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Palestinian Instructor Earns International Coach Certificate from Russia

Palestinian Instructor Earns International Coach Certificate from Russia

24-09-2020

Palestinian instructor Adel Nizar Shreih, from AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, received an international coach certificate from Russia after he took part in a summer training camp Distance ISIS – Junior 2020 organized by Kazan Federal University in Moscow.  Participants

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

24-09-2020

UNRWA has delivered cash grants for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered refugee with Syrian travel documents received a sum of 84.960 Jordanian dinars. PRS with Jordanian passports received 54 dinars. In its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency

Murderer of Palestinian Doctor and Her Girl Executed in Syria

Murderer of Palestinian Doctor and Her Girl Executed in Syria

24-09-2020

A so-called Fares Taameh was executed over charges of preplanned murder of Palestinian refugee Lara Shahada and her daughter Lama on April 19, 2018 at her house in Zakia town, in Rif Dimashq. Investigations found out that the murder was

Yarmouk Camp Students Transferred to Their Schools

Yarmouk Camp Students Transferred to Their Schools

24-09-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Damascus said measures have been taken to safely transfer students from Yarmouk Camp to their schools outside the camp. Available data by UNRWA indicates that 32 UNRWA facilities have been reduced

55 Fish-Borne Poisoning Cases Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

55 Fish-Borne Poisoning Cases Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

24-09-2020

Dozens of residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees sustained fish-borne illnesses after they bought cheap palamida fish. At least 55 people suffered diarrhea and were transferred to the Health center for treatment. The Neirab Health Center warned the residents

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhadbane Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhadbane Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

23-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlGhadbane has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for eight consecutive years. Mohamed, a resident of AlAyedeen camp, in Hums, was arrested on April 5, 2012 at the Hasyaa checkpoint in Hums. Over 1,790 Palestinian

European Union Contributes EUR 12.6 Million to Support Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

European Union Contributes EUR 12.6 Million to Support Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

23-09-2020

The European Union (EU) renewed its commitment to supporting the work carried out by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), with a EUR 12.6 million contribution targeting Palestinian refugees from

Displaced Families Return to Their Homes in AlTadhamun Neighborhood

Displaced Families Return to Their Homes in AlTadhamun Neighborhood

23-09-2020

The Syrian security forces and Damascus Governorate have allowed another batch of families to return to AlTadhamun neighborhood and retrieve their homes and property. Hundreds of Palestinian families had taken shelter in AlTadhamun neighborhood before they fled the area following

Mobile Clinic Established in Yarmouk Camp

Mobile Clinic Established in Yarmouk Camp

23-09-2020

Sources close the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) said a mobile clinic will be dispatched by UNRWA to Yarmouk Camp to provide medical assistance to the residents. Patients will be treated at the clinic on Wednesday every week

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

23-09-2020

Some 150 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

UNRWA Denies Intending to Resettle Palestinian Refugees in Europe

UNRWA Denies Intending to Resettle Palestinian Refugees in Europe

22-09-2020

UNRWA denied reports that it has been pressurized to resettle Palestinian refugees sheltered in Lebanon in European destinations. In a press release issued on September 18, UNRWA said such claims are groundless and counterfeit, adding that it will keep up

UNRWA: Cash Aid to Be Handed Over to Palestinians of Syria in Jordan on Time

UNRWA: Cash Aid to Be Handed Over to Palestinians of Syria in Jordan on Time

22-09-2020

UNRWA said cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan will be transferred on their expected dates. UNRWA said efforts have been ongoing to transfer the third batch of cash aid for this year. A text message will be

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

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

22-09-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Denied Right to Travel, Free Movement

Palestinian Refugees Denied Right to Travel, Free Movement

22-09-2020

Palestinian refugees holding Syrian travel documents continue to be denied their right to free travel and free movement. In Lebanon, Palestinian refugees from Syria are treated as foreigners and often denied access into embassies to obtain visas. A number of

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Up

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Up

22-09-2020

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

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Camp

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Camp

21-09-2020

The Syrian-Arab Red Crescent Organization distributed food baskets to some 650 displaced Palestinian families in Deraa refugee camp, south of Syria. All the way through Syria’s nine-year conflict, residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have been

Humanitarian Initiative Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp

Humanitarian Initiative Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp

21-09-2020

A humanitarian campaign saw the day in AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The campaigners called on expatriates who had been sheltered in the camp to make donations to the cash-stripped residents and vulnerable families. AlSayeda Zeinab

Fire Tears Through Greek Migrant Camp

Fire Tears Through Greek Migrant Camp

21-09-2020

A day after a fire broke out near a migrant camp on Samos that houses some 4,600 people, 13 migrants were detained on the island.  Also on Wednesday, police arrested six people in connection with the Moria fires

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

21-09-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in T’seil town, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, continue to launch cries for help over the exacerbated socio-economic conditions they have been enduring. Palestinian families continue to call on all concerned parties, including UNRWA

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Idris Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Idris Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

20-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Jihad Idris, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hums, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since February 9, 2013. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities

Rights Group Warns of Humanitarian Catastrophe Northwest of Syria

Rights Group Warns of Humanitarian Catastrophe Northwest of Syria

20-09-2020

Syria Humanitarian Response Coordinators group has warned of a humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria due to the coronavirus outbreak and absence of medical assistance. The group said serious measures should be immediately taken before the situation reaches a point of

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Bread

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Bread

20-09-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the acute shortage in bread supplies. The residents have appealed to the concerned authorities to work on supplying civilians with much-needed bread and to increase bread

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

20-09-2020

Palestinian young man Wisam Derdah Hasan, born in 1988 and raised in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, suddenly disappeared from Damascus. Hasan’s family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts.

Palestinian Woman and Her Sightless Son Launch Cry for Help from Greek Camp

Palestinian Woman and Her Sightless Son Launch Cry for Help from Greek Camp

20-09-2020

Thousands of migrants and asylum seekers, including Palestinian refugees, have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos. Palestinian refugee woman Umm Mustafa and her sightless son fled war-torn Syria after

EU Chief Vows to Replace Dublin Rule for Asylum Seekers

EU Chief Vows to Replace Dublin Rule for Asylum Seekers

19-09-2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the Dublin Regulation will be replaced with a new migration plan, to be revealed next week.  Under the current rules, the EU country an asylum seeker first enters is responsible for

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Tawq Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

19-09-2020

Palestinian young man Ahmad Abu Tawq, born in 1990, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since September 4, 2013. Ahmad was kidnapped by pro-government forces from AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. His condition and whereabouts

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinians from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

19-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, have been struggling with dire conditions. The families continue to launch distress signals over their exacerbated humanitarian condition. High

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

19-09-2020

Nearly 200 families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp have been grappling with squalid humanitarian conditions. Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Coronavirus Free

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Coronavirus Free

19-09-2020

The Health Directorate in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo said no active coronavirus cases are spotted in the camp. Dr KHaled Abu Ali, director of the Health Department at the local health center, said all coronavirus cases have

Palestinian Refugee Emad Bilal Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Emad Bilal Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

18-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Emad Mohamed Ahmed Bilal has been forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Emad, born in 1976, was kidnapped by Syrian intelligence officers in Deraa, south of Syria, from his house in AlKashef area

AGPS: PLA Affiliates Held Behind Syria Prison Bars

AGPS: PLA Affiliates Held Behind Syria Prison Bars

18-09-2020

AGPS has documented the arrest and detention of a number of Palestinian refugees who joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime. The list includes Mohamed Ahmad Mahmoud Shatara, who was kidnapped at a government checkpoint in

Palestinian Refugee Families Torn Apart by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Families Torn Apart by Syria Warfare

18-09-2020

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations after they were forced out of their homes and driven away from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Struggles for Survival in Syria Displacement Camp

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Struggles for Survival in Syria Displacement Camp

18-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Maarouf Melhem has returned to Handarat camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, after he had been displaced for four years. The refugee has reconstructed his house, which sustained extensive material damage in the ten-year war. Though his health

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Absence of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Absence of Anti-Coronavirus Measures

18-09-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak out against the absence of anti-coronavirus drives in the area. Activists said no measures have been implemented at schools and public facilities to protect civilians and prevent

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

17-09-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed meat portions to Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMohammadiya refugee camps in Gindires, in Efrin. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported

UNRWA Syria Chief Pays Visit to Damascus School for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Syria Chief Pays Visit to Damascus School for Palestinian Refugees

17-09-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria, Prafulla Mishra, showed up at the UNRWA-run Palestine School for girls, in Damascus, to inspect anti-coronavirus measures. The UN official called on pupils and teaching staff to respect social distancing rules and follow hygiene

Lebanese President Urges UNRWA to Facilitate Return of Syria Refugees

Lebanese President Urges UNRWA to Facilitate Return of Syria Refugees

17-09-2020

Lebanese President Michel Aoun urged on Wednesday donor countries to secure money for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to continue offering its services to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and other

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Made Worse by Coronavirus Pandemic

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Made Worse by Coronavirus Pandemic

17-09-2020

As the coronavirus pandemic has rebounded around the MENA region and the globe, Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria continue to struggle with growing poverty and economic hardship.  Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have lost their jobs in

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-09-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said new batches of cash aid have been transferred to Palestinian families displaced from Syria. In a statement, UNRWA said every refugee will receive 70,000 Lebanese pounds as a food grant and an additional sum of

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

16-09-2020

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

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Bread Dearth

16-09-2020

Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to walk for several kilometers to fetch bread for their starved children as the local

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

16-09-2020

A UNRWA delegation toured Yarmouk camp in order to inspect damaged schools and facilities in the area. As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year

9 PLA Gunmen Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

9 PLA Gunmen Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

16-09-2020

Nine members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, were tortured to death in war-torn Syria. The data figures in a recent report issued by AGPS. The report indicates that Palestinian refugee Mohamed Esam Jadiba, from

3 Migrants Dead, 20 Missing as Boat Sinks off Aegean

3 Migrants Dead, 20 Missing as Boat Sinks off Aegean

15-09-2020

A boat carrying dozens of irregular migrants sunk off a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, according to local media.   Some 70 irregular migrants were on board when the boat sunk off the Greek island of Crete. Greek

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Mistreatment at Cairo Embassy

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Mistreatment at Cairo Embassy

15-09-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt told AGPS that the Palestine Embassy in Cairo kicked them out after they showed up at the embassy and called for a meeting with Ambassador Diab AlLouh. The refugees said they have been denied

New Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

New Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

15-09-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on a new assassination attempt targeting a former opposition affiliate. Activists have accused pro-government militias of assassinating opposition affiliates

49,000 Palestinian Students Return to UNRWA Schools in Syria

49,000 Palestinian Students Return to UNRWA Schools in Syria

15-09-2020

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

Greek Coast Guard Push Back 160 Migrants to Turkey

Greek Coast Guard Push Back 160 Migrants to Turkey

14-09-2020

European Union forces pushed back 160 migrants through Evros River, between Turkey and Greece. Earlier this year, a report by the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN), with help from its members Mobile Info Team (MIT) and Wave Thessaloniki, provided first-hand

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Maryem Jaber Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

14-09-2020

Palestinian child Myriam Maher Jaber, born in 2011, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. The child was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Crisis

14-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the acute shortage in bread supplies. The residents have appealed to the concerned authorities to work on supplying civilians with much-needed bread and to increase

UNRWA Chief: Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Growing Despair

UNRWA Chief: Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Growing Despair

14-09-2020

Head of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned that Palestine refugees continue to face a growing sense of despair and dejection as a result of the volatile situation in the region and financial

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

AGPS Issues New Report about Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

14-09-2020

AGPS has issued a new report entitled “The Palestine Liberation Army in Syria”. The report provides a historical overview of PLA’s founding and its branches in Arab countries. It lays emphasis on PLA’s establishment in Syria and involvement in armed

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

4 Members of Daoud Family Secretly Jailed in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

13-09-2020

Five Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state run prisons, four among whom identified as members of the Daoud family. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and

38 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons

38 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons

13-09-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 38 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

13-09-2020

UNRWA pledged to distribute school furniture to all registered Palestine schoolchildren and students in Syria. As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare across

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Grappling with Water Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Grappling with Water Crisis

13-09-2020

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

Property-Theft Reported in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Reported in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-09-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Civilians have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in the

Tension Soars as Migrants Get Teargassed by Greek Authorities

Tension Soars as Migrants Get Teargassed by Greek Authorities

12-09-2020

Just days after a fire tore through the Moria refugee camp and displaced more than 12,000 people, some of those same people were tear-gassed by police while protesting the construction of a replacement camp. Protesters say they want to

Migrant Tents Removed from Samos Island

Migrant Tents Removed from Samos Island

12-09-2020

Greek authorities have started to remove migrant tents set up outside of the main migrant camp on Samos Island. The tents have been the only shelter for homeless migrant families and asylum seekers. The camp administration evacuated the residents and

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-09-2020

Activists and a number of Fatah Movement affiliates embarked on a campaign to disinfect UNRWA schools in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Recently, a number of residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa tested positive for

Injuries Reported in AlNeirab Camp Fire

Injuries Reported in AlNeirab Camp Fire

12-09-2020

Fire broke out on Friday, September 11, at two houses in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, as a result of a short circuit. Injuries and material damage were reported. Reporting from the camp, an AGPS correspondent said Palestinian

Following Mountainous Journey…Stranded Palestinian Refugee Allowed Out of Sri Lanka

Following Mountainous Journey…Stranded Palestinian Refugee Allowed Out of Sri Lanka

12-09-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been allowed to board a Turkey-bound plane from Sri Lanka, after he had all of his fines paid and legal situation worked out. Over recent months

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gheibtawi Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Gheibtawi Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

11-09-2020

Palestinian young man Mohamed Erfi Ghebtawi, born in 1983, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested on January 5, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, on

4 Palestinian Children with Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs from UNRWA

4 Palestinian Children with Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs from UNRWA

11-09-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria, Prafulla Mishra, distributed battery-operated wheelchairs to four Palestinian children with special needs in Syria. UNRWA said in a statement that the four children are enrolled at UNRWA schools and are residents of Berzeh area

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Deplorable Housing Situation

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Subjected to Deplorable Housing Situation

11-09-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo have denounced the poor conditions and overcrowding they have been subjected to in the camp.  The residents said adjacent building construction has had negative impacts on their hygiene and health

280 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

280 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

11-09-2020

In statistics released on the 56th founding anniversary of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), AGPS said that 280 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Most of

Palestinian Refugees Voice Concern over Their Fate as Fire Tears Through Greek Camp

Palestinian Refugees Voice Concern over Their Fate as Fire Tears Through Greek Camp

10-09-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and thousands of other asylum seekers taking shelter in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos, have expressed deep concern over their deteriorating humanitarian condition after a fire rocked the substandard migrant facility

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

10-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons for seven years running. The refugee, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on August 3, 2013 and was transferred to

Authorities Pledge Near Return of Displaced Families to Tadhamun Neighborhood

Authorities Pledge Near Return of Displaced Families to Tadhamun Neighborhood

10-09-2020

Damascus Governor Adel AlAlebi said displaced families will be allowed to return to AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, starting next week. The governor called on families to hand over the identity documents and ownership proofs to the concerned authorities. Hundreds

16 Schools in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Destroyed in Syria

16 Schools in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Destroyed in Syria

10-09-2020

As the new academic year has stepped in, Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare. Available data by UNRWA indicates that 32 UNRWA facilities have been reduced to rubble in Yarmouk

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

09-09-2020

UNRWA has called on students wishing to apply for a Master’s degree at Arizona University to sign up on http://bit.ly/OLS_UNRWA in order to be considered for scholarships granted by Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. The foundation is now

17 Migrants Contract Coronavirus in Greek Migrant Camp

17 Migrants Contract Coronavirus in Greek Migrant Camp

09-09-2020

17 coronavirus infections have been reported in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesvos. Last week, hundreds of Palestinian asylum-seekers and thousands of other migrants taking shelter in Moria camp have been quarantined following a confirmed coronavirus

University Students in AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

University Students in AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

09-09-2020

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

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

09-09-2020

Alarm bells have been sounded 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 checkpoint

School Bags Distributed to Parentless Palestinian Schoolchildren in Syria

School Bags Distributed to Parentless Palestinian Schoolchildren in Syria

08-09-2020

Muhjat AlQuds Foundation distributed school bags and furniture to 450 orphan and poor students sheltered in Palestinian refugee camps in and around Damascus. The move makes part of attempts to assist Palestinian refugee students in the new academic year. More

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Subjected to Enforced Disappearance for 8th Year

08-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Omar Ya’kob Hijazi, born in 1975, has been secretly held in Syrian government detention centers for six years running. Hijazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by the government forces on the Syrian-Lebanese borders on May 1

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

08-09-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

Damascus Governorate Discusses Yarmouk New Reconstruction Plan

08-09-2020

A meeting was held on September 6 between Damascus Governor and the technical committee in charge of assessing the new reconstruction plan of Yarmouk camp. The committee was formed following consultations between the Governorate and the General Authority for Palestinian

Memorandum Handed over to UN to Protest Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

Memorandum Handed over to UN to Protest Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

08-09-2020

28 Palestinian and Syrian NGOs and CSOs sent a memorandum of objection to the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen of Norway, to warn of the impact of the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate

Number of Migrants to Greece See 93% Decrease from Last Year

Number of Migrants to Greece See 93% Decrease from Last Year

07-09-2020

The Hellenic Ministry of Migration and Asylum said the number of migrants and asylum seekers has dropped by 93% in 2020. No more than 765 asylum seekers arrived in Greece since the start of 2020, down from 10,572 in

Rotten Meat Spotted in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Rotten Meat Spotted in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

07-09-2020

The Health Affairs Directorate in Hums seized large quantities of spoiled meat that are unfit for human consumption in two butcher shops in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees. Health inspectors seized over three tons of rotten meat and another 300

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-09-2020

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

Residents of Khan Dannun Refugee Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

Residents of Khan Dannun Refugee Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

07-09-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, located some 23 kilometers south of Damascus, continue to denounce the absence of much-needed services, particularly healthcare, in the poverty-stricken area. The situation is exacerbated by the chronic power blackouts and the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Barghouth Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

06-09-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Omar Barghouth, aged 22, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since September 18, 2012.  Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was arrested by Syrian security forces at a government checkpoint

2 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

2 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-09-2020

Two residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of Deraa tested positive for coronavirus, in the first such cases in the camp. Both residents, members of the same family, quarantined themselves at their house.  An AGPS reporter said a state

Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to AlHajar AlAswad Approved by Syrian Security Forces

Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to AlHajar AlAswad Approved by Syrian Security Forces

06-09-2020

The Damascus Governor said security approvals have been issued to allow the return of displaced families to three neighborhoods in AlHajar AlAswad, south of Damascus.  The Governor pledged to increase the number of vehicles and staff tasked with rubble-clearance

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Forced Out of Southern Damascus Shelter

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Forced Out of Southern Damascus Shelter

06-09-2020

A number of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp have been forced out of shelters in Yalda town, south of Damascus, by Syrian security forces who threw their furniture and personal belongings on the streets.  Syrian security forces and police

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Aid Batch for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Aid Batch for Palestinian Refugees

05-09-2020

UNRWA said Palestinian refugees in Syria will be receiving the third batch of their cash aid via ATM cards. According to the UN, today, some 440,000 Palestine refugees remain in Syria, more than half of them are internally displaced

UN Calls for Enhancing Conditions in Greece’s Migrant Camps

UN Calls for Enhancing Conditions in Greece’s Migrant Camps

05-09-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioners for Protection and Operations, Gillian Triggs and Raouf Mazou, concluded a four-day visit to Greece last week. Their visit focused on issues relating to access to territory and asylum

UNRWA Launches US$ 94.6 Million COVID-19 Appeal for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches US$ 94.6 Million COVID-19 Appeal for Palestine Refugees

05-09-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched a US$ 94.6 million COVID-19 Appeal for continued pandemic response. This funding is required by the Agency to mitigate the worst impacts of

Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Summer Heat

Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Summer Heat

05-09-2020

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

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Summoned over Social Media Posts

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Summoned over Social Media Posts

05-09-2020

An AGPS reporter said over 60 residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, have been arrested over social media content. Speaking with an AGPS correspondent, a resident who was summoned to questioning said none of his social media

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Jaramana Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Jaramana Camp

04-09-2020

Activists and Palestinian youths launched a cleaning and disinfection campaign in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Disinfectants have been sprayed across residential neighborhoods and UNRWA facilities. Confirmed coronavirus

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Water for 10th Day

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Left without Water for 10th Day

04-09-2020

Water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, for ten days running. The residents warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the

Displaced Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Action

Displaced Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Action

04-09-2020

A number of human rights activists have called for allowing displaced families to safely return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp. The calls were launched just a few days after Damascus Governorate issued a decision to suspend Yarmouk’s reconstruction plan

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Dies in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Dies in Aleppo

04-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Majd Ahmad Salim Darwish was found hanged at his house in Aleppo, north of Syria, on Monday, August 31, 2020. The motives behind his death remain mysterious. No details have been released by the Syrian security forces about

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Quarantined in Greek Camp

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Quarantined in Greek Camp

04-09-2020

Over 450 Palestinian asylum-seekers and thousands of other migrants taking shelter in Moria camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos, will be quarantined in the camp following a confirmed coronavirus case. The camp will be locked down for

PLA Recruits New Military Chief

PLA Recruits New Military Chief

03-09-2020

A so-called Akram AlSelti has been appointed as the new military chief of staff of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, replacing Major-General Mohamed Tareq AlKhadraa, who died of coronavirus last month. AlSelti served as deputy

Debris Cleared in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Cleared in AlHajar AlAswad

03-09-2020

Debris-clearance works have been ongoing in AlThwrah and Tishreen neighborhoods, in AlHajar AlAswad area, south of Damascus. Thousands of Palestinian refugees took shelter in AlHajar AlAswad, which came under heavy shelling since 2013 and a crippling siege after ISIS crept

Syrian Regime Prevents Burial of Palestinian Refugee over Coronavirus Claims

Syrian Regime Prevents Burial of Palestinian Refugee over Coronavirus Claims

03-09-2020

The Syrian security forces banned relatives of a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh from burying him in the local cemetery on claims that coronavirus victims should be buried elsewhere. The victim’s body was carried by Syrian

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

03-09-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appointed as Member of Swedish Municipality

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appointed as Member of Swedish Municipality

02-09-2020

The Left Party of Sweden has designated Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Tareq Jalbout as member of the Finspang municipality council, south of Sweden. Mohamed, born in 1994, fled Yarmouk camp to Sweden in 2014 Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Gripped With Bread Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Gripped With Bread Crisis

02-09-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in AlAayedeen refugee camp, in Hums, said they have been striving to fetch bread loafs for days, though their names have been registered in 20 distribution centers. The residents called for urgent action regarding

2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

2 Palestinians Die of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

02-09-2020

Palestinian refugees Adnan Sirsawi and Salwa Ibrahim AlKadhi have died of coronavirus in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in AlNeirab refugee camp in Aleppo, at a time when residents have been

Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Appeal for Family Reunification in Europe

Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Appeal for Family Reunification in Europe

02-09-2020

Palestinian refugee families from Syria continue to sound distress signals as most of their relatives have been scattered across several European countries and denied the right to family reunification. The situation has taken a turn for the worse as most

Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon on Verge of Famine, Warns Rights Group

Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon on Verge of Famine, Warns Rights Group

01-09-2020

SHAHED Organization for Human Rights has warned of a famine to strike Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon, where the socio-economic situation has taken a turn for the worse. SHAHED warned that the coronavirus crisis along with the decision issued

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Struggling for Survival

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Struggling for Survival

01-09-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents. The families continue to appeal to the

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus in Syria

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus in Syria

01-09-2020

Palestinian instructor Khaled Azzam, from AlNeirab camp, and another refugee from Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq have died of coronavirus in Syria. Sometime earlier, AGPS reported the death of 18 Palestinian refugees due to coronavirus infections in Syria. Recently

Palestinian Journalist Rafat Nabhan Released from Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Journalist Rafat Nabhan Released from Syrian Prisons

01-09-2020

Palestinian security forces released on August 31 Palestinian journalist Rafat Nabhan, after one year and a half in jail. He was arrested on March 7, 2019 after he crossed the Jdeida border crossing, coming from Lebanon.  

