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

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

07-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

07-10-2021

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

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

07-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

07-10-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

07-10-2021

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

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

06-10-2021

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

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

06-10-2021

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

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

06-10-2021

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

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

06-10-2021

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

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

06-10-2021

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

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

05-10-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2021

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

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

05-10-2021

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

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

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

05-10-2021

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

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

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

05-10-2021

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

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

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

04-10-2021

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

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

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

04-10-2021

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

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

04-10-2021

333 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare, AGPS has found out. Most of those who have disappeared in the country are residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

04-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

04-10-2021

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

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

03-10-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

03-10-2021

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

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

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

03-10-2021

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

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

03-10-2021

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

03-10-2021

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

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

02-10-2021

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

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

02-10-2021

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

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

02-10-2021

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

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

02-10-2021

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

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

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

02-10-2021

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

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

01-10-2021

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

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

30-09-2021

UNRWA office in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, called on Palestinian refugees to present updated family documents to receive cash aid. The residents denounced the complicated red tape slapped by UNRWA and appealed to the Agency to deliver

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

30-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Reem Mufleh got a certificate of equivalency from Sweden for a dental medicine diploma she obtained from Damascus University. Certificate equivalency in Sweden is subject to tough criteria. The candidate sits for intensive exams to that end.  

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

30-09-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees called on UNRWA to carry out rubble-clearance works in the area pending the reconstruction of the Agency’s premises. The refugees continue to denounce UNRWA’s reluctance regarding their appeals for urgent relief assistance. UN

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

30-09-2021

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp died after she failed to get hospitalized at an intensive care unit at Damascus hospitals. Hamda Ali Suleiman’s health condition deteriorated at 07:00 a.m. on Wednesday. She was transferred to

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-09-2021

Activists from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, called on supervisors of local mosques to stand on guard to counterfeit reports announced via mosque loudspeakers. Recently, a sheet of paper was handed over to a mosque supervisor claiming a

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

29-09-2021

The popular committee in Yarmouk Camp called for more volunteers to help the residents with debris-clearance in the camp. The committee said the volunteers will mainly assist vulnerable families who cannot afford to pay for rubble-clearance by private companies. UN

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

29-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Salah was killed in a car accident on the highway to Damascus International Airport.  Ahmed was hit by a car driving at high speed as he tried to cross the highway. He died at hospital. Residents

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

29-09-2021

Mahmoud Abbas Foundation said it invites applications for school grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon for the school year 2021-2022. Applications will be received between October 05 and November 05, 2021.  

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

29-09-2021

Popular Palestinian committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon have spoken out against UNRWA’s decision to divide the 2021-22 academic year into two 16-week phases. The Committees said in a statement that the new mechanism will destabilize the educational system

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on Khan Eshieh’s western access roads and outside of the high school.  Palestinian refugees said the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

28-09-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, continue to appeal to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give them daily lifts to their destinations and workplaces. Students, workers, and sick people have denounced the overcrowding and

Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Slam Palestinian Authority over Reluctance in Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Slam Palestinian Authority over Reluctance in Aid Delivery

28-09-2021

Palestinian refugees called on the Palestinian Authority, the Syria  Ambassador, and member of Fatah Central Committee Samir AlRefai to provide them with updates concerning the promises made by the PA President Mahmoud Abbas to provide aid to 5,000 Palestinian

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

28-09-2021

Two young men fell from a destroyed building while clearing debris from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. The wounded were rushed to AlShuhada Clinic before they were transferred to another hospital in Damascus. Their condition remains unknown. Mounds

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

28-09-2021

A Palestinian woman sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was kidnapped along with her two children by anonymous gangsters. The woman and her children were on their way to Lebanon. AGPS has kept their names secret over security concerns. The

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

27-09-2021

Palestinian refugees attended a popular festival held by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) and MyReturn Campaign to commemorate the anniversary of the horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre which took place in Beirut 39 years ago. The event was

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Syria Mental Math Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Syria Mental Math Competition

27-09-2021

Palestinian refugee child Wisam Bilal Abdul Mutaleb, raised in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, won the second place in an electronic mental math and Rubik's cube tournament in Syria, with a difference of 4 seconds from the

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

27-09-2021

UNRWA announced its decision to disburse one-time cash assistance to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Gaza. According to the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza, following pressure and protest moves, the Agency agreed to provide 91 USD to

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

27-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have sounded the alarm over the increasing coronavirus cases reported in the area. Activists called on civilians to wear face masks and abide by safety protocols, most notably social

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

26-09-2021

The Government of Luxembourg signed on Thursday a multi-year Strategic Partnership Agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Under the 2022-24 Strategic Partnership Framework, Luxembourg will contribute EUR 12.3

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

26-09-2021

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia have sounded the alarm over the increasing coronavirus cases reported in the area. Activists called on civilians to wear face masks and abide by safety protocols, most notably social distancing and

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

26-09-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have called on Syrian authorities to exempt them from exorbitant power bills that have been overburdening them from the time the opposition forces captured the area. The unabated warfare has had disastrous fallouts on Palestinian refugee

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

26-09-2021

The Qatari authorities deported Palestinian refugee Muhannad Tawfiq Shaarawi to the U.A.E. after they held him in custody for days as he overstayed his visa. Muhannad told AGPS that he had come under pressure by Qatari authorities while

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

26-09-2021

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists have recorded the death of 17 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

25-09-2021

The Palestinian Red Crescent distributed food items in Hindrat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Aleppo displacement camps due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place in UAE Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place in UAE Bodybuilding Championship

25-09-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi AlFar won the fifth place in Fujairah bodybuilding championship in the United Arab Emirates.  400 male and female participants took part in the contest. Shadi fled Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp in 2012 to AlZahira

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

25-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of UNRWA offices in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon to protests delays in the transfer of their cash grants. They further handed over a memorandum to UNRWA’s Director of

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

25-09-2021

Members of the General Union of Palestinian Students in Syria in partnership with popular committees volunteered for debris-removal in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The volunteers assisted vulnerable families in clearing rubble from their ravaged houses.  

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

25-09-2021

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) sounded the alarm over the situation of Palestinian refugees in southern Syria and the repercussions of the latest round of escalations. This came in an oral contribution

Palestinian Refugee Wisam Bishtawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wisam Bishtawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

24-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Wisam Mahmoud Bishtawi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Wisam was arrested by Syrian security forces on December 23, 2014 at a checkpoint in Kafr Sousa, in Damascus, and dragged to

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

24-09-2021

An AGPS reporter said an intelligence security troop raided a house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, at dawn on Thursday over allegations of the owner’s involvement in drug trafficking. The suspect fled his house shortly before

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

24-09-2021

A UNRWA delegation visited AlSafsaf and Ein Karem Schools in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The delegation inspected the condition of UNRWA premises in the camp after the Syrian regime lifted its tough blockade on the camp

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

24-09-2021

AGPS participated in a training course in professional blogging, held by the Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR), in partnership with Al Jazeera Media Institute and the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). 18 journalists having professional ties with pro-Palestine media

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2021

Another 12 residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have recently contracted the Delta Plus variant. Medics told AGPS that the number of infections is likely to go up in light of the

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

23-09-2021

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 33, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria government jails after he was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2012 from the exam room at the Damascus Faculty of

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

23-09-2021

A group of irregular migrants on a lifeboat were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard off the coast of Muğla’s Datça district.  They were left to Turkish territorial waters by Greek assets. 48 irregular migrants, including four Palestinian refugees

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

23-09-2021

A number of UNRWA cleaning and sanitation laborers were honoured by the Agency’s director of Syria operations, Amanya Michael Ebye. The work of cleaning teams during the Syria conflict was one of the most difficult challenges, given the serious risks

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

23-09-2021

Deaths have increasingly been reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, particularly among the elderly and people with chronic diseases. The residents attributed the deaths to the medical neglect and absence of PCR tests at private and UNRWA-run clinics. Last

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

23-09-2021

The Syrian regime forces removed checkpoints and roadblocks after they cordoned off the area for months.  Security forces unlocked the Saraya access road and all the other roadblocks pitched in the area.  On June 25, the regime forces

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

22-09-2021

Palestinian young man Mohamed Ayman Abu Husain, born in 1986, has been forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on April 27, 2013 by pro-government militias in Jaramana

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

22-09-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon said 59% of registered Palestine refugees in Lebanon have received their cash grants through the Lebanon Post. UNRWA said delays in text message delivery are due to meticulous administrative procedures for children and minors aged between one-day

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

22-09-2021

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and wishing to return to their houses said rubble-clearance staff request up to 10,000 Syrian pounds to remove debris from destroyed houses and structures. The residents said pro-regime committees continue to blackmail them and

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

22-09-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa city and its refugee camp, south of Syria, have denounced the crackdowns perpetrated by Syrian regime troops deployed at the Saraya checkpoint, separating Deraa AlBalad and areas formerly controlled by opposition groups. Students and civilians

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

22-09-2021

An ex-prisoner in Syria said Palestinian refugee Majed AlMadani died under torture in Syrian regime prisons.  In August 2014, Majed was spotted in Security Branch 27. He was arrested during aid distribution in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. AGPS has

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

21-09-2021

Swedish authorities said they plan to take new action against refugees who live in Sweden and hold residency permits and then go to visit their home country. Maria Malmer Stenergard, the Conservative Party’s immigration policy spokeswoman, made the announcement in

Palestinian Mother Fatma AlSaadi and Her Daughter Rasha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Mother Fatma AlSaadi and Her Daughter Rasha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

21-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Fatma Ahmed AlSaadi, born on January 27, 1956, and her daughter Rasha Sai’d AlSaadi, born on July 08, 1983, have been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the eighth consecutive year. The mother and her daughter were

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

21-09-2021

Syrian security forces released a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh, in Rif Dimashq province, after they held him in prison for nearly two years and a half. An AGPS news correspondent said the ex-prisoner was arrested

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

21-09-2021

Palestinian factions and pro-Palestine NGOs have expressed their protest at the “2021-2022 Framework for Cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)” signed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

21-09-2021

Tension has been running high in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, following reports about the abduction of a woman and her children who returned from Lebanon. The family told AGPS that they had

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

20-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

20-09-2021

Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over the dire conditions they have been made to endure in the area owing to the poor infrastructure, absence of vital services, and price leap. The residents said their

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

20-09-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been subjected to fraud by bread sellers. A number of residents who have been left without bread have received text messages confirming their receipt of bread supplies

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

20-09-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the exorbitant prices of vital food items, including sugar. Speaking with AGPS, a number of residents said a kilogram is sold at a price of up to 3,500 Syrian pounds

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

20-09-2021

A team of 11 children from AlRamla School in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Hums province, won the first and second places in an international mental math competition.  Participants from 18 countries took part in the contest

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance, Torture in Syria

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Cases of Enforced Disappearance, Torture in Syria

19-09-2021

AGPS calls on Palestinian families to register the names of their relatives who have been detained, missing, or killed in war-torn Syria on the group’s official website. Families wishing to report any authentic pieces of information regarding a missing, detained

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

19-09-2021

On July 14, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration signed the “2021-2022 Framework for Cooperation with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).   The Framework includes multiple

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

19-09-2021

UNRWA has extended its apologies to Palestinian refugees from Syria over the delay in cash aid transfer. In a statement issued on Sunday, UNRWA attributed the delay to financial issues and pledged to start cash aid delivery as of September

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

19-09-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Hamdoush died of coronavirus in Sidi Faraj displacement camp in Algeria. Speaking with AGPS, his relatives said he is the victim of medical neglect by Algerian authorities and the Algerian Red Crescent. They added that

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

19-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Muhannad Tawfiq Shaarawi has been detained by the Qatari authorities for overstaying his touristic visa. Muhannad told AGPS that he had entered Qatar last year after he received a grant from the Qatari Foreign Ministry through its embassy

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

18-09-2021

AGPS participated in a training workshop about the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in advocacy and project management held by the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The three-day workshop, held between September 14-16, tackled human rights

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

18-09-2021

A female ex-prisoner has provided a harrowing account of torture in Syrian regime prisons. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity, the Palestinian refugee woman said she was tortured by a man called “Azrael”, the angel of death, for one

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

18-09-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. Palestinian refugees in Ein AlHilweh displacement camp continue to voice

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

18-09-2021

The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside the Syrian territories.  Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugee children said they have been deprived

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

18-09-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Damascus have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. Several women have had their mobile phones and personal belongings stolen in public amenities and overcrowded markets. 

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

17-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Tamim has been secretly locked up in Syrian government dungeons since March 12, 2015. He was arrested by the government forces at a relief distribution center set up by UNRWA south of Damascus. Activists have appealed to

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

17-09-2021

A ceremony was held by the Palestine Liberation Organization on Thursday to honor Palestinian refugee students who achieved high scores as part of their secondary and high school exams.  Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

17-09-2021

Representatives of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon met with the head of the Red Cross’s Beirut department of missing and forcibly-disappeared persons along with the head of the protection department. The meeting tackled the situation of Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

17-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria have rallied outside of the UNRWA office in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp, in Beirut, to protest the Agency’s delay in aid delivery. The refugees called on UNRWA to increase its food aid supplies and

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

17-09-2021

The number of Palestinian youths migrating from displacement camps and government-held zones across war-torn Syria has soared. Recently, scores of refugee families have made their way from their camps and shelters to Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt. Dozens of Palestinian refugee

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Bahaa Zaaza’ Secretly Held in Syrian Dungeons

16-09-2021

Palestinian brothers Omar Adnan Zaaza’ and Bahaa Adnan Zaaza’ have been held in Syrian government prisons for over seven years running. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in February 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

16-09-2021

Head of the Syrian department of the cyber-crime-fighting said using emojis which involve intimidation, insulting, or slander on social media is a cyber crime. Activists said the decision targets human rights activists criticizing the Syrian regime after the socio-economic condition

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

16-09-2021

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus canceled a decision requiring passport applicants to show up at the embassy’s office and hand over a hard copy of their identity documents. The Embassy said passport applicants can scan their documents and upload them

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

16-09-2021

UNRWA said that the third batch of the 2021 cash grants will be distributed to Palestinian refugees in as of October 03, 2021. UNRWA said emergency cash aid covering four months will be transferred to the concerned refugees. Refugees figuring

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-09-2021

The local committee in Yarmouk Camp has called on the residents to clear debris from their houses and commercial facilities by October 05 pending total debris-clearance by Damascus Governorate. Syrian authorities have allowed a number of families to re-enter the

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Janazra Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Janazra Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

15-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mootaz Janazra, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the nineth consecutive year. Mootaz, raised in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was arrested on December 24, 2012 and dragged to

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

15-09-2021

The upsurge in fighting and the return to violence are cause for alarm, according to the 24th report of the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry released on September 14 and stressing that the country is not fit for safe and

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

15-09-2021

The Palestinian Embassy in Damascus called on Palestinian refugees who applied for passport processing to send out their identity documents and personal photos via the embassy’s post box N2889. Earlier this month, the Palestine Embassy in Damascus launched a new

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

15-09-2021

Policemen in Khan Eshieh refugee camp arrested a three-member robbery gang involved in crimes and burglary against civilians. Local sources told AGPS that over the past few weeks the gangsters stole the belongings and money of an elderly and his

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

15-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, have reached compromises with the Syrian government forces at a reconciliation center established following a truce between the central committees affiliated with opposition forces and the

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

14-09-2021

Palestinian medic Alaa AlDeen Youssef has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian penitentiaries, where he has been kept for the ninth consecutive year. Neurosurgeon Youssef has been forcibly disappeared since December 25, 2012. He was kidnapped from a checkpoint

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

14-09-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest surge in subsidized fuel prices. The majority of bus drivers refuse to give civilians lifts to and back from distant locations following

Syrian Security Forces Seize House in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Security Forces Seize House in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-09-2021

Syrian security forces from the Sa’sa’ Branch confiscated a house in Khan Eshieh refugee camp. The confiscation was carried out on claims that the house owner, who lives abroad, is affiliated with opposition groups. One week earlier, the Syrian security

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Deraa Camp Grappling with Multiple Hardships

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Deraa Camp Grappling with Multiple Hardships

14-09-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp, south of Syria, continue to denounce the exorbitant prices of food and non-food items. Recently, the Syrian security forces unblocked AlJawiya checkpoint and allowed the access of civilians and vehicles out of and into the area

Elderly Killed by Gangsters in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Elderly Killed by Gangsters in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-09-2021

An elderly Palestinian refugee sheltered in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, was killed by gangsters who attempted to rob his money. The victim—Adnan Mousa Khuza’i, nicknamed Abu Samir—died at the hospital. He was heavily beaten on his

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

13-09-2021

AGPS data statistics indicate that 57 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories, since the conflict outbreak in March 2011. A number of casualties breathed their

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

13-09-2021

UNRWA said that it will transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees from Syria as of September 28.  The refugees have denounced delays in aid transfer, saying they have been struggling with increasing poverty and hardship. Earlier this year, UNRWA

Water Cut Off in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Cut Off in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been frequently cut off for several months, forcing civilians to purchase water from privately-owned

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

13-09-2021

UNRWA has opted for new measures at its schools in AlNeirab Cam for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. UNRWA separated boys from girls at its Gaza, Damon, Jenin, AlMaghar, Yaffa, and Akka schools. It further divided classrooms into

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

13-09-2021

Vulnerable Palestinian children taking shelter in refugee camps in Syria continue to struggle for survival in the war-ravaged country Scores of children lost their fathers and/or mothers, who served as their sole breadwinners. AGPS has kept record of the death

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

12-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Ayad, born in 1985, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested in May 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint.  AGPS has documented

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

12-09-2021

Fires rocked a fuel store in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Heavy material damage was reported. Local sources told AGPS that the fires started after a driver who stopped to get fuel threw

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

12-09-2021

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, continue to voice deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Recently, young man Ahmad Mahamid was pronounced dead following a blast

Sand Mounds Piled Up outside of Yarmouk Camp Cemetery following Russian Search

Sand Mounds Piled Up outside of Yarmouk Camp Cemetery following Russian Search

12-09-2021

The Russian military and Syrian regime have finalized excavations in a cemetery at the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp in Damascus allegedly in search of the remains of Israeli soldiers who went missing during the First Lebanon War in 1982, Israeli

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

12-09-2021

The brutal conflict in Syria has forced thousands of Palestinian refugees to flee the war-torn country in search of safer shelters. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have reached Algeria have been living in distress due to their

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

11-09-2021

48 Palestinian students who got high scores in 9th grade exams and high school diploma for 2020/2021 academic year were honoured in in a ceremony in northern Syria on Friday. Head of Hamas Abroad Khaled Meshaal delivered a speech via

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

11-09-2021

A resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was fatally stabbed in his chest as a fight broke out during a wedding ceremony held on September 03. The residents expressed their dismay over the apathy of Syrian

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Struggling with Dire Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Struggling with Dire Conditions

11-09-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital facilities in the area. Water supplies have been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods in Khan Dannun

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

11-09-2021

280 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces have been pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. AGPS data indicates that most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi, Tel

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

11-09-2021

Head of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Anwar Abdul Hadi, has accused UNRWA of dragging its feet regarding Palestinians’ appeals for urgent relief services and reconstruction of the ravaged Yarmouk Camp, where at least 35 UN

Residents of Jaramana Camp Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Escapees from Israeli Prison

Residents of Jaramana Camp Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Escapees from Israeli Prison

10-09-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees joined a march held in solidarity with the six Palestinians who managed to escape the Israeli Gilboa prison. Over the past few days, Israeli authorities have launched a manhunt in search for the

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

10-09-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Redwan Hasan Abdullah Redwan continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. Redwan, born in 1968 in the Israeli-occupied city of Jenin, was arrested by Syrian security forces in 1996. AGPS has documented

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

10-09-2021

After more than ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees living in the war-torn country continue to face unbearable hardship and security threats. This has been the case of the residents of Jober neighborhood in Damascus, who have been

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

10-09-2021

Syrian authorities have allowed a number of families to re-enter the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus, and clear debris as of September 10 until October 05. Media sources said a volunteer Red Crescent team has been

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

09-09-2021

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

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

09-09-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have denounced the power crisis in the area, saying power generators have not been regularly operated by the owners. An AGPS news reporter said power generators

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

09-09-2021

A Palestinian refugee woman who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey said the Turkish authorities continue to turn down her application for citizenship rights. The refugee who holds Syrian travel documents had entered Turkey ten years ago. She received an email

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

09-09-2021

Palestinian child Mohamed Bassem Mer’i succumbed to injuries he sustained in a cluster bomb blast in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. In late August, at least seven children, including Mohamed, were left wounded

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

09-09-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees have returned to Deraa Camp after the Syrian regime reopened AlSaraya crossing. The Syrian security forces have totally backtracked from the city’s eastern and southeastern corners. However, military checkpoints have been pitched near and around Deraa’s

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

08-09-2021

The body of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Fahmi Ass’ad was found by the German police at the refugee’s house in Zweibrucken city, in Rheinland-Pfalz district. His relative said he had suddenly lost contact with him before police told him

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

08-09-2021

Palestinian and Syrian refugees sheltered in the displacement camps of AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout, north of Syria, joined a vigil held in solidarity with the residents of Deraa city and its Palestinian refugee camp. The rally-goers chanted slogans condemning the

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

08-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in Yalda have denounced the poor-quality education services provided to their children in the area. Speaking with AGPS, a number of parents said their children have not received school furniture yet and a number of classrooms have been

50,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Go Back to UNRWA Schools

50,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Go Back to UNRWA Schools

08-09-2021

UNRWA said nearly 50,000 Palestine refugee students returned to its schools in Syria on September 5, 2021. Deputy-Director of UNRWA’s Syria operations visited UNRWA schools in Hums and took down note of the students’ impressions and aspirations. He further

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

08-09-2021

Syrian regime forces and Russian squads have entered Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees through AlSaraya crossing in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria. The forces inspected the residents’ identity documents in search of wanted opposition affiliates. Syrian army troops entered Deraa

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

07-09-2021

A reconciliation agreement between the Syrian regime and opposition forces has been partly put into effect for the 2nd consecutive day. Light and medium weapons have been handed over to Syrian security forces. Syrians and Palestinian refugees have increasingly appealed

