWA projects in Syria, Michael Amania and Director-General of the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees, Ali Mustafa, toured AlAyedeen Camp in Hums to inspect living conditions in the area. Amania and Mustafa said efforts have been ongoing to cover UNRWA’s funding crunch

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sound Distress Signals

02-06-2019

Some 325 Palestinian families displaced from southern Damascus to the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout refugee camp, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their exacerbated humanitarian situation. The camp has been a hotbed for snakes and rodents. Civilians

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Sherkes Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Sherkes Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

02-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Haytham Ahmad Sherkes, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for the fifth year running. He was arrested on November 4

Palestinian Child from Syria in Canada Wins Altruism Award

Palestinian Child from Syria in Canada Wins Altruism Award

02-06-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Mohamed AlSharkawi was nominated as the most altruistic child in Canada following positive conduct among his peers at school. Mohamed received an award at a Toronto-based school.

Germany Rebuffs Most Family Reunification Applications in Greece

Germany Rebuffs Most Family Reunification Applications in Greece

02-06-2019

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees rejected most of family reunification applications submitted by refugees from Greece. German sources said on Friday that the Federal Office turned down 472 applications for family reunifications, among 626 applications submitted by

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Drowns Near Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Drowns Near Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Tareq Shehabi, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to northern Syria, died after he drowned in the river separating Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, near Afrin, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts. Refugees taking shelter north of Syria often

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Receive Protection Cards

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Receive Protection Cards

01-06-2019

Syria’s General Authority for Civil Affairs, in partnership with the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria, said, on Thursday, May 30, that Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus along with Khan Eshieh Camp to northern

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan continue to rail against the reluctance maintained by UNRWA regarding their cries for help. A relief activist said the cash aids provided by the agency do not meet the refugees’ demands, leaving refugee families

Displaced Palestinians in Idlib Push for Unblocking Syria-Turkey Borders

Displaced Palestinians in Idlib Push for Unblocking Syria-Turkey Borders

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk, Khan Eshieh, and southern Damascus zones to northern Syria and who fled a Russian-backed government offensive in Idlib province have launched a protest campaign to demand an end to the attacks or the opening of

Int’l Quds Day Marked in AlNeirab Camp

Int’l Quds Day Marked in AlNeirab Camp

01-06-2019

A march was held by the residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo on the occasion of the International Quds Day. The marchers voiced their unyielding back-up of the Palestinian resistance until every single inch of the occupied

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya Held in Syrian State Jail for 2nd Year

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya Held in Syrian State Jail for 2nd Year

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for two years running. The detainee was kidnapped by the government troops on May 5, 2017 from his home in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama. His fate remains shrouded