333 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

333 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

01-09-2020

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 Refugee from Syria Joins Swedish Football Club

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Joins Swedish Football Club

31-08-2020

The Swedish football team Östersunds FK has recruited a Palestinian refugee from Syria—Ahmed Yousef Awadh, from Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq province. Ahmed was born on June 1, 1992 and joined the Swedish football club

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Aleppo

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Aleppo

31-08-2020

CSOs and volunteers in the Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, in Aleppo launched an awareness-raising event in the area to educate civilians on anti-coronavirus prevention protocols. Volunteers also sprayed disinfectants across residential alleyways to help prevent further COVDI-19 infections. Recently

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s Tebariat Town

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s Tebariat Town

31-08-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Tebariat town, west of Deraa province, near the Jordanian borders, have been facing a dire humanitarian condition due to the security mayhem and crackdowns imposed by the Syrian government forces on the area. The town

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

31-08-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Debris Clearance

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Debris Clearance

30-08-2020

Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees 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

Emergency Health Center Opened in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Emergency Health Center Opened in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-08-2020

An emergency health center has been opened by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The center is managed by experienced medics and paramedics. Treatment will

AGPS: Over 1,800 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: Over 1,800 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

30-08-2020

On the International Day of the Disappeared, AGPS reiterates its deep concerns about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria. The International Day of the Disappeared, on August 30 of each year

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment Grant in Lebanon

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment Grant in Lebanon

29-08-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Majida Salim Abu Surur, displaced from Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, has appealed to the international human rights institutions to help her pay treatment fees for a cardiac surgery she underwent at AlSahel Clinic in Lebanon. Activists

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Salem Amer Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Salem Amer Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

29-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Abdul Salem Husni Amer, aged 45, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since January 5, 2014. He was arrested on his way out of Yarmouk camp, on way to the nearby Hjeira town. His condition and

Vigil Held in Deraa to Push for Release of Prisoners

Vigil Held in Deraa to Push for Release of Prisoners

29-08-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined a vigil held in Deraa on Friday to push for the release of Palestinian and Syrian victims of enforced disappearance in Syria. Protesters lifted banners and chanted slogans demanding that the Syrian regime release all

AGPS Takes Part in Video Conference about Palestinian Refugee Rights

AGPS Takes Part in Video Conference about Palestinian Refugee Rights

29-08-2020

Head of the studies department of the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) attended a videoconference held as part of “Palestine My Compass” and “My Return” campaigns. In his oral contribution entitled “Palestinians of Syria…Facts and Challenges”, AGPS delegate

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak, Medicine Dearth

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak, Medicine Dearth

29-08-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have denounced the acute dearth in life-saving medicines at a time when the number of coronavirus cases has tripled in Palestinian refugee camps across the war-torn country. An AGPS reporter said pharmacies have run out of

China Provides Relief Supplies to Palestine Refugee Agency

China Provides Relief Supplies to Palestine Refugee Agency

28-08-2020

The Government of the People’s Republic of China made a vital contribution of personal protective equipment including surgical masks, protective face masks, sterilized surgical gloves, medical eye covers, medical protective smocks and face shields to assist Palestine refugees through the

96 Migrants Rescued, Others Missing off Turkish Coast

96 Migrants Rescued, Others Missing off Turkish Coast

28-08-2020

Greece’s coast guard is continuing a search and rescue operation after a yacht smuggling migrants partially sank in the eastern Aegean Sea. 96 people were rescued from the vessel, which was found west of the small island of Halki, near

Bodies of Liwaa AlQuds Gunmen Removed from Aleppo Debris

Bodies of Liwaa AlQuds Gunmen Removed from Aleppo Debris

28-08-2020

Sources close to Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said military commander Mohamed AlSai’d gave orders for the removal of dead bodies from the debris of AlZahra neighborhood, in Aleppo, four years after they were pronounced dead

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

28-08-2020

Syrian security forces arrested a Palestinian refugee on August 26, on his way back from his workplace. The 28-year-old refugee, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, suffers health disorders. The reasons for his abduction along with his whereabouts could not be

Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns in Syria

28-08-2020

Palestinian girl Hiba Khaled Ibrahim, aged 14, drowned on Friday, August 28, in an irrigation canal pouring into the Fourat River, in Tel Arn village, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have

Rights Groups Urge Sweden to Ease Citizenship Criteria for Stateless Persons

Rights Groups Urge Sweden to Ease Citizenship Criteria for Stateless Persons

27-08-2020

The Swedish Organization against Statelessness has called for exempting stateless people from tough citizenship criteria, including permanent residence. Though Sweden has signed the UN convention to end statelessness, some 30,000 people are still categorized as stateless in Sweden, including

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Nizar Jawdat Kassab has been secretly jailed in Syria for the ninth year running. Nizar, a genitourinary surgeon, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched near Yarmouk’s entrance on December 16, 2012. Medical staff and structures in besieged

Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Withdrawn

Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Withdrawn

27-08-2020

Human rights activists told AGPS that the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate by the end of June 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk camp has been canceled. At the same time, activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

27-08-2020

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 11 Palestinian and Syrian migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, Palestinians from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and Syrian nationals, who have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since

UNRWA Denies Intent to Assist Refugees Affected by Beirut Explosion

UNRWA Denies Intent to Assist Refugees Affected by Beirut Explosion

26-08-2020

UNRWA denied reports about its intent to start providing medical assistance to refugees affected by the blast that struck Beirut’s seaport on August 4, 2020. UNRWA said in a statement that reports claiming the Agency will start distributing cash and

Anti-Normalization Event Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Anti-Normalization Event Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

26-08-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, took part in a protest event held against the UAE-Israel normalization deal. The protesters strongly condemned the deal which they said makes part of a conspiracy targeting the Palestinian people

Delegation Tours Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Delegation Tours Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-08-2020

A Palestinian delegation met with governor of Daraa city, Marwan Sharbak, to discuss ways to enhance service delivery in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees. The delegation sounded the alarm over the water and power crises rocking Daraa camp and pushed

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Grants

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Grants

26-08-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged UNRWA to transfer the second batch of cash grants at a time when a lockdown has been imposed across the country as part of the anti-coronavirus fight. The refugees have expressed deep

WHO Contributes US$ 5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

WHO Contributes US$ 5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

25-08-2020

The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the United Nations Foundation,  recently contributed US$ 5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in

Telecommunications Network Cut off in AlNeirab Camp

Telecommunications Network Cut off in AlNeirab Camp

25-08-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria, denounced the frequent blackouts in the telecommunications and internet network. An AGPS correspondent attributed the blackout to an explosion in the main gas pipeline in Rif Dimashq. On

Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Canceled by Syrian Authorities

Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan Canceled by Syrian Authorities

25-08-2020

Conflicting reports have emerged about the adaptation of the new plan issued by Damascus Governorate on June 29, 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen Salman, who strongly condemned the plan, said two decisions issued

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Gov’t Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Gov’t Prison

25-08-2020

Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC), Adnan Fathi Othman, was released on Monday, August 24, from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held since 2013. Adnan’s brother was killed some

AGPS Issues New Documentary Report about Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

AGPS Issues New Documentary Report about Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

25-08-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) issued a new report entitled “The Legal Situation of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey”. The report includes statistics about the Palestinian refugee community from Syria in Turkey and their ambivalent legal

Greece Accused of Pushing Back Migrants to Turkey

Greece Accused of Pushing Back Migrants to Turkey

24-08-2020

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has denied renewed claims of illegal pushbacks of asylum-seekers at sea and accused Turkey of peddling "misinformation" about his country's "tough but fair" border management. "If there's any incident that needs to be

Palestinian Refugee Bakr AlKousi Held in Syrian Gov

Palestinian Refugee Bakr AlKousi Held in Syrian Gov't Jail since 2013

24-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Bakr AlKousi has been secretly held in Syria's state-run jails for the seventh consecutive year.  Baker was arrested by Syrian security forces on August 12, 2013, at a checkpoint pitched in AlHusiniya camp, in Rif Dimashq

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

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

24-08-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Damascus

24-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yousef Alalouh, a resident of Dumar city, has died of coronavirus. He is the 14th victim among the Palestinian refugee community in/from war-torn Syria. Over recent weeks, dozens of Palestinian refugees in Syria have contracted coronavirus, several

Coronavirus Cases Go Up in Neirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees, Residents Warn of Unhygienic Funeral Procedures

Coronavirus Cases Go Up in Neirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees, Residents Warn of Unhygienic Funeral Procedures

24-08-2020

Activists from AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have warned of the swift propagation of coronavirus and pushed for hygienic funeral procedures. People taking part in the funeral procession should wear face masks and gloves and use disinfectants to prevent a further

Commerce High School Opened Up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Commerce High School Opened Up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-08-2020

The Ministry of Education has established a High School of Commerce in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees. Some 310 students from AlNeirab camp have sat for 9th grade exams this year, 14 among them received a score of over 90%

Palestinian Refugee Student Assists Displaced Family in Jordan

Palestinian Refugee Student Assists Displaced Family in Jordan

23-08-2020

A Palestinian refugee student has provided a displaced family from Syria in Jordan with a much-needed sum of money to pay rental fees. The cash-stripped family has been on the verge of homelessness in Jordan. Farah, a student at the

Another Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Another Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

23-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Saada Abdullah Shaheen has succumbed to COVID-19 in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo. She is the eighth COVID-19 victim in the camp. A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlNeirab camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo

756 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

756 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

23-08-2020

756 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces since the outbreak of the bloody conflict. The list includes 265 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian

Palestinian Chemistry Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Chemistry Student Ahmad Jalil Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

22-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Diab Jalil, aged 31, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups for the seventh year running. Ahmad, a student of Chemistry at Damascus University, was kidnapped by pro-government forces on June 25, 2013 at

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp

22-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Kasem Mohamed Azam has died of coronavirus in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. He is the seventh COVID-19 victim in the camp. A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlNeirab camp, in the northern Syrian

Member of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

Member of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

22-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Iyad Wajih Abdul Rahim, the commander of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, survived on Saturday an assassination attempt, after anonymous gunmen opened fire at him at around 2h30 a.m. outside of his house in

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of Swedish Immigration Agency

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of Swedish Immigration Agency

22-08-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees who have been denied humanitarian asylum in Sweden have rallied outside of the Migration Agency in Goteborg city, urging authorities to grant them asylum. Over recent years, the Swedish Migration Agency has turned down applications for

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl in Syria Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Girl in Syria Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action

22-08-2020

A Palestinian family from Syria has appealed to the Greek authorities, the International Red Cross, and the humanitarian organizations to help them secure treatment fees for their six-year-old daughter, who is diagnosed with bone cancer. The family members were displaced

2 Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2012

2 Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons since 2012

21-08-2020

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been held in Syrian government dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. Their condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS kept

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

21-08-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outages. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in the area, at a time when stifling heat continues to grip

Tension Soars in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Tension Soars in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-08-2020

Tension has been running high in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, due to an altercation between Liwaa AlQuds brigade and AlNeirab armed group, both affiliated with the Syrian regime. An AGPS reporter said the altercation burst out shortly after a woman

2 More Palestinian Refugees Die of COVID-19 in Syria Displacement Camp

2 More Palestinian Refugees Die of COVID-19 in Syria Displacement Camp

21-08-2020

Palestinian refugees Mohamed Khalil Zaydan and Fatma Saker have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlNeirab camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, have

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Ghouta

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Ghouta

21-08-2020

On the seventh anniversary of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, AGPS warns that the Palestinian refugee community in Syria has been disastrously affected by the onslaughts launched by the Syrian government army using internationally

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Mootaz Badawi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 3 Years

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Mootaz Badawi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 3 Years

20-08-2020

Palestinian brothers Mohamed Ali Badawi and Mootaz Ali Badawi have been held in Syria government jails for over six years. Both were arrested in AlHajar AlAswad area, near Yarmouk Camp. Their family continues to appeal for information. Over 1,790

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

20-08-2020

Reports of burglary continue to emerge in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter. Palestinian families displaced from the area continue to call on the concerned authorities to

UNRWA Sets Eligibility Criterion for Access of Lebanon Health Center

UNRWA Sets Eligibility Criterion for Access of Lebanon Health Center

20-08-2020

UNRWA said people who have coronavirus-related symptoms including breathing disorders, dry cough, and fever along with those who tested positive for the virus but cannot quarantine themselves at home are entitled to medical assistance at the Siblin center. UNRWA and

Syria Meeting Discusses Dire Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Syria Meeting Discusses Dire Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

20-08-2020

A meeting was held in AlHusainiya camp between civil society representatives, pro-government parties, and women empowerment groups in order to discuss the deteriorating situation in the camp. The meeting tackled UNRWA’s vital role in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Over

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to COVID-19 in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to COVID-19 in Syria Displacement Camp

20-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Kamel Mohamed AlSafouri, a resident of AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, has died of coronavirus. Palestinian political factions in Aleppo sent a petition to UNRWA, urging the Agency to take immediate action in response to the coronavirus outbreak in

Property-Theft Assaults Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Assaults Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

19-08-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Activists have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in the

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce UNRWA

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce UNRWA

19-08-2020

Residents of AlNeirab Camp have denounced the indifference of UNRWA staff regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian action at a time when COVID-19 continues to grip the camp. Civilians have lashed out at UNRWA, saying serious action should be made

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus, 6 Elderly People Infected in AlNeirab Camp

2 Palestinians Succumb to Coronavirus, 6 Elderly People Infected in AlNeirab Camp

19-08-2020

Palestinian girl Hiba Fawzi AlSai’d and Palestinian man Fakhri Mi’ari, residents of AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have died of coronavirus. Six other elderly Palestinian-born refugees have also contracted coronavirus in the camp.  Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported

On World Humanitarian Day: Hundreds of Palestinian Volunteers Forcibly Disappeared, Killed in Syria

On World Humanitarian Day: Hundreds of Palestinian Volunteers Forcibly Disappeared, Killed in Syria

19-08-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,048 Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria, among them hundreds of activists, relief officers, and volunteer medics. Daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction have led to deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria. AGPS has kept

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

18-08-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said new batches of cash aid will be transferred to Palestinian families displaced from Syria. In a statement, UNRWA said every refugee will receive 70,000 Lebanese pounds as a food grant and an additional sum of

UNRWA Extends School Registration Deadlines

UNRWA Extends School Registration Deadlines

18-08-2020

UNRWA announced its decision to extend deadlines for registration of Palestine refugee students at its schools until the end of August. UNRWA operates 711 elementary and preparatory schools in its five fields of operation, including eight secondary schools in Lebanon

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce School Supplies Price Hike

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce School Supplies Price Hike

18-08-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said prices of school supplies have soared with the advent of the new school year. The residents condemned the Syrian government over a decision to give school supplies loans

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Launched in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Launched in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-08-2020

A nurse from AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees has launched an initiative aiming to provide free oxygen to coronavirus-stricken persons. The nurse, called Amer Darwish, said people who have breathing disorders and need oxygen cylinders will receive them for free

10 Coronavirus Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

10 Coronavirus Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

18-08-2020

A number of coronavirus infections have been reported in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia, raising concerns over an unabated outbreak of the deadly virus in the area. Reports circulated on social media networks said over 10 cases have

Palestinian Doctor Radhi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Radhi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

17-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh Shakosh has been secretly incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2012 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate

Cornavirus Outbreak Feared in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Cornavirus Outbreak Feared in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

17-08-2020

Coronavirus cases have been reported in AlRaml camp in Latakia, where displaced Palestinian families have expressed deep concern over their fate in the poverty-stricken area. A number of infected residents have refused to reveal their names over bullying concerns. Recently

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yalda Town Rail Against Power Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Families in Yalda Town Rail Against Power Crisis

17-08-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Yalda town, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the frequent power blackouts in the area. A Palestinian refugee said power has operated only for one hour over the past five days, adding that the situation

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Sri Lanka Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Sri Lanka Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action

17-08-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights organizations to lend him a hand and help him with treatment fees. Moadh, who is stranded in Sri

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Khalil Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Khalil Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 8th Year

16-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Ayham Raja Khalil, from AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year.  Ayham was arrested on April 16, 2012. AGPS documented the secret detention of over

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in Sabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Marred by Motorcycle Accidents in Sabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-08-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees 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 inappropriate

Over 160 Palestinian Refugee Locked Down in Greek Migrant Camp

Over 160 Palestinian Refugee Locked Down in Greek Migrant Camp

16-08-2020

Some 160 Palestinian asylum seekers taking refuge in Vial migrant facility, set up on Kios Island, have been quarantined, along with over 1,000 migrants, following confirmed coronavirus cases in the area. The camp, accommodating some 1,500 migrants, will

Tension Running High in AlNeirab Camp following Coronavirus-Related Death

Tension Running High in AlNeirab Camp following Coronavirus-Related Death

16-08-2020

Concerns have mounted over an unabated coronavirus outbreak among Palestinian refugee families sheltered in AlNeirab Camp after a resident succumbed to the virus in the area. The victim is identified as Palestinian teacher Mohamed Ali Shreih. Confirmed coronavirus cases have

Migrants Stranded Due to Turkey-Greece Border Dispute

Migrants Stranded Due to Turkey-Greece Border Dispute

15-08-2020

Pictures released by the Monitoring and Rescue Cell (MRC) on Facebook showed a number of migrants as being intercepted by the Greek coast guard and pushed back to Turkey, where they were again intercepted by the Turkish coast guard. MRC

90% of Palestinian Students in Syria Pass High School Exams

90% of Palestinian Students in Syria Pass High School Exams

15-08-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said 90.5% of Palestinian high school students obtained their 9thgrade diplomas in 2020. 87 students received a score of 3000/3100. At the same time, 11 UNRWA schools recorded a success rate of

Palestinian Refugee in Jordan at Risk of Homelessness, Detention

Palestinian Refugee in Jordan at Risk of Homelessness, Detention

15-08-2020

A Palestinian refugee in Jordan has appealed for urgent humanitarian action by UNRWA and the international humanitarian organizations, saying he has been left at the risk of homelessness and imprisonment in Jordan after he failed to pay house rents and

Palestinian Refugee in Germany Allegedly Involved in Syria War Crimes

Palestinian Refugee in Germany Allegedly Involved in Syria War Crimes

15-08-2020

A new report published by Zaman AlWasl daily has revealed the involvement of Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Arnaout, born in 1974, in war crimes against Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk Camp, where he had previously been taking shelter. The son of a

Palestine Embassy in Turkey: Palestinians Eligible for Kimlik Visa

Palestine Embassy in Turkey: Palestinians Eligible for Kimlik Visa

14-08-2020

The Palestinian embassy in Turkey said Palestinian refugees are eligible to apply for temporary protection cards known as “kimlik”. Demands should be submitted at migration agencies across Turkish cities except for Antalya, Aydın, Bursa, Cangli, Duzce, Edirne, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Sound Alarm over Scarce Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Sound Alarm over Scarce Humanitarian Aid

14-08-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to denounce the insufficiency of UNRWA aid at a time when coronavirus outbreaks have made the socio-economic situation worse in the war-torn country. Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to launch cries for help over their

2 Elderly Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in AlHusainiya Camp

2 Elderly Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in AlHusainiya Camp

14-08-2020

An elderly Palestinian man taking refuge in AlHusiniya camp, in Rif Dimashq, has died of coronavirus. His wife also succumbed to the virus just a few days later. The Syrian authorities closed off the local market in AlHusiniya following an

Over 1,797 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Prisons

Over 1,797 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Prisons

14-08-2020

AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities

Liwaa AlQuds Former Military Commander Held in Syrian Prison for 2nd Year

Liwaa AlQuds Former Military Commander Held in Syrian Prison for 2nd Year

13-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Samer Rafe’, Liwaa AlQuds’s former military commander, has been held in Syrian government prisons for the second consecutive year.  Samer was arrested in August 2018 following a clash with a government officer at a checkpoint in Latakia

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Denounced Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Denounced Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

13-08-2020

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 UNRWA officials have reneged on their promises to transfer

12 Palestinians from Syria Succumb to Coronavirus

12 Palestinians from Syria Succumb to Coronavirus

13-08-2020

12 Palestinians from Syria have succumbed to the novel coronavirus so far, according to AGPS data. On March 29, Palestinian refugee from Syria Hasan Tershahani, aged 72, succumbed to the disease in the Netherlands. Palestinian refugee Ibrahim AlKhatib also died

