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Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Family in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sounds Distress Signals

30-09-2019

A Palestinian mother displaced with her children from Yarmouk Camp has been enduring an abject humanitarian situation in Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. The mother said she has been taking cover with her sick

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Palestine Ambassador in Turkey Underscores Situation of Palestinian Refugees

30-09-2019

Palestine Ambassador to Turkey Faed Mustafa and Director-General of the Immigration Department of Turkey Abdullah Ayaz discussed the legal status of Palestinian refugees in Turkey. Palestine’s Ambassador briefed the Turkish official about the squalid conditions endured by Palestinian refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

30-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, aged 60, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an unknown

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

Palestinian Official: UNRWA to Overcome Funding Crunch Thanks to Generous Donations

30-09-2019

Head of the Refugee Affairs Department at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ahmad Abu Holi, said the donor-pledging conference held in New York to rally support for UNRWA bodes well for the UN Agency and Palestine refugees. In a press release

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

29-09-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Kasem Rashid Rayan has been detained by the Turkish authorities at Istanbul’s new airport for the sixth consecutive day over allegations of illegal entry. In appeals circulated on social media networks, Kasem’s family called on the

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

Deadline for Registration of Palestinian and Syrian Newborns Extended in Lebanon

29-09-2019

The Lebanese Directorate-General of Personal Status announced its decision to stretch the time-limit set for the registration of Palestinian and Syrian newborns born in Syria. The decision figured in Circular No. 112 sent to the Lebanese Foreign Ministry and the

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

29-09-2019

Palestinian young man Ahmad Abu Tawq, born in 1990, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since September 4, 2013. Ahmad was kidnapped by pro-government forces from AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. His condition and whereabouts

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

Saudi Arabia Announced US$50 Million Contribution to UNRWA

29-09-2019

Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019.  In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

E-Campaign Denounces Entry-Bans on Palestinian Refugees from Syria

28-09-2019

Palestinian blogger from Syria Tghrid Dawas has embarked on an online campaign entitled “I am a refugee . . . I am a human being” in an attempt to underscore the heavy burden brought about by “the travel document” which Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Denies Being Mandated to Resettle Palestine Refugees

28-09-2019

UNRWA said on Thursday that migration and resettlement of Palestine refugees do not make part of its official mandate. UNRWA’s statement was issued in a response to a Wednesday vigil held by the Youth Commission of Palestinians of Syria outside

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

UNRWA Staff Member Honored in Syria’s AlSabina Refugee Camp

28-09-2019

UNRWA paid tribute to Palestinian refugee Khaled Mahmoud, the Agency’s staff member in AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, over his serious commitment over the past 36 years in promoting environmental health and awareness in Syria-based Palestinian refugee camps. The celebration

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Mustafa, from Khan Dannun Camp, was released on September 27, 2019, from a Syrian government detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention of over 1,700 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penitentiaries, where hundreds of others

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Salah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Government for 7th Year

28-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Iyad Saleh has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian security forces for the seventh year running. Iyad, a resident of the Hama-based AlAyedeen refugee camp, was kidnapped on August 20, 2012 at a government-held checkpoint in Hama. AGPS

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Turkish Border Cops on Way to Greece

27-09-2019

Turkish border police arrested Palestinian and Syrian migrants as they attempted to cross the border with Greece through Evros River. Palestinian activists said the migrants, who fled Syria’s embattled refugee camps of Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh, were transferred to a

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

Authorities Okay Reconstruction of Yarmouk School

27-09-2019

The education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said the Syrian government has signaled the go-ahead for the reconstruction of a UNRWA school in the camp. According to AlKurdi, the move aims at opening up classes for students who walk

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Injured in Tadmur Shootouts

27-09-2019

Five members of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, have been left injured in Syria’s Tadmur desert after a mine left by ISIS militias in the area went off. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

27-09-2019

The Palestinian-Syrian Authority for Relief and Development distributed meat to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. According to the organization’s distribution officers, 12,000 families in Idlib’s and Aleppo’s northern outskirts will receive a meat portion (around 2

