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AGPS Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria at Palestinians in Europe Forum

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria at Palestinians in Europe Forum

25-09-2018

A research paper was released by AGPS as part of the Forum of Palestinians in Europe and the Nation’s Causes held in Berlin on Sunday, September 23, under the slogan “We Will Not Give up Our Right of Return”. The

Daraa Residents Appeal for Reconstruction of Destroyed Facilities

Daraa Residents Appeal for Reconstruction of Destroyed Facilities

25-09-2018

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees said no serious efforts have been made by the local authorities and relief institutions to reconstruct their homes, which sustained massive destruction as a result of the heavy shelling and bloody shootouts between

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Prevented from Receiving UNRWA Aid

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Prevented from Receiving UNRWA Aid

25-09-2018

UNRWA announced a decision to cancel permits allowing relatives of displaced Palestinian refugees in idlib and other conflict zones in Syria to receive cash and in-kind aids on their relatives’ behalf. UNRWA stipulated that new permits be issued, preventing hundreds

Situation of Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camp Exacerbated by Illegal Weapon Possession

Situation of Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camp Exacerbated by Illegal Weapon Possession

25-09-2018

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, continue to sound distress signals over the security mayhem rocking the area as a result of the illegal possession of weapons. Some 760 Palestinian

Arab States Invalidate Travel Documents of Palestinian Refugees

Arab States Invalidate Travel Documents of Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2018

A number of Arab governments announced their decision to ban the entry of Palestinian refugees holding travel documents issued in such countries as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. According to Palestinian officials, Arab governments called on Palestinians taking refuge in their

Classes to Kick Off for Students of AlJarmak School

Classes to Kick Off for Students of AlJarmak School

24-09-2018

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi called on students enrolled at AlJarmak School in Yalda town, south of Damascus, to join classes at the girls’ school. AlKurdi said classes will kick off on September 25 under the supervision of

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 6th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 6th Year

24-09-2018

Palestinian medic Alaa AlDeen Youssef has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian penitentiaries, where he has been kept for the sixth consecutive year. Neurosurgeon Youssef has gone missing since December 25, 2012. He was kidnapped from a checkpoint pitched

Palestinian Refugee Turns Home in Jaramana Camp to Palestinian Museum

Palestinian Refugee Turns Home in Jaramana Camp to Palestinian Museum

24-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Abu Ali Jaber turned his home in Jaramana Camp into a showroom for Palestinian heritage. Visitors of the museum said handmade items reflecting Palestinian traditional handicraft and folkloric Palestinian costumes, along with iron keys symbolizing Palestinians’ right of

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Lebanese Seashore

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Lebanese Seashore

23-09-2018

Five-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Khaled Nejmah drowned at sea after a Cyprus-bound boat carrying Palestinian and Syrian migrants tipped over off Akkar coast, north of Lebanon. Lebanese news outlets said the vessel, carrying some 40 migrants, set sail from

On International Day of Peace: Palestinians of Syria Enduring Tragic Situation

On International Day of Peace: Palestinians of Syria Enduring Tragic Situation

23-09-2018

Palestinian refugees have gone through a dreadful psycho-physical situation all the way through Syria’s seven-year warfare. Heavy onslaughts by the Syrian and Russian forces caused heavy damage to over 75% of civilian homes and structures in Palestinian refugee camps, namely

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

23-09-2018

Residents of AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq said they have been overburdened by fees required by buses carrying passengers to Damascus. A resident said bus drivers demand 200 Syrian Pounds per every single passenger whereas the government has set 100

Palestinian Boy Wins 1st Place in Damascus Chess Tournament

Palestinian Boy Wins 1st Place in Damascus Chess Tournament

23-09-2018

Palestinian boy Malek Ali AlTawba from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, won the first place in an individual chess championship and the second place in another team competition for the 10-13-14 age category. The contest was held in Damascus from September

