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Literacy Course Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Literacy Course Held in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

22-06-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, held literacy and adult education courses for women in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The course provides training on the techniques of reading, writing, mathematics

UNRWA Starts Cash Aid Distribution for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Starts Cash Aid Distribution for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

22-06-2022

UNRWA said it has started cash aid distribution for Palestinian refugees from Syria. The cash allowance covers the Months of May and June. The grants will be transferred through OMT. The disbursed sum is 50 USD per every refugee and

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prisons

22-06-2022

Syrian security forces released on Monday a resident of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Oweis Malek AlNaser, from the Muzeireeb’s displaced community, was released following two years in prison. His father has also been incarcerated in a

UN Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

UN Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

22-06-2022

A delegation of UNRWA Advisory Commission members visited UNRWA in Syria on the 18and 19June 2022, the first such visit since the conflict started in the country over a decade ago.   The delegation included Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Wins Cultural Competition in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Wins Cultural Competition in Syria

21-06-2022

Palestinian student Yazen Hosam AlNono, from the Damascus Training Centre, won the first prize in a cultural competition held at AlAssad Bibliothèque. 120 young men and women participated in the competition, which was held in cooperation with the Ministry

500 Families from Yarmouk Refugee Camp Sign Memorandum Handed Over to Int’l Delegation

500 Families from Yarmouk Refugee Camp Sign Memorandum Handed Over to Int’l Delegation

21-06-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp handed over two memorandums to the UN delegation that showed up in Yarmouk Camp on June 18. The residents called for increased support to UNRWA’s emergency budget and the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. The memorandum, signed

2 More Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

2 More Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

21-06-2022

AGPS has documented the death of two Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria’s state-run prisons, according to a testimony by an ex-prisoner released on August 01, 2014. 20-year-old Marwan AlMousa, from AlSabina refugee camp, and Ahmad Shahata, from Yarmouk Camp

Swedish Authorities Drag Feet over Palestinian Refugee Student’s Appeal for Citizenship

Swedish Authorities Drag Feet over Palestinian Refugee Student’s Appeal for Citizenship

21-06-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abassi has received no reply over his appeal for Swedish citizenship which he had submitted since 2018. Mohamed arrived in Sweden in 2014 with his younger brother. The Swedish authorities claim that Mohamed’s application is still under

New Medical Units Opened Up at Yaffa Hospital in Damascus

New Medical Units Opened Up at Yaffa Hospital in Damascus

20-06-2022

The Palestine Ambassador to Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i inaugurated new medical units at the Yaffa Medical Complex in AlMezzah, west of Damascus.  Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization, Dr. Atef Ibrahim attended the ceremony.  The facility is

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Staff

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Staff

20-06-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have accused a UNRWA staff worker in Lebanon of stealing fuel supplies allotted to vulnerable PRS families in AlBekaa Valley. PRS activists pointed the finger at the UNRWA worker in charge of fuel distribution, saying

Reconstruction Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Reconstruction Works Launched in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-06-2022

The Yarmouk Camp municipality embarked on Sunday on maintenance works to rehabilitate the sewerage network. Local sources said the municipality mayor, engineer Rola Maw’ed, is supervising the progress of reconstruction works. Over recent years, residents of Yarmouk Camp slammed the

On World Refugee Day, Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

On World Refugee Day, Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

20-06-2022

June 20 marks the World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe and people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. UN data indicates

Residents Warn of Child Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Residents Warn of Child Abductions on the Rise in Syria’s Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-06-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to sound alarm bells over the simmering child abductions in the area. Over recent years, several civilians, including children, have gone missing in Jaramana Camp. Palestinian child Zein Ahmad Taameh disappeared from

UN Delegation Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegation Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-06-2022

a delegation of UNRWA Advisory Commission members visited UNRWA in Syria on the 18and 19June 2022, the first such visit since the conflict started in the country over a decade ago.   The delegation included Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

19-06-2022

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

4,116 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria since Conflict Outbreak

