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Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

31-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed hygiene packs and school furniture to the residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia. Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

31-12-2020

The Melhem volunteer group distributed on Wednesday charcoal to Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps, in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

31-12-2020

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

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

31-12-2020

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

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Arrested in War-Torn Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Arrested in War-Torn Syria

31-12-2020

In data released on the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, marked on December 31, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian journalists were killed

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

30-12-2020

The Palestinian Embassy in Turkey announced that the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Ramallah gave instructions for suspending applications for Palestinian passports for external use along with the replacement of lost or  damaged passports in the country. The move has

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

30-12-2020

Some 70 Palestinian families taking shelter in Urfa continue to appeal for urgent action by the local and international humanitarian institutions. Hundreds of PRS have been unable to provide for their children and families in Turkey. A large number of

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

30-12-2020

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring squalid conditions due to high rates of unemployment.  Ten years into the conflict, more than half of the residents lost their sources of income. Scores of families continue

12 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons in 2020

12 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons in 2020

30-12-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 12 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria’s state-run dungeons in 2020, bringing the death toll of torture victims in Syrian prisons among the Palestinians of Syria to 629. In the majority of cases, the

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

29-12-2020

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) handed over firewood to 100 displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout camps, in Efrin, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

29-12-2020

Palestinian student at Damascus Law Faculty Yazen Areisheh, born in 1989 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian state-run prisons for nearly six years. He was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2014. His condition

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Protection Documents

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Protection Documents

29-12-2020

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on Palestinian families coming from Idlib to Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary protection documents. The

Residents of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Concerned over 2nd Coronavirus Wave

Residents of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Concerned over 2nd Coronavirus Wave

29-12-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, as a second wave of coronavirus has gripped Syria and the MENA region. Recently, an increasing number of COVID-19 cases has been recorded among

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

29-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Moen Shaaban has gone missing in Greece for the sixth consecutive day.  His family continues to appeal to the national and international humanitarian and human rights organizations to work on disclosing his condition and whereabouts, saying they

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

29-12-2020

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Amanya Michael-Ebye, said nearly 9,000 Palestinian refugees have tested positive for coronavirus in Syria. During a webinar held by Association 302 for Defense of Refugee Rights on December 15, 2020, Amanya said UNRWA

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

28-12-2020

The Palestine Youth Imprint, in cooperation with the Palestinian Red Crescent, distributed 287 medical packs to Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, so as to help families combat the coronavirus pandemic. Schoolbags were also handed over to children. Some

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

28-12-2020

Activists from Yarmouk Camp said Fatah Movement and the Democratic Front opened up their offices in Yarmouk Camp, a move which is likely to boost civilians’ return to their houses.  Recently, Director of the political department of the Palestine

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

28-12-2020

Palestinian refugees from Gaza in Syria said they could not purchase bread from an Aleppo bakery as they failed to obtain a smart card from the Syrian authorities. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees said they have been barred from

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

28-12-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees who broke away from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and joined opposition outfits south of Syria have been incarcerated in Syria’s state-run prisons. Many of them got their security situation worked out, though. At the

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

28-12-2020

Official Swedish statistics have indicated that 3,444 Palestinian asylum-seekers categorized as “stateless” received citizenship documents in Sweden until November 2020. “Stateless” migrants are often denied citizenship in Sweden. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, 6,425 Palestinian refugees received

Migrants Stranded on Greek Island Call For Urgent Action by European Commission

Migrants Stranded on Greek Island Call For Urgent Action by European Commission

27-12-2020

Migrants on a camp set up in Greece to shelter migrants after fires broke out in Moria Camp sent a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, urging her to take serious measures in response to

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

27-12-2020

Director-General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Damascus, Anwar Abdul Hadi, distributed on Saturday, December 26, coats to Palestinian refugee students in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, as part of a donation made by Palestinian Authority (PA)

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

27-12-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the UNHCR regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. PRS have also denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-12-2020

Fires broke out at a Palestinian refugees’ house in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. The fire was attributed to a lit-candle at the house of Zaher Yousef Kasem, from Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

27-12-2020

Palestinian novelist Ismail Schemale died on Wednesday in Syria’s state-run AlSuweida prison, where he has been held for over 25 years. According to the Syrian Press Center, the novelist was arrested in 1995 by Syrian security forces near the Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

26-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born on 31/04/1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Maher was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, south

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

26-12-2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have been working together to eliminate the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) without solving the issue of Palestinian refugees, French newspaper Le Monde has reported. According to Le Monde