15 Palestinians from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities following 30 Days in Custody

15 Palestinians from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities following 30 Days in Custody

22-09-2018

A number of Palestinian refugees detained in the so-called Krit Gendarme Central detention center in the Turkish city of Antakya for nearly 30 days were released by the Turkish authorities. The list of refugees includes Jamil Khalil Emara, Ghufran Hamid

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

22-09-2018

Clearance of debris in Yarmouk Camp, which was kick-started a few days ago, has been under full swing, AGPS has learnt. Bulldozers and trucks continue to take rubble out of Palestine and Loubiya streets along with other residential neighborhoods across

167 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

167 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

22-09-2018

AGPS documented the death of 167 of Palestinian residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo all the way through the seven-year conflict. The list includes 12 refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. 16 others were identified as

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Docked in Cyprus

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Docked in Cyprus

22-09-2018

A vessel carrying 65 people from Syria, including 24 babies and children and two pregnant women, arrived in Cyprus on Thursday afternoon, police said. The boat had been detected by coastal radar at around 11.20 am off Cape Greco

PRC Submits Two Documents about Situation of Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

PRC Submits Two Documents about Situation of Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

21-09-2018

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) passed on two new documents to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva as part of its underway efforts to draw the world’s attention to the calamitous situation of the Palestinians of Syria

Abdul Majid: Civilians’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

Abdul Majid: Civilians’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

21-09-2018

Secretary of the Coalition of Palestinian Factions in Syria, Khaled Abdul Majeed, said no specific date has been set for the return of displaced families to Yarmouk Camp, adding that contacts have been underway with the Syrian authorities so as

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Means of Transport

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Means of Transport

21-09-2018

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo called on UNRWA to secure buses to transfer students to their schools. Dozens of families taking shelter in Handarat slammed the refugee agency for its apathy regarding the transportation crisis in

Palestinian Child from Syria in Iraq Nominated Best Soccer Player

Palestinian Child from Syria in Iraq Nominated Best Soccer Player

21-09-2018

Palestinian child from Syria Kusay Jawad AlShehabi, aged ten, was nominated as the best midfield attacker in Kurdistan’s Sulaymaniyah province following a final contest held in the region. Kusay’s family, formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, expressed their deep pride of

247 Palestinians from Syria-Based Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance

247 Palestinians from Syria-Based Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance

20-09-2018

247 Palestinian residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq, among them women and children, have been secretly held in Syrian jails. The detainees’ fates and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS documented the death of 556 Palestinian

Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus Driven Out of Abandoned Homes

Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus Driven Out of Abandoned Homes

20-09-2018

Palestinian activists south of Damascus said the municipal council of Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem announced its intent to force displaced civilians, among them hundreds of Palestinian refugees, from abandoned homes due to the absence of official leases. A Palestinian

Rally Staged in AlAyedeen Camp over US Cut of Funding to UNRWA

Rally Staged in AlAyedeen Camp over US Cut of Funding to UNRWA

20-09-2018

Dozens of residents who returned to the AlAyedeen Camp in Hama rallied on September 17 outside UNRWA’s local clinic to protest a US decision to cut aids to the refugee agency. The rally-goers said the US crackdowns against UNRWA amount

Exhibition Held in Beirut for Palestinian Students of Syria

Exhibition Held in Beirut for Palestinian Students of Syria

20-09-2018

An exhibition was launched by UNRWA and the EU in Beirut for Palestinian students from Syria in Lebanon. UNRWA’s Regional Director-General in Lebanon Claudio Kordoni, The European Union's new ambassador to Lebanon, Christina Lassen, were in attendance. Exclusive snapshots were put on display

Side-Event Onboard of UNHRC Sounds Alarm over Palestinian Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

Side-Event Onboard of UNHRC Sounds Alarm over Palestinian Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

19-09-2018

A seminar was held on Monday by the London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in partnership with the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council’s 39th session in Geneva. The side-event shed

Palestinian Families Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

Palestinian Families Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

19-09-2018

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents that risk to fall into pieces in