4,116 Palestinians Pronounced Dead in Syria since Conflict Outbreak

19-06-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 4,116 Palestinian refugees, including 493 women and girls, in Syria's war as the country's fragile stateless minority struggles to survive in the deadly eleven-year conflict. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with

Transportation Crisis Exacerbated by Fuel Shortage in Damascus

Transportation Crisis Exacerbated by Fuel Shortage in Damascus

18-06-2022

Damascus Governor issued a decision to stop supplying minibus drivers with fuel on Fridays and Saturdays due to fuel shortage. Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in and near Damascus said their humanitarian situation has been exacerbated by the transportation

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

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

18-06-2022

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

UN Syria Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Member States Must Establish Mechanism for Missing Persons

UN Syria Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Member States Must Establish Mechanism for Missing Persons

18-06-2022

Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Paulo Pinheiro, said that Member States must act now on behalf of the millions who are looking for their missing loved ones in Syria. This came as the

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

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

18-06-2022

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah in displacement camps across war-torn Syria as a means to escape the scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a

Palestinians among 2.4 Million People Benefiting from Aid from Turkey

Palestinians among 2.4 Million People Benefiting from Aid from Turkey

17-06-2022

On Wednesday, the United Nations said that more than 2.4 million Syrians benefit monthly from humanitarian aid through the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the border with Turkey. This came according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General of the

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

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

17-06-2022

Students and workers at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, continue to appeal to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give them daily lifts to their academic institutions and workplaces. The residents have denounced the overcrowding and

Palestinian Doctor Ahmed AlHasan Killed by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Doctor Ahmed AlHasan Killed by Syrian Regime

17-06-2022

Nine years on, the family of Palestinian surgeon Ahmad AlHasan continue to remember his death with deep sorrow. Ahmad was killed on June 17, 2013. His brother said he was killed in an air strike launched by the Syrian regime

Palestinian Couple Achieve Success Story in Turkey

Palestinian Couple Achieve Success Story in Turkey

17-06-2022

A Palestinian refugee from Syria and his wife have had their graduation project selected as the best at the Turkish state university of Harran in Şanlıurfa.  Palestinian refugee Abdul Razak AlHaj and his wife Yara Issa, in partnership with

First Aid Training Courses Held in Yarmouk Camp

First Aid Training Courses Held in Yarmouk Camp

16-06-2022

On June 15, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus, held a training session on first aid basics at its office in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus

Syria Conflict Left Generations of Palestinians, Syrians at Loss

Syria Conflict Left Generations of Palestinians, Syrians at Loss

16-06-2022

The Syria Economic Monitor (SEM), a new semi-annual economic publication of the World Bank, said the Syrian conflict has left generations of people living in the war-torn country lost. SEM said that now moving into its twelfth year, the conflict

Gunshooting Banned in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Gunshooting Banned in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-06-2022

Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said any party involved in gunshooting in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria, will be subjected to harsh penalties. The residents said Liwaa AlQuds should have rather pointed

Aleppo Merchants Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

Aleppo Merchants Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

16-06-2022

Merchants, including Palestinian refugees, have reportedly been blackmailed by Syrian security forces, particularly in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. A number of merchants have been forced to pay exorbitant fines at gunpoint and detention threats. Speaking on condition of

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

15-06-2022

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

Border Agency: Illegal Entries into EU up 82% This Year

Border Agency: Illegal Entries into EU up 82% This Year

15-06-2022

The number of detected illegal migration entries into the European Union in the first five months of 2022 was more than 86,000, or 82% more than in the same period in 2021, the agency monitoring the EU’s external borders

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

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

15-06-2022

Students in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have voiced concerns that they won’t be able to reach their academic institutions to sit for exams due to the chronic transportation crisis. A number of

Rights Group: Increasing Pressure on UNRWA Chief Sends Strong Message to Int’l Community

Rights Group: Increasing Pressure on UNRWA Chief Sends Strong Message to Int’l Community

15-06-2022

Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights said the reactions made by Palestinian communities and CSOs have pressurized the UNRWA Commissioner-General to reconsider its intent to delegate its services to other international parties. “The Palestinians have sent a strong message

Liwaa AlQuds Opens Up New Office in Moscow

Liwaa AlQuds Opens Up New Office in Moscow

14-06-2022

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, opened a new office in Moscow, Russia. Sources close to Liwaa AlQuds chief, Mohamed AlSa’id, published the latter’s photos while on his way to Moscow on May 18 and another photo

Lazzarini: UNRWA’s Mission Irreplaceable

Lazzarini: UNRWA’s Mission Irreplaceable

14-06-2022

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philip Lazzarini, said that "there are no plans to delegate UNRWA's tasks to other parties, but the agency is facing a crisis in obtaining its needs

Artist Safa Sultan Calls for Raising Funds for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Artist Safa Sultan Calls for Raising Funds for Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

14-06-2022

Palestinian singer Safaa Sultan has launched calls for raising funds in order to reconstruct the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Safaa said positive responses have been made by the Ministry of Culture and the Palestine Embassy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Transfer Dead Relatives to Another Cemetery

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Transfer Dead Relatives to Another Cemetery

14-06-2022

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa displacement camp, south of Syria, have transferred the bodies of their deceased relatives from the local cemetery to another location after the cemetery was ravaged by anonymous parties. In 2012, residents of

UNRWA Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign

UNRWA Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign

13-06-2022

UNRWA education program organized an awareness campaign entitled “Health is Wealth” in an attempt to combat the increase of cigarette smoking among adolescents. 250 students from UNRWA schools in Homs, Hama and Latakia attended presentations delivered as part of the

Palestinian Red Crescent Pays Visit to Elderly People in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Red Crescent Pays Visit to Elderly People in Yarmouk Camp

13-06-2022

Representatives of the Palestinian Red Crescent paid a visit to elderly people sheltered in the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The Red Crescent team provided free medical check-ups and medicines to people with chronic diseases, including

Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns on School Trip in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Child Drowns on School Trip in Syria

13-06-2022

A Palestinian child drowned in a pool in Deraa while on a school trip. 13-year-old Kais Firas AlMesri, a 7th grader, was transferred to an intensive care unit at AlRahma Hospital in a very critical condition.  A UNRWA delegation

Marginalized Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UN Agency

Marginalized Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UN Agency

13-06-2022

Palestinian refugees and activists in Syria have called on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to take urgent humanitarian action regarding the dire humanitarian condition they have been enduring in displacement

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

12-06-2022

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

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Power Blackout

12-06-2022

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. Students and schoolchildren have had difficulties revising for their final exams.  Eleven years

Deraa Camp Cemetery Ravaged by Anonymous Party

Deraa Camp Cemetery Ravaged by Anonymous Party

12-06-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees said the local cemetery has been ravaged and headstones stolen by anonymous gangsters. A resident said he reached out to the police station but the thieves have not been caught so far. 

Syrian Regime Tightens Grip on AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Tightens Grip on AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-06-2022

Syrian security forces have tightened the noose around the main entrances of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees and nearby areas. Civilians and vehicles passing through a checkpoint pitched near AlSabina Camp are subjected to intensive search. A number of Palestinian

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

11-06-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, slammed the Social Development Committee for turning its back on their calls to work out the bread crisis. Civilians continue to line up for hours outside of the camp’s sole

Turkish Foreign Ministry Bans Renewing Visas for Tourists, Students

Turkish Foreign Ministry Bans Renewing Visas for Tourists, Students

11-06-2022

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said migrants who obtained touristic visas after February 10, 2022 will not get residency permits. Students who ended their studies in Turkey should also go back to their countries of origin and will not get

Increasing Number of Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

Increasing Number of Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

11-06-2022

An increasing number of families have returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. A number of returnees told AGPS that they have been able to reconstruct one room or, in the best of cases, two rooms, of

Former Gov’t Official: Mass Graves Are Still Being Dug by Syrian Regime

Former Gov’t Official: Mass Graves Are Still Being Dug by Syrian Regime

11-06-2022

Mass graves are still being dug in Syria today, filled with victims of the ongoing conflict and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, an anonymous whistleblower known as "the gravedigger" told US senators during a congressional hearing about the conflict

AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Suffering Poor Sewerage

AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Suffering Poor Sewerage

10-06-2022

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestine refugees in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo have launched cries for help over poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. Families sheltered near Shuhadaa AlAqsa Mosque said their houses have been swamped by

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Weightlifting Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Weightlifting Championship

10-06-2022

Palestinian refugee Wasfi AlShawish won the first place in the physical strength and weightlifting championship in the Syrian Arab Republic, in the second such consecutive triumph. Wasfi is a resident of the Latakia-based AlRaml Camp in Syria. He is a

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Volunteer for Ruble-Clearance

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Volunteer for Ruble-Clearance

10-06-2022

CSOs and civilians in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have started clearing debris from Beer AlSaba’ neighborhood. Seven families raised funds for the initiative. Activists lashed out at Damascus Governorate over its reluctance regarding the situation in

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-06-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying the three municipalities in charge of AlHusainiya have failed to live up to their responsibilities. The residents said power

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

09-06-2022

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Ali Ayoub, born on August 11, 1996, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 10th consecutive year. Mustafa was kidnapped by Syrian security forces at the age of 16 from his family home in

Residents of Al Ramadan Refugee Camp Facing Abject Conditions

Residents of Al Ramadan Refugee Camp Facing Abject Conditions

09-06-2022

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

Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Humanitarian Condition

Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Humanitarian Condition

09-06-2022

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

Drug Abuse Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Drug Abuse Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

09-06-2022

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in displacement camps for Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. Over recent years, members of pro-regime militias have been accused of running networks for drug trafficking and prostitution in Palestinian refugee camps

Turkey Imposes New Measures for Temporary Protection Card

Turkey Imposes New Measures for Temporary Protection Card

08-06-2022

The Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee announced on Tuesday that the Turkish Immigration Department has started adopting new procedures in order to grant the temporary protection card (kimlik) to new refugees coming from Syria. The new procedures stipulate that refugees demanding a

Turkish Foreign Ministry: UNRWA Services Contribute to Regional Stability

Turkish Foreign Ministry: UNRWA Services Contribute to Regional Stability

08-06-2022

On Tuesday, 7 June, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, concluded a two-day visit to Ankara, Türkiye. During the visit he met with the Minister

Palestinian Refugee Provides Testimony about His Incarceration in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Provides Testimony about His Incarceration in Syria

08-06-2022

Palestinian refugee Thaer Abdul Razak Abdul Rahim has revealed shocking details about his secret detention in a Syrian regime prison. Speaking with Zaman Al Wasl news site, Thaer said his tragedy started following the blockade imposed on Aleppo’s eastern corners

Yarmouk Camp Families Slam Apathy of Damascus Governorate

Yarmouk Camp Families Slam Apathy of Damascus Governorate

08-06-2022

Activists and residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to slam Damascus authorities over their apathy regarding their appeals to reconstruct destroyed premises and facilitate civilians’ return to the camp. The refugees said none of the pledges made by Damascus Governorate regarding

Palestinian Migrants Quarantined in Greece, Others Unaccounted for

Palestinian Migrants Quarantined in Greece, Others Unaccounted for

07-06-2022

A boat carrying 18 illegal migrants, mostly Palestinians, was intercepted off the Greek island of Chios.  The migrants fled to a nearby forest where they were arrested by Greek police and transferred to a quarantine facility. At the same

Experts Slam UNRWA Decision to Form Advisory Educational Committee

Experts Slam UNRWA Decision to Form Advisory Educational Committee

07-06-2022

Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights condemned UNRWA’s decision to launch an Education Expert Advisory Group, saying the move is a prototype of suspicious partnerships. The Association called on UNRWA’s advisory committee to pressurize the Agency’s Commissioner-General to backtrack

UNRWA to Rehabilitate 3 Premises in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA to Rehabilitate 3 Premises in Yarmouk Camp

07-06-2022

UNRWA has carried out reconstruction works in an attempt to rehabilitate its school, a community centre, and an aid distribution centre in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Local sources said UNRWA has supplied equipment for AlMansoura School

Palestinians of Syria Call for Equitable Access to Education Services in Lebanon

Palestinians of Syria Call for Equitable Access to Education Services in Lebanon

07-06-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon are considered as foreigners rather than asylum seekers fleeing war and economic hardship. Several students have had difficulties gaining access to local universities.  Passport issuance costs 350USD for PRS, in a country

90 Palestinian Students Take Part in Preparatory, Secondary School Exams in Syria

90 Palestinian Students Take Part in Preparatory, Secondary School Exams in Syria

06-06-2022

Palestinian refugee students sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps have started to take their final exams as of Saturday, June 4. Local CSOs said 90 Palestinian refugee students sheltered in Idlib, Efrin, I’zaz, and AlBab, in northern Syria, are sitting

Palestinian Refugee Wins Pistol Shooting Competition in Spain

Palestinian Refugee Wins Pistol Shooting Competition in Spain

06-06-2022

Palestinian-Syrian youth Saeed Kazak won the first place in the 50-meter pistol shooting event held as part of the International Olympic Shooting Competition, organized by the Spanish Shooting Club in the Shooting Union Square in Madrid. Saeed has joined several

PLO: UNRWA’s Mission Irreplaceable

PLO: UNRWA’s Mission Irreplaceable

06-06-2022

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said UNRWA’s role is vital and irreplaceable for Palestine refugees. The PLO said UNRWA was created by General Assembly resolution 302 (IV), with the mandate to provide direct relief and works programmes to Palestine refugees

Journalist Pushes for Public Release of Footage Documenting Murder of 250 Civilians in Damascus Massacre

Journalist Pushes for Public Release of Footage Documenting Murder of 250 Civilians in Damascus Massacre

06-06-2022

Chief-editor of Zaman Al Wasl newspaper Fathi Ibrahim Fayad has called upon Amsterdam University to release the 26 footages which it had received of the Tadamun massacre, in Damascus. This comes shortly after the two main researchers in the team

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in Jaramana Camp for Palestine Refugees

03-06-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation of Power Generators

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation of Power Generators

03-06-2022

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, denounced the dishonesty and corrupt practices of operators of power generators in the camp. A woman said she caught sight of an owner of a power

UNRWA Rehabilitates 3 Premises in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

UNRWA Rehabilitates 3 Premises in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

03-06-2022

UNRWA has carried out reconstruction works in an attempt to rehabilitate its school, a community centre, and an aid distribution centre in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Local sources said UNRWA has supplied equipment for AlMansoura School

Palestinian Family Reveals Shocking Details about Tadamun Massacre by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Family Reveals Shocking Details about Tadamun Massacre by Syrian Regime

03-06-2022

DW news site conducted an interview with the family of Waseem Siyam, the victim of the Tadamun massacre perpetrated by pro-regime militias in 2013.  In late April 2022, a Syrian defector leaked the video of the Tadamun massacre. Hundreds

Over 800 Students from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sit for Exams in Syria

Over 800 Students from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sit for Exams in Syria

31-05-2022

Over 300 Palestinian refugee students sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, showed up at examination centres to sit for the baccalaureate exams. Another 500 students are also sitting for 9th grade exams. In 2021, nearly

Palestine Embassy in Libya Announces Decision to Repatriate Illegal Palestinian Migrants

Palestine Embassy in Libya Announces Decision to Repatriate Illegal Palestinian Migrants

31-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Libya said every Palestinian refugee who illegally enters the Libyan territories will be systematically deported to his/her place of departure. The refugee will also be made to pay for all expenses of the deportation trip. The

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

31-05-2022

AGPS issued a new report about compulsory childcare in Sweden to raise awareness about the tragedy of migrant families whose children were taken away from them by force under the Swedish Care of Young Persons Act known as LVU. The

Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Threatened with Deportation from Turkey

31-05-2022

Turkish authorities detained on Friday, May 27, Palestinian refugee Khaled Hasan as he attempted to renew his temporary protection card “kimlik” at an immigration office in Beyazit, in Istanbul. Khaled, the father of three children, had already received an order

Calls Launched for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccines in Jaramana Camp

Calls Launched for Anti-Coronavirus Vaccines in Jaramana Camp

30-05-2022

Activists have called upon residents of Jaramana Camp to take anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in order to help curtail the virus propagation in the camp. The calls were launched following a recent decision by the Syrian Health Ministry to embark on

Flag March Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps in Solidarity with Palestinian People

Flag March Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps in Solidarity with Palestinian People

30-05-2022

Dozens of Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in the northern Syrian province of Idlib participated in a flag march in solidarity with Palestinians in the occupied territories.  The march held under the slogan “raise your flag” kicked off from Idlib

UNRWA Chief Reopens Premises in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Chief Reopens Premises in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

30-05-2022

This week, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, inaugurated an UNRWA school and health centre and visited repaired shelters in Dera’a refugee camp, in southern Syria

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Holding Criminal Amjad Yousef Who Killed and Raped Dozens in al Tadamun Massacre

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Holding Criminal Amjad Yousef Who Killed and Raped Dozens in al Tadamun Massacre

30-05-2022

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) revealed in its latest report that the Syrian regime is currently holding the criminal Amjad Yousef, who killed dozens of Syrians in addition to raping dozens of women, in al Tadamun neighborhood in

Rights Group Calls for Releasing Prisoners, Missing in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Releasing Prisoners, Missing in Syria

29-05-2022

17 CSOs in Syria have called for a central and independent international mechanism to coordinate efforts to release prisoners and forcibly-disappeared persons in Syria. In a joint statement, the CSOs said tens of thousands of people have fallen prey to

3 Palestinians from Syria Detained by Turkish Police

3 Palestinians from Syria Detained by Turkish Police

29-05-2022

Three Palestinians from Syria: Ahmad AlMakhous, Hasan Methkal, and Mohamed Abdullah Issa, residents of Yarmouk Camp in Syria, were detained by Turkish police. Police said the refugees do not hold temporary protection cards known as “kimlik”. Unofficial statistics indicate that

‘Ask the Hole’ A Palestinian Mother Was Told as She Appealed for Information about Her Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

‘Ask the Hole’ A Palestinian Mother Was Told as She Appealed for Information about Her Forcibly-Disappeared Son in Syria

29-05-2022

A Palestinian woman was sarcastically told by Syrian security forces “look him up in the Tadhamun hole” as she called for information about her forcibly-disappeared son. The regime officers were referring to a hole dug as part of a massacre

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

AGPS Issues New Report about Compulsory Child Care in Sweden

29-05-2022

AGPS issued a new report about compulsory childcare in Sweden to raise awareness about the tragedy of migrant families whose children were taken away from them by force under the Swedish Care of Young Persons Act known as LVU. The

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Water Dearth

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Water Dearth

28-05-2022

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

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

28-05-2022

A vigil was held by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza outside of UNRWA headquarters in the besieged enclave to speak out against delays in aid delivery. The Committee met with Asem Abu Shaweesh, who is in

Palestinian Artist Expresses Solidarity with Family of 2 Victims of Migrant Boat

Palestinian Artist Expresses Solidarity with Family of 2 Victims of Migrant Boat

28-05-2022

Palestinian cartoonist Ahmed Kaddoura drew a painting expressing his solidarity with the victims of the boat that sank off the Tunisian coast a few days ago. Kaddoura said the painting translates the tragedy of Palestinians who died at sea as

2 Palestinian Brothers Pronounced Dead on Migration Route

2 Palestinian Brothers Pronounced Dead on Migration Route

28-05-2022

A Palestinian refugee family said their son Mahmoud Ali Tayeh who had gone missing off the Tunisian coast has just been pronounced dead. Mahmoud’s death was confirmed on Friday, just a couple of days after his brother Husain was also

UNRWA to Distribute Food Aid for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Distribute Food Aid for Palestinians of Syria

27-05-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said food aid items will be distributed to the refugees, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), as of May 27

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

27-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Hindarat Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. Recently, furniture and equipment have been stolen from civilian homes

Palestine Embassy in Damascus: Migration via Libyan Route Perilous

Palestine Embassy in Damascus: Migration via Libyan Route Perilous

27-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus warned against the life-threatening risks of illegal migration through the Libyan route. In a statement issued on May 26, the Embassy said hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria have reached Libya through the Benina International

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, His Brother Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, His Brother Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Tunisian Coast

27-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Husain Ali Tayeh, who disappeared off Tunisian seashores, was pronounced dead while his brother’s condition remains unknown, according to their family. The family’s friends in Tunisia headed for Sfax governorate where the victims were transferred and identified Husain’s

Palestinian-Iraqi Refugee Dies Under Torture in Syria

Palestinian-Iraqi Refugee Dies Under Torture in Syria

26-05-2022

Iraqi-Palestinian refugee Amer Lutfi Mohamed AlQudsiya died under torture in Syrian regime prisons. His family was updated about his death following the latest amnesty issued by the country’s president Bashar AlAssad giving a general pardon to people convicted on terrorism

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained in Libya

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained in Libya

26-05-2022

Six Palestinian refugees from Syria have been detained along with other asylum seekers by Libyan authorities since May 25. The asylum seekers were transferred to custody in the city of Zuwara in northwestern Libya. They were trying to reach Italy

Palestinian Brothers Husain and Mahmoud Tayeh Missing

Palestinian Brothers Husain and Mahmoud Tayeh Missing

26-05-2022

The family of Palestinian brothers Husain Ali Tayeh, born in 1999, and Mahmoud Alid Tayeh, born in 2001, have appealed to international human rights organizations to work on identifying their sons’ condition. Both Husain and Mahmoud, raised in AlNeirab Camp

Foreign Ministry: 5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Missing as Boat Sinks off Tunisia

Foreign Ministry: 5 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Missing as Boat Sinks off Tunisia

26-05-2022

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said Wednesday that its embassy in Tunisia was following up on the condition of migrants, including five Palestinians, whose boat capsized off the Tunisian coast. Political advisor to the Foreign Minister, Ahmad

2 Palestinian Women Rescued, 6 Missing as Boat Drowns off Mediterranean

2 Palestinian Women Rescued, 6 Missing as Boat Drowns off Mediterranean

26-05-2022

Two Palestinian refugee women were rescued and six others have been unaccounted for after a boat sank off the southern Tunisian coast of Kerkennah. The boat with dozens of illegal migrants onboard was bound for Europe. Palestinian refugees Lana Darwish

UNRWA Holds Training Courses for 9th Graders

UNRWA Holds Training Courses for 9th Graders

25-05-2022

Tutorials have been held by UNRWA for 9th graders who are about to sit for the national exams starting May 29. The courses are held between May 8-19. In the 2021/2022  school year, in Syria, UNRWA provided basic education from

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Issues New Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Issues New Passport Procedures

25-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus said Palestinians who apply for passport issuance or renewal starting April 12 should show up at the embassy headquarters and present the required identity documents uploaded on the embassy website. Two personal photos with a

Palestinian Refugees Missing after Migrant Boat Sets Sail from Tunisia

Palestinian Refugees Missing after Migrant Boat Sets Sail from Tunisia

25-05-2022

Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, have launched appeals for information about the condition and whereabouts of their relatives who have gone missing after they boarded a migrant boat from Tunisia. The boat with 23 people onboard