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

26-09-2019

Scores of displaced families have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS correspondent said dozens of demands have been submitted at Yarmouk municipality and the office of Damascus Governorate by

Water Network to Be Repaired in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network to Be Repaired in Yarmouk Camp

26-09-2019

The General Company for Electricity in Damascus announced on September 24 a bid to carry out emergency excavations and replace damaged power ground wire in Yarmouk in accordance with technical and financial terms and conditions set by local authorities in

Property-Theft, Security Turmoil Reported in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

Property-Theft, Security Turmoil Reported in Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

26-09-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, continue to sound the alarm over the security mayhem rocking the area. Property-theft and burglary targeting civilian homes have increasingly been reported in the camp. Stolen materials include house furniture, ware, and power wires

Palestinian Journalist from Syria Launches 1st Novel

Palestinian Journalist from Syria Launches 1st Novel

26-09-2019

Palestinian poet and journalist from Syria Raed Wahsh, taking refuge in Berlin, has launched his first novel entitled Ice Year. The novel narrates the dreams of an optimistic rural boy. The latter gets immersed into an imagined world of personal

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

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

26-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Shukri Mohamed AlNaji has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the fourth consecutive year. Shukri, a resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestine refugees, was arrested near Khirbat AlShiyab, in Rif Dimashq, on February 10

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

25-09-2019

Palestinian-Jordanian refugee Mahran AlSaytari was pronounced dead on Monday, September 23, after he was fatally gunned down in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western suburbs. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS staff member said anonymous gunmen opened fire at Mahran, allegedly

PRC Urges UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

PRC Urges UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

25-09-2019

Director of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) Tareq Hammoud said intensive efforts have been made by PRC’s delegates at the UNHRC to pressurize the Syrian government to embark on the reconstruction of destroyed buildings and facilities in Yarmouk Camp for

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2015

25-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed AlKurdi, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 30, 2015. Mohamed was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Hama while on his way to AlRaml Camp for Palestine refugees, in Latakia

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-09-2019

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 $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

5 EU States Strike New Deal over Migrants Rescued at Sea

5 EU States Strike New Deal over Migrants Rescued at Sea

25-09-2019

Interior ministers from five European Union countries have agreed a new scheme to distribute migrants rescued on the Mediterranean in a deal aimed at relieving the pressure on southern EU states. The plan agreed in Malta on Monday will be

Property-Theft Attempts Reported in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Attempts Reported in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2019

Flocks of vehicles continue to be reportedly caught stealing furniture from abandoned buildings and in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding sway over furniture

6,000 Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Facing Squalid Conditions

6,000 Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya Facing Squalid Conditions

24-09-2019

Some 6,000 displaced Palestinian families seeking refuge in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, after they were displaced from Yarmouk and southern Damascus towns, have launched cries for help over their exacerbated humanitarian situation due to the price hike, high

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

24-09-2019

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

UNRWA Opens Schools in Syria for over 51,000 Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Opens Schools in Syria for over 51,000 Palestine Refugees

24-09-2019

This school year, 51,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria, announced the agency on its

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

24-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 1, 2013 and dragged to an unknown destination. His condition and whereabouts

Over 250 Palestinians from Syria Reached Greece in Last Couple of Months

Over 250 Palestinians from Syria Reached Greece in Last Couple of Months

23-09-2019

As the migrant influx from Syria and Turkey to Greece has reached a zenith, more than 250 Palestinian refugees have landed on Greek islands in August and September. Reporting from Greece, an AGPS news correspondent said the refugees disembarked on

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

23-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was pronounced dead as a result of fatal torture in Syrian government prisons, where a total of 608 Palestinian refugees have also been tortured to death. AGPS has kept the victims’

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

23-09-2019

Fuel supplies were distributed in AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Some 400 registered Palestinian families reportedly received 100 liters of fuel each. The price of fuel

Palestinian Child in Lebanon Refugee Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

Palestinian Child in Lebanon Refugee Camp in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