PA Pledges to Cover Expenses of Debris Clearance in Yarmourk Camp

PA Pledges to Cover Expenses of Debris Clearance in Yarmourk Camp

19-09-2018

Member of the Fatah Central Council Samir AlRefai said the Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, gave instructions to shell out the expenses needed to remove debris from Yarmouk Camp. The decision was announced following a visit by a delegation

Activists Call for Serious Response to Home Burglary in Yarmouk

Activists Call for Serious Response to Home Burglary in Yarmouk

19-09-2018

Activists have called on the Palestine Embassy and Palestinian factions in Damascus to urge the Syrian authorities to seriously work on halting the housebreaks and burglary targeting civilian homes in Yarmouk Camp. The activists added that vandals deployed across three

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment

19-09-2018

The family of the three-old Palestinian child from Syria Maria Tamer Abu Azarah, taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, after they were deported from Yarmouk Camp, appealed to all human rights institutions to cover fees for the

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

19-09-2018

UNRWA transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee.  Some 31,000 Palestinians from

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

18-09-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Eid, aged 22 and displaced from Yarmouk Camp in Syria to AlRashidiya Camp in Sour, south of Lebanon, has appealed for urgent intervention to help him secure fees for a much-needed surgery to treat his

UNRWA Delegation Pops in Daraa Camp, Residents Urge Reconstruction

UNRWA Delegation Pops in Daraa Camp, Residents Urge Reconstruction

18-09-2018

Students enrolled at AlAqsa School, run by UNRWA, in AlHusainiya refugee camp called on UNRWA and the other concerned authorities to work on securing means of transport to and back from school. The residents said they have been forced to

Students of UNRWA-Run School at Husainiya Camp Sound Alarm over Transportation Crisis

Students of UNRWA-Run School at Husainiya Camp Sound Alarm over Transportation Crisis

18-09-2018

A delegation of UNRWA staff members and the director of the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees showed up in Daraa Camp on September 15 to inspect the progress of vital services in the area. Activists called on UNRWA to

UNRWA Announces Distribution of Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Announces Distribution of Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria

18-09-2018

UNRWA announced its intent to distribute the third batch of its cash aids for Palestinians from Syria as of October 15, 2018 until December 23, 2018. Every single family member registered on the list of normal cases will receive 25

AGPS, PRC Hold Seminar in Geneva to Speak Up for Palestinian Detainees in Syria

AGPS, PRC Hold Seminar in Geneva to Speak Up for Palestinian Detainees in Syria

17-09-2018

A seminar is expected to be held on Monday by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with AGPS, on the sidelines of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The one-hour seminar, slated to kick

Palestinian Girl Released by Lebanese Authorities

Palestinian Girl Released by Lebanese Authorities

17-09-2018

The Lebanese authorities released the Palestinian girl Manar Abu Seyam, aged 14, after they detained her for days in AlGhbeiri detention center. Over recent days, Abu Seyam’s detention stirred seething anger among the Palestinian refugee community. The girl was arrested

Graduates Honored in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

Graduates Honored in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

17-09-2018

A ceremony was held in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees in Hama to honor laureates and university graduates. Speakers at the event sounded the alarm over underway schemes to dampen Palestinians’ spirits and liquidate their legitimate cause. A show was

UNRWA Spokesman Urges Regular Contributions by Arab States

UNRWA Spokesman Urges Regular Contributions by Arab States

17-09-2018

UNRWA spokesman Sami Mashasha said an Arab League summit held last week makes part of underway efforts to boost regular fundraising for UNRWA so as to enable the agency to keep up its services for Palestine refugees. Speaking with Sputnick

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

16-09-2018

A campaign has kicked off in Yarmouk Camp on Saturday to remove debris from residential alleys and access roads. The measure has been carried out under the supervision of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees and the Charity Commission

We’ll Be Back” Documentary Series Filmed in Handarat Camp

We’ll Be Back” Documentary Series Filmed in Handarat Camp

16-09-2018

The Palestine Memory House and the Palestinian Arab Society have filmed the first episode of the documentary series “We Will Be Back”. The series is an artistic bridge connecting the past and present through a chain of oral chronicles and

