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Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

30-09-2021

UNRWA office in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, called on Palestinian refugees to present updated family documents to receive cash aid. The residents denounced the complicated red tape slapped by UNRWA and appealed to the Agency to deliver

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

30-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Reem Mufleh got a certificate of equivalency from Sweden for a dental medicine diploma she obtained from Damascus University. Certificate equivalency in Sweden is subject to tough criteria. The candidate sits for intensive exams to that end.  

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

30-09-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees called on UNRWA to carry out rubble-clearance works in the area pending the reconstruction of the Agency’s premises. The refugees continue to denounce UNRWA’s reluctance regarding their appeals for urgent relief assistance. UN

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

30-09-2021

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp died after she failed to get hospitalized at an intensive care unit at Damascus hospitals. Hamda Ali Suleiman’s health condition deteriorated at 07:00 a.m. on Wednesday. She was transferred to

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-09-2021

Activists from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, called on supervisors of local mosques to stand on guard to counterfeit reports announced via mosque loudspeakers. Recently, a sheet of paper was handed over to a mosque supervisor claiming a

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

29-09-2021

The popular committee in Yarmouk Camp called for more volunteers to help the residents with debris-clearance in the camp. The committee said the volunteers will mainly assist vulnerable families who cannot afford to pay for rubble-clearance by private companies. UN

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

29-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Salah was killed in a car accident on the highway to Damascus International Airport.  Ahmed was hit by a car driving at high speed as he tried to cross the highway. He died at hospital. Residents

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

29-09-2021

Mahmoud Abbas Foundation said it invites applications for school grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon for the school year 2021-2022. Applications will be received between October 05 and November 05, 2021.  

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

29-09-2021

Popular Palestinian committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon have spoken out against UNRWA’s decision to divide the 2021-22 academic year into two 16-week phases. The Committees said in a statement that the new mechanism will destabilize the educational system

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on Khan Eshieh’s western access roads and outside of the high school.  Palestinian refugees said the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

28-09-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, continue to appeal to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give them daily lifts to their destinations and workplaces. Students, workers, and sick people have denounced the overcrowding and

Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Slam Palestinian Authority over Reluctance in Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Slam Palestinian Authority over Reluctance in Aid Delivery

28-09-2021

Palestinian refugees called on the Palestinian Authority, the Syria  Ambassador, and member of Fatah Central Committee Samir AlRefai to provide them with updates concerning the promises made by the PA President Mahmoud Abbas to provide aid to 5,000 Palestinian

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

28-09-2021

Two young men fell from a destroyed building while clearing debris from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. The wounded were rushed to AlShuhada Clinic before they were transferred to another hospital in Damascus. Their condition remains unknown. Mounds

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

28-09-2021

A Palestinian woman sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was kidnapped along with her two children by anonymous gangsters. The woman and her children were on their way to Lebanon. AGPS has kept their names secret over security concerns. The

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

27-09-2021

Palestinian refugees attended a popular festival held by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) and MyReturn Campaign to commemorate the anniversary of the horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre which took place in Beirut 39 years ago. The event was

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Syria Mental Math Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Syria Mental Math Competition

27-09-2021

Palestinian refugee child Wisam Bilal Abdul Mutaleb, raised in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, won the second place in an electronic mental math and Rubik's cube tournament in Syria, with a difference of 4 seconds from the

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

27-09-2021

UNRWA announced its decision to disburse one-time cash assistance to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Gaza. According to the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza, following pressure and protest moves, the Agency agreed to provide 91 USD to

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

27-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have sounded the alarm over the increasing coronavirus cases reported in the area. Activists called on civilians to wear face masks and abide by safety protocols, most notably social

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

26-09-2021

The Government of Luxembourg signed on Thursday a multi-year Strategic Partnership Agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Under the 2022-24 Strategic Partnership Framework, Luxembourg will contribute EUR 12.3

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

26-09-2021

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia have sounded the alarm over the increasing coronavirus cases reported in the area. Activists called on civilians to wear face masks and abide by safety protocols, most notably social distancing and

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

26-09-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have called on Syrian authorities to exempt them from exorbitant power bills that have been overburdening them from the time the opposition forces captured the area. The unabated warfare has had disastrous fallouts on Palestinian refugee