23-09-2019

A Palestinian child who lived in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp before he fled to Beirut’s Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp sustained second-degree burns all over 35% of his body and called for urgent treatment at local hospitals. Activists quoted the child as

Palestinians in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinians in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum

22-09-2019

A vigil has been held by dozens of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in northern Syria to demand humanitarian asylum and safe access to European countries pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. The displaced Palestinian families have railed

PLO Envoy: Yarmouk Camp to Be Rehabilitated Soon

PLO Envoy: Yarmouk Camp to Be Rehabilitated Soon

22-09-2019

Director-General of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said there have been “hope-jerking promises” by the Syrian government regarding the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestine refugees, in Damascus. In a speech delivered in

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Greece’s Kastoria Island

22-09-2019

Dozens of Palestine refugees who fled the relentless Syrian warfare to the remote northwestern Greek island of Kastoria said their children have failed to set foot in local schools and to be admitted in local hospitals for treatment. Taking refuge

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jails

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jails

22-09-2019

AGPS documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, from March 2011 until mid-September 2019. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help

21-09-2019

Palestinian families from Syria in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, have called on the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the Palestinian Authority to take urgent action in response to the squalid conditions

Awareness-Raising Campaign on Explosive Remnants of War Held in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

Awareness-Raising Campaign on Explosive Remnants of War Held in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestine Refugees

21-09-2019

Volunteers from the Syrian Red Crescent Society embarked on an awareness campaign on the dangers of landmines to students in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo. The campaign seeks to educate school children on how to correctly identify, avoid and report landmines

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

21-09-2019

AGPS kept record of the secret detention of 36 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Syria’s AlSayeda Zeinab Camp from March 2011 until mid-September 2019. According to AGPS statistics, five Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were fatally tortured in

AGPS Continues to Monitor Situation of Palestinians in/from War-Torn Syria

AGPS Continues to Monitor Situation of Palestinians in/from War-Torn Syria

21-09-2019

AGPS continues to monitor the calamitous condition  of Palestinian refugees in and from war-torn Syria and the human rights violations they have been facing both inside and outside of the Syrian territories. AGPS has conducted over 2,510 daily reports

AGPS, PRC Urge UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

AGPS, PRC Urge UNHRC to Push for Reconstruction of Syria’s Yarmouk Camp

20-09-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) called on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to step up pressure on Syria’s incumbent government in order to press ahead with the reconstruction of destroyed

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria’s Raging Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria’s Raging Shootouts

20-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Malak Abdul Karim Mansour was fatally shot by ISIS militias as he fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syria government. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds, among them 800 Palestinian refugees taking

Gas & Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp

Gas & Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp

20-09-2019

Fdistributed in Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees, in Aleppo. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime later using smart cards. Every registered family reportedly received 100 liters of fuel. The price of fuel set by the Syrian government is 18

2 Swedish Districts Refuse to Let More Migrants In

2 Swedish Districts Refuse to Let More Migrants In

20-09-2019

The Swedish municipalities of Sölvesborg and Bengtsfors said they will not host new migrants in their localities due to overcapacity. Over the past three years, Bengtsfors municipality received 700 new refugees. In a survey conducted by TV4 channel, dozens

AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

AGPS, PRC Brief UNHRC about Secret Detention of Palestine Refugees in Syria

19-09-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) addressed on Tuesday the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over the situation of Palestinian refugees who have fallen prey to enforced disappearance across the embattled Syrian

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Denounce Sanitation Crisis

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Denounce Sanitation Crisis

19-09-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have lashed out at the local authorities for dragging their feet over the residents’ appeals for rehabilitating infrastructure and sanitation networks. The residents said that recently local authorities carried out

Director of Makeshift Clinic in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Denies Suspension of Health Services

Director of Makeshift Clinic in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Denies Suspension of Health Services

19-09-2019

Director of Melhem volunteer team in Syria, Abu Jomaa, also the director of the local clinic in Deir Ballout refugee camp, north of Syria, said reports that the clinic has gone inoperative are counterfeit. According to Abu Jomaa, the medical