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Received by Swedish King

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Received by Swedish King

16-09-2018

The King of Sweden Charles XVI Gustave received in his royal palace in Stockholm on Friday the Palestinian child from Syria Akram Jamal Hama, aged seven and diagnosed with blood cancer. Akram’s twin brother and his parents accompanied him during

Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

16-09-2018

The Government of Belgium has made an additional contribution of EUR 4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support its core educational services. The contribution was announced on 27 June at the UN General Assembly

Palestinian Activist Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Activist Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

15-09-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Ammar Omar AlTobeh has appealed to the human rights institutions to urgently intervene and work on disclosing the fate of their son who has gone missing for over three years. In letters emailed to

Family of Palestinian Refugee Ammar AlToubeh Appeal for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Ammar AlToubeh Appeal for Information

15-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Deib Mahmoud Abu AlRuz, nicknamed Abu Ram, died under torture in Syrian government dungeons. Abu AlRuz, the maestro of the Bisan musical band and a member of Fidaa Association, was arrested in 2013 at the Batikha checkpoint

Khan Dannun Schools Launch New Academic Year

Khan Dannun Schools Launch New Academic Year

15-09-2018

The administration board of the AlKhalisa and AlHawala schools in Khan Dannun refugee camps announced, in a statement posted on Facebook, the advent of the new school year following reconstruction works carried out at the two schools. Admins at AlKhalisa

Free Medical Checks Offered to Patients with Bone Diseases in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Free Medical Checks Offered to Patients with Bone Diseases in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

15-09-2018

The Commission of Civil Action in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp announced the launch of a free medical campaign in favor of children and adults with bone diseases and deformities. Check-ups were carried out for about three hours, during which over 50

Palestinian Refugee Yahya AlBash Held in Syrian Jail since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Yahya AlBash Held in Syrian Jail since 2012

15-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Yehya Ahmad AlBash, born in 1960, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for six consecutive years. He was kidnapped by the government forces on October 5, 2012 and dragged to an unknown location. His fate and whereabouts

Palestinian Student from Syria Arrested in Lebanon over Illegal Entry

Palestinian Student from Syria Arrested in Lebanon over Illegal Entry

14-09-2018

The Lebanese arrested the Palestinian student Manar Salah Abu Seyam, aged 14, for illegally entering Lebanon. Manar, a resident of Yarmouk Camp in Syria, was arrested after Lebanese policemen shwoed up at al-Sahel Hospital, where she was admitted so as

Palestinians from Syria Forced to Rent Shelters at up to 400$

Palestinians from Syria Forced to Rent Shelters at up to 400$

14-09-2018

Scores of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been forced out of their shelters as a result to the deadly offensives, the blockade, and deportation. The situation of the Palestinian refugees who fled their embattled camps has gone far worse due

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

14-09-2018

Palestinian brothers Omar Adnan Zaaza’, aged 28, and Bahaa Adnan Zaaza’, aged 27, have been held in Syrian government prisons for over four years. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in February 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Deported by German Authorities to Bulgaria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Deported by German Authorities to Bulgaria

14-09-2018

The German authorities on Wednesday deported the Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Mousa to Bulgaria on account that his fingerprint was first taken in the latter country. His family said he was arrested at the Migration Office and detained in

478 Palestinian Women Killed in War-Torn Syria

478 Palestinian Women Killed in War-Torn Syria

13-09-2018

478 Palestinian women and girls have been pronounced dead in Syria’s seven-year conflict. 106 others have also been locked up in Syrian government dungeons. According to AGPS data, 40 female Palestinian refugees died as a result of torture in Syrian

4-Year-Old Girl Identified as Youngest Palestinian Victim of Enforced Deportation in Syria

4-Year-Old Girl Identified as Youngest Palestinian Victim of Enforced Deportation in Syria

13-09-2018

Four-year-old Hadil AlAyathi has been identified as the youngest Palestinian detainee secretly held in Syrian government prisons for six years along with her mother Taghrid Eissat. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through

Palestinians Stranded in Antakya Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians Stranded in Antakya Launch Cry for Help