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

26-12-2020

Residents of AlHusiniya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said buses transferring civilians to and back from the camp have suddenly disappeared from the area. Recently, Syrian security forces have cracked down on civilians passing through a recently-pitched military checkpoint near the

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2020

Reports of burglary continue to emerge in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees had been taking shelter. Members of pro-government groups have reportedly stolen furniture from abandoned buildings in and around Yarmouk neighborhoods. Palestinian families displaced

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

26-12-2020

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

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

25-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

25-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross, distributed on Friday hygiene packs and school furniture to residents of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Nearly 200 families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp have been grappling with squalid

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

25-12-2020

The Coalition of Popular Committees of Palestinians from Syria denounced UNRWA cut of its services and winter grants for Palestinians from Syria. In a statement, the coalition said UNRWA has reduced its winter grant to 25 USD per every refugee

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

25-12-2020

Palestinian affiliates of AlBaath Party and representatives of UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) discussed projects slated to be launched by UNRWA in Deraa Camp to enhance vital services for Palestinian refugees. The list of projects

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

25-12-2020

The Syrian security forces have reportedly cracked down on civilians passing through a recently-pitched military checkpoint near the main entrance to AlHusainiya Camp. Vehicles and passengers have been subjected to intensive search and questioning at the checkpoint.  Over recent

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

24-12-2020

Activists in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on the residents to take precautionary measures, including social distancing, hand-washing, and mask-wearing, in order to help curtail coronavirus cases in the area. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees have

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

24-12-2020

Palestinian refugee families continue to sound the alarm over the security mayhem rocking AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Overnight property-theft and burglary attempts targeting civilian homes have increasingly been reported in the camp. AlNeirab camp is the largest

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

24-12-2020

Director of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said the return of displaced families to Yarmouk Camp has been taking place at a steady place under the supervision of Damascus Governorate He said the

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

24-12-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees have rallied in Deir Ballout camp, north of Syria, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facility. The refugees called on AFAD, UNRWA, and all other concerned parties to take up their responsibilities regarding the squalid

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

23-12-2020

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed 21,000 Kgs of firewood in displacement camps in Idlib, north of Syria. 140 families benefited from the move. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

23-12-2020

55 irregular migrants were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard to Turkish waters. The list includes 30 migrants whose boat broke down at night near Lesbos Island. They were rescued by Greek coast guards and pushed back to Turkish

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

23-12-2020

Palestinian youth Mahmoud Fakhri AlAsadi received a Bachelor degree in programming from the Faculty of Information at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Sometime earlier, he earned the American International Certificate in Project Management (IMPA), and worked in several multinational companies

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

23-12-2020

Tension has been running high in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, after a man was assassinated by anonymous gunmen. The victim—Fadi Kaar’aan—was shot with gunfire. He died on the spot. At the same time, an explosive device went off near

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

22-12-2020

UNRWA transferred cash aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon via the ATM card. Every family received a rental allowance of 625,000 Lebanese pounds, a food grant worth 100,000 pounds, and a winter grant of 218,750 as

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

22-12-2020

URNWA has started testing aid distribution for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan through an e-wallet system. Some 300 Palestinian refugee families will receive aid through the new distribution mechanism.  

European Union Contributes Additional EUR 4.6 Million in Support Of Palestine Refugees

European Union Contributes Additional EUR 4.6 Million in Support Of Palestine Refugees

22-12-2020

The European Union (EU) has signed an additional contribution of EUR 4.6 million to the 2020 Programme Budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help address the needs

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

22-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Syria, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed on Tuesday, December 22, hygiene packs and detergents to residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The move aims to assist vulnerable

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

22-12-2020

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 32, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Maher was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2012 from the exam room at

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

22-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Firas Abdul Kader, currently taking shelter in the Turkish city of Izmir, is on the verge of losing his eyesight as he has been denied admission into Turkish hospitals after he failed to obtain the temporary protection card

Palestinian Factions in Syria Push For Urgent Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Factions in Syria Push For Urgent Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

22-12-2020

Representatives of Palestinian political parties discussed the situation in Yarmouk Camp and called for the return of displaced Palestinian families at the earliest possible time. This came in a meeting held in Damascus on December 21, during which the Palestinian

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

21-12-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye said reconstruction premises run by the Agency in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, has been placed on top of UNRWA’s agenda for 2021. This came during a meeting with