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

07-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Ali Mey’ari, a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was released by Syrian security forces after he had been held in custody for days. Ahmad was arrested last week

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

07-09-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, have called on the Syrian and international human rights organizations to take urgent action regarding the increase in the confirmed coronavirus cases in the area. Over 10 confirmed coronavirus cases have

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

07-09-2021

Staff Brigadier General Ayman Muhammad Kassab, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) has been detained for nearly two months at the PLA’s central prison over charges of corruption. Local sources told AGPS that the officer is involved in corruption and

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

07-09-2021

Syrian refugees who returned home were subjected to torture, detention and disappearance by security forces, Amnesty International has said, urging foreign governments to protect them from deportation and forcible return. In a report, titled “You’re going to your death”, the

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

06-09-2021

UNRWA called on Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, including 27,000 Palestinians from Syria, to reach out to the Agency’s health chief in case of an emergency situation that requires hospitalization. UNRWA said the refugees can receive medical treatment and hospitalization

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

06-09-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, where workers and students continue to face serious difficulties getting to their workplaces and schools. The residents said buses do not show up on time

Palestinian Refugee Families Distressed as Syrian Regime Escalates Attacks on Besieged Deraa

Palestinian Refugee Families Distressed as Syrian Regime Escalates Attacks on Besieged Deraa

06-09-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp and adjacent neighbrhoods in Deraa city, south of Syria, have raised concerns over the security situation after the Syrian regime escalated attacks on the area. Tension has been running high at the same time as negotiations

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

06-09-2021

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria after coronavirus cases were reported in the area. The residents slammed AFAD for its mismanagement of the health crisis, saying only one nurse has been sent to the area

Palestinian Refugee Girl from Syria Wins 3rd Place at UAE Mental Math Contest

Palestinian Refugee Girl from Syria Wins 3rd Place at UAE Mental Math Contest

05-09-2021

Palestinian child from Syria Wafaa Emad Aboura, aged 8, has earned the third place in the Mental Arithmetic Tournament held in Dubai. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

05-09-2021

UNRWA delivered cash grants to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 70,800 Jordanian dinars.  The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

05-09-2021

Rif Dimashq Governorate has started receiving demands by residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood to return to their houses and retrieve their property. Efforts have been ongoing by the Governorate to reconstruct the infrastructure in AlHajar AlAswad, near Yarmouk Camp, where

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

05-09-2021

Syrian regime forces early Sunday escalated attacks on the southern city of Deraa, including its Palestinian refugee camp. According to Anadolu Agency, the Iranian-backed 4th Division militia group targeted the neighborhood with intense attacks after four days. Noting that Assad

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

05-09-2021

A number of Palestinian refugee families have been blackmailed by Liwaa AlQuds brigade affiliated with the Syrian regime, as they appealed for the release of their relatives who have been arbitrarily arrested by the militia. Palestinian refugees have been charged

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Europe’s Open Mental Math Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Europe’s Open Mental Math Championship

04-09-2021

Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Kadoura won the third place in the Euro Math 2021 championship staged by Euro Math foundation in Germany. 400 candidates from Germany, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Turkey, The Netherlands, France, the UK, Japan

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-09-2021

56 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, among them two women, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state-run dungeons. AGPS kept record of the death of 631 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries. AGPS has documented the

UNRWA to Hold Vocational Training for People with Special Needs in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA to Hold Vocational Training for People with Special Needs in AlNeirab Camp

04-09-2021

UNRWA said it will hold free vocational training courses for persons with disabilities in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The list of specializations includes house electricity, tailoring, mobile phone maintenance, hair dressing, carpentry

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

04-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Sai’d Ass’ad Abdul Haq, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was freed on September 02 by an opposition group in Syria. The refugee has been held captive for nearly a couple of years. He was arrested in

73 Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

73 Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

04-09-2021

73 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Ataa camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, have been enduring a dire humanitarian situation. Most of them have been crammed in poorly-equipped houses of no more than 30 square meters and

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

03-09-2021

A ceremony was held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to honour a number of Palestinian students who earned high scores in their basic and secondary school exams. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

03-09-2021

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus launched a new embassy to facilitate consular procedures, including passport issuance. The site is as follows: www.palemb-sy.com . It will be operative starting Sunday, September 05.  Palestinian refugees can submit their applications after

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

03-09-2021

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been subjected to a frail legal status in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers fleeing war-stricken zones. Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Egypt have been denied the right to

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

03-09-2021

Serious and urgent measures should be taken by the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Palestinian Authority, and the Arab League, among other regional and international parties, in order to ensure Palestinian refugees and other civilians in Syria are kept safe at

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

03-09-2021

A reconciliation agreement that has been recently struck between the Syrian regime and opposition groups in Deraa, south of Syria, has reportedly been breached. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the Syrian regime ordered that residents of

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2014

02-09-2021

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

02-09-2021

The Orphans Charity has launched a psychological support project in Yalda town, south of Syria. Leisure activities and awareness-raising events were held as part of the move. School bags and cash grants were delivered to the orphans. AGPS has kept

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

02-09-2021

Migration management authorities in Turkey announced a set of new measures following the latest riots in Ankara. This came in a meeting between Turkish officials and security bodies. All applications for the temporary protection card, known as kimlik, have been

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

02-09-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to appeal for cash aid at the same time as social media sources claimed UNRWA cash grants will be shelled out soon. Activists said the reports are counterfeit. No official statement has been released by

UNRWA Alarmed by ERW Incident that Affected Palestine Refugee Children in Aleppo

UNRWA Alarmed by ERW Incident that Affected Palestine Refugee Children in Aleppo

02-09-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has expressed its deep concern over the physical and psychological impact of an explosion rocking a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. In an official statement

Austria Signs Agreement for 2m Euros to Support Palestine Refugees in Syria

Austria Signs Agreement for 2m Euros to Support Palestine Refugees in Syria

01-09-2021

The Government of Austria signed on Tuesday a EUR 2 million agreement towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in 2021. UNRWA said in a press

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

01-09-2021

UNRWA has reopened its aid distribution centre in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees. A few months earlier, the residents denounce the transfer of UNRWA aid supplies to AlRama School which is located several kilometers away from residential neighborhoods.  

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

01-09-2021

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, arrested a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees over claims of drug-trafficking. Local sources denied the accusations and told AGPS that the arrestee—Ahmad Ali Meyari—has achieved outstanding school results and has

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

01-09-2021

34 young men, including four Palestinians sheltered in Deraa AlBalad, were included in the second phase of a reconciliation deal struck between the Syrian security forces and opposition groups in the blockaded Deraa city, south of Syria. The Russian-brokered deal

AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

01-09-2021

AGPS continues to call on the Syrian security forces and their Russian allies to lift the tough cordon imposed on the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa along with other areas in the Syrian southern city of Deraa for over 70

Palestinians Join Vigil in Germany in Solidarity with Victims of Secret Imprisonment in Syria

Palestinians Join Vigil in Germany in Solidarity with Victims of Secret Imprisonment in Syria

31-08-2021

Palestinian refugees joined a vigil held on Monday, August 30, in German`s multi-nation tributary of Koblenz to pressurize the Syrian regime to release all detainees and cease its war crimes perpetrated behind prison bars. The rally-goers carried photos of dozens

Palestinian Refugees in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

31-08-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring dire humanitarian conditions.  Eleven years into the conflict, more than half of the residents lost their sources of income. Scores of families continue to live below the poverty

Mortars Hit Civilian Homes in Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

Mortars Hit Civilian Homes in Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

31-08-2021

On Monday, Syrian security forces targeted Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, with four mortar shells. No injuries were reported. An AGPS news reporter said civilian houses sustained severe material damage. Recently, the Syrian regime escalated attacks on

Palestine Refugee Agency Deeply Saddened by Damage Wrought on Deraa Camp School

Palestine Refugee Agency Deeply Saddened by Damage Wrought on Deraa Camp School

31-08-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expressed its deep concern over the damage sustained to its installations as a result of the ongoing armed conflict in southern Syria. In a statement

7 Children Injured by Unexploded Ordnance in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

7 Children Injured by Unexploded Ordnance in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

31-08-2021

At least seven children were left wounded in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, as explosive debris went off in the area. The wounded were rushed to AlKindi Hospital in Aleppo. Reporting from northern

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

30-07-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

30-07-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, where workers and students continue to face serious difficulties getting to their workplaces and schools. The residents said buses do not show up on time

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Ali Sa’id Appeals for Information

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Ali Sa’id Appeals for Information

30-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Ahmed Sai’d has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Ali was arrested in September 2012 in Ein Terma area, in Rif Dimashq.  

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

30-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Husain Mohamed Aboud was arrested by Turkish police after he failed to obtain the “kimlik” temporary protection card. Some five days earlier, Husain turned in a young man to police after he found out that he was abusing

Civilians in Deraa Appeal to Syrian Regime to Backtrack on Military Escalation

Civilians in Deraa Appeal to Syrian Regime to Backtrack on Military Escalation

30-07-2021

CSOs, activists, and civilians have called on the international community to stop the military escalation on Deraa and lift the blockade slapped on the area since June 24, 2021. In a joint statement, a number of CSOs denounced the military

Palestinian Refugee Student Ranked on Top of List in Baccalaureate Exams

Palestinian Refugee Student Ranked on Top of List in Baccalaureate Exams

29-07-2021

Palestinian student Omar Samer Dakour has earned the second highest score in Baccalaureate exams (scientific branch). Omar, born in 2003 in Aleppo, obtained a score of 239/240. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the

Vulnerable Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Relief Institutions in Lebanon

Vulnerable Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Relief Institutions in Lebanon

29-07-2021

Palestinian refugees have slammed a number of relief institutions in Lebanon for collecting data on the refugees in order to garner more funds, saying neither in-kind items nor cash aid has been provided to the refugees, particularly those displaced from

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Turkey

29-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Tareq Kasem was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt city, in Istanbul after he failed to obtain the temporary protection card known as “kimlik”. Tareq who was displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, has

Following Escalation by Syria Regime, Tension Running High in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Following Escalation by Syria Regime, Tension Running High in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-07-2021

Missiles and artillery shelled by the Syrian regime on Deraa province, south of Syria, slammed into the outskirts of the city’s Palestinian refugee camp, resulting in panic and simmering tension.  In an unprecedented development in Syria’s decade-long war, Deraa

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

28-07-2021

Civilians taking shelter in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, raised concerns over the health hazards inflicted by garbage burning across residential alleyways. The residents said local authorities have been burning trash across residential neighborhoods instead of

Power-Maintenance Initiative Launched in AlNeirab Camp

Power-Maintenance Initiative Launched in AlNeirab Camp

28-07-2021

Permits were granted to operate the power generators and provide fuel at the industrial price in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Electricity generators will go operative from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. starting Wednesday.  Civilians

Father of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Father of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

28-07-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Khalil Abu AlAlaa has appealed to the Palestinian ambassador in Lebanon to help him get a visa to Turkey so as to be able to visit his cancer-stricken son Muadh. A few months earlier, Muadh, previously

Syrian Gov’t Forces Attack Deraa Camp

Syrian Gov’t Forces Attack Deraa Camp

28-07-2021

The Syrian government forces in Deraa breached an agreement reached on Monday to lift the blockade on the area. An AGPS news correspondent said mortar shells slammed into residential neighborhoods in Deraa at the same time as a number of

Turkey Rescues 288 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 288 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

27-07-2021

Between July 17 and July 22, Turkish Coast Guard units in the Aegean Izmir province rescued 388 asylum seekers illegally pushed back to Turkey’s territorial waters by Greek forces, authorities said on Tuesday. According to Anadolu news agency, a total

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

27-07-2021

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

AlNeirab Camp Left Without Power for 2nd Day

AlNeirab Camp Left Without Power for 2nd Day

27-07-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, north of Syria, said power has been cut off for over two days. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity, a worker at the thermal power station in Aleppo said the

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

27-07-2021

Palestinian refugees in displacement camps in Aleppo, north of Syria, have railed against the mistreatment they have faced by Bemo Bank staff. Refugees who received transaction codes of their cash grants provided by the UN Relief and Works Agency for

Syrian Regime Violates Deal to Lift Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Violates Deal to Lift Blockade on Deraa

27-07-2021

The Syrian government forces in Deraa reportedly breached an agreement reached on Monday to lift the blockade on the area. An AGPS news correspondent said mortar shells slammed into residential neighborhoods in Deraa at the same time as a number

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-07-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on Khan Eshieh’s access roads and outside of UNRWA school.  Palestinian refugees said the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at risk. Residents

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Leap

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Leap

26-07-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have been overburdened by the poor quality and exorbitant prices of ice packs. An ice pack is sold at 1,000 Syrian pounds, in an area where poverty rates have

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

36 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

26-07-2021

AGPS has kept record of the secret detention of 36 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Syria’s AlSayeda Zeinab Camp from March 2011 until July 26, 2021. According to AGPS statistics, five Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were fatally

Blockade on Deraa Totally Lifted

Blockade on Deraa Totally Lifted

26-07-2021

The Central Committee in Deraa city, south of Syria, reached on Monday an agreement with the Syrian government to lift the noose tightened around the area and backtrack on any projected military escalation. Reporting from the area, an AGPS correspondent

Palestinian Refugees Suffering Food Insecurity, Instability in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Suffering Food Insecurity, Instability in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

26-07-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Idlib, AlMuhammadiya Camp, and Deir Ballout Camp, in northern Syria have been enduring a tragic situation due to food insecurity and high poverty rates. Most of them have been crammed in poorly-equipped tents and denied their

Palestinian Refugee Families Celebrate Eid in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Families Celebrate Eid in Turkey

25-07-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in Ankara exchanged Eid greetings, as part of a gathering held by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) and the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad. Similar gatherings were held in Gaziantep and Nizip, southeast of

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-07-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp. The refugees have appealed to the concerned authorities and NGOs

UNRWA Committee in Syria Submits Demands to Philippe Lazzarini

UNRWA Committee in Syria Submits Demands to Philippe Lazzarini

25-07-2021

The committee of UNRWA staffers in Syria handed over a memorandum to the Agency’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini. The committee demanded that daily contracts and LDCs be turned into fixed contracts, allowing voluntary early retirement, and revising the salary scale of

Syrian Regime Lifts Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Lifts Blockade on Deraa

25-07-2021

The Central Committee in Deraa city, south of Syria, has reached an agreement with the Syrian government to lift the noose tightened around the area. As part of the deal, a number of residents and former opposition forces will lay

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

24-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Samir Kasem Mohamed, born in 1985, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for ten years running. Samir was kidnapped on November 11, 2011 near AlHamed Mall, in Daraa. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Facing Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Facing Squalid Conditions

24-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon are grappling with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions. The recent political instability in the country, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, has made survival

Palestinian Refugee Missing for over 10 Days

Palestinian Refugee Missing for over 10 Days

24-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Walid Husain Husain has gone missing for over 10 days. Walid, born in 1977, disappeared from Deraa, south of Syria. His condition and whereabouts could not be identified.  

Dozens of Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp

Dozens of Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp

24-07-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugee families sheltered in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, have fled the area for fear of deadly escalations by the Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies. A couple of days earlier, the Syrian regime attacked Deraa

CSOs Visit Displaced Palestinian Families in Istanbul

CSOs Visit Displaced Palestinian Families in Istanbul

23-07-2021

Representatives of FIDAR and the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad paid visits to displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Eselner district, in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. The move makes part of a solidarity campaign launched in favor of vulnerable

Palestinian Refugee Child Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Child Missing in Damascus

23-07-2021

Palestinian child Bakr Adnan Suleiman Khalayfa, aged 12, has gone missing from AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Bakr left his family house early morning on Friday.    

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

23-07-2021

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

Gangsters Burglarize AlNeirab School

Gangsters Burglarize AlNeirab School

23-07-2021

AlNeirab School, located in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was burglarized by anonymous thieves on Monday. The stolen items include 2,000 fuel liters and computers, among others. The school director reached out

Syrian Regime Targets Blockaded Deraa with Anti-Aircraft Guns

Syrian Regime Targets Blockaded Deraa with Anti-Aircraft Guns

23-07-2021

The Syrian regime has attacked Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, with anti-aircraft guns, forcing dozens of families out of their homes and shelters. Syrian regime troops have been deployed at checkpoints pitched around Deraa city, including around the city’s Palestinian

Wreath Laying Ceremony Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Wreath Laying Ceremony Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-07-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, and representatives of Palestinian factions in Syria laid a wreath at the martyrs site. Flours were offered to pay tribute to Palestinians killed in war-torn Syria. A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

22-07-2021

NGOs and relief institutions handed over meat portions to Palestinian refugees across war-ravaged Syria. The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development in partnership with the Islamic Organization for Relief of Orphans and Poor People handed over meat to 15,000

Palestinian Expatriates Support Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Expatriates Support Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

22-07-2021

Palestinian refugees living and/or working in the diaspora continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians sheltered in war-ravaged Syria. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees abroad raised funds to help provide meat to residents of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo. At

Talal Naji Appointed as Secretary-General of PFLP-GC

Talal Naji Appointed as Secretary-General of PFLP-GC

21-07-2021

Talal Naji was elected as the new Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP—GC), replacing Ahmad Jibril, who died on July 7 in Damascus. Talal Naji was born in 1946 in Nazareth. He

Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

21-07-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the movement crackdowns at checkpoints run by Russian forces. Civilians have reportedly been denied access to the local cemetery to pray for their deceased relatives. Eye-witnesses told AGPS that checkpoints run by the

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead Following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead Following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

21-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Hani Saad AlDeen died in AlBadawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon, after he failed to pay treatment fees of up to 200,000 USD. Hani was in need of an urgent lung transplant to replace his failing lungs

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

21-07-2021

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

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

20-07-2021

UNRWA is seeking an analyst programmer, a project associate, a psychosocial counselor, technical instructors, an engineer, a trade instructor, and an electrician for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org. The deadline is July 31, 2021

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets With Damascus Governor

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets With Damascus Governor

20-07-2021

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael Ibye met with Damascus governor on July 14 during a visit paid to Deraa, south of Syria. Amanya updated the governor on UNRWA’s plans to rehabilitate its destroyed premises in Deraa Camp

Resident of Deraa Camp Missing for 5th Day

Resident of Deraa Camp Missing for 5th Day

20-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Issa Falaha, born in 1984, has gone missing since July 15 after he left Deraa Camp, south of Syria. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. 333 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

20-07-2021

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlAdhha (Feast of Sacrifice) away from their homes and families. Happy childhood memories for Palestinian children from Syria have ended when one or both of their parents were

Palestinian Refugee Rami Ismail Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Rami Ismail Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

19-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Rami Haytham Ismail, born in 2004 and raised in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, won the bodybuilding championship in the Syrian republic (65 kilograms) held in Damascus.  Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Eid Project Launched by Women in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Eid Project Launched by Women in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

19-07-2021

Palestinian women in AlNeirab camp, north of Syria, launched a small project to make cakes at cheap prices.   The five-day initiative was held at Shams Centre for Women Empowerment run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization. 15 women who

700 Palestinian Refugee Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

700 Palestinian Refugee Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

19-07-2021

Secretary-General of the of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front Khaled Abdul Majid said some 700 families have returned to Yarmouk Camp so far. He added that several measures have been taken to protect civilians’ property. Families should submit property ownership

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

19-07-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital facilities in the area. Water supplies have been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods in Khan Dannun

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

19-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. Palestinian refugees in Ein AlHilweh displacement camps continue to voice

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Repair of Water Network

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Repair of Water Network

18-07-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off for four days. Civilians have found no other way to secure potable water than to buy water supplies for privately-owned tanks at a price

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Water Contamination

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Water Contamination

18-07-2021

Displaced Palestinian families in AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout camps, north of Syria, expressed concerns that water tanks would be contaminated after a small fish was spotted in one of the tanks. Thousands of displaced Palestinians and Syrians who live below

Deraa Secondary School Achieves 100% Success Rate

Deraa Secondary School Achieves 100% Success Rate

18-07-2021

The Kafr Kana School in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, achieved a success rate of 100% in 9th grade national exams.     