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Aids for Palestinians in Syria

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2019 Cash Aids for Palestinians in Syria

19-09-2019

UNRWA announced its intent to distribute the third batch of its cash aids for Palestinians from Syria as of October 15, 2019. Every single family member registered on the list of vulnerable cases will receive 27,000 Syrian Pounds, with

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

18-09-2019

AGPS has expressed deep concern over the condition of Palestinian elderly refugees, minors, and women, who have been most affected by the bloody warfare and its ensuing socio-economic crises since 2011. According to AGPS data, from 2011 to August 2019

UNRWA: 100% of Palestine Refugee Families in Jordan in Critical Need of Sustained Humanitarian Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestine Refugee Families in Jordan in Critical Need of Sustained Humanitarian Assistance

18-09-2019

100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan need to receive one or more UNRWA emergency assistance interventions especially during winter. In its 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal, UNRWA said 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS)

Palestinain Activist Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinain Activist Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

18-09-2019

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

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

18-09-2019

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 from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment

17-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has called upon the International Red Cross Organization and Palestinian Embassy in Turkey, along with the concerned humanitarian institutions, to help him secure fees for his life-saving treatment. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity

Krahenbuhl Warns of Simmering Pressure on UNRWA

Krahenbuhl Warns of Simmering Pressure on UNRWA

17-09-2019

On Sunday, Syria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Walid al-Muallem, received Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the accompanying delegation. During the meeting, the two sides discussed the distinguished relations

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Food Aids in AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

17-09-2019

UNRWA’s food aid distribution center handed over the second batch of food baskets to civilians in AlSabina town and its refugee camp. The move will keep going for seven days running in the area. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in

Remembering Palestinian Artist Abu AlRuz Fatally Tortured in Syrian Jail … One Year On

Remembering Palestinian Artist Abu AlRuz Fatally Tortured in Syrian Jail … One Year On

17-09-2019

Monday, September 16, marks the first anniversary of the death of Palestinian artist Mohamed Deib Mahmoud Abu AlRuz, nicknamed Abu Ram, who was fatally tortured in Syrian government dungeons. Abu AlRuz, the maestro of the Bisan musical band and a

Children in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Pluck Up Courage & Join Schools

Children in Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees Pluck Up Courage & Join Schools

16-09-2019

Despite the traumatic fallouts brought about by Syria’s relentless warfare, Palestinian children sheltered in Yarmouk refugee camp have returned to their schools as of September 3, in a move backed up by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees. With

UNRWA Honors Laureate Palestinian Student from Syria’s Daraa Camp

UNRWA Honors Laureate Palestinian Student from Syria’s Daraa Camp

16-09-2019

UNRWA paid tribute to Palestinian student Sai’d Mahmoud Sa’id, enrolled at Ein AlZaytoun School (9th grade) in AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, after he garnered the highest score at the institution. The cemremony was held by UNRWA, in cooperation with the

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Rif Dimashq

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Rif Dimashq

16-09-2019

Four Palestinian refugees were detained by Syria’s government forces in a manhunt targeting residents of Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. According to Sawt AlAsima news website, a Syrian government patrol arrested on Friday, September 13, two Palestinian youths after they broke

As Thousands of Palestinians Fall Prey to Forced Disappearance, Syrian President Issues Amnesty to Cut Criminal Sentences

As Thousands of Palestinians Fall Prey to Forced Disappearance, Syrian President Issues Amnesty to Cut Criminal Sentences

16-09-2019

Syria's President Bashar AlAssad has issued a decree to release or decrease the punishment of various prisoners, including some detained under the war-torn country's "terrorism law". “The president promulgated decree No. 20 for 2019 that grants general amnesty

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Greece Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Greece Flooded by Violent Rain Torrents

15-09-2019

Dozens of migrants took to the streets in the Greek island of Kos after refugee tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped refugee camps set up on the island. Pictures and videos circulated

