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Blockade on Yarmouk Camp Results in Death of 204 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Blockade on Yarmouk Camp Results in Death of 204 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

19-01-2021

AGPS documented the death of 204 Palestinian refugees as a result of medical neglect and the blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.  Over the past decade, Yarmouk Camp has been subjected to a preplanned and systematic deprivation

5 Migrants Missing as Boat Drowns off Aegean Coast

5 Migrants Missing as Boat Drowns off Aegean Coast

19-01-2021

Five migrants have gone missing and another five were rescued after their Greece-bound boat capsized off the Aegean coast. Activists said the boat set sail from the Turkish city of Marmaris on January 14. Greece coast guard rescued five migrants

New Testimony Released about Forced Disappearance of Palestinian Doctor in Syria

New Testimony Released about Forced Disappearance of Palestinian Doctor in Syria

19-01-2021

The colleague of Palestinian refugee Hayel Hamid, who has held in Syrian prisons for over seven years running, said Hayel was arrested after he protested against the arbitrary arrest and killing by the Syrian regime of peaceful demonstrators and their

UNRWA Urges Palestinian Refugees to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

UNRWA Urges Palestinian Refugees to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

19-01-2021

UNRWA urged Palestinian refugees to get COVID-19 vaccines against the novel coronavirus as a precautionary measure. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) greenlighted the development and deployment of safe and effective vaccines in an attempt to reduce mortality rates. UNRWA

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Pushed Back from Albania

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Pushed Back from Albania

19-01-2021

Eights Palestinian migrants were detained by the Albanian authorities before they were pushed back to Greek borders, a Palestinian refugee told AGPS. He said the refugees illegally entered Albania trying to reach a European destination before they were caught by

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Jumu’a Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Jumu’a Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

18-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Wasim Jumu’a has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Wasim, a resident of Syria’s Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces on April 29, 2016. His condition

AGPS Opens Up Competition to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Opens Up Competition to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

18-01-2021

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

Displaced Families Sign Up for House Reconstruction in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Up for House Reconstruction in Yarmouk Camp

18-01-2021

Damascus Governorate called on families wishing to reconstruct their houses destroyed in the warfare in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, to sign up for reconstruction permits. Required documents include a copy of the personal ID, family card

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

18-01-2021

Tents have been flooded with water as torrential downpours have swamped Palestinian refugee camps in Afrin, north of Syria. Dozens of displaced Palestinian families have been taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in the area. The families

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denied Their Basic Human Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denied Their Basic Human Rights

18-01-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

17-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Bashir Mohamed AlShaabi, nicknamed Abu Safoun, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 8th consecutive year. The refugee, a resident of AlAyedeen camp in Hums, was arrested on February 23, 2014 on his way to

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

17-01-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have joined a vigil held outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to protest their dire humanitarian conditions and precarious

Debris Clearance ongoing South of Damascus

Debris Clearance ongoing South of Damascus

17-01-2021

Damascus authorities have been removing debris from the residential alleyways and access roads of AlTadhamun neighborhoods.  Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus are living in distress due to the arbitrary arrest sweeps and crackdowns perpetuated by the Syrian

Syrian Authorities Order Halt on Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Order Halt on Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

17-01-2021

Security forces in charge of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have given instructions to end property- theft from abandoned houses in Yarmouk Camp. Human rights sources said Syrian authorities issued a decision to chase down property-thieves and called

AlNeirab Camp Residents Caught Between the Hammer and Barrel

AlNeirab Camp Residents Caught Between the Hammer and Barrel

17-01-2021

The number of youths migrating from AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, has soared. Over recent years, over 3,000 Palestinian young men aged between 17 and 45 years also have fled the camp

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

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

16-01-2021

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

AlHusainiya Camp Residents Lash Out at Local Authorities

AlHusainiya Camp Residents Lash Out at Local Authorities

16-01-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying mounds of trash have been piled up across residential alleyways. The residents also said that they have been enduring

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Level Heavy Criticism at PLO

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Level Heavy Criticism at PLO

16-01-2021

Activists and residents of Yarmouk Camp have lashed out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for turning its back on their appeals to return to the camp and reconstruct destroyed facilities and infrastructure. They called on the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud

AGPS Provides Updated Statistics about Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Provides Updated Statistics about Palestinians of Syria

16-01-2021

AGPS continues to provide shocking facts and statistics about the squalid humanitarian condition of Palestinians of Syria. 60% of PRS remain internally displaced due to war-related incidents. The number of Palestinian refugees displaced from their homes inside Syria is estimated

Palestine Refugee Agency Stresses Commitment to UN Values

Palestine Refugee Agency Stresses Commitment to UN Values

15-01-2021

In its more than 700 schools educating more than 500,000 Palestine refugee children across the Middle East, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) curriculum emphasizes the UN values of neutrality

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in The Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in The Netherlands

15-01-2021

A Palestinian refugee died of coronavirus in The Netherlands, in the second such case reported in the country. The victim—Salah Jaboul, displaced from Syria’s refugee camps of Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh—died a couple of days ago after he contracted COVID-19

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

15-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Ali Ayoub, born on August 11, 1996, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Mustafa was kidnapped by Syrian security forces at the age of 16 from his family home in

Local Bakery Rehabilitated in Deraa Refugee Camp

Local Bakery Rehabilitated in Deraa Refugee Camp

15-01-2021

Local authorities have started operating the Tishreen Reserve Bakery in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, in order to test stuff performance, years after the facility had gone out of operation due to heavy shelling. Reconstruction works have

Material Damage Reported as Fires Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Material Damage Reported as Fires Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

15-01-2021

Fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Ahmed Abdul Haq in the eastern corners of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, resulting in heavy material damage. Local sources attributed the fires to an electric short circuit. Residents of AlNeirab camp

AGPS Launches “Untold Stories” Competition

AGPS Launches “Untold Stories” Competition

15-01-2021

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

1,579 Child Asylum-Seekers Missing in Germany in 2020

1,579 Child Asylum-Seekers Missing in Germany in 2020

14-01-2021

1,579 unaccompanied minor refugees are reported missing from the German authorities.  As reported by the Newspaper: Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ), citing figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), these are 972 youths between the ages of

UNRWA Strives to Provide Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Strives to Provide Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

14-01-2021

UNRWA spokesperson Hoda Samra said the Agency has been doing its best to secure anti-coronavirus vaccine to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Speaking with AlHayat AlJadida news site, Hoda said UNRWA has been cooperating with the Lebanese Health Ministry and the

China Assists Palestine Refugee Agency in Combating COVID-19

China Assists Palestine Refugee Agency in Combating COVID-19

14-01-2021

A health center run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at the Damascus Training Center received on Wednesday personal protective equipment from the government of China in order to help

Palestinian Refugee Missing on Way to Bulgaria

Palestinian Refugee Missing on Way to Bulgaria

14-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Majd Amouri, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, disappeared on January 13 as he tried to cross the Bulgarian borders. His family said they have lost contact with him. Other migrants who were with Majd reportedly arrived in

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Premature Child

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Premature Child

14-01-2021

The father of a Palestinian child from Syria called Joud has appealed to the international Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, among other international humanitarian institutions, to help him secure funds needed to treat his preterm infant. The father, displaced

Evros River Floods Puts Migrants’ Life in Jeopardy

Evros River Floods Puts Migrants’ Life in Jeopardy

13-01-2021

Human rights activists have warned migrants against attempting to cross the Evros River on the Turkish-Greek borders after heavy downpours caused it to flood. The Evros region is a major crossing point for refugees and migrants trying to enter the

Palestinian Brothers Emad and Fares AlSamour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Emad and Fares AlSamour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

13-01-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Wins Gold Medal in US Ballet Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Gold Medal in US Ballet Competition

13-01-2021

Palestinian young man Karmel Ahmed Suleiman earned the gold medal in a dance competition staged as part of the Ballet Beyond Borders festival, held in Los Angeles city. Karmel was born in 2001 in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Property-Theft ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

13-01-2021

Reports of burglary and theft continue to emerge in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter. Local sources told AGPS that thieves have been stealing water pipes and sanitation stuff from the camp

Body of Palestinian Refugee Spotted under Aleppo Rubble

Body of Palestinian Refugee Spotted under Aleppo Rubble

13-01-2021

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said the body of one of its members was found under the debris of a building attacked by opposition outfits on May 3, 2012, in AlZahraa neighborhood, in Aleppo. The body

Palestinian Refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

12-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Walid was arrested on October 16, 2015, on his way back to the camp

UNRWA Facing Severe Financial Crisis

UNRWA Facing Severe Financial Crisis

12-01-2021

UNRWA’s media adviser Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency is struggling with an acute financial deficit. According to Abu Hasana, 90% of the Agency’s funds are unstable. UNRWA is slated to hold a donor conference in April in order to

900 Patients Receive Treatment at UNRWA Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

900 Patients Receive Treatment at UNRWA Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

12-01-2021

In an effort to offer services to particularly vulnerable persons in Yarmouk, UNRWA has worked closely with the General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to resume essential primary health care and disease prevention in Yarmouk. As of 23 September

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

12-01-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and near school entrances, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases. Speaking with AGPS

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

12-01-2021

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in the substandard refugee camp of AlHusainiya, in Syria, have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

11-01-2021

Torrential downpours have swamped migrant tents in a camp set up on the Greek island of Lesbos.  An AGPS news correspondent said the heavy rains turned the camp into a mud bog, exacerbating even further the migrants’ squalid humanitarian

Palestinian Sisters Houda and Samira AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Sisters Houda and Samira AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

11-01-2021

Palestinian sisters Houda, born in 1975, and Samira Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1970, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Both sisters were raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Their family continues to appeal

Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syria Shootouts

Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syria Shootouts

11-01-2021

Deaths and injuries were reported among Liwaa AlQuds gunmen, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in an ISIS ambush targeting a bus carrying pro-government forces on the Ethria highway, in Hama’s outskirts. The Syrian government forces continue to drag Palestinian refugees

Playground Turned into Cemetery in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Playground Turned into Cemetery in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

11-01-2021

A children’s park has been turned into a cemetery for war victims in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. In 2012, the residents were forced to bury their deceased relatives in the playground after they failed to reach

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Security Sweeps South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Security Sweeps South of Syria

11-01-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees have voiced deep concerns over the security situation in the western corners of Deraa province, south of Syria, following threats launched by the Fourth Division of the Syrian security forces to raid the area. Local

AGPS Launches New Telegram Channel

AGPS Launches New Telegram Channel

10-01-2021

AGPS has launched an official telegram channel in an attempt to enable users to access data about the Palestinians of Syria. Updated statistics and footages will be shared on the new channel on a daily basis. Reports about the violations

AGPS Provides Summary of International Humanitarian Action in Palestinian Refugee Camps in 2020

AGPS Provides Summary of International Humanitarian Action in Palestinian Refugee Camps in 2020

10-01-2021

A handful of humanitarian moves were held in favor of the Palestinian refugee community in war-torn Syria throughout 2020. In February, a Swiss delegation and a representative of the International Red Cross Committee in Syria paid a visit to Handarat

US Considering Resuming aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Considering Resuming aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

10-01-2021

The US will consider the resumption of aid to Palestine through the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as part of a push by President-elect Joe Biden for a two-state solution, said the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Heavy Tax Burden

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Heavy Tax Burden

10-01-2021

Aleppo’s financial directorate called on all parties involved in commercial and economic activities in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees to pay taxes. Shopkeepers and merchants in AlNeirab Camp slammed the decision which they said comes a time when the camp

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Authorities

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Authorities

10-01-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have strongly condemned the reluctance maintained by Damascus Governor regarding their appeals for reconstruction permits. Sometime earlier, Damascus Governorate had agreed to the return of the residents on condition that the building they live in is

Truck Carrying 68 Migrants Stopped at Hungary-Romania Border

Truck Carrying 68 Migrants Stopped at Hungary-Romania Border

09-01-2021

Hungarian and Romanian police have stopped a truck driver who tried to smuggle 68 migrants into Hungary at the border crossing of Csanádpalota, the Csongrád-Csanád county police said on Thursday. The truck approached the border from the

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

09-01-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Taha Kuseih Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Taha Kuseih Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

09-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Taha Jamal Kuseih has been secretly locked up in Syrian prisons. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts.  

