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Palestinian Refugees from Gaza, Jordan to Receive Subsidized Bread in Syria

Palestinian Refugees from Gaza, Jordan to Receive Subsidized Bread in Syria

13-01-2022

The municipality council in Deraa city, south of Syria, called on Palestinian refugees from Gaza and Palestinians with Jordanian travel documents sheltered in Deraa to register their names and personal information to receive bread at subsidized prices. The move comes

UK Gov’t: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

UK Gov’t: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

13-01-2022

Britain on Tuesday said it is “not returning” any people to Syria in line with the UN judgment that the latter “remains unsafe.” The statement from Home Office came after reports by The Guardian on Sunday that a Syrian

Displaced Families Called Upon to Submit Demands for Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Called Upon to Submit Demands for Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-01-2022

Activists have called on residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit applications to return to their houses and retrieve their property. Lawyer Nour AlDeen Salman said return permits are granted in a one hour time-span as authorities prepared detailed maps of

Palestinians of Syria Continue to Protest in Beirut over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinians of Syria Continue to Protest in Beirut over UNRWA Aid Cut

13-01-2022

Dozens of Palestinian families from Syria (PRS) who were displaced to Lebanon continue to rally outside of the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Beirut for the third

Palestinian Refugee Child Appointed Children’s Mayor in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Child Appointed Children’s Mayor in Netherlands

12-01-2022

A Dutch municipality appointed 11-year-old Palestinian-Syrian girl “Lulia Muhammad Hamid” as a mayor representing children in the municipality.  The children’s mayor Samuel Heuil and the mayor of the municipality Raine Melissan said Lulia Hamid will be performing several tasks

GAPAR Calls for Increasing Flour to Khan Eshieh Camp

GAPAR Calls for Increasing Flour to Khan Eshieh Camp

12-01-2022

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) has called on the Syrian Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection to allot an additional quantity of 1.5 tons of flour to AlJalil Bakery in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif

Family Survives Fire in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Family Survives Fire in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-01-2022

The family of Kamel Najami survived a fire that rocked their house in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The fires broke out on Tuesday after a kerosene stove went off at the house. A relative sustained injuries as

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Poland

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Poland

12-01-2022

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Amayri has gone missing in Poland for nearly one month. His family continues to appeal to the concerned embassies and human rights organizations to work on disclosing his condition and whereabouts. Mahmoud’s father, Khaled, said his son

House Burned Down by Thieves in Yarmouk Camp

House Burned Down by Thieves in Yarmouk Camp

11-01-2022

Palestinian refugees who have recently returned to Yarmouk Camp have spoken up against property-thieves who have been ransacking civilian homes and stealing their belongings. Recently, unknown persons set fire to a civilian house after they attempted to burglarize it. “They

Telecommunications Crisis Exacerbated by Cables Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

Telecommunications Crisis Exacerbated by Cables Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

11-01-2022

The telecommunications network in AlHusaniniya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has been ravaged by increasing cable thefts. Civilians said internet and phone networks have gone out of operation for over six days as gangsters continue to steal cables

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

11-01-2022

UNRWA announced its decision to distribute emergency food aid for 2022 in partnership with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) as of January 12. Text messages specifying the date and place of delivery will be sent to the

UNRWA Pledges to Find Solution to Cut Aid for PRS

UNRWA Pledges to Find Solution to Cut Aid for PRS

11-01-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have escalated protest moves against UNRWA to speak up against the Agency’s decision to cut aid for PRS families. A so-called “Tent 194” has been set up outside of UNRWA headquarters in Beirut

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

10-01-2022

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon held a vigil outside of UNRWA headquarters in Beirut, protesting the latest decision by the Agency to cut shelter and food grants for PRS and pay a monthly sum of

UNRWA Announces Additional Cash Aid for PRS in Lebanon

UNRWA Announces Additional Cash Aid for PRS in Lebanon

10-01-2022

UNRWA announced a new batch of cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon. In a statement issued on January 10, 2022, UNRWA said every registered PRS will receive an additional sum of 75$ to be shelled out

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Vital Services

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Vital Services

10-01-2022

Families who returned to Yarmouk Camp have called on Syrian authorities to rehabilitate vital facilities in an area where most public amenities have gone out of operation. The unabated warfare has had disastrous fallouts on Palestinian refugee camps across the

Yarmouk Camp in Syria Still Suffering from Heavy Toll of Regime Blockade

Yarmouk Camp in Syria Still Suffering from Heavy Toll of Regime Blockade

10-01-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 204 Palestinian refugees due to malnutrition and medical neglect as a result of the tough siege slapped a few years earlier by the Syrian regime on Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus

As Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Return to Ravaged Yarmouk Camp, Fatah Movement Commemorates 57th Anniversary

As Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Return to Ravaged Yarmouk Camp, Fatah Movement Commemorates 57th Anniversary

09-01-2022

Activists who attended a ceremony held on Sunday January 9 at the Arabic Club in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to mark the 57th anniversary of Fatah Movement founding in Syria, leveled heavy criticism at Fatah, saying the ceremony comes

Palestinian Refugee Arrested on His Way Back from Germany

Palestinian Refugee Arrested on His Way Back from Germany

09-01-2022

A Palestinian refugee was arrested by Syrian authorities at the Damascus International Airport after he came back from Germany to visit his family. His condition and whereabouts remain under wraps. Unverified reports confirmed his secret incarceration in Palestine Branch 235

Palestinians from Syria Trapped on French Guiana Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinians from Syria Trapped on French Guiana Appeal for Humanitarian Action

09-01-2022

Palestinian refugees stranded on the French island of Guiana have been subjected to a precarious legal status and dire humanitarian condition.  As the conflict broke out in Syria, thousands of Palestinian refugees fled the war-torn country to Brazil after

Palestinian Refugee Families Suffering Abject Conditions in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugee Families Suffering Abject Conditions in Qudsaya

08-01-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for UNRWA Winter Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for UNRWA Winter Assistance

08-01-2022

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action in response to the dire socio-economic condition and abject poverty they have been grappling with in the Lebanese territories. The refugees denounced UNRWA’s latest decision

7 Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Released from Syria Prisons

7 Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Released from Syria Prisons

08-01-2022

Seven Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, were released from Syrian prisons on January 1, 2022. Mohamed Subhi Sa’id, Samir Subhi Sa’id, Maher Mousa, Ismail Mousa, Rami Sa’id, Kutaibah Nayef Sa’id, and Ibrahim Yakoob, were freed

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Lash Out at Fatah Delegation

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Lash Out at Fatah Delegation

08-01-2022

Palestinian refugees in Syria leveled heavy criticism at a Fatah delegation that showed up in Damascus on January 6, led by the secretary of the group’s Central Committee, Jibril AlRujoub. The refugees said Fatah leaders have turned blind eyes and

Harassment against Schoolgirls Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Harassment against Schoolgirls Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

07-01-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have denounced the verbal harassment perpetrated against schoolgirls in the vicinities of mixed secondary schools. A local shopkeeper said instances of verbal harassment have been spotted around the clock

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

07-01-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded distress signals over the bread crisis in the area due to new distribution mechanisms implemented by the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade in Syria. A number of

Syrian Authorities Greenlight Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Greenlight Return to Yarmouk Camp

07-01-2022

Local sources told AGPS that families’ return to Yarmouk Camp has become a more feasible endeavour. Engineer Mohamed Salman said permits are rapidly granted by the security branch of Street 30 to families wishing to regain access to their homes

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

07-01-2022

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon have called on international humanitarian organizations and human rights institutions to take urgent action in response to the dire socio-economic condition and abject poverty they have been grappling with in the Lebanese territories

Food Baskets Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

Food Baskets Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

06-01-2022

Some 700 Palestinian refugee families received last week food baskets distributed by the Syrian Red Crescent Organization.  All the way through Syria’s conflict, residents of Daraa Camp have been grappling with dire humanitarian conditions owing to the high rates

Following Latest Decision to Cut Aid, UNRWA Distributes Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Following Latest Decision to Cut Aid, UNRWA Distributes Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

06-01-2022

UNRWA started on January 4 distributing cash aid to Palestinian refugee families from Syria covering the month of December. The aid grants will be disbursed through Liban Post. Registered families will receive text messages to that end. UNRWA said that

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

06-01-2022

A Palestinian family has appealed for information about the condition and whereabouts of Adnan Ahmad Ghanayma, who has been secretly held in Syrian prisons for eight years running. Adnan was born in 1970 in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. He

Palestinian Refugee in Sweden Creates Electronics Dictionary

Palestinian Refugee in Sweden Creates Electronics Dictionary

06-01-2022

Palestinian refugee Shehadeh Shamdin Atwa, born in 1959, has compiled a special dictionary of electrical and electronic terms to facilitate vocational studies in Swedish institutes. Shehadeh Atwa, was a resident of Yarmouk camp. He is the father of five children

Palestinian Refugees: Latest US Contribution to UNRWA Distrustful

Palestinian Refugees: Latest US Contribution to UNRWA Distrustful

05-01-2022

Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights, warned of the malevolent implications of the latest contribution by the U.S. administration to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The United States pledged on Thursday to shell out $99 to

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camp Rally in Solidarity with Victims of Greece Boat Tragedy

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camp Rally in Solidarity with Victims of Greece Boat Tragedy

05-01-2022

Palestinian refugees and CSOs in AlBadawi displacement camp, north of Lebanon, held a vigil in solidarity with the victims of the Greece boat accident and their families. The refugees held banners lamenting the tragedy and mourning the victims, who risked

Following Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees at Sea, AGPS Calls on European Court of Justice to Revise Family Reunion Law

Following Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees at Sea, AGPS Calls on European Court of Justice to Revise Family Reunion Law

05-01-2022

AGPS has called on the European Court of Justice to revise migration policy and family reunification procedures for migrant children aged above 18. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) should take serious action regarding the situation of refugees aged 18

Over 1,200 Palestinian and Syrian Refugees Killed in Ali AlWahsh Tragedy

Over 1,200 Palestinian and Syrian Refugees Killed in Ali AlWahsh Tragedy

05-01-2022

Some eight years ago, over hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian refugees, including women and minors, were killed by pro-regime militias deployed at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint, south of Damascus.  The crime culminated in the murder of 1,200 Palestinians and

Four Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2021

Four Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2021

04-01-2022

Four Palestinian refugees died under torture in Syrian prisons in 2021, bringing the number of torture victims among Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country to 653, among them women and minors. The victims are Majed AlMadani, Mahmoud Kadoura, Mohamed Ibrahim

Webinar Underscores Situation of Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan, Lebanon, and Gaza

Webinar Underscores Situation of Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan, Lebanon, and Gaza

04-01-2022

A webinar was held by Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights to tackle the alarming legal, political, and humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan, Lebanon, and Gaza. In attendance was AGPS media chief Fayez Abu

Following Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees at Sea, AGPS Launches Solidarity Campaign

Following Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees at Sea, AGPS Launches Solidarity Campaign

04-01-2022

AGPS has launched a campaign in solidarity with the families of the victims of the tragic boat accident which occurred off a Greek coast on Friday, December 24, claiming the lives of 17 migrants, among them eight Palestinian refugees displaced

229 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

229 Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

03-01-2022

Turkish Coast Guard Command units rescued 229 illegal migrants who were pushed back by the Greek coast guard in the Aegean Sea on Friday. Acting on a tip, the Turkish coast guard rescued at least 102 irregular migrants on a

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians’ Life Threatened by Motorbike Riders in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-01-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  Civilians said masked motorcyclists driving at

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

03-01-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution and bread smuggling to the black market.  A resident told AGPS that over recent years, funds have been raised

US Pledges $99 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Pledges $99 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

03-01-2022

The United States pledged on Thursday to shell out $99 to refresh the budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), in light of the unprecedented financial crunch. In a tweet, the State Department’s

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Poor Services

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Poor Services

02-01-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq leveled heavy criticism at the local administrative development committee for turning its back on their appeals for enhancing vital services in the area. The residents said the water crisis

Applications for Return to Yarmouk Camp Resumed

Applications for Return to Yarmouk Camp Resumed

02-01-2022

Families in Yarmouk camp have submitted demands for return after the local municipality suspended return applications. Palestinian lawyer Nour AlDeen Salman said concerned residents should submit their ownership documents to concerned authorities in Street 30. Permits are to be granted

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

02-01-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Bahaa AlHasan, raised in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, have appealed to search and rescue teams to work on revealing the condition and whereabouts of their relative, who has gone missing since October 11 as

Following Death of Rawnd Alayedi, PRC Calls on Germany to Launch Immediate Probe

Following Death of Rawnd Alayedi, PRC Calls on Germany to Launch Immediate Probe

02-01-2022

The Palestinian Return Centre in London (PRC) has called on the German authorities to open an immediate investigation into the death of Palestinian refugee girl Rawnd Alayedi, who breathed her last onboard a Greece-bound boat, trying to reach Europe to

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

01-01-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps set up north of Syria continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action by the concerned authorities in Syria, United Nations bodies, and international humanitarian organizations. The families continue to lash out at the

Palestinians of Syria Deeply Alarmed by Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees in Greece Boat Tragedy

Palestinians of Syria Deeply Alarmed by Death of 8 Palestinian Refugees in Greece Boat Tragedy

01-01-2022

Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS) have mourned the death of their relatives and friends in the latest tragic boat accident off a Greek coast. Hundreds of posts have been published and shared on social media networks to lament the tragedy

72 Palestinian Refugees Died at Sea since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

72 Palestinian Refugees Died at Sea since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

01-01-2022

So far, at least 72 Palestinian refugees from Syria drowned onboard migrant vessels, fleeing war-torn Syria. Scores of others died of cold on route to EU destinations. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashore on way

Following Death of Palestinian Refugees, AGPS Urges EU to Reconsider Family Reunion Policy

Following Death of Palestinian Refugees, AGPS Urges EU to Reconsider Family Reunion Policy

01-01-2022

AGPS has called upon European Union parliaments to revise migration policy and family reunification procedures for migrant children aged above 18. AGPS has been receiving deeply alarming reports about what the Greek Coast Guard described in a statement as a

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

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

31-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Point Finger at Gangsters Involved in Assassinations

Palestinian Refugees in Deraa Point Finger at Gangsters Involved in Assassinations

31-12-2021

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

Palestinians Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

Palestinians Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

31-12-2021

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

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

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

31-12-2021

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

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

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

30-12-2021

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

Palestinian Authority Criticized over Apathy Regarding Greece Boat Tragedy

Palestinian Authority Criticized over Apathy Regarding Greece Boat Tragedy

30-12-2021

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

Father of Victim of Greece Boat Tragedy Reveals Shocking Details

Father of Victim of Greece Boat Tragedy Reveals Shocking Details

30-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Sidon

Palestinian Refugees Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Sidon

29-12-2021

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

European Palestinian Youth Union Calls for Legal Protection of Palestinian Refugees

European Palestinian Youth Union Calls for Legal Protection of Palestinian Refugees

29-12-2021

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

AGPS Reveals Details of Greece Tragic Boat Accident

AGPS Reveals Details of Greece Tragic Boat Accident

29-12-2021

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

AlRaml Camp in Latakia Left without Power for 5th Day

AlRaml Camp in Latakia Left without Power for 5th Day

28-12-2021

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

PLO Denounce UNRWA Decision to Cut Cash Aid

PLO Denounce UNRWA Decision to Cut Cash Aid

28-12-2021

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

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead as Boat Capsizes off Greece

8 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead as Boat Capsizes off Greece

28-12-2021

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

Resident of Deraa Refugee Camp Wins Karate Championship

Resident of Deraa Refugee Camp Wins Karate Championship

27-12-2021

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

Japan Donates $28.95 Million Aid for Refugees in Syria

Japan Donates $28.95 Million Aid for Refugees in Syria

27-12-2021

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

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

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

27-12-2021

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

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information about Missing Relatives off Greek Coasts

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information about Missing Relatives off Greek Coasts

27-12-2021

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

Child Psychological Support Event Held in Yarmouk Camp

Child Psychological Support Event Held in Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution in Deraa

26-12-2021

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

Residents of Ramadan Camp Denied Access to Healthcare Services

Residents of Ramadan Camp Denied Access to Healthcare Services

26-12-2021

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

4 Palestinian Refugee Doctors Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

4 Palestinian Refugee Doctors Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

26-12-2021

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

UNRWA Chief: Austerity Reached Its Limit

UNRWA Chief: Austerity Reached Its Limit

25-12-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

25-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Rif Dimashq

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Rif Dimashq

25-12-2021

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

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

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

25-12-2021

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

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

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

24-12-2021

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

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

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

24-12-2021

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

Palestinian Family Reveal Secrets of Fatal Torture in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Family Reveal Secrets of Fatal Torture in Syrian Prisons

24-12-2021

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

Palestine Refugee Agency Discusses Reconstruction of Aleppo Displacement Camps

Palestine Refugee Agency Discusses Reconstruction of Aleppo Displacement Camps

24-12-2021

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

Retired Palestinian Refugees Slam PLO

Retired Palestinian Refugees Slam PLO

23-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Turkey Spokespersons

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Turkey Spokespersons

23-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Express Concern over Security Mayhem in Deraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees Express Concern over Security Mayhem in Deraa Camp

23-12-2021

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

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

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

23-12-2021

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

Retired Palestinian Teachers Honored in Syria

Retired Palestinian Teachers Honored in Syria

22-12-2021

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

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Ravaged by Heavy Rainfalls

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Ravaged by Heavy Rainfalls

22-12-2021

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

Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Delayed

Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Delayed

22-12-2021

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

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

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

22-12-2021

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

22 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

22 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

21-12-2021

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

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam New Spokesperson

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam New Spokesperson

21-12-2021

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

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

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

21-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

21-12-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Fuel Manipulation

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Fuel Manipulation

20-12-2021

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

Displaced Families Call for Immediate Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Immediate Return to Yarmouk Camp

20-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Latakia Swamped with Rainshowers

Palestinian Refugee Camp of Latakia Swamped with Rainshowers

20-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

20-12-2021

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

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

19-12-2021

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

Winter Clothes Distributed in AlSabina Camp

Winter Clothes Distributed in AlSabina Camp

19-12-2021

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

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

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

19-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Separated from her Child in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Separated from her Child in Sweden

19-12-2021

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

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

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

18-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Workers Denounce Salary Cut in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Workers Denounce Salary Cut in Syria

18-12-2021

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

DFLP Opens Up New Office in Yarmouk Camp

DFLP Opens Up New Office in Yarmouk Camp

18-12-2021

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

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

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

18-12-2021

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

Displaced Families Allowed Access to AlHajar AlAswad Neighborhood

Displaced Families Allowed Access to AlHajar AlAswad Neighborhood

17-12-2021

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

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2021

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

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

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

17-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Offices in Lebanon

17-12-2021

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

Fraud Networks Offer Fake Visas to Turkey

Fraud Networks Offer Fake Visas to Turkey

16-12-2021

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

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

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

16-12-2021

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

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

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

16-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Student Participates in Dubai Expo 2021

Palestinian Refugee Student Participates in Dubai Expo 2021

15-12-2021

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

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Aid

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Aid

15-12-2021

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

Yarmouk Municipality Receives Return Applications

Yarmouk Municipality Receives Return Applications

15-12-2021

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

UNRWA Decreases Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Decreases Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-12-2021

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

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

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

14-12-2021

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

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Chronic Power Blackout

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Chronic Power Blackout

14-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Arrested in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

14-12-2021

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

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

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

14-12-2021

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

Clothes Distributed to Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

Clothes Distributed to Orphans in Palestinian Displacement Camps in Syria

13-12-2021

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

New Initiative Launched in Jaramana Camp to Rehabilitate Water Network

New Initiative Launched in Jaramana Camp to Rehabilitate Water Network

13-12-2021

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

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

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

13-12-2021

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

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

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

13-12-2021

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

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

12-12-2021

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

Property-Theft Reported at UNRWA Schools in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Reported at UNRWA Schools in Yarmouk Camp

12-12-2021

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

UNRWA Staff Union Denounces Mistreatment

UNRWA Staff Union Denounces Mistreatment

12-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

12-12-2021

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

Civilians’ Life Marred by Stray Dogs in AlHusainiya Camp

Civilians’ Life Marred by Stray Dogs in AlHusainiya Camp

11-12-2021

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

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Shows Up in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Shows Up in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

11-12-2021

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

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

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

11-12-2021

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

AGPS Participates in Workshop about Methodology of Human Rights Documentation

AGPS Participates in Workshop about Methodology of Human Rights Documentation

11-12-2021

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

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

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

10-12-2021

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

Home Burglary Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

Home Burglary Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

10-12-2021

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

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

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

10-12-2021

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

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

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

10-12-2021

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

Women-Empowerment Market Opened Up in Syria

Women-Empowerment Market Opened Up in Syria

09-12-2021

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

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

09-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria Denied Access to Lebanon Universities

Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria Denied Access to Lebanon Universities

09-12-2021

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

First Repatriation Flight to Send Migrants from Belarus Back to Damascus

First Repatriation Flight to Send Migrants from Belarus Back to Damascus

08-12-2021

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

Palestine Embassy Complicates Red Tape for Passport Issuance

Palestine Embassy Complicates Red Tape for Passport Issuance

08-12-2021

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

Transportation Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp Exacerbated by Bus Drivers

Transportation Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp Exacerbated by Bus Drivers

08-12-2021

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

Debris-Clearance Started at 3 UNRWA Centres in Yarmouk Camp

Debris-Clearance Started at 3 UNRWA Centres in Yarmouk Camp

08-12-2021

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

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

08-12-2021

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

Power Cut off in Yarmouk Camp

Power Cut off in Yarmouk Camp

07-12-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Manipulation of Transportation Prices

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Manipulation of Transportation Prices

07-12-2021

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

8 Palestinian Refugee Students Graduate from Aleppo Medicine Faculty

8 Palestinian Refugee Students Graduate from Aleppo Medicine Faculty

07-12-2021

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

Entry of Palestinian Activists to Europe through Humanitarian Corridors Stirs Debate

Entry of Palestinian Activists to Europe through Humanitarian Corridors Stirs Debate

07-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Youth Succumbs to Car Accident in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Youth Succumbs to Car Accident in Germany

06-12-2021

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

Water Crisis Ongoing in Jaramana Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Jaramana Camp

06-12-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation in Khan Dannun Camp Exacerbated by Smart Cards

Humanitarian Situation in Khan Dannun Camp Exacerbated by Smart Cards

06-12-2021

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

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

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

06-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Power Blackout in AlHusainiya Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Power Blackout in AlHusainiya Camp

05-12-2021

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

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

05-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria Displacement Camp

05-12-2021

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

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

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

05-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

04-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Family Enters France through Humanitarian Corridor

Palestinian Refugee Family Enters France through Humanitarian Corridor

04-12-2021

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

Sand Barriers Block Civilians’ Free Movement near Yarmouk Camp

Sand Barriers Block Civilians’ Free Movement near Yarmouk Camp

04-12-2021

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

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

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

04-12-2021

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

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

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

03-12-2021

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

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

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

03-12-2021

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

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Security Concerns in Nawa

Palestinians of Syria Grappling with Security Concerns in Nawa

03-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Children with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children with Special Needs Facing High Marginalization in Syria

03-12-2021

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

Works Launched to Rehabilitate Water Network in AlHusainiya Camp

Works Launched to Rehabilitate Water Network in AlHusainiya Camp

02-12-2021

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

UNRWA Conducts Poll about Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Conducts Poll about Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

02-12-2021

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

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

02-12-2021

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

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

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

02-12-2021

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

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-12-2021

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

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

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

01-12-2021

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

 Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Internet Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

01-12-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Remember Chemical Weapons Massacre by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Remember Chemical Weapons Massacre by Syrian Regime

01-12-2021

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

Healthcare Initiative Launched South of Damascus

Healthcare Initiative Launched South of Damascus

30-11-2021

A healthcare initiative was launched on November 30, by the Palestinian Quds Charity in Yalda town, south of Damascus. The campaign will be concluded on Thursday, December 2. Over 5,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus have been

UNRWA Staff Union Suspends General Strike

UNRWA Staff Union Suspends General Strike

30-11-2021

The General Union of UNRWA Staff Workers announced its decision to suspend the general strike, which was slated to be held on Thursday. However, the labor dispute (disagreement with the employer) will be kept up until workers demands are met

800 Families Currently Sheltered in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

800 Families Currently Sheltered in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-11-2021

Member of the Reconstruction Committee in Yarmouk Camp, engineer Mahmoud AKhaled, said some 800 families have returned to Yarmouk Camp and retrieved their property. Prior to reconstruction and rubble-clearance works, some 500 families had been sheltered in the camp. AlKhaled

Resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Missing on Way to Turkey

Resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Missing on Way to Turkey

30-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Salah Mahmoud Rafe’, aged 17 and raised in Aleppo’s displacement camp of AlNeirab, has gone missing as he tried to illegally enter the Turkish territories. Reporting from Aleppo, north of Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said Salah disappeared

Palestinian Refugees Families in Gilin Town Grappling with Tough Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Families in Gilin Town Grappling with Tough Conditions

29-11-2021

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. Gilin’s infrastructure

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Shortage in Teaching Staff

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Shortage in Teaching Staff

29-11-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor-quality education services provided to their children in the area. Schools suffer a shortage in teaching staff due to low salaries, protracted displacement, and unabated shootouts. Several teachers fled to

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces North of Syria

29-11-2021

The Syrian opposition forces in northern Syria arrested a Palestinian refugee as he tried to illegally enter the Turkish territories along with a number of residents of Jarmana Camp. AGPS has kept his name secret over security concerns. He was

Paralyzed Palestinian Refugee Youth Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

Paralyzed Palestinian Refugee Youth Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

29-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Nawres Haythem AlMesri was injured by bullet fire in the then-besieged Yarmouk Camp has renewed appeals for urgent humanitarian action to save his life. Nawras, born in 1986, has gone hemiplegic after a sniper bullet penetrated his back

Palestinian Refugee Achieves Highest Voter Turnout in Danish Municipality

Palestinian Refugee Achieves Highest Voter Turnout in Danish Municipality

28-11-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Stitan has got the second highest voter turnout in municipal elections in Denmark. Mohamed, affiliated with the United List party, won a reserve seat in the municipal council, No. 4 on the candidate list. Mohamed

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Renews Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Renews Appeals for Urgent Treatment

28-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Udai Shehabi, from Yarmouk Camp, has renewed appeals to the Palestinian embassy, the international humanitarian institutions, and relief organizations in Istanbul to help him secure as sum of 120,000 Turkish liras needed for urgent, life-saving treatment. Udai

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

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

28-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Ismail Kasem has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the eighth consecutive year. His family and relatives have appealed to ex-prisoners and activists who have pieces of information about his condition and whereabouts to reach out

UNRWA Staff Union Announces General Strike

UNRWA Staff Union Announces General Strike

28-11-2021

The General Union of UNRWA Staff Workers started on Monday a general strike in all UNRWA premises across the Agency’s five fields of operation (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Gaza, and the West Bank). The Staff Union said in a statement issued

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

28-11-2021

AGPS has documented the death of 488 Palestinian women and the enforced disappearance of several others in the embattled Syrian territories. According to AGPS data, at least 37 Palestinian women and girls were tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons

Rights Group Lashes Out at Belarus, Poland over Human Rights Violations

Rights Group Lashes Out at Belarus, Poland over Human Rights Violations

27-11-2021

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sounded the alarm over the serious human rights violations committed by authorities against migrants and asylum-seekers stranded at the border between Poland and Belarus. In a report entitled “Die Here or Go to Poland”, HRW

Food Boxes, Winter Garments Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Food Boxes, Winter Garments Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

27-11-2021

Kayra Ummah Organization in cooperation with Shafaq Foundation has distributed food boxes and winter clothes to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria displacement camps. Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria have been enduring a tragic

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down

27-11-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza said the number of Palestinian refugee families who returned to the besieged Gaza Strip from war-torn Syria is estimated at 130, down from 360 families in recent years. The decrease is

E-Campaign Calls for Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians of Syria

E-Campaign Calls for Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians of Syria

27-11-2021

Activists have embarked on an e-campaign to urge the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to deliver monthly aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria. The campaigners said UNRWA should deliver its cash grants to refugees in the war-ravaged country every

Campaign to End Violence against Women Launched in Southern Damascus

Campaign to End Violence against Women Launched in Southern Damascus

26-11-2021

A so-called “Kifaya” (Enough is Enough) campaign kick-started in Syria to raise awareness about women’s human rights and push for ending violence against women. The event was launched at the Women’s Empowerment Centre run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

26-11-2021

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

Consulate Procedures for Palestinians of Syria Digitalized

Consulate Procedures for Palestinians of Syria Digitalized

26-11-2021

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has started digitalizing visa procedures for Syrian expatriates and Palestinians of Syria. An electronic consular office has been established in order to facilitate travel procedures for expatriates. Through the new platform Palestinian refugees in/from

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

26-11-2021

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

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

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

25-11-2021

18-year-old refugee Amar Mustafa Aziz has also been locked up in Syrian regime lock-ups since March 2013. His family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts. Amar, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped on March 31

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

25-11-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Syrian Gov’t Warns of Exacerbated Power Crisis

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Syrian Gov’t Warns of Exacerbated Power Crisis

25-11-2021

The Syrian Power Ministry said electricity blackouts will be exacerbated with the advent of winter due to gas shortage. Deputy Director of the General Organization for Electricity Transmission and Distribution, Osama Shaaroun, said this winter will bring harsh conditions. In

UNRWA Staff Union Escalate Protest Moves over Infringed Rights

UNRWA Staff Union Escalate Protest Moves over Infringed Rights

25-11-2021

The General Union of UNRWA Staff has announced a decision to launch an open-ended hunger strike in protest of the Agency’s violations of workers’ rights. The Union said in a statement that a general strike will be held as of

Violence Reported among Schoolchildren in Jaramana Camp

Violence Reported among Schoolchildren in Jaramana Camp

24-11-2021

Violence has been reported among schoolchildren and students in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. A few days earlier, a pupil attempted to hit his peer with an iron chain that was hidden inside his bag. The school

Penalties Imposed on Debris Disposal in Yarmouk Streets

Penalties Imposed on Debris Disposal in Yarmouk Streets

24-11-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp warned that residents who dispose of debris in residential alleyways and access roads would be subjected to tough penalties. Sometime earlier, the Syrian authorities extended the deadline for rubble clearance from ravaged structures and

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

24-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Shadi Ahmad Abyu Seyam and another 24 prisoners have been released from Syria’s state-run prisons. The reasons for Shadi’s incarceration remain unknown. The refugee, born in 1983, could not reach out to his family. AGPS has documented the

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

24-11-2021

Two Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp have died of coronavirus.  Over recent months, AGPS has warned of an unabated outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, where limited access to running water, pharmacies and medical facilities

AGPS Renews Calls for Participation in “Untold Stories” Competition

AGPS Renews Calls for Participation in “Untold Stories” Competition

24-11-2021

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

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp Committee

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp Committee

23-11-2021

Civilians have called on authorities in Damascus to reactivate the local committee which was previously tasked with administering civilians’ affairs in Yarmouk Camp and which was dissolved by the former Prime Minister Emad Khamis in late 2018. Civilians say the

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hama

23-11-2021

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

Education Initiative Held in Jaramana Camp

Education Initiative Held in Jaramana Camp

23-11-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have launched an initiative to enhance education services and the learning environment for university students and bachelors. A campaigner told AGPS that the move aims to assist students at the

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

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

23-11-2021

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

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Coronavirus Vaccines

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Coronavirus Vaccines

22-11-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the concerned authorities in Syria and UNRWA’s Health Department to provide the residents with anti-coronavirus vaccines.  The calls came following a decision by the Syrian Health

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

22-11-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Dannun Camp since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Reporting from Khan Dannun Camp, located some 23 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said civilians’ access out of and into the

Criminal Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

Criminal Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

22-11-2021

Palestinian refugees have called for law enforcement and strict prosecution of the murder of young man Rafat Raja Jassem in a wedding in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq. Reporting from the area, an AGPS correspondent said the so-called Mohamed

Committee Established to Follow-Up on Palestinians Stranded on Poland-Belarus Borders

Committee Established to Follow-Up on Palestinians Stranded on Poland-Belarus Borders

22-11-2021

The General Union of Palestinian Communities in Europe has established an ad hoc committee tasked with following up on the situation of Palestinians stranded on the borders between Belarus and Poland. The move saw the day in coordination with the

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

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

21-11-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles in the area, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. Several horrific accidents took place due to inappropriate

UNRWA’s Syria Staff Rally over Infringed Rights

UNRWA’s Syria Staff Rally over Infringed Rights

21-11-2021

UNRWA staff workers have staged vigils at a number of UNRWA schools in Syria as they spoke up against the infringement of their rights and salary cuts. UNRWA teachers lifted banners condemning the Agency’s salary lowering policy and calling timely

Due to Protracted Displacement, School Output Deteriorating in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Due to Protracted Displacement, School Output Deteriorating in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-11-2021

Students’ academic results and achievements have gone downhill in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees due to the traumatic fallouts of the conflict raging in Syria for over a decade. Overcrowded classrooms, the lack of teaching staff (many of them

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

21-11-2021

49 Palestinian children have been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, according to AGPS data. The minors’ ages vary between one and 18 years. The list includes children Hamza Firas Dasouki

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

20-11-2021

54 Palestinians taking refuge in AlSabina Camp, among them two women, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syria’s state-run prisons. AGPS has kept record of the death of over 620 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria’s state-run lock-ups. AGPS has

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-11-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to denounce the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut off across a number of residential neighborhoods for over ten hours daily. The water network is hardly operated

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Students in Aleppo Appeal for UNRWA Transport Grants

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Students in Aleppo Appeal for UNRWA Transport Grants

20-11-2021

Students of the UNRWA-run Naser AlDeen School who have been sheltered in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo after they got displaced from Hindarat Camp have appealed to UNRWA to secure means of transportation and deliver transportation grants. Reporting from

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

20-11-2021

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

Stray Dogs Sway Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-11-2021

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

Anti-Bullying Event Held by UNRWA in Khan Dannun Camp

Anti-Bullying Event Held by UNRWA in Khan Dannun Camp

19-11-2021

A so-called “Together for a Better Future” event was held at the UNRWA-run Jericho School in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The move marks the International Day against Violence and Bullying at School including Cyberbullying. It

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

19-11-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered south of Rif Dimashq province continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital facilities. Residents of the refugee camps and neighborhoods of AlSayeda Zeinab, AlBahdaliya, AlDhiabiya, AlHusainiya, and AlSabina continue to grapple with

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

19-11-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the exorbitant prices of vital food items, including bread. Speaking with AGPS, a number of residents said a bread bundle is sold at a price of over

US Ambassador to UN: Conditions in Syria Not Suitable for Return of Refugees

US Ambassador to UN: Conditions in Syria Not Suitable for Return of Refugees

19-11-2021

United States envoy to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield said the current conditions in Syria are not suitable for the return of refugees. She made her remarks Friday during a visit to the Zaatari camp, located 85 km northeast

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

18-11-2021

UNRWA said it will be delivering cash grants to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon as of November 23, 2021. The sum covers October and November. The grants will be transferred to the concerned refugees through Lebanon Post and in batches

GAPAR in Syria Appoints New Chief

GAPAR in Syria Appoints New Chief

18-11-2021

Kasem Mohamed Husain was appointed as the new Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), replacing Ali Mustafa. This came following instructions by the Syrian Prime Minister, Husain Arnous, to the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs

Lebanon Tightens Grip on Travelers to Belarus

Lebanon Tightens Grip on Travelers to Belarus

18-11-2021

Lebanon instructed airlines to limit passengers traveling to Belarus to those having visas, residency permits or Belarusian citizenship, according to a statement by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. European countries accuse Minsk of flying in thousands of migrants, mainly

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Still in Need of US$ 60 Million for Its 2021 Budget

UN Palestine Refugee Agency Still in Need of US$ 60 Million for Its 2021 Budget

18-11-2021

Additional end-of-year contributions amounting to US$38 million leave UNRWA still in need of US$ 60 million for 2021, said the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees. UNRWA said that it operates critical health services for Palestinian refugees in its five fields

Palestinian Refugee Obtains University Diploma with Honor

Palestinian Refugee Obtains University Diploma with Honor

17-11-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Raghad Ahmad Ali AlAyedi has achieved outstanding results at the Information Technology Faculty at the Islamic University in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip. Raghad was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. She fled to Egypt

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Fuel Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Fuel Distribution

17-11-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced fraud and manipulation of fuel distribution. The residents said drivers of fuel trucks have forced them to pay 2,000 Syrian Pounds for 50 fuel liters, a

Residents of Yarmouk’s Deir Yassin Neighborhood Appeal for Rubble-Clearance

Residents of Yarmouk’s Deir Yassin Neighborhood Appeal for Rubble-Clearance

17-11-2021

Residents of Deir Yassin neighborhood have slammed the apathy maintained by the rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp regarding their appeals to remove debris from the area. In a letter to Damascus Ambassador, Samir AlRefai, the residents said the committee has

Paralyzed Palestinian Refugee Youth Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

Paralyzed Palestinian Refugee Youth Appeals for Life-Saving Treatment

17-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Nawres Haythem AlMesri was injured by bullet fire in the then-besieged Yarmouk Camp has appealed for urgent humanitarian action to save his life. Nawras, born in 1986, has gone hemiplegic after a sniper bullet penetrated his back and

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Turkish Visas

Palestinians of Syria Prevented from Turkish Visas

17-11-2021

The Turkish consulate in Jerusalem announced a set of new measures regarding applications to enter Turkey. The measures are to be put into effect as of December 6, 2021. Visa applicants should leave their finger prints and on-the-spot photos and

Water Network Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

Water Network Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

16-11-2021

The Charity Committee repaired the main water tank feeding the neighborhoods of Balat and AlQuteiah in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq.  Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set

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

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

16-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Hani Saleh Akleh continues to appeal for information about their relative’s condition and whereabouts. Hani has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the ninth consecutive year.  The family called on ex-prisoners in

Belarus Embassy in Damascus Suspends Entry Visas

Belarus Embassy in Damascus Suspends Entry Visas

16-11-2021

The embassy of Belarus in Damascus updated Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals on its decision to suspend visa issuance. Eye-witnesses said the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus requested that persons who applied for visas show up at the Embassy

Palestinian Refugee Woman Succumbs to Coronavirus in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Woman Succumbs to Coronavirus in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

16-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Kifayat Khaled Amayri has died of coronavirus in Deir Ballout displacement camp, north of Syria. Kifayat tested positive for the virus last week. Her health condition took a turn for the worse due to very low levels of

62 Palestinian Residents of Deraa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

62 Palestinian Residents of Deraa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

15-11-2021

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 62 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, from March 2011 until mid-November 2021. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where over

AGPS: 18,400 Palestinian Refugees Sheltered in Deraa City

AGPS: 18,400 Palestinian Refugees Sheltered in Deraa City

15-11-2021

Some 18,400 Palestinian refugees are taking shelter in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, according to statistics by AGPS, URNWA, and GAPAR. The list includes 6,516 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa Camp, 4,295 in AlMuziereeb town, 1

Palestinian Orphans Left on Their Own in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Orphans Left on Their Own in War-Torn Syria

15-11-2021

Vulnerable groups, including Palestinian orphans, taking shelter in displacement camps across war-ravaged Syria continue to struggle for survival. AGPS has kept record of the death of over 250 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria. Thousands of children have gone orphaned

Draft Evasion Increasingly Reported by Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

Draft Evasion Increasingly Reported by Palestine Liberation Army in Syria

15-11-2021

The number of youths attempting to elude regime-imposed military service with pro-regime armed groups in Syria, including the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), has gone up. Private sources that spoke with AGPS on condition of anonymity attributed the increasing evasion to

UNRWA Workers Clear Rubble from Deraa Camp

UNRWA Workers Clear Rubble from Deraa Camp

14-11-2021

UNRWA staff workers have started clearing debris from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. On October 15, 2021, UNRWA rehabilitated the Tiberias and AlSafsaf schools along with the local clinic in Deraa Camp. On September 25, a UNRWA

Property-Theft Reported in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Yarmouk Camp

14-11-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees said their houses have been subjected to property-theft following rubble-clearance works in the camp. Residents of the Uruba Street, in Yarmouk, said their houses have been ravaged and walls demolished, resulting in mounds

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Struggling with Ambivalent Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Struggling with Ambivalent Fate

14-11-2021

Palestinians from Syria have been subjected to abject living conditions in Sudan, where they are treated as foreigners rather than refugees. Relief institutions have failed to live up to their duties as regards the Palestinian refugee community from Syria, who

Palestinian Refugee Trapped in Northern Cyprus Appeals for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugee Trapped in Northern Cyprus Appeals for Humanitarian Action

14-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Walid AlSukari has sounded distress signals from a detention centre in Northern Cyprus, where he has been held for the 10th consecutive day. Ali, who was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of

Palestinians from Syria Stranded on Polish Border Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria Stranded on Polish Border Launch Distress Signals

14-11-2021

Palestinian refugees, including those who fled war-torn Syria, have been subjected to dire humanitarian conditions on the Polish borders. Speaking with AGPS, a number of migrants said dozens of Palestinian refugees, among them women, have been trapped near Poland and

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

13-11-2021

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. Civilians said they have not received fuel supplies slated to be distributed via the smart card

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Subjected to Aid Fraud

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Subjected to Aid Fraud

13-11-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Damascus have received warnings regarding fake banknotes received as part of UNRWA cash aid.  Photos circulated on social media network showed photos of counterfeit banknotes of 1,000 Syrian pounds handed over to a Palestinian

PA President Receives Representatives of Reconstruction Committee in Yarmouk Camp

PA President Receives Representatives of Reconstruction Committee in Yarmouk Camp

13-11-2021

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met on Friday with representatives of the reconstruction and rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp at the presidency headquarters in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The delegation briefed Abbas on the progress of debris-removal works

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

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

13-11-2021

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

UNRWA Pledges Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians of Syria in Days

UNRWA Pledges Cash Aid Transfer for Palestinians of Syria in Days

12-11-2021

Director of UNRWA in Sidon, Dr. Ibrahim AlKhatib, said cash allowances for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon will be disbursed in the next few days. This came as AlKhatib met with representatives of the Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria

Humanitarian Situation in AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

Humanitarian Situation in AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

12-11-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the frequent power blackouts in the camp, saying electricity cuts last for up to 23 hours running.  Speaking with AGPS, a woman said food items preserved for

Palestinian Refugee Families Scattered by Syrian Conflict

Palestinian Refugee Families Scattered by Syrian Conflict

12-11-2021

Tens of thousands of Palestinians in/from Syria have been dispersed by the conflict and remain away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Information

12-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Ghazi Ramadan have renewed their appeals for information about his condition and whereabouts after he has gone missing in Turkey for nearly a year and a half. Ahmad was born in 1971 and took

Palestinian Refugee Trapped on Cyprus Island Launches Cry for Help

Palestinian Refugee Trapped on Cyprus Island Launches Cry for Help

12-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali AlSukari has sounded distress signals following his detention by the Cyprian authorities. Ali, who was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, entered Northern Cyprus (officially the Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus)

In-Kind Cash Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

In-Kind Cash Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

11-11-2021

GUAL relief organization delivered in-kind aid items to displaced families sheltered in  Deir Ballout and Muhammadiyah camps, in northern Syria. Every registered family received a sum of 150 USD as a heating allowance, in the first such move launched in

Cleaning Campaign Kick-Started in Khan Eshieh Camp

Cleaning Campaign Kick-Started in Khan Eshieh Camp

11-11-2021

Staff from the services office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Khan Eshieh camp have started clearing dust and rubble from the A’waj River and a number of residential alleyways in the camp

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

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

11-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Marwan Mohamed Husain continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of their relative, who has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the seventh consecutive year. Marwan was born in 1973

Palestinian Refugee Youth Dead on Migration Route

Palestinian Refugee Youth Dead on Migration Route

11-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Luay Osama Rahma died in a car accident in Greece. Luay and a number of Palestinian youths were on their way to the Greek city o f Thessaloniki after they managed to cross the Turkish borders. The car

UNRWA Reaches Out to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon over Cash Aid Transfer

UNRWA Reaches Out to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon over Cash Aid Transfer

10-11-2021

UNRWA has started sending text messages through Lebanon Post to displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon who could not withdraw their cash aid from Bankmed. UNRWA’s cash assistance represents a lifeline for the cash-stripped Palestinian refugee families who have been

Qatar Contributes US$ 7 Million to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Qatar Contributes US$ 7 Million to Support Palestinian Refugees in Syria

10-11-2021

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) announced a US$ 18 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of its core resources for 2021 and 2022. UNRWA said

Healthcare Initiative Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Healthcare Initiative Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

10-11-2021

The Quds Charity has launched an initiative to provide free medical diagnoses to residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees.  291 patients received medical treatment and medicines on the first day of the campaign. All the way through the

Norwegian Council Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Norwegian Council Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-11-2021

Representatives of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp and toured 12 schools run by the Syrian government and UNRWA in the area. The delegation is assessing the damage wrought on educational premises in Yarmouk Camp

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

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

10-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Yousef Shteiwi has appealed to the international human rights organizations and concerned parties in Syria to reveal the condition and whereabouts of their father, who has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the

Palestinian Refugee Nominated for Presidency of Urology Association

Palestinian Refugee Nominated for Presidency of Urology Association

09-11-2021

The Syrian Urology Association elected Prof. Adnan Saleh Ahmed as its new president. Prof. Adnan was born in 1961 and raised in Syria’s Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. In 2019, he was appointed as the medical

Water Network Operative in AlNeirab Camp

Water Network Operative in AlNeirab Camp

09-11-2021

Civilians in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees regained access to potable water following a four-day cut. Water has been cut off across AlNeirab Camp after the main water pump in Jibreen went off due to overexploitation. AlNeirab camp is the

Flour Trafficked in Black Market in Cash-Stripped Jaramana Camp

Flour Trafficked in Black Market in Cash-Stripped Jaramana Camp

09-11-2021

The Directorate of Trade and Consumer Protection seized 95 bags of flour, weighing 20 kg each, smuggled to the black market in Jaramana Camp. Last week, Syria's Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister Amr Salem said the theft of

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Call for Solar Power Initiatives

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Call for Solar Power Initiatives

09-11-2021

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees called for installing solar panels across residential alleyways to help alleviate the power crisis. Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the ongoing electricity blackout across residential alleyways

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Turkey

09-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Ghazi Ramadan continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts after he has gone missing in Turkey for nearly a year and a half. Ahmad was born in 1971 and took shelter

For 1st Time in Years, Public Bus Available in Yarmouk Camp

For 1st Time in Years, Public Bus Available in Yarmouk Camp

08-11-2021

The first public microbus has gone operative in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Local sources told AGPS that the minibus has been transferring students and civilians to and back from the main entrance to the camp. The

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Jaramana Camp Terrorized by Simmering Abductions, Property-Theft

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Jaramana Camp Terrorized by Simmering Abductions, Property-Theft

08-11-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  A few days earlier, an anonymous person

Jordan Denies Preventing Palestinians of Syria from Coronavirus Vaccine

Jordan Denies Preventing Palestinians of Syria from Coronavirus Vaccine

08-11-2021

The Jordanian Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has been treating Jordanian nationals and foreigners on an equal basis regarding access to anti-coronavirus vaccines.  Speaking with Jordanian journalist Bassim Sa’oub, the Minister said that even people without visas or who

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies on Migration Route

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies on Migration Route

08-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Raja Hasan was pronounced dead on Monday, October 8, as she attempted to reach a European destination through Belarus and Poland. A Palestinian refugee who accompanied Raja on the migration route told AGPS that the woman, aged 40

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Abu Shalah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Abu Shalah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

07-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Faysal Khaled Abu Shalah, born in 1974, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Faysal, a resident of AlMuzeireeb town, was arrested at a government checkpoint in Deraa, south of Syria, in

8 Palestinians Rescued off Turkish Coast, 3 Feared Dead

8 Palestinians Rescued off Turkish Coast, 3 Feared Dead

07-11-2021

Eight Palestinian refugees were rescued by Turkish coast guard off the Bodrum coast, in the Aegean Sea. The refugees attempted to safely reach Greek seashores. Search operations continue to identify the fate of another three Palestinian migrants who have gone

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Deprived of Coronavirus Vaccine

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Deprived of Coronavirus Vaccine

07-11-2021

Thousands of Palestinian refugees in Jordan have been denied the right to take anti-coronavirus vaccines on claims that they do not hold legal visas. The situation of Palestinians from Syria is particularly a cause for alarm as the majority among

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her Daughter to be Deported from Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her Daughter to be Deported from Sweden

07-11-2021

The Swedish immigration authorities issued a deportation order against a Palestinian refugee and her daughter on claims that Damascus, where they had been sheltered, is now safe. The refugee, who spoke with AGPS on condition of anonymity, said she received

Healthcare Initiative Concluded in AlSabina Camp

Healthcare Initiative Concluded in AlSabina Camp

06-11-2021

The Quds Charity has finalized its healthcare initiative to provide medical diagnoses and medicines for Palestinian refugees in and around AlSabina, including its refugee camp. The three-day campaign has been supervised by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR)

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in Southern Damascus

Displaced Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in Southern Damascus

06-11-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Denounce Poor Sewerage with Advent of Winter

Residents of AlHusainiya Denounce Poor Sewerage with Advent of Winter

06-11-2021

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

Violence, School Dropouts Reported in AlNeirab Camp

Violence, School Dropouts Reported in AlNeirab Camp

06-11-2021

Reports of violence and school-drop outs have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees. Several boys have left the Akkah boys-only school, run by UNRWA, due to long shifts, in an area where children’s intellectual output has been severely

Palestinian Refugee Women Struggle with Multiple Hardships in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Women Struggle with Multiple Hardships in Syria

06-11-2021

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian women and the enforced disappearance of several others in the embattled Syrian territories. AGPS data indicates that as many as 487 Palestinian women and girls have died of war-related incidents since

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-11-2021

Elderly Palestinian refugee Shaker AlSheikh Taha, displaced from AlNeirab to Hindrat Camp, in Aleppo, died of coronavirus. Over recent months, AGPS has warned of an unabated outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, where limited access to running

Palestinian Instructor Honored in Syria

Palestinian Instructor Honored in Syria

05-11-2021

Palestinian instructor Khaled Samara, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, won the third place in IT specialty as part of a competition for supportive teaching techniques in Syria. The competition included interactive questions between teachers and students, presentations, pictures and animations

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

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

05-11-2021

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

Bread Crisis Exacerbated by Flour Theft in Syria

Bread Crisis Exacerbated by Flour Theft in Syria

05-11-2021

Syria's Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister Amr Salem said the theft of flour has made the bread crisis worse in the war-torn country. On his Facebook page, Salem said the government is working to prevent flour theft and

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

05-11-2021

Members of Palestinian families have been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. AGPS has documented the secret incarceration of over 1,790 Palestinian refugees in Syrian prisons, where hundreds have been tortured

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

04-11-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the overexploitation of water by the new project launched in the area, aggravating the water crisis rocking the camp. Civilians said they have been forced to buy water

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in Khan Dannun Camp

04-11-2021

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

Palestinians from Syria among Several Migrants Rescued Off Italian Coast

Palestinians from Syria among Several Migrants Rescued Off Italian Coast

04-11-2021

Over 70 migrants, among them Palestinians from Syria, were rescued by Italian coast guard. Private sources reported that a boat carrying a large number of migrants, including Palestinian refugees, was abandoned by the smuggler after water began to seep into

Missing Palestinian Refugee Found Dead on Migration Route

Missing Palestinian Refugee Found Dead on Migration Route

04-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Muneer Rayen, who disappeared on October 18, has been pronounced dead. Mohamed’s family said his body was found at Alexandroupolis hospital in northeastern Greece following intensive contacts with Turkish and Greek hospitals and border posts. Mohamed, aged

Drivers Volunteer to Transfer Residents of AlNeirab Camp

Drivers Volunteer to Transfer Residents of AlNeirab Camp

03-11-2021

A number of drivers have volunteered to give daily lifts from and back to AlNeirab Camp for cash-stripped residents and students. Drivers passing through the area park their vehicles in AlMaari to give a lift to workers and students wishing

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Water Crisis

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Water Crisis

03-11-2021

The main water pump has gone inoperative in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, leaving the residents of Al-Bilat and Al-Qaytiyah neighborhoods without water. Local sources told AGPS that water has been pumped into the camp using the small secondary pump

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

03-11-2021

Palestinian refugees in Deraa, south of Syria, said they have been subjected to mistreatment by staffers of AlHaram company for international transfer. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said they have been forced to line up for hours in

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Pay Cash Aid on Monthly Basis

Palestinians of Syria Urge UNRWA to Pay Cash Aid on Monthly Basis

03-11-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on UNRWA to pay their cash aid on a regular basis every month. UNRWA’s cash assistance represents a lifeline for the cash-stripped Palestinian refugee families who have been struggling with squalid conditions in Syria

Young Man Dies While Clearing Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

Young Man Dies While Clearing Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

02-11-2021

Palestinian refugee Husam Abdel Kader Shalabi succumbed to a serious injury he sustained while clearing debris from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Husam suffered fractures in his rib cage after a concrete pole collapsed while he was clearing rubble. He

AGPS at Copenhagen Conf: Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Tragic

AGPS at Copenhagen Conf: Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Tragic

02-11-2021

AGPS has raised alarm bells over the squalid humanitarian condition facing Palestinian refugees in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. Speaking on behalf of AGPS in a conference held in Copenhagen on October 30, journalist Maher Shawish said Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Gas Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Gas Price Leap

02-11-2021

A gas cylinder is sold through the smart card at a price of 9,700 Syrian pounds, up from 3,800 in previous months.  A gas cylinder of 16 kilograms, used in the industrial sector, is sold at 40

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

02-11-2021

Eleven years after demonstrations started in Syria, the majority of Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation. Prices have skyrocketed at the local market, where vital products have been sold at exorbitant

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

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

01-11-2021

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

Residents of Khan Eshieh Facing Squalid Conditions

Residents of Khan Eshieh Facing Squalid Conditions

01-11-2021

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the eleven-year warfare. Palestinian families have been overburdened by the price leap and absence of humanitarian aid. According to UN data, Khan Eshieh

Palestinian Child Survives Dangerous Electrocution

Palestinian Child Survives Dangerous Electrocution

01-11-2021

A Palestinian girl, sheltered in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, was injured in an electric shock.  An AGPS reporter said the girl was electrocuted as she walked near a billboard on her way back home from school. Jaramana camp

Drug Consumption Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Drug Consumption Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

01-11-2021

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

Family of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rayen Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Rayen Appeals for Information

01-11-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Muneer Abdullah Rayan, aged 19 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, continue to appeal to the international human rights organizations to work on revealing Rayan’s condition and whereabouts. Rayan disappeared on October 18 as

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

31-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Zuheir Mohamed Ibrahim, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Zuheir was kidnapped by pro-government forces on January, 5, 2014, at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint. His condition and whereabouts have

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

31-10-2021

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Dannun Camp since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Reporting from Khan Dannun Camp, located some 23 kilometers away from southern Damascus, AGPS news correspondent said civilians’ access out of and into the

Resident of Yarmouk Camp Appeals for Urgent Medical Treatment

Resident of Yarmouk Camp Appeals for Urgent Medical Treatment

31-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Udai Shehabi, from Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the Palestinian embassy, the international humanitarian institutions, and relief organizations in Istanbul to help him secure treatment fees before it is too late. Udai expressed fears that his leg would be

At Copenhagen Conference, AGPS Calls for Int’l Protection for Palestinians of Syria

At Copenhagen Conference, AGPS Calls for Int’l Protection for Palestinians of Syria

31-10-2021

AGPS has called on the international community to work on securing the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. This came in an international conference held in Copenhagen on October 30. AGPS representative Maher Shawish sounded the alarm over

Palestinian Poet Receives Euro-Asian Gold Medal of Honor

Palestinian Poet Receives Euro-Asian Gold Medal of Honor

30-10-2021

The General Union of Palestinian Writers in Syria held a ceremony on Friday to honor the Palestinian poet Abdullah Issa after he was awarded the Gold Eurasian Medal of Honor. The Eurasian Medal is awarded for the first time in

Rubble-Clearance Works in Yarmouk Camp Suspended

Rubble-Clearance Works in Yarmouk Camp Suspended

30-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said it will suspend works for a couple of days. The committee said on Facebook that rubble clearance works will be suspended pending the removal of the mounds of rubble piled up in the

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

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

30-10-2021

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

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp Goes Up

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp Goes Up

30-10-2021

Batches of young men from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, continue to head for Belarus and Turkey, fleeing war and persecution. The migrants intend to reach Germany and other European countries through the

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

30-10-2021

AGPS has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2011, until October 30, 2021. The list of Palestinian victims includes 70 children who died due to the blockade imposed

Syrian Regime Issues Administrative Order to End Retention and Summons to Military Service

Syrian Regime Issues Administrative Order to End Retention and Summons to Military Service

29-10-2021

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued an administrative order to end the retention and recall of reserve officers, non-commissioned officers and reserve personnel, as of the beginning of 2022. The decision to terminate the retention and summons of reserve officers included

Humanitarian Institutions Urge EU to Stem Migrant Deportations, Pushbacks

Humanitarian Institutions Urge EU to Stem Migrant Deportations, Pushbacks

29-10-2021

Humanitarian organizations appealed to European Union diplomats to pressurize the Greek government to backtrack on the projected deportation of a group of migrants from Turkey.  On Friday, Greek coast guard said a small cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants

Fuel Distribution Staff Penalized in Rif Dimashq

Fuel Distribution Staff Penalized in Rif Dimashq

29-10-2021

Representatives of the Fuel Company seized vehicles tasked with distributing heating oil to citizens’ homes. The fuel company said in a statement that it had seized licensed oil distribution cars in Rif Dimashq which forced civilians to show up at

Damascus Health Workers Union Honors Palestinian Technician

Damascus Health Workers Union Honors Palestinian Technician

29-10-2021

On October 26, the Damascus Health Workers Union honored the Palestinian technician Muhammad Ali Abu Eid, from Yarmouk camp. Mohamed, working at the Directorate of Laboratories of Control and Drug Research, received a reward and a certificate of appreciation for

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

28-10-2021

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

Rubble-Clearance Committee Denies Allegations of Favoritism

Rubble-Clearance Committee Denies Allegations of Favoritism

28-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said it will evenly work on removing rubble form all neighborhoods in the camp according to a balanced plan of action. Recently civilians lashed out at the committee and accused it of nepotism, saying

U.S. Embassy in Damascus: No Peace without Accountability

U.S. Embassy in Damascus: No Peace without Accountability

28-10-2021

The U.S. Embassy in Syria said there can be no peace without accountability. In a tweet issued in response to the statement of the UN Commission of Inquiry, the U.S Embassy said the Assad regime carried out a

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualified as Talent Coach in Germany

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualified as Talent Coach in Germany

28-10-2021

Palestinian youth Alaa Al-Shihabi received a Medal of Merit from the Football Association in the German city of Leipzig. Alaa was also honored as a talent coach.  Alaa, displaced from Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, started his football career

UN Urges Syrian Regime to Reveal Condition of Thousands of Prisoners

UN Urges Syrian Regime to Reveal Condition of Thousands of Prisoners

27-10-2021

The Chair of the UN Syria Commission of Inquiry, Paulo Pinheiro, warned the international community that while some might be thinking the conflict is ending, the facts on the ground paint another picture. Addressing the Third Committee of the General

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Fuel Price Leap

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Fuel Price Leap

27-10-2021

Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, expressed fear that they won’t be able to cook their food or keep the cold out of their homes due to exorbitant prices of fuel, as a freezing

Italian Gov’t Considering Delivering Cash Aid for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Italian Gov’t Considering Delivering Cash Aid for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

27-10-2021

Chargé d’Affairs of the Italian Embassy in Syria Massimiliano Dantono said during his meeting with the Director General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization Anwar Abdel Hadi that Italy is considering providing assistance for reconstruction projects in

Palestinian Refugee Students Win Competitive Programming Marathon in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Students Win Competitive Programming Marathon in Syria

27-10-2021

Palestinian students garnered the highest scores in the 2021 Programming Marathon for children and adults in Syria.  213 contestants from Syria took part in the competition organized by the Syrian Virtual University in cooperation with the Excellence and Creativity

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

27-10-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Bahaa AlHasan, raised in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, have appealed to search and rescue teams to work on revealing the condition and whereabouts of their relative, who has gone missing since October 11 as

Palestinians among Several Asylum-Seekers Arrested on Belorussia-Poland Borders

Palestinians among Several Asylum-Seekers Arrested on Belorussia-Poland Borders

26-10-2021

Poland is increasing the number of troops on its border with Belarus to around 10,000, its defence minister said on Monday, as the country tries to stem a surge in migration which it blames on Minsk. Hundreds of people

UNRWA Provides Lifeline Services for Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Provides Lifeline Services for Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

26-10-2021

More than 2 million registered Palestine refugees live in Jordan, the largest number of Palestine refugees of all UNRWA fields. Most, but not all, have full citizenship. About 18 per cent live in the ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout

Syria Takes Top Position among World’s Most Fragile Arab Countries

Syria Takes Top Position among World’s Most Fragile Arab Countries

26-10-2021

Fund for Peace international organization rated Syria, Yemen, Somalia as some of the most vulnerable world countries. Yemen is the most worsened Arab country over the last decade, followed by Somalia, Syria, and Southern Sudan. Sometime earlier, Freedom House's

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

26-10-2021

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

Residents of AlRaml Refugee Camp Grappling with Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Residents of AlRaml Refugee Camp Grappling with Squalid Humanitarian Condition

25-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Women Nominated Teacher of the World

Palestinian Refugee Women Nominated Teacher of the World

25-10-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Badri Hussein Taamari received the Global Teacher Award 2021, among 26,000 candidates nominated for the award. Global Teacher Award aims to actively reaching out to all corners of World and identifies, recognize Exceptional teacher who

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Fear Black Fungus Outbreak

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Fear Black Fungus Outbreak

25-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps set up cross the Syrian territories have expressed concern that mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, would spread quickly in refugee camps. Recently, the Red Crescent Organization and director of AlMouwasat Hospital, Dr. Esam AlAmeen

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested by Syria Opposition Group

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested by Syria Opposition Group

25-10-2021

Two Palestinian refugees were arrested by opposition forces in northern Syria. Their names have been kept secret over security concerns. The two brothers, residents of AlAmeen neighborhood, in Damascus, were arrested on October 20, 2021 as they attempted to illegally

38 Asylum-Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast

38 Asylum-Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast

24-10-2021

38 irregular migrants were rescued by Turkish Coast Guard off the coast of Izmir, west of Turkey, after they were pushed back from Greece. The migrants were boarding two vessels. They were transferred to the provincial migration office. Turkey has

Refugees Denied Free Meals in Greek Migrant Camps

Refugees Denied Free Meals in Greek Migrant Camps

24-10-2021

Greece's migration ministry has rejected claims from NGOs that refugees and migrants residing in camps across the country have been deprived of food. This comes after UNHCR handed over the cash assistance program to Greek authorities. A group of

Palestinian Refugees Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Southern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Southern Syria

24-10-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb town have sounded distress signals due to the swift propagation of COVID-19 in the area. The refugees said the area has almost run out of oxygen cylinders and that there are almost no vacant

Female Palestinian Survivors of Torture in Syrian Regime Prisons Honored in Northern Syria

Female Palestinian Survivors of Torture in Syrian Regime Prisons Honored in Northern Syria

24-10-2021

A ceremony was held in the northwestern Syrian city of I’zaz by the Association of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria, in cooperation with Maseer Foundation, to honor 31 Palestinian refugee women who survived torture in Syrian regime prisons. Activists, CSOs

4 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in Deraa Camp

4 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in Deraa Camp

23-10-2021

Four residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees succumbed to coronavirus after they quarantined themselves at home. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported in Deraa Camp, at a time when residents have been launching cries for help over the

Owners of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

Owners of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance

23-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, whose houses have been severely damaged in the warfare, have appealed to the Syrian authorities, UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority, and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to allocate

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Muneer Rayan

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Muneer Rayan

23-10-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Muneer Abdullah Rayan, aged 19 and raised in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, have appealed to the international human rights organizations to work on revealing Rayan’s condition and whereabouts. Rayan disappeared on October 18 as he

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Regime in AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Regime in AlNeirab Camp

23-10-2021

Syrian security forces arrested on Tuesday, October 19, a number of Palestinian refugees from AlNeirab Camp, north of Aleppo. AGPS has kept the arrestees’ names secret over security concerns. They were arrested as they showed up at the Immigration and

Pro-Regime Forces Impose Taxes on Goods Entering AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Regime Forces Impose Taxes on Goods Entering AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-10-2021

Members of the pro-regime Fourth Division have imposed taxes on wholesalers and merchants in Aleppo and AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria. Drivers of trucks and vehicles laden with food and non-food commodities are fined by Syrian forces

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

22-10-2021

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

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Blackout in Khan Eshieh Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Blackout in Khan Eshieh Camp

22-10-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees said power installations have been inoperative for over ten hours daily, exacerbating even further the squalid humanitarian condition in the camp. Most of civilian homes have run out of potable water as

83 Palestinian Residents of AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

83 Palestinian Residents of AlRaml Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

22-10-2021

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

3 More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

3 More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-10-2021

Three elderly Palestinian refugees have succumbed to COVID-19 over the past few days in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Over recent weeks, dozens of refugees have been pronounced dead, bringing the virus death toll to over

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

21-10-2021

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp said thieves have been burglarizing homes and stealing power cables from the camp. The residents held local authorities and pro-regime militias responsible for the increasing property-theft and burglary targeting commercial stores and civilian property. Over

UNRWA Hails EU’s Renewed Financial Support for its Operations

UNRWA Hails EU’s Renewed Financial Support for its Operations

21-10-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) welcomed on Monday the European Union’s renewed financial support for its vital operations that serve around five million Palestinian refugees. “UNRWA warmly welcomes the EU's renewed support for

UNRWA Conducts Building Damage Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Conducts Building Damage Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

21-10-2021

A specialized ad hoc committee appointed by UNRWA showed up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, and started earmarking houses and commercial structures. The committee will assess the condition of buildings and categorize them in habitable and

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syrian Desert

21-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Yazen Mohamed AlSayed, raised in Syria’s AlSabina Camp, was killed as he fought alongside Syrian regime forces. Yazen is a member of the pro-regime Liwaa AlQuds battalion in AlSakhna area, in the Syrian desert.  Calls continue to

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Jaramana Camp have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. A masked thieve has entered a civilian house and attempted to steal fuel, before he fled away

Civilians Allowed to Re-Enter Yamouk Camp for Rubble-Clearance

Civilians Allowed to Re-Enter Yamouk Camp for Rubble-Clearance

20-10-2021

The rubble-clearance committee in Yarmouk Camp said Syrian authorities extended the time-limit for debris-removal by civilians from their houses and shops in Yarmouk Camp until November 15. The committee urged the residents to transfer the cleared mounds of rubble on

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead following Gas Cylinder Explosion in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead following Gas Cylinder Explosion in Khan Dannun Camp

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Husain Mousa died of wounded he sustained after a gas cylinder went off at his house in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq.  Mohamed was pronounced dead at the Damascus Clinic on Tuesday evening due

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Treatment

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Udai Shehabi has launched calls for urgent treatment in Turkey, saying he has failed to secure the remaining 120,000 Turkish liras to receive medical treatment at a Turkish hospital. Speaking with AGPS, Udai said he was displaced

Palestinian Instructor, Her Students Killed in Syrian Regime Attack on Ariha

Palestinian Instructor, Her Students Killed in Syrian Regime Attack on Ariha

20-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Kamar Bilal Hafedh and her students were killed as the Syrian regime army and their Russian partners struck Ariha city, in northern Syria. The air strike left 10 people dead, including four children and a woman. 20 other

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water Crisis, Call for Debris Clearance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Water Crisis, Call for Debris Clearance

19-10-2021

Residents of AlZein neighborhood in Yarmouk Camp called on the rubble clearance committee formed by the Palestine Liberation Organization to include their neighborhood on the list. Mounds of rubble continue to block civilians’ free access out of and into AlZein

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

19-10-2021

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

Injuries Reported in Blast Rocking Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Injuries Reported in Blast Rocking Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

19-10-2021

An explosion was reported at a house in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the western corners of Rif Dimashq province. The blast occurred on Monday evening after a gas cylinder went off at a civilian house. Mohamed Mousa

Alarm Bells Sounded over Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Alarm Bells Sounded over Situation of Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

19-10-2021

Coordinators of Syria Response Group have launched calls for urgent humanitarian action in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. The group called on the international human rights organizations to urgently step in in order to assist thousands of displaced

Residents of AlSabina Camp Facing Multiple Hardships

Residents of AlSabina Camp Facing Multiple Hardships

18-10-2021

Palestinian refugees have raised concerns over the swift propagation of coronavirus cases in AlSabina Camp. The refugees said the camp has been beset by the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when medical services and equipment are almost absent in the

Civilians Subjected to Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoint in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilians Subjected to Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoint in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-10-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp denounced the crackdowns and movement restrictions they have been facing by Syrian security forces deployed at the main entrance to the camp. A number of Syrian security officers reportedly refuse to pay the required sums of

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp to Belarus Goes Up

Number of Migrants from AlNeirab Camp to Belarus Goes Up

18-10-2021

Another batch of young men from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, reached Belarus on Sunday, October 17, after they boarded a flight from Damascus International Airport. The migrants intend to reach Germany through

First Coronavirus-Related Death Reported among Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

First Coronavirus-Related Death Reported among Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

18-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee succumbed to coronavirus on Sunday in Gindires area, north of Syria. Mahmoud Salim Kablawi, aged 49, died of COVID-19, in the first such reported death among Palestinian refugees sheltered in the area. According to data by the

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlSayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

17-10-2021

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

Free Medical Days Held in Yarmouk Camp

Free Medical Days Held in Yarmouk Camp

17-10-2021

The Quds Charity launched free medical days for children and women starting October 19 until 21 at the Shuhadaa Clinic in Yarmouk Camp. Before the crisis started in 2011, Yarmouk was a bustling home to almost 30 percent of the

Water Cut Off in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Cut Off in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-10-2021

The General Water Company in Damascus said water will be cut in the city for two days starting Sunday due to maintenance works. The water cut affects Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees and other areas in Damascus.

Water-Borne Intoxications Reported in AlHusainiya Camp

Water-Borne Intoxications Reported in AlHusainiya Camp

17-10-2021

A number of water-borne intoxication cases have been reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, due to contaminated tank water. Private water tanks have been filled from contaminated maholes in Khirbet AlWard, in Rif Dimashq. The Health

Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

Awareness-Raising Campaign about War Remnants Kick-Started at UNRWA Schools in Syria

17-10-2021

UNRWA in Syria embarked on a four-day campaign to raise awareness about explosive ordnance among parents, students, and teaching staff. As part of the event, sponsored by the Italian government, UNRWA reached out to over 33,000 Palestinian refugee students

In One Week, 8 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

In One Week, 8 Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

16-10-2021

Two new coronavirus-related deaths were reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, brining the death toll over the seven past days to eight. The two victims are Mahmoud Ibrahim AlKhatib and Abed Fayad. They were pronounced dead on Friday. The

UNRWA Resumes Reconstruction of Vital Premises in Deraa Camp

UNRWA Resumes Reconstruction of Vital Premises in Deraa Camp

16-10-2021

UNRWA has started reconstruction works to rehabilitate its medical and educational facilities in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Works have been underway to reconstruct the Tiberias and AlSafsaf schools along with the local clinic. On September 25

Ambassador: 500 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Obtained Palestinian-Authority Passports

Ambassador: 500 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Obtained Palestinian-Authority Passports

16-10-2021

Palestinian Ambassador in Syria Dr. Samir AlRefai said some 5,000 Palestinian Authority passports were handed over to Palestinian refugees in Syria. He said an increasing number of refugees have applied for Palestinian-Authority passports as a number of Gulf States

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

16-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp was arrested by Syrian security forces on October 9 as he passed through a checkpoint pitched near AlKeswa town, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS has not revealed his name over security concerns. He was

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Disappears on Way to Greece

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Disappears on Way to Greece

16-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Bahaa Ahmad Hasan, raised in Syria’s Deraa Camp, has gone missing since October 13 as he tried to cross the river between Turkey and Greece. Bahaa’s condition and whereabouts could not be identified. His friend said he disappeared

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Women Recount Mountainous Journey Outside of Syria Bakeries

Palestinian Refugee Women Recount Mountainous Journey Outside of Syria Bakeries

15-10-2021

Palestinian refugee women in AlNeirab Camp, north of Syria, said they have been made to line up for hours in long queues outside of local bakeries. A number of women said they often go back home without bread due to

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Arabic Literary Prize

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Arabic Literary Prize

15-10-2021

Katara Cultural Village announced the winners of 7th Katara Prize for Arabic Novel, which is being held remotely from October 12-16, for the second year in a row, under the supervision of the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot in Wedding Ceremony in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Shot in Wedding Ceremony in Khan Eshieh Camp

15-10-2021

A Palestinian refugee was accidently gunned down on Thursday as he joined his cousin’s wedding party in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Palestinian refugee Rafat Kasem Raja was killed by gunshots fired in celebration of his

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

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

14-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

14-10-2021

Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported at Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. An AGPS reporter said fuel supplies were stolen from cars parked in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees. Scores of Palestinian families displaced by the warfare have

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Water, Power Crisis

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Water, Power Crisis

14-10-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been frequently cut off across residential neighborhoods. The residents have warned of the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the global propagation of

Engineers Start Building Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

Engineers Start Building Assessment in Yarmouk Camp

14-10-2021

An engineering committee started on Thursday earmarking houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in order to assess their condition. Buildings will be assessed as either habitable, restorable, or uninhabitable. Activists said the assessment phase will keep going at the

PLA Calls for Military Conscription

PLA Calls for Military Conscription

14-10-2021

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 refugee camps across the Syrian territories to join its military institutes. This comes after

Excursion Organized for Palestinian Refugee Children in Ankara

Excursion Organized for Palestinian Refugee Children in Ankara

13-10-2021

The Turkish Association for Solidarity with Palestine “FIDAR” in Ankara organized a trip to the diyarı harikalar park for a number of Palestinian children from the Quds Club. The children displayed paintings expressing their commitment to their right of return

Palestinian Refugee Nader AlNader Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nader AlNader Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

13-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Nader Adel AlNader has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for over seven years running. Nader, born in 1978 in Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in January 2014 as he turned himself in to security forces deployed near

Murderers of Elderly Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

Murderers of Elderly Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp

13-10-2021

Syrian police arrested three wanted criminals involved in the murder of an elderly Palestinian man last month. Following preliminary investigations and interrogation of witnesses, police found out that the murderer showed up at the victim’s shop shortly before he killed

Civilians Launch Calls for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Launch Calls for Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp

13-10-2021

Activists have called on residents of Yarmouk Camp to work on reconstructing their houses and destroyed commercial facilities. The activists said buildings and commercial structures located in AlRija and Abu Hashish squares should be rapidly rehabilitated in order to get

Palestinian Refugees Sound Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Sound Distress Signals from Greece Migrant Camp

13-10-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered in Nea Kavala camp, north of Greece, raised alarm bells over their abject humanitarian situation in the isolated migrant facility, describing it as “an open-air prison”. The nearest city to the camp—Polykastro—is at

11 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

11 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

12-10-2021

A number of Palestinian refugee students were admitted into Syria’s public universities. The list includes 11 students from the AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, who will pursue their studies at the Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Last year, some

Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

Calls Launched for Return Permissions in Yarmouk Camp

12-10-2021

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit demands at security offices in order to be able to return to their homes and retrieve their property. The activists said the displaced residents should take profit from the

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria

12-10-2021

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money of at least $2,000 up to $30,000 to

Palestinian Refugee Children Exposed to Abuse in AlHusainiya Camp

Palestinian Refugee Children Exposed to Abuse in AlHusainiya Camp

12-10-2021

Children have been spotted in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees while carrying sheets of paper allegedly showing their home addresses.  This comes after the Syrian Ministry of Interior warned that children claiming to have been lost drag people to

Civilians Push for Removal of Sand Barriers around Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Push for Removal of Sand Barriers around Yarmouk Camp

11-10-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp and adjacent areas called on the Syrian authorities to lift the sand barriers set up between the camp and AlTadhamun neighborhood. Civilians said sand barriers block their free access out of and into the area at

Resident of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Succumbs to Coronavirus

Resident of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Succumbs to Coronavirus

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Hamid Bastouni, a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, died of coronavirus. A state of emergency had been declared over recent months by medics in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees as an increasing number

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by IMO Bank

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by IMO Bank

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugees in Damascus, particularly those sheltered in Jaramana Camp, have denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by IMO Bank. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said they have been forced to line up for hours in

UN Delegations Shows Up in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegations Shows Up in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-10-2021

Representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and UNRWA paid a visit to Hindrat Camp for Palestinian refugees on October 10. Activists said the visit comes amid attempts to rehabilitate 250 habitable houses along with UNRWA’s clinic

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

11-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Jihad Mansour AlHusain was fatally gunned down overnight by anonymous gunmen. Jihad, a hairdresser in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, reconciled with the Syrian regime after he had joined opposition committees in Deraa. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Charity Hands Over Medical Supplies to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Palestinian Charity Hands Over Medical Supplies to Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

10-10-2021

Igatha48 organization, in cooperation with donors from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948 (present-day Israel), distributed medical supplies to displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria. In late February last year, 25 tanker trucks donated by Palestinians in territories

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

10-10-2021

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

UNRWA Education Chief Shows Up in Jaramana Camp

UNRWA Education Chief Shows Up in Jaramana Camp

10-10-2021

Acting UNRWA Director of Education, Moritz Bilagher and UNRWA Director of Syria Operations Michael Amanya Ebye paid a visit to AlKabri School in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The visit comes in commemoration of the World Teachers'

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camps

10-10-2021

Palestinian refugees have rallied in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facilities. The refugees said they have been deprived of potable water, bread, and fuel

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Forces Near Turkish Borders

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Forces Near Turkish Borders

10-10-2021

Syrian security forces arrested a number of Palestinian and Syrian refugees on their way to areas controlled by the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where human smuggling networks toward zones led by

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2012

09-10-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 1, 2013 and dragged to an unknown destination. His condition and whereabouts

Relief Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey, Syria

Relief Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Refugees in Turkey, Syria

09-10-2021

Adara Indonesia and Khayra Ummah organizations signed a joint work agreement to support projects in favor of Palestinian refugees in Turkey and northern Syria. Representatives of Adara showed up at the headquarters of Khayra Ummah Organization in Istanbul, where the

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies for Palestinians in Syria

09-10-2021

UNRWA is seeking a fixed-term Director of External Relations and Communications, and a technician in building materials for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org.  UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General

Damascus Ambassador: Reconstruction of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Complicated

Damascus Ambassador: Reconstruction of Destroyed Houses in Yarmouk Complicated

09-10-2021

Palestine Ambassador in Syria, Samir AlRefai said the reconstruction of destroyed houses in Yarmouk Camp remains a complicated task due to the severe damage inflicted on buildings. AlRefai quoted the Syrian PM as stating, during a meeting with Palestinian factions

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

09-10-2021

As weather temperature have gone down, Palestinian refugee families in Syria continue to struggle with multiple hardships. Speaking with AGPS, a number of Palestinian refugees said they have no heating equipment except for blankets and mattresses.  The families expressed

Psychological Support Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

Psychological Support Activities Held for Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria

08-10-2021

The Shuhadaa Clinic held psychological support activities for a number of children who returned to the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic fallouts

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

08-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Aid Transfer Company

08-10-2021

Palestinian refugees in Deraa, south of Syria, said they have been subjected to mistreatment by staffers of AlHaram company for international transfer. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said they have been forced to line up for several hours

Families Appeal to Opposition Forces to Release Imprisoned Relatives

Families Appeal to Opposition Forces to Release Imprisoned Relatives

08-10-2021

AGPS has documented the enforced disappearance of dozens of Palestinian refugees by opposition forces in Syria, at a time when scores of refugees continue to escape government-held zones across the war-torn country. AGPS data indicates the presence of over 40

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

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

07-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Karate Championship

07-10-2021

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

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

Rubble-Clearance Works Kick-Started in Yarmouk Camp

07-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Poor-Quality Bread in Syria Displacement Camp

07-10-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

07-10-2021

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

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

Public Amenities in Jaramana Camp

06-10-2021

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

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

UNRWA Resumes Aid Delivery in Damascus

06-10-2021

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

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Displaced Families South of Damascus Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

06-10-2021

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

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Appeal for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

06-10-2021

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

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Reported in AlNeirab Camp

06-10-2021

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

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

Damascus University Demands Detailed Statement from Immigration Department for Student Transcripts

05-10-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-10-2021

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

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

Street Stalls Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hums

05-10-2021

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

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

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

05-10-2021

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

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

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

05-10-2021

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

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

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

04-10-2021

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

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

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

04-10-2021

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

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

Over 300 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

04-10-2021

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

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

Palestinian Woman, Her Children Released by Kidnappers in Syria

04-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by LibanPost

04-10-2021

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

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Copenhagen

03-10-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Sanitation Crisis in AlRamadan Camp

03-10-2021

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

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

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

03-10-2021

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

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Visits Yarmouk Camp

03-10-2021

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

03-10-2021

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

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Children in Northern Syria

02-10-2021

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

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

Cash Aid Distributed to Residents of Yarmouk, Hindarat Refugee Camps

02-10-2021

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

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

9 Years On…Palestinian Refugees Remember Deraa Massacre

02-10-2021

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

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

02-10-2021

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

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

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

02-10-2021

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

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

Residents of Hindarat Camp Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

01-10-2021

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

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

Yarmouk Camp Residents Raise Concerns over Unexploded War Ordnance

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Child Falls to Death from Building in Lebanon

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Schoolgirl Writes Book about Mental Math in Netherlands

01-10-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape by UNRWA

30-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Obtains Equivalency Certification in Sweden

30-09-2021

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

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call On UNRWA to Clear Debris in Yarmouk Camp

30-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies in Damascus due to Medical Neglect

30-09-2021

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

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Activists Warn of Rumors in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

29-09-2021

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

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

Calls Launched for Rubble-Clearance Volunteers in Yarmouk Camp

29-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Run Over in Syria

29-09-2021

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

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

29-09-2021

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

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

Palestinian CSOs Denounce New Measures at UNRWA Schools in Lebanon

29-09-2021

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

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

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

28-09-2021

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

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

28-09-2021

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

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

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

28-09-2021

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

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

2 Young Men Injured in Building Collapse in Yarmouk Camp

28-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Woman, Her 2 Children Kidnapped in Syria

28-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Palestinian Refugees in Turkey Commemorate Sabra and Shatila Massacre

27-09-2021

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

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

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

27-09-2021

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

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

27-09-2021

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

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Up in Khan Eshieh Camp

27-09-2021

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

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

Luxembourg Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Palestine Refugee Agency

26-09-2021

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

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

Coronavirus Cases Soaring in Latakia’s Palestinian Refugee Camp

26-09-2021

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

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call for Exemptions on Electricity Bills

26-09-2021

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

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

Qatar Deports Palestinian Refugee to UAE

26-09-2021

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

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

17 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

26-09-2021

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

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

Aid Items Distributed in Hindrat Refugee Camp

25-09-2021

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

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

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

25-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Rally over Delay in UNRWA Aid Delivery

25-09-2021

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

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Volunteer Teams Take Part in Debris Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

25-09-2021

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

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Stranded Palestinian Refugees in Deraa

25-09-2021

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

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

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

24-09-2021

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

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

Drug Trafficker’s House Raided in Jaraman Camp

24-09-2021

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

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

UNRWA Director Visits Deraa Camp Schools

24-09-2021

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

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

AGPS Participates in Professional Blogging Course in Istanbul

24-09-2021

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

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-09-2021

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

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2012

23-09-2021

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

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

Turkey Rescues Migrants after Greece Pushback

23-09-2021

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

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

UNRWA Honors Palestine Refugee Workers in Khan Eshieh Camp

23-09-2021

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

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increasingly Reported in Jaramana Camp

23-09-2021

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

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Removes Checkpoints, Lifts Blockade on Deraa

23-09-2021

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

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

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

22-09-2021

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

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Starts Transfer of Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

22-09-2021

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

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Blackmailing by Rubble-Clearance Teams

22-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Taxes Imposed in Deraa

22-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

22-09-2021

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

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

Sweden to Invalidate Visas of Migrant Returnees

21-09-2021

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

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

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

21-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

21-09-2021

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

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

Palestinians Strongly Condemn US-UNRWA Framework for Cooperation

21-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

Palestinian Refugee, Her Children Forcibly Disappeared Upon Return to Syria

21-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

20-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlRaml Gripped with Squalid Conditions

20-09-2021

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

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Bread Crisis Rocks AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

20-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

20-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

Palestinian Refugee Children Win Int’l Mental Math Contest

20-09-2021

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

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

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

19-09-2021

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

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

US Framework for Cooperation Includes Tough Conditions on UNRWA Funding

19-09-2021

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

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Apologizes over Delayed Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

19-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Succumbs to Coronavirus in Algeria

19-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained in Qatar

19-09-2021

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

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

AGPS Joins UN Workshop about Human Rights Based Approach to Advocacy

18-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Woman Provides Horrific Testimonies about Torture in Syria Prisons

18-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

18-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized in War-Torn Syria

18-09-2021

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

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

18-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2015

17-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Students Honored in Yarmouk Camp

17-09-2021

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

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

Palestinian CSOs Meet with Int’l Red Cross Committee

17-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Lebanon Displacement Camp

17-09-2021

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

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

17-09-2021

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

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

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

16-09-2021

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

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

Emojis Cyber Crimes, Says Syrian Gov’t

16-09-2021

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

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches Online Passport Applications

16-09-2021

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

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

16-09-2021

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

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Debris Clearance ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-09-2021

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

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

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

15-09-2021

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

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

UN: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

15-09-2021

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

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

New Measures Required by Palestinian Embassy in Damascus

15-09-2021

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

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

Robbery Gang Arrested in Khan Eshieh Camp

15-09-2021

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

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Strike Compromises with Syrian Regime

15-09-2021

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

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

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

14-09-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

14-09-2021

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

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

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

14-09-2021

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

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

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

14-09-2021

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

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

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

14-09-2021

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

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

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

13-09-2021

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

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

13-09-2021

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

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

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

13-09-2021

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

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

UNRWA Turns Mixed Schools into Separate Schools in AlNeirab Camp

13-09-2021

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

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Orphans Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria Displacement Camps

13-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ayed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2014

12-09-2021

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

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp

12-09-2021

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

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

Civilian Killed by War Remnants in Deraa Refugee Camp

12-09-2021

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

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

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

12-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria Displacement Camp

12-09-2021

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

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

Palestinian Students Honored in Northern Syria

11-09-2021

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

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

Weddings End in Chaos in AlHusainiya Camp

11-09-2021

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

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

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

11-09-2021

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

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

280 PLA Members Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

11-09-2021

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

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

PLO Official Accuses UNRWA of Reluctance Regarding Palestinians in Syria

11-09-2021

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

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

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

10-09-2021

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

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

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

10-09-2021

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

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

Palestinians in Syria’s Jober Neighborhood Facing Ambivalent Fate

10-09-2021

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

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Clear Debris from Yarmouk Camp

10-09-2021

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

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

09-09-2021

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

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Power Crisis in AlNeirab Camp

09-09-2021

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

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

Palestinian Women Denied Citizenship Documents in Turkey

09-09-2021

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

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance in Syria Displacement Camp

09-09-2021

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

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

Civilians Regain Access to Deraa Camp through Saraya Crossing

09-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead in Germany

08-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Express Solidarity with Deraa

08-09-2021

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

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

UNRWA Schools in Yalda Facing Staff Shortage

08-09-2021

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

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

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

08-09-2021

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

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

Syrian and Russian Forces Enter Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa

08-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

Palestinian Refugees among hundreds seeking reconciliation in Deraa Camp

07-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Custody

07-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Anti-Coronavirus Measures

07-09-2021

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

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

PLA Officer Arrested over Corruption Charges

07-09-2021

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

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

Amnesty: Syria Refugees Tortured, Raped on Return

07-09-2021

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

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

UNRWA Palestinian Refugees Lebanon Hospitals

06-09-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

06-09-2021

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

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

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

06-09-2021

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

06-09-2021

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

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

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

05-09-2021

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

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

05-09-2021

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

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Submit Return Demands

05-09-2021

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

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

Syrian Regime Launches Fierce Attack on Besieged Daraa city

05-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

05-09-2021

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

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

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

04-09-2021

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

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

54 Palestinian Residents of AlSabina Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-09-2021

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

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

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

04-09-2021

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

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Released by Opposition Forces

04-09-2021

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

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

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

04-09-2021

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

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Students Honoured in Syria Displacement Camp

03-09-2021

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

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Launches New Website

03-09-2021

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

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Struggling with Ambivalent Condition

03-09-2021

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

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians of Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

03-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following Violation of Deraa Reconciliation Agreement

03-09-2021

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

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

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

02-09-2021

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

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

School Bags Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Syria

02-09-2021

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

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

Turkish Authorities Tighten Noose on Ankara Migrants

02-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

02-09-2021

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

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

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

02-09-2021

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

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

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

01-09-2021

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

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

UNRWA Re-Opens Aid Distribution Centre in Jaramana Camp

01-09-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Arrested in Syria

01-09-2021

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

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

4 Palestinian Refugees Benefit From Reconciliation Agreement in Deraa Camp

01-09-2021

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

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

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

01-09-2021

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

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

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

31-08-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Humanitarian Condition

31-08-2021

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

Mortars Hit Civilian Homes in Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

Mortars Hit Civilian Homes in Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

31-08-2021

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

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

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

31-08-2021

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

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

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

31-08-2021

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

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

30-07-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

30-07-2021

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

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

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

30-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Turkish Police

30-07-2021

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

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

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

30-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Student Ranked on Top of List in Baccalaureate Exams

Palestinian Refugee Student Ranked on Top of List in Baccalaureate Exams

29-07-2021

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

Vulnerable Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Relief Institutions in Lebanon

Vulnerable Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Relief Institutions in Lebanon

29-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Turkey

29-07-2021

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

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

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

29-07-2021

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

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Health Risks of Garbage Burning

28-07-2021

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

Power-Maintenance Initiative Launched in AlNeirab Camp

Power-Maintenance Initiative Launched in AlNeirab Camp

28-07-2021

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

Father of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Father of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Urgent Treatment

28-07-2021

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

Syrian Gov’t Forces Attack Deraa Camp

Syrian Gov’t Forces Attack Deraa Camp

28-07-2021

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

Turkey Rescues 288 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 288 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

27-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

27-07-2021

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

AlNeirab Camp Left Without Power for 2nd Day

AlNeirab Camp Left Without Power for 2nd Day

27-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

27-07-2021

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

Syrian Regime Violates Deal to Lift Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Violates Deal to Lift Blockade on Deraa

27-07-2021

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

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

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

26-07-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Leap

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Price Leap

26-07-2021

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

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

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

26-07-2021

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

Blockade on Deraa Totally Lifted

Blockade on Deraa Totally Lifted

26-07-2021

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

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

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

26-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Celebrate Eid in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Families Celebrate Eid in Turkey

25-07-2021

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

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-07-2021

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

UNRWA Committee in Syria Submits Demands to Philippe Lazzarini

UNRWA Committee in Syria Submits Demands to Philippe Lazzarini

25-07-2021

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

Syrian Regime Lifts Blockade on Deraa

Syrian Regime Lifts Blockade on Deraa

25-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Samir Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

24-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Facing Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Facing Squalid Conditions

24-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Missing for over 10 Days

Palestinian Refugee Missing for over 10 Days

24-07-2021

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

Dozens of Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp

Dozens of Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp

24-07-2021

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

CSOs Visit Displaced Palestinian Families in Istanbul

CSOs Visit Displaced Palestinian Families in Istanbul

23-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Child Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Child Missing in Damascus

23-07-2021

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

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

23-07-2021

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

Gangsters Burglarize AlNeirab School

Gangsters Burglarize AlNeirab School

23-07-2021

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

Syrian Regime Targets Blockaded Deraa with Anti-Aircraft Guns

Syrian Regime Targets Blockaded Deraa with Anti-Aircraft Guns

23-07-2021

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

Wreath Laying Ceremony Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Wreath Laying Ceremony Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-07-2021

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

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

22-07-2021

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

Palestinian Expatriates Support Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Expatriates Support Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

22-07-2021

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

Talal Naji Appointed as Secretary-General of PFLP-GC

Talal Naji Appointed as Secretary-General of PFLP-GC

21-07-2021

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

Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

21-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead Following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead Following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

21-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

21-07-2021

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

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

UNRWA Opens Up Vacancies in Syria

20-07-2021

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

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets With Damascus Governor

UNRWA Chief in Syria Meets With Damascus Governor

20-07-2021

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

Resident of Deraa Camp Missing for 5th Day

Resident of Deraa Camp Missing for 5th Day

20-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

20-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Rami Ismail Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Rami Ismail Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

19-07-2021

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

Eid Project Launched by Women in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Eid Project Launched by Women in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

19-07-2021

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

700 Palestinian Refugee Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

700 Palestinian Refugee Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

19-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

19-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Security Mayhem in Ein AlHilweh Camp

19-07-2021

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

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Repair of Water Network

Residents of Jaramana Camp Appeal for Repair of Water Network

18-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Water Contamination

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Water Contamination

18-07-2021

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

Deraa Secondary School Achieves 100% Success Rate

Deraa Secondary School Achieves 100% Success Rate

18-07-2021

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

UNRWA to Deliver Its 2021 Emergency Cash Grants for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Its 2021 Emergency Cash Grants for Palestinian Refugees

18-07-2021

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

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

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

18-07-2021

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

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

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

17-07-2021

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

US Announces Additional Support for Palestine Refugees

US Announces Additional Support for Palestine Refugees

17-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Cash Aid

17-07-2021

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

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

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

17-07-2021

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

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

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

17-07-2021

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

Reconstruction Works Launched in Jaramana, AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camps

Reconstruction Works Launched in Jaramana, AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camps

16-07-2021

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

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Urge UNRWA to Transfer Monthly Gants

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Urge UNRWA to Transfer Monthly Gants

16-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Hindarat Camp Receive Reconstruction Pledges

Palestinian Refugees in Hindarat Camp Receive Reconstruction Pledges

16-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Aid Distribution Policy

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Aid Distribution Policy

16-07-2021

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

Vocational Training Centre Opened Up for Palestinian Refugees in Istanbul

Vocational Training Centre Opened Up for Palestinian Refugees in Istanbul

16-07-2021

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

National Solidarity Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

National Solidarity Campaign Launched in Yarmouk Camp

15-07-2021

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

Clinic to Be Established in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Clinic to Be Established in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

15-07-2021

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

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

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

15-07-2021

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

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

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

15-07-2021

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

Palestinian Child Garners High Scores at Syria Secondary Schools

Palestinian Child Garners High Scores at Syria Secondary Schools

15-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq Appeal for Vital Services

14-07-2021

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

AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Gripped with Power/Water Outage

AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Gripped with Power/Water Outage

14-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

14-07-2021

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

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

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

14-07-2021

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

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

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

13-07-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

13-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Leap in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Leap in Syria Displacement Camp

13-07-2021

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

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

13-07-2021

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

Cleansing Campaign Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Cleansing Campaign Launched in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

12-07-2021

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

Rehabilitation of Water Network Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Rehabilitation of Water Network Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

12-07-2021

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

Syrian Regime Blocks Civilians’ Access to Food Aid in Deraa

Syrian Regime Blocks Civilians’ Access to Food Aid in Deraa

12-07-2021

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

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

12-07-2021

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

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

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

12-07-2021

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

Red Crescent Opens Up Vocational Training Centre in Damascus

Red Crescent Opens Up Vocational Training Centre in Damascus

11-07-2021

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

GAPAR Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp

GAPAR Chief Shows Up in AlNeirab Camp

11-07-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

11-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Launches Hydrogen Heating System

Palestinian Refugee Launches Hydrogen Heating System

11-07-2021

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

50 Palestinian Families Receive Cash Aid in Damascus

50 Palestinian Families Receive Cash Aid in Damascus

10-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Camp Denounce Insect Propagation

Palestinian Refugees in Greek Camp Denounce Insect Propagation

10-07-2021

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

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

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

10-07-2021

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

9 Years since Massacre against PLA

9 Years since Massacre against PLA

10-07-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Blockade in Deraa Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Blockade in Deraa Camp

10-07-2021

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

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

09-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

Palestinian Refugees Facing Squalid Conditions in Syria’s Tel Shehab

09-07-2021

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

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

09-07-2021

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

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

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

09-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Negligence by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Negligence by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

09-07-2021

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

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

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

08-07-2021

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

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

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

08-07-2021

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

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Water/Power Outages

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Water/Power Outages

08-07-2021

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

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

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

08-07-2021

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

Palestinian Students Achieve Excellent Results at Syria High Schools

Palestinian Students Achieve Excellent Results at Syria High Schools

08-07-2021

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

Ceremony Held in Aleppo to Honour Palestinian Teachers

Ceremony Held in Aleppo to Honour Palestinian Teachers

07-07-2021

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

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Water Dearth in AlHusainiya Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Water Dearth in AlHusainiya Camp

07-07-2021

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

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

07-07-2021

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

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Governorate

07-07-2021

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

PFLP-GC Mourns Death of Secretary-General

PFLP-GC Mourns Death of Secretary-General

07-07-2021

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

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

AGPS Addresses UNHRC over Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Denmark

07-07-2021

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

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Vital Premises in Syria

UNRWA Delegation Inspects Vital Premises in Syria

06-07-2021

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

Kindergarten to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Kindergarten to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2021

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

Civilians Raise Concerns over Unexploded Ordnance in Yarmouk Camp

Civilians Raise Concerns over Unexploded Ordnance in Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2021

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

Child Abduction Attempt Reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Abduction Attempt Reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-07-2021

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

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

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

06-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Obtain Photography Certificates

Palestinian Refugees with Special Needs Obtain Photography Certificates

05-07-2021

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

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

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

05-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Earn Livelihoods from Garbage Picking

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Earn Livelihoods from Garbage Picking

05-07-2021

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

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

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

05-07-2021

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

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

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

05-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Greek Island

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival on Greek Island

04-07-2021

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

04-07-2021

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

Mounds of Debris Block Civilians’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

Mounds of Debris Block Civilians’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

04-07-2021

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

Lazzarini: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Living on One Meal

Lazzarini: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Living on One Meal

04-07-2021

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

Syrian Regime Closes Off Humanitarian Corridor to Deraa Camp

Syrian Regime Closes Off Humanitarian Corridor to Deraa Camp

04-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camps Endure Security Threats

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Displacement Camps Endure Security Threats

03-07-2021

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

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

03-07-2021

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

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Denies Being Arrested

Liwaa AlQuds Commander Denies Being Arrested

03-07-2021

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

Palestinian Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp as Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse

Palestinian Families Flee Blockaded Deraa Camp as Humanitarian Situation Gets Worse

03-07-2021

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

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

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

02-07-2021

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

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

02-07-2021

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

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

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

02-07-2021

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

PLA Arrestees in Syria Released

PLA Arrestees in Syria Released

02-07-2021

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

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

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

02-07-2021

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

EU Asylum Applications Drop due to COVID

EU Asylum Applications Drop due to COVID

01-07-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

01-07-2021

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

UNRWA Renews Contract with Red Crescent Hospital

UNRWA Renews Contract with Red Crescent Hospital

01-07-2021

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

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office

01-07-2021

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

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Greece Appeals

Stranded Palestinian Refugee in Greece Appeals

01-07-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Manipulation of Aid Distribution

30-06-2021

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

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

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

30-06-2021

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

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

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

30-06-2021

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

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

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

30-06-2021

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

Syrian Regime Toughens Military Grip on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Toughens Military Grip on Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-06-2021

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

Syria Comes on Bottom of Quality of Life Index

Syria Comes on Bottom of Quality of Life Index

29-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Push for Reconstruction of Hindarat Camp

Palestinian Refugees Push for Reconstruction of Hindarat Camp

29-06-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

29-06-2021

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

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

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

29-06-2021

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

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Aleppo Since Conflict Outbreak

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Aleppo Since Conflict Outbreak

29-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Haunted by Destruction in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Children Haunted by Destruction in Yarmouk Camp

28-06-2021

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

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

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

28-06-2021

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

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

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

28-06-2021

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

UNRWA Pushes For Facilitating Return of Yarmouk’s Displaced Families

UNRWA Pushes For Facilitating Return of Yarmouk’s Displaced Families

28-06-2021

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

Syrian Regime Attacks Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Attacks Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-06-2021

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

Palestinian Girl from Syria Garners High Scores in Germany

Palestinian Girl from Syria Garners High Scores in Germany

27-06-2021

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

UNRWA Establishes Aid Distribution Point at Jaramana Camp School

UNRWA Establishes Aid Distribution Point at Jaramana Camp School

27-06-2021

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

New Residential Apartments Built for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

New Residential Apartments Built for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

27-06-2021

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

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

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

27-06-2021

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

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

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

27-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, continue to urge the Syrian regime to release all prisoners and disclose the condition and whereabouts of victims of enforced disappearance and secret incarceration. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to

Swedish Authorities to Reconsider Asylum Application by Palestinian Family from Syria

Swedish Authorities to Reconsider Asylum Application by Palestinian Family from Syria

26-06-2021

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

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

26-06-2021

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

Vigil Held in AlMuZeireeb over Cordon Imposed on Deraa

Vigil Held in AlMuZeireeb over Cordon Imposed on Deraa

26-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Sweilam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Iyad Sweilam Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

26-06-2021

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

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

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

26-06-2021

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

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

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

25-06-2021

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

420 Members of PFLP-GC Pronounced Dead in Syria Conflict

420 Members of PFLP-GC Pronounced Dead in Syria Conflict

25-06-2021

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

UNRWA Seeks Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

UNRWA Seeks Cooperation with Syrian Authorities

25-06-2021

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

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

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

25-06-2021

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

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Cordoned Off by Syrian Regime

Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Cordoned Off by Syrian Regime

25-06-2021

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

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delays Aid Delivery to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

24-06-2021

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

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Bread Shortage

24-06-2021

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

Syrian Authorities Ban Opening of Commercial Shops in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Ban Opening of Commercial Shops in Yarmouk Camp

24-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Damascus

24-06-2021

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

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

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

24-06-2021

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

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

10 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

23-06-2021

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

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-06-2021

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

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

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

23-06-2021

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

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

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

23-06-2021

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

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

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

23-06-2021

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

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denounce Delay of UN Aid Delivery

22-06-2021

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

Safety of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Jeopardized by Motorbikes

Safety of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Jeopardized by Motorbikes

22-06-2021

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

Psychological Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Yarmouk Children

Psychological Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Yarmouk Children

22-06-2021

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

187 Palestinian Residents of Hums Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

187 Palestinian Residents of Hums Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

22-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription South of Syria

22-06-2021

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

UNRWA Staff in AlNeirab Camp Receive Vaccine Doses

UNRWA Staff in AlNeirab Camp Receive Vaccine Doses

21-06-2021

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

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets with Damascus Governor

21-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees in Sehnya Town Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Sehnya Town Facing Dire Conditions

21-06-2021

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

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

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

21-06-2021

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

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Jails

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners from Syrian Jails

21-06-2021

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

UN blacklists Syrian Government for Violations against Children

UN blacklists Syrian Government for Violations against Children

20-06-2021

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

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

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

20-06-2021

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

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

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

20-06-2021

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

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Reconstruction Permits by Syrian Authorities

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Reconstruction Permits by Syrian Authorities

20-06-2021

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

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria

AGPS: Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Displaced in/from Syria

20-06-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

19-06-2021

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

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

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

19-06-2021

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

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

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

19-06-2021

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

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

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

19-06-2021

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

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

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

19-06-2021

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

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

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

18-06-2021

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

Gaza Ministry Includes Palestinians from Syria in Aid Handouts

Gaza Ministry Includes Palestinians from Syria in Aid Handouts

18-06-2021

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

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

18-06-2021

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

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate

18-06-2021

Merchants and families displaced from Yarmouk Camp slammed Damascus Governorate and the member of its executive office Samir AlJazaerli for hindering projects seeking to reconstruct ravaged houses and destroyed infrastructure. The residents warned of attempts by the Governorate to implement

UNRWA: Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Children Bear Brunt of War in Syria

UNRWA: Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Children Bear Brunt of War in Syria

18-06-2021

The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating, especially for vulnerable Palestine refugee children, said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The seven-year conflict in Syria has left

Surgery Unit Opened Up in Syria’s Jaffa Hospital

Surgery Unit Opened Up in Syria’s Jaffa Hospital

17-06-2021

Palestine’s Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefai inaugurated on Thursday June 17 the surgery unit at the newly-rehabilitated Jaffa Clinic. Located in AlMezzeh town, in Damascus, Jaffa Hospital was founded in 1970 to provide healthcare services to injured Palestinians. 

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Crisis in Khan Eshieh Camp

17-06-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution in order to avoid overcrowding outside of local bakeries. The residents said military officers who show up in the area

Yarmouk Camp Residents Push for Urgent Reconstruction

Yarmouk Camp Residents Push for Urgent Reconstruction

17-06-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, who received permits to return to their houses and retrieve their property called on Damascus Governorate to remove debris from residential alleyways and greenlight reconstruction projects. Residents of Deir Yassin

15 Palestinian Refugees Coming from Europe, Neighboring Countries Arrested in Syria

15 Palestinian Refugees Coming from Europe, Neighboring Countries Arrested in Syria

17-06-2021

Over 15 Palestinian refugees were arrested by Syrian forces on their way back from neighboring countries and European destinations. The list includes 13 returnees from Lebanon. One refugee returned from Sweden and another from The Netherlands. On October 12, 2020