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Over 800 Students from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sit for Exams in Syria

Over 800 Students from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sit for Exams in Syria

31-05-2022

Over 300 Palestinian refugee students sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, showed up at examination centres to sit for the baccalaureate exams. Another 500 students are also sitting for 9th grade exams. In 2021, nearly

Palestine Embassy in Libya Announces Decision to Repatriate Illegal Palestinian Migrants

Palestine Embassy in Libya Announces Decision to Repatriate Illegal Palestinian Migrants

31-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Libya said every Palestinian refugee who illegally enters the Libyan territories will be systematically deported to his/her place of departure. The refugee will also be made to pay for all expenses of the deportation trip. The

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

31-05-2022

AGPS issued a new report about compulsory childcare in Sweden to raise awareness about the tragedy of migrant families whose children were taken away from them by force under the Swedish Care of Young Persons Act known as LVU. The

Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Turkey

31-05-2022

Turkish authorities detained on Friday, May 27, Palestinian refugee Khaled Hasan as he attempted to renew his temporary protection card “kimlik” at an immigration office in Beyazit, in Istanbul. Khaled, the father of three children, had already received an order

Calls Launched for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccines in Jaramana Camp

Calls Launched for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccines in Jaramana Camp

30-05-2022

Activists have called upon residents of Jaramana Camp to take anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in order to help curtail the virus propagation in the camp. The calls were launched following a recent decision by the Syrian Health Ministry to embark on

Flag March Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps in Solidarity with Palestinian People

Flag March Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps in Solidarity with Palestinian People

30-05-2022

Dozens of Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in the northern Syrian province of Idlib participated in a flag march in solidarity with Palestinians in the occupied territories.  The march held under the slogan “raise your flag” kicked off from Idlib

UNRWA Chief Reopens Premises in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Chief Reopens Premises in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-05-2022

This week, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, inaugurated an UNRWA school and health centre and visited repaired shelters in Dera’a refugee camp, in southern Syria

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Holding Criminal Amjad Yousef Who Killed and Raped Dozens in al Tadamun Massacre

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Holding Criminal Amjad Yousef Who Killed and Raped Dozens in al Tadamun Massacre

30-05-2022

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) revealed in its latest report that the Syrian regime is currently holding the criminal Amjad Yousef, who killed dozens of Syrians in addition to raping dozens of women, in al Tadamun neighborhood in

Rights Group Calls for Releasing Prisoners, Missing in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Releasing Prisoners, Missing in Syria

29-05-2022

17 CSOs in Syria have called for a central and independent international mechanism to coordinate efforts to release prisoners and forcibly-disappeared persons in Syria. In a joint statement, the CSOs said tens of thousands of people have fallen prey to

3 Palestinians from Syria Detained by Turkish Police

3 Palestinians from Syria Detained by Turkish Police

29-05-2022

Three Palestinians from Syria: Ahmad AlMakhous, Hasan Methkal, and Mohamed Abdullah Issa, residents of Yarmouk Camp in Syria, were detained by Turkish police. Police said the refugees do not hold temporary protection cards known as “kimlik”. Unofficial statistics indicate that

‘Ask the Hole’ A Palestinian Mother Was Told as She Appealed for Information about Her Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

‘Ask the Hole’ A Palestinian Mother Was Told as She Appealed for Information about Her Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

29-05-2022

A Palestinian woman was sarcastically told by Syrian security forces “look him up in the Tadhamun hole” as she called for information about her forcibly-disappeared son. The regime officers were referring to a hole dug as part of a massacre

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

29-05-2022

AGPS issued a new report about compulsory childcare in Sweden to raise awareness about the tragedy of migrant families whose children were taken away from them by force under the Swedish Care of Young Persons Act known as LVU. The

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Water Dearth

28-05-2022

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

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

28-05-2022

A vigil was held by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza outside of UNRWA headquarters in the besieged enclave to speak out against delays in aid delivery. The Committee met with Asem Abu Shaweesh, who is in

Palestinian Artist Expresses Solidarity with Family of 2 Victims of Migrant Boat

Palestinian Artist Expresses Solidarity with Family of 2 Victims of Migrant Boat

28-05-2022

Palestinian cartoonist Ahmed Kaddoura drew a painting expressing his solidarity with the victims of the boat that sank off the Tunisian coast a few days ago. Kaddoura said the painting translates the tragedy of Palestinians who died at sea as