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-12-2020

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

21-12-2020

AGPS documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, from March 2011 until mid-December 2020. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in Syria’s government prisons

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

21-12-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has been just around the corner. The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

21-12-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria—Yaser Faour and Muamar Yousef Murad, born in 1967 and raised in Yarmouk Camp—have appealed to the international human rights organizations to broker their release from a prison in Athens, where they have been held for

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

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

20-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abdul Salam Hussain has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 26, 2013. He was born in 1963 and raised in AlDhiabiya

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-12-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to denounce the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost 12 hours daily. Civilians slammed the apathy maintained by the

Palestinian Refugee Family in Greece Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Cancer-Stricken Child

Palestinian Refugee Family in Greece Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Cancer-Stricken Child

20-12-2020

A displaced Palestinian family from Syria in Greece has appealed to the Greek authorities and international humanitarian organizations to work on securing urgent treatment for their six-year-old daughter, diagnosed with bone cancer. The family said their child’s health condition has

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

20-12-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest

AGPS Calls for Urgent Int’l Action to End Suffering of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Calls for Urgent Int’l Action to End Suffering of Palestinians of Syria

20-12-2020

On the International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD), annually observed by the United Nations on December 20, AGPS called on the international community, particularly UNRWA, to take further action in order to provide the Palestinians of Syria with the physical and

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

19-12-2020

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

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

19-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

19-12-2020

Families of Palestinians tortured to death in Syrian government penitentiaries said they have been made to sign fraudulent documents and certificates claiming that their relatives died of heart attacks. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the wife of a Palestinian victim

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

19-12-2020

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

Aid Items from Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories Distributed in Northern Syria

Aid Items from Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories Distributed in Northern Syria

18-12-2020

Relief items donated by Palestinians living in territories occupied by Israel since 1948 have been distributed in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. The Nazareth-based Merciful Souls Association said the distributed items include heaters, winter blankets, firewood, and pyrene

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

18-12-2020

Palestinian brothers Emad Fares AlSamour, 33 and Iyad Fares AlSamour, 30, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since December 13, 2012. The two brothers, residents of AlHajar AlAswad, were arrested by Syrian government forces in Sehnaya town, in

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

18-12-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have not received fuel supplies urgently-needed with the advent of winter. A liter of fuel is sold by the government at 200 Syrian pounds. However, the price

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

18-12-2020

The Akka School administration in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, suspended courses at a classroom after a student tested positive for coronavirus. The student was home-quarantined for 14 days and classes suspended for five-days pending laboratory tests.  

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

18-12-2020

A webinar was held by Commission 302 to Defend Refugees' Rights on December 15 under the title “UNRWA after 71… Funding Challenge and Service Cut”. The seminar was attended by directors of UNRWA offices in its five fields of operations

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

17-12-2020

The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has marred civilians’ lives. On December 16, random gunshots were fired by Liwaa AlQuds group in AlNeirab Camp, sparking panic in the area. The resident attributed

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

17-12-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Firas Abdul Kader has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights institutions to help him secure a sum of 3,000 USD needed for two urgent eye surgeries. Abdul Kader lost sight in Turkey and

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

AGPS took part in a seminar held in Istanbul on December 17 as part of the book fair staged by Palestine House for Poetry and Return Culture. Ibrahim AlAli, from AGPS, shed light on the content of a book recently

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

December 16, 2020 marks the seventh anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

16-12-2020

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in AlHusainiya camp have been overburdened by the costs of private tutoring. Several families have been forced to pay for private courses due to their children’s weak performance and the poor-quality input delivered at local schools

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

16-12-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria as armed gangsters have been stealing civilian property and burglarizing homes. Over recent days, cases of property-theft have been reported in the camp. The gangsters are also

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

16-12-2020

Over 10 Palestinian refugees have sustained pulmonary infection after they contracted the novel coronavirus in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The infected persons are being home-quarantined in dire conditions as they cannot afford to buy oxygen cylinders

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2020

Activists and displaced families have called on local authorities in Damascus to reactivate the local committee which was previously tasked with administering civilians’ affairs in Yarmouk Camp. They said the service department assigned by Damascus Governorate has failed to take

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

15-12-2020

The Syrian Association, in partnership with civil society groups in AlNeirab Camp, handed over hygiene packs to women, widows, and injured people affiliated with the Syrian regime in Handarat Camp. 85 families in and around Handarat Camp benefited from the

