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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