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Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

09-04-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous. In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

09-04-2020

PalToday TV Channel, in cooperation with the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People, embarked on “Be Compassionate” campaign to assist Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The Relief Commission has called on the national

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

09-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it is facing a critical financial situation amid the outbreak of COVID-19, despite the low number of infected refugees. "The financial situation is at a critical point, in

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

09-04-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged EU Member-States to increase efforts in order to prevent migrant drownings off the Mediterranean coast. UNHCR representative in Germany Franck Ramsus said migrants should not be left alone, especially following “operation

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

08-04-2020

Activists have called on the international humanitarian institutions, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and all concerned human rights bodies to urgently work on saving the life of a displaced Palestinian woman from Syria in Thailand. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

08-04-2020

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to sound distress signals over the absence of health services and life-saving medical kit. Most of the clinics and medical centers in the area have gone out of operation

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

08-04-2020

A set of precautionary measures have seen the day at UNRWA clinic in Khan Eshieh refugee camp to prevent COVID-19 contaminations. UNRWA said in a statement that contacts have been held with the Syrian Health Ministry and the General Authority

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

08-04-2020

Director of UNRWA Operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye told the political department chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdul Hadi in a Skype call that the Agency has almost ended cash aid distribution for the Palestinians of Syria. The

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

08-04-2020

Palestinian refugees Mohamed and Samir Ibrahim Abu Shteiwi have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. The family told AGPS that Mohamed, born in 1957, was arrested on March 10, 2013 at a government checkpoint in Rif Dimashq

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

08-04-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with AlAqsa Companions Association, distributed food items to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. A campaigner said 100 Syrian and Palestinian families taking refuge in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, Ein

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

07-04-2020

Available statistics by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) indicates that the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) taking shelter in the Lebanese territories has dropped off. In its 2020

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

07-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees in Khan Eshieh refugee camp complained about the unproductive courses taught online after classes have been suspended over coronavirus outbreak. A former teacher in the camp said the poor telecommunication and internet network and their

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

07-04-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, spoke out against the insufficient quantities and poor-quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by government-run distributers. Civilians

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2020

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outburst of the bloody conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 129 children died under

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

06-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), embarked on a campaign to disinfect Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in response to COVID-19 outbreak. Sterilization drives

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

06-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Taghrid Eissat and her infant Hadil AlGhayathi have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held since 2013. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

06-04-2020

The Greek government has lifted a controversial suspension of asylum applications imposed in response to an influx of refugees crossing the border from Turkey. However, all asylum services will remain frozen for at least a week due to the coronavirus

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

05-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Fares and his relative Rasha Nabil AlDhawahra died in an air strike launched by the Syrian government forces on Jilin town, south of Syria, sometime earlier, the children’s family told AGPS. On March 19, a number

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

05-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced one case of Covid-19 among the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. During a meeting held with local committees and international NGOs, UNRWA said suspected

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

05-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugee women and girls have volunteered for a campaign to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. The volunteers tour the camp to raise civilians’ awareness about the virus and

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

05-04-2020

The UN human rights office on Friday described as “alarming” the situation in all the prisons in Syria, especially the overcrowded central ones and also makeshift detention facilities, saying the risk of mass coronavirus infections is exceptionally high. The Syrian

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

05-04-2020

The Swedish migration authorities have announced their intent to suspend deportation flights from the country due to coronavirus outbreak. In line with the new decision, Swedish police have started releasing asylum-seekers who have been held in custody pending their deportation

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

04-04-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 37 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

04-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp to Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, said they are unable to cope with the coronavirus outbreak as they have not received medical assistance by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

04-04-2020

Activists in AlSabina refugee camp called on the residents to stay indoors following complaints that children have been spotted in the streets. Located some 14 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AlSabina Camp has been gripped with an abject situation owing

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

04-04-2020

Greece has quarantined a refugee camp in the mainland, home to 2,300 people, for at least two weeks after 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Greece's Ministry of Migration announced on Thursday that movement from the Ritsona camp

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

04-04-2020

18 irregular migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore. The migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, were stuck off the Aegean coast onboard a Greece-bound vessel. In 2019, Turkish authorities held nearly 455,000 irregular migrants across

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

03-04-2020

Activists have lashed out at UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) over their unresponsiveness regarding the cries for help launched by the Palestinian refugee community in Syria due to coronavirus outbreak. The refugees said the sterilization

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-04-2020

Anti-coronavirus disinfection drives have seen the day in displacement camps set up in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been staking shelter. A paramedic said the campaign falls in line with initiatives launched in the country to help

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

03-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have formed a volunteer group to help the local community fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteers said their so-called “White Blood Cells” group has been inspired by

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

03-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delivered financial aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria, activists have reported. Every member of registered families received a sum of 53 Jordanian dinars. The

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

02-04-2020

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

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, continue to rail against the steep prices imposed by merchants on food and non-food items over recent weeks, at a time when hundreds of cash-stripped families have been

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

02-04-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has carried out a reassessment of issues related to stateless refugees coming from the following Gulf states: Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The new assessment delegitimizes the systematic invalidity of asylum-seeking applications by refugees

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Tareq Ziad Mer’I has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Tareq, born in 1990, was kidnapped from his workplace in Sehnaya town on August 06, 2012 and dragged to an unidentified

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

01-04-2020

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

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

01-04-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria (GAPAR) has strongly condemned a decision by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to suspend the salaries of day workers. GAPAR’s Director

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to rail against the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items. The residents said merchants and shopkeepers have been taking profit from the absence

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, marked the 44th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, a major commemorative event in the Palestinian political calendar and communal consciousness. An AGPS reporter said the occasion

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

31-03-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has succumbed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands, Palestinian activists have reported. The victim, Hasan Tershahani, aged 72, was pronounced dead a few days after he left a hospital in the Netherlands, to

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

31-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been striving to fetch bread loafs in the area. The residents said the promises recently made by the local development committee, including adding

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

31-03-2020

A the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria,  in cooperation with local civil committees. The move comes as part

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

30-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 268 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, since the outburst of deadly hostilities in the country. The list includes 134 Palestinians who were killed under shelling; 34 who were shot

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

30-03-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs from local bakeries. A displaced Palestinian refugee said over recent days government-run distribution centers have kept telling residents who line up daily

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

30-03-2020

Data by the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees, particularly those fleeing war-torn Syria (PRS), continue to face dire conditions and high vulnerability in Lebanon. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

30-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have been stranded on the Greek island of Samos have expressed their anger at the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the Greek authorities. The refugees have thrown meals in the streets as

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

29-03-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region haS appealed to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old girl

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

29-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013. AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

29-03-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees were arrested by Greek police before they were put on trial, following a fight that burst out with African migrants on Kos Island. Human rights activists said five Palestinian asylum-seekers who were detained by the

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

29-03-2020

As part of the Syrian government's anti-coronavirus measures, the Education Ministry decided to extend the closure of the public and private schools and institutes from April 2 to April 16, 2020. The government also decided to extend the closure

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have appealed to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take urgent action in response to the abject humanitarian situation they have been enduring in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

28-03-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Anas Hayel AlSabrouji, a resident of Daraa AlBalad, south of Syria, was released from the Sednaya military prison, where he had been held for five years. Last year, the Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

28-03-2020

31 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore, southwest of Turkey, trying to get to safety to Greek islands. According to a statement by the Turkish coast guard, the migrant boat was pushed back by Greek

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

28-03-2020

The German Foreign Ministry has temporarily suspended deportation/reception flights to/from European countries in line with its plan to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Last week, Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said it was no longer

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

27-03-2020

Official Swedish statistics have indicated that 3,296 Palestinian asylum-seekers categorized as “stateless” received citizenship documents in Sweden in 2019. The Swedish News Agency said “stateless” migrants and Somalis are among migrant categories who are often denied citizenship in Sweden

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

27-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without bread for the third consecutive day. A couple of days earlier, a set of measures were announced to control bread

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

27-03-2020

43 civil society institutions in Syria signed a joint statement expressing deep concerns over the propagation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. The statement urged the Syrian government to immediately release all political prisoners and halt

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

27-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Alaa AlDeen Abd Alalouh has been secretly detained in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Alaa, born in 1979, was arrested on July 01, 2013 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp. His family continues to

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

26-03-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods for ten days running. The residents warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

26-03-2020

Awareness-raising campaigns and sterilization moves have been held across Palestinian refugee camps and communities in and around Damascus to help civilians combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said vehicles loaded with sterilization equipment have

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

26-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its intent to change the time and location of aid distribution for Palestinian refugees. In text messages sent to the refugees, UNRWA attributed

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

26-03-2020

Clashes have flared up again on the Greek island of Kos as authorities there try to stem the flow of migrants pouring from borderlands. Sharp weapons were reportedly used in fighting that burst out between African and Palestinian migrants. Activists

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

25-03-2020

Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after they fled the area due to the rampant shelling and deadly shootouts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

25-03-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash and medical assistance in order to be able to combat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

25-03-2020

UNRWA handed over food baskets to residents of Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, in Aleppo. Activists have warned against undetected coronavirus cases among the refugees, who have lined up in long queues to receive much-needed aid. Palestinian refugees in Handarat

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

25-03-2020

Residents of AlSabina refugee camp have appealed to the Syrian authorities to allocate mobile stores for holders of smart cards in the area in order to enable civilians to fetch much-needed food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

24-03-2020

The brother of the wheel-chaired Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Samadi has sounded distress signals over the abject situation they have been facing in Turkey. Ammar said his brother Ibrahim can no longer stand on his own feet after he was hit

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Volunteers from Mulhem Group embarked on March 23 on a campaign to sterilize parts of Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, in an attempt to limit a propagation of coronavirus (COVID-19) among the residents. A

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Bread loafs have been distributed in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees through accredited bakeries in order to prevent long queues and over-crowding. Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun camp have spoken out against the poor-quality bread sold in

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

24-03-2020

Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organizations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

23-03-2020

The unabated shelling and deadly shootouts rocking the Syrian territories for the ninth-year running have claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinian refugees and resulted in the abduction, torture, displacement, and enforced disappearance of thousands more. AGPS has documented the

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been cut daily for nearly 18 hours, forcing civilians to purchase water from privately-owned

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

23-03-2020

Civil society institutions and Palestinian volunteers in the refugee camps of AlNeirab and Handarat, in Aleppo and AlAyedeen in Hums embarked on awareness-raising campaigns in an attempt to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus.  Volunteers cleaned up streets, removed

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

23-03-2020

Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, addressed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and announced “a state of emergency because of coronavirus.” He said UNRWA is ready to help those who need testing or treatment at Rafik Hariri University

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

22-03-2020

As the bloody Syrian warfare has entered its 9th year, Palestinian refugee mothers taking shelter in the country have gone traumatized by the daily scenes of bloodshed, destruction, and loss of beloved ones. AGPS documented the death of 486 Palestinian

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

22-03-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, said its logistics operations will be suspended until April 22, 2020, in line with the decision of the Syrian army, over the global health turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-03-2020

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 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

22-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hakam Husain Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on June 10, 2013 in AlZahira area, in Damascus and was dragged to

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

21-03-2020

UNRWA has condemned the killing of one of its staff members, Ali Husein Mohammad, following an outbreak of armed violence in Jillin, in rural Daraa, south of Syria. “The thoughts and condolences of UNRWA staff are with Mohammad’s family in

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-03-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackouts across residential alleyways and buildings. The residents urged UNRWA and the concerned authorities to take the necessary measures in order to rehabilitate the power network and

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

21-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it urgently needs US$ 14 million to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak over an initial three-month period. The Flash Appeal that the

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

21-03-2020

The Coalition of Civil Committees of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed vegetables to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. Bread loafs have also been handed over to the refugees, in cooperation with

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have appealed to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to take precautionary measures in order to prevent a swift propagation of the coronavirus. The refugees also appealed to the Agency to

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

20-03-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon has been exacerbated by the movement restrictions, closure of vital facilities, and curfew imposed by the Lebanese authorities to prevent a further propagation of COVID-19. UNRWA has identified PRS in Lebanon as one