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

26-09-2021

The Qatari authorities deported Palestinian refugee Muhannad Tawfiq Shaarawi to the U.A.E. after they held him in custody for days as he overstayed his visa. Muhannad told AGPS that he had come under pressure by Qatari authorities while

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

26-09-2021

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists have recorded the death of 17 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

25-09-2021

The Palestinian Red Crescent distributed food items in Hindrat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Aleppo displacement camps due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place in UAE Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place in UAE Bodybuilding Championship

25-09-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi AlFar won the fifth place in Fujairah bodybuilding championship in the United Arab Emirates.  400 male and female participants took part in the contest. Shadi fled Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp in 2012 to AlZahira

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

25-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of UNRWA offices in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon to protests delays in the transfer of their cash grants. They further handed over a memorandum to UNRWA’s Director of

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

25-09-2021

Members of the General Union of Palestinian Students in Syria in partnership with popular committees volunteered for debris-removal in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The volunteers assisted vulnerable families in clearing rubble from their ravaged houses.  

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

25-09-2021

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) sounded the alarm over the situation of Palestinian refugees in southern Syria and the repercussions of the latest round of escalations. This came in an oral contribution

Palestinian Refugee Wisam Bishtawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wisam Bishtawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

24-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Wisam Mahmoud Bishtawi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Wisam was arrested by Syrian security forces on December 23, 2014 at a checkpoint in Kafr Sousa, in Damascus, and dragged to

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

24-09-2021

An AGPS reporter said an intelligence security troop raided a house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, at dawn on Thursday over allegations of the owner’s involvement in drug trafficking. The suspect fled his house shortly before

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

24-09-2021

A UNRWA delegation visited AlSafsaf and Ein Karem Schools in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The delegation inspected the condition of UNRWA premises in the camp after the Syrian regime lifted its tough blockade on the camp

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

24-09-2021

AGPS participated in a training course in professional blogging, held by the Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR), in partnership with Al Jazeera Media Institute and the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). 18 journalists having professional ties with pro-Palestine media

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2021

Another 12 residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have recently contracted the Delta Plus variant. Medics told AGPS that the number of infections is likely to go up in light of the

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

23-09-2021

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 33, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria government jails after he was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2012 from the exam room at the Damascus Faculty of

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

23-09-2021

A group of irregular migrants on a lifeboat were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard off the coast of Muğla’s Datça district.  They were left to Turkish territorial waters by Greek assets. 48 irregular migrants, including four Palestinian refugees

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

23-09-2021

A number of UNRWA cleaning and sanitation laborers were honoured by the Agency’s director of Syria operations, Amanya Michael Ebye. The work of cleaning teams during the Syria conflict was one of the most difficult challenges, given the serious risks

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

23-09-2021

Deaths have increasingly been reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, particularly among the elderly and people with chronic diseases. The residents attributed the deaths to the medical neglect and absence of PCR tests at private and UNRWA-run clinics. Last

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

23-09-2021

The Syrian regime forces removed checkpoints and roadblocks after they cordoned off the area for months.  Security forces unlocked the Saraya access road and all the other roadblocks pitched in the area.  On June 25, the regime forces

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

22-09-2021

Palestinian young man Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain, born in 1986, has been forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on April 27, 2013 by pro-government militias in Jaramana

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

22-09-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon said 59% of registered Palestine refugees in Lebanon have received their cash grants through the Lebanon Post. UNRWA said delays in text message delivery are due to meticulous administrative procedures for children and minors aged between one-day

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

22-09-2021

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and wishing to return to their houses said rubble-clearance staff request up to 10,000 Syrian pounds to remove debris from destroyed houses and structures. The residents said pro-regime committees continue to blackmail them and

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

22-09-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa city and its refugee camp, south of Syria, have denounced the crackdowns perpetrated by Syrian regime troops deployed at the Saraya checkpoint, separating Deraa AlBalad and areas formerly controlled by opposition groups. Students and civilians

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

22-09-2021

An ex-prisoner in Syria said Palestinian refugee Majed AlMadani died under torture in Syrian regime prisons.  In August 2014, Majed was spotted in Security Branch 27. He was arrested during aid distribution in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. AGPS has

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

21-09-2021

Swedish authorities said they plan to take new action against refugees who live in Sweden and hold residency permits and then go to visit their home country. Maria Malmer Stenergard, the Conservative Party’s immigration policy spokeswoman, made the announcement in

Palestinian Mother Fatma AlSaadi and Her Daughter Rasha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Mother Fatma AlSaadi and Her Daughter Rasha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

21-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Fatma Ahmed AlSaadi, born on January 27, 1956, and her daughter Rasha Sai’d AlSaadi, born on July 08, 1983, have been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the eighth consecutive year. The mother and her daughter were

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

21-09-2021

Syrian security forces released a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh, in Rif Dimashq province, after they held him in prison for nearly two years and a half. An AGPS news correspondent said the ex-prisoner was arrested

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

21-09-2021

Palestinian factions and pro-Palestine NGOs have expressed their protest at the “2021-2022 Framework for Cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)” signed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

21-09-2021

Tension has been running high in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, following reports about the abduction of a woman and her children who returned from Lebanon. The family told AGPS that they had

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

20-09-2021

33-year-old Palestinian refugee Hussam Ali Al-Refai, a resident of Yarmouk, has been locked up in Syrian government penitentiaries for eight consecutive years. Al-Rafai was kidnapped by the government troops deployed at a Damascus checkpoint on May 15, 2013. AGPS documented

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

20-09-2021

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

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

20-09-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been subjected to fraud by bread sellers. A number of residents who have been left without bread have received text messages confirming their receipt of bread supplies

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

20-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the exorbitant prices of vital food items, including sugar. Speaking with AGPS, a number of residents said a kilogram is sold at a price of up to 3,500 Syrian pounds

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

20-09-2021

A team of 11 children from AlRamla School in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Hums province, won the first and second places in an international mental math competition.  Participants from 18 countries took part in the contest

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance, Torture in Syria

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance, Torture in Syria

19-09-2021

AGPS calls on Palestinian families to register the names of their relatives who have been detained, missing, or killed in war-torn Syria on the group’s official website. Families wishing to report any authentic pieces of information regarding a missing, detained

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

19-09-2021

On July 14, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration signed the “2021-2022 Framework for Cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).   The Framework includes multiple

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

19-09-2021

UNRWA has extended its apologies to Palestinian refugees from Syria over the delay in cash aid transfer. In a statement issued on Sunday, UNRWA attributed the delay to financial issues and pledged to start cash aid delivery as of September

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

19-09-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Hamdoush died of coronavirus in Sidi Faraj displacement camp in Algeria. Speaking with AGPS, his relatives said he is the victim of medical neglect by Algerian authorities and the Algerian Red Crescent. They added that

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

19-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Muhannad Tawfiq Shaarawi has been detained by the Qatari authorities for overstaying his touristic visa. Muhannad told AGPS that he had entered Qatar last year after he received a grant from the Qatari Foreign Ministry through its embassy

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

18-09-2021

AGPS participated in a training workshop about the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in advocacy and project management held by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The three-day workshop, held between September 14-16, tackled human rights

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

18-09-2021

A female ex-prisoner has provided a harrowing account of torture in Syrian regime prisons. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity, the Palestinian refugee woman said she was tortured by a man called “Azrael”, the angel of death, for one

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

18-09-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. Palestinian refugees in Ein AlHilweh displacement camp continue to voice

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

18-09-2021

The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside the Syrian territories.  Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugee children said they have been deprived

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

18-09-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Damascus have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. Several women have had their mobile phones and personal belongings stolen in public amenities and overcrowded markets. 

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

17-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Tamim has been secretly locked up in Syrian government dungeons since March 12, 2015. He was arrested by the government forces at a relief distribution center set up by UNRWA south of Damascus. Activists have appealed to

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

17-09-2021

A ceremony was held by the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday to honor Palestinian refugee students who achieved high scores as part of their secondary and high school exams.  Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

17-09-2021

Representatives of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon met with the head of the Red Cross’s Beirut department of missing and forcibly-disappeared persons along with the head of the protection department. The meeting tackled the situation of Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

17-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria have rallied outside of the UNRWA office in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp, in Beirut, to protest the Agency’s delay in aid delivery. The refugees called on UNRWA to increase its food aid supplies and

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

17-09-2021

The number of Palestinian youths migrating from displacement camps and government-held zones across war-torn Syria has soared. Recently, scores of refugee families have made their way from their camps and shelters to Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt. Dozens of Palestinian refugee

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

16-09-2021

Palestinian brothers Omar Adnan Zaaza’ and Bahaa Adnan Zaaza’ have been held in Syrian government prisons for over seven years running. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in February 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

16-09-2021

Head of the Syrian department of the cyber-crime-fighting said using emojis which involve intimidation, insulting, or slander on social media is a cyber crime. Activists said the decision targets human rights activists criticizing the Syrian regime after the socio-economic condition

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

16-09-2021

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus canceled a decision requiring passport applicants to show up at the embassy’s office and hand over a hard copy of their identity documents. The Embassy said passport applicants can scan their documents and upload them

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

16-09-2021

UNRWA said that the third batch of the 2021 cash grants will be distributed to Palestinian refugees in as of October 03, 2021. UNRWA said emergency cash aid covering four months will be transferred to the concerned refugees. Refugees figuring

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-09-2021

The local committee in Yarmouk Camp has called on the residents to clear debris from their houses and commercial facilities by October 05 pending total debris-clearance by Damascus Governorate. Syrian authorities have allowed a number of families to re-enter the

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Janazra Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Janazra Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

15-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mootaz Janazra, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the nineth consecutive year. Mootaz, raised in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was arrested on December 24, 2012 and dragged to

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

15-09-2021

The upsurge in fighting and the return to violence are cause for alarm, according to the 24th report of the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry released on September 14 and stressing that the country is not fit for safe and

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

15-09-2021

The Palestinian Embassy in Damascus called on Palestinian refugees who applied for passport processing to send out their identity documents and personal photos via the embassy’s post box N2889. Earlier this month, the Palestine Embassy in Damascus launched a new

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

15-09-2021

Policemen in Khan Eshieh refugee camp arrested a three-member robbery gang involved in crimes and burglary against civilians. Local sources told AGPS that over the past few weeks the gangsters stole the belongings and money of an elderly and his

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

15-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, have reached compromises with the Syrian government forces at a reconciliation center established following a truce between the central committees affiliated with opposition forces and the

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

14-09-2021

Palestinian medic Alaa AlDeen Youssef has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian penitentiaries, where he has been kept for the ninth consecutive year. Neurosurgeon Youssef has been forcibly disappeared since December 25, 2012. He was kidnapped from a checkpoint

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

14-09-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest surge in subsidized fuel prices. The majority of bus drivers refuse to give civilians lifts to and back from distant locations following

Syrian Security Forces Seize House in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Security Forces Seize House in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-09-2021

Syrian security forces from the Sa’sa’ Branch confiscated a house in Khan Eshieh refugee camp. The confiscation was carried out on claims that the house owner, who lives abroad, is affiliated with opposition groups. One week earlier, the Syrian security

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Deraa Camp Grappling with Multiple Hardships

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Deraa Camp Grappling with Multiple Hardships

14-09-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp, south of Syria, continue to denounce the exorbitant prices of food and non-food items. Recently, the Syrian security forces unblocked AlJawiya checkpoint and allowed the access of civilians and vehicles out of and into the area

Elderly Killed by Gangsters in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Elderly Killed by Gangsters in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-09-2021

An elderly Palestinian refugee sheltered in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, was killed by gangsters who attempted to rob his money. The victim—Adnan Mousa Khuza’i, nicknamed Abu Samir—died at the hospital. He was heavily beaten on his

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

13-09-2021

AGPS data statistics indicate that 57 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories, since the conflict outbreak in March 2011. A number of casualties breathed their

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

13-09-2021

UNRWA said that it will transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees from Syria as of September 28.  The refugees have denounced delays in aid transfer, saying they have been struggling with increasing poverty and hardship. Earlier this year, UNRWA

Water Cut Off in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Cut Off in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been frequently cut off for several months, forcing civilians to purchase water from privately-owned

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

13-09-2021

UNRWA has opted for new measures at its schools in AlNeirab Cam for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. UNRWA separated boys from girls at its Gaza, Damon, Jenin, AlMaghar, Yaffa, and Akka schools. It further divided classrooms into

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

13-09-2021

Vulnerable Palestinian children taking shelter in refugee camps in Syria continue to struggle for survival in the war-ravaged country Scores of children lost their fathers and/or mothers, who served as their sole breadwinners. AGPS has kept record of the death

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

12-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Ayad, born in 1985, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested in May 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint.  AGPS has documented

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

12-09-2021

Fires rocked a fuel store in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Heavy material damage was reported. Local sources told AGPS that the fires started after a driver who stopped to get fuel threw

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

12-09-2021

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, continue to voice deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Recently, young man Ahmad Mahamid was pronounced dead following a blast

Sand Mounds Piled Up outside of Yarmouk Camp Cemetery following Russian Search

Sand Mounds Piled Up outside of Yarmouk Camp Cemetery following Russian Search

12-09-2021

The Russian military and Syrian regime have finalized excavations in a cemetery at the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus allegedly in search of the remains of Israeli soldiers who went missing during the First Lebanon War in 1982, Israeli

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

12-09-2021

The brutal conflict in Syria has forced thousands of Palestinian refugees to flee the war-torn country in search of safer shelters. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have reached Algeria have been living in distress due to their

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

11-09-2021

48 Palestinian students who got high scores in 9th grade exams and high school diploma for 2020/2021 academic year were honoured in in a ceremony in northern Syria on Friday. Head of Hamas Abroad Khaled Meshaal delivered a speech via

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

11-09-2021

A resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was fatally stabbed in his chest as a fight broke out during a wedding ceremony held on September 03. The residents expressed their dismay over the apathy of Syrian

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Struggling with Dire Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Struggling with Dire Conditions

11-09-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital facilities in the area. Water supplies have been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods in Khan Dannun

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

11-09-2021

280 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces have been pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. AGPS data indicates that most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi, Tel

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

11-09-2021

Head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Anwar Abdul Hadi, has accused UNRWA of dragging its feet regarding Palestinians’ appeals for urgent relief services and reconstruction of the ravaged Yarmouk Camp, where at least 35 UN

Residents of Jaramana Camp Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Escapees from Israeli Prison

Residents of Jaramana Camp Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Escapees from Israeli Prison

10-09-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees joined a march held in solidarity with the six Palestinians who managed to escape the Israeli Gilboa prison. Over the past few days, Israeli authorities have launched a manhunt in search for the

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

10-09-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Redwan Hasan Abdullah Redwan continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. Redwan, born in 1968 in the Israeli-occupied city of Jenin, was arrested by Syrian security forces in 1996. AGPS has documented

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

10-09-2021

After more than ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees living in the war-torn country continue to face unbearable hardship and security threats. This has been the case of the residents of Jober neighborhood in Damascus, who have been

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

10-09-2021

Syrian authorities have allowed a number of families to re-enter the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus, and clear debris as of September 10 until October 05. Media sources said a volunteer Red Crescent team has been

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

09-09-2021

Palestinian brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Mahmoud have been held in Syrian government jails since February 2014. Both were kidnapped from their family home in Rukn AlDeen, in Damascus.  Their families have received no information over their whereabouts and

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

09-09-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have denounced the power crisis in the area, saying power generators have not been regularly operated by the owners. An AGPS news reporter said power generators

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

09-09-2021

A Palestinian refugee woman who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey said the Turkish authorities continue to turn down her application for citizenship rights. The refugee who holds Syrian travel documents had entered Turkey ten years ago. She received an email

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

09-09-2021

Palestinian child Mohamed Bassem Mer’i succumbed to injuries he sustained in a cluster bomb blast in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. In late August, at least seven children, including Mohamed, were left wounded

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

09-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees have returned to Deraa Camp after the Syrian regime reopened AlSaraya crossing. The Syrian security forces have totally backtracked from the city’s eastern and southeastern corners. However, military checkpoints have been pitched near and around Deraa’s

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

08-09-2021

The body of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Fahmi Ass’ad was found by the German police at the refugee’s house in Zweibrucken city, in Rheinland-Pfalz district. His relative said he had suddenly lost contact with him before police told him

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

08-09-2021

Palestinian and Syrian refugees sheltered in the displacement camps of AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout, north of Syria, joined a vigil held in solidarity with the residents of Deraa city and its Palestinian refugee camp. The rally-goers chanted slogans condemning the

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

08-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in Yalda have denounced the poor-quality education services provided to their children in the area. Speaking with AGPS, a number of parents said their children have not received school furniture yet and a number of classrooms have been

50,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Go Back to UNRWA Schools

50,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Go Back to UNRWA Schools

08-09-2021

UNRWA said nearly 50,000 Palestine refugee students returned to its schools in Syria on September 5, 2021. Deputy-Director of UNRWA’s Syria operations visited UNRWA schools in Hums and took down note of the students’ impressions and aspirations. He further

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

08-09-2021

Syrian regime forces and Russian squads have entered Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees through AlSaraya crossing in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria. The forces inspected the residents’ identity documents in search of wanted opposition affiliates. Syrian army troops entered Deraa

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

07-09-2021

A reconciliation agreement between the Syrian regime and opposition forces has been partly put into effect for the 2nd consecutive day. Light and medium weapons have been handed over to Syrian security forces. Syrians and Palestinian refugees have increasingly appealed

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

07-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Ali Mey’ari, a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was released by Syrian security forces after he had been held in custody for days. Ahmad was arrested last week

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

07-09-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, have called on the Syrian and international human rights organizations to take urgent action regarding the increase in the confirmed coronavirus cases in the area. Over 10 confirmed coronavirus cases have

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

07-09-2021

Staff Brigadier General Ayman Muhammad Kassab, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) has been detained for nearly two months at the PLA’s central prison over charges of corruption. Local sources told AGPS that the officer is involved in corruption and

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

07-09-2021

Syrian refugees who returned home were subjected to torture, detention and disappearance by security forces, Amnesty International has said, urging foreign governments to protect them from deportation and forcible return. In a report, titled “You’re going to your death”, the

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

06-09-2021

UNRWA called on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, including 27,000 Palestinians from Syria, to reach out to the Agency’s health chief in case of an emergency situation that requires hospitalization. UNRWA said the refugees can receive medical treatment and hospitalization

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

06-09-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, where workers and students continue to face serious difficulties getting to their workplaces and schools. The residents said buses do not show up on time

Palestinian Refugee Families Distressed as Syrian Regime Escalates Attacks on Besieged Deraa

Palestinian Refugee Families Distressed as Syrian Regime Escalates Attacks on Besieged Deraa

06-09-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp and adjacent neighbrhoods in Deraa city, south of Syria, have raised concerns over the security situation after the Syrian regime escalated attacks on the area. Tension has been running high at the same time as negotiations

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

06-09-2021

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria after coronavirus cases were reported in the area. The residents slammed AFAD for its mismanagement of the health crisis, saying only one nurse has been sent to the area

Palestinian Refugee Girl from Syria Wins 3rd Place at UAE Mental Math Contest

Palestinian Refugee Girl from Syria Wins 3rd Place at UAE Mental Math Contest

05-09-2021

Palestinian child from Syria Wafaa Emad Aboura, aged 8, has earned the third place in the Mental Arithmetic Tournament held in Dubai. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

05-09-2021

UNRWA delivered cash grants to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 70,800 Jordanian dinars.  The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

05-09-2021

Rif Dimashq Governorate has started receiving demands by residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood to return to their houses and retrieve their property. Efforts have been ongoing by the Governorate to reconstruct the infrastructure in AlHajar AlAswad, near Yarmouk Camp, where

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

05-09-2021

Syrian regime forces early Sunday escalated attacks on the southern city of Deraa, including its Palestinian refugee camp. According to Anadolu Agency, the Iranian-backed 4th Division militia group targeted the neighborhood with intense attacks after four days. Noting that Assad

