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On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS Calls on Syrian Authorities to Unearth Fate of Victims of Forced Disappearance

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS Calls on Syrian Authorities to Unearth Fate of Victims of Forced Disappearance

18-04-2019

AGPS calls on the Syrian government to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinians forcibly disappeared in state-run dungeons. AGPS believes that the arbitrary internment of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria amounts to a war crime. Many reports issued by

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in War-Torn Syria

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in War-Torn Syria

18-04-2019

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. AGPS kept account of the secret detention of 107 Palestinian women and girls sheltered in

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp to Mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp to Mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

18-04-2019

A rally was staged by the residents of in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in solidarity with Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation jails. The rally-goers spoke up for the prisoners’ cause and called on the international community to

Fatah Al-Intifada Officer Survives Assassination Attempt in Rif Dimashq

Fatah Al-Intifada Officer Survives Assassination Attempt in Rif Dimashq

18-04-2019

A member of the Palestine Liberation Movement (Fatah Al-Intifada), affiliated with the Syrian government, survived an assassination attempt after a bomb detonated inside his car, leading to the amputation of his left leg, a couple of days ago. A source

Rocket Hits Palestinian Family’s Home in Aleppo

Rocket Hits Palestinian Family’s Home in Aleppo

18-04-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Raed Saber Abdul Hadi, displaced from Handarat Camp, survived a deadly shelling, after a rocket fell on their home in Nile Street, in Aleppo, resulting in heavy material damage. Syrian police said opposition forces targeted

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Family from Syria in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Family from Syria in Turkey

17-04-2019

In appeals published on her Facebook page, Palestinian activist Fatima Jaber urged Palestine’s Ambassador to Turkey, the human rights NGOs, and all concerned institutions to join forces in order to pressurize the Turkish authorities to release a Palestinian family from

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

17-04-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlBadawi Camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons. On Monday, a Syrian national

A family appeal for information over Palestinian refugee Ahmad Darwish

A family appeal for information over Palestinian refugee Ahmad Darwish

17-04-2019

A Palestinian family continues to appeal for information over the fate of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Faysal Darwish, who has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Ahmad, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, in Rif

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Garner 11 Medals at Aleppo’s Karate Championship

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Garner 11 Medals at Aleppo’s Karate Championship

17-04-2019

Members of Haytham Melhem Club, from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, won 11 medals as part of Aleppo’s Karate Championship held on April 12 and 13 in AlAssad Sports Arena, the 2nd largest indoor sports hall in Aleppo. Dozens of

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-04-2019

UNRWA has delivered 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. Some 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Over 1,748 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

Over 1,748 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

16-04-2019

AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria. Over 1,748 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Samir Kasem Mohamed Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Samir Kasem Mohamed Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

16-04-2019

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

10 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

10 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

16-04-2019

Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, has mourned the death of 10 fighters in AlBadiya, in Deir AlZor, in shootouts against ISIS militias. On April 14, Liwaa AlQuds mourned the death of Emad Zakaria Jamou, Mohamed Yehya

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-04-2019

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Desert Shootouts

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Desert Shootouts

15-04-2019

Palestinian refugees Mohamed Yehya Hajaj and Ahmed Yehya Hajaj were killed as they fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, against ISIS militias in Beir Ali, south of AlMayadeen, east of Syria. Both casualties were residents of

Palestinian Refugee Ekab Ekab Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ekab Ekab Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

15-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ekab Mamdouh Ekab has been held in Syrian government jails for seven years running. Ekab, from Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was kidnapped from AlKashef neighborhood in Daraa on May 2, 2012. He is the

Palestinian Children Join Scouting Activities in AlRaml Camp

Palestinian Children Join Scouting Activities in AlRaml Camp

15-04-2019

Leisure activities were held by the Jaffa Scouts Association for Palestinian children in Latakia Camp. Children joined hiking activities, choreographies, and games staged as part of the event. A cleansing campaign was carried out by the participants. The situation in

Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

15-04-2019

Germany’s contributed a sum of US$10.1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The donation will help provide important assistance in the areas of education, health care, relief and

4 Women Among 7 Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Damascus

4 Women Among 7 Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Damascus

14-04-2019

Seven Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested by Syrian government forces in Yalda town, south of Damascus. According to Zaman AlWasl news site, the seven arrestees were summoned to questioning by the local reconciliation committees, before they were arrested

Israeli forces Strike Gov’t Sites in Syria

Israeli forces Strike Gov’t Sites in Syria

14-04-2019

Syrian state media said the Israeli army carried out an air strike on military targets near the city of Masyaf in western Hama province overnight Friday-Saturday. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said Israel Air Force jets fired missiles while

Civil Registration Office Opened in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civil Registration Office Opened in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-04-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees announced on Saturday the launch of a civil registration office in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. AlSabina Camp used to provide shelter to nearly 25, 000 Palestinian refugees, prior to

UNRWA: Strategic Dialogue Held in Stockholm to Boost Refugee Funds

UNRWA: Strategic Dialogue Held in Stockholm to Boost Refugee Funds

14-04-2019

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström on Friday hosted a ministerial strategic dialogue in Stockholm to discuss sustainable ways to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

13-04-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

13-04-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar AlSahli, from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, under torture in Syrian state prisons. Mohamed, a father of five, reportedly died on December 30, 2013. AGPS kept record of the death of

Palestinian Refugee Hazem Abu Ajaj Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hazem Abu Ajaj Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

13-04-2019

Palestinian young man Hazem Ahmad Abu Ajaj, born in 1972, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Hazem was arrested at the Batikha checkpoint on his way out of Yarmouk Camp in

Palestinian Migrants Disappear Off Turkish Coast

Palestinian Migrants Disappear Off Turkish Coast

12-04-2019

A number of Palestinian migrants from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip and Syria have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since March 27, 2019. Activist Ahmad AlShabarawi said six Palestinians have disappeared. The names that figure

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Security Mayhem

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Security Mayhem

12-04-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories following the military coup d’état, ousting Omar AlBashir who ruled the country for 30 years

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

12-04-2019

The Palestine Red Crescent Society in partnership with the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF) announced the arrival of orthopedic surgeons to provide treatment for patients, including Palestinian refugees. Patients aged below 16 years, regardless of their nationalities, will undergo medical

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

12-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayham Fakhri Abdul Rahim, born in 1990, has been locked up in Syrian state prisons for six years running. Ayham was kidnapped by pro-government militias from Jaramana Camp, in Damascus province, in 2013. His condition and whereabouts remain

Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

12-04-2019

Palestinian NGOs and activists in Denmark, in partnership with the Global Campaign for Return to Palestine, embarked on a campaign to plant olive trees bearing the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military during the Great March of Return

89% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

89% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

11-04-2019

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Raging Hostilities

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Raging Hostilities

11-04-2019

AlSaeka Brigade has mourned on its Facebook page the death of the Palestinian refugees Mohamed Abdul Rahman Mahmoud and Esam Samir Abdullah AlItawi, from AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces. AGPS documented the death of

Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

11-04-2019

The Japanese Embassy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony in Beirut to announce a US$ 6.08 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the 2019

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Yehya Missing for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Yehya Missing for 7th Year

11-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Eid Husain Yehya, born in 1986, disappeared with his car from Nahr Eisheh in Damascus on February 12, 2012. No data has been revealed so far about his condition and whereabouts. His family continues to appeal for

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Darwish Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Darwish Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

11-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Faysal Darwish, aged 27, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Ahmad, from Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped on February 11, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS documented

Toll of Torture Victims in Syrian State Jails Hits 584

Toll of Torture Victims in Syrian State Jails Hits 584

10-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Yousef AlKarkati, from Daraa city, died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up since 2013. He reportedly breathed his last in November 2015. Youssef’s death brings the number of Palestinians who have been

Russian Military: ISIS Weapons Cache Found in Yarmouk Camp

Russian Military: ISIS Weapons Cache Found in Yarmouk Camp

10-04-2019

The Russian Military Police said a large cache of weapons that were left behind by the terrorist group ISIS was seized in Yarmouk Camp in the southern districts of Damascus city on Monday. “During a routine patrol in Yarmouk by

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets With Aleppo Governor over Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets With Aleppo Governor over Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

10-04-2019

Director of UNRWA projects in Syria, Michael Amania, and Aleppo’s Governor, Husain Diab, discussed during a recent meeting the situation of Palestinian refugees in Aleppo and the need to reconstruct refugee camps and rehabilitate vital facilities. Amania said UNRWA will dispatch engineers

Ceremony to Honor Orphans Held in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Ceremony to Honor Orphans Held in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-04-2019

A celebration was staged in Latakia city by AlBer Association, in cooperation with the Palestinian Refugees Department, to pay tribute to the children and relatives of Palestinians killed in the Syrian warfare in AlAyedeen Camp. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and

AGPS: Health Situation of Palestinian Refugees Taking Turn for Worse in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Health Situation of Palestinian Refugees Taking Turn for Worse in War-Torn Syria

09-04-2019

The health situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria has remarkably exacerbated as a result of the unabated tensions rocking the Syrian territories since March 2011. In a report issued in April 2018, on the occasion of the International Health Day

UNRWA Delegation Visits Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refuges

UNRWA Delegation Visits Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refuges

09-04-2019

A UNRWA delegation and director of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees paid a visit to Handarat Camp, north of Syria, on April 8, 2019, in an attempt to keep tabs on local premises and amenities. Local activists called

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

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

09-04-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Falah AlHaras Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Falah AlHaras Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

09-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Falah AlHaras, from Khan Eshieh Camp, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Falah was arrested by Syrian intelligence officers on October 29, 2012. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded

4 Staff Members of Jafra Charity Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

4 Staff Members of Jafra Charity Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

08-04-2019

Coordinator of the Jafra Foundation for Relief of Palestinian Refugees, Yasser Amayri, along with three members of the charity were arrested on Saturday by Syrian government forces, according to Palestinian activists. Jafra Foundation has been active in charity campaigns aiming

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 4 Missing Relatives

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 4 Missing Relatives

08-04-2019

The family of four Palestinians who have gone missing for years in Damascus have appealed to the concerned institutions to work on disclosing their conditions and whereabouts. Activists quoted the family as appealing for urgent action. The four missing relatives

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Grappling with Dire Conditions

08-04-2019

Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over the dire conditions they have been made to endure in the area owing to the poor sanitation network and infrastructure. The residents raised concerns over the safety of

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Berlin

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Berlin

08-04-2019

An exhibition was staged on March 30 and 31 by Palestinian artist from Syria Maamoun AlShayeb in Berlin to mark the Palestinian Land Day. A number of Arab and non-Arab academics and artists, along with Arab community representatives in Germany

Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

07-04-2019

Nine Palestinian refugees have been recently pronounced dead as a result of torture in Syrian government prisons. The list includes Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp. The latter breathed his last after eight years in Syrian jails. He was kidnapped by

AGPS: 80 Palestinian Children Killed under Shelling, Crippling Siege in Yarmouk Camp

AGPS: 80 Palestinian Children Killed under Shelling, Crippling Siege in Yarmouk Camp

07-04-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 80 Palestinian refugee children due to the unabated shelling and tough blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus province. AGPS team estimates the real number of casualties to be much higher. Meanwhile

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

07-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Omar Yousef, born in 1993, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails, where he has been incarcerated for the 6th consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian government forces in mid-August 2013 in Bahdaliya

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Place in U.A.E Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Place in U.A.E Bodybuilding Contest

07-04-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmed won the third place in a bodybuilding championship (+90 kg) held on Thursday, April 4, in Ras AlKhaimah, in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). On December 9, 2019, Shadi, from Yarmouk Camp

AGPS: 241 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 241 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2019

Statistics issued by AGPS on the occasion of International Children’s Day kept record of the death of 241 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria until April 5, 2019. The data pointed out that 123 children died under shelling; 15 were

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

06-04-2019

A Palestinian refugee born in 1978 died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for years. The refugee, whose name is kept secret by AGPS over security concerns, was a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Raging Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Raging Hostilities

06-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mousa Yaser Ahmed Abu Saleh, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), was pronounced dead in Syria. The casualty is a resident of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria. AGPS documented the death of 276 PLA

Mass-Rally Held in AlSabina Camp to Celebrate Palestinian Land Day

Mass-Rally Held in AlSabina Camp to Celebrate Palestinian Land Day

06-04-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and NGO representatives took part in a march staged in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, to mark the Palestinian Land Day and speak out against Trump’s statements regarding Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.  The

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

05-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Wael Adnan Dirbas was tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for years. His family found out in a document recently obtained from local authorities that their son, a resident of Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

05-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,739 Palestinians in Syrian state dungeons, among them women and children.

