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Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

31-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Zuheir Mohamed Ibrahim, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Zuheir was kidnapped by pro-government forces on January, 5, 2014, at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint. His condition and whereabouts have

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

31-10-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Dannun Camp since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Reporting from Khan Dannun Camp, located some 23 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said civilians’ access out of and into the

Resident of Yarmouk Camp Appeals for Urgent Medical Treatment

Resident of Yarmouk Camp Appeals for Urgent Medical Treatment

31-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Udai Shehabi, from Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the Palestinian embassy, the international humanitarian institutions, and relief organizations in Istanbul to help him secure treatment fees before it is too late. Udai expressed fears that his leg would be

At Copenhagen Conference, AGPS Calls for Int’l Protection for Palestinians of Syria

At Copenhagen Conference, AGPS Calls for Int’l Protection for Palestinians of Syria

31-10-2021

AGPS has called on the international community to work on securing the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. This came in an international conference held in Copenhagen on October 30. AGPS representative Maher Shawish sounded the alarm over

Palestinian Poet Receives Euro-Asian Gold Medal of Honor

Palestinian Poet Receives Euro-Asian Gold Medal of Honor

30-10-2021

The General Union of Palestinian Writers in Syria held a ceremony on Friday to honor the Palestinian poet Abdullah Issa after he was awarded the Gold Eurasian Medal of Honor. The Eurasian Medal is awarded for the first time in

Rubble-Clearance Works in Yarmouk Camp Suspended

Rubble-Clearance Works in Yarmouk Camp Suspended

30-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said it will suspend works for a couple of days. The committee said on Facebook that rubble clearance works will be suspended pending the removal of the mounds of rubble piled up in the

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Ein AlHilweh Camp Call for Int’l Protection

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Ein AlHilweh Camp Call for Int’l Protection

30-10-2021

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 camps continue to voice

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp Goes Up

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp Goes Up

30-10-2021

Batches of young men from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, continue to head for Belarus and Turkey, fleeing war and persecution. The migrants intend to reach Germany and other European countries through the

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

30-10-2021

AGPS has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2011, until October 30, 2021. The list of Palestinian victims includes 70 children who died due to the blockade imposed

Syrian Regime Issues Administrative Order to End Retention and Summons to Military Service

Syrian Regime Issues Administrative Order to End Retention and Summons to Military Service

29-10-2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued an administrative order to end the retention and recall of reserve officers, non-commissioned officers and reserve personnel, as of the beginning of 2022. The decision to terminate the retention and summons of reserve officers included

Humanitarian Institutions Urge EU to Stem Migrant Deportations, Pushbacks

Humanitarian Institutions Urge EU to Stem Migrant Deportations, Pushbacks

29-10-2021

Humanitarian organizations appealed to European Union diplomats to pressurize the Greek government to backtrack on the projected deportation of a group of migrants from Turkey.  On Friday, Greek coast guard said a small cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants

Fuel Distribution Staff Penalized in Rif Dimashq

Fuel Distribution Staff Penalized in Rif Dimashq

29-10-2021

Representatives of the Fuel Company seized vehicles tasked with distributing heating oil to citizens’ homes. The fuel company said in a statement that it had seized licensed oil distribution cars in Rif Dimashq which forced civilians to show up at

Damascus Health Workers Union Honors Palestinian Technician

Damascus Health Workers Union Honors Palestinian Technician

29-10-2021

On October 26, the Damascus Health Workers Union honored the Palestinian technician Muhammad Ali Abu Eid, from Yarmouk camp. Mohamed, working at the Directorate of Laboratories of Control and Drug Research, received a reward and a certificate of appreciation for

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

28-10-2021

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

Rubble-Clearance Committee Denies Allegations of Favoritism

Rubble-Clearance Committee Denies Allegations of Favoritism

28-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said it will evenly work on removing rubble form all neighborhoods in the camp according to a balanced plan of action. Recently civilians lashed out at the committee and accused it of nepotism, saying

U.S. Embassy in Damascus: No Peace without Accountability

U.S. Embassy in Damascus: No Peace without Accountability

28-10-2021

The U.S. Embassy in Syria said there can be no peace without accountability. In a tweet issued in response to the statement of the UN Commission of Inquiry, the U.S Embassy said the Assad regime carried out a

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualified as Talent Coach in Germany

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualified as Talent Coach in Germany

28-10-2021

Palestinian youth Alaa Al-Shihabi received a Medal of Merit from the Football Association in the German city of Leipzig. Alaa was also honored as a talent coach.  Alaa, displaced from Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, started his football career

UN Urges Syrian Regime to Reveal Condition of Thousands of Prisoners

UN Urges Syrian Regime to Reveal Condition of Thousands of Prisoners

27-10-2021

The Chair of the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry, Paulo Pinheiro, warned the international community that while some might be thinking the conflict is ending, the facts on the ground paint another picture. Addressing the Third Committee of the General

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Fuel Price Leap

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Fuel Price Leap

27-10-2021

Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, expressed fear that they won’t be able to cook their food or keep the cold out of their homes due to exorbitant prices of fuel, as a freezing

Italian Gov’t Considering Delivering Cash Aid for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Italian Gov’t Considering Delivering Cash Aid for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

27-10-2021

Chargé d’Affairs of the Italian Embassy in Syria Massimiliano Dantono said during his meeting with the Director General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdel Hadi that Italy is considering providing assistance for reconstruction projects in

Palestinian Refugee Students Win Competitive Programming Marathon in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Students Win Competitive Programming Marathon in Syria

27-10-2021

Palestinian students garnered the highest scores in the 2021 Programming Marathon for children and adults in Syria.  213 contestants from Syria took part in the competition organized by the Syrian Virtual University in cooperation with the Excellence and Creativity

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

27-10-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Bahaa AlHasan, raised in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, have appealed to search and rescue teams to work on revealing the condition and whereabouts of their relative, who has gone missing since October 11 as

Palestinians among Several Asylum-Seekers Arrested on Belorussia-Poland Borders

Palestinians among Several Asylum-Seekers Arrested on Belorussia-Poland Borders

26-10-2021

Poland is increasing the number of troops on its border with Belarus to around 10,000, its defence minister said on Monday, as the country tries to stem a surge in migration which it blames on Minsk. Hundreds of people

UNRWA Provides Lifeline Services for Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Provides Lifeline Services for Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

26-10-2021

More than 2 million registered Palestine refugees live in Jordan, the largest number of Palestine refugees of all UNRWA fields. Most, but not all, have full citizenship. About 18 per cent live in the ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout

Syria Takes Top Position among World’s Most Fragile Arab Countries

Syria Takes Top Position among World’s Most Fragile Arab Countries

26-10-2021

Fund for Peace international organization rated Syria, Yemen, Somalia as some of the most vulnerable world countries. Yemen is the most worsened Arab country over the last decade, followed by Somalia, Syria, and Southern Sudan. Sometime earlier, Freedom House's

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

26-10-2021

Palestinian refugee youths continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the eleven-year warfare in Syria, amidst a deadly pandemic outbreak. Palestinian refugee youths (aged 12 – 30) make up nearly 30% of the Palestinians of Syria, estimated at 540

Residents of AlRaml Refugee Camp Grappling with Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRaml Refugee Camp Grappling with Squalid Humanitarian Condition

25-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Women Nominated Teacher of the World

Palestinian Refugee Women Nominated Teacher of the World

25-10-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Badri Hussein Taamari received the Global Teacher Award 2021, among 26,000 candidates nominated for the award. Global Teacher Award aims to actively reaching out to all corners of World and identifies, recognize Exceptional teacher who

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Fear Black Fungus Outbreak

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Fear Black Fungus Outbreak

25-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps set up cross the Syrian territories have expressed concern that mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, would spread quickly in refugee camps. Recently, the Red Crescent Organization and director of AlMouwasat Hospital, Dr. Esam AlAmeen

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested by Syria Opposition Group

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested by Syria Opposition Group

25-10-2021

Two Palestinian refugees were arrested by opposition forces in northern Syria. Their names have been kept secret over security concerns. The two brothers, residents of AlAmeen neighborhood, in Damascus, were arrested on October 20, 2021 as they attempted to illegally

38 Asylum-Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast

38 Asylum-Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast

24-10-2021

38 irregular migrants were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard off the coast of Izmir, west of Turkey, after they were pushed back from Greece. The migrants were boarding two vessels. They were transferred to the provincial migration office. Turkey has

Refugees Denied Free Meals in Greek Migrant Camps

Refugees Denied Free Meals in Greek Migrant Camps

24-10-2021

Greece's migration ministry has rejected claims from NGOs that refugees and migrants residing in camps across the country have been deprived of food. This comes after UNHCR handed over the cash assistance program to Greek authorities. A group of

Palestinian Refugees Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Southern Syria

24-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb town have sounded distress signals due to the swift propagation of COVID-19 in the area. The refugees said the area has almost run out of oxygen cylinders and that there are almost no vacant

Female Palestinian Survivors of Torture in Syrian Regime Prisons Honored in Northern Syria

Female Palestinian Survivors of Torture in Syrian Regime Prisons Honored in Northern Syria

24-10-2021

A ceremony was held in the northwestern Syrian city of I’zaz by the Association of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria, in cooperation with Maseer Foundation, to honor 31 Palestinian refugee women who survived torture in Syrian regime prisons. Activists, CSOs

4 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in Deraa Camp

4 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in Deraa Camp

23-10-2021

Four residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees succumbed to coronavirus after they quarantined themselves at home. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in Deraa Camp, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the

Owners of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

Owners of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

23-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, whose houses have been severely damaged in the warfare, have appealed to the Syrian authorities, UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to allocate

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Muneer Rayan

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Muneer Rayan

23-10-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Muneer Abdullah Rayan, aged 19 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, have appealed to the international human rights organizations to work on revealing Rayan’s condition and whereabouts. Rayan disappeared on October 18 as he

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Regime in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Regime in AlNeirab Camp

23-10-2021

Syrian security forces arrested on Tuesday, October 19, a number of Palestinian refugees from AlNeirab Camp, north of Aleppo. AGPS has kept the arrestees’ names secret over security concerns. They were arrested as they showed up at the Immigration and

Pro-Regime Forces Impose Taxes on Goods Entering AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Regime Forces Impose Taxes on Goods Entering AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-10-2021

Members of the pro-regime Fourth Division have imposed taxes on wholesalers and merchants in Aleppo and AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria. Drivers of trucks and vehicles laden with food and non-food commodities are fined by Syrian forces

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

22-10-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have set off alarm bells over the acute water crisis which has been ongoing for years across a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians have been forced to purchase drinking

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Blackout in Khan Eshieh Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Blackout in Khan Eshieh Camp

22-10-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees said power installations have been inoperative for over ten hours daily, exacerbating even further the squalid humanitarian condition in the camp. Most of civilian homes have run out of potable water as

83 Palestinian Residents of AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

83 Palestinian Residents of AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

22-10-2021

AGPS data indicates that 83 Palestinian refugees from AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have been enduring unknown fates in Syrian government prisons. AGPS calls on the Syrian government to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinians forcibly disappeared in state-run dungeons

3 More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

3 More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-10-2021

Three elderly Palestinian refugees have succumbed to COVID-19 over the past few days in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Over recent weeks, dozens of refugees have been pronounced dead, bringing the virus death toll to over

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

21-10-2021

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp said thieves have been burglarizing homes and stealing power cables from the camp. The residents held local authorities and pro-regime militias responsible for the increasing property-theft and burglary targeting commercial stores and civilian property. Over

UNRWA Hails EU’s Renewed Financial Support for its Operations

UNRWA Hails EU’s Renewed Financial Support for its Operations

21-10-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) welcomed on Monday the European Union’s renewed financial support for its vital operations that serve around five million Palestinian refugees. “UNRWA warmly welcomes the EU's renewed support for

UNRWA Conducts Building Damage Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Conducts Building Damage Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

21-10-2021

A specialized ad hoc committee appointed by UNRWA showed up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, and started earmarking houses and commercial structures. The committee will assess the condition of buildings and categorize them in habitable and

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syrian Desert

21-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Yazen Mohamed AlSayed, raised in Syria’s AlSabina Camp, was killed as he fought alongside Syrian regime forces. Yazen is a member of the pro-regime Liwaa AlQuds battalion in AlSakhna area, in the Syrian desert.  Calls continue to

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Jaramana Camp have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. A masked thieve has entered a civilian house and attempted to steal fuel, before he fled away

Civilians Allowed to Re-Enter Yamouk Camp for Rubble-Clearance

Civilians Allowed to Re-Enter Yamouk Camp for Rubble-Clearance

20-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said Syrian authorities extended the time-limit for debris-removal by civilians from their houses and shops in Yarmouk Camp until November 15. The committee urged the residents to transfer the cleared mounds of rubble on

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead following Gas Cylinder Explosion in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead following Gas Cylinder Explosion in Khan Dannun Camp

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Husain Mousa died of wounded he sustained after a gas cylinder went off at his house in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq.  Mohamed was pronounced dead at the Damascus Clinic on Tuesday evening due

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Udai Shehabi has launched calls for urgent treatment in Turkey, saying he has failed to secure the remaining 120,000 Turkish liras to receive medical treatment at a Turkish hospital. Speaking with AGPS, Udai said he was displaced

Palestinian Instructor, Her Students Killed in Syrian Regime Attack on Ariha

Palestinian Instructor, Her Students Killed in Syrian Regime Attack on Ariha

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Kamar Bilal Hafedh and her students were killed as the Syrian regime army and their Russian partners struck Ariha city, in northern Syria. The air strike left 10 people dead, including four children and a woman. 20 other

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water Crisis, Call for Debris Clearance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water Crisis, Call for Debris Clearance

19-10-2021

Residents of AlZein neighborhood in Yarmouk Camp called on the rubble clearance committee formed by the Palestine Liberation Organization to include their neighborhood on the list. Mounds of rubble continue to block civilians’ free access out of and into AlZein

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

19-10-2021

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have called on the residents to keep to safety protocols and preventive measures in order to avoid more coronavirus infections in the camp. The calls have been launched after a number of residents have tested

Injuries Reported in Blast Rocking Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Injuries Reported in Blast Rocking Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

19-10-2021

An explosion was reported at a house in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the western corners of Rif Dimashq province. The blast occurred on Monday evening after a gas cylinder went off at a civilian house. Mohamed Mousa

Alarm Bells Sounded over Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Alarm Bells Sounded over Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

19-10-2021

Coordinators of Syria Response Group have launched calls for urgent humanitarian action in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. The group called on the international human rights organizations to urgently step in in order to assist thousands of displaced

Residents of AlSabina Camp Facing Multiple Hardships

Residents of AlSabina Camp Facing Multiple Hardships

18-10-2021

Palestinian refugees have raised concerns over the swift propagation of coronavirus cases in AlSabina Camp. The refugees said the camp has been beset by the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when medical services and equipment are almost absent in the

Civilians Subjected to Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoint in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Subjected to Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoint in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-10-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp denounced the crackdowns and movement restrictions they have been facing by Syrian security forces deployed at the main entrance to the camp. A number of Syrian security officers reportedly refuse to pay the required sums of

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp to Belarus Goes Up

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp to Belarus Goes Up

18-10-2021

Another batch of young men from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, reached Belarus on Sunday, October 17, after they boarded a flight from Damascus International Airport. The migrants intend to reach Germany through

First Coronavirus-Related Death Reported among Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

First Coronavirus-Related Death Reported among Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

18-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee succumbed to coronavirus on Sunday in Gindires area, north of Syria. Mahmoud Salim Kablawi, aged 49, died of COVID-19, in the first such reported death among Palestinian refugees sheltered in the area. According to data by the

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

17-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Jamal Waleed AlSayed, born in 1970, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for the sixth year running. Jamal was kidnapped by Syrian government forces from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs

Free Medical Days Held in Yarmouk Camp

Free Medical Days Held in Yarmouk Camp

17-10-2021

The Quds Charity launched free medical days for children and women starting October 19 until 21 at the Shuhadaa Clinic in Yarmouk Camp. Before the crisis started in 2011, Yarmouk was a bustling home to almost 30 percent of the

Water Cut Off in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Cut Off in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-10-2021

The General Water Company in Damascus said water will be cut in the city for two days starting Sunday due to maintenance works. The water cut affects Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees and other areas in Damascus.

Water-Borne Intoxications Reported in AlHusainiya Camp

Water-Borne Intoxications Reported in AlHusainiya Camp

17-10-2021

A number of water-borne intoxication cases have been reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, due to contaminated tank water. Private water tanks have been filled from contaminated maholes in Khirbet AlWard, in Rif Dimashq. The Health

Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

17-10-2021

UNRWA in Syria embarked on a four-day campaign to raise awareness about explosive ordnance among parents, students, and teaching staff. As part of the event, sponsored by the Italian government, UNRWA reached out to over 33,000 Palestinian refugee students

In One Week, 8 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

In One Week, 8 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

16-10-2021

Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, brining the death toll over the seven past days to eight. The two victims are Mahmoud Ibrahim AlKhatib and Abed Fayad. They were pronounced dead on Friday. The

UNRWA Resumes Reconstruction of Vital Premises in Deraa Camp

UNRWA Resumes Reconstruction of Vital Premises in Deraa Camp

16-10-2021

UNRWA has started reconstruction works to rehabilitate its medical and educational facilities in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Works have been underway to reconstruct the Tiberias and AlSafsaf schools along with the local clinic. On September 25

Ambassador: 500 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Obtained Palestinian-Authority Passports

Ambassador: 500 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Obtained Palestinian-Authority Passports

16-10-2021

Palestinian Ambassador in Syria Dr. Samir AlRefai said some 5,000 Palestinian Authority passports were handed over to Palestinian refugees in Syria. He said an increasing number of refugees have applied for Palestinian-Authority passports as a number of Gulf States

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

16-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp was arrested by Syrian security forces on October 9 as he passed through a checkpoint pitched near AlKeswa town, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS has not revealed his name over security concerns. He was

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Disappears on Way to Greece

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Disappears on Way to Greece

16-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Bahaa Ahmad Hasan, raised in Syria’s Deraa Camp, has gone missing since October 13 as he tried to cross the river between Turkey and Greece. Bahaa’s condition and whereabouts could not be identified. His friend said he disappeared

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-10-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp have raised concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp and outside of schools. The refugees appealed to the concerned authorities and NGOs to take urgent

Palestinian Refugee Women Recount Mountainous Journey Outside of Syria Bakeries

Palestinian Refugee Women Recount Mountainous Journey Outside of Syria Bakeries

15-10-2021

Palestinian refugee women in AlNeirab Camp, north of Syria, said they have been made to line up for hours in long queues outside of local bakeries. A number of women said they often go back home without bread due to

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Arabic Literary Prize

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Arabic Literary Prize

15-10-2021

Katara Cultural Village announced the winners of 7th Katara Prize for Arabic Novel, which is being held remotely from October 12-16, for the second year in a row, under the supervision of the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot in Wedding Ceremony in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot in Wedding Ceremony in Khan Eshieh Camp

15-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee was accidently gunned down on Thursday as he joined his cousin’s wedding party in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Palestinian refugee Rafat Kasem Raja was killed by gunshots fired in celebration of his

Palestinian Academic Ahmad Jalil Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Academic Ahmad Jalil Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

14-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Diab Jalil, aged 30, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups for the eighth year running. Ahmad, a student of Chemistry at Damascus University, was kidnapped by pro-government forces on June 25, 2013 at

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

14-10-2021

Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported at Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. An AGPS reporter said fuel supplies were stolen from cars parked in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees. Scores of Palestinian families displaced by the warfare have

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Water, Power Crisis

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Water, Power Crisis

14-10-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been frequently cut off across residential neighborhoods. The residents have warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the global propagation of

Engineers Start Building Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

Engineers Start Building Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

14-10-2021

An engineering committee started on Thursday earmarking houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in order to assess their condition. Buildings will be assessed as either habitable, restorable, or uninhabitable. Activists said the assessment phase will keep going at the

PLA Calls for Military Conscription

PLA Calls for Military Conscription

14-10-2021

Calls were circulated by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. PLA called on Palestinian youths in refugee camps across the Syrian territories to join its military institutes. This comes after

Excursion Organized for Palestinian Refugee Children in Ankara

Excursion Organized for Palestinian Refugee Children in Ankara

13-10-2021

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine “FIDAR” in Ankara organized a trip to the diyarı harikalar park for a number of Palestinian children from the Quds Club. The children displayed paintings expressing their commitment to their right of return

Palestinian Refugee Nader AlNader Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nader AlNader Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

13-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Nader Adel AlNader has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for over seven years running. Nader, born in 1978 in Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in January 2014 as he turned himself in to security forces deployed near

Murderers of Elderly Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

Murderers of Elderly Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

13-10-2021

Syrian police arrested three wanted criminals involved in the murder of an elderly Palestinian man last month. Following preliminary investigations and interrogation of witnesses, police found out that the murderer showed up at the victim’s shop shortly before he killed

Civilians Launch Calls for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Launch Calls for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

13-10-2021

Activists have called on residents of Yarmouk Camp to work on reconstructing their houses and destroyed commercial facilities. The activists said buildings and commercial structures located in AlRija and Abu Hashish squares should be rapidly rehabilitated in order to get

Palestinian Refugees Sound Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Sound Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camp

13-10-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Nea Kavala camp, north of Greece, raised alarm bells over their abject humanitarian situation in the isolated migrant facility, describing it as “an open-air prison”. The nearest city to the camp—Polykastro—is at

11 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

11 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

12-10-2021

A number of Palestinian refugee students were admitted into Syria’s public universities. The list includes 11 students from the AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, who will pursue their studies at the Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Last year, some

Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

12-10-2021

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit demands at security offices in order to be able to return to their homes and retrieve their property. The activists said the displaced residents should take profit from the

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria

12-10-2021

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money of at least $2,000 up to $30,000 to

Palestinian Refugee Children Exposed to Abuse in AlHusainiya Camp

Palestinian Refugee Children Exposed to Abuse in AlHusainiya Camp

12-10-2021

Children have been spotted in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees while carrying sheets of paper allegedly showing their home addresses.  This comes after the Syrian Ministry of Interior warned that children claiming to have been lost drag people to

Civilians Push for Removal of Sand Barriers around Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Push for Removal of Sand Barriers around Yarmouk Camp

11-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp and adjacent areas called on the Syrian authorities to lift the sand barriers set up between the camp and AlTadhamun neighborhood. Civilians said sand barriers block their free access out of and into the area at

Resident of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Succumbs to Coronavirus

Resident of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Succumbs to Coronavirus

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Hamid Bastouni, a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, died of coronavirus. A state of emergency had been declared over recent months by medics in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees as an increasing number

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by IMO Bank

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by IMO Bank

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugees in Damascus, particularly those sheltered in Jaramana Camp, have denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by IMO Bank. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said they have been forced to line up for hours in

UN Delegations Shows Up in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegations Shows Up in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-10-2021

Representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and UNRWA paid a visit to Hindrat Camp for Palestinian refugees on October 10. Activists said the visit comes amid attempts to rehabilitate 250 habitable houses along with UNRWA’s clinic

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Jihad Mansour AlHusain was fatally gunned down overnight by anonymous gunmen. Jihad, a hairdresser in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, reconciled with the Syrian regime after he had joined opposition committees in Deraa. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Charity Hands Over Medical Supplies to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Palestinian Charity Hands Over Medical Supplies to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

10-10-2021

Igatha48 organization, in cooperation with donors from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948 (present-day Israel), distributed medical supplies to displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria. In late February last year, 25 tanker trucks donated by Palestinians in territories

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

10-10-2021

Palestinian refugees in AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for over 20 hours daily. In the best of cases, power

UNRWA Education Chief Shows Up in Jaramana Camp

UNRWA Education Chief Shows Up in Jaramana Camp

10-10-2021

Acting UNRWA Director of Education, Moritz Bilagher and UNRWA Director of Syria Operations Michael Amanya Ebye paid a visit to AlKabri School in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The visit comes in commemoration of the World Teachers'

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camps

10-10-2021

Palestinian refugees have rallied in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facilities. The refugees said they have been deprived of potable water, bread, and fuel

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Forces Near Turkish Borders

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Forces Near Turkish Borders

10-10-2021

Syrian security forces arrested a number of Palestinian and Syrian refugees on their way to areas controlled by the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where human smuggling networks toward zones led by

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

09-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 1, 2013 and dragged to an unknown destination. His condition and whereabouts

Relief Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey, Syria

Relief Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey, Syria

09-10-2021

Adara Indonesia and Khayra Ummah organizations signed a joint work agreement to support projects in favor of Palestinian refugees in Turkey and northern Syria. Representatives of Adara showed up at the headquarters of Khayra Ummah Organization in Istanbul, where the

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

09-10-2021

UNRWA is seeking a fixed-term Director of External Relations and Communications, and a technician in building materials for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org.  UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General

Damascus Ambassador: Reconstruction of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Complicated

Damascus Ambassador: Reconstruction of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Complicated

09-10-2021

Palestine Ambassador in Syria, Samir AlRefai said the reconstruction of destroyed houses in Yarmouk Camp remains a complicated task due to the severe damage inflicted on buildings. AlRefai quoted the Syrian PM as stating, during a meeting with Palestinian factions

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

09-10-2021

As weather temperature have gone down, Palestinian refugee families in Syria continue to struggle with multiple hardships. Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugees said they have no heating equipment except for blankets and mattresses.  The families expressed

Psychological Support Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

Psychological Support Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

08-10-2021

The Shuhadaa Clinic held psychological support activities for a number of children who returned to the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic fallouts

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

08-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

08-10-2021

Palestinian refugees in Deraa, south of Syria, said they have been subjected to mistreatment by staffers of AlHaram company for international transfer. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said they have been forced to line up for several hours

Families Appeal to Opposition Forces to Release Imprisoned Relatives

Families Appeal to Opposition Forces to Release Imprisoned Relatives

08-10-2021

AGPS has documented the enforced disappearance of dozens of Palestinian refugees by opposition forces in Syria, at a time when scores of refugees continue to escape government-held zones across the war-torn country. AGPS data indicates the presence of over 40

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 9th Year

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 9th Year

07-10-2021

Palestinian student Salma Abdul Razak, enrolled at the Architectural Engineering University in Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government penitentiaries. Born on March 30, 1990, Salma fled Yarmouk Camp after it was struck with Mig fighter jets

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

07-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Majd Shaaban Abdullah won the first place in a karate youth tournament held in Syria. Mohamed, born and raised in Yarmouk Camp, participated in several other competitions and won several prizes with AlJaish Sports Club. Hundreds of

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

07-10-2021

Efforts have been underway in Yarmouk Camp to clear debris from ravaged buildings and access roads.  Bulldozers and trucks have been spotted in the area as of Wednesday, October 6. A source from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

07-10-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo sounded distress signals over the poor quality of bread packs sold in the area.  Hundreds of civilians continue to line up on a quasi-daily basis in long queues outside local

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

07-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to line up for hours outside of the camp’s sole bakery to receive bread via the smart card. Displaced Palestinian families lashed out at local authorities and bread supplies

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

06-10-2021

Activists from Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced acts of violence against public premises. Local sources said the camp said equipment of public facilities have been ravaged in the area. A number of bus stops and car parkings equipped

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

06-10-2021

UNRWA said it will be delivering delayed aid items to Palestinian refugees in Damascus. UNRWA attributed the delay to the belated receipt of milk supplies and sunflower oil. Registered families will start receiving food baskets as of October 07, 2021

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

06-10-2021

Over 5,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus have been grappling with dire conditions due to the price leap, steep rental fees, and forced military conscription with pro-government forces. Palestinian refugees in Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem, south

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

06-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have appealed to the concerned institutions to remove rubble piled up across residential alleyways. Civilians said they cannot clear rubble due to high costs, slamming the apathy maintained by UNRWA and local municipalities regarding their appeals

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

06-10-2021

The number of coronavirus-related deaths and cases has gone up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Over recent weeks, 50 refugees have been pronounced dead, brining the virus death toll to over 200. The residents have expressed deep

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

05-10-2021

The Presidency of Damascus University issued a decision not to grant a transcript of scores or graduation certification for students of graduation year unless they obtain a detailed statement from immigration authorities clarifying their movement from and back to the

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying mounds of trash have been piled up across residential alleyways. The residents further slammed local authorities for turning their

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

05-10-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, said main access roads have been crammed with street stalls, resulting in traffic jam. The phenomenon sparked controversial responses in an area that has been gripped with multiple hardships due to

Drug Trafficker Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Drug Trafficker Arrested in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2021

Syrian security forces arrested a drug trafficker and a number of consumers in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. A man called “Shteiwi” was arrested over charges of drug trafficking in AlNeirab Camp. He named a list of people

Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria Denied Access to Food Items via Smart Card

Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria Denied Access to Food Items via Smart Card

05-10-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees said their children aged below 15 have been barred from smart cards used by the Syrian government to ration bread and a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.  Several

Civilians Call On Syrian Authorities to Extend Time Span of Debris-Clearance

Civilians Call On Syrian Authorities to Extend Time Span of Debris-Clearance

04-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, appealed to the Syrian authorities to extend the deadline of rubble-clearance works in the area. Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere across the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Urgent Action in Response to Traffic Accidents

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Urgent Action in Response to Traffic Accidents

04-10-2021

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, demanded the construction of a bridge for pedestrians and speed bumps to limit vehicle speed on the highway to Damascus International Airport. Several deadly accidents took place in the area

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

04-10-2021

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

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

04-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Nariman Abdul Rahim and her children Abdul Rahman, 13, Mohamed, 6, Sahar, and Soumaya were released after 3,000 USD ransom was paid to gangsters who kidnapped them a few days earlier. Nariman and her children are sheltered

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

04-10-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon denounced the mistreatment they have faced at LibanPost during UNRWA aid delivery. Staff of LibanPost handed over the refugees’ cash aid in the old USD bills which have a lower exchange rate.  Recently, a

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

03-10-2021

An exhibition was staged on October 2 by Palestinian artist from Syria Maamoun AlShayeb in Copenhagen as part of a cultural event held by Shamat Amal Association.  A number of Arab and non-Arab academics and artists, along with Arab

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

03-10-2021

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the frequent breakdowns rocking the sewerage network in the camp’s southern corners, resulting in sewage overflows in residential neighborhoods. Civilian houses sustained material damage. A resident warned of the

Lazzarini: US-UNRWA Framework Does Not Affect UNRWA Mandate, Definition of Palestinian Refugees

Lazzarini: US-UNRWA Framework Does Not Affect UNRWA Mandate, Definition of Palestinian Refugees

03-10-2021

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, said the Agency’s humanitarian mission is mandated by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and no bilateral agreement shall delegitimize its mission

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

03-10-2021

The Palestine Ambassador in Syria, Samir AlRefai, showed up on October 3 in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, to keep tabs on rubble-clearance works. AlRefai said the committee appointed by the Palestine Liberation Organization has started removing

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

03-10-2021

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria as coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in the area. The residents slammed AFAD for its mismanagement of the health crisis, saying more nurses should be sent to the

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

02-10-2021

Khayra Ummah Association distributed school bags and furniture to Palestinian and Syrian schoolchildren displaced from the refugee camps of Yarmouk, Khan Eshieh, Deraa, Hindarat, and Rif Dimashq to displacement camps set up in northern Syria. Displaced Palestinian families north of

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

02-10-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) handed over 200,000 Syrian pounds to families who returned to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, and Hindarat Camp, in Aleppo. The Palestine Embassy in Damascus said the cash aid distribution was finalized on September

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

02-10-2021

Nine years have passed by since the Syrian regime forces raided Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, and killed 14 Palestinian refugees. According to eye-witnesses, on October 2, 2012, Syrian regime troops cordoned off the camp and adjacent

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

02-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ramez Ghazi Melhem, aged 43, has appealed to the humanitarian and human rights organizations to help him secure funds needed for an urgent surgery. Melhem, a resident of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, underwent a

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Killed, Tortured in Syria

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Killed, Tortured in Syria

02-10-2021

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Non-Violence, observed on October 2, kept record of thousands of physical violations perpetrated against Palestinian refugees since the launch of the Syrian conflict. 4,500 Palestinian refugees were killed as a

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

01-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Hindarat Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have accused UNRWA and the other concerned relief institutions of dragging their feet over their appeals for urgent cash and in-kind assistance, saying they have been denied

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

01-10-2021

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk in Syria. Civilians in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

01-10-2021

A Palestinian child fell to his death a few days earlier down an elevator shaft in Nahar AlBared Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Lebanon. The child Malek Alya fell from the fourth floor of the under-construction Naji AlAli medical

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

01-10-2021

26-year-old Palestinian refugee Salam Ali Rahma has made the last touches on her book about mental calculations which teaches children the techniques of the four arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The book enables children to work out quick