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

05-09-2021

A number of Palestinian refugee families have been blackmailed by Liwaa AlQuds brigade affiliated with the Syrian regime, as they appealed for the release of their relatives who have been arbitrarily arrested by the militia. Palestinian refugees have been charged

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Europe’s Open Mental Math Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Europe’s Open Mental Math Championship

04-09-2021

Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Kadoura won the third place in the Euro Math 2021 championship staged by Euro Math foundation in Germany. 400 candidates from Germany, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Turkey, The Netherlands, France, the UK, Japan

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-09-2021

56 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, among them two women, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state-run dungeons. AGPS kept record of the death of 631 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries. AGPS has documented the

UNRWA to Hold Vocational Training for People with Special Needs in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA to Hold Vocational Training for People with Special Needs in AlNeirab Camp

04-09-2021

UNRWA said it will hold free vocational training courses for persons with disabilities in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The list of specializations includes house electricity, tailoring, mobile phone maintenance, hair dressing, carpentry

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

04-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Sai’d Ass’ad Abdul Haq, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was freed on September 02 by an opposition group in Syria. The refugee has been held captive for nearly a couple of years. He was arrested in

73 Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

73 Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

04-09-2021

73 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Ataa camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, have been enduring a dire humanitarian situation. Most of them have been crammed in poorly-equipped houses of no more than 30 square meters and

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

03-09-2021

A ceremony was held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to honour a number of Palestinian students who earned high scores in their basic and secondary school exams. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

03-09-2021

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus launched a new embassy to facilitate consular procedures, including passport issuance. The site is as follows: www.palemb-sy.com . It will be operative starting Sunday, September 05.  Palestinian refugees can submit their applications after

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

03-09-2021

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

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

03-09-2021

Serious and urgent measures should be taken by the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Palestinian Authority, and the Arab League, among other regional and international parties, in order to ensure Palestinian refugees and other civilians in Syria are kept safe at

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

03-09-2021

A reconciliation agreement that has been recently struck between the Syrian regime and opposition groups in Deraa, south of Syria, has reportedly been breached. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the Syrian regime ordered that residents of

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2014

02-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

02-09-2021

The Orphans Charity has launched a psychological support project in Yalda town, south of Syria. Leisure activities and awareness-raising events were held as part of the move. School bags and cash grants were delivered to the orphans. AGPS has kept

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

02-09-2021

Migration management authorities in Turkey announced a set of new measures following the latest riots in Ankara. This came in a meeting between Turkish officials and security bodies. All applications for the temporary protection card, known as kimlik, have been

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

02-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to appeal for cash aid at the same time as social media sources claimed UNRWA cash grants will be shelled out soon. Activists said the reports are counterfeit. No official statement has been released by

UNRWA Alarmed by ERW Incident that Affected Palestine Refugee Children in Aleppo

UNRWA Alarmed by ERW Incident that Affected Palestine Refugee Children in Aleppo

02-09-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has expressed its deep concern over the physical and psychological impact of an explosion rocking a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. In an official statement

Austria Signs Agreement for 2m Euros to Support Palestine Refugees in Syria

Austria Signs Agreement for 2m Euros to Support Palestine Refugees in Syria

01-09-2021

The Government of Austria signed on Tuesday a EUR 2 million agreement towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in 2021. UNRWA said in a press

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

01-09-2021

UNRWA has reopened its aid distribution centre in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees. A few months earlier, the residents denounce the transfer of UNRWA aid supplies to AlRama School which is located several kilometers away from residential neighborhoods.  

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

01-09-2021

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, arrested a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees over claims of drug-trafficking. Local sources denied the accusations and told AGPS that the arrestee—Ahmad Ali Meyari—has achieved outstanding school results and has

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

01-09-2021

34 young men, including four Palestinians sheltered in Deraa AlBalad, were included in the second phase of a reconciliation deal struck between the Syrian security forces and opposition groups in the blockaded Deraa city, south of Syria. The Russian-brokered deal

AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

01-09-2021

AGPS continues to call on the Syrian security forces and their Russian allies to lift the tough cordon imposed on the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa along with other areas in the Syrian southern city of Deraa for over 70