Russian Forces Recover Body Remains of Israeli Soldier in Yarmouk Camp

Russian Forces Recover Body Remains of Israeli Soldier in Yarmouk Camp

05-04-2019

The body of Israeli tank commander Sergeant First Class Zachary Baumel was flown back to Israel a few days ago. He was one of three soldiers still listed as missing in action since the Battle of Sultan Yacoub in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened with Costly Visa-Renewal Fees

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened with Costly Visa-Renewal Fees

04-04-2019

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

Body of Syrian Republican Guard Chopped into Pieces in Yarmouk Camp

Body of Syrian Republican Guard Chopped into Pieces in Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2019

Activists said the body of a member of Syria’s Republican Guards – Fourth Division was spotted in Yarmouk Camp a few days earlier while cut into pieces. According to the activists, the casualty recently joined the Forth Division following agreement’s

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Aleppo over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Aleppo over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

04-04-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat Camp in Aleppo took to the street on Tuesday, in response to the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. Over 175 families returned to Handarat Camp

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi Secretly Jailed in Syria

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi Secretly Jailed in Syria

04-04-2019

Palestinian brothers Ahmed Mahmoud Hamidi, born in 1992, and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi, born in 1983, have been held in Syrian state jails since 2014. The Palestinian brothers are both residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Ahmad was kidnapped by

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

03-04-2019

The family of a Palestinian refugee called Abu Yasser has appealed to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, along with the Palestine Liberation organization and other concerned bodies, to help them secure treatment fees for an urgent surgery

UNRWA: 31% of Households of Palestine Refugees from Syria Are Female-Headed

UNRWA: 31% of Households of Palestine Refugees from Syria Are Female-Headed

03-04-2019

UNRWA said in its report “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019” that 31 per cent of recorded Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability, according to the Agency’s database. In 2018, Jordan has

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-04-2019

Palestinian child Zein Ahmad Taameh has disappeared from AlAmeen Street in Jaramana Camp since Monday, April 1. Ameen went missing on his way back home from Palestine School, run by UNRWA. His family continues to appeal for information. According to

Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

03-04-2019

Palestinian refugees Mahmoud AlHaj Hasan, born in 1999, and Ahmad AlHaj Hasan, born in 1984, have been secretly held in Syrian state jails since 2013. Both refugees were kidnapped at a checkpoint in Hjeira town, in Rif Dimashq. Their conditions

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

02-04-2019

Displaced families in the Muhammadiya and Deir Ballout refugee camps in northern Syria have raised concerns about the upshots of the flooding of the Afrin river in the wake of heavy rains. Tents have been flooded with water as torrential downpours have

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

02-04-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal as a result of frequent blackouts and maintenance works in the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening

UNRWA: Over 60% of Palestine Refugees Displaced in Syria

UNRWA: Over 60% of Palestine Refugees Displaced in Syria

02-04-2019

UNRWA has said that of the estimated 438,000 Palestine refugees remaining inside Syria, 60% have been displaced at least once since the start of the conflict and a third have had their homes damaged or destroyed. Over 120

Palestinian Refugee Seham Shehab Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Seham Shehab Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

02-04-2019

Palestinian woman Seham Namer Shahb, born in 1972, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Seham was kidnapped at a checkpoint pitched in AlBareda town in mid-January 2012. AGPS documented the detention of 1,737

Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

01-04-2019

A video posted a couple of days ago on Facebook shows two children from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus while sniffing toxic glue, in a rising phenomenon threatening the lives of dozens of children in Syria. The bare-chested

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

01-04-2019

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 Refugee Alaa Farhoud Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Farhoud Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

01-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Samir Farhood, born in 1983 in Yarmouk Camp, has been locked up in a government-run jail in Syria since November 24, 2013. Alaa was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. An ex-prisoner said he had last met

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

01-04-2019

The Palestine Charity Commission handed over milk for children below six months to displaced Palestinian families in Qudsaya and Yalda towns, south of Damascus. Cash aids allotted to orphan children in Damascus have also been delivered to the concerned families

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

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

31-03-2019

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 journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among

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

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

31-03-2019

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

Rallies Held in Syria on Palestinian Land Day

Rallies Held in Syria on Palestinian Land Day

31-03-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in refugee camps in Syria have joined mass rallies staged to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day and to protest Donald Trump’s pro-Israel position regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jerusalem city

Palestinian Refugee Bahaa AlBash Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bahaa AlBash Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

31-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Bahaa Mahmoud AlBash has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Bahaa was kidnapped on August 14, 2012 from his home in AlMaghareba neighborhood, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Denmark Changes Visas for Palestinian Refugees

Denmark Changes Visas for Palestinian Refugees

30-03-2019

Denmark is considering changing the legal visas of Palestinian holders of a one-year subsidiary protection status under Article 7/3. Palestinian refugees coming from UNRWA’s fields of operations will be categorized as political asylum-seekers, as part of Article 7/1. Danish sources

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syrian Torn-Apart

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syrian Torn-Apart

30-03-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Secretely Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Secretely Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

30-03-2019

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

1st Part of Encyclopedia of Palestinian Refugee Camps Brought Out

1st Part of Encyclopedia of Palestinian Refugee Camps Brought Out

30-03-2019

The Swedish Documentation Center (Ajyal) issued an encyclopedia of Palestinian refugee camps entitled “Palestinian Camps in Syria”. The encyclopedia, prepared by Palestinian journalist and researcher Ahmad Mustafa AlBash, seeks to document Palestinian camps in UNRWA’s five fields of operations (West

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

29-03-2019

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

39 Palestinian Women Missing in War-Torn Syria

39 Palestinian Women Missing in War-Torn Syria

29-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Damascus over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Damascus over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

29-03-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees and representatives of Palestinian factions joined a vigil staged outside of the UN office in Damascus on March 28, 2019, in response to the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan

Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Order of Cultural Merit in Egypt

Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Order of Cultural Merit in Egypt

29-03-2019

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received on March 21, 2019, the Order of Cultural Merit for 2018 in Egypt during a celebration held by the Palestinian Cultural Assembly. The honor was awarded to Mufleh in recognition of his outstanding literary

Palestinian Students Subjected to Blackmail, Extortion by Pro-Gov’t Forces in Damascus

Palestinian Students Subjected to Blackmail, Extortion by Pro-Gov’t Forces in Damascus

28-03-2019

In letters emailed to AGPS, a number of Palestinian students railed against the blackmail and extortion perpetrated by members of the Palestine Recruitment Branch in Ein Karsh in Damascus. The students said they have been frequently offended by officers stationed

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

28-03-2019

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been secretly held in Syria government jails for the seventh year running. Shehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was kidnapped on December 17, 2012. Prior to his abduction, Shehabi had been taking

Mass Rally Staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

Mass Rally Staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

28-03-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees took to the streets of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo to speak up against Israeli aggressions on the blockaded Gaza Strip and in protest at the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Sudan

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Sudan

28-03-2019

Khayrah Ummah charity has handed over food baskets to displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Sudan. The move, which has been funded by the Indonesian NGOs KNRP and ANDARA, makes part of underway endeavors to assuage the calamitous conditions endured

UNRWA: Food Aids for Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Suspended due to Funding Crisis

UNRWA: Food Aids for Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Suspended due to Funding Crisis

27-03-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned of the imminent suspension of its food assistance services to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in case life-saving funds are not immediately

PLO Envoy & Damascus Governor Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Envoy & Damascus Governor Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

27-03-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Anwar Abdul Hadi discussed with Damascus Governor, Adel Anwar AlAlabi, the latest developments in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. In a meeting held with AlAlabi on Tuesday, March 26, at

Habitability Condition Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings Ongoing

Habitability Condition Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings Ongoing

27-03-2019

The studies company which entered Yarmouk Camp on Monday, March 18, has kept up efforts to assess the condition of civilian buildings and premises located at the main entrance to the camp and near the local municipality in Palestine Street

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Dutch Reading Competition for 2nd Time

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Dutch Reading Competition for 2nd Time

27-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Tasnim AlHazina, aged 14, has won the “Read2me” tournament in the Dutch city of Helmond, representing her Dr.Knippenberg College. Tasnim qualified for the final. The reading contest was performed at Stage High Woerd in Utrecht

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

27-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Zuheir Mohamed Ibrahim, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Zuheir was kidnapped by pro-government forces on May 1, 2014, at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint. His condition and whereabouts have

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

26-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of six Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in February 2019, down from 21 in February 2018. The list includes four Palestinian casualties in Damascus and another north of Syria. Damascus also topped the list of the

UNRWA: Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

UNRWA: Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

26-03-2019

UNRWA on Monday said 28,598 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in Lebanon, according to Statistics until the end of February, with a remarkable decrease from previous years. UNRWA data estimated that until December 2016 as many as 31

Turkey Denies Intent to Rescind Palestinian Refugees’ Travel Documents

Turkey Denies Intent to Rescind Palestinian Refugees’ Travel Documents

26-03-2019

Turkish sources denied reports about a recent decision by the Immigration and Passports Office to deactivate travel documents of Palestinian refugees. An anonymous source told Turkeyalaan.net on Thursday that reports about a decision by the Turkish Migration Office stipulating

2 Palestinians among 55 Illegal Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

2 Palestinians among 55 Illegal Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

26-03-2019

Turkish coast guard rescued 55 irregular migrants from a sinking rubber boat in the Aegean Sea off the country's southwestern coast on Saturday.  According to a statement by the Coastal Guard Command, the boat, carrying 52 Syrians, two

UNRWA: 18 Staff Members Dead, 28 Detained/Missing in Syria

UNRWA: 18 Staff Members Dead, 28 Detained/Missing in Syria

25-03-2019

To date, 18 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and a further 26 are missing and/or detained. UNRWA said victims were killed as a result of shelling, sniper attacks, bullet fire, abduction, or blasts

145 Palestinian Refugees Killed during ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk Camp

145 Palestinian Refugees Killed during ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk Camp

25-03-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 145 Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk Camp during ISIS control of the area from April 2015 until the launch of the Syrian military operation on April 18, 2018. According to AGPS figures, 67 Palestinians

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-03-2019

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles in the area, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. Several horrific accidents took place due to inappropriate

Palestinian Woman & Her Daughter Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Woman & Her Daughter Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

25-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Shamsa AlRashdan, aged 56, and her daughter Asia Kweidar, aged 16, have been secretly locked up in Syrian state jails for six years in a row. The mother and her daughter, both residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 6 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 6 Years

24-03-2019

Ten members of a Palestinian refugee family, including two children, have been mysteriously held in Syrian jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel

Deir Ballout Residents Speak Out against Trump’s Statement over Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights

Deir Ballout Residents Speak Out against Trump’s Statement over Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights

24-03-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees took to the street in Deir Ballout Camp north of Syria, protesting the statements made by the U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he said that it is time for US to recognize Israel'

Palestinian Referee Joins AFC

Palestinian Referee Joins AFC

24-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Salam Halawa is taking part in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as a referee. He is going to oversee a match between a Cambodian club and another from Myanmar. The competition was launched a few

Palestinian Scouts Honored in Homs

Palestinian Scouts Honored in Homs

24-03-2019

A ceremony was held by the Palestinian Scouts Club in Homs to celebrate the Brotherhood Day.  Palestinian scouts Abdullah Mohamed Kheir AlKhatib, Nafed Tawfiq AlSafadi, Salim Abdul Rahman Yasin, Bushra Khaled Sarhan, Farid Nadhim Darwish, and Ahmed Khalil Gharib

NEW Turk Post: Turkey Intends to Rescind Travel Documents of Palestinians from Syria

NEW Turk Post: Turkey Intends to Rescind Travel Documents of Palestinians from Syria

23-03-2019

The Turkish Immigration and Passports Office issued a new decision to deactivate travel documents of Palestinian refugees from Syria, the New Turk Post has reported. The Turkish Immigration Office also stipulated that only passports signed by Palestinian-Authority (PA) will be

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

23-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Bashir Mohamed AlShaabi has been held in Syrian state prisons for five consecutive years. His fate and condition remain mysterious. Bashir, a resident of the Homs-based AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped on February 23

Palestinian Volunteers Engaged in Relief Mission in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinian Volunteers Engaged in Relief Mission in Deir Ballout Camp

23-03-2019

Members of the Bab AlShams volunteer group in northern Syria have been engaged in the cleaning campaign kick-started some three months earlier in Deir Ballout Camp, where dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and other southern Damascus zones have

UN Data: 5,489 Buildings Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Data: 5,489 Buildings Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-03-2019

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) published the results of an assessment of the damage to Syrian cities caused by seven years of relentless bombardment by the incumbent regime and its allies since 2011. The UNITAR published