Palestinian Refugee Released after 7 Years in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Released after 7 Years in Syrian Prisons

09-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ihab AlTaamari has just been released from Syrian prisons, where he had been held for seven years. The refugee, a resident of AlAyedeen camp in Hama, was arrested by Syrian security forces on the Aleppo highway. AGPS has

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

08-01-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

08-01-2021

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

Pro-Regime Squad in Syria Imposes Overnight Curfew on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pro-Regime Squad in Syria Imposes Overnight Curfew on Palestinian Refugee Camp

08-01-2021

Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian regime, imposed an overnight curfew on AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees due to increasing property-theft reports. In a statement posted on social media networks, Liwaa AlQuds said the residents who will violate the

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated South of Syria in 2020

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated South of Syria in 2020

08-01-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb continue to sound alarm bells over the security situation due to increasing assassination attempts in the area. In 2020 alone, five Palestinian refugees were fatally gunned down in AlMuzeireeb town.  The victims are

Inter-State Transfer of Kimlik Protection Cards Validated in Turkey

Inter-State Transfer of Kimlik Protection Cards Validated in Turkey

07-01-2021

Arab-Turkey news website said new mechanisms have been opted for in Turkey to validate inter-state transfers of the “kimlik” temporary protection cards. In order for families with children to be able to transfer their kimilik cards to another province they

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

07-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Aymen Abu Husain, born in 1986, has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana, in Damascus, on March

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Medical Neglect

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Medical Neglect

07-01-2021

Residents of Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, continue to rail against the medical neglect they have been facing in the area due to the poor healthcare services and absence of specialized medics, particularly pediatricians. The nearest health

Civilian Homes Targeted by Gunfire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilian Homes Targeted by Gunfire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-01-2021

A pro-regime militia in Syria opened gunfire at civilian homes in Deraa Camp, sparking panic among the residents. Local sources told AGPS that the armed group is led by a former opposition leader called Mustafa Musalma. All the way through

8 Special Reports about Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS in 2020

8 Special Reports about Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS in 2020

07-01-2021

Eight lengthy reports have been issued by AGPS in 2020 to shed light on the squalid humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in war-torn Syria. The list includes a detailed report about the situation of Palestinians in 2019. Entitled

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

06-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie, raised in Syria’s Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq province, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Mahmoud was arrested on July 9, 2015. His condition and

Stranded Palestinian Refugee Woman Allowed to Enter Turkey

Stranded Palestinian Refugee Woman Allowed to Enter Turkey

06-01-2021

Turkish authorities allowed elderly Palestinian woman Samia Tahan, who has been stranded at Istanbul International Airport for 24 days running, to enter the Turkish territories. Last week, Samia appealed to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the international humanitarian

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing on Turkish-Greek Borders

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing on Turkish-Greek Borders

06-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Amin AlShawaf has disappeared some five days ago on the Turkish-Greek borders. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. 332 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Receive Legal Consultations

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Receive Legal Consultations

06-01-2021

The legal response team of Syria Trust for Developments said it will be providing legal advice to residents of Yarmouk Camp who lost their ownership documents due to war-related causes. A member of the team said awareness-raising events will be

500 Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

500 Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

06-01-2021

The Syrian authorities greenlighted the return of 500 families to Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, out of 1,200 displaced families who applied for return after November 10, said member of the Executive office of Damascus Governorate, Samir AlJazerli. He said

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

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

05-01-2021

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

Migrant Boat Rescued by Cyprus Authorities, Another Pushed Back

Migrant Boat Rescued by Cyprus Authorities, Another Pushed Back

05-01-2021

Seven migrants boarding a boat from Lebanon were rescued by the Cyprian coast guard. Marine police patrol boats were dispatched to the area and after locating the vessel they escorted it to Limassol Port. The Cyprian authorities also pushed back

Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Receives Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Receives Humanitarian Aid

05-01-2021

The family of disabled Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Assaad, aged 14, said volunteers and activists managed to secure an electric wheelchair for their hemiplegic child, days after they launched an appeal for urgent humanitarian action via AGPS. The family

Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

05-01-2021

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 local resident Mohamed Kasem AlSubeihi. Activists have accused pro-government militias of assassinating opposition

Syrian Authorities Grant Access Permits to Yarmouk Camp Residents

Syrian Authorities Grant Access Permits to Yarmouk Camp Residents

05-01-2021

The Syrian authorities issued permits greenlighting the entry of a number of displaced families and shopkeepers to Yarmouk Camp. Recently, dozens of Palestinian families presented their ownership documents at government-run checkpoints near the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly locked up in Syrian prisons for the sixth consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 01, 2015.  AGPS continues to

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

04-01-2021

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

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

04-01-2021

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating purposes. Civilians said fuel supplies slated to be distributed via the smart card, with an estimated

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denied Right to Bury Their Relatives at Local Cemetery

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denied Right to Bury Their Relatives at Local Cemetery

04-01-2021

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

AGPS Issues Short Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

AGPS Issues Short Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

04-01-2021

A concise report has been issued by AGPS about the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria (PRS) in 2020. The 17-page paper sheds the light on PRS’s access to vital services including healthcare, education, and housing. After ten years

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Haswa Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Haswa Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

03-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Hafed Faisal Huswa has been secretly locked up in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year.  The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 11, 2013, at a checkpoint near the main entrance to

Yarmouk Camp Students to Return to Schools

Yarmouk Camp Students to Return to Schools

03-01-2021

UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) said classes will be resumed for students enrolled at schools located outside Yarmouk Camp. Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare

Palestinians in Hama Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Palestinians in Hama Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

03-01-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama, continue to speak out against the insufficient quantities and poor-quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by government-run distributers. The residents added

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

03-01-2021

UNRWA transferred cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered family member received a sum of 84.960 Jordanian dinars as part of cash grants allocated for the fourth quarter of 2020. In its Syria Regional Crisis

Elderly Palestinian Woman Stranded at Istanbul International Airport for over 20 Days

Elderly Palestinian Woman Stranded at Istanbul International Airport for over 20 Days

03-01-2021

Elderly Palestinian woman Samia Tahan, who has been stranded at Istanbul International Airport for 22 days running, has appealed to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the international humanitarian institutions to lend her a hand. In appeals sent to

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

02-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Ahmad AlKhatib, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the seventh consecutive year. The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 28, 2014, on the highway

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Electric Wheelchair to Paralyzed Son

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Electric Wheelchair to Paralyzed Son

02-01-2021

The family of disabled Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Assaad, aged 14, has appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Turkey and concerned humanitarian organizations to help them secure an electric wheelchair for their hemiplegic child. Ahmad’s brother suffers the same

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

02-01-2021

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outages, which they said last for over 18 hours daily. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in the area

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

02-01-2021

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

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

01-01-2021

Palestinian medic Hayel Hamid has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the eight-consecutive year. He was kidnapped on August 13, 2012 from his clinic in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, on charges of treating wounded persons. Hayel, born

UNRWA Warns Palestinian Refugees against Bank Account Fraud

UNRWA Warns Palestinian Refugees against Bank Account Fraud

01-01-2021

UNRWA warned Palestinian refugees against attempts to steal their bank account details by phone or fake social media accounts. UNRWA said in a circular that anonymous persons and fake accounts claim UNRWA will shell out 300 USD to unemployed persons

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Medical Neglect in Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Medical Neglect in Northern Syria

01-01-2021

Residents of Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, denounced the medical neglect they have been facing in the area due to the poor healthcare services and absence of specialized medics.  The nearest health center is located at

5 Palestinian Refugees Die at Sea, 5 Missing on Migration Route in 2020

5 Palestinian Refugees Die at Sea, 5 Missing on Migration Route in 2020

01-01-2021

In 2020, five Palestinian refugees drowned at sea as they tried to reach European destinations. Five others have gone missing on the migration route. Two Palestinian refugees from Syria—Yazen Milad Qudsiya, from Handarat refugee camp, and Layth Mohamed, from Jaramana

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

31-12-2020

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

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

31-12-2020

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

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

31-12-2020

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

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

31-12-2020

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

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

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

31-12-2020

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

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

30-12-2020

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

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

30-12-2020

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

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

30-12-2020

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

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

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

30-12-2020

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

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

29-12-2020

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

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

29-12-2020

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

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

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

29-12-2020

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

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

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

29-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

29-12-2020

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

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

29-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

28-12-2020

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

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

28-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

28-12-2020

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

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

28-12-2020

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

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

28-12-2020

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

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

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

27-12-2020

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

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

27-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

27-12-2020

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

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-12-2020

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

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

27-12-2020

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

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

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

26-12-2020

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

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

26-12-2020

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

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

26-12-2020

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

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2020

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

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

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

26-12-2020

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

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

25-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

25-12-2020

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

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

25-12-2020

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

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

25-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

25-12-2020

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

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

24-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

24-12-2020

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

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

24-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

24-12-2020

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

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

23-12-2020

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

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

23-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

23-12-2020

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

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

23-12-2020

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

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

22-12-2020

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

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

22-12-2020

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

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

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

22-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

22-12-2020

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

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

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

22-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

22-12-2020

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

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

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

22-12-2020

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

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

21-12-2020

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

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

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

21-12-2020

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

21-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

21-12-2020

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

21-12-2020

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

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

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

20-12-2020

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

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-12-2020

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

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

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

20-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

20-12-2020

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

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

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

20-12-2020

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

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

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

19-12-2020

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

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

19-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

19-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

19-12-2020

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

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

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

18-12-2020

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

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

18-12-2020

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

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

18-12-2020

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

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

18-12-2020

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

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

18-12-2020

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

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

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

17-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

17-12-2020

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

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

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

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

16-12-2020

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

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

16-12-2020

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

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

16-12-2020

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

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

15-12-2020

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

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

15-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

15-12-2020

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

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

15-12-2020

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

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

14-12-2020

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

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

14-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

14-12-2020

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

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

14-12-2020

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

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

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

13-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

13-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

13-12-2020

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

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

13-12-2020

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

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

12-12-2020

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

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

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

12-12-2020

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

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-12-2020

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

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

12-12-2020

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

12-12-2020

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

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

02-12-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) has conducted a new assessment of asylum seekers from Syria. It said the security situation in Syria continues to be very serious. The level of conflict in over half of the country’s provinces remains life-threatening