Situation of Palestinian Young Men/Women Exacerbated by Syria Warfare

Situation of Palestinian Young Men/Women Exacerbated by Syria Warfare

13-08-2020

Almost ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian youths continue to face a squalid humanitarian condition and an ambivalent future. Thousands have lost their jobs; others have become internally displaced; and hundreds more have been subjected to enforced disappearance and

Palestinian Family in Lebanon Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment for Their Daughter

Palestinian Family in Lebanon Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment for Their Daughter

12-08-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region has appealed to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old girl

Handful of Displaced Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

Handful of Displaced Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

12-08-2020

A number of Palestinian families returned to Yarmouk Camp after permits were issued by Syrian security forces to that end. Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk

Palestinian Sisters Achieve Excellent Academic Results after Their Father Dies under Torture in Syria

Palestinian Sisters Achieve Excellent Academic Results after Their Father Dies under Torture in Syria

12-08-2020

Palestinian sisters Hana and Rana Khairat obtained their high school diplomas (9th grade) with honors. Both sisters have been raised in AlAyedeen refugee camp in Hama. Their father, Ahmad Zaki Khairat, was killed under torture in Syrian government penal complexes

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap

12-08-2020

A Palestinian woman along with five other women and a girl were released from Syria’s state-run prisons following a prisoner swap deal struck between the Syrian government and Tahrir AlSham battalion in northern Syria. The swap was struck in return

Migrants in Greece Denounce Mistreatment, Poor Hygiene

Migrants in Greece Denounce Mistreatment, Poor Hygiene

11-08-2020

Migrants and asylum seekers sheltered in a camp set up in Thebes city, in Athens, have denounced the absence of vital services in the area, including cleaning, garbage clearance, and healthcare. An AGPS reporter said the asylum seekers have lashed

UNRWA Pledges Sustained Education, Health Services for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Pledges Sustained Education, Health Services for Palestine Refugees

11-08-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, said one of the Agency’s key priorities is to provide education and healthcare services for Palestine refugees in its five fields of operations. Lazzarini sent a message of assurance to the Palestine refugee community, saying UNRWA

Number of Coronavirus Cases Go Up in AlNeirab Displacement Camp

Number of Coronavirus Cases Go Up in AlNeirab Displacement Camp

11-08-2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in AlNeirab refugee camp in Aleppo, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the absence of hygiene kit and medicines.  Dozens of cases have been reported in

Director of UNRWA Health Program in Syria Dies of Coronavirus

Director of UNRWA Health Program in Syria Dies of Coronavirus

11-08-2020

Regional director of UNRWA’s Health Program in Syria, Tayseer Sabagh, has succumbed to COVID-19 in Damascus. UNRWA’s medical staff, the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, and the Palestinian Red Crescent have mourned Tayseer’s death.  He was pronounced dead

252 Residents of Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

252 Residents of Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

11-08-2020

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

3 Palestinian Families on Verge of Homelessness in Greece

3 Palestinian Families on Verge of Homelessness in Greece

10-08-2020

Three Palestinian families from Syria are about to go homeless in Athens after authorities ordered them to evacuate their European-funded rooms. The families comprise 19 members, including a six-year-old girl diagnosed with bone cancer. They fled Yarmouk and AlAyedeen refugee

Parents Gather at UNRWA School in Yarmouk Camp

Parents Gather at UNRWA School in Yarmouk Camp

10-08-2020

Parents of Palestinian refugee students enrolled at AlTabegha School, run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), met on Sunday with education officials at the school. The meeting was convened at the

New Coronavirus Victims, Infections Reported South of Damascus

New Coronavirus Victims, Infections Reported South of Damascus

10-08-2020

Coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been sheltered. Local sources told AGPS that a number of infected persons succumbed to the lethal virus in Yarmouk and AlSabina refugee camps. An estimated

Activists Call for Compulsory Mask-Wearing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Call for Compulsory Mask-Wearing in Khan Eshieh Camp

10-08-2020

Activists in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees have launched calls for wearing face masks to prevent coronavirus contamination.  The following hashtagh “mask is not a sin” has been circulated to urge the residents to abide by such a

Palestinian Refugees among Dozens Protesting in Deraa to Urge Syrian Regime to Release Prisoners

Palestinian Refugees among Dozens Protesting in Deraa to Urge Syrian Regime to Release Prisoners

10-08-2020

Dozens of Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in Deraa province, south of Syria, maintained a vigil on Monday calling on the Syrian government to release all prisoners secretly held behind prison bars. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said the

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions

09-08-2020

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

35 Migrants Pushed Back to Turkish Waters from Greece

35 Migrants Pushed Back to Turkish Waters from Greece

09-08-2020

The Greek coast guard has repulsed on Sunday a boat carrying 35 irregular migrants. The migrant raft was intercepted by Greek coast guard and pushed back to Turkey, leaving dozens at the risk of death. Human rights activists said several

265 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

265 Palestinian Refugees Affiliated with PLA Killed in War-Torn Syria

09-08-2020

265 Palestinian refugees fighting alongside PLA forces were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. Most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi and Tel Sawan and also in

UN Agency Highlights Needs of Vulnerable Palestine Refugee Families in Wake of Beirut Explosion

UN Agency Highlights Needs of Vulnerable Palestine Refugee Families in Wake of Beirut Explosion

09-08-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has expressed its concerns over the condition of Palestinian refugee families after the catastrophic explosion in the port of Beirut.  UNRWA said in a

Palestinian Refugee Students Achieve Excellent Academic Results in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Students Achieve Excellent Academic Results in Syria

09-08-2020

A number of Palestinian students garnered excellent marks at high school exams (main session) for the scientific and literary branches across the Syrian territories. The results were released by the Syrian Ministry of Education on August 8, 2020. Palestinian girl

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

08-08-2020

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 8th year running. Two of them turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities after the pro-government Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)--General Command (GC)

UN Appoints Deputy Chief of Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Appoints Deputy Chief of Palestine Refugee Agency

08-08-2020

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 18 June 2020 the appointment of Leni Stenseth of Norway as Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at the

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Sound Distress Signals as Coronavirus Cases Go Up

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Sound Distress Signals as Coronavirus Cases Go Up

08-08-2020

Concerns have mounted over a striking increase in coronavirus cases in and around Palestinian refugee camps in Damascus, where the number of confirmed infections has already soared. Medics sounded distress signals over the acute shortage in staff and equipment along

Palestinian Refugee Student Earns Highest Score at High School

Palestinian Refugee Student Earns Highest Score at High School

08-08-2020

Palestinian girl Israa Mohamed AlRefa’i, raised in Yarmouk displacement camp, in Damascus, has received the highest score (3100/3100) as part of 9th grade exams at Mahmoud Yousef Issa alternative school. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved success stories, despite

Palestinians in Hama Camp Rail Against Water Crisis

Palestinians in Hama Camp Rail Against Water Crisis

07-08-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp in Hama have denounced the frequent water blackouts in the area and called for urgent action by the concerned authorities. A resident told AGPS that most of civilian homes have run out of potable water. Water

Palestinian Women in Syria Produce Face Masks

Palestinian Women in Syria Produce Face Masks

07-08-2020

19 Palestinian refugee women and girls have been producing face masks at a UNRWA community center in Rif Dimashq province. UNRWA said the refugees attended sewing courses at the Agency’s centers and produced 1,130 masks that will be distributed

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

07-08-2020

Activists from Khan Dannun camp have launched a campaign to respond to coronavirus outbreak. A volunteer said the campaign aims to prevent the spread of the lethal virus among the camp residents. A resident told AGPS that coronavirus has been

Coronavirus-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Denounces Bullying

Coronavirus-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Denounces Bullying

07-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad AlNatour said he has been subjected to bullying in AlNeirab displacement camp, in Aleppo, after he contracted coronavirus. Natour said on his facebook page that he has been intimidated by people around him due to his infection

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Dies of Coronavirus

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Dies of Coronavirus

07-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir Mousa Diab has died of coronavirus in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, in Syria. Activists said COVID-19 symptoms, including high fever and breathing disorders, figured on the victim’s body, but he has been denied admission

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Families in Northern Syria

Food Items Distributed to Displaced Families in Northern Syria

06-08-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Relief Commission distributed meat portions to over 1,400 Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in displacement camps set up north of Syria. The commission said the donations were made by Palestinians from Palestinian territories occupied since

Palestinian Refugee Omar Alalouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Alalouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

06-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Omar Ahmad Alalouh, from Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the eight consecutive year. Omar was arrested by Syrian security forces at AlJalil School, in Yarmouk Camp, on September 28, 2012. AGPS documented

Situation of Palestinians in Jordan Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Situation of Palestinians in Jordan Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

06-08-2020

Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action in response to the squalid conditions they have been enduring in the camp

PLA Officers Succumb to Coronavirus in Damascus

PLA Officers Succumb to Coronavirus in Damascus

06-08-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) has mourned the death of Mohamed Tareq AlKhadraa, PLA’s chief of staff, at the age of 89. Palestinian sources said AlKhadraa died of coronavirus which he contracted in Damascus, where he will also be buried

Palestinian Refugee Ihab Abbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ihab Abbas Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

05-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Ihab Mahmoud Abbas, aged 23, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year.  Ihab, a resident of Hums, was arrested by Syrian security forces on March 21, 2013 as he passed through

Italy Contributes to UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon

Italy Contributes to UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal in Lebanon

05-08-2020

Ambassador of Italy in Lebanon Nicoletta Bombardiere, and the Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, signed last week an agreement for an additional contribution

Palestinian Journalist in The Netherlands Launches Successful Career

Palestinian Journalist in The Netherlands Launches Successful Career

05-08-2020

Palestinian journalist Bisan Zarzar, who fled war-torn Syria to the Netherlands some six years ago, has achieved an outstanding career in the Western European country. Bisan worked with “Holland Now” radio program and successfully broadcasted her series “Pursue your higher

Coronavirus Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Coronavirus Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

05-08-2020

A number of residents  of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, have contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The reported cases have been home-quarantined and kept under observation to curtail a propagation of the lethal disease in the displacement camp

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

04-08-2020

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

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

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

04-08-2020

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

70% of Deraa Camp Neighborhoods Deprived of Potable Water

70% of Deraa Camp Neighborhoods Deprived of Potable Water

04-08-2020

Residents of Daraa camp said they have been left without water for several days. Civilians attributed the water scarcity to the closure of water pipelines by local authorities at the claim that water supplies are being frittered away under the

285 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Taking Refugee in Lebanon’s Wadi AlZinah

285 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Taking Refugee in Lebanon’s Wadi AlZinah

04-08-2020

The number of Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in Wadi AlZinah, in Lebanon’s southern region of AlKharroub, is estimated at 285. The number has shrunk back compared to previous years. The Charity Association for Relief of Palestinian People said that

Number of Coronavirus Fatalities Goes Up in Palestinian Refugee  Camp in Syria

Number of Coronavirus Fatalities Goes Up in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

04-08-2020

A number of residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have died of coronavirus this week. Local sources told AGPS that the lethal virus has spread quickly in and around the camp, saying at least four

8 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

8 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

03-08-2020

Eight years have passed by since AlJa’ouna massacre, perpetrated on August 2, 2012, took away the lives of over 20 Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, among them children. Several other Palestinians were left wounded after two mortar shells

Muslim Prayers Suspended in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Muslim Prayers Suspended in Palestinian Refugee Camp

03-08-2020

Activists have urged the residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees to abide by the decision of the Syrian Health Ministry announced on Sunday to suspend congregational prayers at mosques in and around Damascus for 15 days as of

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Lockdown, Price Leap

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Lockdown, Price Leap

03-08-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon has been exacerbated by the anti-coronavirus movement restrictions and absence of humanitarian and medical assistance in the Lebanese territories.  Prices have also skyrocketed in the Middle Eastern country, overburdening the cash-stripped families

Palestinian Family Arrested on Way to Turkey

Palestinian Family Arrested on Way to Turkey

03-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Maymoun Naser, born in 1985, was arrested by Syrian security forces last week as he tried to cross Idlib borderlands with his wife and two children, trying to get to safety to Turkey. Local sources told AGPS that

Palestinian Refugee Hani Akleh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hani Akleh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

02-08-2020

Palestinian refugee Hani Saleh Akleh has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Hani was arrested on October 25, 2012 at AlKaws checkpoint, in AlSayeda Zeinab, in Rif Dimashq. Hani’s condition and whereabouts could not

14 Palestinian Students from Syria Displacement Camp Get High School Diplomas with Honors

14 Palestinian Students from Syria Displacement Camp Get High School Diplomas with Honors

02-08-2020

14 Palestinian students sheltered in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, got their high school diplomas with high scores. The list includes Lin Mujahed AlTaher (239.5); Fatma Muhammad Zaidan 238; Thaer Ayman Qaddoura (236.5); Alma Aysar Musa (235.8)

Palestinian Ambassador: Displaced Families Will Return to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Ambassador: Displaced Families Will Return to Yarmouk Camp

02-08-2020

Director of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) political department in Damascus, Anwar Abdul Hadi, said in a video addressing the displaced residents of Yarmouk Camp that the camp will be reconstructed and families will be allowed to retrieve their houses

10,000 Objections Filed against Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

10,000 Objections Filed against Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

02-08-2020

Over 10,000 objections have been filed so far against the new reconstruction plan issued by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. Lawyers and human rights activists told AGPS that the number of objections is the largest

Displaced Palestinian Families Receive Meat Aid

Displaced Palestinian Families Receive Meat Aid

30-07-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development said thousands of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in northern Syria will be receiving meat as part of donations made by charities and Palestinians living abroad. Over 600 Palestinian families

France Supports UNRWA with 20 Million Euros

France Supports UNRWA with 20 Million Euros

30-07-2020

The Government of France has disbursed EUR 6 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) this July, bringing its total contribution for 2020 to EUR 20 million. UNRWA said

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Left with Bread for 3rd Day

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Left with Bread for 3rd Day

30-07-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been striving to fetch bread loaves as the sole bakery in the area has gone out of operation for the third day running

Displaced Palestinian Families Enduring Squalid Conditions in Lebanon

Displaced Palestinian Families Enduring Squalid Conditions in Lebanon

30-07-2020

Association 302 for Defense of Refugee Rights said eight Palestinian families displaced from Syria have been enduring a squalid humanitarian condition in AlRahman shelter in Lebanon’s central AlBekaa region. Association 302 met with a ten-member family sheltered in a canvas

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Asylum-Seekers in Greece

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Asylum-Seekers in Greece

01-08-2020

Activists have distributed meat portions to a number of Palestinian and Syrian families in Greece. Some 100 displaced families taking shelter around Athens benefited from the move. Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats”

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

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

01-08-2020

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

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Spend Eid Festival behind Syria’s Prison Bars

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Spend Eid Festival behind Syria’s Prison Bars

01-08-2020

Palestinian prisoners in Syria and their families have been deprived of the joy of Eid in the war-torn country, where thousands of civilians have been killed and thousands more have fallen prey to enforced disappearance. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees

Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

Palestinians from Syria Spend Occasion of Eid away from Home

01-08-2020

Tens of thousands of Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlAdhha (Feast of Sacrifice) away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon

Syrian Regime Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

Syrian Regime Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

31-07-2020

A number of Yarmouk residents told AGPS that Syrian security forces prevented them from reaching the old cemetery in the camp to visit their relatives’ tombs during Eid AlAdha. Syrian security forces deployed at a checkpoint pitched near the main

Palestinian Camps in Syria Deprived of Eid Festivity

Palestinian Camps in Syria Deprived of Eid Festivity

31-07-2020

Photos circulated on social media networks show Palestinian refugee camps as being evacuated. The majority of Palestinian families have fled their houses and shelters for fear of being killed in the bloody shootouts. A Palestinian refugee from Yarmouk Camp said

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Spend Eid in Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Spend Eid in Dire Conditions

31-07-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation as most of them have been taking cover in underequipped tents and denied access to vital facilities and

On Holy Eid, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Squalid Conditions in Syria

On Holy Eid, Palestinian Refugees Enduring Squalid Conditions in Syria

31-07-2020

As the holy Eid AlAdha (festival of sacrifice) has been celebrated by Muslims across the globe, Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria have been deprived of the joy ordinarily sparked by such an occasion. In a place where vital facilities and

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

29-07-2020

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

1,458 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Killed in Syrian Warfare

1,458 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Killed in Syrian Warfare

29-07-2020

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

Palestinians from Syria in Denmark Facing Ambivalent Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Denmark Facing Ambivalent Fate

29-07-2020

Some 2,200 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have reached Denmark from 2012 to 2020 have been facing a precarious condition in the Nordic country. 90% of PRS in the country are refugees who fled Yarmouk Camp. 10% are

Palestinian Refugees Call for Increase of UNRWA Aid

Palestinian Refugees Call for Increase of UNRWA Aid

29-07-2020

UNRWA provides assistance to over 438,000 registered Palestinian refugees in Syria. Some 13,500 others remain in hard-to-reach or inaccessible zones in northern Syria. The assistance includes cash and in-kind items. Throughout the conflict, the Agency endeavored to protect

Fears Mount as Dozens of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Contract Coronavirus

Fears Mount as Dozens of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Contract Coronavirus

29-07-2020

An AGPS reporter said dozens of confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded among the Palestinian refugee community in Syria, including a couple living in Berzeh town and a four-member family living in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus. The list of

Palestinian mother and Her 2 Daughters Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian mother and Her 2 Daughters Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

28-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Fidaa Atiyeh Ajaj and her daughters Aya Mohamed Khalil and Israa Mohamed Khalil have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Sometime earlier, an ex-detainee released from Syrian lock-ups said that the woman

UNRWA Advisory Commission Warns of “Worst Scenario” in Palestinian Displacement Camps due to COVID-19 Outbreak

UNRWA Advisory Commission Warns of “Worst Scenario” in Palestinian Displacement Camps due to COVID-19 Outbreak

28-07-2020

Representatives of Arab states hosting Palestinian refugees have warned of the “worst scenarios” in Palestinian refugee camps in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when hundreds of cases have been reported in those camps. This came in

Palestinians from Syria Hold Vigil Outside of Swedish Embassy in Beirut

Palestinians from Syria Hold Vigil Outside of Swedish Embassy in Beirut

28-07-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied outside of the Swedish embassy in Beirut to push for humanitarian asylum in the Nordic kingdom. The refugees lifted banners saying they cannot return to their destroyed homes in Syria, urging Sweden to

Calls Launched for International Drive to Cancel Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

Calls Launched for International Drive to Cancel Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

28-07-2020

Palestinian activists have called on the international community and concerned legal bodies to pressurize the Syrian government to withdraw the new plan issued by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Lawyers and human rights activists

56 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

56 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

27-07-2020

56 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, among them two women, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state dungeons. AGPS kept record of the death of 620 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries. AGPS has documented the

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

27-07-2020

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

Suspected COVID-19 Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Suspected COVID-19 Infections Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

27-07-2020

Six suspected cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The suspected cases have been home-quarantined and kept under observation to curtail a propagation of the lethal disease in the displacement camp. An

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

27-07-2020

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

AGPS Issues Report about Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

AGPS Issues Report about Yarmouk’s New Reconstruction Plan

27-07-2020

A recent report issued by AGPS under the title “Yarmouk Camp: What’s Behind the New Reconstruction Plan” has spotlighted the projected impact of the new master plan issued by Damascus Governorate on June 06, 2020 to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp. The

Palestinian Refugee Wins Aleppo Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins Aleppo Bodybuilding Championship

26-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Khaled has won the first place in the bodybuilding championship (2nd division) held at AlHamdaniya sports hall in Aleppo. 18 contestants (70 kgm) showed up at the competition. Mohamed, from AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, had won

Turkey Rescues 929 Asylum Seekers in Aegean

Turkey Rescues 929 Asylum Seekers in Aegean

26-07-2020

The Turkish Coast Guard rescued more than 900 asylum seekers in the recent month who were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish territorial waters in the Aegean. Asylum seekers were seeking to cross to Europe with rubber

Palestinian Refugees Facing Ambivalent Fate in Greece

Palestinian Refugees Facing Ambivalent Fate in Greece

26-07-2020

Palestinian refugees and other migrants have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in migrant camps and other substandard facilities set up in Greece, most of them vastly overcrowded, unhygienic and violence-prone. Over recent months, Greece’s refugee camps have been

Palestinian Actor Contracts Coronavirus in Syria

Palestinian Actor Contracts Coronavirus in Syria

26-07-2020

Palestinian actor Ahmed Rafe’ has contracted coronavirus in Syria, a source inside Assad University Hospital in Damascus revealed. Ahmed’s son, Nour, said his father tested positive for coronavirus which he contracted ten days ago. He is currently held at the

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Involved in Illicit Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Involved in Illicit Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp

26-07-2020

Members of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has been accused of running a network for drug trafficking in AlNeirab displacement camp and adjacent areas, informed sources told AGPS. Speaking to AGPS on condition of anonymity, the

Psychological Support Courses Held in Syria Displacement Camp

Psychological Support Courses Held in Syria Displacement Camp

25-07-2020

A training session in psychological support was held in AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees in order to train up individuals on the skills needed to provide psychological support to vulnerable and war-affected groups. The courses saw the day in

Palestinian Refugee and His 2 Sons Secretly Detained in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee and His 2 Sons Secretly Detained in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

25-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir Suleiman and his sons, Nayef and Ahmed, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian penitentiaries for seven years running. The father and his two sons were kidnapped by Syria’s pro-government militias and their war-partners at Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Child Moved Up to Next Grade at German School

Palestinian Refugee Child Moved Up to Next Grade at German School

25-07-2020

Five-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Tareq Abdul Mu’ti was moved up to the 1st grade after he successfully passed an IQ test in a German kindergarten.  Tareq’s family said he started to show signs of intelligence at the age

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Abject Poverty

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Abject Poverty

25-07-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa camp have been enduring squalid humanitarian conditions due to abject poverty and the absence of vital services. Families seeking refuge in the area have been unable to provide for themselves and their children as a

Palestinian Refugee Accused of Involvement in War Crimes in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Accused of Involvement in War Crimes in Yarmouk Camp

25-07-2020

A Palestinian refugee currently living in Berlin has been accused of committing human rights violations in Yarmouk Camp. According to Zaman AlWasl newspaper, Palestinian refugee Mofeq AlDaouah, a military commander at the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