13-09-2018

Palestinian refugees detained in the so-called Krit Gendarme Central detention center in the Turkish city of Antakya for nearly 30 days have slammed the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian factions for turning their back on their ceaseless appeals for urgent

Dozens of Palestinian Children Denied Access to Education North of Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Children Denied Access to Education North of Syria

13-09-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to sound the alarm over their children’s lack of access to education as a result of the enforced deportation they have been subjected to. They said even the private school established in the

Palestinian, Syrian Migrants Raise Concerns over Forced Deportation by Turkish Authorities

Palestinian, Syrian Migrants Raise Concerns over Forced Deportation by Turkish Authorities

12-09-2018

Palestinian and Syrian migrants expressed deep concern over the intent of the Turkish authorities to forcibly send them back to Syria as many of them overstayed their visas and others crept into the country via illegal routes. The migrants said

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

12-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Omar AlShaer, from the Fourth Division, died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS in AlSuweida suburbs, south of Syria. AlShaer, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was a member of the Syrian opposition outfits, before

Abdul Hadi Underscores Need for Funds to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

Abdul Hadi Underscores Need for Funds to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

12-09-2018

Head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Damascus, Anwar Abdul Hadi, said huge funds are needed for the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. Abdul Hadi said efforts have been underway to cooperate with the Syrian authorities over

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Idlib

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Idlib

12-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Anan Khaled Abu AlAynein, aged 63, was arrested by Faylaq AlRahman forces. The arrestee has been held captive for the seventh day. The reasons for his detention remain unidentified. Several other refugees have been arrested by the opposition

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 5th Year

12-09-2018

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

Alarm Sounded over Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk

Alarm Sounded over Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk

11-09-2018

Lawyers and activists have called on residents of Yarmouk Camp to stand on guard to “profiteers” who purchase civilian property at very low costs, taking unreasonable profit from the calamitous situation and state of psychological dismay overwhelming the families. “As

Palestinian Young Men Arrested South of Damascus

Palestinian Young Men Arrested South of Damascus

11-09-2018

Activists quoted local sources south of Damascus as stating that Syrian government forces arrested a number of Palestinian youths for forgoing military service at the pro-government Palestine Liberation Army. Activists estimated that 35 Palestinians displaced from Yarmouk and seeking shelter

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Swedish Elections

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Swedish Elections

11-09-2018

A number of Palestinians from Syria cast their votes in the Swedish elections. 10 Palestinians from Syria, including Emil Sarsour, also have run for the 2018 parliamentary and municipal elections staged in the kingdom. Sarsour said the participation of Palestinians from Syrian

Malaysia Embarks on Fundraising Campaign for Palestine Refugee Agency

Malaysia Embarks on Fundraising Campaign for Palestine Refugee Agency

11-09-2018

The Government of Malaysia launched on Saturday a national fundraising campaign to support Palestine refugees through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The campaign aims to mobilize resources for UNRWA at

Dozens of Palestinian Families in Idlib at Risk of Deportation, Homelessness

Dozens of Palestinian Families in Idlib at Risk of Deportation, Homelessness

10-09-2018

Dozens of Palestinian refugee families forcibly deported from Khan Esheih and Yarmouk refugee camps to northern Syria have launched a cry for help over their deteriorating state of affairs, saying that have become at a higher risk of renewed deportation

Palestinian Families Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Tseil South of Syria

Palestinian Families Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Tseil South of Syria

10-09-2018

Dozens of Palestinian families who returned to Tseil town, in Daraa, have railed against the dire socio-economic conditions rocking the area after their homes were subjected to burglary. The residents called on all concerned institutions, most notably UNRWA and the

38 Women among Over 300 Palestinians Missing in War-Torn Syria

38 Women among Over 300 Palestinians Missing in War-Torn Syria

10-09-2018

307 Palestinian refugees, including 38 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare. Most of those who have disappeared are reportedly residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Activists accused pro-government militias