UNRWA to Deliver Its 2021 Emergency Cash Grants for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Its 2021 Emergency Cash Grants for Palestinian Refugees

18-07-2021

UNRWA in Syria will be delivering the second batch of its emergency cash aid for 2021 as of July 25. UNRWA said the sum covers four months. Every vulnerable refugee registered with the Agency will receive 140,000 Syrian pounds

After Being Tortured by Syrian Regime…Palestinian Refugee Suffers Memory Loss

After Being Tortured by Syrian Regime…Palestinian Refugee Suffers Memory Loss

18-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Jihad Abu Abboud has been spotted in Damascus streets after he completely lost his memory. In a photo circulated on social media, the man looked totally lost, with a pale face and semi-closed eyes that conveyed a sense

3 Year Pass By since Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Died Under Torture in Syrian Prisons

3 Year Pass By since Palestinian Photojournalist Niraz Sa’id Died Under Torture in Syrian Prisons

17-07-2021

Palestinian photographer Niraz Sa’id, from Yarmouk Camp, died one year ago under torture in Syrian government jails, where he had been detained for three years. Niraz Sa’id was kidnapped on October 2, 2015 by Syrian government forces and dragged to

US Announces Additional Support for Palestine Refugees

US Announces Additional Support for Palestine Refugees

17-07-2021

The United States announced on Saturday that it is contributing an additional US$135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  In April, the U.S. government restored its

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Cash Aid

17-07-2021

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Jordan continue to launch distress signals over their dire humanitarian situation after they lost their livelihoods and have been denied access to the local labour market. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee Ahmed Saleh

UNRWA Chief: Palestine Refugees in Syria Remain Resilient despite Years of Endless Hardships, Displacement

UNRWA Chief: Palestine Refugees in Syria Remain Resilient despite Years of Endless Hardships, Displacement

17-07-2021

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini visited Syria from 4-9 July 2021, meeting with Palestine refugees, UNRWA staff and senior government officials. During his visit, the Commissioner-General met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Dr. Faysal Miqdad, the Deputy Minister

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Blockaded by Syrian Regime for 3rd Week

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Blockaded by Syrian Regime for 3rd Week

17-07-2021

The Bashar Assad regime in Syria continues to seize the overcrowded Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Deraa province, south of Syria, for over three weeks to prevent access of basic human materials. Last week, the regime forces blocked the

Reconstruction Works Launched in Jaramana, AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camps

Reconstruction Works Launched in Jaramana, AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camps

16-07-2021

A maintenance project has been launched by a CSO in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to repair the submersible pump of the water tank that feeds about half of the population in the area. Maintenance staffers have

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Urge UNRWA to Transfer Monthly Gants

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Urge UNRWA to Transfer Monthly Gants

16-07-2021

CSOs in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, called on UNRWA to deliver cash aid to the eligible families on a monthly basis. In written demands, the residents urged GAPAR and UNRWA to work on resuming delivery of food aid every month

Palestinian Refugees in Hindarat Camp Receive Reconstruction Pledges

Palestinian Refugees in Hindarat Camp Receive Reconstruction Pledges

16-07-2021

Representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) paid a visit to Handarat Camp, north of Syria. GAPAR chief Ali Mustafa promised to work on advancing the rehabilitation the camp and reconstructing destroyed premises. He said, however, in

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Aid Distribution Policy

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Aid Distribution Policy

16-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria denounced cash aid delivery through Lebanon Post, saying several mistakes have occurred. The cash-stripped refugees also said distribution offices are so distant from their houses and shelters, adding that they have been made to line up

Vocational Training Centre Opened Up for Palestinian Refugees in Istanbul

Vocational Training Centre Opened Up for Palestinian Refugees in Istanbul

16-07-2021

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) in cooperation with the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad opened up a vocational training centre for Palestinian refugees in Esenyrut, in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. The centre will provide practical

National Solidarity Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

National Solidarity Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

15-07-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad launched on Thursday July 15 the National Solidarity Campaign II to support Palestinian refugees in camps and shelters set up in foreign countries.  The campaign has just seen the day in Yarmouk Camp

Clinic to Be Established in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Clinic to Be Established in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

15-07-2021

The health department chief in northern Syria said a clinic will be established in the near future to provide much-needed healthcare services for displaced families sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamamdiya camps, north of Syria. The official added that an

96% of Students from AlNeirab and Handarat Refugee Camps Succeed in 9th Grade Exams

96% of Students from AlNeirab and Handarat Refugee Camps Succeed in 9th Grade Exams

15-07-2021

Over 96% of Palestinian refugee students from AlNeirab and Handarat camps, north of Syria, made it in the 9th grade national exams.

89.9% of Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Pass Secondary School Exam

89.9% of Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Pass Secondary School Exam

15-07-2021

UNRWA in Syria said 89.9% of the 4,535 students registered with the Agency in Syria passed their exams while other schools in the war-torn country got a success rate of 76.23%. UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Michael

Palestinian Child Garners High Scores at Syria Secondary Schools

Palestinian Child Garners High Scores at Syria Secondary Schools

15-07-2021

Palestinian student Akram Mohamed Othman got a score of 3100/3100 as part of 9th grade exams in Syria. The results were announced on July 14. Akram’s parents are natives of the occupied Palestinian city of Haifa. He was born in

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

14-07-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Rif Dimashq’s southern suburbs have called for urgent action regarding their squalid humanitarian condition and the absence of vital services. The residents’ appeals to increase power and water supplies to the camp have gone unheeded by

AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Gripped with Power/Water Outage

AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Gripped with Power/Water Outage

14-07-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, continue to rail against the frequent power and water blackouts in the area. Civilians and merchants said food items have been spoiled as a result of the power outage. At the

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

14-07-2021

Syrian and Palestinian refugees sheltered in the displacement camps of AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, continue to grapple with squalid conditions due to the absence of vital services, particularly healthcare. At a time when

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Exorbitant House Rents in Lebanon

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Exorbitant House Rents in Lebanon

14-07-2021

Displaced Palestinian refugees have voiced deep concern over the increase in house rents in Syria. A number of house owners asked them to pay rents in USD. Several refugee families have abandoned their rented houses after they failed to pay

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Negligence by Syrian Authorities

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Negligence by Syrian Authorities

13-07-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp have denounced the apathy maintained by the local municipality regarding their appeals for enhancing vital services. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter on the outskirts of the camp denounced the poor hygiene and absence of garbage-clearance

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

13-07-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest surge in subsidized fuel prices. The majority of bus drivers refuse to give civilians lifts to and back from distant locations following

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Leap in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Leap in Syria Displacement Camp

13-07-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, said prices have skyrocketed at the local market, where vital products have been sold at exorbitant costs. Reporting from the camp, an AGPS correspondent said prices of fuel and bread have seen an increase

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

13-07-2021

Displaced Palestinian families wishing to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, continue to denounce the complicated red tape slapped by the Syrian authorities. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity, a resident said regime officers continue

Cleansing Campaign Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Cleansing Campaign Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

12-07-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, embarked on an initiative to clean the local cemeteries. All the way through the ten-year Syrian conflict, Palestinians taking refuge in AlSayeda Zeinab camp have been grappling with dire

Rehabilitation of Water Network Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Rehabilitation of Water Network Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

12-07-2021

Efforts have been in progress by the Damascus Water Company to rehabilitate water installations in Yarmouk Camp and the adjacent neighborhood of Al-Hajar Al-Aswad, south of Damascus. The Ministry of Financial Resources in Syria said maintenance works will be kept

Syrian Regime Blocks Civilians’ Access to Food Aid in Deraa

Syrian Regime Blocks Civilians’ Access to Food Aid in Deraa

12-07-2021

The Bashar Assad regime in Syria continues to seize a neighborhood of 40,000 residents in the center of Daraa province in the south for over a couple of weeks to prevent access of basic human materials. On Sunday, the

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

12-07-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon has begun delivery of cash grants covering the months of June and July to the Palestinians of Syria through Liban Post. Every registered family will receive a sum of 200 USD for the two months. The aid

Palestinian Refugee Family in Jordan Unable to Return to Syria due to Exorbitant Fines

Palestinian Refugee Family in Jordan Unable to Return to Syria due to Exorbitant Fines

12-07-2021

The Jordanian authorities have banned a Palestinian family from returning to Syria after they failed to pay a fine of 4,600 Jordanian dinars (2,500 USD). Palestinian refugees who illegally entered Jordan holding Syrian travel documents are required by

Red Crescent Opens Up Vocational Training Centre in Damascus

Red Crescent Opens Up Vocational Training Centre in Damascus

11-07-2021

Director-General of the Palestinian Red Crescent, Dr. Atef Ibrahim, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, inaugurated a vocational training centre in Yalda town, in Rif Dimashq. The move aims at providing practical training to young Palestine refugees in a

GAPAR Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp

GAPAR Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp

11-07-2021

Director of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Ali Mustafa, paid a visit to AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo on Saturday, August 10. GAPAR chief toured the camp and took note of the refugees’ demands and aspirations. The residents

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

11-07-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo continue to launch cries for help over the transportation crisis, saying workers and students have had difficulties getting to their workplaces and universities. The residents continue to speak out against the

Palestinian Refugee Launches Hydrogen Heating System

Palestinian Refugee Launches Hydrogen Heating System

11-07-2021

Palestinian inventor Iyad Muhammad Zahran, who holds two patents in hydrogen generation, announced the launch of the world’s first green hydrogen heating system, in cooperation with the National Center for Energy Research. This came during the second session of the

50 Palestinian Families Receive Cash Aid in Damascus

50 Palestinian Families Receive Cash Aid in Damascus

10-07-2021

Muhjat AlQuds Foundation distributed cash aid to 50 vulnerable Palestinian families in Damascus.  The concerned families received a sum of 100,000 Syrian pounds each. Ten years after demonstrations started in Syria, the majority of Palestinian refugees sheltered in

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Camp Denounce Insect Propagation

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Camp Denounce Insect Propagation

10-07-2021

Palestinian refugees and other migrants have been deeply concerned about their fate in the Greek camp of Moria, where they have been subjected to medical neglect and poor hygiene. Recently, MWH volunteers disinfected the camp to help curtail the propagation

Palestinian Nurse Mohamed Bakr Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Nurse Mohamed Bakr Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

10-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Bakr, a former nurse at the Palestine Hospital in Damascus, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Mohamed, aged 40, is the father of two kids. AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1

9 Years since Massacre against PLA

9 Years since Massacre against PLA

10-07-2021

On July 10, 2012, anonymous militias kidnapped 16 PLA fighters on their way back from a military site in Misyaf, near Idlib, to AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo. The captives were killed one month later. The Syrian government held the opposition

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Blockade in Deraa Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Blockade in Deraa Camp

10-07-2021

Assad regime forces have been blockading the crowded neighborhood of Deraa AlBalad and Deraa Camp, in southern Syria for over a couple of weeks. As a result the humanitarian situation has taken a turn for the worse. Civilians have had

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

09-07-2021

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over the socio-economic crises they have been enduring as a result of poverty, unemployment, the acute dearth in vital items, including fuel, and the

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

09-07-2021

A number of displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Tal Shehab, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Located 17 kilometers away from Daraa’s western corners and adjacent to the

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

09-07-2021

UNRWA said it will deliver cash grants to Palestinian refugees from Syria for the months of June and July 2021 as of Monday, July 12. Every registered family will receive a sum of 200 USD and15 USD as a food

UNRWA Commissioner-General Briefed about Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Commissioner-General Briefed about Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

09-07-2021

Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikdad, on Wednesday received Commissioner-General of the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini. Mikdad affirmed that the Syrian government will to provide facilities and

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Negligence by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Negligence by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

09-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Rashid Achour Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rashid Achour Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

08-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Rashid Ashour has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year.  He was arrested on March 18, 2013 near the Lebanese-Syrian borders and transferred to Palestine Branch in Damascus.  AGPS has documented

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s T’Seil Town Appeal for Healthcare Services

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s T’Seil Town Appeal for Healthcare Services

08-07-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in T’seil town, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, continue to launch cries for help over the exacerbated humanitarian condition and the absence of healthcare services. No clinics are operative in the area. Some two

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Water/Power Outages

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Water/Power Outages

08-07-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been repeatedly cut off in the area due to breakdowns in the main water pumps as a result of the power blackout.  The residents said

UNRWA Provides Overview of Its Mission in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Provides Overview of Its Mission in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-07-2021

UNRWA in Syria said it has began providing some basic services to returned Yarmouk residents since September 2020.  In an effort to offer services to particularly vulnerable persons in Yarmouk, UNRWA has worked closely with the General Authority for

Palestinian Students Achieve Excellent Results at Syria High Schools

Palestinian Students Achieve Excellent Results at Syria High Schools

08-07-2021

A number of Palestinian students obtained their high school diplomas in Syria with honors. Tala Mahmoud Khalaf, from Yarmouk Camp, has earned the highest score (2900/2900); Kusay Mahmoud Abdullah, also from Yarmouk Camp got the highest score at the Literature

Ceremony Held in Aleppo to Honour Palestinian Teachers

Ceremony Held in Aleppo to Honour Palestinian Teachers

07-07-2021

The General Union for Palestinian Teachers, in partnership with Fatah Movement, honored a batch of Palestinian instructors in Aleppo. The list includes geography teacher Fakher Samara, philosophy teacher Mahmoud Hadeiri, and English teacher Rehaf Adawi.  

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Water Dearth in AlHusainiya Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Water Dearth in AlHusainiya Camp

07-07-2021

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlHusainiya refugee camp continue to launch cries for help over the chronic water outage. The refugees lashed out at the concerned authorities over their apathy regarding the acute dearth in drinking water, saying

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

07-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon are grappling with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UNRWA, 87% of PRS live in poverty in

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Governorate

07-07-2021

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to slam the apathy maintained by Damascus Governorate regarding their appeals for reconstruction works and rubble clearance. Engineer Mohamed Salman, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, said the Governorate continues to drag its feet over

PFLP-GC Mourns Death of Secretary-General

PFLP-GC Mourns Death of Secretary-General

07-07-2021

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) mourned the death of its secretary-general Ahmed Jibril, who was pronounced dead on August 7 at a Damascus hospital. The PFLP-GC was one of the main guerrilla groups fighting against

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

07-07-2021

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have sounded the alarm over the situation of Rehab Kasem, a Palestinian-born refugee in Denmark who faces the risk of being forcibly deported to Syria after

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Vital Premises in Syria

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Vital Premises in Syria

06-07-2021

A UNRWA delegation toured its installations in Syria. Head of UNRWA’s Staff updated the administration on underway efforts to boost the Agency’s services for Palestine refugees. The delegation also paid a visit to a UNRWA food distribution center and a

Kindergarten to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Kindergarten to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2021

Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have joined efforts to rehabilitate the Return Kindergarten, west of the camp, pending a permit by the Syrian authorities to reopen the facility. Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere

Civilians Raise Concerns over Unexploded Ordnance in Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Raise Concerns over Unexploded Ordnance in Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2021

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

Child Abduction Attempt Reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Abduction Attempt Reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-07-2021

Three anonymous persons attempted to kidnap a child called Mohamed AlMesri from Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The assailants dragged the boy to their car before he jumped out. He was transferred to a hospital to be

Mother of Forcibly Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

Mother of Forcibly Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

06-07-2021

The mother of the Palestinian refugee Nassim Ziad Abu Dheis appealed, in a letter handed over to AGPS, to the international human rights institutions, namely Amnesty International, to take urgent action so as to unearth the fate of her son

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Obtain Photography Certificates

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Obtain Photography Certificates

05-07-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a graduation ceremony at its headquarters in Damascus for a batch of people with special needs who completed a training course in photography. The course

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

05-07-2021

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlBadawi Camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons. Last week, a Syrian woman

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Earn Livelihoods from Garbage Picking

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Earn Livelihoods from Garbage Picking

05-07-2021

Scores of Palestinian children and adults in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have turned to waste picking as a way to provide for their cash-stripped families. Waste pickers are seen every day touring the streets to collect trash and

Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Torn Syria on the Rise

Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Torn Syria on the Rise

05-07-2021

The number of Palestinian youths migrating from displacement camps across war-torn Syria has soared. Recently, several refugee families have made their way from their camps to Turkey, in an attempt to reach Greek seashores, before getting to safety to a

AGPS: 42 Residents of Deraa Camp Secretly Held behind Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 42 Residents of Deraa Camp Secretly Held behind Syrian Prisons

05-07-2021

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 42 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-October 2020. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Greek Island

04-07-2021

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in migrant tents set up on the Greek island of Chios have been struggling with dire conditions. Palestinian refugees said they have failed to secure potable water and food items in the camp. Several migrants sustained

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

04-07-2021

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in Syria’s government prisons. AGPS has

Mounds of Debris Block Civilians’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

Mounds of Debris Block Civilians’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

04-07-2021

Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere across the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, blocking civilians’ access to their homes and property. Some three years ago, precisely on April 19, 2018, Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies

Lazzarini: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Living on One Meal

Lazzarini: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Living on One Meal

04-07-2021

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini warned that in Syria, 10 years of conflict have left the country and its Palestine refugee community shattered.  “Many Palestine refugees in Syria report living on one meal a day”, Lazzarini told the Virtual Advisory Commission. “Over

Syrian Regime Closes Off Humanitarian Corridor to Deraa Camp

Syrian Regime Closes Off Humanitarian Corridor to Deraa Camp

04-07-2021

Assad regime forces have been blockading a crowded neighborhood Ghorz area, east of Deraa, in southern Syria, with roadblocks. The blockaded thoroughfare is the main corridor through which food items and medicines are passed on to Deraa city. The regime

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camps Endure Security Threats

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camps Endure Security Threats

03-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. The vast majority of Palestinians from Syria are grappling with

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

03-07-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have been denied access to vital services and humanitarian aid. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in the area due to the lack of humanitarian

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Denies Being Arrested

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Denies Being Arrested

03-07-2021

Chief Commander of Liwaa AlQuds squad, affiliated with the Syrian regime, denied he had been arrested by Syrian security forces in Aleppo. Mohamed AlSai’d said he is in good health, accusing pro-ISIS media of propagating rumors after they were beaten

Palestinian Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp as Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse

Palestinian Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp as Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse

03-07-2021

A number of Palestinian families fled Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees and AlSadd neighborhood as the Syrian security forces and their Russian allies have tightened military grip around the area. At least seven families walked out of the camp so

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon in USD

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon in USD

02-07-2021

UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in USD and in batches (every couple of months). Cash grants covering June and July will be shelled out in the first week of July wile August’s

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

02-07-2021

Power cables have reportedly been stolen from the alleyways of AlHusainiya refugee camp, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Local sources told AGPS that power cables have been stolen by thieves. Others attributed the

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

02-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Saad AlDeen Salam has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since 2014. Ahmed, born in 1989, was kidnapped on January 5, 2014 from Ali AlWahsh street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to

PLA Arrestees in Syria Released

PLA Arrestees in Syria Released

02-07-2021

A number of conscripts affiliated with the pro-regime Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in Syria were released from the Sednaya military prison following a presidential amnesty issued in May. Since Syria’s conflict began in 2011, Assad has issued similar amnesties, the

Mass Rallies Held in Syria to Urge Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa

Mass Rallies Held in Syria to Urge Syrian Regime to Lift Blockade on Deraa

02-07-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees took to the streets of Deraa city, south of Syria, as they called on the Syrian security forces and their Russian allies to lift the tough cordon imposed around the area. The Syrian security forces continue

EU Asylum Applications Drop due to COVID

EU Asylum Applications Drop due to COVID

01-07-2021

The European Union's asylum agency said that the number of people seeking international protection in Europe hit its lowest level last year since 2013, but that the drop was due mostly to coronavirus travel restrictions. The European Asylum Support

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

01-07-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced delays in transfer of cooking gas through the smart card used by the Syrian government to ration a wide range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and sugar.  Civilians said

UNRWA Renews Contract with Red Crescent Hospital

UNRWA Renews Contract with Red Crescent Hospital

01-07-2021

UNRWA has officially reached an agreement with a Red Crescent Hospital in Aleppo in an attempt to contribute to improving hospitalisation services to Palestine refugee north of Aleppo. Recently, UNRWA in Syria renewed its contracts with Faour Clinic, AlSahbaa, Martini

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office

01-07-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Thursday July 1 outside of the UNRWA offices in Ein AlHilweh Camp, Central AlBekaa, and AlBadawi Camp, protesting delays in UNRWA aid delivery.  The refugees called on UNRWA to transfer their cash grants

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Greece Appeals

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Greece Appeals

01-07-2021

Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman Ahmed Badwan, born in 1995 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has appealed to the international human rights institutions and Palestinian Authority to pressurize the Greek authorities to release him from prison. Abdul Rahman said Greek

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution

30-06-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the manipulation of UNRWA aid distribution, saying staff have been secretly handing over aid items to their relatives and friends. Recently, UNRWA transferred food aid distribution to AlRama School, in Jaramana Camp

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

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

30-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 9th Year

30-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Karam Ahmad Afani, aged 29, has been mysteriously locked up in Syrian state prisons since September 15, 2013. Karam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee Identifies Brother in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Identifies Brother in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

30-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Firas Salim has identified his forcibly-disappeared brother Osama in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway. Osama was arrested in February 2013. “We received no updates about Osama’s condition and whereabouts”, the brother told AGPS

Syrian Regime Toughens Military Grip on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Toughens Military Grip on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-06-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have launched distress signals over the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian regime around the camp. The Syrian security forces continue to block civilians’ access out of and into the

Syria Comes on Bottom of Quality of Life Index

Syria Comes on Bottom of Quality of Life Index

29-06-2021

A report by the American magazine CEOWORLD gave its worst mark in terms of the quality of life to Syria, where war has been rotting the lives of its inhabitants for ten years now. Its capital, Damascus, is also considered

Palestinian Refugees Push for Reconstruction of Hindarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Push for Reconstruction of Hindarat Camp

29-06-2021

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been appealing to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing civilian homes and facilities that have been reduced to rubble all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict.  Left without

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

29-06-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded distress signals over the acute dearth in bread and the mistreatment they continue to face by local distributers.  Civilians have reportedly been offended by a retired military

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

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

29-06-2021

Palestinian families sheltered in AlKifah School, in Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, south of Lebanon, have spoken out against the mistreatment and bullying they have been subjected to by a so-called “Tanous” from the Lebanese national forces. The residents said “Tanous”

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Aleppo Since Conflict Outbreak

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Aleppo Since Conflict Outbreak

29-06-2021

The number of youths migrating from AlNeirab and Hindarat camps for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, has soared. Recently, several refugee families have made their way from the area to Turkey, in an attempt to reach

Palestinian Refugee Children Haunted by Destruction in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Children Haunted by Destruction in Yarmouk Camp

28-06-2021

Palestinian refugee children in Syria continue to walk past the debris of war everyday to reach their schools in nearby suburbs, enduring a scary journey that never ceases to remind them of the weight of displacement, hardship and the loss

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

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

28-06-2021

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

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Exacerbated by Scorching Temperature

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Exacerbated by Scorching Temperature

28-06-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in displacement camps in northern Syria continue to struggle for survival as they have been deprived of much-needed items and vital services, particularly healthcare, at a time when the novel coronavirus continues to

UNRWA Pushes For Facilitating Return of Yarmouk’s Displaced Families

UNRWA Pushes For Facilitating Return of Yarmouk’s Displaced Families

28-06-2021

UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Amnya Michael Ebye said efforts have been ongoing to facilitate the return of displaced Palestinian families to the refugee camps of Yarmouk, in Damascus, and Ein Tel, in Aleppo. In a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador

Syrian Regime Attacks Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Attacks Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-06-2021

An attack by the Syrian government forces targeted civilian houses in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Reporting from the area, an AGPS correspondent said Syrian forces deployed at checkpoints pitched around Deraa opened machinegun fire on houses

Palestinian Girl from Syria Garners High Scores in Germany

Palestinian Girl from Syria Garners High Scores in Germany

27-06-2021

Palestinian student Fatma AlZahraa Mohamed Hasan Ghaben, born in 1998, joined the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany, after she earned her high school certificate with an honor (15). Born to a Palestinian family from Haifa city, Fatma

UNRWA Establishes Aid Distribution Point at Jaramana Camp School

UNRWA Establishes Aid Distribution Point at Jaramana Camp School

27-06-2021

UNRWA transferred food aid distribution to AlRama School, in Jaramana Camp. A UNRWA staffer told AGPS that the old center did not make part of premises owned by the Agency but was rather rented from another party. The residents denounced

New Residential Apartments Built for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

New Residential Apartments Built for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

27-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abdul Rahim, sheltered in AlBab city, in Aleppo’s outskirts, north of Syria, bought a land lot in order to build residential apartments to shelter dozens of displaced Palestinian families in northern Syria displacement camps. Local sources told

Palestinian Refugee Youths Fall Prey to Drug Consumption in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Youths Fall Prey to Drug Consumption in War-Torn Syria

27-06-2021

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

Deraa Camp Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relatives in Syria

Deraa Camp Families Appeal for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relatives in Syria

27-06-2021

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. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to

Swedish Authorities to Reconsider Asylum Application by Palestinian Family from Syria

Swedish Authorities to Reconsider Asylum Application by Palestinian Family from Syria

26-06-2021

A Palestinian refugee called Salma said the Swedish Migration Department will reexamine her demand for humanitarian asylum which had been rejected some five years ago. Salma and her four children fled the ravaged Yarmouk Camp to Lebanon before they reached

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

26-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHamam neighborhood in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress calls over the water blackout, which has been ongoing for weeks due to damaged water pipes. Civilians have found no other way to secure

Vigil Held in AlMuZeireeb over Cordon Imposed on Deraa

Vigil Held in AlMuZeireeb over Cordon Imposed on Deraa

26-06-2021

Dozens of Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, have joined a vigil held in protest of the blockade imposed by the Syrian security forces and their Russian allies around Deraa city, after

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Sweilam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Sweilam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

26-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Iyad Farouk Sweilam has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Iyad was arrested on March 23, 2012 by Syrian security forces at his house in AlKabon, in Rif Dimashq.   

Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Bodies of Torture Victims

Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Gov’t to Release Bodies of Torture Victims

26-06-2021

The families of Palestinian refugees tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons have renewed calls to the Syrian government to release their relatives’ bodies so as to bury them in known cemeteries. The families held the Palestinian factions and the

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

25-06-2021

Palestinian engineer Wahdan Abdullah AlRawashdeh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over seven years running. Wahdan was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, on January

420 Members of PFLP-GC Pronounced Dead in Syria Conflict

420 Members of PFLP-GC Pronounced Dead in Syria Conflict

25-06-2021

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP – GC) as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across war-torn Syrian, mostly in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime

UNRWA Seeks Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

UNRWA Seeks Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

25-06-2021

UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations met with the Minister of Local Administration and Environment Husain Makhlouf. The meeting comes as part of ongoing attempts by UNRWA to boost cooperation with the Syrian government in order to enhance vital services for

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Denounce Apathy by Palestinian Actors in Syria

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Denounce Apathy by Palestinian Actors in Syria

25-06-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have slammed the apathy maintained by Palestinian political factions regarding the dire humanitarian condition in the camp. In a poll conducted by AGPS, 77.3% of the respondents leveled heavy

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Cordoned Off by Syrian Regime

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Cordoned Off by Syrian Regime

25-06-2021

Syrian security forces have tightened military grip around Deraa and its outskirts, south of Syria. Local sources told AGPS that all access roads to the city centre have been blocked except for the Sajneh road, where three military checkpoints have

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

24-06-2021

UNRWA delayed transfer of the June cash grants to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. UNRWA’s Beirut Chief Nuha Hamoud said cash aid covering June and July will be transferred in July due to financial problems. Last month, UNRWA raised

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

24-06-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded distress signals over the acute dearth in bread. Hundreds of civilians continue to line up daily in long queues and under scorching heat outside of local ovens or

Syrian Authorities Ban Opening of Commercial Shops in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Ban Opening of Commercial Shops in Yarmouk Camp

24-06-2021

The Syrian authorities continue to ban shopkeepers in Yarmouk Camp from reopening their shops. Palestinian refugees told AGPS that Syrian security forces have prevented shopkeepers from unlocking their stores and groceries to sell food items in order to provide for

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Damascus

24-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Samir Mohamed Lafi, born in 1981, disappeared from AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, some ten days ago. His family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts.  

AGPS: Over 630 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: Over 630 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

24-06-2021

AGPS has recorded the death of at least 631 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries, among them minors and elderly people. Three victims were pronounced dead in early 2021. AGPS believes the number is far higher due to

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

23-06-2021

Ten members of a Palestinian refugee family have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel Mahmoud Amayri

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-06-2021

A Palestinian refugee succumbed to coronavirus on Tuesday in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo. The victim is identified as Mohamed Mahmoud AlNatour, aged 72. A state of emergency had been declared a few months ago by medics in AlNeirab Camp for

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine

23-06-2021

Palestinian refugees in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the concerned authorities in Syria and UNRWA’s Health Department to provide elderly and sick people with anti-coronavirus vaccines.  Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in Palestinian

Following Pressure by Palestinian Refugees, Spokesman Appointed in I’zaz City

Following Pressure by Palestinian Refugees, Spokesman Appointed in I’zaz City

23-06-2021

The opposition-run local council in northern Syrian has appointed a spokesman for Palestinian refugees in I’zaz city and its outskirts, north of Aleppo, in order to follow up on the refugees’ situation and broker their access to vital services, including

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp

23-06-2021

The warfare in Syria has left thousands of Palestinian refugees homeless and forced thousands more to flee displacement camps set up across the war-torn country to other destinations. Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, which had come under heavy shelling and sustained

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

22-06-2021

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria have denounced delays in the transfer of cash grants by UNRWA. The refugees said aid delivery has been delayed for the third time since the start of 2021. Cash grants are normally transferred between 15

Safety of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Jeopardized by Motorbikes

Safety of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Jeopardized by Motorbikes

22-06-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles in the area, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. Several horrific accidents took place due to

Psychological Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Yarmouk Children

Psychological Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Yarmouk Children

22-06-2021

AlAmana Foundation held psychological support sessions for a number of children displaced from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The association pledged that every child in the camp will benefit from the psychological assistance program. The warfare in

187 Palestinian Residents of Hums Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

187 Palestinian Residents of Hums Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

22-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription South of Syria

22-06-2021

Scores of Palestinian refugees sheltered south of Syria have sounded distress signals over arbitrary manhunts and security sweeps by the Syrian regime which they said might be a prelude for forced military conscription.  The refugees said security forces removed

UNRWA Staff in AlNeirab Camp Receive Vaccine Doses

UNRWA Staff in AlNeirab Camp Receive Vaccine Doses

21-06-2021

UNRWA clinic in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, started on Monday providing anti-coronavirus vaccines to staff members and their relatives aged 18 and above. Scores of staffers rejected the vaccine for fear of unexpected side effects.

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

21-06-2021

UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Michael Amanya met on Monday with Damascus Governor Adel Aleibi to discuss the humanitarian situation and assess efforts to secure humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable families. AlAleibi said the Governorate has been doing its

Palestinian Refugees in Sehnya Town Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Sehnya Town Facing Dire Conditions

21-06-2021

Some 1,500 Palestinian refugee families who fled southern Damascus to Sehnaya and AlAshrafiya, in Rif Dimashq, continue to struggle with abject living conditions. The first Palestinian exodus to the area saw the day in July 2012. In December, a

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

21-06-2021

15 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Jails

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Jails

21-06-2021

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to grip the Middle East and the world, AGPS has called on the Syrian government to free all Palestinians and Syrians held behind prison bars. AGPS is deeply concerned over an unabated outbreak of

UN blacklists Syrian Government for Violations against Children

UN blacklists Syrian Government for Violations against Children

20-06-2021

On Friday, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, included the Syrian Army on the blacklist of countries and groups violating the rights of children in conflict areas. In addition to Syrian government forces, the UN also blacklisted Myanmar army and Houthi

Sister of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Appeals for Information

Sister of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Appeals for Information

20-06-2021

A Palestinian refugee has called upon the Syrian authorities and international human rights organizations to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of her brother Abdul Karim Jamal Abu Hashish, forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the eighth year

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in T’Seil Town Exacerbated by Absence of UN Premises

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in T’Seil Town Exacerbated by Absence of UN Premises

20-06-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in T’seil town, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, continue to launch cries for help over the exacerbated humanitarian condition they have been enduring.  The situation is made worse by the absence of UNRWA

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Reconstruction Permits by Syrian Authorities

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Reconstruction Permits by Syrian Authorities

20-06-2021

UNRWA has expressed its readiness to reconstruct its destroyed premises in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Palestinian Ambassador Samir AlRefai also said, during his meeting with UNRWA’s Director of Syria Operations Michael Amanya, that the rubble-clearance committee

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria

20-06-2021

In a report released on the International Refugees’ Day, marked annually on June 20, AGPS said thousands of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have been displaced from their houses and refugee camps. Heavy shelling on the displacement camps of Yarmouk, Khan

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

19-06-2021

Palestinian engineer Abdul Mouhaymen Hanawi has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for eight consecutive years. Abdul Muhaymen was arrested in late 2013 over terror allegations. Activists said he had been spotted

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Lash Out at Syrian Authorities over Water Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Lash Out at Syrian Authorities over Water Crisis

19-06-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have lashed out at the local municipality for increasing the price of water tanks of 1000 liters to 3,500 Syrian pounds and 20 liters of potable water to 300

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

19-06-2021

AGPS data statistics indicate that 57 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashore on way

76% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Unable to Reconstruct Their Destroyed Houses

76% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Unable to Reconstruct Their Destroyed Houses

19-06-2021

A poll conducted by AGPS has revealed that 72% of Yarmouk Camp residents cannot reconstruct their destroyed houses and property. 23.1% said they need funds; Only 4.9% said they can carry out reconstruction works on their own. 79

Palestinian Refugee Reveals Details of Extra-Judicial Execution of His Child by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Reveals Details of Extra-Judicial Execution of His Child by Syrian Regime

19-06-2021

The father of the Palestinian infant Mohamed Udai Dhia Hamad, aged one year and two months, said his son was subjected to field execution by 16 pro-regime gunmen in Syria. According to the father, so-called “popular committees” affiliated with the

Palestinian Refugee Anwar AlBahri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Anwar AlBahri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

18-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Anwar AlBahri has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Anwar, born in 1977, was arrested on July 27, 2012 after Syrian security forces raided Deraa National Hospital. 

Gaza Ministry Includes Palestinians from Syria in Aid Handouts

Gaza Ministry Includes Palestinians from Syria in Aid Handouts

18-06-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to Gaza said the Social Development Ministry included the returnees on lists of food aid, Qatari grants, and other types of aid allotted to the ministry. This came in a

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

18-06-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp have accused staff of the Water Company of favoritism and corruption, saying water supplies have been unevenly distributed across residential neighborhoods. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

18-06-2021

Merchants and families displaced from Yarmouk Camp slammed Damascus Governorate and the member of its executive office Samir AlJazaerli for hindering projects seeking to reconstruct ravaged houses and destroyed infrastructure. The residents warned of attempts by the Governorate to implement

UNRWA: Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Children Bear Brunt of War in Syria

UNRWA: Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Children Bear Brunt of War in Syria

18-06-2021

The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating, especially for vulnerable Palestine refugee children, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The seven-year conflict in Syria has left

Surgery Unit Opened Up in Syria’s Jaffa Hospital

Surgery Unit Opened Up in Syria’s Jaffa Hospital

17-06-2021

Palestine’s Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefai inaugurated on Thursday June 17 the surgery unit at the newly-rehabilitated Jaffa Clinic. Located in AlMezzeh town, in Damascus, Jaffa Hospital was founded in 1970 to provide healthcare services to injured Palestinians. 

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp

17-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution in order to avoid overcrowding outside of local bakeries. The residents said military officers who show up in the area

Yarmouk Camp Residents Push for Urgent Reconstruction

Yarmouk Camp Residents Push for Urgent Reconstruction

17-06-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, who received permits to return to their houses and retrieve their property called on Damascus Governorate to remove debris from residential alleyways and greenlight reconstruction projects. Residents of Deir Yassin

15 Palestinian Refugees Coming from Europe, Neighboring Countries Arrested in Syria

15 Palestinian Refugees Coming from Europe, Neighboring Countries Arrested in Syria

17-06-2021

Over 15 Palestinian refugees were arrested by Syrian forces on their way back from neighboring countries and European destinations. The list includes 13 returnees from Lebanon. One refugee returned from Sweden and another from The Netherlands. On October 12, 2020

Council of Ministers Pledges to Follow Up on Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Council of Ministers Pledges to Follow Up on Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

16-06-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza met with representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in Gaza to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to the besieged enclave. The Council

UNRWA Starts School Registration

UNRWA Starts School Registration

16-06-2021

UNRWA’s Education Programme announced the launch of classroom registration for elementary school children (1st grade) for those born in 2014 – 2015 and January 2016. Registration will be accepted from June 1st to 30th. Registration for 10th grade students will

Palestinian Students Denounce Steep Transportation Fees at Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Students Denounce Steep Transportation Fees at Syria Displacement Camp

16-06-2021

Students and parents at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, appealed to the concerned authorities to take urgent action in response to uncontrolled transportation charges and manipulation of fuel supplies. The residents called on the concerned authorities to secure

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in Syria

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in Syria

16-06-2021

Palestinian child Yousef Hafedh Mutleq, born in 2007 and raised in Deraa refugee camp, south of Syria, was found a couple of days after he had gone missing in Gilin town, in Deraa’s western outskirts.  333 Palestinian refugees from

Palestinian Refugee Missing for 20th Day in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Missing for 20th Day in Lebanon

16-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Wisam Samir Mahmoud, who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon’s AlBas camp, disappeared some 20 days ago on his way to AlBadawi refugee camp, north of Lebanon. Wisam was born in 1992 and raised in Syria’s AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

15-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Aleppo and AlNeirab Camp in Syria said the ADSL network has gone out of operation due to a power blackout inflicted by a short circuit. AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is

Palestinian Poet Wins 3rd Place at Arab Poetry Criticism Competition

Palestinian Poet Wins 3rd Place at Arab Poetry Criticism Competition

15-06-2021

Palestinian poet and researcher Dr. Yousef Hateini, raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, won the third prize of the Sharjah contest for Arabic Poetry Criticism.  Yousef’s work tackled the narrative techniques in contemporary Arabic poetry. Moroccan researcher Rachid Idrissi won

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

15-06-2021

UNRWA is seeking a long-term Deputy Chief Health Program, a Head Health Centre, and a Practical Nurse for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org. The deadline is June 26, 2021. UNRWA is a United Nations

Another Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

Another Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

15-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Kamal, from AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been held for years. AGPS has documented the death of 620 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state run penal complexes since

1,458 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Die of War-Related Incidents in Syria

1,458 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Die of War-Related Incidents in Syria

15-06-2021

1,458 Palestinians sheltered in Yarmouk camp were killed in the raging Syrian warfare, 496 among whom died under shelling rocking the camp while the blockade and medical neglect took away the lives of 208 Palestinian refugees. 237 refugees were

UNRWA Launches Vocational Training Session in Deraa Camp

UNRWA Launches Vocational Training Session in Deraa Camp

14-06-2021

UNRWA will hold vocational training courses in building construction. The Agency said it will rehabilitate Tiberias School, the Women’s Centre, and the water and sanitation networks. Applications for joining the course will be accepted between June 7 – 14 for

Palestinians in T’seil Town Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

Palestinians in T’seil Town Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

14-06-2021

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk. Palestinian refugees taking shelter in T’seil town, west of the southern

Injuries Reported as Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

Injuries Reported as Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

14-06-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees in AlNeirab Camp, north of Aleppo, sustained injuries after fires broke out at AlZahira Restaurant in the camp due to a gas leak. Material damage was also reported.  

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

14-06-2021

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees said they continue to line up for hours under the scorching summer beams to receive bread. Civilians also denounced manipulation of prices and supplies and appealed for urgent action by the concerned authorities

AGPS: Child Labor Rates Soaring among Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

AGPS: Child Labor Rates Soaring among Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

14-06-2021

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children, including Palestinian refugees, into exploitation in the labour market. Scores of children continue to toil for long hours with little pay, often in extremely hazardous

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-06-2021

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

Project to Install Solar Panels Finalized in Yarmouk Camp

Project to Install Solar Panels Finalized in Yarmouk Camp

13-06-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad finalized a project to install solar panels in Yarmouk Camp. Displaced Palestinian families wishing to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the complicated red tape slapped by the Syrian authorities

Palestinian Doctor Launches Bi-Lingual Magazine

Palestinian Doctor Launches Bi-Lingual Magazine

13-06-2021

Palestinian doctor from Syria Osama Shaheen, taking refuge in Norway, launched a cultural magazine both in the Arabic and Norwegian languages. Osama said the magazine will stand as a bridge connecting the Arabic and Norwegian cultures and help solve linguistic

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Reactivated in Lebanon

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Reactivated in Lebanon

13-06-2021

Fatah Movement rehabilitated the Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. This came in a meeting between a delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the committee’s representatives at the Palestine Embassy in Beirut. The Follow-Up Committee

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Jaramana Camp

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Jaramana Camp

13-06-2021

Syrian security forces arrested on June 12 Palestinian refugee Reyad Shahada after they stormed his family house in AlQeitiya neighborhood, in Jaramana Camp. AGPS could not identify the reasons behind the arrest. At the same time, Palestinian refugee Hashem Abu

Follow-Up Committee Urges Gaza’s Returnees from Syria to Update Personal Information

Follow-Up Committee Urges Gaza’s Returnees from Syria to Update Personal Information

12-06-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza has called upon Palestinian returnees from Syria to update their personal records, particularly those whose rental grants have been suspended since June 2018 and those who receive aid every three

Reconstruction Works ongoing South of Damascus

Reconstruction Works ongoing South of Damascus

12-06-2021

Efforts have been ongoing by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct the infrastructure in AlHajar AlAswad, near Yarmouk Camp, where hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have sought shelter. Damascus Governorate said that over 70% of infrastructure has been rehabilitated in the nearby

UNRWA Pledges Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

UNRWA Pledges Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

12-06-2021

UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) promised to facilitate the return of displaced families to Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, and to rehabilitate the infrastructure and vital facilities. This came in a meeting

Palestinian Refugee Nidal Kasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nidal Kasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

12-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Nidal Haithem Kasem has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Nidal, born in 1995 and raised in Syria’s Hama refugee camp, was arrested on September 09, 2013 near the Lebanese borders. AGPS has

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

12-06-2021

Palestinian refugee “Mahmoud K” died under torture in Syrian prisons, where he has been held for nearly seven years. His family who spoke to AGPS on condition of anonymity over retaliation concerns, mourned his death which they described as another

Swedish Delegation Shows Up in Burj AlBarajneh Camp

Swedish Delegation Shows Up in Burj AlBarajneh Camp

11-06-2021

A Swedish delegation toured Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp during a visit made on June 10. The delegation took note of the dire situation in the camp, where Palestinian refugees have been grappling with the impact of the socio-economic crisis in

Palestinian Refugees to Join Protest in Sweden over New Migration Policy

Palestinian Refugees to Join Protest in Sweden over New Migration Policy

11-06-2021

CSOs in Sweden have called on Palestinian refugees who have been denied asylum to join a rally to be held between June 24 – 28 outside of the headquarters of the UNHCR. Refugees and asylum-seekers who arrived in Sweden hoping

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

11-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Rafe’ Shahada, from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, has died of the novel coronavirus.  Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in AlNeirab refugee camp in Aleppo, at a time when residents have been launching

Palestinians from Syria Denounce Incitement at Lebanon Refugee Camp

Palestinians from Syria Denounce Incitement at Lebanon Refugee Camp

11-06-2021

Tension has been running high in AlBadawi Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Lebanon, following the calls launched by preacher Ziad Abdul Ghani to increase house rents for Palestinian refugees. Palestinian refugees said such calls amount to an act of

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance in Turkey

11-06-2021

A Palestinian refugee called Omar and displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp to Turkey has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights institutions to help him secure treatment charges. Omar suffered from retinal detachment--an emergency situation in which a thin

US to Aid UNWRA on Condition of New Curriculum

US to Aid UNWRA on Condition of New Curriculum

10-06-2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that the Biden administration’s renewal of funding for UNRWA is conditional on anti-Israel and anti-Jewish education reform on Tuesday. “We’re also determined that UNRWA pursue very necessary reforms in terms of some of

Palestinian Refugee Maher Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

10-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Maher Abdul Hafidh Barghouth has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Maher, born in 1981, was arrested in September 2012 on the access road between Yarmouk Camp and AlZahira neighborhood.   

Cemetery at Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Ravaged

Cemetery at Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Ravaged

10-06-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp slammed the negligence maintained by the local authorities regarding the condition of  the Shuhadaa Cemetery. The residents said no cleansing campaigns or maintenance works have been spotted in the area.  

Red Cross Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

Red Cross Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

10-06-2021

An international Red Cross delegation toured Yarmouk Camp and inspected the condition of the local infrastructure. Muhjat AlQuds Foundation supervising a project to install solar panels in Yarmouk Camp called on the concerned human rights and humanitarian institution to join

2 Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Injured at Gov’t Checkpoint in Syria

2 Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Injured at Gov’t Checkpoint in Syria

10-06-2021

Two Palestinian young men from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, were injured with Israeli bullet fire as they crossed a government-run checkpoint pitched near the camp. Ahmad Abu Zard sustained serious injuries in his jaw and was

Greece Designates Turkey as “Safe” for Migrants from Syria

Greece Designates Turkey as “Safe” for Migrants from Syria

09-06-2021

Greece aims to send back asylum seekers from Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Bangladesh who arrive from Turkey. The government says they are not in danger in Turkey and have no need of protection in Europe. In a joint statement

Over 3,000 Documentary Reports Issued by AGPS

Over 3,000 Documentary Reports Issued by AGPS

09-06-2021

AGPS has released 3,253 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other materials, including videos, live snapshots, statistics

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

09-06-2021

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlRashidiya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sur, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons and frequent clashes. On Sunday

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

09-06-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) have denounced delays in aid delivery by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said UNRWA’s cash assistance represents a lifeline for

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

09-06-2021

AGPS continues to sound alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition endured by dozens of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to the Kingdom of Thailand. The refugees risk to be forcibly sent back to Syria or tossed into Thai

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza Calls for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza Calls for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office

08-06-2021

A vigil is slated to be held on Wednesday by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. Some 150 Palestinian refugee families from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza

Qatar Fund For Development Continues to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Qatar Fund For Development Continues to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

08-06-2021

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of its health programme in Syria.  UNRWA said in a

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at Syria Displacement Camp

08-06-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at the UNRWA-run clinic. Elderly patients and women who showed up at the facility have been made to line

Syrian Regime Pledges Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp, Residents Appeal for Action

Syrian Regime Pledges Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp, Residents Appeal for Action

08-06-2021

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Syria, Bashar Al-Jaafari, said that instructions were issued by the Syrian President to immediately implement practical steps to smooth the return of Palestinian refugees to Yarmouk Camp. This came during a meeting

Palestinian Refugee Behind Syria Prison Bars Appeals for Release

Palestinian Refugee Behind Syria Prison Bars Appeals for Release

08-06-2021

A newly-released prisoner in Syria quoted Palestinian refugee Basel Mohamed Ali AlShehabi as appealing to the international human rights institutions to pressurize the Syrian regime to release him from prison. Basel reportedly asked the ex-prisoner to reach out to his

Palestinian Refugee Tarek AlMesri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Tarek AlMesri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

07-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Tareq AlMesri, raised in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year.  Tareq was arrested on April 11, 2013 by the Popular Front for the Liberation of

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

07-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Omar Ibn AlKhattab neighborhood and near the local market in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to launch distress calls over the water blackout, which has been ongoing for weeks. Civilians have found no other way

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

07-06-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, continue to appeal to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give them daily lifts to their destinations and workplaces. Students, workers, and sick people have denounced the overcrowding and

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

07-06-2021

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. In 2019, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

07-06-2021

A Palestinian refugee has died of coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The victim is Ezzat Abu Harash, in his 60s. So far, 16 Palestinian refugees have succumbed to the deadly virus in the camp

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

06-06-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have voiced deep concern over the health hazards inflicted by the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and the standing wastewater flooding the main access roads. The residents

Cash-Strapped Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

Cash-Strapped Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

06-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Abdullah Mer’i Mohamed, sheltered in a displacement camp set up in northern Syria, has been left without treatment. Abdullah has appealed to the concerned humanitarian institutions to help him secure a sum of 5 million Syrian pounds to

Egypt Suspends Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

Egypt Suspends Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

06-06-2021

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria have been denied access to healthcare services in Egypt. Reporting from Cairo, an AGPS correspondent said services provided by UNRWA and the Egyptian Red Crescent have been suspended. Such services include surgeries at Mustafa

Palestinian Refugee Maher Msheinash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Msheinash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

06-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Maher Abdul Rahim Msheinash has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Maher, born in 1986, was arrested on October 15, 2013 in Damascus as he boarded his Saipa 2006 car. He is

Activists: Palestinian Ambassador Should Make Serious Efforts to Push For Release of Syria Prisoners

Activists: Palestinian Ambassador Should Make Serious Efforts to Push For Release of Syria Prisoners

06-06-2021

Palestinian activists and families have called on the new Palestinian ambassador to Syria Samir AlRefai to assume his duties regarding over 1,800 Palestinian refugees incarcerated in the war-torn country. In appeals emailed to AGPS, prisoners’ families slammed the Palestinian

Palestinian from Syria Wins Best Sports Staff Award in Sweden

Palestinian from Syria Wins Best Sports Staff Award in Sweden

05-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Osama Kasem and his four-member team won the best sports staff award as part of the “staff i motion” competition held in Helsingborg to evaluate the performance of sports employees across Swedish municipalities. More than 450 teams from

248 Palestinian Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance in Syrian Jails

248 Palestinian Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Fall Prey to Enforced Disappearance in Syrian Jails

05-06-2021

Some 248 Palestinian residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, among them women and children, have been secretly held in Syrian government jails. The detainees’ fates and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS documented the death

Palestinians Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinians Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

05-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria have been enduring a tragic situation. Most of them have been crammed in poorly-equipped tents and denied their rights to vital services. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Multiple Hardships in Blockaded Gaza

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Multiple Hardships in Blockaded Gaza

05-06-2021

Palestinian refugee families from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The refugees say they have been deprived of humanitarian assistance by UNRWA and the Palestine Liberation Organization

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

05-06-2021

After more than ten years of conflict, Palestinian refugees who remained in Syria or who fled the war-torn country to Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza, Turkey, Egypt, and Thailand, among other destinations are identified as the world’s most vulnerable groups. The outburst

Initiative Launched in Syria to Transfer Students to Examination Centers

Initiative Launched in Syria to Transfer Students to Examination Centers

04-06-2021

The Palestine Youth Association launched an initiative to transfer BA students in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria to their examination centres. As part of the move, dozens of students from the displacement camps of Khan Eshieh, AlHusainiya, AlSayeda Zeinab, and

Palestinian Refugees in Sweden Launch Qr-Kod Program to Speak Up for Palestinian Cause

Palestinian Refugees in Sweden Launch Qr-Kod Program to Speak Up for Palestinian Cause

04-06-2021

Activists, including Palestinian refugees from Syria embarked on a so-called “Qr-Kod” initiative aiming to advocate for the Palestinian cause in Sweden. Palestinian student from Syria Ahmad AlAsmar, who fled Khan Eshieh camp to Stockholm, where he studies programming, said the

Palestinian Refugee Milad Kasas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Milad Kasas Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

04-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Milad Mohamed Kasas has been secretly held in Syria government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed, born in 1980, was arrested by Syrian security forces in January 2013 in Deraa, south of Syria. His condition and whereabouts

Cash-Strapped Palestinian Child Denied Medical Treatment in Turkey

Cash-Strapped Palestinian Child Denied Medical Treatment in Turkey

04-06-2021

The family of Palestinian child Mohamed AlAbtah has appealed to all concerned bodies to help them secure a much-needed cerebral shunt to save their child’s life after his old shunt broke down. The family fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, where

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-06-2021

In statistics released on the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, AGPS said it has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria. The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United

Turkey Rescues 74 Asylum Seekers Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 74 Asylum Seekers Pushed Back from Greece

03-06-2021

Turkey on Monday rescued 74 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea after they were pushed back by the Greek coastal authorities into Turkish territorial waters, a security official said. A total of 42 asylum seekers were rescued from rubber boats

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk

03-06-2021

UNRWA, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) distributed on June 3 food baskets to vulnerable families in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere across the

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Baker Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Baker Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

03-06-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Baker, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal for information over their son’s condition and whereabouts. Baker, born in 1978, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on January 9

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus

03-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Ghazi Hasan, from AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has died of coronavirus. Over recent days, three residents of the camp tested positive for the virus, including two elderly people. One of them is in a critical condition. A UNRWA

AGPS Launches New Project to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Launches New Project to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

03-06-2021

AGPS has launched a new project entitled “A Story from the Camp” which seeks to document and publish written and audio testimonies from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The stories will narrate the situation of Palestinian refugees all the way

Vigils Held Outside of Danish Parliament over Deportation Orders

Vigils Held Outside of Danish Parliament over Deportation Orders

02-06-2021

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Danish parliament in Copenhagen to protest against the government’s plans to repatriate refugees who come from Syria around the capital Damascus. Last week, thousands of protesters also turned up for demonstrations and protests in

Palestinian Director Mohamed Khamis Awarded for His Film “Exit Visa”

Palestinian Director Mohamed Khamis Awarded for His Film “Exit Visa”

02-06-2021

Palestinian director Mohammed Khamis was granted the World Distribution Award as the best director for his film “Exit Visa”, a new feature film that depicts the suffering of the Palestinian family and their lives under the shadow of war and

Palestinian Student Ramez Hamdan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Ramez Hamdan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

02-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Ramez Hamdan has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Ramez, born in 1992, was arrested at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Damascus University on December 13, 2013.   

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concern over Security Turmoil in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concern over Security Turmoil in Deraa

02-06-2021

Tension has been running high in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees after Syrian security forces closed off access roads to and around the area. At the same time, an explosive device went off on Sunday, resulting in material damage. Recently

Syrian Plan to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp Sparks further Controversy

Syrian Plan to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp Sparks further Controversy

02-06-2021

Questions have been raised about the controversial master plan issued by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. This came at a seminar held by the General Company for Engineering Studies on 25/5/2021, tackling the

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chess Contest in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chess Contest in Netherlands

01-06-2021

Palestinian child from Syria Besher Hasan Mousa, 6, won the first seat as part of a chess competition held in The Netherlands.  Besher’s family fled Syria’s Jaramana refugee camp five years ago. They disembarked in The Netherlands after they

Solar Lighting Devices to Be Installed in Yarmouk Camp

Solar Lighting Devices to Be Installed in Yarmouk Camp

01-06-2021

Muhjat AlQuds Foundation, in cooperation with the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, has finalized preparations for an initiative aiming to rehabilitate lighting across Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The drive will see solar energy panels installed across

UNRWA Renews Contracts with Aleppo Hospitals

UNRWA Renews Contracts with Aleppo Hospitals

01-06-2021

UNRWA in Syria has renewed its contracts with Faour Clinic, AlSahbaa, Martini Hospital for Surgical Operations, and AlBassel Heart Institute in order to provide better healthcare services for Palestinian refugees north of Aleppo, including those sheltered in Handarat and AlNeirab

UNRWA Committee Assesses Damage in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Committee Assesses Damage in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

01-06-2021

A UNRWA committee has entered Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Deraa, south of Syria, to assess the damage wrought on the Agency’s premises in the Syrian warfare pending their reconstruction. Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

01-06-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to denounce the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying worms and insects have been spotted inside bread loafs. In live photos circulated on social media network Facebook, insects and

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

01-06-2021

Palestinian refugee Fuad Ali AlTilawi was assassinated in AlMuzeireeb town, in the southern Syrian province of Deraa. Fuad, a street vendor, was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen. He had fought alongside Syrian opposition forces. AGPS has documented the death of

New Palestinian Ambassador Appointed to Syria Mission

New Palestinian Ambassador Appointed to Syria Mission

31-05-2021

The Fatah Central Committee appointed Samir AlRefai as the new Syria ambassador, replacing Mahmoud AlKhalidi who died of coronavirus in April. AlRefai was sworn-in in the presence of Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.  

Yarmouk Camp Students Transferred to Examination Centres

Yarmouk Camp Students Transferred to Examination Centres

31-05-2021

Students of the ravaged Yarmouk Camp have been transferred to examination centres outside the camp under the supervision of UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR).  Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the

1,500 Students from AlNeirab Camp to Sit for Secondary School Exams

1,500 Students from AlNeirab Camp to Sit for Secondary School Exams

31-05-2021

Some 1,500 students from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, headed for examination centres to sit for BA exams. Last week, a Palestinian refugee displaced from AlNeirab Camp to Germany pledged to pay transportation fees for schoolgirls who

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-05-2021

Fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Sami AlBash in a displacement camp set up north of Syria. Civilians rushed to the scene to extinguish the fires, which were attributed to an electricity outbreak. Material damage was reported

Syrian Gov’t Forces Close Off Access Roads to Deraa Camp

Syrian Gov’t Forces Close Off Access Roads to Deraa Camp

31-05-2021

The Syrian security forces abruptly closed off the access road to Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees with sand barriers. Vehicles and civilians have been denied access out of and into the area. The Syrian forces also closed off the main

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

30-05-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said prices have skyrocketed at the local market, where expired and smuggled products have been sold at exorbitant prices. The residents called on local authorities to take serious measures

Initiative Launched to Transfer Students of AlNeirab and Handarat Camp to Exam Centres

Initiative Launched to Transfer Students of AlNeirab and Handarat Camp to Exam Centres

30-05-2021

A Palestinian refugee displaced from AlNeirab Camp to Germany pledged to pay transportation fees for schoolgirls who will be sitting for bachelor exams in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps. Students and parents in Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria continue to

Solar Lighting Devices Installed in Yarmouk Camp

Solar Lighting Devices Installed in Yarmouk Camp

30-05-2021

A number of Yarmouk Camp residents have embarked on an initiative to rehabilitate lighting across the camp. The drive will see solar energy systems installed across residential thoroughfares. Displaced Palestinian families wishing to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Calls His Newborn “AlQuds Sword” to Celebrate Gaza Victory

Palestinian Calls His Newborn “AlQuds Sword” to Celebrate Gaza Victory

30-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Tareq Ali, a resident of Jaramana Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, named his newborn “Seif AlQuds” (Jerusalem’s Sword), in reference to the 11-day battle between the Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip and the Zionist regime

15 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Recorded in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Recorded in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-05-2021

15 Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have died of coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to medical sources. The source told AGPS that nearly 700 other people have also tested positive for the highly-contagious disease

NGO Warns of Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

NGO Warns of Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

29-05-2021

The Syria Response Coordinators group has raised alarm bells over a new COVID-19 wave slated to hit displacement camps set up in northern Syria. 40 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in northern Syria camps, the highest daily rate recorded

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Shaheen Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Shaheen Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

29-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Shaheen has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the 8th consecutive year. Ibrahim, born in 1989, was arrested in September 2013 on his way to Damascus back from Aleppo. He was boarding a Mitsubishi car.  

Palestinian Students in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Palestinian Students in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

29-05-2021

Students and parents in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have appealed to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give daily lifts to their academic institutions due to steep transportation fees. The residents called for the

Dead Palestinian Refugee in Syria Left in Refrigerator for 4th Day

Dead Palestinian Refugee in Syria Left in Refrigerator for 4th Day

29-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Amin Trabelsi continues to appeal to the concerned authorities and institutions to help them secure a sum of 1,700 Euros to bury their relative in Hannover, north of Germany. Ibrahim died on

UNRWA Addresses UNSC over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Addresses UNSC over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

29-05-2021

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has sounded the alarm over the squalid humanitarian condition endured by Palestinian refugees. UNRWA’s Philippe Lazzarini addressed the UN Security Council (UNSC) from the Agency’s headquarters in

Italy Contributes EUR 6.8 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Italy Contributes EUR 6.8 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

28-05-2021

The Government of Italy has contributed EUR 6.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes and services, including education, healthcare, and relief

Vigil Held in AlRamadan Camp to Support Jerusalem, Gaza

Vigil Held in AlRamadan Camp to Support Jerusalem, Gaza

28-05-2021

Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals turned up to the streets of AlRamadan Camp on May 27 to celebrate the ceasefire deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance. The refugees chanted slogans in solidarity with Gaza and in protest at Israel’s

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Bread Shortage

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Bread Shortage

28-05-2021

Displaced Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, denounced the poor bread distribution mechanisms. On May 28, the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) distributed bread to over

252 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

252 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

28-05-2021

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 252 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. The list includes 25 women. 125 of Yarmouk detainees were arrested in the camp while nine refugees were arrested

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Excluded from UNRWA Vacancies

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Excluded from UNRWA Vacancies

28-05-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon slammed the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for excluding them from a vacancy opened up on March 17 for its Lebanon office. A number of

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Virtual Exhibition in Solidarity with Jerusalem

Palestinians from Syria Take Part in Virtual Exhibition in Solidarity with Jerusalem

27-05-2021

Palestinian artists from Syria have participated in a cyber-exhibition held by the Palestinian Plastic Artists Association in Europe under the title “We Are All the Intifada of Jerusalem”. The two-week event was launched on Tuesday, May 25, to express solidarity

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Gharib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Gharib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

27-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Yehya Reyad Gharib has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the 8th consecutive year. Yehya, born in 1979, was arrested on July 22, 2013 in Hums city.  AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1,797 Palestinian

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

27-05-2021

UNRWA is seeking a long-term Assistant Legal Officer, Secretary, a Personal Assistant to the Commissioner-General, a Registration Assistant,  Gender and Disability Integration Officer, Gender and Disability Integration Officer, a mathematics teacher, an Arabic language teacher, and a sewing/design trainer

Activists Push for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

Activists Push for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

27-05-2021

Activists have launched calls for reconstructing Yarmouk Camp and allowing displaced residents to return to their houses and retrieve their property. The activists said the return of families to the camp will help bring back the situation to normal and

Injured Palestinian Woman from Syria Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

Injured Palestinian Woman from Syria Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

27-05-2021

The Danish migration authorities have refused to renew the visa of a Palestinian refugee woman displaced from Yarmouk Camp. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee woman Rehab Kasem said the judge of the grievance court ruled for deporting her from Denmark

UNRWA: Healthcare Services for Palestinian Refugees Right not Privilege

UNRWA: Healthcare Services for Palestinian Refugees Right not Privilege

26-05-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has released its Health Annual Report for 2020, which provides essential data and information regarding the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon to Take Part in UNRWA Output Assessment

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon to Take Part in UNRWA Output Assessment

26-05-2021

UNRWA called on Palestinian refugees from Syria to fill in a form about their assessment of the Agency’s services in Lebanon. UNRWA’s media chief Fadi Tayar said the poll is part of UNRWA’s endeavours to enhance its services for Palestine

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

26-05-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  Over recent months, the Syrian authorities arrested

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Kheir Saleh Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Kheir Saleh Released from Syrian Prison

26-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir Saleh, born in 2002, was released six days after his arrest in Esenyurt, in Istanbul. Mohamed was arrested by Turkish police on Thursday April 19 for not holding the temporary protection card “kimlik”.  

General Strike Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

General Strike Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-05-2021

A general strike has been staged across Deraa city, south of Syria, to protest upcoming Syrian elections. At the same time, tension has been running high in the area as an explosive device went off in the area. Over recent

Greece Heavily Criticized over Separation Walls around Migrant Camps

Greece Heavily Criticized over Separation Walls around Migrant Camps

25-05-2021

The Greek government has come under heavy criticism over the grey walls, three metres (10 feet) high, which are being built around refugee camps near Athens. Activists said there are plans to construct walls around another 24 camps on the

New Coronavirus Wave Feared in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

New Coronavirus Wave Feared in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

25-05-2021

A new COVID-19 wave is expected to hit opposition-held zones in northwestern Syria, warned the Syrian Health Ministry. Director of Health Programs said medical facilities and healthcare services have been severely affected in northern Syria, an area that cannot withstand

UNRWA Provides Grants to Palestinian Academics

UNRWA Provides Grants to Palestinian Academics

25-05-2021

UNRWA’s Education Program in Syria said scholarships will be granted to a number of students admitted to the regular program at one of the Syrian public universities for the academic year 2020-2021. The move is overseen by UNRWA USA National

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria

25-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Ahmad Jamal, who has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the seventh consecutive year, continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. Speaking with AGPS, Ibrahim’s mother said her son disappeared on

AGPS: 86% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Displaced against Their Will

AGPS: 86% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Displaced against Their Will

25-05-2021

A poll recently conducted by AGPS about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp found out that 86.7% of the residents have been forcibly displaced from their houses in the camp. Only 13.3% said they voluntarily left the camp. According

Germany: Palestinian Asylum Seekers from Syria Have “Unestablished Origin”

Germany: Palestinian Asylum Seekers from Syria Have “Unestablished Origin”

24-05-2021

Germany's migration and refugee authorities have released data showing that they were unable to determine the origins of more than 470 asylum seekers last year.  According to asylum statistics, 4,535 people were recorded as having an "unestablished"

Palestinians of Syria Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

Palestinians of Syria Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

24-05-2021

Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals turned up to the streets of Deraa city, south of Syria, on Sunday, May 23, to celebrate the ceasefire deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance. The refugees chanted slogans in solidarity with Gaza and

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

24-05-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Rahim Kmeishan, born in 1967 and displaced to Shatila camp, in Beirut, continues to launch distress signals over his deteriorating health condition. Abdul Rahim, born in 1967, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He was

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Istanbul

24-05-2021

Palestinian refugee boy Mohamed Kheir Salah was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt, in Istanbul, on May 19 for not holding the temporary protection card “kimlik”. Mohamed was sent to a deportation center in Pendik city. Activists said he is

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

24-05-2021

Ten years after demonstrations started in Syria, the majority of Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation. UN data indicates that over half of the Palestine refugees in the country have been

Arts Exhibition Held in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Arts Exhibition Held in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

23-05-2021

An exhibition was held by the Hums Association for Palestinian Fine Artists in Syria, in cooperation with the Palestinian Cultural Forum to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when thousands of Palestinians were forced out of their homes

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gharib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gharib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

23-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Reyad Gharib has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, born in 1976, was arrested on May 18, 2013 on the Hums—Damascus road.   

Gilin Blast Triggers Panic among Palestinians of Syria

Gilin Blast Triggers Panic among Palestinians of Syria

23-05-2021

An explosive device went off in a taxi parked on a street in Gilin town, west of Deraa province, south of Syria. The blast claimed the life of the taxi driver, called Jaber Adeib AlZouri, and left a number of

Palestinian Doctor Succumbs to Coronavirus in Poland

Palestinian Doctor Succumbs to Coronavirus in Poland

23-05-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Issa Mohamed Fares has died of coronavirus in Poland, where he has worked as a doctor. Born in 1969, Issa studied medicines at the Medicine Academy of Bydgoszcz city, in northern Poland. He is a specialist

3 Palestinian Children with Special Needs Appeal for Urgent Assistance in Jordan

3 Palestinian Children with Special Needs Appeal for Urgent Assistance in Jordan

23-05-2021

The families of three Palestinian children with special needs in Jordan have slammed the apathy maintained by UNRWA regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance.  A mother said she had appealed to UNRWA to provide her disabled child with

Residents of Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

22-05-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, spoke out against the poor quality of bread sold in the area. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption. They denounced the insufficient quantity of flour allotted to the

Deraa Camp Pharmacy Ravaged by Thieves

Deraa Camp Pharmacy Ravaged by Thieves

22-05-2021

AlShifaa Pharmacy in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was burglarized by anonymous thieves on Friday, May 21. The thieves stole drugs and pain soothers along with a battery and a sum of money. Property-theft attempts have increasingly

March Held in Northern Syria to Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

March Held in Northern Syria to Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

22-05-2021

Palestinian and Syrian refugees took to streets in Izaz city, north of Syria, to celebrate the ceasefire deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance. The refugees chanted slogans in solidarity with Gaza and in protest at Israel’s atrocious crimes against

Palestinian Refugee Earns B.A. from US University

Palestinian Refugee Earns B.A. from US University

22-05-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Sara Nizar Abu Rashed has earned a Bachelor’s degree in international relations and creative writing with a “First Class Honors” from Denison University, Ohio, USA. Sarra, 21, fled the war in Syria some eight years ago

Palestinian from Syria Wishing to Reunite with His Family Caught Inside Truck at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian from Syria Wishing to Reunite with His Family Caught Inside Truck at Istanbul Airport

22-05-2021

A Palestinian refugee stranded in Turkey has found no other way to reunite with his family in Germany than to hide into a truck loaded with aircraft tires bound for overseas shipment and parked on a street in the metropolitan

Dutch Parliament: Syria Unsafe for Migrant Returns

Dutch Parliament: Syria Unsafe for Migrant Returns

21-05-2021

Members of the Dutch Parliament said refugees from Syria should not be forced to return to the war-torn country. Following a meeting held a few days ago, Dutch MPs dubbed Syria an “unsafe zone” and said a detailed report about

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

21-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Wadi’ Raji Ibrahim has been secretly locked up in Syria’s state-run prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Wadi’ was arrested in Jdeidat AlBalad in November 2015. He was born in 1983 and raised in Khan Eshieh refugee camp

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

21-05-2021

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlHusainiya refugee camp continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions after water pumps broke down due to chronic power blackouts. The refugees lashed out at the concerned authorities over

Bread Aid Suspended in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Bread Aid Suspended in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

21-05-2021

Displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya, north of Syria, said distribution of bread by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) has been suspended, exacerbating their dire humanitarian condition. The refugees lashed out at AFAD

Palestinians of Syria Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

Palestinians of Syria Celebrate Gaza Ceasefire

21-05-2021

Thousands of Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals turned up to the streets across the war-ravaged country to celebrate the ceasefire deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance. The refugees chanted slogans in solidarity with Gaza and in protest at Israel’s

Nationwide Protests Held in Denmark over Deportations to Syria

Nationwide Protests Held in Denmark over Deportations to Syria

20-05-2021

Thousands of protesters turned up for demonstrations and protests in 25 cities across Denmark on Wednesday to say no to the Danish government's withdrawal of residence permits for Syrian refugees. Activists and organizations joined forces in a joint protest

Fires Break Out in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-05-2021

Fires broke out on Thursday, May 20, at a restaurant in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums. The fires rocked a so-called “Shawarma Express” fast food in Jerusalem Street. Material damage was reported. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp

Vigil Held in AlHusainiya Camp over Israeli Aggression on Gaza

Vigil Held in AlHusainiya Camp over Israeli Aggression on Gaza

20-05-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHusainiya displacement camp, in Syria, have expressed deep anger over Israel’s escalating violence and state terrorism in the occupied Palestinian territories and deadly aggressions on besieged Gaza. In a march held on Wednesday, May 19, Palestinian

Palestinian, Syrian Residents of Damascus Neighborhood Denied Property Reclamation

Palestinian, Syrian Residents of Damascus Neighborhood Denied Property Reclamation

20-05-2021

Damascus Governorate Council took an undeclared decision outlawing the return of the residents of the Damascus neighborhood of Jober, including dozens of Palestinian families, to their houses and the retrieval of their property. Sawt AlAsima news site said the decision

51% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Express Distrust in Syrian Gov’t

51% of Yarmouk Camp Residents Express Distrust in Syrian Gov’t

20-05-2021

A poll conducted by AGPS about the situation in Yarmouk Camp showed that 51.9% of the residents expressed their distrust in the promises made by the Syrian government to reconstruct the camp.  Only 18.6% of respondents said

56 Migrants Pushed Back from Cyprus

56 Migrants Pushed Back from Cyprus

19-05-2021

A boat with 56 migrants on board was spotted off the coast of Cyprus on Sunday. The Cypriot authorities checked the documents of people on board at sea and then asked the group to return to Lebanon from where they

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Ghazi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Ghazi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

19-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Faysal Ghazi Ali has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Faysal, born in 1990, was arrested on March 21, 2013. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery.  

Syrian Security Forces Ease Security Restrictions Around AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Syrian Security Forces Ease Security Restrictions Around AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

19-05-2021

The Syrian security forces have reportedly lightened security measures in and around AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees.  Eye-witnesses told AGPS that Syrian security forces removed the sand barriers pitched around the area. Access roads will be reopened gradually

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Bus Drivers

19-05-2021

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

Palestinians of Syria in Jordan Call for Humanitarian Action

Palestinians of Syria in Jordan Call for Humanitarian Action

19-05-2021

Director of UNRWA operations in Jordan Marta Lorenzo met with representatives of the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) in Jordan to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees fleeing the war-torn country to Jordan. Speaking on behalf of AGPS

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories”

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories”

18-05-2021

AGPS renews calls for participation in the “Untold Stories” competition. This is your chance to tell your or someone else’s story that has been left out of history books and put your/their voice at the forefront of war literature. We’re

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Blackmail

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Blackmail

18-05-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been increasingly terrorized and blackmailed by bandits strolling around residential neighborhoods. The residents said gangsters have been wavering white weapons, harassing girls, consuming drugs, and blackmailing the residents.    

Vigil Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza over Israeli Aggression on Gaza

Vigil Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza over Israeli Aggression on Gaza

18-05-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees rallied on Monday, May 17, outside of the UN office in AlMezzeh, in Damascus, protesting the escalating Israeli violence on the besieged Gaza Strip. The demonstrators urged the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take serious

Shopkeepers in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Forced to Post Pro-Regime Banners

Shopkeepers in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Forced to Post Pro-Regime Banners

18-05-2021

Syrian security forces have ordered shopkeepers in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to post banners supporting the Syrian President Bashar AlAssad in the upcoming elections. A number of shopkeepers posted the banners for fear of being fined

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Syrian Foreign Minister

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Syrian Foreign Minister

18-05-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees urged Syrian Foreign Minister Faysal Miqdad to take serious action in response to the Israeli aggressions on Gaza. The refugees called on the Foreign Minister to also work on rehabilitating their houses and

Scholarships Granted to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Scholarships Granted to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-05-2021

Mahmoud Abbas Foundation said it invites applications for school grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon for the school year 2020-2021. Applications will be received between May 17 and May 30, 2021.  

Over 200 Camps Left without Water in Northern Syria

Over 200 Camps Left without Water in Northern Syria

17-05-2021

Coordinators of Syria Response said over 200 displacement camps in northern Syria have been left without water. The association appealed to the international humanitarian institutions to urgently work on securing potable water for thousands of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

17-05-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak out against the insufficient quantities and poor quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by

Palestinian Refugee Missing from Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Missing from Khan Dannun Camp

17-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Khaled Halawah has gone missing from Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, for days. Khaled suffers from Down syndrome. 333 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare. Most

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

17-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Tamam Ali Ayoub has appealed for information over the condition and whereabouts of their son who has been forcibly disappeared in war-torn Syria since 2013. Tamam disappeared in 2013 near AlMajed Mosque. A few years

Greece to Pursue Six-Pronged Migration Policy

Greece to Pursue Six-Pronged Migration Policy

16-05-2021

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday said Greece was pursuing a six-pronged policy on migration aimed at combining protection of national sovereignty and international law with respect for humanitarian principles and refugee rights. During a visit to the Ministry

Palestinian Girl Goes Missing in Syria

Palestinian Girl Goes Missing in Syria

16-05-2021

A Palestinian child called “Haneen” disappeared on May 15 as she left her family house in AlHusainiya, in Rif Dimashq. Her family continues to appeal for information over her condition and whereabouts. 333 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls

On Nakba Day, PLA Accused of Apathy over Situation in Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories

On Nakba Day, PLA Accused of Apathy over Situation in Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories

16-05-2021

Activists leveled heavy criticism at the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) over a statement released on the 73rd anniversary of the Israeli-inflicted Nakba of 1948, in reference to the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from their homes by Zionist militias to

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Raise Funds for Gaza

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Raise Funds for Gaza

16-05-2021

Palestinians of Syria sheltered in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon embarked on a fundraising campaign seeking to collect aid to Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza, both of which have come under Israeli violence and aggressions. The campaign’s chief told

On 73rd Anniversary of Nakba, Palestinian Refugees in Syria Express Solidarity with Gaza, Jerusalem

On 73rd Anniversary of Nakba, Palestinian Refugees in Syria Express Solidarity with Gaza, Jerusalem

16-05-2021

On the 73rd anniversary of the Israeli-inflicted Nakba of 1948, in reference to the expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from their homes by Zionist militias, scores of Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across Syria, have expressed deep anger over

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

15-05-2021

A group of lawyers have called on Sweden to grant asylum to Palestinian refugees whose asylum application have been turned down.  The lawyers sent a memorandum to the UNHCR to pressurize it to assist vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hussein Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Hussein Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

15-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Khaled Husain has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since 2014.  Mohamed, born in 1981, was arrested in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq. UN data indicates that the camp was established on an area

Reconstruction Projects Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Reconstruction Projects Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

15-05-2021

The Charity Committee in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp embarked on three projects to install solar panels at the civil registration office run by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees along with a water tank at the local cemetery and chairs

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions due to Russian Checkpoints

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions due to Russian Checkpoints

15-05-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the movement crackdowns at checkpoints run by Russian forces. Civilians have reportedly been denied access to the local cemetery to pray for their deceased relatives. Eye-witnesses told AGPS that checkpoints run by the

On 73rd Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba: Palestinians of Syria Confirm Commitment to Right of Return

On 73rd Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba: Palestinians of Syria Confirm Commitment to Right of Return

15-05-2021

73 years on, Palestinian refugees continue to remember the Nakba of 1948 with deep sorrow as thousands have been forced out of their homes by Zionist gangs and made into refugees scattered across the globe. Palestinian refugee communities, including in

European Body Concerned by Greece’s Migrant Pushbacks

European Body Concerned by Greece’s Migrant Pushbacks

14-05-2021

Europe’s top human rights body has expressed “deep concern” at persistent allegations that Greek authorities have on several occasions illegally forced back migrants trying to clandestinely enter from neighboring Turkey. In a letter to government officials in Athens, Council of

Palestinians of Syria Express Dismay over Latest Israeli Aggressions on Gaza, Jerusalem

Palestinians of Syria Express Dismay over Latest Israeli Aggressions on Gaza, Jerusalem

14-05-2021

Rallies have swept Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in protest at the deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and crackdowns on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. The rallies took place in the refugee camps of Yarmouk, Jaramana, AlNeirab, Hindarat, AlAyedeen, and displacement

Palestinian Children Deprived of Happy Childhood

Palestinian Children Deprived of Happy Childhood

14-05-2021

Palestinian refugee children in Syria have been deprived of happy childhood memories due to protracted displacement, the loss of their parents, and/or the secret incarceration of their relatives in Syrian prisons. Farah, the daughter of a Palestinian prisoner in Syria

Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Newborn

Palestinian Family in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Newborn

13-05-2021

A Palestinian family displaced from Syria said Turkish hospitals have refused to admit their newborn on account that they do not hold kimlik visas. The family was forced to pay incubator fees at 1,000 Turkish pounds (120 USD) a

Shopkeepers Ordered to Post Pro-Regime Banners

Shopkeepers Ordered to Post Pro-Regime Banners

13-05-2021

Representatives of the ruling Baath Party in Syria ordered shopkeepers to post banners supporting the Syrian President Bashar AlAssad in the upcoming elections. A number of shopkeepers posted the banners for fear of being fined by the Syrian security forces

Civilians Terrorized by Armed Thieves in Deraa Camp

Civilians Terrorized by Armed Thieves in Deraa Camp

13-05-2021

A five-member gang burglarized a house in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, and stole its property. The gang attacked civilians who showed up at the scene to protect the house and threatened retaliation.  

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Sound Alarm over Squalid Conditions

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Sound Alarm over Squalid Conditions

13-05-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp briefed the director-general of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdul Hadi on their dire humanitarian condition due to protracted displacement and homelessness.  This came during a visit by Abdul Hadi to

Rallies Held across Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria over Israeli Aggressions on Gaza, Jerusalem

Rallies Held across Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria over Israeli Aggressions on Gaza, Jerusalem

13-05-2021

Rallies have swept Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in protest at the deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and crackdowns on Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. The rallies took place in the refugee camps of Yarmouk, Jaramana, AlNeirab, Hindarat, and AlAyedeen, among

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-05-2021

Palestinian engineer Abdul Mouhaymen Hanawi has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for seven consecutive years. Abdul Muhaymen was arrested in late 2013 over terror allegations. Activists said he had been spotted

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Price Hike

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Price Hike

12-05-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to the sharp decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian pound compared to the USD and their lack of access to the local

Rallies Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Gaza

Rallies Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Gaza

12-05-2021

Vigils were held on Tuesday across the Palestinian refugee camps of AlAyedeen, in Hums, and AlNeirab, in Aleppo, in solidarity with the residents of the occupied east Jerusalem city of Sheikh Jarrah and the blockaded Gaza Strip.  Palestinian refugees

Pro-Regime Militias Accused of Drug Trafficking in Syria Displacement Camp

Pro-Regime Militias Accused of Drug Trafficking in Syria Displacement Camp

12-05-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq said pro-regime committees in the camp have been running a network of drug trafficking.  Local sources said members of pro-regime militias have been involved in illicit drug trafficking. Drug

Palestinian Refugees Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition in Libya

Palestinian Refugees Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition in Libya

12-05-2021

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Libya have been grappling with squalid conditions due to the security turmoil and the frequent abductions and murders reported across the Libyan territories. So far, there exists no accurate statistics about Palestinians from

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

11-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan AlShehabi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for eight consecutive years. Mohamed, born in 1981, was arrested at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp on July 10, 2013.  

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-05-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles in the area, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. Several horrific accidents took place

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

11-05-2021

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

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

11-05-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian families sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for families in the area—has dried out as a result of the

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Stockholm over Israeli Escalations in Jerusalem

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Stockholm over Israeli Escalations in Jerusalem

11-05-2021

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have joined rallies held across European cities, including Stockholm, to voice their firm rejection of the surge in violence by Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem. Across war-torn Syria, hundreds of Palestinian refugees sheltered in

Palestinian Refugees Threatened with Deportation from Denmark Launch Distress Calls

Palestinian Refugees Threatened with Deportation from Denmark Launch Distress Calls

10-05-2021

Danish authorities have given orders to a number of refugees from Syria to return to Damascus, to a home that no longer stands, in a neighbourhood destroyed by the war and often shut off to former residents.   “I do

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBeiki Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBeiki Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

10-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Ghassan Ezzet AlBreiki has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for the fifth consecutive year. A resident of AlMuzeireeb town, Ghassan was arrested by the government forces in Daraa on September 25, 2016. According to AGPS data

Palestinian Youth Subjected to Fraud in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Youth Subjected to Fraud in Syria Displacement Camp

10-05-2021

A resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has received counterfeit money from an exchange party to whom he headed to exchange a sum of 300 USD. The sum was slated to be paid to Syria Central Bank in Aleppo to

Over 90% of Property in Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Theft

Over 90% of Property in Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Theft

10-05-2021

A poll conducted by AGPS about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp showed that civilian property and abandoned structures have been subjected to theft and burglary. 93.% of respondents said their property and houses were ransacked/stolen. However, they still want

Rally Held in Northern Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah

Rally Held in Northern Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah

10-05-2021

Dozens of Palestinians displaced from Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya north of Syria have joined protests held on Sunday in solidarity with residents of occupied east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and worshipers at AlAqsa Mosque.  Palestinian refugees who joined

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

09-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1976, continues to appeal for information over their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Rationalization of Economic Support

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Rationalization of Economic Support

09-05-2021

Association 302 to Defend Refugee Rights said the humanitarian condition of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon will be severely affected by the rationalization of economic assistance. In a statement, Association 302 said the government’s economic rationalization measures are to be

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Water Company

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Water Company

09-05-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp have accused staff of the Water Company of favoritism and corruption, saying water supplies have been unevenly distributed across residential neighborhoods. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has

Palestinian Activists Call For Holding Eid Prayers in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Activists Call For Holding Eid Prayers in Yarmouk Camp

09-05-2021

Palestinian activists have called for holding Muslim prayers in congregation on the holy Eid Day in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The activists posted calls on social media using the hashtag #Eid_prayers_in_our_camp. Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Calls For Increased Services For Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Calls For Increased Services For Palestine Refugees in Syria

09-05-2021

During her first official visit to Syria from 24-28 April 2021, newly appointed UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General, Leni Stenseth, met with Palestine refugees and inspected UNRWA installations in Syria.  She met with several Government officials, including Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, Deputy

Turkey Grants Marriage Permits for Holders of Temporary Visas

Turkey Grants Marriage Permits for Holders of Temporary Visas

08-05-2021

The Turkish Migration Directorate issued on May 7 a new decision greenlighting marriage permits for holders of tourist visas and temporary protection cards known as “kimlik”. Marriage permits can be obtained through “E delvet” application. Recently, Palestinian refugees from Syria

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

08-05-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon said cash grants covering the months of April and May will be delivered to the Palestinians of Syria through Liban Post starting May 8. The concerned refugees will receive text messages from Liban Post determining the grant

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Projects in Hindarat Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Projects in Hindarat Camp

08-05-2021

UNRWA has started clearing debris near AlZeib School and the Women’s Centre in Hindarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. The works make part of a UNRWA plan to reconstruct its premises in Palestinian refugee camps in

Displaced Families Push for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Push for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

08-05-2021

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. In 2019, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Celebrate International Jerusalem Day

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Celebrate International Jerusalem Day

08-05-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Syria joined on Friday vigils held in displacement camps across the war-torn country to mark the International Jerusalem Day. The refugees chanted slogans and lifted banners confirming their unyielding commitment to their right to return

Palestinian Brothers Muhammad and Muayad Akawi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Muhammad and Muayad Akawi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

07-05-2021

Palestinian brothers Mohamed Saleh Akawi, born in 1982, and Muayad Salah Akawi, born in 1992, have gone missing since December 2013. Both of them were kidnapped by Syrian government troops deployed at AlBatikha checkpoint, set up on the access road

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Gilin Town Appeal for Oxygen Cylinders

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Gilin Town Appeal for Oxygen Cylinders

07-05-2021

Activists in Gilin town, in Deraa, south of Syria, have launched calls for securing oxygen cylinders to save coronavirus-stricken patients. Coronavirus cases have increasingly been recorded among Palestinians sheltered in Gilin town, south of Syria. Activists have denounced the absence

Lebanon Charity Provides Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

Lebanon Charity Provides Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

07-05-2021

Rahma Association for Relief and Development said Palestinian refugees will benefit from a healthcare assistance program to be launched in Lebanon. In a joint statement with UNRWA, AlRahma said it will provide assistance to patients who need surgical operations of

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

07-05-2021

Palestinian refugees in Jordan have called for including them in Himmat AlWatan Fund Program launched by the Jordanian government to assist vulnerable people who have been worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking with AGPS, activists said Palestinian refugees with

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Can’t Go Back to Syria Due to Security Threats

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Can’t Go Back to Syria Due to Security Threats

07-05-2021

Ten years into the Syrian conflict, thousands of Palestinian refugees continue to suffer protracted displacement after they fled the war-torn country to other destinations. The Syrian regime has forcibly displaced thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. Today, those who wish to

UNRWA Invites Applications for Syria Vacancies

UNRWA Invites Applications for Syria Vacancies

06-05-2021

UNRWA is seeking a long-term procurement assistant and a carpenter for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org. UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance

Water Crisis ongoing in Deraa Refugee Camp

Water Crisis ongoing in Deraa Refugee Camp

06-05-2021

Water has repeatedly been cut off across residential neighborhoods in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The residents warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the global propagation of

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Commits Suicide

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Commits Suicide

06-05-2021

A Palestinian refugee born in 1997 committed suicide inside his house in Khan Eshieh camp. Local sources told AGPS that the refugee suffered psychological disorders as a result of his involvement in bloody shootouts alongside Syrian regime forces. He had

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Delay in UN Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Delay in UN Aid Distribution

06-05-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon have denounced delays in UNRWA cash aid delivery. Last week, UNRWA in Lebanon pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinians of Syria at the earliest possible time in May and in USD or its

AGPS Publishes Poll about Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Publishes Poll about Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

06-05-2021

AGPS has published a new report comprising the findings of an opinion poll about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp and the developments which occurred in the area after they Syrian government recaptured it. 264 people participated in the poll between

Palestinian Refugee Siraj Abu Reya Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Siraj Abu Reya Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

05-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Siraj Abu Reya has been secretly held in Syrian state-run prisons since 2014. Siraj, born in 1985, was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh neighborhood, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus as he attempted to leave

PLA Releases Captives following Presidential Amnesty

PLA Releases Captives following Presidential Amnesty

05-05-2021

A number of conscripts held captive by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were freed after Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday granting amnesty and reducing sentences for several categories of crime committed before May 2. Eye-witnesses told AGPS

Violence against Students Reported in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Violence against Students Reported in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

05-05-2021

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout camp, in Efrin, north of Syria, said their children have been subjected to violent treatment at the local school. A father told AGPS that his child was heavily beaten by the

Over 20 Shops Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Over 20 Shops Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

05-05-2021

Shopkeepers in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, said they have started reconstructing their shops after they got permits to that end from local authorities. Activists told AGPS that over 20 commercial structures have been rehabilitated in Yarmouk at

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Daily Fines in Jordan

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Daily Fines in Jordan

05-05-2021

Palestinian refugees who illegally entered Jordan holding Syrian travel documents said the Jordanian authorities impose a sum of a dinar and a half (over 2 USD) on every day spent in Jordan starting their entry date. In appeals emailed to

62 Migrants Intercepted, 29 Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

62 Migrants Intercepted, 29 Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

04-05-2021

62 migrants and two smugglers were intercepted by the Turkish authorities on May 3 as they tried to illegally leave the country through the Aegean coast. The migrants were transferred to the migration directorate in Izmir pending the necessary legal

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Chronic Power Outage

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Chronic Power Outage

04-05-2021

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outages which often last for over 23 hours. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in the area and affected

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Theft of Power/Water Installations in AlHusainiya Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Theft of Power/Water Installations in AlHusainiya Camp

04-05-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water pumps and electricity wires have been stolen by anonymous thieves to sell them at cheap prices in the poverty-stricken area. Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported

UNRWA Renews Contract with Aleppo Hospitals

UNRWA Renews Contract with Aleppo Hospitals

04-05-2021

UNRWA has renewed its contracts with Faour Clinic and Martini Hospital for Surgical Operations in order to provide better healthcare services for Palestinian refugees north of Aleppo, including those sheltered in Handarat and AlNeirab camps.  

Palestinian Refugee Woman Earns PhD in Media with Honor

Palestinian Refugee Woman Earns PhD in Media with Honor

04-05-2021

Palestinian woman from Syria Lin Issa has earned a PhD in media with a first-class honor from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India. Lin had earned high scores at Damascus University before she got enrolled at the Indian university. She

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-05-2021

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria. Palestinian refugees sheltered in Idlib, AlMuhammadiya Camp, and Deir Ballout Camp, in northern Syria, have

Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

03-05-2021

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday granting amnesty and reducing sentences for several categories of crime committed before May 2, state news agency SANA said. The Amnesty did not include thousands of Palestinian and Syrian prisoners held on

Syria Regime Imposes Charges on Vehicles in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Syria Regime Imposes Charges on Vehicles in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

03-05-2021

The Syrian regime’s Fourth Division imposed taxes on vehicles entering AlSayeda Zeinab town and its Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq province.  This comes after Syrian security forces recaptured checkpoints previously run by Shiite militias and removed sand barriers

Palestinians Condemn Latest EU Resolution Targeting Refugee Agency

Palestinians Condemn Latest EU Resolution Targeting Refugee Agency

03-05-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and other national factions have strongly condemned the language adopted by the European Parliament in its 2019 discharge resolution on European Union (EU) budget implementation. The EU claimed UNRWA teaches and disseminates hate speech and

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

03-05-2021

AGPS has recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists in Syria and the secret detention of dozens more since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering scenes on the

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

02-05-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad in cooperation with Muhjat AlQuds Association distributed on May 2 relief items to 600 families who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp to the adjacent Yalda town. Over 5,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter south

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 10th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 10th Year

02-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the tenth consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in 2011. His condition and

Dutch Gov’t Strips Nationality from 6 Who Returned to Syria

Dutch Gov’t Strips Nationality from 6 Who Returned to Syria

02-05-2021

The Dutch government stripped six Dutch-Moroccan dual citizens of their Netherlands nationality on allegations that they traveled to Syria to join Islamic extremist group ISIS or other terrorist groups.  The Council of State issued a ruling on Friday saying

Association of Displaced Palestinians Launched in Northern Syria

Association of Displaced Palestinians Launched in Northern Syria

02-05-2021

Palestinian activists have announced the launch of the Association of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria. In a statement emailed to AGPS, the association said it is an independent body made up of activists and humanitarian actors operating in Syria. The

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer Harsh Working Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer Harsh Working Conditions

02-05-2021

More than ten years of bloody shootouts have severely affected the Syrian workforce and migrant workers in the war-torn country.   Palestinian refugees have been worst affected by the conflict; The majority have  lost their livelihoods and in the best

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad Distributes Relief Items in Yarmouk Camp

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad Distributes Relief Items in Yarmouk Camp

01-05-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad distributed relief items to residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. 200 families benefited from the move. Representatives of the Popular Conference visited Fayez Halawah Clinic and the local bakery to assess

Activists Warn of Blackmail as Prisoners Get Transferred to Damascus Lock-Up

Activists Warn of Blackmail as Prisoners Get Transferred to Damascus Lock-Up

01-05-2021

Activists have warned that the families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information following reports on the transfer of prisoners to Damascus central prison of Adra.  Over

Coronavirus Cases Reported among Palestinians in Gilin

Coronavirus Cases Reported among Palestinians in Gilin

01-05-2021

Coronavirus cases have been increasingly recorded among Palestinians sheltered in Gilin town, south of Syria. Activists have denounced the absence of anti-coronavirus measures and the violation of precautionary protocols.  Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s

Palestine Refugee Agency Disappointed by European Parliament

Palestine Refugee Agency Disappointed by European Parliament's Latest Resolution

01-05-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it was disappointed by the language adopted by the European Parliament in its 2019 discharge resolution on European Union (EU) budget implementation. In a

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Refugee in Turkey

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Refugee in Turkey

01-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ahmed Es’id has called upon the Turkish and Greek authorities along with the International Red Cross and other humanitarian institutions to work on disclosing Ahmed’s condition and whereabouts. Ahmed disappeared over two

Fast-Breaking Meals Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya

Fast-Breaking Meals Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya

30-04-2021

Muhjat AlQuds Association in Syria distributed on April 29 some 200 Iftar meals to displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Syria’s Qudsaya town. Some 6,000 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, continue to face dire socio-economic conditions

Syria Consulate in Turkey Delays Booked Meetings

Syria Consulate in Turkey Delays Booked Meetings

30-04-2021

The Syrian Consulate in Istanbul has cancelled all arranged meetings following the total lockdown imposed across Turkish provinces due to the unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases. Meetings which were scheduled for Friday April 30 will be delayed to May 21

2 Schools to Be Re-Opened in Yarmouk Camp

2 Schools to Be Re-Opened in Yarmouk Camp

30-04-2021

Syria’s Education Minister Darem Tabaa greenlighted the rehabilitation of the Yarmouk High School and Abdul Kader AlHusaini School, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The schools are slated to reopen starting the next academic year following reconstruction

Palestinian Refugee in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Appeals for Urgent Treatment

30-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Hamda, sheltered in northern Syria, has appealed for urgent medical treatment in nearby Turkey. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said Amer, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Aleppo, suffers from pituitary adenomas (tumors affecting the

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

30-04-2021

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare serves as a reminder of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, and which claimed the lives of dozens of innocent Palestinians.  AGPS warns that

Meals Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Meals Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

29-04-2021

Activists, in cooperation with Saned – Europe group, distributed 200 meals to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region. The move makes part of a relief campaign launched by Palestinian activists in Europe and funded

Turkey Rescues 35 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 35 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

29-04-2021

Turkey on Tuesday rescued 53 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish territorial waters, a security official said. The asylum seekers, who were stranded on a rubber boat off the

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Abu Shteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Abu Shteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-04-2021

Palestinian refugees Mohamed and Samir Ibrahim Abu Shteiwi have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. The family told AGPS that Mohamed, born in 1957, was arrested on March 10, 2013 at a government checkpoint in Rif Dimashq

Charity Banquet Held in Yarmouk Camp

Charity Banquet Held in Yarmouk Camp

29-04-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization held a fast-breaking banquet for 200 families living in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. The residents hailed the move, which they said comes at a time of multiple hardships inflicted by years of protracted displacement and

Residents of Handarat Camp Enduring Protracted Displacement

Residents of Handarat Camp Enduring Protracted Displacement

29-04-2021

Ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees displaced from Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, to Latakia city have been confronted with increased hardship due to protracted displacement and the loss of livelihoods. Some eight years ago, precisely on April 27

Turkey Rescues 137 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 137 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

28-04-2021

In three different operations, a total of 137 asylum seekers were rescued by Turkish coastal authorities off the coast of western Izmir province after they were pushed back by Greek Coast Guard. After a tip that there was a group

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in USD

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in USD

28-04-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinians of Syria at the earliest possible time in May and in USD or its equivalent exchange rate. UNRWA apologized for the delay in cash aid transfer, which it attributed to

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Company

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Company

28-04-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp have urged UNRWA to pressurize AlHaram Company for international transfer to cease mistreatment of Palestinian refugees who show up at the company’s office to withdraw their cash aid. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

28-04-2021

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

Armed Gang Grabs School in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Armed Gang Grabs School in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-04-2021

Anonymous gunmen held sway on Tuesday, 10 pm, over AlNeirab School, located in AlNeirab refugee camp, and climbed over its walls in an attempt to grab its equipment. Civilians who walked out of the nearby mosque at dawn reached out

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in AlRamadan Camp

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in AlRamadan Camp

27-04-2021

Palestinian child Mohamed Ismail AlSalati, aged 12, was found a few days after he disappeared from AlRamadan refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. More than 330 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Appeal for Internet Access

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Appeal for Internet Access

27-04-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to appeal for internet access portals and a telephone exchange system (interconnection). The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) has appealed to the concerned authorities to provide internet access

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

27-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have voiced deep concern over the health hazards inflicted by the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and the standing wastewater flooding the main access roads. The residents

Real Estate Brokers Prevented from Manipulating Civilian Property in Yarmouk Camp

Real Estate Brokers Prevented from Manipulating Civilian Property in Yarmouk Camp

27-04-2021

Instructions have been released by officials in charge of Yarmouk file to stand on guard to real estate brokers who have been attempting to buy/sell homes, shops, and civilian property in Yarmouk Camp. Over recent months, activists have warned against

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Khader Released by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Khader Released by Syrian Security Forces

27-04-2021

Palestinian nurse Mahmoud Khader was released by Syrian security forces in Deraa, south of Syria, hours after he was arrested at the Freedom Square. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said a number of Deraa residents captured the

Humanitarian Campaign Held in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Abroad

Humanitarian Campaign Held in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Abroad

26-04-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad has launched a campaign to support Palestinian refugees in camps and shelters set up in foreign countries.  The campaign will soon see the day in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, where food baskets will

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

26-04-2021

Activists in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees have embarked on a campaign to provide iftar (fast-breaking) meals to the vulnerable families sheltered in the area. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

26-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Maymoun Fawzi Turki, aged 40, has died of the novel coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo. Civilians have strongly condemned the Syrian authorities and international humanitarian organizations regarding their appeals for urgent treatment and for ambulances to carry

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-04-2021

An AGPS correspondent in Aleppo said fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ter’il, in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo. Mohamed, his wife, and children sustained burns. Heavy material damage was also reported. The residents rushed to the

Palestinian Refugees Slam Popular Committees in Lebanon for Inciting Political Rifts

Palestinian Refugees Slam Popular Committees in Lebanon for Inciting Political Rifts

26-04-2021

Activists have accused popular Palestinian committees in Lebanon of inflaming political divisions and defaming Palestinian activists from Syria who have been speaking up for their inalienable rights. Speaking with AGPS on conditions of anonymity, an activist said the chief of

Palestinian Refugee Muadh Ali Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muadh Ali Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Muadh Mahmoud Ali, born in 1995, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Muadh, raised in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched in AlZahira

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Competition

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee child Hussam Jaber Yousef was honored by the Palestinian Sports Federation after he snatched the first place in a chest contest in Hums and the fourth place at the Syrian Republic championship for the 8-year-old class. Husam is

Solar Panels Installed in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Solar Panels Installed in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

25-04-2021

The Syrian authorities greenlighted a project to rehabilitate the electricity network in Yarmouk Camp using solar panels. Over recent years, the residents have frequently complained that power cables have been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Yarmouk refugee camp

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Calls over Water Scarcity

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Calls over Water Scarcity

25-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been repeatedly cut off in the area due to breakdowns in the main water pumps as a result of the power blackout.  Civilians have been

Coronavirus-Related Death, New Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus-Related Death, New Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud AlHaj, from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, has died of the novel coronavirus. At the same time, three residents of the camp have contracted the virus and are in a critical condition. Civilians

HRW Urges Denmark to Revise Its Decisions on Syria Refugees

HRW Urges Denmark to Revise Its Decisions on Syria Refugees

24-04-2021

Human Rights Watch (HRW) strongly condemned the Danish government’s decision to remove “temporary protection” for Syrian refugees from Damascus.  In a joint letter, analysts, researchers, and other experts on the Syrian context, said the Danish decision “used our testimonies

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-04-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children.  The residents said several horrific accidents took place due to

Street Sellers Swamp AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Street Sellers Swamp AlNeirab Refugee Camp

24-04-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees said main access roads have been crammed with street stalls. The phenomenon sparked controversial responses in an area that has been gripped with multiple hardships due to the ten-year conflict.  AlNeirab camp

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

24-04-2021

Street beggars have increasingly been spotted in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, where humanitarian conditions have been squalid. Parents have also raised alarm bells over the striking upsurge in the rate of school dropouts among schoolchildren and university students, several

Palestinian Refugee Released by Syria Opposition Group after 3 Years

Palestinian Refugee Released by Syria Opposition Group after 3 Years

24-04-2021

Tahrir AlSham Commission in the northern Syrian province of Idlib released on April 21 the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, after they kept him captive for three years. AGPS has documented the secret detention of

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Turkey

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Turkey

23-04-2021

The Palestine Charity distributed cash and in-kind aid items to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Kilis.  Iftar (fast-breaking) meals were also distributed to refugee families on Friday and Sunday as part of the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

23-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Bassam AlBash, from Yarmouk camp, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on May 07, 2013 by Syrian security forces deployed near the

Water Network to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

23-04-2021

The General Construction and Reconstruction Company said it has signed a contract with the General Water Company in Damascus in order to rehabilitate the water network in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The contract is worth 200

Child Goes Missing in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

Child Goes Missing in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

23-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ismail AlSalati, aged 12, disappeared from Rif Dimashq province some four days earlier.  His family, sheltered in AlRamadan camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continues to appeal for information about his condition and

CSOs: UNRWA Cash Grants to Be Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Soon

CSOs: UNRWA Cash Grants to Be Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Soon

23-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) promised to transfer cash aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon before Eid, according to popular committees in Lebanon. Secretary of the popular Palestinian committees

Food Items Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

Food Items Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

22-04-2021

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization distributed on April 21 food baskets to Palestinian families in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Over 600 Palestinian families sheltered in the area benefited from the humanitarian move. All the way through

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Visits UNRWA following Announcement of Aid Resumption

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Visits UNRWA following Announcement of Aid Resumption

22-04-2021

United States Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy C. Shea visited on Tuesday the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Lebanon Field Office where she met with the Deputy Commissioner-General of the Agency, Leni

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

22-04-2021

Local COSs have called on Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon to join a vigil slated to be held on Monday, April 26, outside of UNRWA office in Beirut.  The move comes in response to unjustified delays in cash

Palestinian Refugee Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Turkish Custody

22-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Rahman Dasouki, born in 2004, was released from Turkish custody, one week after he was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt city, in Istanbul, on April 15. Abdul Rahma, who fled Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was

Palestinian Authority Slammed for Voting “No” to Sanctions on Syria over Chemical Weapons Use

Palestinian Authority Slammed for Voting “No” to Sanctions on Syria over Chemical Weapons Use

22-04-2021

The Free Palestinian Syrian Assembly (Maseer) has strongly condemned the Palestinian Authority’s position regarding sanctions on Syria at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Voting on Syria at the world's chemical-weapons watchdog has shed light on

Food Aid Items Distributed in Handarat Camp

Food Aid Items Distributed in Handarat Camp

21-04-2021

The local committee of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, distributed food baskets and children clothes to vulnerable families sheltered in the area. Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat camp have been grappling with

UNRWA to Delay Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Delay Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

21-04-2021

Activists said UNRWA is expected to delay the transfer of cash grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said UNRWA’s cash assistance represents a lifeline for the cash-stripped Palestinian refugee families who have been

Palestinian Refugee Esam Sharfi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Esam Sharfi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

21-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Esam Ahmad Sharfi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for seven years running.  Esam, born in 1961, was arrested on January 5, 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Water Pumped into AlSabina Camp following 10 Month Blackout

Water Pumped into AlSabina Camp following 10 Month Blackout

21-04-2021

Water has been pumped into AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, after the Power Ministry installed a new transformer to operate the main water pump. Over recent months, civilians have lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA

3 Years after Syrian Regime Bombarded Yarmouk Camp…Civilian Bodies Still Trapped Under Rubble

3 Years after Syrian Regime Bombarded Yarmouk Camp…Civilian Bodies Still Trapped Under Rubble

21-04-2021

Civilian bodies have reportedly been trapped under rubble in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, three years after the Syrian fighter jets and Russian forces on April 19, 2018 showered the camp with bombs and missiles. Local sources told

UNRWA Launches Centralized Digital Learning Platform for Palestine Refugee Students

UNRWA Launches Centralized Digital Learning Platform for Palestine Refugee Students

20-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has launched a new centralized digital education platform designed to improve education access for more than 540,000 refugee students in 711 schools across the Middle East. UNRWA said

UNRWA Distributes Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees

20-04-2021

UNRWA, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), began on Tuesday, April 19, the distribution of food baskets to vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Syria. Every registered Palestinian family member in Syria received 20 kilograms of flour

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria

20-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Naser, sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has succumbed to COVID-19. Over recent months, hundreds of Palestinians in/from Syria have contracted the virus. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021” issued earlier this year

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

20-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Omar Mohamed Mahawesh, born in 1993, was released from Syrian prisons on April 19. Omar, a resident of Deraa refugee camp, south of Syria, had been locked up for over two years and a half in Syrian regime

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

20-04-2021

Residents of Haifa Street in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power has been cut off across residential alleyways for the fifth consecutive day after power cables fell on the ground. The residents urged the Syrian authorities

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

20-04-2021

Three bakeries in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees have been selling bread made out of stale bread instead of baking powder. Following complaints filed by the residents, the Directorate of Internal Commerce and Consumer Protection toured the camp and found

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

19-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 40, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the eighth year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod city, in Rif Dimashq

Clinic Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

Clinic Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

19-04-2021

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) reopened Ahmad Abu Omar Clinic in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees. The clinic provides reasonably-priced healthcare services to the local residents. In a Facebook statement, PLA’s chief of staff Akram AlSaleti said all clinics in

Residents of AlRamadan Camp Raise Concerns over Increasing Coronavirus Cases

Residents of AlRamadan Camp Raise Concerns over Increasing Coronavirus Cases

19-04-2021

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress calls over the unabated coronavirus outbreak and the absence of protection drives in the area. The residents have called for increasing efforts to disinfect public amenities

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Lebanon

19-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Kaadan Abu Issa died of coronavirus in Lebanon. Emad, a resident of AlJalil camp in Baalbek, fled Yarmouk Camp in Damascus. So far, 22 Palestinians from Syria have succumbed to the deadly disease.  

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Rubble Piles

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Rubble Piles

19-04-2021

Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere across the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, which has come under heavy shelling all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict. Some three years ago, precisely on April 19, 2018, Syrian regime

Migrants in Unofficial Greek Camps Deprived of Much-Needed Cash Aid

Migrants in Unofficial Greek Camps Deprived of Much-Needed Cash Aid

18-04-2021

Greece’s Migration Ministry announced on Thursday April 15 that it will cut off cash aid for asylum seekers as of July 1. The Ministry called on asylum seekers and migrants sheltered in unrecognized camps and shelters to submit housing demands

Palestinian Refugees in Netherlands Raise Funds for Local Mosque

Palestinian Refugees in Netherlands Raise Funds for Local Mosque

18-04-2021

Palestinian expatriates in the Netherlands who had been formerly sheltered in Syria’s Jaramana Camp have raised 400,000 Syrian pounds to buy audio materials for AlRahman Mosque. The move saw the day after the local Muslim community said the call

Power Cut off East of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp for 3rd Day

Power Cut off East of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp for 3rd Day

18-04-2021

Residents of the eastern neighborhood of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power has been cut off for over three days.  The families have called on the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and

Water Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in AlHusainiya Camp

Water Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in AlHusainiya Camp

18-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been told that they can receive water supplies from wells only on Mondays and Thursdays due to frequent power blackouts affecting water generators. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlHusainiya

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

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

18-04-2021

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

Bread Packs Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bread Packs Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-04-2021

AlKheir Campaign distributed 1,150 bread packs to residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. All the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have been grappling with dire

Palestinian Refugee Wins Top Scorer Award in Syrian Youth League

Palestinian Refugee Wins Top Scorer Award in Syrian Youth League

17-04-2021

Palestinian football player Udai Radwan Hassoun, born in 1994 in Hama city, won the top scorer award as part of the Syrian Youth League 2020/2021. Udai scored 21 goals in 21 matches. He is the team’s best player with 26

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Gas Crisis

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Gas Crisis

17-04-2021

Palestinians taking refuge in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, have launched urgent appeals for gas and fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. The residents said local markets have run out of gas and fuel, slamming the unequal

Palestinian Ambassador in Damascus, Resident of Yarmouk Camp Succumb to Coronavirus

Palestinian Ambassador in Damascus, Resident of Yarmouk Camp Succumb to Coronavirus

17-04-2021

Palestinian Ambassador to Damascus Mahmoud Al-Khalidi died due to complications from coronavirus, Palestinian embassy in Damascus, Syria, announced on Saturday. “Al-Khalidi passed away in Jaffa Hospital in Damascus,” the embassy said. “The burial will take place in the  martyrs’

AGPS: Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

17-04-2021

On the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS reiterates its deep concern about the condition of more than 1,700 refugees forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run lock-ups. AGPS data indicates that 1,797 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government

During Holy Ramadan…Palestinian Refugees Struggling with Multiple Hardships in Syria

During Holy Ramadan…Palestinian Refugees Struggling with Multiple Hardships in Syria

16-04-2021

After more than 10 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

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

16-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza to urge the agency to transfer their cash grants and rental allowances of which they

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Arrested in Istanbul

16-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Rahman Dasouki was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt city, in Istanbul, on April 15. Abdul Rahma, who fled Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was arrested after police found out that he is a non-holder of the

Activists Slam Reaction of Popular Committees to “Beirut Embassy Incident”

Activists Slam Reaction of Popular Committees to “Beirut Embassy Incident”

16-04-2021

Activists and CSOs have strongly condemned a statement issued by popular Palestinian committees in Lebanon in response to the assault targeting a Palestinian woman and other protesters outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut. The activists said the statement enflames

Vigil Held in Ramallah to Protest Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman

Vigil Held in Ramallah to Protest Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman

16-04-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined on Thursday, April 15, a vigil held by the Unified Palestinian Movement (UPM) in Ramallah in solidarity with an elderly Palestinian woman from Syria who was slapped on her face by an embassy staffer in

Refugee Children on Greek Islands Deprived of Right to Education

Refugee Children on Greek Islands Deprived of Right to Education

15-04-2021

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA), a non-profit organisation, published a report tracking the different levels of barriers to education through the eyes of refugee children, their parents and education professionals across Greek islands. RSA said the exclusion of refugee children from

Palestinian Refugee Mohi AlDeen Jodeh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohi AlDeen Jodeh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

15-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohyi AlDeen Mustafa Jodeh has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. The refugee, born in 1986, was arrested on January 5, 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh Street in

Water Cut Off in AlSabina Refugee Camp for over 10 Months

Water Cut Off in AlSabina Refugee Camp for over 10 Months

15-04-2021

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been frequently cut off for over 10 months, forcing civilians to purchase water from

Tension Flares Up South of Syria following Assassination of Palestinian Refugee

Tension Flares Up South of Syria following Assassination of Palestinian Refugee

15-04-2021

Tension has been running high at Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, following the assassination of Palestinian refugee Sami Adnan Omar. Sami, born in 1994, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday, April 13, in Deraa camp. His

Greece to Build Closed Camp for Lesbos Migrants

Greece to Build Closed Camp for Lesbos Migrants

14-04-2021

A new migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has been given the go ahead after a vote by the local municipal council. The exact location of the camp is not yet clear. The Municipal Council of Mytilene, on

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinians of Syria

14-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said food aid items will be distributed to the refugees, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), as of April 19

E-Campaign Condemns Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman Outside of Beirut Embassy

E-Campaign Condemns Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman Outside of Beirut Embassy

14-04-2021

Palestinian activists launched an e-campaign under the hashtag #MayYourHandGetBroken in protest at the assault carried out by a man called Atallah AlHassan, from the Palestine Embassy in Beirut, against a Palestinian refugee woman. Atallah reportedly slapped the woman on her

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria Displacement Camp

14-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Sami Adnan Omar, born in 1994, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday, April 13, in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said Sami’s body was found in

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mustafa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mustafa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

13-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad Mustafa has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in December 2013 by Syrian security forces deployed AtAlHusainiya checkpoint. AGPS has documented the

Medical Equipment Delivered to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Medical Equipment Delivered to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-04-2021

Director of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, sent medical supplies and a sum of money to the health center in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The facility is run by volunteer medics

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

13-04-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution in order to avoid overcrowding outside of local bakeries. The residents said no special anti-coronavirus measures have been taken in

Palestinian Refugees Assaulted Outside of Beirut Embassy

Palestinian Refugees Assaulted Outside of Beirut Embassy

13-04-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees who launched calls for urgent humanitarian assistance were assaulted outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut. In a live footage circulated on social media networks, a man called Atallah and affiliated with Fatah Movement appears

Dutch Journalist Documents Tragedy of Palestinians of Syria

Dutch Journalist Documents Tragedy of Palestinians of Syria

12-04-2021

Dutch journalist Fernande Van Tets issued a new book entitled “Four Seasons in Damascus”, which provides a rare glimpse into the work of humanitarian workers in Syria and explains the dilemmas that face humanitarian workers there.  Through her book

Syrians, Persons with Equivalent Status Exempted from Civil Status Fines

Syrians, Persons with Equivalent Status Exempted from Civil Status Fines

12-04-2021

A presidential decree recently issued in Syria has ruled for exempting Syrian nationals and persons with similar status inside and outside Syria from civil status penalties. Decree No. 7 of 2021 exempts Syrians from fines slapped on belated civil status

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

12-04-2021

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

30 Palestinian Residents of Syria’s AlKabon Neighborhood Pronounced Dead since Conflict Outbreak

30 Palestinian Residents of Syria’s AlKabon Neighborhood Pronounced Dead since Conflict Outbreak

12-04-2021

AGPS has documented the death of 30 Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlKabon neighborhood, in Damascus, since the outburst of bloody hostilities in Syria. AGPS data indicates that 4,048 Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have died of war-related incidents since the

UN Levels Heavy Criticism at Denmark over Repatriation of Syria Refugees

UN Levels Heavy Criticism at Denmark over Repatriation of Syria Refugees

12-04-2021

Denmark is facing growing criticism for a decision last year to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugees, citing a “safe” situation around Damascus, but the country is sticking to its position. The tough Danish stance is a new sign of

UNHCR Calls for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugees

UNHCR Calls for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugees

11-04-2021

The UNHCR called for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations, including for refugees and other forcibly displaced and stateless people. In a statement issued on World Health Day, UNHCR said it was encouraged by

Palestinian Refugee Adel Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adel Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

11-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Adel Adib Diab, aged 23, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Adel was arrested on March 24, 2014 on his way out of the old city of Hums as part of

Humanitarian Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

11-04-2021

Expatriates formerly sheltered in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have collected a sum of 1 million Syrian pounds for cash-stripped and vulnerable families in the camp. Living conditions in Khan Dannun have sharply deteriorated due to

Palestinian Refugees Call for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees Call for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

11-04-2021

A vigil is slated to be held on Tuesday by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. Sometime earlier, Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, Mathias Schemale promised to increase

Syria Embassy Slaps 3,500 Fine on Palestinian Refugee in Thailand

Syria Embassy Slaps 3,500 Fine on Palestinian Refugee in Thailand

11-04-2021

The Syrian Embassy in Malaysia has imposed a fine of 3,500 USD on expatriates, including Palestinian refugees, who had lived in Syria and wish to have their legal situation worked out. A refugee told AGPS that Palestinian refugees from

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Seat in Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Seat in Bodybuilding Contest

10-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmad AlFar has won the third and fifth seats in the Ajman Bodybuilding Championship, which was wrapped up on April 9 under the auspices of the Ajman Tourism Development Department, in cooperation with the Emirates

Stray Dogs Sway Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-04-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have raised concerns over their children’s safety as packs of stray dogs have been spotted in and around the camp. The refugees appealed to the concerned authorities and NGOs to

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

10-04-2021

Civil committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon have called on the Palestinian Authority and international community to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees who have been struggling with squalid conditions in the Lebanese territories. The committees denied in

Palestinian Refugee Children in AlHusainiya Camp Exposed to Delinquency Risk

Palestinian Refugee Children in AlHusainiya Camp Exposed to Delinquency Risk

10-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and international organizations defending children's human rights to work on securing children’s right to physical and psychological protection. The residents said their children’s school

Syrian Gov’t Forces Grab Houses in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

Syrian Gov’t Forces Grab Houses in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

10-04-2021

Pro-regime militias in Syria have been ravaging civilian homes in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees and grabbing hold of evacuated buildings. Local sources told AGPS that Syrian security forces seized last week a five-story building whose owners fled to

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

09-04-2021

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

HRW: Refugees Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

HRW: Refugees Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

09-04-2021

The Lebanese government’s Covid-19 vaccination program risks leaving behind marginalized communities, including refugees and migrant workers, Human Rights Watch said last week. Despite the government’s promises of an equitable program, the effort has been tainted by political interference and a

US Resumes Aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Resumes Aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

09-04-2021

The United States announced on Wednesday that it is contributing US $150 million to UNRWA, restoring its role as a decades-long friend and supporter of the UN agency that provides life-saving human development and humanitarian aid assistance to Palestine refugees

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

09-04-2021

UNRWA delivered cash grants to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 84,960 Jordanian dinars. Those with Jordanian passports received 35 dinars. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine

Palestinian Migrants Exposed to Escalating Racism on Greek Island

Palestinian Migrants Exposed to Escalating Racism on Greek Island

09-04-2021

Violent and racist attacks against migrants and asylum-seekers, including Palestinian refugees, have skyrocketed on the Greek island of Kios. Palestinian refugees from Syria told AGPS that a Palestinian refugee sustained leg injuries and was transferred to the hospital after a

Palestinian Refugee Ali Fares Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Fares Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

08-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Fares, living in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth year in a row. Ali was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces in Damascus on January 28, 2013. AGPS

Committee of Palestinians of Syria Calls for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Committee of Palestinians of Syria Calls for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

08-04-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region lashed out at UNRWA and all other concerned bodies in Lebanon for dragging their feet over the dire situation of Palestinian refugees. In a press statement, the committee called on

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria’s Jaramana Camp

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria’s Jaramana Camp

08-04-2021

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Speaking with AGPS, activists said a so-called “Marwan Abu Khader”, a resident of Qutna city, has been blackmailing Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

08-04-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital facilities in the area. Water supplies have been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods in Khan Dannun

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

08-04-2021

Entering its 11th year, the Syrian conflict has severely impacted Palestinian refugees who have been living in the war-torn country after they were displaced from their homes in the Israeli-occupied territories.  Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) have had scant

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

57 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown on Migration Route since Conflict Outbreak

07-04-2021

AGPS data indicates that 57 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Yakoob Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Yakoob Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 6th Year

07-04-2021

Palestinian young man Ajmad Mohamed Yakoon, aged 18, has been secretly held in Syrian prisons since September 8, 2015. Amjad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces at Beit Sahem checkpoint. AGPS has documented the secret

Turkey Contributes US$ 10 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

Turkey Contributes US$ 10 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

07-04-2021

The Government of Turkey has contributed US$ 10 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of Palestine refugees. In a press release issued last week, UNRWA said that

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

07-04-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the 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

UN: Explosive Contamination Jeopardizes Life of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UN: Explosive Contamination Jeopardizes Life of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

07-04-2021

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk, warned the UN Agency for Palestine refugees. The United Nations Relief

Romania Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

Romania Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

06-04-2021

A high-level Romanian delegation led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan on 4 April and met with Ms. Leni

Power Crisis ongoing in AlSabina Camp

Power Crisis ongoing in AlSabina Camp

06-04-2021

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outage which they said has also affected their access to potable water. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in

Expatriate Pays Debts of Cash-Stripped Families in Jaramana Camp

Expatriate Pays Debts of Cash-Stripped Families in Jaramana Camp

06-04-2021

A former resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees has paid the debts of the most vulnerable families in the camp. The donor, living in a foreign country, paid debt books at two groceries in AlQietiya and AlTahrir neighborhoods. He

Telecommunications Network Cut Off in AlHusainiya Camp

Telecommunications Network Cut Off in AlHusainiya Camp

06-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have railed against the blackouts in the landline service and internet connection. Civilians said local authorities attributed the breakdown to problems in the local sanitation network. The residents slammed the reluctance shown by

Palestinian‌ ‌Refugees‌ ‌in‌ ‌Syria’s‌ ‌Handarat‌ ‌Camp‌ ‌Call‌ ‌for‌ ‌Reconstruction‌ ‌

Palestinian‌ ‌Refugees‌ ‌in‌ ‌Syria’s‌ ‌Handarat‌ ‌Camp‌ ‌Call‌ ‌for‌ ‌Reconstruction‌ ‌

06-04-2021

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been appealing to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing civilian homes and facilities that have been reduced to rubble all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict.  Left without

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

05-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ayman Ahmad AlRefai has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for nine consecutive years. Ayman, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped from his home in AlSham neighborhood on July 1, 2012. AGPS has documented

UNRWA: 100% of PRS in Jordan in Need of Cash Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of PRS in Jordan in Need of Cash Assistance

05-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, said UNRWA in a fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis

Palestinian Woman Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Woman Released from Syrian Custody

05-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rawan Rustom was released by Syrian security forces following escalation threats made by opposition groups. Rawan, a resident of AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces on Saturday on her way back from a

Security Forces in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Accused of Drug Trafficking

Security Forces in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Accused of Drug Trafficking

05-04-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq said pro-regime committees in the camp have been running a network of drug trafficking.  Local sources said members of pro-regime militias have been involved in illicit drug trafficking. Drug

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

05-04-2021

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

Turkey Rescues 231 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 231 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

04-04-2021

A total of 231 asylum seekers were rescued in the Aegean Sea in seven operations after they were pushed back by Greece into Turkish territorial waters, Turkey’s Coast Guard Command said late Friday. The command said the Greek Coast Guard

Syrian Ministry Issues New Decisions Regarding School Year

Syrian Ministry Issues New Decisions Regarding School Year

04-04-2021

Syria’s Education Ministry on Saturday announced the end of the school year for kindergarten and basic education classes from first to fourth grades, along with the suspension of basic school attendance for fifth to eighth grades as of April 5th

Aid Items Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Aid Items Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2021

UNRWA distributed on March 31 relief items to vulnerable families  in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The distributed items include food baskets, mats, mattresses, blankets, plastic water bowls, kitchenware and detergents. 243 families benefited from the move

Displaced Palestinian Families Slam Damascus Authorities for Blurring Identity of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Slam Damascus Authorities for Blurring Identity of Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2021

Activists have accused Damascus authorities of attempting to blur the historical and demographic character of Yarmouk Camp as a living witness to the Palestinian refugee plight. Palestinian Engineer Mohamed Lutfi Salman said efforts have been ongoing by Damascus governorate to

Palestinian Refugee Women Arrested by Syrian Intelligence

Palestinian Refugee Women Arrested by Syrian Intelligence

04-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rawan Esam Rustom was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces on Saturday on her way back from a Damascus prison, where her husband has been locked up. Rawan, a resident of AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was transferred to

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

04-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. The vast majority of Palestinians from Syria are grappling with

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

03-04-2021

Live With Dignity Association distributed food boxes worth 300 Turkish liras each to displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the southern Turkish city of Kilis. The association also handed over food items to refugees in Kahramanmaraş city as part of

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

03-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Muawiya AlFout, aged 37, has been secretly detained in Syria’s state run lock-ups for the 8th consecutive year. Muawiya was kidnapped by Syrian government forces on September 20, 2013 at a checkpoint set up near AlSabina, in Damascus

Palestinians in Northern Syria Rally on Land Day

Palestinians in Northern Syria Rally on Land Day

03-04-2021

Palestinians in AlBal camp, north of Syria, joined rallies held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day. March 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, on which Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Delay of UNRWA Aid

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Delay of UNRWA Aid

03-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan have denounced delays in aid delivery by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The refugees said the first batch of cash aid slated to be

AGPS: Damascus Unsafe Zone for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS: Damascus Unsafe Zone for Palestinian Refugees

03-04-2021

AGPS has deemed Damascus and Rif Dimashq among other cities in Syria as unsafe places for Palestinian and Syrian returnees. In its report issued on October 12, 2020 under the title “Europe: Deportation of Palestinians of Syria”, AGPS said Palestinians

Turkish Interior Minister Pledges to Enhance Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Turkish Interior Minister Pledges to Enhance Situation of Palestinian Refugees

02-04-2021

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu pledged to enhance the dire humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees in Turkey. The promises were made as he received a delegation from the Palestine Embassy in Turkey, led by Ambassador Fayed Mustafa, on April 1

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Arrested in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Arrested in Ein AlHilweh Camp

02-04-2021

Fatah security forces deployed in Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, south of Lebanon, arrested three Palestinian activists from Syria on Wednesday, March 31, after they launched calls for a vigil outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut to urge the Palestinian

Leaked Document: Israeli Soldiers Buried in Yarmouk Camp

Leaked Document: Israeli Soldiers Buried in Yarmouk Camp

02-04-2021

Former Israeli Security Minister Naftali Bennett revealed a document in Arabic, allegedly written by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, indicating the place of burial of three Israeli soldiers killed in the battle of Sultan Yaqoub in the Lebanese Bekaa, during

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria in USD

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria in USD

02-04-2021

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the Agency will transfer cash aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in US dollars. During a visit to Ein AlHiwleh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, on March 29, Lazzarini said

AGPS Report: Pushbacks of Palestinian Refugees from Europe to Syria Life-Threatening

AGPS Report: Pushbacks of Palestinian Refugees from Europe to Syria Life-Threatening

02-04-2021

On October 12, 2020, AGPS issued a new report entitled “Europe: Deportation of Palestinians of Syria”.  The report takes Palestinians fleeing Damascus and its suburbs as a case study.  It highlights the life-threatening hazards of the forcible deportation

Council of Europe: Asylum Seekers Should Not Be Pushed Back to Unsafe Countries

Council of Europe: Asylum Seekers Should Not Be Pushed Back to Unsafe Countries

01-04-2021

“European countries are failing to protect refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. Backsliding in the protection of the lives and rights of refugees and migrants is worsening and causing thousands of avoidable deaths each year”, said

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions

01-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp and adjacent areas have denounced the arbitrary closure of access roads, blocking their access to their schools and workplaces. Recently, Syrian security forces have fenced off access roads to AlSayeda Zeinab with sand barriers and

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

01-04-2021

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 up to $20,000 to brokers, crooked lawyers, or

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Jordan in Need of Emergency Assistance

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Jordan in Need of Emergency Assistance

01-04-2021

Activists have sounded the alarm over vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Jordan in light of the multiple hardships inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the activists called for shelling out monthly cash aid to elderly Palestinian refugees

Palestinians of Syria Rally Outside of Palestine Embassy in Beirut

Palestinians of Syria Rally Outside of Palestine Embassy in Beirut

01-04-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon have joined a rally held outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut to call for urgent humanitarian assistance. The refugees urged the Palestine Ambassador to work out their precarious legal condition

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

31-03-2021

AGPS continues to sound alarm bells over the mysterious fate of several Palestinian families who have been held captive in Syrian dungeons. The list of missing families includes Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at a government-run

UNRWA to Resume Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Resume Aid to Palestinians of Syria

31-03-2021

UNRWA said on Thursday that food aid distribution for Palestinians of Syria will be carried out as of April 12. This came after the Agency re-adjusted the exchange rate of cash grants for Palestinians of Syria. Every registered refugee will

3 Classrooms Suspended at AlHusainiya Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

3 Classrooms Suspended at AlHusainiya Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

31-03-2021

Jala School, run by UNRWA, in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees has suspended courses at three classrooms after confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded among students. The residents have expressed deep concern over their children’s safety due to the absence

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

31-03-2021

Palestinians in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, joined rallies held to mark the 45th session of the Palestinian Land Day. March 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, on which Israeli police shot and

AGPS Calls on UNRWA to Urgently Assist Palestinians of Syria in Egypt

AGPS Calls on UNRWA to Urgently Assist Palestinians of Syria in Egypt

31-03-2021

AGPS has called upon UNRWA to develop an emergency aid plan for the Palestinians of Syria (PRS) in Egypt, where they have been grappling with a squalid humanitarian condition. AGPS urged UNRWA’s liaison office in Cairo to coordinate with the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlAskari Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlAskari Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali AlAskari has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for seven years running. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in 2014. AGPS has documented the

European Parliament: Syria Unsafe Place for Refugees’ Return

European Parliament: Syria Unsafe Place for Refugees’ Return

30-03-2021

On Thursday, 11 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Syrian conflict – 10 years after the uprising, by a large majority of votes; 568 for, 79 against, and 37 abstentions.  In the resolution, Members of

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the 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

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the 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

UNRWA Calls for Urgent Assistance of Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Calls for Urgent Assistance of Palestine Refugees

30-03-2021

At the 5th Brussels conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region", the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reiterated its call to support Palestine refugees who are in

Palestinian Refugee Omar Adnan Za’za’ Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Omar Adnan Za’za’ Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Omar Adnan Zaaza’ has been held in Syrian government prisons for over seven years running. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq. He was dragged to an

Residents of Jaramana Refugee Camp Denounce Property-Theft

Residents of Jaramana Refugee Camp Denounce Property-Theft

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  A couple of weeks ago, the Syrian

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

29-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Aleppo Refugee Camp

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Aleppo Refugee Camp

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Handarat due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. The majority of families have been taking shelter in buildings rented at extremely steep costs in the poverty-stricken area. A

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

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

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare in Syria, amidst a deadly pandemic outbreak.  AGPS annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria in 2020 indicates that this

Palestinian Refugee Wael Daloul Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wael Daloul Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

28-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Wael Daloul has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Wael was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 06, 2013 in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, while he was boarding his taxi

Displaced Palestinian Woman from Syria Holds Cultural Exhibition in Germany

Displaced Palestinian Woman from Syria Holds Cultural Exhibition in Germany

28-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Rana Mahmoud Ayed, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, held an exhibition to present Palestinian culture in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia. Paintings showing Palestinian heritage, cuisine, and culture were put on display. In line with the exhibition, German daily MV published

Residents of AlSabina Camp Strive to Secure Oxygen Cylinders

Residents of AlSabina Camp Strive to Secure Oxygen Cylinders

28-03-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have embarked on a campaign to secure oxygen cylinders for coronavirus-stricken cases in the area. Activists have launched calls for cash and in-kind donations to help vulnerable families combat the

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Suspending Classes over Coronavirus Propagation

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Suspending Classes over Coronavirus Propagation

28-03-2021

Palestinian families sheltered in Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, launched calls for suspending classes at UNRWA-run schools as increasing coronavirus cases have been reported in the area. The residents continue to speak out against the absence of anti-coronavirus drives

Following Pressure, Palestinians from Syria Cancel Lebanon Vigil

Following Pressure, Palestinians from Syria Cancel Lebanon Vigil

28-03-2021

Palestinians from Syria have canceled a vigil which was slated to be held outside of the Palestine Embassy in Lebanon to push for urgent humanitarian action. The move comes following promises made by the Embassy to work out the refugees’

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

27-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 10th consecutive year Khaled, a resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces in mid-2011 and dragged

Damascus Authorities: Yarmouk’s Widely-Condemned Reconstruction Plan Under Examination

Damascus Authorities: Yarmouk’s Widely-Condemned Reconstruction Plan Under Examination

27-03-2021

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said the controversial rehabilitation plan of Yarmouk Camp has not been canceled and is being examined by the Syrian Council of Ministers. He said that sometime earlier a quartet committee chaired by Damascus

Body of Palestinian Member of Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria Burned to Death

Body of Palestinian Member of Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria Burned to Death

27-03-2021

Palestinian refugees have railed against the increasing deaths reported among conscripts at the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), a affiliated with the Syrian regime. Recently, Palestinian refugee Shadi Khaled Sai’d, born in 2000, died after he fainted during military trainings in

Suicide Attempts Increasingly Reported among Palestinians of Syria

Suicide Attempts Increasingly Reported among Palestinians of Syria

27-03-2021

11 years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country continue to suffer multiple hardships. Scores of them sustained severe traumas.  A number of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS) committed suicide due to the psychological distress

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

26-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Khalil AlTobeh, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Khaled, in his 30s and a native of Safouriya village, in occupied Palestinian territories

280 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

280 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

26-03-2021

280 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces have been pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. AGPS data indicates that most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi, Tel