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Palestinian Refugee Jihad Idris Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Idris Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

20-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Jihad Idris, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hums, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since February 9, 2013. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities

Rights Group Warns of Humanitarian Catastrophe Northwest of Syria

Rights Group Warns of Humanitarian Catastrophe Northwest of Syria

20-09-2020

Syria Humanitarian Response Coordinators group has warned of a humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria due to the coronavirus outbreak and absence of medical assistance. The group said serious measures should be immediately taken before the situation reaches a point of

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Bread

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Bread

20-09-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the acute shortage in bread supplies. The residents have appealed to the concerned authorities to work on supplying civilians with much-needed bread and to increase bread

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

20-09-2020

Palestinian young man Wisam Derdah Hasan, born in 1988 and raised in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, suddenly disappeared from Damascus. Hasan’s family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts.

Palestinian Woman and Her Sightless Son Launch Cry for Help from Greek Camp

Palestinian Woman and Her Sightless Son Launch Cry for Help from Greek Camp

20-09-2020

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers, including Palestinian refugees, have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos. Palestinian refugee woman Umm Mustafa and her sightless son fled war-torn Syria after

EU Chief Vows to Replace Dublin Rule for Asylum Seekers

EU Chief Vows to Replace Dublin Rule for Asylum Seekers

19-09-2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the Dublin Regulation will be replaced with a new migration plan, to be revealed next week.  Under the current rules, the EU country an asylum seeker first enters is responsible for

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

19-09-2020

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

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

19-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, have been struggling with dire conditions. The families continue to launch distress signals over their exacerbated humanitarian condition. High

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

19-09-2020

Nearly 200 families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp have been grappling with squalid humanitarian conditions. Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Coronavirus Free

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Coronavirus Free

19-09-2020

The Health Directorate in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo said no active coronavirus cases are spotted in the camp. Dr KHaled Abu Ali, director of the Health Department at the local health center, said all coronavirus cases have

Palestinian Refugee Emad Bilal Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Emad Bilal Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

18-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Emad Mohamed Ahmed Bilal has been forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Emad, born in 1976, was kidnapped by Syrian intelligence officers in Deraa, south of Syria, from his house in AlKashef area

AGPS: PLA Affiliates Held Behind Syria Prison Bars

AGPS: PLA Affiliates Held Behind Syria Prison Bars

18-09-2020

AGPS has documented the arrest and detention of a number of Palestinian refugees who joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime. The list includes Mohamed Ahmad Mahmoud Shatara, who was kidnapped at a government checkpoint in

Palestinian Refugee Families Torn Apart by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Families Torn Apart by Syria Warfare

18-09-2020

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

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Struggles for Survival in Syria Displacement Camp

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Struggles for Survival in Syria Displacement Camp

18-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Maarouf Melhem has returned to Handarat camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, after he had been displaced for four years. The refugee has reconstructed his house, which sustained extensive material damage in the ten-year war. Though his health

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Absence of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Absence of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

18-09-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak out against the absence of anti-coronavirus drives in the area. Activists said no measures have been implemented at schools and public facilities to protect civilians and prevent

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

17-09-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed meat portions to Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMohammadiya refugee camps in Gindires, in Efrin. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported

UNRWA Syria Chief Pays Visit to Damascus School for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Syria Chief Pays Visit to Damascus School for Palestinian Refugees

17-09-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria, Prafulla Mishra, showed up at the UNRWA-run Palestine School for girls, in Damascus, to inspect anti-coronavirus measures. The UN official called on pupils and teaching staff to respect social distancing rules and follow hygiene

Lebanese President Urges UNRWA to Facilitate Return of Syria Refugees

Lebanese President Urges UNRWA to Facilitate Return of Syria Refugees

17-09-2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged on Wednesday donor countries to secure money for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to continue offering its services to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and other

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Made Worse by Coronavirus Pandemic

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Made Worse by Coronavirus Pandemic

17-09-2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has rebounded around the MENA region and the globe, Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria continue to struggle with growing poverty and economic hardship.  Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have lost their jobs in