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-12-2020

UNRWA distributed food and in-kind items to 326 Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp. Most of Palestinian families sheltered south of Damascus fled Yarmouk as a result of the tough blockade imposed by the government troops and also

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

15-12-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been repeatedly 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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

15-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar Husain, born in 1997, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, raised in Deraa camp, south of Syria, was arrested by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2013. His

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

15-12-2020

Syrian security forces demanded that an international humanitarian organization pay 1 million Syrian pounds for every aid distribution point in Yalda, Jaramana Camp, and Khan Eshieh Camp. Sawt AlAsima news site quoted anonymous sources as stating that the blackmail came

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

14-12-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in AlHusainiya camp denounced the acute shortage in fuel supplies and firewood. A liter of fuel is being sold at up to 1,000 Syrian pounds, a sum which the cash-strapped families can hardly afford. High

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

14-12-2020

Tension has been running high in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq, after clashes burst out a few days earlier between Shiite groups and gunmen in the area. Deaths and injuries were reported. Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

14-12-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Khan Eshieh camp was released from Syrian prisons following a two-year detention term. AGPS has not revealed his name over security concerns. AGPS has kept record of the secret incarceration of 1,797 Palestinian detainees in

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

14-12-2020

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money of at least $2,000 up to $20,000 to

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Falouji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Falouji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

13-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Wasim Falouji has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Wasim was arrested at a government checkpoint in Damascus on March 14, 2013. AGPS has recorded the secret detention of 1,797 Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

13-12-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Jad Mohamed Bakir continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action to secure a sum of 300 USD needed for an urgent testicle surgery. A report by Kassab Hospital, in Sidon, said two-year-old Jad

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

13-12-2020

25 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle tents set up in AlBal Camp, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The refugees said they have not received relief

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

13-12-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families have been facing squalid humanitarian conditions in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, in Efrin region, north of Syria. Dozens of elderly people, orphans, and persons with disabilities have been taking refuge in under-equipped

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

12-12-2020

Thousands of asylum seekers, aid workers, United Nations, and Greek and European Union employees may be at risk of lead poisoning in a new migrant camp that Greek authorities have built on a repurposed military firing range on the island

Palestinian Refugee Adnan Loulou Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adnan Loulou Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

12-12-2020

The condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugee Adnan Tal’at Aloulou, born in 1962, have been shrouded in mystery in Syria’s state-run prisons. He was kidnapped at the Batikha checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, on February

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-12-2020

Palestinian child from Syria Nour AlDeen, displaced to Lebanon, is in need of urgent bone marrow biopsy that costs 275 USD. Palestinian refugees continue to call on the concerned authorities to enhance healthcare services for Palestinians in Lebanon. The refugees

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

12-12-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories and the lockdown measures imposed across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  According

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

12-12-2020

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in under-equipped camps and substandard facilities north of Syria have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

02-12-2020

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

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

02-12-2020

UNRWA vowed to deliver food and cash aid to Palestinian refugees and to pay salaries of UNRWA staffers for 2021. This came during a meeting between director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael Ebye and Director-General of the General

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Deteriorating Conditions in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Deteriorating Conditions in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

02-12-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the ten-year warfare. As in other refugee camps across Syria, the cost of living index in Khan Eshieh is several

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

02-12-2020

Some 25 Palestinian students from Syria have graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Syria. Ten graduates are residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo and eight are from Yarmouk Camp. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape Slapped by Palestine Consulate in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape Slapped by Palestine Consulate in Istanbul

01-12-2020

The General Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul said refugees wishing to show up at the consulate should book an appointment in advance. A statement posted on the consulate website said Palestinian expatriates will not be allowed in unless they have been

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

01-12-2020

Palestinian artisit Hayel Diab, from Yarmouk Camp, was released from Syria prisons on November 30, 2020, after he had been detained for a year. Diab, who fled to Malmo, in Sweden, was arrested by the end of 2019, as he

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

01-12-2020

Activists from AlSabina Camp expressed fears over an acute fuel crisis in the area after reports have emerged on the government’s intent to reduce fuel supplies from 200 to 100 liters. Over recent years, residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

01-12-2020

Damascus governor Adel AlAleibi said the General Company for Technical Studies has just finalized its assessment of the situation in Yarmouk Camp and provided three alternatives as to the rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp: The first is to make minor reconstruction

With Advent of Winter, Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

With Advent of Winter, Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

01-12-2020

As a cold winter season has drawn near, hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria continue to raise concerns over their alarming humanitarian condition. The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the