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

02-12-2020

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

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

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

02-12-2020

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

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

02-12-2020

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

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

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

01-12-2020

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

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

01-12-2020

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

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

01-12-2020

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

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

01-12-2020

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

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

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

01-12-2020

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

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

30-11-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry on Monday instructed hospitals and medical centers to move to the emergency plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency SANA reported. The plan includes expanding the hospitals' sectors in favor of COVID-19 patients

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

30-11-2020

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

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

30-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the chronic power blackouts in the area. An AGPS reporter said the power crisis has made the humanitarian situation inside the camp far worse, as a cold winter season has drawn

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

30-11-2020

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF), Khaled Abdul Majid, quoted officials at Damascus Governorate as stating that the first batch of displaced families will be allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp in the next few days. Abdul Majid

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

29-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have lashed out at local authorities over their reluctance regarding their appeals for implementing reconstruction projects and facilitating civilians’ return to their homes.   An AGPS reporter said that a few days earlier, two Palestinian families

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

29-11-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) has conducted a new assessment of asylum seekers from Syria. It said the security situation in Syria continues to be very serious. The level of conflict in over half of the country’s provinces remains life-threatening

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

29-11-2020

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

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

29-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have called on the residents and local authorities to abide by safety protocols and social distancing to prevent further COVID-19 propagations. Over recent months, AGPS has warned that an outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

29-11-2020

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, AGPS calls on the international community and UNRWA to assume their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee community and to work on providing those trapped in conflict zones, particularly Syria, with

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

28-11-2020

The Civil Commission for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon handed over fuel supplies to 300 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Lebanon’s northern and central AlBekaa region. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80 per cent of PRS

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

28-11-2020

54 Palestinian refugees with disabilities have received their graduation certificates from a UNRWA office in Syria. The graduates participated in short-term training sessions in sewing and mobile phone maintenance. At the end of the ceremony, the graduates received sewing machines

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

28-11-2020

Power cables have reportedly been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Khan Eshieh Camp refugee camp, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Supervisor of the local mosques said power cables of AlRidha Mosque

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

28-11-2020

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria.  Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said that a couple of weeks ago the Syrian security forces arrested a group of young

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

27-11-2020

A total of 46 irregular migrants were rescued from boats off the coast of Turkey’s Aydın and Mersin provinces, Turkish Coast Guard Command announced in a statement on Thursday. The boats carrying 46 irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkish

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

27-11-2020

The board of directors of the Palestine Charity has called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating its mission in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. This came in a meeting held on Wednesday, November 25, with the director of the

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

27-11-2020

Residents of AlDhiabiya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without potable water due to frequent water and power blackouts. The residents have been forced to buy water from mobile tanks at exorbitant prices that reach up to

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-11-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, railed against the increasing motor vehicle theft in the area. Recently, a taxi owned by a Palestinian refugee was stolen by thieves. The taxi is the refugee’s sole livelihood. Most

Arbitrary Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Arbitrary Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to sound alarm bells over the simmering abductions carried out against civilians in the area. A few days earlier, a gangster attempted to kidnap a woman and her son on the main

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

26-11-2020

UNRWA started on November 26 distributing food aid items to the most vulnerable Palestinian families in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hama. Hama camp lies within the town of Hama, 210 km north of Damascus. The camp was established in 1950

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Murad Issa Ahmad Hamad, born in 1985, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Murad, from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, was arrested by Syrian security forces in mid-2013. AGPS has been

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

26-11-2020

Residents of AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at a UNRWA-run clinic in AlQuds neighborhood, in the camp. An elderly woman who showed up at the facility for

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Samer Khalil AlToukhi, born in 1987, died of wounds he sustained in a blast that rocked AlBab city, east of Aleppo, on November 24, 2020.  Five people died in the explosion and over 20 others were left

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

26-11-2020

A refugee with Palestinian origins has made cutting-edge work on a COVID-19 vaccine, challenging the traumatic impact of his statelessness and the psychological scars of the Syria war.  Scientist Nowras Rahhal, who moved to Germany two years ago from

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

25-11-2020

The International Red Cross, in partnership with the Youth Department at Palestine Embassy distributed on November 24 food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Wadi AlZina, in Lebanon’s southern region of AlKharroub. 300 families benefited from the aid

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

25-11-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have denounced the exorbitant prices of fuel of wood. Reporting from the area, an AGPS news correspondent said a ton of wood reaches up to 80,000 Syrian pounds. A liter of fuel costs

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

25-11-2020

The United Nations has raised immense concern over the financial shortfall that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing and its impact on millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In his

487 Palestinian Women Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

487 Palestinian Women Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

25-11-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women documented the death of 487 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, according to death toll data for the

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

The Syrian Association, in cooperation with CSOs from AlNeirab Camp, distributed hygiene packs to widows in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Handarat due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

Trucks laden with food items from the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have entered AlAyedeen camp in Hama. The in-kind aid items will be distributed to the most vulnerable families in the next few days. Hama camp lies within

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

24-11-2020

At least one man has drowned after a migrant dinghy sank off the Greek island of Rhodes. Coast guard authorities said the boat had set off from the Turkish coast. One person has died after a speedboat partially sank off

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

24-11-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Damascus towns have sounded distress signals over the security turmoil and increasing abductions in the area. In mid-October 10 young men were kidnapped from the area. Eye-witnesses said the abductions have been carried out

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

23-11-2020

Disinfection campaigns have seen the day in AlSayeda Zeinab camp in an attempt to sterilize public facilities and main access roads.  Volunteers have also been delivering bread to the residents as part of anti-coronavirus protocols seeking to limit human

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-11-2020

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

23-11-2020

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria after two coronavirus cases were reported in the area. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the two coronavirus-stricken persons have been quarantined at their tents. Their

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

23-11-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

23-11-2020

The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its tenth year, has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside the Syrian territories.  Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

22-11-2020

Greece, on the front line of migration into Europe, promised earlier this month to build new reception centres for asylum seekers and cut the maximum stay in camps on its now-overcrowded islands. According to Reuters, authorities will have finished the

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

22-11-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees have launched a cry for help over the power crisis in the camp and the acute dearth in fuel reserves with the advent of the winter season. Civilians spoke out against the

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

22-11-2020

Palestinian doctor Rafaat Mohamed Jalil, who fled war-torn Syria to Iraq, died of coronavirus on November 20 in Erbil, the capital and most populated city in Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The victim was born in 1964 in Khan Eshieh camp

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

22-11-2020

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Simon Coveney T.D., announced on 19 November that Ireland was making an additional humanitarian funding commitment of €1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

22-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, said their property and homes have been subjected to ongoing theft and burglary. Eye-witnesses said they have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

21-11-2020

The Popular Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region distributed 400 bread packs to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in poverty and are food insecure. Nearly 28

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed AlKurdi, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 30, 2015. Mohamed was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Hama while on his way to AlRaml Camp for Palestine refugees, in Latakia

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists have called on the concerned authorities to enhance healthcare services from Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. The refugees slammed the complicated red tape imposed by Lebanese hospital administrations and UNRWA-run health centres in the country. They

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Jamal Abdul Karim Mansour died on November 21 of coronavirus.  The victim fled Yarmouk Camp in Syria in 2012 and sought shelter in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Last Tuesday, the Lebanese authorities ordered

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

21-11-2020

Family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Abdul Aziz Akilah, born in 1993, has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights organizations to work on disclosing the fate of their son who has been gone missing in an opposition-held

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

20-11-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aid to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 640,000 Lebanese pounds and a food grant worth 100,000 pounds per every refugee

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

20-11-2020

The Association of Popular Palestinian Committees from Syria in Lebanon urged UNRWA to pay its monthly cash aid as a cold winter season has drawn near. The Association said a memorandum has been handed over to UNRWA officials in Palestinian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

20-11-2020

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

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

20-11-2020

In statistics released on the International Children's Day, AGPS said it has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2012, until November 20, 2020. The list of Palestinian

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

19-11-2020

Four Palestinian brothers from the Tamim family have been secretly held in Syrian prisons for over five years. The four brothers—Mohamed Bashar, Mohamed Amin, Mohamed Hadi, and Ali—took shelter in Yarmouk Camp. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

19-11-2020

22 students who graduated from the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) were honored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Eight graduates have already been integrated into the labor market. 232 students will have been graduated

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families have been allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp after local authorities okayed their demands.  Eye-witnesses said trucks laden with furniture and kitchenware have been spotted at the main entrances to the camp. Palestinian

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

Damascus Governorate has given greenlight to 12 Palestinian engineers to work as volunteers with the local reconstruction committee in an attempt to assess damaged buildings and infrastructure. Other engineers lashed out at the Damascus Governorate for turning down their demands

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

19-11-2020

The Jordanian authorities have prevented Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) from benefiting from donations made by “Himmat Watan” campaign which provides aid to vulnerable families whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Activists said PRS are not eligible

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

18-11-2020

A Palestinian music band was formed by a group of Palestinian youths in AlDhiabiya, in Rif Dimashq. Named “Zaytoun Biladi” (My home olives), the band aims to revive Palestine’s music and cultural folklore. The ten-year warfare rocking the Syrian territories

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

18-11-2020

The International Red Cross Committee toured AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, in an attempt to monitor the condition of the sewerage network and carry out the necessary maintenance works. A plan has reportedly been set by a team

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

18-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have denounced the ongoing excavation works which they said have caused severe damage to the sanitation network, particularly in the western corners of the camp. The residents said excavation vehicles have been spotted in

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

18-11-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Hasan Zaatout continues to launch distress signals over the child’s need of urgent treatment after he was diagnosed with Familial Mediterranean Fever. Hasan, aged 6, is an orphan. He lives with his aunt

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

17-11-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that this year has been an exceptionally difficult year, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsequent economic and financial downfall and the unpredictable political environment to name a few. Once again, these developments

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

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

17-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hakam Husain Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on June 10, 2013 in AlZahira area, in Damascus and was dragged to

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

17-11-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization said the water pumping station in Yarmouk Camp has gone operative following 120 days of maintenance works. The Red Crescent also said it rehabilitated four water wells and started drilling another 170-deep well. At the

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

17-11-2020

The Abu Fahd Palestinian family, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring squalid humanitarian conditions in AlRisala camp, in I’zaz region, north of Syria. The family fled the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, in Efrin, north of Syria, seeking a safer

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

16-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS has documented the incarceration of 1,797 Palestinians in Syria’s state-run prisons, among them women and children.  