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-09-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said new batches of cash aid have been transferred to Palestinian families displaced from Syria. In a statement, UNRWA said every refugee will receive 70,000 Lebanese pounds as a food grant and an additional sum of

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

16-09-2020

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 infrastructure, absence of vital services, and price leap. The residents said their

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

16-09-2020

Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to walk for several kilometers to fetch bread for their starved children as the local

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

16-09-2020

A UNRWA delegation toured Yarmouk camp in order to inspect damaged schools and facilities in the area. As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year

9 PLA Gunmen Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

9 PLA Gunmen Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

16-09-2020

Nine members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, were tortured to death in war-torn Syria. The data figures in a recent report issued by AGPS. The report indicates that Palestinian refugee Mohamed Esam Jadiba, from

3 Migrants Dead, 20 Missing as Boat Sinks off Aegean

3 Migrants Dead, 20 Missing as Boat Sinks off Aegean

15-09-2020

A boat carrying dozens of irregular migrants sunk off a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, according to local media.   Some 70 irregular migrants were on board when the boat sunk off the Greek island of Crete. Greek

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Mistreatment at Cairo Embassy

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Mistreatment at Cairo Embassy

15-09-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt told AGPS that the Palestine Embassy in Cairo kicked them out after they showed up at the embassy and called for a meeting with Ambassador Diab AlLouh. The refugees said they have been denied

New Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

New Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

15-09-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on a new assassination attempt targeting a former opposition affiliate. Activists have accused pro-government militias of assassinating opposition affiliates

49,000 Palestinian Students Return to UNRWA Schools in Syria

49,000 Palestinian Students Return to UNRWA Schools in Syria

15-09-2020

This school year, 49,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run by the UNRWA in Syria, with measures being taken by teaching staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students and teaching staff have

Greek Coast Guard Push Back 160 Migrants to Turkey

Greek Coast Guard Push Back 160 Migrants to Turkey

14-09-2020

European Union forces pushed back 160 migrants through Evros River, between Turkey and Greece. Earlier this year, a report by the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN), with help from its members Mobile Info Team (MIT) and Wave Thessaloniki, provided first-hand

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

14-09-2020

Palestinian child Myriam Maher Jaber, born in 2011, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. The child was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Crisis

14-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the acute shortage in bread supplies. The residents have appealed to the concerned authorities to work on supplying civilians with much-needed bread and to increase

UNRWA Chief: Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Growing Despair

UNRWA Chief: Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Growing Despair

14-09-2020

Head of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned that Palestine refugees continue to face a growing sense of despair and dejection as a result of the volatile situation in the region and financial

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

14-09-2020

AGPS has issued a new report entitled “The Palestine Liberation Army in Syria”. The report provides a historical overview of PLA’s founding and its branches in Arab countries. It lays emphasis on PLA’s establishment in Syria and involvement in armed

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

13-09-2020

Five Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state run prisons, four among whom identified as members of the Daoud family. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and

38 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons

38 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons

13-09-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 38 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

13-09-2020

UNRWA pledged to distribute school furniture to all registered Palestine schoolchildren and students in Syria. As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare across

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Grappling with Water Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Grappling with Water Crisis

13-09-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods for several days. The residents have warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in

Property-Theft Reported in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Reported in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-09-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Civilians have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in the

Tension Soars as Migrants Get Teargassed by Greek Authorities

Tension Soars as Migrants Get Teargassed by Greek Authorities

12-09-2020

Just days after a fire tore through the Moria refugee camp and displaced more than 12,000 people, some of those same people were tear-gassed by police while protesting the construction of a replacement camp. Protesters say they want to

Migrant Tents Removed from Samos Island

Migrant Tents Removed from Samos Island

12-09-2020

Greek authorities have started to remove migrant tents set up outside of the main migrant camp on Samos Island. The tents have been the only shelter for homeless migrant families and asylum seekers. The camp administration evacuated the residents and

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-09-2020

Activists and a number of Fatah Movement affiliates embarked on a campaign to disinfect UNRWA schools in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Recently, a number of residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa tested positive for