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

20-03-2020

Civil society organizations have launched an awareness raising campaigns to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus. Leaflets with medical tips and hygiene instructions were distributed as part of the initiative. Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

20-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugee community in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after the Syrian government forces hit the area with missiles, resulting in five deaths and several injuries, including among children. Civilians said shelling and

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman AlMushasha has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. A resident of Ein Terma, in Rif Dimashq, the refugee was arrested on February 03, 2014, and transferred to an unidentified location

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

19-03-2020

As of February 2020, some 800 families had returned to Daraa camp and 750 students to the UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA. Daraa camp used to be home to some 10,500 Palestine refugees before the conflict in Syria led

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

19-03-2020

A mortar shell was dropped on Daraa’s northwestern town of Tseil, local sources have reported. The mortar shell was reportedly fired by the Syrian government forces, resulting in material damage. Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in T’seil, in the southern Syrian

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

19-03-2020

Palestinian relief activist Yaser Amayri was released from Syrian government prisons, where he was held along with a number of Palestinian refugees. Yaser was arrested in April 2019, along with other refugees, after they were summoned to questioning by Syria’s

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

19-03-2020

The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign at its schools in Jaramana and Khan Dannun refugee camps, in Rif Dimashq. Toilets, classrooms, and corridors were sprayed with alcohol and disinfectants

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-03-2020

The political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) handed over detergents and disinfectants to vulnerable Palestinian families in Jaramana refugee camp. Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was established

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

18-03-2020

Palestinian refugees have railed against the violations committed by pro-government officers in Khan Eshieh camp, west of Rif Dimashq province, during bread distribution to avoid lining up in long queues outside of AlJalil bakery. Elderly refugees said military officers are

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

18-03-2020

UNRWA said its cash aid for displaced Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon will not be transferred on time due to the recent economic turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreaks. In text messages sent to the refugees, the Agency said

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

18-03-2020

A child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said. The blaze burned through two containers used as living quarters by people in the Moria camp, as

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

17-03-2020

AGPS has released over 2,700 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other material, including videos, live snapshots

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

17-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 funding appeal that a sum totaling US$ 270 million is needed to carry out its program for the Syria Regional Crisis

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

17-03-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Beirut distributed 120 vegetable rations in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp. A number of activists also handed over bread to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Sidon’s Ein AlHilweh refugee camp and in

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

16-03-2020

All the way through Syria’s nine-year conflict, Palestinian refugee camps have witnessed heavy destruction and displacement. On March 13, 2013, the opposition outfits attacked a military barrack where Syrian government troops were deployed after they backtracked from the camp. The

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

16-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mamdouh Rebhi Khalifa has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for nearly six months. The victim, a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, was arrested in May 2014 at his home in

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

16-03-2020

Pro-government sources in Syria said a flock of reconstruction vehicles will enter Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, within a two weeks’ time. According to the same sources, Syrian government forces removed concrete blocks set up at the main

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Hanadi Suheil Issa, displaced to northern Syria, has appealed to the Turkish authorities and international humanitarian organizations to facilitate her safe access to Turkey so as to enable her to reunite with her baby girl who has been

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Zreiq has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over one year and a half. The victim, a former resident of Mesyaf city, in Hama’s suburbs, had been arrested by

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

15-03-2020

Activists said the Adra prison administration halted visits to the detainees, as a preventive measure to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. The activists said the prisoners are at real risk as no special health measures have been taken by

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

15-03-2020

34 irregular migrants have been rescued by the Turkish coast guard off the coast of Izmir, trying to disembark in Greek. The migrants were intercepted onboard an inflatable boat. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

14-03-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents and denied access to vital services. The

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

14-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its decision to suspend classes in its schools in Syria after more people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus across the MENA region. The

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

14-03-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in Hama and its refugee camp have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-03-2020

Ber Society and Social Services distributed secondhand clothes to vulnerable people in Hama camp for Palestinian refugees. Hama camp is home to nearly 7,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria and another 2,000 Palestinians displaced from other zones.

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-03-2020

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to voice deep concernsover their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Last year, a Palestinian child was pronounced dead after a

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

13-03-2020

Palestinian journalist Muhannad Mohamed Omar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups for the eighth year running. Omar was kidnapped by the government troops from the office of AlAlem Channel on February 29, 2012 on account of

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

13-03-2020

Scores of Palestinian refugees seeking shelter on Greek islands have been panic-stricken over recent weeks after reports of new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country. The helpless refugees have no proper medical or hygienic kit to battle

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

13-03-2020

Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, announced a contribution of approximately US$ 15.5 million (DKK 105 million DKK) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for 2020. According to

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

12-03-2020

Three Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, were arrested by the Syrian security forces. The motives for the arrest were not made clear. Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said Bilal Omar Beshkar, Mohamed Mahmoud AlKhatib, and another

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2020

Dozens of Palestinian teaching staff members have been arrested and sent to jail. In attempt to bring life back to normal, a number of activists helped establishing 14 classrooms from the 1st to the 9th grade in order to enable

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

12-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over four years. Jordan also issued a

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

12-03-2020

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said Swedish migration authorities are exercising discriminatory measures against Palestinian asylum seekers in the country. In a statement issued last week, EuroMed expressed grave concern over the fate of about 3,000 Palestinian asylum seekers

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

11-03-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), in cooperation with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has expressed deep concern over the fallouts of the raging Syrian warfare on the Palestinian refugee community. An oral statement delivered as part of

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

11-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

11-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon said they have had scant access to quality healthcare. The Lebanese state does not provide them with any such services, and private treatment is highly expensive. More than half of Palestinian refugees fleeing to Lebanon live

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

11-03-2020

Germany said it is prepared to take in "an appropriate share" of the neediest refugee children housed in overcrowded Greek migrant camps, German officials said on Monday. The country is set take children in as part of "a coalition of

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fadi Husain Amoura died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was recently updated on his death. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Fadi’s death brings the toll of victims of torture among

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

10-03-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk camp have urged local authorities in Damascus to backtrack on the new organizational plan which they said gives the Syrian government a greenlight to take hold of all buildings in the camp. Families who lost

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Karim Zamzam won the first place in the "oslomesterskap" competition for mechanical engineering students in the Norwegian capital city Oslo, beating 30 students taking part in the competition at Kuben Vgs School. Karim, a former resident

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

10-03-2020

Greece said it plans to build two new temporary camps to house hundreds of additional asylum seekers who arrived after a surge enabled by Turkey.  "We want to build two closed centers in (the northern region of) Serres and the

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

09-03-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Women’s Day have documented the secret detention of 110 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons.  AGPS also documented the death of at least 34 Palestinian women under torture in Syria’s state-run

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

09-03-2020

Young man Khaled Sayel Saleh, a resident of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, was killed as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in Dadikh village, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

09-03-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to get a loaf

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

09-03-2020

12-year-old Palestinian girl Sham Hasan received the highest score in the Syrian Arab Republic for her paintings drawn using nature remnants. Sham has been raised in Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Her parents are natives of Jahola village, in

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

08-03-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, saying an acute water crisis has made the situation far worse. The refugees lashed out

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

08-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Sakhr, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition squads in the northern Syrian city of Saraqebe. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

08-03-2020

Al Nahda International School in Istanbul honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Joudi Ahmad AlKurdi, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, for the outstanding results she has achieved as part of preparatory school exams (3rd grade) in Istanbul. Unofficial statistics indicate that

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

08-03-2020

Sweden has contributed US$ 49.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of two multi-year agreements with the Agency for 2020. According to a statement by UNRWA

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

07-03-2020

At least 486 Palestinian women from Syria have been pronounced dead since the outburst of the bloody warfare in the Syrian Arab Republic. Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Women’s Day indicates that Palestinian refugee women

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

07-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Yassin Mohamed Jumu’a, a resident of Syria’s AlSabina camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in Aleppo’s northern outskirts. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the deadly conflict

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

07-03-2020

The General Union of Palestine Students – Lebanon Branch honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Jala Khaled AlKhatib for the outstanding results she achieved as part of 1st year secondary education exams held at the UNRWA-run Beit Jala School, in

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

07-03-2020

Works have been underway by Bonyan Association to repair the sanitation network in Atama refugee camp, located on the outer edges of the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The association said the project has been launched in favor of over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

06-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nidhal Ahmad Dirbas, from Yarmouk Camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data, 4,030 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been pronounced dead

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

06-03-2020

Displaced families have received pledges by Damascus Governorate to return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in the near future. The promises were made by member of Damascus statistics and planning committee Samir AlJazaerli. AlJazaerli said the engineering company has

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

06-03-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families returned to Daraa refugee camp, fleeing the life-threatening security turmoil in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town continue to express deep concern over the security situation in the area

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

06-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Samir Kacem Mohamed, born in 1985, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for over eight years running. Samir was kidnapped on November 11, 2011 near AlHamed Mall, in Daraa. His condition and whereabouts have been

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

05-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan continues to appeal to the concerned national and international institutions to work on releasing their relative from Turkish detention centers, where he has been held for 23 consecutive days. Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

05-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of seven Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2020 due to war-related incidents. The list of casualties includes two Palestinian refugees who were killed in an Israeli air strike on Damascus; two refugees who died

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

05-03-2020

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 Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

05-03-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally outside of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on a political basis, rather than

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

04-03-2020

Acting Commissioner General of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, has strongly condemned the killing of a Palestinian woman and her niece near Deraa refugee camp, in southern Syria. On the evening of 28 February, Raghad and

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

04-03-2020

UNRWA said nearly 100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are in critical need of sustained humanitarian assistance. In its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2020, UNRWA said the vast majority of PRS in Jordan need to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil staged on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the offices of UNRWA directors in Palestinian refugee camps and communities in Sidon, Tripoli, and Western AlBekaa, along with the refugee camps of Ein AlHilweh, Burj

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

04-03-2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has named Swiss national Philippe Lazzarini to be the next commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The organization provides services in the fields of education

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mohamed Hammouda has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Ali, a native of the occupied Palestinian city of Haifa, was kidnapped on March 1, 2013, on his way out of AlShaghour

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

03-03-2020

The popular committees for Palestinians refugees from Syria in Lebanon have called for a mass participation in a rally that is slated to be held on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the office of UNRWA director in Palestinian refugee camps

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-03-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on both edges of AlA’waj River, saying the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at risk. Residents of the nearby Khawaled neighborhood urged the

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

03-03-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Monday, March 2, outside of UNRWA’s regional office in Beirut, urging the UN Agency to set an emergency plan for comprehensive and sustainable relief assistance for refugees and displaced persons in light

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

03-03-2020

UNRWA started disbursing its 2020 first batch of cash aid for Palestinian refugees in Syria. Every family member registered on the list of normal cases will receive a sum of 26,000 Syrian Pounds. Refugees figuring on the list of

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

03-03-2020

Following reports that Turkey is allowing asylum-seekers to depart its territory and attempt to enter the European Union, Amnesty International’s Deputy Research Director, Massimo Moratti, called on Greece and Bulgaria to ensure safe access to their territory for people seeking

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

02-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugees Laurence Mohamed Hosam Abu Madi and Palestinian activists have launched calls for disclosing Hosam’s condition and whereabouts. The family said their relative was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus. According

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

02-03-2020

Thousands of families continue to call out for freedom and justice for their loved ones who have been detained and forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime and armed groups. Human rights group “Families for Freedom” has urged the United Nations

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

02-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, owing to violent shootouts between the Syrian government forces and the opposition outfits following an attack targeting a Syrian intelligence checkpoint near AlMuzeireeb town

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

02-03-2020

AGPS data statistics indicate that 57 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

01-03-2020

Palestinian woman Layla Salah Khalil, aged 40, and her niece Raghad Esam Awad, aged 11, died after an explosive device went off in Daraa province south of Syria. An AGPS reporter said the explosive device was implanted by unidentified assailants

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

01-03-2020

Activists have sounded distress signals over the deteriorating condition of Palestinian refugee Shadi Qablawi, who, like hundreds of other refugees, was displaced from his home in Yarmouk refugee camp. Shadi is now left without a roof over his head in