Palestinian Refugees with Syrian Travel Documents Facing Volatile Status

Palestinian Refugees with Syrian Travel Documents Facing Volatile Status

10-09-2018

Palestinian refugees with Syrian travel documents continue to face a bleak future due to their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by authorities in host countries. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The

Palestinian Refugee Arrested, Others Injured by Jindires Police North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested, Others Injured by Jindires Police North of Syria

09-09-2018

A couple of days earlier, police forces from Jindires town, northwest of Aleppo, arrested the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Eid Noufel, nicknamed Abu AlThawrah and deported from southern Damascus to Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. In a footage released by

Reconstruction, Debris-Clearance to Kick-Off in Yarmouk

Reconstruction, Debris-Clearance to Kick-Off in Yarmouk

09-09-2018

A meeting was held on Friday at the Palestine Embassy in Damascus between representatives of Palestinian factions, most notably the deputy secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, Talel Naji, and the Director-General of the General

Asylum-Seeking Applications by Migrants from UNRWA’s Fields of Operations to Be Reconsidered by Danish Authorities

Asylum-Seeking Applications by Migrants from UNRWA’s Fields of Operations to Be Reconsidered by Danish Authorities

09-09-2018

The Danish Immigration Service decided on August 29 to renew asylum applications filed by migrants from UNRWA’s following fields of operations: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank. The Danish Refugee Council said the Immigration Service will

In-Kind Aids Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Badawi Camp

In-Kind Aids Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Badawi Camp

09-09-2018

The Follow-Up Office of Displaced Palestinians from Syria announced the launch of a campaign to distribute food portions and cleaning items to displaced Palestinian families in and around AlBadawi Camp, north of Lebanon, as of Saturday 10 p.m. until

12 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2018

12 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2018

08-09-2018

A statistical report issued by AGPS on August 2 documented the death of 12 Palestinian children from Syria during the first half of 2018 due to war related incidents. The minor casualties died as a result of violent onslaughts launched

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlSabina Camp

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlSabina Camp

08-09-2018

Municipal authorities in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to remove rubble from the alleys and neighborhoods of the camp following appeals launched by the residents to clear debris and unblock access roads. Over recent months, residents

UNRWA to Issue Statement regarding Return of Palestinians in Lebanon to Syria

UNRWA to Issue Statement regarding Return of Palestinians in Lebanon to Syria

08-09-2018

Director of UNRW’s Protection Division Matteo Benatti promised to release a statement upon return to his office in Amman to clarify UNRWA’s official position as regards the return of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to Syria and the conditions to be

Syrian Authorities Block Access of Yarmouk Returnees to Their Homes

Syrian Authorities Block Access of Yarmouk Returnees to Their Homes

07-09-2018

A number of activists and residents attempting to reach their homes in Yarmouk Camp have been denied access into the area by Syrian government troops deployed at the main entrances to the camp. The residents said the government forces stipulated

Syrian Gov’t Forces Green-Light Exit of Yarmouk Students to Damascus

Syrian Gov’t Forces Green-Light Exit of Yarmouk Students to Damascus

07-09-2018

The Syrian authorities issued security permits to allow Yarmouk’s displaced students access into Damascus. According to Yarmouk’s education chief Walid AlKurdi, the concerned authorities okayed the exit of high school students and those enrolled at Damascus Intermediate Institute in order

Dozens of displaced Palestinian rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Lebanon

Dozens of displaced Palestinian rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Lebanon

07-09-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Lebanon, demanding legal protection for Palestinian refugees from Syria and denouncing the US decision to cut off aid to the refugee agency. The rally-goers railed

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 4th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 4th Year

07-09-2018

Palestinian brothers from Syria Ammar Jumu’a Ibrahim, aged 34, and Khaled Jumu’a Ibrahim, 40, have been incarcerated in Syrian government penitentiaries since September 2013. Both brothers, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

Palestinian from Syria Hit with Bullet Shots in Helsingborg

Palestinian from Syria Hit with Bullet Shots in Helsingborg

07-09-2018

Palestinian young man Ayham Arisheh, from Yarmouk Camp, was shot and injured near the Damas restaurant in the Swedish city of Helsingborg. Reporting from Sweden, Palestinian activists said the injured youth was admitted at a local hospital before he was

"10 Palestinian Refugees Held in Turkish Detention Center for 15th day"

"10 Palestinian Refugees Held in Turkish Detention Center for 15th day"

06-09-2018

10 Palestinian refugees have been detained by the Turkish authorities at a so-called Krit Gendarme-Central detention center in Antakya for the 15th day running. The list of detainees includes Jamil Khalil Emara, Ghufran Hamid, Ahmad Khaled Mohamed, Amal Hamid, eight-month-old

Qudsaya Residents Rail against Teacher Shortage, Substitution of UNRWA Staff

Qudsaya Residents Rail against Teacher Shortage, Substitution of UNRWA Staff

06-09-2018

Families of Palestinian students sheltered in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, spoke out against the shortage in teaching staff and the continuous replacement of instructors at educational facilities run by UNRWA. In a letter emailed to AGPS, a student’s mother

UNRWA Delegation Pays Visit to Khan Eshieh Camp

UNRWA Delegation Pays Visit to Khan Eshieh Camp

06-09-2018

Director of UNRWA projects in Syria, Michael Amania, and a delegation of UNRWA staff members in charge of the health, relief, education, and engineering programs, along with Director-General of the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees, Ali Mustafa, showed up

39% of Palestinians from Syria Killed during 1st Half of 2018 Identified as Militants

39% of Palestinians from Syria Killed during 1st Half of 2018 Identified as Militants

06-09-2018

AGPS annual report for 2017 documented the increase of the death toll among Palestinian militants in Syria in 2018, with a total of 65 refugees, making up 39.16% of the overall number of victims in 2018, estimated at 166

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Held in Syrian Prison since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Held in Syrian Prison since 2015

06-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Tamim has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons since March 12, 2015. He was arrested by the government forces at a relief distribution center set up by UNRWA south of Damascus. Activists have appealed to the

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Gripped with Abject Situation

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Gripped with Abject Situation

05-09-2018

Over 17,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have been categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and exacerbated living conditions. The majority of Palestinians from Syria entered Jordan through illegal routes as a result of the

Yarmouk Camp’s Northern Thoroughfare Unblocked

Yarmouk Camp’s Northern Thoroughfare Unblocked

05-09-2018

Activists said access roads have been opened and sand barriers removed near the main entrances to Yarmouk Camp and Street 30 after authorities embarked on debris clearance in the area. A member of the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian

UNRWA Pays Visit to Ramadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq

UNRWA Pays Visit to Ramadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq

05-09-2018

A senior UNRWA delegation and representatives of the General Commission of Refugees visited on Monday Palestinian refugee communities in AlRamadan Camp, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to keep tabs on the agency’s facilities in the area. The delegation paid

Syrian Gov’t Stipulates Consent of Recruitment Branches over Travel Permits

Syrian Gov’t Stipulates Consent of Recruitment Branches over Travel Permits

05-09-2018

Syria’s Immigration and Passport Department ruled that in order for young men aged between 17 and 42 to gain access out of Syria a travel permit should be issued by the local military recruitment branches to that end. Pro-government sources

22 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2018, including 18 due to Torture

22 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2018, including 18 due to Torture

04-09-2018

AGPS documented the death of 22 Palestinian refugees from Syria in August 2018, 18 among whom as a result of torture in Syrian government dungeons. The list of victims includes two Palestinians who were shot dead, another who died by

Syrian Government Embarks on Debris Clearance in Daraa

Syrian Government Embarks on Debris Clearance in Daraa

04-09-2018

The Syrian authorities have embarked on a campaign to remove debris and unblock access roads in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, after the government recaptured the camp and opposition outfits were deported to northern Syria. On Sunday, municipal trucks have

Sabina Camp Students Express Hope for Better Future with Advent of New School Year

Sabina Camp Students Express Hope for Better Future with Advent of New School Year