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in Syrian Dungeons

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in Syrian Dungeons

22-03-2019

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. AGPS kept account of the secret detention of 107 Palestinian women and girls sheltered in

Over 34 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails since 2011

Over 34 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails since 2011

22-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee & His Son Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee & His Son Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

22-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Amin AlMajdoub and his son Hesham have been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons, where they have been locked up for the 6th consecutive year. The father and his son, both residents of AlWalid area

484 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

484 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

21-03-2019

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the Mother’s Day documented the death of 484 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, according to death toll data for the period from March 2011 until March

Makeshift Homes in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Set on Fire by Electric Short Circuit

Makeshift Homes in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Set on Fire by Electric Short Circuit

21-03-2019

Wildfires broke out at three residential barracks in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo after a short circuit suddenly rocked the area. The burned homes belong to Palestinian refugee Abu Frias AlHasan, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohamed Ibrahim, Abu Kassem Sa’ed

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

21-03-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Abdullah Ahmed Akleh, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, in Damascus, have called on the human rights institutions countrywide and overseas to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has been missing for over

Palestinian Refugees Risk Their Lives Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

Palestinian Refugees Risk Their Lives Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

21-03-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered on Greek islands continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions and fragile legal status they have been subjected to. Hundreds of Palestinians from Syria have risked their lives onboard the “death boats”

Palestinian Volunteers Take Part In Child Psychological Support Program in Syria

Palestinian Volunteers Take Part In Child Psychological Support Program in Syria

21-03-2019

Dozens of Palestinian youths volunteered for a psychological support training course kick-started on Saturday March 16 in Jaffa Medical Complex, Bisan Hospital in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums, and in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo. The five-day course has

Studies Company Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp to Inspect Damage Wrought on Civilian Structures

Studies Company Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp to Inspect Damage Wrought on Civilian Structures

20-03-2019

A studies company entered Yarmouk Camp on Monday, March 18, after it was tasked by Damascus Governorate, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, to assess the condition of civilian buildings and premises located at the main

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

20-03-2019

Palestinian sisters Hoda Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1975, and Samira Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1970, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. The sisters, both residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

AGPS Launches Telegram Group

AGPS Launches Telegram Group

20-03-2019

AGPS launched an official group on Telegram social media network in an attempt to enable users to access and share data about the Palestinians of Syria. Updated statistics and footages will be shared on the new group on a daily

Cash Allowances Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Allowances Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

20-03-2019

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

UNRWA: 120,000 Palestine Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

UNRWA: 120,000 Palestine Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

19-03-2019

As many as 120,000 Palestine refugees have fled war-stricken Syria since 2011, including 28,000 to Lebanon, according to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The Syrian conflict

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

19-03-2019

UNRWA has denied reports emerging on social media networks about its intent to transfer Palestine refugees taking shelter in Lebanon to other destinations. In a press statement, the agency said reports about an underway plan to move the refugees elsewhere

Vigil Held in Northern Syria over New Zealand’s Notorious Mosque Massacre

Vigil Held in Northern Syria over New Zealand’s Notorious Mosque Massacre

19-03-2019

Dozens of families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, joined on Sunday a vigil staged in solidarity with the victims of New Zealand’s Friday mosque attack, which took away the lives of at least

Severe Humanitarian Crisis Rocks Hums-Based Palestine Refugee Camp

Severe Humanitarian Crisis Rocks Hums-Based Palestine Refugee Camp

19-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria among 6 Palestinians Confirmed Killed in New Zealand’s Mosque Massacre

Palestinian Refugee from Syria among 6 Palestinians Confirmed Killed in New Zealand’s Mosque Massacre

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Amjad Hamid, aged 57, was pronounced dead in Friday's attack on two New Zealand mosques Hamid had immigrated to New Zealand 23 years ago to find a better future, his wife Hanan said. Hamid has not been seen since

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Nizar Fdheil’s team earned the gold medal at the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17. Alaa, sheltered in Khan Dannun Camp, in

Committee Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Work Out Power Crisis

Committee Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Work Out Power Crisis

18-03-2019

Activists in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees said a committee was dispatched by Aleppo’s Power Company to set a plan for operating electricity in the area and identifying adequate zones to install power poles. The activists added that maintenance works

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhodban Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhodban Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlGhodban has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for over seven years. Mohamed, sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, was kidnapped on April 5, 2012, at the Hasya checkpoint

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

17-03-2019

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned of the scale of destruction he has witnessed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. “When last visiting the Yarmouk

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

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

17-03-2019

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

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

17-03-2019

The government of Greece sent notifications to 900 asylum-seekers who were granted “refugee status” to evacuate their European-funded shelters by the end of March. Greek sources said the government will provide financial support for the refugees for three months only

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian children joined a cultural event held afternoon on Friday in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq. Shows, chants, and traditional choreographies were performed as part of the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp has been gripped with dire socio-economic

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

16-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Committee Samir AlJazaerli said 3,000 persons have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp. On February 4, a petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

16-03-2019

Displaced Palestinians urged UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to take serious steps in order to assuage their calamitous situation in Latakia and hand them over much-needed relief aids. Activists said a meeting was held on March

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

16-03-2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi paid a landmark visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in Amman, Jordan. During her

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

15-03-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), hosted on Wednesday a seminar on the sidelines of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to discuss the calamitous

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-03-2019

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its sixth annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2018, seven years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the acute dearth in drinking-water supplies and breakdowns in local power networks. A memorandum handed over by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to the Director-General

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Nidhal AlMesri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for the eighth consecutive year. Nidhal, a paramedic, was kidnapped in December 2011 from an ambulance run by medical staff

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

14-03-2019

Two oral statements were delivered by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) on Tuesday, March 12, as part of Agenda Item 4 of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The first statement underscored the situation of 1

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

14-03-2019

The body of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed Eid has been withheld by a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sour (Tyre) after his family failed to shell out hospitalization fees. The administration of Jabal Amel Hospital in Sour has

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

14-03-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appealed to donor countries, gathering in Brussels on Thursday, not to forget the plight of the Palestinians in Syria and to donate the same

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

14-03-2019

The Medical Care Center of the Shifa Medical and Humanitarian Society in AlBadawi Camp, north of Lebanon, announced Saturday, March 16, a free medical day. The center said concerned patients and children will receive free general health diagnoses along with

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

14-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yehya Mahmoud Khatib has been secretly locked up in a Syrian state jail for the 8th consecutive year. Yehya, born in 1980 and sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp, was kidnapped by pr-government militias at AlHusainiya checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

14-03-2019

A set of activities was held on Sunday by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) for displaced Palestinian children from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Reyhanli. Sports activities and culture quizzes about the names of Palestinian cities

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said, following a meeting held in Damascus on Monday, March 11, that civilians will not be allowed to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp before the technical committees finalize their reports about

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

13-03-2019

A unified committee has been formed by Palestinian activists in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps to follow up on the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees north of Syria. The five-member committee took it upon its shoulder to transmit the

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

13-03-2019

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

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

13-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of five Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian state prisons in February 2019. The casualties are: Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh and Khaled Samara, both residents of Yarmouk Camp, along with Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed who

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

13-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Fakhri Abdul Rahim has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for the fifth consecutive year. Born in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, Ahmed was kidnapped at the Ali AlWahsh

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

12-03-2019

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have extended invitations for a side-event onboard of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva to discuss the precarious situation of Palestinian

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

Fires broke out at dawn on Monday in a lumber mill in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. AGPS field reporter said fires broke out at 5 a.m. and firefighters rushed to

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

Residents of Khan Eshieh 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

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

12-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 26, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11-03-2019

11 Palestinian refugees were gunned down by Turkish gendarmerie as they attempted to enter the Turkish territories, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of casualties includes Mohamed Ahmed AlKhalili, from Yarmouk Camp. He was shot dead while attempting to enter Turkey

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross paid a visit to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to follow up on the situation endured by civilians in the area. The delegation pledged to keep up efforts

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A free medical day was staged by the Popular Action Commission for the residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. A seminar held by medics as part of the event raised civilians’ awareness about healthy food

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

11-03-2019

The “Families for Freedom” movement called for a rally in Brussels in solidarity with the missing and detained people in Syria. A so-called “Bus for Freedom” trip staged by the movement embarked from London in November 2017, passing through European

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

10-03-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,920 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with 1,422 casualties, followed by 263 in Daraa Camp

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

10-03-2019

Over 10,000 protesters from different nationalities took to Istanbul streets on Thursday, urging the Syrian authorities to immediately release all children and women held in jail. A consortium of NGOs and human rights groups took part in the rally

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

10-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ammar Bdeiwi, called Abu Udai, has been locked up in Syrian government jails for the fifth consecutive year. Ammar, who took shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums before he moved to the Hama-based refugee camp, was arrested in

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

10-03-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon (URDA) announced the launch of a campaign to repair children’s testicular abnormalities, hernia, and hypospadias. The union said the medical surgeries are to be carried out for free by pediatric surgeons

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

09-03-2019

Families of Palestinian women and girls continue to voice their deep disappointment over the apathy maintained by the international community, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the human rights NGOs regarding the mystery in which their relatives’ fates and whereabouts have

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

09-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

09-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Jihad Edris, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 9, 2013. He was spotted a few months following his abduction in a Damascus detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

09-03-2019

The Hellenic Coast Guard said a man and two children died on Thursday when a boat they were travelling on sank just off the coast of the Aegean island of Samos in Greece. According to the national coast guard of

On Int’l Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

On Int’l Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

08-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of 478 Palestinian women and girls from Syria due to reasons related to deadly shelling, lack of health care, and fatal torture. At least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured in Syrian government dungeons, some

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-03-2019

Two children below three years of age were rescued after fires broke out inside their family home. The children kept crying for help before a number of residents rushed to the scene and took them out. The house belongs to

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

08-03-2019

The Turkish Immigration Department issued on Friday a decision outlawing the travel of migrants from Syria to Greek cities adjacent to northwestern Turkey. The Turkey in Arabic news site quoted a private source as stating that the decision was issued

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

08-03-2019

AGPS launched an e-group via WhatsApp for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan in an attempt to help refugees to speak up for their rights and concerns. The group does not provide direct relief assistance. It seeks to transmit the voice

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

07-03-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to urge UNRWA and the other concerned institutions to take urgent action regarding their abject conditions. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the refugees expressed their deep concern over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

07-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Saad Hasan, born in 1985, was killed in a shooting attack on the Latakia-based Officers Club. The drive-by shooting was carried out by two gunmen driving a Daihatsu car. Life ammunition and hand grenades were unleashed, killing

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

07-03-2019

An anonymous gang released the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ghanam, a resident of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, after they arbitrarily held him captive for nearly 30 days. Scores of Palestinian refugees have been killed and dozens kidnapped by armed militias in

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

07-03-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating power networks in the area. Civilians said power lines which were damaged as a result of the heavy shelling rocking

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

07-03-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The sum will go towards the Agency’s core programs of health care, sanitation, and hygiene

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

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

07-03-2019

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

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

06-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of six Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2019. The list includes five refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government prisons and another who drowned at sea.

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

06-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ghassan Ezzet AlBreiki has been mysteriously held in Syrian state jails for the third consecutive year. A resident of AlMuzeireeb town, Ghassan was arrested by the government forces in Daraa on September 25, 2016. According to AGPS data

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

06-03-2019

The Community Development Center in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees announced the launch of sign language courses for deaf and dumb people who yearn for better communication and social integration. Concerned learners will be reportedly transferred by UNRWA to Damascus

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

06-03-2019

The Palestinian embassy in Damascus honored on Sunday, March 3, a number of Palestinian and Syrian artists who have spoken up for the Palestinian cause. Palestine’s Ambassador and a number of artists and diplomats were in attendance. Member of Fatah’s

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

06-03-2019

32 Palestinian artists joined an art exhibition organized by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in cooperation with the General Federation of Palestinian Visual Artists. The event was staged on Monday, March 4, at the Arab Cultural

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

05-03-2019

Palestinian families displaced to northern Syria rallied on Monday, March 4, in Deir Ballout Camp, protesting their dire conditions in the poorly-equipped tents. The displaced refugees called on the concerned institutions to take urgent action so as to assuage their

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

05-03-2019

The Network of Palestinian Refugee Camps said the Syrian security forces sent dozens of Palestinian refugees arrested in Hama to Sednaya military prison and to another a jail in Qudsaya. The so-called 215 Intelligence Branch arrested 58 Palestinians displaced from

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

05-03-2019

Fires broke out in AlMuhammadiya refugee camp, southwest of Afrin city, north of Syria. A refugee tent was burned down in the incident. Other tents sustained damage.