2 Palestinian Brothers Pronounced Dead on Migration Route

2 Palestinian Brothers Pronounced Dead on Migration Route

28-05-2022

A Palestinian refugee family said their son Mahmoud Ali Tayeh who had gone missing off the Tunisian coast has just been pronounced dead. Mahmoud’s death was confirmed on Friday, just a couple of days after his brother Husain was also

UNRWA to Distribute Food Aid for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Distribute Food Aid for Palestinians of Syria

27-05-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said food aid items will be distributed to the refugees, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), as of May 27

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

27-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Hindarat Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. Recently, furniture and equipment have been stolen from civilian homes

Palestine Embassy in Damascus: Migration via Libyan Route Perilous

Palestine Embassy in Damascus: Migration via Libyan Route Perilous

27-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus warned against the life-threatening risks of illegal migration through the Libyan route. In a statement issued on May 26, the Embassy said hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria have reached Libya through the Benina International

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, His Brother Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, His Brother Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

27-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Husain Ali Tayeh, who disappeared off Tunisian seashores, was pronounced dead while his brother’s condition remains unknown, according to their family. The family’s friends in Tunisia headed for Sfax governorate where the victims were transferred and identified Husain’s

Palestinian-Iraqi Refugee Dies Under Torture in Syria

Palestinian-Iraqi Refugee Dies Under Torture in Syria

26-05-2022

Iraqi-Palestinian refugee Amer Lutfi Mohamed AlQudsiya died under torture in Syrian regime prisons. His family was updated about his death following the latest amnesty issued by the country’s president Bashar AlAssad giving a general pardon to people convicted on terrorism

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained in Libya

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained in Libya

26-05-2022

Six Palestinian refugees from Syria have been detained along with other asylum seekers by Libyan authorities since May 25. The asylum seekers were transferred to custody in the city of Zuwara in northwestern Libya. They were trying to reach Italy

Palestinian Brothers Husain and Mahmoud Tayeh Missing

Palestinian Brothers Husain and Mahmoud Tayeh Missing

26-05-2022

The family of Palestinian brothers Husain Ali Tayeh, born in 1999, and Mahmoud Alid Tayeh, born in 2001, have appealed to international human rights organizations to work on identifying their sons’ condition. Both Husain and Mahmoud, raised in AlNeirab Camp

Foreign Ministry: 5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Missing as Boat Sinks off Tunisia

Foreign Ministry: 5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Missing as Boat Sinks off Tunisia

26-05-2022

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said Wednesday that its embassy in Tunisia was following up on the condition of migrants, including five Palestinians, whose boat capsized off the Tunisian coast. Political advisor to the Foreign Minister, Ahmad

2 Palestinian Women Rescued, 6 Missing as Boat Drowns off Mediterranean

2 Palestinian Women Rescued, 6 Missing as Boat Drowns off Mediterranean

26-05-2022

Two Palestinian refugee women were rescued and six others have been unaccounted for after a boat sank off the southern Tunisian coast of Kerkennah. The boat with dozens of illegal migrants onboard was bound for Europe. Palestinian refugees Lana Darwish

UNRWA Holds Training Courses for 9th Graders

UNRWA Holds Training Courses for 9th Graders

25-05-2022

Tutorials have been held by UNRWA for 9th graders who are about to sit for the national exams starting May 29. The courses are held between May 8-19. In the 2021/2022  school year, in Syria, UNRWA provided basic education from

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Issues New Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Issues New Passport Procedures

25-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus said Palestinians who apply for passport issuance or renewal starting April 12 should show up at the embassy headquarters and present the required identity documents uploaded on the embassy website. Two personal photos with a

Palestinian Refugees Missing after Migrant Boat Sets Sail from Tunisia

Palestinian Refugees Missing after Migrant Boat Sets Sail from Tunisia

25-05-2022

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, have launched appeals for information about the condition and whereabouts of their relatives who have gone missing after they boarded a migrant boat from Tunisia. The boat with 23 people onboard

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in The Netherlands over War Crime Allegations

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in The Netherlands over War Crime Allegations

25-05-2022

Dutch police arrested on Tuesday, May 24, a Palestinian refugee from his house in Kerkrade village over suspicions of involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity. The refugee was a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province

Life of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Fires

Life of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Fires

24-05-2022

The Syria Response Coordinators group said so far fires broke out in 82 tent camps out of 112 set up for displaced families in northern Syria. A number of deaths and injuries were also reported. The group said civilians’ lives

Palestinians from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

Palestinians from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

24-05-2022

The Swedish migration authorities have denied Palestinian-Syrian refugees coming from Gulf countries the right to asylum, leaving them face-to-face with an ambivalent fate. Palestinian refugees from Syria who wish to return to a Gulf country are systematically denied this right

Palestinians Slam Diaspora Union over Fruitless Meeting with Syrian President

Palestinians Slam Diaspora Union over Fruitless Meeting with Syrian President

24-05-2022

Palestinian activists and CSOs launched an e-petition condemning a meeting between the Union of Palestinian Diaspora in Europe and Syria’s President Bashar AlAssad. The petition says the meeting amounts to an attempt to whitewash the crimes committed by the Syrian

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription by Syrian Regime

24-05-2022

Scores of Palestinian refugees sheltered in war-torn Syria have sounded distress signals over the arbitrary manhunts and security sweeps launched by the Syrian regime which they said are a prelude for forced military conscription.  The refugees said they have

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

23-05-2022

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief distributed meat portions to a number of families sheltered in Yarmouk Camp and Qudsaya town, south of Damascus. The Association also distributed cash grants to 34 orphans in Palestinian displacement camps in Syria. The

Migrants Subjected to Increasing Human Rights Abuses in Greece

Migrants Subjected to Increasing Human Rights Abuses in Greece

23-05-2022

Incidents of racist violence have been increasingly reported among Palestinian refugees and other asylum seekers in Greece. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees said they were heavily beaten by Greek coast guards after they crossed the Evros River, on the

Palestinian Family Denies Syrian Regime Released Their Son

Palestinian Family Denies Syrian Regime Released Their Son

23-05-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Yousef Mohamed Maw’ed denied reports that the Syrian regime released their relative from prison. Yousef has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the ninth consecutive year. Despite the recent decree issued by Syria’s

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of PLO Office in Gaza

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of PLO Office in Gaza

23-05-2022

A vigil was held by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian action regarding the squalid situation in the besieged enclave. Palestinian refugees have called on the PLO to work out their ambivalent

Palestinian from Syria Detained in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

Palestinian from Syria Detained in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

22-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlKubra, who has been held in Turkish custody for the eighth day, has appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Turkey, the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, the Turkish Association in Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR), and the

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

22-05-2022

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

Dozens of Dead Bodies Trapped Under Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

Dozens of Dead Bodies Trapped Under Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

22-05-2022

Scores of dead bodies in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, south of Damascus, remain trapped under the mounds of debris piled up in the camp. The victims were mostly killed in strikes launched by the Syrian regime and their

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

22-05-2022

Four years after the Syrian regime regained control over Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, displaced Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead

15 Turkish Provinces Suspend Granting Refugee Visas, Protection Cards

15 Turkish Provinces Suspend Granting Refugee Visas, Protection Cards

21-05-2022

The Directorate of Integration and Communication run by the Turkish migration authorities suspended applications for protection cards (kimlik) and visas in 15 provinces. The list of provinces includes Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Gaziantep and Urfa.  Procedures for temporary and

Khan Dannun Camp Residents Denounce Spread of Rodents

Khan Dannun Camp Residents Denounce Spread of Rodents

21-05-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in

WHO: 700,000 Children Facing Hunger in Syria

WHO: 700,000 Children Facing Hunger in Syria

21-05-2022

Seven hundred thousand more children face hunger in Syria due to the country’s continuously deteriorating economy, especially in northeast Syria, said the World Health Organization (WHO).  In the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country

Displaced Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

Displaced Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

21-05-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have called on the international human rights organizations to work on rehabilitating schools and vital premises, particularly healthcare facilities, which have been destroyed in the ten-year warfare. All the way

Palestinian-Turkish Association Launches Educational Initiative in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian-Turkish Association Launches Educational Initiative in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

20-05-2022

Khayra Ummah organization launched an educational drive in favour of displaced children sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps. The organization will provide teacher training courses in an attempt to enhance academic output in northern Syria. Displaced Palestinian families north of

Retail Centre Opened in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Retail Centre Opened in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-05-2022

The Syrian Trade Corporation opened a consumer retail center in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The centre contains a device for stamping smart cards and delivering much-needed rationed items. The centre will be operative starting May

Palestinian Refugees Concerned over Forced Deportation from Egypt

Palestinian Refugees Concerned over Forced Deportation from Egypt

20-05-2022

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt said the Egyptian authorities earmarked their passports and travel documents with a refoulement stamp. A number of refugees told AGPS that elementary and high schools asked them to renew their children’s visas as a necessary

AGPS Denies Syrian Regime Intends to Release Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Denies Syrian Regime Intends to Release Palestinian Refugees

20-05-2022

Despite the recent decree issued by Syria’s president Bashar AlAsad giving a general amnesty to people convicted on terrorism charges before 30 April 2022, the Syrian regime has not confirmed its intention to include Palestinian prisoners in the general pardon

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

19-05-2022

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring squalid conditions due to the absence of vital services and loss of livelihoods.  Eleven years into the conflict, more than half of the residents lost their sources of

Damascus Governor Meets Palestinian Diaspora Communities

Damascus Governor Meets Palestinian Diaspora Communities

19-05-2022

Damascus Governor Eng. Adel Aleibi met with a delegation of the General Secretariat of the Union of Palestinian Communities, Institutions and Events in the Diaspora (Europe), on Tuesday, May 17th. The governor discussed the situation in Yarmouk camp and efforts

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prison

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prison

19-05-2022

An ex-prisoner called Ahmad, recently released from the regime’s Sednaya Military Prison in Syria said Palestinian refugee Anas Malkash, nicknamed Abu Jamila, from Hjeira town, south of Damascus, was fatally tortured in prison. The ex-prisoner said they had been subjected

Saudi Arabia Denies Holders of Palestinian-Syrian Travel Documents in Egypt Right to Pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia Denies Holders of Palestinian-Syrian Travel Documents in Egypt Right to Pilgrimage

19-05-2022

Saudi Arabia has banned the entry of Palestinian refugees with Syrian travel documents and currently taking shelter in Egypt to perform pilgrimage in the Kingdom. A number of Palestinian-Syrian refugees said they have submitted all necessary documents but the Saudi

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

18-05-2022

Palestinian activists have launched appeals for releasing Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlKubra, who has been held in Turkish custody for the fourth day. Dhiaa was arrested in Istanbul on his way to a supermarket. Police said he does not hold

EU Denies Reports It Is Reducing UNRWA Funding

EU Denies Reports It Is Reducing UNRWA Funding

18-05-2022

The European Union has denied reports claiming the bloc intends to reduce its funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), describing them as "false and baseless". In a statement issued on May 16, the

Palestinian Refugee Ends Prison-Term in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ends Prison-Term in Syria

18-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Osama Rateb Ibrahim, a resident of Deraa Camp, south of Syria, was released from the Adra Central Prison in Syria, where he had been incarcerated for nearly one year. Osama’s release does not come as part of the

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Appeal to Syrian Regime to Include Their Relatives in Presidential Amnesty

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Appeal to Syrian Regime to Include Their Relatives in Presidential Amnesty

18-05-2022

Families of Palestinian refugees forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons continue to call on the United Nations, international human rights organizations, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to pressurize the Syrian regime in order to release their relatives following the

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Racist Attacks in Greece

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Racist Attacks in Greece

17-05-2022

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syrian to Greece said they have been subjected to racist violations by Greek police and nationals. A few days ago, a driver shot and injured a Palestinian refugee in his head. Eye-witnesses pointed the finger

Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

17-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Hoda Shahada AlRoba has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Hoda was arrested as she attempted to enter bread to starved families in the then-blockaded Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in 2013

UN: 1,200 Families in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Struggling for Survival

UN: 1,200 Families in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Struggling for Survival

17-05-2022

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye stated: “Some 1200 families have returned to Yarmouk; they live amidst rubble and possibly around unexploded devices, in very dire conditions.” “Eleven years of conflict, displacement, soaring inflation, loss of livelihoods

Drug Trafficking Reported in AlNeirab Camp, pro-Regime Militias Held Accountable

Drug Trafficking Reported in AlNeirab Camp, pro-Regime Militias Held Accountable

17-05-2022

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.  Over recent years, members of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, have been accused

Palestinian Refugee Earns Coach Diploma in The Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Earns Coach Diploma in The Netherlands

