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Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

31-10-2019

A jailed Palestinian refugee who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand said that like hundreds of other refugees in the country he has been struggling with dire humanitarian conditions. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the young man said: “We fled the

As Winter Looms, Palestinians from Syria in Greece Stuck in Ramshackle Tents

As Winter Looms, Palestinians from Syria in Greece Stuck in Ramshackle Tents

31-10-2019

As a freezing winter season is around the corner, thousands of migrants, including Palestinian refugees from Syria, continue to struggle with terrible conditions, in overcrowded and ramshackle tents and containers on Greek islands. According to witnesses, thousands of people are

Palestinian Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

31-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Diab Jalil, aged 29, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-up for the seventh year running. Ahmad, a student of Chemistry at Damascus University, was kidnapped by pro-government forces on June 25, 2013 at

Food Baskets Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Food Baskets Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over food baskets to a number of Palestinian families sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. The organization has resumed its relief mission in the area following reconciliation accords between the Syrian government and

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

30-10-2019

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria until October 29, 2019. The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally shot by snipers; 11

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

30-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar Husain has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the fourth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2015. His family received no information as to his condition and whereabouts. AGPS documented

Turkey Urges Greece to Halt Pushback of Irregular Migrants

Turkey Urges Greece to Halt Pushback of Irregular Migrants

30-10-2019

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Sunday called on Greece's new government to end the illegal practice of "pushback" of irregular migrants over the Turkish border. In response, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis denied the claims on Tuesday, saying that

Relief Campaign for Palestinians from Syria Kick-Started in Istanbul

Relief Campaign for Palestinians from Syria Kick-Started in Istanbul

30-10-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed winter clothes to over 200 Palestinian families from Syria who have sought refuge in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. The move makes part of a winter campaign launched by the charity in order to assuage

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Homeless in Syria

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Homeless in Syria

29-10-2019

Priest Boutros Hazouri and Palestinian activists have called on the national and international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action in order to save an elderly Palestinian refugee in his 80s who has been left without a roof over his head

Syrian Company Proposes Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees in 15 Years

Syrian Company Proposes Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees in 15 Years

29-10-2019

The General Company for Technical Studies and Consultations, which has been tasked with preparing an organizational plan for Yarmouk Camp, has put forth a three-phase reconstruction proposal which it said takes an estimated time-span of 15 years. The first phase

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

29-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ata Abdul Karim Abu Anzah has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the fifth year running. Abu Anzah was kidnapped by the government forces on July 20, 2014. His family has frequently appealed for information over

Alarms Raised over Delays in Asylum Procedures in Sweden

Alarms Raised over Delays in Asylum Procedures in Sweden

29-10-2019

The Swedish Information Center said scores of staff members at migration courts risk to be laid off due to shortage in migration funds. The centre said migrants who re-submitted asylum, citizenship, and family reunification applications have to wait for long

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

28-10-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt have called on UNRWA to take up its responsibilities and hand them over relief and cash aids. UNRWA continues to rebuff calls for help launched by Palestinians from Syria in Egypt on

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

28-10-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have expressed deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories over the past 10 days to topple the incumbent government. Activists have called on UNRWA, the Palestinian

180 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

180 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

28-10-2019

180 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict. Updated data by AGPS indicates that 329 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

28-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Ahmad AlRefai has been held in Syrian government jails for seven consecutive years. Ayman, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped from his home in AlSham neighborhood on July 1, 2012. AGPS documented the detention

Palestinian Refugees Declare Hunger-Strike on Greek Island over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Declare Hunger-Strike on Greek Island over Squalid Conditions

27-10-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees trapped on the Greek island of Rhodes have gone on hunger strike due to their deteriorating humanitarian and health conditions. In a letter emailed to AGPS, Palestinian activists said women, children, and elderly refugees have undergone

Tensions Surge over Security Turmoil in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Tensions Surge over Security Turmoil in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-10-2019

Palestinian families living in Daraa Camp have raised alarm bells over the security turmoil overwhelming the area as a result of internal rifts between the Syrian government forces and former opposition affiliates. Opposition groups have reportedly taken to the street

40 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

40 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

27-10-2019

40 Palestinian women and girls have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. The list includes nine refugees from Yarmouk Camp and 10 from AlTadhamun neighborhood. According to activists, several abductions were carried under the security guise. Arrestees’

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

27-10-2019

Palestinian medic Hayel Hamid has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the eight-consecutive year. He was kidnapped on August 13, 2012 from his clinic in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, on charges of treating wounded persons. Hayel, born

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Manhunt

26-10-2019

Four Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested in a security campaign targeting dozens of civilians in southern Damascus. According to Sawt AlAsima news network, over 35 young men were rounded up in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem towns, south

Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Groups in Syria Cash-Strapped

Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Groups in Syria Cash-Strapped

26-10-2019

Palestinian squads affiliated with the Syrian government have gone through an unprecedented financial crisis after they scaled down their military activities at government-held sites. Senior officers from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – General Command (GC)

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Dirbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2011

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Dirbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2011

26-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Mohamed Dirbas has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for eight years running. Alaa was arrested in 2011 at a government checkpoint in Naher Eisha, in Rif Dimashq. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. According to

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

26-10-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 12-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

25-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Saer Munib AlLaham has been detained in Istanbul for illegally entering the country and failing to obtain the temporary protection card “kimlik”. Activists said Saer has been held in a Turkish gendarmerie detention center on the

329 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

329 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

25-10-2019

329 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare, AGPS has found out. Most of those who have disappeared in the country are residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Palestinian Refugee Samer AlSahli Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2011

Palestinian Refugee Samer AlSahli Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2011

25-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Samer Tawfiq AlSahli has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for eight years running. Samer, born in 1987, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq. His condition and whereabouts remain

72 Torture Tactics Wrought by Syrian Regime on Prisoners

72 Torture Tactics Wrought by Syrian Regime on Prisoners

25-10-2019

A human rights monitor said the Syrian regime inflicts at least 72 kinds of torture on prisoners in its detention facilities. According to a report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), different methods of torture have resulted in

Officials Meet over Exacerbated Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Cyprus

Officials Meet over Exacerbated Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Cyprus

24-10-2019

Palestine Envoy to Cyprus, Ambassador Jabran Tawil, discussed with Kyriakos Kouros, Director of the Cyprus President’s Diplomatic Office, the situation of Palestinian refugees in Cyprus. Mr. Tawil underscored the need to set a relief mechanism to assist Palestinian refugees in Cyprus. The Cyprian

3 Feared Dead in Greece Migrant Boat Crash

3 Feared Dead in Greece Migrant Boat Crash

24-10-2019

A Greek coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants to the island of Kos from Turkey on Wednesday, leaving a child dead and another person missing, authorities said. Officials on Kos said that 31 people were rescued

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

24-10-2019

The Turkish police released Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Abu Zeid, born in 1967, after he had been kept in custody for over 15 days in Izmir province. Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Ahmad AlSaadani, born in 1995, has, however

Palestinians Raise Concerned over Forced Deportation from Istanbul

Palestinians Raise Concerned over Forced Deportation from Istanbul

24-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Istanbul have voiced deep concern over the intent of the Turkish authorities to forcibly send them back to Syria as many of them overstayed their visas. Turkish police have notified irregular migrants to leave the

Red Crescent Distributes Wood Planks in Handarat Refugee Camp

Red Crescent Distributes Wood Planks in Handarat Refugee Camp

24-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over wood planks to some 40 families who returned to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The move aims at providing protection and preserving privacy to families taking shelter in the camp. Activists

AGPS: 60% of Palestinians from Syria Killed in 2018 Civilians

AGPS: 60% of Palestinians from Syria Killed in 2018 Civilians

23-10-2019

The 2018 annual report issued by AGPS on October 1 under the title “Palestinians from Syria: Unending Tragedies” has kept record of the death of 168 Palestinian civilians in 2018, representing 60.87% of the death toll that year. Military

Calls Launched for Releasing Palestinians Detained in Turkey

Calls Launched for Releasing Palestinians Detained in Turkey

23-10-2019

Activists have urged the Turkish authorities to release Palestinian refugees from Syria Emad Ahmad AlSaadani, born in 1995, and Emad Abu Zeid, born in 1967, who have been held in Turkish custody for over 15 days. An AGPS correspondent said