Palestinians from Syria to Receive Free Checks as Medical Delegation Arrives in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria to Receive Free Checks as Medical Delegation Arrives in Lebanon

15-09-2019

A delegation of medics specialized in hand surgery showed up in the Lebanese territories. The move was announced by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Lebanon, in partnership with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. The Red Crescent Society said free medical

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

15-09-2019

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

Explosion of Landmines, War Remnants Takes Away Lives of 6 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Explosion of Landmines, War Remnants Takes Away Lives of 6 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

15-09-2019

Six Palestinian refugees died of wounds inflicted by mine explosions or blasts of war remnants across the embattled Syrian territories. The list of casualties includes three children. Mahmoud Fadi AlDerbi was pronounced dead following the explosion of a mysterious object

Over 2,500 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

Over 2,500 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

14-09-2019

AGPS has conducted over 2,5000 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other material, including videos, live snapshots

Palestinian Refugees in Sudan at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees in Sudan at Risk of Refoulement

14-09-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants seeking refuge in Sudan have expressed deep concern about their ambiguous fate after the Sudanese police spokesman announced the government’s decision to reconsider the status of foreigners who acquired citizenship in the country while ousted President

Palestinians in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Grappling With Sanitation Crisis

Palestinians in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Grappling With Sanitation Crisis

14-09-2019

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine refugees in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have launched cries for help over poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The residents slammed the concerned authorities for dragging their feet over their appeals

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Urgent Support at Arab League Summit

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls for Urgent Support at Arab League Summit

14-09-2019

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

13-09-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Faez Manad AlTayeb Manad continues to urge the Syrian government to disclose the fate of their forcibly disappeared relative. Manad, a resident of AlSabina Camp for Palestine refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested in 2012

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

13-09-2019

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

Facebook Suspends Palestine Liberation Army Page

Facebook Suspends Palestine Liberation Army Page

13-09-2019

Facebook suspended the page of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in Syria at a time when the group has been celebrating its 55th founding anniversary. The page posts the latest developments regarding military operations and attacks targeting opposition sites in

UNRWA Schools Shut in Lebanon’s AlRashidiya Camp over Water Contamination

UNRWA Schools Shut in Lebanon’s AlRashidiya Camp over Water Contamination

13-09-2019

UNRWA announced its decision to close its schools in Rashidieh camp for Palestinian refugees in Southern Lebanon for three days, starting September 11. The UN refugee agency opted for the decision after reports of water contamination have emerged. Lab tests

With Advent of Academic Year, 700 Students in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Shorn of Access to Schools

With Advent of Academic Year, 700 Students in Daraa Camp for Palestine Refugees Shorn of Access to Schools

12-09-2019

AGPS documented a sharp nosedive in access to schools for Palestinians sheltered in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria, after most of Daraa’s education premises have been reduced to rubble in the raging warfare. As many as 700 students (from

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

12-09-2019

Palestinian child Amal Saqr, a resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, went missing some three days ago on her way back home from school. Her parents said they have failed to reach out to her and continue to appeal

Palestinian Refugees Take to  Beirut Streets to Push for Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Take to Beirut Streets to Push for Humanitarian Asylum

12-09-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a rally held outside of the Australian embassy in Lebanon on Sep. 11 to demand humanitarian asylum and safe access to European countries pending a just and lasting solution to their plight. At the same

School Bags and Stationery Handed Over to Palestinian Students from Syria in Istanbul

School Bags and Stationery Handed Over to Palestinian Students from Syria in Istanbul

12-09-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 250 school bags and furniture to Palestinian students from Syria in Istanbul. The move comes as part of a project launched in favor of displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria with the start of the new school

Despite Challenges, Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria Start School Year with Hope for Better Future

Despite Challenges, Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria Start School Year with Hope for Better Future

11-09-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in northern Syria have welcomed their new school year amidst many difficulties that continue to negatively affect the teaching/learning process. Schools and educational premises, including private academic institutions, exist in most of the areas where

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject humanitarian Conditions

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject humanitarian Conditions

11-09-2019

Syrian and Palestinian refugees seeking shelter on the Greek island of Samos continue to rail against the poor services provided to them by the Greek authorities. A number of refugees threw meals to protest the poor-quality food. Worm-staffed meals unfit

UNRWA Rehabilitates Nahaf School in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Rehabilitates Nahaf School in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

11-09-2019

UNRWA said it has been able to repair and renovate the Nahaf School in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestine refugees thanks to support from the Saudi Fund for Development. The school previously served as a collective shelter for displaced Palestinian

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria’s State-Run Lock-Ups

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria’s State-Run Lock-Ups

11-09-2019

In the meantime, 10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been secretly incarcerated 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)

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

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

10-09-2019

In statistics released on the 55th founding anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), AGPS found out that 277 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Most

Residents of Syria’s Neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad to Return to Their Homes

Residents of Syria’s Neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad to Return to Their Homes

10-09-2019

Member of Rif Dimashq council Abdul Razaq Damiriya said local authorities have green-lighted the return of the residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, to their habitable homes. Damiriya told government sources in Syria that Syria’s general company for engineering studies and consulting

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak Feared in AlRashidiya Refugee Camp

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak Feared in AlRashidiya Refugee Camp

10-09-2019

UNRWA has warned of the outburst of hepatitis (liver inflammation) in AlRashidiya Camp, south of Lebanon and called on the refugees to follow prevention tips. Over the past couple of days, UNRWA’s Health Department spotted a number of hepatitis-stricken cases

Families of Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria Rally outside of Russian Embassy in Berlin

Families of Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Syria Rally outside of Russian Embassy in Berlin

10-09-2019

A vigil was staged by relatives of forcibly disappeared persons in Syria outside of the Russian embassy in Berlin, calling for stepping up pressure on the Syrian government to release all victims of enforced disappearance and disclose the condition and

Deir Ballout School Opens Doors for Displaced Palestinian Students

Deir Ballout School Opens Doors for Displaced Palestinian Students

09-09-2019

The only school in Deir Ballout refugee camp, in Syria’s northern region of Efrin, has opened its doors with the start of the new academic year. The move was kick-started by volunteer activists sheltered in the camp, in cooperation with

UNRWA Facing  $120 Million Deficit in Its Budget

UNRWA Facing $120 Million Deficit in Its Budget

09-09-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Saturday that it is facing a $120 million deficit in this year’s $1.2 billion budget. UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha  told Voice of Palestine radio that despite

Laureate Students Honored in Syria’s Hama Camp

Laureate Students Honored in Syria’s Hama Camp

09-09-2019

A ceremony was held in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama city, for Palestinian students who earned their secondary and basic education school certificates (literary and scientific branches) with an honor. The ceremony was attended by representatives of popular and political Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Seat in Lebanon Contest

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Seat in Lebanon Contest

09-09-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Farid Darwish won the third place in the 2019 Diamond Cup championship staged in Beirut on September 6. Shadi, formerly sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hums, won several awards in other bodybuilding contests

Female Palestinian Engineers from Syria Invent Laser Therapy Device

Female Palestinian Engineers from Syria Invent Laser Therapy Device

08-09-2019

Four Palestinian engineers from the Faculty of Medical Engineering at Damascus University have invented a laser device for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders. The device applies Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and is able to reduce the inflammatory response in masticatory muscles. The

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released from Turkish Custody

08-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ghassan Sakhnin was released on Saturday from a detention center in Turkey, after he was arrested in Gazi Osman Pasha, in Istanbul, for not holding the kimlik protection card. Recently, Turkish police stepped down crackdowns and abduction

Palestinian Child Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Syria

Palestinian Child Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Syria

08-09-2019

Palestinian child Ali Jamil AlBash, sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, sustained wounds after he was hit by a motorcycle driving at high speed in the area. He was rushed to a local clinic for urgent treatment. Residents of AlNeirab