16-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohammed Marwan Maw’ed obtained a coach diploma from ABC Swim School in the Netherlands. Mohamed, born in 1984 in Yarmouk camp, is a graduate of the Sports Institute in Damascus. He attended many training and educational courses in

Activists Warn Yarmouk Residents against Attempts to Turn Their Property into Bargaining Chips

Activists Warn Yarmouk Residents against Attempts to Turn Their Property into Bargaining Chips

16-05-2022

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to stand on guard to all attempts to force them to forfeit their houses and property at low prices. With the return of a number of families to Yarmouk

Judicial Source: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

Judicial Source: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

16-05-2022

A Syrian judicial source stated that the recently issued presidential amnesty decree includes Syrians exclusively, in accordance with the Syrian Nationality Law. Palestinians or any other nationalities are excluded from the pardon decree. Military judge Ahmed Tozan told Sham FM

Syrian Security Forces Crack Down on Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Security Forces Crack Down on Palestinian Refugees

16-05-2022

Syrian border forces arrested a Palestinian refugee and banned others from crossing the borders with Lebanon. The refugees presented exit permits from Syrian migration authorities in Ein Kersh. A number of refugees told an AGPS correspondent that Syrian security forces

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

15-05-2022

Goal association has distributed food parcels to a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria. Over 250 Palestinian refugee families have been sheltered in poorly-equipped tents set up north of Syria

Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education Extends Deadline for India Scholarships

Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education Extends Deadline for India Scholarships

15-05-2022

The Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research extended the deadline for applications for the India Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (Master’s, Ph.D.) for the academic year 2022-2023.  Applications submitted after May 25, 2022 will

Cultural Exhibition Held in AlBab on 74th Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba

Cultural Exhibition Held in AlBab on 74th Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba

15-05-2022

An exhibition to display Palestinian cultural heritage was opened up on May 14 in AlBab city, in northern Syria, to mark the 74th anniversary of the Israeli-inflicted Nakba of 1948. Traditional Palestinian tools and clothes were put on display as

On Int’l Day of Families … Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

On Int’l Day of Families … Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

15-05-2022

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in/from Syria have been dispersed by the conflict and remain away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Rescues German Woman Attempting Suicide

Palestinian Refugee Rescues German Woman Attempting Suicide

14-05-2022

German news outlets acclaimed the efforts made by Palestinian refugee Ahmed Abu Sweid to rescue a German girl who risked to drown in an aqueduct in the Friedrich Heine district of the capital, Berlin, after she attempted suicide. Ahmed who

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Urgent UNRWA Aid

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Urgent UNRWA Aid

14-05-2022

Residents of AlNeirab Camp slammed UNRWA for delaying delivery of much-needed cash aid. The protracted conflict has devastated human security and left 91 per cent of the 438,000 Palestine refugees estimated to remain in war-torn Syria in absolute poverty

Palestinian Refugee Woman Pronounced Dead in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Woman Pronounced Dead in Syria Displacement Camp

14-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Lamyaa Hasan Mer’i died in a road accident in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, on her way to the local market. Lamyaa was fatally hit by a car driving at high speed. Other eye-witnesses said she died

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Mark 74th Anniversary of Nakba Day

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Mark 74th Anniversary of Nakba Day

14-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus marked on Saturday, May 14, the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i said the Nakba comes while the Palestinian people continues to grapple with Israeli crimes and human

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Announces Delivery of Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Announces Delivery of Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

13-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Turkey announced its decision to resume delivery of cash grants for Palestinians from Syria. Refugees will be receiving their cash allowances on May 14 – 15 starting 10:30 a.m. at the Fanar School, run by

Law 03/2018 Greenlights Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Law 03/2018 Greenlights Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

13-05-2022

Damascus Governorate has announced its intention to remove debris from March 8th Street, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, in accordance with Law 03 of 2018. The move comes following complaints filed by civilians about the severe

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Faysal AlHourani Passes Away

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Faysal AlHourani Passes Away

13-05-2022

Palestinian writer and researcher Faisal Hourani passed away, on Thursday, in Geneva at the age of 83. The Palestinian Authority paid a heartfelt tribute to the intellectual leader, stressing that Palestine lost one of its great thinkers. Through his writings

European Union Announces EUR 246 Million Contribution in Support of Palestine Refugees

European Union Announces EUR 246 Million Contribution in Support of Palestine Refugees

13-05-2022

The European Union announced a three-year multiyear contribution of EUR 246 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In a key meeting on the margins of the Brussels IV Conference

Food Parcels Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Food Parcels Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-05-2022

AlMarhama Charity Convoy distributed on Thursday, May 12, food parcels to vulnerable families in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Head of the Convoy Khaled AlYousef sounded the alarm over the dire humanitarian condition endured by Palestinian and

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

12-05-2022

Members of same families have been secretly held behind Syrian prison bars for years. The list includes four members of the Palestinian Daoud family: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father of

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Voice Deep Concern over Their Relatives’ Condition

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Voice Deep Concern over Their Relatives’ Condition

12-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families expressed fear that their relatives would not be released in the recent amnesty issued by Syria’s President Bashar AlAssad, saying they have suspicions as to how sincere the Syrian regime could be. Earlier this month, Syrian president

AlTadhamun Massacre…A Reminder of the War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Refugees in Syria

AlTadhamun Massacre…A Reminder of the War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Refugees in Syria

12-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families continue to live in perpetual fear over the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly-disappeared relatives after the Guardian published an investigation with footage showing a massacre taking place in Tadamon, near Syria’s capital Damascus, in April 2013

Palestinian Midwives Honoured by Red Crescent in Syria

Palestinian Midwives Honoured by Red Crescent in Syria

11-05-2022

A celebration was held by the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization to honour a number of Palestinian and Syrian midwives and nurses. The event, held in Hums, comes on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife annually marked on May

Vigil Held in Aleppo in Protest at Israel’s Assassination of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Vigil Held in Aleppo in Protest at Israel’s Assassination of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

11-05-2022

Palestinian refugees and activists in AlBab city, on Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, joined a vigil held in protest at the cold-blooded murder of veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by an Israeli sniper. The protesters raised Palestinian flags

Rights Group Calls for Prosecuting War Criminals in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Prosecuting War Criminals in Syria

11-05-2022

Fadel Abdul Ghany, Executive Director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), who participated in the VI Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region”, demanded that persons and parties involved in war crimes in

UNRWA: Palestine Refugees in Syria Live in Extremely Dire Conditions

UNRWA: Palestine Refugees in Syria Live in Extremely Dire Conditions

11-05-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reiterated its call to support Palestine refugees in Syria and in neighboring countries at the VI Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and

Following Death of 8 Palestinians at Sea, Greece Issues Harsh Verdicts against Surviving Migrants

Following Death of 8 Palestinians at Sea, Greece Issues Harsh Verdicts against Surviving Migrants

10-05-2022

Three migrants who survived the boat tragedy of December 20121, which claimed the lives of 18 migrants, including eight Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, received harsh sentences from a Greek court. The verdicts were issued over charges of brokering migrants’

2 Palestinian Refugee Women Manage Recycling Workshop

2 Palestinian Refugee Women Manage Recycling Workshop

10-05-2022

Palestinian refugees Nisreen AlKhatib and Huda Badawi have supervised a workshop run by UNRWA southeast of Damascus to manufacture handicrafts from recycled packaging waste. The project includes production of recycled materials from plastic containers, wrapping paper, napkins, magazines, bottle caps

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Grabs Property in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Grabs Property in Palestinian Refugee Camp

10-05-2022

Civilians continue to appeal for urgent action over the misappropriation of their property and belongings by Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees under the pretext of affiliations with opposition groups. A

AGPS: Number of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Higher than Available Figures

AGPS: Number of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Higher than Available Figures

10-05-2022

AGPS believes the number of Palestinian refugees secretly held in prisons across war-torn Syria are much higher than those revealed, as the Syrian regime continues to impose gag orders on such highly-secretive data. Palestinian refugee families continue to express fear

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Deprived of Potable Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Deprived of Potable Water

09-05-2022

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 over eight years across a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians have been forced to

Palestinian Doctor Obtains PhD from German University

Palestinian Doctor Obtains PhD from German University

09-05-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Nayef Maw’ed obtained his PhD in medicine with an honour from Germany’s prominent Göttingen University.  Nayef’s thesis is entitled “Troponin Levels and Differences between Normal Patients and Others”.  A troponin test measures

Kuwait Contributes US$ 2 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Kuwait Contributes US$ 2 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

09-05-2022

The Government of Kuwait contributed US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Sunday. The Ambassador of Kuwait to Jordan, Aziz al-Dehani, presented UNRWA Acting Director of External

117 People Released from Sednaya Military Prison in Syria

117 People Released from Sednaya Military Prison in Syria

09-05-2022

On Sunday, the Association of Detainees and Missing Persons of Sednaya Prison revealed the number of detainees released from Sednaya prison as part of the recent “amnesty” decree issued by regime president Bashar AlAssad. As of Sunday evening, 117 detainees

Palestinian Refugee Identifies Father in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Identifies Father in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

08-05-2022

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq city, said he was shocked after he came across the photo of his father Ali Ahmad Ali, born on October 1st, 1969, in an album of torture victims leaked

Vigil Held in Berlin in Solidarity with Prisoners in Syria

Vigil Held in Berlin in Solidarity with Prisoners in Syria

08-05-2022

A vigil was held in Berlin’s neoclassical monument Brandenburg Gate, on May 7, in solidarity with prisoners in Syria and with the families of victims of the Tadamun massacre committed by the Syrian regime in 2013. Last week, Chair of

Prisoners’ Families Urge Palestinian Authority to Pressurize Syrian Regime to Free Palestinian Prisoners

Prisoners’ Families Urge Palestinian Authority to Pressurize Syrian Regime to Free Palestinian Prisoners

08-05-2022

Palestinian prisoners’ families have called on the Palestinian Authority, political factions, and international community to escalate pressure on the Syrian regime in order to free all Palestinians secretly held in prison and reveal the condition and whereabouts of scores of

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

08-05-2022

AGPS has called upon the Syrian regime to release all Palestinian refugees forcibly-disappeared in the country and secretly held behind its prison bars. The Syrian regime should live up to its promises recently made in the amnesty issued by the

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

07-05-2022

UNRWA in Syria announced its decision to deliver the second batch of its emergency cash and food aid for 2022 to Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. The grant covers the months March, April, and May and will be handed over

Palestinian Caricature Figures on Front Page of Swedish Magazine

Palestinian Caricature Figures on Front Page of Swedish Magazine

07-05-2022

The Folket i Bild magazine in Stockholm chose a caricature by Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Kadoura to figure on its front page. The caricature embodies Palestinians’ commitment to their land and houses, including in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which

Family of Victim of Syria Massacre Holds Absentee Funeral Prayer

Family of Victim of Syria Massacre Holds Absentee Funeral Prayer

07-05-2022

Representatives of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad extended their condolences to the family of Palestinian young man Wasim Omar Seyam, who was identified in a footage of a massacre committed by the Syrian security forces in 2013 in AlTadamun

UN official: Prisoners in Syria Buried in Mass Graves

UN official: Prisoners in Syria Buried in Mass Graves

07-05-2022

Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Paulo Pinheiro has asserted that detention in Syria is equivalent to disappearance. This came during a conference held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Friday, on the

Palestinian Refugee Family in Iraq Appeal for Information over Their Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Family in Iraq Appeal for Information over Their Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

06-05-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Amer Lutfi AlQudsiya continues to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly-disappeared relative. Amer has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons since 2012. The Association of Palestinians of Iraq said

Following Presidential Amnesty in Syria, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Call for Transparency

Following Presidential Amnesty in Syria, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Call for Transparency

06-05-2022

Over recent days, prisoners families, including Palestinian refugees, continue to assemble in the "President's Bridge" area, awaiting the arrival of buses carrying people who have been held for years in Syria’s infamous prisons, many for participating in the 2011

15 Palestinian Refugees Released from Regime Prisons in Syria, Hundreds Remain in Secret Detention

15 Palestinian Refugees Released from Regime Prisons in Syria, Hundreds Remain in Secret Detention

06-05-2022

15 Palestinians have been released from Syrian regime prisons over the past week, following a presidential amnesty issued the country’s president Bashar AlAsad.  The release decision has been issued at random, leaving hundreds of families on tenterhooks as they

Eid Celebration Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Eid Celebration Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

05-05-2022

A celebration was held by AlIslah Relief Association on Wednesday, May 4, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon to mark holy Eid AlFitr (fast-breaking festival). The celebration was held in cooperation with the International Campaign to Preserve Palestinian Identity

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prison with Memory Loss

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prison with Memory Loss

05-05-2022

Palestinian refugees Mohamed Khalil Kasem, born in 1972 and raised in Yarmouk Camp, along with Noufen Mohamed AlMukanen, a resident of Latakia city, were released from a regime prison in Syria. Noufen reportedly lost memory as a result of brutal

Following Presidential Amnesty, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Following Presidential Amnesty, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

05-05-2022

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials to get information

Charity Distributes Cash Grants for Children in Northern Syria

Charity Distributes Cash Grants for Children in Northern Syria

04-05-2022

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development embarked on a humanitarian drive in displacement camps in Atama, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Campaigners distributed small sums of money to children to help them buy toys and sweets during

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid

04-05-2022

As the holy Eid AlFitr (Fast-breaking festival) has been celebrated by Muslims across the globe, Palestinian refugees in northern Syria have been deprived of the joy ordinarily sparked by such an occasion. In a place where neither vital facilities nor

AGPS Provides Free Access to Palestinian Prisoners Names in Syria

AGPS Provides Free Access to Palestinian Prisoners Names in Syria

04-05-2022

AGPS has launched on online portal providing free access to data and statistics about Palestinian prisoners forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime. This comes following hundreds of emails and appeals by prisoners’ families seeking to identify their relatives’ conditions and

4 Palestinians Released from Syrian Prisons

4 Palestinians Released from Syrian Prisons

04-05-2022

Four Palestinian refugees were freed from Syria’s state-run prisons over recent days following an Amnesty by president Bashar Al-Assad. Three of the newly-released Palestinians are residents of Khan Eshieh Camp. They are: Mohamed Rashdan, Yousef Nahar, and Ashraf Mahmoud. They

GAPAR: Int’l Community Should Stand Up for Palestinian Refugees’ Rights

GAPAR: Int’l Community Should Stand Up for Palestinian Refugees’ Rights

03-05-2022

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Syria said alms should not be given to UNRWA as the Agency is not a charity but rather a relief body having an UN-operated mandate.  GAPAR said in a letter

CSO Slams UNRWA’s Response to Refugees’ Complaints

CSO Slams UNRWA’s Response to Refugees’ Complaints

03-05-2022

The Association of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon slammed a statement issued by UNRWA in response to a video released a few days earlier in which a staff worker at Liban Post ordered a sick refugee to arrive by ambulance

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 10th Year

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 10th Year

03-05-2022

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

For 3rd Year, Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

For 3rd Year, Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

03-05-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the movement crackdowns and cordon imposed by Syrian regime forces around the old Shuhadaa Cemetery. Civilians have reportedly been denied access to the local cemetery to pray for their deceased relatives.  Over

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Eid Joy

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Eid Joy

02-05-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have expressed hope that life would be back to normal in the ravaged camp. Recently, families and children have been spotted at the Abu Hashish Square, where swings have been

Resident of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Freed from Syria Prison

Resident of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Freed from Syria Prison

02-05-2022

A resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh was released from a regime prison in Syria, where he had been secretly held for years. AGPS has kept his name secret over security concerns. AGPS data indicates that over

Prisoners Families Suspicious about Presidential Amnesty in Syria

Prisoners Families Suspicious about Presidential Amnesty in Syria

02-05-2022

Families, including Palestinian refugees, assembled in the "President's Bridge" area, awaiting the arrival of buses carrying people who have been held for years in Syria’s infamous prisons, many for participating in the 2011 protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Other

Following New Video of Torture Victims, Palestinian Families Express Concern over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

Following New Video of Torture Victims, Palestinian Families Express Concern over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

02-05-2022

Palestinian prisoners in Syria and their families have been deprived of the joy of Eid in the war-torn country, where thousands of civilians have been killed and thousands more have fallen prey to enforced disappearance. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

01-05-2022

Live photos circulated on social media show the streets of Palestinian refugee camps in Syria as being completely forsaken during the Eid days. Neither children nor women show up across residential neighborhoods. Speaking with AGPS, a refugee said, with tears

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

01-05-2022

The mother of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Ghassan Khalil continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of her son, who has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for nearly three years. Last year, in appeals emailed to

101 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

101 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

01-05-2022

101 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial execution since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until April 30, 2022 according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

3 Palestinian Victims of Syria Massacre Identified in New Video

3 Palestinian Victims of Syria Massacre Identified in New Video

01-05-2022

The Guardian published an investigation on Thursday with footage showing a massacre taking place in Tadamon, near Syria’s capital Damascus, in April 2013, and claiming the lives of 41 people, including three Palestinian refugees. The three refugees are Wasim Omar