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UNRWA Accused of Granting Loans to Pro-Government Militias in Syria

UNRWA Accused of Granting Loans to Pro-Government Militias in Syria

13-12-2018

Daraj news website accused UNRWA in Syria of handing over loans to members and groups affiliated with the Syrian government forces and intelligence service all the way through Syria’s eight-year warfare. Daraj said it has received dozens of documents and

Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb, Civilians Deeply Concerned

Assassination Reports Reemerge in AlMuzeireeb, Civilians Deeply Concerned

13-12-2018

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town expressed deep concern over the security stuation in the area after reports have emerged on the assassination of the former opposition leader Youssef Mohamed AlHashish. Activists accused pro-government militias in Syria of assassinating opposition

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Freezing Weather in Lebanon’s Bekaa

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Freezing Weather in Lebanon’s Bekaa

13-12-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Lebanese AlBekaa region continue to appeal to UNRWA to hand them much-needed humanitarian aids with the advent of a freezing winter season. Palestinian families taking refuge in AlBekaa have been struggling

Palestinians from Syria Denied Right to Via Renewal

Palestinians from Syria Denied Right to Via Renewal

13-12-2018

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

9 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria in November 2018

9 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria in November 2018

12-12-2018

AGPS found out that nine Palestinian refugees died in the Syrian territories in November 2018. Aleppo topped the list with three casualties, followed by Rif Dimashq and AlSuweida with two refugees each. Another Palestinian was pronounced dead in the blockaded

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Rif Dimashq Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Rif Dimashq Hostilities

12-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mohamed Jawdat Khalil, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), was pronounced dead on December 10, 2018 as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in Adra industrial city, in Rif Dimashq. The casualty was a resident

Palestinian Delegation Discusses Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp with Damascus Governor

Palestinian Delegation Discusses Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp with Damascus Governor

12-12-2018

Palestinian leaders and the Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Ali Mustafa paid a visit to Damascus Governor Adel Anwar AlAlebi at his office in Damascus. The delegation discussed latest developments regarding reconstruction endeavors in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

12-12-2018

Palestinian refugees who have been displaced from Damascus and its suburbs to the northern Syrian province of Idlib appealed to UNRWA to take urgent action as regards their tragic situation. The refugees urged UNRWA to provide them with urgent medical

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Palestinian Families North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Palestinian Families North of Syria

12-12-2018

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to 348 displaced Palestinian families from Yarmouk and Khan Ehieh refugee camps in Idlib, north of Syria. The measure makes part of underway endeavors to assuage the

Detained Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Hunger Strike for 5th Day

Detained Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Hunger Strike for 5th Day

11-12-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mootaz Mohammad Fayad has been on an open-ended hunger strike since December 5, protesting his arbitrary detention in Turkish jails for over 55 days. The Turkish police summoned Mootaz to questioning on October 17, 2018. He

UNRWA Schools in Khan Dannun Camp Left without Heating Equipment

UNRWA Schools in Khan Dannun Camp Left without Heating Equipment

11-12-2018

Parents of schoolchildren in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the lack of heating equipment at the UNRWA primary schools in the area. The parents said their children have caught life-threatening diseases due to the freezing temperatures rocking

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Gripped with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Gripped with Dire Conditions

11-12-2018

Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, have launched, in letters emailed to AGPS, cries for help over their abject living conditions. Palestinian families said they have been grappling with

Work Paper Warns of Tragic Situation of Palestinians from Syria

Work Paper Warns of Tragic Situation of Palestinians from Syria

11-12-2018

A working paper presented by researcher Ibrahim AlAli spotlighted the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria. The work paper, delivered as part of Diwan AlWatan event, held on December 8 in Ankara, underscored the calamitous conditions endured by the Palestinians

Rights Group: 100 People Diagnosed with Leishmania Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

Rights Group: 100 People Diagnosed with Leishmania Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

10-12-2018

Syrians for Truth and Justice Organization (STJ) said at least 100 persons have caught Leishmania in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin, in Aleppo, and are left without treatment in the poverty-stricken area. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a medic in

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Daraa Camp

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Daraa Camp

10-12-2018

Local authorities continue to remove debris and unblock access roads in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. Municipal trucks and bulldozers have began works to clear the mounds of rubble piled up in Daraa alleyways. Families who have returned to the

Palestinians in Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Lack of Vital Services

Palestinians in Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Lack of Vital Services

10-12-2018

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees spoke out against the absence of a municipal council to keep tabs on the dire conditions endured by the refugees and take note of their most urgent needs. “How come that a

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hammouda Held in Syrian State Prison for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hammouda Held in Syrian State Prison for 5th Year

10-12-2018

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

AGPS Issues Report Evaluating UNRWA Performance since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

AGPS Issues Report Evaluating UNRWA Performance since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

09-12-2018

A report issued by AGPS on the 69th anniversary of the founding of UNRWA under the title “Assessing UNRWA Performance in Light of the Syrian Conflict”, spotlighted the availability and quality of services provided by UNRWA to the displaced Palestinian

NGO: Over 600 Arab Refugees in Thailand Enduring Dire Conditions

NGO: Over 600 Arab Refugees in Thailand Enduring Dire Conditions

09-12-2018

The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain (AOHR) said that about 600 Arab refugees from Palestine, Syria and Iraq in Thailand are deprived of their basic human rights such as education, healthcare and access to the labor market. AOHR

Turkish Coast Guard Intercept Migrant Boat Carrying 54 Palestinians

Turkish Coast Guard Intercept Migrant Boat Carrying 54 Palestinians

09-12-2018

A boat carrying 60 illegal migrants, including 54 Palestinians, was intercepted off the Turkish seashore at 04:37 a.m. on Saturday. Activists said a Greece-bound inflatable vessel was unraveled after it set sail from Kuşadası in Aydin province. Dozens of

Red Crescent Offers Free Limb Surgeries at AlHamshari Hospital South of Lebanon

Red Crescent Offers Free Limb Surgeries at AlHamshari Hospital South of Lebanon

09-12-2018

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in partnership with Towards Hope Foundation announced the arrival of a delegation of specialized medics on January 14, 2019 to carry out limb surgeries for free as of January 26. The Red Crescent called on

Detained Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Goes on Hunger Strike

Detained Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Goes on Hunger Strike

08-12-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mootaz Mohammad Fayad announced his decision to go on an open-ended hunger strike as of December 5, protesting his arbitrary detention in Turkish jails for over 50 days. His wife said the Turkish police raided their

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl Appeal for Urgent Aid

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl Appeal for Urgent Aid

08-12-2018

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

Exhibition for Palestinian Refugees Kick-Started North of Lebanon

Exhibition for Palestinian Refugees Kick-Started North of Lebanon

08-12-2018

Naba’ Association inaugurated on Wednesday, December 5, an exhibition putting into display products and services available for the displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria. Palestinian families from Syria and refugees taking shelter in AlBadawi and Nahr AlBared camps joined the event

UNICEF-Sponsored Sports Event Held in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNICEF-Sponsored Sports Event Held in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-12-2018

A sports event, sponsored by the UNICEF, has been staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in the first such move in the area. Competitions in soccer, basketball, ping pong, chess, and running races have been held as

275 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

275 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

07-12-2018

Palestinian young man Mustafa Suhail Mustafa Sa’id, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces. The casualty was sheltered in AlDhiabiya area, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS documented the death of 275 PLA fighters

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hums

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hums

07-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Murad Ali Saleh succumbed on December 5, 2018 to wounds he sustained in AlNiyaria, where he fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias. According to AGPS data, 3,906 Palestinian gunmen were pronounced dead in war-torn

AlShaalan Warns Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon against Migrant Smuggling

AlShaalan Warns Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon against Migrant Smuggling

07-12-2018

Secretary of the Popular Palestinian Committees in Lebanon, Abu Iyad AlShaalan, notified Palestinian refugees from Syria who have been seeking shelter in the Lebanese territories about the risks and penalties they are likely to face by attempting to migrate via

Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Rescued off Turkish Shores

Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Rescued off Turkish Shores

07-12-2018

The Turkish coast guard rescued on December 3 and 4 two Greece-bound inflatable boats carrying dozens of illegal migrants, mostly Africans and Palestinians. More than 50 women and children were onboard. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Keep Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Warm

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Keep Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Warm

06-12-2018

UNRWA in Lebanon announced on Tuesday its decision to hand over heating allowances to Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria in Lebanon. This came during a meeting convened between the agency’s UNRWA's Regional Director-General in Lebanon Claudio Kordoni and the head

Popular Committee in Wadi AlZineh Calls on Palestinians from Syria to Sign Up for Winter Assistance

Popular Committee in Wadi AlZineh Calls on Palestinians from Syria to Sign Up for Winter Assistance

06-12-2018

The Popular Committee in AlKharroub region, in Lebanon, urged the displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Wadi AlZineh, south of Lebanon, to show up at the committee’s office in order to put down their names for winter aids. The registration

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

Hittin Community in Damascus Gripped with Economic Crises

06-12-2018

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

Palestinian Laureates at Damascus School Receive Prizes

Palestinian Laureates at Damascus School Receive Prizes

06-12-2018

A ceremony was held at Said AlAs School, in Damascus, to honor Palestinian students who earned their secondary and basic education school certificates with an honor. The ceremony was attended by representatives of popular and political Palestinian factions. A UNRWA

20 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Thai Authorities over Illegal Stay

20 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Thai Authorities over Illegal Stay

05-12-2018

23 refugees, including 20 Palestinians, were arrested by the Thai police on Monday, following a raid on their residences and over allegations of overstaying their visas. A police Major General told Thai news outlets that a meeting will be convened

9 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria in November 2018

9 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria in November 2018

05-12-2018

AGPS found out that nine Palestinian refugees died in the Syrian territories in November 2018. Medical neglect claimed the lives of three refugees; two refugees were tortured to death in Syrian state prisons; two others were fatally gunned down; another

39 Palestinian Women, Girls Missing in War-Torn Syria

39 Palestinian Women, Girls Missing in War-Torn Syria

05-12-2018

39 Palestinian women and girls have disappeared from Syria since the outburst of the bloody hostilities. Nine female refugees were sheltered in Yarmouk Camp and 10 others in AlTadhamun neighborhood. Activists accused pro-government militias of targeting Palestinians in arbitrary abduction

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Ibrahim Goes Missing on Way to Europe

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Ibrahim Goes Missing on Way to Europe

05-12-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Ibrahim, born in 1974 and formerly sheltered in Shabaa, in Rif Dimashq, disappeared on Thursday, November 29, as he tried to cross the Dobra River in Croatia with four friends in an attempt to reach

Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Children in Deir Ballout Camp

Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Children in Deir Ballout Camp

05-12-2018

The Turkish charity AFAD and Mulhem NGO distributed winter clothes to Palestinian children taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Afrin, north of Syria. Dozens of displaced Palestinian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria

On Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities: Palestinian Children with Special Needs Launch Cry for Help in Syria

On Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities: Palestinian Children with Special Needs Launch Cry for Help in Syria

04-12-2018

Displaced Palestinian children with special needs have been gripped with dire conditions in the poorly-equipped refugee tents set up north of Syria. The situation of dozens of children has gone far worse after they lost their parents in the bloody

Thai Authorities Embark on Abduction Sweep against Palestinian, Arab Refugees

Thai Authorities Embark on Abduction Sweep against Palestinian, Arab Refugees

04-12-2018

The Thai authorities launched on Sunday an abduction sweep targeting Palestinian and Arab refugees stranded in Bangkok. Several Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi migrants have been detained for overstaying their visas. The refugees lashed out at the UNHCR for its apathy

Residents of Handarat Camp Denounce Absence of Basic Services, Poor Infrastructure

Residents of Handarat Camp Denounce Absence of Basic Services, Poor Infrastructure

04-12-2018

Palestinian families sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing the camp and rehabilitating vital services, including health care and education. The displaced civilians launched a cry for

KSA Sings US$50 Million Agreement with UNRWA

KSA Sings US$50 Million Agreement with UNRWA

04-12-2018

In another development, Dr Abdallah AlRabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC) and Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

03-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Bilal Hasan Dirbas, sheltered in AlMaghareba neighborhood, in Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. AGPS documented the death of 561 Palestinian refugees, including women and minors, as a result of fatal torture in Syrian state

PLO Committee Mandated to Follow Up on Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Committee Mandated to Follow Up on Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

03-12-2018

Sources close the Syrian government said local authorities in Damascus governorate reactivated the role of the municipality in Yarmouk Camp and signaled the go-ahead for the creation of a committee, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), to oversee debris

Relief Commission Distributes Fuel Supplies to Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Relief Commission Distributes Fuel Supplies to Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

03-12-2018

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development handed over fuel supplies to families who were forcibly deported to Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. Every family received 20 liters of fuel, in a measure aiming to assuage

New Water Well Dug Out in AlNeirab Camp

New Water Well Dug Out in AlNeirab Camp

03-12-2018

Works have began a couple of days ago to dig a water well as part of a project to build a new cemetery for Palestinians sheltered in AlNeirab Camp and other areas in Aleppo, north of Syria. The project has

Displaced Palestinian Children Rally outside of UN Office in Bangkok

Displaced Palestinian Children Rally outside of UN Office in Bangkok

02-12-2018

Dozens of Arab refugees, mostly Palestinians, who have been stranded in Thailand have maintained vigil outside of the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Bangkok, slamming the apathy maintained by the agency regarding their tragic

UNRWA: Almost All Installations in Yarmouk and Deraa Refugee Camps in Syria Damaged

UNRWA: Almost All Installations in Yarmouk and Deraa Refugee Camps in Syria Damaged

02-12-2018

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has conducted a damage assessment of its installations in the refugee camps of Yarmouk, near Damascus, and Deraa, South of Syria. The Agency said it has 23 premises including 16 schools in

Palestinian Young Man Majdi Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 4th Year

Palestinian Young Man Majdi Hamdan Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 4th Year

02-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Majdi Hamdan Abdah has been kept in Syrian state prisons for the fourth year running. Majdi, a physical education teacher, was kidnapped at a government-run checkpoint in AlMzzeh town, in Damascus, on January 14, 2014. His condition and

UNRWA Distributes Aids in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Aids in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-12-2018

UNRWA handed over in-kind aids to Palestinian refugees in the Aleppo-based Handarat Camp. Palestinian refugees received food items, medical kit, and mattresses. Over 175 families returned to Handarat Camp, where more than 90% of civilian homes and facilities sustained severe

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child Appeals for Urgent Help

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child Appeals for Urgent Help

01-12-2018

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

Red Cross Committee Provides Data on Palestinians Missing, Detained in War-Torn Syria

Red Cross Committee Provides Data on Palestinians Missing, Detained in War-Torn Syria

01-12-2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross vowed to take serious measures in order to provide the families of missing and detained people in Syria with the needed information about their relatives’ conditions and whereabouts. The promises were made during

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

01-12-2018

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

Independent Human Rights Commission Briefs Gaza’s Social Development Ministry about Refugees from Syria

Independent Human Rights Commission Briefs Gaza’s Social Development Ministry about Refugees from Syria

01-12-2018

The Independent Human Rights Commission discussed, with the secretary of the Gaza-based Ministry of Social Development, the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned from war-torn Syria to the blockaded Gaza Strip. Secretary of the Social Development Ministry, Dr. Yousef Ibrahim

New Report on Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Issued by AGPS

New Report on Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Issued by AGPS

30-11-2018

A new report has been issued by AGPS under the title “Palestinians of Syria in Egypt: In Search of Asylum”. The report sheds light on the situation of Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria for the period from March 2011 to

FIDAR Briefs Istanbul’s Deputy Governor about Tragic Condition of Displaced Palestinians in Deir Ballout

FIDAR Briefs Istanbul’s Deputy Governor about Tragic Condition of Displaced Palestinians in Deir Ballout

30-11-2018

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) spoke out against the dire conditions endured by Palestinian refugees deported to northern Syria. This came at a meeting called for by Istanbul governor on Wednesday November 28 at the governorate headquarters in

UN War Crimes Investigators Urge Syrian Gov’t to Account for Mysterious Custodial Deaths

UN War Crimes Investigators Urge Syrian Gov’t to Account for Mysterious Custodial Deaths

30-11-2018

UN war crimes investigators on Wednesday called on the Assad government to update families about the fate and conditions of their relatives who have disappeared and provide medical records of those who were executed or killed in custody. Earlier this year the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

30-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons since October 27, 2012. One month after his detention, his family appealed to the deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of

AGPS: Over 5,600 Violations Committed against Palestine Refugees in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 5,600 Violations Committed against Palestine Refugees in War-Torn Syria

29-11-2018

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed on November 29, kept record of 5,615 physical violations perpetrated against Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. As many as 3

5 UNRWA Structures Destroyed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

5 UNRWA Structures Destroyed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-11-2018

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Mohamed Abdi Adar said five facilities run by the UN agency in Daraa Camp, out of a total of six facilities, were destroyed in the warfare. In a tweet, Adar said UNRWA found out

UK Signs Agreement to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

UK Signs Agreement to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

29-11-2018

UNRWA has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom to support emergency services for Palestinian refugees coming from Syria and residing in Jordan from 2018 to 2021, with a total value of $6.4 million. The agreement will enable UNRWA

Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Saving Sick Child, Releasing Her Detained Father

Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Saving Sick Child, Releasing Her Detained Father

28-11-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Sa’id AlSheikh Khaled, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, appealed to the human rights institutions and the Palestinian Ambassador in Turkey to work on releasing Sa’id from Turkish jails and securing treatment for his

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Appeal for Delivery of UNRWA Aids

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Appeal for Delivery of UNRWA Aids

28-11-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria urged UNRWA to hand them much-needed humanitarian aids with the advent of a freezing winter season, saying they have been subjected to exhaustive crackdowns and intensive inspection on their

Yarmouk Residents Launch Calls for Urgent Reconstruction

Yarmouk Residents Launch Calls for Urgent Reconstruction

28-11-2018

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp called on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and press ahead with reconstruction projects. The families said they have been denied access to their homes by the Syrian

Family of Missing Elderly Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Elderly Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

28-11-2018

The family of Palestinian refugee Awad Deib Issa, aged 58, continues to appeal to the concerned authorities to disclose their relative’s condition and whereabouts as he has been missing for the fifth consecutive day. Issa disappeared from Daraa Camp, south

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

27-11-2018

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 up to three years. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria Represents Palestine at Cyprus-Based Cultural Events

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria Represents Palestine at Cyprus-Based Cultural Events

27-11-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Firas Abdul Salam Abbas, called Abu AlAbd, has been taking advantage of human rights and cultural events held in Cyprus to make non-Palestinians familiar with the Palestinian cuisine. Firas was last spotted on November 16, 2018

Deputy Commander of Liwaa AlQuds Squad Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Deputy Commander of Liwaa AlQuds Squad Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces

27-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Adnan AlSayed, deputy commander of the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, was reportedly arrested by Syrian security forces without prior notices. Sometime earlier, Palestinian refugee Samer Rafe’, the commander of Liwaa AlQuds battalion, was arrested

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

27-11-2018

AGPS documented the death of 27 Palestinian refugees as a result of abrupt assassinations in war-ragged Syria. The list includes 18 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp, among them activists, journalists, and relief officers. The casualties are: Bahaa Saker, Namer Hasan, Firas

478 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

478 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

26-11-2018

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, observed on November 25, documented the death of 478 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, making 16% of the overall

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

26-11-2018

Dozens of Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. Palestinian women have also been subjected to abrupt searches and exhaustive questioning at military checkpoints

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Suffer Freezing Temperatures

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Suffer Freezing Temperatures

26-11-2018

Tents have been flooded with water as torrential downpours have swamped Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian refugees in Afrin, north of Syria. Pictures and videos circulated on social media show dozens of tents being swamped by rain deluges while children

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees in I’Zaz Refugee Camp Worsened by Rat Bites

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees in I’Zaz Refugee Camp Worsened by Rat Bites

26-11-2018

Palestinian families taking refuge in I’zaz Camp, north of Syria, have spoken up against the dramatic spread of rodents, particularly rats, in the area. The refugees said they got bitten by rats all over their vulnerable bodies, saying serious and

Palestinian Child from Syria Loses Parents in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Child from Syria Loses Parents in War-Torn Syria

25-11-2018

Palestinian girl Sham, aged four, has lost her patents and grandfather in the raging warfare rocking the Syrian territories. Sham was deported from her home in Yarmouk Camp to southern Damascus, before she was sent to Deir Ballout Camp, north

Lebanese Security Forces Shut Doors of Palestinian, Syrian Shops

Lebanese Security Forces Shut Doors of Palestinian, Syrian Shops

25-11-2018

Lebanese news outlets said the General Security Directorate has embarked on a large-scale campaign in Tripoli and Minieh-Denieh districts to close shops owned by Syrian migrants and Palestinians from Syria. The campaign targeted shops owned or rented by Syrians and

Member of Pro-Government Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Released by Syrian Forces

Member of Pro-Government Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Released by Syrian Forces

25-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Adham Shahada Rafe’, aged 19, was released from a Syrian state detention center following a 15-day remand. Rafe’ is a member of the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government. He is a resident of AlNeirab Camp

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children in Qudsaya

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children in Qudsaya

25-11-2018

A set of Leisure activities was held by the Palestine Charity for the Relief of the Palestinian People at the Jaffa Center for Developmental Activities in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq.  More than 20 children took part in the activities

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Relief Aids

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Relief Aids

24-11-2018

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch distress signals over the lack of humanitarian aids for months. In letters emailed to AGPS, Palestinian refugee families said they have been grappling with abject living conditions as a result

Independent Human Rights Commission Sounds Alarm over Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Independent Human Rights Commission Sounds Alarm over Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

24-11-2018

The Independent Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the Follow-Up Committee of Refugees from Syria in Gaza convened a meeting to discuss the situation of Palestinians from Syria in besieged Gaza. The meeting, held in Khan Younis, sought ways to

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing South of Syria

24-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Awad Deib Issa, aged 58, has been missing for the third consecutive day. Issa disappeared from Daraa Camp, south of Syria, on Wednesday, November 21, as he left his home on way to his workplace. Issa’s conditions and

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

24-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Hasan Ziad Leyla, 26, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Hasan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp. His condition and whereabouts remain mysterious

Life-Sentenced Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Latakia Prison

Life-Sentenced Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Latakia Prison

23-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abdullah Balbisi died in Latakia central prison, where he has been locked up for over eight years on account of his involvement in peaceful protests against the Syrian government. Ahmad, formerly sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped by Syrian Gov’ Forces

Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped by Syrian Gov’ Forces

23-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Adham Shahada Rafe’, aged 19 and affiliated with the pro-government Liwaa AlQuds battalion, was arrested by Syria’s security forces a few days ago. A number of Liwaa AlQuds commanders and affiliates were arrested by the government forces, including

Palestinians from Syria Scattered across Globe

Palestinians from Syria Scattered across Globe

23-11-2018

AGPS documentation team found out that over 150,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Syria have fled the country, where 560,000 Palestinian refugees used to take shelter prior to the outburst of the deadly warfare. Over 60% of Palestinians

5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2018

5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in October 2018

22-11-2018

AGPS documented the death of five Palestinian refugees in October 2018, down from 12 in October 2017, due to war-related incidents. The list of victims who died in October 2018 includes four Palestinians who were pronounced dead in Teloul AlSafa

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Dies in Turkey

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Dies in Turkey

22-11-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Khalil al-Kurdi, called Abu Rubeen, was pronounced dead in Turkey after his health had taken a turn for the worse owing to the blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp in Syria for years and the lack

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

22-11-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Salim Ahmed Ibrahim, previously sheltered in Handarat Camp in Aleppo before he was deported to Sajou area, near Bab AlSalama Crossing, on the Syrian-Turkish borders, appealed to the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the Palestine Liberation

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Push for Delivery of UNRWA Aids

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Push for Delivery of UNRWA Aids

22-11-2018

Dozens of Palestinian families who were deported from Syria to Lebanon rallied outside of the office of UNRWA director in AlBekaa and the Lebanon-based refugee camps of AlBadawi and Ein AlHilweh, protesting the delay in the delivery of urgently-needed winter

Art Exhibition Held in Jaramana Camp

Art Exhibition Held in Jaramana Camp

22-11-2018

An art exhibition was staged by the Association of Palestinian Graphic Artists in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Artist Mohamed AlRekou’i and a number of Palestinian painters, along with representatives of Palestinian factions, attended the inauguration day

AGPS: Palestine Child Refugees Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Palestine Child Refugees Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

21-11-2018

A report issued by AGPS on the International Children’s Day said the bloody warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of the Syrian territories. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating

War-Related Incidents Claim Lives of 241 Palestinian Children in Syria

War-Related Incidents Claim Lives of 241 Palestinian Children in Syria

21-11-2018

AGPS has documented the death of 241 Palestinian children from Syria due to war-related incidents, according to statistics until October 20, 2018. Shelling took away the lives of 123 children while sniper bullets claimed the lives of 15. 11 children

Displaced Palestinian Children North of Syria Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Children North of Syria Launch Cry for Help

21-11-2018

Palestinian children who were forcibly deported with their families to Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria, appealed to the United Nations, UNRWA, and human rights NGOs to lend them a hand in the poverty-stricken area. In a letter to the

Syria’s Ministerial Council Tasks Damascus Authorities with Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp

Syria’s Ministerial Council Tasks Damascus Authorities with Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp

21-11-2018

A decision issued by Syria’s Council of Ministers during its weekly session, held on November 11, tasked local authorities in Damascus with rehabilitating infrastructure and destroyed facilities in Yarmouk Camp so as to pave the way for the safe return of

"Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Palestinian Refugee"

"Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Palestinian Refugee"

20-11-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned human rights institutions and NGOs, including Amnesty International, to take serious measures in order to disclose the fate of their son, who

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria

20-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmad Farhat, from Yarmouk Camp, was killed after he joined the bloody shootouts between ISIS militias and Syria’s government battalions in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSuweida desert, south of Syria. At the same time, a severe asthma attack

DFLP Urges UNRWA to Maintain Aid-Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

DFLP Urges UNRWA to Maintain Aid-Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

20-11-2018

Member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Syria, Hasan Abdul Hamid, urged UNRWA to backtrack on any projected decision to cut cash and in-kind aids for the Palestinians of Syria on

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-11-2018

UNRWA relief officers handed over on Sunday evening food boxes to Palestinian families taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq. The first distribution day provided foodstuff to refugee families comprising one to three members. Located some 14 kilometers away

Thai Authorities Release Palestinian Woman on Bail, Keep Others in Custody

Thai Authorities Release Palestinian Woman on Bail, Keep Others in Custody

19-11-2018

A Palestinian refugee was released from Thai detention centers, where she had been detained with her children for overstaying her visa. The woman and her children were set free 20 days after she had shelled out a bail. Activist Fatima

Medical Neglect Causes Death of Palestinian Refugee in Poorly-Equipped Deir Ballout Camp

Medical Neglect Causes Death of Palestinian Refugee in Poorly-Equipped Deir Ballout Camp

19-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yassin Abu Madi, called Abu Urwa, was pronounced dead in the under-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. Abu Urwa, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, died from a heart attack that hit his vulnerable body in the poverty-stricken area

Rally Held in Vienna in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand

Rally Held in Vienna in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand

19-11-2018

A vigil was staged by Arab and European activists outside of the UN office in Vienna to speak up for migrants trapped in the Thai territories. The rally-goers called for urgent action to save the lives of displaced families and

Int’l Red Cross Committee Provides Data on Missing, Detained Persons in Syria

Int’l Red Cross Committee Provides Data on Missing, Detained Persons in Syria

19-11-2018

The International Committee of the Red Cross vowed to take serious measures in order to provide the families of missing and detained people in Syria with the needed information about their conditions and whereabouts. The promises were made during a

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

18-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Anis Badwan, called Abu Omar, was killed under torture in Syria’s state-run Sednaya military prison, in Rif Dimashq, after he had been kept in jail for over four years, according to his family. The casualty, aged 56

AGPS Briefs Int’l Red Cross Delegation about Situation of Palestinian Detainees in Syria

AGPS Briefs Int’l Red Cross Delegation about Situation of Palestinian Detainees in Syria

18-11-2018

A couple of days ago, an AGPS delegation met with representatives of the International Red Cross Committee at the latter’s headquarters in Beirut. The delegations tackled the file of missing and detained Palestinians in Syria along with the efforts made

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-11-2018

An oratory festival was held in Yarmouk to mark the 14th anniversary of the death of the former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Representatives of Palestinian factions in Damascus and Syrian pro-government delegates have been in attendance. Member of Fatah’s Central

Human Rights Workshop Organized in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Human Rights Workshop Organized in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

18-11-2018

A human rights workshop was staged by the AlNaqeeb School in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees. Teaching staff members Osama Tarboush, Shamaa Mahmoud, and Iman Saleh elaborated on the human rights toolbox and mechanisms needed to develop and sustain

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Winter Assistance by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Winter Assistance by UNRWA

17-11-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Lebanese AlBekaa region urged UNRWA to hand them much-needed humanitarian aids with the advent of a freezing winter season. Palestinian families taking refuge in AlBekaa have been struggling for survival in

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-11-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp have raised concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp. The refugees appealed to the concerned authorities and NGOs to take urgent action over the spread

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Hanino Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2015

17-11-2018

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 documented the incarceration of 1,709 Palestinian refugees in Syrian government

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Camp

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Camp

17-11-2018

A set of leisure activities was held by the Psychological Support Team at the Palestinian Red Crescent, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross, in an attempt to entertain children and people with disabilities in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Woman Falls Prey to Hate Crime in Sweden

Palestinian Woman Falls Prey to Hate Crime in Sweden

16-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Samaa Sarsour, formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp in Syria, said she was subject to a hate crime in the Swedish city of Uppsala. Speaking with Radio Sweden, Samaa said an anonymous person assaulted her while she was carrying

Rally Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon in Solidarity with Embattled Gaza

Rally Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon in Solidarity with Embattled Gaza

16-11-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria taking shelter in AlBadawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon, rallied a couple of days earlier in solidarity with the people of Gaza, who have gone traumatized in the latest round of Israeli onslaughts. The refugees strongly

Activists Launch Calls for Vigil in Vienna to Speak Up for Palestinians Stranded in Thailand

Activists Launch Calls for Vigil in Vienna to Speak Up for Palestinians Stranded in Thailand

16-11-2018

Activists and NGOs have launched calls for a mass rally on Friday, November 16, outside of the UN office in Vienna to voice support for Palestinian and Arab refugees detained in Thailand. Activists urged the international community, NGOs, the League

Palestinian Artists Take Part in Damascus Exhibition

Palestinian Artists Take Part in Damascus Exhibition

16-11-2018

Palestinian artists from Jaramana refugee camp in Syria joined an exhibition staged at the Arabic Cultural Center in AlAdawi, in Damascus. 50 artists, including Jaramana residents Abdul Hadi Rumeidh and Amni Freisan, participated in the event, which was organized by

Kuwait Contributes $50 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

Kuwait Contributes $50 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

16-11-2018

The Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations informed, on Wednesday, the General Secretariat of the Arab League of transferring $ 42 million and $ 100,000 to the account of the Permanent Delegation of the

UNRWA in Syria to Suspend Contracts of 108 Staff Members

UNRWA in Syria to Suspend Contracts of 108 Staff Members

15-11-2018

UNRWA handed over notices to end the contracts of 108 workers, out of 132 relief officers working in food-aid distribution. The concerned staff members, who have been working for the agency for five years, were asked to sign the lay-off

Palestinian Refugees Sent Back to Turkey Naked following Heavy Beating by Greek Police

Palestinian Refugees Sent Back to Turkey Naked following Heavy Beating by Greek Police

15-11-2018

Group of migrants was discovered by villagers in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province in a run-down and naked state, saying that they were beaten up and stripped of their clothes and belongings by the Greek police. The migrants, including Yemeni

PalAbroad Conf. Keeps Tabs on Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Thailand & Deir Ballout Camp

PalAbroad Conf. Keeps Tabs on Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Thailand & Deir Ballout Camp

15-11-2018

The Palestinians Abroad Conference, held in Istanbul on November 9 and 10, expressed concerns over the situation of Palestinian refugees stranded in Thailand and those forcibly deported from Yarmouk Camp to Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. PalAbroad Conference said

Awareness-Raising Event Held in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Awareness-Raising Event Held in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-11-2018

A workshop and a press conference were staged by medics and paramedics at a UNRWA clinic in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to boost healthcare awareness among refugee families. Palestinian families taking refuge in

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian State Prison in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian State Prison in Damascus

14-11-2018

An ex-prisoner who was released from the AlSumariya jail, run by Syria’s Air Intelligence Forces, said he had seen the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1986, in the aforementioned prison. Mohamed, a resident of Damascus, was kidnapped by

Israeli Strike on Gaza Claims Life of Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp

Israeli Strike on Gaza Claims Life of Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp

14-11-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Zakaria al-Tatari, 27, was killed after Israeli warplanes struck multiple targets in the blockaded Gaza Strip with missiles. The casualty had taken shelter in Yarmouk Camp, before he returned to Gaza, fleeing war-torn Syria. Some 1,000

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces near Lebanese Borders

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces near Lebanese Borders

14-11-2018

A Palestinian refugee was kidnapped by the Syrian security forces on the Syrian-Lebanese borders on his way back to Syria from Lebanon. AGPS has kept the arrestee’s name secret over security concerns. The young man is a resident of Yarmouk

10 Migrants Go Missing as Boat Capsizes off Aegean Shore

10 Migrants Go Missing as Boat Capsizes off Aegean Shore

14-11-2018

The Turkish coast guards have been searching for 10 missing migrants after their boat sank in the Aegean Sea. Anadolu Agency said a number of migrants were rescued as part of a search-and-rescue operation launched after a Greece-bound boat, with

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

14-11-2018

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

3,896 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

3,896 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria

13-11-2018

AGPS has documented the death of 3,896 Palestinian refugees from Syria since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that 1,198 refugees were killed under shelling; 1,064 were fatally gunned down, while 558 others

Syrian Gov’t Tasks Damascus Governor with Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Gov’t Tasks Damascus Governor with Reconstructing Yarmouk Camp

13-11-2018

Sources close to the Syrian government said a decision issued by Syria’s Council of Ministers during its weekly session tasked local authorities in Damascus with rehabilitating infrastructure and destroyed facilities in Yarmouk Camp so as to pave the way for

UNRWA Delegation Pledges Reconstruction of Daraa Camp

UNRWA Delegation Pledges Reconstruction of Daraa Camp

13-11-2018

A UNRWA delegation, led by regional director Salim AlSheikh Kacem, popped in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, and gave pledges to work on rehabilitating vital facilities in the area. The delegation toured residential alleyways and took note

Greek Ministry: 3,386 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Applied for Asylum in Greece

Greek Ministry: 3,386 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Applied for Asylum in Greece

13-11-2018

Greece’s Ministry of Immigration Policy said 3,386 Palestinians have applied for asylum in Greece since 2013 until 2018. A statement attributed to the Greek Ministry of Immigration Policy said as many as 59,684 migrants from war-torn Syria have

Activists: Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Will Have Been Granted Swedish Citizenship by end of 2018

Activists: Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Will Have Been Granted Swedish Citizenship by end of 2018

12-11-2018

Palestinian activists in Sweden said more than 22,100 Palestinian refugees from Syria will have obtained Swedish citizenship by the end of 2018. Referring to studies and statistics conducted by the Swedish Migration Office, the activists said as many as

Over 35 Palestinian Women & Girls Killed under Torture in Syrian Jails

Over 35 Palestinian Women & Girls Killed under Torture in Syrian Jails

12-11-2018

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syrian government dungeons. The total death toll among the Palestinians of Syria who have fallen prey to fatal torture in Syrian state prisons has hit 558, among

Initiative Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab to Rehabilitate Street Lighting

Initiative Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab to Rehabilitate Street Lighting

12-11-2018

Activists from the Community Development Center in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp embarked on a project to repair lighting in streets and alleyways. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular committees, has been gripped with dire

Water Structures Installed in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp

Water Structures Installed in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp

12-11-2018

A delegation of the International Red Cross popped in Handrat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, to install water facilities and a pump in response to the damage inflicted on the water network by the warfare. Sometime earlier, the Syrian

Syrian Gov’t Forces Deny Residents Access into Yarmouk Camp, Days after Gov’t Green-Lights Return

Syrian Gov’t Forces Deny Residents Access into Yarmouk Camp, Days after Gov’t Green-Lights Return

11-11-2018

Civilians and activists have been banned by the Syrian government forces from re-entering Yarmouk Camp in spite of a government decision signaling the go-ahead for the return of the residents to their homes. Security forces have reportedly been deployed at

Family of Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp in 2013 Continues to Appeal for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp in 2013 Continues to Appeal for Information

11-11-2018

The family of Palestinian refugee Abdul Ghafour Fayez Abu Seyam, born in 1992, have reiterated their appeals to the international human rights institutions, including Amnesty, to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Abu Seyam was reportedly

Follow-Up Committee Meets with Red Cross Delegation over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Follow-Up Committee Meets with Red Cross Delegation over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

11-11-2018

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s central and western Bekaa met on Friday with a delegation of the International Red Cross at the organization’s office in Lebanon’s Taalabaya region. Secretary of the Follow-Up Committee, Mahmoud Hadid, warned

Winter Garments Distributed to Palestinian Children from Syria in Turkey

Winter Garments Distributed to Palestinian Children from Syria in Turkey

11-11-2018

Khayra Ummah organization, in partnership with CANSUYU charity handed over winter clothes to 300 Palestinian and Syrian children in the Turkish cities of Reyhanli and Antakya. A volunteer officer said the charities also distributed cash aids to a number of

Palestinian Refugees in Thailand Urge Mahmoud Abbas to Step In

Palestinian Refugees in Thailand Urge Mahmoud Abbas to Step In

10-11-2018

Palestinian refugees in Thailand have renewed their appeals to the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, urging him to take serious action regarding the calamitous situation endured by dozens of displaced Palestinians in Thailand, where they have been the permanent

Al-Khalidi: Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

Al-Khalidi: Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

10-11-2018

Palestine’s Ambassador in Syria, Mahmoud AlKhalidi, said local authorities in Damascus have been tasked with rehabilitating infrastructure in Yarmouk Camp, pending the return of the residents to their homes. Speaking to AlWatan daily, AlKhalidi said no specific time-span has been

UNRWA Official, PLO Envoy Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Official, PLO Envoy Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

10-11-2018

Member of the Fatah Central Committee Dr. Samir AlRefai, also secretary of the political factions of the Palestine Liberation Organization, met with UNRWA’s regional director in Syria Mohammed Abdi Adar. Both parties discussed the latest developments in Yarmouk Camp and

Palestinian Writer Ali Sa’id AlShehabi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali Sa’id AlShehabi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

10-11-2018

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the sixth year running. AlShehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was last kidnapped on December 17, 2012. In 1974, he was arrested for the

1,400 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

1,400 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

09-11-2018

AGPS kept record of the death of 1,400 Palestinians sheltered in Yarmouk Camp since the outburst of deadly hostilities in Syria. 490 refugees died as a result of the heavy shelling rocking the camp; 201 died due to the

UNRWA Hails Decision Green-Lighting Return of Yarmouk Residents

UNRWA Hails Decision Green-Lighting Return of Yarmouk Residents

09-11-2018

UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness hailed a recent decision by the Syrian Government to allow Yarmouk residents to safely return to their homes. Gunness said the UNRWA welcomes the decision, which he said will bode well for the Palestinians. UNRWA spokesman

Debris-Clearance under Full Swing in Yarmouk Camp

Debris-Clearance under Full Swing in Yarmouk Camp

09-11-2018

The committee overseeing debris clearance in Yarmouk said efforts have been ongoing to clean out access roads and residential alleys. Buildings that are on the verge of collapse have also been removed, said the committee, adding that the way has

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Release from Thai Jail

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Release from Thai Jail

09-11-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Iyad Suleiman called on the international human rights institutions and NGOs to take urgent action so as to release him from a Thai jail, where he has been detained for nearly one year for overstaying his

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

09-11-2018

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon rallied outside of the office of UNRWA director in AlBadawi refugee camp, in Tripoli, protesting the delay in the delivery of winter aids and cut of vital services, most notably health care

Syrian Gov’t: Return of Yarmouk Residents is Well-Planned

Syrian Gov’t: Return of Yarmouk Residents is Well-Planned

08-11-2018

AGPS hailed, in a press statement, a decision by the Syrian government approving the return of displaced families to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, after they have gone homeless for over five years. The decision was announced

32 UNRWA Facilities Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

32 UNRWA Facilities Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-11-2018

UNRWA Director in Syria, Mohammed Abdi Adar said 32 UNRWA facilities have been reduced to rubble in Yarmouk Camp, including 16 schools. Adar said UNRWA staff members paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp on October 20, 2018, in order to

Displaced Palestinian Families Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions in Deir Ballout Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions in Deir Ballout Camp

08-11-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to rally for the 30th consecutive day, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees urged UNRWA, PLO, and the concerned NGOs to live up to their responsibilities

Palestinians in Germany Call for Urgent Action over Situation in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinians in Germany Call for Urgent Action over Situation in Deir Ballout Camp

08-11-2018

Palestinian refugees in Germany have called on the PLO, Palestine’s official envoys, and political factions to make serious steps, including holding contacts with the Syrian and Turkish authorities, in order to tone down the crises endured by over 300 Palestinian

Over 150 Women and Children among 1,709 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

Over 150 Women and Children among 1,709 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

07-11-2018

108 Palestinian women and girls, along with 25 children have been locked up in Syrian government prisons, where several toddlers are also seen clinging to their mothers’ arms, according to affidavits by ex-detainees. The list of female detainees includes university

5 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in October 2018

5 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in October 2018

07-11-2018

AGPS documented the death of five Palestinian refugees in October 2018, among them two members of the Palestine Liberation Army, who were killed in Syria. Two refugees died, meanwhile, as they fought alongside ISIS in AlSweida desert, south of Syria

Water Line Repaired in AlSabina Camp

Water Line Repaired in AlSabina Camp

07-11-2018

UNRWA maintenance staff, in partnership with the office of the General Authority for Palestine Refugees, has launched works to repair the main water line AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq. As water crisis has hit the zenith in AlSabina Camp, civilians

Displaced Families Return to Daraa Camp

Displaced Families Return to Daraa Camp

07-11-2018

A number of Palestinian families returned to their homes in Daraa Camp. No official decision has been yet issued by the Syrian government to that end. According to local sources, maintenance works have been spotted in the area to restore

Palestinian Refugee Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Prison

07-11-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Issa AlHourani continues to appeal for information over the fate and condition of their son. Born in 1982, AlHourani was kidnapped by Syrian government forces in November 2013 from Daraa AlBalad. His condition

Activists Release List of 39 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand

Activists Release List of 39 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand

06-11-2018

Palestinian activists identified the names of 39 Palestinian refugees held in Thai detention centers for overstaying their visas, denying reports that the number of detainees is insignificant. A statement attributed to Palestinian refugees in Thailand said the number of detainees

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria

06-11-2018

30-year-old Palestinian refugee Ali Mohamed AlAbiyat, form AlHusainiya Camp, was killed in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSweida desert, south of Syria. At the same time, the Sae’ka battalion mourned, on its Facebook page, the death of Palestinian refugee Khaled Husain Saleh

Committee of Palestinians in Thailand Sees Day

Committee of Palestinians in Thailand Sees Day

06-11-2018

A so-called Committee of Palestinian Refugees in Thailand was recently formed by the stranded refugees to keep tabs on their legal and humanitarian situation in the Thai territories. In a press statement, the refugees said the committee has seen the

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Intervention by Mahmoud Abbas

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Intervention by Mahmoud Abbas

06-11-2018

Palestinian refugees who were forcibly deported from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to northern Syria have called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to urgently step in and seriously work on alleviating the tragic conditions they have been

AGPS, PRC Send Letter to Thai Ambassador in Britain over Fate of Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

AGPS, PRC Send Letter to Thai Ambassador in Britain over Fate of Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

05-11-2018

The London-based Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) and the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) dispatched a memorandum to the Ambassador of Thailand in Britain, Pisanu Suvanajata, warning of the dire conditions endured by Palestinian refugees in Thailand. Citing reports from

Thai Authorities Pledge Release of Detained Palestinian Refugees

Thai Authorities Pledge Release of Detained Palestinian Refugees

05-11-2018

Palestine Ambassador in Malaysia, Walid Abu Ali, also non-resident Ambassador to Thailand, said he has received promises by the Thai authorities to release Palestinian refugees detained in Thailand. Abu Ali said he had met with the Thai Ambassador in Malaysia

3 Palestinian Brothers Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

3 Palestinian Brothers Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

05-11-2018

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 6th 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)

Child Activities Held in Yarmouk Camp

Child Activities Held in Yarmouk Camp

05-11-2018

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent organized leisure activities for 35 children in the embattled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the first such move during Syria’s eight-year warfare, which has inflicted severe trauma on children sheltered in the camp

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-11-2018

AGPS has kept record of the murder of several Palestinian journalists and the abduction of dozens more in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian journalists were killed since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among them academics and

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

04-11-2018

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 11-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Rally Staged in Sweden in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

Rally Staged in Sweden in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

04-11-2018

A rally was held by activists in the Swedish city of Helsingborg in solidarity with Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi migrants who have been at the risk of refoulement and imprisonment in Thailand for overstaying their visas. The rally-goers lifted banners

Photo Exhibition Held in Gaziantep to Speak up for Palestinian Victims of Torture in Syrian Jails

Photo Exhibition Held in Gaziantep to Speak up for Palestinian Victims of Torture in Syrian Jails

04-11-2018

Activists from the International Campaign to Save Detainees staged a photo exhibition in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in an attempt to raise awareness about political prisoners and victims of fatal torture in Syrian government penitentiaries. Photos put on display

Palestinian Refugee Stranded in Thailand Urges Mahmoud Abbas to Step in

Palestinian Refugee Stranded in Thailand Urges Mahmoud Abbas to Step in

03-11-2018

Palestinian activists and representatives of Fyra Farger NGO in the Swedish city of Helsingborg called for a mass participation in rally set to be held on Saturday, November 3, outside of Stortorget Castle in solidarity with Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi

Rally in Sweden in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

Rally in Sweden in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

03-11-2018

Palestinian activists and representatives of Fyra Farger NGO in the Swedish city of Helsingborg called for a mass participation in rally set to be held on Saturday, November 3, outside of Stortorget Castle in solidarity with Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in I’zaz Camp Call for Urgent Intervention

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in I’zaz Camp Call for Urgent Intervention

03-11-2018

Displaced Palestinian refugees in I’zaz refugee camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria, maintained a vigil on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the notorious Balfour Declaration, in which Britain green-lighted the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. The

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Property-Theft

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Property-Theft

03-11-2018

Militias from the so-called AlNour community have been stealing civilian homes in Yarmouk in the presence of pro-government outfits. Eye-witnesses said members of the AlNour community, wearing special dresses, have been raking through evacuated homes and holding sway over brass

Activists Launch E-Campaign in Solidarity with Displaced Palestinians in Thailand

Activists Launch E-Campaign in Solidarity with Displaced Palestinians in Thailand

02-11-2018

Palestinian activists have embarked on an e-campaign on Avaaz foundation website in an attempt to speak up for dozens of Palestinian and Syrian refugees stranded in Thailand, where dozens have been detained by the Thai authorities for overstaying their visas

Displaced Palestinians in Deir Ballout Camp Urge Palestine Ambassador in Turkey to Step in

Displaced Palestinians in Deir Ballout Camp Urge Palestine Ambassador in Turkey to Step in

02-11-2018

Palestinian refugees forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to rally for the 28th consecutive day, protesting their tragic situation in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout refugee camp. The refugees called on the Palestine ambassador in Turkey Dr. Fayed Mustafa to pay

14 PLA Fighters Missing since 2011

14 PLA Fighters Missing since 2011

02-11-2018

AGPS kept record of the mysterious disappearance of 14 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare in 2011. Several PLA affiliates have been kidnapped by the different warring parties. One such case occurred

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Youth Camp in Italy

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Youth Camp in Italy

02-11-2018

Palestinian youths from Syria joined the 2nd Palestinian Youth Camp held in Italy from October 26 to October 28. The camp, staged by the Palestinian Youth Assembly in Europe, in partnership with the UK-based Olive Foundation for Palestinian Youth, aims

713 Palestinians Killed while Fighting alongside Syria’s Pro-Gov’t Forces

713 Palestinians Killed while Fighting alongside Syria’s Pro-Gov’t Forces

01-11-2018

713 Palestinian refugees were killed as they joined pro-government battles in war-torn Syria, among them 261 from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA). Palestinian refugees aged 18 or above are forced to join PLA and fight alongside the government squads. The

Leishmania Disease Infects Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Leishmania Disease Infects Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

01-11-2018

Reporting from Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria, an AGPS correspondent warned of the propagation of Leishmania disease among the refugees. Coetaneous Leishmaniasis, is a type of skin disease caused by Leishmania Tropica, also known as the “Aleppo Evil”, “Aleppo

Volunteers Continue to Clean up Yarmouk Camp

Volunteers Continue to Clean up Yarmouk Camp

01-11-2018

Efforts by dozens of volunteers have been in progress to remove debris from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. Mounds of debris have been removed from Street 15 down to Street 30. A number of access roads have been re-opened in

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

01-11-2018

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

44 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

44 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

01-11-2018

44 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, among them two women, have been enduing mysterious fates in Syria’s state dungeons. AGPS kept record of the death of 558 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries.

New Plan to Rehabilitate Daraa Camp in Progress

New Plan to Rehabilitate Daraa Camp in Progress

31-10-2018

Daraa governor said, following a field visit he paid a couple of days earlier, that Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees will be included in a new plan devised by the Syrian authorities to rehabilitate recaptured zones. The governor said that

Palestinians in Thailand Appeal to UN to Urgently Step in

Palestinians in Thailand Appeal to UN to Urgently Step in

31-10-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families in Thailand have called on the United Nations to take action over the threats of refoulement they have been facing after they overstayed their visas. The refugees appealed for serious measures to work out their

Talal Naji: 420 PFLP-GC Members Killed, 700 Injured since Outbreak of Syria War

Talal Naji: 420 PFLP-GC Members Killed, 700 Injured since Outbreak of Syria War

31-10-2018

Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - General Command (GC), Talal Naji, told Sputnik news site that 420 PFLP-GC fighters were killed and 800 others injured since the outburst of the deadly shootouts in

Water Crisis Mars Civilians’ Life in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Mars Civilians’ Life in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2018

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have set off alarm bells over the acute water crisis which has been ongoing for years, saying civilians have been forced to purchase expensive tank water. Water supplies are

AGPS Urges Int’l Community to Take Serious Action to Save Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

AGPS Urges Int’l Community to Take Serious Action to Save Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

30-10-2018

The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has called on the international community to make urgent steps in order to bring the violations perpetrated against Palestinian refugees stranded in Thailand to a halt. In a Monday statement, AGPS

Commission 302 Appeals to UNRWA Commissioner-General to Urgently Visit Deir Ballout Camp

Commission 302 Appeals to UNRWA Commissioner-General to Urgently Visit Deir Ballout Camp

30-10-2018

Commission 302 in Lebanon briefed UNRWA’s Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl about the calamitous conditions endured by displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin, north of Syria. In a letter to UNRWA, Commission 302 called on Krä

200,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syrian

200,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syrian

30-10-2018

Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, Talal AlNaji, said nearly 200,000 Palestinian refugees left Syria since the outburst of the deadly warfare in 2011. Speaking at a press conference held in

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Kidnapped from Southern Damascus

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Kidnapped from Southern Damascus

30-10-2018

Palestinian youth Mahmoud Zaidan Husain, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by anonymous gangsters from southern Damascus on October 27. A so-called Maher AlMuadhen, affiliated with the Syrian government squads, reportedly abducted Mahmoud on Saturday evening, shortly

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Urge PLO Central Council to Step in

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Urge PLO Central Council to Step in

29-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian refugees north of Syria appealed to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Central Council in Ramallah to take urgent action in order to save refugees taking shelter in ramshackle tents with the advent of winter. The refugees slammed the

Rally Held in France in Solidarity with Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

Rally Held in France in Solidarity with Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

29-10-2018

The Palestine Solidarity Association and ADAPS Association, along with a number of Palestinian refugees and French activists in Albi staged a rally to speak up for Palestinian refugees detained in Thailand. Activists said a group of Palestinian youths held a

Palestinian Chemistry Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Chemistry Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

29-10-2018

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

Youth Development Center Opened in Handarat Camp

Youth Development Center Opened in Handarat Camp

29-10-2018

“Umniya Project”, jointly held by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society and UNICEF, announced the launch of a youth development center in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Youths aged between 10 and 24 will receive free courses in the

Voice Recording Reveals Tragic Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Thailand

Voice Recording Reveals Tragic Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Thailand

28-10-2018

Voice recordings released by activists have provided tangible evidence about the tragic conditions endured by Palestinian and Syrian refugees stranded in Thailand and held at I.D.C detention center in Bangkok for overstaying their visas. As emerges in the

E-Campaign Kicks off in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

E-Campaign Kicks off in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees in Thailand

28-10-2018

Palestinian activists embarked on an e-campaign on social media networks to speak up for Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Thai prisons. Recently, dozens of refugees have voiced their concerns over forced deportation as the Thai authorities continue to rebuff their

Short Film Made to Depict Yarmouk Camp Residents’ Struggle for Survival

Short Film Made to Depict Yarmouk Camp Residents’ Struggle for Survival

28-10-2018

Syria’s General Organization for Cinema ended filming a short documentary named “The Capital of Hope, the Capital of the Diaspora”, directed by Palestinian movie maker Mohamed Abu Mathana as part of a project to support youth cinema for 2018. Speaking with AGPS, Abu Mathana

Palestinian Student Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Student Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

28-10-2018

Palestinian student Salma Abdul Razzek, enrolled at the Architectural Engineering University in Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government penitentiaries. Born on March 30, 199O, Salma fled Yarmouk Cmap after it was struck with Mig fighter jets

ISIS Hands over Bodies of 6 Fighters to PLA

ISIS Hands over Bodies of 6 Fighters to PLA

27-10-2018

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) said it has retrieved the bodies of six gunmen withheld by ISIS militias. The casualties were killed on September 25, 2018 in fierce clashes with ISIS in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSweida desert. The six fighters

Youngsters Forced into Military Conscription with Liwaa AlQuds

Youngsters Forced into Military Conscription with Liwaa AlQuds

27-10-2018

News outlets said Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, dispatched a commander to Eastern AlGhouta, in Rif Dimashq, after they tasked him with chasing down Palestinian young men for military service. A so-called Abu Yassin Mandou commander, who

Over 310 Palestinian Refugees Fatally Gunned down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

Over 310 Palestinian Refugees Fatally Gunned down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