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-09-2019

Residents of AlJabathna neighborhood in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads, resulting in bed smells. Speaking with AGPS, civilians said the municipality

Palestinian Refugees Receive Diplomas from UNRWA Siblin Center

Palestinian Refugees Receive Diplomas from UNRWA Siblin Center

08-09-2019

UNRWA Siblin Training Centre (STC) held a graduation ceremony for the 2018-2019 academic year for some 432 students in over 20 specializations offered by the centre, including nursery, carpentry and business management. The graduation comes at a time when UNRWA

Palestinian Refugee from War-Torn Syria Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee from War-Torn Syria Arrested in Istanbul

07-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Majed Fathi Hulweh, aged 19, was arrested by Turkish police on Wednesday, September 4, in Taqseem, in Istanbul, for not holding the kimlik visa card. Recently, Turkish police stepped down crackdowns and abduction sweeps, targeting irregular migrants and

Palestinian Refugee Brought before German Court

Palestinian Refugee Brought before German Court

07-09-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria appeared on September 4 before a court in the German city of Augsburg, after prosecutors charged him with six murder attempts. Media sources said a so-called Haidar. A. attempted in 2017 to kill a refugee

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

07-09-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama continue to rail against the manipulation of prices and local markets by crooked merchants, amid a striking apathy by the concerned authorities. Taxes imposed by the Syrian government on civilians and merchants

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

07-09-2019

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 7th 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)

Proven Ownership Set as Precondition for Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

Proven Ownership Set as Precondition for Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

06-09-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said families wishing to return to their habitable home in Yarmouk Camp will only be allowed in if they prove ownership of the property. A committee from Damascus toured local neighborhoods in and around

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Hadarat Camp

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Hadarat Camp

06-09-2019

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, voiced deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. On August 21, a Palestinian child was pronounced dead after a

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

06-09-2019

Some 1,700 Palestinian families in AlMzeireeb, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for hundreds of families in the area—has dried out as a result of

Canada Denies Report 100,000 Palestinians Coming to Canada

Canada Denies Report 100,000 Palestinians Coming to Canada

06-09-2019

Canada has denied a Lebanese media report that Ottawa reached a deal with the United States to accept 100,000 Palestinian refugees – 40,000 from Lebanon and 60,000 from Syria. According to the report, similar understandings are in

2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

2 Palestinian Families from Syria Detained in Egypt for 2nd Month

05-09-2019

Two Palestinian families from Syria have been held in Egyptian custody for the second month over allegations of illegal entry into the country from Sudan. According to Palestinian activities, the list of arrestees includes 12 persons, among them children and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Released by Turkish Police

05-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubada Abdul Mon’em Tamim, aged 19 and arrested on September 2, was released from Turkish custody, where he had been kept for not holding the kimlik visa card. Activists said the Turkish police transferred Ubada to Kilis city

Palestinian Child from Syria with Diabetes in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Child from Syria with Diabetes in Need of Urgent Treatment

05-09-2019

The family of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl from Syria taking shelter in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region have called on the International Red Cross, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and all other concerned institutions to take urgent action in order to help the

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Refugee Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Refugee Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

05-09-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been subjected to an abject humanitarian situation in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Lesbos. Migrants have reportedly been crammed in overcrowded and poorly-equipped tents. Over recent weeks, Moria, one of the

3,989 Palestinian Refugees Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

3,989 Palestinian Refugees Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

04-09-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,989 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list of victims with 1,422 casualties, followed by 263 in Daraa

30 Tents Burned Down as Fires Rock Syria’s AlSadaka Refugee Camp

30 Tents Burned Down as Fires Rock Syria’s AlSadaka Refugee Camp

04-09-2019

Wildfires broke out on Monday evening in AlBal refugee camp, near Suran city, east of Aleppo’s northern region of I’zaz. Material damage was reported. An AGPS correspondent said the fires broke out in a refugee tent after a gas stove

Syria’s AlRaml Camp for Palestine Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

Syria’s AlRaml Camp for Palestine Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

04-09-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

04-09-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian