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On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

30-11-2019

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, annually observed by the United Nations on Novemeber 29, AGPS called on the international community, particularly UNRWA, to take further action in order to provide the Palestinians of Syria with

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

30-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 4,007 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 487 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until November 29), up from 1,953

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

30-11-2019

The Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, announced the death of gunman Ghazi Khaled AlMohamed in Tal AlZor, in Idlib’s southern outskirts, in violent shootouts with opposition groups. The victim’s nationality could not be identified by AGPS. Nearly

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

30-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Khaled Muhsen Kharroubi, a resident of Syria’s AlMuzeireeb community, has been enduring a mysterious fate in state-run jails for the fourth consecutive year. Khaled was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlLajat area, south of Syria, on August

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-11-2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent Society distributed food and relief items to residents of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

29-11-2019

Palestinian professor Mahmoud Ahmad Hamid has initiated an international research project in Sweden that is expected to revolutionize wood industry. The project aims to develop natural adhesives used in the manufacture of compressed wood, instead of the petroleum glues currently

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

29-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian families from Syria who have sought shelter in Germany have sounded distress signals over delays in the family reunification process, which they said often lasts for over three years. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Germany

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Nizar Jawdat Kassab has been secretly jailed in Syria for the eighth year running. Nizar, a genitourinary surgeon, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched near Yarmouk’s entrance on December 16, 2012. Palestinian medics and relief activists have

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

29-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

28-11-2019

To date, 19 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and several others are missing and/or detained, said UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Christian Saunders in an annual report read out before the UN General Assembly’s Fourth

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

28-11-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent paid a visit to AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, near Yarmouk Camp, where thousands of Palestinian refugees used to take shelter. The visit reportedly aims at setting the framework for

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

28-11-2019

A member of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was tasked with working on the files of Palestinian young men in Aleppo and in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps who evaded military conscription. Shortly after the

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

28-11-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps across Syria have joined rallies staged in protest at the announcement made by the US President Donald Trump’s administration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as inconsistent

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

27-11-2019

Palestinian doctor Osama Omar AlKhaled, aged 64, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Osama, a resident of Daraa, south of Syria, and a native of the Palestinian village of Ein Ghazal, got his health condition worsened at the Adra

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

27-11-2019

Norwegian cops released Palestinian refugees from Syria Kusay Rashid and his uncle Yaser Salama, who were arrested after they protested against members of the SIAN anti-Muslim organization who set fire to Holy Quran. On November 17, members of fanatic SIAN

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-11-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Rami Afif Kasem appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on identifying the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the family said Rami

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

27-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Salim Mahmoud Bahloul has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run penal complexes for the eight-consecutive year. Salim, in his 20s, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on October 12, 2012 from Bisan Clinic. He is a

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-11-2019

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 Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

Palestinian Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

26-11-2019

The Greek authorities released on Saturday, November 23, 120 migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, who have been detained on Rhodes Island for nearly 60 days. The freed migrants include Palestinians, Iraqis, and Syrians. The list of released migrants includes Palestinian

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-11-2019

AlSafsaf School, in partnership with UNRWA and the Daraa Youth Center, organized activities for children in Daraa camp, south of Syria. The event falls in line with the Universal Children’s Day. Over 600 Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa Camp

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

26-11-2019

Palestinian child Mohamed Anwar Ali, from Syria’s Khan Eshieh refugee camp, won the gold medal as part of chess competition staged between 130 contestants representing different Austrian schools. Mohamed received the best player award. Histeam snatched the third place at

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

26-11-2019

A number of Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon have returned to Syria after anti-government protests have reached a peak in the Lebanese territories. The price leap, dire socio-economic conditions, and delays in the transfer of UNRWA aids

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

25-11-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria were granted citizenship in European destinations, following a mountainous journey in the hunt for humanitarian asylum by holders of Syrian travel documents. Palestinian refugee Shatha Tamim and her children were recently granted

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

25-11-2019

Residents of Aleppo’s Handarat Camp denounced the apathy shown by the local authorities regarding their appeals for clearing garbage. Civilians said they have been forced to burn trash in the camp alleyways, adding that the Palestinian Red Crescent has reneged

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

25-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 24, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

25-11-2019

The Greek government on Wednesday announced plans to set up five closed pre-departure centers for migrants on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros. According to the plan, which was announced on Wednesday by government spokesman Stelios

