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Palestinian Refugee Girls Achieve Outstanding Results in Int’l Mental Math Competition

Palestinian Refugee Girls Achieve Outstanding Results in Int’l Mental Math Competition

31-12-2021

A number of Palestinian refugee students from the UNRWA-run Ramla School in Homs refugee camp achieved the first places in the International Mental Math Championship. 388 boys and girls from 44 countries, including Syria, participated in the competition. 10 Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Point Finger at Gangsters Involved in Assassinations

Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Point Finger at Gangsters Involved in Assassinations

31-12-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, held a person called “Iyad Harfoush” and his brother Mohamed responsible for the increasing abductions and assassinations targeting a number of residents over recent months. In a statement emailed to

Palestinians Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

Palestinians Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

31-12-2021

Palestinian refugees and activists sheltered in Tripoli and its Badawi refugee camps, in Lebanon, rallied earlier this week outside of UNRWA offices to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS) starting January

AGPS Appeals for Information about Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Journalists in War-Torn Syria

AGPS Appeals for Information about Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Journalists in War-Torn Syria

31-12-2021

AGPS condemns the apathy maintained by the international community and Palestinian leadership as regards the extrajudicial killing, harsh torture, and arbitrary detention of Palestinian journalists and activists in war-ravaged Syria. AGPS stresses the important role that the media has in

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Lament Death of Palestinian Migrants off Greece

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Lament Death of Palestinian Migrants off Greece

30-12-2021

Displacement camps for Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria have showed mass solidarity with the victims of the Greece boat accident and their families. Hundreds of posts have been published and shared on social media networks to lament the tragedy and

Palestinian Authority Criticized over Apathy Regarding Greece Boat Tragedy

Palestinian Authority Criticized over Apathy Regarding Greece Boat Tragedy

30-12-2021

Palestinian refugees and activists have slammed the Palestinian authority over its “passive response” following the Greece tragic boat accident. Except for a statement by the political adviser of the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ahmad AlDick, no

Father of Victim of Greece Boat Tragedy Reveals Shocking Details

Father of Victim of Greece Boat Tragedy Reveals Shocking Details

30-12-2021

AGPS has conducted an interview with the father of Palestinian refugee Rawnd Alayedi who drowned at sea after a boat capsized off a Greek coast on Friday, December 24. Rawnd Alayde,  a Palestinian-Syrian refugee born on November 21, 1998

Palestinian Refugees Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Sidon

Palestinian Refugees Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Sidon

29-12-2021

Palestinian refugees and CSOs in Lebanon have rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Sidon to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS) starting 2022. The protesters have strongly condemned the decision which

European Palestinian Youth Union Calls for Legal Protection of Palestinian Refugees

European Palestinian Youth Union Calls for Legal Protection of Palestinian Refugees

29-12-2021

The European Palestinian Youth Union (YOUTH) has called for providing Palestinian refugees with international legal protection and enhancing their humanitarian conditions in displacement camps. In a statement issued following the tragic boat accident off a Greek coast which claimed the

AGPS Reveals Details of Greece Tragic Boat Accident

AGPS Reveals Details of Greece Tragic Boat Accident

29-12-2021

AGPS has received new details about the cause of the fatal boat accident off a Greek coast which claimed the lives of dozens of migrants. The vessel set sail on Friday morning carrying 88 migrants onboard, more than two times

AlRaml Camp in Latakia Left without Power for 5th Day

AlRaml Camp in Latakia Left without Power for 5th Day

28-12-2021

Power has been cut off in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, for over five days running as a result of the storm that rocked the city a few days earlier. Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to

PLO Denounce UNRWA Decision to Cut Cash Aid

PLO Denounce UNRWA Decision to Cut Cash Aid

28-12-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization denounced UNRWA’s decision to cancel shelter allowances for Palestinians displaced from Syria to Lebanon and cut food grants. During a meeting in Beirut, the PLO called on UNRWA to cancel the decision, following claims that the

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead as Boat Capsizes off Greece

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead as Boat Capsizes off Greece

28-12-2021

Eight Palestinian refugees from Syria have drowned off a Greek coast as their boat capsized last Friday. The victims are Rawand Mohamed AlAyedi, from Yarmouk Camp; Dentist Mohamed Kamel Ajaj, 38, a resident of Damascus; Ahmad Yousef Mohamed, born in

Resident of Deraa Refugee Camp Wins Karate Championship

Resident of Deraa Refugee Camp Wins Karate Championship

27-12-2021

Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman Husain has won the first place in the karate championship (35 kg) held by the Palestinian Sports Federation in cooperation with Ghassan Kanafani Club in Syria. Raised in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq

Japan Donates $28.95 Million Aid for Refugees in Syria

Japan Donates $28.95 Million Aid for Refugees in Syria

27-12-2021

The Government of Japan has decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 28.95 million US dollars for vulnerable Palestinian refugees and internally displaced people, facing humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighboring countries. This will provide humanitarian assistance such as

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Injured Inflicted by Blast in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Injured Inflicted by Blast in Syria Displacement Camp

27-12-2021

Palestinian refugee Iyad Baker has died of wounds he sustained on Monday after an explosive device went off outside of his house in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa, south of Syria. The explosive device was implanted by unidentified persons. Iyad Baker

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information about Missing Relatives off Greek Coasts

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information about Missing Relatives off Greek Coasts

27-12-2021

Palestinian refugee families continue to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their relatives who have gone missing on Friday, December 24, after a boat capsized of a Greek island. The list of missing migrants includes Palestinian refugee

Child Psychological Support Event Held in Yarmouk Camp

Child Psychological Support Event Held in Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2021

A party was held by Athar Foundation for children in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees.  Palestinian refugee children in Syria continue to walk past the debris of war everyday to reach their schools in nearby suburbs, enduring a scary

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution in Deraa

26-12-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa city and its displacement camp have denounced UNRWA’s aid distribution policy in the area. Reporting from the southern Syrian city of Deraa, an AGPS news correspondent said long queues have been spotted outside of UNRWA

Residents of Ramadan Camp Denied Access to Healthcare Services

Residents of Ramadan Camp Denied Access to Healthcare Services

26-12-2021

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress calls over the absence of healthcare services amid an unabated coronavirus outbreak. The residents have called for increasing efforts to disinfect public amenities and provide them

4 Palestinian Refugee Doctors Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

4 Palestinian Refugee Doctors Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

26-12-2021

Four Palestinian doctors have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian prisons for over eight years running. Palestinian medic Hayel Hamid has been forcibly disappeared since August 13, 2012. He was kidnapped from his clinic in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus

UNRWA Chief: Austerity Reached Its Limit

UNRWA Chief: Austerity Reached Its Limit

25-12-2021

Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), has warned that chronic and drastic funding shortfalls could even lead to its collapse. “Today, austerity has reached its limit and is impacting the quality of

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

25-12-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power has been operative only for one hour a day, resulting in food spoilage. Civilians said power lines have been unevenly operated across residential neighborhoods. Eleven years into

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Rif Dimashq

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Rif Dimashq

25-12-2021

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Saleh Ali, born in 1952, disappeared on Thursday evening after he left his house in AlSabina. Ibrahim’s family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts.  

Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Pronounced Dead, Missing off Greek Coast

Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Pronounced Dead, Missing off Greek Coast

25-12-2021

Greek coast guard recovered late Friday 16 bodies of migrants after their boat capsized off a Greek island. The list includes 12 men, three women and an infant. They were boarding a boat carrying 88 irregular migrants. At least 16

March Held in Khan Dannun Camp in Solidarity with Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons

March Held in Khan Dannun Camp in Solidarity with Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Prisons

24-12-2021

Dozens of residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees joined a march staged in solidarity with Palestinians held behind Israeli prison bars. The marchers spoke up against Israeli human rights abuses and called for an end to administrative detention

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

24-12-2021

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 clinic in the camp. Local activists have urged the UN refugee agency, the General Authority

Palestinian Family Reveal Secrets of Fatal Torture in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Family Reveal Secrets of Fatal Torture in Syrian Prisons

24-12-2021

Families of two Palestinians tortured to death in Syria’s state-run prisons have remembered with great sorrow the loss of their beloved relatives. Palestinian brothers Mohamed and Nabil Fayad Mustafa died under torture in Syrian regime prisons. Their brother Fadhel said

Palestine Refugee Agency Discusses Reconstruction of Aleppo Displacement Camps

Palestine Refugee Agency Discusses Reconstruction of Aleppo Displacement Camps

24-12-2021

Director of UNRWA operations in Aleppo Amanya Michael Ebye met with CSOs and representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Aleppo to discuss the humanitarian situation in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees. The meeting discussed the

Retired Palestinian Refugees Slam PLO

Retired Palestinian Refugees Slam PLO

23-12-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria have lashed out at the Palestinian Liberation Organization over the latest celebration held in Damascus to honour retired Palestinian teachers. The refugees said the celebration was held in favour of Fatah affiliates while dozens of veteran

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Turkey Spokespersons

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Turkey Spokespersons

23-12-2021

Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community in Turkey met with the director of the Migration Directorate in Istanbul Bayram Yalenso to discuss the situation of Palestinians in Turkey. The two sides underscored the dire humanitarian situation endured by Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Express Concern over Security Mayhem in Deraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees Express Concern over Security Mayhem in Deraa Camp

23-12-2021

Shootouts have rocked the outskirts of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees as clashes flared up between affiliates of the so-called gunmen Muayad AlHarfoush and Abu Shalash. Two deaths have been reported. The exact number of victims remains unknown. The clashes

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Keep Up Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Keep Up Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

23-12-2021

Palestinian refugees and CSOs in Lebanon have rallied outside of UNRWA offices in Tyre and Sidon to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS). The protesters have strongly condemned the decision which

Retired Palestinian Teachers Honored in Syria

Retired Palestinian Teachers Honored in Syria

22-12-2021

The General Union of Palestinian Teachers honored a number of retired instructors from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria.  The list includes instructor Badriya Hasan Taamari who won the world’s best teacher award. The event marks the Palestinian Teacher’s Day

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Ravaged by Heavy Rainfalls

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Ravaged by Heavy Rainfalls

22-12-2021

Heavy rains that rocked northwestern Syria have exposed the substandard displacement camps set up by humanitarian organizations to shelter displaced families. Camps made up of cement blocks have sustained serious cracks and material damage. The poor sewerage and frail infrastructure

Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Delayed

Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Delayed

22-12-2021

The Municipality of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, has reportedly delayed receiving applications from families wishing to return to the camp. This comes days after local authorities promised to facilitate the families’ return to Yarmouk Camp at the earliest possible

In Memorandum to Guterres, Palestinian CSOs Call for Urgent Action Regarding UNRWA Aid Cut

In Memorandum to Guterres, Palestinian CSOs Call for Urgent Action Regarding UNRWA Aid Cut

22-12-2021

The Association of Civil Society Organizations of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon has denounced a recent decision by UNRWA to cut aid for Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon, saying the decision will result in tragic consequences for PRS and

22 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

22 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

21-12-2021

twenty-two irregular migrants who were drifting in a dinghy off western Izmir province’s Menderes district were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. According to a statement by the coast guard on Tuesday, the passengers lost control of the drifting

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam New Spokesperson

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam New Spokesperson

21-12-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the crackdowns imposed by the recently-appointed camp spokesman. Reporting from the area, an AGPS news correspondent said the new spokesman has been ordering civilians to issue new identity documents and heavily

Right Group Urges UNRWA to Reconsider Decision to Cut Aid for Palestinians of Syria

Right Group Urges UNRWA to Reconsider Decision to Cut Aid for Palestinians of Syria

21-12-2021

The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (WITNESS) leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA and urged the Agency to backtrack on the new measures which they said would result in further despair for PRS.  In a Monday statement, WITNESS said the

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

21-12-2021

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon continue to rally outside of UNRWA offices in Sidon, Tripoli, Central AlBekaa, and Beirut to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS). The protesters have strongly condemned the

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Fuel Manipulation

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Fuel Manipulation

20-12-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the manipulation of fuel supplies by state-authorized suppliers. The residents have railed against frequent delays in the transfer of the 50 fuel liters allotted to them through the

Displaced Families Call for Immediate Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Immediate Return to Yarmouk Camp

20-12-2021

Activists have called on Palestinian refugees families to submit applications at the municipality of Yarmouk Camp in order to return to the area and retrieve their property. Those who do not own original property documents are also entitled to submit

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Latakia Swamped with Rainshowers

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Latakia Swamped with Rainshowers

20-12-2021

Heavy rains that rocked the Palestinian refugee camp of Raml in Latakia have exposed the poor infrastructure in the area. In photos circulated on social media networks, residential alleyways appear to be flooded by rainfalls resulting in deluges of wastewater

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

20-12-2021

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon continue to rally outside of UNRWA offices in Sidon, Tripoli, Central AlBekaa, and Beirut to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS). The protesters have strongly condemned the

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

19-12-2021

The Syrian Health Ministry in partnership with CSOs launched a vaccination campaign in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. This comes following reports of increasing coronavirus cases in the camp. Refugees wishing to get vaccinated should show up

Winter Clothes Distributed in AlSabina Camp

Winter Clothes Distributed in AlSabina Camp

19-12-2021

Activists from AlSabina Camp embarked on a campaign to collect winter clothes to vulnerable people and orphans. The move comes in response to the price leap, high poverty rates, and the sharp decline in civilians’ purchasing power in displacement camps

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp Released after Six Years in Syria Prison

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp Released after Six Years in Syria Prison

19-12-2021

A resident of Khan Eshieh Camp was released from Syrian prisons a few months ago. AGPS could not publish the piece of news until the ex-prisoner left Syria over security concerns. AGPS has kept his name secret on the same

Palestinian Refugee Separated from her Child in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Separated from her Child in Sweden

19-12-2021

A Palestinian refugee woman said the Social Services Office in Sweden, known as “Socialstyrelsen” has interned her 13-year-old girl since October 13, 2020 on claims that the mother believes in extremist doctrines. The mother reached Sweden some four years ago

Italy Contributes EUR 3 Million Towards UNRWA Services for Palestine Refugees in West Bank and Syria

Italy Contributes EUR 3 Million Towards UNRWA Services for Palestine Refugees in West Bank and Syria

18-12-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Government of Italy signed on Tuesday an EUR 2 million agreement in support of Palestine refugee students in the occupied West Bank, including

Palestinian Refugee Workers Denounce Salary Cut in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Workers Denounce Salary Cut in Syria

18-12-2021

Palestinian refugees working in social development centres and kindergartens run by UNRWA in displacement camps across Syria said they have been receiving very low salaries. The workers called on the Agency to increase their salaries and pay them on a

DFLP Opens Up New Office in Yarmouk Camp

DFLP Opens Up New Office in Yarmouk Camp

18-12-2021

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) – Syria Branch inaugurated on Friday, December 17, its new office in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. A DFLP member said the move comes amidst efforts to bring

Drug Trafficking Reported in AlNeirab Camp, pro-Regime Militias Held Accountable

Drug Trafficking Reported in AlNeirab Camp, pro-Regime Militias Held Accountable

18-12-2021

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.  Over recent years, members of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, have been accused

Displaced Families Allowed Access to AlHajar AlAswad Neighborhood

Displaced Families Allowed Access to AlHajar AlAswad Neighborhood

17-12-2021

Chief of AlHajar AlAswad city council, in Rif Dimashq, Khaled Khamis said the Governorate has started issuing permits to a number of families wishing to return to AlHajar AlAswad. He said over 60% of rubble has been removed from residential

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2021

Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) visited on Thursday Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, to inspect rubble-clearance works in the area. Mahmoud AlKhaled, member of the committee overseeing rubble-clearance in the camp, said serious efforts have been

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Reconsider Cash Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Reconsider Cash Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

17-12-2021

A number of NGOs leveled heavy criticism at the Agency. THABIT Organization for Right of Return strongly condemned the decision and urged the Agency to backtrack on the new measures which it said would result in further despair for PRS

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

17-12-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon held on Friday a rally outside of UNRWA offices in Sidon, Tripoli, Central AlBekaa, and Beirut to protest the Agency’s decision to reduce cash aid for PRS families. The protesters strongly condemned the

Fraud Networks Offer Fake Visas to Turkey

Fraud Networks Offer Fake Visas to Turkey

16-12-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria have received warnings against fraud by networks involved in counterfeit visa issuance from the Turkish embassy in Jerusalem. Recently, a number of PRS with Palestinian Authority passports have been deceived and have had their money withdrawn

9 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

9 Years On, Tragic Traces of ‘Mig Massacre’ Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2021

December 16, 2020 marks the ninth 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

AGPS Alarmed by UNRWA’s Decision to Decrease Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

AGPS Alarmed by UNRWA’s Decision to Decrease Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

16-12-2021

AGPS has expressed its deep concern over the repercussions of a decision by UNRWA to cut its cash aid for Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon. AGPS believes the decision is a sign of apathy regarding the abject humanitarian condition

Palestinian Refugee Student Participates in Dubai Expo 2021

Palestinian Refugee Student Participates in Dubai Expo 2021

15-12-2021

Palestinian refugee student from Syria Lin Sakhr Salah participated in the ReWired Global Education Summit held as part of Dubai Expo 2020, staged between December 12-14. Falah spoke about her dreams and the hurdles she currently faces as a Palestinian

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Aid

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Aid

15-12-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp have appealed to expatriates formerly sheltered in the camp to assist cash-stripped families who have remained in the area. Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm

Yarmouk Municipality Receives Return Applications

Yarmouk Municipality Receives Return Applications

15-12-2021

The Yarmouk municipality has started receiving applications from families wishing to return to the camp. Families who have proven ownership documents are eligible to apply for return, pending authorities’ final consent. A number of residents said they have received entry

UNRWA Decreases Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Decreases Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-12-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced a set of new measures regarding cash aid delivery to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. UNRWA said in a statement that starting 2022, multi-purpose monthly cash grants

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

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

14-12-2021

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

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Chronic Power Blackout

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Chronic Power Blackout

14-12-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackout across residential alleyways and buildings.  The residents said electricity has been operative for no more than a couple of hours daily, urging UNRWA and the

Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

14-12-2021

Intelligence officers launched an arrest sweep in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in Gindires area, north of Syria.  The list of arrestees includes Palestinian refugees Mohamed Ibrahim Kharmendi, born in 1978, and Dhaher Kasem Akash, born in 1990

Palestinian Refugee Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

14-12-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, continue to urge the Syrian regime to release all prisoners and disclose the condition and whereabouts of victims of enforced disappearance and secret incarceration. On Monday, December 13, a batch of

Clothes Distributed to Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

Clothes Distributed to Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

13-12-2021

The Charity Commission of the Palestinian People embarked on a campaign to provide winter clothes for orphans sheltered in Palestinian displacement camps and communities across war-torn Syria. Over 300 children aged 3-14 benefited from the move. Vulnerable Palestinian children taking

New Initiative Launched in Jaramana Camp to Rehabilitate Water Network

New Initiative Launched in Jaramana Camp to Rehabilitate Water Network

13-12-2021

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) has set a new plan to pump potable water from a tank in the vegetables market to civilian homes in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The new plan comes

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment in Khan Eshieh Camp

13-12-2021

A resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has launched calls for urgent medical treatment. The diabetes-stricken refugee told AGPS he risks to get his leg amputated if he does not receive urgent treatment. His neighbours

10 Palestinians Stranded on Belarus-Poland Border Return to Syria Displacement Camp

10 Palestinians Stranded on Belarus-Poland Border Return to Syria Displacement Camp

13-12-2021

10 Palestinian refugees trapped on the border between Belarus and Poland returned to AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Speaking with AGPS, a number of returnees struggled with abject humanitarian conditions on the Belarusian-Polish borders. Belarusian authorities

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

12-12-2021

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

Property-Theft Reported at UNRWA Schools in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Reported at UNRWA Schools in Yarmouk Camp

12-12-2021

Families that returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said property and equipment at UNRWA schools in the camp have been stolen by unknown thieves.  In photos circulated on social media, schools in Yarmouk Camp appear

UNRWA Staff Union Denounces Mistreatment

UNRWA Staff Union Denounces Mistreatment

12-12-2021

The Union of UNRWA Staff Workers in Syria has slammed the agency over its apathy regarding their appeals for salary transfers and for better working conditions. “Our dignity is priceless; Our salaries are a right and not a privilege”, the

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

12-12-2021

Palestinian refugees with disabilities have been grappling with dire conditions in camps and shelters across the Syrian territories due to medical neglect and the absence of vital services.  UNRWA said the Covid-19 global pandemic highlighted the deep inequalities that

Civilians’ Life Marred by Stray Dogs in AlHusainiya Camp

Civilians’ Life Marred by Stray Dogs in AlHusainiya Camp

11-12-2021

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

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Shows Up in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Shows Up in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

11-12-2021

Palestinian Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i visited on Thursday, December 9, AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, to inspect the humanitarian condition in the camp. The Ambassador said the embassy is making every possible effort to assist Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Secretary of Popular Committees in Lebanon Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Secretary of Popular Committees in Lebanon Displacement Camp

11-12-2021

Palestinian refugees and activists have slammed the Secretary of Popular Palestinian Committees North of Lebanon, Abu Maher Ghanoumi, for forcing two Palestinian families out of the Badawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon. Eye-witnesses told AGPS that Ghanoumi threatened to kill

AGPS Participates in Workshop about Methodology of Human Rights Documentation

AGPS Participates in Workshop about Methodology of Human Rights Documentation

11-12-2021

AGPS took part in a workshop held by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – Syria about the methodology of documenting human rights violations. The workshop was held between December 06-08. The three-day workshop tackled issues

European Council Turns European Asylum Support Office into Fully-Fledged Agency

European Council Turns European Asylum Support Office into Fully-Fledged Agency

10-12-2021

The Council of the European Union has adopted the regulation on the EU asylum agency, which aims to facilitate the application of asylum policy within the bloc by turning the current European Asylum Support Office (EASO) into a fully-fledged agency

Home Burglary Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

Home Burglary Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

10-12-2021

An abandoned house in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was burglarized by unknown thieves. The stolen belongings are worth 5 million Syrian pounds. A few months earlier, an elderly Palestinian refugee sheltered in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Girl Dies in Lebanon 2 Months following Her Brother’s Death

Palestinian Girl Dies in Lebanon 2 Months following Her Brother’s Death

10-12-2021

Palestinian child Meriam Duraid Seheim succumbed to a liver disease, just a couple of months after her brother died of the same disease. Sometime earlier, her family launched calls for transferring her to a specialized hospital and providing her with

CSOs: Forcing Palestinian Refugee Families Out of Lebanon Displacement Camp “Immoral”

CSOs: Forcing Palestinian Refugee Families Out of Lebanon Displacement Camp “Immoral”

10-12-2021

Popular Committees for Palestinians of Syria condemned in a statement issued on Thursday, December 9, the displacement of two Palestinian families from the Badawi refugee camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. The committees slammed counterfeit reports claiming Palestinian

Women-Empowerment Market Opened Up in Syria

Women-Empowerment Market Opened Up in Syria

09-12-2021

The Palestinian Red Crescent organization launched a handicraft store for handmade products in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The small market, located in Shams Centre, makes part of the 16-Day event held by

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

09-12-2021

Volunteers from Khan Eshieh Camp have embarked on a campaign to improve street lighting in the camp. As part of the initiative, every three house owners are required to alternately connect a 20 cm led lamp to their electricity batteries

Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria Denied Access to Lebanon Universities

Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria Denied Access to Lebanon Universities

09-12-2021

Palestinian refugee students have failed to get enrolled at universities in the Lebanese territories as authorities continue to rebuff their appeals for visa renewal. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said scores of Palestinian students have not been admitted to

First Repatriation Flight to Send Migrants from Belarus Back to Damascus

First Repatriation Flight to Send Migrants from Belarus Back to Damascus

08-12-2021

The first repatriation flight returning Syrian migrants to Damascus from Belarus left Minsk National Airport on Wednesday, according to state media. The flight, chartered by a Cham Wings Airlines Airbus, contained 96 passengers and took off at 08:24 local time

Palestine Embassy Complicates Red Tape for Passport Issuance

Palestine Embassy Complicates Red Tape for Passport Issuance

08-12-2021

The Palestine embassy in Syria called on persons applying for a passport for the first time to scan their documents and email them to the embassy. Several documents and photos were rejected by the embassy due their poor quality. Sometime

Transportation Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp Exacerbated by Bus Drivers

Transportation Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp Exacerbated by Bus Drivers

08-12-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Reporting from Khan Eshieh, AGPS news correspondent said civilians’ access out of and into the area has almost been blocked

Debris-Clearance Started at 3 UNRWA Centres in Yarmouk Camp

Debris-Clearance Started at 3 UNRWA Centres in Yarmouk Camp

08-12-2021

UNRWA has started removing rubble from three premises in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. The education chief in Yarmouk Camp said the move aims to enhance infrastructure in the ravaged camp.  At the same time, the general medical clinic

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

08-12-2021

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 eight years. He was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2014. His condition

Power Cut off in Yarmouk Camp

Power Cut off in Yarmouk Camp

07-12-2021

Families who returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, and the nearby AlTadhamun neighborhood have denounced the power blackout in the area. The residents called on the concerned authorities to install new power lines and repair old

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Manipulation of Transportation Prices

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Manipulation of Transportation Prices

07-12-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce exorbitant prices of private transportation from 1,000 to 1,5000 Syrian pounds to and back from the camp. The majority of drivers refuse to give civilians lifts to and

8 Palestinian Refugee Students Graduate from Aleppo Medicine Faculty

8 Palestinian Refugee Students Graduate from Aleppo Medicine Faculty

07-12-2021

Eight students from the Palestinian refugee camps of AlNeirab and Hindarat, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have graduated from the Faculty of Human Medicine in Aleppo.  The students obtained their degrees with an honor.  11 Palestinian

Entry of Palestinian Activists to Europe through Humanitarian Corridors Stirs Debate

Entry of Palestinian Activists to Europe through Humanitarian Corridors Stirs Debate

07-12-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees have raised doubts about the entry of Palestinian activists to European countries through humanitarian corridors, saying entry permits should be granted equally to all refugees. Last week, France’s migration authorities said five families from Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Youth Succumbs to Car Accident in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Youth Succumbs to Car Accident in Germany

06-12-2021

Palestinian young man Fadi AlSheikh Khalil was pronounced dead on Sunday after he was hit by a car in Berlin. Fadi was raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, before he fled to Germany following the outbreak

Water Crisis Ongoing in Jaramana Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Jaramana Camp

06-12-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress calls over the water blackout, which has been ongoing for months. Civilians have found no other way to secure potable water than to buy water supplies for

Humanitarian Situation in Khan Dannun Camp Exacerbated by Smart Cards

Humanitarian Situation in Khan Dannun Camp Exacerbated by Smart Cards

06-12-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said prices have skyrocketed at the local market, in an area where civilians’ purchasing power has seen a 70% decrease. Insufficient bread quantities are being distributed through the smart

Displaced Families Call on Damascus Authorities to Schedule Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call on Damascus Authorities to Schedule Return to Yarmouk Camp

06-12-2021

Palestinian refugee families displaced from Yarmouk Camp have called on authorities in Syria to set a specific schedule for their unconditional return to the camp. Palestinian Engineer Mohamed Salman has called on the concerned authorities to set a specific date

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Power Blackout in AlHusainiya Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Power Blackout in AlHusainiya Camp

05-12-2021

The General Power Company in AlSayeda Zeinab has warned against illegal electricity connections in AlHusainiya Camp, saying those involved in such practices will be subjected to heavy fines and legal penalties. The company said ad hoc committees will be patrolling

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

05-12-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackout across residential alleyways and buildings.  The residents said electricity has been operative for no more than a couple of hours daily, urging UNRWA and the

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria Displacement Camp

05-12-2021

As weather temperatures have gone down, Palestinian refugee families in Syria continue to struggle with multiple hardships. Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, said they have no heating equipment except for

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help with Advent of Winter

05-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

04-12-2021

Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, continue to call on the international humanitarian institutions, UNRWA, and the Palestinian Authority to take urgent action in response to

Palestinian Refugee Family Enters France through Humanitarian Corridor

Palestinian Refugee Family Enters France through Humanitarian Corridor

04-12-2021

France’s migration authorities said five families from Lebanon, comprising 23 members, have arrived in the European country in November. The list includes the family of Palestinian refugee from Syria, Mu’awiya Haitham Abu Hamida, aged 44. The families have reached France

Sand Barriers Block Civilians’ Free Movement near Yarmouk Camp

Sand Barriers Block Civilians’ Free Movement near Yarmouk Camp

04-12-2021

Palestinian refugee families who have returned to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, said sand barriers set up in the area have blocked their access out of and into nearby towns. Photos circulated on social media network Facebook showed sand barriers

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Cold Weather

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Cold Weather

04-12-2021

As weather temperature have gone down, Palestinian refugee families in Syria continue to struggle with multiple hardships. Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, said they have no

Civilians Launch Campaign to Cleanse Al’Awaj River in Khan Eshieh Camp

Civilians Launch Campaign to Cleanse Al’Awaj River in Khan Eshieh Camp

03-12-2021

Volunteers have embarked on a campaign to clear debris and wastewater from Al’Awaj River, in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq.  The volunteers also removed trash from bridges leading to the river over flooding concerns with

Chief of UN Palestine Refugee Agency Calls for Support to Prevent Collapse

Chief of UN Palestine Refugee Agency Calls for Support to Prevent Collapse

03-12-2021

The Advisory Commission (AdCom) on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) met on 29-30 November in Amman amidst immense concern over the financial shortfall that the Agency is facing. The Commissioner-General

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Security Concerns in Nawa

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Security Concerns in Nawa

03-12-2021

Palestinian refugees shelter in Nawa city, south of Syria, have been facing serious security concerns.  A few days earlier, the Syrian regime forces struck residential neighborhoods, resulting in deaths and injuries. Local shops and markets have shut their doors

Palestinian Refugee Children with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

03-12-2021

Displaced Palestinian refugees with special needs, including children, have been gripped with dire conditions in camps and shelters across the Syrian territories. The situation of dozens of children with disabilities has gone far worse after they lost their parents in

Works Launched to Rehabilitate Water Network in AlHusainiya Camp

Works Launched to Rehabilitate Water Network in AlHusainiya Camp

02-12-2021

Maintenance works have started in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees to rehabilitate the sewerage network. Palestinian families taking refuge in AlHusainiya have railed against the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal as a result of frequent blackouts and maintenance

UNRWA Conducts Poll about Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Conducts Poll about Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

02-12-2021

UNRWA said it has sent text messages calling on displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon to participate in a poll conducted by the Agency about cash aid delivery. The poll aims to identify the refugees’ satisfaction with cash aid transfers

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

02-12-2021

UNRWA has started reconstructing its premises in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The residents called for the urgent rehabilitation of local schools, in an area where students and schoolchildren walk for over 2 kilometers to reach their

Rights Groups Call for Granting Humanitarian Asylum to Migrants Stranded on EU Borders

Rights Groups Call for Granting Humanitarian Asylum to Migrants Stranded on EU Borders

02-12-2021

Dozens of international humanitarian organizations said in a joint statement that they are "shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis on the borders between the EU and Belarus, which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-12-2021

UNRWA said CPPF-funded scholarships worth up to 30,000 USD will be granted to Palestinian refugee students in Lebanon for the academic year 2021-2022. Students from different academic branches and specialties who obtained a score of no less than 75%

Following Wind Strom, Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Launch Cry for Help

Following Wind Strom, Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Launch Cry for Help

01-12-2021

The Syria Response Coordination Group has launched calls for urgent humanitarian assistance in displacement camps set up in northern Syria following the heavy windstorm that rocked Idlib and Aleppo, north of Syria. Photos circulated on social media showed several tents

 Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

01-12-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Aleppo and AlNeirab Camp in Syria said the ADSL network has gone out of operation due to frequent power blackouts.  AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km east of the

Palestinian Refugee Remember Chemical Weapons Massacre by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Remember Chemical Weapons Massacre by Syrian Regime

01-12-2021

On the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Palestinian refugees and activists remember the “chemical massacre” perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, and which claimed the lives of dozens of innocent Palestinians.  On