27-10-2018

AGPS documented the death of 310 Palestinian refugees after they were shot by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail

27-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Jamal Waleed AlSayed, born in 1970, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for the fourth year running. Jamal was kidnapped by Syrian government forces from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs

Palestinian Refugee Tents on Greek Island Dismantled by Windstorm

Palestinian Refugee Tents on Greek Island Dismantled by Windstorm

27-10-2018

Tents set up by Palestinian refugees on the Greek island of Samos have been uprooted by the violent winds rocking the region. Displaced families, including children and women, have been without a roof over their heads as a result of

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

Palestinian Refugee Tents North of Syria Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

26-10-2018

Tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian refugees in Jindires in Afrin, north of Syria. Pictures and videos circulated on social media show dozens of Palestinian refugees lying

Palestinian Students Take Part in Sports Event South of Syria

Palestinian Students Take Part in Sports Event South of Syria

26-10-2018

In the meantime, girls enrolled at Ein Karem School in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria, joined a local sports event, in the first such move held over the past seven years. The initiative comes as part of underway attempts

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Khan Eshieh Camp

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Khan Eshieh Camp

26-10-2018

Medics at a clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees embarked on a campaign to vaccinate first-year students at the Biria and Deir Amr elementary schools, run by UNRWA. A seminar was also held by a dentist working at

51 Palestinians from Syria Drowned since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

51 Palestinians from Syria Drowned since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

25-10-2018

51 Palestinians from Syria, among them women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the war-tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores, trying to disembark in Italy while

82 Palestinians Sheltered in AlSabina Camp Pronounced Dead Since Outburst of Syria Hostilities

82 Palestinians Sheltered in AlSabina Camp Pronounced Dead Since Outburst of Syria Hostilities

25-10-2018

82 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, died of war-related incidents in Syria. The list includes 40 Palestinians who were killed under shelling, 18 who were fatally gunned down, and six refugees who were shot with snipers’

Refugee Commission: UNRWA Should Take Urgent Action regarding Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Refugee Commission: UNRWA Should Take Urgent Action regarding Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

25-10-2018

Association 302 to Defend Refugees’ Rights has called for urgent action by UNRWA as regards 1,500 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Deir Ballout Camp after they were displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus some six months ago. Association

Palestinian Elderly Mouloud AlAbdullah Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Elderly Mouloud AlAbdullah Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

25-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah has been held in Syrian government jails for the fifth year running after he was kidnapped with his family on July 27, 2013 from Nisreen Street, near Yarmouk Camp. Aged 73 at the time of

Palestinian Refugees in Thailand Threatened with Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees in Thailand Threatened with Refoulement

24-10-2018

Human rights activist Fatima Jabeur called on the Palestinian diaspora to stage rallies outside of the offices of UN-run bodies, the International Red Cross, and the UNHCR in solidarity with Palestinian refugees in Thailand. The activist said Palestinian families in

Displaced Palestinian Families Keep up Vigil in Deir Ballout Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Keep up Vigil in Deir Ballout Camp

24-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to rally since October 8, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees have urged all concerned bodies and mass media to visit the camp so as to

Fuel Supplies Handed over to Impoverished Families in AlSabina Camp

Fuel Supplies Handed over to Impoverished Families in AlSabina Camp

24-10-2018

A fuel company distributed on Monday fuel supplies to families sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq. The residents denounced the manipulation of fuel prices, saying they have been forced to shell out 20,000 Syrian Pounds for 100 liters

Coal Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

Coal Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

24-10-2018

Charcoal supplies were handed over by Shams Association for Women and Children, in partnership with the Malaysian foundation MyCare, to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey. A volunteer relief officer said 500 kilograms were distributed to families sheltered in Istanbul

Abduction Sweep Launched against Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Abduction Sweep Launched against Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

23-10-2018

An arrest sweep has been launched by opposition outfits in Syria, escorted by Turkish gendarmerie, in Deir Ballout Camp in Afrin’s outskirts, north of Aleppo. A curfew has been slapped in the area at the same time as residential tents

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Concerned over their Condition with Advent of Winter

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Concerned over their Condition with Advent of Winter

23-10-2018

Over 325 displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp have expressed concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has been around the corner. The families lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and all

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Return to Homeland

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Return to Homeland

23-10-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch a cry for help, raising fears over their unknown fate and precarious situation in the Lebanese territories. In appeals circulated on social media networks, the refugees called for staging rallies outside

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Ahmad Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Ahmad Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails since 2015

23-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Jamal Ahmad Na’im, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for three years. His fate and condition remain unknown. He was kidnapped at the Ibn Naifs

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

22-10-2018

The seven-year warfare rocking the Syrian territories have forced Palestinian refugees, most notably children and the elderly, to endure terrible experiences and witness nightmarish scenes that far exceed one’s capacity to get to grips with them. With scenes of destruction

Over 1,700 Palestinians Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Over 1,700 Palestinians Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

22-10-2018

1,696 Palestinian refugees have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where 558 others were also tortured to death. AGPS believes the exact number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government

Child Medical Checks Carried out in Daraa Camp South of Syria

Child Medical Checks Carried out in Daraa Camp South of Syria

22-10-2018

UNICEF, in partnership with AlBer Charity in Daraa, provided free medical checks for children at UNRWA’s alternative schools in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Medicines were handed over to sick children. Women also benefited from the move

Greece Relieves Grip on Sick Migrants

Greece Relieves Grip on Sick Migrants

22-10-2018

Greece’s Ministry of Migration Policy issued a resolution to amend asylum procedures for sick and vulnerable migrants stranded on Greek islands. The asylum-seekers were granted an open residence permit allowing them to leave the islands unconditionally. Activists called on the

3,894 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

3,894 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

21-10-2018

AGPS has documented the death of 3,894 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011, as a result of war related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list of victims with 1,408 casualties, followed by 263

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Schools, Facilities in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Schools, Facilities in Yarmouk Camp

21-10-2018

A senior UNRWA delegation showed up in Yarmouk to inspect schools and facilities destroyed in onslaughts launched by the Syrian government forces and their war abettors. The delegation comprised the director of UNRWA operations in Syria Mohamed Abdi Adar and

Daraa Residents Appeal for Urgent Action over Water Crisis

Daraa Residents Appeal for Urgent Action over Water Crisis

21-10-2018

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have been grappling with a chronic water blackout, which has been ongoing from the time the opposition outfits seized the camp until the Syrian government forces regained control over it

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Bobali Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Bobali Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

21-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yehya AlBobali, aged 18, has been enduring a mysterious fate since August 15, 2011. The Syrian authorities continue to withhold information about his condition and whereabouts. AlBobali was a resident of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in

Palestinians Rally for 11th day in Deir Ballout over Dire Conditions

Palestinians Rally for 11th day in Deir Ballout over Dire Conditions

20-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to rally for the 11th day, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The protesters have appealed to UNRWA to live up to its responsibilities as regards dozens of

PLO Hands over Cash Aids to Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Hands over Cash Aids to Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp

20-10-2018

Director-general of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Anwar Abdul Hadi distributed cash aids to 40 Palestinian families who have remained in Yarmouk Camp. Abdul Hadi said during a visit to Yarmouk that dozens of Palestinian refugees

Students of Open Education to Take up Classes following Years of Hiatus

Students of Open Education to Take up Classes following Years of Hiatus

20-10-2018

Syria’s Higher Education Council issued Resolution 7, green-lighting the academic calendar for open education for 2018/2019. Students who dropped out of school from March 15, 2011 until September 15, 2018 will have their situation worked out as their absence was

Elderly Palestinian Woman Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Elderly Palestinian Woman Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

20-10-2018

Elderly Palestinian refugee Dheiba AlAhmad, aged 70, has been held in Syrian government jails for the fifth year running after she was kidnapped with her family members on July 27, 2013 from Nisreen Street, near Yarmouk Camp. Dheiba suffers from

Palestinian Woman from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities after 13 Days in Custody

Palestinian Woman from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities after 13 Days in Custody

19-10-2018

The Turkish authorities released the Palestinian refugee Zakiya Mustafa Amer, formerly sheltered in Handarat Camp in Syria, after she had been detained for 13 days at the Central Prison in Antakya, south of Turkey, over allegations of creeping into the

Palestinian Refugee Killed in AlSweida Desert South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed in AlSweida Desert South of Syria

19-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Aws Abed Haidar, born in 1987 and nicknamed Abu Ishaq, died as he fought alongside ISIS against the Syrian government forces in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSweida desert, south of Syria. Aws left Yarmouk Camp following a deal struck

Damas Built Around Muhamadiya Camp to Protect Children Demolished

Damas Built Around Muhamadiya Camp to Protect Children Demolished

19-10-2018

An AGPS reporter said Syrian opposition outfits and Turkish troops moved into AlMuhamadiya Camp, in Deir Ballout, north of Syria, on Wednesday morning to knock down makeshift structures set up by the displaced families around their tents so as to

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk

19-10-2018

The committee overseeing debris clearance in Yarmouk said efforts have been ongoing to remove rubble from the vicinities of AlKhames Clinic, UNRWA schools, Yarmouk Girls’ High School, and AlMalikiya School. Debris clearance has also been in progress in AlMaghareba neighborhood

Palestinian Refugee Mansour Falah Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mansour Falah Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons for 4th Year

19-10-2018

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

Activists Speak Up for Palestinians from Syria in Thailand

Activists Speak Up for Palestinians from Syria in Thailand

18-10-2018

Palestinian activists appealed to the Palestinian Authority, chaired by Mahmoud Abbas, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the mass media to rally around Palestinians from Syria in Thailand, where they have been facing the risk of detention and refoulement

Palestinian Students Appeal for School Transport in Damascus

Palestinian Students Appeal for School Transport in Damascus

18-10-2018

Parents and students at Damascus Training Center (DTC) appealed to the concerned authorities to allocate a budget for the transfer of students via buses to and back from the center. The appeals were launched a couple of days after a

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Saudi Arabia

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Saudi Arabia

18-10-2018

Palestinian refugees fleeing war-ravaged Syria have been denied access into the Saudi territories, except for those heading for the kingdom to perform minor or greater pilgrimage (Umrah or Hajj). Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia have been shorn of their

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Information

18-10-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Omar Mohamed Kheir Abu Nahiya, born in 1988 and raised in Yarmouk Camp, appealed to all international human rights institutions, namely Amnesty International, to work on revealing the fate of their, who had disappeared

Germany Resumes Family Reunification for Migrants from Greece

Germany Resumes Family Reunification for Migrants from Greece

18-10-2018

Germany resumed the family reunification program on Monday after it was halted last year. The plan will eventually reunite migrant families across Germany. Nearly 200 refugees who were trying to reunite with their families in Germany left Greece on Monday

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities Following 20 Days in Custody

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Authorities Following 20 Days in Custody

17-10-2018

The Turkish authorities released on Monday, October 15, the Palestinian refugee from Syria Ammar Ahmad Aboud, from Yarmouk Camp in Syria, after he had been kept in a detention center for over 20 days. Ammar was arrested by Turkish cops

Reconstruction of UNRWA Schools Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Reconstruction of UNRWA Schools Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

17-10-2018

The Syrian government reportedly green-lighted the reconstruction of UNRWA’s schools and facilities in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. In statements to Palestine TV Channel on October 15, member of Fatah’s Central Committee in Damascus Samir AlRefa’i said UNRWA will step

Jaramana Camp Grappling with Unemployment, Price Leap

Jaramana Camp Grappling with Unemployment, Price Leap

17-10-2018

Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, have set off alarm bells over the lack of basic services and dire socio-economic conditions rocking the area as a result of the steep rental fees, high rates

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Sound Alarm over Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Sound Alarm over Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons

17-10-2018

Palestinians from Syrian sheltered in the Lebanon-based Miyah wa Miyah refugee camp, in Sidon, have railed against the state of anarchy rocking the area as a result of the violent shootouts between Ansarullah and Fatah movements. Heavy machinegun fire and

Cash Aids Shelled out to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Shelled out to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-10-2018

UNRWA transferred cash aids to 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 31,000 Palestinian refugees from

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Thailand Launch Distress Signals

16-10-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have urged the international community to rally around them and work on releasing those held in Thai jails. The refugees said the Thai authorities have been treating them as lawbreakers rather than asylum

Displaced Palestinian Families Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions in Deir Ballout Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions in Deir Ballout Camp

16-10-2018

The displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to rally, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The protesters urged UNRWA to live up to its responsibilities as regards dozens of hopeless families and to provide

AlRefai: Removal of debris in Yarmouk is to allow residents access to their homes

AlRefai: Removal of debris in Yarmouk is to allow residents access to their homes

16-10-2018

Member of Fatah’s Central Committee in Damascus Samir AlRefai denied reports that debris clearance in Yarmouk Camp has been ongoing in order to open access roads to AlShuhada Cemetery. Speaking with Palestine TV Channel, AlRefai said removal of debris in

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

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

16-10-2018

206 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, among them 20 women, have been secretly held in Syrian dungeons. AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to reveal the condition and whereabouts of hundreds of Palestinians who have been enduring mysterious fates

Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

16-10-2018

Khayra Ummah Association paid a visit to Palestinian families from Syria who have recently landed in Turkey. Khayrah Ummah, in partnership with the Indonesian SMART 171 organization, handed over cash and in-kind aids to a number of displaced Palestinian families

Palestinian Woman Detained in Turkey for 8th Day

Palestinian Woman Detained in Turkey for 8th Day

15-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Zakiya Mustafa Amer, a resident of Handarat Camp in Syria, has been held in the Central Prison in Antakya, south of Turkey, on charges of illegally creeping into the Turkish-Syrian borders. Reporting from Turkey, an AGPS correspondent said

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Damascus

15-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fayez AlMar’i, from the pr-government Free Palestine Movement, died after a mine planted by ISIS in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, exploded. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees died as they fought alongside the

Palestinians in Maarat AlNu’man Express Solidarity with Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinians in Maarat AlNu’man Express Solidarity with Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

15-10-2018

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp and temporarily sheltered in Maarat AlNu’man, south of Idlib, north of Syria, rallied in solidarity with Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin’s outskirts. The demonstrators urged UNRWA and the Palestine Liberation Organization

Handicraft Workshop Staged North of Syria

Handicraft Workshop Staged North of Syria

15-10-2018

An exhibition for handicrafts was held by the Sanabel AlMustakbel scouts, in partnership with the Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development, in Ata village, in Idlib’s northern outskirts. A member of the scout group said over 300

Truck Accident Claims Lives of 22 Migrants West of Turkey

Truck Accident Claims Lives of 22 Migrants West of Turkey

15-10-2018

At least 22 migrants, including children, have been killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey’s official news agency said. The Anadolu news agency said the migrants were traveling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled over

Palestinians in Northern Syrian Village of Atma Enduring Abject Situation

Palestinians in Northern Syrian Village of Atma Enduring Abject Situation

14-10-2018

Palestinian refugees in Atma village, in Idlib, north of Syria, have been grappling with dire humanitarian conditions. Some 50 Palestinian families have been sheltered in the area after they were displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh refugee camps, Eastern Ghouta

UNICEF Appeals for Aid Delivery in Rukban Camp

UNICEF Appeals for Aid Delivery in Rukban Camp

14-10-2018

UNICEF has called for providing immediate sophisticated healthcare services to refugees at the Rukban Syrian camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border. In a statement to The Jordan Times, UNICEF said that the situation for the estimated 45,000 people, among them

31 Migrants Rescued off Lebanese Shore

31 Migrants Rescued off Lebanese Shore

14-10-2018

The “Liberal” frigate, the current flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (FTM), rescued 31 refugees from a drifting boat in the Coast of Lebanon. Among those rescued were women and children who had

2 Palestinian Children from Syria Win First Places at Damascus Competition

2 Palestinian Children from Syria Win First Places at Damascus Competition

14-10-2018

Palestinian children from Syria Mohamed Ali Taameh and Moon Rudeini won, respectively, the first and second places in the single combat contest held as part of the Championship of Palestinian Clubs. The event was staged by the Karate Federation at

Turkish Association Embarks on Campaign to Support Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Turkish Association Embarks on Campaign to Support Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

13-10-2018

Avaaz Organization has launched a campaign in solidarity with some 750 Palestinian families who were forcibly deported to northern Syria. The campaign comes in response to the reluctance maintained by UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and human rights institutions regarding the

Official: 40% of Yarmouk Homes Habitable

Official: 40% of Yarmouk Homes Habitable

13-10-2018

Member of the committee overseeing debris clearance in Yarmouk Camp, engineer Mahmoud AlKhaled, said 40% of residential structures have become fit for habitation. Speaking with Sputnik news agency, AlKhaled said 40% of buildings require reconstruction while the remaining 20% have

Palestinian Child Goes Missing in Syria

Palestinian Child Goes Missing in Syria

13-10-2018

10-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Osama Ahmad, raised in Yarmouk Camp, disappeared from AlSayeda Zeinab, in Rif Dimashq, some three days ago. The child’s family appealed to the human rights institutions to work on disclosing their son’s fate and whereabouts

Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

13-10-2018

Residents of Ramadan Camp 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 swift price leap. Ramdan Camp for

South Korea Contributes 400,000 in Aid for Palestine Refugees in Jordan

South Korea Contributes 400,000 in Aid for Palestine Refugees in Jordan

13-10-2018

UNRWA on Wednesday signed a $400,000 agreement with the Republic of Korea, seeking to support the provision of cash assistance to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan to cover their essential needs. UNRWA cash programming remains the “most flexible

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey for 16th Day

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey for 16th Day

12-10-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ammar Ahmad Aboud, from Yarmouk Camp, has been kept in custody for the 16th day running in Turkey on account that he overstayed his visa. Reaching out to AGPS by phone, Ammar said Turkish police arrested

Abdul Hadi: Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk to Reconstruct Local Cemetery

Abdul Hadi: Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk to Reconstruct Local Cemetery

12-10-2018

Director of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Syria, Anwar Abdul Hadi, said debris removal in Yarmouk Camp makes part of underway attempts to unblock access roads to AlShuhadaa Cemetery. Speaking with al-Watan daily, Abdul Hadi said

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

12-10-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, denounced price manipulating by “greedy merchants” who have been inflating and deflating prices of much-needed items for personal gains. The residents lashed out at the Ministry of Supply and local

8 Migrants Drown off Turkish Shore, over 20 Others Missing

8 Migrants Drown off Turkish Shore, over 20 Others Missing

12-10-2018

Eight migrants drowned at sea and over 20 others, among them children and women, have gone missing after a Greece-bound vessel capsized off Turkey’s Aegean coast. Activists said the Turkish coast guards uncovered eight dead bodies and rescued one migrant

AGPS Warns of Tragic Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria at UNHRC

AGPS Warns of Tragic Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria at UNHRC

11-10-2018

AGPS, in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), sounded the alarm over the situation of the Palestinian refugees deported to northern Syria. This came in a report passed on to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva

Palestinian Family Calls for Saving Sick Child as Her Health Gets Worse

Palestinian Family Calls for Saving Sick Child as Her Health Gets Worse

11-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Sa’id Sheikh Khaled appealed to the human rights institutions nationwide and overseas to work on providing his child Malak with medical therapy after her health has taken a turn for the worse as a result of the tough

Palestinian Delegation Pops in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Delegation Pops in Yarmouk Camp

11-10-2018

A delegation of Palestinian factions showed up on Wednesday in Yarmouk Camp in an attempt to keep tabs on debris-clearance in the area. Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and of the National Factions in Syria hailed underway efforts

Migrant Boat Disappears after Sailing from Lebanese Waters

Migrant Boat Disappears after Sailing from Lebanese Waters

11-10-2018

A Cyprus-bound migrant boat has reportedly disappeared after it set sail from Lebanon. The Rescue and Follow-Up Committee said it has received several communiqués about the missing boat. But no details have yet been revealed about the migrants’ whereabouts

1,400 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

1,400 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Syria Warfare

10-10-2018

AGPS kept record of the death of 1,400 Palestinians sheltered in Yarmouk Camp since the outburst of deadly hostilities in Syria. 490 refugees died as a result of the heavy shelling rocking the camp; 201 died due to the

Displaced Palestinian Families Rally in Deir Ballout Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Rally in Deir Ballout Camp

10-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria maintained a vigil on Monday in Deir Ballout Camp, protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped camp. The protesters urged UNRWA to live up to its responsibilities as regards dozens of hopeless families

Residents of Daraa Camp Launch Cry for Help over Trash Mounds

Residents of Daraa Camp Launch Cry for Help over Trash Mounds

10-10-2018

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to rail against the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2014

10-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born in 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, on January

Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Syria

Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Syria

09-10-2018

A number of Palestinians taking refuge south of Damascus were arrested by Syrian government forces, despite the fact that they had their security situation worked out following the retreat of the opposition outfits from the area. Activists said the arrests

Palestinians among 15 Migrants Detained on Greece’s Castellorizo Island

Palestinians among 15 Migrants Detained on Greece’s Castellorizo Island

09-10-2018

15 migrants, among them Palestinian refugees, have been detained in Castillorizo Island, located in the Rhodes Regional Division, in the South Aegean, east of Greece, for 12 consecutive days. According to the Rescue and Follow-Up Cell, a migrant vessel set

Campaign to Vaccinate Palestinian Children Kicks Off in Syria Refugee Camps

Campaign to Vaccinate Palestinian Children Kicks Off in Syria Refugee Camps

09-10-2018

A campaign has kick-started in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria to vaccinate children aged below five years-old against poliomyelitis. Medics and paramedics toured local clinics, schools, kindergartens, and provisional shelters to immunize children. The campaign is slated to last until

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Silver Medal in Sweden Judo Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Silver Medal in Sweden Judo Contest

09-10-2018

Palestinian child from Syria Kays Yehya Ashmawi, aged 10, earned the silver medal during a Judo competition staged in Skane County, south of Sweden. He was a resident of Yarmouk Camp in Syria. Scores of Palestinians from Syria have achieved

Palestinians among Dozens of Arrestees Caught in Qudsaya Manhut

Palestinians among Dozens of Arrestees Caught in Qudsaya Manhut

08-10-2018

Over 15 Palestinian young men were arrested in a sweep launched by the Syrian government forces in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to force young men to join pro-government outfits. Activists said Syrian forces set up makeshift

UNRWA to Hand over Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA to Hand over Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria

08-10-2018

UNRWA announced the launch of the distribution of the third batch of cash aids for 2018 as of October 7, 2018 until December 7, 2018. Every family member is to receive 20,000 Syrian Pounds. Families who received cash allowances

Dozens of Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Dozens of Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

08-10-2018

AlJalil Forum, the Women’s Committee, the Palestinian youth Organization, the Committee of Elders, and the Ghassan Kanafani Forum, among other NGOS in Rukn AlDeen in Damascus, honored laureate Palestinian high school students. A ceremony was held in Ahmad Omri School

Palestinian Refugee Ayman Atiyeh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayman Atiyeh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

08-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Aymen Mohamed Atiyeh, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for five consecutive years, after he was kidnapped on October 10, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS kept record of the

18 Palestinians from Syria Killed in September 2018

18 Palestinians from Syria Killed in September 2018

07-10-2018

18 Palestinian refugees from Syria died in September 2018, down from 24 in September 2017. As for the list of victims for July 2018, Daraa and AlSuweida topped the list with six refugees each. Two refugees were pronounced dead in

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Crisis in Sanitation, Telecommunications Networks

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Crisis in Sanitation, Telecommunications Networks

07-10-2018

Palestinians taking refuge in AlHusainiya Camp have warned of the repercussions of excavations carried out in the area to install a sanitation network, saying their children are at risk of falling in holes dug all along AlHusainiya’s access roads and

Situation of Palestinians North of Syria Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

Situation of Palestinians North of Syria Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

07-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered north of Syria have sounded alarm bells over the acute damage wrought by sewage disposal poured near their refugee camps, which have already been gripped with a poor infrastructure. The displaced families warned of

Lebanese NGO Announces Launch of Campaign for Palestinians from Syria with Special Needs

Lebanese NGO Announces Launch of Campaign for Palestinians from Syria with Special Needs

07-10-2018

The World Humanitarian Fund (WHF) announced its intent to offer basic rehabilitation services to displaced Syrians and Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. The six-month program is expected to last until December 31, 2018. It aims to enhance refugees’ health and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Celebrates Palestinian Cuisine in Germany

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Celebrates Palestinian Cuisine in Germany

07-10-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nour Mawed who fled to Germany as a result of the bloody warfare continues to share and celebrate traditional Palestinian dishes during cross-cultural events held in her region. Nour said right as she reached Germany the

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Grappling with Dire Conditions

06-10-2018

Nearly 1,000 Palestinians from Syria have been subjected to abject living conditions in Sudan, where they are treated as foreigners rather than refugees. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir said relief institutions have failed to live up to

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

06-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Husain Khaled Mansour, called Abu Amer Mansour, a former ISIS prince, died as he fought alongside ISIS militias against the Syrian government forces in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSuweida desert, south of Syria. Abu Amer Mansour left Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Garners 1st Place in Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee Garners 1st Place in Bodybuilding Contest

06-10-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Farid Darwish, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, won the first place in the masters’ bodybuilding championship staged in Damascus. Scores of Palestinians from Syria have achieved success stories inside and outside of the

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefai Held in Syrian Jail Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefai Held in Syrian Jail Since 2013

06-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Husam Ali AlRefai, born in 1988 and sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for five years running. Husam was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on May 5, 2013. AGPS kept record

Palestinian Refugees across War-Torn Syria Sound Distress Signals over Systematic Security Crackdowns

Palestinian Refugees across War-Torn Syria Sound Distress Signals over Systematic Security Crackdowns

05-10-2018

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in such government-held refugee camps as Khan Dannun, Jaramana, AlSayeda Zeinab, AlAyedeen in Hama, AlAyedeen in Hums, AlRaml, Latakia, and AlNeirab in Aleppo, along with the re-captured camps of Khan Eshieh, AlHusainiya, AlSabina, and Yarmouk expressed

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Blackout in Telecommunication Network

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Blackout in Telecommunication Network

05-10-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp continue to rail against the outages rocking the telecommunications network in the area. The locals said phone lines have gone out of operation after they were damaged by water. Their appeals to fix the network have

Meeting Convened in Damascus over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

Meeting Convened in Damascus over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

05-10-2018

A meeting was staged on October 3 between national factions in Syria and the committee overseeing debris clearance from Yarmouk Camp at the headquarters of the Syrian National Council in Damascus to discuss the progress of debris removal in the

14 PLA Gunmen Killed in September

14 PLA Gunmen Killed in September

05-10-2018

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) announced the death of 14 members during September 2018. The causalities are: IHsan Husain Ali AlKhneifas, from AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, Walid Mer’I AlKurdi, the commander of Saeka 412 Brigade, Abdul Karim Melhem Ali, Adnan Abdul

AGPS: 5,584 Physical Violations Recorded against Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 5,584 Physical Violations Recorded against Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

04-10-2018

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Non-Violence, observed on October 2, kept record of 5,584 physical violations perpetrated against Palestinian refugees since the launch of the Syrian conflict. 3,889 Palestinian refugees were killed as a

2 PLA Fighters Killed in Syria Hostilities

2 PLA Fighters Killed in Syria Hostilities

04-10-2018

Two members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA)—Raed Nahar, from AlSabina Camp, and Essam Fuad Sendid, from Yarmouk Camp—died as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSweida’s desert, south of Syria. According

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Released By Anonymous Militia

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Released By Anonymous Militia

04-10-2018

Anonymous gunmen released the Palestinian refugee Ahmad M., a resident of AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, after they kidnapped him from a thoroughfare linking Hama and Mesyaf on September 25, 2018 on his way back home from Turkey to Damascus

Palestinian Families Displaced from Southern Damascus Protest Dire Conditions North of Syria

Palestinian Families Displaced from Southern Damascus Protest Dire Conditions North of Syria

04-10-2018

Displaced Palestinian families formerly sheltered in Yarmouk maintained vigil on Tuesday, October 2, in AlShabiba refugee camp, in I’zaz area, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, to protest their abject living conditions and the acute dearth in drinking water. The refugees called

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

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

03-10-2018

In statistics released on the International Day in Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, AGPS has kept record of the murder of dozens of Palestinian journalists and the abduction of dozens more in war-torn Syria. AGPS has documented the death of 18

Palestinian Refugees Take to Syria Streets over Israel’s Racist Policies

Palestinian Refugees Take to Syria Streets over Israel’s Racist Policies

03-10-2018

Palestinian refugees in Syria have staged rallies denouncing Israel’s racist Jewish Nation-State Law. Palestinians sheltered in such Syria-based refugee camps as Yarmouk, Khan Dannun, AlSabina, Jaramana, AlHusainiya, AlRamadan, AlNeirab, and AlRaml strongly condemned the racist measures pursued by the Israeli

AlHusainiya Residents Urge UNRWA to Appoint Local Teaching Staff

AlHusainiya Residents Urge UNRWA to Appoint Local Teaching Staff

03-10-2018

Palestinian tutors sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp and who have been laid off from UNRWA-run schools called on the refugee agency to reconsider its recruitment mechanisms regarding teaching staff in AlHusainiya and appoint instructors sheltered in the camp. In a letter

8th Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

8th Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

03-10-2018

The Palestine Charity Commission and Palestinian Red Crescent continue to provide free medical checks and therapy to displaced Palestinian refugees south of Damascus for the sixth consecutive day. The move makes part of the 8th Medical Week staged in the

18 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in September 2018

18 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in September 2018

02-10-2018

18 Palestinian refugees from Syria died in September 2018, 15 among whom as a result of fatal shooting attacks. Two refugees were tortured to death in Syrian prisons while another drowned at sea. The list of casualties includes 15 persons

PLA Leadership Forces Palestinian Recruits to Join Bloody Hostilities South of Syria

PLA Leadership Forces Palestinian Recruits to Join Bloody Hostilities South of Syria

02-10-2018

Activists and families of Palestinian conscripts slammed the commanders of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) for pushing young men to fight alongside the Syrian government forces in AlSuweida desert, south of Syria, against their will. In letters emailed to AGPS

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Launches Cry for Help

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Launches Cry for Help

02-10-2018

The mother of the Palestinian child from Syria in Lebanon Hasan Ahmad AlMaghrebi, aged six years-old, appealed to the human rights institutions, namely the Red Crescent and Red Cross organizations, along with the Palestine Liberation organization and Palestinian factions in

Son of Fatah Leader Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Son of Fatah Leader Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

02-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held since October 27, 2012. The detainee, a resident of AlTadhamun neighborhood in Damascus and the father of three children

Shocking Affidavits Released by Palestinian Survivors Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

Shocking Affidavits Released by Palestinian Survivors Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

01-10-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria Warfare

01-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Teym, a resident of Aleppo, was killed while fighting alongside the pro-government Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in Syria. According to AGPS figures, 1,050 Palestinian refugees have been fatally shot in war-ragged Syria.

Palestinian Child from Syria Stabbed to Death

Palestinian Child from Syria Stabbed to Death

01-10-2018

Six-year-old Palestinian child Ward Hasan breathed his last after he was stabbed several times by a mentally-disabled person, reportedly aged 55 years-old. Neighbors who caught sight of the incident rushed to the scene. Medics tried to rescue the casualty. However

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st Place in Weightlifting Contest

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st Place in Weightlifting Contest

01-10-2018

Palestinian refugee Wasfi Aref AlShawish, aged 40, earned the first place in Syria’s weightlifting championship after he managed to lift 285 kilograms. AlShawish, weighing 120 kilograms, is a native of Jaffa, in Palestinian territories occupied in 1948. He is a

5,000 Palestinian Refugees Stranded South of Damascus

5,000 Palestinian Refugees Stranded South of Damascus

30-09-2018

More than 5,000 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. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said: “Several

Dozens of Volunteers Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Dozens of Volunteers Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

30-09-2018

Over 60 Yarmouk Camp residents have taken part in projects to remove debris from the area. Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent have also joined debris clearance projects in the camp and carried out visits to families trapped in the

Bread Crisis Rocks Husainiya Refugee Camp

Bread Crisis Rocks Husainiya Refugee Camp

30-09-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded distress signals over the acute dearth in bread. Hundreds of civilians continue to line up on a quasi-daily basis in long queues and under scorching heat outside of

Ministerial Meeting on UNRWA Funding Raises $122 Million

Ministerial Meeting on UNRWA Funding Raises $122 Million

30-09-2018

On 27 September, the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Sweden, Turkey, Japan and Germany, as well as the High Representative and Vice-President of the European Union, hosted a Ministerial Meeting in New York, with the aim of mobilizing financial and political

10 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead South of Syria

10 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead South of Syria

29-09-2018

The Palestine Liberation Amry (PLA) announced the death of ten fighters as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in the vicinities of Teloul AlSafa town, in AlSweida’s eastern desert, south of Syria. Others were left wounded

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

29-09-2018

Clearance of debris in Yarmouk Camp, which was kick-started over recent weeks, has been under full swing, AGPS has learnt. The first phase of the measure was funded by the Palestine Liberation Organization. Member of the committee overseeing debris removal

Clashes Reported among Pro-Government Forces on Outskirts of AlNeirab Camp

Clashes Reported among Pro-Government Forces on Outskirts of AlNeirab Camp

29-09-2018

Clashes burst two days ago out between pro-government militias from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo and from the nearby AlNeirab village. AGPS correspondent attributed the confrontations to disagreements over stolen property. A gunman called Youssef Zahouri was injured

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Mahmoud Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Mahmoud Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail

29-09-2018

Palestinian brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Mahmoud have been held in Syrian government jails since February 2014. Both were kidnapped from their family home in Rukn AlDeen, in Damascus. Their families have received no information over their whereabouts and conditions

10 PLA Fighters Missing, 15 Others Wounded in Syria

10 PLA Fighters Missing, 15 Others Wounded in Syria

28-09-2018

The Palestine Liberation Amry (PLA) announced that 10 fighters have disappeared while 15 others sustained wounds as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in the vicinities of Teloul AlSafa town, in AlSweida’s eastern desert, south of

Khan Eshieh Residents Launch Cry for Help over Bread Dearth

Khan Eshieh Residents Launch Cry for Help over Bread Dearth

28-09-2018

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the concerned authorities and development committee to work on supplying civilians with much-needed bread and increase bread and flour quantities allotted for AJalil Bakery. The residents

690 Homes in AlTadhamun Fit for Human Habitation

690 Homes in AlTadhamun Fit for Human Habitation

28-09-2018

The committee of Damascus governorate said 690 homes in AlTadhamun neighborhood, which used to shelter hundreds of Palestinian families and thousands of Syrian nationals, have become habitable, pending the rehabilitation of other houses in line with Law No. 10 which

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

28-09-2018

AGPS documented the death of 27 Palestinian refugees as a result of abrupt assassination in war-ragged Syria. The list includes 18 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp, among them activists, journalists, and relief officers. The casualties are: Bahaa Saker, Namer Hasan, Feras

Palestinian Father Releases Affidavit about Extrajudicial Execution of His Toddler by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Palestinian Father Releases Affidavit about Extrajudicial Execution of His Toddler by Syrian Gov’t Forces

27-09-2018

The father of the Palestinian child Mohamed Udai Diaa Hamad, aged one year and two months, provided evidence on the execution of his toddler along with 16 Syrian nationals in Berza, in Damascus. The father said that on September 26

89 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

89 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

27-09-2018

According to AGPS data, 89 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to field execution since the outburst of Syria’s warfare. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after they were kidnapped in

Reports of Violence by UNRWA Teaching Staff Emerge in AlHusainiya Camp

Reports of Violence by UNRWA Teaching Staff Emerge in AlHusainiya Camp

27-09-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp denounced teachers’ recourse to violence at a UNRWA-run school, saying their children were beaten at the school using sticks. A pupil’s father said his son was beaten by his tutor because he did not wrap his

PLA Fighter Injured South of Syria

PLA Fighter Injured South of Syria

27-09-2018

Member of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) Essam Sendid sustained injuries in clashes with ISIS in Teloul AlSafa, in AlSuweida desert, south of Syria. One day earlier, three PLA gunmen died as they fought alongside the pro-government forces. 261 PLA

Classes Kick-Started in AlJarmak School South of Damascus

Classes Kick-Started in AlJarmak School South of Damascus

27-09-2018

Classes kicked off in AlJarmak Alternative School in Yalda, south of Damascus, under the supervision of UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees in Damascus. Yarmouk’s education chief, Walid AlKurdi, said AlJarmak students joined classes at Yalda’s girls’ school

PLA Mourns Death of 3 Officers in Syria

PLA Mourns Death of 3 Officers in Syria

26-09-2018

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) lamented the death of three members: Walid Mer’i, the commander of Saeka 412 Brigade, along with officers Amar Issa and Abdul Karim Melhem Ali. The three officers were killed on September 25 while fighting alongside

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

26-09-2018

Palestinian refugee Udai Sabri AlHelou, born in 1997, died under torture in Syrian government jails. AlHelou was kidnapped at the government-run AlBatikha checkpoint in 2014 on his way out of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. AlHelou’s mother is a Syrian

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year in Istanbul

26-09-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Omar Mohamed Kheir Abu Nahiya, born in 1988 and raised in Yarmouk Camp, appealed to all international human rights institutions, namely Amnesty International, to work on revealing their son’s fate, who had disappeared some

Residents of Khan Dannoun Camp Rail against Price Hike

Residents of Khan Dannoun Camp Rail against Price Hike

26-09-2018

Living conditions in Khan Dannoun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. Chronic outages in water, power, and telecommunication networks have added bad to

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestinians of Syria and Lebanon

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestinians of Syria and Lebanon

26-09-2018

UNRWA’s spokeswoman in Lebanon Hoda Samra denied recent social media reports about the agency’s intent to forcibly transfer Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon to other destinations. UNRWA said such claims are counterfeit, confirming the agency’s willingness to continue to

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

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

25-09-2018

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

Daraa Residents Appeal for Reconstruction of Destroyed Facilities

Daraa Residents Appeal for Reconstruction of Destroyed Facilities

25-09-2018

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

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Prevented from Receiving UNRWA Aid

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Prevented from Receiving UNRWA Aid

25-09-2018

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

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

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

25-09-2018

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

Arab States Invalidate Travel Documents of Palestinian Refugees

Arab States Invalidate Travel Documents of Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2018

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

Classes to Kick Off for Students of AlJarmak School

Classes to Kick Off for Students of AlJarmak School

24-09-2018

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

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

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

24-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Turns Home in Jaramana Camp to Palestinian Museum

Palestinian Refugee Turns Home in Jaramana Camp to Palestinian Museum

24-09-2018

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

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Lebanese Seashore

Palestinian Child Pronounced Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Lebanese Seashore

23-09-2018

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

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

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

23-09-2018

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

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

23-09-2018

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

Palestinian Boy Wins 1st Place in Damascus Chess Tournament

Palestinian Boy Wins 1st Place in Damascus Chess Tournament

23-09-2018

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

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

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

22-09-2018

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

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Debris Clearance Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

22-09-2018

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

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

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

22-09-2018

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

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Docked in Cyprus

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Docked in Cyprus

22-09-2018

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

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

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

21-09-2018

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

Abdul Majid: Civilians’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

Abdul Majid: Civilians’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

21-09-2018

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

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Means of Transport

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Means of Transport

21-09-2018

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

Palestinian Child from Syria in Iraq Nominated Best Soccer Player

Palestinian Child from Syria in Iraq Nominated Best Soccer Player

21-09-2018

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

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

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

20-09-2018

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

Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus Driven Out of Abandoned Homes

Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus Driven Out of Abandoned Homes

20-09-2018

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

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

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

20-09-2018

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

Exhibition Held in Beirut for Palestinian Students of Syria

Exhibition Held in Beirut for Palestinian Students of Syria

20-09-2018

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

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

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

19-09-2018

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

Palestinian Families Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

Palestinian Families Gripped with Dire Conditions North of Syria

19-09-2018

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

PA Pledges to Cover Expenses of Debris Clearance in Yarmourk Camp

PA Pledges to Cover Expenses of Debris Clearance in Yarmourk Camp

19-09-2018

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

Activists Call for Serious Response to Home Burglary in Yarmouk

Activists Call for Serious Response to Home Burglary in Yarmouk

19-09-2018

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

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

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

19-09-2018

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

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Handed Over to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

19-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeal for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

18-09-2018

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

UNRWA Delegation Pops in Daraa Camp, Residents Urge Reconstruction

UNRWA Delegation Pops in Daraa Camp, Residents Urge Reconstruction

18-09-2018

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

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

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

18-09-2018

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

UNRWA Announces Distribution of Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Announces Distribution of Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria

18-09-2018

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

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

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

17-09-2018

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

Palestinian Girl Released by Lebanese Authorities

Palestinian Girl Released by Lebanese Authorities

17-09-2018

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

Graduates Honored in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

Graduates Honored in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

17-09-2018

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

UNRWA Spokesman Urges Regular Contributions by Arab States

UNRWA Spokesman Urges Regular Contributions by Arab States

17-09-2018

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

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Debris Clearance Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

16-09-2018

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

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

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

16-09-2018

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

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Received by Swedish King

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Child from Syria Received by Swedish King

16-09-2018

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

Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

Belgium Contributes Euro 4 million to Keep UNRWA Schools Open

16-09-2018

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

Palestinian Activist Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Activist Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

15-09-2018

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

Family of Palestinian Refugee Ammar AlToubeh Appeal for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Ammar AlToubeh Appeal for Information

15-09-2018

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

Khan Dannun Schools Launch New Academic Year

Khan Dannun Schools Launch New Academic Year

15-09-2018

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

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

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

15-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Yahya AlBash Held in Syrian Jail since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Yahya AlBash Held in Syrian Jail since 2012

15-09-2018

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

Palestinian Student from Syria Arrested in Lebanon over Illegal Entry

Palestinian Student from Syria Arrested in Lebanon over Illegal Entry

14-09-2018

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

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

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

14-09-2018

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

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

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

14-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Deported by German Authorities to Bulgaria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Deported by German Authorities to Bulgaria

14-09-2018

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

478 Palestinian Women Killed in War-Torn Syria

478 Palestinian Women Killed in War-Torn Syria

13-09-2018

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

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

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

13-09-2018

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

Palestinians Stranded in Antakya Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians Stranded in Antakya Launch Cry for Help

13-09-2018

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

Dozens of Palestinian Children Denied Access to Education North of Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Children Denied Access to Education North of Syria

13-09-2018

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

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

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

12-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead South of Syria

12-09-2018

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

Abdul Hadi Underscores Need for Funds to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

Abdul Hadi Underscores Need for Funds to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

12-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Idlib

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Idlib

12-09-2018

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

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

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

12-09-2018

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

Alarm Sounded over Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk

Alarm Sounded over Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk

11-09-2018

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

Palestinian Young Men Arrested South of Damascus

Palestinian Young Men Arrested South of Damascus

11-09-2018

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

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Swedish Elections

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Swedish Elections

11-09-2018

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

Malaysia Embarks on Fundraising Campaign for Palestine Refugee Agency

Malaysia Embarks on Fundraising Campaign for Palestine Refugee Agency

11-09-2018

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

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

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

10-09-2018

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

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

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

10-09-2018

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

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

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

10-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugees with Syrian Travel Documents Facing Volatile Status

Palestinian Refugees with Syrian Travel Documents Facing Volatile Status

10-09-2018

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

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

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

09-09-2018

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

Reconstruction, Debris-Clearance to Kick-Off in Yarmouk

Reconstruction, Debris-Clearance to Kick-Off in Yarmouk

09-09-2018

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

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

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

09-09-2018

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

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

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

09-09-2018

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

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

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

08-09-2018

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

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlSabina Camp

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlSabina Camp

08-09-2018

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

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

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

08-09-2018

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

Syrian Authorities Block Access of Yarmouk Returnees to Their Homes

Syrian Authorities Block Access of Yarmouk Returnees to Their Homes

07-09-2018

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

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

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

07-09-2018

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

Dozens of displaced Palestinian rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Lebanon

Dozens of displaced Palestinian rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Lebanon

07-09-2018

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

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

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

07-09-2018

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

Palestinian from Syria Hit with Bullet Shots in Helsingborg

Palestinian from Syria Hit with Bullet Shots in Helsingborg

07-09-2018

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

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

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

06-09-2018

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

Qudsaya Residents Rail against Teacher Shortage, Substitution of UNRWA Staff

Qudsaya Residents Rail against Teacher Shortage, Substitution of UNRWA Staff

06-09-2018

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

UNRWA Delegation Pays Visit to Khan Eshieh Camp

UNRWA Delegation Pays Visit to Khan Eshieh Camp

06-09-2018

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

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

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

06-09-2018

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

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Held in Syrian Prison since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Held in Syrian Prison since 2015

06-09-2018

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

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Gripped with Abject Situation

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Gripped with Abject Situation

05-09-2018

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

Yarmouk Camp’s Northern Thoroughfare Unblocked

Yarmouk Camp’s Northern Thoroughfare Unblocked

05-09-2018

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

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

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

05-09-2018

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

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

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

05-09-2018

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

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

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

04-09-2018

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

Syrian Government Embarks on Debris Clearance in Daraa

Syrian Government Embarks on Debris Clearance in Daraa

04-09-2018

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

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

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

04-09-2018

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

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

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

04-09-2018

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

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Enduring Abject Situation in Syrian Desert

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Enduring Abject Situation in Syrian Desert

03-09-2018

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

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria Hostilities

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria Hostilities

03-09-2018

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

UNRWA: 5.4 Million Palestinians Cannot Simply Be Wished away

UNRWA: 5.4 Million Palestinians Cannot Simply Be Wished away

03-09-2018

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

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

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

03-09-2018

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

Israeli Occupation Blocks Access of 18 Palestinians from Syria to Homeland

Israeli Occupation Blocks Access of 18 Palestinians from Syria to Homeland

02-09-2018

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

US Cuts Funding to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Cuts Funding to Palestine Refugee Agency

02-09-2018

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

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

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

02-09-2018

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

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

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

02-09-2018

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

Palestinians Held in Turkey-Based Shelters Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians Held in Turkey-Based Shelters Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

01-09-2018

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

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Killed in Syria

Palestinian Resident of AlSabina Camp Killed in Syria

01-09-2018

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

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

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

01-09-2018

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

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

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

01-09-2018

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

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Imprisoned in Syrian Dungeons

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Imprisoned in Syrian Dungeons

31-08-2018

On the International Day of the Disappeared, marked on August 30, AGPS would like to draw the international community’s attention to the fact that as many as 1,700 have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government jails. AGPS kept record of the

Malaysia Grants Asylum to Deported Palestinian Family Fleeing War-Torn Syria

Malaysia Grants Asylum to Deported Palestinian Family Fleeing War-Torn Syria

31-08-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fahd Odeh and his wife and children were deported from Amman to Malaysia after the latter accepted to let them in. A few days earlier, India deported the four-member Palestinian family to Jordan. The Jordanian authorities

In-Kind Aid Items Handed over to Displaced Palestinian Families South of Damascus

In-Kind Aid Items Handed over to Displaced Palestinian Families South of Damascus

31-08-2018

UNRWA, in cooperation with the General Authority for Refugees in Damascus, distributed food baskets and health kits to some 700 Palestinian families sheltered in the southern Damascus towns of Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem after they were displaced from Yarmouk

English Version of Annual Report Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2017 Issued by AGPS, PRC

English Version of Annual Report Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2017 Issued by AGPS, PRC

30-08-2018

The Action Group for Palestinian of Syria (AGPS), in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has released the English version of an annual report documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria in 2017. Entitled “Life under Constraints”, the

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Gripped with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Gripped with Dire Conditions

30-08-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been grappling with a precarious legal status in the turmoil-stricken Egyptian territories. The Egyptian authorities continue to turn down Palestinians’ appeals for visas under the pretext that “security go-aheads” have not been issued to that

UNRWA: Int’l Community Must Not Let Thousands of Palestine Refugee Students down

UNRWA: Int’l Community Must Not Let Thousands of Palestine Refugee Students down

30-08-2018

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said it was because of students like “Aya” that the agency decided to open its schools on time this week, notwithstanding a shortfall of over 200 million USD— an unprecedented deficit in UNRWA’s 70-year

DTC Launches Free Courses for Palestine Refugees

DTC Launches Free Courses for Palestine Refugees

30-08-2018

UNRWA-run Damascus Training Center has announced the launch of free courses for Palestine refugees with preparatory and secondary school diplomas in 26 technical and vocational fields of specialty. DTC said on its Facebook page that the courses are to kick

1,953 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Palestinian Refugee Camps, Communities in Syria until June 2018

1,953 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Palestinian Refugee Camps, Communities in Syria until June 2018

29-08-2018

A statistical report issued by AGPS on August 2 documented the death of 1,953 Palestinians in refugee camps and communities across the Syrian territories since the outbreak of the warfare in March 2011 until June 2018, with an increase

Turkey Releases Palestinian Family from Syria after 8 Days in Detention

Turkey Releases Palestinian Family from Syria after 8 Days in Detention

29-08-2018

The Turkish authorities on Tuesday released a Palestinian family from Syria detained on August 19 near the Turkish-Syrian borders. The family members were transferred to a Palestinian refugee camp in Antakya, where a number of Iraqi migrants have also been

Families Launch Distress Signals over Dire Condition upon Return to Daraa Camp

Families Launch Distress Signals over Dire Condition upon Return to Daraa Camp

29-08-2018

Families who have regained access to their homes in Daraa Camp have been grappling with acute water and power crises. The residents said no serious efforts have been made by local authorities and relief institutions to reconstruct their homes, which

Hundreds of Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Enduring Abject Situation

Hundreds of Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Enduring Abject Situation

29-08-2018

Some 6,000 displaced Palestinian families have been experiencing tough living conditions in Damascus due to the price leap, steep rental fees, and high rates of unemployment. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said house rents have seen a striking

Yarmouk Students Leave for Damascus to Take Exams

Yarmouk Students Leave for Damascus to Take Exams

29-08-2018

First and second-grade students enrolled at AlJarmak Alternative School left Yalda town, south of Damascus, to sit for data mining exams. The move was carried out under the supervision of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab refugees. Despite the hardships

Activists Lashe out at Parties Pushing for Return of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon to Syria

Activists Lashe out at Parties Pushing for Return of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon to Syria

28-08-2018

Head of the National Reconciliation Committee in Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus, Sheikh Mohammed AlOmari, slammed the Palestinian factions in Lebanon and other parties that called for the return of Palestinian refugees to Syria for turning their back on the

Three Palestinian Returnees from Lebanon Arrested upon Entrance to Syria

Three Palestinian Returnees from Lebanon Arrested upon Entrance to Syria

28-08-2018

The Syrian government forces arrested three Palestinian refugees on the Lebanese-Syrian borders and transferred them to an unidentified location. The reasons for their detention have not been identified. The three arrestees have just returned to Syria following calls for return

Free Palestine Movement Denies Laying off Gunmen

Free Palestine Movement Denies Laying off Gunmen

28-08-2018

The Palestine Free Movement military chief, Saed Abdul Al, denied social media reports about the group’s decision to lay off gunmen after it recaptured Yarmouk Camp. Speaking with Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies, Abdul Al denied the above claims, saying

Faylak AlSham Battalion in Idlib Releases Palestinian Detainees

Faylak AlSham Battalion in Idlib Releases Palestinian Detainees

28-08-2018

The Faylak AlSham battalion released on Sunday Palestinian refugees arrested on August 13 following an abduction sweep launched in cooperation with the Turkish military in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamadiya refugee camps in Afrin suburbs, north of Aleppo. The list of

Toddler among Palestinian Family Members Detained by Turkish Gendarmerie

Toddler among Palestinian Family Members Detained by Turkish Gendarmerie

27-08-2018

A Palestinian family displaced from Yarmouk Camp has been detained by the Turkish border guards on a borderland with Turkey. AGPS news correspondent said two men, two women, and an eight-month girl attempted to creep into Turkey on August 19

Palestinian Mother from Syria, Her Daughter Shot Dead on Border with Turkey

Palestinian Mother from Syria, Her Daughter Shot Dead on Border with Turkey

27-08-2018

A Syrian family displaced from southern Damascus to northern Syria was fatally shot by the Turkish gendarmerie near the Syria-Turkey borders. The mother Reham AlSaleh and her child were pronounced dead while a young man sustained serious injuries. The child

Palestinian Factions Urge Syrian Leadership to Ease Return of Yarmouk Residents

Palestinian Factions Urge Syrian Leadership to Ease Return of Yarmouk Residents

27-08-2018

The Coalition of Palestinian Resistance Forces urged, in a letter, the Syrian leadership and president to press ahead with debris clearance in Yarmouk Camp so as to allow displaced civilians to return to their homes. Pro-government sources said the letter

Two Palestinian Brothers Kept in Syrian Jails

Two Palestinian Brothers Kept in Syrian Jails

27-08-2018

Palestinian brothers Mohamed Kheir and Zaher Naser Ibrahim, from AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, have been incarcerated in Syrian government jails for over four years and a half. Mohamed Kheir, born in 1994, was arrested on February

India Deports Palestinian Family, Other Countries Refuse to Let Them in

India Deports Palestinian Family, Other Countries Refuse to Let Them in

26-08-2018

A couple of days earlier, India deported a four-member Palestinian family to Jordan. The Jordanian authorities also expelled the family to Oman hours after they detained them. Speaking with AGPS, a source close to the family said Palestinian refugee from

Palestinian Refugee Held Captive by Opposition Forces North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Held Captive by Opposition Forces North of Syria

26-08-2018

The AlShamiya Front, north of Syria, has kept the Palestinian refugee Atiyeh Mohamed Mahmoud in custody for nearly one month. His fate and location remain unidentified. In letters emailed to AGPS, Mahmoud’s family said they have been taking refuge in

Relief Organization Distributes Aids in Deir Ballout Camp

Relief Organization Distributes Aids in Deir Ballout Camp

26-08-2018

The Charity Commission for the Relief of the Palestinian People distributed meat portions to displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamadiya refugee camps, north of Syria. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families, formerly sheltered in Yarmouk, have been enduring dire living conditions north of Syria.

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children from Syria

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children from Syria

26-08-2018

An event has been staged by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society to entertain Palestinian children in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Hums. Children with special needs joined the event, which was held in partnership with the Danish Red Cross.

190 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2018

190 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2018

25-08-2018

195 Palestinian refugees from Syria died since the start of 2018 until July due to war-related incidents. 13 Palestinians were pronounced dead in January, 21 in February, 23 in March, 45 in April, 32 in May, and 30 in June

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in Latakia

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in Latakia

25-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Amjad Mohamed Abu Hamed, a resident of AlRaml Camp in Latakia, died of wounds he sustained in an onslaught launched by the Syrian government forces on Jabal AlTurkman, in Latakia suburbs. AGPS documented the death of 53 Palestinians

150,000 Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

150,000 Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

25-08-2018

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

Meat Handed over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria

Meat Handed over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria

25-08-2018

The Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People continues to distribute meat portions to Palestinian families in Damascus and its outskirts for the fourth consecutive day. A few days ago, meat portions were handed over to Palestinian families displaced from

Pro-Government Palestinian Factions Lay off Scores of Gunmen

Pro-Government Palestinian Factions Lay off Scores of Gunmen

24-08-2018

A number of Palestinian factions in Damascus have laid off dozens of Palestinian gunmen over the past few months. The Free Palestine Movement, Fatah AlIntifada, and AlSa’eka group disarmed dozens of pro-government fighters and cut off their salaries. Only a

Sabina Camp Thoroughfares Closed off By Debris Mounds

Sabina Camp Thoroughfares Closed off By Debris Mounds

24-08-2018

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq railed against the mounds of debris piled up at the main entrances to the area. The residents slammed local authorities for turning their back on their appeals for debris clearance

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

24-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Salim AlMaw’ed has been locked up in a Syrian government dungeon for the fifth consecutive year. Salim was arrested at the Yarmouk Camp checkpoint on May 22, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS documented the

Migrant Boat Bound for Greece Intercepted by Turkish Navy

Migrant Boat Bound for Greece Intercepted by Turkish Navy

24-08-2018

A vessel carrying 11 migrants, among them five Palestinian refugees, was intercepted by the Turkish coast guard as it set sail toward the Greek Island of Chios. Until recently, Turkey has been a major launching off point for migrants attempting to reach Europe

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Distress Signals over Water Dearth

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Distress Signals over Water Dearth

23-08-2018

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have set off alarm bells over the acute water crisis, forcing civilians to purchase expensive tank water. The residents called on the government institutions and UNRWA to urgently step

Dr. Shakosh Held in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons for 7th Year

Dr. Shakosh Held in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons for 7th Year

23-08-2018

AGPS, London Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh, nicknamed Shakosh, has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the seventh consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp

150 Meat Portions Distributed to Yarmouk’s Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

150 Meat Portions Distributed to Yarmouk’s Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp

23-08-2018

AGPS, Northern Syria The Swedish Charity Organization for Humanitarian Aid handed over 150 meat portions to families forcibly deported from Yarmouk to Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. 400 other portions are expected to be distributed to the families on

Charity Hands over Meat Portions to Palestinian Families South of Damascus

Charity Hands over Meat Portions to Palestinian Families South of Damascus

23-08-2018

AGPS, Syria The Palestine Charity, in partnership with Indonesian associations, embarked on a campaign to provide displaced Palestinian families in Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus, with meat. Scores of Palestinian families fled Yarmouk Camp due to the

Palestinians from Syria Join Social Gathering Staged in Istanbul

Palestinians from Syria Join Social Gathering Staged in Istanbul

23-08-2018

AGPS, Istanbul Dozens of Palestinian families from Syria took part in a friendly gathering held by the Conference of Palestinians in Turkey on August 21, the first day of Eid AlAdhha, in Istanbul. The event aims at strengthening community bonds

Syrian Gov’t Wrecking Tombs of Chemical Weapons Massacre

Syrian Gov’t Wrecking Tombs of Chemical Weapons Massacre

22-08-2018

Five years have passed by since 36 Palestinian refugees, among them 18 members of the Ghazi family, were massacred in Zamalka and seven others in Mudhamiyat AlSham on August 21, 2013, in a wild offensive launched on the territory using

Palestinian Victim of Torture in Syrian Jail Identified in Leaked Photos

Palestinian Victim of Torture in Syrian Jail Identified in Leaked Photos

22-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir AlSarhan, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south of Syria died under torture in Syrian government jails. He was kidnapped in 2012. The casualty was identified in a set of pictures leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway

Situation of Students Stranded in Yarmouk Camp to be Worked out

Situation of Students Stranded in Yarmouk Camp to be Worked out

22-08-2018

Syria’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education reportedly agreed to work out the situation of Yarmouk residents who dropped out of school due to the tough blockade imposed on the camp. A letter issued by the Director-General of the General

Aids Distributed to Palestinian Students South of Turkey

Aids Distributed to Palestinian Students South of Turkey

22-08-2018

AGPS, Southern Turkey Khayra Ummah Association, in partnership with Tullabi Association, handed over clothing coupons, contributed by LC WAIKIKI and worth 50 Turkish Pounds, to Palestinian students taking refuge in Reyhanli and Antakya, south of Turkey. Students sheltered in Osmaniye

Families of Palestinian Victims of Torture Urge Syrian Authorities to Release Dead Bodies

Families of Palestinian Victims of Torture Urge Syrian Authorities to Release Dead Bodies

20-08-2018

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

313 Palestinians Missing in War-Torn Syria

313 Palestinians Missing in War-Torn Syria

20-08-2018

AGPS documentation team said 313 Palestinian refugees, including 39 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare. Most of those who have disappeared are reportedly residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus

Palestinian Student Ranks 1st in Hums

Palestinian Student Ranks 1st in Hums

20-08-2018

Palestinian girl Ola Alaa AlDeen AlShaabi, sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, got the highest grade at the Laureates School in Hums. Residents of AlAyedeen Camp hailed Ola, stressing the need to boost education among the Palestine refugee community and

UAE Contributes $50 million to UNRWA

UAE Contributes $50 million to UNRWA

20-08-2018

UNRWA said it has received $50 million in aid from the UAE to support the agency’s services for Palestine refugees. Sometime earlier, UNRWA figures have shown that 70% of all the Agency’s schools in Syria are inoperative. This is due

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions upon Return to Gilin Camp

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions upon Return to Gilin Camp

19-08-2018

Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin camp, after they fled the shelter due to the rampant shelling and shootouts between the Syrian government forces and ISIS militias, have sounded distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring

Syrian Gov’t Removes Daraa Checkpoint

Syrian Gov’t Removes Daraa Checkpoint

19-08-2018

Opposition activists said the pro-government security and military committee decided to dismantle the Hameida AlTaher checkpoint set up in Daraa. As warfare reached a zenith in Syria, the checkpoint, pitched in AlSahari neighborhood since the outbreak of the conflict in

Palestinians from Syria Join Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Ein AlHilweh

Palestinians from Syria Join Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Ein AlHilweh

19-08-2018

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon rallied outside the office of the UNRWA’s director of operations in Ein AlHilweh Camp, protesting underway attempts to dismantle the refugee agency. Speaking during the rally, a number of activists and civil society representatives drew

Germany & Greece Seal Deal to Deport Refugees on Border with Austria

Germany & Greece Seal Deal to Deport Refugees on Border with Austria

19-08-2018

The German Interior Ministry said it had reached an agreement with Greece on Friday that will see it send back certain asylum seekers. German Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore Peterman said the German-Greek compromise will allow Germany to take back all asylum-seekers who

8 Palestinians from Syria Stand for Swedish Elections

8 Palestinians from Syria Stand for Swedish Elections

18-08-2018

A number of Palestinian refugees, among them eight from Syria, have run for the 2018 parliamentary and municipal elections in Sweden. The move is the first of its kind as Palestinian refugees did not have the right to nominate themselves

Palestinian Refugee Killed under Torture in Syrian Lock-Ups

Palestinian Refugee Killed under Torture in Syrian Lock-Ups

18-08-2018

Palestine refugee Bilal Walid Fa’ouri, a resident of Daraa Camp, south of Syria, was pronounced dead due to torture in Syrian government jails. AGPS documented the death of 555 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons, where 1,690

Rights Groups Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Dead Bodies

Rights Groups Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Dead Bodies

18-08-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Jihad Khaled AlKhatib, aged 16, won the first place at the Palestine Karate Championship held on August 12 in Sidon, south of Lebanon. AlKhatib paid tribute to his family for standing up by his side all

Palestinian from Syria in Lebanon Placed First at Palestine Karate Championship

Palestinian from Syria in Lebanon Placed First at Palestine Karate Championship

18-08-2018

21 human rights bodies in Syria called on the Syrian government to hand over the bodies of persons tortured to death in its dungeons to their families. The human rights groups urged the international community and the United Nations to

Palestine Charity Distributes Aids to Palestinians from Syria

Palestine Charity Distributes Aids to Palestinians from Syria

18-08-2018

The Palestine Charity Commission in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums distributed children’s clothes to a number of orphans and children with special needs. The commission also handed over meat portions to Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp. At least 6,000

UNRWA: Academic Year to Kick-Start on Time for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA: Academic Year to Kick-Start on Time for Palestine Refugees

17-08-2018

At an extraordinary session of the UNRWA Advisory Commission, held on August 16 in Amman, the Commissioner-General Mr. Pierre Krähenbühl announced that the school-year for 526,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys will open on time in the

150 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon Seek to Return to Syria

150 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon Seek to Return to Syria

17-08-2018

Secretary of the Palestinian Popular Committees in Lebanon Abu Iyad AlShaalan said 150 families (comprising 370 members), out of 400 families who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon, have applied to return to Syria. AlShaalan said that efforts have been underway

Theft-Gang Caught in Yarmouk Camp

Theft-Gang Caught in Yarmouk Camp

17-08-2018

AGPS has learned that pro-government forces arrested a six-member gang that burglarized civilian homes in Yarmouk Camp. The six gangsters, residents of Damascus, burned down civilian homes in the camp and smashed property. Preliminary investigations attributed the assaults to underway

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Germany Appeals for Non-Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Germany Appeals for Non-Refoulement

17-08-2018

The German authorities announced their intent to deport a Palestinian refugee to Syria after he had received a prison sentence of one year and a half over violations of law. The refugee said he had entered Germany some three years

Palestinian from Syria Stands in Sweden’s Parliamentary Elections in Sweden, His Daughter Runs for Municipal Council

Palestinian from Syria Stands in Sweden’s Parliamentary Elections in Sweden, His Daughter Runs for Municipal Council

16-08-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Emil Sarsour has nominated himself in Sweden’s parliamentary elections for 2018. Sarsour, of the Social Democratic Party, has served as the head of Federation of Immigrant Associations in Uppsala city since 2009. He is a member

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria

PLA Fighter Killed in Syria

16-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Ali Walid Fahd, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), was killed as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces. AGPS documented the death of 258 PLA fighters since the outbreak of the deadly warfare in Syria.

Palestinian Girl Goes Missing in AlHusainiya Camp

Palestinian Girl Goes Missing in AlHusainiya Camp

16-08-2018

Palestinian girl Nihal Ahmad Mohamed has gone missing for the second day on her way out of a development center in AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq. Her family said they could not reach out to her and appealed to the

Dozens of Palestinian Children from Syria Take Part in Training Camp in Rif Dimashq

Dozens of Palestinian Children from Syria Take Part in Training Camp in Rif Dimashq

16-08-2018

Dozens of Palestinian children and youths from Syria joined a summer camp held in Abnaa AlShuhadaa School in Adra, in Rif Dimashq. The school is run by the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Palestinians from Syria Prevented from Bidding Last Farewell to Dead Relatives

Palestinians from Syria Prevented from Bidding Last Farewell to Dead Relatives

16-08-2018

The raging warfare has prevented hundreds of Palestinians from Syria scattered across new destinations from bidding last farewell to their dead relatives. A Palestinian refugee who fled from Yarmouk Camp to Turkey said he could not take part in the

Mufti of Sidon Honors Palestinian Children for Memorizing Koran

Mufti of Sidon Honors Palestinian Children for Memorizing Koran

16-08-2018

The Mufti of Sidon Sheikh Salim Sosan honored two Palestinian children from Syria—Jana and Zayd Wani—for learning parts of the Holy Koran by heart. The move came during a ceremony to wrap up the 36th Koran Session held by the

12 Persons Arrested among Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

12 Persons Arrested among Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

15-08-2018

Turkish soldiers escorted by Faylak AlSham group cordoned off on Monday, August 13, Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps in Afrin, north of Aleppo. Snipers have been deployed around the area at the same time as a curfew has been

UN High Commissioner: Mass Repatriation of Syria Refugees Premature

UN High Commissioner: Mass Repatriation of Syria Refugees Premature

15-08-2018

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said it was too early to talk about a mass return of Syrian refugees to their homeland. "We think that it's premature to promote returns. Syria is still very insecure

2 Palestinian Brothers Undergoing Mysterious Fate in Syrian Gov’t Lock-Ups

2 Palestinian Brothers Undergoing Mysterious Fate in Syrian Gov’t Lock-Ups

15-08-2018

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been held in Syrian government dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of internment and fatal

AGPS Issues over 2,110 Reports Documenting Tragic Situation of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Issues over 2,110 Reports Documenting Tragic Situation of Palestinians of Syria

15-08-2018

AGPS has conducted over 2,110 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 Delivers Cash Assistance to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Assistance to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-08-2018

UNRWA has begun cash-in-hand distributions to Palestinian refugees fleeing war-stricken Syria to Lebanon. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. According to UNRWA statistics, until the end

89 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Road since Outbreak of Warfare

89 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Road since Outbreak of Warfare

14-08-2018

AGPS’ 16th statistical report, issued in early August, documented the death of 89 Palestinians from Syria on their way to 12 foreign destinations, fleeing war-torn Syria. 16 refugees died in Egypt, 18 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya, eight in Greece

Art Students Draw Paintings on Ruins of Yarmouk Camp

Art Students Draw Paintings on Ruins of Yarmouk Camp

14-08-2018

A so-called “Art is Hope” event was staged by Nour Association for Relief and Development. 13 art students drew paintings depicting the damage wrought on Yarmouk Camp by the deadly warfare. Activists slammed the move, which they said stirs the

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Sound Alarm over Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiyah wa Miyah Camp Sound Alarm over Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons

14-08-2018

Palestinians from Syrian sheltered in the Lebanon-based Miyah wa Miyah refugee camp, in Sidon, railed against the state of anarchy rocking the area as a result of the illegal possession of weapons. On August 11, a shootout in the camp

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fates in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fates in Syrian Gov’t Jails

14-08-2018

1,112 Palestinians sheltered in refugee camps and communities across war-torn Syria have been incarcerated in Syrian government lock-ups since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. Scores of refugees were also tortured to death. The list of detainees includes

2 Palestinian Brothers Locked Up in Syrian Jail for over 4 Years

2 Palestinian Brothers Locked Up in Syrian Jail for over 4 Years

14-08-2018

Palestinian brothers Mohamed Ali Badawi, aged 27, and Mootaz Ali Badawi, 40, have been held in Syrian government dungeons for over four years. The two brothers were kidnapped by the government forces from AlHajar AlAswad area, near Yarmouk Camp. Their

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp Rally over Dire Conditions

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Camp Rally over Dire Conditions

13-08-2018

A rally was held by dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk and southern Damascus zones who have been seeking shelter in Deir Ballout, north of Syria, demanding an urgent action over their abject situation. The displaced families called on the

Pro-Gov’t Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Slam Military Commander for Smuggling Arms to ISIS

Pro-Gov’t Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Slam Military Commander for Smuggling Arms to ISIS

13-08-2018

Sources close to the pro-government Liwaa AlQuds brigade said recently-leaked probes provided evidence on the involvement of the group’s chief commander Samer Rafe’ in arms sales with ISIS terror group. The preliminary findings of the probe were released one month

Palestinians South of Syria Gearing Up for Reconciliation with Gov’t

Palestinians South of Syria Gearing Up for Reconciliation with Gov’t

13-08-2018

Palestinian refugees south of Syria have flocked to offices set up by the Russian side, the Ministry of Reconciliation, and government bodies so as to work out their security situation. An AGPS reporter said such procedures have almost been finalized

Amnesty International Launches Petition Demanding Information about Fate of over 75,000 Missing Persons in Syria

Amnesty International Launches Petition Demanding Information about Fate of over 75,000 Missing Persons in Syria

13-08-2018

A petition was launched by Amnesty international, urging support for the families of the missing and disappeared persons who seek information about their relatives’ fate. The petition urges Russia and the Unites States to push the Syrian government and armed

UNRWA: 70% of Agency’s Schools Inoperative in War-Torn Syria

UNRWA: 70% of Agency’s Schools Inoperative in War-Torn Syria

12-08-2018

Several schools have gone out of operation in war-torn Syria as a result of the deadly hostilities. In 2015, 75% of persons in Syria had access to education, down from 95% prior to the outbreak of the warfare. UNRWA figures

PLA Fighter Pronounced Dead in Syria

PLA Fighter Pronounced Dead in Syria

12-08-2018

Pro-government sources announced the death of the Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman Walid Melhem, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA). The casualty, a resident of AlHusainiya Camp in Syria, died in mysterious circumstances.

AlBashir Mosque in Yarmouk Reopened

AlBashir Mosque in Yarmouk Reopened

12-08-2018

Worshipers reopened the AlBashir Mosque in Yarmouk, years after it had been kept closed by pro-government battalions, who turned the site into a military barrack. Located near Yarmouk’s northern entrance, the AlBashir Mosque, the largest in the area, hosted a

Syrian Gov’t Forces Withholding Fate of Islamic Jihad Activist for over 7 Years

Syrian Gov’t Forces Withholding Fate of Islamic Jihad Activist for over 7 Years

12-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Abdul Kader Alyan has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for the seventh year. Alyan, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad-Palestine, was kidnapped by the government troops from his home in

AGPS Subjected to Cyber Warfare

AGPS Subjected to Cyber Warfare

11-08-2018

Some seven days ago, two cyber-attacks were launched against AGPS’ official website in an attempt to hack into the group’s content and block readers’ access to fact-based material. The attacks were detected on Thursday, August 9, and Saturday, August 5

Syria Official: Reconstruction of Infrastructure in Yarmouk Camp Coming Up

Syria Official: Reconstruction of Infrastructure in Yarmouk Camp Coming Up

11-08-2018

Engineer Ali Halabawi, in charge of the Damascus file, said the reconstruction of infrastructure in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees is expected to kick off in the next few days. Pro-government sources quoted Halbawi as stating that local authorities have

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Daughter’s Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Daughter’s Urgent Treatment

11-08-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Hassan Fantaziya, who fled to Lebanon, appealed to the concerned institutions to rally around his 17-year-old daughter, Rama, diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. It is a human disease caused by parasitic worms known as filarial worms.  Elephantiasis

”Amaken” Initiative Launched to Support Artists, Researchers from Syria

”Amaken” Initiative Launched to Support Artists, Researchers from Syria

11-08-2018

A so-called “AMAKEN” initiative was launched by Ettijahat Organization for Independent Culture. The new project seeks to support Syrian and Syrian-Palestinian artists, researchers, and cultural directors in the creative process by providing opportunities to work in equipped spaces so as

23 Palestinian, Syrian Migrants Rescued Southwest of Turkey

23 Palestinian, Syrian Migrants Rescued Southwest of Turkey

11-08-2018

The Turkish coast guard team announced that it rescued 26 migrants, among them women and children, who were attempting to reach Greece. Anadolu agency quoted security sources as stating that coast guards in Bodrum district, in Mugla province, in southwestern

13 Palestinians Sheltered in AlRaml Camp Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

13 Palestinians Sheltered in AlRaml Camp Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

10-08-2018

AGPS documented the death of 13 Palestinians from AlRaml Camp in Latakia as a result of torture in Syrian jails. Their names appear on a newly-released list comprising the names of 8,000 victims of torture. The 13 refugees are

Eye-Witnesses Report Cases of Metal-Theft in Yarmouk

Eye-Witnesses Report Cases of Metal-Theft in Yarmouk

10-08-2018

Activists quoted eye-witnesses as stating that iron-laden trucks were spotted in the ravaged Yarmouk refugee camp. The trucks were reportedly carrying metal gates and windows stolen from the camp. Activists pointed the finger at government officers and their affiliated militias

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Gripped with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Gripped with Dire Conditions

10-08-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been grappling with a precarious legal status in the turmoil-stricken Egyptian territories. The Egyptian authorities continue to turn down Palestinians’ appeals for visas under the pretext that “security go-aheads” have not been issued to that

Third Educational Camp Concluded in Lebanon

Third Educational Camp Concluded in Lebanon

10-08-2018

A so-called “We Learn with Pleasure for Palestine” summer camp has been brought to a close in Lebanon. The camp, held by the International Assembly of Palestinian Instructors and sponsored by Lebanon’s ex-education minister, Abdul Rahim Murad, took place between

4 Palestinian Family Members Killed under Torture in Syrian Jails

4 Palestinian Family Members Killed under Torture in Syrian Jails

09-08-2018

Four members of the Palestinian Alyan family were tortured to death in Syrian dungeons. The casualties are: Sayf AlDeen Alyan Ali, born in 1970 and kidnapped on April 17, 2013; Mohamed Kheir Alyan Ali, born in 1972 and kidnapped on

Family of Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Appeal for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Appeal for Information

09-08-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, appealed to the human rights institutions to work on revealing the fate and location of their son. Activists said Bakr, aged 35, was kidnapped

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon: Calls for Return to Syria Doubt-Rousing

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon: Calls for Return to Syria Doubt-Rousing

09-08-2018

Several Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon have been outraged by statements released by the Palestine embassy, popular committees, and the Palestine Ambassador in Lebanon Ashraf Dabour in which they called for preparing lists of refugees who seek to return

Soccer Competitions Kick-Started in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Soccer Competitions Kick-Started in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

09-08-2018

Soccer competition kicked off across a number of Syria-based Palestinian refugee camps and communities. On Saturday a so-called Quds Competition was staged in Khan Dannun Camp, in the presence of local sports figures. In the debut match, Shuhadaa AlAqsa team

50 Palestinians from Syria Killed in July 2018, including 31 under Torture

50 Palestinians from Syria Killed in July 2018, including 31 under Torture

08-08-2018

50 Palestinian refugees died of war-related incidents in Syria in July 2018, among them 31 refugees tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons. The list includes 17 Palestinians who were fatally gunned down, a refugee who died in a blast

Syrian Official Urges Damascus Governor to Advance Reconstruction Plan

Syrian Official Urges Damascus Governor to Advance Reconstruction Plan

08-08-2018

The director of Planning and Urban Development at Syria’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Hala Shabana, called on local authorities in Damascus governorate to put forth a roadmap for the rehabilitation of Barza, Qabun, Jober and Yarmouk. A booklet

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

08-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fourth year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by the Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian borders. No data

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Cardiac Surgery

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Cardiac Surgery

08-08-2018

A 60-year-old Palestinian refugee displaced from Yarmouk Camp in Syria to Lebanon appealed for urgent cash assistance so as to enable her to undergo balloon angioplasty to open narrowed coronary arteries to restore proper blood flow to the heart.  Speaking with AGPS on

Clothes Handed Over to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon-Based Refugee Camp

Clothes Handed Over to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon-Based Refugee Camp

08-08-2018

The Ataa AlKhayr Association distributed Eid clothes to Palestinian refugee families in the Badawi camp, north of Lebanon. A volunteer said some 200 Lebanese and Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in the Badawi camp benefited from the move, which

166 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2018

166 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead during 1st Half of 2018

07-08-2018

In its newly-released 16th statistical report documenting the number of Palestinian detainees in war-stricken Syria since March 2011 until June 2018, AGPS kept record of the death of 166 Palestinian refugees from Syria during the first half of 2018, among

Displaced Families Rally in Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

Displaced Families Rally in Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

07-08-2018

Dozens of families who were forcibly deported from southern Damascus and Yarmouk Camp to northern Syria maintained vigil on Monday, August 6, in Deir Balout Camp, protesting their dire living conditions. The displaced families appealed to the concerned human rights

Kuwait Contributes US$ 5 Million to Support Palestine Refugees from Syria

Kuwait Contributes US$ 5 Million to Support Palestine Refugees from Syria

07-08-2018

UNRWA announced that it received a contribution of US$ 5 million from the State of Kuwait in support of Palestinian refugees and UNRWA operations in Syria. The contribution will help UNRWA provide crucial services for Palestine refugees who have endured

U.A.E Green-Lights Visitor Visa for Syrians, Palestinians from Syria

U.A.E Green-Lights Visitor Visa for Syrians, Palestinians from Syria

07-08-2018

A travel agency based in Ajman said visitor visas will be granted to Syrians and Palestinians from Syria so as to allow entry to the U.A.E. Entry visas are to be issued in no more than four days

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Housing Crisis

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Housing Crisis

06-08-2018

Palestinian refugees who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to sound distress signals over their inability to find suitable shelters in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus, particularly after UNRWA has cut its cash aids. Thousands

Three Palestinian Children from Syria Released by Lebanese Authorities

Three Palestinian Children from Syria Released by Lebanese Authorities

06-08-2018

The Lebanese security forces released three Palestinian children—Alaa AlDeen Assaad, aged 15, Iyad Khaled, 16, and Ahmad Jalbout, 16—who were detained by the Lebanese army in Sidon on Wednesday over allegations of overstaying their visas. The three children fled from

Palestinian Ex-Detainee from Syria Takes Part in Event Commemorating Victims of Torture

Palestinian Ex-Detainee from Syria Takes Part in Event Commemorating Victims of Torture

06-08-2018

A commemoration was staged by activists in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep to pay tribute to detainees killed in Syrian government jails. Ex-detainees Karim AlJalili, from AlNeirab Camp in Syria, and Reyad Afjalar, a Turkish national, delivered separate speeches

600 Palestinian & Syrian Children Join Turkey-Based Summer Camp

600 Palestinian & Syrian Children Join Turkey-Based Summer Camp

06-08-2018

Some 600 Palestinian and Syrian refugee children from war-torn Syria joined the Quds summer camp held in Antakya and Reyhanli, south of Turkey. An AGPS reporter said art and sports workshops, along with activities aiming to commemorate the Palestinian heritage

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Sign Up at Refugee Affairs Department to Gain Access to Syria

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Sign Up at Refugee Affairs Department to Gain Access to Syria

05-08-2018

Palestinian refugees who fled from war-torn Syria to the blockaded Gaza Strip have started to put down their names on lists of refugees seeking to return to Syria. Palestinian refugee Anaam Abu Shabab, from Daraa Camp in Syria, said she

Palestine Embassy in Lebanon Hands over Cash Allowance to Displaced Palestinians Seeking to Return to Syria

Palestine Embassy in Lebanon Hands over Cash Allowance to Displaced Palestinians Seeking to Return to Syria

05-08-2018

The Palestine Embassy in Lebanon said cash allowances will be granted to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon who seek to return to Syria. Secretary of the Palestinian Popular Committees in Lebanon, Abu Iyad AlShaalan, said instructions were given by Palestine’s

Palestinian Refugee Bilal Azima Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bilal Azima Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

05-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Bilal Khaled Azima, born in 1980, has been incarcerated in Syrian government lock-ups for the 6th consecutive year. Bilal was kidnapped by the government forces at a Yarmouk checkpoint on his way to purchase merchandise for his clothing

“Under Torture Campaign” Spotlights Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

“Under Torture Campaign” Spotlights Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

05-08-2018

Activists embarked on a so-called "#Under Torture Campaign" aiming to shed light on the detainees and victims of enforced disappearance in Syrian government lock-ups. Activists said the campaign saw the day following the release of lists of detainees tortured to

Activists: Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Gov’t Jails Have Not Been Released as Part of the Kafria-AlFoua Deal

Activists: Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Gov’t Jails Have Not Been Released as Part of the Kafria-AlFoua Deal

04-08-2018

Palestinian activists said the Syrian government has not yet released a number of Palestinian detainees whose names appear on prisoner swap lists prepared following the Kafria-AlFoua deal. The activists quoted the detainees’ families as appealing to the concerned parties to

Child among Three Palestinian Detainees Held in Syrian Prisons since 2013

Child among Three Palestinian Detainees Held in Syrian Prisons since 2013

04-08-2018

Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp Mohamed Omar Shebli, born on March 18, 1981, Omar Samer Shebli, and Mohamed Omar Hanawi, born in 1985, have been held in Syrian government penitentiaries since May 8, 2013, when they were kidnapped at the

Yarmouk Homes Subjected to Property-Theft

Yarmouk Homes Subjected to Property-Theft

04-08-2018

Militias from the so-called AlNour community have been stealing civilian homes in Yarmouk in the presence of government troops and their war partners. Eye-witnesses said members of the Nour community, wearing special dresses, have been raking through evacuated homes and

Six Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

Six Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

04-08-2018

Six years have passed by since AlJa’ouna massacre, perpetrated on August 2, 2012, claimed the lives of over 20 Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, among them children. Several other Palestinians were left wounded after two mortar shells slammed

AGPS Issues Report on Statistics of Victims and Detainees in Syria until June 2018

AGPS Issues Report on Statistics of Victims and Detainees in Syria until June 2018

03-08-2018

AGPS issued a lengthy statistical report in Arabic, the 16th of its kind, documenting the number of detainees and casualties in war-torn Syria. The report kept record of the death of 3,799 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the

Three Palestinian Children Detained in Lebanon over Visa Expiry

Three Palestinian Children Detained in Lebanon over Visa Expiry

03-08-2018

Three Palestinian children—Alaa AlDeen Assaad, aged 15, Iyad Khaled, 16, and Ahmad Jalbout, 16, were detained by the Lebanese army in Sidon on Wednesday over allegations of overstaying their visas. The three children fled from Syria to Lebanon in 2012

Palestinian Families from Syria Enduring Abject Living Conditions in Istanbul

Palestinian Families from Syria Enduring Abject Living Conditions in Istanbul

03-08-2018

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have recently reached Istanbul appealed to the human rights institutions, the PLO, and the Palestine Embassy to rally round them. The families, made up of 50 persons, said they arrived in Turkey a

Palestinian Detainee Spotted in Sednaya Military Prison in Rif Dimashq

Palestinian Detainee Spotted in Sednaya Military Prison in Rif Dimashq

03-08-2018

A newly-released detainee said he had last met the Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Khalil Kamara in a Syrian government prison on July 14, 2015. The ex-detainee said Kamara, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was in

Calls Launched for Rally in Istanbul in Solidarity with Detainees in Syrian Dungeons

Calls Launched for Rally in Istanbul in Solidarity with Detainees in Syrian Dungeons

03-08-2018

The Association of Detainees and Missing Persons in Sednaya Prison and the Commission of the Syrian Revolution in Istanbul called for a mass participation in a rally to speak up for detainees in Syrian jails. The event is set to

Palestinian Official: Palestinian Families in Lebanon Will not Be Forced to Return to Syria against Their Will

Palestinian Official: Palestinian Families in Lebanon Will not Be Forced to Return to Syria against Their Will

02-08-2018

Secretary of the Palestinian Popular Committees in Lebanon, Abu Iyad AlShaalan, denied reports on underway attempts to force Palestinians to go back to Syria-based refugee camps. AlShaalan said that efforts have been ongoing to work out the refugees’ files in

Palestinian Families Allowed Access to Their Homes in Jilin

Palestinian Families Allowed Access to Their Homes in Jilin

02-08-2018

A number of displaced Palestinian families returned to their homes in Jilin town and refugee camp, located in Yarmouk Basin, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after the government forces recaptured the area and the ISIS-affiliated Khaled Bin AlWalid laid down their

Displaced Families in Greece Denounce Poor-Quality Food, Water Dearth

Displaced Families in Greece Denounce Poor-Quality Food, Water Dearth

02-08-2018

Migrants stranded in the Greek region of Mytilene slammed the apathy maintained by the Greek authorities as regards their frequent appeals for urgent help. Migrants threw meals in the street as they protested the bad-quality food. The refugees have also

Palestinian Girl from Syria Drowns in Norway

Palestinian Girl from Syria Drowns in Norway

02-08-2018

Palestinian girl from Syria Rua Samer Daoud, aged 13, was pronounced dead on July 31 after she drowned in a lake in Norway. A couple of days earlier, Palestinian child from Syria Jaafar Muayad Mustafa Sarhan, a resident of Tel

AFAD and Maseer Shed Light on Situation of Displaced Families North of Syria

AFAD and Maseer Shed Light on Situation of Displaced Families North of Syria

02-08-2018

Coordinator-General of Maseer Association, Ayman Abu Hashem, discussed, during a meeting with the head of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority  (AFAD), Dr. Mehmet GÜLLÜOĞLU, the situation of the displaced Palestinian and Syrian families north of Syria. Among

Syrian Gov’t Withholds Information about Fate of Palestinian Refugee Haytham AlNaji Since 2014

Syrian Gov’t Withholds Information about Fate of Palestinian Refugee Haytham AlNaji Since 2014

02-08-2018

Palestinian refugee Haytham Hamouda Naji, born in 1969, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons. Naji was kidnapped by the government forces on August 28, 2014 as he distributed foodstuff in AlRijah Square, in Yarmouk Camp.His

AGPS: Newly-Released List of Palestinian Victims of Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jails Already Documented by AGPS

AGPS: Newly-Released List of Palestinian Victims of Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jails Already Documented by AGPS

01-08-2018

All the names of Palestinian refugees figuring on a list of 8,000 detainees tortured to death in war-torn Syria have been already recorded by AGPS and appear in the group’s daily reports. AGPS documented the death of 536 Palestinian

Palestinian Child from Syria Pronounced Dead Due to Tough Blockade on Yarmouk

Palestinian Child from Syria Pronounced Dead Due to Tough Blockade on Yarmouk

01-08-2018

11-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Yousef Za’tout, displaced to northern Syria, died as a result of the blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp and civilians’ lack of access to much-needed foodstuff and life-saving medicines. The child’s family said their son was

Sabina Camp Grappling with Acute Water Crisis

Sabina Camp Grappling with Acute Water Crisis

01-08-2018

An acute water crisis continues to rock AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. The residents said they have been forced to purchase water from local tanks at steep prices. The swift price leap, along with the high rates

Palestinian Refugees Lash out at UNRWA Staff Members over Lack of Professionalism

Palestinian Refugees Lash out at UNRWA Staff Members over Lack of Professionalism

01-08-2018

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have slammed the lack of sympathy maintained by UNRWA staff members as regards families who have recently showed up at the agency to update their record of personal information. Several families have had their names

Names of Palestinian Refugees Figure on List of 8,000 Detainees Tortured to Death in Syrian Lock-Ups

Names of Palestinian Refugees Figure on List of 8,000 Detainees Tortured to Death in Syrian Lock-Ups

31-07-2018

The names of nearly 8,000 people tortured to death in Syrian regime prisons over the past seven years were released on Sunday evening, in the latest confirmation of a campaign of systematic slaughter of detainees by the country's intelligence services

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead

31-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Reda Mahmoud Suleiman, from Khan Eshieh Camp, was confirmed dead as a result of torture in Syrian government jails. The government forces told his family that he died on August 20, 2015. Suleiman was reportedly kidnapped by the

Palestinian Child from Syria Drowns in Germany

Palestinian Child from Syria Drowns in Germany

31-07-2018

Palestinian child from Syria Jaafar Muayad Mustafa Sarhan drowned in a lake in Germany. 

PLO’s Majdalani Calls for Speeding Up Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

PLO’s Majdalani Calls for Speeding Up Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

31-07-2018

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Ahmad Majdalani, stressed the need to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp. He said an international conference is likely to be convened so as to mobilize support for reconstruction projects in cooperation

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail, Number of Torture Victims Hits 536

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail, Number of Torture Victims Hits 536

30-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Essam Mustafa Shahada, a resident of Daraa, was killed under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been held for seven years. AGPS documented the death of 536 Palestinians under torture in Syrian prisons. 1,682 Palestinian

The Syrian regime continues to prevent the exhumation of bodies under the rubble in Yarmouk camp

The Syrian regime continues to prevent the exhumation of bodies under the rubble in Yarmouk camp

30-07-2018

Speaking with AGPS Activists said the Syrian government forces continue to prevent civilians and paramedics from recovering bodies stuck under the mounds of debris piled up in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. The activists added that the government forces continue

Jafra Foundation Distributes Agricultural Harvest to Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus

Jafra Foundation Distributes Agricultural Harvest to Displaced Palestinians South of Damascus

30-07-2018

The Jafra Foundation for Relief and Development south of Syria distributed vegetables picked by the charity to feed displaced families. The foundation said 150 portions, weighing three kilograms each, have been distributed on a daily basis to families displaced from

Shadi AlAsaad among Thousands of Palestinians with Disabilities Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

Shadi AlAsaad among Thousands of Palestinians with Disabilities Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

29-07-2018

More than 2,300 Palestinian refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. The life of Shadi AlAssad, aged 31, has gone upside down as a result

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

29-07-2018

 AGPS documented the death of the Palestinian refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Azimeh under torture in Syrian government dungeons. Government officers told his family that he died on August 3, 2014. According to AGPS data, 534 Palestinian refugees were killed under

Displaced Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Undergoing Dire Conditions North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Undergoing Dire Conditions North of Syria

29-07-2018

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families displaced from Yarmouk to northern Syria have been subjected to an abject humanitarian situation due to the lack of basic services and separation of family members across local shelters. Dozens of displaced civilians have been

UN Official Pushes for Urgent Action to Deliver Aids across War-Torn Syria

UN Official Pushes for Urgent Action to Deliver Aids across War-Torn Syria

29-07-2018

The top UN official for humanitarian affairs said Friday that aid should continue to reach millions of people across Syria. "Humanitarian organizations continue to reach millions of people across Syria. More than 3 million people received food last month alone

3,840 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria Since 2011

3,840 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria Since 2011

28-07-2018

AGPS documented the death of 3,840 Palestinian refugees, among them 478 women and girls, due to war-related incidents in Syria. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with 1,398 victims, followed by Daraa Camp with 261 victims. At the same

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

28-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Alaa AlDeen Jamal Mahmoud, aged 40, died under torture in Syrian government dungeons, where he had been held for seven years. The casualty, a former civil servant and resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by the government forces

Hamoud: Palestinian Refugees Outside of Syria Face Deadly Threats Upon Return to War-Torn Syria

Hamoud: Palestinian Refugees Outside of Syria Face Deadly Threats Upon Return to War-Torn Syria

28-07-2018

Researcher in refugee affairs, Tareq Hamoud, said that just a small number of Palestinian and Syrian refugees who have sought shelter outside of Syria can safely regain access to the country. Speaking with Arabi 21, Hamoud said thousands of Palestinians

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Illegal Weapons Possession by Pro-Government Militias

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Illegal Weapons Possession by Pro-Government Militias

28-07-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq strongly condemned the uncontrolled possession of weapons by pro-government gunmen. In a letter emailed to AGPS, a resident of AlHusainiya said militias have been unleashing barrages of gunfire during celebrations

AGPS: 533 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

AGPS: 533 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

27-07-2018

AGPS documented the death of 533 Palestinian refugees and thousands of Syrian nationals under torture in Syrian government lock-ups, including women, children, and elderly civilians. Recently, the Syrian government announced the death of 50 Palestinians under torture in its penitentiaries

Syrian Gov’t Forces Block Access of Palestinians into Southern Damascus

Syrian Gov’t Forces Block Access of Palestinians into Southern Damascus

27-07-2018

Reporting from Damascus, AGPS correspondent said Syrian government troops have banned Palestinian refugees from entering Yalda, Babilla, and Beit Sahem towns, south of Damascus. Dozens of Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp attempted to reach southern Damascus via the Sidi Miqdad

Husam AlDeen Hasan, released by Tahrir AlSham Commission in Idlib

Husam AlDeen Hasan, released by Tahrir AlSham Commission in Idlib

27-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Husam AlDeen Hasan Abdullah Hasan, from AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, was released by Tahrir AlSham Commission a couple of days ago, after he had been held captive for three weeks. Hasan, aged 33, was kidnapped by Tahrir AlSham gunmen

Food Baskets Distributed to Victims of Forced Deportation in Deir Ballout Camp

Food Baskets Distributed to Victims of Forced Deportation in Deir Ballout Camp

27-07-2018

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development north of Syria handed over 900 food baskets to families who were displaced from Yarmouk and southern Damascus and have been taking shelter in and near the Deir Ballout refugee

UNESCO’s Director-General Urges Inquiry into Killing of Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id in Syria Dungeons

UNESCO’s Director-General Urges Inquiry into Killing of Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id in Syria Dungeons

26-07-2018

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Niraz Sa’id, a photojournalist whose demise in detention in Syria was announced on 16 July. “I wish to express my condolences to the

Palestinian Killed in AlSuweida Hostilities

Palestinian Killed in AlSuweida Hostilities

26-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Mohamed AlIssa, affiliated with ISIS, was killed in a suicide bombing attack launched by ISIS gunmen on Wednesday, July 25, in AlSuweida, south of Syria. AlIssa, aged 28, reportedly took shelter in the Yarmouk refugee camp. Over

Palestinian Students South of Damascus Called to Sign Up over Safe Access to Damascus

Palestinian Students South of Damascus Called to Sign Up over Safe Access to Damascus

26-07-2018

Waleed al-Kurdi, who is in charge of the education file for Yarmouk students, called on students and tutors from Yarmouk who have been taking shelter in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus, and who have enrolled at schools

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Basin Grappling with Tough Living Conditions

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Basin Grappling with Tough Living Conditions

26-07-2018

Hundreds of families taking refuge in Yarmouk Basin, in Daraa’s western suburbs, have been enduring dire conditions due to the rampant hostilities rocking the area and the simmering confrontations between the pro-ISIS Khaled Ibn AlWaleed battalion and the government outfits

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

26-07-2018

UNRWA transferred cash aids to 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.  In Text messages sent by

30 Palestinians Killed in June 2018, down from 14 in June 2017

30 Palestinians Killed in June 2018, down from 14 in June 2017

25-07-2018

30 Palestinian refugees died of war-related incidents in Syria in June 2018. In 2017, 14 were pronounced dead during the same month. In June 2018, AlAyedeen Camp in Hama topped the list with 24 victims, followed by Yarmouk Camp with

Palestinian Refugees in Gaza Slam PLO’s Decision to Ease Return to Syria

Palestinian Refugees in Gaza Slam PLO’s Decision to Ease Return to Syria

25-07-2018

Several Palestinian activists and refugees have been outraged by the decision of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to arrange the return of Palestinian refugees in Gaza to Syria. Activists dubbed the declared move a sign of the PLO’s indifference as

Security Turmoil Marring Life of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Security Turmoil Marring Life of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-07-2018

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in the Lebanese territories continue to sound distress signals over the security mayhem rocking refugee camps in Lebanon. Scores of families who headed for Lebanon, fleeing deadly warfare in Syria, have been facing a dire situation

Father of Premature Child from Syria Reiterated his Appeals for Urgent Aid

Father of Premature Child from Syria Reiterated his Appeals for Urgent Aid

25-07-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria in Lebanon Ahmed Maghames reiterated his appeals to the human rights organizations, the Red Crescent, the Red Cross, the PLO, and the Palestinian factions in Lebanon to help him raise more funds so as to save

3 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails

3 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails

24-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Anas Abbas Awad, born in 1990, was killed under torture in Syrian government dungeons. The casualty was kidnapped by the government forces in 2011 at the Naseem checkpoint in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq. Palestinian brothers Mohamed Fayad Mustafa

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Newly-Released Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Newly-Released Son

24-07-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Walid Rahma, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned authorities and human rights organizations to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has gone missing after he was released

Palestinians from Syria Unable to Shell out Visa Renewal Fees

Palestinians from Syria Unable to Shell out Visa Renewal Fees

24-07-2018

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

Algerian Scholarships Granted to Palestinians from Syria

Algerian Scholarships Granted to Palestinians from Syria

24-07-2018

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of Algerian scholarships for Palestinians from Syria. Applicants are invited to sign up by Thursday, July 26. The scholarships will be granted

3 PLA Fighters Killed, Others Injured South of Syria

3 PLA Fighters Killed, Others Injured South of Syria

23-07-2018

Three Palestinians from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in Yarmouk Basin, south of Syria. Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Ahmed Tayseer Ibrahim and Sharaf Majd Abdul Fatah Abu

Activists: Yarmouk Residents Allowed to Validate Property Ownership

Activists: Yarmouk Residents Allowed to Validate Property Ownership

23-07-2018

Palestinian activists said pro-government bodies ruled that Yarmouk residents are allowed to endorse proofs of property ownership until the end of September. The activists quoted a number of families who recently entered the camp as stating that municipal authorities notified

PLO Opens Application Process for Displaced Palestinians Seeking to Return to Syria

PLO Opens Application Process for Displaced Palestinians Seeking to Return to Syria

23-07-2018

PLO’s Department of Refugee Affairs announced the launch of the application processes in Lebanon and Gaza for displaced Palestinians in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip who wish to return to Syria. In a Friday statement the department called on the

Migrant Family Sinks off Evros River

Migrant Family Sinks off Evros River

23-07-2018

A woman and her three children sunk off the Turkish side of the Evros River, trying to reach Greece. The family’s nationality has not yet been identified. Turkish coast guards stumbled upon the dead bodies after they were swept away

Syrian Gov’t Forces Crack down on Palestinians’ Free Movement South of Damascus

Syrian Gov’t Forces Crack down on Palestinians’ Free Movement South of Damascus

22-07-2018

The Syrian government forces stipulated that in order for Palestinian refugees sheltered in Yarmouk Camp and the towns of Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahel to gain access to Damascus a formal consent should be issued to that very end. Activists

Hundreds Flee in Mass Exodus from Beleaguered Yarmouk Basin

Hundreds Flee in Mass Exodus from Beleaguered Yarmouk Basin

22-07-2018

Dozens of families in Yarmouk Basin, in Daraa’s western suburbs, left their homes due to the rampant shelling rocking the area. 20 persons, among them children, were pronounced dead in Tseil and AlShajarah, in Daraa. Reporting from Daraa, AGPS correspondent

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Tamim Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Tamim Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 5th Year

22-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government penitentiaries for five years running. The refugee, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by the government forces on August 3, 2013 and taken to an

Refugees Sheltered in Greek Island Sound Distress Signals over Water Crisis

Refugees Sheltered in Greek Island Sound Distress Signals over Water Crisis

22-07-2018

Activists in the Greek island of Mytilene said migrants stranded in the area have been grappling with a water crisis as the number of migrants has grown dramatically on the island. In a live footage, dozens of migrants appear to

Another 19 Palestinian Refugees to Be Released as Part of Kafria-AlAfoua Deal

Another 19 Palestinian Refugees to Be Released as Part of Kafria-AlAfoua Deal

21-07-2018

19 other Palestinian refugees appeared on the lists of detainees expected to be released as part of the Kafria and AlFoua prisoner swap deal, struck between the Syrian government, the Iranian side, and Tahrir AlSham battalion.   The list included

Newly-Released Palestinian Appeals for Information over His Family’s Fate

Newly-Released Palestinian Appeals for Information over His Family’s Fate

21-07-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria Rami Kasem, from Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned bodies to update him on his family’s fate, with whom he has lost contact since his detention. AlKasem, who was released as part of the Kafria-AlFoua deal

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Body Removal

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Body Removal

21-07-2018

Activists and civilians in Yarmouk Camp called on the Red Crescent and the human rights organizations to urgently step in so as to remove the bodies of five residents who have remained under the mounds of debris piled up in

Data of Palestinians from Syria South of Lebanon Updated

Data of Palestinians from Syria South of Lebanon Updated

21-07-2018

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Siblin, in Lebanon’s southern region of AkKharroub, have flocked to UNRWA-run Beit Jala School to update their record of personal data at the request of UNRWA. Scores of Palestinian families spoke out against the state

23 Palestinian Refugees to Be Released as Part of New Prisoner Swap Deal

23 Palestinian Refugees to Be Released as Part of New Prisoner Swap Deal

20-07-2018

Anti-government groups in Syria and activists published lists comprising the names of 1,500 detainees in Syrian jails who will be released as part of the Kafria and AlFoua deal, struck between the Syrian government, Iran, and Tahrir AlSham. The

Palestinian Refugee Issa Abu Zeid Released as Part of AlFoua Deal

Palestinian Refugee Issa Abu Zeid Released as Part of AlFoua Deal

20-07-2018

Media reports said that the AlFoua deal has been put into effect and that pro-government militants and their families have been evacuated from AlFoua and Kafria, north of Syria. At the same time, the first batch of detainees, among them

70-year-old Palestinian Woman Kept Behind Prison Bars in Syria

70-year-old Palestinian Woman Kept Behind Prison Bars in Syria

20-07-2018

A 70-year-old Palestinian woman has been held captive in Syrian detention centers for eight days running under the pretext that her son is affiliated with armed groups previously deployed in Yarmouk Camp. The woman’s family said government patrols broke into

National Commission Urges Int’l Community to Speak Up for Thousands of Detainees in Syria Dungeons

National Commission Urges Int’l Community to Speak Up for Thousands of Detainees in Syria Dungeons

20-07-2018

The National Commission for Detainees and Missing Persons called on the international community and human rights institutions to take urgent action so as to save tens of thousands of minors, youths, men, and women held in Syrian government lock-ups. The

2 PLA Fighters Injured in ISIS Ambush

2 PLA Fighters Injured in ISIS Ambush

20-07-2018

Brigadier-General Sherif Kayed and Brigadier-General Bilal Qasem Mohammed, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), were injured in an ambush set by ISIS gangs in the suburbs of AlSuweida, south of Syria. Sources close to the PLA said the ambush set

Dabour Urges Popular Committees to Provide Lists of Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Wishing to Return to Syria

Dabour Urges Popular Committees to Provide Lists of Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Wishing to Return to Syria

20-07-2018

Palestine’s Ambassador in Lebanon Ashraf Dabour called on the popular committees in Lebanon-based refugee camps to provide the embassy with the names of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon who wish to regain access to Syria. A circular released

Stranded Residents in Daraa Camp Stand on Guard to Forced Deportation Scheme

Stranded Residents in Daraa Camp Stand on Guard to Forced Deportation Scheme

19-07-2018

Stranded residents of Daraa Camp refused to be forcibly deported with the opposition forces to northern Syria, saying they received pledges from the Russian side to protect them from harm. Activists called on UNRWA, the Palestinian factions, and the concerned

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jails

19-07-2018

Palestinian Refugee Yaser Yousef AlKarkati, a resident of Daraa AlBalad, was killed under torture in Syrian government jails, where he had been held for nearly five years. AlKarkati’s family said they received the piece of news from the Civil Status

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlMarkaten Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlMarkaten Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

19-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, aged 60, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an unknown

Syrian Gov’t Celebrates Recapturing Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Gov’t Celebrates Recapturing Yarmouk Camp

19-07-2018

A Syrian government delegation, led by Damascus governor and senior Palestinian officials along with members of the reconciliation committee, raised the Syrian flag at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, celebrating the government’s takeover of the camp and other areas

19 Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Turkish Cyprus

19 Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes off Turkish Cyprus

19-07-2018

In atragic incident, 19 people died when a boat carrying about 160 migrants sank off the coast of Northern Cyprus. Rescuers have been searching for some 30 other people, Turkey’s coast guard said on Wednesday. The bodies of the 19

2 Brothers Tortured to Death among 5 Other Palestinian Refugees killed in Syria

2 Brothers Tortured to Death among 5 Other Palestinian Refugees killed in Syria

18-07-2018

Three Palestinians from the Palestine Liberation Army were pronounced dead on Monday, July 16. The victims are: Husain Ali Mohamed, Nidal Sa’id Oudeh, and Mohamed Abdullah Youssef. They were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces in AlSuweida

General Commission for Refugees in Daraa Provides Data to Families of Missing Palestinians

General Commission for Refugees in Daraa Provides Data to Families of Missing Palestinians

18-07-2018

AGPS has learned that families of detained Palestinians who have been appealing for information regarding their relatives’ fate may access such data at the office of the Arab Palestinian Refugees General Commission in Daraa. Concerned families should apply for civil registration

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 6th Year

18-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Omar Ya’kob Hijazi, aged 43, has been kept in Syrian government detention centers for six years. Hijazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by the government forces on the Syrian-Lebanese borders. His fate remains unknown.

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing South of Syria

18-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Yazen Ameen Hafedh, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad in Rif Dimashq, has disappeared from Naseeb town in Daraa some few days ago. No pieces of information have been received by his family as regards his fate and location

Palestinian Refugee Finishes Second in Body Building Championship in Hums

Palestinian Refugee Finishes Second in Body Building Championship in Hums

18-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Samer Faraj Idris, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, finished second at the Classic body building championship staged in Hums on July 16.

Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Tortured to Death in Syrian Government Jails

Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Tortured to Death in Syrian Government Jails

17-07-2018

Palestinian photographer Niraz Sa’id, from Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government jails, where he had been detained for three years. Niraz Sa’id was kidnapped on October 2, 2015 by Syrian government forces and dragged to a detention center

Mother of Palestinian Refugee Appeal to Tahrir AlSham Commission in Idlib to Release Detained Son

Mother of Palestinian Refugee Appeal to Tahrir AlSham Commission in Idlib to Release Detained Son

17-07-2018

The mother of the Palestinian refugee from Syria Husam AlDeen Hasan Abdullah Hasan, aged 33, urged Tahrir AlSham Commisson to release her son, who has been held captive since July 7. Husam’s mother said her son and four other Palestinians

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Rally Round Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Rally Round Palestinian Refugees in Syria

17-07-2018

Director-General of Commission 302 for Defense of Refugee Rights, Ali Huweidi, urged UNRWA to take up its duty as regards the Palestinian refugees in Syria and to work on providing them with much-needed humanitarian aids. Hweidi denounced the delay in

Palestinian Students from Syria in Lebanon to Take Part in Educational Camp

Palestinian Students from Syria in Lebanon to Take Part in Educational Camp

17-07-2018

The director of a so-called  “We Learn with Pleasure for Palestine” camp, Yosra Akil, said 200 Palestinian students from Syria in Lebanon are slated to take part in the third educational camp held by the International Association of Palestinian Teachers

Migrant Families from War-Torn Syria Subjected to Sexual Violence by Traffickers in Libya

Migrant Families from War-Torn Syria Subjected to Sexual Violence by Traffickers in Libya

16-07-2018

Moroccan activist Nawal AlSoufi quoted a woman held captive in Libya as stating that Palestinian and Syrian women detained in Libya have been subjected to rape every two or three days. The detained woman, who reached out to the activist

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Southern Syria Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Southern Syria Hostilities

16-07-2018

Palestinian young man Ahmad Khuza’I was killed as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in Daraa, south of Syria. 1,031 Palestinian refugees have been fatally gunned down in the embattled Syrian territories.

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Rally over Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Rally over Dire Conditions

16-07-2018

Families deported from southern Damascus to Deir Balut Camp, north of Syria, called on the concerned authorities to urgently step in and work on improving living conditions for dozens of impoverished families in the area. The protesters spoke up for

Meeting Held in Yarmouk Pushes for Urgent Reconstruction

Meeting Held in Yarmouk Pushes for Urgent Reconstruction

16-07-2018

A so-called “First Forum for the Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp” was held at the office of AlBaath Party in Yarmouk. Representatives of Syrian and Palestinian civil society were in attendance. The meeting culminated in a consent to outline roadmaps and

Palestinians from Syria Prevented from Burying Their Relatives in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria Prevented from Burying Their Relatives in Lebanon

15-07-2018

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said they could not find tombs to bury their dead relatives. Palestinian activists in AlBekaa said an elderly man from Yarmouk Camp was laid to rest seven days after he was pronounced dead. A Lebanese

Meeting between PLO, Syrian Officials Culminate in Pledges to Reconstruct Yarmouk

Meeting between PLO, Syrian Officials Culminate in Pledges to Reconstruct Yarmouk

15-07-2018

A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) wrapped up on Saturday a visit to Damascus, where it met with Syrian officials over the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-ragged Syria. Members of the PLO Executive Committee, Azzam AlAhmad, Ahmed

Palestinian activist Youssef AlKubra, from AlNeirab Camp still in custody

Palestinian activist Youssef AlKubra, from AlNeirab Camp still in custody

15-07-2018

The Syrian government forces have kept Palestinian activist Youssef AlKubra, from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, in custody. Youssef is an affiliate of the anti-occupation Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,680 Palestinians

Jafra Provides Water Supplies to Displaced Palestinian Families

Jafra Provides Water Supplies to Displaced Palestinian Families

15-07-2018

The Jafra Foundation for Relief and Development filled water tanks for a number of Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Yalda and Babila, south of Damascus. 2,000 refugees, among them thousands of families who were forcibly displaced from Yarmouk, have

AGPS: Disastrous Situation Endured by Residents of Yarmouk Camp

AGPS: Disastrous Situation Endured by Residents of Yarmouk Camp

14-07-2018

Head of AGPS Research Department, Ibrahim AlAli, warned of a serious disaster rocking Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, after the Syrian government forces regained control over the area in May. AlAli said families displaced from Yarmouk have

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

14-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Samer Salim Jarbou’ was tortured to death in Syrian government jails, where he had been locked up for nearly five years. His death certificate was handed over to his family. AGPS documented the death of 526 Palestinians under

Hundreds of Children in AlRukban Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

Hundreds of Children in AlRukban Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

14-07-2018

Medics and paramedics in AlRukban Camp, on the Syrian-Jordanian borders, called on the international humanitarian institutions and concerned human rights bodies to urgently step in and safe dozens of children suffering from severe diarrhea and hepatitis A. Medics appealed for

Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon Grappling with Abject Living Conditions

Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon Grappling with Abject Living Conditions

14-07-2018

Thousands of Palestinians who have sought shelter in Lebanon have been subjected dire conditions as a result of their fragile legal status and their lack of access to the local labor market. Several refugees have faced blackmailing while others were

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA, Int’l Institutions

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA, Int’l Institutions

13-07-2018

In letters emailed to AGPS, Palestinian refugees forcibly deported from Yarmouk Camp to northern Syria appealed to UNRWA to deliver its in-kind and cash aids to the displaced families as has been the case in government-held zones. The displaced families

2 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

2 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

13-07-2018

Palestinian refugees Yazen Akrem Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp, and Mootasem Ahmed Yousef, from Khan Eshieh Camp, died under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries, bringing the number of torture victims among the Palestinians of Syria to 526. Recently the Syrian government

Palestinian Resident of Raml Camp Pronounced Dead

Palestinian Resident of Raml Camp Pronounced Dead

13-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ameer AlSebsi, from AlRaml Camp, was killed as he fought alongside the government forces in Latakia suburbs. AGPS kept record of the death of 39 Palestinians from Latakia Camp due to war-related incidents in Syria.

DUIK 16 Dubbed “Bassel” Launched in Honor of Bassel Khartabil Safadi

DUIK 16 Dubbed “Bassel” Launched in Honor of Bassel Khartabil Safadi

13-07-2018

French company Rainbox announced the release of DUIK 16, dubbed "Bassel" in honor of Palestinian militant activist Bassel Khartabil Safadi. As part of the move, DUIK added more standard animation tools and workflows to be used in commercial animation applications

Palestinian Refugee Fawzi Hamid Released from Syrian Gov’t Lock-Up

Palestinian Refugee Fawzi Hamid Released from Syrian Gov’t Lock-Up

13-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Fawzi Hamid, kidnapped on May 21, 218, after the government forces recaptured Yarmouk Camp, was released from a government jail. Hamid and a group of elderly persons who refused to leave Yarmouk and called for the neutralization of

Palestinian Red Crescent  in Lebanon announced a delegation of surgeons arrived in Lebanon

Palestinian Red Crescent in Lebanon announced a delegation of surgeons arrived in Lebanon

13-07-2018

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Lebanon, in partnership with the World Relief Organization, announced that a delegation of surgeons arrived in Lebanon to conduct surgeries for blue water patients at AlHmashari Hospital in Sidon. Concerned patients should fill out

Anti-Occupation Militant among 2 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

Anti-Occupation Militant among 2 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

12-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Abdul Salam Khaled Abdul Al was killed under tortured in Syrian government jails. He was kidnapped by the government forces some three years ago and kept in custody ever since, before he was pronounced dead on Wednesday. Activists

Russian Police Enter AlMuzeireeb South of Syria

Russian Police Enter AlMuzeireeb South of Syria

12-07-2018

Russian cops entered AlMuzeireeb town on Wednesday following an agreement with the opposition outfits. Recently, Syrian government forces and their war partners struck AlMuzeireeb and Daraa Camp, among other populated zones, forcing thousands of Palestinians to seek shelter elsewhere.

Power Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Camp

Power Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Camp

12-07-2018

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp denounced the power blackouts and the acute dearth in drinking-water supplies in the area. Reporting from the camp, a Facebook page slammed the apathy maintained by the concerned authorities as regards the residents’ appeals for help

Displaced Palestinian Families South of Damascus Struggling for Survival

Displaced Palestinian Families South of Damascus Struggling for Survival

12-07-2018

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families seeking refuge in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem, south of Damascus, have launched cries for help over the abject living conditions they have been made to endure in the area due to the price hike

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspending Visas for Palestinians from Syria

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspending Visas for Palestinians from Syria

12-07-2018

The Turkish Embassy in Lebanon continues to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians from Syria have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Stranded in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Stranded in Thailand Sound Distress Signals

11-07-2018

Palestinians stranded in Thailand’s lock-ups for overstaying their visas appealed to the international human rights institutions to hold contacts with the Thai government so as to release them at the soonest time possible. Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian refugees from

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

11-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mootaz Taher AlGhazi was killed under torture in Syrian government prisons. AlGhazi was kidnapped from his home in Rukn Adeen by the government forces in 2014 and had been kept in custody ever since.

Abdul Majid: Yarmouk Camp Not Included in New Rehabilitation Plan

Abdul Majid: Yarmouk Camp Not Included in New Rehabilitation Plan

11-07-2018

Secretary of the Palestinian Resistance Factions in Syria, Khaled Abdul Majid, said Syrian officials told Palestinian leaders in Damascus that Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, will not undergo a comprehensive rehabilitation process and that the concerned Syrian authorities pledged to

Palestinian Family from Syria in Lebanon Goes Homeless

Palestinian Family from Syria in Lebanon Goes Homeless

11-07-2018

A Palestinian refugee from Syria called Umm Jalal and her children have gone homeless in Lebanon after they were forced out of a house where they have been taking shelter. The family failed to pay rental fees for four consecutive

6 Years Elapse Since Massacre against PLA, Perpetrator Remains Unidentified

6 Years Elapse Since Massacre against PLA, Perpetrator Remains Unidentified

11-07-2018

July 10, 2018 marks the sixth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated against the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) by unidentified perpetrators. On July 10, 2012 anonymous militias kidnapped 16 PLA fighters on their way back from a military site in Misyaf

520 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

520 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons

10-07-2018

Palestinian young man Amer Khaled AlShehabi was killed under torture in Syrian government jails. The casualty, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus, had been held captive for three consecutive years. His identity documents and death certificate

Data on Palestinian Detainees in Syria Available at Office of Refugees General Commission in Damascus

Data on Palestinian Detainees in Syria Available at Office of Refugees General Commission in Damascus

10-07-2018

AGPS has learned that families of detained Palestinians who have been appealing for information regarding their relatives’ fate may access such data at the office of the Arab Palestinian Refugees General Commission in Ein Karsh. Concerned families should apply for civil

PLO Delegation Pops in Damascus

PLO Delegation Pops in Damascus

10-07-2018

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Wasel Abu Youssef said a PLO delegation headed for Damascus on Monday to discuss bilateral ties and the situation in Palestinian refugee camps. Abu Youssef said the delegation, led

France, Sweden Opt for Pro-Refugee Steps

France, Sweden Opt for Pro-Refugee Steps

10-07-2018

Human rights groups lauded France and Sweden over what they dubbed “positive steps” regarding the situation of illegal migrants. On Friday, July 6, 2018, France's Constitutional Court ruled that people could no longer be charged for helping migrants

Palestinians from Syria Denied Refugee Rights in Sudan

Palestinians from Syria Denied Refugee Rights in Sudan

09-07-2018

1,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have launched cries for help over the dire conditions they have been subjected to as a result of poverty and lack of financial resources. Several refugees have been left with no other

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria

09-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlMesri, from AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, died under torture in Syrian government jails, bringing the number of victims of torture to 519. AlMesri was kidnapped by Fatah AlIntifada and the Popular Front for the Liberation of

Rally Staged by Displaced Palestinians North of Syria in Solidarity with Daraa

Rally Staged by Displaced Palestinians North of Syria in Solidarity with Daraa

09-07-2018

Displaced Palestinians and Syrians seeking shelter in AlBal Camp, in Aleppo’s suburbs, north of Syria, rallied in solidarity with the residents of Daraa, south of Syria. The rally-goers condemned the massacres perpetrated by the Syrian and Russian forces against civilians

Photo Exhibition in Germany Shows Horror of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

Photo Exhibition in Germany Shows Horror of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

09-07-2018

Photos of victims of torture in Syrian lock-ups were put on display in an exhibition held in Stuttgart, south of Germany. The photos were leaked by a Syrian military police breakaway, codenamed Caesar. The exhibition held by the Caesar group

200,000 Refugees with Subsidiary Protection Status to Benefit from Family Reunification

200,000 Refugees with Subsidiary Protection Status to Benefit from Family Reunification

09-07-2018

200,000 refugees, mostly from Syria, are expected to benefit from a law green-lighted by the German State Council on Friday following a debate on a draft resolution put forth by the Bundestag on June 15. The law rules for

40,000 Palestinians from Syria Facing Disastrous Conditions due to Bloody Hostilities South of Syria

40,000 Palestinians from Syria Facing Disastrous Conditions due to Bloody Hostilities South of Syria

08-07-2018

Over 40,000 Palestinian refugees who fled their homes as a result of the heavy shelling on opposition-led areas have been enduring dire humanitarian conditions south of Syria AGPS reporter said residents of Daraa Camp and AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s

Two Palestinian Refugees Killed in Raging Hostilities South of Syria

Two Palestinian Refugees Killed in Raging Hostilities South of Syria

08-07-2018

Palestinian refugees Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim and Anwar Nayef AlKhatib, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), were pronounced dead in fights waged against ISIS in AlSuweida desert, south of Syria. AGPS documented the death of 240 Palestinians as they fought alongside

Syrian Gov’t Forces Strike AlMuzeireeb Town

Syrian Gov’t Forces Strike AlMuzeireeb Town

08-07-2018

AGPS correspondent said the Syrian government forces and their war abettors targeted on Friday morning AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, with mortar shells, inflicting heavy material damage on civilian homes. Thousands of Palestinians who were forced out of their homes

PLO Honors Volunteer Instructors South of Damascus

PLO Honors Volunteer Instructors South of Damascus

08-07-2018

Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, the director of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), honored instructors volunteering in Yarmouk Camp and Yalda town. Financial rewards and certificates of appreciation were offered to the instructors in recognition of their sacrifices and

Palestinians of Syria Relief Commission Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance South of Syria

Palestinians of Syria Relief Commission Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance South of Syria

07-07-2018

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development in Daraa called on the Palestine Liberation Organization and all other concerned bodies to take urgent action as regards the situation of Palestinian refugees in the embattled Syrian territories. In

UNRWA Commissioner-General: Palestinian Students from Syria Are a Source of Inspiration to Entire World

UNRWA Commissioner-General: Palestinian Students from Syria Are a Source of Inspiration to Entire World

07-07-2018

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, who visited Yarmouk Camp on Tuesday, took part in a ceremony held in Damascus to honor a group of highest performing 9th Grade UNRWA students, the vast majority of whom are girls. The event

UNRWA to Update Data of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Update Data of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

07-07-2018

UNRWA in Birut announced its decision to update the data of Palestinians from Syria from 08:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. UNRWA called on all family members to bring their identity documents. Family members aged fifteen or above should

Report on Palestinians of Syria Onboard of UN Official Archive

Report on Palestinians of Syria Onboard of UN Official Archive

07-07-2018

A report on the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria was submitted by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) at the UN Human Rights Council, bringing a fruitful participation in the council’s 38th session to a close. The report, entitled

Charity Campaign Lends Hand to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

Charity Campaign Lends Hand to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

07-07-2018

AlKheyr Campaign, launched by the Palestine Embassy in Turkey, distributed cash and in-kind aids to Palestinian families from Syria and Iraq. Reporting from Turkey, AGPS correspondent said the campaign has been ongoing for the fourth consecutive day. Some 13 families

Dozens of Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Fall Prey to Fatal Torture, Forced Disappearance

Dozens of Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Fall Prey to Fatal Torture, Forced Disappearance

06-07-2018

According to recent data by the Syrian government, 33 Palestinian refugees faced forced disappearance or death under torture in Syrian government lock-ups, 19 among them are residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama and 14 from Homs-based AlAyedeen Camp. AGPS documented

PLA Fighter Pronounced Dead in Daraa Hostilities

PLA Fighter Pronounced Dead in Daraa Hostilities

06-07-2018

Palestinian resident of Khan Dannun Camp Ahmed Suleiman Khaled AlKhatab, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), died as he fought alongside the government forces in Daraa city, south of Syria.

Residents of Khan Khannun Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Residents of Khan Khannun Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

06-07-2018

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the poor-quality bread sold to the residents. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption, holding the government’s quality control staff responsible for the crisis

UNRWA Commissioner-General: Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Lies in Utter Ruin

UNRWA Commissioner-General: Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Lies in Utter Ruin

05-07-2018

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl who visited Yarmouk Camp on Tuesday said: “The scale of the destruction in Yarmouk compares to very little else that I have seen in many years of humanitarian work in conflict zones”. Once a

Syrian Gov’t Forces Strike Daraa Camp with Machine Gunfire & Mortar Shells

Syrian Gov’t Forces Strike Daraa Camp with Machine Gunfire & Mortar Shells

05-07-2018

The Syrian government forces targeted Daraa Camp with heavy spates of machine gunfire and mortar shells, inflicting material damage. At the same time fierce clashes burst out on the outskirts of the camp between the opposition outfits and the government

Khan Eshieh Residents Appeal for Waste Clearance

Khan Eshieh Residents Appeal for Waste Clearance

05-07-2018

Residents of Khan Eshieh called on the mayor Omar AlShemali to urgently work on removing the mounds of trash pile accumulated in the streets, expressing fears of the uncontrolled propagation of insects, rodents, and health-threatening smells. Reporting from Khan Eshieh

518 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

518 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

05-07-2018

AGPS documented the death of 518 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government jails, though field reporters believe the real number to be far higher due to the government’s reticence to reveal the names and fates of Palestinian detainees’ and

Concerns over Property Confiscation in Yarmouk Camp under Guise of New Rehabilitation Plan

Concerns over Property Confiscation in Yarmouk Camp under Guise of New Rehabilitation Plan

04-07-2018

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees have voiced deep concern over the misappropriation of their property and belongings as part of a new organization chart to rehabilitate the camp and alter Damascus demographic character. The plan comes in the

Mekdad: Palestinian Refugee Camps Ruined by Terrorist Militias in Cooperation with Israel

Mekdad: Palestinian Refugee Camps Ruined by Terrorist Militias in Cooperation with Israel

04-07-2018

Media sources quoted Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad as stating that terrorist militias in partnership with Israel targeted Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and destroyed their facilities. Mekdad reportedly said during a meeting with UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Abu Khalifa Goes Missing from Kilis in Turkey for 8th Day

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Abu Khalifa Goes Missing from Kilis in Turkey for 8th Day

04-07-2018

Palestinian young man Ahmed Hamid, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has gone missing since 2013 on his way to Tartous city to work as a taxi driver. His family said they have received no pieces of information as regard’s their

Resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Missing Since 2013, Family Appeals for Information

Resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Missing Since 2013, Family Appeals for Information

04-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Abu Khalifa, aged 32, disappeared from Kilis city, in Turkey, some eight days ago. His family called on the human rights institutions to take urgent action so as to unveil their son’s location. In a letter sent

Palestinian from Syria Launches Cry for Help over Child’s Need of Urgent Treatment Fees

Palestinian from Syria Launches Cry for Help over Child’s Need of Urgent Treatment Fees

04-07-2018

Palestinian refugee from Syria in Lebanon Ahmed Maghames appealed to the human rights organizations, the Red Crescent, the Red Cross, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian factions in Lebanon to help him raise funds so as to save his

Names of Six Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons Released

Names of Six Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Dungeons Released

03-07-2018

Reporting from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, AGPS correspondent revealed the names of six more Palestinian refugees who were killed under torture in Syrian government jails. The casualties’ families received the death reports through the Refugees Foundation in Hums. AGPS reporter

AlMuzeireeb Town Comes Under Shelling

AlMuzeireeb Town Comes Under Shelling

03-07-2018

The Syrian government forces struck the Muzeireeb town, home to hundreds of Palestinian families south of Syria, with mortar shells, causing heavy material damage. No injuries were reported among civilians. Thousands of Palestinians and Syrians have fled their homes in

Yarmouk Camp Included in Damascus Rehabilitation Chart

Yarmouk Camp Included in Damascus Rehabilitation Chart

03-07-2018

Syria’s Council of Ministers green-lighted, following a meeting held on Monday, a bid to rehabilitate recaptured zones in Damascus. The cabinet tasked the Minister of Public Works and Housing with setting an organizational plan to rehabilitate Jober, Barzah, Qaboun, and

Relief Items Distributed to Civilians Displaced from Yarmouk Camp

Relief Items Distributed to Civilians Displaced from Yarmouk Camp

03-07-2018

The Jafra Foundation for Relief and Development continues to hand over food boxes to families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and sheltered in the nearby towns of Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Babilla, south of Damascus. Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of

9 Palestinian Refugees from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Tortured to Death in Syrian Lock-Ups

9 Palestinian Refugees from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Tortured to Death in Syrian Lock-Ups

02-07-2018

Nine Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp in Homs were killed under torture in Syrian government jails. AGPS reporter identified six casualties as Fadi Taha, aged 26, Musab Sharifa, 27, Muhammad Ali Namer Ayoub, Mohammed Saleh AlGhalawi, Mohammed Ghadban, and

Thousands Leave AlMuzeireeb Due to Escalation of Hostilities

Thousands Leave AlMuzeireeb Due to Escalation of Hostilities

02-07-2018

Thousands of Palestinians and Syrians have sought shelter outside of AlMuzeireeb town due to the soaring warfare waged between the Syrian government forces, escorted by their Russian abettors, and the opposition groups. Reporting from Syria, AGPS news correspondent said hundreds

Barefoot Palestinian Child Left without Roof over His Head in Damascus Streets

Barefoot Palestinian Child Left without Roof over His Head in Damascus Streets

02-07-2018

A video circulated on social media networks showed a barefoot Palestinian child, believed to be from Yarmouk Camp, as living rough in Damascus streets. The child said he fled a so-called “Child’s Rights Shelter” due to the heavy beating he

Eighth Medical Week Launched for Yarmouk Residents South of Damascus

Eighth Medical Week Launched for Yarmouk Residents South of Damascus

02-07-2018

The Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian People, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent, embarked on the “Eight Medical Week” campaign for the people of Yarmouk sheltered in Yalda town, south of Damascus. The campaign kicked off on

30 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in War-Ragged Syria in June 2018

30 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in War-Ragged Syria in June 2018

02-07-2018

AGPS kept record of the death of 30 Palestinians in June 2018 due to war-related incidents in Syria, 25 among whom died under torture in Syrian government dungeons. Three casualties died in unidentified circumstances, a refugee was assassinated, and another

2 Palestinian Refugees from Hama-Based AlAydeen Camp Killed Under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

2 Palestinian Refugees from Hama-Based AlAydeen Camp Killed Under Torture in Syrian Gov’t Dungeons

01-07-2018

Activists in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Hama unraveled the names of two more Palestinian refugees who died under torture in Syrian government lock-ups. The families of Alaa Abdul Rahman Abdullah AlYamani and Ahmad Darweesh Makboul were notified of the death

Dozens of Cluster Bombs Removed from Handarat Camp in Aleppo

Dozens of Cluster Bombs Removed from Handarat Camp in Aleppo

01-07-2018

An engineering unit from the pro-government Liwa AlQuds battalion has begun clearing Handarat refugee camp, in Aleppo, from cluster bombs. AGPS news correspondent said dozens of unexploded cluster bombs were amassed while dozens more were detonated away from populated areas

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Takes Turn for Worse South of Syria

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Takes Turn for Worse South of Syria

01-07-2018

Alarm bells continue to be sounded over the humanitarian situation endured by Palestinian refugee communities south of Syria as a result of the military operations carried out by the government forces on southern Daraa neighborhoods. Jordan’s closure of its borders

Member of AlQuds Brigade Arrested by Gov’t Forces

Member of AlQuds Brigade Arrested by Gov’t Forces

01-07-2018

Palestinian refugee Samer Rafe’, a commander at the pro-government Liwaa AlQuds brigade, was arrested by government troops following a shootout with a government gunman at a checkpoint in Latakia. Residents of AlNeirab Camp said ill-famed Samer Rafe’ was once arrested

The names of 20 Palestinians who died of torture in the regime’s prisons revealed

The names of 20 Palestinians who died of torture in the regime’s prisons revealed

30-06-2018

The Syrian regime has informed the families of 20 Palestinian refugees from Al-Aedin camp in Hama, central Syria, about the death of their sons due to torture in its prisons. According to the reports received by the Action Group, they

Thousands of Palestinians and Syrians are stranded on the streets of south Syria as Jordan closes its borders

Thousands of Palestinians and Syrians are stranded on the streets of south Syria as Jordan closes its borders

30-06-2018

Thousands of Palestinians and Syrians in Deraa are suffering from extremely bad living conditions, after being forcibly displaced from their homes because of the military operations launched by the Syrian regime forces against the armed Syrian opposition groups in south

Palestinian refugee kidnapped in south Syria

Palestinian refugee kidnapped in south Syria

30-06-2018

Palestinian activists reported the news of local sources, that an unknown armed group kidnapped Palestinian refugee “Ayham Eqab,” a resident of the town of Sidon in the western suburbs of Deraa, on the evening of Sunday 24th of June

A Palestinian member of “Liwaa Al-Quds” gets injured in the Deraa clashes

A Palestinian member of “Liwaa Al-Quds” gets injured in the Deraa clashes

30-06-2018

Palestinian refugee "Mohammed Saif al-Din," a military ambulance officer in Liwaa Al-Quds, one of the factions loyal to the Syrian regime, was injured in the battles in the south of Syria between the regime and the Syrian opposition forces

Palestinian-Syrian students achieve advanced grades in secondary school exams

Palestinian-Syrian students achieve advanced grades in secondary school exams

30-06-2018

The Palestinian-Syrian students achieved significant success, in the results of the general secondary school examinations in Syria, despite the difficult and unstable conditions they experienced during the war in Syria and their reflection on them, in terms of displacement from

Residents of Husseiniya camp complain about lack of services and deterioration of infrastructure

Residents of Husseiniya camp complain about lack of services and deterioration of infrastructure

29-06-2018

The residents of Husseiniya camp in the suburbs of Damascus are complaining about the lack of services and the deterioration of infrastructure, in particular the road, lighting, cleaning and water networks, and the waste disposal in the fields and alleys

A Palestinian-Syrian suffering from lower body paralysis appeals for support for his treatment in India, or his return to Syria

A Palestinian-Syrian suffering from lower body paralysis appeals for support for his treatment in India, or his return to Syria

29-06-2018

Palestinian-Syrian refugee “Tarek Darbas,” (31 years old) from Yarmouk camp, who suffers from lower body paralysis due to shrapnel from a shell that hit his family's home in Yarmouk, made a call for help to the International Red

A resident of Al-Aedin camp in Hama dies due to torture in the Syrian regime prisons

A resident of Al-Aedin camp in Hama dies due to torture in the Syrian regime prisons

29-06-2018

Palestinian man, “Mohammed Qassem,” has died in the Syrian regime’s prisons due to torture. He was a resident of Al-Aedin camp for Palestinian refugees in Hama. This raises the total number of refugees who have died due to torture

Director of UNRWA: Chaos is the alternative to discontinuing the services of the UN agency

Director of UNRWA: Chaos is the alternative to discontinuing the services of the UN agency

29-06-2018

Matthews Shamali, Director of Operations for UNRWA, warned that the Arab region will go into chaos if UNRWA stopped providing its services, calling on the international community to avoid reaching this stage, in order to preserve stability in the region

A large wave of displacement of the residents of Deraa camp to escape the bombardments and explosive barrels

A large wave of displacement of the residents of Deraa camp to escape the bombardments and explosive barrels

28-06-2018

Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees in south Syria witnessed a large wave of displacement among its residents, as a result of the escalation of shelling that targeted the camp and its surrounding neighborhoods, where the regime’s artillery and aircrafts launched

Coalition of Palestinian Forces Yarmouk camp will not be part of the reorganization of the Damascus Governorate

Coalition of Palestinian Forces Yarmouk camp will not be part of the reorganization of the Damascus Governorate

28-06-2018

The Secretariat of the Alliance of Palestinian Forces said in a meeting held on June 25 with field officials in the camps that the Syrian political and security leaders assured the Higher Follow-up Committee, that Yarmouk camp would not be

Palestinian-Syrian teachers demand that UNRWA abandons its decision and extends their work in Lebanon

Palestinian-Syrian teachers demand that UNRWA abandons its decision and extends their work in Lebanon

28-06-2018

In Lebanon, a number of Palestinian teachers who left Syria for Lebanon demanded that UNRWA head off their demand to return to Syria to attend their schools there, or to work on the daycare system or to submit their resignation

(16) Palestinian medical personnel have died since the beginning of the war in Syria

(16) Palestinian medical personnel have died since the beginning of the war in Syria

28-06-2018

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria announced that 16 Palestinian medical personnel died because of the ongoing war in Syria. The Action Group explained that the medical facilities in the camps and the Palestinian gatherings in Syria were not

The Action Group addresses the United Nations with a joint message between 54 rights organizations about the victims of torture in Syria

The Action Group addresses the United Nations with a joint message between 54 rights organizations about the victims of torture in Syria

27-06-2018

The Action Group - London The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, along with 54 Syrian rights organizations, sent a joint message to the United Nations about the victims of torture in Syria, directed to the Secretary-General of the United

Deraa camp bombarded with a number of explosive barrels

Deraa camp bombarded with a number of explosive barrels

27-06-2018

The Syrian regime forces bombarded Deraa camp and the neighboring areas with a number of explosive barrels yesterday evening, causing material damage. This coincided with the outbreak of violent fighting between the Syrian regime forces and members of the opposition

Learning new languages… an obsession haunting the elderly Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Europe

Learning new languages… an obsession haunting the elderly Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Europe

27-06-2018

Hundreds of Palestinian-Syrian refugees who fled to Europe during the past years, are suffering from several difficulties. The most prominent obstacle they are facing is learning new languages, of the countries they have moved to, especially in the north of

The Action Group sends a message to UNRWA’s Donor Conference held in New York, regarding the Palestinians of Syria

The Action Group sends a message to UNRWA’s Donor Conference held in New York, regarding the Palestinians of Syria

26-06-2018

In a letter sent by the Action Group in London on June 25, to UNRWA’s Donors’ Conference held in New York, it called on the international community and donor countries to double its funding, for UNRWA to maintain its services

Night bombardment with elephant rockets target Deraa camp and Al-Sad Road neighborhood

Night bombardment with elephant rockets target Deraa camp and Al-Sad Road neighborhood

26-06-2018

The Syrian regime’s army bombarded Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees and Al-Sad Road neighborhood in the south of Syria, with surface-to-surface “elephant” missiles and a number of mortar shells, resulting in more damage and destruction to the civilian houses and

A number of families return to Handarat camp in Aleppo

A number of families return to Handarat camp in Aleppo

26-06-2018

The Action Group’s correspondent said that Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo is witnessing the return of its citizens from time to time. Today, the return of “Khalaf” and “Nabil Sweed Abu Malek” families to their homes in the

Graduation of a media course for a few Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Graduation of a media course for a few Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

26-06-2018

A number of Palestinian-Syrian activists displaced to Lebanon joined a media session in the investigative press, in order to highlight the situation of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon, and to convey their suffering and communicate their voice through the

Palestinian-Syrian students in Lebanon excel and insist on pursuing their educational achievements

Palestinian-Syrian students in Lebanon excel and insist on pursuing their educational achievements

25-06-2018

Despite their tragedy, suffering and dire living, economic and legal conditions, in which no solution has been offered to alleviate the burden of their suffering off of themselves and their families, the determination of the Palestinian-Syrian students in Lebanon to

An unknown explosion in the skies of Muzayrib amid reports of the targeting of a Syrian reconnaissance aircraft

An unknown explosion in the skies of Muzayrib amid reports of the targeting of a Syrian reconnaissance aircraft

25-06-2018

In the south, the Syrian regime forces targeted the road between the town of Muzayrib and the city of Tafs in south Syria with a number of artillery shells, which led to the spread of panic and chaos among the

Irish parliamentary delegation visits Yarmouk camp

Irish parliamentary delegation visits Yarmouk camp

25-06-2018

In south Damascus, an Irish parliamentary delegation organized an inspection visit to Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, accompanied by the military commander of the Free Palestine Movement, Saeed Abd El-Aal, to find out the extent of the destruction and devastation

A Palestinian-Syrian is ranked first in her school in Germany

A Palestinian-Syrian is ranked first in her school in Germany

25-06-2018

In Germany, the Palestinian-Syrian refugee "Kinda Walid Al Hassan" was able to achieve first place at the level of her school in the German city of Sinzig, which includes a number of Arab and German students, after receiving full marks

A call to secure infant milk in Deir Balout camp in north Syria

A call to secure infant milk in Deir Balout camp in north Syria

24-06-2018

The families of Deir Balout camp and activists in north Syria called out for help in securing infant milk, because the displaced are unable to buy it as a result of the poor financial conditions experienced by the displaced refugees

A new Palestinian refugee dies in the Syrian regime prisons

A new Palestinian refugee dies in the Syrian regime prisons

24-06-2018

The Action Group has documented the death of Palestinian refugee “Ahmed Mohammed Barnawy,” due to torture in the Syrian regime prisons, after a detention period of almost two years and a half. He was a resident of Yarmouk camp

Renewed bombardment of Deraa camp amid fears of an escalation of military operations

Renewed bombardment of Deraa camp amid fears of an escalation of military operations

24-06-2018

The Syrian regime army’s tanks renewed their bombardment of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees and the areas surrounding it, causing material damage to the houses of the camp. This comes amid fears of escalating military actions by the regime against

Continuous work to remove the rubble of the buildings in Sabinah camp

Continuous work to remove the rubble of the buildings in Sabinah camp

24-06-2018

In Sabinah camp for Palestinian refugees in the suburbs of Damascus, the technical committees continue to remove the rubble and destroyed buildings, as the Military Construction Corporation works to remove and transfer the destroyed buildings and rubble in the camp

The Syrian regime continues to implement its unjust decisions against Palestinian employees

The Syrian regime continues to implement its unjust decisions against Palestinian employees

23-06-2018

The Palestinian and Syrian employees complain about the unfair laws and decisions issued by the Syrian regime against them, which have greatly affected their living and economic conditions. Amid the outbreak of war in Syria, an employee has become homeless

A Palestinian refugee during his detention with the Syrian regime

A Palestinian refugee during his detention with the Syrian regime

23-06-2018

Palestinian refugee “Mohammed Youssef Gholwey,” from Al-Aedin camp in Homs has died during his detention with the Syrian security. According to the reports received by the Action Group, Gholwey died on 25-05-2015. On its part, the Action Group’s Monitoring

The Committee for the Follow-up of Displaced Persons meets with UNRWA and discusses the situation of Palestinian-Syrians in Lebanon

The Committee for the Follow-up of Displaced Persons meets with UNRWA and discusses the situation of Palestinian-Syrians in Lebanon

23-06-2018

A delegation from the Committee for the Follow-up of Displaced Palestinians in the Central and Western Beqaa met on Friday afternoon, with Director of the UNRWA “Ahmed Mouh,” in his office in the Lebanese village of Talbaya, to discuss

The parents of a Palestinian-Syrian child make an appeal to save his life

The parents of a Palestinian-Syrian child make an appeal to save his life

23-06-2018

The parents of Palestinian-Syrian child, “Mohammed Jedaan,” from Yarmouk camp have issued an appeal to the owners of living conscience, the humanitarian organizations, the Palestinian and Lebanese Red Crescent, the International Red Cross and the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut

The regime’s tanks target Deraa camp with a number of mortars

The regime’s tanks target Deraa camp with a number of mortars

22-06-2018

The Syrian regime’s tanks targeted Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees with a number of mortars. This coincided with the bombardment of different areas in the camp with mortar shells. Meanwhile, the Syrian regime forces targeted the Sad Road neighborhood in

A Palestinian refugee dies in the Syrian regime’s prisons

A Palestinian refugee dies in the Syrian regime’s prisons

22-06-2018

The Action Group has documented the death of 26-year-old Palestinian refugee “Adham Al-Khateb,” due to torture in the Syrian regime’s prisons, following his detention for almost four months, in the Al-Zahera Al-Qadima area in Damascus. He was arrested after

The Red Crescent opens a course on the management of corpses and the risks of exposure to weapons residues

The Red Crescent opens a course on the management of corpses and the risks of exposure to weapons residues

22-06-2018

In Damascus, the Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross began a course on the management of corpses and the dangers of exposure to weapons waste for non-specialists, in the lecture hall at the

“Takatof” volunteer team distributes water in Yarmouk camp in Damascus

“Takatof” volunteer team distributes water in Yarmouk camp in Damascus

22-06-2018

In Yarmouk camp, the Takatof volunteer team distributed water to the residents of the destroyed Yarmouk camp, in the first youth initiative after the violent bombardments and the departure of ISIS from the camp. Although remnants of destruction are still

On the International Day of Refugees: The Action Group renews its demand for the regime to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinian detainees inside its prisons

On the International Day of Refugees: The Action Group renews its demand for the regime to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinian detainees inside its prisons

21-06-2018

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, on the occasion of International Refugee Day, has called on the regime to reveal the fate of hundreds of Palestinian detainees in its prisons. The Action Group noted that since the beginning of

Figures and facts about the distribution of Palestinian-Syrians around the world

Figures and facts about the distribution of Palestinian-Syrians around the world

21-06-2018

The studies department of the Action Group pointed out that more than (150) thousand Palestinian refugees emigrated outside Syria, out of the (650) thousand that were living inside before the outbreak of war. About (410) thousand people remained inside Syria

Continued looting of houses and infrastructure in Yarmouk camp

Continued looting of houses and infrastructure in Yarmouk camp

21-06-2018

Members of the Syrian army and some of the Palestinian factions affiliated to it, continue to steal the houses of the people in Yarmouk camp and loot the infrastructure, including electric cables and plastic pipes for water transport. According to

The PLO stresses the need to deal seriously with the Yarmouk camp disaster

The PLO stresses the need to deal seriously with the Yarmouk camp disaster

21-06-2018

Ahmed Abu Houli, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and head of the refugee affairs department in the organization, stressed the need to deal seriously and urgently with the Yarmouk refugee camp disaster, whether by

A Palestinian-Syrian family appeals to ensure that its daughter, who is at risk of tongue amputation, is treated

A Palestinian-Syrian family appeals to ensure that its daughter, who is at risk of tongue amputation, is treated

21-06-2018

In Lebanon, the family of the Palestinian girl, "Roha Shoaib" (7 years), who was displaced from Syria to Al-Bass camp in the city of Tire, appealed through the Action Group to the humanitarian organizations, the International Red Cross, UNRWA and

Thousands of Palestinian-Syrian families suffer from dispersion and denial of family reunification

Thousands of Palestinian-Syrian families suffer from dispersion and denial of family reunification

21-06-2018

Thousands of Palestinian-Syrian families are living in great dispersion of its members across the countries of the world, placing them in front of significant economic, legal and psychological challenges. Most members of one family as dispersed across Syria, Turkey, Lebanon

A resident of Jaramana camp dies and 3772 Palestinian refugees died because of the war in Syria

A resident of Jaramana camp dies and 3772 Palestinian refugees died because of the war in Syria

20-06-2018

Palestinian refugee “Walid Khaled Zamzam,” from Jaramana camp, has died while fighting alongside the Syrian regime forces. The number of victims from Jaramana camp who have died since the beginning of the war in Syria, has reached 69 refugees

Communication network cuts continue in Khan Al-Sheih camp

Communication network cuts continue in Khan Al-Sheih camp

20-06-2018

The residents of Khan Al-Sheih camp complained about the ongoing communications network cuts, for several months. The maintenance teams of the Syrian Telecommunications Corporation were starting to repair and rehabilitate the landline and Internet network since July 12, 2017. However

The Charitable Association and the Palestine Student Association honor the two outstanding Palestinian students in the basic education certificate in Syria

The Charitable Association and the Palestine Student Association honor the two outstanding Palestinian students in the basic education certificate in Syria

20-06-2018

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief, in cooperation with the Palestine Student Association, honored the two Palestinian students “Aya Abbas,” from Yarmouk camp and “Farah Mohammed Abd El-Halim,” from Domr Community for Palestinian refugees, which ranked first in

Turkey and Jordan continue to prevent Palestinian-Syrians from entering their territories

Turkey and Jordan continue to prevent Palestinian-Syrians from entering their territories

20-06-2018

The reports received by the Action Group indicate that Jordan and Turkey are among the top countries obstructing and preventing the entry of Palestinian-Syrian refugees to their territories. The Jordanian and Turkish authorities continue to prevent the entry of Palestinian

The rain floods the refugees

The rain floods the refugees' tents in Vial Camp, on the Greek island of Chios

20-06-2018

In Greece, the rains which fell on the 16th of June flooded the tents of the Palestinian-Syrian and Syrian refugees in Vial camp, on the Greek Island of Chios. Our correspondent in the camp noted that the water raided the

Two tents burn in Deir Balout camp amid harsh conditions

Two tents burn in Deir Balout camp amid harsh conditions

19-06-2018

A fire broke out in the Deir Balout camp, in the Jindires area located in Afrin, north of Syria, in two tents of the forcibly displaced refugees from Yarmouk camp in the south of Damascus to the Syrian north. According

Continued migration of Palestinian refugees from Syria

Continued migration of Palestinian refugees from Syria

19-06-2018

The Palestinian youth and families displaced from Syria in general, and the Syrian regime's areas of influence in particular, continue to migrate because of the harsh living and security conditions, to Turkey and the European countries. The Action Group’s

Syrian regime continues to detain Palestinian “Mohammed Al-Bobly,” for the seventh year

Syrian regime continues to detain Palestinian “Mohammed Al-Bobly,” for the seventh year

19-06-2018

The Syrian regime continues to detain 18-year-old Palestinian refugee “Mohammed Yehia Al-Bobly,” since 15/8/2011 with no information about his location or fate to this moment. He was arrested at the age of 14 and he is a resident of

An Austrian company honors a Palestinian-Syrian in recognition of his efforts and excellence in work

An Austrian company honors a Palestinian-Syrian in recognition of his efforts and excellence in work

19-06-2018

The company "Rich and Fresh" honored the Palestinian-Syrian refugee "Basil Shawish," from Sabinah camp, several times for his sincerity, distinction and proficiency in his work. Shawish reached Europe in 2014, where the start in his host country was not

Hungary decides on the case of the "lethal chicken truck"

Hungary decides on the case of the "lethal chicken truck"

19-06-2018

The Hungarian court sentenced the migrators of the “Truck of Death” to prison for 25 years. The Hungarian police discovered on 28th August 2015 that the truck was carrying 71 refugees, most of which were from Syria. (59) men, (8)

The death of a Palestinian due to torture raises the death toll of Palestinians in the Syrian prisons to 480 refugees

The death of a Palestinian due to torture raises the death toll of Palestinians in the Syrian prisons to 480 refugees

18-06-2018

The Action Group documented the death of Palestinian refugee “Mohammed Yehia Sawan,” due to torture in the Syrian regime prisons, after being detained for two years. He was arrested on 1-4-2012, and his death was announced on the 2nd

Palestinian delegations visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery in Yarmouk camp

Palestinian delegations visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery in Yarmouk camp

18-06-2018

The residents of the destroyed Yarmouk camp and Palestinian personalities and leaders, visited the Martyrs’ Cemetery in the camp, on the first day of Eid, as part of a custom carried out by the residents every year. Among the participating

Residents of Raml camp complain about the accumulation of waste and the spread of rodents on the beach

Residents of Raml camp complain about the accumulation of waste and the spread of rodents on the beach

18-06-2018

The residents of Al-Raml camp for Palestinian refugees in Latikka, west of Syria, complained about the accumulation of waste and the spread of harmful insects, rodents and bad odors on the shore near the camp. One of the residents of

In conjunction with a general amnesty rumor, a warning of the operations of roguery targeting the families of detainees in Syria

In conjunction with a general amnesty rumor, a warning of the operations of roguery targeting the families of detainees in Syria

18-06-2018

In conjunction with a rumor indicating the issuance of a general amnesty by the Syrian regime, activists warned the families of the Palestinian and Syrian detainees in the Syrian regime’s prisons of being subjected to roguery and blackmailing, carried out

The absence of UNRWA from Turkey and Egypt leaves the Palestinians of Syria without a supporter or representative

The absence of UNRWA from Turkey and Egypt leaves the Palestinians of Syria without a supporter or representative

17-06-2018

The Palestinians of Syria in Egypt and Turkey are complaining about UNRWA’s evasion from providing its duties towards them, especially with the absence of any international organization taking care of their interests in their areas of presence, where the suffering

Resident of Jaramana camp dies amid the ongoing war in Syria

Resident of Jaramana camp dies amid the ongoing war in Syria

17-06-2018

Palestinian refugee “Khaled Mohammed Qoraish,” from Jaramana camp has died amid the ongoing conflict in Syria. 68 Palestinian refugees from Jaramana camp have died because of the war in Syria since 2012, according to the documented statistics of the

Unemployment… an economic crisis suffered by most of the residents of Yarmouk camp in Syria

Unemployment… an economic crisis suffered by most of the residents of Yarmouk camp in Syria

17-06-2018

The Palestinian refugees in general and the residents of Yarmouk camp in particular, are suffering of unprecedented economic crises, because of the negative impact of the war on them and their forced displacement from their camps after the security deterioration

Several living and economic crises suffered by the residents of Sayeda Zeinab camp

Several living and economic crises suffered by the residents of Sayeda Zeinab camp

17-06-2018

In the suburbs of Damascus, the residents of Sayeda Zeinab camp in Damascus, which is controlled by the Syrian army and the popular committees affiliated to it, are suffering from economic crises that aggravated the expensive costs on the Palestinian

“Eid Covers” distributed to the children displaced from south Damascus to the Syrian north

“Eid Covers” distributed to the children displaced from south Damascus to the Syrian north

17-06-2018

In north Syria, the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief and Development launched its charitable project in the north, to distribute Eid covers. The project targeted the children displaced from Yarmouk camp and the south of Damascus to the northern suburbs

About 120 thousand Palestinian-Syrians spend Eid al-Fitr scattered around the world because of the war

About 120 thousand Palestinian-Syrians spend Eid al-Fitr scattered around the world because of the war

16-06-2018

Eid al-Fitr comes this year with 120 thousand Palestinian-Syrians living in an unprecedented state of displacement and dispersal, where the war in Syria left the Palestinian refugees dispersed across more than (20) countries around the continents of the world. No

Anwar Abd El-Hady: President Mahmoud Abbas is very interested in the affairs of our people in Syria, especially Yarmouk camp

Anwar Abd El-Hady: President Mahmoud Abbas is very interested in the affairs of our people in Syria, especially Yarmouk camp

16-06-2018

The Director General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abd El-Hady confirmed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is very concerned with the affairs of the Palestinian people in Syria, especially regarding the return of the people

The League of Arab States calls for the support of UNRWA’s budget before the start of the new school year

The League of Arab States calls for the support of UNRWA’s budget before the start of the new school year

16-06-2018

The Spokesman for the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Minister Plenipotentiary Mahmoud Afifi, said that Abul-Gheit received a letter from Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in

The Action Group provides researchers and human rights organizations with access to nearly 2,000 reports on Palestinian-Syrians on its website

The Action Group provides researchers and human rights organizations with access to nearly 2,000 reports on Palestinian-Syrians on its website

16-06-2018

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria provides researchers and human rights organizations with access to about 2,000 daily documentary reports. The Group issues daily reports documenting violations against Palestinian-Syrians by the Syrian war. The Group's reports are

The displaced from south Damascus to the north of Syria appeal to humanitarian organizations for their relief and the alleviation of their suffering

The displaced from south Damascus to the north of Syria appeal to humanitarian organizations for their relief and the alleviation of their suffering

15-06-2018

The displaced refugees from the south of Damascus to the Deir Balout camp, in the city of Afrin in the north of Syria, made an immediate appeal to the AFFAD organization, the Turkish Red Crescent, IHH organization, Molhem Volunteer Team

1679 detained Palestinian Syrians will spend Eid El-Fetr in the prisons of the Syrian regime

1679 detained Palestinian Syrians will spend Eid El-Fetr in the prisons of the Syrian regime

15-06-2018

The documented statistics of the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, indicate that at least 1679 Palestinian-Syrian families will pass through Eid El-Fetr and one of their family members is imprisoned in the prisons and branches of the Syrian regime

50 Palestinians drowned on migration routes since the beginning of the war in Syria

50 Palestinians drowned on migration routes since the beginning of the war in Syria

15-06-2018

The Action Group’s Monitoring and Documentation Team said that it documented the death of 50 Palestinian-Syrian refugees, who drowned while attempting to migrate to the European countries, fleeing the terror of the war. It added that most of the victims

Removal of the rubble from the Martyrs cemetery in Yarmouk camp

Removal of the rubble from the Martyrs cemetery in Yarmouk camp

15-06-2018

In another context, the Fath Movement, with the participation of the Palestinian Relief Committee, removed part of the rubble and restored some of the graves in the Martyrs' Cemetery in Yarmouk camp on Wednesday, in preparation for the graves visits

Deraa camp without water for the 1527th consecutive day

Deraa camp without water for the 1527th consecutive day

15-06-2018

In south Syria, the residents of Deraa camp are suffering from the continued water cuts in their homes, which has led them to depend on water of artesian wells, since long ago, to drink and for use. This water however

Palestinian female students achieve first place at the Syrian level in the basic education exam

Palestinian female students achieve first place at the Syrian level in the basic education exam

14-06-2018

Despite all the difficulties facing Syria in general, and the Palestinian-Syrians in particular, the lack of material resources and the economic, living and psychological pressures, a number of female Palestinian students have achieved first place in the ninth basic education

A Palestinian wins the first place in Syria for memorizing the Holy Quran

A Palestinian wins the first place in Syria for memorizing the Holy Quran

14-06-2018

Palestinian refugee “Agheed Ahmed Falaha,” achieved first place across the Arab Republic of Syria, in memorizing the Holy Quran. On their part, the pioneers of the digital community discussed the success of Falaha and interacted with it, considering his

After her arrest for four years… Syrian security release a Palestinian refugee from Muzayrib

After her arrest for four years… Syrian security release a Palestinian refugee from Muzayrib

14-06-2018

Four years after her arrest, Syrian security released Palestinian refugee “Yasmine Al-Laheeby,” resident of the town of Muzayrib in the city of Deraa, south of Syria. The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria documented the arrest of 1679 Palestinian

Syrian security release a resident of Neirab camp, after his detention for about a year

Syrian security release a resident of Neirab camp, after his detention for about a year

14-06-2018

Syrian security released Palestinian refugee “Tareq Masbes” after a year of detention. Masbes was displaced from Neirab camp to Al-Aedin camp in Hama, since the beginning of the events that broke out in Aleppo.

The Charitable Association finalizes its “Eid Cover” Campaign to some residents of the camps in Damascus

The Charitable Association finalizes its “Eid Cover” Campaign to some residents of the camps in Damascus

14-06-2018

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief concluded its “Eid Cover” Campaign, which included most of the children sponsored by the Association from a number of Palestinian camps in Syria. According to the Association, the campaign was based on the enhancement

The Action Group reveals the roles of ‘ISIS and the regime’ in the deteriorating health conditions in Yarmouk camp

The Action Group reveals the roles of ‘ISIS and the regime’ in the deteriorating health conditions in Yarmouk camp

13-06-2018

The Action Group revealed in its documentational report titled “The Health Condition of the Palestinian Refugee Camps Amid the Syrian Crisis” the role played by ISIS, the armed groups and the Syrian regime in the deterioration of the health conditions

A resident of Yarmouk camp dies of a gunshot in Bourj el-Barajneh camp in Beirut

A resident of Yarmouk camp dies of a gunshot in Bourj el-Barajneh camp in Beirut

13-06-2018

Palestinian refugee “Raed Sweed,” from Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus, has died of a gunshot wound he sustained during a fight that broke out in Bourj el-Barajneh camp in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. According to the reports

A Palestinian student achieves first place across Syria, in the basic education examinations

A Palestinian student achieves first place across Syria, in the basic education examinations

13-06-2018

Palestinian student “Farah Mohammed Abd El-Halim” from Haifa and resident of the Damr Palestinian refugees community, acheived the total score on the basic education certificate exam in Syria with a total of 3100 out of 3100 marks, thus achieving the

696 Palestinian families were forcibly displaced from the south of Damascus to the Syrian north

696 Palestinian families were forcibly displaced from the south of Damascus to the Syrian north

13-06-2018

The convoys of the displaced from the towns of south Damascus to the north of Syria arrived in batches and were distributed on the liberated cities in the north of Syria, including and Idlib, due to the large overcrowding in

Hygiene parcels distributed to the Palestinian-Syrians in Beddawi camp, north of Lebanon

Hygiene parcels distributed to the Palestinian-Syrians in Beddawi camp, north of Lebanon

13-06-2018

In Lebanon, on Saturday June 9, 2018, the Al-Samoud Children's House, Al-Badawwi Center, distributed personal hygiene rations, with the support of UNDP, to Palestinian families living in Beddawi camp in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Informal statistics indicate

ATM card packaged for the Palestinian Syrians in Lebanon

ATM card packaged for the Palestinian Syrians in Lebanon

13-06-2018

UNRWA packaged the ATM cards for the Palestinian-Syrian refugees displaced to Lebanon, and provided $100 for rent allowance for each Palestinian refugee family from Syria, as well as 40 thousand Syrian pounds ($27) as food allowance, per person. The estimated

On the eve of the World Day against Child Labor, the Action Group: The war is forcing the Palestinian-Syrian children to drop education and seek work

On the eve of the World Day against Child Labor, the Action Group: The war is forcing the Palestinian-Syrian children to drop education and seek work

12-06-2018

The consequences of the war in Syria were not limited to the victims, the wounded and the displaced, but extended to threaten the future of hundreds of Palestinian-Syrian children who were forced by the economic conditions in their places of

Documentation of the death of a Palestinian refugee in the prisons of the Syrian regime

Documentation of the death of a Palestinian refugee in the prisons of the Syrian regime

12-06-2018

The Action Group has documented the death of Palestinian refugee “Asaad Abu Habib,” from Al-Raml camp for Palestinian refugees in Lattakia, due to torture in the Syrian regime prisons. He was arrested near to Al-Sannah in 2014. This raises

The residents of Sabinah camp suffer from the shortage and the lack of access of water to their homes

The residents of Sabinah camp suffer from the shortage and the lack of access of water to their homes

12-06-2018

The residents of Sabinah camp for Palestinian refugees in the suburbs of Damascus are suffering from the water cuts for several months, which is forcing them to buy water from the tanks at very high prices, aggravating their living and

The Palestinian Red Crescent inspects its medical facilities in Yarmouk camp

The Palestinian Red Crescent inspects its medical facilities in Yarmouk camp

12-06-2018

In south Damascus, a group of volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent carried out an inspection visit to Palestine Hospital and the Deir Yasin Medical Complex, in order to ascertain the amount of structural damage to its buildings, especially the

Significant obstacles and difficulties faced by the Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Europe

Significant obstacles and difficulties faced by the Palestinian-Syrian refugees in Europe

12-06-2018

The Palestinian refugees in the European countries face many obstacles and problems. The refugees believe that all their problems will be resolved after they arrive in these countries. However, they soon encounter the real obstacles, the most prominent of which

The Charitable Association distributes infant milk to the Palestinian families in Yelda

The Charitable Association distributes infant milk to the Palestinian families in Yelda

12-06-2018

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief distributed an amount of infant milk to the Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk camp to Yelda in south Damascus. It also distributed sanitary pads for the elderly. This comes within the health care and

The displaced in Deir Balout camp are without drinking water for the third day

The displaced in Deir Balout camp are without drinking water for the third day

11-06-2018

The displaced refugees in the Deir Balout camp in Jindiris, Afrin in the north of Syria, are complaining about the lack of water that is suitable for drinking, expressing their anger about the lack of water and especially as it

Deterioration of the health of two children in Deir Balout camp due to poor medical services

Deterioration of the health of two children in Deir Balout camp due to poor medical services

11-06-2018

The conditions of two children suffering of dehydration have worsened, due to the lack of medical services in the Deir Balout camp, which is home to thousands of Palestinian refugees. According to the people, the children are now in need

Abd El-Hady: announces the start of the process of opening the roads and removing the rubble from Yarmouk camp

Abd El-Hady: announces the start of the process of opening the roads and removing the rubble from Yarmouk camp

11-06-2018

The Director General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abd El-Hady, announced that the process of open the roads and removing the rubble of Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, will begin immediately after Eid El-Fetr

The regime bans the residents of Yarmouk camp from removing the furniture of their houses and arrests a number of them

The regime bans the residents of Yarmouk camp from removing the furniture of their houses and arrests a number of them

11-06-2018

The members of the Syrian regime banned the residents of Yarmouk camp from removing thei