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

24-11-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon have got into embroidery to earn a living to feed their children. A so-called Amna who closed her beauty salon in Syria when the war started decided to enroll in

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

24-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development, in cooperation with the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, organized an exhibition for traditional Palestinian heritage in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The moves aims at preserving Palestinian heritage in

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

24-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

24-11-2019

Palestinian nurse Bassel Hassan Omar, aged 38, has been held in Syrian government lock-ups since March 7, 2013. Bassel was kidnapped by the government forces from AlMujtahid Hospital in Damascus, where he had served as a nurse. His fate remains

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

23-11-2019

Palestinian-Syrian civil committees in Lebanon have condemned underway attempts to task UNHCR, instead of UNRWA, with managing the affairs of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon. In a joint statement, a number of civil committees slammed the calls made by

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

23-11-2019

Mortars reportedly fell around the Palestinian Arab Club in AlJumeiliya area, in Aleppo, a couple of days earlier, resulting in injuries and material damage. The Arab Club administration said staff members remained indoors for fear of being killed in the

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

23-11-2019

As the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC) turns 30, this week, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called for increasing attention and assistance to children in conflict

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

23-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hasan Saleh, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year in a row. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces on June 1, 2013. His condition and whereabouts

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Access to Education

22-11-2019

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers. The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus

Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Health Ministry Delegation Shows Up in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-11-2019

A delegation of the health directorate in Aleppo paid a visit to Handarat camp in order to inspect the progress of healthcare services in the area and follow up on Leishmania-stricken cases. Leishmania is a mosquito-borne disease mainly found in

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

22-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the eight consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces at his home in AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, on August 16, 2011. AGPS documented the

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Killed by Sniper Bullets since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

22-11-2019

AGPS documented the death of 311 Palestinian refugees after they were gunned down by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Up to 4,006 Palestinian refugees have been pronounced dead in the Syrian

1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

22-11-2019

The International Organization of Migration (IOM) reported that 95,600 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 20 November, roughly an 8 per cent decrease from the 104,535 arriving during the same period last year.   Deaths recorded on

Palestinian Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

21-11-2019

Statistics issued by AGPS on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria, making up 6.27% of the overall death toll among the Palestinians of Syria. The

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout Camp over Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout Camp over Dire Conditions

21-11-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees rallied outside of the office the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) in Deir Ballout camp, north of Syria, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facility. The refugees called on AFAD staff members to take up

Healthcarev Initiative Sees the Day in Lebanon in Favor of Palestine Refugees

Healthcarev Initiative Sees the Day in Lebanon in Favor of Palestine Refugees

21-11-2019

The Relief Commission at Lebanon’s Sunni authority Dar AlFatwa announced the launch of a medical project, in partnership with the World Rehabilitation Fund. The imitative aims at providing basic rehabilitation services to Palestinian refugees from Syria and other people with special

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Samour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Samour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

21-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Nour Samour has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eight consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of AlSham Road, was arrested by Syrian security forces at a checkpoint in Hums province on August 15, 2013

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

20-11-2019

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying mounds of trash have been piled up across residential alleyways. The residents also said that they have been enduring

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Jamal Released from German Prison

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Jamal Released from German Prison

20-11-2019

The German authorities freed the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Jamal from jail, where he had been kept for nearly three years over charges of human trafficking and migrant smuggling onboard inflatable boats bound for Europe. Human smuggling is considered a serious

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail

20-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mustafa Hamdan has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces on August 31, 2013 as he passed through the Maliha

Palestinian Refugee Wins Best Photographer Award in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Wins Best Photographer Award in Syria

20-11-2019

Palestinian photographer Mootaz AlMawed, from Yarmouk camp, in Damascus, won the press photo contest, held by the General Sports Federation in Syria on November 18 as part of the 2019 Golden Pen Competition. Mootaz told the Syrian news agency SANA

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Norway after Protesting Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Norway after Protesting Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran

19-11-2019

Norwegian cops arrested a Palestinian refugee from Syria and others as they protested against members of the SIAN anti-Muslim organization who set fire to Holy Quran. Members of fanatic SIAN group took to the streets in the southern Norwegian city

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Woman in Northern Syria Appeals for Humanitarian Action

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Woman in Northern Syria Appeals for Humanitarian Action

19-11-2019

A displaced Palestinian woman in northern Syria who suffers from a leg disease said she has been unable to secure treatment fees in the poverty-stricken area. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the refugee denounced the absence of financial support by

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

19-11-2019

15 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk

Thousands of Migrants Facing Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island, Warns MSF

Thousands of Migrants Facing Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island, Warns MSF

19-11-2019

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Nov. 16 that a 9-month-old baby died in the Moria refugee camp in Greece. “We have confirmed today by the local hospital in #Lesbos that a 9-month-old baby has died some days ago from

Homes Flooded with Rain Downpours in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

Homes Flooded with Rain Downpours in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestine Refugees

18-11-2019

Displaced families in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns about the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods in an area that has been grappling with poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Strikes Deal with Syria Clinics

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Strikes Deal with Syria Clinics

18-11-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has reached agreements with health centers in Daraa province, south of Syria, to provide healthcare services and surgeries for Palestinian refugees. Surgeries will be carried out at AlRahma clinic

Palestinian Refugee Yaser Kareem Released from Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Yaser Kareem Released from Syria Jail

18-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Yaser Kareem was released from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held along with other Palestinians displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Yalda town, south of Damascus, after they were arrested in early April. Yaser and the

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Detained in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Detained in Syria since 2012

18-11-2019

Along the same line, Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kasem Mutleb has been locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Mohamed, in his 50s of age, was arrested on January 1, 2013 by Syrian security forces at a

Orphan Allowances Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Orphan Allowances Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

18-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over cash aids donated by Rahma International Society to over 175 orphans, including Palestinian refugees, in northern Syria. The commission said on Facebook that some 25 families from the poorly-equipped

Palestinian Families Stranded on Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Families Stranded on Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

17-11-2019

Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian refugees detained on the Greek island of Rhodes have appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on their urgent release from custody, where they have been facing squalid captivity conditions. In

UN Renews UNRWA Mandate

UN Renews UNRWA Mandate

17-11-2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) renewed the mandate of the Palestinian refugee agency on Friday, in an overwhelming show of support despite unabated pressure by the US and Israel to end the agency’s work. 170 Member States voted for

Syria Rights Group Reveals Shocking Facts about Conditions in Sedanaya Military Prison

Syria Rights Group Reveals Shocking Facts about Conditions in Sedanaya Military Prison

17-11-2019

The Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP) stated in its first report, entitled “Sednaya Prison: Factory of death and enforced disappearance in Syria”, that inmates have been tortured to death in the highly-secretive penal complex. The

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

17-11-2019

Alarm bells have been sounded over the unknown fate of several Palestinian refugee families who have been kidnapped by the Syrian regime troops. The list of missing families includes the Mouloud Khaled Al-Abdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at

160 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Reach Greece over Last Couple of Months

160 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Reach Greece over Last Couple of Months

16-11-2019

Over 160 Palestinian refugees from Syria have landed on Greece islands over October and November 2019. An AGPS news correspondent said the 160 refugees reached islands on the Aegean coast, including Mytilene, Samos, Kos, Chios, Symi, and Leros. Thousands of

Greece Illegally Pushed Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

Greece Illegally Pushed Back Thousands of Migrants to Turkey

16-11-2019

Greece reportedly deported about 60,000 migrants to Turkey between 2017 and 2018, according to a report on the online news portal of weekly German magazine Spiegel, published on Wednesday evening. According to Spiegel, Turkey is accusing Greece of not

Free Medical Campaign Held for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon

Free Medical Campaign Held for Displaced Refugees in Lebanon

16-11-2019

A free medical campaign is expected to be held by Istijaba Medical Center as of November 18 to November 21 in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Patients with cardiovascular diseases and urinary tract disorders along with children will receive

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

16-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed, in his 50s of age, was kidnapped from his home in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Homs on May 12, 2014. His family

UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

UNRWA: 95% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Food Insecure

15-11-2019

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region.  95 per cent of PRS are food insecure; Over 80% cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main

UNRWA Likely to Cut Services for Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

UNRWA Likely to Cut Services for Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

15-11-2019

The Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, has appealed for sustained support for the Agency’s work. Presenting the Agency’s annual report to the Special Political and Decolonization

NGO Carries Out Reconstruction Works in Atama Camp North of Syria

NGO Carries Out Reconstruction Works in Atama Camp North of Syria

15-11-2019

Bonyan Foundation has laid asphalt concrete on a number of access roads and sidewalks in Atama refugee camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, in order to smooth civilians’ movement, particularly during winter. Sometime earlier, the association had embarked

Mohamed Awad Moudi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

Mohamed Awad Moudi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

15-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad Moudi has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed was kidnapped at a checkpoint set up in Daraa province on October 9, 2012. His family continues to appeal for information

Dozens of Poor Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

Dozens of Poor Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees

14-11-2019

Fuel supplies have been distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Syria. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Every registered family reportedly received 100 liters of fuel. The price of fuel set by

Activists Call for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities in Handarat Refugee Camp

Activists Call for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities in Handarat Refugee Camp

14-11-2019

Members of Liwaa AlQuds squad, affiliated with the Syrian government, and the Palestinian Red Crescent have embarked on the rehabilitation of the local park in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, which sustained heavy damage in the bloody conflict

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Struggle with Language Acquisition in Europe

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Struggle with Language Acquisition in Europe

14-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees who fled war-Torn Syrian to Europe have been struggling with language acquisition, particularly in northern European countries. Linguistic and socio-cultural discrepancies in the new destinations often result in difficulties in the integration process and block the

Palestinian Girl from Syria among Top 4 Candidates in Dubai Reading Contest

Palestinian Girl from Syria among Top 4 Candidates in Dubai Reading Contest

14-11-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Sirine Fawaz Mohamed, from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, won the Arab Reading Challenge in the Netherlands. Syrine also snatched the fourth seat in Dubai’s fourth Arab Reading Challenge, beating thousands of candidates from across the Arab world

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Strike on Damascus

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Strike on Damascus

13-11-2019

Palestinian refugees Abdullah Yousef Hasan and Muadh AlAJouri were killed on Tuesday and six others, including a child, were wounded after the Israeli occupation forces slammed missiles into a residential apartment in AlMezzeh area, in Damascus. Local sources said three

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in October

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in October

13-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees from Syria in October 2019 due to war-related incidents, down from five refugees in October 2018. The list of casualties includes three Palestinians who were tortured to death in Syrian government

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

13-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare. All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to

Poetry Anthology by Palestinian Refugee from Syria Translated into Greek

Poetry Anthology by Palestinian Refugee from Syria Translated into Greek

13-11-2019

A renowned publishing house in Athens released the Greek version of a poetry anthology by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud AlSersawi, which was translated by Professor A. Pianotti. It includes a forward by Professor Renos Papa Dublos and notes by Prof

Palestinian Toddler in Lebanon on Verge of Death

Palestinian Toddler in Lebanon on Verge of Death

12-11-2019

A Palestinian family who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to the southern Lebanese city of Sur has appealed to the international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action in order to save their eight-day-old newborn. The family said their

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

12-11-2019

124 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya Camp in Rif Dimashq have been pronounced dead in war-torn Syria, according to AGPS database. The list includes 73 Palestinians who died under shelling, 12 who were tortured to death in Syrian detention

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Ibrahim, called Abu Nasser, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Mohamed, born on January 1, 1982, was arrested at a checkpoint in Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp, on February

Palestinians Struggling with Dire Conditions in Hums Refugee Camp

Palestinians Struggling with Dire Conditions in Hums Refugee Camp

12-11-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian assistance. Most residents depend on

Sweden to Push Back Palestinian Family to Saudi Arabia

Sweden to Push Back Palestinian Family to Saudi Arabia

11-11-2019

The Swedish Migration Agency issued a decision to deport Palestinian refugee from Syria Manal Zaydan and her four children to Saudi Arabia, after they had sought asylum for four years in the European country. Speaking with AlKompis news site, Manal

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead in Malmo

Palestinian Boy Shot Dead in Malmo

11-11-2019

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in Malmö's Möllevångtorget square at 9pm on Saturday night -- one of the busiest times of the week for the area's many bars and restaurants, Swedish daily the Local

Damascus Governor: Law 10 Inapplicable in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Damascus Governor: Law 10 Inapplicable in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

11-11-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office Samir Jazerli said the old Yarmouk Camp has a legal specificity and is directly supervised by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees. Therefore, property owenrship in the camp can only be proved by means

Humanitarian Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Humanitarian Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

11-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed winter blankets and boxes of kitchen ware to displaced Palestinian families in Idlib’s southern suburbs. The items were donated by the Indonesian association KNRP. Volunteer relief officers also distributed meat

UNRWA Says Agency’s Main Concern to Preserve Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Says Agency’s Main Concern to Preserve Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-11-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in Near East (UNRWA) said it has been facing a severe financial crisis and strives to preserve aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. In response to a letter sent

3 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in October

3 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in October

10-11-2019

AGPS identified the names of three Palestinian refugees who died under torture in Syrian state-run prisons over October. Fadi Fuad AlSoutari, from Yarmouk Camp, along with Sa’id Mustafa Amrein and Ziad Lutfi Amrein. They had been secretly detained for years

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlSbeihi Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlSbeihi Assassinated South of Syria

10-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen Ahmed Saleh AlSbeihi, a former opposition gunman, was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Friday November 8 in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western suburbs. An AGPS field reporter said gunmen boarding an armored car opened fire

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

10-11-2019

Five Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state run prisons, four among whom identified as members of the Daoud family. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and

Palestinian Refugee Killed in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed in War-Torn Syria

09-11-2019

Sources close to the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, mourned the death of its staff member Palestinian refugee Ahmad Suleiman who died while in a mission in Syria. AGPS found out that 278 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

09-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born on April 21, 1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has gone missing for the fourth year running after he was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Palestinian Refugee Issa Amayri Released from Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Issa Amayri Released from Syria Jail

09-11-2019

The Syrian security forces freed on Thursday, November 7, Palestinian refugee Issa Amayri, who was arrested in April, along with a number of refugees displaced from Yalda, south of Damascus, after they were summoned to questioning by the local reconciliation

UNRWA Delivers 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Assistance to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Delivers 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Assistance to Palestinians of Syria

09-11-2019

UNRWA said the third batch of the 2019 cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria will be delivered as of November 11. Texts messages specifying the time and location of the delivery will be sent to the refugees. Aids will

Egyptian Authorities Push Back Palestinian Refugee to Syria

Egyptian Authorities Push Back Palestinian Refugee to Syria

08-11-2019

The Egyptian authorities deported a Palestinian refugee to Syria after he overstayed his visa in the country. An AGPS field reported said the refugee entered Egypt illegally through Sudan to reunite with his family members, who have sought refuge in

UNRWA Chief Resigns amid Israel-US Pressure

UNRWA Chief Resigns amid Israel-US Pressure

08-11-2019

The head of the main UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resigned following alleged accusations of bias and abuses of authority. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN said Pierre Krähenbühl had quitted with immediate effect his role

Educational Event Held at AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Educational Event Held at AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestine Refugees

08-11-2019

Aِِn awareness-raising event was held at AlNaqeeb School in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The gathering held under the slogan “I respect my school, myself, and others” was attended by dozens of Palestinian refugees, students, and

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for over 6 years

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for over 6 years

08-11-2019

10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel Mahmoud Amayri

Activists Lash Out at Syrian Security Forces over Incitement against Palestine Refugees

Activists Lash Out at Syrian Security Forces over Incitement against Palestine Refugees

07-11-2019

Activists from Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees have accused pro-government forces in Syria of circulating leaflets to defame local residents and stir up sedition between government affiliates and former opposition groups. “All Iranian forces and militias along with their allies

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

07-11-2019

Another Palestinian refugee was tortured to death in Syrian state prisons, bringing the number of Palestinian victims of torture in government jails to 611. AGPS has kept the casualty’s name secret at his family’s request.

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp

07-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Rafe’, in his 30s of age, was arrested by Syrian government forces a few days earlier. An AGPS field reporter attributed the abduction to the alleged theft-property assaults carried out by Firas, a resident of Aleppo’s AlNeirab

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

07-11-2019

Palestinian engineer Wahdan Abdullah AlRawashdeh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for seven years running. Wahdan was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, on January 3

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

06-11-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Hasan Abdul Wahab, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has been detained by Turkish police after he failed to obtain the kimlik temporary protection card. His family has appealed to the Palestinian embassy and activists to

Palestinian Students from Syria Allowed to Return to Lebanon

Palestinian Students from Syria Allowed to Return to Lebanon

06-11-2019

The Lebanese General Security has green-lighted the return of Palestinian students from Syria to Lebanon. Some 50 Palestinian students enrolled at the Council of Churches Institute in Lebanon, returned to Syria to sit for high school exams, following cooperation with

Protest Moves Held at UNRWA Clinic North of Lebanon

Protest Moves Held at UNRWA Clinic North of Lebanon

06-11-2019

Palestinian refugees gathered at a UNRWA clinic in AlBadawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon, protesting health service cut. The refugees have denounced the medicine shortage at the clinic, saying they have been forced to purchase drugs at costs that outlive

Palestinians from Syria among Hundreds Transferred to Greek Mainland

Palestinians from Syria among Hundreds Transferred to Greek Mainland

06-11-2019

The Greek authorities transferred hundreds of migrants, including 25 Palestinian refugees from Syria, to the mainland. International news sources said 800 migrants were transferred from overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands to the mainland. The Greek government is expected to

8 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2019

8 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2019

05-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees from Syria in October 2019 due to war-related incidents. The list of casualties includes three Palestinians who were tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, three others who were fatally shot

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Movement Crackdowns South of Syria

05-11-2019

Thousands Palestinian refugees have been trapped in southern Damascus due to the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian government forces on Babila, Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Sidi Miqdad towns. The Syrian authorities ruled that in order for Palestinian refugees sheltered

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

05-11-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Mohamadiya, from Handarat Camp in Aleppo, have appealed to the national and international human rights bodies, including Amnesty International, to work on gathering data about their relative, who has gone missing for over five

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Rain Showers

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Rain Showers

04-11-2019

Tents have been swamped by heavy rainfalls in AlSadaka Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria. Some 35 displaced Palestinian families have been taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in the area. The

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Support of Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Support of Palestine Refugees

04-11-2019

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl called on the 120 states present at the XVIII Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 25 and 26 October 2019, to support UNRWA

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

04-11-2019

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 refugees, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

Cultural Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Cultural Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-11-2019

Leisure activities were held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp by Ayedoon Group. Over 30 Palestinian teens were in attendance. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular committees, has been gripped with dire socio-economic conditions as

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Detained in War-Torn Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Detained in War-Torn Syria

03-11-2019

In statistics released on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed annually on 2 November, AGPS has kept record of the murder of a number of Palestinian journalists and the forced disappearance of others in war-torn Syria

Palestinian Youth Appeals for Information over Missing Mother

Palestinian Youth Appeals for Information over Missing Mother

03-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Osama Redwan AlKhatib, 22, called on the international human rights institutions and concerned authorities to help him garner data about his Egyptian mother Sabrine Ali Shehata, whom he has not met for 20 years. Osama had lived with

Volunteers Take Part in Reconstruction of Handarat Camp

Volunteers Take Part in Reconstruction of Handarat Camp

03-11-2019

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent joined a campaign to repair power at the local school in Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo and cleanse the public park. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with

Rights Groups Urge UN to Pressurize Syrian Gov’t to Free Prisoners

Rights Groups Urge UN to Pressurize Syrian Gov’t to Free Prisoners

03-11-2019

The Caesar Families Association, the Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison, and Families for Freedom have called on the United Nations to urge the Syrian government to free all prisoners and victims of enforced disappearance. The NGOs

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

02-11-2019

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria rallied on October 31, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees urged UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the concerned NGOs to live up to their responsibilities as

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

Palestine Refugees Distressed as Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb

02-11-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the assassination of Syrian national Yaser Yousef AlMusalmah, who was gunned down by anonymous gunmen on October 30. Over

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-11-2019

Residents of AlMukhtar Abu Adnan neighborhood in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads for over 10 consecutive days. Speaking with AGPS, civilians

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

02-11-2019

Palestinian young man Mahmoud Hanino, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons, where he has been locked up since 2015. AGPS has documented the secret incarceration of 1,768 Palestinian refugees in

AGPS: 484 Female Palestinian Refugees Killed, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 484 Female Palestinian Refugees Killed, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

01-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 484 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, making 16% of the overall death toll for the period from March 2011 to October 2019. The list includes 240 female refugees

Palestinian Refugees to Benefit from Health Care Discount at Istanbul Clinic

Palestinian Refugees to Benefit from Health Care Discount at Istanbul Clinic

01-11-2019

The Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) said it signed an agreement with Medipol Fındıkzade Hospital in Istanbul, in cooperation with the Association of Palestinian Medics in Turkey. The new agreement provides Palestinians from Syria with partial discounts for medical

Relief Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

Relief Campaign Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

01-11-2019

A so-called “Warm Winter” campaign has been launched by activists and civilians in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to collect winter clothes and shoes for the most vulnerable children in the area. Living conditions in Khan