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-11-2020

Awareness-raising activities were held at AlSafsaf School, in Deraa Camp, in order to boost children’s awareness about hygiene tips and anti-coronavirus protocols, including hand washing and mask-wearing. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children. Post-traumatic

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

16-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp have lashed out at the head of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Ali Mustafa, who recently showed up in the camp. GAPAR’s chief toured the library of AlNeirab Camp and discussed, during a

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

16-11-2020

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

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

16-11-2020

Activists from Yarmouk Camp have launched a campaign to host vulnerable families whose homes have been severely damaged by the intense fighting and shelling. Several residents with habitable or mildly damaged houses have expressed their willingness to share their houses

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

15-11-2020

The Popular Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed 10 heaters to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. The committee called for increasing aid to 800 Palestinian families from Syria in AlBekaa region, where they have

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

15-11-2020

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency said it has run out of cash and will be forced to cut the salaries of 28,000 staffers for the rest of the year unless it raises $70 million by the end

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

15-11-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the fatal shooting of Ibrahim Tatlou and Mohamed Aneizan by anonymous gunmen. Activists have accused pro-government militias of

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

15-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Abu AlRub was released in a prisoner swap deal between the Syrian government forces and armed groups south of Syria. Abu AlRub was arrested in AlNakhla neighborhood, in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, during a manhunt

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-11-2020

Elderly Palestinian refugee Dheiba AlAhmad, aged 72, has been held in Syrian government jails for the seventh year running. The woman was kidnapped with her family members on July 27, 2013 from Nisreen Street, near Yarmouk Camp. Dheiba suffers from

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

14-11-2020

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

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

14-11-2020

A number of Palestinian students were honored by the Islamic Jihad Movement during a ceremony held at the Arab Cultural Centre in AlHusainiya camp, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

14-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh Camp have paid tribute to cleaning workers whom they said have made their best to remove trash from streets and residential alleyways. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

14-11-2020

UNRWA has started to send text messages to vulnerable Palestinian families in Syria in order to hand them over hygiene kit. Families whose breadwinner is a person aged above 60 and diagnosed with a chronic disease will benefit from the

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

14-11-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

13-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Samara, from AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was honored after he won the highest score in the alternative curricula development.  Samara worked as a robotics coach at the Syrian Ministry of Education and is a member

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

13-11-2020

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA will be distributing its aid to the refugees despite the lockdown slapped by the Lebanese government as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees have kept urging

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

13-11-2020

A donor has pledged to repair lighting in Palestine and Yarmouk Street along with Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp, according to sources from Damascus Governorate. The drive will see solar energy systems installed across the aforementioned thoroughfares. Displaced Palestinian families

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

13-11-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned human rights institutions to take serious measures in order to disclose the fate of their son, who was kidnapped from Qudsaya town

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

13-11-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Kurdistan region, north of Iraq, have been prevented from renewing their visas. An AGPS reporter said Palestinians with Syrian travel documents have been forced by the Kurdistan authorities to sign a pledge

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-11-2020

Maintenance works have been ongoing in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, to rehabilitate the local alternative bakery which has been destroyed in the warfare. Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to speak

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

12-11-2020

Palestinian brothers from Syria Ammar Jumu’a Ibrahim, aged 34, and Khaled Jumu’a Ibrahim, 40, have been incarcerated in Syrian government penitentiaries since September 2013. Both refugees, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

12-11-2020

Three Palestinian refugees were released from Syrian detention centers, where they had been held for a month. The refugees—Mohamed Azzam, Assaad Habib, and Mudar Mughamis—were arrested by Syrian security forces in northern Syria, as they attempted to reach Turkey, fleeing

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

12-11-2020

Activists and Palestinian refugees have met in Efrin, north of Syria, in an attempt to pave the way for the launch of a commission to speak up for Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. Hundreds

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

12-11-2020

A report recently issued by AGPS has underscored the difficult situation of Palestinian students in war-torn Syria  The data figuring in the report is based on findings collected through an online poll. The report warned of a remarkable increase in

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

11-11-2020

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

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-11-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and on the access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

11-11-2020

The United Nations has pledged to maintain support for the U Palestine Refugee Agency in order to help it keep up its services for millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In a daily press briefing dating November 9, Stéphane Dujarric

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

11-11-2020

The Syrian government has set up a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients at a Damascus sports complex in preparation for what the World Health Organization (WHO) said was a possible second wave. The facility at Al-Faiha Stadium will operate 120

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Struggling for Survival

11-11-2020

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

Popular Committees Push For Urgent Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Popular Committees Push For Urgent Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-11-2020

The Association of Popular Committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon urged UNRWA to increase their winter assistance to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Lebanon. The Association called for emergency aid to assist the refugee families during winter

UNRWA Chief Shows Up in Sabina Refugee Camp

UNRWA Chief Shows Up in Sabina Refugee Camp

10-11-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, visited UNRWA installations including a health centre and a school in AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, where he met members of the school parliament.  The refugees explained to the Commissioner-General the daily hardship of displacement

Displaced Palestinian Families: Return to Yarmouk Camp Hampered by “Paper Burden”

Displaced Palestinian Families: Return to Yarmouk Camp Hampered by “Paper Burden”

10-11-2020

Displaced Palestinian families wishing to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp have denounced the complicated red tape slapped by the Syrian authorities. The families said local authorities ordered them to present clearance certificates obtained from water, power, and telecommunications

Palestinian Refugees Terrified as Mortar Shells Hit Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Terrified as Mortar Shells Hit Southern Syria

10-11-2020

Three mortar shells slammed into AlSadd neighborhood in Deraa, where dozens of Palestinian refugee families have been taking shelter. No injuries were reported. Palestinian families living in Daraa Camp continue to raise alarm bells over the security turmoil overwhelming the

Palestinian Refugee Arrested South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested South of Syria

10-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Abu AlRub was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlNakhla area, in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, as part of a manhunt launched in the area. The Syrian security forces cordoned off the area with military

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by ExorbitantTransportation Fees

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by ExorbitantTransportation Fees

09-11-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp have denounced the exorbitant transportation charges imposed by bus drivers in and around the area. The residents said transportation fees are three times higher than the price set by the government.  Activists have called on

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

09-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have launched an initiative to collect money in order to help the residents secure fuel and heating items as a cold winter season has drawn near. The activists called on Palestinian migrants and expatriates to

Displaced Palestinian Families Long For Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Long For Return to Yarmouk Camp

09-11-2020

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have expressed their hope that they would return to the camp and retrieve their property in the near future. Activists said practical measures have started to materialize on the ground to pave the

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Issues Call for Humanitarian Assistance amid End-of-Year Shortfall

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Issues Call for Humanitarian Assistance amid End-of-Year Shortfall

09-11-2020

Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini announced that the Agency has run out of money to pay the salaries of 28,000 UNRWA staff in November. In

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

08-11-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 70 Jordanian dinars. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said

UK Pledges $20.7m in Additional Aid to UNRWA

UK Pledges $20.7m in Additional Aid to UNRWA

08-11-2020

The UK has announced an additional $20.7 million in funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), bringing the total UK support for the agency this year to $66 million. The British Consulate General

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

08-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Bayan Jumu’a, aged 19, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for the 5th consecutive year. Bayan was arrested on March 17, 2015 at Palestine Street checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp as she headed for an aid distribution center

Palestinian Student Israa Refai’ Honored by NRWA Chief

Palestinian Student Israa Refai’ Honored by NRWA Chief

08-11-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini honored the Palestinian girl Israa Mohamed AlRefai’, raised in Yarmouk Camp, after she garnered the highest score in Syria in her 9th grade exams. "I am very proud to present an award to Israa and express

Damascus Governor Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Governor Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp

08-11-2020

Damascus Governor Adel Aleibi accompanied by Syrian and Palestinian officials toured Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Palestinian officials said the Governor greenlighted the entry of buses to the camp in the next few days. Palestinian families continue to

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Layla Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Layla Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

07-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Ziad Leyla has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Hasan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. Over

Residents of Jaramana Camp Lash Out at UNRWA Staff

Residents of Jaramana Camp Lash Out at UNRWA Staff

07-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana camp have denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by UNRWA staff members during the aid distribution process. The residents said scores of Palestinian refugees, including elderly people, have to line up for hours in order

Palestinian Families in AlSabina Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Families in AlSabina Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

07-11-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded the alarm over their abject condition as a cold winter season has drawn near. No more than 200 liters of subsidized fuel have reportedly been made available in the

Family of Murdered Palestinian Boy Points Finger at German Youth Centre

Family of Murdered Palestinian Boy Points Finger at German Youth Centre

07-11-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee boy Mohamed Amaryi, who was fatally stabbed in Berlin on October 31, 2020 held the Children and Youth Department partly responsible for the murder, saying the boy left the centre at midnight while unaccompanied by

Bread Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Bread Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

06-11-2020

The Civil Committee for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region distributed 200 bread packs to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80 per cent of PRS indicate that the

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Slaps Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Slaps Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

06-11-2020

Palestinian refugees and other asylum seekers taking shelter in migrant facilities set up on Greek islands have voiced deep concern over their abject humanitarian condition as Greece ordered a nationwide lockdown on Thursday for three weeks to help contain a

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

06-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by the unpleasant smells stemming from contaminated sewage poured near

Union of Palestinian Engineers Launch Volunteer Initiative to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

Union of Palestinian Engineers Launch Volunteer Initiative to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

06-11-2020

The Association of Palestinian Engineers in Syria has launched an initiative to help reconstruct Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. In a statement, the Association said it has begun writing down names of engineers who have expressed their willingness

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Crackdowns in Southern Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Crackdowns in Southern Damascus

06-11-2020

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

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 7 Years

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 7 Years

05-11-2020

Palestinian nurse Bassel Hassan Omar, aged 40, has been held in Syrian government lock-ups since March 7, 2013.  Bassel was kidnapped by the government forces from AlMujtahid Hospital in Damascus, where he had served as a nurse. His fate

94 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

94 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

05-11-2020

94 irregular migrants were rescued off the Aegean coast as they attempted to disembark in Greece. 21 migrants were first rescued off the Aegean seashore after their boat engine broke down. Another 38 migrants were rescued after they were pushed

War Remnants Blown Up in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

War Remnants Blown Up in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-11-2020

Explosive remnants of war were detonated by engineers in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, sparking panic in the area. Local authorities warned residents to keep away from the vicinities of the local bakery.  

Displaced Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

05-11-2020

Member of the Executive Office of Damascus governorate Samir Jazaerli said the committee in charge of the return to Yarmouk file decided to resume receiving demands by displaced families to return to Yarmouk Camp. Families wishing to return to their

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA Apathy

05-11-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan continue to condemn the reluctance maintained by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) regarding their appeals for an urgent transfer of the second aid batch

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

04-11-2020

Debris clearance works have been ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. The move will reportedly pave the way for the launch of reconstruction works and the rehabilitation of

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Mistreatment by State-Run Bakeries

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Mistreatment by State-Run Bakeries

04-11-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the corrupt bread distribution mechanisms pursued by local bakeries, saying prices of subsidised bread have been manipulated after the government increased pack prices. Residents of AlSa’id Street, in

2 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Arrested in Syria

2 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Arrested in Syria

04-11-2020

The Faylak AlSham armed group, affiliated with the opposition forces, arrested two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, as they attempted to feel to Turkey, trying to reach a European destination. Media sources identified the arrestees

Palestinian Boy Killed in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Boy Killed in AlMuzeireeb

04-11-2020

A boy was killed by an anonymous militia in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, after they forced him out of a bus driving on the main road.  The identity of the boy has not yet

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-11-2020

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

Leisure Activities Held for Orphans in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Leisure Activities Held for Orphans in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-11-2020

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development organized leisure activities for sightless orphans in Atimah village, north of Syria. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside of Syria. Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental

Palestinian Child Left on His Own after His Mother’s Death

Palestinian Child Left on His Own after His Mother’s Death

03-11-2020

A two-year-old Palestinian child called Samer was transferred to an orphanage run by the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies in Istanbul after his mother was killed by her husband last month. A Palestinian delegation in Istanbul showed up

As Winters Draws Near, Situation of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Worsened by Exorbitant Fuel Prices

As Winters Draws Near, Situation of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Worsened by Exorbitant Fuel Prices

03-11-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina camp fear that they won’t be able to cook their food or keep the cold out of their homes this year, as a freezing winter season is about to unlock its

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp as Municipal Committee Gets Activated

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp as Municipal Committee Gets Activated

03-11-2020

The local committee of Yarmouk Camp has gone operative inside the municipality building, at a time when reconstruction works by Damascus governorate have been on the go. Recently, local authorities said return applications will be temporarily suspended. Activists said families

Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island of Samos

Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island of Samos

02-11-2020

Three days after a deadly earthquake, a fire broke out in the refugee camp on Greece's Samos island on Monday, burning down 15 tents, leaving at least 150 people without shelter. The blaze started at 4 a.m. local

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Training Course South of Turkey

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Training Course South of Turkey

02-11-2020

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) wrapped up a training course in computer maintenance in Reyhanli province, south of Turkey. 15 Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in the training, which last for two months and a half

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Bread Price Hike

02-11-2020

State-run bakeries in AlSabina camp have reportedly been manipulating the prices of subsidised bread after the government increased pack prices. A bread pack is sold in the area at a price of up to 120 Syrian pounds if the bakery

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Transportation Crisis

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Transportation Crisis

02-11-2020

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

Bread Packs Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Bread Packs Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

01-11-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development has distributed 650,000 broad loafs in 10 displacement camps in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been taking shelter. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

01-11-2020

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) honored a number of Palestinian and Syrian students who achieved high scores in their secondary school exams. The ceremony was held in Damascus. Palestinian and Syrian officials were in attendance. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees

Pro-Government Militia in Syria Carries Out Buildings, Population Census in Handarat

Pro-Government Militia in Syria Carries Out Buildings, Population Census in Handarat

01-11-2020

Members of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, have embarked on a comprehensive census to count residents and houses in Handarat camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Over recent months, Liwaa AlQuds officers have reportedly been buying

Palestinian Refugee Boy Stabbed to Death in Berlin

Palestinian Refugee Boy Stabbed to Death in Berlin

01-11-2020

Palestinian boy Mohamed Amayri was fatally stabbed by anonymous assailants in Berlin. Initial investigations have held a far-right extremist responsible for the “racist” attack. The victim was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, before he

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Journalists Killed, Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

01-11-2020

In data released on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, marked on November 2, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian

Commission of Palestinians of Syria in Burj AlBarajneh Launches Its Mission

Commission of Palestinians of Syria in Burj AlBarajneh Launches Its Mission

31-10-2020

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria in Burj AlBarajneh camp, in Lebanon, said in a press statement that displaced Palestinians from Syria in the camp wrote authorizations mandating the commission to follow up on their humanitarian condition, speak up for

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Steep Bread Prices in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Steep Bread Prices in Syria

31-10-2020

Palestinian refugees in government-held zones in Syria said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs to feed their starved families as a result of the price hike. On Thursday, November 29, the Syrian government gave instructions that state-run bakeries

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

31-10-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in Syria due to war-related incidents.  The list of victims includes 70 children who died due to the blockade imposed by the Syrian government forces and its armed allies

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlHusainiya Succumbs to Coronavirus

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlHusainiya Succumbs to Coronavirus

31-10-2020

A resident of AlHusainiya camp was pronounced dead on October 31 after he contracted COVID-19.  AGPS has not revealed his name at his family’s request. AGPS has documented the death of over 21 Palestinian refugees in Syria as a

PLA Conscripts Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

PLA Conscripts Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

31-10-2020

Six members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) have been arrested by Syrian security forces over allegations of stealing military uniforms and blankets. Last July, Syria’s security branch 291 summoned PLA’s services chief and accountants to questioning. The Syrian government

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

30-10-2020

Four members of the Palestinian Daoud family have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state run prisons. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father of a young

Graveyard Headstones Stolen from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Graveyard Headstones Stolen from Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

30-10-2020

An AGPS reporter said tomb headstones have been stolen from AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km east of the city of Aleppo near the Aleppo airport. Before

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

30-10-2020

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 condition in the area due to the absence of vital services and relief

Commission of Palestinians of Syria Established in AlBekaa

Commission of Palestinians of Syria Established in AlBekaa

30-10-2020

Palestinian activists in Lebanon announced the establishment of the Civil Commission of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa region. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria seeking shelter in Lebanon have been subjected to dire socio-economic conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

30-10-2020

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon continue to struggle with an abject humanitarian condition as a result of their precarious legal status and the absence of protection mechanisms. UNRWA said more than half of Palestinian refugees from Syria

Palestinian Refugee Esam Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Esam Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

29-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Esam Mahmoud Husain has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since 2014. Esam, born in Jober in 1983 and raised in Khan Eshieh refugee camp in Rif Dimashq, was arrested in Hama city. His family continues to

UNRWA to Distribute Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA to Distribute Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria

29-10-2020

UNRWA said cash aid will be handed over to Palestinian refugees as of November 1, 2020. A sum of 87,000 Syrian liras will be handed over to the most vulnerable and poorest families. Families registered in the “ordinary cases”

Explosive Device Goes Off in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Explosive Device Goes Off in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-10-2020

An explosive device went off on the access road to Deraa camp, south of Syria, sparking panic in the area. No injuries were reported.   An AGPS news correspondent said anonymous gunmen implanted the explosive device near April 7 School

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead South of Syria

29-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Habib Abdul Jalil Kawamla was gunned down by anonymous gunmen in AlSabil neighborhood, in Deraa, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the gunshots were fired by gunmen boarding a Kia Rio car

Syrian Regime Announces End to Property-Takeover in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Regime Announces End to Property-Takeover in Yarmouk Camp

28-10-2020

Sources from Damascus said that the Syrian government forces have issued instructions for halting search campaigns and misappropriation of property targeting buildings in Yarmouk Camp. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by US-Backed Militia North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by US-Backed Militia North of Syria

28-10-2020

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested a Palestinian refugee, identified as Mohamed Khaled AlShehabi, in Tel Tamer town, north of Syria. The refugee had taken shelter in Yarmouk Camp, before he was displaced to the northern Syrian province of

On Palestinian Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

On Palestinian Women’s Day: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

28-10-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian women and the enforced disappearance of several others in the embattled Syrian territories. According to AGPS data, at least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured to death in Syrian government

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Transportation Crisis in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Transportation Crisis in Syria Displacement Camp

28-10-2020

Residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of AlHusainiya, in Rif Dimashq, said their life has been marred by the transportation crisis rocking the area for years. The residents said transportation fees have seen a threefold increase, overburdening the cash-stripped families

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

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

27-10-2020

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

New Water Installations Operative in Handarat Refugee Camp

New Water Installations Operative in Handarat Refugee Camp

27-10-2020

Works to repair water pumps in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have been finalized. Local residents told AGPS that equipment, including new water pipes and power generators, has been installed.  Palestinian refugees

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Return

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Urgent Return

27-10-2020

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

Head of Palestine Refugee Agency Pays Visit to Syria

Head of Palestine Refugee Agency Pays Visit to Syria

27-10-2020

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, discussed with Syria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Miqdad the situation of Palestinian refugees in displacement camps across the war-torn country. This

Syrian Security Forces Grab Palestinian Refugee Houses in Khan Eshieh Camp

Syrian Security Forces Grab Palestinian Refugee Houses in Khan Eshieh Camp

27-10-2020

Reports and testimonies collected by AGPS have revealed that armed groups affiliated with the Syrian regime have grabbed hold of Palestinian refugees’ houses in Khan Eshieh camp. Speaking with AGPS on condition of anonymity, sources inside Khan Eshieh camp said

10 Children from Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Win Black Belt in Karate Contest

10 Children from Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab Win Black Belt in Karate Contest

26-10-2020

10 children from the Palestinian Youth Club in AlNeirab camp in Aleppo obtained on October 22 Karate black belts. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction

Coronavirus Case Recorded at Akka School in AlNeirab Camp

Coronavirus Case Recorded at Akka School in AlNeirab Camp

26-10-2020

A student enrolled at Akka School, in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, tested positive for coronavirus. Medical staff and the school administration ordered that the student be home-quarantined for 15 days and his classroom be shutdown for five

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

3 Palestinian Family Members Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail since 2013

26-10-2020

The Palestinian AlJamal family appealed, in letters sent to AGPS, to the concerned parties and activists in Syria to work on disclosing the fate of their three siblings who were kidnapped on August 29, 2013 from AlSabina checkpoint, in Rif

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Arbitrary Manhunts South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Arbitrary Manhunts South of Damascus

26-10-2020

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

83 Palestinians from AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

83 Palestinians from AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

26-10-2020

AGPS data indicates that 83 Palestinian refugees from AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have been enduring unknown fates in Syrian government prisons. AGPS calls on the Syrian government to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinians forcibly disappeared in state-run dungeons

Rally Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camp over France’s Anti-Islam Insults

Rally Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camp over France’s Anti-Islam Insults

25-10-2020

Displaced Palestinians and Syrians staged a rally in Deir Ballout camp, north of Syria, to protest French insults against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.  The refugees said that they follow with great dismay the continued publication of offensive caricatures of

Migrants on Chios Island Denounce Medical Neglect

Migrants on Chios Island Denounce Medical Neglect

25-10-2020

Palestinian refugees and hundreds of asylum seekers sheltered in a migrant facility set up on Greece’s Chios Island continue to denounce the poor hygiene and absence of healthcare services. Live photos obtained by AGPS show mounds of trash piled up

School Drop Out Rates Increasing in AlHusainiya Camp

School Drop Out Rates Increasing in AlHusainiya Camp

25-10-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHusainiya camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, continue to speak out against the inadequate educational services and poor-quality input delivered to their children at local schools. AGPS has kept record of a sharp nosedive in access

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

25-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Jamal Waleed AlSayed, born in 1970, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for the sixth year running. Jamal was kidnapped by Syrian government forces from AlAyedeen Camp in Homs

Palestinian Refugee Transferred to Syria’s Sednaya Military Prison

Palestinian Refugee Transferred to Syria’s Sednaya Military Prison

25-10-2020

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis was transferred from Palestine Branch 235 to Sednaya military prison, in Rif Dimashq. Ahmad, who was released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal and re-arrested by Syrian security forces, has been enduring

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

24-10-2020

A UN relief body handed over hygiene bags to displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. The move makes part of efforts to help the displace families fight the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds

Disinfection Move Held in Deraa Camp

Disinfection Move Held in Deraa Camp

24-10-2020

Activists in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, in partnership with Fatah-affiliated popular committees disinfected the Quds Mosque as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, at a time when residents

Waste Water Swamps Residential Neighborhoods in AlHusainiya Camp

Waste Water Swamps Residential Neighborhoods in AlHusainiya Camp

24-10-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in AlHusainiya have railed against the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal as a result of frequent blackouts and maintenance works in the area. The residents said wastewater and garbage piles have resulted in bed

Solidarity Drive Launched to Speak Up for Prisoners in Syria

Solidarity Drive Launched to Speak Up for Prisoners in Syria

24-10-2020

Kesh Malek Organization has embarked on a campaign entitled “A Candle to Remember” in solidarity with victims of enforced disappearance in Syrian prisons.  A so-called “#شمعة_لنتذكر” (Candle_to_remember) hashtag has been circulated on social media to remind the international community

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2020 Food Aid

UNRWA to Distribute 3rd Batch of 2020 Food Aid

24-10-2020

UNRWA announced its intent to distribute the third batch of food aid as of October 22, 2020 to the most vulnerable families registered with the Agency. Text messages specifying the date and place of distribution will be sent to the

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport for over 30 Days

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport for over 30 Days

24-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Samir Hasan Mohamed Aboud, born in 1970 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has been detained at the new Istanbul International Airport for over 30 days running. Samir was arrested by the end of last month as he

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

23-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 24, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza to Update Their Personal Information

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza to Update Their Personal Information

23-10-2020

The Follow-Up Commission of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza called on the refugees to update their personal information at UNRWA offices. This comes just a few days after Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, Mathias Schemale, promised to increase

Head of Palestine Refugee Agency in Syria Meets with Education Minister

Head of Palestine Refugee Agency in Syria Meets with Education Minister

23-10-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria, Michael Amanya Ibye, met with Syrian Education Minister, Darem Taba’, in an attempt to discuss bilateral partnership. The Syrian minister underscored the need for Palestinian refugee children to gain access to education facilities and

Palestinian Refugee Children Struggle to Gain Access to Schools in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Struggle to Gain Access to Schools in Syria

23-10-2020

AGPS kept record of a sharp nosedive in access to education for Palestinians sheltered in displacement camps and communities across war-torn Syria. Most of UNRWA’s schools have been destroyed or put out of operation in the raging warfare. Other education

Red Cross Delegation Tours Handarat Camp

Red Cross Delegation Tours Handarat Camp

22-10-2020

A delegation of the International Red Cross accompanied by the water chief in Syria showed up in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees to inspect ongoing maintenance works to repair the main water pipes. Recently, 10 water tanks have been installed

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling With Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling With Transportation Crisis

22-10-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the absence of means of transportation to give them lifts to and back from distant locations. Over recent years, residents of AlHusainiya camp have denounced the absence of vital services

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

22-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Adnan AlMaghrebi, displaced from Yarmouk Camp in Damascus to AlBadawi camp north of Lebanon has appealed to the international humanitarian institutions to help him secure surgery fees. Adnan is in need of an urgent head surgery to remove

Palestinian Refugees Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugees Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in War-Torn Syria

22-10-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Struggling With Dire Conditions on Leros Island

Palestinian Refugees Struggling With Dire Conditions on Leros Island

21-10-2020

Palestinian asylum seekers taking shelter on the Greek island of Leros have been subjected to an exacerbated humanitarian situation due to the absence of vital services, including health care, housing, relief assistance, and power and water. The refugees continue to

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

21-10-2020

Representatives of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to inspect vital services in the area. Led by UNRWA’s

Coronavirus Case Reported in Deir Ballout Camp

Coronavirus Case Reported in Deir Ballout Camp

21-10-2020

A 37-year-old resident of the displacement camp of Deir Ballout, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, has tested positive for COVID-19, in the first such case reported in the camp. A few days earlier, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Bobali Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Bobali Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

21-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Yehya AlBobali, from AlRaml camp in Latakia, has been enduring a mysterious fate since August 15, 2011. The Syrian authorities continue to withhold information about his condition and whereabouts. AGPS has documented the secret incarceration of 1

Palestinian Refugees Spotted in Syria’s Military Prison

Palestinian Refugees Spotted in Syria’s Military Prison

21-10-2020

Two Palestinian refugees are locked up in isolated cells in the Syrian military prison of Sednaya. The refugees are Samir Ahmad Ashmawi and Wael Tawfiq Jebali. Their families continue to appeal for information about their condition. Last year, the Association

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

20-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Mirvat Kablawi, from AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the fifth consecutive year. Mirvat was arrested at a government-run checkpoint in AlHusainiya Camp on September 6, 2015

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action

20-10-2020

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to increase cash aids for Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, in light of the deteriorating economic situation in the country and the dramatic drop in the exchange

16,000 Palestinian Children Immunized by UNRWA in Syria

16,000 Palestinian Children Immunized by UNRWA in Syria

20-10-2020

More than 16,000 Palestine refugee children aged between six months and five years were immunized in UNRWA health centers across the country.  With the protracted crisis in Syria, vaccination programs are essential to ensure that children remain healthy

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Left Under Threat of War Remnants in Syria’s Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-10-2020

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to voice deep concerns over their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Hundreds of the internationally-prohibited cluster grenades have been detected

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

19-10-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal as a result of frequent blackouts and maintenance works in the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening

Residents of Syria Displacement Camp Rally Over Absence of Health Services

Residents of Syria Displacement Camp Rally Over Absence of Health Services

19-10-2020

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Deir Ballout camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, called on the Turkish authorities and AFAD to reopen the local clinic run by MELHEM volunteer group. The clinic has been closed

UNRWA Denies Suspension of Vital Services for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Denies Suspension of Vital Services for Palestine Refugees

19-10-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) denied on Monday rumors about its intent to gradually freeze its relief activities. "Some social media sites have been circulating news about a secret meeting held in the aim

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Deprived of Vital Services by UN Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Deprived of Vital Services by UN Agency

19-10-2020

Palestinian refugees in northern Syria continue to rail against the apathy maintained by the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance. Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk and Khan

Greece Extends Metal Wall on Borders with Turkey

Greece Extends Metal Wall on Borders with Turkey

18-10-2020

Greece's government says it has finalized plans to extend a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday that

Security Sweep Targets Refugees from Syria in Istanbul

Security Sweep Targets Refugees from Syria in Istanbul

18-10-2020

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said following a meeting held with CSOs that a search sweep targeting the houses and shelters of Palestinian and Syrian refugees will be launched in the next few days. The governor said the security sweep aims

Palestine Refugee Agency Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Syria

Palestine Refugee Agency Celebrates Global Handwashing Day in Syria

18-10-2020

Awareness-raising activities were held by UNRWA in Syria to celebrate the Global Handawshing Day, marked on October 15. Some 500 Palestinian refugees students enrolled at UNRWA schools in Hums, Hama, and Latakia took part in the event. The warfare in

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Contaminated Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Contaminated Water

18-10-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said drinking water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty. Families taking shelter near AlHuriya kindergarten said water supplies bumped into the neighborhood on Saturday

Activists Push for Reactivation of Yarmouk Camp Municipality

Activists Push for Reactivation of Yarmouk Camp Municipality

18-10-2020

Human rights activists have called on the Syrian authorities and Damascus governorate to rehabilitate the municipality of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees and to recuperate all the privileges that had been granted to it prior to the decision taken by

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians from Syria on Greek Island of Samos Enduring Abject Humanitarian Condition

17-10-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in migrant camps set up on the Greek island of Samos continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition they have been subjected to. Speaking with AGPS, the refugees said they have been

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison

17-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Najib Sweiti has been held in Syrian state prisons since September 2017. Najib was abducted near Damascus International Airport on his way back to Syria, coming from Jordan, to reunite with his family. His fate and condition remain

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Town Exacerbated by Security Sweeps

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Town Exacerbated by Security Sweeps

17-10-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound the alarm over the security turmoil overwhelming the area and the heavy deployment of political security forces across residential alleyways. Local activists said a number of young

Hundreds of Displaced Families Inspect Their Houses in Yarmouk Camp

Hundreds of Displaced Families Inspect Their Houses in Yarmouk Camp

17-10-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have entered Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to inspect their homes from which they have been displaced for over two years. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding

Pro-Gov’t Group in Syria Seizes Palestinian Property in Neirab Camp

Pro-Gov’t Group in Syria Seizes Palestinian Property in Neirab Camp

17-10-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has warned of the misappropriation of Palestinian property and belongings by Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in AlNeirab refugee camp under the pretext of affiliations with opposition groups

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

16-10-2020

UNRWA’s Health Programme said the mobile clinic allotted to the residents of Yarmouk Camp has been operative and continues to provide assistance to dozens of patients, including children, elderly people, and expectant women. UNRWA said that it will provide primary

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

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

16-10-2020

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

Kuwait to Provide $1.5 Million to Support UNRWA

Kuwait to Provide $1.5 Million to Support UNRWA

16-10-2020

Kuwait's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Nasser al-Mohammed al-Sabah, announced a $1.5 million contribution to UNRWA. Speaking at the third strategic dialogue conference on UNRWA, which was held through visual and audio communication technology, at the joint invitation of Jordan

UNRWA Pledges Increasing Efforts to Protect Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

UNRWA Pledges Increasing Efforts to Protect Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

16-10-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, Mathias Schemale promised to increase efforts in order to tone down the calamitous humanitarian condition endured by Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to the blockaded Gaza Strip. Schemale promised to reach out to

2 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails since 2012

2 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails since 2012

15-10-2020

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been secretly 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