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

01-03-2020

New batches of Palestinian and Syrian irregular migrants have reached the Greek island of Lesbos, coming from the Turkish seashore onboard inflatable vessels. Turkey is a major crossing point for refugees and migrants trying to enter the EU. AGPS documented

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

01-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Alelouh, born in 1965, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since 2014. AGPS documented the secret detention of 1,787 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penal complexes, among them 110 women and girls. The

AGPS: Over 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

29-02-2020

AGPS has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally

Tension Running High in AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community following Reports of 2 Assassination Attempts

Tension Running High in AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community following Reports of 2 Assassination Attempts

29-02-2020

A fresh assassination attempt has been carried out in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, where dozens of Palestinian families have sought shelter. According to local sources, unidentified assailants opened fire at Samir Aref Khalaf AlMesri, nicknamed Samir AlWarda, and Kasem

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee’s Homes in Hama Camp

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee’s Homes in Hama Camp

29-02-2020

Fires broke out at the home of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Fanous, located in the western zone of AlAyedeen camp in Hama. The fires caused severe material damage. No injuries were reported. UNRWA’s field security and risk management staff rushed to

Japan Contributes over US$ 22.4 Million for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes over US$ 22.4 Million for Palestine Refugees

29-02-2020

The Government of Japan signed a contribution agreement for the amount of US$ 22.4 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). According to a statement by UNRWA, the event

Turkey Dispatches Humanitarian Convoy to Idlib

Turkey Dispatches Humanitarian Convoy to Idlib

29-02-2020

Sham AlKher charity in Turkey dispatched last Tuesday charcoal-laden trucks to the northern Syrian province of Idlib in an attempt to distribute the supplies to displaced families, including Palestinian refugees, taking shelter in the area. The charity’s media chief Abdul

7 Members of Pro-Govt Palestinian Group Killed in Syria

7 Members of Pro-Govt Palestinian Group Killed in Syria

28-02-2020

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, announced the death of seven of its gunmen as they fought against opposition squads in the outskirts of the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The victims are identified as: Anas Kanaa

Water Supplies Cut in AlHusainiya Camp for Months

Water Supplies Cut in AlHusainiya Camp for Months

28-02-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the water blackout rocking the camp for months. A Palestinian woman taking refuge in the area said water supplies have been cut in her neighborhood since last

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Shahada Habash Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail for 7th Year

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Shahada Habash Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail for 7th Year

28-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Shahada Ahmad Habash, born in 1951, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since 2014. The refugee was arrested on January 05, 2014, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the then-blockaded Yamrouk

82 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

82 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

28-02-2020

AGPS documented the death of 82 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in Syria. The list includes 40 Palestinian refugees who died under shelling; 18 who were fatally gunned

Member of Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Group in Syria Survives Assassination Attempt

Member of Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Group in Syria Survives Assassination Attempt

27-02-2020

An officer from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was lightly wounded in an assassination attempt carried out by unidentified assailants. An explosive device implanted inside the car of officer Haytham Azzam went off in Qutna

Water Maintenance Works Launched in Aleppo’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

Water Maintenance Works Launched in Aleppo’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

27-02-2020

Maintenance works have been carried out in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in an attempt to repair the main water pump. Mounds of debris have been cleared from the area pending the rehabilitation of the water network. Palestinian

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

27-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan has been detained by the Turkish authorities since February 14, 2020 after he was transferred by his friends to a hospital in Bursa to be treated for wounds he sustained in a fight that broke out

Palestinian Refugee Children to Undergo Free Medical Surgeries in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Children to Undergo Free Medical Surgeries in Lebanon

27-02-2020

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) announced the launch of a campaign aiming to provide free cold surgery to Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon aged below 18. PCRF said it will contribute 2000 USD as part of surgery fees

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Deteriorating Conditions in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Deteriorating Conditions in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

26-02-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the eight-year long warfare. As in other refugee camps across Syria, the cost of living index in Khan Eshieh is

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Uncleared Garbage, Waste Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Uncleared Garbage, Waste Water

26-02-2020

Civilians taking shelter in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have voiced deep concern over the health hazards inflicted by the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and the standing wastewater flooding the main access roads

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

26-02-2020

The Syrian security forces released the Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hamid Awad, aged 55, after they kept him in custody for nearly one week. Mahmoud, sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was arrested by Syrian security forces deployed at a

Fine Arts Institute Founded by Palestinian Refugee in Germany

Fine Arts Institute Founded by Palestinian Refugee in Germany

26-02-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Tareq Bahij established an institute to teach painting to refugees in Germany. A former resident of Yarmouk for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, Tareq said he started teaching painting as soon as he landed in Germany, some

Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Aggression on Syria

Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Aggression on Syria

25-02-2020

At the same time as Israel was attacking the blockaded Gaza Strip, media reports said its warplanes were attacking different targets in Syria, killing at least six people, including two Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp. Six people have been

Palestinian Refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

25-02-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays has appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has gone missing for nearly four months. The family said they had

Anti-Bullying Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children at Syria Schools

Anti-Bullying Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children at Syria Schools

25-02-2020

A so-called “Be My Friend” event has been held at UNRWA schools across a number of Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move makes part of UNRWA’s anti-bullying program, held in partnership with psychiatrists and teaching staff. The protracted trauma

Turkey Grants Health Insurance for Asylum-Seekers

Turkey Grants Health Insurance for Asylum-Seekers

25-02-2020

The Turkish migration authorities issued a decision, on February 7, 2020, to provide migrants seeking or having been granted international protection with health insurance for one year. Health insurances will be only valid for one year for those aged 18

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of Cairo Embassy

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of Cairo Embassy

24-02-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria gathered outside of the Palestine Embassy in Cairo to speak out against their deteriorating living condition and frail legal status. The refugees lashed out at the embassy staff and the ambassador whom they

Yarmouk Camp Excluded from New Reconstruction Plan

Yarmouk Camp Excluded from New Reconstruction Plan

24-02-2020

A pro-government source in Syria said the old Yarmouk camp will not be included in new reconstruction plans, adding that the displaced families will be allowed to return to the camp within four months. According to the same source, debris-clearance

Condition of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

Condition of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

24-02-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost three weeks. Civilians slammed the apathy maintained by the concerned authorities as

Palestinian Activist Ali AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Activist Ali AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

24-02-2020

Palestinian activist and journalist Ali Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. Ali was kidnapped on January 11, 2013. He is a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Damascus Prison

Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Damascus Prison

23-02-2020

A newly-released Palestinian refugee said she last met Palestinian woman Amal Shama last year at a Syrian intelligence center in Damascus. Amal, a resident of Daraa city, south of Syria, has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian security forces. Her

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

23-02-2020

Reports have burglary continue to emerge in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter. Members of pro-government groups have reportedly stolen furniture from abandoned buildings in and around

UNRWA to Hold Training Courses for Palestinians with Special Needs in Syria

UNRWA to Hold Training Courses for Palestinians with Special Needs in Syria

23-02-2020

UNRWA has announced the launch of free training courses for Palestinians and Syrians with special needs across Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move makes part of the Agency’s disability inclusion program. The refugees will attend training sessions in hairdressing

Anti-Bullying Activities Held in Palestinian Refugee School in Syria

Anti-Bullying Activities Held in Palestinian Refugee School in Syria

23-02-2020

A so-called “Be My Friend” event has been held at AlSafsaf School in Daraa refugee camp, where 475 schoolchildren have been enrolled. The move makes part of UNRWA’s anti-bullying program, held in partnership with psychiatrists and teaching staff. Bullying is

UNRWA: 55% of PRS in Lebanon Do Not Possess Valid Legal Documents

UNRWA: 55% of PRS in Lebanon Do Not Possess Valid Legal Documents

22-02-2020

UNRWA said more than half of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon do not have valid legal visas, which has exacerbated their vulnerability and their precarious legal status. According to the Agency’s monitoring data, around 55 percent of PRS

UNRWA Pledges Increase of Cash Assistance to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Pledges Increase of Cash Assistance to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

22-02-2020

UNRWA said that in 2020 it will continue to provide basic services to PRS in Jordan, vowing to increase cash aid in order to help them address their most urgent needs and support the enjoyment of their human rights. Under

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Launch Distress Signals

22-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Thermopolis camp in Greece continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition they have been subjected to. In statements emailed to AGPS, the refugees said they have been enduring medical neglect and

Palestinian Minor Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Minor Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

22-02-2020

Palestinian refugees Raed Hosam Shaheen has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Raed, born in 1998, was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to

UN Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

UN Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

21-02-2020

Syrian security forces deployed at a checkpoint in Daraa arrested on February 17 Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hamid Awad, aged 55 and sheltered in AlMuzeireeb community, south of Syria. The motives behind the arrest have not been revealed. At least 14

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

21-02-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Daraa camp, south of Syria, was released from a Syrian government prison on February 19, after a four-year detention term. Scores of Palestinian refugees have, meanwhile, been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons. AGPS believes that

Palestinian Volunteer at Oxfam International Injured in Southern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Volunteer at Oxfam International Injured in Southern Syria Shootouts

21-02-2020

26-year-old refugee Ibrahim Mohamed, a volunteer at Oxfam International, sustained wounds in a shooting attack that resulted in the death of two Oxfam members. Unidentified assailants unleashed gunshots on the access road between the southern Syrian towns of AlYadouda and

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2020

A two-day campaign to vaccinate children aged below five years-old against poliomyelitis has seen the day in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. In live photos, medics and paramedics appear touring residential alleyways in order to immunize children. Thousands

UN Data: Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Ravaged Syria to Lebanon Goes Down

UN Data: Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Ravaged Syria to Lebanon Goes Down

20-02-2020

The number of Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria has seen a sharp decrease in the Lebanese territories, UN and human rights bodies have documented. In August and September 2019, UNRWA conducted a verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon and verified

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

20-02-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees with special needs have been gripped with dire conditions in camps and communities across the Syrian territories. The situation of dozens of children with disablities has gone far worse after they lost their parents in the bloody

PLA Involved in Pro-Government Battles in Northern Syria

PLA Involved in Pro-Government Battles in Northern Syria

20-02-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army in Syria said it has been fighting alongside the Syrian government forces in Aleppo and Idlib, in northern Syria. A live footage broadcast by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, also affiliated with the Syrian government, showed PLA fighters

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Their Ambivalent Fate as Greece Changes Its Mind on Migrant Detention Centers

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Their Ambivalent Fate as Greece Changes Its Mind on Migrant Detention Centers

20-02-2020

Greece has halted plans to construct new detention centers on outlying islands facing Turkey amid mounting opposition from resident communities who fear they will become permanent. The centre-right administration announced it would extend talks with regional authorities about replacing “anarchic”

Six Years On… Tragic Traces of Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Still Present

Six Years On… Tragic Traces of Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Still Present

19-02-2020

This week marks the sixth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated by the Syrian regime army on AlMuzeireeb Palestinian refugee community in Daraa, south of Syria. The Syrian government forces targeted Al-Zaytoun school and a local clinic run by UNRWA with

Life of Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlSabina Camp Marred by Power Outage

Life of Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlSabina Camp Marred by Power Outage

19-02-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the chronic power blackouts which they said last for over 16 hours running a day. The crisis has been exacerbated by the acute water dearth. Civilians are often forced

URNWA to Hold Training Sessions for Palestinians with Special Needs in AlSabina Refugee Camp

URNWA to Hold Training Sessions for Palestinians with Special Needs in AlSabina Refugee Camp

19-02-2020

Training courses are slated to be held by UNRWA for Palestinian refugees with special needs in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq. The move makes part of the Agency’s disability inclusion program. The refugees will attend training sessions in hairdressing and

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

19-02-2020

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 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

UNRWA: 67% of PRS in Jordan Lack Food Security

UNRWA: 67% of PRS in Jordan Lack Food Security

18-02-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the majority of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are food insecure and continue to face high vulnerability. Referring to a Comprehensive Food

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

18-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Younes Hmeida was killed as he fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, in West Aleppo clashes. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds brigade, among them 800 Palestinian refugees

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

18-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yousef Koujeel, born in 1939, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Koujeel was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

18-02-2020

Shams Center for Women Empowerment in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, announced the launch of educational and vocational courses in computer sciences, English, French, pastries, accessories, and detergent industry, in addition to psychological and medical support courses along with sports

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Sewage-Contaminated Water

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Sewage-Contaminated Water

17-02-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Daraa camp, south of Syria, said drinking water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty. The local water company called on the residents of the camp and surrounding areas to

Palestinian Children from Syria to Benefit from Medical Campaign in Lebanon

Palestinian Children from Syria to Benefit from Medical Campaign in Lebanon

17-02-2020

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund announced the launch of a campaign aiming to provide free cold surgery to Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon aged below 18. PCRF said it will contribute 2000 USD as part of surgery fees and

Rally Held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees over Trump’s Peace Deal

Rally Held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees over Trump’s Peace Deal

17-02-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined on Saturday a vigil staged in Jaramana Camp to speak up against the US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”. Protesters marched all the way through Jaraman’s alleyways, yelling slogans condemning the US bias

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

17-02-2020

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

Tension Running High as Civilian Killed in Yarmouk Camp

Tension Running High as Civilian Killed in Yarmouk Camp

16-02-2020

A resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, was pronounced dead after thieves hit him in the head with timber beams, causing his immediate death, according to eye-witnesses. The victim’s family was forced to cancel a lawsuit after

Palestinian Refugee Community in Lebanon Warns of Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugee Community in Lebanon Warns of Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

16-02-2020

Representatives of the Palestinian community from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region met with Baalbek’s Mufti (Islamic jurist) Khaled AlMusleh to discuss the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community from Syria underscored the exacerbated

Sweden Sets Severe Citizenship Criteria

Sweden Sets Severe Citizenship Criteria

16-02-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency set tough requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen. Applicants are required to prove their identity—quite a difficult task for Palestinian refugees who lost their documents as a result of war and years of displacement. The applicant

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

16-02-2020

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria taking refuge in Shatila and Burj Barajneh camps, in Beirut, received 250 bread bundles and 50 winter blankets as part of donations made by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Europe. According to information collected by

AGPS Issues 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Issues 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

15-02-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre and Middle East Monitor, issued the English version of the annual report documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria in 2018. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria:

Palestinian Activists Push for Return of Yarmouk Families to Their Homes

Palestinian Activists Push for Return of Yarmouk Families to Their Homes

15-02-2020

Palestinian activists have urged the Syrian authorities, Palestinian Authority, and UNRWA to seriously work on facilitating the access of families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp to their homes. The activists quoted displaced families as appealing to all concerned

Efforts Ongoing to Reconstruct Yarmouk School

Efforts Ongoing to Reconstruct Yarmouk School

15-02-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said local workers and volunteers have cleaned up the classrooms and corridors of the UNRWA-run AlTabgha School in an attempt to resume classes sometime soon. Sometime earlier, UNRWA appointed a committee to assess

Food Assistance Handed Over to Palestinian Families in Damascus

Food Assistance Handed Over to Palestinian Families in Damascus

15-02-2020

The Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People distributed meat portions to registered Palestinian families in Damascus and its suburbs. Priority was given to vulnerable families with members with special needs or ill people. Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Palestinians in Qudsaya

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Palestinians in Qudsaya

14-02-2020

A number of Palestinian young men have been arrested in a large-scale arrest sweep launched by the Syrian government forces in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to force youths into military conscription. Three Palestinian young men were

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 4th Year

14-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Ziyad Awad, from AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Ziyad was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way to receive his salary in Daraa on

UNRWA Delegation Discusses Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camps

UNRWA Delegation Discusses Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camps

14-02-2020

Representatives of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) held a meeting with local development committees in Palestinian refugee camps and communities in Syria in order to discuss the situation of displaced Palestinian families in the war-ravaged country. The meeting

Power Crisis Continues to Rock AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

Power Crisis Continues to Rock AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

14-02-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackouts across residential alleyways and buildings. In appeals emailed to AGPS, civilians said the main power feeder has gone out of operation due to the lack

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

14-02-2020

Baalbak Center, in partnership with Palestine Children’s Relief in Japan, handed over fuel supplies to Beit AlSoumoud Children organization allotted to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. Hundreds Palestinian refugees from Syria have been struggling for survival

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Abduction Reports Spread across Northern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Abduction Reports Spread across Northern Syria

13-02-2020

Displaced Palestinians and Syrians in refugee camps set up in Atama, north of Syria, have voiced deep concern over the fate of their children as reports have increasingly emerged on disguised child-snatchers. Activists said unknown gangsters attempted to kidnap women

Damascus Committee Carries Out Building Survey in Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Committee Carries Out Building Survey in Yarmouk Camp

13-02-2020

A delegation from Damascus governorate headed by member of the governorate’s executive committee Samir Jazaerli showed up in Yarmouk camp in an attempt to assess the situation of buildings in the area, reported Yarmouk’s education chief Walid AlKurdi. Palestinian refugees

UNRWA Schools Opened Up in Daraa Camp

UNRWA Schools Opened Up in Daraa Camp

13-02-2020

UNRWA has opened the Tabaria and AlSafsaf schools in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees. Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Michael Amanya and director-general of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Ali Mustafa attended the inauguration. As many as

Greece to Deport 200 Asylum Seekers to Turkey per Week

Greece to Deport 200 Asylum Seekers to Turkey per Week

13-02-2020

Greece announced Monday that it will begin building closed camps for migrants on its Aegean islands in March and is aiming to send 200 rejected asylum seekers back to Turkey each week. Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said the camps will

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Flee Beleaguered Idlib to Turkish Border

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Flee Beleaguered Idlib to Turkish Border

12-02-2020

With tensions and bloodshed reaching a zenith in Idlib, dozens of displaced Palestinian families fled the embattled northern Syrian province to the Turkish borders, as they rummaged around for a safe shelter. As snow fell on northern Syria this past

Swiss Delegation Inspects Deteriorating Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Swiss Delegation Inspects Deteriorating Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

12-02-2020

A Swiss delegation and a representative of the International Red Cross Committee in Syria paid a visit to Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, on February 11, in an attempt to scrutinize living conditions in the camp. The

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

12-02-2020

A campaign was launched in AlAyedeen Palestinian refugee camp, in Hums and surrounding areas in order to vaccinate children aged five and below against poliomyelitis. The campaign is slated to be kick-started on February 16 and concluded on February 20

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp

12-02-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Society distributed food baskets to a number of Palestinian families in Daraa camp, south of Syria. The move makes part of a relief campaign launched by the organization to assist vulnerable families. Humanitarian conditions have gone

UNRWA: 91% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Absolute Poverty

UNRWA: 91% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Absolute Poverty

11-02-2020

Over 90 per cent of Palestine refugee households in Syria live in poverty and 40 per cent remain in protracted displacement as a result of conflict and the damage and destruction of their homes, warned the UN Agency for Palestine

PRS in Egypt Denounce Embassy Mistreatment

PRS in Egypt Denounce Embassy Mistreatment

11-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt have railed against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the staff members of the Palestine Embassy in Cairo. The refugees rallied outside of the Embassy office, urging embassy officials to push for

Documentation Center Calls on Displaced Palestinians to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center Calls on Displaced Palestinians to Sign Up for Identity Documents

11-02-2020

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on Palestinians displaced from Idlib and Aleppo’s western outskirts to Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

11-02-2020

Palestinian child Myriam Maher Jaber, born in 2011, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. The child was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Cardiac Surgery Fees

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Cardiac Surgery Fees

10-02-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Ghassan Issa has appealed to all concerned bodies to help them secure an amount of 2,000 USD needed to shell out the fees of atrial dilatation (enlargement of the left atrium of

Palestine Liberation Army Launches Calls for Military Conscription in Syria

Palestine Liberation Army Launches Calls for Military Conscription in Syria

10-02-2020

Calls were circulated by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. PLA called on Palestinian youths in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps, north of Syria, to join its military training held

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Cold Weather

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Cold Weather

10-02-2020

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Held in Syria Jails

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Held in Syria Jails

10-02-2020

AGPS documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, from March 2011 until February 9, 2020. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in Syria’s government

Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Bodies of Torture Victims

Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Bodies of Torture Victims

09-02-2020

The families of Palestinian refugees tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons have renewed calls to the Syrian government to release their relatives’ bodies so as to bury them in known cemeteries. The families held the Palestinian factions and the

Red Cross Delegation Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Red Cross Delegation Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

09-02-2020

Head of the International Red Cross envoy in Damascus Philip Alexander was updated on the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees in war-ravaged Syria. This came in a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, also director-general of the Palestine Liberation

Residents of Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

09-02-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, spoke out against the poor quality of bread sold in the area. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption. They denounced the insufficient quantity allotted to the camp, saying

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Idlib

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Idlib

09-02-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over meat portions, donated by the Islamic Association, to displaced families in and around Idlib province, in northern Syria. Meals were also distributed to displaced families in the area. The

332 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

332 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

08-02-2020

332 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

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounced Gas Shortage

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounced Gas Shortage

08-02-2020

Families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp denounced the delay in gas delivery and the inequitable distribution of gas cylinders. Civilians said Takamul Company delayed gas delivery for over two months, forcing the residents to purchase gas from the black

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Conditions

08-02-2020

Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over the dire conditions they have been made to endure in the area owing to the poor infrastructure, absence of vital services, and price leap. The residents said their

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UNRWA

08-02-2020

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, accused UNRWA of dragging its feet over their appeals for urgent relief services due to the dire condition and lack of humanitarian assistance in the area. The displaced Palestinian families called on UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Rally over Trump’s Biased Peace Plan

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Rally over Trump’s Biased Peace Plan

08-02-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria’s AlSabina camp joined a vigil staged on Friday to protest the US President Donald Trump’s peace deal, which he announced last week. The rally-goers denounced the silence maintained by a number of Arab governments over the

UNRWA Launches 2020 Appeal for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Launches 2020 Appeal for Palestinians of Syria

07-02-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched in Beirut its 2020 funding appeal, including for the Syria Regional Crisis (Syria Appeal) totaling US$ 270 million. The event focused on the Agency’s

Car Bomb Explosion Sparks Panic in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Car Bomb Explosion Sparks Panic in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

07-02-2020

Tension has been running high in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, west of Rif Dimashq province, as a result of a car bomb blast. Local sources said the explosion targeted a government checkpoint. Ambulances rushed to the scene to

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

07-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ata Abdul Karim Abu Anzah has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the sixth year running. Abu Anzah was kidnapped by the government forces on July 20, 2014. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions in Greece

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions in Greece

07-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who have been stranded in Greece have sounded distress signals over their deteriorating humanitarian condition after most European states opted for a closed-door immigration policy, leaving hundreds of refugees trapped in underequipped refugee camps. Speaking with

Palestinians of Syria: Trump’s Peace Plan Unwelcome, Our Right of Return Not for Sale

Palestinians of Syria: Trump’s Peace Plan Unwelcome, Our Right of Return Not for Sale

31-01-2020

Protests have been held by Palestinian refugees taking shelter across the Syrian territories in response to the US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, announced on Tuesday. Hundreds of refugees took to the streets in the refugee camps of AlNeirab in

UNRWA Says It Will Keep Up Its UN-Mandated Services for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Says It Will Keep Up Its UN-Mandated Services for Palestine Refugees

31-01-2020

UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha said the agency has no intention to end its operations or transfer its services to another party. In a press statement issued in response to the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of his peace plan, Mshasha

Scores of Palestinians to Go Homeless as Greek Ministry Issues Evacuation Notices

Scores of Palestinians to Go Homeless as Greek Ministry Issues Evacuation Notices

31-01-2020

The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection issued a decision to evacuate all buildings housing migrant residents who have received visas or subsidiary protection cards in Greece since 2017. The Ministry said the eviction should be carried out no later than

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

31-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization distributed 100 food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin region, north of Syria. Palestinian refugees sheltered in Idlib, AlMuhammadiya Camp, and Deir Ballout Camp, in

"Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help"

"Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help"

30-01-2020

Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, continue to call on the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the Palestinian Authority to take urgent action in response to

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

30-01-2020

After eight years of conflict, Palestinian refugees in and from Syria continue to face significant humanitarian and protection needs. In the absence of a durable political settlement, intense hostilities and violence resulting in deaths and injuries, internal displacement, loss of

Hamas Issues 7th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Hamas Issues 7th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

30-01-2020

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its seventh annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2019, eight years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Rif Dimashq

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Rif Dimashq

30-01-2020

The Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People handed over cash aid to vulnerable Palestinian families in Rif Dimashq in an attempt to enable them to purchase fuel supplies. After eight years of conflict, PRS continue to struggle with dire

Meeting Held in Istanbul to Discuss Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Meeting Held in Istanbul to Discuss Situation of Palestinians of Syria

29-01-2020

The Palestinian Investor Union, in cooperation with the Palestinian community in Turkey, convened on Monday a meeting in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey. The meeting underscored the economic hardship and legal hurdles faced

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Jails

29-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Essam Zuheir AlRdeif, a resident of Daraa camp, south of Syria, was released on Monday following eight years in the Sednaya military prison, in Damascus. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlAmad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlAmad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Shahada AlAmad, born in 1968, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons. Ahmed, a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, was kidnapped from AlZahira neighborhood in Damascus on June 6, 2014. His family continues to

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

29-01-2020

Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation distributed blankets to some 100 displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. Over 470,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon.  About 45 per cent of them live in the country’s 12 refugee camps. Conditions

Orphan Allowances Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Lebanon

Orphan Allowances Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Lebanon

29-01-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation and Helwan Association, handed over orphan allowances to 150 Palestinian children from Syria in Lebanon. The sum covers cash aid for November and December 2019. Some 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria

Palestinian Newborn Dies of Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn Dies of Medical Neglect in Lebanon

28-01-2020

50-day-old Palestinian baby girl Rasha Issa died on Sunday following weeks of struggle against a life-threatening disease in a Lebanese hospital. The family said Rasha suffers congenital heart defects and was in need of an urgent life-saving surgery worth 12

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Kidney Donation

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Kidney Donation

28-01-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Hdeiri, from AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, has launched appeals for a kidney donation to save his life before it is too late. Mahmoud is diagnosed with kidney failure and undergoes hemodialysis sessions. The refugee

45 Palestinian Residents of Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

45 Palestinian Residents of Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

28-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 54 Palestinian residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama between March 15, 2011 and November 2020. The list includes 28 refugees who were tortured to death in government jails, six Palestinians who were gunned down by

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camps Denounce Outages in Telecommunications Network

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camps Denounce Outages in Telecommunications Network

28-01-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have railed against the blackouts in the landline service and internet connection for over 30 days. Civilians said local authorities attributed the breakdown to problems in the local sanitation network. The residents slammed

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

27-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 616 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, among

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

27-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action in response to the mistreatment they have reportedly been subjected to by the staff members of Bank MED. The refugees denounced the reluctance maintained by the Bank regarding

Maintenance Works Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Maintenance Works Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-01-2020

Pro-government sources in Syria said excavation works have been ongoing west of Yarmouk Camp to repair the main water tank in the area. Reports have also emerged on upcoming rubble-clearance works in the ravaged camp. Activists said members of the

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-01-2020

Fuel supplies have been distributed in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees, north of Syria. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Some 50 registered families reportedly received 100 liters of fuel each. The price of

Thousands of Palestinian Students Facing Serious Challenges in Syria

Thousands of Palestinian Students Facing Serious Challenges in Syria

26-01-2020

More than eight years of deadly warfare have imperiled the quality of education and access to educational facilities in the ravaged Syrian territories. Palestinian schoolchildren and university students continue to strive for academic careers that match their dreams for a

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

26-01-2020

Three residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, were arreste by the Syrian security forces. An AGPS reporter said security forces from the Saasaa Branch arrested the three residents who came back to Syria from Lebanon

Missile Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Missile Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-01-2020

A number of missiles rocked the vicinities of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees. No injuries were reported among civilians. Activists said the missiles were most probably unleashed by opposition outfits. Sounds of blasts and heavy shootouts between the Syrian

Campaign against Stray Dogs Launched in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

Campaign against Stray Dogs Launched in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

26-01-2020

Local authorities in AlSayeda Zeinab, Hjeira, AlSabina, AlHusainiya, and AlDhiabiya, home to hundreds of Palestinian refugee families, have embarked on a campaign to eliminate stray dogs from the area. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees have raised concerns over their children’s

Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand Launch Cry for Help

25-01-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria held at the IDC detention center in Bangkok, in Thailand, have appealed to the international human rights and humanitarian institutions to urgently work on their release from custody, where they have been mistreated

2 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown in Evros River

2 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown in Evros River

25-01-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria were pronounced dead after they drowned on the perilous journey across the Evros River, near the Turkish-Greek borders. An AGPS reporter said the victims are Yazen Milad Qudsiya, from Handarat refugee camp, and Layth Mohamed

Palestinians from Syria Stranded in Violence-Prone Greek Camp Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria Stranded in Violence-Prone Greek Camp Sound Distress Signals

25-01-2020

Some 465 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been deeply concerned about their fate in the tension-stricken Moria camp, pitched on the Greek island of Lesbos. Frequent fire outbreaks, suicide attempts, violent confrontations, and killing have turned the refugees’ life into

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Pro-Jerusalem Vigil Held in Turkey

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Pro-Jerusalem Vigil Held in Turkey

25-01-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in a Friday vigil staged in AlFateh Mosque square to speak out against Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem and in solidarity with the Imam of AlAqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri. The

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

25-01-2020

Three Palestinian brothers from AlTaamari family, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. The refugees were identified as: Khaled Jamal AlTaamari, 26; Mohamed Jamal AlTaamari, 23; and Ahmad Jamal AlTaamari

Over 4,022 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead due to War-Related Incidents

Over 4,022 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead due to War-Related Incidents

24-01-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,022 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 484 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 in Lebanon Appeal for Transfer of UNRWA Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Transfer of UNRWA Cash Aid

24-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon said they have been unable to withdraw financial aid disbursed by UNRWA from local banks due to technical problems. A number of refugees said their ATM cards are automatically rejected. Activists called on the

Sweden Sets Tough Eligibility Criteria for Palestinian Asylum Seekers

Sweden Sets Tough Eligibility Criteria for Palestinian Asylum Seekers

24-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sweden told AGPS that the Swedish Immigration Agency has imposed tough conditions on refugees holding temporary visas and wishing to obtain permanent visas. The refugees said since mid-July 2016, the Swedish authorities suspended permanent visa

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

24-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Saad AlDeen Salam has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since 2014. Ahmed was kidnapped on January 5, 2014 from Ali AlWahsh street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the then-blockaded

12 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

12 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

23-01-2020

12 Palestinian refugees, including three women and a child, were gunned down by Turkish gendarmerie as they attempted to enter the Turkish territories, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of casualties includes Mohamed Ahmed AlKhalili, from Yarmouk Camp. He was shot

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Enduring Exacerbated Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Enduring Exacerbated Conditions

23-01-2020

Nearly 1,000 Palestinians from Syria have been subjected to abject living conditions in Sudan, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers. Relief institutions have failed to live up to their duties as regards the Palestinian refugee community

Relief Campaign Kick-Started for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Campaign Kick-Started for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

23-01-2020

Activists have embarked on a relief campaign aiming to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. The activists called on Palestinian refugees in Europe to donate the price of 1,000 bread bundles in

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 7th Year

23-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Ziad Layla, aged 26, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Hasan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp. His condition and whereabouts remain

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlBal Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlBal Camp

22-01-2020

Some 25 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in AlBal Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The families

248 Palestinian Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance in Syrian Jails

248 Palestinian Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance in Syrian Jails

22-01-2020

Some 248 Palestinian residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, among them women and children, have been secretly held in Syrian government jails. The detainees’ fates and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS documented the death

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

22-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Muawiya AlFout, aged 36, has been secretly detained in Syria’s state run lock-ups for the seventh consecutive year. Muawiya was kidnapped by Syrian government forces on September 20, 2013 at a checkpoint set up near AlSabina, in Damascus

Cash Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-01-2020

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 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

Missing Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Croatian Seashore

Missing Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Croatian Seashore

21-01-2020

German police on Sunday told a relative of the Palestinian refugee Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim, born in 1974, that the latter drowned at sea. Ahmed’s relative Tareq Abu Omar said the victim was identified by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment

21-01-2020

A Palestinian woman displaced from Syria to Lebanon has appealed to UNRWA, Palestinian factions, the Palestinian embassy in Lebanon, and the concerned international humanitarian organizations to help her secure treatment fees after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The refugee

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

21-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to the sharp decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian pound compared to the USD and their lack of access to the local

Water Sanitation Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Water Sanitation Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp

21-01-2020

The General Water Company in Damascus embarked on maintenance works to rehabilitate the power network in Yarmouk refugee camp. According to government sources, maintenance works have been ongoing in Yarmouk’s main thoroughfare, near Fayez Halawa clinic and AlWaseem project. Other

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Receives Hamlet Talent Award in Denmark

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Receives Hamlet Talent Award in Denmark

20-01-2020

Palestinian young man from Syria Ahmed Abdul Mahmoud, aged 24, received the 2019 Hamlet Talent Prize after his company came on top of the list of projects established by young men below the age of 30. In 2016, Ahmed embarked

Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp Left without Water for 15th Day

Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp Left without Water for 15th Day

20-01-2020

Residents of the northern neighborhoods of Daraa camp said they have been left without water for nearly 15 days running. Civilians attributed the water scarcity to the closure of water pipelines by local authorities at the claim that water supplies

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Disembarks in Cyprus

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Disembarks in Cyprus

20-01-2020

A boat carrying 12 irregular migrants which set sail from Lebanon’s seashore landed in Cyprus a couple of days ago. The boat was intercepted by the Turkish and Cyprian coast guards. The migrants who were onboard were detained. Activists identified

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

20-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization handed over food parcels and coal to displaced Palestinian families in a number of Turkish provinces. The move saw the day in cooperation with the Islamic Society for Relief of Orphans and the Poor in Palestinian territories

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

19-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have called on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to live up to its political and moral obligations regarding their unending cries for help. In appeals emailed to AGPS, activists quoted Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp as stating

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

19-01-2020

A PLO delegation led by member of the Executive Committee Azzam AlAhmad, has been spotted in Damascus. Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Wassel Abu Yousef, also appeared during the visit. Member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

19-01-2020

Violent clashes erupted in Moria refugee camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos. Fighting reportedly erupted by Afghan and Arab migrants using sticks and sharp weapons. Greek police said a Yemeni migrant was fatally stabbed by anonymous persons

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

19-01-2020

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing United States funding in 2018. Christian Saunders, in

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

18-01-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian students who have been taking shelter in poorly-equipped tents north of Syria have achieved outstanding academic results, despite the traumatic effects of the Syrian warfare and displacement. Third year secondary school student Amal Issa, displaced

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

18-01-2020

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon, continue to launch distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition. High rates of unemployment and poverty along with the absence of humanitarian assistance have

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

18-01-2020

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Families met on Wednesday, January 15, with the head of UNRWA office in Sidon, Ibrahim AlKhatib. The committee sounded the alarm over the squalid economic conditions and frail legal status endured by Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

18-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have voiced eagerness for positive moves regarding their demands for humanitarian asylum after the center-right Greek government announced on Wednesday its decision to establish a separate ministry of migration affairs. The decision comes as the country struggles to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over five years. Jordan also issued a

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, nicknamed AlJoudi, died of wounds he sustained some 35 days earlier as he joined fierce clashes alongside Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syria government, in Deir AlZor, to the northeast of Syria. AGPS

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

17-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization handed over food parcels and coal to displaced Palestinian families in the Turkish provinces, of Konya and Kayseri Kerman. The move saw the day in cooperation with the Islamic Society for Relief of Orphans and the Poor

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

16-01-2020

Palestinian activists and civil society institutions have raised alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Activists said displaced Palestinian families in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region have been struggling for survival due to the cold weather and

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

16-01-2020

Calls were circulated by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. Activists have accused the armed group of forcing Palestinian youths taking shelter in refugee camps across Syria to join pro-government military squads

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

16-01-2020

Head of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul, Hazem Antar, said Turkish officials told him Palestinians with Palestinian Authority passports are not prohibited from having their touristic visas renewed. Speaking with Palestinian news sources, Antar said holders of PA passports

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

16-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in a seminar about the Arabic Language held at the headquarters of the Columbus Center in the Austrian capital Vienna. Speakers tackled difficulties in Arabic language teaching and communication in Austria and the diaspora

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

15-01-2020

Activists and relatives of a Palestinian refugee from Syria have appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Egypt, human rights organizations, and civil society institutions to urge the Egyptian authorities to release her from prison. The family of Hafidha Husain AlSoutari

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

15-01-2020

Thousands of Palestinians  from Syria who have fled to other destinations have been unable to pay the steep fees of visa-renewal procedures in the new destinations. Renewing travel documents costs up to $300. The applicant is required to pay $800

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

15-01-2020

A total of 171 irregular migrants, including women and children who were trying to reach Greece's islands, were held by Turkish Coast Guard on January 13, 2019 in Menderes and Urla districts of Turkey's Izmir province. The Turkish

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Aesha Mohamed AlKafri, born in 1968, has been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails for seven years running. Aesha, a resident of Palestine Street in Yarmouk refugee camp, was kidnapped by government forces at the Batikha checkpoint in

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

15-01-2020

The European AlWafaa Campaign distributed on Monday food parcels to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in I’zaz refugee camp and Efrin area, north of Syria. Families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps in Idlib also

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

14-01-2020

AGPS calls on Palestinian families to register the names of their relatives who have been detained, missing, or killed in war-torn Syria on the group’s official website. Families wishing to report any authentic pieces of information regarding a missing, detained

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

14-01-2020

Living conditions in Khan Dannun camp sharply deteriorated in 2019 due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has made life difficult in the camp. Upon more than once

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

14-01-2020

While a number of Palestinians have supported the involvement of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in the Syrian war, the majority oppose such a military intervention, saying the Palestinians should be kept at bay from armed conflicts. Heavy criticism has

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

14-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Israa Mohamed Khalil has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Activists quoted an ex-detainee released from Syrian lock-ups as reporting that the Palestinian woman Fidaa Atiyeh Ajaj and her daughters Aya Mohamed

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

13-01-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Palestinian factions to take urgent action regarding the

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-01-2020

Four missiles fell near AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. No injuries were reported. Activists said the rockets were most probably unleashed by opposition squads in Syria. All the way through Syria’s nine-year war, AlNeirab Camp has been a hotbed for

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

13-01-2020

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in under-equipped camps and substandard facilities north of Syria have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

13-01-2020

At least 12 people have drowned when a boat loaded with asylum seekers sank in the Ionian Sea, according to Greece's coast guard.    "So far 12 bodies have been recovered. The search and rescue operation continues," the

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

12-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have to walk past the debris of war everyday to reach their schools in nearby suburbs, enduring a scary journey that never ceases to remind them of the weight of displacement, hardship and the loss of

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

12-01-2020

Palestinian university student Omran Ahmad AlAzoun, from Yarmouk Camp, has gone missing in Damascus after he walked out of the College Of Mechanical And Electrical Engineering on way to the Faculty of Law to apply for delaying compulsory military service

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

12-01-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee child Yamen Mohamed Hamid said their son was heavily beaten by an instructor at Jericho School, in Khan Dannoun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The child was reportedly beaten last Tuesday after he

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

12-01-2020

The Turkish Orphanage distributed food aids and relief items to displaced families in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, in an attempt to alleviate their suffering. Palestinian refugees sheltered north of Syria have been enduring a tragic

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

11-01-2020

An armed militia affiliated with the Syrian government executed three residents of Daraa, south of Syria, without trial. The victims are Palestinian brothers Abdullah Abdul Kader Jaber and his brother Malek, along with Syrian national Ahmad Khaled AlAsfar. The young

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

11-01-2020

Palestinian youths Mohamed and Muayad Khaled Dalati, from Yarmouk Camp, were pronounced dead after they drowned off the Aegean coast, trying to reach Europe. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. Mohamed was pronounced dead last week. Muayad

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

11-01-2020

Aid convoys from Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (present-day Israel) have reached northern Syria in an attempt to assist displaced Palestinian and Syrian families seeking refuge in Idlib province after they were forced out of their homes by the bloody

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

11-01-2020

Schoolchildren at AlArkam School, in Nazareth city, in Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, donated a sum of 3,000 USD to children in the northern Syrian province of Idlib and nearby refugee camps. The cash aid was transferred via Kind

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

11-01-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp, located in the western outskirts of Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce their squalid humanitarian condition and the absence of vital services in the area. Civilians said the poor infrastructure and the high rates of

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

11-01-2020

Palestinian writer and critic Nardine Abbas Matar Abu Nabaa released her novel entitled “Seven Hard Years”, published by Dar ElMarafa in Cairo. The novel narrates the plight of displacement and deportation wrought on Palestinian refugees. It tells the story of

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

10-01-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Christian Saunders, said Palestine refugees in Jordan, including Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS), face social and economic hardships with dwindling employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people. “The agency’s severe financial shortfall threatens our ability to sustain

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

10-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have staged a vigil in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Members of the Asylum Seekers Association in Sweden said

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

10-01-2020

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

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

10-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed food items to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. Families taking shelter in Efrin region and Maarat AlNu’men, north of Syria, received meat portions. Meals were also delivered

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

09-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 70 Palestinian refugees in 2019, down from 276 in 2018. The list includes 50 civilians, among them three women and eight children. 29 Palestinians from AlNeirab also died under torture in Syrian government prisons and

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

09-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Husain Amin AlLaheibi, born in 1995, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts. An AGPS correspondent said Dhiaa was fatally shot by unidentified gunmen while he was inside a motorcycle repair

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

09-01-2020

Civilians taking shelter in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, raised concerns over the health hazards inflicted by garbage burning across residential alleyways. The residents said local authorities have been burning trash across residential neighborhoods instead of

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

09-01-2020

Palestinian children taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have joined their schools in AlZahira area after Yarmouk schools were damaged in the warfare. Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said schoolchildren have been transferred to their schools outside

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

08-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Khaled Dalati, raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was pronounced dead after he drowned off the Aegean seashore. His brother Khaled has gone missing. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. AGPS could not identify the

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

08-01-2020

Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, called on Palestinian refugees who used to take shelter in the camp to file lawsuits in order to return to their homes and retrieve their properties. AlSaman’s calls came in

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

08-01-2020

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) strongly condemned the recent abduction sweep launched by Syrian security forces against Palestinian students south of Damascus. VDC expressed deep concern over projected torture scenarios to be perpetrated by the Syrian security forces

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

08-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in northern Syria continue to rail against the apathy maintained by the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance. Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk and Khan

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

08-01-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal to the human rights institutions to work on revealing their son’s condition and whereabouts. Bakr was kidnapped by the Syrian government

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

07-01-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were killed in the northern Syrian province of Idlib after they fought alongside the Syrian opposition groups against government forces. Their names have been kept secret by AGPS over security concerns. AGPS has documented

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

07-01-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to denounce the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying worms and insects have been spotted inside bread loafs. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

07-01-2020

The Turkish government stipulated that Palestinian refugees with Palestinian travel documents wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship must be owners of a property worth 250,000 USD, have a fixed investment capital of 500,000 USD, and deposit a sum 500

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

07-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Wahiba Muhy AlDeen Abu Jamous, from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for nearly five years. Wahiba along with her husband and two kids were kidnapped by Syrian security forces at AlAridha

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

06-01-2020

56 Palestinian children were arrested by the Syrian security forces in Yalda town, south of Damascus, after schoolchildren from AlJarmak School tore a poster of the Syrian president. An AGPS reporter said Syrian officers raided AlJarmak School and arrested 20

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

06-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to resume its food assistance services for thousands of families scattered across the war-torn

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

06-01-2020

More than 30 cases of food poisoning have been spotted among migrants taking refuge on the Greek island of Leros, according to activists. The affected migrants, mostly children, were taken by ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. The activists

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

06-01-2020

Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, Turkey has taken in millions of refugees who fled their country, making Turkey the world’s top refugee-hosting country, the city governor said Saturday. Yerlikaya also underlined that 37

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

05-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 616 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, among

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

05-01-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to enhance its follow-up mechanisms in 2020 regarding the situation in Palestinian refugee camps in and around Damascus. In a

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

05-01-2020

Eight people, including three women, have drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, Turkey's Ministry of Interior has said. A ministry statement on Friday said a rubber boat with about 15 people on board

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

05-01-2020

leisure activities were held by the Palestinian Scouts Club in Hums, where hundreds of Palestinian refugee children have been born and raised. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

04-01-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 109 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons. AGPS also documented the death of over 30 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. AGPS believes the numbers to

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria's Alayedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

04-01-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlYedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

04-01-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to raise concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs continue to be spotted in and around the camp. The refugees have appealed to the concerned authorities

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

04-01-2020

Palestinian and Syrian migrants who have sought shelter in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, took to the streets, speaking up against the squalid humanitarian conditions they have been facing. The refugees also denounced the crackdowns

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

03-01-2020

Director General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said resettling Palestinian refugees in a third country does not make part of the Agency’s mission. Cordone said in a statement that

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

03-01-2020

Five-year-old Palestinian child Mustafa Rami, raised in Syria’s Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, was injured by bullet fire on the New Year’s eve. The Emergency Department at Syria’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that one person died and 18

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

03-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestine refugees affiliated with Fatah AlIntifada group, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across the war-torn country. The list includes gunmen who died in fierce shootouts with ISIS and AlNusra Front in

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

03-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidhal Ismail Mohammed, who used to take shelter in Jilin, south of Syria, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. His family and friends continue to appeal for information over his condition

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

02-01-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,013 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including hundreds of women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that hundreds of refugees were killed under shelling and hundreds of

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

02-01-2020

The Damascus Criminal Court issued on Tuesday a death sentence against the 20-year-old student Fares Haitham Taameh, on charges of killing the Palestinian doctor Lara Hisham Hasan Shehadeh and her child Lama on April 19, 2018, in their house in

Documentation Center Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Identity Documents

02-01-2020

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on displaced Palestinian refugees in Idlib and Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary identity documents. The

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

02-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to families displaced from Maarat AlNomen to Harnaboush town, north of Syria. The charity also installed 16 residential makeshift tents to displaced families. Along similar lines, Khayra Ummah

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

01-01-2020

In data released on the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, marked on December 31, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian journalists were killed

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

01-01-2020

Member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Syria, Hasan Abdul Hamid, said the warfare led to the displacement of 58% of Palestinian refugees from their camps and residential communities. He said

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

01-01-2020

Omran Strategic Studies Center has published a book entitled “Palestinians of Syria…Violation of Rights and Identity Challenges” written by lawyer Ayman Fahmi Abu Hashem. The 100-page book tackles the repercussions of the Syrian conflict on the legal situation of Palestinian

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

01-01-2020

Ahl AlKheir charity distributed on Tuesday bread loafs to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, in an attempt to alleviate their alarming humanitarian condition. Hundreds of displaced

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

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

31-12-2019

178 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict. Updated data by AGPS indicates that 331 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

31-12-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

31-12-2019

Representatives of AlSabina town and its refugee camp visited on Monday the office of the Electricity Ministry in Damascus and updated Syrian officials on the frequent power outages rocking the area. Engineer Nidhal Karmousha vowed to take the necessary steps

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

31-12-2019

The Turkish Coast Guard arrested on Sunday 107 irregular immigrants in the Turkish Aegean province of Aydin as they attempted to illegally disembark on Greek islands. Turkish Coast Guard also intercepted a rubber boat carrying 31 migrants onboard in Kuşadası

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

31-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over fuel supplies to 188 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh refugee camps to the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The move makes part of the “Be Their

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

30-12-2019

Reports have emerged on social media networks about a new organizational plan for Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, which aims at altering the camp’s demographic identity. A Palestinian engineer published a copy of the new plan on his

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

30-12-2019

Debris clearance works have been ongoing around the main access road of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. The move will reportedly pave the way for the launch of reconstruction

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

30-12-2019

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, announced the death of five gunmen in Deir AlZor, east of Syria. Another military commander was injured. The group said a military vehicle was destroyed in a mine blast in

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

30-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on its Facebook page, that it has been taking part in military operations alongside the Syrian government forces in Idlib’s suburbs, in northern Syria. The group said that it has

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

29-12-2019

A number of Palestinian families from Syria have been evacuated from their homes in AlRashidiya refugee camp, south of Lebanon, after heavy rains brought severe flooding on their tents and substandard residential facilities. Activists said the rain storm forced at

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-12-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads, resulting in bed smells. Civilians said stacks of garbage have not been cleared for

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

29-12-2019

The Syrian Commission for Releasing Detainees said the Syrian government continues to carry out arbitrary executions based on illicit court verdicts. Head of the commission, lawyer Fahd Moussa, told AlQuds AlArabi that recently the Syrian government authorities ruled for transferring

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

29-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over urgent aids, including fuel and meals, to 300 displaced Palestinian families in Idlib’s outskirts, north of Syria. Six makeshift tents were also installed by the charity. Hundreds of Palestinian

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

28-12-2019

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

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

28-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in AlSabina refugee camp, in Damascus, have voiced deep concerns over 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

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

28-12-2019

Eight Palestinian refugees from Rukn AlDeen community, in Damascus, were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria. The list of victims includes four Palestinian refugees who were tortured to death in jail. Prior to the outbreak of

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

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

28-12-2019

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

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Umm Khaled, aged 86, has gone homeless in the Lebanese territories, to which she fled from war-torn Syria. Umm Khaled, who used to take shelter in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp, has been left on her own in an

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-12-2019

UNRWA has disbursed winter allowances to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Concerned refugees living in areas higher than 500 meters above sea level received a sum of 565,000 Lebanese pounds each. Those sheltered in areas lower than

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Shadi Hadid, from Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was injured after a mine went off in the Syria Desert. He is a resident of AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Subhi Baltaji, born in 1965, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. A resident of Aleppo province, north of Syria, Mahmoud was arrested in July 2015 as he attempted

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

27-12-2019

The Danish Red Cross and the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People concluded a vocational training program in Qudsaya area, in Rif Dimashq. Over 20 female Palestinian refugees joined the event. Some 6,000 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

26-12-2019

Winter storm Loulou rocking the Lebanese territories has brought heavy rain and strong wind to Lebanon, causing severe flash flooding and high winds in areas where thousands of Palestinian refugees have sought shelter. Palestinian refugees camps, including AlRashidiya, home to

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

26-12-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, said they have been enduring an acute dearth in drinking water since early April 2014. Civilians said maintenance works have been carried out by the local water company to repair

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

26-12-2019

Only one percent of some 12,000 migrant children stuck in limbo in desperate conditions at refugee camps on Greek islands have had access to school, the UN said Monday. "Out of 12,000 children on the islands, only one

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

26-12-2019

Switzerland said on Friday it had resumed aids to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the New Arab news site has reported. Switzerland was among a number of countries that suspended

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

25-12-2019

Special sources told AGPS that an elderly Palestinian refugee has been tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, where he had been held for years. AGPS has kept his name secret at his family’s request. His death brings the toll

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it's members

25-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement announced the death of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mohamed Khatab on December 22 as he fought alongside Syrian government forces in Salma town, in Latakia outskirts.

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

25-12-2019

A number of Palestinian young men were arrested in an abrupt arrest campaign launched by the Syrian security forces on Monday south of Damascus province. The arrests were carried out on account of compulsory military conscription. According to Sawt AlAsima

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

25-12-2019

Palestinians taking refuge in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, have launched urgent appeals for gas and fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. The residents said local markets have run out of Gas and fuel, slamming the unequal

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

25-12-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have reached Brazil as they rummaged around for a safe shelter have gone through tough conditions. The refugees have reportedly been denied access to the local labor market and the right to relief

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

24-12-2019

244 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, have been secretly held in Syrian dungeons. The list includes 23 women. AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to reveal the condition and whereabouts of hundreds of Palestinians who have

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

24-12-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp have been enduring abject living conditions as a result of the price leap, lack of basic services, and water and power blackouts. Civilians said they have been deprived of life-saving healthcare services due to the

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

24-12-2019

The Government of Japan signed on Saturday two contribution agreements amounting to 1,214,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 11.15 million) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

24-12-2019

Shaghaf volunteering foundation distributed food parcels and winter garments to displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Vathi camp, set up on Samos Island, and in another camp set up on Leros Island. As a freezing winter season is around the

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped on the Greek island of Samos have launched distress signals over their alarming humanitarian condition. An AGPS reporter said the refugees have been crammed in overcrowded and unequipped refugee tents and denied access to vital

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Taher Salah Talal was granted the Best Player Award in Helsingborg football club in Sweden. Ahmas was raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved success stories, despite

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Amjad Mahmoud Mootassem has been held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Mootassem was arrested by Syrian security forces in November 2014 from AlMasna’ area, on his way back from Lebanon. He is a resident

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

23-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over food aids to Palestinian families from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Osmaniye as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter aid campaign for 2019. Relief officers said the food baskets were donated by

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

22-12-2019

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who had been released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 6th consecutive month. Sometime earlier, informed sources told AGPS that

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

22-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Izdihar Taleb Helal said she has been left without medical treatment for three months and has been unable to purchase much-needed medicines. Izdihar was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy (she had both

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

22-12-2019

On November 23, UNRWA’s 22 newly elected members of the third Agency-wide Student Parliament (ASP), representing all of the Agency’s fields of operation – Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, came together for a four-day

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

22-12-2019

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed maternity backs for expectant mothers and newborns in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

21-12-2019

A vigil was staged by the Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Refugees and activists railed against the

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

21-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees paid tribute to a number of Palestinian students in Damascus who garnered the highest scores at their academic institutions. During a ceremony held on Thursday, speakers stressed the key role played by Palestinian

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

21-12-2019

Palestinian brothers Muhammed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammed, born in 1986, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

21-12-2019

Palestinian writer and scholar Abdul Rahman Muhammad Ghuneim, member of the Palestinian National Council and president of the Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union in Syria, died at the age of 75. Ghuneim was born in 1944 in the Palestinian village

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

21-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed charcoal supplies donated by the Indonesian association KNRP to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish province of Antakya. The move comes as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter campaign launched

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

20-12-2019

AGPS documentation team found out that over 150,000 Palestinian refugees have fled the Syrian territories, where 650,000 Palestinians used to take shelter prior to the outburst of the deadly warfare. Over 60% of Palestinians from Syria have undergone

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

20-12-2019

13-year-old Palestinian boy Majd AlDeen Kamal Eid, raised in AlSabina refugee camp, won the second prize of the so-called “My Story” competition for the best realistic short story held as part of a Damascus festival. Majd received the silver prize

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

20-12-2019

Greece announced its intent to push back some 10,000 migrants to Turkey, amid heavy criticism leveled by human rights NGOs at the southeastern European country over mistreatment of new comers. Greece is predicting up to 100,000 asylum-seekers to

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

20-12-2019

The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation distributed on Wednesday children detergents to a number of displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

19-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian families have fled Idlib and nearby zones due to the heavy air strikes launched by Syrian and Russian fighter jets. Over the past week, Syrian and Russian forces have carried out daily air strikes on

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

19-12-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Political Department, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, updated the director of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, on the decision of the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to buy medical equipment

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

19-12-2019

Head of AlHajar AlAswad city council Khaled Khamis announced the launch of debris clearance works on the main access road of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. Khamis said the

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

19-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Kadri Subhi Ismail, aged 49, has been held in Syrian government prisons since June 18, 2015. Kadri, a resident of Aleppo province, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces as he passed through a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

18-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlSirsawi, aged 50, has died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was updated on his death a few days ago. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Mohamed’s death brings the toll

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

18-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Talel Nizar Kilani, born in 1971, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. A resident of AlMansoura Street in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, Talal disappeared in 2012 on

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

18-12-2019

An acute water/power crisis continues to rock AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. The residents said they have been forced to stay up all night until water is pumped into the area due to power blackouts. The residents’

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

18-12-2019

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 150,000 Lebanese Pounds (LP) and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

18-12-2019

Khayrah Ummah Association handed over winter clothes to Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish city of Bursa as part of the “Warm and Peace” winter campaign launched by the charity. Volunteer campaigners said blankets and winter clothes were distributed

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2019

December 16, 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement on Sunday under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

A so-called “Nawerha Initiative” has been launched as part of the Shams Project kick-started in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, to enhance lighting across residential alleyways. A campaigner said the move comes as a result of the frequent

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

17-12-2019

Palestinian writer Ahmed Jamil AlHasan died on Sunday, December 15, in Damascus, at the age of 63. The writer was born in 1957, in the village of Sila Al-Harithiya, in Jenin. He had pursued his studies in the Jenin refugee

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

16-12-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter on the Greek island of Kos said their tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped refugee camps set up on the island. Pictures and videos circulated on social media

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

16-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of gas supplies needed for cooking and heating. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try to get a

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-12-2019

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed up in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The UN delegation, led by UNFPA’s Fabrizia Falcione, gained a closer look at the work mechanisms of Shams Project, which has been operating

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

16-12-2019

The Government of Austria on Tuesday signed an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

16-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, in partnership with UNRWA, distributed 175 boxes comprising winter clothes for displaced Palestinian schoolchildren in Sahnaya, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp and other areas around Damascus have

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

15-12-2019

Palestinian refugees continue to risk their lives onboard Greece-bound boats, fleeing war-torn Syria among other tension-stricken countries. An AGPS reporter said 85 Palestinian refugees from Syria have disembarked on such Greek Islands as Chios, Samos, and Mytilene. Greece reportedly deported

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

15-12-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA’s winter allowances will be shelled out after December 17, 2019. The association attributed the delay to unexpected problems in banking emissions. No official statement has been released by UNRWA

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

15-12-2019

Residents of Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, accused UNRWA staff of mismanagement and nepotism. In a letter emailed to AGPS, the residents said signs of unfair recruitment procedures have emerged at UNRWA’s Daraa office as members of

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

15-12-2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed the final vote to renew the mandate of the UN Palestine refugee agency for another three years, amid an ongoing probe into alleged mismanagement issues and strong opposition by the US and

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

14-12-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area as reports of assassination attempts have been on the rise. In 2019 alone, five Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

14-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Friday outside of the office of UNRWA director of operations in AlBadawi refugee camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to urge the Agency to adopt an emergency plan in favor

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

14-12-2019

An AGPS report titled “Palestinians from Syria in Jordan” and issued on December 3 said that 21% of Palestinian refugees who fled Syria to Jordan carry Syrian travel documents, 56% carry Jordanian documents, while 22% hold Palestinian travel documents. The

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

14-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar, aged 53, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government penitentiaries for over six years in a row. The detainee was kidnapped by the Syrian security forces on July 18, 2013, near the Hums-based AlAydeen Camp

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

14-12-2019

AlSaraa Association, in partnership with Friends of AlAqsa Association and Hilwan Group, distributed orphan allowances to Palestinian children from Syria taking refuge in Lebanon. The transferred sum covers aids for September and October months. Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue

Palestinian Official:  Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

Palestinian Official: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

13-12-2019

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp Walid AlKurdi said the return of displaced families to their homes in Yarmouk Camp requires unified positions by national Palestinian factions. In statements posted on his Facebook account, AlKurdi urged Palestinian political leaders to combine

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

13-12-2019

AlWafaa European Campaign launched a so-called “sos4refugees” relief campaign to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for Palestinians taking refuge across the Lebanese territories. The campaigners said the move will be launched as of December 16, urging all concerned persons and parties

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

13-12-2019

Nophotozone organization said dangerous pieces of information released by reliable sources have revealed that the Syrian authorities dragged dozens of prisoners from different penal complexes, including Adra, to Sednaya military prison in order to subject them to extra-judicial trials before

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

13-12-2019

Palestinian activists held an exhibition of handicrafts in AlSayeda Zeinab Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Representatives of Palestinian factions and Palestinian refugees attended the opening ceremony. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

12-12-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) and the Committee of Palestinians from Syria held a sit-in inside the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in AlBadawi camp, north of Lebanon, calling on

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Syria’s Prime Minister Imad Khamis said that the organizational plan for Yarmouk refugee camp and Qaboun area will be announced at the beginning of 2020. In a meeting held on Thursday, December 10, Khamis pointed out that the rehabilitation plans

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, paid a visit to Sabina camp in Rif Damshq, previously an embattled area to the south of Damascus to which

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

12-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Hamam Abdul Rahman Ayoub, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in a Syrian state prison for the seventh consecutive year. Hamam, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Syria as he

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

12-12-2019

The Melhem charity distributed heating wood to 1,100 displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, in Jindires area. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

11-12-2019

Statistics released on the international Human Rights Day, observed every year on 10 December, indicate that 4,009 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) died of war-related incidents, including shelling, the blockade, deadly shootouts, torture, and on the migration route. At

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

11-12-2019

Activists and independent committees in Lebanon announced the launch of Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon, a body that will speak up for PRS across the Lebanese territories. The newly-formed body is made up of Palestinian refugee activists

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

11-12-2019

The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Witness), based in Beirut, said the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) has sharply deteriorated due to the mass-unrest gripping the Lebanese territories. “Witness” said that after eight years of conflict, PRS continue

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

11-12-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development continues to distribute cash and in-kind aids for displaced Palestinians and orphans in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

10-12-2019

A recent report issued by AGPS has revealed that over 18,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan can be categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and deteriorating humanitarian condition. The majority of the Palestinians from Syria

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

10-12-2019

AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of secret internment and fatal torture of members of same family in Syrian government prisons. One such case occurred on April 28, 2014, when three Palestinian brothers from the Hamdan family, sheltered in

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

10-12-2019

A number of displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Tal Shehab, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Located 17 kilometers away from Daraa’s western corners and adjacent to the

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

10-12-2019

The Melhem Charity distributed firewood heaters to about 1,100 Palestinian and Syrian families in the Deir Ballout and Muhammadiyah refugee camps in Efrin, in Jindires area, north of Syria. Dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

09-12-2019

On the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), AGPS calls on the Agency to work on sustaining and enhancing its core services for Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS). After

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

09-12-2019

The “Palestinians of Europe Conference…Past, Present, and Future” was launched on Saturday in Berlin, in line with UNRWA’s 70th founding anniversary. Speakers drew attention to the repercussions of UNRWA’s service cut and decrease in funding for the Agency on Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Othman and his six-year-old son were injured after a restaurant exploded in the Dutch city of Kuforden. They were transferred to the Groningen city’s hospital. The explosion reportedly occurred after part of the restaurant rooftop collapsed in

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmad AlFar won the fourth place in the “Mr” contest and the fifth in the 100 kgs competition as part of the Dubai bodybuilding championship staged at the Dubai Muscle Show which took place on

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

08-12-2019

After more than eight years of bloody shootouts, Palestinian volunteers and relief officers in Syria continue to face dangerous challenges and threats from all warring parties. AGPS documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian volunteers and the forced disappearance of

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

08-12-2019

58-year-old Ahmad Ali AlRahal was killed by anonymous gunmen in AlMuzeireeb town, west of Daraa province, south of Syria. The man was fatally shot outside of his house at the entrance to the town. The gunmen could not be identified

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

08-12-2019

Palestinian activists in Syria stressed the need to sustain and increase UNRWA's financial aids to Palestinian refugees in Syria. In posts circulated on social media, activists said that UNRWA’s intent to conduct a survey in early 2020 over whether

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

08-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Kader Alyan has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for over seven years. Alyan, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad-Palestine, was kidnapped by the government troops from his home in

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, toured Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Accompanied with a delegation from the General Authority for Palestinian Arab

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

07-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, a resident of Handarat camp, in Aleppo, sustained severe burns after a mine left over by ISIS militias in Deir AlZor, east of Syria, went off. Bassam is a member of Liwaa AlQuds brigade

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

07-12-2019

Fatah AlIntifada battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, called on Palestinian refugees in Syria who have not obtained official identity documents to show up at its offices and submit their demands to that end. An AGPS field reporter said

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

07-12-2019

Palestinian brothers Omar and Muntassar Ahmed Ghunayem, residents of Yarmouk camp, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Omar, born in 1995, was arrested at a government checkpoint at the main entrance to Yarmouk. Montassar, born

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

06-12-2019

AGPS has learned that two Palestinian brothers from Syria’s AlHusainiya camp died under torture in Syrian government prisons following years of secret detention. AGPS has kept their names secret at the request of their families. The death brings the toll

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

06-12-2019

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon Claudio Cordoni met on Wednesday with representatives of the Commission of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. The delegations discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

06-12-2019

Ireland has announced EUR 2.5 million contribution in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made shortly after a high-level Irish delegation led by the Irish

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

06-12-2019

Members of the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria organized activities for children with special needs in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Gifts were distributed as part of the event, held in partnership with the Danish Red Cross

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

05-12-2019

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 11Palestinian and Syrian migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, Palestinians from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and Syrian nationals, who have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since March

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-12-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the eight-year long warfare. Civilians said the cost of living index in the area is eight times higher than the

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

05-12-2019

Humanitarian conditions have gone remarkably worse in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees due to the price leap, poor infrastructure, and absence of vital services. Civilians continue to rail against the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

05-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the eighth year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

05-12-2019

The Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian people handed over winter garments to 120 Palestinian orphans from Yarmouk camp and other Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move comes as part of the group’s attempts to assist Palestinian refugees

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

04-12-2019

AGPS has issued a new documentary report entitled "Palestinians of Syria in Jordan". The report sheds light on the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who fled to Jordan following the outbreak of the bloody conflict in March 2011

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

04-12-2019

Renowned Syrian-born Palestinian translator Saleh Almani passed away on Tuesday, December 3, in the Spanish city of Valencia at the age of 70. Almani was born in Hums province, in Syria, on 1949 and earned a diploma in Spanish literature

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

04-12-2019

More than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. UNRWA has upon more than one occasion sounded the alarm over the tragic situation

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Ziyad Awad, from AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the third consecutive year. Ziyad was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way to receive his salary in Daraa on

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Sherif Jarwan Issa, from Khan Dannun refugee camp, received an international arbitration certificate in body building and physical strength after he attended a training course for referees held by the Syrian Arab Sports Federation for Bodybuilding between October

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

03-12-2019

AGPS concluded on Saturday a successful contribution to the one-day conference about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), held by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). Titled “UNRWA at 70: Responding to

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

03-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria have sounded distress signals over the dramatic price hike in the Turkish territories at a time when the exchange rate of the local currency has remarkably gone down. Unemployment rates among the Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

03-12-2019

Residents of AlMuzeireeb town took to the streets on Sunday, calling on the Syrian government to release Palestinian and Syrian prisoners and disclose the fate of the victims of forced disappearance. 15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

03-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Razan Omar Mustafa, a resident of AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Razan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from her home on September 12

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of  Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

02-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Shamsah Rashdan Mohamed Rashdan, aged 63, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing elderly relative along with her daughter Asia Mohamed Sa’id Kweider, 22. The mother and her daughter

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

02-12-2019

Members of Shams Project to Empower Women organized a silent march in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, condemning gender-based violence and discrimination. Palestinian refugees taking part in the march spoke up for their inalienable rights and denounced the violations committed

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

02-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Dutch city of The Hague, condemning the ceaseless Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. The protesters called for an immediate probe into Israeli

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

02-12-2019

Germany has announced new multi-year project funds of up to EUR 69 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made during a meeting of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

01-12-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue to express deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories for over 40 days to topple the incumbent government. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee Ali Maatouq

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

01-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in Khan Dannun refugee camp said they continue to face a mountainous journey trying to purchase supplies needed for cooking and heating purposes. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

01-12-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Mohamed Ayyash has been supervising chess competitions at a sports club in Cyprus’ capital city of Nicosia. Mohamed is supervising 25 players in the club. He is the youngest chess referee in Cyprus and has obtained

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

01-12-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the eighth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

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

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

Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

30-09-2019

A Palestinian mother displaced with her children from Yarmouk Camp has been enduring an abject humanitarian situation in Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. The mother said she has been taking cover with her sick

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

30-09-2019

Palestine Ambassador to Turkey Faed Mustafa and Director-General of the Immigration Department of Turkey Abdullah Ayaz discussed the legal status of Palestinian refugees in Turkey. Palestine’s Ambassador briefed the Turkish official about the squalid conditions endured by Palestinian refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

30-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, aged 60, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an unknown

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

30-09-2019

Head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA bodes well for the UN Agency and Palestine refugees. In a press release

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

29-09-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Kasem Rashid Rayan has been detained by the Turkish authorities at Istanbul’s new airport for the sixth consecutive day over allegations of illegal entry. In appeals circulated on social media networks, Kasem’s family called on the

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

29-09-2019

The Lebanese Directorate-General of Personal Status announced its decision to stretch the time-limit set for the registration of Palestinian and Syrian newborns born in Syria. The decision figured in Circular No. 112 sent to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry and the

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

29-09-2019

Palestinian young man Ahmad Abu Tawq, born in 1990, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since September 4, 2013. Ahmad was kidnapped by pro-government forces from AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. His condition and whereabouts

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

29-09-2019

Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019.  In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

28-09-2019

Palestinian blogger from Syria Tghrid Dawas has embarked on an online campaign entitled “I am a refugee . . . I am a human being” in an attempt to underscore the heavy burden brought about by “the travel document” which Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

28-09-2019

UNRWA said on Thursday that migration and resettlement of Palestine refugees do not make part of its official mandate. UNRWA’s statement was issued in a response to a Wednesday vigil held by the Youth Commission of Palestinians of Syria outside

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

28-09-2019

UNRWA paid tribute to Palestinian refugee Khaled Mahmoud, the Agency’s staff member in AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, over his serious commitment over the past 36 years in promoting environmental health and awareness in Syria-based Palestinian refugee camps. The celebration

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Mustafa, from Khan Dannun Camp, was released on September 27, 2019, from a Syrian government detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention of over 1,700 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penitentiaries, where hundreds of others

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Iyad Saleh has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian security forces for the seventh year running. Iyad, a resident of the Hama-based AlAyedeen refugee camp, was kidnapped on August 20, 2012 at a government-held checkpoint in Hama. AGPS

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

27-09-2019

Turkish border police arrested Palestinian and Syrian migrants as they attempted to cross the border with Greece through Evros River. Palestinian activists said the migrants, who fled Syria’s embattled refugee camps of Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh, were transferred to a

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

27-09-2019

The education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said the Syrian government has signaled the go-ahead for the reconstruction of a UNRWA school in the camp. According to AlKurdi, the move aims at opening up classes for students who walk

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

27-09-2019

Five members of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, have been left injured in Syria’s Tadmur desert after a mine left by ISIS militias in the area went off. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

27-09-2019

The Palestinian-Syrian Authority for Relief and Development distributed meat to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. According to the organization’s distribution officers, 12,000 families in Idlib’s and Aleppo’s northern outskirts will receive a meat portion (around 2

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

26-09-2019

Scores of displaced families have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS correspondent said dozens of demands have been submitted at Yarmouk municipality and the office