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Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

08-07-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian families sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for families in the area—has dried out as a result of the

UNRWA Transfers Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Transfers Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

08-07-2020

UNRWA distributed food and medical items to Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jdeidat AlFadl town, in Rif Dimashq, A Palestinian refugee said concerned people registered their names at the municipality headquarters. Aid items were distributed to the refugees at AlElm

Jaramana Camp Struggling to Get Much-Needed Bread

Jaramana Camp Struggling to Get Much-Needed Bread

08-07-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees said they continue to line up for hours under the scorching summer beams to receive bread via the smart card. Displaced Palestinian families lashed out at the apathy of the Palestinian political factions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Bread Shortage

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Bread Shortage

08-07-2020

Families in the Syrian capital Damascus have been struggling to procure bread amid a shortage of allocations distributed through accredited people, a mechanism which was decided by the Ministry of Interior as one of the government’s measures to reduce overcrowding

New Reconstruction Plan Does Not Provide Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp with Alternative Houses, Warns Official

New Reconstruction Plan Does Not Provide Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp with Alternative Houses, Warns Official

08-07-2020

Residents of Yarmouk camp will not get any alternative housing as part of the new organizational plan announced by the Damascus governorate, said the director of technical studies in Damascus Governorate. Media sources quoted Muammar Dakak as saying that housing

Dutch Minister Calls for Constructive Debate over Management of Asylum Seekers’ File

Dutch Minister Calls for Constructive Debate over Management of Asylum Seekers’ File

07-07-2020

Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Hugo de Jonge, said efforts should be intensified in the Netherlands to handle the file of migrants and asylum seekers. The minister called on the government to hold an annual debate about migration

Palestinian Refugee Released after 3 Years in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released after 3 Years in Syrian Prison

07-07-2020

The Syrian government forces released a Palestinian refugee after they kept him behind prison bars for three years. His name has been kept secret over security concerns. An AGPS reporter said the detainee has been subjected to harsh psycho-physical torture

Homes Risk to Collapse due to Waste Water in Damascus Neighborhood

Homes Risk to Collapse due to Waste Water in Damascus Neighborhood

07-07-2020

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, where dozens of Palestinian refugee families are taking shelter, continue to set off alarm bells over the wastewater floods rocking the area. Pictures circulated on social media networks show deluges of waste water swamping residential

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Palestinian President

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Palestinian President

07-07-2020

Activists and civilians displaced from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have appealed to the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian political factions in Syria to take serious measures in order to facilitate the return of

Negotiations over Migration Policy Reach Deadlock in Sweden

Negotiations over Migration Policy Reach Deadlock in Sweden

06-07-2020

Cross-party talks on how to reform Swedish migration policy broke down on Tuesday, reported The Local. The one thing all parties in parliament seemed to agree on was that Swedish migration law needed a complete overhaul. Currently, a temporary law

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

06-07-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to face a squalid humanitarian condition due to the absence of vital facilities, the poor infrastructure, and lack of relief assistance. The situation has taken a turn for the worse

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

06-07-2020

Palestinian refugees in Jaramana camp and other areas in Damascus continue to rail against the mistreatment they have faced by Bemo Bank staff. Refugees who received transaction codes of their cash grants provided by the UN Relief and Works Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap

06-07-2020

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

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2019

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2019

06-07-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) issued its annual report documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria in 2019. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Destruction and Reconstruction”, the report underscores the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees in and

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

05-07-2020

Greek coast guard forces are allegedly sabotaging refugees' and migrants' boats on the high seas as part of a strategy to push them back to Turkey, German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported in a piece published Monday. "There were

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Power Over-Billing

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Power Over-Billing

05-07-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo have been struggling to pay their electricity bills due to exorbitant fees. An ampere meter reportedly costs 5,000 Syrian pounds. The residents called on the concerned authorities to tune the

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

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

05-07-2020

98 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until July 5, 2020, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

5 Civilians Arrested by Syrian Security Forces Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

5 Civilians Arrested by Syrian Security Forces Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

05-07-2020

Five civilians, including a woman, were arrested by the Syrian security forces on their way out of Yarmouk Camp following a visit they paid to their abandoned homes in the area. Activists said Syrian military patrols set up a makeshift

Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

04-07-2020

Palestinian and Syrian activists along with relatives of detainees and victims of torture in Syrian prisons joined a vigil held outside of the Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz  (OLG) on Friday, July 3, to urge the Syrian government and

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Cry for Help

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Cry for Help

04-07-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

04-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Asem Mahmoud Ayedi, a resident of Yarmouk camp, disappeared from Damascus city some three days ago.  Asem is a taxi driver. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. According to AGPS database

Palestinian Child Drowns in Northern Syria

Palestinian Child Drowns in Northern Syria

04-07-2020

A Palestinian family displaced from Harasta city, in Ghouta, to the northern Syrian city of Efrin, was shocked by a report confirming the death of their son after he drowned in the Maydanki lake. An AGPS reporter said Omar Kablawi

Committee Assesses Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

Committee Assesses Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

04-07-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) tasked a new five-member committee to thoroughly re-assess the new organizational plan issued by the Damascus governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp. The committee is expected to note down legal objections to the

AGPS Urges Damascus Governor to Refrain from Implementing Yarmouk’s New Rehabilitation Plan

AGPS Urges Damascus Governor to Refrain from Implementing Yarmouk’s New Rehabilitation Plan

04-07-2020

AGPS has called on the Syrian authorities in Damascus to re-examine the new organizational plan put forth by Damascus governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp and to rather implement the old plan which was approved in 2004. In a statement, AGPS

Rights Group: Greece’s New Asylum System Designed to Deport, Not Protect

Rights Group: Greece’s New Asylum System Designed to Deport, Not Protect

03-07-2020

The Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam have warned that the new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection.  According to GCR and Oxfam, this means that people who have

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

03-07-2020

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who was released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal and re-arrested by Syrian security forces, has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian prisons.  Informed sources told AGPS that Khamis was

Over 110 Palestinian Women Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

Over 110 Palestinian Women Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

03-07-2020

At least 110 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

Palestinian Girl Killed by Bullet Fire in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Girl Killed by Bullet Fire in Syria Displacement Camp

03-07-2020

16-year-old Palestinian refugee Fatma Kasem was pronounced dead after she was accidentally shot with a bullet in her stomach in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp has

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Austria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Austria

03-07-2020

The Austrian authorities arrested a Palestinian refugee from Syria over allegations of involvement in abuses committed in favor of the Syrian regime. The arrestee was a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. AGPS has kept his name

Netherlands Re-Examines Visa Applications by Refugees from Syria

Netherlands Re-Examines Visa Applications by Refugees from Syria

02-07-2020

The Dutch Migration and Naturalization Department said it has re-assessed thousands of asylum applications submitted by refugees from Syria before 2015. Dutch media outlets said among the 12,570 examined cases none has been found by the Migration Department guilty

New Refugee Camp Established in Lebanon

New Refugee Camp Established in Lebanon

02-07-2020

The Palestinian International Charitable Organization has installed a new camp to shelter displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The organization’s director, Ramadan Tanboura, said a so-called “Falah 4” has been established in an attempt to tone down the calamitous

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

02-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons for seven years running. The refugee, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on August 3, 2013 and was transferred to

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

02-07-2020

Another Palestinian family has identified their missing relative—Basel Nabil Kherma, forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since 2012—in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway The victim was arrested during a military conscription term with the Palestine

Anti-Annexation Rally Held in Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

Anti-Annexation Rally Held in Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

01-07-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Deir Ballout camp have joined on rally held on Wednesday to protest Israel’s planned annexation of occupied Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank. The demonstrators called on the international community to push

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Urgent Action by UNRWA

01-07-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon held a vigil on Wednesday outside of the office of UNRWA’s director of operations in Lebanon’s Ein AlHilweh camp. The refugees called on UNRWA to take up its humanitarian and moral duties and to

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Grappling with Bread Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Grappling with Bread Crisis

01-07-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without bread due to overcrowding outside of the camp’s sole bakery. The residents said they have been forced to line up outside of the

UNRWA Chief Urges Int’l Community to Stand By Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Chief Urges Int’l Community to Stand By Palestine Refugees

01-07-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini called on the international community to tune up support for Palestine refugees and help increase the Agency’s funds. In a statement delivered on Occasion of the Brussels IV Conference on Syria: Supporting the future of Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

01-07-2020

Palestinian mother Fatma Aboud has mourned the death of her son Abdullah Mohamed Kheir AlSaad whom she identified in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway The victim, a former Arabic-language student at the Faculty of Arts