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Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

30-11-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry on Monday instructed hospitals and medical centers to move to the emergency plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency SANA reported. The plan includes expanding the hospitals' sectors in favor of COVID-19 patients

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

30-11-2020

Civilians taking shelter in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have voiced deep concern over the health hazards inflicted by the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and the standing wastewater flooding the main access roads

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

30-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the chronic power blackouts in the area. An AGPS reporter said the power crisis has made the humanitarian situation inside the camp far worse, as a cold winter season has drawn

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

30-11-2020

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF), Khaled Abdul Majid, quoted officials at Damascus Governorate as stating that the first batch of displaced families will be allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp in the next few days. Abdul Majid

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

29-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have lashed out at local authorities over their reluctance regarding their appeals for implementing reconstruction projects and facilitating civilians’ return to their homes.   An AGPS reporter said that a few days earlier, two Palestinian families

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

29-11-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) has conducted a new assessment of asylum seekers from Syria. It said the security situation in Syria continues to be very serious. The level of conflict in over half of the country’s provinces remains life-threatening

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

29-11-2020

AGPS documented the secret incarceration of 187 Palestinian refugees, including 10 women, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, in Syria’s state run dungeons since the outburst of the bloody conflict. Field reporters believe the real numbers to be far

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

29-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have called on the residents and local authorities to abide by safety protocols and social distancing to prevent further COVID-19 propagations. Over recent months, AGPS has warned that an outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

29-11-2020

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, AGPS calls on the international community and UNRWA to assume their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee community and to work on providing those trapped in conflict zones, particularly Syria, with

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

28-11-2020

The Civil Commission for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon handed over fuel supplies to 300 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Lebanon’s northern and central AlBekaa region. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80 per cent of PRS

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

28-11-2020

54 Palestinian refugees with disabilities have received their graduation certificates from a UNRWA office in Syria. The graduates participated in short-term training sessions in sewing and mobile phone maintenance. At the end of the ceremony, the graduates received sewing machines

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

28-11-2020

Power cables have reportedly been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Khan Eshieh Camp refugee camp, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Supervisor of the local mosques said power cables of AlRidha Mosque

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

28-11-2020

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria.  Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said that a couple of weeks ago the Syrian security forces arrested a group of young

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

27-11-2020

A total of 46 irregular migrants were rescued from boats off the coast of Turkey’s Aydın and Mersin provinces, Turkish Coast Guard Command announced in a statement on Thursday. The boats carrying 46 irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkish

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

27-11-2020

The board of directors of the Palestine Charity has called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating its mission in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. This came in a meeting held on Wednesday, November 25, with the director of the

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

27-11-2020

Residents of AlDhiabiya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without potable water due to frequent water and power blackouts. The residents have been forced to buy water from mobile tanks at exorbitant prices that reach up to

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-11-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, railed against the increasing motor vehicle theft in the area. Recently, a taxi owned by a Palestinian refugee was stolen by thieves. The taxi is the refugee’s sole livelihood. Most

Arbitrary Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Arbitrary Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to sound alarm bells over the simmering abductions carried out against civilians in the area. A few days earlier, a gangster attempted to kidnap a woman and her son on the main

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

26-11-2020

UNRWA started on November 26 distributing food aid items to the most vulnerable Palestinian families in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hama. Hama camp lies within the town of Hama, 210 km north of Damascus. The camp was established in 1950

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Murad Issa Ahmad Hamad, born in 1985, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Murad, from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, was arrested by Syrian security forces in mid-2013. AGPS has been

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

26-11-2020

Residents of AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at a UNRWA-run clinic in AlQuds neighborhood, in the camp. An elderly woman who showed up at the facility for

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Samer Khalil AlToukhi, born in 1987, died of wounds he sustained in a blast that rocked AlBab city, east of Aleppo, on November 24, 2020.  Five people died in the explosion and over 20 others were left

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

26-11-2020

A refugee with Palestinian origins has made cutting-edge work on a COVID-19 vaccine, challenging the traumatic impact of his statelessness and the psychological scars of the Syria war.  Scientist Nowras Rahhal, who moved to Germany two years ago from

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

25-11-2020

The International Red Cross, in partnership with the Youth Department at Palestine Embassy distributed on November 24 food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Wadi AlZina, in Lebanon’s southern region of AlKharroub. 300 families benefited from the aid

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

25-11-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have denounced the exorbitant prices of fuel of wood. Reporting from the area, an AGPS news correspondent said a ton of wood reaches up to 80,000 Syrian pounds. A liter of fuel costs

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

25-11-2020

The United Nations has raised immense concern over the financial shortfall that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing and its impact on millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In his

487 Palestinian Women Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

487 Palestinian Women Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

25-11-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women documented the death of 487 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, according to death toll data for the

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

The Syrian Association, in cooperation with CSOs from AlNeirab Camp, distributed hygiene packs to widows in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Handarat due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

Trucks laden with food items from the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have entered AlAyedeen camp in Hama. The in-kind aid items will be distributed to the most vulnerable families in the next few days. Hama camp lies within

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

24-11-2020

At least one man has drowned after a migrant dinghy sank off the Greek island of Rhodes. Coast guard authorities said the boat had set off from the Turkish coast. One person has died after a speedboat partially sank off

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

24-11-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Damascus towns have sounded distress signals over the security turmoil and increasing abductions in the area. In mid-October 10 young men were kidnapped from the area. Eye-witnesses said the abductions have been carried out

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

23-11-2020

Disinfection campaigns have seen the day in AlSayeda Zeinab camp in an attempt to sterilize public facilities and main access roads.  Volunteers have also been delivering bread to the residents as part of anti-coronavirus protocols seeking to limit human

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-11-2020

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

23-11-2020

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria after two coronavirus cases were reported in the area. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the two coronavirus-stricken persons have been quarantined at their tents. Their

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

23-11-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, saying an acute water crisis has made the situation far worse. The refugees lashed out

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

23-11-2020

The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its tenth year, has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside the Syrian territories.  Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

22-11-2020

Greece, on the front line of migration into Europe, promised earlier this month to build new reception centres for asylum seekers and cut the maximum stay in camps on its now-overcrowded islands. According to Reuters, authorities will have finished the

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

22-11-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees have launched a cry for help over the power crisis in the camp and the acute dearth in fuel reserves with the advent of the winter season. Civilians spoke out against the

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

22-11-2020

Palestinian doctor Rafaat Mohamed Jalil, who fled war-torn Syria to Iraq, died of coronavirus on November 20 in Erbil, the capital and most populated city in Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The victim was born in 1964 in Khan Eshieh camp

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

22-11-2020

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Simon Coveney T.D., announced on 19 November that Ireland was making an additional humanitarian funding commitment of €1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

22-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, said their property and homes have been subjected to ongoing theft and burglary. Eye-witnesses said they have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

21-11-2020

The Popular Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region distributed 400 bread packs to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in poverty and are food insecure. Nearly 28

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

21-11-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists have called on the concerned authorities to enhance healthcare services from Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. The refugees slammed the complicated red tape imposed by Lebanese hospital administrations and UNRWA-run health centres in the country. They

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Jamal Abdul Karim Mansour died on November 21 of coronavirus.  The victim fled Yarmouk Camp in Syria in 2012 and sought shelter in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Last Tuesday, the Lebanese authorities ordered

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

21-11-2020

Family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Abdul Aziz Akilah, born in 1993, has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights organizations to work on disclosing the fate of their son who has been gone missing in an opposition-held

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

20-11-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aid to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 640,000 Lebanese pounds and a food grant worth 100,000 pounds per every refugee

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

20-11-2020

The Association of Popular Palestinian Committees from Syria in Lebanon urged UNRWA to pay its monthly cash aid as a cold winter season has drawn near. The Association said a memorandum has been handed over to UNRWA officials in Palestinian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

20-11-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at a UNRWA-run aid distribution centre in the camp. Local activists have urged the UN refugee agency, the

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

20-11-2020

In statistics released on the International Children's Day, AGPS said it has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2012, until November 20, 2020. The list of Palestinian

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

19-11-2020

Four Palestinian brothers from the Tamim family have been secretly held in Syrian prisons for over five years. The four brothers—Mohamed Bashar, Mohamed Amin, Mohamed Hadi, and Ali—took shelter in Yarmouk Camp. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

19-11-2020

22 students who graduated from the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) were honored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Eight graduates have already been integrated into the labor market. 232 students will have been graduated

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families have been allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp after local authorities okayed their demands.  Eye-witnesses said trucks laden with furniture and kitchenware have been spotted at the main entrances to the camp. Palestinian

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

Damascus Governorate has given greenlight to 12 Palestinian engineers to work as volunteers with the local reconstruction committee in an attempt to assess damaged buildings and infrastructure. Other engineers lashed out at the Damascus Governorate for turning down their demands

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

19-11-2020

The Jordanian authorities have prevented Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) from benefiting from donations made by “Himmat Watan” campaign which provides aid to vulnerable families whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Activists said PRS are not eligible

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

18-11-2020

A Palestinian music band was formed by a group of Palestinian youths in AlDhiabiya, in Rif Dimashq. Named “Zaytoun Biladi” (My home olives), the band aims to revive Palestine’s music and cultural folklore. The ten-year warfare rocking the Syrian territories

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

18-11-2020

The International Red Cross Committee toured AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, in an attempt to monitor the condition of the sewerage network and carry out the necessary maintenance works. A plan has reportedly been set by a team

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

18-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have denounced the ongoing excavation works which they said have caused severe damage to the sanitation network, particularly in the western corners of the camp. The residents said excavation vehicles have been spotted in

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

18-11-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Hasan Zaatout continues to launch distress signals over the child’s need of urgent treatment after he was diagnosed with Familial Mediterranean Fever. Hasan, aged 6, is an orphan. He lives with his aunt

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

17-11-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that this year has been an exceptionally difficult year, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsequent economic and financial downfall and the unpredictable political environment to name a few. Once again, these developments

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Daouah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

17-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hakam Husain Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on June 10, 2013 in AlZahira area, in Damascus and was dragged to

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

17-11-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization said the water pumping station in Yarmouk Camp has gone operative following 120 days of maintenance works. The Red Crescent also said it rehabilitated four water wells and started drilling another 170-deep well. At the

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

17-11-2020

The Abu Fahd Palestinian family, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring squalid humanitarian conditions in AlRisala camp, in I’zaz region, north of Syria. The family fled the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, in Efrin, north of Syria, seeking a safer

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

16-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS has documented the incarceration of 1,797 Palestinians in Syria’s state-run prisons, among them women and children.  

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-11-2020

Awareness-raising activities were held at AlSafsaf School, in Deraa Camp, in order to boost children’s awareness about hygiene tips and anti-coronavirus protocols, including hand washing and mask-wearing. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children. Post-traumatic

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

16-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp have lashed out at the head of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Ali Mustafa, who recently showed up in the camp. GAPAR’s chief toured the library of AlNeirab Camp and discussed, during a

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

16-11-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

16-11-2020

Activists from Yarmouk Camp have launched a campaign to host vulnerable families whose homes have been severely damaged by the intense fighting and shelling. Several residents with habitable or mildly damaged houses have expressed their willingness to share their houses

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

15-11-2020

The Popular Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed 10 heaters to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. The committee called for increasing aid to 800 Palestinian families from Syria in AlBekaa region, where they have

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

15-11-2020

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency said it has run out of cash and will be forced to cut the salaries of 28,000 staffers for the rest of the year unless it raises $70 million by the end

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

15-11-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the fatal shooting of Ibrahim Tatlou and Mohamed Aneizan by anonymous gunmen. Activists have accused pro-government militias of

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

15-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Abu AlRub was released in a prisoner swap deal between the Syrian government forces and armed groups south of Syria. Abu AlRub was arrested in AlNakhla neighborhood, in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, during a manhunt

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-11-2020

Elderly Palestinian refugee Dheiba AlAhmad, aged 72, has been held in Syrian government jails for the seventh year running. The woman was kidnapped with her family members on July 27, 2013 from Nisreen Street, near Yarmouk Camp. Dheiba suffers from

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

14-11-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Issa AlHourani reiterated their appeals to the international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the whereabouts and condition of their son who has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

14-11-2020

A number of Palestinian students were honored by the Islamic Jihad Movement during a ceremony held at the Arab Cultural Centre in AlHusainiya camp, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

14-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh Camp have paid tribute to cleaning workers whom they said have made their best to remove trash from streets and residential alleyways. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

14-11-2020

UNRWA has started to send text messages to vulnerable Palestinian families in Syria in order to hand them over hygiene kit. Families whose breadwinner is a person aged above 60 and diagnosed with a chronic disease will benefit from the

Activists Warn Yarmouk Residents against Attempts to Turn Their Property into Bargaining Chips

Activists Warn Yarmouk Residents against Attempts to Turn Their Property into Bargaining Chips

14-11-2020

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to stand on guard to all attempts to force them to forfeit their houses and property at low prices. The activists have warned against attempts by crooked real estate

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

13-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Samara, from AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was honored after he won the highest score in the alternative curricula development.  Samara worked as a robotics coach at the Syrian Ministry of Education and is a member

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

13-11-2020

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA will be distributing its aid to the refugees despite the lockdown slapped by the Lebanese government as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees have kept urging

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

13-11-2020

A donor has pledged to repair lighting in Palestine and Yarmouk Street along with Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp, according to sources from Damascus Governorate. The drive will see solar energy systems installed across the aforementioned thoroughfares. Displaced Palestinian families

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

13-11-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned human rights institutions to take serious measures in order to disclose the fate of their son, who was kidnapped from Qudsaya town

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

13-11-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Kurdistan region, north of Iraq, have been prevented from renewing their visas. An AGPS reporter said Palestinians with Syrian travel documents have been forced by the Kurdistan authorities to sign a pledge

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-11-2020

Maintenance works have been ongoing in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, to rehabilitate the local alternative bakery which has been destroyed in the warfare. Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to speak

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

12-11-2020

Palestinian brothers from Syria Ammar Jumu’a Ibrahim, aged 34, and Khaled Jumu’a Ibrahim, 40, have been incarcerated in Syrian government penitentiaries since September 2013. Both refugees, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

12-11-2020

Three Palestinian refugees were released from Syrian detention centers, where they had been held for a month. The refugees—Mohamed Azzam, Assaad Habib, and Mudar Mughamis—were arrested by Syrian security forces in northern Syria, as they attempted to reach Turkey, fleeing

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

12-11-2020

Activists and Palestinian refugees have met in Efrin, north of Syria, in an attempt to pave the way for the launch of a commission to speak up for Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. Hundreds

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

12-11-2020

A report recently issued by AGPS has underscored the difficult situation of Palestinian students in war-torn Syria  The data figuring in the report is based on findings collected through an online poll. The report warned of a remarkable increase in

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

11-11-2020

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

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-11-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and on the access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

11-11-2020

The United Nations has pledged to maintain support for the U Palestine Refugee Agency in order to help it keep up its services for millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In a daily press briefing dating November 9, Stéphane Dujarric

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

11-11-2020

The Syrian government has set up a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients at a Damascus sports complex in preparation for what the World Health Organization (WHO) said was a possible second wave. The facility at Al-Faiha Stadium will operate 120

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Struggling for Survival

11-11-2020

After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to

Popular Committees Push For Urgent Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Popular Committees Push For Urgent Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-11-2020

The Association of Popular Committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon urged UNRWA to increase their winter assistance to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Lebanon. The Association called for emergency aid to assist the refugee families during winter

UNRWA Chief Shows Up in Sabina Refugee Camp

UNRWA Chief Shows Up in Sabina Refugee Camp

10-11-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, visited UNRWA installations including a health centre and a school in AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, where he met members of the school parliament.  The refugees explained to the Commissioner-General the daily hardship of displacement

Displaced Palestinian Families: Return to Yarmouk Camp Hampered by “Paper Burden”

Displaced Palestinian Families: Return to Yarmouk Camp Hampered by “Paper Burden”

10-11-2020

Displaced Palestinian families wishing to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp have denounced the complicated red tape slapped by the Syrian authorities. The families said local authorities ordered them to present clearance certificates obtained from water, power, and telecommunications

Palestinian Refugees Terrified as Mortar Shells Hit Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Terrified as Mortar Shells Hit Southern Syria

10-11-2020

Three mortar shells slammed into AlSadd neighborhood in Deraa, where dozens of Palestinian refugee families have been taking shelter. No injuries were reported. Palestinian families living in Daraa Camp continue to raise alarm bells over the security turmoil overwhelming the

Palestinian Refugee Arrested South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested South of Syria

10-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Abu AlRub was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlNakhla area, in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, as part of a manhunt launched in the area. The Syrian security forces cordoned off the area with military

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by ExorbitantTransportation Fees

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by ExorbitantTransportation Fees

09-11-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp have denounced the exorbitant transportation charges imposed by bus drivers in and around the area. The residents said transportation fees are three times higher than the price set by the government.  Activists have called on

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

09-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have launched an initiative to collect money in order to help the residents secure fuel and heating items as a cold winter season has drawn near. The activists called on Palestinian migrants and expatriates to

Displaced Palestinian Families Long For Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Long For Return to Yarmouk Camp

09-11-2020

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have expressed their hope that they would return to the camp and retrieve their property in the near future. Activists said practical measures have started to materialize on the ground to pave the

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Issues Call for Humanitarian Assistance amid End-of-Year Shortfall

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Issues Call for Humanitarian Assistance amid End-of-Year Shortfall

09-11-2020

Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini announced that the Agency has run out of money to pay the salaries of 28,000 UNRWA staff in November. In

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

08-11-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 70 Jordanian dinars. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said

UK Pledges $20.7m in Additional Aid to UNRWA

UK Pledges $20.7m in Additional Aid to UNRWA

08-11-2020

The UK has announced an additional $20.7 million in funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), bringing the total UK support for the agency this year to $66 million. The British Consulate General

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

08-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Bayan Jumu’a, aged 19, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for the 5th consecutive year. Bayan was arrested on March 17, 2015 at Palestine Street checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp as she headed for an aid distribution center

Palestinian Student Israa Refai’ Honored by NRWA Chief

Palestinian Student Israa Refai’ Honored by NRWA Chief

08-11-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini honored the Palestinian girl Israa Mohamed AlRefai’, raised in Yarmouk Camp, after she garnered the highest score in Syria in her 9th grade exams. "I am very proud to present an award to Israa and express

Damascus Governor Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Governor Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp

08-11-2020

Damascus Governor Adel Aleibi accompanied by Syrian and Palestinian officials toured Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Palestinian officials said the Governor greenlighted the entry of buses to the camp in the next few days. Palestinian families continue to

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Layla Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Layla Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

07-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Ziad Leyla has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Hasan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. Over

Residents of Jaramana Camp Lash Out at UNRWA Staff

Residents of Jaramana Camp Lash Out at UNRWA Staff

07-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp have denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by UNRWA staff members during the aid distribution process. The residents said scores of Palestinian refugees, including elderly people, have to line up for hours in order

Palestinian Families in AlSabina Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Families in AlSabina Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

07-11-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded the alarm over their abject condition as a cold winter season has drawn near. No more than 200 liters of subsidized fuel have reportedly been made available in the

Family of Murdered Palestinian Boy Points Finger at German Youth Centre

Family of Murdered Palestinian Boy Points Finger at German Youth Centre

07-11-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee boy Mohamed Amaryi, who was fatally stabbed in Berlin on October 31, 2020 held the Children and Youth Department partly responsible for the murder, saying the boy left the centre at midnight while unaccompanied by

Bread Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Bread Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

06-11-2020

The Civil Committee for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region distributed 200 bread packs to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80 per cent of PRS indicate that the

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Slaps Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Slaps Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

06-11-2020

Palestinian refugees and other asylum seekers taking shelter in migrant facilities set up on Greek islands have voiced deep concern over their abject humanitarian condition as Greece ordered a nationwide lockdown on Thursday for three weeks to help contain a

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

06-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by the unpleasant smells stemming from contaminated sewage poured near

Union of Palestinian Engineers Launch Volunteer Initiative to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

Union of Palestinian Engineers Launch Volunteer Initiative to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

06-11-2020

The Association of Palestinian Engineers in Syria has launched an initiative to help reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. In a statement, the Association said it has begun writing down names of engineers who have expressed their willingness

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Crackdowns in Southern Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Crackdowns in Southern Damascus

06-11-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus are living in distress due to the arbitrary arrest sweeps and crackdowns perpetuated by the Syrian security forces. Palestinian refugees have been subjected to movement crackdowns and denied free access out of and

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 7 Years

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 7 Years

05-11-2020

Palestinian nurse Bassel Hassan Omar, aged 40, has been held in Syrian government lock-ups since March 7, 2013.  Bassel was kidnapped by the government forces from AlMujtahid Hospital in Damascus, where he had served as a nurse. His fate

94 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

94 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

05-11-2020

94 irregular migrants were rescued off the Aegean coast as they attempted to disembark in Greece. 21 migrants were first rescued off the Aegean seashore after their boat engine broke down. Another 38 migrants were rescued after they were pushed

War Remnants Blown Up in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

War Remnants Blown Up in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-11-2020

Explosive remnants of war were detonated by engineers in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, sparking panic in the area. Local authorities warned residents to keep away from the vicinities of the local bakery.  

Displaced Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

05-11-2020

Member of the Executive Office of Damascus governorate Samir Jazaerli said the committee in charge of the return to Yarmouk file decided to resume receiving demands by displaced families to return to Yarmouk Camp. Families wishing to return to their

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA Apathy

05-11-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan continue to condemn the reluctance maintained by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) regarding their appeals for an urgent transfer of the second aid batch

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

04-11-2020

Debris clearance works have been ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. The move will reportedly pave the way for the launch of reconstruction works and the rehabilitation of

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Mistreatment by State-Run Bakeries

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Mistreatment by State-Run Bakeries

04-11-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the corrupt bread distribution mechanisms pursued by local bakeries, saying prices of subsidised bread have been manipulated after the government increased pack prices. Residents of AlSa’id Street, in

2 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Arrested in Syria

2 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Arrested in Syria

04-11-2020

The Faylak AlSham armed group, affiliated with the opposition forces, arrested two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, as they attempted to feel to Turkey, trying to reach a European destination. Media sources identified the arrestees

Palestinian Boy Killed in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Boy Killed in AlMuzeireeb

04-11-2020

A boy was killed by an anonymous militia in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, after they forced him out of a bus driving on the main road.  The identity of the boy has not yet

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-11-2020

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

Leisure Activities Held for Orphans in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Leisure Activities Held for Orphans in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-11-2020

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development organized leisure activities for sightless orphans in Atimah village, north of Syria. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental

Palestinian Child Left on His Own after His Mother’s Death

Palestinian Child Left on His Own after His Mother’s Death

03-11-2020

A two-year-old Palestinian child called Samer was transferred to an orphanage run by the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies in Istanbul after his mother was killed by her husband last month. A Palestinian delegation in Istanbul showed up

As Winters Draws Near, Situation of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Worsened by Exorbitant Fuel Prices

As Winters Draws Near, Situation of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Worsened by Exorbitant Fuel Prices

03-11-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina camp fear that they won’t be able to cook their food or keep the cold out of their homes this year, as a freezing winter season is about to unlock its

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp as Municipal Committee Gets Activated

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp as Municipal Committee Gets Activated

03-11-2020

The local committee of Yarmouk Camp has gone operative inside the municipality building, at a time when reconstruction works by Damascus governorate have been on the go. Recently, local authorities said return applications will be temporarily suspended. Activists said families

Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island of Samos

Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island of Samos

02-11-2020

Three days after a deadly earthquake, a fire broke out in the refugee camp on Greece's Samos island on Monday, burning down 15 tents, leaving at least 150 people without shelter. The blaze started at 4 a.m. local

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Training Course South of Turkey

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Training Course South of Turkey

02-11-2020

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) wrapped up a training course in computer maintenance in Reyhanli province, south of Turkey. 15 Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in the training, which last for two months and a half

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

02-11-2020

State-run bakeries in AlSabina camp have reportedly been manipulating the prices of subsidised bread after the government increased pack prices. A bread pack is sold in the area at a price of up to 120 Syrian pounds if the bakery

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Transportation Crisis

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Transportation Crisis

02-11-2020

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

Bread Packs Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Bread Packs Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

01-11-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development has distributed 650,000 broad loafs in 10 displacement camps in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been taking shelter. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

01-11-2020

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) honored a number of Palestinian and Syrian students who achieved high scores in their secondary school exams. The ceremony was held in Damascus. Palestinian and Syrian officials were in attendance. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees

Pro-Government Militia in Syria Carries Out Buildings, Population Census in Handarat

Pro-Government Militia in Syria Carries Out Buildings, Population Census in Handarat

01-11-2020

Members of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, have embarked on a comprehensive census to count residents and houses in Handarat camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Over recent months, Liwaa AlQuds officers have reportedly been buying

Palestinian Refugee Boy Stabbed to Death in Berlin

Palestinian Refugee Boy Stabbed to Death in Berlin

01-11-2020

Palestinian boy Mohamed Amayri was fatally stabbed by anonymous assailants in Berlin. Initial investigations have held a far-right extremist responsible for the “racist” attack. The victim was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, before he

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

01-11-2020

In data released on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, marked on November 2, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian