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

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

03-06-2020

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

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

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

03-06-2020

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

Visa Applications to Be Received by Gaziantep Migration Authorities

Visa Applications to Be Received by Gaziantep Migration Authorities

03-06-2020

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

International Education Day Established by UNGA

International Education Day Established by UNGA

03-06-2020

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

Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul Re-Opened

Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul Re-Opened

02-06-2020

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

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

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

02-06-2020

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

Yarmouk Residents Urge Damascus Governor to Respond to Their Return Demands

Yarmouk Residents Urge Damascus Governor to Respond to Their Return Demands

02-06-2020

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

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Distressed as Return Pledges Fade Out

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Distressed as Return Pledges Fade Out

02-06-2020

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

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

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

01-06-2020

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

Lebanese General Security Unblocks Visa Applications for Palestinians from Syria

Lebanese General Security Unblocks Visa Applications for Palestinians from Syria

01-06-2020

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

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Coronavirus-Free

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Coronavirus-Free

01-06-2020

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

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

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

01-06-2020

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

Migrants Rail against Mass Evacuation Orders in Greece

Migrants Rail against Mass Evacuation Orders in Greece

31-05-2020

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

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

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

31-05-2020

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

Fire Hits Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Fire Hits Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

31-05-2020

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

UNRWWA in Syria Extends Contracts of Day Laborers

UNRWWA in Syria Extends Contracts of Day Laborers

31-05-2020

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

Displaced Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Treatment of His Son

Displaced Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Treatment of His Son

31-05-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Muawiya Abu Seyam, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to the northern Syrian province of Idlib, have appealed the Turkish authorities and humanitarian institutions to allow them to safely reach Turkish hospitals in order to

Palestinian Academic Stressed Importance of Documenting Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Palestinian Academic Stressed Importance of Documenting Situation of Palestinian Refugees

30-05-2020

Palestinian writer and researcher Nabil AlSahli stressed the importance of keeping records and documenting data about Palestinian refugees who have been forced out of their homes by Zionist militias since 1948. The writer underscored the vitality of keeping track of

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Assaulted by Greek Coast Guard

30-05-2020

Some 40 migrant boats attempting to disembark on Lesbos island were intercepted by the Greek coast guard.  Greek coast guards vandalized the boat engines and violently beat the migrants, resulting in injuries.  A number of migrants said the

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Bidding Farewell to Their Dead Relatives

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Bidding Farewell to Their Dead Relatives

30-05-2020

scores of Palestinian refugees could not bid last farewell to their relatives and friends who have died due to war-related incidents in Syria. Hundreds of refugees could neither attend burial procedures nor march in their relatives’ funeral processions due to

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Tortured to Death in Sednaya Military Prison

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Tortured to Death in Sednaya Military Prison

30-05-2020

Military commander Mohamed Jamal, who broke away from the Syrian army, said three residents of AlRaml camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria died under torture in the Sednaya military prison. He said Abdul Karim Balhous, also a breakaway, breathed his

Migrants in Greece Push for Urgent Action by European Commission

Migrants in Greece Push for Urgent Action by European Commission

29-05-2020

Migrants gathering outside of the European Union office in Greece handed over a memorandum to the EU representative to protest the oppressive measures recently taken by the Greek Migration authorities. The protesters called for either extending or invalidating a decision

Germany Rejects Asylum Application by Youth from Syria over Military Evasion

Germany Rejects Asylum Application by Youth from Syria over Military Evasion

29-05-2020

German’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has turned down a demand for humanitarian asylum by a youth from Syria on account that he fled military conscription with the Syrian army. The refugee was only granted subsidiary protection. A

Palestinian Refugee Amr Ramli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Jails for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amr Ramli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Jails for 5th Year

29-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Amr Mahmoud Ramli has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Amr, a resident of Khan Eshieh camp, was arrested on April 4, 2015 by Syrian security forces at a checkpoint pitched in

UNRWA Launches Electronic Aid Distribution Mechanism

UNRWA Launches Electronic Aid Distribution Mechanism

29-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has established an e-system to facilitate delivery of cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. UNRWA called on holders of UNRWA registration cards obtained before

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Son

29-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Ibrahim AlDirani has appealed to the Palestinian Authority and international humanitarian organizations to work on identifying the fate of their relative who disappeared on the migration route a couple of months ago. Activists said Ibrahim

Migrants Slam Greek Authorities over Mass Refoulement Threats

Migrants Slam Greek Authorities over Mass Refoulement Threats

28-05-2020

A vigil was held by migrants and asylum seekers outside of Athens’ migration agency protesting the government’s crackdowns on migrants. Dozens of migrants flocked to the Migration Agency protesting a court decision to deport thousands of migrants who were granted

Palestinian Brothers Mousa and Emad Abu Taha Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Brothers Mousa and Emad Abu Taha Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

28-05-2020

Two Palestinian brothers—Mousa and Emad Ibrahim Abu Taha—have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held for the eighth consecutive year. Both refugees were arrested at a government checkpoint in AlSayeda Zeinab town on February

PLO Calls for Safe Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

PLO Calls for Safe Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

28-05-2020

A meeting between the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) political factions discussed the squalid situation of Palestinian refugees in displacement camps across the Syrian territories. The PLO sounded the alarm over the exacerbated humanitarian situation of the Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call On Damascus Authorities to Step Down

Displaced Families Call On Damascus Authorities to Step Down

28-05-2020

Families displaced from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees have urged local authorities in Damascus to hand over their file to another body after they failed to live up to the needs and aspirations of the residents. The displaced families lashed

Netherlands Issues New Report about Asylum Seekers from Syria

Netherlands Issues New Report about Asylum Seekers from Syria

27-05-2020

The Dutch Foreign Ministry issued a report comprising the inquiries and recommendations regarding asylum seekers from Syria, including Palestinian refugees. The report covers the calamitous humanitarian and human rights situation in Syria which has served as a motive behind increasing

Palestinian Activist Released from Syrian Jail

Palestinian Activist Released from Syrian Jail

27-05-2020

Palestinian activist Ahmad Ali Khuza’i, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was released from a Syrian prison, where he had been held for one year and a half. AGPS has recorded the secret detention of 1,797 Palestinian refugees, including 100

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

27-05-2020

UNRWA announced its decision to resume delivery of cash grants for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon who have recently received their transaction codes via text messages. In a statement, UNRWA said cash grants will be transferred as of May

Syrian Gov’t Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

Syrian Gov’t Prevents Civilians from Visiting Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

27-05-2020

A number of Yarmouk residents told AGPS that Syrian security forces prevented them from reaching the old cemetery in the camp to visit their relatives’ tombs during Eid AlFitr (fast-breaking festival). Syrian security forces deployed at a checkpoint pitched near

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Armed Robbery Attack South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Armed Robbery Attack South of Syria

27-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Saadiya from Yarmouk Camp was fatally shot by gunmen on the access road between AlMuseifra and Jubeib towns, east of Daraa province, north of Syria. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said Mohamed was attacked by

312 Palestinian Refugees Gunned Down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

312 Palestinian Refugees Gunned Down by Snipers in War-Torn Syria

26-05-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 312 Palestinian refugees after they were fatally shot by snipers in the war-ravaged Syrian territories, mostly in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. As many as 4,048 Palestinian refugees have been pronounced dead in

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at PLO Official for Showing Off Aid Distribution

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at PLO Official for Showing Off Aid Distribution

26-05-2020

Photos circulated on Facebook have sparked rage after they showed the director of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political department in Damascus, ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, posing for a photo during the distribution of small amounts of money to displaced children

Rights Group Warns of COVID-19 Propagation in Syrian Prisons

Rights Group Warns of COVID-19 Propagation in Syrian Prisons

26-05-2020

“NoPhotoZone” organization has warned of the dangerous repercussions of COVID-19 outbreak in Syrian jails, saying it has recorded serious infringements by the terrorism court. The organization said the infringements come at a time when calls have been increasingly launched to

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

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

26-05-2020

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

Gifts Distributed to Children in Jaramana Camp

Gifts Distributed to Children in Jaramana Camp

25-05-2020

Volunteers from the so-called “White-blood cells” team distributed gifts and sweets for children sheltered in Jaramana camp on the occasion of Eid AlFitr. Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was

Palestinian Children in Syria Displacement Camp Celebrate Eid

Palestinian Children in Syria Displacement Camp Celebrate Eid

25-05-2020

A performing arts troupe in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees carried out leisure activists and artistic performances in the area in an attempt to tone down the psychologically depressing situation endured by children and civilians. Founded in 1950-1951, Daraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Deprived of Joy of Holy Eid

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Deprived of Joy of Holy Eid

25-05-2020

Live photos circulated on social media show the streets of Handarat camp as being completely forsaken during the Eid days. Neither children nor women show up across residential neighborhoods. Speaking with AGPS, a resident said, with tears in his eyes:

On Holy Eid, Palestinians in Northern Syria Enduring Squalid Conditions

On Holy Eid, Palestinians in Northern Syria Enduring Squalid Conditions

25-05-2020

As the holy Eid AlFitr (Fast-breaking festival) has been celebrated by Muslims across the globe, Palestinian refugees in northern Syria have been deprived of the joy ordinarily sparked by such an occasion. In a place where neither vital facilities nor

Children in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Sustain Eye Wounds

Children in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Sustain Eye Wounds

24-05-2020

A number of children sheltered in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums were injured in their eyes by plastic toy guns sold at local markets. An AGPS news correspondent said some of the injured children risk to go sightless

Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid Away from Their Families

Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid Away from Their Families

24-05-2020

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

Palestinian Family Deported from Saudi Arabia at Risk of Refoulement in Sweden

Palestinian Family Deported from Saudi Arabia at Risk of Refoulement in Sweden

24-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nour Hamada has expressed her deep disappointment after the Swedish Migration Agency issued a decision to deport her to Saudi Arabia along with her husband Mahmoud Barou and her three children Majd, Joudi, and Ahmad. The

Palestinians from Syria in Libya Facing Mysterious Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Libya Facing Mysterious Fate

24-05-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Libya has been characterized by uncertainty and life-threatening risks. The situation has been particularly alarming for Palestinian refugees and other migrants in Libya following the 2011 uprising, which put an end to over four

Palestinian Refugee Muneer Abu Naser Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muneer Abu Naser Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

22-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Muneer Abu Naser, 26, has been enduring a mysterious fare in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. The refugee, a resident of AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces in 2014. His

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

22-05-2020

the Palestinian Red Crescent Society distributed disinfectants and COVID-19 prevention brochures in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in the first such visit by the international organization to the camp. The move, carried out in partnership with the Danish Red

Palestinian Students from Syria Garners Outstanding Results at Alberta University

Palestinian Students from Syria Garners Outstanding Results at Alberta University

22-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Rama Rashid Ziyad Taha has passed her 2nd year university examination with honors at Alberta University in Canada, where she has been studying biomedical science. In 2018, Rama received a university scholarship after she earned a

Palestinian Newborn in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

22-05-2020

Palestinian activists have launched appeals for securing urgently-needed cash for the treatment of a Palestinian baby girl from Syria who sustained a hemorrhage shortly after her birth at Dar AlAmal clinic in Baalbek. The activists said the fees for surgery

Panic Flares following Gun Shooting at UNRWA Center in Lebanon

Panic Flares following Gun Shooting at UNRWA Center in Lebanon

22-05-2020

Gunshots were heard at the UNRWA-run AlSamou’ School in Ein AlHiwleh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Local sources said the gunshots were fired by unidentified parties following overcrowding that occurred during the aid distribution process. Eye-witnesses

UNRWA Suspends Cash Grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Suspends Cash Grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has abruptly suspended cash assistance for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon due to the overcrowding and chaos that occurred at aid distribution centers. In

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Food Items Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-05-2020

Athar Foundation for Development distributed food aid to vulnerable families in Yarmouk Camp. A sterilization drive has also been carried out by the charity across a number of residential neighborhoods. At the same time, the Charity Association for Relief of

Cash Grant of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stolen from Lebanon Bank

Cash Grant of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Stolen from Lebanon Bank

21-05-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria in Lebanon Ibrahim Khaled Mahmoud said he has had his cash grant anonymously withdrawn from a bank in the Lebanese city of Sur. Ibrahim said he went to Bob Finance bank office as soon as he

Civilians Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water Wells in Hama Displacement Camp

Civilians Appeal for Rehabilitation of Water Wells in Hama Displacement Camp

21-05-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hama have called on the concerned authorities to repair local water wells due to the frequent water blackouts in the area. “Most of civilian homes have run out of potable water. Water

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Face Mysterious Fate

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Face Mysterious Fate

21-05-2020

Property-theft and burglary targeting civilian homes and property have increasingly been reported in Yarmouk Camp. Stolen materials include house furniture, ware, and power wires. Flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in the camp continue to be

AGPS Issues New Book about Yarmouk Camp Tragedy

AGPS Issues New Book about Yarmouk Camp Tragedy

21-05-2020

AGPS has recently issued a book entitled “Yarmouk Camp: A Fourfold Tragedy”, which sheds light on the violations which the camp residents have been subjected to since March 2011 until the end of April 2020. The book tackles four phases

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Amr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Amr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

20-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Kamel Amr has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for seven consecutive years. Hasan was arrested by Syrian security forces on April 9, 2013 at a checkpoint in AlZahira

Refugees Deprived of Vital Items on Greek Islands

Refugees Deprived of Vital Items on Greek Islands

20-05-2020

Palestinian refugees said they have failed to secure potable water and food items on Greek islands, where they have to line up in long migrant queues for hours under the scorching sunbeams to get meals and cold water. Camps in

New Coronavirus Cases Spotted at Migrant Shelter in Germany

New Coronavirus Cases Spotted at Migrant Shelter in Germany

20-05-2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases among migrants in a center for asylum seekers in Sankt Augustin near Bonn has risen to 165.  On Monday, local authorities spoke of 130 cases of COVID-19 in the ZUE in Sankt Augustin

Yarmouk Camp Students End School Year amid Traumatic War Memories

Yarmouk Camp Students End School Year amid Traumatic War Memories

20-05-2020

Students of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees received their grade transcripts from their schools in AlZahira, located over 2kms away from the camp. Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said that despite of the harsh living conditions endured by

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

20-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash food and non-food items, in light of the hardship wrought

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Efrin

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Efrin

19-05-2020

Imaar AlSham Association distributed 100 food baskets to displaced Palestinian families in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. Some 200 Palestinian families taking refuge in Efrin have been facing squalid conditions due to poor hygiene, overcrowding, and absence of relief

Migration Offices Reopened in Greece

Migration Offices Reopened in Greece

19-05-2020

Dozens of migrants and asylum-seekers in Greece have flocked to migration offices in the country after the government announced its decision to reopen offices that have been shut over the past couple of months as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Sometime

UNRWA Pledges to Enhance Cash Aid Distribution Mechanism

UNRWA Pledges to Enhance Cash Aid Distribution Mechanism

19-05-2020

UNRWA issued a press statement on May 18 apologizing to the refugees for the mistreatment they have faced at Bob Finance’s bank office. The Agency pledged to find practical solutions at the earliest possible time to enhance aid distribution mechanisms

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger over Mistreatment by Aid Delivery Staff

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger over Mistreatment by Aid Delivery Staff

19-05-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists in Lebanon have strongly condemned the distribution mechanism of cash aid by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The refugees said they have been subjected to mistreatment by staff at the Bob

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails

19-05-2020

32 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp, north of Aleppo, have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government prisons, according to AGPS data. AGPS kept record of the names of over 1,790 Palestinians, including women and minors, who have

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

Rights Groups Slam UNRWA Aid Distribution Mechanism

18-05-2020

Human rights groups in Lebanon have condemned UNRWA’s dragging of its feet over the calls launched by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon for urgent cash grants. Association 302 to Defend Refugees Rights strongly condemned the distribution mechanism of UNRWA

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

Activists Appeal for Urgent Assistance of Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camp

18-05-2020

Activists have launched calls for urgently assisting some 200 orphans sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp and who have lost their parents in the warfare. Activists have lashed out at the concerned authorities for turning their back on the residents’

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

Activists Warn against Underway Attempts to Turn Yarmouk Camp Property into Bargaining Chips

18-05-2020

Lawyers and activists have notified the residents of Yarmouk Camp against ongoing attempts by crooked merchants and profiteers to buy civilian property in the camp at very low prices. A human rights activist said a number of displaced families who

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

18-05-2020

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

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-05-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Sidon, in partnership with Silah Association, distributed new clothes to 50 orphans who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon. At the same time, Nourseen Association and AlRahma Charity distributed 50 chicken portions and 24

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Syrian Health Ministry Lifts Lockdown on Palestinian Refugee Camp

17-05-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry announced on Sunday May 17 its decision to lift the lockdown measures imposed on AlSayeda Zeinab and the Palestinian refugee camp in the area. The decision comes after over a month of severe lockdown measures imposed

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinian Families in Syria Displacement Camp Facing Dire Conditions

17-05-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost five hours daily. Civilians continue to lash out at the apathy maintained

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

Displaced Families Struggling for Survival in AlSadaka Camp in Aleppo’s Northern Outskirts

17-05-2020

35 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSadaka Camp, west of AlBal village, in Aleppo’s northern town of Suran, have sounded distress signals over the dire humanitarian conditions in the area due to the absence of vital services and relief

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

17-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash and relief assistance, in light of the crises brought about

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Emad Sa’sa’ Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Emad Saa’saa’ has been secretly held in Syrian government jails for the 6th consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 17, 2014 in AlBahsa, in Damascus. He was a resident of Berzah, in Rif

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 25 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

16-05-2020

25 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Izmir seashore after they were pushed back from Turkish waters. “On 15 May 2020 at 00.58 a.m., it was reported that there was a group of irregular migrants

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Their Cash Aid

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have urged UNRWA to set a new mechanism for cash aid delivery, in light of the extended lockdown measures imposed by the Lebanese government. The refugees continue to call on the agency to

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

16-05-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

16-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Yousef Fadi AlKarkati was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Friday near AlSod Bridge, in Daraa province, south of Syria. Yousef is a resident of Daraa AlBalad and had served as a member of the opposition squads in

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-05-2020

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross Society, handed over hygiene and sterilization items to residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Over recent weeks, Palestinian refugees sheltered across the Syrian territories have

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 46, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the seventh year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod city, in Rif Dimashq

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Gov’t Forces Seize House in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-05-2020

Sources from Sabina camp told AGPS that members of the Arab National Party have grabbed a number of homes and commercial facilities belonging to one of the camp residents who was kidnapped and forcibly disappeared since 2012. A number of

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

Palestinians in AlMuzeireeb Town Facing Mass Displacement

15-05-2020

Scores of families have fled the southern Syrian town of Muzeireeb to Daraa and surrounding villages following reports about the Syrian government’s intent to roll into the area. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said large flocks of

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

72 Years On…Palestinians Still Bearing Heavy Weight of Nakba

15-05-2020

On May 15 each year, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day to reaffirm the right of return to ancestral lands that are now part of the self-proclaimed Israeli State. Palestinians use the term "Nakba," meaning "catastrophe" in Arabic, to refer to

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Holders of Temporary Visas in Sweden Exacerbated by Coronavirus

14-05-2020

Holders of temporary visas in Sweden expressed concerns over their fate amid the lockdown measures imposed across the country to fight coronavirus. Palestinian refugees in Sweden told AGPS that they risk to go jobless as hundreds of migrant workers have

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

Residents of Greek Migrant Camp Grappling with Poor Hygiene

14-05-2020

Palestinian and Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Ritsona camp, located on the Greek mainland, roughly 75 kilometers northeast of Athens and housing about 3,000 migrants, denounced the poor hygiene and absence of healthcare services in the migrant facility. Live

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

Norway Contributes $3 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees

14-05-2020

The Norwegian Embassy in Lebanon said it will contribute $3 million in response to the flash appeal launched by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in favor of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

14-05-2020

Syrian security forces deployed on Street 30 have allegedly started registering names of families wishing to return to Yarmouk Camp. Property ownership proofs and identity documents have been stipulated as a precondition for the registration process. AGPS could not identify

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

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

14-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hamdan, born in 1996, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their son who was detained by the Syrian security forces in August 2013 at a checkpoint pitched near the

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

Donors Secure Treatment Fees for Palestinian Child in Lebanon

13-05-2020

Activists said benevolent donors have contributed sums of money for the treatment of a Palestinian child from Syria living in Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon, and whose foot has been broken in an accident.  The father was forced

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Syria

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Jamil Melheis was killed in violent shootouts with Syrian opposition forces in AlGhab area, in Hama’s northern outskirts. The victim is a resident of AlNeirab Camp and a member of the Fourth Division affiliated with the Syrian security

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants

13-05-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have raised concerns over their exacerbated humanitarian situation at a time when the Lebanese government has imposed a four-day extended lockdown starting May 13 as part of the anti-coronavirus fight. The refugees appealed to UNRWA to

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Steep Burial Prices in Yarmouk Camp

13-05-2020

Burying their deceased beloved ones has become a nightmarish quest for Palestinians taking refuge in and around Yarmouk Camp. The refugees find it too difficult to secure a burial spot due to a shortage of land and soaring tomb prices

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

12-05-2020

Khayra Ummah Association and the Palestinians of Syria Association for Relief and Development distributed on May 12 food and non-food items in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown Extended at Greece’s Migrant Camps

12-05-2020

Greece will extend to May 21 a coronavirus lockdown imposed since March on camps for migrants and refugees, authorities have said. "The coronavirus measures of confinement for those living in migrant camps and in reception centres in Greece are prolonged

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Faysel Younes Hila’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

12-05-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Faysal Younes Hila’i continues to appeal for information over the fate of their relative who has been forcibly disappeared in Syria for the 7 th consecutive year. The refugee was arrested in September 2013 by

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Coronavirus in Jordan

12-05-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria

12-05-2020

Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported at Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Activists told AGPS that pro-government gunmen in Syria have been raking through Palestinian displacement camps and stealing refugees’ belongings under the security pretext. This has been

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

Palestinian Woman Fatally Shot by Her Husband in Syria

11-05-2020

A Palestinian refugee, born in 1974, opened gunfire at his Palestinian wife, born in 1994, at their house near Damascus International Airport. Local sources attributed the crime to marital problems. The wife was transferred to a hospital in Damascus, where

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

Civilian Homes South of Damascus Damaged by Stagnant Water

11-05-2020

Palestinian activists and residents of AlThawrah neighborhood, in AlHajar AlAswad, south of Damascus, said civilian homes have been severely damaged by the stagnant water sitting in place for weeks.  The residents attributed water stagnation to the damaged sewerage network

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

Number of Displaced Palestinian Children Taking Up Smoking in Syria Goes Up

11-05-2020

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, as a means to escape the scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal  for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees

11-05-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is urgently seeking US$ 93.4 million for its response to COVID-19 in the areas of health care, sanitation and hygiene and education over the next three

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

Greece Pushes Back Migrant Boats to Turkey

10-05-2020

The Greek authorities have intercepted migrant boats at sea and pushed them back to Turkey. Human rights activists said several migrants sailing from Aegean coast have been forced back to Turkey by Greek police. The activists slammed the Greek authorities

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

Palestinian Refugees in AlRashidiya Camp Denounce Uncontrolled Weapon Possession

10-05-2020

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

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

10-05-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, and Palestinian activists have launched calls for assisting vulnerable families taking shelter in the area. In a Facebook statement, AlKurdi said families displaced from Yarmouk to surrounding areas and those who remained in

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass  Displacement

Palestinian Refugees in Gilin Town Raise Concerns over Mass Displacement

10-05-2020

Some 150 Palestinian families taking refuge in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the area, raising concerns over a projected mass displacement of civilians from the

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Hand Over Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

10-05-2020

UNRWA said cash grants will be distributed as of May 14, 2020 to registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Palestinian refugees from Syria will receive cash grants for the months of April and May, with an estimated sum of at least

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Denounce UNRWA Apathy

10-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza said a UNRWA representative in Gaza told them, following a meeting in the enclave, that the Agency has not taken any new decisions regarding the Palestinian returnees from Syria to

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Anti-Coronavirus Lockdown

10-05-2020

The lockdown measures imposed as part of the anti-coronavirus battle has made the situation in AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees far worse. The residents said trucks bringing vegetables and food items from Damascus have been denied entry into the

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Shrapnel in Aleppo

11-05-2020

Palestinian minor Idris Khaled Idris, aged 13, was accidentally killed as he played with his friend’s gun in AlFurqan, in Aleppo. Idris is a resident of Aleppo’s AlNeirab refugee camp. Over recent years, civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab camp denounced

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Govt Squad in Syria Purchases Houses in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-05-2020

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has reportedly been buying civilian homes and property in Ein Tel (Handarat) refugee camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, at low prices. Local sources told AGPS that contractors and brokers having close

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

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

08-05-2020

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

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

UNRWA Inaugurates Quarantine Facility in Lebanon

08-05-2020

UNRWA, in partnership with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened an isolation center for covid-19 patients in Siblin Training Center, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The center has been equipped with 100 beds in order to hospitalize coronavirus-stirkcen

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 8th Year

08-05-2020

Palestinian writer Ali Sa’id Shehabi has been secretly held in Syria government jails for the eighth year running. Shehabi, an English instructor at a UNRWA school, was kidnapped on December 17, 2012. Prior to his abduction, Shehabi had been taking

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

Residents of Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria Summoned to Questioning

07-05-2020

A number of civilians taking shelter in AlNeirab refugee camp were summoned for interrogation over recent Facebook posts. A resident who was summoned for interrogation told an AGPS reporter that the posts tackled social rather than political matters. Over recent

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

UNRWA to Meet with Follow Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians

07-05-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Gaza said UNRWA has requested to convene a meeting with the committee representatives on Thursday, May 7, after the committee refused to delay a vigil slated to be held outside of

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Flares in AlMuzeireeb

07-05-2020

Unknown gunmen killed nine Syrian policemen on Monday in a AlMuzeireeb village, state media and an opposition war monitor said. The attack occurred in the province of Daraa where Syria’s anti-government uprising began in March 2011 before morphing into a

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

Mosques Reopened in AlSabina Refugee Camp

07-05-2020

Mosques in AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees have started unlocking their doors before worshipers, after staff and volunteers have been spotted disinfecting mosque furniture. The move comes following a decision by the Syrian Religious Affairs Ministry to reopen mosques and

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

06-05-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tough for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

06-05-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria gathered on Tuesday outside of the offices of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Lebanese cities of Sidon and Bar Elias to protest the Agency’s reluctance regarding their appeals for

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Response by UNRWA Ongoing in Baalbek Refugee Camp

06-05-2020

UNRWA said it has been following up the health condition of coronavirus-stricken refugees in AlJalil camp, in the Lebanese city of Baalek. Six coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the camp. UNRWA said the patients are placed under medical control

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

Almost 400 migrants moved from Lesbos to Greek mainland

06-05-2020

The Greek government began moving 395 of the most vulnerable migrants from the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Lesbos to secure accommodation on the mainland. The migrants were transferred by ferry from Mytilene to Athen's Piraeus port. The Greek

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Launch Cry for Help

05-05-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food items to

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in AlBal Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Assistance

05-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in AlBal Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The refugees said they

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

UNRWA Shocked at Shrapnel Incident Causing Damage to School Building in Syria

05-05-2020

The UN Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) denounced the acute damage wrought on its school in Hums city. A statement by Amanya Michael-Ebye, Director of UNRWA Affairs, Syrian Arab Republic, said that on the morning of Friday, 1 May 2020, the

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

Displaced Migrants Appeal for Decent Housing following Wildfire in Greek Camp

05-05-2020

Migrants taking shelter in Vathy camp, set up on the Greek island of Samos, have urged the local authorities and international humanitarian organizations to provide them with safe shelters after a fire tore through the camp last week and destroyed

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

04-05-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the World Press Freedom Day have recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering scenes on the

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

04-05-2020

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

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival South of Syria

04-05-2020

Displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa camp, south of Syria, continue to denounce the price hike and dire socio-economic conditions in the area. Over recent months, families taking refuge in the area also said potable water has been contaminated

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

Palestinians from Syria Face Dire Conditions upon Return to Besieged Gaza Strip

04-05-2020

Some 150 Palestinian refugee families from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The refugees say they have been deprived of humanitarian assistance by UNRWA and the Palestine

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

620 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

03-05-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 620 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state run penal complexes since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 20 Months in Syrian Jail

03-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Hamza Mohamed AlMesri, a resident of Daraa displacement camp, south of Syria, was released from a Syrian government prison. Hamza was arrested in August 2018. He broke away from the Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

Eye-Witnesses Raise Concerns over Movement Crackdown by Syrian Gov’t in Yarmouk Camp

03-05-2020

The Syrian government forces have started the construction of a large gate and a metal canopy at the main entrance to Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees. Eye-witnesses said the move unveils the Syrian government’s intent to set a security barrier

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Drive Held in AlAyedeen Camp

03-05-2020

Paramedics from UNRWA clinic in AlAyedeen displacement camp, in Hums, have paid filed visits to elderly people, persons with disabilities, and patients with chronic diseases to carry out routine medical checks and provide them with the prescribed medicines. Some 13

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

Missile Hits School in Palestinian Displacement Camp in Syria

02-05-2020

A missile has rocked AlShajara School, in AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums after a munitions store went off in the area, resulting in heavy material damage and a state of panic among the residents. State-run media sources said

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Jdeidat Artouz town, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, after they were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, said they have not received humanitarian aid donated by charities and relief institutions. The refugees denounced the

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

02-05-2020

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said the Agency will deliver cash aid to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, adding that the allotted sum will be announced sometime next week. In response to the announcement, director of Commission 302

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Shanar Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 8th Year

02-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons since October 27, 2012. One month after his detention, his family appealed to the deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of

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

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

01-05-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Jail

01-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Ahmad Hasan was released from the state-run Adra penal complex, where he had been held for nearly one year and a half. Mahmoud is a resident of Jileen refugee camp, south of Syria.

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Fayad AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Prisons

01-05-2020

Palestinian refugee Fayad Abdul Karim Shehabi has been secretly locked up in Syria’s state prisons since November 2013. An ex-prisoner said he had met Fayad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in 2014 in Branch 215. Other reports said he was

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-05-2020

Unofficial sources said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will transfer cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon on Friday. A few days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

Relief Campaign Kick-Started by Volunteers in Khan Dannun Displacement Camp

01-05-2020

A relief campaign was launched by activists and volunteers in Khan Dannun refugee camp to assist vulnerable families whose situation has been exacerbated by the lockdown measures imposed across the war-torn country in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers will

Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Kidney Transplantation

30-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Fadi Kasem Khalil, nicknamed Azzou, and activists from Khan Eshieh refugee camp have appealed to the concerned humanitarian organizations to seek a kidney donor to save Fadi’s life, after his health condition has taken an

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Arrested North of Syria

30-04-2020

Turkish police arrested two Palestinian refugees—Ahmad Ibrahim Kharmendi, 39, and Zakaria Yahya Dirawi, 33—as they attempted to cross northern Syrian borders near Gindires area, in Aleppo province. Both arrestees were displaced from Yarmouk camp, in Damascus, to Deir Ballout camp

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Displacement Camp Denounce Discriminatory Aid Distribution

30-04-2020

Palestinian refugees displaced from Aleppo’s Handrat displacement camp to Latakia city said they have not received relief aid distributed as part of a humanitarian campaign launched by the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief in partnership with the Palestine Today TV

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drive Held in Jaramana Refugee Camp

30-04-2020

The Palestinian Youth Movement embarked on a campaign to sterilize residential alleyways in Jaramana camp in an attempt to help civilians fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. No coronavirus cases have been reported in Jaramana camp so far. Jaramana camp is

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Aid Items Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

30-04-2020

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief delivered food items to Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across the Syrian territories. Vulnerable refugees and cash-stripped families from Damascus, Rif Dimashq, AlAyedeen camp in Hums, Hama camp, and AlRaml camp in Latakia

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

Yarmouk Residents Appeal for Removal of Dead Bodies

29-04-2020

Activists and civilians in Yarmouk Camp called on the concerned authorities and humanitarian organizations to urgently step in so as to remove the bodies of five residents who have remained under the mounds of debris piled up in the camp

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

29-04-2020

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

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

2 Members of Palestinian Group in Syria Executed by ISIS

29-04-2020

Two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, allegedly affiliated with the Syrian regime, were fatally gunned down by ISIS militias, a few days after they had been kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the two dead bodies were spotted

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Go Homeless after Fire Rocks Greek Migrant Camp

29-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

29-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

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

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

28-04-2020

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

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Slam UNRWA over Unequipped Quarantine Room for Palestinian Refugees

28-04-2020

A photo circulated on social media networks has sparked outrage after it revealed the unequipped quarantine room in which a coronavirus-stricken Palestinian family from Syria has been confined in AlJaleel refugee camp, in Lebanon’s Baalbek city. Palestinian refugees and activists

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

Palestinian Doctor Infected With Coronavirus in Turkey

28-04-2020

Palestinian doctor Muhannad AlKhatib who was displaced from Syria’s Aleppo city to Turkey said he had contracted coronavirus during his work at the COVID-19 unit at Mersin University Hospital. AlKhatib said on his Facebook page that he will be confined

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

Hundreds Homeless as Fire Tears through Migrant Camp on Greek Island

28-04-2020

At least 200 migrants and refugees have been left homeless after a fire tore through a camp on the Greek island of Samos, according to a migration ministry official. "Around 200 people have been left homeless," Migration Ministry Secretary

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

With Advent of Holy Ramadan Palestinian Refugees from Syria Continue to Suffer Abject Poverty

26-04-2020

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees inside and outside the Syrian territories (PRS), as the coronavirus outbreak means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to COVID-19 in Sweden

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ibrahim AlKhatib was pronounced dead on April 21 as a result of coronavirus. Ibrahim, a former resident of Latakia city, fled to Sweden some three years ago. He worked as a teacher at a UNRWA school

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Nidham AlDeen Abu Khamis Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

26-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidham AlDeen Husain Abu Khamis, born in 1960, has been secretly locked up in a Syrian government jail for the 6th consecutive year. The refugee was kidnapped at a government checkpoint on January 5, 2014. His condition and

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

Aid Items Handed Over to Displaced Families in Yarmouk Camp

26-04-2020

The popular committee in Yarmouk Camp handed over food baskets to families with special needs. Sometime earlier, the committee distributed disinfectants and detergents to residents of the Uruba neighborhood in the camp. After nine years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Pushes for Urgent Measures to Curtail Growing Poverty among Palestinians of Syria

27-04-2020

AGPS has called on UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and all other concerned bodies to immediately intervene in order to enhance the alarming humanitarian situation of the cash-stripped Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Gaza, among other destinations. Serious

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Syria

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Syria continue to rail against the acute death in bread and the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items Over recent weeks, a set of measures were announced to control

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Families to Go Homeless in Lebanon

27-04-2020

A number of PRS families in Lebanon said they risk to go homeless after they failed to pay house rents for months. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the families said their children will remain without roofs over their heads as

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Naser Seksek Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

27-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Naser Seksek has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since August 28, 2012. He was kidnapped from his home by Syrian security officers who heavily beat him up before dragging him to an unknown location. AGPS documented

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

Palestinian Artist AlHakam AlNu’eimi Pronounced Dead in France

27-04-2020

Palestinian artist AlHakam Abdul Aziz AlNueimi died at hospital in Strasburg following a struggle with a fatal disease. AlHakam, a painter, a poet, a designer, and a journalist, was born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, in 1974

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

4 New Coronavirus Cases Recorded among Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

Four residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing total cases in the area to five. Authorities closed all entrances to AlJalil Palestinian refugee camp in eastern Lebanon on Friday after four more

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

25-04-2020

UNRWA in Lebanon said monthly cash grants for Palestinians from Syria will be delayed. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery of cash aid because it has been seeking higher currency exchange rates in an attempt to

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Disinfectants Distributed to People with Special Needs in Palestinian Refugee Camp

25-04-2020

Musawat Foundation for the Empowerment of People with Special needs in Syria distributed, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees and UNRWA’s Social Development Center in AlSabina camp, baskets containing disinfectants for people with special needs in

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Sound Distress Signals

24-04-2020

Palestinian activists in Turkey have launched calls for urgently assisting Palestinian refugees taking shelter in the country, where they continue to face a deteriorating humanitarian situation in light of the economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of PRS

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid

24-04-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to transfer their much-needed cash grants. A couple of days earlier, UNRWA said it delayed delivery

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

UNRWA Discusses Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza

24-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) in Gaza said UNRWA has held two meetings with representatives of PRS in Gaza following a vigil held on April 20 outside of the Agency’s headquarters. UNRWA pledged to respond to

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Aid Materials Collected for Inhabitants of Houses Destroyed by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

24-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent organization in partnership with the Syria Red Crescent have garnered aid items to equip five houses that sustained material damage in AlNeirab Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. A couple of weeks ago, a fire broke out

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

Poor Palestinian Refugee Trapped at Lebanese Hospital

23-04-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has been held at a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon after he failed to secure treatment charges. An AGPS news correspondent said the cash-stripped refugee has been unable to garner the required

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Contracts COVID-19

23-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Adnan Khalifa tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The refugee reportedly caught the virus during his work at a healthcare center south of the Netherlands. So far, 11 cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed among the

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

Peaceful Vigil Held in Greece Migrant Camp over Dire Conditions

23-04-2020

A non-violent vigil has been staged by dozens of asylum-seekers taking shelter in Moria camp, built on Lesvos Island. The protest moves comes a week after a boy was killed in the area. The refugees continue to denounce the abject

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Campaign Concluded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

23-04-2020

The Ihsan charity has wrapped up a relief campaign in displacement camps set up north of Syria. As part of the humanitarian initiative, food and non-food items were distributed to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in the displacement camps of

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

UNRWA Pledges Reimbursement of Day Laborers

22-04-2020

The new Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the Agency has decided to pay the salaries of its day workers. The decision was announced by UNRWA’s new head

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

22-04-2020

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. On January 07, 2020, Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in Lebanon Refugee Camps Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

22-04-2020

Some 240 Palestinian families taking refuge in Wavel camp, in Lebanon’s AlBeqaa region, and Mieh wa Mieh camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, said their humanitarian situation has sharply deteriorated in light of the coronavirus pandemic. A Palestinian

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronovirus Initiatives Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-04-2020

Medics at UNRWA’s clinic in Khan Eshieh camp paid field visits on April 20 to elderly people with chronic diseases and carried out routine at-home check-ups. Medics also handed them over the prescribed medicines and injunctions. Recently, AGPS has urged

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

Refugee Commission Urges UNRWA to Transfer Aids for Palestine Refugees in USD

21-04-2020

Commission 302 to Defend Refugee Rights has called upon the European Union (EU) mission in Lebanon, headed by Ralph Tarraf, to urge the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to pay cash aid

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

21-04-2020

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

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Disinfectants Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were handed over by members of Fatah Movement to AlWafideen refugee community, in Rif Dimashq. The move makes part of ongoing efforts to help Palestinian refugee community in war-torn Syria fight the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis in

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Items Delivered to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

21-04-2020

The Ihsan Charity handed over food baskets to a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in and around the northern Syrian region of Atameh. Over recent weeks, AGPS has warned of a projected outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Subjected to Precarious Humanitarian Situation

20-04-2020

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

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Infant in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

20-04-2020

The family of Palestinian newborn from Syria Yousef AlShehab has launched calls for securing urgently-needed surgery fees at Labib Hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The family said they have managed to secure 1,650 USD of the

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

2 More COVID-19 Infections Reported among Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Sweden

20-04-2020

Two more Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have been infected with COVID-19 in Sweden, according to Sunday reports. An AGPS news correspondent said another two PRS, identified as a man and a woman displaced from Yarmouk Camp, tested positive for

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

Palestinian Refugees Protest UNRWA Apathy

20-04-2020

Palestinian activists in the besieged Gaza Strip said a vigil is slated to be maintained outside of the office of the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to push for urgent responses to the cries for help launched by Palestinian

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

Violent Clashes Erupt on Greek Migrant Camp

20-04-2020

A fire has torn through one of Greece's largest refugee camps on Chios island, causing widespread damage and rendering up to hundreds of people homeless. The blaze started following a protest over the death of a 47-year-old Iraqi asylum

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Coronavirus Exacerbates Situation of Palestinians of Syria

19-04-2020

Unemployment rates among the Palestinian refugees who have remained in Syria have soared, amid a rise in coronavirus infections in the MENA region. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have lost their jobs in the warfare and hundreds more

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

Palestinian Refugees among Patients Transferred to Damascus Hospitals

19-04-2020

The Palestinian Civil Commission said that, in cooperation with the Syrian Red Crescent Organization, it has transferred a number of patients from Yalda town, south of Damascus, to Damascus hospitals. The commission said it has formed a team of volunteers

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

Palestinian Refugees Urge UN Relief Agency to Transfer Cash Aid in US Dollars

19-04-2020

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

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

Aid Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

19-04-2020

The Association of Palestine Students in Turkey delivered cash and in-kind aid to 500 Palestinian students in Turkey. The donated sum exceeds 56,000 Turkish liras. It was mainly spent in student rents. The group also distributed some 80 food

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day…AGPS Urges Syrian Regime to Disclose Fates of over 1,700 Palestinians Forcibly Disappeared in Jail

18-04-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1,794 Palestinian refugees, including women and minors, in Syrian government lock-ups. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

Elderly Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Athens

18-04-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Lutfiya Mahmoud, a former resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus, has gone missing for the seventh day in Athens. The refugee, aged 72, disappeared on April 10, after she left her home in Omonia Square

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

Residents of Southern Damascus Neighborhood Appeal for Return to Their Homes

18-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. Civilians said their economic situation has dramatically

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Turkey

18-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 120 food baskets to displaced and vulnerable Palestinian refugee families seeking shelter south of Turkey. The move comes as part of underway initiatives to assuage the abject economic situation inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak particularly on day

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

Exorbitant Fines Slapped against Palestinian Refugees in Greece

17-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Greece have been subjected to exorbitant fines, at a time when scores of stranded migrants have been struggling for survival in the coronavirus-stricken country, an AGPS correspondent has reported. Sometime earlier, the Greek Minister of Migration said

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

Pro-Govt Palestinian Group in Syria Decreases Salaries for Conscripts

17-04-2020

The Iran-backed Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government, has reduced the wages of its staff members due to the financial difficulties faced by the group. Salaries have reportedly been cut to 35,000 Syrian Pounds, down from

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

17-04-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamd Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1986, continues to appeal for information over the fate of their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Red Crescent Transfers Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Fire in AlNeirab Camp

17-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society embarked on a humanitarian initiative on Wednesday 16 April in an attempt to assist families whose home were damaged by the fire that broke out in the Neirab refugee camp in Aleppo. Civilians received clothes

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

17-04-2020

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over 500 food baskets to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Istanbul. Director of Khayra Ummah charity, Abdul Jabar Shalabi, said the move makes part of ongoing attempts to alleviate the economic hardship wrought by COVID-19

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

5 Homes in AlNeirab Camp Damaged by Fire

16-04-2020

A fire broke out in AlNeirab camp for Palestine refugees in Aleppo overnight on Monday, resulting in heavy material damage. An AGPS reporter said five civilian homes sustained serious damage. No injuries were reported. The fire was reportedly caused by

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

Civilian Assassinated in Daraa Camp

16-04-2020

A dead body was found in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. An AGPS reported said Ibrahim Abd AlAziz Emara was fatally gunned down by anonymous assailants near his home in the camp. The assassination sparked panic among

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Disinfectants Distributed in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

16-04-2020

Detergents and disinfectants were distributed by Fatah Movement in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, to help the residents fight the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past five weeks, sterilization drives have been held by Fatah in displacement camps and communities

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

16-04-2020

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt have called on UNRWA to take up its responsibilities and hand them over relief and cash aids, amid the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19 outbreak in the Sissi-led country. The refugees have

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

Greece Transfers 1,000 Migrants to Hotels

16-04-2020

On Tuesday, April 14, Ylva Johansson, the EU commissioner for home affairs, announced that around 1,000 vulnerable migrants currently living in camps on the Greek islands would be transferred to empty hotels. Johansson said this measure, in combination with

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

30 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of 2020

15-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 30 Palestinian refugees from Syria since the start of 2020 until mid-April due to war-related incidents. The list includes 11 Palestinians who were fatally gunned down; four refugees who were tortured to death in

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Residents of AlSabina Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

15-04-2020

Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been unable to fetch much-needed food and non-food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped in the war-ravaged country to curb cornavirus contaminations. The situation is worsened

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Water Dearth

15-04-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have set off alarm bells over the acute water crisis which has been ongoing for years across a number of residential neighborhoods, saying civilians have been forced to purchase

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Set by Palestinian Red Crescent

15-04-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria has developed an emergency plan in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Medical inquires will be received by the organization via an ad hoc helpline. The organization said the plan is going to be

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Food Parcels Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

15-04-2020

Melhem charity handed over on Tuesday food items to Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps set up

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

Activists Lash Out at PLO over Lack of Sympathy regarding Palestinians of Syria

14-04-2020

Activists in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have leveled heavy criticism at the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) over its apathy regarding the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria. The activists said the PLO has recently done nothing more

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Hums Displacement Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition

14-04-2020

Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, sharp shortage in fuel supplies, the frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian assistance

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

Initiative Launched to Pay Rental Fees for Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp

14-04-2020

Activists from Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have embarked on a campaign to pay home rents for the poorest families in the area, amid the economic hardship inflicted by coronavirus outbreak. A campaigner said so far eight families have

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Pays Visits to Elderly People in AlNeirab Camp

14-04-2020

Medics at a UNRWA clinic in AlNeirab refugee camp paid field visits on Monday to elderly people with chronic diseases and supplied those diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension with medicines. Routine at-home medical checks up were also carried out by

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

14-04-2020

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

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

7 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Contract COVID-19 Abroad

13-04-2020

An AGPS reporter said seven Palestinian refugees from Syria have been infected with COVID-19, including six members of the same family who are being treated in Sweden. The other Palestinian refugee is a resident of Germany, where he is currently

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Substandard Coronavirus Measures by UNRWA

13-04-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have lashed out at UNRWA over its unresponsiveness regarding their calls for urgent anti-coronavirus drives. The refugees said the sterilization campaigns and precautionary measures carried out by UNRWA do not protect civilians against COVID-19 contaminations. The

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

13-04-2020

Palestinian activists have called on charities and philanthropic persons to help a Palestinian refugee from Syria carry out an urgent right leg surgery in Lebanon. The activists said cash contributions have been made by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot South of Syria

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Basem AlMutleq was assassinated by anonymous gunmen outside of his home in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said there have been conflicting reports about the

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

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

12-04-2020

Activists have warned that civilian property has been subjected to theft and homes to burglary in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. “Coronavirus has put the entire world out of action and paralyzed everybody’s movement, except for thieve’s motion 

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-04-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

12-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Shahda Diab, born in 1986, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Mohamed’s family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts. AGPS has documented the secret

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

Humanitarian Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s Displacement Camps

12-04-2020

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has handed over 300 food baskets to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families displaced from Syria to Ein AlHilweh camp, south of Lebanon. Activists also distributed 120 bread bundles to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in AlMiya

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

10 Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria in March 2020

11-04-2020

AGPS has recorded the death of 10 Palestinian refugees in March 2020 due to war-related incidents in the Arab Syrian Republic. The list includes six Palestinian refugees who were fatally gunned down and four others who died under torture in

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

Palestinian Refugees to Go Homeless in Khan Dannun due to Steep Rental Fees

11-04-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun refugee camp have denounced the soaring rental prices, saying scores of families risk to go homeless after they failed to pay houseowners. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the war-stricken country and the world along

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken by Red Crescent to Protect Palestinian Refugees in Syria

11-04-2020

Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, said the organization has opted for emergency measures in order to help Palestinian refugees across Syria fight coronavirus. Speaking during a meeting with the political department’s chief of the

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

196 Migrants on Hunger Strike in Greek Camp

11-04-2020

196 migrants stranded in Moria camp in Greece have gone on a hunger strike to protest abject conditions in the migrant facility and push for their transfer to a safer destination. Some 465 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been deeply

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

11-04-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugee Community from Syria Sounds Distress Signals

10-04-2020

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa region, have urged the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), the Palestinian factions, and the national and international humanitarian institutions to seriously work

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

Situation of Palestinians in Hama Refugee Camp Exacerbated by COVID-19 Outbreak

10-04-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

Residents of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Slam Indifference by Local Authorities

10-04-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp have denounced the apathy shown by the local municipality regarding their appeals to clear the trash piles accumulated near residential neighborhoods located west of the main access road. Civilians said the mounds of uncleared

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

Limited Water Supplies Pumped Into Handarat Camp

10-04-2020

Water has been pumped into a number of residential neighborhoods in Handarat displacement camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. An AGPS reported said maintenance works have been ongoing in the area to repair water pipes and provide water

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rashid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

10-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Rashid has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Mohamed was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the blockaded Yarmouk

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water, Bread Dearth

09-04-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have been struggling with an acute shortage in bread and fuel. A water crisis has made the situation more calamitous. In appeals passed on to AGPS, civilians called on the concerned

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

Relief Campaign to Assist Palestinians of Syria Kick-Started

09-04-2020

PalToday TV Channel, in cooperation with the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People, embarked on “Be Compassionate” campaign to assist Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The Relief Commission has called on the national

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Reiterates Appeal for Urgent Donations amid COVID-19 Outbreak

09-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it is facing a critical financial situation amid the outbreak of COVID-19, despite the low number of infected refugees. "The financial situation is at a critical point, in

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

UNHCR Urges European Countries to Rescue Migrants

09-04-2020

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged EU Member-States to increase efforts in order to prevent migrant drownings off the Mediterranean coast. UNHCR representative in Germany Franck Ramsus said migrants should not be left alone, especially following “operation

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

Sick Palestinian Refugee in Need of Urgent Treatment

08-04-2020

Activists have called on the international humanitarian institutions, the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and all concerned human rights bodies to urgently work on saving the life of a displaced Palestinian woman from Syria in Thailand. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Situation in Daraa Exacerbated by Coronavirus Pandemic

08-04-2020

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to sound distress signals over the absence of health services and life-saving medical kit. Most of the clinics and medical centers in the area have gone out of operation

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Measures Taken in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

08-04-2020

A set of precautionary measures have seen the day at UNRWA clinic in Khan Eshieh refugee camp to prevent COVID-19 contaminations. UNRWA said in a statement that contacts have been held with the Syrian Health Ministry and the General Authority

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Syria to Receive Cash Aid by UN Relief Agency

08-04-2020

Director of UNRWA Operations in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye told the political department chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdul Hadi in a Skype call that the Agency has almost ended cash aid distribution for the Palestinians of Syria. The

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Sheteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

08-04-2020

Palestinian refugees Mohamed and Samir Ibrahim Abu Shteiwi have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. The family told AGPS that Mohamed, born in 1957, was arrested on March 10, 2013 at a government checkpoint in Rif Dimashq

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

08-04-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with AlAqsa Companions Association, distributed food items to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. A campaigner said 100 Syrian and Palestinian families taking refuge in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, Ein

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

07-04-2020

Available statistics by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) indicates that the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) taking shelter in the Lebanese territories has dropped off. In its 2020

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

Students at Syria’s Khan Eshieh Displacement Camp Denounce Unsatisfactory E-Learning

07-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees in Khan Eshieh refugee camp complained about the unproductive courses taught online after classes have been suspended over coronavirus outbreak. A former teacher in the camp said the poor telecommunication and internet network and their

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Rail Against Poor-Quality Bread

07-04-2020

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, spoke out against the insufficient quantities and poor-quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by government-run distributers. Civilians

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2020

A newly-released report by AGPS has kept record of the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outburst of the bloody conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 129 children died under

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Sterilization Campaigns Carried Out in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

06-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), embarked on a campaign to disinfect Palestinian refugee camps in Syria in response to COVID-19 outbreak. Sterilization drives

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Women, Her Baby Girl Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

06-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Taghrid Eissat and her infant Hadil AlGhayathi have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where they have been held since 2013. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

Greece Halts Freeze on Asylum-Seeking Applications

06-04-2020

The Greek government has lifted a controversial suspension of asylum applications imposed in response to an influx of refugees crossing the border from Turkey. However, all asylum services will remain frozen for at least a week due to the coronavirus

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

Palestinian Child Killed in Earlier Strike by Syrian Gov’t Forces

05-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Fares and his relative Rasha Nabil AlDhawahra died in an air strike launched by the Syrian government forces on Jilin town, south of Syria, sometime earlier, the children’s family told AGPS. On March 19, a number

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA: Only 1 Case of COVID-19 Infection Confirmed among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

05-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced one case of Covid-19 among the Palestinian refugee community in Lebanon. During a meeting held with local committees and international NGOs, UNRWA said suspected

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

Women Launch Anti-Coronavirus Campaign in AlHusainiya Camp

05-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugee women and girls have volunteered for a campaign to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. The volunteers tour the camp to raise civilians’ awareness about the virus and

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

The UN: The current situation in Syrian prisons is “alarming”

05-04-2020

The UN human rights office on Friday described as “alarming” the situation in all the prisons in Syria, especially the overcrowded central ones and also makeshift detention facilities, saying the risk of mass coronavirus infections is exceptionally high. The Syrian

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

Sweden Suspends Migrant Deportation Flights over Coronavirus Outbreak

05-04-2020

The Swedish migration authorities have announced their intent to suspend deportation flights from the country due to coronavirus outbreak. In line with the new decision, Swedish police have started releasing asylum-seekers who have been held in custody pending their deportation

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

37 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

04-04-2020

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare in 2011, among whom 37 women and girls. AGPS data indicates that the toll of torture among

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Palestinian Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Relief Assistance in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

04-04-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp to Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, said they are unable to cope with the coronavirus outbreak as they have not received medical assistance by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

Activists In AlSabina Camp Call for Home Quarantines

04-04-2020

Activists in AlSabina refugee camp called on the residents to stay indoors following complaints that children have been spotted in the streets. Located some 14 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AlSabina Camp has been gripped with an abject situation owing

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

Athens Migrant Camp Quarantined over Coronavirus Contaminations

04-04-2020

Greece has quarantined a refugee camp in the mainland, home to 2,300 people, for at least two weeks after 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Greece's Ministry of Migration announced on Thursday that movement from the Ritsona camp

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

17 Irregular Migrants Rescued Off Seashore

04-04-2020

18 irregular migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore. The migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, were stuck off the Aegean coast onboard a Greece-bound vessel. In 2019, Turkish authorities held nearly 455,000 irregular migrants across

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

Activists Condemn “Substandard” Anti-Coronavirus Efforts by UN Palestine Refugee Agency

03-04-2020

Activists have lashed out at UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) over their unresponsiveness regarding the cries for help launched by the Palestinian refugee community in Syria due to coronavirus outbreak. The refugees said the sterilization

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Sterilization Campaign Carried Out in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-04-2020

Anti-coronavirus disinfection drives have seen the day in displacement camps set up in northern Syria, where hundreds of Palestinian families have been staking shelter. A paramedic said the campaign falls in line with initiatives launched in the country to help

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Volunteer for Anti-Coronavirus Campaigns in Syria Displacement Camp

03-04-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have formed a volunteer group to help the local community fight the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Volunteers said their so-called “White Blood Cells” group has been inspired by

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan

03-04-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has delivered financial aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria, activists have reported. Every member of registered families received a sum of 53 Jordanian dinars. The

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Alarming as Coronavirus Infections Rise

02-04-2020

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

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Unable to Cope With Price Leap

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq’s western outskirts, continue to rail against the steep prices imposed by merchants on food and non-food items over recent weeks, at a time when hundreds of cash-stripped families have been

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

Swedish Migration Authorities Conduct Thorough Reassessment of Asylum Seekers’ Status

02-04-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency has carried out a reassessment of issues related to stateless refugees coming from the following Gulf states: Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. The new assessment delegitimizes the systematic invalidity of asylum-seeking applications by refugees

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Tareq Mer’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

02-04-2020

Palestinian refugee Tareq Ziad Mer’I has been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Tareq, born in 1990, was kidnapped from his workplace in Sehnaya town on August 06, 2012 and dragged to an unidentified

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Facing Precarious Legal, Humanitarian Condition

01-04-2020

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

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

Rights Commission Levels Heavy Criticism at UNRWA over Suspension of of Day Laborers’ Wages

01-04-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria (GAPAR) has strongly condemned a decision by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to suspend the salaries of day workers. GAPAR’s Director

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Price Leap

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to rail against the swift hike in the prices of vital food and non-food items. The residents said merchants and shopkeepers have been taking profit from the absence

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Mark Land Day in Handarat Camp

01-04-2020

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat camp, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, marked the 44th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, a major commemorative event in the Palestinian political calendar and communal consciousness. An AGPS reporter said the occasion

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

Coronavirus Claims Life of 1st Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands

31-03-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Syria has succumbed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands, Palestinian activists have reported. The victim, Hasan Tershahani, aged 72, was pronounced dead a few days after he left a hospital in the Netherlands, to

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 3rd Week

31-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been striving to fetch bread loafs in the area. The residents said the promises recently made by the local development committee, including adding

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Drives Held in Daraa Refugee Camp

31-03-2020

A the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria,  in cooperation with local civil committees. The move comes as part

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

268 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

30-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 268 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, since the outburst of deadly hostilities in the country. The list includes 134 Palestinians who were killed under shelling; 34 who were shot

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Qudsaya Denounce Bread Crisis

30-03-2020

Palestinian families sheltered in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been struggling to fetch bread loafs from local bakeries. A displaced Palestinian refugee said over recent days government-run distribution centers have kept telling residents who line up daily

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

Over 80% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Live Below Poverty Line

30-03-2020

Data by the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) indicates that the majority of Palestinian refugees, particularly those fleeing war-torn Syria (PRS), continue to face dire conditions and high vulnerability in Lebanon. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Asylum Seekers Denounce Deplorable Humanitarian Conditions on Greek Island

30-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who have been stranded on the Greek island of Samos have expressed their anger at the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the Greek authorities. The refugees have thrown meals in the streets as

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Child in Lebanon in Need of Urgent Treatment

29-03-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

29-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fahd AlKhatib, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Fahd was arrested on June 20, 2013. He reportedly died in September 2013. AGPS statistics indicate that 620 Palestinian refugees have died under torture

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

5 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Brought Before Greek Court

29-03-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees were arrested by Greek police before they were put on trial, following a fight that burst out with African migrants on Kos Island. Human rights activists said five Palestinian asylum-seekers who were detained by the

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

Closure of Syria Schools Extended over Coronavirus Propagation

29-03-2020

As part of the Syrian government's anti-coronavirus measures, the Education Ministry decided to extend the closure of the public and private schools and institutes from April 2 to April 16, 2020. The government also decided to extend the closure

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have appealed to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take urgent action in response to the abject humanitarian situation they have been enduring in the Israeli-blockaded enclave. The

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

Palestinian Families in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Medical Assistance

28-03-2020

Human rights activists have appealed to the Palestinian and international NGOs to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian families who remained in Yarmouk refugee camp. The activists stressed the need to secure bread, drinking water, and vital food

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Released after 5 Years in Syrian Jail

28-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Anas Hayel AlSabrouji, a resident of Daraa AlBalad, south of Syria, was released from the Sednaya military prison, where he had been held for five years. Last year, the Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

31 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

28-03-2020

31 migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore, southwest of Turkey, trying to get to safety to Greek islands. According to a statement by the Turkish coast guard, the migrant boat was pushed back by Greek

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

Germany Suspends Deportation/Reception of Asylum-Seekers over Coronavirus Outbreak

28-03-2020

The German Foreign Ministry has temporarily suspended deportation/reception flights to/from European countries in line with its plan to respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Last week, Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) said it was no longer

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

3,296 Palestinian Refugees Granted Swedish Citizenship in 2019

27-03-2020

Official Swedish statistics have indicated that 3,296 Palestinian asylum-seekers categorized as “stateless” received citizenship documents in Sweden in 2019. The Swedish News Agency said “stateless” migrants and Somalis are among migrant categories who are often denied citizenship in Sweden

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Bread Crisis

27-03-2020

A number of Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without bread for the third consecutive day. A couple of days earlier, a set of measures were announced to control bread

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

Rights Groups Warn of Propagation of COVID-19 in Syrian Detention Centers

27-03-2020

43 civil society institutions in Syria signed a joint statement expressing deep concerns over the propagation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. The statement urged the Syrian government to immediately release all political prisoners and halt

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa AlDeen Alalouh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

27-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Alaa AlDeen Abd Alalouh has been secretly detained in Syrian government jails for the seventh consecutive year. Alaa, born in 1979, was arrested on July 01, 2013 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp. His family continues to

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Water for 10th Day

26-03-2020

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

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Drives Held by Palestinian Refugee Communities in Syria

26-03-2020

Awareness-raising campaigns and sterilization moves have been held across Palestinian refugee camps and communities in and around Damascus to help civilians combat the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Reporting from Damascus, an AGPS news correspondent said vehicles loaded with sterilization equipment have

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA in Syria Delays Aid Delivery for Palestinian Refugees

26-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its intent to change the time and location of aid distribution for Palestinian refugees. In text messages sent to the refugees, UNRWA attributed

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

Clashes Burst Out Between Palestinian and African Migrants on Over-Crowded Greek Island

26-03-2020

Clashes have flared up again on the Greek island of Kos as authorities there try to stem the flow of migrants pouring from borderlands. Sharp weapons were reportedly used in fighting that burst out between African and Palestinian migrants. Activists

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

Palestinian Families Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition in Gilin Town

25-03-2020

Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after they fled the area due to the rampant shelling and deadly shootouts, continue to sound distress signals over the unbearable situation they have been enduring in the

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

25-03-2020

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide them with much-needed cash and medical assistance in order to be able to combat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

Food Baskets Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Handarat

25-03-2020

UNRWA handed over food baskets to residents of Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, in Aleppo. Activists have warned against undetected coronavirus cases among the refugees, who have lined up in long queues to receive much-needed aid. Palestinian refugees in Handarat

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

Following Movement Clampdown, Residents of AlSabina Refugee Camp Appeal for Much-Needed Items

25-03-2020

Residents of AlSabina refugee camp have appealed to the Syrian authorities to allocate mobile stores for holders of smart cards in the area in order to enable civilians to fetch much-needed food items after severe movement restrictions have been slapped

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

Brother of Disabled Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help

24-03-2020

The brother of the wheel-chaired Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Samadi has sounded distress signals over the abject situation they have been facing in Turkey. Ammar said his brother Ibrahim can no longer stand on his own feet after he was hit

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

Sterilization Campaign Held in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Volunteers from Mulhem Group embarked on March 23 on a campaign to sterilize parts of Deir Ballout refugee camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, in an attempt to limit a propagation of coronavirus (COVID-19) among the residents. A

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Accredited Bakeries Manage Bread Distribution in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

24-03-2020

Bread loafs have been distributed in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees through accredited bakeries in order to prevent long queues and over-crowding. Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun camp have spoken out against the poor-quality bread sold in

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

Tension Soars as Greece Decides to Close Off Migrant Camps

24-03-2020

Greece has said it is placing migrant camps across the country on a two-week shutdown to visitors to ward off the new coronavirus. “Visits (to camps) by individuals and organizations are suspended for at least 14 days,” the migration

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

As Syrian War Enters 9th Year, Palestinian Refugees Fall Prey to Killing and Enforced Disappearance

23-03-2020

The unabated shelling and deadly shootouts rocking the Syrian territories for the ninth-year running have claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinian refugees and resulted in the abduction, torture, displacement, and enforced disappearance of thousands more. AGPS has documented the

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis Rocks Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been cut daily for nearly 18 hours, forcing civilians to purchase water from privately-owned

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

Awareness-Raising Campaign Held in Palestinian Refugee Camps to Combat COVID-19

23-03-2020

Civil society institutions and Palestinian volunteers in the refugee camps of AlNeirab and Handarat, in Aleppo and AlAyedeen in Hums embarked on awareness-raising campaigns in an attempt to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus.  Volunteers cleaned up streets, removed

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

UNRWA in Lebanon Urges Refugees to Stand on Guard to COVID-19 Symptoms

23-03-2020

Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, addressed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and announced “a state of emergency because of coronavirus.” He said UNRWA is ready to help those who need testing or treatment at Rafik Hariri University

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

Palestinian Women in Syria Traumatized by Years of Warfare, Displacement

22-03-2020

As the bloody Syrian warfare has entered its 9th year, Palestinian refugee mothers taking shelter in the country have gone traumatized by the daily scenes of bloodshed, destruction, and loss of beloved ones. AGPS documented the death of 486 Palestinian

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

PLA Temporarily Suspends Logistics Operations

22-03-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, said its logistics operations will be suspended until April 22, 2020, in line with the decision of the Syrian army, over the global health turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreak

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Financial Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-03-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

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

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

22-03-2020

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

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Condemns Killing of Staff Member in Syria

21-03-2020

UNRWA has condemned the killing of one of its staff members, Ali Husein Mohammad, following an outbreak of armed violence in Jillin, in rural Daraa, south of Syria. “The thoughts and condolences of UNRWA staff are with Mohammad’s family in

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-03-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackouts 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 and

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches COVID-19 US$14 Million Flash Appeal for Palestine Refugees

21-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it urgently needs US$ 14 million to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak over an initial three-month period. The Flash Appeal that the

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Items Delivered to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

21-03-2020

The Coalition of Civil Committees of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed vegetables to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. Bread loafs have also been handed over to the refugees, in cooperation with

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Take Precautionary Measures against COVID-19 Outbreak

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have appealed to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to take precautionary measures in order to prevent a swift propagation of the coronavirus. The refugees also appealed to the Agency to

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

20-03-2020

The situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon has been exacerbated by the movement restrictions, closure of vital facilities, and curfew imposed by the Lebanese authorities to prevent a further propagation of COVID-19. UNRWA has identified PRS in Lebanon as one

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Anti-Coronavirus Awareness Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

20-03-2020

Civil society organizations have launched an awareness raising campaigns to help civilians take precautionary measures against coronavirus. Leaflets with medical tips and hygiene instructions were distributed as part of the initiative. Some 13,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlAyedeen

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

Displaced Palestinian Families Panic-Stricken as Syrian Gov’t Strikes Daraa

20-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugee community in Gilin town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, after the Syrian government forces hit the area with missiles, resulting in five deaths and several injuries, including among children. Civilians said shelling and

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahman Mashasha Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

20-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Abdul Rahman AlMushasha has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the 6th consecutive year. A resident of Ein Terma, in Rif Dimashq, the refugee was arrested on February 03, 2014, and transferred to an unidentified location

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

800 Palestinian Families Returned to Syria’s Daraa Camp

19-03-2020

As of February 2020, some 800 families had returned to Daraa camp and 750 students to the UNRWA schools, according to UNRWA. Daraa camp used to be home to some 10,500 Palestine refugees before the conflict in Syria led

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

Mortar Shell Slammed Into Palestinian Neighborhoods in Daraa

19-03-2020

A mortar shell was dropped on Daraa’s northwestern town of Tseil, local sources have reported. The mortar shell was reportedly fired by the Syrian government forces, resulting in material damage. Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in T’seil, in the southern Syrian

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Activist Yaser Aamayari Released from Syrian Prison

19-03-2020

Palestinian relief activist Yaser Amayri was released from Syrian government prisons, where he was held along with a number of Palestinian refugees. Yaser was arrested in April 2019, along with other refugees, after they were summoned to questioning by Syria’s

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

Anti-Coronavirus Sterilization Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Schools in Syria

19-03-2020

The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has embarked on a sterilization campaign at its schools in Jaramana and Khan Dannun refugee camps, in Rif Dimashq. Toilets, classrooms, and corridors were sprayed with alcohol and disinfectants

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Detergents Distributed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-03-2020

The political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) handed over detergents and disinfectants to vulnerable Palestinian families in Jaramana refugee camp. Jaramana camp is 8km from Damascus on the road to Damascus International Airport.  The camp was established

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

Elderly Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Line Up for Hours to Get Bread

18-03-2020

Palestinian refugees have railed against the violations committed by pro-government officers in Khan Eshieh camp, west of Rif Dimashq province, during bread distribution to avoid lining up in long queues outside of AlJalil bakery. Elderly refugees said military officers are

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Delivery of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

18-03-2020

UNRWA said its cash aid for displaced Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon will not be transferred on time due to the recent economic turmoil inflicted by the coronavirus outbreaks. In text messages sent to the refugees, the Agency said

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

Child Dies in Fire in Greek Migrant Camp

18-03-2020

A child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said. The blaze burned through two containers used as living quarters by people in the Moria camp, as

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

2,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

17-03-2020

AGPS has released over 2,700 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 material, including videos, live snapshots

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA: $270 Million Needed to Uphold Vital Services for Palestine Refugees in Syria

17-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said in its 2020 funding appeal that a sum totaling US$ 270 million is needed to carry out its program for the Syria Regional Crisis

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

17-03-2020

The Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Beirut distributed 120 vegetable rations in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp. A number of activists also handed over bread to vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Sidon’s Ein AlHilweh refugee camp and in

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

7 Years On...Civilians Still Bearing Tragic Weight of Khan Eshieh ‘Catastrophe’

16-03-2020

All the way through Syria’s nine-year conflict, Palestinian refugee camps have witnessed heavy destruction and displacement. On March 13, 2013, the opposition outfits attacked a military barrack where Syrian government troops were deployed after they backtracked from the camp. The

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prison

16-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mamdouh Rebhi Khalifa has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for nearly six months. The victim, a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, was arrested in May 2014 at his home in

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

Reconstruction Works to Be Kick-Started in Few Weeks in Yarmouk

16-03-2020

Pro-government sources in Syria said a flock of reconstruction vehicles will enter Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, within a two weeks’ time. According to the same sources, Syrian government forces removed concrete blocks set up at the main

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

Displaced Palestinian Woman Appeals for Reunification with Her Newborn

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Hanadi Suheil Issa, displaced to northern Syria, has appealed to the Turkish authorities and international humanitarian organizations to facilitate her safe access to Turkey so as to enable her to reunite with her baby girl who has been

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Tortured in Syria’s Penal Complexes

15-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Zreiq has died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over one year and a half. The victim, a former resident of Mesyaf city, in Hama’s suburbs, had been arrested by

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

Family Visits to Syria’s Adra Prison Suspended

15-03-2020

Activists said the Adra prison administration halted visits to the detainees, as a preventive measure to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus. The activists said the prisoners are at real risk as no special health measures have been taken by

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

15-03-2020

34 irregular migrants have been rescued by the Turkish coast guard off the coast of Izmir, trying to disembark in Greek. The migrants were intercepted onboard an inflatable boat. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Sound Distress Signals

14-03-2020

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 services. The

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

UNRWA Shuts Syria Schools over Coronavirus Outbreak

14-03-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has announced its decision to suspend classes in its schools in Syria after more people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus across the MENA region. The

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Families in Hama Struggling for Survival

14-03-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in Hama and its refugee camp have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Items Handed Over to Needy People in Hama Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-03-2020

Ber Society and Social Services distributed secondhand clothes to vulnerable people in Hama camp for Palestinian refugees. Hama camp is home to nearly 7,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria and another 2,000 Palestinians displaced from other zones.

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

13-03-2020

Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to voice deep concernsover their children’s safety due to the spread of unexploded war remnants across and around the camp. Last year, a Palestinian child was pronounced dead after a

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

13-03-2020

Palestinian journalist Muhannad Mohamed Omar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups for the eighth year running. Omar was kidnapped by the government troops from the office of AlAlem Channel on February 29, 2012 on account of

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

As Coronavirus Takes Hold, Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camps

13-03-2020

Scores of Palestinian refugees seeking shelter on Greek islands have been panic-stricken over recent weeks after reports of new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country. The helpless refugees have no proper medical or hygienic kit to battle

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

Denmark Contributes US$ 15.5 Million for Palestine Refugees

13-03-2020

Danish Minister of Development Cooperation, Rasmus Prehn, announced a contribution of approximately US$ 15.5 million (DKK 105 million DKK) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for 2020. According to

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

12-03-2020

Three Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, were arrested by the Syrian security forces. The motives for the arrest were not made clear. Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said Bilal Omar Beshkar, Mohamed Mahmoud AlKhatib, and another

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Poor Education Services in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2020

Dozens of Palestinian teaching staff members have been arrested and sent to jail. In attempt to bring life back to normal, a number of activists helped establishing 14 classrooms from the 1st to the 9th grade in order to enable

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinians of Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum

12-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over four years. Jordan also issued a

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

Rights Group: Palestinian Asylum Seekers Face Abhorrent Discriminatory Measures in Sweden

12-03-2020

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor said Swedish migration authorities are exercising discriminatory measures against Palestinian asylum seekers in the country. In a statement issued last week, EuroMed expressed grave concern over the fate of about 3,000 Palestinian asylum seekers

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

AGPS Speaks Up for Palestinians of Syria at UNHRC

11-03-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), in cooperation with the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), has expressed deep concern over the fallouts of the raging Syrian warfare on the Palestinian refugee community. An oral statement delivered as part of

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounced Apathy by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

11-03-2020

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

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Exacerbated by Poor Healthcare Services

11-03-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon said they have had scant access to quality healthcare. The Lebanese state does not provide them with any such services, and private treatment is highly expensive. More than half of Palestinian refugees fleeing to Lebanon live

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

Germany Offers to Resettle Migrant Children

11-03-2020

Germany said it is prepared to take in "an appropriate share" of the neediest refugee children housed in overcrowded Greek migrant camps, German officials said on Monday. The country is set take children in as part of "a coalition of

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

617 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Fadi Husain Amoura died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was recently updated on his death. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Fadi’s death brings the toll of victims of torture among

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

10-03-2020

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk camp have urged local authorities in Damascus to backtrack on the new organizational plan which they said gives the Syrian government a greenlight to take hold of all buildings in the camp. Families who lost

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Oslo Mechanical Automotive Competition

10-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Karim Zamzam won the first place in the "oslomesterskap" competition for mechanical engineering students in the Norwegian capital city Oslo, beating 30 students taking part in the competition at Kuben Vgs School. Karim, a former resident

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Greece Announces Construction of 2 Migrant Camps

10-03-2020

Greece said it plans to build two new temporary camps to house hundreds of additional asylum seekers who arrived after a surge enabled by Turkey.  "We want to build two closed centers in (the northern region of) Serres and the

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

110 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons, 34 Fatally Tortured

09-03-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Women’s Day have documented the secret detention of 110 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons.  AGPS also documented the death of at least 34 Palestinian women under torture in Syria’s state-run

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

09-03-2020

Young man Khaled Sayel Saleh, a resident of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, was killed as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces in Dadikh village, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Bread Dearth

09-03-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to get a loaf

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

Palestinian Child in Syria Turns Natural Waste into Eye-Catching Art

09-03-2020

12-year-old Palestinian girl Sham Hasan received the highest score in the Syrian Arab Republic for her paintings drawn using nature remnants. Sham has been raised in Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Her parents are natives of Jahola village, in

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

08-03-2020

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 Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

08-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Sakhr, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition squads in the northern Syrian city of Saraqebe. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

Palestinian Student Honored in Istanbul

08-03-2020

Al Nahda International School in Istanbul honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Joudi Ahmad AlKurdi, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, for the outstanding results she has achieved as part of preparatory school exams (3rd grade) in Istanbul. Unofficial statistics indicate that

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

Sweden Contributes US$ 49.4 Million to Palestine Refugees

08-03-2020

Sweden has contributed US$ 49.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of two multi-year agreements with the Agency for 2020. According to a statement by UNRWA

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

486 Palestinian Refugee Women Pronounced Dead, 40 Missing in War-Torn Syria

07-03-2020

At least 486 Palestinian women from Syria have been pronounced dead since the outburst of the bloody warfare in the Syrian Arab Republic. Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Women’s Day indicates that Palestinian refugee women

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

07-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Yassin Mohamed Jumu’a, a resident of Syria’s AlSabina camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in Aleppo’s northern outskirts. AGPS documented the death of 4,032 Palestinian refugees since the outbreak of the deadly conflict

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

Displaced Palestinian Student from Syria Honored at Lebanon School

07-03-2020

The General Union of Palestine Students – Lebanon Branch honored the Palestinian girl from Syria Jala Khaled AlKhatib for the outstanding results she achieved as part of 1st year secondary education exams held at the UNRWA-run Beit Jala School, in

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

Maintenance Works Carried out in Idlib’s Atama Refugee Camp

07-03-2020

Works have been underway by Bonyan Association to repair the sanitation network in Atama refugee camp, located on the outer edges of the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The association said the project has been launched in favor of over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Syria Shootouts

06-03-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Nidhal Ahmad Dirbas, from Yarmouk Camp, was killed as he took part in armed fighting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. According to AGPS data, 4,030 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been pronounced dead

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

Residents of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Receive New Return Pledges

06-03-2020

Displaced families have received pledges by Damascus Governorate to return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in the near future. The promises were made by member of Damascus statistics and planning committee Samir AlJazaerli. AlJazaerli said the engineering company has

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

Palestinian Families Flee AlMuzeireeb Town to Daraa Refugee Camp

06-03-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families returned to Daraa refugee camp, fleeing the life-threatening security turmoil in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town continue to express deep concern over the security situation in the area

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

06-03-2020

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

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

05-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan continues to appeal to the concerned national and international institutions to work on releasing their relative from Turkish detention centers, where he has been held for 23 consecutive days. Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

7 Palestinian Refugees Killed in War-Torn Syria in February

05-03-2020

AGPS has documented the death of seven Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2020 due to war-related incidents. The list of casualties includes two Palestinian refugees who were killed in an Israeli air strike on Damascus; two refugees who died

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Exacerbated Humanitarian Condition

05-03-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Rally in Stockholm over Humanitarian Asylum

05-03-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally outside of the Swedish parliament in Stockholm, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on a political basis, rather than

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

UNRWA Shocked by the Death of Two Palestine Refugees in Deraa, Appeals for Safety of Civilians

04-03-2020

Acting Commissioner General of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, has strongly condemned the killing of a Palestinian woman and her niece near Deraa refugee camp, in southern Syria. On the evening of 28 February, Raghad and

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinian Families from Syria in Jordan in Need of Winter Assistance

04-03-2020

UNRWA said nearly 100% of Palestine refugee families from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are in critical need of sustained humanitarian assistance. In its Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2020, UNRWA said the vast majority of PRS in Jordan need to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil staged on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the offices of UNRWA directors in Palestinian refugee camps and communities in Sidon, Tripoli, and Western AlBekaa, along with the refugee camps of Ein AlHilweh, Burj

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

Philippe Lazzarini Appointed as UNRWA Commissioner-General

04-03-2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has named Swiss national Philippe Lazzarini to be the next commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The organization provides services in the fields of education

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

Palestinian Refugee Ali Hamouda Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for over 7 Years

04-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mohamed Hammouda has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Ali, a native of the occupied Palestinian city of Haifa, was kidnapped on March 1, 2013, on his way out of AlShaghour

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Rally to Be Held by Palestinian Refugees Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

03-03-2020

The popular committees for Palestinians refugees from Syria in Lebanon have called for a mass participation in a rally that is slated to be held on Tuesday, March 3, outside of the office of UNRWA director in Palestinian refugee camps

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

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

03-03-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp denounced the accumulation of trash piles on both edges of AlA’waj River, saying the phenomenon poses serious health threats and puts their children’s hygiene at risk. Residents of the nearby Khawaled neighborhood urged the

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Urge UNRWA to Implement Thorough Emergency Plan

03-03-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Monday, March 2, outside of UNRWA’s regional office in Beirut, urging the UN Agency to set an emergency plan for comprehensive and sustainable relief assistance for refugees and displaced persons in light

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

03-03-2020

UNRWA started disbursing its 2020 first batch of cash aid for Palestinian refugees in Syria. Every family member registered on the list of normal cases will receive a sum of 26,000 Syrian Pounds. Refugees figuring on the list of

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

Rights Group Urges Bulgaria, Greece to Lift Noose on Migrant Crossings

03-03-2020

Following reports that Turkey is allowing asylum-seekers to depart its territory and attempt to enter the European Union, Amnesty International’s Deputy Research Director, Massimo Moratti, called on Greece and Bulgaria to ensure safe access to their territory for people seeking

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Son in Syria

02-03-2020

The family of Palestinian refugees Laurence Mohamed Hosam Abu Madi and Palestinian activists have launched calls for disclosing Hosam’s condition and whereabouts. The family said their relative was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus. According

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

Rights Group Urges UN Security Council to Work on Releasing All Detainees in Syria

02-03-2020

Thousands of families continue to call out for freedom and justice for their loved ones who have been detained and forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime and armed groups. Human rights group “Families for Freedom” has urged the United Nations

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

Violent Shootouts Spark Panic among AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugees

02-03-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed the Palestinian refugee community in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, owing to violent shootouts between the Syrian government forces and the opposition outfits following an attack targeting a Syrian intelligence checkpoint near AlMuzeireeb town

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

57 Palestinian Refugees Drown on Migration Route from Syria

02-03-2020

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

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

Child Among 2 Palestinians Killed in Southern Syria Blast

01-03-2020

Palestinian woman Layla Salah Khalil, aged 40, and her niece Raghad Esam Awad, aged 11, died after an explosive device went off in Daraa province south of Syria. An AGPS reporter said the explosive device was implanted by unidentified assailants

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

Dispossessed Palestinian Refugee Launches Cry for Help from Rif Dimashq

01-03-2020

Activists have sounded distress signals over the deteriorating condition of Palestinian refugee Shadi Qablawi, who, like hundreds of other refugees, was displaced from his home in Yarmouk refugee camp. Shadi is now left without a roof over his head in

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Disembark on Lesbos Island

01-03-2020

New batches of Palestinian and Syrian irregular migrants have reached the Greek island of Lesbos, coming from the Turkish seashore onboard inflatable vessels. Turkey is a major crossing point for refugees and migrants trying to enter the EU. AGPS documented

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Alelouh Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

01-03-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Alelouh, born in 1965, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since 2014. AGPS documented the secret detention of 1,787 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state-run penal complexes, among them 110 women and girls. The

AGPS: Over 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 250 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

29-02-2020

AGPS has kept record of the death of 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in 2011 until February 2020. The data pointed out that 128 children died under shelling; 15 were fatally

Tension Running High in AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community following Reports of 2 Assassination Attempts

Tension Running High in AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community following Reports of 2 Assassination Attempts

29-02-2020

A fresh assassination attempt has been carried out in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, where dozens of Palestinian families have sought shelter. According to local sources, unidentified assailants opened fire at Samir Aref Khalaf AlMesri, nicknamed Samir AlWarda, and Kasem

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee’s Homes in Hama Camp

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee’s Homes in Hama Camp

29-02-2020

Fires broke out at the home of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Fanous, located in the western zone of AlAyedeen camp in Hama. The fires caused severe material damage. No injuries were reported. UNRWA’s field security and risk management staff rushed to

Japan Contributes over US$ 22.4 Million for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes over US$ 22.4 Million for Palestine Refugees

29-02-2020

The Government of Japan signed a contribution agreement for the amount of US$ 22.4 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). According to a statement by UNRWA, the event

Turkey Dispatches Humanitarian Convoy to Idlib

Turkey Dispatches Humanitarian Convoy to Idlib

29-02-2020

Sham AlKher charity in Turkey dispatched last Tuesday charcoal-laden trucks to the northern Syrian province of Idlib in an attempt to distribute the supplies to displaced families, including Palestinian refugees, taking shelter in the area. The charity’s media chief Abdul

7 Members of Pro-Govt Palestinian Group Killed in Syria

7 Members of Pro-Govt Palestinian Group Killed in Syria

28-02-2020

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, announced the death of seven of its gunmen as they fought against opposition squads in the outskirts of the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The victims are identified as: Anas Kanaa

Water Supplies Cut in AlHusainiya Camp for Months

Water Supplies Cut in AlHusainiya Camp for Months

28-02-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the water blackout rocking the camp for months. A Palestinian woman taking refuge in the area said water supplies have been cut in her neighborhood since last

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Shahada Habash Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail for 7th Year

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Shahada Habash Secretly Held in Syrian Govt Jail for 7th Year

28-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Shahada Ahmad Habash, born in 1951, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since 2014. The refugee was arrested on January 05, 2014, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to flee the then-blockaded Yamrouk

82 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

82 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

28-02-2020

AGPS documented the death of 82 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq, since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in Syria. The list includes 40 Palestinian refugees who died under shelling; 18 who were fatally gunned

Member of Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Group in Syria Survives Assassination Attempt

Member of Pro-Gov’t Palestinian Group in Syria Survives Assassination Attempt

27-02-2020

An officer from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was lightly wounded in an assassination attempt carried out by unidentified assailants. An explosive device implanted inside the car of officer Haytham Azzam went off in Qutna

Water Maintenance Works Launched in Aleppo’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

Water Maintenance Works Launched in Aleppo’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

27-02-2020

Maintenance works have been carried out in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in an attempt to repair the main water pump. Mounds of debris have been cleared from the area pending the rehabilitation of the water network. Palestinian

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee from Turkish Custody

27-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Rabii Hasan has been detained by the Turkish authorities since February 14, 2020 after he was transferred by his friends to a hospital in Bursa to be treated for wounds he sustained in a fight that broke out

Palestinian Refugee Children to Undergo Free Medical Surgeries in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Children to Undergo Free Medical Surgeries in Lebanon

27-02-2020

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) announced the launch of a campaign aiming to provide free cold surgery to Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon aged below 18. PCRF said it will contribute 2000 USD as part of surgery fees

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

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

26-02-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Uncleared Garbage, Waste Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Uncleared Garbage, Waste Water

26-02-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

26-02-2020

The Syrian security forces released the Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hamid Awad, aged 55, after they kept him in custody for nearly one week. Mahmoud, sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was arrested by Syrian security forces deployed at a

Fine Arts Institute Founded by Palestinian Refugee in Germany

Fine Arts Institute Founded by Palestinian Refugee in Germany

26-02-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Tareq Bahij established an institute to teach painting to refugees in Germany. A former resident of Yarmouk for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, Tareq said he started teaching painting as soon as he landed in Germany, some

Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Aggression on Syria

Palestinian Refugees Killed in Israeli Aggression on Syria

25-02-2020

At the same time as Israel was attacking the blockaded Gaza Strip, media reports said its warplanes were attacking different targets in Syria, killing at least six people, including two Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp. Six people have been

Palestinian Refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

25-02-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee Tayseer Mohamed Kays has appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has gone missing for nearly four months. The family said they had

Anti-Bullying Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children at Syria Schools

Anti-Bullying Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children at Syria Schools

25-02-2020

A so-called “Be My Friend” event has been held at UNRWA schools across a number of Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move makes part of UNRWA’s anti-bullying program, held in partnership with psychiatrists and teaching staff. The protracted trauma

Turkey Grants Health Insurance for Asylum-Seekers

Turkey Grants Health Insurance for Asylum-Seekers

25-02-2020

The Turkish migration authorities issued a decision, on February 7, 2020, to provide migrants seeking or having been granted international protection with health insurance for one year. Health insurances will be only valid for one year for those aged 18

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of Cairo Embassy

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of Cairo Embassy

24-02-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria gathered outside of the Palestine Embassy in Cairo to speak out against their deteriorating living condition and frail legal status. The refugees lashed out at the embassy staff and the ambassador whom they

Yarmouk Camp Excluded from New Reconstruction Plan

Yarmouk Camp Excluded from New Reconstruction Plan

24-02-2020

A pro-government source in Syria said the old Yarmouk camp will not be included in new reconstruction plans, adding that the displaced families will be allowed to return to the camp within four months. According to the same source, debris-clearance

Condition of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

Condition of Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

24-02-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost three weeks. Civilians slammed the apathy maintained by the concerned authorities as

Palestinian Activist Ali AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Activist Ali AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

24-02-2020

Palestinian activist and journalist Ali Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. Ali was kidnapped on January 11, 2013. He is a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Damascus Prison

Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Damascus Prison

23-02-2020

A newly-released Palestinian refugee said she last met Palestinian woman Amal Shama last year at a Syrian intelligence center in Damascus. Amal, a resident of Daraa city, south of Syria, has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian security forces. Her

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

Displaced Palestinians Warn of Property-Theft South of Damascus

23-02-2020

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

UNRWA to Hold Training Courses for Palestinians with Special Needs in Syria

UNRWA to Hold Training Courses for Palestinians with Special Needs in Syria

23-02-2020

UNRWA has announced the launch of free training courses for Palestinians and Syrians with special needs across Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move makes part of the Agency’s disability inclusion program. The refugees will attend training sessions in hairdressing

Anti-Bullying Activities Held in Palestinian Refugee School in Syria

Anti-Bullying Activities Held in Palestinian Refugee School in Syria

23-02-2020

A so-called “Be My Friend” event has been held at AlSafsaf School in Daraa refugee camp, where 475 schoolchildren have been enrolled. The move makes part of UNRWA’s anti-bullying program, held in partnership with psychiatrists and teaching staff. Bullying is

UNRWA: 55% of PRS in Lebanon Do Not Possess Valid Legal Documents

UNRWA: 55% of PRS in Lebanon Do Not Possess Valid Legal Documents

22-02-2020

UNRWA said more than half of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon do not have valid legal visas, which has exacerbated their vulnerability and their precarious legal status. According to the Agency’s monitoring data, around 55 percent of PRS

UNRWA Pledges Increase of Cash Assistance to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Pledges Increase of Cash Assistance to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

22-02-2020

UNRWA said that in 2020 it will continue to provide basic services to PRS in Jordan, vowing to increase cash aid in order to help them address their most urgent needs and support the enjoyment of their human rights. Under

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Launch Distress Signals

22-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Thermopolis camp in Greece continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition they have been subjected to. In statements emailed to AGPS, the refugees said they have been enduring medical neglect and

Palestinian Minor Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Minor Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

22-02-2020

Palestinian refugees Raed Hosam Shaheen has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since 2014. Raed, born in 1998, was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh Street, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus, as he attempted to

UN Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

UN Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

21-02-2020

Syrian security forces deployed at a checkpoint in Daraa arrested on February 17 Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hamid Awad, aged 55 and sheltered in AlMuzeireeb community, south of Syria. The motives behind the arrest have not been revealed. At least 14

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

21-02-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Daraa camp, south of Syria, was released from a Syrian government prison on February 19, after a four-year detention term. Scores of Palestinian refugees have, meanwhile, been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons. AGPS believes that

Palestinian Volunteer at Oxfam International Injured in Southern Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Volunteer at Oxfam International Injured in Southern Syria Shootouts

21-02-2020

26-year-old refugee Ibrahim Mohamed, a volunteer at Oxfam International, sustained wounds in a shooting attack that resulted in the death of two Oxfam members. Unidentified assailants unleashed gunshots on the access road between the southern Syrian towns of AlYadouda and

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2020

A two-day campaign to vaccinate children aged below five years-old against poliomyelitis has seen the day in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. In live photos, medics and paramedics appear touring residential alleyways in order to immunize children. Thousands

UN Data: Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Ravaged Syria to Lebanon Goes Down

UN Data: Number of Palestinian Refugees Fleeing War-Ravaged Syria to Lebanon Goes Down

20-02-2020

The number of Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria has seen a sharp decrease in the Lebanese territories, UN and human rights bodies have documented. In August and September 2019, UNRWA conducted a verification exercise of PRS in Lebanon and verified

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

20-02-2020

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

PLA Involved in Pro-Government Battles in Northern Syria

PLA Involved in Pro-Government Battles in Northern Syria

20-02-2020

The Palestine Liberation Army in Syria said it has been fighting alongside the Syrian government forces in Aleppo and Idlib, in northern Syria. A live footage broadcast by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, also affiliated with the Syrian government, showed PLA fighters

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Their Ambivalent Fate as Greece Changes Its Mind on Migrant Detention Centers

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Their Ambivalent Fate as Greece Changes Its Mind on Migrant Detention Centers

20-02-2020

Greece has halted plans to construct new detention centers on outlying islands facing Turkey amid mounting opposition from resident communities who fear they will become permanent. The centre-right administration announced it would extend talks with regional authorities about replacing “anarchic”

Six Years On… Tragic Traces of Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Still Present

Six Years On… Tragic Traces of Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Still Present

19-02-2020

This week marks the sixth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated by the Syrian regime army on AlMuzeireeb Palestinian refugee community in Daraa, south of Syria. The Syrian government forces targeted Al-Zaytoun school and a local clinic run by UNRWA with

Life of Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlSabina Camp Marred by Power Outage

Life of Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlSabina Camp Marred by Power Outage

19-02-2020

Residents of AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the chronic power blackouts which they said last for over 16 hours running a day. The crisis has been exacerbated by the acute water dearth. Civilians are often forced

URNWA to Hold Training Sessions for Palestinians with Special Needs in AlSabina Refugee Camp

URNWA to Hold Training Sessions for Palestinians with Special Needs in AlSabina Refugee Camp

19-02-2020

Training courses are slated to be held by UNRWA for Palestinian refugees with special needs in AlSabina camp, in Rif Dimashq. The move makes part of the Agency’s disability inclusion program. The refugees will attend training sessions in hairdressing and

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

19-02-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

UNRWA: 67% of PRS in Jordan Lack Food Security

UNRWA: 67% of PRS in Jordan Lack Food Security

18-02-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said the majority of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are food insecure and continue to face high vulnerability. Referring to a Comprehensive Food

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Aleppo Shootouts

18-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Younes Hmeida was killed as he fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, in West Aleppo clashes. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are enlisted at Liwaa AlQuds brigade, among them 800 Palestinian refugees

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

80-Year-Old Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

18-02-2020

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

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

18-02-2020

Shams Center for Women Empowerment in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, announced the launch of educational and vocational courses in computer sciences, English, French, pastries, accessories, and detergent industry, in addition to psychological and medical support courses along with sports

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Sewage-Contaminated Water

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Sewage-Contaminated Water

17-02-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in Daraa camp, south of Syria, said drinking water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty. The local water company called on the residents of the camp and surrounding areas to

Palestinian Children from Syria to Benefit from Medical Campaign in Lebanon

Palestinian Children from Syria to Benefit from Medical Campaign in Lebanon

17-02-2020

The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund announced the launch of a campaign aiming to provide free cold surgery to Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon aged below 18. PCRF said it will contribute 2000 USD as part of surgery fees and

Rally Held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees over Trump’s Peace Deal

Rally Held in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees over Trump’s Peace Deal

17-02-2020

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined on Saturday a vigil staged in Jaramana Camp to speak up against the US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”. Protesters marched all the way through Jaraman’s alleyways, yelling slogans condemning the US bias

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

17-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hasan Saleh, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year in a row. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces on June 1, 2013. His condition and whereabouts

Tension Running High as Civilian Killed in Yarmouk Camp

Tension Running High as Civilian Killed in Yarmouk Camp

16-02-2020

A resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, was pronounced dead after thieves hit him in the head with timber beams, causing his immediate death, according to eye-witnesses. The victim’s family was forced to cancel a lawsuit after

Palestinian Refugee Community in Lebanon Warns of Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugee Community in Lebanon Warns of Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

16-02-2020

Representatives of the Palestinian community from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region met with Baalbek’s Mufti (Islamic jurist) Khaled AlMusleh to discuss the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community from Syria underscored the exacerbated

Sweden Sets Severe Citizenship Criteria

Sweden Sets Severe Citizenship Criteria

16-02-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency set tough requirements for becoming a Swedish citizen. Applicants are required to prove their identity—quite a difficult task for Palestinian refugees who lost their documents as a result of war and years of displacement. The applicant

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

16-02-2020

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria taking refuge in Shatila and Burj Barajneh camps, in Beirut, received 250 bread bundles and 50 winter blankets as part of donations made by Palestinian refugees from Syria in Europe. According to information collected by

AGPS Issues 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Issues 2018 Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria

15-02-2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, in partnership with the Palestinian Return Centre and Middle East Monitor, issued the English version of the annual report documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria in 2018. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria:

Palestinian Activists Push for Return of Yarmouk Families to Their Homes

Palestinian Activists Push for Return of Yarmouk Families to Their Homes

15-02-2020

Palestinian activists have urged the Syrian authorities, Palestinian Authority, and UNRWA to seriously work on facilitating the access of families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp to their homes. The activists quoted displaced families as appealing to all concerned

Efforts Ongoing to Reconstruct Yarmouk School

Efforts Ongoing to Reconstruct Yarmouk School

15-02-2020

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said local workers and volunteers have cleaned up the classrooms and corridors of the UNRWA-run AlTabgha School in an attempt to resume classes sometime soon. Sometime earlier, UNRWA appointed a committee to assess

Food Assistance Handed Over to Palestinian Families in Damascus

Food Assistance Handed Over to Palestinian Families in Damascus

15-02-2020

The Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People distributed meat portions to registered Palestinian families in Damascus and its suburbs. Priority was given to vulnerable families with members with special needs or ill people. Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Palestinians in Qudsaya

Arrest Sweep Targets Displaced Palestinians in Qudsaya

14-02-2020

A number of Palestinian young men have been arrested in a large-scale arrest sweep launched by the Syrian government forces in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq, in an attempt to force youths into military conscription. Three Palestinian young men were

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 4th Year

14-02-2020

Palestinian refugee Ziyad Awad, from AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. Ziyad was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way to receive his salary in Daraa on

UNRWA Delegation Discusses Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camps

UNRWA Delegation Discusses Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camps

14-02-2020

Representatives of the UN Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) held a meeting with local development committees in Palestinian refugee camps and communities in Syria in order to discuss the situation of displaced Palestinian families in the war-ravaged country. The meeting

Power Crisis Continues to Rock AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

Power Crisis Continues to Rock AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

14-02-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, have denounced the ongoing electricity blackouts across residential alleyways and buildings. In appeals emailed to AGPS, civilians said the main power feeder has gone out of operation due to the lack

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

14-02-2020

Baalbak Center, in partnership with Palestine Children’s Relief in Japan, handed over fuel supplies to Beit AlSoumoud Children organization allotted to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. Hundreds Palestinian refugees from Syria have been struggling for survival

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Abduction Reports Spread across Northern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Abduction Reports Spread across Northern Syria

13-02-2020

Displaced Palestinians and Syrians in refugee camps set up in Atama, north of Syria, have voiced deep concern over the fate of their children as reports have increasingly emerged on disguised child-snatchers. Activists said unknown gangsters attempted to kidnap women

Damascus Committee Carries Out Building Survey in Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Committee Carries Out Building Survey in Yarmouk Camp

13-02-2020

A delegation from Damascus governorate headed by member of the governorate’s executive committee Samir Jazaerli showed up in Yarmouk camp in an attempt to assess the situation of buildings in the area, reported Yarmouk’s education chief Walid AlKurdi. Palestinian refugees

UNRWA Schools Opened Up in Daraa Camp

UNRWA Schools Opened Up in Daraa Camp

13-02-2020

UNRWA has opened the Tabaria and AlSafsaf schools in Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees. Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Michael Amanya and director-general of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees Ali Mustafa attended the inauguration. As many as

Greece to Deport 200 Asylum Seekers to Turkey per Week

Greece to Deport 200 Asylum Seekers to Turkey per Week

13-02-2020

Greece announced Monday that it will begin building closed camps for migrants on its Aegean islands in March and is aiming to send 200 rejected asylum seekers back to Turkey each week. Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said the camps will

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Flee Beleaguered Idlib to Turkish Border

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Flee Beleaguered Idlib to Turkish Border

12-02-2020

With tensions and bloodshed reaching a zenith in Idlib, dozens of displaced Palestinian families fled the embattled northern Syrian province to the Turkish borders, as they rummaged around for a safe shelter. As snow fell on northern Syria this past

Swiss Delegation Inspects Deteriorating Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Swiss Delegation Inspects Deteriorating Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

12-02-2020

A Swiss delegation and a representative of the International Red Cross Committee in Syria paid a visit to Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, on February 11, in an attempt to scrutinize living conditions in the camp. The

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

12-02-2020

A campaign was launched in AlAyedeen Palestinian refugee camp, in Hums and surrounding areas in order to vaccinate children aged five and below against poliomyelitis. The campaign is slated to be kick-started on February 16 and concluded on February 20

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp

12-02-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Society distributed food baskets to a number of Palestinian families in Daraa camp, south of Syria. The move makes part of a relief campaign launched by the organization to assist vulnerable families. Humanitarian conditions have gone

UNRWA: 91% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Absolute Poverty

UNRWA: 91% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Absolute Poverty

11-02-2020

Over 90 per cent of Palestine refugee households in Syria live in poverty and 40 per cent remain in protracted displacement as a result of conflict and the damage and destruction of their homes, warned the UN Agency for Palestine

PRS in Egypt Denounce Embassy Mistreatment

PRS in Egypt Denounce Embassy Mistreatment

11-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt have railed against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the staff members of the Palestine Embassy in Cairo. The refugees rallied outside of the Embassy office, urging embassy officials to push for

Documentation Center Calls on Displaced Palestinians to Sign Up for Identity Documents

Documentation Center Calls on Displaced Palestinians to Sign Up for Identity Documents

11-02-2020

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on Palestinians displaced from Idlib and Aleppo’s western outskirts to Aleppo’s northern suburbs to show up at the center in order to register their personal information and obtain the necessary

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

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

11-02-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Cardiac Surgery Fees

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Cardiac Surgery Fees

10-02-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Ghassan Issa has appealed to all concerned bodies to help them secure an amount of 2,000 USD needed to shell out the fees of atrial dilatation (enlargement of the left atrium of

Palestine Liberation Army Launches Calls for Military Conscription in Syria

Palestine Liberation Army Launches Calls for Military Conscription in Syria

10-02-2020

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

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Cold Weather

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Exacerbated by Cold Weather

10-02-2020

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Held in Syria Jails

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Held in Syria Jails

10-02-2020

AGPS documented the secret detention of 98 Palestinian refugees living in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, from March 2011 until February 9, 2020. A number of Palestinians who had sought refuge in the camp were also fatally tortured in Syria’s government

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

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

09-02-2020

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

Red Cross Delegation Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Red Cross Delegation Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinians of Syria

09-02-2020

Head of the International Red Cross envoy in Damascus Philip Alexander was updated on the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees in war-ravaged Syria. This came in a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, also director-general of the Palestine Liberation

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

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

09-02-2020

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

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Idlib

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees in Idlib

09-02-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over meat portions, donated by the Islamic Association, to displaced families in and around Idlib province, in northern Syria. Meals were also distributed to displaced families in the area. The

332 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

332 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

08-02-2020

332 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

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounced Gas Shortage

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounced Gas Shortage

08-02-2020

Families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp denounced the delay in gas delivery and the inequitable distribution of gas cylinders. Civilians said Takamul Company delayed gas delivery for over two months, forcing the residents to purchase gas from the black

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Deteriorating Conditions

08-02-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UNRWA

08-02-2020

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, accused UNRWA of dragging its feet over their appeals for urgent relief services due to the dire condition and lack of humanitarian assistance in the area. The displaced Palestinian families called on UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Rally over Trump’s Biased Peace Plan

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Rally over Trump’s Biased Peace Plan

08-02-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria’s AlSabina camp joined a vigil staged on Friday to protest the US President Donald Trump’s peace deal, which he announced last week. The rally-goers denounced the silence maintained by a number of Arab governments over the

UNRWA Launches 2020 Appeal for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Launches 2020 Appeal for Palestinians of Syria

07-02-2020

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched in Beirut its 2020 funding appeal, including for the Syria Regional Crisis (Syria Appeal) totaling US$ 270 million. The event focused on the Agency’s

Car Bomb Explosion Sparks Panic in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Car Bomb Explosion Sparks Panic in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

07-02-2020

Tension has been running high in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, west of Rif Dimashq province, as a result of a car bomb blast. Local sources said the explosion targeted a government checkpoint. Ambulances rushed to the scene to

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

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

07-02-2020

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

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions in Greece

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions in Greece

07-02-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria who have been stranded in Greece have sounded distress signals over their deteriorating humanitarian condition after most European states opted for a closed-door immigration policy, leaving hundreds of refugees trapped in underequipped refugee camps. Speaking with

Palestinians of Syria: Trump’s Peace Plan Unwelcome, Our Right of Return Not for Sale

Palestinians of Syria: Trump’s Peace Plan Unwelcome, Our Right of Return Not for Sale

31-01-2020

Protests have been held by Palestinian refugees taking shelter across the Syrian territories in response to the US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, announced on Tuesday. Hundreds of refugees took to the streets in the refugee camps of AlNeirab in

UNRWA Says It Will Keep Up Its UN-Mandated Services for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Says It Will Keep Up Its UN-Mandated Services for Palestine Refugees

31-01-2020

UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshasha said the agency has no intention to end its operations or transfer its services to another party. In a press statement issued in response to the US President Donald Trump’s announcement of his peace plan, Mshasha

Scores of Palestinians to Go Homeless as Greek Ministry Issues Evacuation Notices

Scores of Palestinians to Go Homeless as Greek Ministry Issues Evacuation Notices

31-01-2020

The Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection issued a decision to evacuate all buildings housing migrant residents who have received visas or subsidiary protection cards in Greece since 2017. The Ministry said the eviction should be carried out no later than

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

31-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization distributed 100 food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin region, north of Syria. Palestinian refugees sheltered in Idlib, AlMuhammadiya Camp, and Deir Ballout Camp, in

"Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help"

"Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Jordan’s AlHadiqa Camp Launch Cry for Help"

30-01-2020

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

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

30-01-2020

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

Hamas Issues 7th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Hamas Issues 7th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

30-01-2020

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its seventh annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2019, eight years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Rif Dimashq

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Rif Dimashq

30-01-2020

The Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People handed over cash aid to vulnerable Palestinian families in Rif Dimashq in an attempt to enable them to purchase fuel supplies. After eight years of conflict, PRS continue to struggle with dire

Meeting Held in Istanbul to Discuss Situation of Palestinians of Syria

Meeting Held in Istanbul to Discuss Situation of Palestinians of Syria

29-01-2020

The Palestinian Investor Union, in cooperation with the Palestinian community in Turkey, convened on Monday a meeting in Istanbul to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Turkey. The meeting underscored the economic hardship and legal hurdles faced

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Jails

29-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Essam Zuheir AlRdeif, a resident of Daraa camp, south of Syria, was released on Monday following eight years in the Sednaya military prison, in Damascus. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlAmad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlAmad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Shahada AlAmad, born in 1968, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons. Ahmed, a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, was kidnapped from AlZahira neighborhood in Damascus on June 6, 2014. His family continues to

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

29-01-2020

Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation distributed blankets to some 100 displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. Over 470,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon.  About 45 per cent of them live in the country’s 12 refugee camps. Conditions

Orphan Allowances Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Lebanon

Orphan Allowances Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Lebanon

29-01-2020

AlSaraa Association, in cooperation with Sahabat AlAqsa Foundation and Helwan Association, handed over orphan allowances to 150 Palestinian children from Syria in Lebanon. The sum covers cash aid for November and December 2019. Some 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria

Palestinian Newborn Dies of Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn Dies of Medical Neglect in Lebanon

28-01-2020

50-day-old Palestinian baby girl Rasha Issa died on Sunday following weeks of struggle against a life-threatening disease in a Lebanese hospital. The family said Rasha suffers congenital heart defects and was in need of an urgent life-saving surgery worth 12

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Kidney Donation

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Kidney Donation

28-01-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mahmoud Hdeiri, from AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, has launched appeals for a kidney donation to save his life before it is too late. Mahmoud is diagnosed with kidney failure and undergoes hemodialysis sessions. The refugee

45 Palestinian Residents of Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

45 Palestinian Residents of Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

28-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 54 Palestinian residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama between March 15, 2011 and November 2020. The list includes 28 refugees who were tortured to death in government jails, six Palestinians who were gunned down by

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camps Denounce Outages in Telecommunications Network

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camps Denounce Outages in Telecommunications Network

28-01-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have railed against the blackouts in the landline service and internet connection for over 30 days. Civilians said local authorities attributed the breakdown to problems in the local sanitation network. The residents slammed

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

27-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 616 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, among

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

27-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action in response to the mistreatment they have reportedly been subjected to by the staff members of Bank MED. The refugees denounced the reluctance maintained by the Bank regarding

Maintenance Works Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Maintenance Works Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-01-2020

Pro-government sources in Syria said excavation works have been ongoing west of Yarmouk Camp to repair the main water tank in the area. Reports have also emerged on upcoming rubble-clearance works in the ravaged camp. Activists said members of the

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fuel Supplies Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-01-2020

Fuel supplies have been distributed in Aleppo’s Handarat Camp for Palestine refugees, north of Syria. Lists of concerned families were prepared sometime earlier using smart cards. Some 50 registered families reportedly received 100 liters of fuel each. The price of

Thousands of Palestinian Students Facing Serious Challenges in Syria

Thousands of Palestinian Students Facing Serious Challenges in Syria

26-01-2020

More than eight years of deadly warfare have imperiled the quality of education and access to educational facilities in the ravaged Syrian territories. Palestinian schoolchildren and university students continue to strive for academic careers that match their dreams for a

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

3 Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

26-01-2020

Three residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, were arreste by the Syrian security forces. An AGPS reporter said security forces from the Saasaa Branch arrested the three residents who came back to Syria from Lebanon

Missile Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Missile Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-01-2020

A number of missiles rocked the vicinities of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees. No injuries were reported among civilians. Activists said the missiles were most probably unleashed by opposition outfits. Sounds of blasts and heavy shootouts between the Syrian

Campaign against Stray Dogs Launched in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

Campaign against Stray Dogs Launched in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

26-01-2020

Local authorities in AlSayeda Zeinab, Hjeira, AlSabina, AlHusainiya, and AlDhiabiya, home to hundreds of Palestinian refugee families, have embarked on a campaign to eliminate stray dogs from the area. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees have raised concerns over their children’s

Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Refugees Detained in Thailand Launch Cry for Help

25-01-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria held at the IDC detention center in Bangkok, in Thailand, have appealed to the international human rights and humanitarian institutions to urgently work on their release from custody, where they have been mistreated

2 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown in Evros River

2 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drown in Evros River

25-01-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria were pronounced dead after they drowned on the perilous journey across the Evros River, near the Turkish-Greek borders. An AGPS reporter said the victims are Yazen Milad Qudsiya, from Handarat refugee camp, and Layth Mohamed

Palestinians from Syria Stranded in Violence-Prone Greek Camp Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria Stranded in Violence-Prone Greek Camp Sound Distress Signals

25-01-2020

Some 465 Palestinian refugees from Syria have been deeply concerned about their fate in the tension-stricken Moria camp, pitched on the Greek island of Lesbos. Frequent fire outbreaks, suicide attempts, violent confrontations, and killing have turned the refugees’ life into

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Pro-Jerusalem Vigil Held in Turkey

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Pro-Jerusalem Vigil Held in Turkey

25-01-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in a Friday vigil staged in AlFateh Mosque square to speak out against Israeli violations in occupied Jerusalem and in solidarity with the Imam of AlAqsa Mosque, Sheikh Ekrema Sabri. The

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

25-01-2020

Three Palestinian brothers from AlTaamari family, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. The refugees were identified as: Khaled Jamal AlTaamari, 26; Mohamed Jamal AlTaamari, 23; and Ahmad Jamal AlTaamari

Over 4,022 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead due to War-Related Incidents

Over 4,022 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead due to War-Related Incidents

24-01-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,022 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 484 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until October 21), up from 1,953

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Transfer of UNRWA Cash Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Transfer of UNRWA Cash Aid

24-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon said they have been unable to withdraw financial aid disbursed by UNRWA from local banks due to technical problems. A number of refugees said their ATM cards are automatically rejected. Activists called on the

Sweden Sets Tough Eligibility Criteria for Palestinian Asylum Seekers

Sweden Sets Tough Eligibility Criteria for Palestinian Asylum Seekers

24-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sweden told AGPS that the Swedish Immigration Agency has imposed tough conditions on refugees holding temporary visas and wishing to obtain permanent visas. The refugees said since mid-July 2016, the Swedish authorities suspended permanent visa

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Salam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

24-01-2020

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

12 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

12 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

23-01-2020

12 Palestinian refugees, including three women and a child, were gunned down by Turkish gendarmerie as they attempted to enter the Turkish territories, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of casualties includes Mohamed Ahmed AlKhalili, from Yarmouk Camp. He was shot

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Enduring Exacerbated Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Enduring Exacerbated Conditions

23-01-2020

Nearly 1,000 Palestinians from Syria have been subjected to abject living conditions in Sudan, where they are treated as foreigners rather than asylum-seekers. Relief institutions have failed to live up to their duties as regards the Palestinian refugee community

Relief Campaign Kick-Started for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Relief Campaign Kick-Started for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

23-01-2020

Activists have embarked on a relief campaign aiming to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon. The activists called on Palestinian refugees in Europe to donate the price of 1,000 bread bundles in

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hasan Leyla Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 7th Year

23-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Hasan Ziad Layla, aged 26, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the 7th consecutive year. Hasan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp. His condition and whereabouts remain

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlBal Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlBal Camp

22-01-2020

Some 25 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 families

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

22-01-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

22-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Muawiya AlFout, aged 36, has been secretly detained in Syria’s state run lock-ups for the seventh consecutive year. Muawiya was kidnapped by Syrian government forces on September 20, 2013 at a checkpoint set up near AlSabina, in Damascus

Cash Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-01-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 150,000 Lebanese pounds and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every refugee

Missing Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Croatian Seashore

Missing Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Croatian Seashore

21-01-2020

German police on Sunday told a relative of the Palestinian refugee Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim, born in 1974, that the latter drowned at sea. Ahmed’s relative Tareq Abu Omar said the victim was identified by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Woman Appeals for Urgent Treatment

21-01-2020

A Palestinian woman displaced from Syria to Lebanon has appealed to UNRWA, Palestinian factions, the Palestinian embassy in Lebanon, and the concerned international humanitarian organizations to help her secure treatment fees after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The refugee

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Economic Hardship in Syria

21-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to the sharp decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian pound compared to the USD and their lack of access to the local

Water Sanitation Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Water Sanitation Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp

21-01-2020

The General Water Company in Damascus embarked on maintenance works to rehabilitate the power network in Yarmouk refugee camp. According to government sources, maintenance works have been ongoing in Yarmouk’s main thoroughfare, near Fayez Halawa clinic and AlWaseem project. Other

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Receives Hamlet Talent Award in Denmark

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Receives Hamlet Talent Award in Denmark

20-01-2020

Palestinian young man from Syria Ahmed Abdul Mahmoud, aged 24, received the 2019 Hamlet Talent Prize after his company came on top of the list of projects established by young men below the age of 30. In 2016, Ahmed embarked

Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp Left without Water for 15th Day

Palestinian Families in Daraa Camp Left without Water for 15th Day

20-01-2020

Residents of the northern neighborhoods of Daraa camp said they have been left without water for nearly 15 days running. Civilians attributed the water scarcity to the closure of water pipelines by local authorities at the claim that water supplies

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Disembarks in Cyprus

Migrant Boat from Lebanon Disembarks in Cyprus

20-01-2020

A boat carrying 12 irregular migrants which set sail from Lebanon’s seashore landed in Cyprus a couple of days ago. The boat was intercepted by the Turkish and Cyprian coast guards. The migrants who were onboard were detained. Activists identified

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

20-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization handed over food parcels and coal to displaced Palestinian families in a number of Turkish provinces. The move saw the day in cooperation with the Islamic Society for Relief of Orphans and the Poor in Palestinian territories

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action by PLO

19-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have called on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to live up to its political and moral obligations regarding their unending cries for help. In appeals emailed to AGPS, activists quoted Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp as stating

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Damascus

19-01-2020

A PLO delegation led by member of the Executive Committee Azzam AlAhmad, has been spotted in Damascus. Member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Wassel Abu Yousef, also appeared during the visit. Member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

Clashes Flare Up at Greek Migrant Camp

19-01-2020

Violent clashes erupted in Moria refugee camp, set up on the Greek island of Lesbos. Fighting reportedly erupted by Afghan and Arab migrants using sticks and sharp weapons. Greek police said a Yemeni migrant was fatally stabbed by anonymous persons

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

Head of U.N. Palestine Refugee Agency: Difficult Year Ahead, amid Israeli Pressure

19-01-2020

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing United States funding in 2018. Christian Saunders, in

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

Despite Hardship, Palestinian Refugee Students in Northern Syria Achieve Excellent Results

18-01-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian students who have been taking shelter in poorly-equipped tents north of Syria have achieved outstanding academic results, despite the traumatic effects of the Syrian warfare and displacement. Third year secondary school student Amal Issa, displaced

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Absence of Humanitarian Assistance

18-01-2020

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon, continue to launch distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian condition. High rates of unemployment and poverty along with the absence of humanitarian assistance have

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Sidon

18-01-2020

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Families met on Wednesday, January 15, with the head of UNRWA office in Sidon, Ibrahim AlKhatib. The committee sounded the alarm over the squalid economic conditions and frail legal status endured by Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

Palestinian Refugees Look Out for New Decisions as Greece Sets Up New Asylum Ministry

18-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have voiced eagerness for positive moves regarding their demands for humanitarian asylum after the center-right Greek government announced on Wednesday its decision to establish a separate ministry of migration affairs. The decision comes as the country struggles to

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Neighboring Countries

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria have been denied easy access to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and North African countries. The Turkish embassies have suspended visas for Palestinian refugees from Syria for over five years. Jordan also issued a

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

Palestinian Refugee Dies in Syria Shootouts

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, nicknamed AlJoudi, died of wounds he sustained some 35 days earlier as he joined fierce clashes alongside Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syria government, in Deir AlZor, to the northeast of Syria. AGPS

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

Protests by Palestinian Refugees Ongoing in Sweden over Rejected Asylum Applications

17-01-2020

Palestinian refugees continue to rally in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Activists said local authorities have been treating refugees’ demands on

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

17-01-2020

Khayra Ummah organization handed over food parcels and coal to displaced Palestinian families in the Turkish provinces, of Konya and Kayseri Kerman. The move saw the day in cooperation with the Islamic Society for Relief of Orphans and the Poor

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Cry for Help

16-01-2020

Palestinian activists and civil society institutions have raised alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Activists said displaced Palestinian families in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region have been struggling for survival due to the cold weather and

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

Pro-Gov’t Armed Group in Syria Call for Military Conscription

16-01-2020

Calls were circulated by Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. Activists have accused the armed group of forcing Palestinian youths taking shelter in refugee camps across Syria to join pro-government military squads

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

16-01-2020

Head of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul, Hazem Antar, said Turkish officials told him Palestinians with Palestinian Authority passports are not prohibited from having their touristic visas renewed. Speaking with Palestinian news sources, Antar said holders of PA passports

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Arabic Language Seminar in Syria

16-01-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria took part in a seminar about the Arabic Language held at the headquarters of the Columbus Center in the Austrian capital Vienna. Speakers tackled difficulties in Arabic language teaching and communication in Austria and the diaspora

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

Palestinian Family Appeals for Release of Refugee Woman from Egyptian Jail

15-01-2020

Activists and relatives of a Palestinian refugee from Syria have appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Egypt, human rights organizations, and civil society institutions to urge the Egyptian authorities to release her from prison. The family of Hafidha Husain AlSoutari

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Travel Document Feees

15-01-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

Palestinian Refugee among 171 Migrants Intercepted in Izmir

15-01-2020

A total of 171 irregular migrants, including women and children who were trying to reach Greece's islands, were held by Turkish Coast Guard on January 13, 2019 in Menderes and Urla districts of Turkey's Izmir province. The Turkish

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Woman Aesha AlKafri Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Aesha Mohamed AlKafri, born in 1968, has been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government jails for seven years running. Aesha, a resident of Palestine Street in Yarmouk refugee camp, was kidnapped by government forces at the Batikha checkpoint in

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Food Aid Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

15-01-2020

The European AlWafaa Campaign distributed on Monday food parcels to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in I’zaz refugee camp and Efrin area, north of Syria. Families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps in Idlib also

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

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

14-01-2020

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

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2019

14-01-2020

Living conditions in Khan Dannun camp sharply deteriorated in 2019 due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the raging warfare. A transportation crisis has made life difficult in the camp. Upon more than once

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

Majority of Palestinians Reject PLA’s Engagement in Syrian Conflict

14-01-2020

While a number of Palestinians have supported the involvement of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) in the Syrian war, the majority oppose such a military intervention, saying the Palestinians should be kept at bay from armed conflicts. Heavy criticism has

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

Palestinian Girl Israa Khalil Held in Syria Jails since 2013

14-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Israa Mohamed Khalil has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Activists quoted an ex-detainee released from Syrian lock-ups as reporting that the Palestinian woman Fidaa Atiyeh Ajaj and her daughters Aya Mohamed

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

13-01-2020

Palestinian families taking shelter in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Palestinian factions to take urgent action regarding the

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

4 Missiles Slammed Into Vicinities of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-01-2020

Four missiles fell near AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. No injuries were reported. Activists said the rockets were most probably unleashed by opposition squads in Syria. All the way through Syria’s nine-year war, AlNeirab Camp has been a hotbed for

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Heating Smokes

13-01-2020

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

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

23 Migrants Die after Europe-Bound Vessels Sink

13-01-2020

At least 12 people have drowned when a boat loaded with asylum seekers sank in the Ionian Sea, according to Greece's coast guard.    "So far 12 bodies have been recovered. The search and rescue operation continues," the

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

Nightmare of Devastation in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Haunts Palestinian Schoolchildren

12-01-2020

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

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

Palestinian University Student Missing in Damascus

12-01-2020

Palestinian university student Omran Ahmad AlAzoun, from Yarmouk Camp, has gone missing in Damascus after he walked out of the College Of Mechanical And Electrical Engineering on way to the Faculty of Law to apply for delaying compulsory military service

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Parents Denounce Mistreatment against Palestinian Child by School Teacher in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

12-01-2020

The family of Palestinian refugee child Yamen Mohamed Hamid said their son was heavily beaten by an instructor at Jericho School, in Khan Dannoun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The child was reportedly beaten last Tuesday after he

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

12-01-2020

The Turkish Orphanage distributed food aids and relief items to displaced families in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, in an attempt to alleviate their suffering. Palestinian refugees sheltered north of Syria have been enduring a tragic

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

2 Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Extra-Judicial Execution South of Syria

11-01-2020

An armed militia affiliated with the Syrian government executed three residents of Daraa, south of Syria, without trial. The victims are Palestinian brothers Abdullah Abdul Kader Jaber and his brother Malek, along with Syrian national Ahmad Khaled AlAsfar. The young

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

Palestinian Family Distressed as 2 Sons Drown on Migration Route

11-01-2020

Palestinian youths Mohamed and Muayad Khaled Dalati, from Yarmouk Camp, were pronounced dead after they drowned off the Aegean coast, trying to reach Europe. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. Mohamed was pronounced dead last week. Muayad

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

Humanitarian Aid Dispatched from 1948 Occupied Palestine to Displaced Families in Idlib

11-01-2020

Aid convoys from Palestinian territories occupied in 1948 (present-day Israel) have reached northern Syria in an attempt to assist displaced Palestinian and Syrian families seeking refuge in Idlib province after they were forced out of their homes by the bloody

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinian Children North of Syria

11-01-2020

Schoolchildren at AlArkam School, in Nazareth city, in Palestinian territories occupied in 1948, donated a sum of 3,000 USD to children in the northern Syrian province of Idlib and nearby refugee camps. The cash aid was transferred via Kind

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

Palestinians in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Facing Deteriorating Humanitarian Condition

11-01-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh refugee camp, located in the western outskirts of Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce their squalid humanitarian condition and the absence of vital services in the area. Civilians said the poor infrastructure and the high rates of

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

New Novel Narrates Plight of Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp

11-01-2020

Palestinian writer and critic Nardine Abbas Matar Abu Nabaa released her novel entitled “Seven Hard Years”, published by Dar ElMarafa in Cairo. The novel narrates the plight of displacement and deportation wrought on Palestinian refugees. It tells the story of

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

UNRWA: Palestinians from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Jordan

10-01-2020

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Christian Saunders, said Palestine refugees in Jordan, including Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS), face social and economic hardships with dwindling employment opportunities, particularly for women and young people. “The agency’s severe financial shortfall threatens our ability to sustain

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Sweden after Authorities Deny Them Right to Asylum

10-01-2020

Palestinian refugees have staged a vigil in Gustaf Adolfs torg, a town square located in central Gothenburg, Sweden, protesting the rejection of their applications for asylum by the Swedish migration authorities. Members of the Asylum Seekers Association in Sweden said

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

56 Palestinians from Syria Drowned on Migration Route

10-01-2020

  56 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to Italy while others

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

10-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed food items to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria. Families taking shelter in Efrin region and Maarat AlNu’men, north of Syria, received meat portions. Meals were also delivered

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

AGPS: 70 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2019

09-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 70 Palestinian refugees in 2019, down from 276 in 2018. The list includes 50 civilians, among them three women and eight children. 29 Palestinians from AlNeirab also died under torture in Syrian government prisons and

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Southern Syria

09-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Husain Amin AlLaheibi, born in 1995, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts. An AGPS correspondent said Dhiaa was fatally shot by unidentified gunmen while he was inside a motorcycle repair

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

09-01-2020

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

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

Yarmouk Children Join Schools outside Their Camp

09-01-2020

Palestinian children taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have joined their schools in AlZahira area after Yarmouk schools were damaged in the warfare. Education chief in Yarmouk Camp, Walid AlKurdi, said schoolchildren have been transferred to their schools outside

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

Palestinian Brother Drowns off Aegean Coast, Brother Missing

08-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Khaled Dalati, raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was pronounced dead after he drowned off the Aegean seashore. His brother Khaled has gone missing. The refugees boarded a migrant vessel bound for Europe. AGPS could not identify the

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Activist Urges Palestinian Refugees to Wage Legal Battle to Return to Yarmouk Camp

08-01-2020

Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen AlSaman, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, called on Palestinian refugees who used to take shelter in the camp to file lawsuits in order to return to their homes and retrieve their properties. AlSaman’s calls came in

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

Rights Group Condemns Arbitrary Arrests Targeting Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

08-01-2020

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC) strongly condemned the recent abduction sweep launched by Syrian security forces against Palestinian students south of Damascus. VDC expressed deep concern over projected torture scenarios to be perpetrated by the Syrian security forces

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees Deprived of UNRWA Aid North of Syria

08-01-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

08-01-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal to the human rights institutions to work on revealing their son’s condition and whereabouts. Bakr was kidnapped by the Syrian government

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

2 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead in Idlib

07-01-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were killed in the northern Syrian province of Idlib after they fought alongside the Syrian opposition groups against government forces. Their names have been kept secret by AGPS over security concerns. AGPS has documented

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Palestinians in Syria Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

07-01-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to denounce the poor-quality bread sold in the area, saying worms and insects have been spotted inside bread loafs. The locals said bread is unfit for human consumption

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

Palestinians of Syria Slam Tough Citizenship Conditions Set by Turkey

07-01-2020

The Turkish government stipulated that Palestinian refugees with Palestinian travel documents wishing to obtain Turkish citizenship must be owners of a property worth 250,000 USD, have a fixed investment capital of 500,000 USD, and deposit a sum 500

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Woman Wahiba Abu Jamous Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jail

07-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Wahiba Muhy AlDeen Abu Jamous, from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for nearly five years. Wahiba along with her husband and two kids were kidnapped by Syrian security forces at AlAridha

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

56 Palestinian Children Arrested by Syrian Security Forces South of Damascus

06-01-2020

56 Palestinian children were arrested by the Syrian security forces in Yalda town, south of Damascus, after schoolchildren from AlJarmak School tore a poster of the Syrian president. An AGPS reporter said Syrian officers raided AlJarmak School and arrested 20

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Deliver Much-Needed Food Aid

06-01-2020

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to resume its food assistance services for thousands of families scattered across the war-torn

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

Over 30 Migrants Sustain Food-Borne Infections on Greek Island

06-01-2020

More than 30 cases of food poisoning have been spotted among migrants taking refuge on the Greek island of Leros, according to activists. The affected migrants, mostly children, were taken by ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. The activists

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

Over 37,000 Irregular Migrants Deported from Turkey in 2019

06-01-2020

Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, Turkey has taken in millions of refugees who fled their country, making Turkey the world’s top refugee-hosting country, the city governor said Saturday. Yerlikaya also underlined that 37

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

AGPS: 616 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

05-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 616 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. Updated statistics by AGPS indicate that 1,780 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held behind Syria’s prison bars, among

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

General Authority for Refugees Urges UNRWA to Follow Up on Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

05-01-2020

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) urged the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to enhance its follow-up mechanisms in 2020 regarding the situation in Palestinian refugee camps in and around Damascus. In a

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

Deaths Reported as Migrant Boat Sinks Off Turkish Coast

05-01-2020

Eight people, including three women, have drowned after a boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast, Turkey's Ministry of Interior has said. A ministry statement on Friday said a rubber boat with about 15 people on board

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

Leisure Activities Held for Children in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp

05-01-2020

leisure activities were held by the Palestinian Scouts Club in Hums, where hundreds of Palestinian refugee children have been born and raised. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

AGPS: Over 100 Palestinian Women Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

04-01-2020

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 109 Palestinian women and girls in Syria’s government prisons. AGPS also documented the death of over 30 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syria’s state-run penal complexes. AGPS believes the numbers to

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria's Alayedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

04-01-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlYedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the price leap, absence of stable financial resources, the sharp shortage in fuel supplies, frequent power blackouts, and absence of humanitarian

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

04-01-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees Rail Against Horrendous Conditions on Greek Island

04-01-2020

Palestinian and Syrian migrants who have sought shelter in Moria refugee camp, pitched on the Greek island of Mytilene, took to the streets, speaking up against the squalid humanitarian conditions they have been facing. The refugees also denounced the crackdowns

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

UNRWA Says Resettlement of Palestine Refugees Falls outside of Its Mandate

03-01-2020

Director General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, said resettling Palestinian refugees in a third country does not make part of the Agency’s mission. Cordone said in a statement that

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

Palestinian Child Injured by Bullet Fire in Syria

03-01-2020

Five-year-old Palestinian child Mustafa Rami, raised in Syria’s Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, was injured by bullet fire on the New Year’s eve. The Emergency Department at Syria’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that one person died and 18

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

35 Palestinian Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

03-01-2020

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestine refugees affiliated with Fatah AlIntifada group, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across the war-torn country. The list includes gunmen who died in fierce shootouts with ISIS and AlNusra Front in

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

03-01-2020

Palestinian refugee Nidhal Ismail Mohammed, who used to take shelter in Jilin, south of Syria, has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the seventh consecutive year. His family and friends continue to appeal for information over his condition

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

4,013 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2019

02-01-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 4,013 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including hundreds of women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that hundreds of refugees were killed under shelling and hundreds of

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee and Her Daughter Sentenced to Death

02-01-2020

The Damascus Criminal Court issued on Tuesday a death sentence against the 20-year-old student Fares Haitham Taameh, on charges of killing the Palestinian doctor Lara Hisham Hasan Shehadeh and her child Lama on April 19, 2018, in their house in

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

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

02-01-2020

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

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Aids Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

02-01-2020

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to families displaced from Maarat AlNomen to Harnaboush town, north of Syria. The charity also installed 16 residential makeshift tents to displaced families. Along similar lines, Khayra Ummah

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

01-01-2020

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

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

DFLP: 75% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Fled their Camps

01-01-2020

Member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Syria, Hasan Abdul Hamid, said the warfare led to the displacement of 58% of Palestinian refugees from their camps and residential communities. He said

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

“Palestinians of Syria: Between Violation of Rights and Challenges of Identity” Sees the Day

01-01-2020

Omran Strategic Studies Center has published a book entitled “Palestinians of Syria…Violation of Rights and Identity Challenges” written by lawyer Ayman Fahmi Abu Hashem. The 100-page book tackles the repercussions of the Syrian conflict on the legal situation of Palestinian

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

Bread Loafs Distributed to Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

01-01-2020

Ahl AlKheir charity distributed on Tuesday bread loafs to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, in an attempt to alleviate their alarming humanitarian condition. Hundreds of displaced

178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

178 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Missing in War-Torn Syria

31-12-2019

178 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have gone missing in Syria since the outburst of the conflict. Updated data by AGPS indicates that 331 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

Palestinians Refugees Continue to Defy Traumatizing Weight of Syria Warfare

31-12-2019

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

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Demand Urgent Action by Power Ministry

31-12-2019

Representatives of AlSabina town and its refugee camp visited on Monday the office of the Electricity Ministry in Damascus and updated Syrian officials on the frequent power outages rocking the area. Engineer Nidhal Karmousha vowed to take the necessary steps

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 107 Irregular Migrants Arrested by Turkish Coast Guard

31-12-2019

The Turkish Coast Guard arrested on Sunday 107 irregular immigrants in the Turkish Aegean province of Aydin as they attempted to illegally disembark on Greek islands. Turkish Coast Guard also intercepted a rubber boat carrying 31 migrants onboard in Kuşadası

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

31-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over fuel supplies to 188 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh refugee camps to the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The move makes part of the “Be Their

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

Proposed Rehabilitation Plan Seeks to Alter Demographic Character of Yarmouk Camp

30-12-2019

Reports have emerged on social media networks about a new organizational plan for Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, which aims at altering the camp’s demographic identity. A Palestinian engineer published a copy of the new plan on his

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Debris Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

30-12-2019

Debris clearance works have been ongoing around the main access road of 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

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

5 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Killed in Syria

30-12-2019

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, announced the death of five gunmen in Deir AlZor, east of Syria. Another military commander was injured. The group said a military vehicle was destroyed in a mine blast in

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

Palestinian Group Engaged in Pro-Govt Battles in Syria’s Idlib Province

30-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on its Facebook page, that it has been taking part in military operations alongside the Syrian government forces in Idlib’s suburbs, in northern Syria. The group said that it has

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Evacuated from Lebanon’s AlRashidya Refugee Camp

29-12-2019

A number of Palestinian families from Syria have been evacuated from their homes in AlRashidiya refugee camp, south of Lebanon, after heavy rains brought severe flooding on their tents and substandard residential facilities. Activists said the rain storm forced at

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-12-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and access roads, resulting in bed smells. Civilians said stacks of garbage have not been cleared for

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

Extrajudicial Executions Ongoing in Syrian Gov’t Prisons, Warns Rights Group

29-12-2019

The Syrian Commission for Releasing Detainees said the Syrian government continues to carry out arbitrary executions based on illicit court verdicts. Head of the commission, lawyer Fahd Moussa, told AlQuds AlArabi that recently the Syrian government authorities ruled for transferring

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

29-12-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over urgent aids, including fuel and meals, to 300 displaced Palestinian families in Idlib’s outskirts, north of Syria. Six makeshift tents were also installed by the charity. Hundreds of Palestinian

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

Palestinians from Syria Shorn of Basic Rights in Egypt

28-12-2019

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

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

Homes Flooded by Rain Downpours in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestine Refugees

28-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in AlSabina refugee camp, in Damascus, have voiced deep concerns over the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods in an area that has been grappling with poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

28-12-2019

Eight Palestinian refugees from Rukn AlDeen community, in Damascus, were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria. The list of victims includes four Palestinian refugees who were tortured to death in jail. Prior to the outbreak of

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

28-12-2019

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

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

80-Year-old Palestinian Woman Homeless in Lebanon

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Umm Khaled, aged 86, has gone homeless in the Lebanese territories, to which she fled from war-torn Syria. Umm Khaled, who used to take shelter in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp, has been left on her own in an

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Winter Allowances to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-12-2019

UNRWA has disbursed winter allowances to displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Concerned refugees living in areas higher than 500 meters above sea level received a sum of 565,000 Lebanese pounds each. Those sheltered in areas lower than

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Mine Explosion in Syrian Desert

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Shadi Hadid, from Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, was injured after a mine went off in the Syria Desert. He is a resident of AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo. Nearly 7,000 gunmen are

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Baltaji Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Subhi Baltaji, born in 1965, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the fourth consecutive year. A resident of Aleppo province, north of Syria, Mahmoud was arrested in July 2015 as he attempted

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

Palestinian Refugees Take Part in Qudsaya Workshop

27-12-2019

The Danish Red Cross and the Charity Commission for Relief of Palestinian People concluded a vocational training program in Qudsaya area, in Rif Dimashq. Over 20 female Palestinian refugees joined the event. Some 6,000 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

Winter Storm Loulou Brings Severe Flooding on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

26-12-2019

Winter storm Loulou rocking the Lebanese territories has brought heavy rain and strong wind to Lebanon, causing severe flash flooding and high winds in areas where thousands of Palestinian refugees have sought shelter. Palestinian refugees camps, including AlRashidiya, home to

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Drinking-Water Scarcity

26-12-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, said they have been enduring an acute dearth in drinking water since early April 2014. Civilians said maintenance works have been carried out by the local water company to repair

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

UN: Only 1% of Stranded Migrant Children in Greek Camps Go to School

26-12-2019

Only one percent of some 12,000 migrant children stuck in limbo in desperate conditions at refugee camps on Greek islands have had access to school, the UN said Monday. "Out of 12,000 children on the islands, only one

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

Switzerland Resumes Funding for Palestine Refugee Agency

26-12-2019

Switzerland said on Friday it had resumed aids to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the New Arab news site has reported. Switzerland was among a number of countries that suspended

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Dies under Torture in Syrian Jail

25-12-2019

Special sources told AGPS that an elderly Palestinian refugee has been tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, where he had been held for years. AGPS has kept his name secret at his family’s request. His death brings the toll

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it

Free Palestine Movement announced the death of one of it's members

25-12-2019

The Free Palestine Movement announced the death of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mohamed Khatab on December 22 as he fought alongside Syrian government forces in Salma town, in Latakia outskirts.

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

Palestinians Refugees Arrested in Southern Damascus Sweep

25-12-2019

A number of Palestinian young men were arrested in an abrupt arrest campaign launched by the Syrian security forces on Monday south of Damascus province. The arrests were carried out on account of compulsory military conscription. According to Sawt AlAsima

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Gas, Fuel Supplies

25-12-2019

Palestinians taking refuge in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, have launched urgent appeals for gas and fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. The residents said local markets have run out of Gas and fuel, slamming the unequal

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Facing Dire Conditions

25-12-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have reached Brazil as they rummaged around for a safe shelter have gone through tough conditions. The refugees have reportedly been denied access to the local labor market and the right to relief

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

244 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jails

24-12-2019

244 Palestinian residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, have been secretly held in Syrian dungeons. The list includes 23 women. AGPS continues to urge the Syrian authorities to reveal the condition and whereabouts of hundreds of Palestinians who have

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Humanitarian Conditions

24-12-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp have been enduring abject living conditions as a result of the price leap, lack of basic services, and water and power blackouts. Civilians said they have been deprived of life-saving healthcare services due to the

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes over US$ 11 Million for Palestine Refugees

24-12-2019

The Government of Japan signed on Saturday two contribution agreements amounting to 1,214,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 11.15 million) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

Winter Aids Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Greek Camps

24-12-2019

Shaghaf volunteering foundation distributed food parcels and winter garments to displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Vathi camp, set up on Samos Island, and in another camp set up on Leros Island. As a freezing winter season is around the

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded on Greek Island Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped on the Greek island of Samos have launched distress signals over their alarming humanitarian condition. An AGPS reporter said the refugees have been crammed in overcrowded and unequipped refugee tents and denied access to vital

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

Palestinian Boy from Syria Wins Best Player Award from Swedish Soccer Club

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Taher Salah Talal was granted the Best Player Award in Helsingborg football club in Sweden. Ahmas was raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees. Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees have achieved success stories, despite

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Mootassem Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Consecutive Year

23-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Amjad Mahmoud Mootassem has been held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Mootassem was arrested by Syrian security forces in November 2014 from AlMasna’ area, on his way back from Lebanon. He is a resident

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

Relief Aids Distributed to Palestinians from Syria South of Turkey

23-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization handed over food aids to Palestinian families from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Osmaniye as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter aid campaign for 2019. Relief officers said the food baskets were donated by

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

Palestinian Ex-Detainee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Month

22-12-2019

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who had been released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 6th consecutive month. Sometime earlier, informed sources told AGPS that

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Displaced Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

22-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Izdihar Taleb Helal said she has been left without medical treatment for three months and has been unable to purchase much-needed medicines. Izdihar was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy (she had both

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

Workshop Held by UNRWA Student Parliament in Beirut

22-12-2019

On November 23, UNRWA’s 22 newly elected members of the third Agency-wide Student Parliament (ASP), representing all of the Agency’s fields of operation – Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, came together for a four-day

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

Aids Handed Over to Expectant Women in Aleppo’s Handarat Refugee Camp

22-12-2019

Volunteers from the Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed maternity backs for expectant mothers and newborns in Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Call for Urgent Aid Delivery by UNRWA

21-12-2019

A vigil was staged by the Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Refugees and activists railed against the

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

Palestinian Students Honored in Damascus

21-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees paid tribute to a number of Palestinian students in Damascus who garnered the highest scores at their academic institutions. During a ceremony held on Thursday, speakers stressed the key role played by Palestinian

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

21-12-2019

Palestinian brothers Muhammed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammed, born in 1986, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

Palestinian Scholar Abdul Rahman Mohamed Ghuneim Passes Away

21-12-2019

Palestinian writer and scholar Abdul Rahman Muhammad Ghuneim, member of the Palestinian National Council and president of the Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union in Syria, died at the age of 75. Ghuneim was born in 1944 in the Palestinian village

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Charcoal Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

21-12-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed charcoal supplies donated by the Indonesian association KNRP to a number of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish province of Antakya. The move comes as part of the “Warmth and Peace” winter campaign launched

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

150,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria, Says AGPS on Int’l Migrants Day

20-12-2019

AGPS documentation team found out that over 150,000 Palestinian refugees have fled the Syrian territories, where 650,000 Palestinians used to take shelter prior to the outburst of the deadly warfare. Over 60% of Palestinians from Syria have undergone

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

Palestinian Boy Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Short Story Competition

20-12-2019

13-year-old Palestinian boy Majd AlDeen Kamal Eid, raised in AlSabina refugee camp, won the second prize of the so-called “My Story” competition for the best realistic short story held as part of a Damascus festival. Majd received the silver prize

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

Greece to Push Back 10,000 Migrants to Turkey

20-12-2019

Greece announced its intent to push back some 10,000 migrants to Turkey, amid heavy criticism leveled by human rights NGOs at the southeastern European country over mistreatment of new comers. Greece is predicting up to 100,000 asylum-seekers to

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Detergents Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

20-12-2019

The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation distributed on Wednesday children detergents to a number of displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

Palestinian and Syrian Families Flee Deadly Shelling in Northern Syria

19-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian and Syrian families have fled Idlib and nearby zones due to the heavy air strikes launched by Syrian and Russian fighter jets. Over the past week, Syrian and Russian forces have carried out daily air strikes on

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

PA Presidents Contributes $250,000 Million to Damascus Hospital

19-12-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Political Department, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, updated the director of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Syria, Atef Ibrahim, on the decision of the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to buy medical equipment

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

Debris Clearance Kick-Started South of Damascus

19-12-2019

Head of AlHajar AlAswad city council Khaled Khamis announced the launch of debris clearance works on the main access road of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, in an attempt to smooth civilians’ movement across the area. Khamis said the

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Kadri Ismail Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 4th Year

19-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Kadri Subhi Ismail, aged 49, has been held in Syrian government prisons since June 18, 2015. Kadri, a resident of Aleppo province, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces as he passed through a checkpoint in Yarmouk refugee camp

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

615 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

18-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlSirsawi, aged 50, has died under torture in a Syrian prison. His family was updated on his death a few days ago. He was a resident of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Mohamed’s death brings the toll

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Talal Nizar Kilani Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

18-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Talel Nizar Kilani, born in 1971, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. A resident of AlMansoura Street in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, Talal disappeared in 2012 on

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water/Power Blackouts

18-12-2019

An acute water/power crisis continues to rock AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. The residents said they have been forced to stay up all night until water is pumped into the area due to power blackouts. The residents’

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Winter Clothes Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

18-12-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 150,000 Lebanese Pounds (LP) and a food allowance worth 40,000 LP per every

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

18-12-2019

Khayrah Ummah Association handed over winter clothes to Palestinian families from Syria in the Turkish city of Bursa as part of the “Warm and Peace” winter campaign launched by the charity. Volunteer campaigners said blankets and winter clothes were distributed

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

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

17-12-2019

December 16, 2019 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

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

Qatar, UNRWA Sign US$ 20.7 Million Agreement for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an agreement on Sunday under which the State of Qatar will contribute US$ 20.7 million to

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Lighting Improvement Project Launched in Neirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

17-12-2019

A so-called “Nawerha Initiative” has been launched as part of the Shams Project kick-started in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, to enhance lighting across residential alleyways. A campaigner said the move comes as a result of the frequent

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

Palestinian Author Ahmad Jamil AlHasan Passes Away

17-12-2019

Palestinian writer Ahmed Jamil AlHasan died on Sunday, December 15, in Damascus, at the age of 63. The writer was born in 1957, in the village of Sila Al-Harithiya, in Jenin. He had pursued his studies in the Jenin refugee

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugee Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

16-12-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter on the Greek island of Kos said their tents have been uprooted and others have fallen apart as torrential downpours have swamped refugee camps set up on the island. Pictures and videos circulated on social media

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Gas Shortage

16-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of gas supplies needed for cooking and heating. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try to get a

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegation Visits Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-12-2019

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed up in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The UN delegation, led by UNFPA’s Fabrizia Falcione, gained a closer look at the work mechanisms of Shams Project, which has been operating

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

Austria Contributes EUR 2 Million to Support Palestine Refugee Agency

16-12-2019

The Government of Austria on Tuesday signed an agreement amounting to EUR 2 million with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s 2019 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

Winter Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Students in Syria

16-12-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, in partnership with UNRWA, distributed 175 boxes comprising winter clothes for displaced Palestinian schoolchildren in Sahnaya, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of families displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp and other areas around Damascus have

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

85 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Land on Greece Islands since Early December

15-12-2019

Palestinian refugees continue to risk their lives onboard Greece-bound boats, fleeing war-torn Syria among other tension-stricken countries. An AGPS reporter said 85 Palestinian refugees from Syria have disembarked on such Greek Islands as Chios, Samos, and Mytilene. Greece reportedly deported

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

UNRWA Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Delayed

15-12-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA’s winter allowances will be shelled out after December 17, 2019. The association attributed the delay to unexpected problems in banking emissions. No official statement has been released by UNRWA

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

Mismanagement Allegations Emerge against UNRWA Office in Syria

15-12-2019

Residents of Daraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, accused UNRWA staff of mismanagement and nepotism. In a letter emailed to AGPS, the residents said signs of unfair recruitment procedures have emerged at UNRWA’s Daraa office as members of

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

UN Extends Mandate of Palestine Refugee Agency for 3 Years

15-12-2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed the final vote to renew the mandate of the UN Palestine refugee agency for another three years, amid an ongoing probe into alleged mismanagement issues and strong opposition by the US and

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town in 2019

14-12-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town, in Daraa’s western outskirts, south of Syria, have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area as reports of assassination attempts have been on the rise. In 2019 alone, five Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon

14-12-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Friday outside of the office of UNRWA director of operations in AlBadawi refugee camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to urge the Agency to adopt an emergency plan in favor

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

21% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan Hold Syrian Travel Documents

14-12-2019

An AGPS report titled “Palestinians from Syria in Jordan” and issued on December 3 said that 21% of Palestinian refugees who fled Syria to Jordan carry Syrian travel documents, 56% carry Jordanian documents, while 22% hold Palestinian travel documents. The

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt

14-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar, aged 53, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government penitentiaries for over six years in a row. The detainee was kidnapped by the Syrian security forces on July 18, 2013, near the Hums-based AlAydeen Camp

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinian Orphans in Lebanon

14-12-2019

AlSaraa Association, in partnership with Friends of AlAqsa Association and Hilwan Group, distributed orphan allowances to Palestinian children from Syria taking refuge in Lebanon. The transferred sum covers aids for September and October months. Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue

Palestinian Official:  Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

Palestinian Official: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Hinges on National Unity

13-12-2019

Education chief in Yarmouk Camp Walid AlKurdi said the return of displaced families to their homes in Yarmouk Camp requires unified positions by national Palestinian factions. In statements posted on his Facebook account, AlKurdi urged Palestinian political leaders to combine

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

Relief Campaign for Palestinians of Syria Launched in Lebanon

13-12-2019

AlWafaa European Campaign launched a so-called “sos4refugees” relief campaign to provide urgent humanitarian assistance for Palestinians taking refuge across the Lebanese territories. The campaigners said the move will be launched as of December 16, urging all concerned persons and parties

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

Rights Group: Syrian Authorities Transfer Dozens of Prisoners to Sednaya Military Prison for Extrajudicial Trials

13-12-2019

Nophotozone organization said dangerous pieces of information released by reliable sources have revealed that the Syrian authorities dragged dozens of prisoners from different penal complexes, including Adra, to Sednaya military prison in order to subject them to extra-judicial trials before

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Handicrafts Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

13-12-2019

Palestinian activists held an exhibition of handicrafts in AlSayeda Zeinab Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Representatives of Palestinian factions and Palestinian refugees attended the opening ceremony. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally inside UNRWA Office in Lebanon

12-12-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) and the Committee of Palestinians from Syria held a sit-in inside the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in AlBadawi camp, north of Lebanon, calling on

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Reconstruction Plan Announced in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Syria’s Prime Minister Imad Khamis said that the organizational plan for Yarmouk refugee camp and Qaboun area will be announced at the beginning of 2020. In a meeting held on Thursday, December 10, Khamis pointed out that the rehabilitation plans

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Shows Up in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, paid a visit to Sabina camp in Rif Damshq, previously an embattled area to the south of Damascus to which

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

12-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Hamam Abdul Rahman Ayoub, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in a Syrian state prison for the seventh consecutive year. Hamam, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Syria as he

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

Wood Bundles Distributed in Refugee Camps North of Syria

12-12-2019

The Melhem charity distributed heating wood to 1,100 displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin, in Jindires area. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

AGPS: 614 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails, 329 Missing

11-12-2019

Statistics released on the international Human Rights Day, observed every year on 10 December, indicate that 4,009 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) died of war-related incidents, including shelling, the blockade, deadly shootouts, torture, and on the migration route. At

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria Established in Lebanon

11-12-2019

Activists and independent committees in Lebanon announced the launch of Civil Committees for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon, a body that will speak up for PRS across the Lebanese territories. The newly-formed body is made up of Palestinian refugee activists

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

Rights Group: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Lebanon Unrest

11-12-2019

The Palestinian Association for Human Rights (Witness), based in Beirut, said the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) has sharply deteriorated due to the mass-unrest gripping the Lebanese territories. “Witness” said that after eight years of conflict, PRS continue

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

NGO Continues to Assist Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

11-12-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development continues to distribute cash and in-kind aids for displaced Palestinians and orphans in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Subjected to Frail Legal Status

10-12-2019

A recent report issued by AGPS has revealed that over 18,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan can be categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and deteriorating humanitarian condition. The majority of the Palestinians from Syria

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Govt Jails

10-12-2019

AGPS kept record of dozens of cases of secret internment and fatal torture of members of same family in Syrian government prisons. One such case occurred on April 28, 2014, when three Palestinian brothers from the Hamdan family, sheltered in

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Daraa’s Western Outskirts Denounce Price Leap

10-12-2019

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

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Wood Heaters Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

10-12-2019

The Melhem Charity distributed firewood heaters to about 1,100 Palestinian and Syrian families in the Deir Ballout and Muhammadiyah refugee camps in Efrin, in Jindires area, north of Syria. Dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Urges UNRWA to Enhance Services for Palestinians of Syria

09-12-2019

On the 70th founding anniversary of the United Nations Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), AGPS calls on the Agency to work on sustaining and enhancing its core services for Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS). After

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria in Berlin Conf

09-12-2019

The “Palestinians of Europe Conference…Past, Present, and Future” was launched on Saturday in Berlin, in line with UNRWA’s 70th founding anniversary. Speakers drew attention to the repercussions of UNRWA’s service cut and decrease in funding for the Agency on Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

Palestinian Refugee and His Son Injured in Netherlands Restaurant Explosion

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Othman and his six-year-old son were injured after a restaurant exploded in the Dutch city of Kuforden. They were transferred to the Groningen city’s hospital. The explosion reportedly occurred after part of the restaurant rooftop collapsed in

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Comes 4th in Dubai Bodybuilding Championship

09-12-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmad AlFar won the fourth place in the “Mr” contest and the fifth in the 100 kgs competition as part of the Dubai bodybuilding championship staged at the Dubai Muscle Show which took place on

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

On Int’l Volunteer Day…Palestinian Woman Devotes Her Life to Needy People

08-12-2019

After more than eight years of bloody shootouts, Palestinian volunteers and relief officers in Syria continue to face dangerous challenges and threats from all warring parties. AGPS documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian volunteers and the forced disappearance of

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

Man Assassinated by Unidentified Militia in Southern Syria

08-12-2019

58-year-old Ahmad Ali AlRahal was killed by anonymous gunmen in AlMuzeireeb town, west of Daraa province, south of Syria. The man was fatally shot outside of his house at the entrance to the town. The gunmen could not be identified

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Increase in UNRWA Aids

08-12-2019

Palestinian activists in Syria stressed the need to sustain and increase UNRWA's financial aids to Palestinian refugees in Syria. In posts circulated on social media, activists said that UNRWA’s intent to conduct a survey in early 2020 over whether

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt for 7th Year

08-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdul Kader Alyan has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for over seven years. Alyan, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad-Palestine, was kidnapped by the government troops from his home in

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner General Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-12-2019

Acting Commissioner-General of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Christian Saunders, toured Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Accompanied with a delegation from the General Authority for Palestinian Arab

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

Palestinian Refugee Injured in Deir AlZor Clashes

07-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Bassam Mohamed Abdul Fattah, a resident of Handarat camp, in Aleppo, sustained severe burns after a mine left over by ISIS militias in Deir AlZor, east of Syria, went off. Bassam is a member of Liwaa AlQuds brigade

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

Fatah AlIntifada to Work Out Situation of Palestinians in Syria without Identity Documents

07-12-2019

Fatah AlIntifada battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, called on Palestinian refugees in Syria who have not obtained official identity documents to show up at its offices and submit their demands to that end. An AGPS field reporter said

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Brothers Omar and Muntassar Ghunayem Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

07-12-2019

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 Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

2 Palestinian Brothers Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

06-12-2019

AGPS has learned that two Palestinian brothers from Syria’s AlHusainiya camp died under torture in Syrian government prisons following years of secret detention. AGPS has kept their names secret at the request of their families. The death brings the toll

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

UNRWA Delegation Meets with Representatives of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon

06-12-2019

Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon Claudio Cordoni met on Wednesday with representatives of the Commission of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. The delegations discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and the

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Ireland Contributes EUR 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

06-12-2019

Ireland has announced EUR 2.5 million contribution in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made shortly after a high-level Irish delegation led by the Irish

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Leisure Activities Held for People with Disabilities in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

06-12-2019

Members of the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria organized activities for children with special needs in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Gifts were distributed as part of the event, held in partnership with the Danish Red Cross

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

Families of Missing Migrants in Turkey Appeal for Information

05-12-2019

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 11Palestinian 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 March

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-12-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the eight-year long warfare. Civilians said the cost of living index in the area is eight times higher than the

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Daraa Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Action

05-12-2019

Humanitarian conditions have gone remarkably worse in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees due to the price leap, poor infrastructure, and absence of vital services. Civilians continue to rail against the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

05-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the eighth year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

Winter Clothes Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

05-12-2019

The Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian people handed over winter garments to 120 Palestinian orphans from Yarmouk camp and other Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The move comes as part of the group’s attempts to assist Palestinian refugees

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

AGPS Releases New Report about Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

04-12-2019

AGPS has issued a new documentary report entitled "Palestinians of Syria in Jordan". The report sheds light on the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) who fled to Jordan following the outbreak of the bloody conflict in March 2011

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

Renowned Palestinian Translator Saleh Almani Pronounced Dead

04-12-2019

Renowned Syrian-born Palestinian translator Saleh Almani passed away on Tuesday, December 3, in the Spanish city of Valencia at the age of 70. Almani was born in Hums province, in Syria, on 1949 and earned a diploma in Spanish literature

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

Palestinians from Syria with Disabilities Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

04-12-2019

More than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. UNRWA has upon more than one occasion sounded the alarm over the tragic situation

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ziyad Awad Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 3rd Year

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Ziyad Awad, from AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the third consecutive year. Ziyad was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way to receive his salary in Daraa on

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

Palestinian Refugee Receives International Referee Certificate

04-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Sherif Jarwan Issa, from Khan Dannun refugee camp, received an international arbitration certificate in body building and physical strength after he attended a training course for referees held by the Syrian Arab Sports Federation for Bodybuilding between October

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

AGPS Underscores Situation of Palestinians of Syria at London Conference on UNRWA

03-12-2019

AGPS concluded on Saturday a successful contribution to the one-day conference about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), held by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC). Titled “UNRWA at 70: Responding to

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Denounce Swift Price Leap

03-12-2019

Displaced Palestinian families from Syria have sounded distress signals over the dramatic price hike in the Turkish territories at a time when the exchange rate of the local currency has remarkably gone down. Unemployment rates among the Palestinians of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

Palestinian Refugees Push for Release of Forcibly Disappeared Persons

03-12-2019

Residents of AlMuzeireeb town took to the streets on Sunday, calling on the Syrian government to release Palestinian and Syrian prisoners and disclose the fate of the victims of forced disappearance. 15 Palestinians, among them a woman, taking refuge in

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Girl Razan Omar Mustafa Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

03-12-2019

Palestinian refugee Razan Omar Mustafa, a resident of AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Razan was kidnapped by Syrian security forces from her home on September 12

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of  Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Mother

02-12-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Shamsah Rashdan Mohamed Rashdan, aged 63, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their missing elderly relative along with her daughter Asia Mohamed Sa’id Kweider, 22. The mother and her daughter

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

Silent March Held in AlNeirab Camp to Push for Women Empowerment

02-12-2019

Members of Shams Project to Empower Women organized a silent march in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, condemning gender-based violence and discrimination. Palestinian refugees taking part in the march spoke up for their inalienable rights and denounced the violations committed

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Hague over Int’l Community’s Silence Regarding Israeli Crimes

02-12-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Dutch city of The Hague, condemning the ceaseless Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. The protesters called for an immediate probe into Israeli

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Germany Contributes EUR 69 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

02-12-2019

Germany has announced new multi-year project funds of up to EUR 69 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The announcement was made during a meeting of UNRWA’s Advisory Commission

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

Humanitarian Condition of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deteriorating

01-12-2019

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon continue to express deep concern over their fate in the midst of the large-scale protests sweeping the Lebanese territories for over 40 days to topple the incumbent government. Speaking with AGPS, Palestinian refugee Ali Maatouq

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Gas Dearth

01-12-2019

Dozens of cash-strapped families in Khan Dannun refugee camp said they continue to face a mountainous journey trying to purchase supplies needed for cooking and heating purposes. A resident said civilians have to line up for hours daily to try

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

Palestinian Boy Becomes Chess Icon in Cyprus

01-12-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Mohamed Ayyash has been supervising chess competitions at a sports club in Cyprus’ capital city of Nicosia. Mohamed is supervising 25 players in the club. He is the youngest chess referee in Cyprus and has obtained

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 8th Year

01-12-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the eighth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

On Int’l Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinians of Syria

30-11-2019

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, annually observed by the United Nations on Novemeber 29, AGPS called on the international community, particularly UNRWA, to take further action in order to provide the Palestinians of Syria with

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Pronounced Dead since Start of Syria Conflict

30-11-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 4,007 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 487 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. 1,987 refugees were pronounced dead in 2019 (until November 29), up from 1,953

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

Member of Palestinian Group Killed in Idlib

30-11-2019

The Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian government, announced the death of gunman Ghazi Khaled AlMohamed in Tal AlZor, in Idlib’s southern outskirts, in violent shootouts with opposition groups. The victim’s nationality could not be identified by AGPS. Nearly

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Kharroubi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

30-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Khaled Muhsen Kharroubi, a resident of Syria’s AlMuzeireeb community, has been enduring a mysterious fate in state-run jails for the fourth consecutive year. Khaled was arrested by Syrian security forces in AlLajat area, south of Syria, on August

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Aids Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-11-2019

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent Society distributed food and relief items to residents of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

Palestinian Professor Mahmoud Hamid Launches Ground-Breaking Project in Wood Industry

29-11-2019

Palestinian professor Mahmoud Ahmad Hamid has initiated an international research project in Sweden that is expected to revolutionize wood industry. The project aims to develop natural adhesives used in the manufacture of compressed wood, instead of the petroleum glues currently

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

29-11-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian families from Syria who have sought shelter in Germany have sounded distress signals over delays in the family reunification process, which they said often lasts for over three years. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Germany

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Doctor Nizar Kassab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Nizar Jawdat Kassab has been secretly jailed in Syria for the eighth year running. Nizar, a genitourinary surgeon, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched near Yarmouk’s entrance on December 16, 2012. Palestinian medics and relief activists have

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

29-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

19 UNRWA Staff Members Killed, Dozens Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

28-11-2019

To date, 19 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and several others are missing and/or detained, said UNRWA’s Acting Commissioner-General Christian Saunders in an annual report read out before the UN General Assembly’s Fourth

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

Int’l Delegation Shows Up in Southern Damascus

28-11-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent paid a visit to AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, near Yarmouk Camp, where thousands of Palestinian refugees used to take shelter. The visit reportedly aims at setting the framework for

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

PLA to Work Out Situation of Palestinian Draft Evaders in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

28-11-2019

A member of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was tasked with working on the files of Palestinian young men in Aleppo and in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps who evaded military conscription. Shortly after the

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

Vigils Held in Syria’s Palestine Refugee Camps over US Shift on Israeli Settlements

28-11-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps across Syria have joined rallies staged in protest at the announcement made by the US President Donald Trump’s administration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as inconsistent

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Doctor Osama Omar Khaled Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

27-11-2019

Palestinian doctor Osama Omar AlKhaled, aged 64, died under torture in Syrian government prisons. Osama, a resident of Daraa, south of Syria, and a native of the Palestinian village of Ein Ghazal, got his health condition worsened at the Adra

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

2 Palestinian Refugees Who Protested Fanatic Assault on Holy Quran Released in Norway

27-11-2019

Norwegian cops released Palestinian refugees from Syria Kusay Rashid and his uncle Yaser Salama, who were arrested after they protested against members of the SIAN anti-Muslim organization who set fire to Holy Quran. On November 17, members of fanatic SIAN

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Rami Afif Qasem Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

27-11-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Rami Afif Kasem appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on identifying the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the family said Rami

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Salim Bahloul Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Govt since 2012

27-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Salim Mahmoud Bahloul has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run penal complexes for the eight-consecutive year. Salim, in his 20s, was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on October 12, 2012 from Bisan Clinic. He is a

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

27-11-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

Palestinian Family Released from Greek Custody after 60 Days

26-11-2019

The Greek authorities released on Saturday, November 23, 120 migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, who have been detained on Rhodes Island for nearly 60 days. The freed migrants include Palestinians, Iraqis, and Syrians. The list of released migrants includes Palestinian

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Leisure Activities Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-11-2019

AlSafsaf School, in partnership with UNRWA and the Daraa Youth Center, organized activities for children in Daraa camp, south of Syria. The event falls in line with the Universal Children’s Day. Over 600 Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa Camp

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

Palestinian Child from Syria Wins Austria Chess Contest

26-11-2019

Palestinian child Mohamed Anwar Ali, from Syria’s Khan Eshieh refugee camp, won the gold medal as part of chess competition staged between 130 contestants representing different Austrian schools. Mohamed received the best player award. Histeam snatched the third place at

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon Return to Syria

26-11-2019

A number of Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon have returned to Syria after anti-government protests have reached a peak in the Lebanese territories. The price leap, dire socio-economic conditions, and delays in the transfer of UNRWA aids

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

Palestinian Refugee in Netherlands Obtains 1st Passport in Her Lifetime

25-11-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria were granted citizenship in European destinations, following a mountainous journey in the hunt for humanitarian asylum by holders of Syrian travel documents. Palestinian refugee Shatha Tamim and her children were recently granted

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

Civilians in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Burn Trash in Residential Alleyways

25-11-2019

Residents of Aleppo’s Handarat Camp denounced the apathy shown by the local authorities regarding their appeals for clearing garbage. Civilians said they have been forced to burn trash in the camp alleyways, adding that the Palestinian Red Crescent has reneged

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

25-11-2019

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

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

Greek Govt Pledges Establishment of Migrant Centers

25-11-2019

The Greek government on Wednesday announced plans to set up five closed pre-departure centers for migrants on the Aegean islands of Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Kos and Leros. According to the plan, which was announced on Wednesday by government spokesman Stelios

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

Displaced Palestinian Women Turn to Handicrafts to Provide for Their Families

24-11-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon have got into embroidery to earn a living to feed their children. A so-called Amna who closed her beauty salon in Syria when the war started decided to enroll in

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

Palestine Heritage Exhibition Held North of Syria

24-11-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development, in cooperation with the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, organized an exhibition for traditional Palestinian heritage in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The moves aims at preserving Palestinian heritage in

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

UAE Contributes US$ 12.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

24-11-2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated a contribution of US$ 12.5 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “This extraordinary financial contribution will help the Agency continue to

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

Palestinian Nurse Bassel Omar Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for over 6 Years

24-11-2019

Palestinian nurse Bassel Hassan Omar, aged 38, 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 remains

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

Civil Committees Denounce File Transfer of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon from UNRWA to UNHCR

23-11-2019

Palestinian-Syrian civil committees in Lebanon have condemned underway attempts to task UNHCR, instead of UNRWA, with managing the affairs of the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon. In a joint statement, a number of civil committees slammed the calls made by

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

Mortars Dropped near Aleppo’s Palestinian Arab Club

23-11-2019

Mortars reportedly fell around the Palestinian Arab Club in AlJumeiliya area, in Aleppo, a couple of days earlier, resulting in injuries and material damage. The Arab Club administration said staff members remained indoors for fear of being killed in the

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

Palestine Children Face Considerable Threats to Their Safety, Says UNRWA

23-11-2019

As the Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC) turns 30, this week, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has called for increasing attention and assistance to children in conflict

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Saleh Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Govt Jail

23-11-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Hasan Saleh, from AlAyedeen camp, in Hama, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year in a row. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces on June 1, 2013. His condition and whereabouts