24-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing

Washington Pushes for UN Action to Release Syria Prisoners

Washington Pushes for UN Action to Release Syria Prisoners

24-07-2020

Washington has called for the immediate release of civilian prisoners from Assad’s jails and has requested for the UN to “double its efforts” to secure their release, Political Coordinator of the US Mission to the United Nations (UN) Rodney Hunter

Syrian Embassy in Lebanon Opens Up Applications for Exemption from Military Reserve

Syrian Embassy in Lebanon Opens Up Applications for Exemption from Military Reserve

24-07-2020

The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon has issued on its official Facebook page new instructions regarding exemptions from military reserve services for Syrians in Lebanon and their dependents.  The embassy called on concerned persons to bring their passports, ID documents

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by High Temperatures

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by High Temperatures

24-07-2020

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

Palestinians among Several “Quota Refugees” Received in Sweden

Palestinians among Several “Quota Refugees” Received in Sweden

23-07-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has given greenlight for the entry of quota refugees coming from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and for holders of Syrian and Palestinian travel documents, among other nationalities. Quota refugees or resettlement refugees are usually people who are

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlMarkaten Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlMarkaten Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

23-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, in his 60s, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an

School Drop-Out Rates Getting Higher in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

School Drop-Out Rates Getting Higher in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-07-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlNeirab Camp continue to denounce the dramatic nosedive in their children’s access to education. An AGPS reporter said that high school dropouts have been reported among school boys, several of whom left their academic institutions

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Abject Conditions

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Abject Conditions

23-07-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp have launched cries for help over the dire socio-economic conditions and simmering security turmoil rocking the area.  High unemployment rates, poor infrastructure, steep rental fees, and chronic water crisis have made survival difficult for the

Palestinian Official: Political Decision Needed to Save Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Official: Political Decision Needed to Save Yarmouk Camp

23-07-2020

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Khaled Abdul Majid said the reconstruction plan proposed by Damascus Governorate has failed to taken into account the historical and political significance of the camp, which stands as a witness to the

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

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

22-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Awad Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on October 07, 2013 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp. AGPS has documented the secret

Austria Signs Agreements for EUR 7.7 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

Austria Signs Agreements for EUR 7.7 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

22-07-2020

The Government of Austria signed on Monday a multi-year agreement (MYA) for 2020-2022 amounting to a total of EUR 5.7 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  This

Palestinian Resistance Faction Calls for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Resistance Faction Calls for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

22-07-2020

Media chief of Hamas resistance movement abroad, Refat Merah, has stressed the need to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and allowing civilians to return to their houses. The Palestinian leader reiterated Palestinians’ firm rejection of all attempts to alter the

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

22-07-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Turkey

22-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Firas Abdul Kader, currently taking shelter in the Turkish city of Izmir, said he has been denied admission into Turkish hospitals after he failed to receive the temporary protection card “kimlik”. Speaking with AGPS, Firas said he entered

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

21-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for eight years running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian borders

UN Body Pushes for Investigation into Migrant Pushbacks by Greek Police

UN Body Pushes for Investigation into Migrant Pushbacks by Greek Police

21-07-2020

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has recently slammed the Greek authorities for forcibly pushing back asylum-seekers, including Palestinians and Syrians, to the Turkish waters. The UN body has urged Greece to launch a probe into such multiple

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Syria Displacement Camp

21-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Husain Ali Kabalawi, aged 17, disappeared on Sunday from a displacement camp in war-torn Syria. The family said the condition and whereabouts of Husain, a resident of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, remain unknown, raising concerns that he

Palestinian Refugees Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s Qaboun Neighborhood

Palestinian Refugees Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s Qaboun Neighborhood

21-07-2020

More than nine years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Qaboun neighborhood in Damascus continue to struggle with an ambivalent fate.  The area has been severely damaged by the bloody shootouts and heavy shelling. Scores of

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Frequent Power Blackouts

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Frequent Power Blackouts

20-07-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackout across residential alleyways and buildings.  The residents urged UNRWA and the concerned authorities to take the necessary measures in order to rehabilitate the power network

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad: Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Jeopardizes Right of Return

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad: Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Jeopardizes Right of Return

20-07-2020

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad (PalAbroad) has lashed out at the new plan set forth by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp. PalAbroad said the new plan is a threat to the Palestinian refugee community’s right of return to

Coronavirus Cases Reported in Khan Eshieh Camp

Coronavirus Cases Reported in Khan Eshieh Camp

20-07-2020

Activists in Khan Eshieh refugee camp have called for urgent action following reports of confirmed coronavirus cases among the camp residents. A number of residents who contracted the virus have refused to reveal their names over bullying concerns. Over recent

Palestinian Refugee Community in Syria Concerned over Coronavirus Outbreak

Palestinian Refugee Community in Syria Concerned over Coronavirus Outbreak

20-07-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community taking shelter in war-torn Syria following reports of increased coronavirus cases in and around Damascus. State-run media outlets in Syria said Health Minister Nizar Yazaji ordered the closure of wedding

Emergency Cash Grants Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

Emergency Cash Grants Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

19-07-2020

UNRWA has transferred urgent aid allowances to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered refugee received a sum of 70 Jordanian dinars. In text messages sent to the refugees, the Agency said the sum makes part of underway initiatives

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Idlib’s AlJazira Camp

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Idlib’s AlJazira Camp

19-07-2020

Some 30 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, AlTadhamun neighborhood, and AlGhouta, in Damascus, continue to sound distress signals over the dire humanitarian situation they have been enduring in AlJazeera Camp, in Atama, in Idlib, near the Turkish borders. The

Palestinian Teacher Succumbs to Coronavirus in Damascus

Palestinian Teacher Succumbs to Coronavirus in Damascus

19-07-2020

Physics professor Sa’id Salah Hadid has died of coronavirus after he was denied admission into Turkish hospitals. A relative of Sa’id said the latter went to a Turkish hospital after coronavirus symptoms figured on his body. Medics refused to let

Academics Push for End to Conspiracies against Yarmouk Camp

Academics Push for End to Conspiracies against Yarmouk Camp

19-07-2020

A group of Palestinian academics, journalists, and activists issued a joint statement condemning the new organizational plan issued by Damascus Governorate a few weeks ago to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp. The statement said the new organizational plan makes part of a

Lebanon’s General Security to Work Out Legal Situation of Irregular Migrants

Lebanon’s General Security to Work Out Legal Situation of Irregular Migrants

18-07-2020

General Directorate of the General Security of Lebanon said Arab and foreign nationals who illegally entered Lebanon or overstayed their visas can settle their legal situation at the Directorate as of July 31, 2020 until October 31, 2020. UNRWA has

Palestinian Refugees Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants in USD

Palestinian Refugees Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants in USD

18-07-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay their monthly aid in dollars, in light of the deteriorating economic situation in the

AGPS: 14 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Syria in 2019

AGPS: 14 Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Syria in 2019

18-07-2020

AGPS documented the arrest of 14 Palestinian refugees in 2019, down from 16 in 2018. In its annual report documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2019, AGPS said all arrestees are men. AGPS’s newly-released report, entitled “Palestinians of

PFLP Official Accuses Yarmouk Residents of Forfeiting Their Property

PFLP Official Accuses Yarmouk Residents of Forfeiting Their Property

18-07-2020

Military and security chief of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), affiliated with the Syrian regime, has accused residents of Yarmouk Camp of forfeiting their property in the area and/or fleeing to Europe. In a soundtrack

Palestinian Journalists: Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Targets Palestinian Presence

Palestinian Journalists: Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Targets Palestinian Presence

18-07-2020

Palestinian researchers and journalists have sounded the alarm over the threats posed by the new organizational plan proposed by Damascus Governorate to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp. Researchers and academics have warned that the new plan seeks to blur the Palestinian identity

Palestinian Refugee Ali Steiteh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Steiteh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

17-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Hamed Steiteh has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Ali, born in 1986 and raised in Eastern AlGhouta, was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 17, 2012. His condition and

Activists in Palestinian Refugee Camp Warn of COVID-19 Outbreak

Activists in Palestinian Refugee Camp Warn of COVID-19 Outbreak

17-07-2020

Residents of Handarat Camp in Aleppo warned of an unabated coronavirus outbreak in and around the area due to the absence of preventive measures. Activists called on the residents to abide by safety protocols, wear face masks, keep to social

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Panic-Stricken following New Coronavirus Cases

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Panic-Stricken following New Coronavirus Cases

17-07-2020

The White Helmets group of the Syrian Civil Defense has embarked on a sterilization campaign in opposition-held zones in northern Syria in an attempt to prevent a coronavirus outbreak in the area. The group’s chief Raed AlSaleh told Turkish news

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey for over 40 Days

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Turkey for over 40 Days

17-07-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Redwan Ali Helal, aged 58, has been held in Turkish custody for over 40 days after he tried to illegally cross Turkish-Greek borders. The refugee had taken shelter in Lebanon over the past five years, before

Engineers Association: Yarmouk’s New Organization Plan Lacks Professionalism, Transparency

Engineers Association: Yarmouk’s New Organization Plan Lacks Professionalism, Transparency

17-07-2020

The Association of Palestinian Engineers in Syria said the new organizational plan put forth by Damascus Governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, is devoid of professionalism and transparency, adding that reconstruction zones have been picked at

Hungarian Court Jails Migrants for Breaching Border

Hungarian Court Jails Migrants for Breaching Border

16-07-2020

Two Palestinian and two Syrian men were sentenced to a year each in jail by a Hungarian court on Tuesday, July 7. They are accused of being part of a group of 50 people who tore down a border fence

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

16-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed, from Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces in Yarmouk Camp on February 2, 2014 following an altercation with a government

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

Students of Yarmouk Camp to Sign Up for School Transportation

16-07-2020

Walid AlKurdi, the education chief in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, called on families taking shelter in the area to subscribe for school transport for their children enrolled at schools located outside of the camp. Several UNRWA facilities were destroyed

UNRWA to Deliver Cash grants to Palestinians of Syria Prior to Eid Festival

UNRWA to Deliver Cash grants to Palestinians of Syria Prior to Eid Festival

16-07-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said cash grants will be transferred to Palestinian refugees in Syria shortly before the holy occasion of Eid AlAdhaa. In a statement, UNRWA said a

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions

16-07-2020

Living conditions in Khan Dannun camp have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources, high unemployment rates, and the price leap. Civilians’ life has also been marred by the frequent power blackouts and the scorching heat rocking the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

15-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ata Abdul Karim Abu Anzah has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the sixth year running. Abu Anzah was kidnapped by the government forces on July 20, 2014. His family continues to appeal for information about

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinian Refugees

15-07-2020

UNRWA said cash grants for June and July months will be delivered to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon as of July 16. The Agency said in a statement that all registered families will benefit from the multi-purpose cash aid

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

15-07-2020

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outburst of the bloody conflict in 2011. The data pointed out that 129 children died under shelling; 15 were

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

15-07-2020

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to sound distress signals over the absence of healthcare services and life-saving medical kit. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said no cases of COVID-19 contamination have been

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

15-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mootassem Mohamed Awad was fatally gunned down by anonymous assailants on the access road between AlMuzeireeb and AlTel towns. Reporting from AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said Mootassem, aged 23, and survived by his wife

UNRWA in Lebanon Delays Cash Aid Delivery

UNRWA in Lebanon Delays Cash Aid Delivery

14-07-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon delayed cash aid delivery to Palestinians from Syria for one day. In a statement, UNRWA attributed the delay to administrative procedures and technical arrangements with the bank. The cash grants are expected to be transferred to the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Jamal Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Jamal Released from Turkish Custody

14-07-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Mofeq Jamal was released from a Turkish detention center, where he was held for the ninth consecutive day. Mohamed was arrested on July 5, 2020 in Izmir, west of Turkey, after he failed to obtain

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Residents of Deir Ballout Camp

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Residents of Deir Ballout Camp

14-07-2020

Syrian opposition forces escorted by Turkish soldiers launched an arrest sweep in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, north of Syria, where hundreds of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families are taking shelter. The Turkish and Syrian opposition forces raked through

Palestinian Authority Delegate Slammed by Yarmouk Residents

Palestinian Authority Delegate Slammed by Yarmouk Residents

14-07-2020

Palestinian activists have leveled heavy criticism at Ziad Abu Amr, the envoy of the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, following his visit to AlShuhadaa Cemetery, in Yarmouk Camp. Amr was accompanied by the director of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar

Refugees in Greece Protest Against Hostile Migration Policy

Refugees in Greece Protest Against Hostile Migration Policy

13-07-2020

A number of migrants taking shelter on the Greek island of Chios have rallied outside of the Migration Agency to protest the crackdowns and hostile policies adopted by the Greek authorities against asylum-seekers. Reporting from Greece, an AGPS reporter said

AGPS: 70 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

AGPS: 70 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

13-07-2020

AGPS newly-released annual report documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria in 2019 has recorded the death of 70 Palestinian refugees in/from Syria as a result of war-related incidents, down from 276 victims in 2018. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria:

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

13-07-2020

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

Displaced Palestinian Families in Jdeidat AlFadl Facing Squalid Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in Jdeidat AlFadl Facing Squalid Conditions

13-07-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk to Jdeidat AlFadl town, in AlQuneitra province, have appealed to the Palestinian authority, political factions, and UNRWA to provide them with urgent cash and medical assistance. The displaced families said they have been enduring squalid

Palestinian, Syrian Lawyers Ready to File Lawsuits against Damascus Governorate over Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

Palestinian, Syrian Lawyers Ready to File Lawsuits against Damascus Governorate over Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

13-07-2020

Palestinian and Syrian lawyers said they are ready to filed lawsuits to defend the rights of Yarmouk Camp residents following the “unfair” organizational chart set forth by Damascus Governorate to rehabilitate the camp. A lawyer said on Facebook that the

120 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Seashore

120 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Seashore

12-07-2020

The Turkish coast guard rescued 60 migrants off Mogla seashore, southwest of Turkey onboard two migrant boats in Marmaris coast. 38 migrants were also rescued by Turkish seashore off Kizil Ada seashore, among them women and children and 22 others

Palestinian Student from Syria Achieves Outstanding Results in UAE

Palestinian Student from Syria Achieves Outstanding Results in UAE

12-07-2020

Palestinian student Mohamed Esam AlShoura, from Yarmouk Camp, has been listed among the top students in the UAE secondary schools for the academic year 2019-2020. Speaking with emaratalyoum, Mohamed hailed his family and teachers for supporting him all the way

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-07-2020

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

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

12-07-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye discussed with Damascus Governor Adel AlAleibi efficient ways to boost bilateral cooperation in order to enhance the dire humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees and ensure their access to relief assistance, particularly in

Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Car Accident

Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Car Accident

12-07-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ziad Abdul Kader died following a car accident in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. He was denied admission into a local hospital as his cash-stripped family failed to pay hospitalization charges in advance. Activists launched appeals via social

Italy Contributes €1.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

Italy Contributes €1.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

11-07-2020

Italy's Ambassador in Jordan, Fabio Cassese, and Director of Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan, Muhammad Adar, signed a contribution agreement worth €1.5 million to

8 Years since Massacre against PLA

8 Years since Massacre against PLA

11-07-2020

July 10, 2019 marks the eighth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated against the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) by unidentified perpetrators. On July 10, 2012, anonymous militias kidnapped 16 PLA fighters on their way back from a military site in Misyaf

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

11-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Bassam AlBash, from Yarmouk camp, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces on May 07, 2013. He is the

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

11-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yassin Fatyan, nicknamed Abu Saleh, was released on Thursday, July 9, from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held for over one year. He was arrested along with a number of Palestinian refugees in early

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Izmir

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Izmir

11-07-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Mofeq Jamal has been detained for the seventh consecutive day in Izmir, west of Turkey, after he failed to obtain a temporary visa card. Jamal was arrested on his way back from his workplace. He

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Receives Highest Score in German Vocational Center

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Receives Highest Score in German Vocational Center

10-07-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Hazem Janat garnered the highest score at a vocational training school in the German city of Hanover for the academic year 2019-2020. Imad earned a state-accredited certificate in nursing. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contract COVID-19 in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contract COVID-19 in Turkey

10-07-2020

A Palestinian family from Syria taking shelter in Gazientep allegedly contracted the novel coronavirus. However, the family denied such reports, saying their father tested positive for coronavirus sometime earlier and has recovered following treatment at a Turkish hospital. Unofficial data

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

10-07-2020

A Palestinian refugee was released from a Syrian government prison after one year and a half in the Sednaya military prison.  The newly-released Palestinian was a resident of Deraa displacement camp. His name has been kept secret over security

Palestinian Family on Verge of Homelessness in Jordan

Palestinian Family on Verge of Homelessness in Jordan

10-07-2020

A Palestinian family from Syria is about to go homeless in the Jordanian capital city of Amman as it has failed to secure rental fees for months. Palestinian refugee Abu Abdul Rahman, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, said his family

Yarmouk Residents Denounce Blackmail by Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk Residents Denounce Blackmail by Damascus Governorate

10-07-2020

Activists from Yarmouk camp have slammed the Damascus Governorate for blackmailing the residents who have voiced strong opposition to the new organizational plan put forth by the Governorate. Social media networks said local authorities have been manipulating civilians’ fears over

UNRWA Chief in Syria Looking Forward to Increased Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

UNRWA Chief in Syria Looking Forward to Increased Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

09-07-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria, Amanya Michael-Ebye met with the Syrian Minister of Education Emad AlAzab. Amanya and Azab discussed ways to boost cooperation between UNRWA and the Education Ministry to enhance the academic output/input of Palestinian refugees in

Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Strongly Condemned

Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan Strongly Condemned

09-07-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to voice their firm rejection of the new organizational plan put forth by Damascus Governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp. Tension has been running high in the area as thousands of refugees continue to rail against the proposed

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Syria Shootouts

09-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Leil, from Handarat camp, was moderately injured following a landmine blast.  Mohamed is the military media chief at Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at

Situation of Palestinians in Jordan Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Situation of Palestinians in Jordan Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

09-07-2020

Palestinian families from Syria taking shelter in AlHadiqa refugee camp, in Ar-Ramtha city, situated in the far northwest of Jordan, continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action in response to the squalid conditions they have been enduring in the camp

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

08-07-2020

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

UNRWA Transfers Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Transfers Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

08-07-2020

UNRWA distributed food and medical items to Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jdeidat AlFadl town, in Rif Dimashq, A Palestinian refugee said concerned people registered their names at the municipality headquarters. Aid items were distributed to the refugees at AlElm

Jaramana Camp Struggling to Get Much-Needed Bread

Jaramana Camp Struggling to Get Much-Needed Bread

08-07-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees said they continue to line up for hours under the scorching summer beams to receive bread via the smart card. Displaced Palestinian families lashed out at the apathy of the Palestinian political factions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Bread Shortage

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Bread Shortage

08-07-2020

Families in the Syrian capital Damascus have been struggling to procure bread amid a shortage of allocations distributed through accredited people, a mechanism which was decided by the Ministry of Interior as one of the government’s measures to reduce overcrowding

New Reconstruction Plan Does Not Provide Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp with Alternative Houses, Warns Official

New Reconstruction Plan Does Not Provide Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp with Alternative Houses, Warns Official

08-07-2020

Residents of Yarmouk camp will not get any alternative housing as part of the new organizational plan announced by the Damascus governorate, said the director of technical studies in Damascus Governorate. Media sources quoted Muammar Dakak as saying that housing

Dutch Minister Calls for Constructive Debate over Management of Asylum Seekers’ File

Dutch Minister Calls for Constructive Debate over Management of Asylum Seekers’ File

07-07-2020

Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Hugo de Jonge, said efforts should be intensified in the Netherlands to handle the file of migrants and asylum seekers. The minister called on the government to hold an annual debate about migration

Palestinian Refugee Released after 3 Years in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released after 3 Years in Syrian Prison

07-07-2020

The Syrian government forces released a Palestinian refugee after they kept him behind prison bars for three years. His name has been kept secret over security concerns. An AGPS reporter said the detainee has been subjected to harsh psycho-physical torture

Homes Risk to Collapse due to Waste Water in Damascus Neighborhood

Homes Risk to Collapse due to Waste Water in Damascus Neighborhood

07-07-2020

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, where dozens of Palestinian refugee families are taking shelter, continue to set off alarm bells over the wastewater floods rocking the area. Pictures circulated on social media networks show deluges of waste water swamping residential

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Palestinian President

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Action by Palestinian President

07-07-2020

Activists and civilians displaced from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have appealed to the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian political factions in Syria to take serious measures in order to facilitate the return of

Negotiations over Migration Policy Reach Deadlock in Sweden

Negotiations over Migration Policy Reach Deadlock in Sweden

06-07-2020

Cross-party talks on how to reform Swedish migration policy broke down on Tuesday, reported The Local. The one thing all parties in parliament seemed to agree on was that Swedish migration law needed a complete overhaul. Currently, a temporary law

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Sabina Camp Marred by Power Blackout

06-07-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to face a squalid humanitarian condition due to the absence of vital facilities, the poor infrastructure, and lack of relief assistance. The situation has taken a turn for the worse

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

06-07-2020

Palestinian refugees in Jaramana camp and other areas in Damascus continue to rail 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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap

06-07-2020

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

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2019

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2019

06-07-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) issued its annual report documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria in 2019. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Destruction and Reconstruction”, the report underscores the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees in and

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

05-07-2020

Greek coast guard forces are allegedly sabotaging refugees' and migrants' boats on the high seas as part of a strategy to push them back to Turkey, German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported in a piece published Monday. "There were

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Power Over-Billing

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Power Over-Billing

05-07-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo have been struggling to pay their electricity bills due to exorbitant fees. An ampere meter reportedly costs 5,000 Syrian pounds. The residents called on the concerned authorities to tune the

98 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

98 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed in War-Torn Syria

05-07-2020

98 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until July 5, 2020, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

5 Civilians Arrested by Syrian Security Forces Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

5 Civilians Arrested by Syrian Security Forces Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

05-07-2020

Five civilians, including a woman, were arrested by the Syrian security forces on their way out of Yarmouk Camp following a visit they paid to their abandoned homes in the area. Activists said Syrian military patrols set up a makeshift

Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

Vigil Held in Germany to Push for Release of Detainees from Syria Jails

04-07-2020

Palestinian and Syrian activists along with relatives of detainees and victims of torture in Syrian prisons joined a vigil held outside of the Provincial Court of Appeal in Koblenz  (OLG) on Friday, July 3, to urge the Syrian government and

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Cry for Help

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Cry for Help

04-07-2020

Living conditions in Khan Dannun camp have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has made life difficult in the camp. Upon more than once occasion

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

04-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Asem Mahmoud Ayedi, a resident of Yarmouk camp, disappeared from Damascus city some three days ago.  Asem is a taxi driver. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. According to AGPS database

Palestinian Child Drowns in Northern Syria

Palestinian Child Drowns in Northern Syria

04-07-2020

A Palestinian family displaced from Harasta city, in Ghouta, to the northern Syrian city of Efrin, was shocked by a report confirming the death of their son after he drowned in the Maydanki lake. An AGPS reporter said Omar Kablawi

Committee Assesses Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

Committee Assesses Yarmouk’s New Organizational Plan

04-07-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) tasked a new five-member committee to thoroughly re-assess the new organizational plan issued by the Damascus governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp. The committee is expected to note down legal objections to the

AGPS Urges Damascus Governor to Refrain from Implementing Yarmouk’s New Rehabilitation Plan

AGPS Urges Damascus Governor to Refrain from Implementing Yarmouk’s New Rehabilitation Plan

04-07-2020

AGPS has called on the Syrian authorities in Damascus to re-examine the new organizational plan put forth by Damascus governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp and to rather implement the old plan which was approved in 2004. In a statement, AGPS

Rights Group: Greece’s New Asylum System Designed to Deport, Not Protect

Rights Group: Greece’s New Asylum System Designed to Deport, Not Protect

03-07-2020

The Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Oxfam have warned that the new Greek asylum system is designed to deport people rather than offer them safety and protection.  According to GCR and Oxfam, this means that people who have

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

03-07-2020

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who was released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal and re-arrested by Syrian security forces, has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian prisons.  Informed sources told AGPS that Khamis was

Over 110 Palestinian Women Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

Over 110 Palestinian Women Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

03-07-2020

At least 110 Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. Palestinian women have also been subjected to abrupt searches and exhaustive questioning at military

Palestinian Girl Killed by Bullet Fire in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Girl Killed by Bullet Fire in Syria Displacement Camp

03-07-2020

16-year-old Palestinian refugee Fatma Kasem was pronounced dead after she was accidentally shot with a bullet in her stomach in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp has

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Austria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Austria

03-07-2020

The Austrian authorities arrested a Palestinian refugee from Syria over allegations of involvement in abuses committed in favor of the Syrian regime. The arrestee was a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. AGPS has kept his name

Netherlands Re-Examines Visa Applications by Refugees from Syria

Netherlands Re-Examines Visa Applications by Refugees from Syria

02-07-2020

The Dutch Migration and Naturalization Department said it has re-assessed thousands of asylum applications submitted by refugees from Syria before 2015. Dutch media outlets said among the 12,570 examined cases none has been found by the Migration Department guilty

New Refugee Camp Established in Lebanon

New Refugee Camp Established in Lebanon

02-07-2020

The Palestinian International Charitable Organization has installed a new camp to shelter displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The organization’s director, Ramadan Tanboura, said a so-called “Falah 4” has been established in an attempt to tone down the calamitous

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2013

02-07-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mohamed Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons for seven years running. The refugee, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on August 3, 2013 and was transferred to

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

02-07-2020

Another Palestinian family has identified their missing relative—Basel Nabil Kherma, forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since 2012—in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway The victim was arrested during a military conscription term with the Palestine

Anti-Annexation Rally Held in Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

Anti-Annexation Rally Held in Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

01-07-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Deir Ballout camp have joined on rally held on Wednesday to protest Israel’s planned annexation of occupied Palestinian land in the Jordan Valley and West Bank. The demonstrators called on the international community to push

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Urgent Action by UNRWA

01-07-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon held a vigil on Wednesday outside of the office of UNRWA’s director of operations in Lebanon’s Ein AlHilweh camp. The refugees called on UNRWA to take up its humanitarian and moral duties and to

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Grappling with Bread Crisis

Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Grappling with Bread Crisis

01-07-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without bread due to overcrowding outside of the camp’s sole bakery. The residents said they have been forced to line up outside of the

UNRWA Chief Urges Int’l Community to Stand By Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Chief Urges Int’l Community to Stand By Palestine Refugees

01-07-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini called on the international community to tune up support for Palestine refugees and help increase the Agency’s funds. In a statement delivered on Occasion of the Brussels IV Conference on Syria: Supporting the future of Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Another Palestinian Refugee Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

01-07-2020

Palestinian mother Fatma Aboud has mourned the death of her son Abdullah Mohamed Kheir AlSaad whom she identified in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway The victim, a former Arabic-language student at the Faculty of Arts

Mobile Dental Clinic Installed in Khan Dannun Camp

Mobile Dental Clinic Installed in Khan Dannun Camp

30-06-2020

UNRWA has established a mobile dental clinic in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees which operates weekly on Monday and Wednesday. The clinic will provide medical assistance and checks to patients. Living conditions in Khan Dannun have sharply deteriorated due

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution in Lebanon

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution in Lebanon

30-06-2020

UNRWA announced its decision to resume delivery of cash grants to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. In a statement, the UN relief agency said cash aids will be transferred to the registered families as of June 30. Concerned

Palestinian Refugees in Jdeidat AlFadhl Sound Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees in Jdeidat AlFadhl Sound Distress Signals

30-06-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk to Jdeidat AlFadl town, in AlQuneitra province, have appealed to the Palestinian authority, political factions, and UNRWA to provide them with urgent cash and medical assistance. The displaced families said they have been enduring squalid

6 Palestinian Refugees Arrested South of Damascus

6 Palestinian Refugees Arrested South of Damascus

30-06-2020

Over 35 young men, including Palestinians, were arrested in southern Damascus. Local sources said that last week, Syrian government forces issued a list of people, among them Palestinians, wanted for military conscription and others involved in security/criminal allegations. At the

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for Years

Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for Years

29-06-2020

Alarm bells have been sounded 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 checkpoint

Four Years On … Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime Still Weighing Heavily on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Four Years On … Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime Still Weighing Heavily on Palestinian Refugee Camp

29-06-2020

Four years have passed by since the Syrian and Russian fighter jets launched their deadly offensive on Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, on June 29, 2016. Six Palestinian residents of the camp, including a child and

UNRWA Opens Up New Office in Khan Dannun Camp

UNRWA Opens Up New Office in Khan Dannun Camp

29-06-2020

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has opened an office in Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, so as to facilitate registration for Palestinian refugees in the area. The new office has

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent, Safe Return

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent, Safe Return

29-06-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk camp have urged local authorities to allow them to safely return to their homes and retrieve their property. Activists said concerned authorities have been dragging their feet regarding civilians’ calls for return, despite the presidential

Tens of Thousands at Risk of Starvation, Mass Exodus in Syria

Tens of Thousands at Risk of Starvation, Mass Exodus in Syria

29-06-2020

Syria faces the risk of mass starvation or another mass exodus unless more aid money is made available, the head of the UN World Food Programme has said. Ahead of a donor conference in Brussels on Tuesday, David Beasley told

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlAbtah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Dhiaa AlAbtah Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

28-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen Issa AlAbtah has been held in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Dhiaa was kidnapped at the age of 18. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. His family continues to appeal

Missing Palestinian Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims

Missing Palestinian Identified in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims

28-06-2020

Activists have identified Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed AlHayek, born in 1970, in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway. The victim was kidnapped with his wife by Syrian security forces who stormed their house on December 18

Turkey Launches Investigation into Death of Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Shaaban

Turkey Launches Investigation into Death of Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Shaaban

28-06-2020

Istanbul’s public prosecution has launched a probe into the death of Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Shaaban in the rainstorm that hit the city last week. Four other people sustained injuries, according to Turkish media outlets. Human rights activists have

11 Palestinian Captives Released after 3 Years in Libya

11 Palestinian Captives Released after 3 Years in Libya

28-06-2020

The Libyan authorities in the country’s eastern city of Benghazi have released 11 Palestinian refugees, among them five residents of Yarmouk Camp, after a three-year detention in a military prison.  An AGPS reporter in Libya said the released refugees

Palestinian Family Identifies Dead Son in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Family Identifies Dead Son in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syrian Jails

27-06-2020

A Palestinian family taking shelter in Syria’s AlAyedeen camp in Hama has identified their missing relative—Mohamed Ibrahim Kasem— in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway. Kasem’s family said in June 2018 the Syrian regime told the

Germany disburses EUR 20 Million to Support UNRWA COVID-19 Flash Appeal

Germany disburses EUR 20 Million to Support UNRWA COVID-19 Flash Appeal

27-06-2020

On 19 June, the Government of Germany disbursed a contribution of EUR 20 million to the updated COVID-19 Flash Appeal released by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This contribution from

Activists in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Warn of Child Abductions

Activists in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Warn of Child Abductions

27-06-2020

Activists in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have warned of increasing child abductions following reports about the abduction of a five-year-old girl in the area. The activists further warned of human organs trafficking by child abduction

AGPS: Fatal Torture of Palestinian Refugees in Syrian Gov’t Prisons War Crimes

AGPS: Fatal Torture of Palestinian Refugees in Syrian Gov’t Prisons War Crimes

27-06-2020

A report released by AGPS on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture documented the death of over 620 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government penitentiaries, among whom minors and elderly detainees. AGPS believes the number is

New UNRWA Office Opened Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

New UNRWA Office Opened Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

26-06-2020

An AGPS reporter said the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) opened an office in the camp so as to facilitate registration for Palestinian refugees in the area. The new office has been

Palestinians of Syria to Benefit from UNDP

Palestinians of Syria to Benefit from UNDP

26-06-2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Syria, Ramla Khalidi, said Palestinian refugees in Syria are entitled to benefit from the programme, including funds allotted for small enterprises. Khalidi said Palestinian refugees in Syria are entitled to the

Coalition of Palestinian Forces Reject Yarmouk Camp New Rehabilitation Plan

Coalition of Palestinian Forces Reject Yarmouk Camp New Rehabilitation Plan

26-06-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of the Damascus-based Alliance of Palestinian Forces expressed its firm rejection of a recent plan put forth by the Damascus Governorate to rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. During a Friday meeting, the committee warned that the

US Sanctions on Syria Make Situation of Palestinian Refugees Worse

US Sanctions on Syria Make Situation of Palestinian Refugees Worse

26-06-2020

At a time when the US has been intensifying sanctions as part of the so-called “Caesar Act” targeting anyone doing business with the Assad regime, thousands of Palestinian refugees continue to struggle for survival in the war-torn country, both in

Arab League Calls for Increasing Support to Palestine Refugees

Arab League Calls for Increasing Support to Palestine Refugees

25-06-2020

The Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories Saeed Abu Ali urged the international community to tune up support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This came during the 104th session

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Alaa AlDeen Yousef Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

25-06-2020

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

Damascus Governorate: Yarmouk Rehabilitation Plan to Be Announced in One Month

Damascus Governorate: Yarmouk Rehabilitation Plan to Be Announced in One Month

25-06-2020

The Damascus City Council said the reconstruction plan for Yarmouk Camp will be released in a month’s time after complaints were filed by local residents. The council said a three-phase reconstruction plan is under examination. The plan will take into

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Outbreak in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Outbreak in Khan Eshieh Camp

25-06-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have called on the residents to keep to safety protocols and preventive measures in order to avoid a coronavirus outbreak in the camp. The calls have been launched after a number of residents of the

Palestinian Family Identifies Dead Son in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

Palestinian Family Identifies Dead Son in Leaked Photos of Torture Victims in Syria

25-06-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Sarhan Soufi, born in 1970, identified their son in a series of photos leaked by the so-called Caesar breakaway. The family also appealed for information over the mysterious fate of their relative Wisam, after

MSF Lashes Out at Greece over Unwarranted Lockdown on Migrant Camps

MSF Lashes Out at Greece over Unwarranted Lockdown on Migrant Camps

24-06-2020

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused Greek authorities of using the coronavirus as a pretext to continue a lockdown on migrant camps, after the government in Athens has extended the lockdown until July 5, while lifting restrictions across the country

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

UN Agency Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Sign Up for MA Scholarship

24-06-2020

UNRWA has called on students wishing to apply for a Master’s degree at Arizona University to sign up on http://bit.ly/OLS_UNRWA in order to be considered for scholarships granted by Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education. The foundation is now

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Pronounced Dead

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Pronounced Dead

24-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Suleiman Turk died in a land mine blast while he was boarding a vehicle of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, in the northern Syrian city of Idlib. Ibrahim, a resident of Aleppo’s

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Shaaban Latest Victim of International Community’s Apathy

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Shaaban Latest Victim of International Community’s Apathy

24-06-2020

Human rights activists have slammed the reluctance maintained by national and international humanitarian and human rights organizations regarding the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria to Turkey. The latest victim of the international community’s apathy was Ahmad Shaaban

Countries Raise $130 Million for Palestine Refugees

Countries Raise $130 Million for Palestine Refugees

24-06-2020

During an extra-ordinary global meeting on UNRWA at ministerial level hosted on Tuesday by the governments of Sweden and Jordan, 75 governments and non-governmental organizations made $130 million in financial commitments to sustain the operations and services of the United

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Lash Out at UN Refugee Agency

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Lash Out at UN Refugee Agency

23-06-2020

Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community from Syria in Egypt met with the Director of UNRWA operations in Cairo Sahar AlJabouri. A member of the Palestinian refugee delegation said they managed to meet AlJabouri following a five-month reluctance by the

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Survives Assassination Attempt

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Survives Assassination Attempt

23-06-2020

A convoy led by the military commander of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, was targeted by an explosive device during a tour held in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Commander Mohamed AlSa’id survived the assassination

UNRWA’s Syria Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Syria Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-06-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye paid a visit on Tuesday to AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, in order to inspect UNRWA facilities. Amanya met with UNRWA staff and Palestinian refugees at a UNRWA-run clinic and the Akka

Torrential Rain in Istanbul Claims Life of Palestinian Refugee

Torrential Rain in Istanbul Claims Life of Palestinian Refugee

23-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mohamed Shaabaan, born on October 7, 1981, was pronounced dead as a result of the rainstorm that hit Istanbul city on Tuesday, June 23. Ahmad, who fled Yarmouk Camp to Turkey, drowned in the rain deluges that

Austria Pushes for Closure of European Borders to Rein In Migrant Influx

Austria Pushes for Closure of European Borders to Rein In Migrant Influx

22-06-2020

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said the European Union must not allow Turkey to blackmail the bloc by pushing migrants to the Greek border, the Kathimerini daily reported. “We cannot allow Turkey to use migrants to blackmail the EU as

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Misconduct of Telephone Exchange Staff

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Misconduct of Telephone Exchange Staff

22-06-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the frequent blackouts in telephone exchange systems. Civilians said maintenance staff rarely respond to their appeals for maintenance works. The residents accused local authorities of bribery and favoritism

UNRWA Delegation Meets With Representatives of Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delegation Meets With Representatives of Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

22-06-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Jordan, Mohamed Abdi Adar, met on Sunday, June 21, with Palestinian activists from Syria in Jordan. During the meeting, held at UNRWA’s head office in Amman, the Palestinian refugee delegation updated the UN officials on

AGPS: 258 Residents of Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed Prior to Infiltration of Opposition Groups

AGPS: 258 Residents of Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed Prior to Infiltration of Opposition Groups

22-06-2020

In its latest book entitled “Yarmouk Camp: A Fourfold Tragedy”, AGPS recorded the death of 258 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in the camp in the period from March 15, 2011 to December 12, 2012, a few months before armed opposition

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

21-06-2020

Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to Gaza rallied on Sunday outside of UNRWA’s office in Gaza, protesting the Agency’s reluctance regarding their appeals for cash grants and shelter allowances. Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have been enduring dire

UNRWA Delegation Tours Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

UNRWA Delegation Tours Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

21-06-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye paid a visit to Deraa refugee camp in order to inspect UNRWA facilities. Amanya met with UNRWA staff and Palestinian refugees at a UNRWA-run clinic, along with the representative of the General

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Denounce Price Leap

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Denounce Price Leap

21-06-2020

Residents of Al-Neirab Camp in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have been grappling with a swift hike in food and fuel prices. AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km east of the city of

Charity Pledges to Pay Treatment Fees of Palestinian Refugee following AGPS Appeal

Charity Pledges to Pay Treatment Fees of Palestinian Refugee following AGPS Appeal

21-06-2020

The Islamic Association inside the Green Line (Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948) has pledged to pay the treatment costs of Palestinian refugee Adnan Abdullah who suffers from Parkinson disease. The move was announced following a report published by

Palestinian Mother Says Son on Verge of Death, Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Mother Says Son on Verge of Death, Appeals for Urgent Treatment

21-06-2020

The mother of eight-year-old Palestinian child Hasan Ahmad AlMaghrebi, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp to the southern Lebanese region of Ein AlHilweh, has appealed to the international humanitarian institutions to take urgent action regarding her son’s alarming health condition. Hasan

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf Kubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yusuf Kubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

20-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Yusuf AlKubra, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Yusuf, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, was arrested near Damascus old gate of

 Vigil Held in Gaza over Squalid Condition of Syria Returnees

Vigil Held in Gaza over Squalid Condition of Syria Returnees

20-06-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza has called for a mass participation in a vigil staged on Sunday outside of UNRWA’s office in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The committee urged UNRWA to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

20-06-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists have urged UNRWA to increase its cash aid to Palestine refugees and provide them with urgent cash and in-kind items. In posts circulated on social media network Facebook, activists said prices and house rents have seen

On World Refugee Day, AGPS Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

On World Refugee Day, AGPS Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

20-06-2020

On the World Refugee Day, observed on June 20 every year, Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to face a calamitous situation both inside and outside the embattled Syrian territories. The Syrian conflict has had disastrous fallouts on the Palestinian refugee

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

19-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yousef Koujeel, born in 1939, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Koujeel was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee

UNRWA in Lebanon Follows Up on Coronavirus-Stricken Refugees

UNRWA in Lebanon Follows Up on Coronavirus-Stricken Refugees

19-06-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said it has been following up the condition of coronavirus patients and carrying out the necessary checks to their families and acquaintances. UNRWA called on the residents to abide by the safety protocols and hygiene measures prescribed

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Lebanon

19-06-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon held a vigil outside of UNRWA’s clinic in Bar Elias, in AlBekaa region. Representatives of Palestinian factions and popular Palestinian committees have been in attendance. The refugees denounced the mistreatment and discrimination they have

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Northern Syria Dismantled by Torrential Downpour

Palestinian Refugee Tents in Northern Syria Dismantled by Torrential Downpour

19-06-2020

A rainstorm rocked displacement camps in the northern outskirts of Syria’s northern province of Idlib, destroying tents where displaced families have been taking shelter. Eye-witnesses said dozens of tents were uprooted by the rainstorm and several others were swamped by

Palestinian Refugee Families Severely Affected by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Families Severely Affected by Syria Warfare

19-06-2020

After eight years of conflict, Palestinian refugees in and from Syria continue to face significant humanitarian and protection needs. In the absence of a durable political settlement, intense hostilities and violence resulting in deaths and injuries, internal displacement, loss of

Germany to restart

Germany to restart 'Dublin transfers'

18-06-2020

Germany said  it is ready to begin sending asylum seekers who have already applied for asylum in another EU country back to those countries to complete the process.  The so-called 'Dublin transfers' were paused towards the end of

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Burj AlBarajneh

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Burj AlBarajneh

18-06-2020

Dozens of Palestine refugees from Syria have urged the United Nations relief and works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near East (UNRWA) to take up its responsibilities towards vulnerable families. In Lebanon. This came in a rally staged on

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

18-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Husain AlSalibi has died under torture in Syrian government prisons where he has been held for nearly six years. AlSalibi, a resident of AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested on December 25, 2014

Disinfectants Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Disinfectants Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

18-06-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross distributed on June 17 detergents and disinfectants to the residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. The move makes parts of ongoing measure to help

Situation of Palestinians North of Syria Exacerbated by Caesar Act Sanctions

Situation of Palestinians North of Syria Exacerbated by Caesar Act Sanctions

18-06-2020

Displaced Palestinian families in northern Syria continue to struggle for survival due to the high rates of unemployment and absence of humanitarian assistance.  The situation has been exacerbated by the sanctions implemented by the US as part of the

UNRWA Calls for Social Distancing at Its Syria Installations

UNRWA Calls for Social Distancing at Its Syria Installations

17-06-2020

UNRWA’s General Health Department called on registered Palestinian refugees to avoid overcrowding at its premises in its fields of operations to avoid further COVID-19 contaminations. In a statement, the Health Department said UNRWA continues to take all precautionary measures to

UNRWA Delegation Tours Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

UNRWA Delegation Tours Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

17-06-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria, Amanya Michael-Ebye, paid a visit to Palestinian refugee camps in Hums, Hama, and Latakia cities. During his tour, the UN official met with UNRWA staff members and Palestinian refugees along with civil servants. Amanya

Palestinian Refugee Student Earns Highest Score in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Student Earns Highest Score in Sweden

17-06-2020

Palestinian student from Syria Ines Kilani achieved the highest score as part of Secondary school exams (scientific branch) at Jensen Gymnasium Sändra  School in the Swedish capital city—Stockholm. Ines reportedly got full marks in all of her school exams

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Amsterdam

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Amsterdam

17-06-2020

Palestinian activists and refugees from Syria have joined a vigil held in Amsterdam to protest Israel’s plan to annex larger swaths of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank. The demonstrators yelled slogans and lifted banners condemning the “unilateral move”

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Raise Concern over Their Fate as US Imposes Caesar Act-Related Sanctions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Raise Concern over Their Fate as US Imposes Caesar Act-Related Sanctions

17-06-2020

At a time when the US has been intensifying sanctions as part of the so-called “Caesar Act” targeting anyone doing business with the Assad regime, thousands of Palestinian refugees continue to struggle for survival in the war-torn country, both in

53 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

53 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

16-06-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 53 residents of AlRaml camp for Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian conflict. The list includes 36 victims who died under torture, two who were gunned down by snipers, 12 who were

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp Released from Syrian Jails

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp Released from Syrian Jails

16-06-2020

Three residents of Khan Eshieh Palestinian refugee camp, in Syria, were released from Syria government prisons. The newly-released inmates were arrested between 2018 and 2019, following a reconciliation agreement struck between the Syrian government and opposition groups. AGPS has not

UNRWA Staff in Lebanon Accused of Mismanagement

UNRWA Staff in Lebanon Accused of Mismanagement

16-06-2020

Activists and NGOs have accused UNRWA staff in Lebanon of corruption and mismanagement. The accusations were made in response to the mistreatment Palestinian refugees have been subjected to during the aid distribution process. Over recent days, the Coalition of Popular

AGPS Issues New Report about Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Issues New Report about Yarmouk Camp

16-06-2020

A new report issued by AGPS on June 16 has tackled initiatives and negotiations seeking to neutralize the camp and keeping the residents at bay from raging hostilities.  Divided into two major parts, the report covers official and popular

PLA Push for Military Conscription in Syria

PLA Push for Military Conscription in Syria

15-06-2020

Calls were circulated by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. PLA called on Palestinian youths in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps, north of Syria, to join its military training held

42 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

42 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

15-06-2020

Turkey's Coast Guard Command rescued 42 asylum-seekers late Thursday from a boat pushed back by Greece's Hellenic Coast Guard. Acting on a tip, Turkish rescue teams were sent to a region in Izmir province's Foça district

Palestinians among Hundreds of Homeless Refugees in Athens

Palestinians among Hundreds of Homeless Refugees in Athens

15-06-2020

Hundreds of migrants and asylum seekers, including Palestinian refugees, have been left without a roof over their heads in Athens after the Greek authorities ruled for evacuating migrant shelters. An AGPS reporter said dozens of refugee families have been living

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Call for Protest Move Outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Call for Protest Move Outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

15-06-2020

Activists and Palestinian families displaced from Syria to Jordan have launched calls for a mass participation in an open vigil to be held outside of UNRWA’s head office in Amman in order to pressurize the Agency to take urgent action

Palestinian Popular Committees Push for Investigation into Mismanagement by UNRWA Staff

Palestinian Popular Committees Push for Investigation into Mismanagement by UNRWA Staff

15-06-2020

The Coalition of Popular Committees of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon has called on UNRWA to open an investigation into corruption and bribery allegations against distribution staff working for the Agency. The coalition said the mistreatment the refugees have been

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

14-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Ammar Mer’i has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 5th consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlZahira in 2014. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. AGPS has documented the secret detention

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Syria Desert

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Syria Desert

14-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Dgheim, a resident of Handarat refugee camp, in Aleppo, was injured in a combing operation with Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Deir AlZor, in the Syrian desert. The Syrian government forces continue

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Goes Missing

14-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Yaser Hasan Suleiman, a resident of Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, disappeared on Sunday on his way to Damascus province. His current condition remains unknown.  Yaser’s family said their son, aged 29, is a person with

Sweden Rejects Asylum Applications by Palestinian Refugees from Damascus

Sweden Rejects Asylum Applications by Palestinian Refugees from Damascus

14-06-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has turned down applications for humanitarian asylum by Palestinian refugees fleeing Damascus, claiming the city is a secure zone and the refugees can safely return to it. A number of Palestinian refugees told AGPS that the

Aid Items Distributed in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Aid Items Distributed in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-06-2020

Athar Foundation for Development, in partnership with the Syrian Ministry of Social Affairs and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) handed over food items to poor families in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Living

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

13-06-2020

Palestinian activists said UNRWA has delivered cash grants for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered refugee received a sum of 35 Jordanian dinars.  In its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2020, UNRWA said nearly 100% of Palestine

Eye-Witnesses: Holy Koran Books Stolen from Yarmouk Camp

Eye-Witnesses: Holy Koran Books Stolen from Yarmouk Camp

13-06-2020

A resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees said he caught sight of a Syrian security officer boarding a motorcycle and who stole Holy Koran books from a local mosque. The eye-witness added that iron bars have been stolen from

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

13-06-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees displaced from southern Damascus and the refugee camps of Khan Eshieh, Yarmouk, and Deraa to displacement camps set up in northern Syria have appealed to the national and international humanitarian organizations to take up their responsibilities

Food Aid Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Food Aid Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-06-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization distributed on June 11 relief items to residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Some 650 Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in the area benefited from the move. All the way through

UNRWA’s Syria Chief Tours Palestinian Refugee Camp

UNRWA’s Syria Chief Tours Palestinian Refugee Camp

12-06-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye paid a visit to Khan Dannun refugee camp in order to inspect UNRWA facilities. Amanya met with UNRWA staff and Palestinian refugees at a UNRWA-run clinic, distribution center, the community development center

Displaced Families South of Damascus Receive Return Pledges

Displaced Families South of Damascus Receive Return Pledges

12-06-2020

Local authorities have been removing rubble from AlHajar AlAswad city, south of Damascus, a few days after a committee has been established to smooth civilians’ return to their habitable homes in AlThawrah and Tishreen neighborhoods. At the same time, local

Follow-Up Committee Calls On UNRWA to Take Urgent Action Regarding Tragic Situation in Gaza

Follow-Up Committee Calls On UNRWA to Take Urgent Action Regarding Tragic Situation in Gaza

12-06-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian refugees who returned to Gaza from war-torn Syria has urged the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the returnees who have been facing abject poverty in

German Foreign Office: Syria Unsafe Zone for Refugees

German Foreign Office: Syria Unsafe Zone for Refugees

12-06-2020

The German Federal Foreign Office said Syria remains an unsafe place for refugees due to the crackdowns perpetrated by the incumbent regime and its affiliated militias. In a Thursday statement, the German Foreign Office said the security turmoil in Syria

Greece Orders Asylum Seekers to Evacuate Migrant Shelters

Greece Orders Asylum Seekers to Evacuate Migrant Shelters

11-06-2020

Greek government officials, in cooperation with a delegation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), toured migrant camps pitched on Greek islands. An AGPS reporter said the delegations paid visits to buildings and shelters housing migrants and asylum seekers and

UNRWA Suspends Aid Delivery in Lebanon

UNRWA Suspends Aid Delivery in Lebanon

11-06-2020

UNRWA announced its decision to suspend cash aid transfer for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon pending the finalization of the required checks. The Agency said aid distribution will be suspended starting June 11 until further notice.  UNRWA said transaction codes

Child Drowns, Another Rescued in Syria’s Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

Child Drowns, Another Rescued in Syria’s Deir Ballout Displacement Camp

11-06-2020

A 10-year-old Syrian child drowned in a river between Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, set up near Efrin region, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts.  Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said another child was rescued and rushed to

AGPS Executive Director: Reluctance Regarding Civilians’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Carries Tragic Consequences

AGPS Executive Director: Reluctance Regarding Civilians’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Carries Tragic Consequences

11-06-2020

Executive Director of the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), Mr. Ahmad Hosain, slammed the Syrian government for dragging its feet regarding civilians’ appeals to return to their homes in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp from which they have been

Migrants Deported from Lesbos to Athens

Migrants Deported from Lesbos to Athens

10-06-2020

Migrants have been transferred from Lesbos Island to Athens after the Greek authorities ordered that a number of migrant shelters and houses be evacuated by asylum seekers whose visa applications were approved. Earlier this year, the Greek Ministry of Citizen

Petition Launched in Sweden by Asylum Seekers Seeking Permanent Visas

Petition Launched in Sweden by Asylum Seekers Seeking Permanent Visas

10-06-2020

A campaign has been launched on www.skrivunder.com site to collect signatures on a petition demanding that holders of temporary visas in Sweden be granted permanent visas. The petition will be passed on to the Swedish Parliament ahead of

Countries Hosting Palestinian Refugees Convene in Amman

Countries Hosting Palestinian Refugees Convene in Amman

10-06-2020

The Arab Host Countries for Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan convened a meeting on Tuesday morning at the headquarters of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Amman. The participants shed the light on the

Elderly Palestinian Woman Left on Her Own in Athens

Elderly Palestinian Woman Left on Her Own in Athens

10-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Umm Mohamed, aged 56, continues to face an abject situation in Athens, to which she fled from war-torn Syria, following a life-threatening journey onboard a “death boat” from Turkey with her daughter. The latter headed for Sweden as

Palestinian Orphans in Syria Displacement Camp Enduring Abject Situation

Palestinian Orphans in Syria Displacement Camp Enduring Abject Situation

10-06-2020

Vulnerable groups taking shelter in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to struggle for survival in the poverty-stricken area. Some 121 households in Daraa lost their fathers, who served as their sole breadwinners, and nine other families

EU Official Calls for New Migration Rationale

EU Official Calls for New Migration Rationale

09-06-2020

Vice-President of the Commission to Promote a European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, said new immigration and asylum policies should be implemented across Europe, stressing the need for EU member-states to pool resources in this regard despite the challenges they

UNRWA: 9,000 Palestinians Sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

UNRWA: 9,000 Palestinians Sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

09-06-2020

UNRWA said that AlAyedeen camp in Hama city has attracted displaced Palestine refugees from Syria, boosting the population. The camp is currently home to between 300 and 400 displaced Palestine refugee families, and the camp population is estimated to be

Local Bakery Provides Free Bread to Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp

Local Bakery Provides Free Bread to Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp

09-06-2020

A resident of AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, has donated bread quantities made at his bakery to the residents.  The three-day initiative offers bread bundles worth 300 Syrian Pounds to the locals. AlNeirab camp is the largest

Syrian Authorities Seeking to Rehabilitate Palestinian Yarmouk Camp at Lowest Cost

Syrian Authorities Seeking to Rehabilitate Palestinian Yarmouk Camp at Lowest Cost

09-06-2020

Syria’s Local Administration and Environment Minister Hussein Makhlouf revealed that the Damascus Countryside Governorate will remove the rubble in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, to secure the return of displaced residents, adding that work is underway for the return of

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

09-06-2020

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

Sweden Sets Off Parliament Debate over Future Migrant Policies

Sweden Sets Off Parliament Debate over Future Migrant Policies

08-06-2020

A new debate has been opened by the migration committee at the Swedish parliament to determine post-coronavirus migration policy in the kingdom. The proposed draft law seeks to replace the temporary asylum law that will remain into effect until next

5 Migrants Commit Suicide on Greek Islands

5 Migrants Commit Suicide on Greek Islands

08-06-2020

Five migrants, including a Palestinian refugee, committed suicide on the Greek islands of Leros and Chios. The list of victims also includes a woman from Syria and an Iranian national. Local sources said the migrants committed suicide after the Greek

Medicines Collected for Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Medicines Collected for Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

08-06-2020

Young man Osama Ahmad and volunteers from Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, has embarked on an initiative to collect medicines for vulnerable and poor families in the camp. Over recent months, residents of Khan Eshieh camp said they have

Palestinian Refugee Families in Damascus Facing Calamitous Fate

Palestinian Refugee Families in Damascus Facing Calamitous Fate

08-06-2020

Nine 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 for the residents of Jober neighborhood in Damascus, who have been increasingly chased down

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Security Forces

07-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Ali Ayoub, born on August 11, 1996, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mustafa was kidnapped by Syrian security forces at the age of 16 from his family home in

86% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Debt

86% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Debt

07-06-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 Syria regional crisis emergency appeal that 86% of Palestinian refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are reported to be in

UNRWA Launches Online-Aid System

UNRWA Launches Online-Aid System

07-06-2020

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched an e-system to facilitate sign up process and data updating for Palestinian refugees in its five fields of operations. Refugees are now able to

Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Acute Medicine Shortage

Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Acute Medicine Shortage

07-06-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp said they have run out of life-saving medicines and urgently-needed medical kit. A resident told AGPS that sick Palestinians with hypertension and diabetes have to line up in long queues to receive prescribed medicines. Elderly

Russian Officers Jotting Down Names of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

Russian Officers Jotting Down Names of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

07-06-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Syria have started registering the names and personal data of their relatives who have been held in Syrian government jails at Russian offices in Syria. The prisoners’ names and information have been noted down

Cash Aid Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans North of Syria

Cash Aid Handed Over to Palestinian Orphans North of Syria

05-06-2020

ASPIRE, Association for Relief of Palestinian Refugees (Australia), in partnership with the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria, distributed cash grants to 181 Palestinian orphans displaced to northern Syria. Every child received a sum of 38 USD. The

Palestinian Refugee Zaher Murad Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Zaher Murad Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 8th Year

05-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Zaher Jihad Murad has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the eight consecutive year. Zaher, born in 1976, was kidnapped in late October 2012 from Harasta town in Rif Dimashq. His family and children have not

New Committees Formed to Smooth Return of Displaced Families to Southern Syria

New Committees Formed to Smooth Return of Displaced Families to Southern Syria

05-06-2020

A number of committees have been established by Damascus governorate as part of underway attempts to rehabilitate AlTadhamun area, south of Damascus, pending the return of displaced families to their homes. Another committee to follow up on the work of

Number of Palestinian Refugees in Hums Camp Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees in Hums Camp Goes Down

05-06-2020

Data by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) indicates that 13,000 Palestinian are currently sheltered in AlAyedeen camp in Homs, down from 22,000 in prior to the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped from His Shop South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Kidnapped from His Shop South of Syria

05-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Nasr Mahawesh was kidnapped by anonymous gunmen from his commercial shop in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria. Eye-witnesses said assailants broke into the man’s shop and forced him out at gunpoint, before they dragged

Greek Authorities Step Up Crackdown on Migrants

Greek Authorities Step Up Crackdown on Migrants

04-06-2020

Human rights sources have said that the Greek coast guard and migration authorities have increased crackdowns against refugees and asylum-seekers. Athens’ centre right government, rallying EU support earlier this year, deployed riot police and military patrols to the land border

Aid Initiative Held for Vulnerable Families in Hums Camp

Aid Initiative Held for Vulnerable Families in Hums Camp

04-06-2020

Residents of Hums camp have launched an initiative to collect cash aid for vulnerable and poor families, orphans, and widowed women. In-kind items, including food, school furniture, and clothes, have also been handed over to the vulnerable families as part

Palestinian Refugee Omar AlMahraji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar AlMahraji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails for 5th Year

04-06-2020

Palestinian refugee Omar Husain AlMahraji has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year.  Omar, born in 1987, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces in 2015 at a checkpoint in Rukn AlDeen area. His condition

Palestinian Family Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Their Premature Infant

Palestinian Family Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Their Premature Infant

04-06-2020

A displaced Palestinian family from Syria in Lebanon has appealed to the international humanitarian organizations and charities to help them secure the sum of money needed for the treatment of their newborn at a hospital in AlBekaa region. The father

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-06-2020

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

Art Exhibition Held in Berlin to Pay Tribute to Palestinian Artist Mohamed Wheibi

Art Exhibition Held in Berlin to Pay Tribute to Palestinian Artist Mohamed Wheibi

03-06-2020

An exhibition was held the Association of Palestinian Artists in Europe and the Arab Culture Forum in Berlin to pay homage to the deceased Palestinian artist Muhammad Wheibi in the café of the Arab Intellectuals Complex. Dozens of displaced Palestinian

Activists: Opposition-Run Media in Syria Turning Their Back on Palestinian Refugees

Activists: Opposition-Run Media in Syria Turning Their Back on Palestinian Refugees

03-06-2020

Palestinian activists have slammed media outlets affiliated with opposition groups in Syria for overlooking the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. The majority of Palestinians sheltered in displacement camps set up across the Syrian territories have remained at bay

Visa Applications to Be Received by Gaziantep Migration Authorities

Visa Applications to Be Received by Gaziantep Migration Authorities

03-06-2020

Director of the Migration Agency in Gaziantep said applications for temporary protection cards “kimlik” by refugees and asylum-seekers will be received by the Agency. The director said people without legal visa documents in Gaziantep should show up at the Agency’s

International Education Day Established by UNGA

International Education Day Established by UNGA

03-06-2020

The UN General Assembly has adopted establishing September 9th as international day to protect education from attacks, a move which was proposed by Qatar’s Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education above All and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. The

Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul Re-Opened

Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul Re-Opened

02-06-2020

The Palestinian consulate in Istanbul has reopened its doors, after it had been closed for over a couple of months due to the coronavirus outbreak. The consulate staff will be available from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to

UNRWA Launches E-System to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Launches E-System to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

02-06-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said it will start implementing an online program to transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees in an attempt to rein overcrowding outside of the Bob Finance bank. UNRWA said the e-system will allow the Agency to determine

Yarmouk Residents Urge Damascus Governor to Respond to Their Return Demands

Yarmouk Residents Urge Damascus Governor to Respond to Their Return Demands

02-06-2020

activists and residents of Yarmouk camp urged Damascus Governor to reply to a memorandum they submitted on February 4, 2019 and which was signed by nearly 3,000 residents. The petition was handed over by the residents to Damascus governor

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Distressed as Return Pledges Fade Out

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Distressed as Return Pledges Fade Out

02-06-2020

Member of the executive office of Damascus Governorate, Samir Jazaerli, denied reports about the projected return of Yarmouk residents to their homes in the camp. He said reports claiming that families wishing to return to the camp should register their

Cleaning Campaign Kick-Started in AlRamadan Palestinian Refugee Community in Syria

Cleaning Campaign Kick-Started in AlRamadan Palestinian Refugee Community in Syria

01-06-2020

Activists in AlRamadan camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq embarked on a campaign to clean residential neighborhoods and plan seedlings.  Garbage mounds were cleared from the main entrance to the camp and sidewalks were painted. Nine years into

Lebanese General Security Unblocks Visa Applications for Palestinians from Syria

Lebanese General Security Unblocks Visa Applications for Palestinians from Syria

01-06-2020

The General Security Directorate in Lebanon said applications for visas by Palestinian refugees from Syria and other migrants will be received again as of June 3.  Applications for visa renewal will also be received starting March 2020. The Lebanese

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Coronavirus-Free

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Coronavirus-Free

01-06-2020

UNRWA said in its weekly health report that all Palestinian refugee camps in Syria are coronavirus-free. UNRWA stated in its weekly update issued on May 31 that 157 covid-19 cases have been recorded in its five fields of operation, up

Initiative to Enhance Legal Status of Palestinians from Syria Launched in Turkey

Initiative to Enhance Legal Status of Palestinians from Syria Launched in Turkey

01-06-2020

Activists from the Palestinians of Syria Association in Turkey have embarked on an initiative seeking to work out the legal hurdles faced by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey, particularly those who illegally entered the Turkish territories and unregistered Palestinian

Migrants Rail against Mass Evacuation Orders in Greece

Migrants Rail against Mass Evacuation Orders in Greece

31-05-2020

Human rights activists have called on migrants and asylum seekers sheltered on Greek islands and on the mainland to hold vigils outside of migration departments to protests Greece’s recent decisions to evacuate asylum seekers and push them back to other

Palestinian Refugee Firas Aweidat Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas Aweidat Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

31-05-2020

Palestinian young man Firas Mohamed Aweidat has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the eight consecutive year. Firas was kidnapped on June 13, 2012, after he left his home in Yalda town. AGPS has recorded the secret

Fire Hits Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Fire Hits Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

31-05-2020

Fires broke out in AlKeitiya neighborhood in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, resulting in heavy material damage. Reporting from Rif Dimashq, an AGPS news correspondent said a house has collapsed after its roof was completely burned down. Young man Mohamed

UNRWWA in Syria Extends Contracts of Day Laborers

UNRWWA in Syria Extends Contracts of Day Laborers

31-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its decision to extend the contracts of day workers whose contracts were expected to be ended on May 31. According to informed sources

Displaced Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Treatment of His Son

Displaced Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Treatment of His Son

31-05-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Muawiya Abu Seyam, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to the northern Syrian province of Idlib, have appealed the Turkish authorities and humanitarian institutions to allow them to safely reach Turkish hospitals in order to

Palestinian Academic Stressed Importance of Documenting Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Palestinian Academic Stressed Importance of Documenting Situation of Palestinian Refugees

30-05-2020

Palestinian writer and researcher Nabil AlSahli stressed the importance of keeping records and documenting data about Palestinian refugees who have been forced out of their homes by Zionist militias since 1948. The writer underscored the vitality of keeping track of

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

30-05-2020

Some 40 migrant boats attempting to disembark on Lesbos island were intercepted by the Greek coast guard.  Greek coast guards vandalized the boat engines and violently beat the migrants, resulting in injuries.  A number of migrants said the

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Bidding Farewell to Their Dead Relatives

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Bidding Farewell to Their Dead Relatives

30-05-2020

scores of Palestinian refugees could not bid last farewell to their relatives and friends who have died due to war-related incidents in Syria. Hundreds of refugees could neither attend burial procedures nor march in their relatives’ funeral processions due to

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Tortured to Death in Sednaya Military Prison

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Tortured to Death in Sednaya Military Prison

30-05-2020

Military commander Mohamed Jamal, who broke away from the Syrian army, said three residents of AlRaml camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria died under torture in the Sednaya military prison. He said Abdul Karim Balhous, also a breakaway, breathed his

Migrants in Greece Push for Urgent Action by European Commission

Migrants in Greece Push for Urgent Action by European Commission

29-05-2020

Migrants gathering outside of the European Union office in Greece handed over a memorandum to the EU representative to protest the oppressive measures recently taken by the Greek Migration authorities. The protesters called for either extending or invalidating a decision

Germany Rejects Asylum Application by Youth from Syria over Military Evasion

Germany Rejects Asylum Application by Youth from Syria over Military Evasion

29-05-2020

German’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has turned down a demand for humanitarian asylum by a youth from Syria on account that he fled military conscription with the Syrian army. The refugee was only granted subsidiary protection. A

Palestinian Refugee Amr Ramli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Jails for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amr Ramli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Jails for 5th Year

29-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Amr Mahmoud Ramli has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Amr, a resident of Khan Eshieh camp, was arrested on April 4, 2015 by Syrian security forces at a checkpoint pitched in

UNRWA Launches Electronic Aid Distribution Mechanism

UNRWA Launches Electronic Aid Distribution Mechanism

29-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has established an e-system to facilitate delivery of cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. UNRWA called on holders of UNRWA registration cards obtained before

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Son

29-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Ibrahim AlDirani has appealed to the Palestinian Authority and international humanitarian organizations to work on identifying the fate of their relative who disappeared on the migration route a couple of months ago. Activists said Ibrahim

Migrants Slam Greek Authorities over Mass Refoulement Threats

Migrants Slam Greek Authorities over Mass Refoulement Threats

28-05-2020

A vigil was held by migrants and asylum seekers outside of Athens’ migration agency protesting the government’s crackdowns on migrants. Dozens of migrants flocked to the Migration Agency protesting a court decision to deport thousands of migrants who were granted

Palestinian Brothers Mousa and Emad Abu Taha Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Brothers Mousa and Emad Abu Taha Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

28-05-2020

Two Palestinian brothers—Mousa and Emad Ibrahim Abu Taha—have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held for the eighth consecutive year. Both refugees were arrested at a government checkpoint in AlSayeda Zeinab town on February

PLO Calls for Safe Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

PLO Calls for Safe Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

28-05-2020

A meeting between the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) political factions discussed the squalid situation of Palestinian refugees in displacement camps across the Syrian territories. The PLO sounded the alarm over the exacerbated humanitarian situation of the Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call On Damascus Authorities to Step Down

Displaced Families Call On Damascus Authorities to Step Down

28-05-2020

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees have urged local authorities in Damascus to hand over their file to another body after they failed to live up to the needs and aspirations of the residents. The displaced families lashed

Netherlands Issues New Report about Asylum Seekers from Syria

Netherlands Issues New Report about Asylum Seekers from Syria

27-05-2020

The Dutch Foreign Ministry issued a report comprising the inquiries and recommendations regarding asylum seekers from Syria, including Palestinian refugees. The report covers the calamitous humanitarian and human rights situation in Syria which has served as a motive behind increasing

Palestinian Activist Released from Syrian Jail

Palestinian Activist Released from Syrian Jail

27-05-2020

Palestinian activist Ahmad Ali Khuza’i, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was released from a Syrian prison, where he had been held for one year and a half. AGPS has recorded the secret detention of 1,797 Palestinian refugees, including 100

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

27-05-2020

UNRWA announced its decision to resume delivery of cash grants for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon who have recently received their transaction codes via text messages. In a statement, UNRWA said cash grants will be transferred as of May

Syrian Gov’t Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

Syrian Gov’t Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

27-05-2020

A number of Yarmouk residents told AGPS that Syrian security forces prevented them from reaching the old cemetery in the camp to visit their relatives’ tombs during Eid AlFitr (fast-breaking festival). Syrian security forces deployed at a checkpoint pitched near

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Armed Robbery Attack South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Armed Robbery Attack South of Syria

27-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Saadiya from Yarmouk Camp was fatally shot by gunmen on the access road between AlMuseifra and Jubeib towns, east of Daraa province, north of Syria. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said Mohamed was attacked by

312 Palestinian Refugees Gunned Down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

312 Palestinian Refugees Gunned Down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

26-05-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 312 Palestinian refugees after they were fatally shot by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. As many as 4,048 Palestinian refugees have been pronounced dead in

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at PLO Official for Showing Off Aid Distribution

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at PLO Official for Showing Off Aid Distribution

26-05-2020

Photos circulated on Facebook have sparked rage after they showed the director of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political department in Damascus, ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, posing for a photo during the distribution of small amounts of money to displaced children

Rights Group Warns of COVID-19 Propagation in Syrian Prisons

Rights Group Warns of COVID-19 Propagation in Syrian Prisons

26-05-2020

“NoPhotoZone” organization has warned of the dangerous repercussions of COVID-19 outbreak in Syrian jails, saying it has recorded serious infringements by the terrorism court. The organization said the infringements come at a time when calls have been increasingly launched to

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Spend Eid Festival behind Syria’s Prison Bars

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Spend Eid Festival behind Syria’s Prison Bars

26-05-2020

Palestinian prisoners in Syria and their families have been deprived of the joy of Eid in the war-torn country, where thousands of civilians have been killed and thousands more have fallen prey to enforced disappearance. The daughter of elderly Palestinian

Gifts Distributed to Children in Jaramana Camp

Gifts Distributed to Children in Jaramana Camp

25-05-2020

Volunteers from the so-called “White-blood cells” team distributed gifts and sweets for children sheltered in Jaramana camp on the occasion of Eid AlFitr. Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was

Palestinian Children in Syria Displacement Camp Celebrate Eid

Palestinian Children in Syria Displacement Camp Celebrate Eid

25-05-2020

A performing arts troupe in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees carried out leisure activists and artistic performances in the area in an attempt to tone down the psychologically depressing situation endured by children and civilians. Founded in 1950-1951, Daraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Deprived of Joy of Holy Eid

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Deprived of Joy of Holy Eid

25-05-2020

Live photos circulated on social media show the streets of Handarat camp as being completely forsaken during the Eid days. Neither children nor women show up across residential neighborhoods. Speaking with AGPS, a resident said, with tears in his eyes:

On Holy Eid, Palestinians in Northern Syria Enduring Squalid Conditions

On Holy Eid, Palestinians in Northern Syria Enduring Squalid Conditions

25-05-2020

As the holy Eid AlFitr (Fast-breaking festival) has been celebrated by Muslims across the globe, Palestinian refugees in northern Syria have been deprived of the joy ordinarily sparked by such an occasion. In a place where neither vital facilities nor

Children in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Sustain Eye Wounds

Children in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Sustain Eye Wounds

24-05-2020

A number of children sheltered in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums were injured in their eyes by plastic toy guns sold at local markets. An AGPS news correspondent said some of the injured children risk to go sightless

Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid Away from Their Families

Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid Away from Their Families

24-05-2020

Tens of thousands of Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlFitr (Fast-Breaking Feast) away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon, Jordan

Palestinian Family Deported from Saudi Arabia at Risk of Refoulement in Sweden

Palestinian Family Deported from Saudi Arabia at Risk of Refoulement in Sweden

24-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nour Hamada has expressed her deep disappointment after the Swedish Migration Agency issued a decision to deport her to Saudi Arabia along with her husband Mahmoud Barou and her three children Majd, Joudi, and Ahmad. The

Palestinians from Syria in Libya Facing Mysterious Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Libya Facing Mysterious Fate

24-05-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Libya has been characterized by uncertainty and life-threatening risks. The situation has been particularly alarming for Palestinian refugees and other migrants in Libya following the 2011 uprising, which put an end to over four

Palestinian Refugee Muneer Abu Naser Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muneer Abu Naser Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

22-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Muneer Abu Naser, 26, has been enduring a mysterious fare in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. The refugee, a resident of AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2014. His

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

22-05-2020

the Palestinian Red Crescent Society distributed disinfectants and COVID-19 prevention brochures in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in the first such visit by the international organization to the camp. The move, carried out in partnership with the Danish Red

Palestinian Students from Syria Garners Outstanding Results at Alberta University

Palestinian Students from Syria Garners Outstanding Results at Alberta University

22-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Rama Rashid Ziyad Taha has passed her 2nd year university examination with honors at Alberta University in Canada, where she has been studying biomedical science. In 2018, Rama received a university scholarship after she earned a

Palestinian Newborn in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

22-05-2020

Palestinian activists have launched appeals for securing urgently-needed cash for the treatment of a Palestinian baby girl from Syria who sustained a hemorrhage shortly after her birth at Dar AlAmal clinic in Baalbek. The activists said the fees for surgery

Panic Flares following Gun Shooting at UNRWA Center in Lebanon

Panic Flares following Gun Shooting at UNRWA Center in Lebanon

22-05-2020

Gunshots were heard at the UNRWA-run AlSamou’ School in Ein AlHiwleh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Local sources said the gunshots were fired by unidentified parties following overcrowding that occurred during the aid distribution process. Eye-witnesses

UNRWA Suspends Cash Grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Suspends Cash Grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has abruptly suspended cash assistance for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon due to the overcrowding and chaos that occurred at aid distribution centers. In

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-05-2020

Athar Foundation for Development distributed food aid to vulnerable families in Yarmouk Camp. A sterilization drive has also been carried out by the charity across a number of residential neighborhoods. At the same time, the Charity Association for Relief of

Cash Grant of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stolen from Lebanon Bank

Cash Grant of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stolen from Lebanon Bank

21-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria in Lebanon Ibrahim Khaled Mahmoud said he has had his cash grant anonymously withdrawn from a bank in the Lebanese city of Sur. Ibrahim said he went to Bob Finance bank office as soon as he

Civilians Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water Wells in Hama Displacement Camp

Civilians Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water Wells in Hama Displacement Camp

21-05-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hama have called on the concerned authorities to repair local water wells due to the frequent water blackouts in the area. “Most of civilian homes have run out of potable water. Water

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Face Mysterious Fate

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Face Mysterious Fate

21-05-2020

Property-theft and burglary targeting civilian homes and property have increasingly been reported in Yarmouk Camp. Stolen materials include house furniture, ware, and power wires. Flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in the camp continue to be

AGPS Issues New Book about Yarmouk Camp Tragedy

AGPS Issues New Book about Yarmouk Camp Tragedy

21-05-2020

AGPS has recently issued a book entitled “Yarmouk Camp: A Fourfold Tragedy”, which sheds light on the violations which the camp residents have been subjected to since March 2011 until the end of April 2020. The book tackles four phases

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Amr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Amr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

20-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Kamel Amr has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for seven consecutive years. Hasan was arrested by Syrian security forces on April 9, 2013 at a checkpoint in AlZahira

Refugees Deprived of Vital Items on Greek Islands

Refugees Deprived of Vital Items on Greek Islands

20-05-2020

Palestinian refugees said they have failed to secure potable water and food items on Greek islands, where they have to line up in long migrant queues for hours under the scorching sunbeams to get meals and cold water. Camps in

New Coronavirus Cases Spotted at Migrant Shelter in Germany

New Coronavirus Cases Spotted at Migrant Shelter in Germany

20-05-2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases among migrants in a center for asylum seekers in Sankt Augustin near Bonn has risen to 165.  On Monday, local authorities spoke of 130 cases of COVID-19 in the ZUE in Sankt Augustin

Yarmouk Camp Students End School Year amid Traumatic War Memories

Yarmouk Camp Students End School Year amid Traumatic War Memories

20-05-2020

Students of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees received their grade transcripts from their schools in AlZahira, located over 2kms away from the camp. Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said that despite of the harsh living conditions endured by

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

20-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash food and non-food items, in light of the hardship wrought

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Efrin

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Efrin

19-05-2020

Imaar AlSham Association distributed 100 food baskets to displaced Palestinian families in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. Some 200 Palestinian families taking refuge in Efrin have been facing squalid conditions due to poor hygiene, overcrowding, and absence of relief

Migration Offices Reopened in Greece

Migration Offices Reopened in Greece

19-05-2020

Dozens of migrants and asylum-seekers in Greece have flocked to migration offices in the country after the government announced its decision to reopen offices that have been shut over the past couple of months as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Sometime

UNRWA Pledges to Enhance Cash Aid Distribution Mechanism

UNRWA Pledges to Enhance Cash Aid Distribution Mechanism

19-05-2020

UNRWA issued a press statement on May 18 apologizing to the refugees for the mistreatment they have faced at Bob Finance’s bank office. The Agency pledged to find practical solutions at the earliest possible time to enhance aid distribution mechanisms

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger over Mistreatment by Aid Delivery Staff

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger over Mistreatment by Aid Delivery Staff

19-05-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists in Lebanon have strongly condemned the distribution mechanism of cash aid by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The refugees said they have been subjected to mistreatment by staff at the Bob

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

19-05-2020

32 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp, north of Aleppo, have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government prisons, according to AGPS data. AGPS kept record of the names of over 1,790 Palestinians, including women and minors, who have

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

18-05-2020

Human rights groups in Lebanon have condemned UNRWA’s dragging of its feet over the calls launched by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon for urgent cash grants. Association 302 to Defend Refugees Rights strongly condemned the distribution mechanism of UNRWA

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

18-05-2020

Activists have launched calls for urgently assisting some 200 orphans sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp and who have lost their parents in the warfare. Activists have lashed out at the concerned authorities for turning their back on the residents’

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

18-05-2020

Lawyers and activists have notified the residents of Yarmouk Camp against ongoing attempts by crooked merchants and profiteers to buy civilian property in the camp at very low prices. A human rights activist said a number of displaced families who

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

18-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-05-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Sidon, in partnership with Silah Association, distributed new clothes to 50 orphans who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon. At the same time, Nourseen Association and AlRahma Charity distributed 50 chicken portions and 24

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

17-05-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry announced on Sunday May 17 its decision to lift the lockdown measures imposed on AlSayeda Zeinab and the Palestinian refugee camp in the area. The decision comes after over a month of severe lockdown measures imposed

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

17-05-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost five hours daily. Civilians continue to lash out at the apathy maintained

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

17-05-2020

35 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSadaka Camp, west of AlBal village, in Aleppo’s northern town of Suran, have sounded distress signals over the dire humanitarian conditions in the area due to the absence of vital services and relief

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

17-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash and relief assistance, in light of the crises brought about

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Emad Saa’saa’ has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the 6th consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 17, 2014 in AlBahsa, in Damascus. He was a resident of Berzah, in Rif

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

16-05-2020

25 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Izmir seashore after they were pushed back from Turkish waters. “On 15 May 2020 at 00.58 a.m., it was reported that there was a group of irregular migrants

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have urged UNRWA to set a new mechanism for cash aid delivery, in light of the extended lockdown measures imposed by the Lebanese government. The refugees continue to call on the agency to

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

16-05-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Yousef Fadi AlKarkati was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Friday near AlSod Bridge, in Daraa province, south of Syria. Yousef is a resident of Daraa AlBalad and had served as a member of the opposition squads in

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-05-2020

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross Society, handed over hygiene and sterilization items to residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Over recent weeks, Palestinian refugees sheltered across the Syrian territories have

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 46, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the seventh year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod city, in Rif Dimashq

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-05-2020

Sources from Sabina camp told AGPS that members of the Arab National Party have grabbed a number of homes and commercial facilities belonging to one of the camp residents who was kidnapped and forcibly disappeared since 2012. A number of

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

15-05-2020

Scores of families have fled the southern Syrian town of Muzeireeb to Daraa and surrounding villages following reports about the Syrian government’s intent to roll into the area. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said large flocks of

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

15-05-2020

On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of the self-proclaimed Israeli State. Palestinians use the term "Nakba," meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic, to refer to

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

14-05-2020

Holders of temporary visas in Sweden expressed concerns over their fate amid the lockdown measures imposed across the country to fight coronavirus. Palestinian refugees in Sweden told AGPS that they risk to go jobless as hundreds of migrant workers have

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

14-05-2020

Palestinian and Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Ritsona camp, located on the Greek mainland, roughly 75 kilometers northeast of Athens and housing about 3,000 migrants, denounced the poor hygiene and absence of healthcare services in the migrant facility. Live

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

14-05-2020

The Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon said it will contribute $3 million in response to the flash appeal launched by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in favor of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

14-05-2020

Syrian security forces deployed on Street 30 have allegedly started registering names of families wishing to return to Yarmouk Camp. Property ownership proofs and identity documents have been stipulated as a precondition for the registration process. AGPS could not identify

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

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

14-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hamdan, born in 1996, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their son who was detained by the Syrian security forces in August 2013 at a checkpoint pitched near the

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

13-05-2020

Activists said benevolent donors have contributed sums of money for the treatment of a Palestinian child from Syria living in Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon, and whose foot has been broken in an accident.  The father was forced

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Jamil Melheis was killed in violent shootouts with Syrian opposition forces in AlGhab area, in Hama’s northern outskirts. The victim is a resident of AlNeirab Camp and a member of the Fourth Division affiliated with the Syrian security

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have raised concerns over their exacerbated humanitarian situation at a time when the Lebanese government has imposed a four-day extended lockdown starting May 13 as part of the anti-coronavirus fight. The refugees appealed to UNRWA to

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

13-05-2020

Burying their deceased beloved ones has become a nightmarish quest for Palestinians taking refuge in and around Yarmouk Camp. The refugees find it too difficult to secure a burial spot due to a shortage of land and soaring tomb prices

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

12-05-2020

Khayra Ummah Association and the Palestinians of Syria Association for Relief and Development distributed on May 12 food and non-food items in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

12-05-2020

Greece will extend to May 21 a coronavirus lockdown imposed since March on camps for migrants and refugees, authorities have said. "The coronavirus measures of confinement for those living in migrant camps and in reception centres in Greece are prolonged

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Faysal Younes Hila’i continues to appeal for information over the fate of their relative who has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the 7 th consecutive year. The refugee was arrested in September 2013 by

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

12-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Jordanian cities as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

12-05-2020

Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported at Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Activists told AGPS that pro-government gunmen in Syria have been raking through Palestinian displacement camps and stealing refugees’ belongings under the security pretext. This has been

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

11-05-2020

A Palestinian refugee, born in 1974, opened gunfire at his Palestinian wife, born in 1994, at their house near Damascus International Airport. Local sources attributed the crime to marital problems. The wife was transferred to a hospital in Damascus, where

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

11-05-2020

Palestinian activists and residents of AlThawrah neighborhood, in AlHajar AlAswad, south of Damascus, said civilian homes have been severely damaged by the stagnant water sitting in place for weeks.  The residents attributed water stagnation to the damaged sewerage network

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

11-05-2020

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, as a means to escape the scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal  for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees

11-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is urgently seeking US$ 93.4 million for its response to COVID-19 in the areas of health care, sanitation and hygiene and education over the next three

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

10-05-2020

The Greek authorities have intercepted migrant boats at sea and pushed them back to Turkey. Human rights activists said several migrants sailing from Aegean coast have been forced back to Turkey by Greek police. The activists slammed the Greek authorities

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

10-05-2020

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 Friday

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

10-05-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, and Palestinian activists have launched calls for assisting vulnerable families taking shelter in the area. In a Facebook statement, AlKurdi said families displaced from Yarmouk to surrounding areas and those who remained in

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass  Displacement

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass Displacement

10-05-2020

Some 150 Palestinian families taking refuge in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the area, raising concerns over a projected mass displacement of civilians from the

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-05-2020

UNRWA said cash grants will be distributed as of May 14, 2020 to registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Palestinian refugees from Syria will receive cash grants for the months of April and May, with an estimated sum of at least

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

10-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza said a UNRWA representative in Gaza told them, following a meeting in the enclave, that the Agency has not taken any new decisions regarding the Palestinian returnees from Syria to

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

10-05-2020

The lockdown measures imposed as part of the anti-coronavirus battle has made the situation in AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees far worse. The residents said trucks bringing vegetables and food items from Damascus have been denied entry into the

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

11-05-2020

Palestinian minor Idris Khaled Idris, aged 13, was accidentally killed as he played with his friend’s gun in AlFurqan, in Aleppo. Idris is a resident of Aleppo’s AlNeirab refugee camp. Over recent years, civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab camp denounced

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-05-2020

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has reportedly been buying civilian homes and property in Ein Tel (Handarat) refugee camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, at low prices. Local sources told AGPS that contractors and brokers having close

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

7 Years On, Tragic Traces of AlJa’ouna Massacre Still Present in Yarmouk Camp

08-05-2020

Seven years have passed by since AlJa’ouna massacre, perpetrated on August 2, 2012, took away the lives of over 20 Palestinians in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, among them children. Several other Palestinians were left wounded after two mortar shells

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

08-05-2020

UNRWA, in partnership with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened an isolation center for covid-19 patients in Siblin Training Center, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The center has been equipped with 100 beds in order to hospitalize coronavirus-stirkcen

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

08-05-2020

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been secretly held in Syria government jails for the eighth year running. Shehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was kidnapped on December 17, 2012. Prior to his abduction, Shehabi had been taking

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

07-05-2020

A number of civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab refugee camp were summoned for interrogation over recent Facebook posts. A resident who was summoned for interrogation told an AGPS reporter that the posts tackled social rather than political matters. Over recent

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

07-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Gaza said UNRWA has requested to convene a meeting with the committee representatives on Thursday, May 7, after the committee refused to delay a vigil slated to be held outside of

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

07-05-2020

Unknown gunmen killed nine Syrian policemen on Monday in a AlMuzeireeb village, state media and an opposition war monitor said. The attack occurred in the province of Daraa where Syria’s anti-government uprising began in March 2011 before morphing into a

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

07-05-2020

Mosques in AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees have started unlocking their doors before worshipers, after staff and volunteers have been spotted disinfecting mosque furniture. The move comes following a decision by the Syrian Religious Affairs Ministry to reopen mosques and

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

06-05-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tough for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

06-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria gathered on Tuesday outside of the offices of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Lebanese cities of Sidon and Bar Elias to protest the Agency’s reluctance regarding their appeals for

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

06-05-2020

UNRWA said it has been following up the health condition of coronavirus-stricken refugees in AlJalil camp, in the Lebanese city of Baalek. Six coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the camp. UNRWA said the patients are placed under medical control

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

06-05-2020

The Greek government began moving 395 of the most vulnerable migrants from the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Lesbos to secure accommodation on the mainland. The migrants were transferred by ferry from Mytilene to Athen's Piraeus port. The Greek

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

05-05-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food items to

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

05-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in AlBal Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The refugees said they

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

05-05-2020

The UN Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) denounced the acute damage wrought on its school in Hums city. A statement by Amanya Michael-Ebye, Director of UNRWA Affairs, Syrian Arab Republic, said that on the morning of Friday, 1 May 2020, the

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

05-05-2020

Migrants taking shelter in Vathy camp, set up on the Greek island of Samos, have urged the local authorities and international humanitarian organizations to provide them with safe shelters after a fire tore through the camp last week and destroyed

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-05-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the World Press Freedom Day have recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering scenes on the

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

04-05-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region continues to appeal to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

04-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa camp, south of Syria, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Over recent months, families taking refuge in the area also said potable water has been contaminated

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

04-05-2020

Some 150 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

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

03-05-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 620 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state run penal complexes since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

03-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Hamza Mohamed AlMesri, a resident of Daraa displacement camp, south of Syria, was released from a Syrian government prison. Hamza was arrested in August 2018. He broke away from the Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

03-05-2020

The Syrian government forces have started the construction of a large gate and a metal canopy at the main entrance to Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees. Eye-witnesses said the move unveils the Syrian government’s intent to set a security barrier

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

03-05-2020

Paramedics from UNRWA clinic in AlAyedeen displacement camp, in Hums, have paid filed visits to elderly people, persons with disabilities, and patients with chronic diseases to carry out routine medical checks and provide them with the prescribed medicines. Some 13

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

02-05-2020

A missile has rocked AlShajara School, in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums after a munitions store went off in the area, resulting in heavy material damage and a state of panic among the residents. State-run media sources said

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Jdeidat Artouz town, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, after they were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, said they have not received humanitarian aid donated by charities and relief institutions. The refugees denounced the

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

02-05-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said the Agency will deliver cash aid to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, adding that the allotted sum will be announced sometime next week. In response to the announcement, director of Commission 302

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons since October 27, 2012. One month after his detention, his family appealed to the deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

7 Years since 36 Palestinians Were Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

01-05-2020

On the seventh anniversary of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, AGPS warns that the Palestinian refugee community in Syria has been disastrously affected by the onslaughts launched by the Syrian government army using internationally

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

01-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Ahmad Hasan was released from the state-run Adra penal complex, where he had been held for nearly one year and a half. Mahmoud is a resident of Jileen refugee camp, south of Syria.

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

01-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Fayad Abdul Karim Shehabi has been secretly locked up in Syria’s state prisons since November 2013. An ex-prisoner said he had met Fayad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in 2014 in Branch 215. Other reports said he was

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-05-2020

Unofficial sources said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will transfer cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon on Friday. A few days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

01-05-2020

A relief campaign was launched by activists and volunteers in Khan Dannun refugee camp to assist vulnerable families whose situation has been exacerbated by the lockdown measures imposed across the war-torn country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers will

Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

30-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Fadi Kasem Khalil, nicknamed Azzou, and activists from Khan Eshieh refugee camp have appealed to the concerned humanitarian organizations to seek a kidney donor to save Fadi’s life, after his health condition has taken an

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

30-04-2020

Turkish police arrested two Palestinian refugees—Ahmad Ibrahim Kharmendi, 39, and Zakaria Yahya Dirawi, 33—as they attempted to cross northern Syrian borders near Gindires area, in Aleppo province. Both arrestees were displaced from Yarmouk camp, in Damascus, to Deir Ballout camp

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

30-04-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Aleppo’s Handrat displacement camp to Latakia city said they have not received relief aid distributed as part of a humanitarian campaign launched by the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief in partnership with the Palestine Today TV

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

30-04-2020

The Palestinian Youth Movement embarked on a campaign to sterilize residential alleyways in Jaramana camp in an attempt to help civilians fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. No coronavirus cases have been reported in Jaramana camp so far. Jaramana camp is

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

30-04-2020

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief delivered food items to Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across the Syrian territories. Vulnerable refugees and cash-stripped families from Damascus, Rif Dimashq, AlAyedeen camp in Hums, Hama camp, and AlRaml camp in Latakia

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

29-04-2020

Activists and civilians in Yarmouk Camp called on the concerned authorities and humanitarian organizations to urgently step in so as to remove the bodies of five residents who have remained under the mounds of debris piled up in the camp

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

29-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

29-04-2020

Two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, allegedly affiliated with the Syrian regime, were fatally gunned down by ISIS militias, a few days after they had been kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two dead bodies were spotted

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

29-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

29-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

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

28-04-2020

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

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

28-04-2020

A photo circulated on social media networks has sparked outrage after it revealed the unequipped quarantine room in which a coronavirus-stricken Palestinian family from Syria has been confined in AlJaleel refugee camp, in Lebanon’s Baalbek city. Palestinian refugees and activists

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

28-04-2020

Palestinian doctor Muhannad AlKhatib who was displaced from Syria’s Aleppo city to Turkey said he had contracted coronavirus during his work at the COVID-19 unit at Mersin University Hospital. AlKhatib said on his Facebook page that he will be confined

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

28-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

26-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ibrahim AlKhatib was pronounced dead on April 21 as a result of coronavirus. Ibrahim, a former resident of Latakia city, fled to Sweden some three years ago. He worked as a teacher at a UNRWA school

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidham AlDeen Husain Abu Khamis, born in 1960, has been secretly locked up in a Syrian government jail for the 6th consecutive year. The refugee was kidnapped at a government checkpoint on January 5, 2014. His condition and

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

26-04-2020

The popular committee in Yarmouk Camp handed over food baskets to families with special needs. Sometime earlier, the committee distributed disinfectants and detergents to residents of the Uruba neighborhood in the camp. After nine years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

27-04-2020

AGPS has called on UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and all other concerned bodies to immediately intervene in order to enhance the alarming humanitarian situation of the cash-stripped Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Gaza, among other destinations. Serious

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Syria continue to rail against the acute death in bread and the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items Over recent weeks, a set of measures were announced to control

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

27-04-2020

A number of PRS families in Lebanon said they risk to go homeless after they failed to pay house rents for months. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the families said their children will remain without roofs over their heads as

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Naser Seksek has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since August 28, 2012. He was kidnapped from his home by Syrian security officers who heavily beat him up before dragging him to an unknown location. AGPS documented

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

27-04-2020

Palestinian artist AlHakam Abdul Aziz AlNueimi died at hospital in Strasburg following a struggle with a fatal disease. AlHakam, a painter, a poet, a designer, and a journalist, was born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, in 1974

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

Four residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing total cases in the area to five. Authorities closed all entrances to AlJalil Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Lebanon on Friday after four more

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said monthly cash grants for Palestinians from Syria will be delayed. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery of cash aid because it has been seeking higher currency exchange rates in an attempt to

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

25-04-2020

Musawat Foundation for the Empowerment of People with Special needs in Syria distributed, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees and UNRWA’s Social Development Center in AlSabina camp, baskets containing disinfectants for people with special needs in

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

24-04-2020

Palestinian activists in Turkey have launched calls for urgently assisting Palestinian refugees taking shelter in the country, where they continue to face a deteriorating humanitarian situation in light of the economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of PRS

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

24-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to transfer their much-needed cash grants. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

24-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) in Gaza said UNRWA has held two meetings with representatives of PRS in Gaza following a vigil held on April 20 outside of the Agency’s headquarters. UNRWA pledged to respond to

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

24-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent organization in partnership with the Syria Red Crescent have garnered aid items to equip five houses that sustained material damage in AlNeirab Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. A couple of weeks ago, a fire broke out

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

23-04-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has been held at a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon after he failed to secure treatment charges. An AGPS news correspondent said the cash-stripped refugee has been unable to garner the required

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

23-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Adnan Khalifa tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The refugee reportedly caught the virus during his work at a healthcare center south of the Netherlands. So far, 11 cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed among the

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

23-04-2020

A non-violent vigil has been staged by dozens of asylum-seekers taking shelter in Moria camp, built on Lesvos Island. The protest moves comes a week after a boy was killed in the area. The refugees continue to denounce the abject

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

23-04-2020

The Ihsan charity has wrapped up a relief campaign in displacement camps set up north of Syria. As part of the humanitarian initiative, food and non-food items were distributed to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in the displacement camps of

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

22-04-2020

The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the Agency has decided to pay the salaries of its day workers. The decision was announced by UNRWA’s new head

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

22-04-2020

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. On January 07, 2020, Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

22-04-2020

Some 240 Palestinian families taking refuge in Wavel camp, in Lebanon’s AlBeqaa region, and Mieh wa Mieh camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, said their humanitarian situation has sharply deteriorated in light of the coronavirus pandemic. A Palestinian

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-04-2020

Medics at UNRWA’s clinic in Khan Eshieh camp paid field visits on April 20 to elderly people with chronic diseases and carried out routine at-home check-ups. Medics also handed them over the prescribed medicines and injunctions. Recently, AGPS has urged

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

21-04-2020

Commission 302 to Defend Refugee Rights has called upon the European Union (EU) mission in Lebanon, headed by Ralph Tarraf, to urge the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay cash aid

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

21-04-2020

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

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were handed over by members of Fatah Movement to AlWafideen refugee community, in Rif Dimashq. The move makes part of ongoing efforts to help Palestinian refugee community in war-torn Syria fight the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis in

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

21-04-2020

The Ihsan Charity handed over food baskets to a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in and around the northern Syrian region of Atameh. Over recent weeks, AGPS has warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

20-04-2020

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

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

20-04-2020

The family of Palestinian newborn from Syria Yousef AlShehab has launched calls for securing urgently-needed surgery fees at Labib Hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The family said they have managed to secure 1,650 USD of the

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

20-04-2020

Two more Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have been infected with COVID-19 in Sweden, according to Sunday reports. An AGPS news correspondent said another two PRS, identified as a man and a woman displaced from Yarmouk Camp, tested positive for

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

20-04-2020

Palestinian activists in the besieged Gaza Strip said a vigil is slated to be maintained outside of the office of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to push for urgent responses to the cries for help launched by Palestinian

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

20-04-2020

A fire has torn through one of Greece's largest refugee camps on Chios island, causing widespread damage and rendering up to hundreds of people homeless. The blaze started following a protest over the death of a 47-year-old Iraqi asylum

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

19-04-2020

Unemployment rates among the Palestinian refugees who have remained in Syria have soared, amid a rise in coronavirus infections in the MENA region. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have lost their jobs in the warfare and hundreds more

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

19-04-2020

The Palestinian Civil Commission said that, in cooperation with the Syrian Red Crescent Organization, it has transferred a number of patients from Yalda town, south of Damascus, to Damascus hospitals. The commission said it has formed a team of volunteers

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

19-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay their monthly aid in dollars, in light of the deteriorating economic situation in the

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

19-04-2020

The Association of Palestine Students in Turkey delivered cash and in-kind aid to 500 Palestinian students in Turkey. The donated sum exceeds 56,000 Turkish liras. It was mainly spent in student rents. The group also distributed some 80 food

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

18-04-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1,794 Palestinian refugees, including women and minors, in Syrian government lock-ups. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

18-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Lutfiya Mahmoud, a former resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, has gone missing for the seventh day in Athens. The refugee, aged 72, disappeared on April 10, after she left her home in Omonia Square

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

18-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. Civilians said their economic situation has dramatically

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

18-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 120 food baskets to displaced and vulnerable Palestinian refugee families seeking shelter south of Turkey. The move comes as part of underway initiatives to assuage the abject economic situation inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak particularly on day

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

17-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Greece have been subjected to exorbitant fines, at a time when scores of stranded migrants have been struggling for survival in the coronavirus-stricken country, an AGPS correspondent has reported. Sometime earlier, the Greek Minister of Migration said

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

17-04-2020

The Iran-backed Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government, has reduced the wages of its staff members due to the financial difficulties faced by the group. Salaries have reportedly been cut to 35,000 Syrian Pounds, down from

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

17-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamd Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1986, continues to appeal for information over the fate of their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

17-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society embarked on a humanitarian initiative on Wednesday 16 April in an attempt to assist families whose home were damaged by the fire that broke out in the Neirab refugee camp in Aleppo. Civilians received clothes

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

17-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over 500 food baskets to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Istanbul. Director of Khayra Ummah charity, Abdul Jabar Shalabi, said the move makes part of ongoing attempts to alleviate the economic hardship wrought by COVID-19

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

16-04-2020

A fire broke out in AlNeirab camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo overnight on Monday, resulting in heavy material damage. An AGPS reporter said five civilian homes sustained serious damage. No injuries were reported. The fire was reportedly caused by

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

16-04-2020

A dead body was found in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. An AGPS reported said Ibrahim Abd AlAziz Emara was fatally gunned down by anonymous assailants near his home in the camp. The assassination sparked panic among

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

16-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were distributed by Fatah Movement in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, to help the residents fight the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past five weeks, sterilization drives have been held by Fatah in displacement camps and communities

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

16-04-2020

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt have called on UNRWA to take up its responsibilities and hand them over relief and cash aids, amid the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak in the Sissi-led country. The refugees have

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

16-04-2020

On Tuesday, April 14, Ylva Johansson, the EU commissioner for home affairs, announced that around 1,000 vulnerable migrants currently living in camps on the Greek islands would be transferred to empty hotels. Johansson said this measure, in combination with

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

15-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 30 Palestinian refugees from Syria since the start of 2020 until mid-April due to war-related incidents. The list includes 11 Palestinians who were fatally gunned down; four refugees who were tortured to death in

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

15-04-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been unable to fetch much-needed food and non-food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped in the war-ravaged country to curb cornavirus contaminations. The situation is worsened

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

15-04-2020

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

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

15-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria has developed an emergency plan in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Medical inquires will be received by the organization via an ad hoc helpline. The organization said the plan is going to be

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

15-04-2020

Melhem charity handed over on Tuesday food items to Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps set up

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

14-04-2020

Activists in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have leveled heavy criticism at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) over its apathy regarding the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria. The activists said the PLO has recently done nothing more

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

14-04-2020

Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian assistance

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

14-04-2020

Activists from Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have embarked on a campaign to pay home rents for the poorest families in the area, amid the economic hardship inflicted by coronavirus outbreak. A campaigner said so far eight families have

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

14-04-2020

Medics at a UNRWA clinic in AlNeirab refugee camp paid field visits on Monday to elderly people with chronic diseases and supplied those diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension with medicines. Routine at-home medical checks up were also carried out by

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

14-04-2020

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh 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 Damascus Faculty of Science. Maher, a

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

13-04-2020

An AGPS reporter said seven Palestinian refugees from Syria have been infected with COVID-19, including six members of the same family who are being treated in Sweden. The other Palestinian refugee is a resident of Germany, where he is currently

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

13-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have lashed out at UNRWA over its unresponsiveness regarding their calls for urgent anti-coronavirus drives. The refugees said the sterilization campaigns and precautionary measures carried out by UNRWA do not protect civilians against COVID-19 contaminations. The

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

13-04-2020

Palestinian activists have called on charities and philanthropic persons to help a Palestinian refugee from Syria carry out an urgent right leg surgery in Lebanon. The activists said cash contributions have been made by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Basem AlMutleq was assassinated by anonymous gunmen outside of his home in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said there have been conflicting reports about the

Property-Theft Ongoing in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Ongoing in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-04-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. “Coronavirus has put the entire world out of action and paralyzed everybody’s movement, except for thieve’s motion 

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-04-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region has appealed to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old girl

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Shahda Diab, born in 1986, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed’s family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts. AGPS has documented the secret

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

12-04-2020

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has handed over 300 food baskets to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families displaced from Syria to Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon. Activists also distributed 120 bread bundles to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in AlMiya

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

11-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 10 Palestinian refugees in March 2020 due to war-related incidents in the Arab Syrian Republic. The list includes six Palestinian refugees who were fatally gunned down and four others who died under torture in

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

11-04-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun refugee camp have denounced the soaring rental prices, saying scores of families risk to go homeless after they failed to pay houseowners. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the war-stricken country and the world along

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

11-04-2020

Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, said the organization has opted for emergency measures in order to help Palestinian refugees across Syria fight coronavirus. Speaking during a meeting with the political department’s chief of the

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

11-04-2020

196 migrants stranded in Moria camp in Greece have gone on a hunger strike to protest abject conditions in the migrant facility and push for their transfer to a safer destination. Some 465 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been deeply

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

11-04-2020

Four members of the Palestinian Daoud family have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state-run prisons for over seven years. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

10-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa region, have urged the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the Palestinian factions, and the national and international humanitarian institutions to seriously work

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

10-04-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

10-04-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp have denounced the apathy shown by the local municipality regarding their appeals to clear the trash piles accumulated near residential neighborhoods located west of the main access road. Civilians said the mounds of uncleared

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

10-04-2020

Water has been pumped into a number of residential neighborhoods in Handarat displacement camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. An AGPS reported said maintenance works have been ongoing in the area to repair water pipes and provide water

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

10-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Rashid has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Mohamed was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the blockaded Yarmouk

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

09-04-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous. In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

09-04-2020

PalToday TV Channel, in cooperation with the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People, embarked on “Be Compassionate” campaign to assist Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The Relief Commission has called on the national

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

09-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it is facing a critical financial situation amid the outbreak of COVID-19, despite the low number of infected refugees. "The financial situation is at a critical point, in

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

09-04-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged EU Member-States to increase efforts in order to prevent migrant drownings off the Mediterranean coast. UNHCR representative in Germany Franck Ramsus said migrants should not be left alone, especially following “operation

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

08-04-2020

Activists have called on the international humanitarian institutions, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and all concerned human rights bodies to urgently work on saving the life of a displaced Palestinian woman from Syria in Thailand. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

08-04-2020

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to sound distress signals over the absence of health services and life-saving medical kit. Most of the clinics and medical centers in the area have gone out of operation

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

08-04-2020

A set of precautionary measures have seen the day at UNRWA clinic in Khan Eshieh refugee camp to prevent COVID-19 contaminations. UNRWA said in a statement that contacts have been held with the Syrian Health Ministry and the General Authority

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

08-04-2020

Director of UNRWA Operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye told the political department chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdul Hadi in a Skype call that the Agency has almost ended cash aid distribution for the Palestinians of Syria. The

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

08-04-2020

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

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

08-04-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with AlAqsa Companions Association, distributed food items to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. A campaigner said 100 Syrian and Palestinian families taking refuge in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, Ein

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

07-04-2020

Available statistics by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) indicates that the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) taking shelter in the Lebanese territories has dropped off. In its 2020

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

07-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees in Khan Eshieh refugee camp complained about the unproductive courses taught online after classes have been suspended over coronavirus outbreak. A former teacher in the camp said the poor telecommunication and internet network and their

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

07-04-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, spoke 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 government-run distributers. Civilians

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2020

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outburst of the bloody conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 129 children died under

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

06-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), embarked on a campaign to disinfect Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in response to COVID-19 outbreak. Sterilization drives

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

06-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Taghrid Eissat and her infant Hadil AlGhayathi have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held since 2013. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

06-04-2020

The Greek government has lifted a controversial suspension of asylum applications imposed in response to an influx of refugees crossing the border from Turkey. However, all asylum services will remain frozen for at least a week due to the coronavirus

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

05-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Fares and his relative Rasha Nabil AlDhawahra died in an air strike launched by the Syrian government forces on Jilin town, south of Syria, sometime earlier, the children’s family told AGPS. On March 19, a number

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

05-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced one case of Covid-19 among the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. During a meeting held with local committees and international NGOs, UNRWA said suspected

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

05-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugee women and girls have volunteered for a campaign to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. The volunteers tour the camp to raise civilians’ awareness about the virus and

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

05-04-2020

The UN human rights office on Friday described as “alarming” the situation in all the prisons in Syria, especially the overcrowded central ones and also makeshift detention facilities, saying the risk of mass coronavirus infections is exceptionally high. The Syrian

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

05-04-2020

The Swedish migration authorities have announced their intent to suspend deportation flights from the country due to coronavirus outbreak. In line with the new decision, Swedish police have started releasing asylum-seekers who have been held in custody pending their deportation

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

04-04-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 37 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

04-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp to Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, said they are unable to cope with the coronavirus outbreak as they have not received medical assistance by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

04-04-2020

Activists in AlSabina refugee camp called on the residents to stay indoors following complaints that children have been spotted in the streets. Located some 14 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AlSabina Camp has been gripped with an abject situation owing

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

04-04-2020

Greece has quarantined a refugee camp in the mainland, home to 2,300 people, for at least two weeks after 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Greece's Ministry of Migration announced on Thursday that movement from the Ritsona camp

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

04-04-2020

18 irregular migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore. The migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, were stuck off the Aegean coast onboard a Greece-bound vessel. In 2019, Turkish authorities held nearly 455,000 irregular migrants across

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

03-04-2020

Activists have lashed out at UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) over their unresponsiveness regarding the cries for help launched by the Palestinian refugee community in Syria due to coronavirus outbreak. The refugees said the sterilization

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-04-2020

Anti-coronavirus disinfection drives have seen the day in displacement camps set up in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been staking shelter. A paramedic said the campaign falls in line with initiatives launched in the country to help

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

03-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have formed a volunteer group to help the local community fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteers said their so-called “White Blood Cells” group has been inspired by

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

03-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delivered financial aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria, activists have reported. Every member of registered families received a sum of 53 Jordanian dinars. The

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey have expressed concerns over their deteriorating condition particularly in light of the new movement clampdown imposed across Turkish provinces as part of anti-coronavirus measures. A large number of companies, factories, and shops shut their

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, continue to rail against the steep prices imposed by merchants on food and non-food items over recent weeks, at a time when hundreds of cash-stripped families have been

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

02-04-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has carried out a reassessment of issues related to stateless refugees coming from the following Gulf states: Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The new assessment delegitimizes the systematic invalidity of asylum-seeking applications by refugees

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Tareq Ziad Mer’I has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Tareq, born in 1990, was kidnapped from his workplace in Sehnaya town on August 06, 2012 and dragged to an unidentified

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

01-04-2020

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

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

01-04-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria (GAPAR) has strongly condemned a decision by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to suspend the salaries of day workers. GAPAR’s Director

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to rail against the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items. The residents said merchants and shopkeepers have been taking profit from the absence

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, marked the 44th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, a major commemorative event in the Palestinian political calendar and communal consciousness. An AGPS reporter said the occasion

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

31-03-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has succumbed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands, Palestinian activists have reported. The victim, Hasan Tershahani, aged 72, was pronounced dead a few days after he left a hospital in the Netherlands, to

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

31-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been striving to fetch bread loafs in the area. The residents said the promises recently made by the local development committee, including adding

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

31-03-2020

A the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria,  in cooperation with local civil committees. The move comes as part

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

30-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 268 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, since the outburst of deadly hostilities in the country. The list includes 134 Palestinians who were killed under shelling; 34 who were shot

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

30-03-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs from local bakeries. A displaced Palestinian refugee said over recent days government-run distribution centers have kept telling residents who line up daily

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

30-03-2020

Data by the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees, particularly those fleeing war-torn Syria (PRS), continue to face dire conditions and high vulnerability in Lebanon. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

30-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have been stranded on the Greek island of Samos have expressed their anger at the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the Greek authorities. The refugees have thrown meals in the streets as

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

29-03-2020

The family of a displaced Palestinian girl from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region haS appealed to the national and international humanitarian institutions to help them secure sums of money needed to purchase insulin for their diabetic child. The 17-year-old girl

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

29-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013. AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

29-03-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees were arrested by Greek police before they were put on trial, following a fight that burst out with African migrants on Kos Island. Human rights activists said five Palestinian asylum-seekers who were detained by the

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

29-03-2020

As part of the Syrian government's anti-coronavirus measures, the Education Ministry decided to extend the closure of the public and private schools and institutes from April 2 to April 16, 2020. The government also decided to extend the closure

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have appealed to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take urgent action in response to the abject humanitarian situation they have been enduring in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

28-03-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food