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

05-03-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with a water blackout which has been ongoing for days. Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

05-03-2019

The government of Afghanistan has contributed $1 million to the main United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees. In a ceremony in Istanbul on March 3, Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan, Afghanistan's ambassador to Turkey, handed the donation to Pierre

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

05-03-2019

Palestinian author Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received an honorary PhD in poetry from the International Academy of Arts and Media in Egypt. Mufleh hailed the move and expressed his deep pride of the honorary degree, which he said is a sign

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yasser Fa’our has been kept in custody in Greece for the eighth month running over allegations of assaulting Greek police and attempting to burn state property, among other counterfeit charges. Reaching out to AGPS, Fa’our said he had

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Karam Ahmad Afani, aged 26, has been mysteriously locked up in Syrian state prisons since September 15, 2013. Karam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Nizar Fdheil has qualified for the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, set to be held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17. Alaa, sheltered in Khan Dannun

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

04-03-2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) endorsed on Saturday the establishment of an endowment fund to ensure the sustainable financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), reported the Saudi Press Agency. The agreement was reached during a

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

03-03-2019

Over 180 school drop-outs among the Palestinians of Syria have benefited from the education and development programs provided by Afaak Education Center in Wadi AlZineh, south of Lebanon. Director of Afaak Center, Maher Abboud, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

03-03-2019

The European Union member states (Madad Fund) contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of the EU's “Strengthening the Resilience of Palestine Refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

03-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdullah Ali Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 15, 2013. He was arrested at a government checkpoint in AlSabina, south of Damascus. AGPS kept record

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

03-03-2019

Greece’s Ministry of Migration Policy announced its decision to suspend aids allotted for refugees who were granted subsidiary protection or asylum before August 2017. According to Greek news outlets, the Greek authorities will gradually notify refugees with subsidiary protection/asylum status

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Mahmoud AlNaser, called Abu Bakr AlHalabi, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of his wife Israa AlHariri, with whom he has lost contact since May 2018, when thousands were deported from Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

02-03-2019

UNRWA’s Director of Programs, Syria Field Office, Amanya Michael Ebye, and member of the Fatah Central Committee, Samir AlRefa’i discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syrian and the vital role paid by the UN refugee agency to assuage the calamitous condition

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

02-03-2019

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

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fidaa Suleiman earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship, in the second such medal won at the competition. A few days earlier, Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, received a gold medal

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

01-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand continue to face extremely dire conditions due to the crackdowns perpetrated by the Thai authorities and the absence of serious humanitarian action by the national and international human rights bodies

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

01-03-2019

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound the alarm over the security turmoil overwhelming the area and the heavy deployment of political security forces across residential alleyways. Local activists said a number of

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

01-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Fayad Abdul Karim Shehabi has been locked up under mysterious circumstances in Syrian state prisons since November 2013. An ex-prisoner said he had met Fayad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in 2014 in Branch 215. Other reports said

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

01-03-2019

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation (SAMS) announced the launch of its medical program for the displaced Palestinians of Syria and Syrians in Lebanon. Free surgeries will be carried out for patients with face, nose, and ear deformities and throat

Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

28-02-2019

The opposition-run Directorate of Civil Affairs in Syria announced the inception of the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria. The new center will keep record of and provide personal data on the Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

28-02-2019

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

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

28-02-2019

The European Union Representative, Ralph Tarraf, and Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed, at UNRWA headquarters in occupied Jerusalem, the EU-UNRWA contribution agreement in

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship. Hamza and other students exited Yarmouk Camp in May 2013 on way to Alliance and Sai’d AlAas colleges to sit for exams. He

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have slammed the apathy maintained by the international community, the United Nations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over their unending cries for help. The refugees said that

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

27-02-2019

The families of jailed Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to the United Nations and the concerned international bodies to urge the Syrian government to release all detainees and disclose their mysterious conditions and whereabouts

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Yaseen has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the sixth consecutive year. A resident of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia, Ibrahim has been jailed since July 25, 2013. AGPS documented

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

26-02-2019

15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in AlMuzeireeb area in Daraa have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons. AlMuzeireeb town, south of Daraa, is home to nearly 8,500 Palestinian refugees along with dozens of families

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

26-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

26-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

26-02-2019

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

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

25-02-2019

15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in AlMuzeireeb area in Daraa have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons. AlMuzeireeb town, south of Daraa, is home to nearly 8,500 Palestinian refugees along with dozens of families

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

25-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

25-02-2019

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

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

25-02-2019

At least 30 persons from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, were trapped in an ambush set by the Syrian government forces, on their way to opposition-held zones in northern Syria. They were detained in cooperation with smugglers

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

25-02-2019

30-year-old Palestinian refugee Muhammed Mahmoud Muhammed has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the detainee was kidnapped from his workplace in Dumar area, in western Damascus. An ex-prisoner who was

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugees stranded in Indonesia launched calls for a peaceful vigil to urge the concerned authorities to meet their demands and grant them their rights to education, work, free movement, and safe shelter. According to the Palestinians of Iraq website

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

25-02-2019

The Charity Commission for the Relief of the Palestine People in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent have provided free medical checks and therapy to displaced Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. The six-day move makes part of the 9th Medical

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

24-02-2019

Families of slain Palestinians and prisoners continue to voice their deep anger over Israel’s decision to slash their revenues from tax funds allotted for the Palestinian Authority (PA). A Palestinian refugee taking shelter in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

24-02-2019

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

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

24-02-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 23 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agreement was signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

24-02-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 50 BIM cards worth 100 Turkish Liras each to families of orphans and needy children with three members or less. Families comprising four members or more received 150 Turkish Lira. Khayra Ummah pledged to keep up

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

23-02-2019

Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Thursday paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp and inspected works to repair AlShuhadaa Cemetery and remove rubble from residential alleyways. PLO representative in Syria Tawfiq AlTirawi, also member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

23-02-2019

In a meeting held in Damascus, representatives of the Coalition of Palestinian Factions briefed different parties about the recent Moscow talks and underway contacts with Damascus governor, PLO departments, and UNRWA to rehabilitate the camp and smooth civilians’ return to

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fourth year running. Walid, a father of three children, was kidnapped on November 26, 2015 on his way to Damascus to receive treatment

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

23-02-2019

Educational courses and a psychological support program have been staged by Aidoun group in Jaramana Camp, AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, and Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq. Courses in handicrafts and sewing along with psychosocial support activities aiming at strengthening self-esteem and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Assem Husam AlDeen Taleb was honored as the champion of the Swedish Open Karate Championship, staged on Saturday, February 19. On December 23, 2016, Assem won the top prize at a Karate championship in Sweden and

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

22-02-2019

UNRWA’s newly-appointed director, Amanya Michael Ebye, said that after eight years of conflict, “Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.” “I look forward to ensuring that UNRWA continues to provide

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

22-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

22-02-2019

A conference titled “Until the Last Child and Woman Are Released from Syrian Prisons” was held by Le Movement De La Conscience (Conscience Movement) in Istanbul. Human rights activists and parliamentarians from about 55 countries were in attendance. Speakers at

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

22-02-2019

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2019

Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian factions, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing their safe access to their homes in

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

21-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 51 Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, since the outbreak of the Syrian war. The list includes 17 refugees who were fatally gunned down, 13 who died in blasts, 10 who died under

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

21-02-2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony at the UNRWA Haifa School in Beirut to mark the end of an eight

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

21-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Shaqra, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Amer was arrested on December 12, 2012 at Khan Eshieh checkpoint while carrying a small money box

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

20-02-2019

728 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces in war-torn Syria. The list includes 276 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government. Palestinians aged 18

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

20-02-2019

A committee to follow up on the conditions of displaced Palestinian refugees in AlMuhammadiya Camp, north of Syria, has been formed by Palestinian activists. The committee said in its founding statement that it has seen the day as a result

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

20-02-2019

A vigil was staged on February 19 by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo outside of UNRWA’s office in AlNeirab, protesting the UN Agency’s decision to hand over aids only to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

20-02-2019

Representatives of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid a visit, on Monday, February 18, to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to keep tabs on reconstruction works. Member of the PFLP political

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

20-02-2019

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

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

19-02-2019

A Palestinian refugee who fled Yarmouk Camp to the Lebanese region of AlBekaa has offered to sell his one-year-old toddler via Whatsapp due to his abject living conditions. An AGPS correspondent quoted the Palestinian refugee as stating that he decided

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

19-02-2019

The network of Palestinian refugee Camps “Shamekh” embarked on an e-campaign on Facebook in an attempt to mobilize action regarding the victims of torture, detainees, and victims of enforced disappearance in war-torn Syria. The campaigners called on activists, news agencies

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

19-02-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ibrahim Ibrahim continues to appeal for information over the fate of their jailed son. Muhammad, born in 1982 in Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in February 2013 at al-Batikha checkpoint, in Yarmouk. Ever since, no

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

19-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Saudi Arabia have sounded the alarm over the mistreatment they have been subjected to as the Saudi authorities continue to prevent them of their basic rights, including the right to a visa, education, and free

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

18-02-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Maria Tamer Abu Azarah, taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, after she was deported from Yarmouk Camp with her family, succumbed to a deadly cancer on Sunday. Over recent months, Maria’s family

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

18-02-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appointed Amanya Michael Ebye, a Ugandan national, to the position of Director of UNRWA Affairs in the Syrian Arab Republic as of 15 February 2019

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

18-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Husam Maw’ed has been held in Syrian state prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Husam was kidnapped along with the Palestinian girl Salma Abdul Razaq at the al-Bashir checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

18-02-2019

Some 100 German activists rallied in Passau city, protesting a decision by the Bavarian government to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia. The rally-goers voiced their anger

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

17-02-2019

URNWA in Syria will opt for urgent measures to curtail in-kind and cash aids allotted to the Palestinians of Syria. Media sources quoted the UN agency as stating that aids will be handed over to Palestinian families worst affected by

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

17-02-2019

A vigil was staged by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, protesting UNRWA’s decision to hand over aids to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies that thousands of Palestinian families will not be included on the agency’s

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

17-02-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

17-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 100 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP – GC) as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across war-torn Syrian, mostly in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime earlier, PFLP

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

16-02-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to launch a cry for help owing to the abject situation they have been going through in the poverty-stricken area. The displaced families have appealed to UNRWA and

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

16-02-2019

Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestine refugees UNRWA has promised to work hard to ensure continuity of the agency’s services despite its fragile financial situation. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said although there was no guarantee that the donors who

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

16-02-2019

The Palestinian AlJamal family appealed, in letters sent to AGPS, to the concerned parties and activists in Syria to work on disclosing the fate of their three siblings who were kidnapped on August 29, 2013 from AlSabina checkpoint, in Rif

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

16-02-2019

The Palestine Charity Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families in Aleppo’s northern suburbs as part of its winter campaign. Over the past three months, the commission handed over meat portions to displaced Palestinian families

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

15-02-2019

Relatives of Palestinian refugees who have been forced to fight alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) affiliated with the Syrian government said the battalion continues to reject appeals to lay off Palestinians who ended their military mission. Sources close to

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

15-02-2019

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

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

15-02-2019

Meanwhile, AGPS found out that 16 Palestinian refugees, among them a woman, were arrested across the Syrian territories in 2018, down from 28 refugees, including seven women, in 2017. The list of the 2018 arrestees includes six Palestinians from Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

15-02-2019

The fate of Palestinian refugee Adnan Tal’at ALoulou, born in 1962, has been shrouded in mystery in Syria’s state-run prisons. He was kidnapped at the Batikha checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, on February 13, 2013

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

15-02-2019

Lebanon Academy for Training and Development, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, announced the launch of free training courses for youths aged between 15 and 24. Palestinian refugees from Syria will reportedly benefit from the initiative. Courses in the

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

14-02-2019

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

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

14-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed died under torture in Syrian prisons, where they had been held for over five months. They were kidnapped at a government-run checkpoint on March 12, 2014.

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

14-02-2019

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the mounds of trash piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

14-02-2019

AGPS documented the detention of 38 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, between March 2011 until January 2019. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total of

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

14-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have fled to Europe have been torn apart from the nourishment of home and warmth of family reunification. Most of European states have opted for closed-door policies, denying visas for Palestinians from Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

13-02-2019

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

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Adnan Talel Amouri, aged 24, has gone missing in Germany for the fourth month. Born on October 3, 1994, Muhammad fled Yarmouk Camp in war-torn Syria to the Netherlands, before he headed for Germany one year and

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

13-02-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined on Tuesday a vigil staged outside of the UNRWA office in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, protesting the agency’s cut of vital services. The refugees urged the agency to shell out

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to sound alarm bells over their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

13-02-2019

AGPS has launched its official Instagram account in an attempt to reach out to a larger audience and monitor the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. In seeking to give a voice to the voiceless Palestinians of Syria, AGPS

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

12-02-2019

Over 25 Palestinian refugees have been diagnosed with cancer in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq. On February 9, a 40-year-old Palestinian refugee succumbed to a lung cancer that infected his body. Other cancer-stricken patients have been left without treatment

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

12-02-2019

A 19-year-old Palestinian refugee sheltered in Rif Dimashq was tortured to death in Syria’s state-run Sednaya military prison, north of Damascus, where he had been jailed for over three years. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,729 Palestinian refugees in

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

12-02-2019

Over 325 displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin, continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has overwhelmed the region. The families lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

12-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped on January 15, 2015. He is a native of Ein AlZaytoun village

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. Displaced Palestinian families called on UNRWA to take urgent steps in order to reconstruct the destroyed homes

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

11-02-2019

The Russian private military contracting company Vegacy Strategic Services Ltd was recently photographed training members of the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Aleppo. Similar photos have been posted and shared on Russian Facebook pages. A few days

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

11-02-2019

An e-campaign launched by German activists to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia, has garnered 30,300

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Shukri Muhammed AlNaji has been held in a Syrian government prison for the fourth consecutive year. He was kidnapped from Khirbet AlShiyab in Rif Dimashq on February 10, 2015. He is a resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

10-02-2019

As the Syrian war draws to an end, refugees are being encouraged to return home by the countries to which they have fled. Those who do so, however, are finding the persecution that caused them to flee has not gone

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

10-02-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in such southern Damascus towns as Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the price hike, steep rental fees, and high rates of unemployment. Palestinians are forced to

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

10-02-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan called for an emergency gathering at the UNRWA office in Amman to urge the agency to meet their demands. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have railed against

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

10-02-2019

Palestinian student Salma Abdul Razak, enrolled at the Architectural Engineering University in Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government penitentiaries. Born on March 30, 1990, Salma fled Yarmouk Camp after it was struck with Mig fighter jets

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

09-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

09-02-2019

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) announced the end of its armed mission in AlSuweida Desert, south of Syria, where it has fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias. According to AGPS data, 33 PLA fighters were killed in

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

09-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh Shakosh has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate has

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

09-02-2019

Turkish coast guards rescued 13 migrants off Bodrum coast, west of Turkey, attempting to reach Greece. Turksih sources said they received a cry for help by phone at nightfall minutes before the boat was expected to drown due to a

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, was tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons. Atieyh’s death brings the number of Palestinians who died under torture in Syrian state prisons to 569, according to AGPS data.

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

08-02-2019

15 PLA members were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk Camp on July 30, 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed, from Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 2, 2014. Over 1,724 Palestinian detainees have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government jails, among them 108 women and girls.

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

08-02-2019

A free medical week has been launched at AlRa’i Hospital in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday. Free medical check-ups will be provided to ophthalmology patients regardless of their nationalities, from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Patients

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

07-02-2019

Burying their deceased beloved ones has become a nightmarish quest for Palestinians taking refuge in and around Yarmouk Camp. The refugees find it too difficult to secure a burial spot due to a shortage of land and soaring tomb prices

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

07-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ahmad AlJebali, affiliated with the Free Palestine Movement, died of wounds he sustained in clashes against ISIS militias in Yarmouk Camp, prior to the government takeover of the camp on May 21, 2018. AGPS documented the death

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

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

07-02-2019

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

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

07-02-2019

Mu’awiya AlHaji who was released from a Syrian government prison said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk, in jail. AlHaji said the refugee was transferred to the Sednaya military prison, in Rif Dimashq

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

07-02-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon and the International Committee of the Red Cross embarked on a campaign to take down the names of persons suffering from war injuries and gunshot wounds in Lebanon. Wounded persons who

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

06-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 97 Palestinian residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq since the outbreak of deadly hostilities in Syria until January 2019. The list includes 20 Palestinians who died under shelling, 62 who were fatally gunned

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-02-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have run out of and gas and fuel reserves urgently needed for heating and cooking. Speaking with AGPS, the residents said they registered their names on the line-up list months ago

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

06-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies and food boxes donated by the European AlWafa Campaign to displaced families north of Syria. Some 2,200 Palestinian and Syrian families benefited from the measure, which

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

06-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mirvat Kablawi, from AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the fourth consecutive year. Mirvat was arrested at a government-run checkpoint in AlHusainiya Camp on September 6, 2015

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

05-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

05-02-2019

A petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel Anwar AlAlabi, urging local authorities to smooth the return of displaced families to their homes. The 200-page petition, signed by 3,000 residents of Yarmouk

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

05-02-2019

A smart bus stop was installed by civil society representatives from the so-called Umniyah Project, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, and UNICEF. Volunteer students installed lighting kit and USB devices to charge mobile phones at the new

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

05-02-2019

Ex-detainee Mu’awiya AlHaji said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in a Syrian state prison. The ex-prisoner said Abdul Fattah was transferred from Branch 291 to the Sednaya military prison, north of

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

04-02-2019

German activists embarked on an e-campaign seeking to garner signatures to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

04-02-2019

Civilians and rescue teams from AFAD charity removed the body of Palestinian refugee Ali Hasan Amer, nicknamed Abu Hasan AlDabou, from Afrin river,  separating Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Afrin outskirts, north of Syria. Ali, aged 19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

04-02-2019

The family of Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January 9, 2016 in

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

04-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. Some 600 families, among them 325 Palestinian families, have been taking refuge in the

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Sameh Daqaq has been detained by the German authorities pending her deportation to the eastern European country of Lativia, where her family were first granted asylum, before they headed for Germany. The German authorities rebuffed the family’s appeals

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

03-02-2019

Military courses were held by the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo. Commander of Liwaa AlQuds, Muhammad AlSaid, accompanied by gunmen, toured the camp and inspected the conditions of the

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing her

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

03-02-2019

A rally was staged by Palestinian factions in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in solidarity with detainees in Israeli occupation jails. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to sound distress signals

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

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

02-02-2019

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

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

02-02-2019

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in T’seil, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, continue to launch cries for help over the exacerbated socio-economic conditions they have been enduring. Palestinian families have called on all concerned parties, including UNRWA and the Palestine

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

02-02-2019

Head of the PLO’s Department of Refugee Affairs, Ahmad Abu Holi, said he will reach out to the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami AlHamdlallah, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in order to urge them to implement the cabinet decision

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

02-02-2019

A wool exhibition was staged by popular factions in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. Traditional textile designs were put on display during the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Youssef Hajres, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces as he passed through AlSoumariya checkpoint, near Damascus. His condition and whereabouts have gone mysterious. He is the father of

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Issa AlHourani has been held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Issa, born in 1982, was kidnapped by pro-government forces in Daraa AlBalad in Syria in November 2013. His family continues to appeal for

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

01-02-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria said displaced families will soon get access to their homes in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, sometime soon. Local authorities in Damascus governorate have just finalized examining ownership documents of 4,000 residents following a survey

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

01-02-2019

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 the Palestinians from Syria entered Jordan through irregular means as a result of

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

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

31-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 265 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, since the outburst of deadly hostilities in the country. The list includes 134 Palestinians who were killed under shelling; 34 who were shot dead

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces

31-01-2019

Military police affiliated with the Syrian opposition to northwest of Aleppo arrested on Wednesday the Palestinian refugee Yehya AlSarhaan, nicknamed Abu Muhammad, in Deir Ballout Camp over allegations of his affiliations with ISIS militias. Reporting from Deir Ballout Camp, an

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Denied Right to ID Documents

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Denied Right to ID Documents

31-01-2019

Human rights activists north of Syria said civil registration offices have refused to issue identity cards to Palestinian refugees who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp and other areas in Damascus and Rif Dimashq. The activists said displaced Palestinian refugees have

Palestinian and Syrian Officials Meet over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian and Syrian Officials Meet over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

31-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian officials discussed, during a meeting convened a few days earlier, the progress of reconstruction initiatives in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. Damascus governor Adel AlAlabi, Palestine’s Ambassador in Damascus Mahmoud AlKhalidi, and members of the committee overseeing

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

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

31-01-2019

Palestinian brothers Muhammed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Muhammed, born in 1968, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Detainees’ Families Subjected to Blackmailing in War-Torn Syria

Detainees’ Families Subjected to Blackmailing in War-Torn Syria

30-01-2019

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials with fake Facebook

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Meet with UNRWA Director in Jordan

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Meet with UNRWA Director in Jordan

30-01-2019

A delegation of the Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Jordan met on Monday, January 28, with the director of UNRWA operations in Jordan Roger Davies to discuss the situation of Palestinians from Syria seeking shelter in Jordan. The committee

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

30-01-2019

Palestinian activists raised alarm bells over the deteriorating conditions of the displaced Palestinian refugees in Lebanon due to the absence of relief aids and humanitarian assistance. Activists urged UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Palestinian factions to take urgent measures

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for US$1.2 Billion for Palestine Refugees from Syria

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for US$1.2 Billion for Palestine Refugees from Syria

30-01-2019

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, called for a total of US$ 1.2 billion to fund the Agency’s vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestine refugees across the Middle East. It is the amount

Situation in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Road Closures

Situation in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Road Closures

29-01-2019

Reporting from Deir Ballout Camp, an AGPS news reporter said the main access roads to Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, have been closed off. On Sunday, the Tahrir AlSham Commission (formerly known as AlNusra Front) abruptly

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

29-01-2019

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

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspends Visas for Palestinians from Syria

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspends Visas for Palestinians from Syria

29-01-2019

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 Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

29-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Nidhal Ismail Mohammed, taking shelter in Jilin, south of Syria, has been locked up in Syrian state jails since January 1, 2013. His family and friends continue to appeal for information.

1,411 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

1,411 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

28-01-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 1,411 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

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Launch Distress Signals

28-01-2019

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. Low wages, high rates of unemployment, and socio-economic

Displaced Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

28-01-2019

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular committees, has been gripped with dire socio-economic conditions as a result of the high rates of unemployment. Scores of civilians have fled the camp while others have

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

28-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Moad Adnan AlKhatib, sheltered in AlHussainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been held in government prisons since December 1, 2012. AlKhatib was a student of AlFatah AlIslami College and the Imam (preacher) of AlSahabi Zaher

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

27-01-2019

The committee speaking on behalf of the displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan lashed out at UNRWA for turning its back on the refugees’ demands, which they voiced during their last sit-in outside of the agency’s office in Amman

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st price in Dutch language competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st price in Dutch language competition

27-01-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohammed Ali received the first prize at the Dutch language competition for 2018, beating 36 others contestants. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands handed over the prizes to the winners, who also received a sum of 2,500

Swedish Migration Agency: 20,000 Migrants to Retrieve Residency Right

Swedish Migration Agency: 20,000 Migrants to Retrieve Residency Right

27-01-2019

The Swedish Migration Agency said some 20,000 migrants will be granted legal stays in Sweden following family reunification procedures. The Swedish Minister of Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson told Express daily that family reunification is a key step to

Leisure Activities Held for Displaced Children North of Syria

Leisure Activities Held for Displaced Children North of Syria

27-01-2019

Leisure activities were held by the Ein Jalout Scouts, in partnership with the Commission of Palestinians from Syria for Relief and Development, in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, in an attempt to tone down the tragic

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

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

26-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 276 Palestinian refugees as they fought alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, in war-torn Syria. Most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi and Tel

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp Infrastructure Kick-Started

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp Infrastructure Kick-Started

26-01-2019

The Syrian Minister of Public Works and Housing Suhail Abdul Latif announced the launch of works to rehabilitate infrastructure and allow displaced families to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp and the adjacent AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus. Speaking

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

26-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Najib Abdul Majid Issa Sweiti, born in 1984, has been held in Syrian state prisons since September 2017. He was abducted near Damascus International Airport on his way back to Syria, coming from Jordan, to reunite with his

Luncheon Held by Charity in Deir Ballout Camp

Luncheon Held by Charity in Deir Ballout Camp

26-01-2019

A luncheon was held by the Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development for dozens of displaced children north of Syria. The luncheon, held in Deir Ballout refugee camp, makes part of ongoing attempts to assuage the tragic

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

25-01-2019

Activists and human rights advocates north of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to issue identity documents identifying Palestinians sheltered in the area as refugees who have been displaced from their homeland—Palestine. The calls saw the day after civil