Injuries Reported in AlNeirab Camp Fire

Injuries Reported in AlNeirab Camp Fire

12-09-2020

Fire broke out on Friday, September 11, at two houses in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, as a result of a short circuit. Injuries and material damage were reported. Reporting from the camp, an AGPS correspondent said Palestinian

Following Mountainous Journey…Stranded Palestinian Refugee Allowed Out of Sri Lanka

Following Mountainous Journey…Stranded Palestinian Refugee Allowed Out of Sri Lanka

12-09-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been allowed to board a Turkey-bound plane from Sri Lanka, after he had all of his fines paid and legal situation worked out. Over recent months

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gheibtawi Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gheibtawi Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

11-09-2020

Palestinian young man Mohamed Erfi Ghebtawi, born in 1983, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested on January 5, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, on

4 Palestinian Children with Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs from UNRWA

4 Palestinian Children with Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs from UNRWA

11-09-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria, Prafulla Mishra, distributed battery-operated wheelchairs to four Palestinian children with special needs in Syria. UNRWA said in a statement that the four children are enrolled at UNRWA schools and are residents of Berzeh area

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Deplorable Housing Situation

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Deplorable Housing Situation

11-09-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo have denounced the poor conditions and overcrowding they have been subjected to in the camp.  The residents said adjacent building construction has had negative impacts on their hygiene and health

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

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

11-09-2020

In statistics released on the 56th founding anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), AGPS said that 280 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Most of

Palestinian Refugees Voice Concern over Their Fate as Fire Tears Through Greek Camp

Palestinian Refugees Voice Concern over Their Fate as Fire Tears Through Greek Camp

10-09-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and thousands of other asylum seekers taking shelter in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos, have expressed deep concern over their deteriorating humanitarian condition after a fire rocked the substandard migrant facility

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

10-09-2020

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

Authorities Pledge Near Return of Displaced Families to Tadhamun Neighborhood

Authorities Pledge Near Return of Displaced Families to Tadhamun Neighborhood

10-09-2020

Damascus Governor Adel AlAlebi said displaced families will be allowed to return to AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, starting next week. The governor called on families to hand over the identity documents and ownership proofs to the concerned authorities. Hundreds

16 Schools in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Destroyed in Syria

16 Schools in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Destroyed in Syria

10-09-2020

As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare. Available data by UNRWA indicates that 32 UNRWA facilities have been reduced to rubble in Yarmouk

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

09-09-2020

UNRWA has called on students wishing to apply for a Master’s degree at Arizona University to sign up on http://bit.ly/OLS_UNRWA in order to be considered for scholarships granted by Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. The foundation is now

17 Migrants Contract Coronavirus in Greek Migrant Camp

17 Migrants Contract Coronavirus in Greek Migrant Camp

09-09-2020

17 coronavirus infections have been reported in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesvos. Last week, hundreds of Palestinian asylum-seekers and thousands of other migrants taking shelter in Moria camp have been quarantined following a confirmed coronavirus

University Students in AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

University Students in AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

09-09-2020

Students and parents at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, appealed to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give daily lifts to the local university due to overcrowding and unpunctuality in public means of transport. The residents

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

09-09-2020

Alarm bells have been sounded over the mysterious fate of several Palestinian families who have been held captive in Syrian dungeons. The list of missing families includes Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at a government-run checkpoint

School Bags Distributed to Parentless Palestinian Schoolchildren in Syria

School Bags Distributed to Parentless Palestinian Schoolchildren in Syria

08-09-2020

Muhjat AlQuds Foundation distributed school bags and furniture to 450 orphan and poor students sheltered in Palestinian refugee camps in and around Damascus. The move makes part of attempts to assist Palestinian refugee students in the new academic year. More

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 8th Year

08-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Omar Ya’kob Hijazi, born in 1975, has been secretly held in Syrian government detention centers for six years running. Hijazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by the government forces on the Syrian-Lebanese borders on May 1

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

08-09-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

08-09-2020

A meeting was held on September 6 between Damascus Governor and the technical committee in charge of assessing the new reconstruction plan of Yarmouk camp. The committee was formed following consultations between the Governorate and the General Authority for Palestinian

Memorandum Handed over to UN to Protest Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

Memorandum Handed over to UN to Protest Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

08-09-2020

28 Palestinian and Syrian NGOs and CSOs sent a memorandum of objection to the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen of Norway, to warn of the impact of the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate

Number of Migrants to Greece See 93% Decrease from Last Year

Number of Migrants to Greece See 93% Decrease from Last Year

07-09-2020

The Hellenic Ministry of Migration and Asylum said the number of migrants and asylum seekers has dropped by 93% in 2020. No more than 765 asylum seekers arrived in Greece since the start of 2020, down from 10,572 in

Rotten Meat Spotted in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Rotten Meat Spotted in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

07-09-2020

The Health Affairs Directorate in Hums seized large quantities of spoiled meat that are unfit for human consumption in two butcher shops in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees. Health inspectors seized over three tons of rotten meat and another 300

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-09-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods for several days. The residents have warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in

Residents of Khan Dannun Refugee Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

Residents of Khan Dannun Refugee Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

07-09-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, located some 23 kilometers south of Damascus, continue to denounce the absence of much-needed services, particularly healthcare, in the poverty-stricken area. The situation is exacerbated by the chronic power blackouts and the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

06-09-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Omar Barghouth, aged 22, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since September 18, 2012.  Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was arrested by Syrian security forces at a government checkpoint

2 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

2 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-09-2020

Two residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa tested positive for coronavirus, in the first such cases in the camp. Both residents, members of the same family, quarantined themselves at their house.  An AGPS reporter said a state

Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to AlHajar AlAswad Approved by Syrian Security Forces

Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to AlHajar AlAswad Approved by Syrian Security Forces

06-09-2020

The Damascus Governor said security approvals have been issued to allow the return of displaced families to three neighborhoods in AlHajar AlAswad, south of Damascus.  The Governor pledged to increase the number of vehicles and staff tasked with rubble-clearance

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Forced Out of Southern Damascus Shelter

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Forced Out of Southern Damascus Shelter

06-09-2020

A number of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp have been forced out of shelters in Yalda town, south of Damascus, by Syrian security forces who threw their furniture and personal belongings on the streets.  Syrian security forces and police

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Aid Batch for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Aid Batch for Palestinian Refugees

05-09-2020

UNRWA said Palestinian refugees in Syria will be receiving the third batch of their cash aid via ATM cards. According to the UN, today, some 440,000 Palestine refugees remain in Syria, more than half of them are internally displaced

UN Calls for Enhancing Conditions in Greece’s Migrant Camps

UN Calls for Enhancing Conditions in Greece’s Migrant Camps

05-09-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioners for Protection and Operations, Gillian Triggs and Raouf Mazou, concluded a four-day visit to Greece last week. Their visit focused on issues relating to access to territory and asylum

UNRWA Launches US$ 94.6 Million COVID-19 Appeal for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches US$ 94.6 Million COVID-19 Appeal for Palestine Refugees

05-09-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched a US$ 94.6 million COVID-19 Appeal for continued pandemic response. This funding is required by the Agency to mitigate the worst impacts of

Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Summer Heat

Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Summer Heat

05-09-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in displacement camps in northern Syria continue to struggle for survival as they have been deprived of much-needed items and vital services, particularly healthcare, at a time when the novel coronavirus continues to

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Summoned over Social Media Posts

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Summoned over Social Media Posts

05-09-2020

An AGPS reporter said over 60 residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, have been arrested over social media content. Speaking with an AGPS correspondent, a resident who was summoned to questioning said none of his social media

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Jaramana Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Jaramana Camp

04-09-2020

Activists and Palestinian youths launched a cleaning and disinfection campaign in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Disinfectants have been sprayed across residential neighborhoods and UNRWA facilities. Confirmed coronavirus

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Water for 10th Day

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Water for 10th Day

04-09-2020

Water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, for ten days running. The residents warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the

Displaced Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Action

Displaced Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Action

04-09-2020

A number of human rights activists have called for allowing displaced families to safely return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp. The calls were launched just a few days after Damascus Governorate issued a decision to suspend Yarmouk’s reconstruction plan

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Dies in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Dies in Aleppo

04-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Majd Ahmad Salim Darwish was found hanged at his house in Aleppo, north of Syria, on Monday, August 31, 2020. The motives behind his death remain mysterious. No details have been released by the Syrian security forces about

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Quarantined in Greek Camp

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Quarantined in Greek Camp

04-09-2020

Over 450 Palestinian asylum-seekers and thousands of other migrants taking shelter in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos, will be quarantined in the camp following a confirmed coronavirus case. The camp will be locked down for

PLA Recruits New Military Chief

PLA Recruits New Military Chief

03-09-2020

A so-called Akram AlSelti has been appointed as the new military chief of staff of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, replacing Major-General Mohamed Tareq AlKhadraa, who died of coronavirus last month. AlSelti served as deputy

Debris Cleared in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Cleared in AlHajar AlAswad

03-09-2020

Debris-clearance works have been ongoing in AlThwrah and Tishreen neighborhoods, in AlHajar AlAswad area, south of Damascus. Thousands of Palestinian refugees took shelter in AlHajar AlAswad, which came under heavy shelling since 2013 and a crippling siege after ISIS crept

Syrian Regime Prevents Burial of Palestinian Refugee over Coronavirus Claims

Syrian Regime Prevents Burial of Palestinian Refugee over Coronavirus Claims

03-09-2020

The Syrian security forces banned relatives of a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh from burying him in the local cemetery on claims that coronavirus victims should be buried elsewhere. The victim’s body was carried by Syrian

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

03-09-2020

49 Palestinian children have been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, according to AGPS data. The minors’ ages vary between one and 18 years. Sworn affidavits by ex-detainees confirmed the presence

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appointed as Member of Swedish Municipality

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appointed as Member of Swedish Municipality

02-09-2020

The Left Party of Sweden has designated Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Tareq Jalbout as member of the Finspang municipality council, south of Sweden. Mohamed, born in 1994, fled Yarmouk camp to Sweden in 2014 Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Gripped With Bread Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Gripped With Bread Crisis

02-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in AlAayedeen refugee camp, in Hums, said they have been striving to fetch bread loafs for days, though their names have been registered in 20 distribution centers. The residents called for urgent action regarding

2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

02-09-2020

Palestinian refugees Adnan Sirsawi and Salwa Ibrahim AlKadhi have died of coronavirus in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in AlNeirab refugee camp in Aleppo, at a time when residents have been

Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Appeal for Family Reunification in Europe

Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Appeal for Family Reunification in Europe

02-09-2020

Palestinian refugee families from Syria continue to sound distress signals as most of their relatives have been scattered across several European countries and denied the right to family reunification. The situation has taken a turn for the worse as most

Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon on Verge of Famine, Warns Rights Group

Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon on Verge of Famine, Warns Rights Group

01-09-2020

SHAHED Organization for Human Rights has warned of a famine to strike Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon, where the socio-economic situation has taken a turn for the worse. SHAHED warned that the coronavirus crisis along with the decision issued

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Struggling for Survival

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Struggling for Survival

01-09-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents. The families continue to appeal to the

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus in Syria

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus in Syria

01-09-2020

Palestinian instructor Khaled Azzam, from AlNeirab camp, and another refugee from Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq have died of coronavirus in Syria. Sometime earlier, AGPS reported the death of 18 Palestinian refugees due to coronavirus infections in Syria. Recently

Palestinian Journalist Rafat Nabhan Released from Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Journalist Rafat Nabhan Released from Syrian Prisons

01-09-2020

Palestinian security forces released on August 31 Palestinian journalist Rafat Nabhan, after one year and a half in jail. He was arrested on March 7, 2019 after he crossed the Jdeida border crossing, coming from Lebanon.  

333 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

333 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

01-09-2020

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