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Chios Island

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Chios Island

15-10-2020

AGPS has documented an increase in the number of Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Vial camp, set up on the Greek island of Chios, where they have been struggling with dire conditions. The number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in

Water Network Repair Works Ongoing in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Network Repair Works Ongoing in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-10-2020

Works have been in progress to repair water pumps in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Local residents told AGPS that equipment, including power generators, has been installed as part of underway efforts to

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Aleppo

15-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Fayez Nawna died of coronavirus in Syria. Ahmad, a resident of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, is the 14th coronavirus victim among the Palestinians of Syria. Recently, a state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Poor Education Services

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Poor Education Services

15-10-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHusainiya camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, continue to speak out the inadequate educational services and poor-quality output delivered to their children at local schools. AGPS kept record of a sharp nosedive in access to education

India Provides US$ 1 Million to UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees

India Provides US$ 1 Million to UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees

14-10-2020

The Government of India on Wednesday contributed US$ 1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in support of the Agency’s programmes and services, including education, health care, relief and

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions on Greek Island

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions on Greek Island

14-10-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in the new Moria camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition they have been subjected to. In statements emailed to AGPS, the refugees said

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-10-2020

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

Palestinian Girls in/from Syria Challenge War-Related Trauma

Palestinian Girls in/from Syria Challenge War-Related Trauma

14-10-2020

Ten years into the Syrian conflict, the Palestinian refugee community continues to be among the most affected groups in the war-torn country. Yet, hundreds of success stories have emerged from the heart of darkness.  On the International Day of

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

13-10-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

13-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Ayham Fakhri Abdul Rahim, born in 1990, has been locked up in Syrian state prisons for seven years running. Ayham was kidnapped by pro-government militias from Jaramana Camp, in Damascus province, in 2013. His condition and whereabouts remain

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Weapon Circulation in Khan Eshieh Camp

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Weapon Circulation in Khan Eshieh Camp

13-10-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias. The residents attributed the simmering tension in the area to the uncontrolled use of weapons by pro-regime gunmen. The residents called

Palestinian Refugee Woman Killed in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee Woman Killed in Istanbul

13-10-2020

Palestinian woman Hiba Yousef, a former resident of Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was found dead in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. Reporting from Turkey, an AGPS news correspondent said that Hiba was stabbed to death by her husband on October

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored by Governor of Upper Austria

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored by Governor of Upper Austria

12-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Fayez Diab, raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp, earned the highest score at the Economics and Sales Department at Linz University. Ahmad was honored by the Governor of Upper Austria, Thomas Stelzer, during a ceremony held in

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Secretly Held behind Syrian Prisons

42 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Secretly Held behind Syrian Prisons

12-10-2020

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

Orphans in Deraa Palestinian Refugee Camp Helpless

Orphans in Deraa Palestinian Refugee Camp Helpless

12-10-2020

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

AGPS Report Documents Misappropriation of Palestinian Refugees’ Property in War-Torn Syria

AGPS Report Documents Misappropriation of Palestinian Refugees’ Property in War-Torn Syria

12-10-2020

A report issued by the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) on October 12 under the title “Seizure of Palestinian Refugees’ Property” in Syria warns of the misappropriation of assets of displaced Palestinian families. AGPS has documented several cases

UNRWA Commissioner-General begins European Mission in Germany

UNRWA Commissioner-General begins European Mission in Germany

11-10-2020

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, concluded a four-day visit to Berlin, his first European visit since his appointment as Commissioner-General of the Agency. UNRWA said

Palestinian Refugee Bakr AlKousi Held in Syrian Gov

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

11-10-2020

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

Syria Workshop Discusses Challenges Faced by Palestinian Refugees

Syria Workshop Discusses Challenges Faced by Palestinian Refugees

11-10-2020

The Free Palestinian Syrian Assembly (Maseer) and a number of CSOs organized a workshop to shed light on the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria and possible ways to provide them with physical and moral protection. The workshop culminated in

Syrian Authorities Pledge Return to Yarmouk Camp in Near Furture

Syrian Authorities Pledge Return to Yarmouk Camp in Near Furture

11-10-2020

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Khaled Abdul Majid said the Syrian leadership has tasked the concerned authorities to make the necessary arrangements for the return of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families to their houses in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

11-10-2020

Palestinian young man Shadi Mohamed Amarein has died under torture in Syria’s state-run lock-ups, where he had been forcibly disappeared for four years. The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said in a statement that Shadi’s family was recently

18 Migrants Rescued off Aegean Coast

18 Migrants Rescued off Aegean Coast

10-10-2020

Turkish coast guard said 18 irregular migrants were rescued off the Aegean seashore after they were pushed back by Greek forces. Turkish security sources said the Greek coast guards pushed back a rubber boat carrying migrants, including women and children

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

10-10-2020

The ten-year warfare rocking the Syrian territories has forced Palestinian refugees, most notably children and the elderly, to endure terrible experiences and witness nightmarish scenes that far exceed one’s capacity to get to grips with them. With scenes of destruction

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Hjeira Town Facing Displacement, Ethnic Cleansing Threats

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Hjeira Town Facing Displacement, Ethnic Cleansing Threats

10-10-2020

A report issued by AGPS under the title “Palestinians in Hjeira Town: Between the Threat of Displacement and Attempts of Demographic Change” has revealed the abject humanitarian condition endured by dozens of Palestinian families in the area. The report also

Palestinian Student from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Austrian University

Palestinian Student from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Austrian University

09-10-2020

Palestinian student from Syria Ahmad Fayez Diab, raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp, earned the highest score at the Economics and Sales Department at Linz University. Ahmad was honored by the Governor of Upper Austria, Thomas Stelzer, during a ceremony

UNRWA Upgrades International Disease Classification System across Health Centres

UNRWA Upgrades International Disease Classification System across Health Centres

09-10-2020

The Department of Health at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced the integration of the latest revision of the disease classification system ICD (International Classification of Diseases and Related Health

Migrant Tents Wrecked by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Migrant Tents Wrecked by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

09-10-2020

Torrential downpours have swamped migrant tents in the new camp set up on the Greek island of Lesbos.  An AGPS news correspondent said the heavy rains turned the camp into a mud bog, exacerbating even further the migrants’ squalid

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Exacerbated by Exorbitant Education Fees

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Exacerbated by Exorbitant Education Fees

09-10-2020

The Egyptian Ministry of Education has imposed exorbitant coasts for public school enrollment for migrant students, including Palestinian refugees from Syria, who are considered as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers. Article 5 of the new decision sets a sum of 3

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Farhoud Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Farhoud Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

08-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Alaa Samir Farhood, born in 1983 in Yarmouk Camp, has been locked up in a government-run jail in Syria since November 24, 2013. Alaa was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. An ex-prisoner said he had last met

Activists Deny Corruption Charges Filed against UNRWA in Jordan

Activists Deny Corruption Charges Filed against UNRWA in Jordan

08-10-2020

Palestinian activists said charges of corruption and lack of transparency allegedly made by Palestinian refugees from Syria regarding UNRWA’s aid distribution mechanisms in Jordan are counterfeit and groundless. The activists said UNRWA has recently conducted a probe into similar claims

Khan Eshieh Residents Denounce Water Crisis

Khan Eshieh Residents Denounce Water Crisis

08-10-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods for over 20 hours daily. The residents have warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s

For 1st Time in Years, Buses Enter Yarmouk Camp to Transfer Students

For 1st Time in Years, Buses Enter Yarmouk Camp to Transfer Students

08-10-2020

Buses have started entering Yarmouk Camp to give lifts to over 100 students enrolled at schools in AlMaydan and Alzahira, in Damascus. Before the eruption of the conflict in 2011, Yarmouk was home to approximately 160,000 Palestine refugees, making

Turkish Authorities Pledge to Work Out Situation of Migrants without Kimlik Visas

Turkish Authorities Pledge to Work Out Situation of Migrants without Kimlik Visas

08-10-2020

The Turkish authorities have agreed to grant the temporary protection card (kimlik) to Palestinian refugees from Syria. The Free Palestinian Syrian Assembly (Maseer) said a meeting between Syrian CSOs and the Turkish government culminated in the latter’s agreement to enhance

Palestinian Girl Protests Hijab-Wearing Ban in Swedish City

Palestinian Girl Protests Hijab-Wearing Ban in Swedish City

07-10-2020

Palestinian girl Maya Abu AlAla has worn Hijab (Islamic veil) as a protest move against Swedish city of Skurup after it approved a bill banning "all forms of Muslim headgear" in primary schools and preschools. The ban - which was

PLA Facebook Page Blocked for 3rd Time

PLA Facebook Page Blocked for 3rd Time

07-10-2020

Facebook administration blocked the so-called “Administration of political and moral guidance” of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, for the third time running. The page covers news materials about military training and attacks targeting opposition sites

840 Palestinian Refugees Pursue Studies at Damascus Training Centre

840 Palestinian Refugees Pursue Studies at Damascus Training Centre

07-10-2020

Some 840 Palestinian refugee students have started their academic year at the UNRWA-run Damascus Training Centre (DTC). Students attend semi-professional on-site courses three days per week and study remotely for the rest of the week due to coronavirus concerns. UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Push for UN Investigation into UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism in Jordan

Palestinian Refugees Push for UN Investigation into UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism in Jordan

07-10-2020

Over 50 Palestinian refugee families from Syria in Jordan have called for an urgent financial probe by the United Nations (UN) into UNRWA’s distribution of cash aid allotted to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan. In letters emailed to AGPS, the

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Ali AlRefai Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

06-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Husam Ali AlRefai, born in 1988 and formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has been incarcerated in Syrian state prisons for seven consecutive years. Husam was kidnapped by government troops deployed at a Damascus checkpoint on May 15, 2013

Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Strong Support to Palestine Refugee Agency

Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Strong Support to Palestine Refugee Agency

06-10-2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) through its embassy in Jordan. UNRWA said in a statement that the contribution is

UNRWA’s Mobile Clinic for Yarmouk Camp Operative

UNRWA’s Mobile Clinic for Yarmouk Camp Operative

06-10-2020

UNRWA’s Health Programme said the mobile clinic allotted to the residents of Yarmouk Camp started operating on September 23 at AlJarmak School and provided assistance to 65 patients, including children, elderly people, and expectant women. UNRWA said that it will

Palestinian Student with Special Needs Achieves Outstanding School Results

Palestinian Student with Special Needs Achieves Outstanding School Results

06-10-2020

Palestinian student Omar Samer AlKhatib, born in 2004 and raised in AlSabina refugee camp in Rif Dimashq, got a score of 2,052 as part of 9th grade exams in Syria for the 2019/2020 academic year. In an interview with

Damascus Authorities: Return of Displaced Families to Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Subject to 3 Conditions

Damascus Authorities: Return of Displaced Families to Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Subject to 3 Conditions

06-10-2020

The residents of Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees have been told that they can now return to their homes, so long as they meet a number of conditions. Damascus Governorate has set three conditions for the return of the residents

Disinfection Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Disinfection Drive Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2020

Activists from Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees in cooperation with popular committees affiliated with Fatah Movement launched a campaign to disinfect UNRWA schools and the local mosque. Disinfectants were also sprayed across alleyways and access roads. Last month, two residents

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Overburdened by Visa Renewal Fees

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Overburdened by Visa Renewal Fees

05-10-2020

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria who have fled to other destinations have been unable to pay the steep fees of visa-renewal processes in the new destinations. Renewing travel documents costs up to $300. The applicant is required to pay $800

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Qudsaya Town Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Qudsaya Town Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

05-10-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in the so-called “youth housing” apartments in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring dire socio-economic conditions due to the exorbitant prices of food and non-food items along with the high rates of unemployment

12 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

12 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

05-10-2020

Over 40 young men and women, including 12 Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, were rounded up in an arrest sweep launched by Syrian security forces south of Damascus. Syrian security patrols launched the manhunt on Sunday, October 4

Palestinian Refugee Muad AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muad AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

04-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Moad Adnan AlKhatib, sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been held in government prisons since December 1, 2012. AlKhatib was a student of AlFatah AlIslami College and the Imam (preacher) of AlSahabi Zaher

Over 40 Coronavirus Cases Reported at Syria Schools

Over 40 Coronavirus Cases Reported at Syria Schools

04-10-2020

The Syrian Education Ministry said it has kept record of 41 coronavirus cases among students and teaching and administrative staff at schools nationwide. This school year, 49,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run

Damascus Governor to Visit Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Damascus Governor to Visit Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-10-2020

Damascus Governor Mohamed AlAlebi is slated to pay a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in the next few days, pro-government sources in Syria reported. According to the same sources, the visit comes in line with the final arrangements

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

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

04-10-2020

Residents of Khan Alsheh 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 for Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Child Left without Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Child Left without Treatment in Turkey

04-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Ayman Daouah, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, has appealed for urgent humanitarian action, saying his son’s health condition has sharply deteriorated as has been denied admission into Turkish hospitals. Ayman said hospitals refused to let

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Arrested in Syria

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Arrested in Syria

03-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Yaser Abdul Rahim, born in 1985, was arrested over allegations of quitting military service and working for UNRWA for six months. The Syrian government forces continue to drag Palestinian refugees to mandatory military conscription, forcing dozens to become

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

03-10-2020

Residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of AlNeirab, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, said their life has been marred by the transportation crisis rocking the area for almost ten years. The residents said transportation fees have seen a

Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

Families Sign Up for Return to Yarmouk Camp

03-10-2020

Dozens of Palestinian families presented their ownership documents at a government checkpoint near the main entrance to Street 30 in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, so as to get permits to return to the area and retrieve their houses and property

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Turkey

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Turkey

03-10-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Moadh Khalil Abu AlAlaa, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, has appealed to the international humanitarian organizations, the Turkish authorities, and the Palestine Embassy to help him secure urgently-needed treatment fees and obtain a kimlik card to

Over 3,000 Documentary Reports Issued by AGPS

Over 3,000 Documentary Reports Issued by AGPS

02-10-2020

AGPS has released over 3,000 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other materials, including videos, live snapshots

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut to Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crunch

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut to Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crunch

02-10-2020

UNRWA media advisor Adnan Abu Hasana has warned of the worsening situation for Palestinian refugees due to a shortage of funds available for the Agency. Abu Hasana said UNRWA suffers a $200 million budget shortfall which will affect the Agency’s

Families Displaced from AlHajar AlAswad Receive New Return Pledges

Families Displaced from AlHajar AlAswad Receive New Return Pledges

02-10-2020

Head of AlHajar AlAswad city council Khaled Khamis said displaced residents will be allowed to return to their houses in the area in the near future. He said 38,000 families registered their names on ad hoc lists to return

Medical Error Causes Palestinian Refugee Woman to Go Hemiplegic in Turkey

Medical Error Causes Palestinian Refugee Woman to Go Hemiplegic in Turkey

02-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Bastouni, displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, said his wife suffered hemiplegia and coagulation due to medical errors in Istanbul. Mahmoud said that in 2018, his 23-year-old wife was erroneously diagnosed by a doctor at a hospital in

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

01-10-2020

Palestinian refugee Muawiya AlFout, aged 39, has been secretly detained in Syria’s state run lock-ups for the eighth consecutive year. Muawiya was kidnapped by Syrian government forces on September 20, 2013 at a checkpoint set up near AlSabina, in Damascus

Fuel Distributed in Deraa Palestinian Refugee Camp

Fuel Distributed in Deraa Palestinian Refugee Camp

01-10-2020

Fuel supplies have been distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Syria. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Every registered family reportedly received 100 liters of fuel. The price of fuel set by

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Coronavirus-Related Bullying

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Coronavirus-Related Bullying

01-10-2020

Palestinian schoolgirls said they have been subjected to bullying at the Salma Prep School after they underwent a coronavirus test at a UNRWA clinic in Khan Esheih camp for Palestinian refugees. The schoolgirls said they tested negative for the virus

Armed Palestinian Groups to Fight Alongside Syrian Gov’t in Saraqeb

Armed Palestinian Groups to Fight Alongside Syrian Gov’t in Saraqeb

01-10-2020

Opposition activists in Syria said gunmen from the Palestine Liberation Army and the Free Palestine Movement have reached Saraqeb city, in northern Syria, to join Syria’s regime forces. No official statement has been released by the Palestine Liberation Army and

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Injured by Greek Coast Guard

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Injured by Greek Coast Guard

01-10-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria said they were heavily beaten with batons at the hands of Greek border guards, while trying to illegally enter Greece, seeking humanitarian asylum. Injuries were reported.  The refugees told AGPS that they were rounded

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

30-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Omar Yousef, born in 1993, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails, where he has been incarcerated for the 7th consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian government forces in mid-August 2013 in Bahdaliya

UNRWA Provides Telemedicine Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Provides Telemedicine Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

30-09-2020

UNRWA has activated its telemedicine services at its health centers across the embattled Syrian territories.  UNRWA health care services encompass home-delivery of medicines for patients with non-communicable diseases to refugees’ doorstep and activation of hotlines to respond to beneficiaries’

Over 50 Families Present Ownership Proofs to Return to Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk

Over 50 Families Present Ownership Proofs to Return to Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk

30-09-2020

Some 50 Palestinian families presented their ownership documents at a government checkpoint near the main entrance to Street 30 in Yarmouk Camp so as to get permits to return to the camp and retrieve their houses and property. Entry permits

17 Palestinian Refugees Detained on Way to Turkey

17 Palestinian Refugees Detained on Way to Turkey

30-09-2020

The Syrian security forces arrested 17 Palestinian refugees in northern Syria as they attempted to illegally enter the Turkish borders. The refugees fled AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, as they attempted to reach Turkey through borderlands

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stranded at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stranded at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

30-09-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Samir Hasan Mohamed Aboud, born in 1970 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, has been detained at the new Istanbul International Airport after he attempted to enter Turkey, fleeing economic hardship and persecution in Lebanon. Samir

87 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

87 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

29-09-2020

The Turkish coast guard rescued 87 irregular migrants who were pushed back by Greek coast guard after they attempted to disembark on a Greek island. Turkish news outlets said 71 migrants boarding three rubber boats were rescued off Mugla seashore

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

29-09-2020

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

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria Pays Visit to Lebanon NGO

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria Pays Visit to Lebanon NGO

29-09-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon showed up on Monday, September 28, at the headquarters of the Lebanese Welfare Association for the Handicapped (LWAH) in AlSaranfad. A LWAH member expressed the association’s readiness to assist Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Schoolgirl Wins Damascus Math Competition

Palestinian Schoolgirl Wins Damascus Math Competition

29-09-2020

Palestinian child refugee Farah Ziad Khamis snatched the first rank in the SDmath 202 Competition held at the Faculty of Economics in Damascus on September 26. Farah, from Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, got the gold medal after she came

Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Struggling for Survival

29-09-2020

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

UNRWA Opens Up Registration for Accounting Major

UNRWA Opens Up Registration for Accounting Major

28-09-2020

UNRWA’s Vocational Training Programme in Syria announced the launch of registration procedures for accounting major for the 2020/2021 academic year at the Latakia Centre. Only Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA and aged below 22 by October 1, 2020 will be

New Anti-Coronavirus Measures Imposed at Damascus International Airport

New Anti-Coronavirus Measures Imposed at Damascus International Airport

28-09-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry introduced new measures for passengers during landings and takeoffs at the Damascus International Airport. Flights will be resumed at the airport starting next month, the ministry said in a circular posted on its Facebook page. The

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

28-09-2020

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

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

28-09-2020

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

Medical Kit Distributed to Palestinian Families in Turkey

Medical Kit Distributed to Palestinian Families in Turkey

26-09-2020

FIDAR Association distributed hygiene kit to some 50 displaced families in Ankara. Recently, 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

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

26-09-2020

Palestinian brothers Omar and Muntassar Ahmed Ghunayem, residents of Yarmouk camp, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Omar, born in 1995, was arrested at a government checkpoint at the main entrance to Yarmouk. Montassar, born

2 Palestinian Girls Achieve Outstanding Academic Results in Syria

2 Palestinian Girls Achieve Outstanding Academic Results in Syria

26-09-2020

Palestinian girls Jana Ali Yousef, from Harasta, and Israa Mohamed AlRefai, from Yarmouk Camp, were honored by the Syrian Presidency after they got full marks (3100/3100) as part of their 9th grade exams. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved

Residents of Deraa Camp Call for Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Prisons

Residents of Deraa Camp Call for Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Prisons

26-09-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined a vigil held in Deraa on Friday, September 25, 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

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khaled Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khaled Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail

25-09-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Husain Khaled, born in 1960, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. Khaled was kidnapped at the government-controlled Husainiya checkpoint on March 5, 2013. His condition and whereabouts have

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

25-09-2020

15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in AlMuzeireeb area in Daraa have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons. AlMuzeireeb town, south of Daraa, is home to nearly 8,500 Palestinian refugees along with dozens of families

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

25-09-2020

Damascus Governorate continues to drag its feet over civilians’ calls to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp and retrieve their property. Displaced families slammed the Syrian authorities in Damascus for turning their back on their appeals to return to

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

25-09-2020

Palestinian refugee families who returned to Deraa camp continue to rail against the squalid conditions they have enduring the area. The residents have sounded distress signals over the absence of health services and life-saving medical kit. Most of the clinics

On Int’l Peace Day…Palestinians of Syria Continue to Struggle for Survival

On Int’l Peace Day…Palestinians of Syria Continue to Struggle for Survival

25-09-2020

As the International Day of Peace has been celebrated across the globe, Palestinian refugees continue to struggle with the trauma inflicted by the ten-year warfare in Syria.  Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world

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