04-09-2018

Dozens of students sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, joined, on September 2nd, their schools, which opened their doors to inaugurate the 2018-19 academic year. The students voiced hope for a better future, after five years of unending displacement

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp Wins 2nd Place at Lebanon Bodybuilding Championship

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp Wins 2nd Place at Lebanon Bodybuilding Championship

04-09-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ashraf Mohamed Ali, from Khan Eshieh Camp, earned the second place at the bodybuilding championship staged in southern Lebanon. Ashraf was a former player with the Syrian Bodybuilding Federation. He earned several awards in national and

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Enduring Abject Situation in Syrian Desert

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Enduring Abject Situation in Syrian Desert

03-09-2018

Nearly 100 Palestinian refugees formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp and other southern Damascus zones have been grappling with dire humanitarian conditions in Syria’s steppe, to which they were deported in May. Activists said civilians have been stranded on the outer

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria Hostilities

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria Hostilities

03-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Ihsan Husain Ali AlKhneifas, from AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces. AlKhneifas had joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA). AGPS documented the death of 259 PLA officers since the outburst of warfare

UNRWA: 5.4 Million Palestinians Cannot Simply Be Wished away

UNRWA: 5.4 Million Palestinians Cannot Simply Be Wished away

03-09-2018

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in an open letter expressed deep regret and disappointment at the nature of the US decision to end all funding to UNRWA,  “On 31

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Awad Subject to Enforced Disappearance for 6th Year in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Awad Subject to Enforced Disappearance for 6th Year in Syria

03-09-2018

The Syrian authorities continue to withhold the fate and whereabouts of the Palestinian refugee Zuheir Saleh Awad, born in 1986, for the sixth year running. The refugee was kidnapped on his way out of his home in Yarmouk Camp on

Israeli Occupation Blocks Access of 18 Palestinians from Syria to Homeland

Israeli Occupation Blocks Access of 18 Palestinians from Syria to Homeland

02-09-2018

The Israeli occupation authorities banned, some few days ago, a group of Palestinian youths from Syria with Swedish citizenship documents, from entering the occupied Palestinian territories, before they were sent back to where they came from. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian

US Cuts Funding to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Cuts Funding to Palestine Refugee Agency

02-09-2018

The United States said it decided to cut all funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA). The US State Department says described UNRWA as "irredeemably flawed". The US administration has "carefully reviewed" the issue and "will not make

Families in Handarat Camp Launch Distress Signals over Water, Power Crises

Families in Handarat Camp Launch Distress Signals over Water, Power Crises

02-09-2018

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. A resident said a severe water and power crisis continue to rock Tershiha neighborhood in Handarat. In a video

Palestinian Refugee Mansour Falah Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mansour Falah Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

02-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Mansour Mahmoud Falah, born in 1950, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons for the fourth year running. He was kidnapped by pro-government groups at a checkpoint in Khirbet AlWard, in Rif Dimashq, on May 26, 2014

Palestinians Held in Turkey-Based Shelters Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians Held in Turkey-Based Shelters Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

01-09-2018

Activists urged the Turkish government to take all measures necessary to improve the living conditions endured by Palestinian families from Syria in shelters and refugee camps set up in Turkey. The activists said families held in the so-called “Krit Gendarme-Central”

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Killed in Syria

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Killed in Syria

01-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Fadi Jehad Awad, from AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq, died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in raging hostilities. AGPS documented the death of 68 Palestinians sheltered in AlSabina Camp since the outbreak of warfare in

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Launch Calls for Granting Them Access to Labor Market

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Launch Calls for Granting Them Access to Labor Market

01-09-2018

Palestinian families who were forcibly deported to north of Syria launched calls for job opportunities so as to be able to feed their starved children. The refugees urged UNRWA and all concerned bodies to work on providing work and raising

Dozens of Palestinian Children Sheltered North of Syria Shorn of Right to Education

Dozens of Palestinian Children Sheltered North of Syria Shorn of Right to Education

01-09-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to sound the alarm over their children’s lack of access to education as a result of the enforced deportation they have been subjected to. They said that even the private school established in