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53 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

Published : 16-06-2020

53 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS has documented the death of 53 residents of AlRaml camp for Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian conflict.

The list includes 36 victims who died under torture, two who were gunned down by snipers, 12 who were fatally shot, and two other residents who were killed following their abduction. Another resident died of a health setback.

UN data indicates that AlRaml camp, in Latakia, is an "unofficial" camp located within the city boundaries of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast. The camp was established in 1955-1956 on an area of 0.22 square kilometers. Most of the refugees originally came from the city of Jaffa and villages in northern Palestine.

Before the start of conflict in 2011, the camp was home to 10,000 Palestine refugees. It is estimated that 2,000 Palestine refugees have left the country. The camp has been largely unaffected by the hostilities, meaning that it has become a safe haven for Palestine refugees from Aleppo, Yarmouk and other places. Currently there are 14,000 Palestine refugees living in and around Latakia.  This has increased demands on UNRWA services. 

Residents of the camp are mostly civil servants or employed in shops. Fishing also provides a small income for many refugees.

Like other areas in Syria, displacement, unemployment, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike. Increasing poverty and hardship as a direct consequence of the ongoing crisis in Syria has led to an increase of negative coping mechanisms like early marriage, child labour and drug consumption.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10244

AGPS has documented the death of 53 residents of AlRaml camp for Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian conflict.

The list includes 36 victims who died under torture, two who were gunned down by snipers, 12 who were fatally shot, and two other residents who were killed following their abduction. Another resident died of a health setback.

UN data indicates that AlRaml camp, in Latakia, is an "unofficial" camp located within the city boundaries of Latakia on the Mediterranean coast. The camp was established in 1955-1956 on an area of 0.22 square kilometers. Most of the refugees originally came from the city of Jaffa and villages in northern Palestine.

Before the start of conflict in 2011, the camp was home to 10,000 Palestine refugees. It is estimated that 2,000 Palestine refugees have left the country. The camp has been largely unaffected by the hostilities, meaning that it has become a safe haven for Palestine refugees from Aleppo, Yarmouk and other places. Currently there are 14,000 Palestine refugees living in and around Latakia.  This has increased demands on UNRWA services. 

Residents of the camp are mostly civil servants or employed in shops. Fishing also provides a small income for many refugees.

Like other areas in Syria, displacement, unemployment, inflation, protection and security risks are among the main concerns shared by Palestine refugees and Syrians alike. Increasing poverty and hardship as a direct consequence of the ongoing crisis in Syria has led to an increase of negative coping mechanisms like early marriage, child labour and drug consumption.

 

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/10244