1st Phase of Yarmouk’s Rehabilitation Plan Finalized

1st Phase of Yarmouk’s Rehabilitation Plan Finalized

23-10-2019

Director-General of the General Company for Studies and Technical Consultations, Dr. Yasar Abdeen, said on Monday that the company has finalized the first phase of the organizational plan for Kabon and Yarmouk Camp. He added that the company is considering

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

23-10-2019

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

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

22-10-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 4,002 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until October 21), up from 1,953

Palestinians from Syria on Tenterhooks as Turmoil Hits Zenith in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria on Tenterhooks as Turmoil Hits Zenith in Lebanon

22-10-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have expressed deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories to topple the incumbent government. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

22-10-2019

Some 350 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Nea Kavala refugee camp, in northern Greece, have sounded distress signals over the absence of vital services and delays in asylum procedures. Founded in 2015, Nea Kavala Camp is an old military airfield

More Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

More Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

22-10-2019

A number of Palestinians from Syria have been granted citizenship in Netherlands and Sweden. The Dutch law stipulates that a Palestinian refugee from Syria be entitled to apply for citizenship rights after a three-year stay in the country and the

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Gov’t Jails

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Gov’t Jails

21-10-2019

Palestinian refugees Said Mustafa Amrein and Ziad Lutif Amrein were tortured to death in Syria’s state-run prisons, where they had been forcibly disappeared for years. Their families received the death news following their appeals for information. According to AGPS data

General Refugee Authority Urges UNRWA to Provide Emergency Food Assistance for Palestine Refugees

General Refugee Authority Urges UNRWA to Provide Emergency Food Assistance for Palestine Refugees

21-10-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Damascus has called on UNRWA to include displaced Palestinian families on lists of most vulnerable persons in Syria. In a letter to UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Amanya Michael Ebye, GAPAR

UNRWA to Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Girl from Syria

UNRWA to Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Girl from Syria

21-10-2019

UNRWA said it will provide treatment costs for Palestinian child Bayan Taha Khatab, who suffers from congenital cataracts. The child was reportedly transferred to Intralasik International Center of Ophthalmology in Damascus to carry out medical checks, pending an eye surgery. Bayan, who

Palestinians among 173 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 173 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

21-10-2019

At least 173 irregular migrants were held in three districts in Turkey's western Izmir province, security sources said Saturday. According to local security forces, the migrants were spotted in dinghies off the coast of the Aegean Sea by coast

On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

On Int’l Day for Eradication of Poverty, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Extreme Poverty in Syria

20-10-2019

Data released by AGPS on the occasion of the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 October, indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees in Syria have been living below the poverty

Member of Pro-Gov’t Squad Killed in War-Torn Syria

Member of Pro-Gov’t Squad Killed in War-Torn Syria

20-10-2019

Young man Ahmad Mahmoud AlNamran AlJamous, from the Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen in Da’el, south of Syria. According to AGPS data, 1,081 Palestinian refugees have been fatally gunned

Palestinian Refugee Rashed Husain Released after 5 Years in Syria Prison

Palestinian Refugee Rashed Husain Released after 5 Years in Syria Prison

20-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Rashed Omar Husain, from Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was released from Syrian government jails, where he had been kept for five years. According to data by AGPS, 1,768 Palestinian refugees, among them children, women and

Refugee Tents Set Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Refugee Tents Set Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

20-10-2019

The Palestinian-Syrian Authority for Relief and Development has embarked on a project to install 20 tents in Kalili area, in Idlib’s outskirts, north of Syria. Concrete layers were set up below the installed tents so as to prevent rainwater flooding

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria

19-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Salim AlMesri was assassinated on Thursday, October 17, by anonymous gunmen in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. The refugee was killed in a drive-by shooting attack by a masked man boarding a motorcycle, outside of Firas’s shop

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Safe Shelter on Greek Island

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Safe Shelter on Greek Island

19-10-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria and Gaza have rallied on the Greek island of Samos, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures and delays in the transfer of refugees from the island to Greek mainland after their tents were

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee Home in Daraa Camp

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee Home in Daraa Camp

19-10-2019

Fires broke out inside a Palestinian refugee home in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, resulting in heavy material damage. Reporting from Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the fires were set by a short circuit. Residents showed up at the scene

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held in Aleppo

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held in Aleppo

19-10-2019

The Union of Palestinian Writers and Journalists in Syria and the Arab Palestinian Club in Aleppo opened a showroom for Palestinian heritage under the slogan “An Unforgettable Legacy and Eternal Right”. Over 300 Palestinian historical documents dating back to 1948

Activists Push for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey

Activists Push for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey

18-10-2019

Activists have launched calls for releasing Palestinian refugee from Syria Ali Husain Sharshara, who has been detained by the Turkish authorities since October 11, 2019. Ali, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was arrested by Turkish police as he attempted

Turkey’s Migration Directorate to Renew Travel Documents of Syria Migrants

Turkey’s Migration Directorate to Renew Travel Documents of Syria Migrants

18-10-2019

The Turkish Directorate General of Migration on Wednesday called upon illegal migrants from Syria in Istanbul who have the kimlik protection card to sign up for personal data updating so they can renew their travel documents, starting October 17. Syria

Palestinian Refugee Heavily Beaten by Greek Police in Samos Island

Palestinian Refugee Heavily Beaten by Greek Police in Samos Island

18-10-2019

Greek police came down heavily on Palestinian refugee from Syria Mustafa Akleh in Samos Island after he showed up in the area to retrieve his belongings. Akleh lived in AlTadhamun neighborhood, in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of

 Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

18-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Islam Abdullah Arsan has been kept in Syrian state jails for the seventh year running. Islam, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by security forces from the Sa’sa’ Branch in

280 Graduates Honored by UNRWA Damascus Training Center

280 Graduates Honored by UNRWA Damascus Training Center

18-10-2019

Some 280 students, mostly Palestinian refugees, have received graduation certificates from UNRWA Damascus Training Centre (DTC), located in AlMezzah. In attendance were UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations, Amanya Michael Ebye, and Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, Ali Mustafa

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

17-10-2019

AGPS documented the secret detention of 42 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-October 2019. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total

Palestinian Medic Mohamed Abu AlNaaj Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Medic Mohamed Abu AlNaaj Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

17-10-2019

The family of Palestinian doctor Mohamed Omar Abu AlNaaj, born on June 21, 1983 and sheltered in Palestine Street, in Yarmouk Camp, have appealed to the concerned authorities and institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their forcibly disappeared

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

17-10-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees have sounded distress signals over their ramshackle humanitarian condition and the poor services made available in the area. In appeals circulated on social media networks, civilians called for much-needed cash aids so they

General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Pays Visit to Syria’s Handarat Camp

General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Pays Visit to Syria’s Handarat Camp

17-10-2019

Representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees showed up in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo. The visit reportedly culminated in “important” decisions regarding the situation in the area. Media sources quoted the delegation as stating that any attempt to

Refugee Killed following Riots at Greece Refugee Camp

Refugee Killed following Riots at Greece Refugee Camp

16-10-2019

A number of migrants were injured and another killed in a clash between asylum-seekers in a refugee camp set on the Greek island of Samos, police sources said Tuesday. The migrant was reportedly stabbed to death by Afghan migrants. The

Palestinian Child with Congenital Cataracts Left without Treatment in Syria

Palestinian Child with Congenital Cataracts Left without Treatment in Syria

16-10-2019

Palestinian child Bayan Taha Khatab, who grew up in Syria’s Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, suffers from an eye disease known as the cataract, a type of clouding that affects the eye’s natural lenses and may cause vision

Fires Break Out in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-10-2019

Fires broke out inside AlQuds Mosque in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, resulting in heavy material damage. Reporting from Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the fires were set by a short circuit. A resident who caught sight of the fires

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-10-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

15-10-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has been just around the corner. The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugee Killed South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed South of Syria

15-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Latif Kasem AlSalem, from Khan Dannun Camp, was killed by anonymous militias in Daraa, south of Syria. Abdul Latif, who had been involved in armed fighting alongside Syria’s government squads, is among 3,997 Palestinian refugees killed

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Amoura Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Amoura Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

15-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Amoura has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the 7th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested at a government checkpoint near Dumar area, in Damascus, on December 10, 2012. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. AGPS

Plastic Water Tanks Distributed in Syria’s Impoverished Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee

Plastic Water Tanks Distributed in Syria’s Impoverished Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee

15-10-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over plastic water tanks to the poorest families in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Over recent years, residents of Daraa Camp have denounced the acute dearth in drinking water, a crisis

1st Women-Only Gym in Sweden Founded by Palestinian Refugee from Syria

1st Women-Only Gym in Sweden Founded by Palestinian Refugee from Syria

14-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ayeda AlRifi opened up a women’s sports club in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, making her 16-year-old dream come true. Speaking with Alkompis news site, Ayeda said that what makes her new fitness club's

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

14-10-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, denounced the acute dearth in drinking water, a crisis they attributed to the heavy damage inflicted on the main water lines by the relentless shelling. Civilians said maintenance works have

Palestinian Refugees Raise Alarm over Leshmania Propagation North of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Alarm over Leshmania Propagation North of Syria

14-10-2019

Media reports have warned of the spread of skin allergies and infections in northern Syria owing to mosquito-borne diseases contaminating civilians’ vulnerable bodies. A local medic said though it can be treated in one year’s time without medical therapy, Leshmania

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 7th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Youssef Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 7th Year

14-10-2019

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

On Int’l Day of Girl Child, Palestinian Girls from Syria Continue to Struggle for Self-Empowerment

On Int’l Day of Girl Child, Palestinian Girls from Syria Continue to Struggle for Self-Empowerment

13-10-2019

Data released by AGPS on the International Day of the Girl Child, observed annually by the United Nations on October 11, has revealed the strong determination and iron will shown by Palestinian girls in and from Syria despite of the

Palestinian Girl Who Won Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament Honored in Syria

Palestinian Girl Who Won Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament Honored in Syria

13-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Nizar Fdheil, who snatched the gold medal at the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17, and her brother Nizar were honored by

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed locked up in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed locked up in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

13-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamd Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1976, continues to appeal for information over their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the

Displaced Families Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood in Damascus

Displaced Families Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood in Damascus

13-10-2019

Dozens of displaced families showed up in AlTadhamun neighborhood in an attempt to retrieve their homes. Families wishing to return to the area are required to obtain permissions from Syrian security forces and submit property-ownership certificates. A few months earlier

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Legal Protection in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Legal Protection in Lebanon

12-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. The vast majority of Palestinians from Syria are grappling with

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

12-10-2019

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)

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

12-10-2019

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over the socio-economic crises they have been enduring as a result of poverty, unemployment, the acute dearth in vital items, including fuel, and the

Palestinian Child from Syria Snatches Gold in Sweden Judo Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Snatches Gold in Sweden Judo Contest

12-10-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Kays Yehya Ashmawi won the gold medal as part of a Judo competition staged in Skane County, south of Sweden. Raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, Kays offered the medal to his

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Continue to Appeal for Reconstruction

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees Continue to Appeal for Reconstruction

11-10-2019

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been appealing to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing civilian homes and facilities that have been reduced to rubble all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict.  Left without

UNRWA Committee Tasked with Assessing Damage at Yarmouk School

UNRWA Committee Tasked with Assessing Damage at Yarmouk School

11-10-2019

UNRWA’s Director of Programs - Syria Field Office, Amanya Michael Ebye said a UNRWA committee is about to see the day in order to assess the damage wrought on AlTabgha School, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, pending its

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syrian Desert

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syrian Desert

11-10-2019

Five gunmen from Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, were killed in the Syrian Desert following clashes with ISIS militias. Liwaa AlQuds said the shootouts flared up in Hamima area, west of AlRasafa. The five victims have been

Palestinian Poet Adnan AlDerbi Honored at Aleppo Event

Palestinian Poet Adnan AlDerbi Honored at Aleppo Event

11-10-2019

A celebration held as part of Aleppo the 2019 Capital of Culture event paid tribute to the Palestinian poet and critic Adnan AlDerbi, living in Syria, along with other artists in Aleppo. Born in 1945 and raised in Syria’s Handarat

Turkey Pushes Back 5 Palestinian Refugees to Syria in 2 Days

Turkey Pushes Back 5 Palestinian Refugees to Syria in 2 Days

10-10-2019

Two Palestinian refugees were deported by the Turkish authorities to northern Syria, just a few hours after another three refugees were subjected to a similar fate, Palestinian activists have reported. Palestinian refugees Ahmad Yousef Abu Naser and Othman Mousa Khalil

96 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

96 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

10-10-2019

96 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until October 9, 2019, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

65 Palestinian Refugees from Syria among 500 Migrants Evacuated from Greece’s Symi Isle

65 Palestinian Refugees from Syria among 500 Migrants Evacuated from Greece’s Symi Isle

10-10-2019

A navy ship carrying around 500 refugees and migrants, including 65 Palestinians from Syria, from the southeast Aegean island of Symi docked at the Greek capital’s Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. The operation to transfer the migrants to the mainland

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-10-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and on the access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

Water Channels Installed in Atama Refugee Camp North of Syria

Water Channels Installed in Atama Refugee Camp North of Syria

10-10-2019

Bonyan Foundation has embarked on the installation of aquaporins in Atama refugee camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria. The group also said three water channels will be repaired so as to avoid water flooding. Asphalt concrete was also

Turkey Pushes Back 3 Palestinian Refugees to Northern Syria

Turkey Pushes Back 3 Palestinian Refugees to Northern Syria

09-10-2019

Three Palestinian refugees—Mohamed AlZu’bi, Rashed Hejazi, and Udai AlJadaa, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp—were deported by the Turkish authorities to northern Syria after they were arrested on September 29, 2019, on their way to Greece from Aydın Province, in Turkey's Aegean

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Fuel Distribution Fraud

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Fuel Distribution Fraud

09-10-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees said fuel distributors have been caught cheating civilians in the area and reducing the distributed quantity to 90 liters, instead of the expected 100 liters bought at a price of 20,000 Syrian

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

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

09-10-2019

AGPS renews its calls to the Palestinians of Syria to register the names of their detained or missing relatives on the group’s official website. To report any information regarding a missing or detained relative please click here: actionpal.org.uk/en/reported_victim

Palestinian Refugee Abdullah Omar Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Abdullah Omar Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

09-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Abdullah Omar continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly disappeared relative. Abdullah was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on October 22, 2012, from Daraa’s AlSahari neighborhood. His fate and

Cash-Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

Cash-Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

09-10-2019

AlSaraa Asssociation, in cooperation with the Committee of Displaced Families, Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation, and Haluan Foundation, distributed cash allowances covering the months of July and August to 150 children who lost their parents in war-torn Syria before they moved to

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

08-10-2019

Some 50 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand continue to appeal for humanitarian action over the squalid conditions they have been facing in the country, to which they headed in quest of safe housing and better economic opportunities

Syria’s Gov’t Forces Crack Down on Free Movement of Palestine Refugees in Daraa

Syria’s Gov’t Forces Crack Down on Free Movement of Palestine Refugees in Daraa

08-10-2019

The Syrian government forces ruled that civilians wishing to gain access out of and into Daraa city through government checkpoints should carry water and electricity bills with them. Daraa’s Power Directorate spread notifications for families in Daraa AlBalad, among other

26 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama Killed in War-Torn Syria

26 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama Killed in War-Torn Syria

08-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of 26 Palestinian residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama between March 15, 2011 and early October 2019. The list includes five Palestinians who were gunned down by snipers, eight Palestinians who were fatally shot, and five

AGPS: 16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Syria in 2018

AGPS: 16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Syria in 2018

08-10-2019

AGPS newly-released annual report documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018, said 16 Palestinian refugees, including a woman, were arrested in Syria in 2018, down from 28, including seven women, in 2017. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending Tragedies”

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

08-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Husam Ali AlRefai, born in 1988 and formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been incarcerated in Syrian state prisons for six consecutive years. Husam was kidnapped by government troops deployed at a Damascus checkpoint on May 15, 2013. The reasons for

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

07-10-2019

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

Palestinian Students Honored in Syria’s AlRaml Camp

Palestinian Students Honored in Syria’s AlRaml Camp

07-10-2019

A celebration was held by the Majed Abu Sharar Foundation in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, to honor Palestinian students who achieved the highest scores at schools located in AlRaml’s southern corners. Sometime earlier, Palestinian refugee Ahmed Malek

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Palestine Heritage Festival in Istanbul

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Palestine Heritage Festival in Istanbul

07-10-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined the Palestine Heritage Festival staged by the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, FIDAR Association, and Takaleed Foundation, in Istanbul on October 5 as part of the international campaign to preserve Palestinian heritage. Speaking at the

Indonesia-Based Foundation Contributes US$ 350,000 to UNRWA

Indonesia-Based Foundation Contributes US$ 350,000 to UNRWA

07-10-2019

On October 3, the Tahir Foundation, based in Indonesia, made a first-time contribution of IDR 5 billion (equivalent to US$ 350,000) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). During a

Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released after 7 Years in Syrian Jails

Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released after 7 Years in Syrian Jails

06-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mustafa Khalil was released from Syrian government prisons following a seven-year secret detention term. Sources close to the ex-prisoner said he has been forcibly disappeared since 2012. His family fled to the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul

Civilians Left under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Left under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-10-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, voiced deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. A couple of days earlier, Palestinian child Yamen Musalmeh died after a mysterious

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

06-10-2019

Walid AlKurdi, the education chief in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, called on families taking shelter in the area to subscribe for school transport for their children enrolled at schools located outside of the camp. AlKurdi said registration at AlJarmak

Humanitarian Aids Hander Over to Displaced Palestinian Families on Greek Island

Humanitarian Aids Hander Over to Displaced Palestinian Families on Greek Island

06-10-2019

Shaghaf Foundation, comprising volunteers from Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, have distributed food aids, diapers, children’s milk, and plastic blankets to some 700 displaced families in the Greek island of Samos. Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Syrian-Turkish Borders

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Syrian-Turkish Borders

05-10-2019

The body of a Palestinian refugee was spotted floating in Assi Valley, separating the Turkish and Syrian borders, on Thursday, October 3. The casualty—Ghayth Ghazi Saleh Khaled AlMaajal, who took shelter in Syria’s AlSabina refugee camp, before he was deported

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria, Torture Death Toll Hits 608

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria, Torture Death Toll Hits 608

05-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Fadi Fuad AlSoutari, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, died under torture in Syria’s state-run prisons. His death brings the number of Palestinian victims of torture in Syrian government jails to 608. AGPS calls on the Syrian

181 Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

181 Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

05-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of 181 of Palestinian residents of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict. The list includes 12 refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. 16 others were identified as

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2014

05-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mohamed Alalwah, born in 1965, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian government forces at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint in January 2014. His family continues to appeal

AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Annual Report Sheds Light on Squalid Conditions at Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2019

A newly-released report by AGPS documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2018 said Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Damascus, has been subjected to serious human rights violations and dire socio-economic conditions. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending

Concerns Mount among Palestinian Refugees as Syrian Gov’t Launches Calls for Military Conscription

Concerns Mount among Palestinian Refugees as Syrian Gov’t Launches Calls for Military Conscription

04-10-2019

A state of rising fear has overwhelmed Palestinian young men taking refuge in southern Damascus after calls were circulated by the incumbent government for military recruitment. According to Sawt AlAssima news site, a list of 6,000 wanted residents of

Access Roads to AlTadhamun Neighborhoods Opened Up for Displaced Families

Access Roads to AlTadhamun Neighborhoods Opened Up for Displaced Families

04-10-2019

Efforts have been ongoing in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, to remove debris and open thoroughfares pending the return of displaced families to their homes, pro-government sources in Syria have reported. In footages taken from the scene, cleaning workers and

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

04-10-2019

Students and parents at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, appealed to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give daily lifts to the local university due to overcrowding and unpunctuality in public means of transport. In a

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

04-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Yusuf AlKubra, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Yusuf, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, was arrested near Damascus old gate of

82 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in 2018

82 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in 2018

03-10-2019

AGPS documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare, 82 among whom were pronounced dead in 2018 alone. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that from March 2011

Palestinians from Syria to Submit Visas Renewal Demands in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria to Submit Visas Renewal Demands in Lebanon

03-10-2019

The Lebanese General Security called upon Palestinians from Syria wishing to renew their visas in Lebanon to attach their identity documents to the demand. The calls were reportedly launched after archived documents of Palestinians from Syria disappeared from a security

Palestinian, Syrian Orphans Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Refugee Camps

Palestinian, Syrian Orphans Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Refugee Camps

03-10-2019

Daawa Foundation for Social Affairs and Palestinian activists in northern Syria have sounded alarm bells over the dire situation of Palestinian orphans and needy people in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, set up in the northern Syrian region of

Palestinian Refugee Maamoun AlJaloudi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Maamoun AlJaloudi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

03-10-2019

Palestinian refugee Maamoun Besher AlJaloudi has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Maamoun was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 25, 2015, at a checkpoint pitched between Beit Sahem and Yalda, south

Greece to Push Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

Greece to Push Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

03-10-2019

Greece has announced a string of measures to rein in rising migration flows, including pushing back 10,000 people by the end of next year to Turkey and relocating thousands to the mainland from overcrowded island camps. The plans were

AGPS, PRC Release 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS, PRC Release 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

02-10-2019

The Action Group for Palestinian of Syria (AGPS), in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has released the Arabic version of its annual report documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria in 2018. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Unending

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

Palestinian Civilians, Activists Held in Syria’s State-Run Jails

02-10-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees, including relief officers, have been locked up in Syrian government prisons. Several of them have got their security situation worked out after the opposition outfits withdrew from southern Damascus, though. Recently, AGPS has learned that

Family of Palestinian Refugee Tareq Abdulatif Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Tareq Abdulatif Appeals for Information

02-10-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Tareq Rateb Abdulatif, born in 1991, have called on the Turkish authorities and international human rights institutions to disclose the fate of their missing relative. In appeals sent to AGPS, the family said Tareq disappeared

6 Palestinians among 88 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

6 Palestinians among 88 Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

02-10-2019

88 irregular migrants, including six Palestinian refugees from Syria, were apprehended by Turkish coast guard off the seashore of Aydın’s Didim district, trying to reach Greece. The migrants were turned in to the Migration Department in Aydin pending the finalization

Migrant Death Toll in Mediterranean Tops 1,000, Says UN Agency

Migrant Death Toll in Mediterranean Tops 1,000, Says UN Agency

02-10-2019

At least 1,000 migrants have died so far this year in the Mediterranean Sea, said the UN refugee agency on Tuesday. “For the 6th year in a row, more than 1,000 people have died attempting to cross the

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

01-10-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Mahmoud Kablawi, born in 2000, was arrested by the Turkish authorities on his way out of Istanbul New Airport. Reporting from Turkey, an AGPS correspondent said Kablawi was taken to a pre-removal detention centre, pending

Refugees Protest Crackdowns on Greek Island

Refugees Protest Crackdowns on Greek Island

01-10-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants who have sought shelter in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, took to the streets on Sunday, speaking up against the squalid humanitarian condition they have been facing. Greek police unleashed heavy

UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

UNRWA Says 2019 Financial Deficit Ongoing

01-10-2019

UNRWA’s Media Consultant in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency still faces a financial deficit of US$ 89 million in its annual budget for 2019, down from 120 million in previous months. According to Abu Hasana, UNRWA amassed generous

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

01-10-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, called on UNRWA to include their names on lists of most-vulnerable families owing to their abject living conditions. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to

Delegation of Arab Students Union Shows Up in Handarat Refugee Camp

Delegation of Arab Students Union Shows Up in Handarat Refugee Camp

01-10-2019

Representatives of the Arab Students Union from Morocco, Chad, Yemen and Sudan paid a field visit to Handarat refugee camp on September 30, 2019, in an attempt to scrutinize the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the area. Heavy shelling on Handarat