Palestinian Family Continues to Appeal for Information over Missing Son

Palestinian Family Continues to Appeal for Information over Missing Son

25-01-2019

The family of the 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

School Outfits Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Children south of Damascus

School Outfits Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Children south of Damascus

25-01-2019

Yaboos Foundation for Women Empowerment and Development distributed uniforms to primary and preparatory schoolchildren at AlFalouja School in Yalda town, south of Damascus. The move falls in line with a campaign kick-started in September 2018 and aiming to provide school

Over 60% of 2018 Victims among Palestinians from Syria Identified as Civilians

Over 60% of 2018 Victims among Palestinians from Syria Identified as Civilians

24-01-2019

AGPS documented a remarkable increase in the death toll of Palestinian civilians in war-torn Syria during 2018, with an estimated number of 168 people, making up 60.87% of the overall toll recorded since the outburst of the warfare. 108

Italy to Dispatch Cash Aids for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Italy to Dispatch Cash Aids for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

24-01-2019

The Italian government has donated €1.5 million ($1.7 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to provide health services for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Massimo Marotti, and UNRWA

Stranded Students Transferred to Schools Outside of Yarmouk Camp

Stranded Students Transferred to Schools Outside of Yarmouk Camp

24-01-2019

Palestinian students taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp were transferred to schools outside of the camp, according to Yarmouk’s education chief Waleed AlKurdi. Palestinian students enrolled at schools located in AlZahira and AlMayadeen neighborhoods, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, often walk for

Biria School Honors Outstanding Students

Biria School Honors Outstanding Students

24-01-2019

The Biria primary school in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees honored laureate pupils who achieved good results in the academic year 2018/2019. Certificates and awards were handed over to schoolchildren. Teaching staff, NGOs, and parents were in attendance. A

NGO Opens Registration for Film-Making Course

NGO Opens Registration for Film-Making Course

24-01-2019

Action for Hope foundation launched a call for applications for Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese students in AlBekaa region to join a film-making training session. The nine-month course is set to be kick-started in mid-February 2019 with two sessions weekly. Applicants

Palestinian Refugee Executed in Syria’s Military Prison of Sednaya

Palestinian Refugee Executed in Syria’s Military Prison of Sednaya

23-01-2019

An ex-detainee who was recently released from the state-run Sednaya military prison north of Damascus said the Syrian authorities executed the Palestinian refugee Ahmed AlAboush, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, following his mother’s visit in 2015. AGPS has been deeply

Palestinian from Syria in Thailand Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian from Syria in Thailand Appeal for Humanitarian Action

23-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have urged the international community, the United Nations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian Embassy, among other concerned bodies, to rally around them and work on releasing those held in Thai jails

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

23-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Tuesday outside of the UNRWA office in Amman, protesting the agency’s poor services and reluctance to meet their demands, including their calls to shell out monthly allowances so as to enable the refugees to

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Boost Support for UNRWA

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Boost Support for UNRWA

23-01-2019

Syria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal Miqdad said the Syrian government will prop up support for UNRWA in such a way as to enable the agency to keep up its relief services for Palestinian refugees in Syria

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail Against Bread Dearth

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail Against Bread Dearth

23-01-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the poor-quality of bread sold in the area. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to

Pro-Gov’t Groups Remove Rubble from Yarmouk Camp, Steal Civilian Property

Pro-Gov’t Groups Remove Rubble from Yarmouk Camp, Steal Civilian Property

22-01-2019

Activists quoted eye-witnesses as stating that pro-government groups in Syria have been clearing rubble in Street 30 in Yarmouk Camp and seizing civilians’ belongings. According to the activists, government vehicles continue to scour the area. Eight buildings have reportedly been

Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya, Sahnaya Rail Against Gas Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya, Sahnaya Rail Against Gas Crisis

22-01-2019

Palestinians and Syrians taking shelter in Qudsaya and Sahnaya areas, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with an acute dearth in gas supplies. A Palestinian refugee in Qudsaya said civilians often line up for hours outside of local distribution centers

Cleansing Campaign Launched in I’zaz Camp

Cleansing Campaign Launched in I’zaz Camp

22-01-2019

Displaced families sheltered in I’zaz refugee camp, north of Syria, have embarked on a cleaning campaign in an attempt to eliminate rats and enhance hygiene in the area. The moves comes a couple of days after Maram Foundation for Relief

Workshop Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Workshop Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

22-01-2019

A workshop has been staged by the Independent Human Rights Commission - Grievances Bureau in the besieged Gaza Strip to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to Gaza. The commission briefed the participants about the calamitous conditions of

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam Apathy by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam Apathy by UNRWA

21-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have railed against the reluctance maintained by UNRWA regarding their cries for help. The committee speaking on behalf of the displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan said it received positive responses by UNRWA officials

Admins at I’zar Camp North of Syria Pledge Better Services

Admins at I’zar Camp North of Syria Pledge Better Services

21-01-2019

Maram Foundation for Relief and Development taking charge of the I’zaz refugee camp north of Syria said it has reached an agreement with the displaced families sheltered in the camp to enhance their living conditions. In a Saturday statement, Maram

Palestinian Refugee Diaa AlAbtah Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Diaa AlAbtah Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

21-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen Issa AlAbtah has been held in Syrian state prisons for the sixth year running. Dhiaa was kidnapped at the age of 18. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. His family continues to appeal

Complaint Lodged against Greece over Human Rights Violations against Child Migrants

Complaint Lodged against Greece over Human Rights Violations against Child Migrants

21-01-2019

A legal challenge to the violations of migrant children’s social rights on mainland Greece and its North Eastern Aegean islands has been lodged before a European body specialized in the protection of social rights at the European level. The legal action, taken

Palestinian Refugees in AlShabiba Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Refugees in AlShabiba Camp Launch Cry for Help

20-01-2019

The Shabiba refugee camp, north of Syria, has run out of bread and other much-needed items for the eighth day running after the camp administration opted for castigatory measures against the displaced families in response to protest moves recently staged

Palestinian Refugee Dies as Greece-Bound Boat Capsizes

Palestinian Refugee Dies as Greece-Bound Boat Capsizes

20-01-2019

Activists said a boat packed with 80 migrants struck rocks and exploded before it capsized off the Greek island of Farmakonisi. All the migrants got stuck among the rocks before they were rescued by the Greek coast guards. The body

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Shebli Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Shebli Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

20-01-2019

Palestinian resident of Yarmouk Camp Mohamed Shebli, born on March 18, 1981, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries since May 8, 2013. He was kidnapped at the government-run AlHusainiya checkpoint. AGPS kept record of the incarceration of 1,724

AlWafaa Campaign Hands Over Aids to Displaced Palestinians South of Turkey

AlWafaa Campaign Hands Over Aids to Displaced Palestinians South of Turkey

20-01-2019

The AlWafaa European Campaign distributed relief aids to over 100 Palestinian families in Gaziantep city, south of Turkey. The list of items includes heating kit, foodstuff, and children’s milk. Dozens of displaced families sheltered in other Turkish cities also received

567 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

567 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

19-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 567 Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. A couple of days earlier, a Palestinian engineer died as a result of torture. The local authorities handed over his identity documents to his family

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Greece over Mistreatment

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Greece over Mistreatment

19-01-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees rallied on Thursday outside of the the European Asylum Support Office on the Greek island of Samos, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures and delays in the transfer of refugees from the island to Greek

UNRWA: Health Care Services Cover Basic Medical Needs of Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA: Health Care Services Cover Basic Medical Needs of Palestine Refugees in Syria

19-01-2019

UNRWA said it provides primary health care, both preventative and curative, to all 438,000 Palestine refugees in Syria. UNRWA said its health centers provide a range of primary medical services, including out-patient consultations, vaccinations, growth monitoring, provision of medicine

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Refugees North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Refugees North of Syria

19-01-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development, in partnership with the Islamic Association for the Relief of Orphans and Needy People, handed over fuel supplies to displaced families sheltered in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugees camps, in

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

18-01-2019

Displaced families in the Muhammadiya and Deir Ballout refugee camps in northern Syria have raised concerns about the upshots of the flooding of the Afrin river in the wake of heavy rains. High water levels last week cut off the road between

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Jail since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Jail since 2015

18-01-2019

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 over three years. His fate and condition remain unknown. He was kidnapped at the Ibn

Palestinian Refugee Ranked on Top of List of Laureate Medicine Students in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Ranked on Top of List of Laureate Medicine Students in Damascus

18-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Mujeeb AlRahman Naser Shanati, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has won the first rank in human medicine in Damascus. Mujeeb was honored by the Minister of Higher Education and the deans of Damascus universities. Dozens of

AlWafaa European Campaign Gearing Up for Relief Mission South of Turkey

AlWafaa European Campaign Gearing Up for Relief Mission South of Turkey

18-01-2019

AlWafaa European Campaign arrived on Wednesday in Turkey, coming from Lebanon, in an attempt to launch the “For a Warm Winter Campaign – 8) aiming to tone down the calamitous conditions endured by the displaced Palestinian refugees south of Turkey

Displaced Families in I’zaz Camp Keep Up Vigil for 4th Day

Displaced Families in I’zaz Camp Keep Up Vigil for 4th Day

17-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families continue to rally for the fourth day running outside of I’zaz Camp, protesting the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the local administration. Activists slammed the administration for turning the camp into “an open-air

Palestinian Engineer Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Engineer Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

17-01-2019

A Palestinian electrical engineer from AlHajar AlAswad died under torture in Syrian state jails. The casualty was kidnapped in 2015 at a checkpoint in AlAbaseen area on his way back home from his workplace in Damascus. He reportedly suffers from

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp Launch Cry for Help

17-01-2019

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to all concerned parties and UNRWA to work on reconstructing the camp and granting civilians a safe access to their homes. The displaced civilians launched

PLO Delegation Visits Yarmouk, Inaugurates Palestine TV in Damascus

PLO Delegation Visits Yarmouk, Inaugurates Palestine TV in Damascus

17-01-2019

A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by Azzam AlAhmad and Information Minister Ahmad Assaf paid a visit to AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime earlier, the delegation discussed possible ways to boost reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. This

$2 Million Allotted for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

$2 Million Allotted for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

17-01-2019

Member of the PLO’s Executive Committee Wasel Abu Yousef told AlWatan daily that the PLO has secured a sum of $2 million to carry on debris-clearance in Yarmouk. Abu Yousef said contacts have been held with the Syrian authorities in

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Lebanon

17-01-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad has gone missing in Lebanon since January 15. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. His family continues to appeal for information, saying the refugee suffers from health disorders. His family can be reached out at

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

16-01-2019

The Independent Commission for Human Rights -- Grievances Bureau in the besieged Gaza Strip embarked on a media campaign to push for rehabilitating the rights of the Palestinian refugees who returned to Gaza from war-torn Syria. The commission called for a mass

Families of Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Jails Subjected to Blackmailing

Families of Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Jails Subjected to Blackmailing

16-01-2019

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money of at least $2,000 up to $20,000 to

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-01-2019

UNRWA, in partnership with the European Trust Fund, transferred cash aids to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance of 27$ per every

Campaign Kick-Started in AlNeirab Camp to Make Winter Clothes for Displaced Children

Campaign Kick-Started in AlNeirab Camp to Make Winter Clothes for Displaced Children

16-01-2019

A group of Palestinian women in AlNeirab Camap in Aleppo launched a so-called “dafa” (warmath) campaign in an attempt to make woolen winter clothes for children and teenagers in Handarat area. Winter garments have been handed over to children and

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Rally in I’zaz Camp over Mistreatment by Local Authorities

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Rally in I’zaz Camp over Mistreatment by Local Authorities

15-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian families rallied on Sunday outside of I’zaz Camp, protesting the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the local administration. Speaking with AGPS by phone, the administration of I’zaz Camp denied, however, the allegations, saying staff have

PLO Delegation in Damascus Sheds Light on Yarmouk Rehabilitation

PLO Delegation in Damascus Sheds Light on Yarmouk Rehabilitation

15-01-2019

Members of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee Azzam AlAhmad and Wasel Abu Yousef discussed during their stopover in Damascus possible ways to boost reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. This came during a meeting with Syrian state delegates and Palestinian

Debris-Clearance Resumed in Yarmouk after 2-Month Hiatus

Debris-Clearance Resumed in Yarmouk after 2-Month Hiatus

15-01-2019

Member of Fatah’s Central Committee Samir AlRefai’ said the Syrian authorities updated them on their decision to resume removal of debris from Yarmouk Camp after works have been suspended for a month and a half pending the approval of official

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Rail Against Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Rail Against Dire Conditions

15-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria taking shelter in the Turkish city of Sakarya appealed to the national and international human rights institutions, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestine Embassy to take urgent action regarding the abject living conditions they

Fuel, Bread Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Fuel, Bread Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

15-01-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over bread loafs and fuel supplies to families sheltered in Idlib after they have gone displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh camps. The move makes part of a charity campaign

Over 5,000 Palestinian Refugees Trapped South of Damascus

Over 5,000 Palestinian Refugees Trapped South of Damascus

14-01-2019

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

UNRWA Pledges to Meet Demands of Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Pledges to Meet Demands of Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

14-01-2019

The Committee of the Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan said it has received a positive response by UNRWA officials in Amman over the refugees’ demands. The committee’s representatives said a meeting will be held with UNRWA’s director of operations

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

14-01-2019

728 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces. The list includes 276 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government. Palestinians aged 18 and above have

Fuel Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in AlBekaa

Fuel Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in AlBekaa

14-01-2019

Sahabat AlAqsa Association and an anonymous donor handed over fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Lebanese region of AlBekaa, after a violent snowstorm—called Norma—has rocked refugee camps and uprooted their poorly-equipped tents. Some 950 displaced Palestinian

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

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

13-01-2019

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 that they got bitten by rats all over their vulnerable bodies and that

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp Stirs Wrath of Activists, Displaced Families

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp Stirs Wrath of Activists, Displaced Families

13-01-2019

Palestinian activists strongly denounced a festival held by the Popular Front – General Command on Friday in the Arab-Palestinian Club in Yarmouk to pay tribute to families of Palestinians who have been killed or wounded while fighting alongside the Syrian

Abdul Majid Launches Calls for Securing Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp

Abdul Majid Launches Calls for Securing Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-01-2019

Secretary of the Coalition of Palestinian Resistance Forces, Khaled Abdul Majeed, has also called on the concerned authorities to smooth the return of Yarmouk residents to their homes. Abdul Majeed spoke out against the delay and reluctance maintained as regards

UNRWA to Hand Over Cash Aids to Refugee Families in Handarat, AlNeirab

UNRWA to Hand Over Cash Aids to Refugee Families in Handarat, AlNeirab

13-01-2019

UNRWA announced the date for the delivery of cash aids to Palestinian families sheltered in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps in Aleppo. The families received text messages informing them about the distribution date and the required documents.

Palestinian Families from Syria in Ein Hilweh Camp Receive Cash Aids

Palestinian Families from Syria in Ein Hilweh Camp Receive Cash Aids

13-01-2019

The Wafaa European Campaign handed over cash aids to a number of Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in Ein AlHilweh Camp in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Representatives of the campaign paid a visit to AlBahaa and AlKifah communities

Palestinians from Syria in AlBadawi Camp to Undergo Lip, Throat Surgeries

Palestinians from Syria in AlBadawi Camp to Undergo Lip, Throat Surgeries

13-01-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Lebanon, in partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, announced the arrival of a group of surgeons specialized in cleft lip repair and throat surgery. Registered patients—children aged between one year and 16 years—will undergo

Over 35 Palestinian Women, Girls Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Over 35 Palestinian Women, Girls Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

12-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of over 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 565

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

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

12-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Hamam Abdul Rahman Ayoub, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in a Syrian state prison. Hamam, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Syria on September 11, 2012 as he headed

Association of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Lebanon

Association of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Lebanon

12-01-2019

The representative of the Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria met with the director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon Claudio Cordoni and the head of the commission of UNRWA staff members Hakam Shehwan at Lahfa Center in Nahr AlBared Camp

139 Palestinians from Khan Eshieh Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

139 Palestinians from Khan Eshieh Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

12-01-2019

AGPS found out that 139 Palestinian residents of Khan Eshieh Camp in Syria have been pronounced dead due to war-related incidents. The list includes 51 refugees who were killed under shelling; 29 refugees who were fatally shot, and four refugees

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

11-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to sound distress signals after the winter storm "Norma" brought flooding, snowfall and freezing rain across the country. Storm "Norma" has caused damages to infrastructure, roads and homes across Lebanon, putting thousands of

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

11-01-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Kamel Ahmad AlAwar, aged 85, has disappeared from AlQabon area, in Damascus, since November 23, 2018, on his way to his home in Qatna, in Rif Dimashq. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison since 2014

11-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fifth year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

Dozens of Palestinian Children Join Scout Hiking North of Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Children Join Scout Hiking North of Syria

11-01-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinian children north of Syria took part in a three-kilometer parade staged by the Ein Jalout Scouts Club. The event aims at developing scouting skills and boosting children’s physical potentials.

Over 1,724 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

Over 1,724 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

10-01-2019

Over 1,724 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons, where 565 others have been tortured to death. AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance

Hamdallah: 2nd Batch of Yarmouk’s Reconstruction Money to Be Dispatched Soon

Hamdallah: 2nd Batch of Yarmouk’s Reconstruction Money to Be Dispatched Soon

10-01-2019

Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, said efforts have been underway to transfer the second cash batch allotted for the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Hamdallah released his pledges in the Israeli-occupied Bethlehem city, during a meeting

Debris-Clearance Kick-Started in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Debris-Clearance Kick-Started in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

10-01-2019

The Syrian authorities embarked on a campaign to clear rubble piled up in residential alleyways during Syria’s eight-year bloody warfare. Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq have been grappling with dire conditions due to the absence of financial

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Families in AlBekaa

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Families in AlBekaa

10-01-2019

The Committee to Follow Up on Displaced Palestinians in AlBekaa handed over fuel supplies to a number of Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa after a torrential snowstorm has rocked the region. Some 950

Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Deadly Shelling, Property-Theft in 2018

Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Deadly Shelling, Property-Theft in 2018

10-01-2019

Severe crises rocked Yarmouk Camp in 2018 owing to the bloody shootouts between ISIS, AlNusra Front, and the pro-government battalions. The situation took a dramatic turn for the worse following a military offensive launched by the Syrian government battalions in

AGPS: Alarm Sounded over Tragedy of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

AGPS: Alarm Sounded over Tragedy of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

09-01-2019

Palestinian refugees who have been deported to Idlib, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over the security turmoil rocking the area, days after a bloody shootout between Tahrir AlSham and the National Front for Liberation took away

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Goes Down

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Goes Down

09-01-2019

The number of Palestinians who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt has dramatically shrunk back over the past three years. An AGPS correspondent said the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt in 2018 was estimated at 3,500, down

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Freezing Temperatures North of Syria

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Freezing Temperatures North of Syria

09-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, have been grappling with calamitous conditions as their tents continue to be flooded with water and torrential downpours. Pictures and videos circulated on social media show dozens

Newly-Formed Group Speaks Up for Displaced Palestinians in I’zaz Camp

Newly-Formed Group Speaks Up for Displaced Palestinians in I’zaz Camp

09-01-2019

Activists who were deported to northern Syria announced the launch of the Association of Displaced Palestinians in and around I’zaz. The association said in its founding statement that it has seen the day as a result of the tragic situation

Palestinian Medic Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Medic Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

09-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh, nicknamed Shakosh, has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate

8 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in December 2018

8 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in December 2018

08-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in December 2018. The list includes three Palestinians who were fatally gunned down and five others who were tortured to death in Syrian state prisons. According to AGPS statistics

UNRWA Suspends Health Services for Palestinians from Syria in Egypt

UNRWA Suspends Health Services for Palestinians from Syria in Egypt

08-01-2019

UNRWA office in Egypt halted healthcare services for Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria who have sought shelter in Egypt. Reporting from Cairo, an AGPS news correspondent said UNRWA has not shelled out the 900,000 Egyptian pounds it owes to

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Flees Back to Lebanon

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Flees Back to Lebanon

08-01-2019

A Palestinian family returned to Lebanon shortly after it had left the country on way to Khan Eshieh Camp in Syria. A family member dubbed the humanitarian situation in Syria as “tragic” owing to the security mayhem, uncontrolled weapon-possession, chronic

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

08-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to face a bleak future due to their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of

Palestinian Refugee with Disability Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugee with Disability Struggling for Survival

07-01-2019

More than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. “I spent my childhood confined to bed, ill and depressed. When people visited us

Civilians’ Fate Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

Civilians’ Fate Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

07-01-2019

The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has marred civilians’ lives. A couple of days earlier, five people, including a child from AlMesri family, were left wounded in shootouts rocking AlNeirab Camp. In

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

07-01-2019

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal to the human rights institutions to work on revealing their son’s condition and whereabouts. Bakr, aged 35, was kidnapped by the

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

07-01-2019

A number of Palestinians from Syria have been granted citizenship in Netherlands and Sweden, to which they fled in the hunt for a safe shelter. The Dutch law stipulates that a Palestinian refugee from Syria be entitled to apply for

Syrian Gov’t Blocks Retrieval of Palestinian Dead Bodies from Yarmouk Debris

Syrian Gov’t Blocks Retrieval of Palestinian Dead Bodies from Yarmouk Debris

06-01-2019

The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) slammed the Syrian authorities for preventing Yarmouk residents from removing dead bodies stranded beneath the mounds of debris piled up in the camp. According to private sources, over 80 cadavers have

Committee Overseeing Debris-Clearance in Yarmouk Meets Palestinian Officials in Ramallah

Committee Overseeing Debris-Clearance in Yarmouk Meets Palestinian Officials in Ramallah

06-01-2019

The committee tasked with following up on debris-clearance and the reconstruction of AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp met with Palestinian officials in Ramallah, namely the head of the Department of Refugee Affairs Dr. Ahmad Abu Holi and member of the

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Huswa Secretly Held in Syria Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Huswa Secretly Held in Syria Jail for 5th Year

06-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Hafedh Fyasal Huswa has been incarcerated in state-run penal complexes in Syria for the fifth consecutive year. The detainee was kidnapped by pro-government squads at a Yarmouk roadblock on July 11, 2013. His fate has been shrouded in

UNICEF: Lives of Children at Risk amid Heavy Fighting and Floods in Northwest Syria

UNICEF: Lives of Children at Risk amid Heavy Fighting and Floods in Northwest Syria

06-01-2019

UNICEF has said that children continue to pay the heaviest price due to the escalation in violence in northwest Syria. The UN agency said it received alarming reports of 80 people killed, including one child. Many families are fleeing their

5 People Injured in Aleppo-Based Palestinian Refugee Camp

5 People Injured in Aleppo-Based Palestinian Refugee Camp

05-01-2019

At least five persons, including a child from AlMesri family, were left wounded in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, following a shooting attack carried out by the so-called Mazen Abu Dheis, from Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

05-01-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil staged outside of the UNRWA building in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, protesting the agency’s poor services. The refugees handed over a letter to UNRWA’s deputy director to urge

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2018

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2018

05-01-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp have been enduring abject living conditions as a result of the price leap, lack of basic services, and water and power blackouts, among other crises. Upon more than once occasion, civilians have railed against the

16 Palestinians from Syria Detained in 2018

16 Palestinians from Syria Detained in 2018

05-01-2019

AGPS found out that 16 Palestinian refugees, among them a woman, were arrested across the Syrian territories in 2018, down from 28 refugees, including seven women, in 2017. The list of 2018 arrestees includes six Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp, five

Civilian Killed, 6 Children Injured in Deir Ballout Shootout

Civilian Killed, 6 Children Injured in Deir Ballout Shootout

04-01-2019

A civilian was pronounced dead and several others, including six children, were left wounded in violent clashes between Tahrir AlSham Commission and the National Front for Liberation in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. The list of wounded persons includes

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Required to Add ID Code to Cross Rafah

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Required to Add ID Code to Cross Rafah

04-01-2019

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza has called on Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gaza to include their ID numbers on their Palestinian passports so as to be able to gain access out of Rafah border

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

04-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by the Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian borders. No data

Daraa Camp Enduring Severe Crises

Daraa Camp Enduring Severe Crises

04-01-2019

Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees has been grappling with abject conditions as a result of the fallouts wrought by the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces in mid-June 2018 using internationally-prohibited weapons in an attempt to recapture the

AGPS: 82 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2018

AGPS: 82 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2018

03-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 82 Palestinian refugees as a result of harsh torture in Syrian state prisons. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the detainees’

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Kidnapped, Family Points Finger at Syria Pro-Government Battalion

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Kidnapped, Family Points Finger at Syria Pro-Government Battalion

03-01-2019

58-year-old Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Rafe’, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, was kidnapped by anonymous gunmen. Mahmoud’s family held the Liwaa al-Quds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, responsible for the abduction and appealed to the concerned authorities

Mahmoud Abbas Pushes for Smoothing Return of Yarmouk Residents

Mahmoud Abbas Pushes for Smoothing Return of Yarmouk Residents

03-01-2019

The Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, stressed the need to press ahead with the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp so as to allow displaced Palestinians to return to their homes at the soonest time possible. Abbas’ calls were made during

Palestinian Refugee Tent Burned Down in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinian Refugee Tent Burned Down in Deir Ballout Camp

03-01-2019

A heater caused fires to break out in a Palestinian refugee tent in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. The tent was reduced to ashes. Civilians rushed to extinguish the fires lest they extend to other refugee tents in the

2 Sick Palestinian Children Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

2 Sick Palestinian Children Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

03-01-2019

Palestinian refugee  Abu Mohamed Esam urged the International Red Cross, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Turkish authorities, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing urgent treatment for his two disabled children in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria

3,911 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2018

3,911 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2018

02-01-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,911 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including hundreds of women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that hundreds of refugees were killed under shelling and hundreds of

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp

02-01-2019

Fires broke out at the Plastic Factory near UNRWA schools in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq as a result of fireworks played in the area. Material damage was inflicted on civilian property. The locals appealed for an

Yarmouk Camp Subject to Property-Theft, Refugees Appeal for Reconstruction

Yarmouk Camp Subject to Property-Theft, Refugees Appeal for Reconstruction

02-01-2019

Pro-government militias continue to loot civilian homes in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Pictures circulated on social media networks show a group of thieves leaving Yarmouk Camp while carrying equipment belonging to displaced families. Palestinian families have

Palestinian Refugee Wins Damascus Race

Palestinian Refugee Wins Damascus Race

02-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Azzam, from Jaramana Camp, won the first place in a three-kilometer race held in Damascus. Abu Azzam also won the third place in an international race staged by DHL Company. Dozens of Palestinian refugees achieved success

More Than 2,250 Daily Reports Issued by AGPS

More Than 2,250 Daily Reports Issued by AGPS

02-01-2019

AGPS has issued its daily report number 2,250, both in the Arabic and English languages. 365 reports documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria had been released by AGPS during 2018 alone. A series of events and contributions

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Warfare

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Warfare

01-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 89 Palestinian refugees from Syria onboard Europe-bound boats or on way to other destinations, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of victims includes 16 Palestinian refugees who died in Egypt, 18 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya

Palestinians from Syria Trapped in Greece Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria Trapped in Greece Launch Cry for Help

01-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered on Greek islands have sounded distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions and fragile legal status they have been subjected to. Palestinian refugees in Greece continue to appeal to all concerned authorities and human rights

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

01-01-2019

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

Palestinian Refugees in Germany Rail Against Low Wages

Palestinian Refugees in Germany Rail Against Low Wages

01-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants working in Germany have denounced the low wages they have been receiving compared to their German counterparts and workers from other nationalities. The refugees said they have been made to work for longer hours but end

Palestinian Refugee Husam Hamid Appeals for Information over Fate of His Missing Child

Palestinian Refugee Husam Hamid Appeals for Information over Fate of His Missing Child

31-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Husam Hamid continues to call on the international human rights institutions to help him identify the condition and whereabouts of his child Hamza, who has been missing for three years after a Greece-bound migrant boat from Turkey capsized

Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Khan Eshieh Camp Rail against Trash Piles

Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Khan Eshieh Camp Rail against Trash Piles

31-12-2018

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, west of Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the concerned authorities to clear the mounds of trash piled up near AlAwaj Valley. Civilians expressed concerns over a river flood owing to the accumulated trash and projected

Palestinian Refugees among 470 Illegal Migrants Detained in Edirne

Palestinian Refugees among 470 Illegal Migrants Detained in Edirne

31-12-2018

Turkish gendarmerie rounded up 470 irregular migrants, among them Palestinian refugees, who were attempting to cross the border illegally in the northwestern province of Edirne. Migrants from Morocco, Libya, Palestine, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Algeria and Iraq were caught by

Palestinian Child Festival Held in Damascus

Palestinian Child Festival Held in Damascus

31-12-2018

A festival was held for Paleestinian refugees in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus. Leisure and educational activities along with handicraft workshops were held at the event. A cartoon and chants were put on display. Gifts were handed over to children

AGPS: Concerns Raised over Secret Executions against Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Sednaya Prison

AGPS: Concerns Raised over Secret Executions against Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Sednaya Prison

30-12-2018

AGPS has been deeply concerned about the simmering executions carried out against detainees, among them Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Sednaya military prison.  A report published by the Washington Post daily said President Bashar AlAssad’s army is doubling down on executions

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Drowns at Sea

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Drowns at Sea

30-12-2018

A boat carrying eight illegal migrants and which set sail from Lebanon capsized on way to Cyprus. A migrant from Syria who was rescued off Cyprus after the boat capsized told police another seven migrants had drowned. Cypriot rescue workers

Saudi Arabia Transfers $50 Million Pledged to UNRWA

Saudi Arabia Transfers $50 Million Pledged to UNRWA

30-12-2018

Saudi Arabia transferred $50 million to UNRWA, weeks after it pledge to deliver the sum to the UN refugee agency. Dr Abdallah AlRabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC) and Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbü

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Leisure Activities Held for Palestinian Children in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

30-12-2018

The Palestinian Scouts Association in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society staged activities for children in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums. Games and workshops were held for children and people with special needs. Gifts were also distributed

3 Palestinian Brothers Detained by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

3 Palestinian Brothers Detained by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

29-12-2018

Three Palestinian brothers—Khaled Mustafa Joudeh, born in 1982; Yehya Mustafa Joudeh, born in 1984; and Osama Mustafa Joudeh, born in 1990—were kidnapped by Syrian government forces from their shelter in Yalda town, south of Damascus. The three brothers got their

Daraa Residents Rail against Power Outage

Daraa Residents Rail against Power Outage

29-12-2018

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp appealed to the concerned authorities to repair power lines in the area. The refugees said power lines were damaged as a result of the heavy shelling rocking the area. Over recent months, the

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Data over Fate of Egyptian Mother after 20 Years of Absence

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Data over Fate of Egyptian Mother after 20 Years of Absence

29-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Osama Redwan AlKhatib, 21, called on the international human rights institutions and concerned authorities to help him garner data on his Egyptian mother Sabrine Ali Shehata, whom he has not seen for 20 years. Osama had lived with

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Mohamed Fayad Released from Turkish Detention Center

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Mohamed Fayad Released from Turkish Detention Center

29-12-2018

The Turkish authorities released, on Thursday, December 27, the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Muhammad Fayad, formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp. The Turkish police summoned Mootaz to questioning on October 17, 2018. He was arrested right as he turned himself in for

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

28-12-2018

Palestinian brothers Muhyi AlDeen Mustafa Joudeh, born in 1986, and Marwan Mustafa Joudeh, born in 1977, were tortured to death in Syrian state prisons. Marwan was arrested on January 1, 2013 while Muhyi AlDeen was arrested on May 1, 2014

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 5 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 5 Years

28-12-2018

Ten members of a Palestinian refugee family have also been held in Syrian jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri, Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri, Aseel Mahmoud Amayri, Widad Mahmoud Amayri, Razan Mahmoud Amayri, Suheer

Deputy Chief of Pro-Government Battalion Released from Syrian Prison

Deputy Chief of Pro-Government Battalion Released from Syrian Prison

28-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Adnan AlSayed, deputy chief of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was released from a Syrian state detention center, where he has been held for 30 days. Sometime earlier, Samer Rafe’, chief commander of Liwaa

Activists Warn Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk Camp

Activists Warn Crooked Merchants in Yarmouk Camp

28-12-2018

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. Profiteers have left

Palestinians in AlSabina Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians in AlSabina Camp Launch Cry for Help

27-12-2018

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq have sounded distress signals over the poor infrastructure, water and power outages, along with the absence of health care and transportation services in the area. The residents also

Palestinian Students from Syria Achieve Excellent Results at Lebanon Schools

Palestinian Students from Syria Achieve Excellent Results at Lebanon Schools

27-12-2018

Palestinian students from Syria have garnered the top ranks during the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year in the Lebanese region of AlBekaa. Students Duaa Mahmoud AlBekai (1st grade of secondary education) and Rama Suleiman (11th grade) obtained the

Cyprus-Bounds Migrant Boat from Lebanon Goes Missing

Cyprus-Bounds Migrant Boat from Lebanon Goes Missing

27-12-2018

A boat carrying migrants from Lebanon has disappeared on way to Cyprus, according to activists. The migrants’ families continue to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing relatives. AGPS documented the death of 51 Palestinian refugees

Luncheon Held for Yarmouk Children

Luncheon Held for Yarmouk Children

27-12-2018

A buffet was held by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for children who have remained in Yarmouk Camp and those who have returned to the camp after they fled to other areas in the hunt for a safe shelter. The

Forestation Campaign Kick-Started in Handarat Camp

Forestation Campaign Kick-Started in Handarat Camp

27-12-2018

Basma Youth Foundation embarked on a forestation initiative in the alleyways of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo. The initiative was launched in partnership with the director of the Institution of Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo and spokesman of Handarat

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

26-12-2018

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families who have been deported from southern Damascus to northern Syria appealed, during a vigil staged in Deir Ballout on Monday, to the human rights institutions and concerned authorities to work on granting them asylum in

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Scattered Across Globe

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Scattered Across Globe

26-12-2018

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

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee Secretly Held in Syrian Prison

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee Secretly Held in Syrian Prison

26-12-2018

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Issa AlHourani reiterated their appeals to the international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the whereabouts and condition of their son who has been locked up in Syrian state jails. Born in

145 Palestinians Killed after ISIS Grabbed Hold of Yarmouk Camp

145 Palestinians Killed after ISIS Grabbed Hold of Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2018

AGPS kept record of the death of 145 Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk Camp during ISIS control of the area from April 2015 until the launch of the Syrian military operation on April 18, 2018. Dozens of Palestinians were killed under

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

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

25-12-2018

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they have been treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee from Syria said he has failed to

Fundraising Campaign Kick-Started in Favor of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Fundraising Campaign Kick-Started in Favor of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

25-12-2018

Palestinian activist Fatima Jabeur has launched a campaign to raise funds for displaced Palestinians and Syrians who have been deported from southern Damascus to Deir Ballout Camp in Afrin, north of Syria. The move saw the day in response to

Waste Water Floods AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Waste Water Floods AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-12-2018

Palestinians taking refuge in AlHusainiya Camp have lashed out at the local municipality for dragging its feet over the residents’ appeals for rehabilitating infrastructure and sanitation networks. The residents also continue to rail against the outages rocking the telecommunications network

Palestinians in Daraa Camp Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water, Power Networks

Palestinians in Daraa Camp Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water, Power Networks

25-12-2018

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to work on securing power and water supplies in the area. Civilians said they have been forced to drink water spouting from contaminated artesian

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Intervention by UNRWA

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Intervention by UNRWA

24-12-2018

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. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the refugees expressed their deep concern over the

PLO Lays Off Fighters

PLO Lays Off Fighters

24-12-2018

A document released by pro-government sources in Syria and signed by the Palestine Liberation Army’s (PLA) chief of staff Major General Tareq AlKhadra green-lighted the laying off of military conscripts. According to the document, which is expected to be put

UNRWA Launches 1st Emergency Appeal for 2019

UNRWA Launches 1st Emergency Appeal for 2019

24-12-2018

The United Nations and the Palestinian Authority on Monday appealed for $350 million in humanitarian relief for Palestinians next year, saying that they needed more but had to be realistic in the face of "record-low" funding.  The 2019 Humanitarian

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

24-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,711 Palestinians in Syrian state dungeons, among them women and children.

Palestinian Refugee Tents Uprooted by Windstorm in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinian Refugee Tents Uprooted by Windstorm in Deir Ballout Camp

14-12-2018

Dozens of tents sheltering Palestinian refugees in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin city, north of Syria, have been uprooted by the violent winds rocking the region. Displaced families, including children and women, have been without a roof over their heads

Palestinians from Syria in AlBekaa Rally over Delays in Winter Aids by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in AlBekaa Rally over Delays in Winter Aids by UNRWA

14-12-2018

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region continue to rally outside of the UNRWA office in Ta’labaya for the third consecutive day, protesting the delay in the delivery of winter aids by the UN refugee agency. On November 21

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

14-12-2018

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

School Outfits Handed Over to Palestinian Children in Daraa Camp

School Outfits Handed Over to Palestinian Children in Daraa Camp

14-12-2018

Yaboos Foundation for Women Empowerment and Development distributed uniforms to primary and preparatory schoolchildren at AlSafsaf School in AlAyedeen Camp in Daraa. Director of AlSafsaf School Faysal Akab hailed the efforts made by Yaboos foundation to assist Palestinian refugee students

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