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in The Netherlands over War Crime Allegations

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in The Netherlands over War Crime Allegations

25-05-2022

Dutch police arrested on Tuesday, May 24, a Palestinian refugee from his house in Kerkrade village over suspicions of involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity. The refugee was a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province

Life of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Fires

Life of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Fires

24-05-2022

The Syria Response Coordinators group said so far fires broke out in 82 tent camps out of 112 set up for displaced families in northern Syria. A number of deaths and injuries were also reported. The group said civilians’ lives

Palestinians from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

Palestinians from Syria Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden

24-05-2022

The Swedish migration authorities have denied Palestinian-Syrian refugees coming from Gulf countries the right to asylum, leaving them face-to-face with an ambivalent fate. Palestinian refugees from Syria who wish to return to a Gulf country are systematically denied this right

Palestinians Slam Diaspora Union over Fruitless Meeting with Syrian President

Palestinians Slam Diaspora Union over Fruitless Meeting with Syrian President

24-05-2022

Palestinian activists and CSOs launched an e-petition condemning a meeting between the Union of Palestinian Diaspora in Europe and Syria’s President Bashar AlAssad. The petition says the meeting amounts to an attempt to whitewash the crimes committed by the Syrian

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription by Syrian Regime

24-05-2022

Scores of Palestinian refugees sheltered in war-torn Syria have sounded distress signals over the arbitrary manhunts and security sweeps launched by the Syrian regime which they said are a prelude for forced military conscription.  The refugees said they have

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Orphans in Damascus

23-05-2022

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief distributed meat portions to a number of families sheltered in Yarmouk Camp and Qudsaya town, south of Damascus. The Association also distributed cash grants to 34 orphans in Palestinian displacement camps in Syria. The

Migrants Subjected to Increasing Human Rights Abuses in Greece

Migrants Subjected to Increasing Human Rights Abuses in Greece

23-05-2022

Incidents of racist violence have been increasingly reported among Palestinian refugees and other asylum seekers in Greece. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees said they were heavily beaten by Greek coast guards after they crossed the Evros River, on the

Palestinian Family Denies Syrian Regime Released Their Son

Palestinian Family Denies Syrian Regime Released Their Son

23-05-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Yousef Mohamed Maw’ed denied reports that the Syrian regime released their relative from prison. Yousef has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the ninth consecutive year. Despite the recent decree issued by Syria’s

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of PLO Office in Gaza

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of PLO Office in Gaza

23-05-2022

A vigil was held by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian action regarding the squalid situation in the besieged enclave. Palestinian refugees have called on the PLO to work out their ambivalent

Palestinian from Syria Detained in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

Palestinian from Syria Detained in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

22-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlKubra, who has been held in Turkish custody for the eighth day, has appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Turkey, the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad, the Turkish Association in Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR), and the

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Facing Ambivalent Legal Status

22-05-2022

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

Dozens of Dead Bodies Trapped Under Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

Dozens of Dead Bodies Trapped Under Rubble in Yarmouk Camp

22-05-2022

Scores of dead bodies in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, south of Damascus, remain trapped under the mounds of debris piled up in the camp. The victims were mostly killed in strikes launched by the Syrian regime and their

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

22-05-2022

Four years after the Syrian regime regained control over Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, displaced Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead

15 Turkish Provinces Suspend Granting Refugee Visas, Protection Cards

15 Turkish Provinces Suspend Granting Refugee Visas, Protection Cards

21-05-2022

The Directorate of Integration and Communication run by the Turkish migration authorities suspended applications for protection cards (kimlik) and visas in 15 provinces. The list of provinces includes Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Gaziantep and Urfa.  Procedures for temporary and

Khan Dannun Camp Residents Denounce Spread of Rodents

Khan Dannun Camp Residents Denounce Spread of Rodents

21-05-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in

WHO: 700,000 Children Facing Hunger in Syria

WHO: 700,000 Children Facing Hunger in Syria

21-05-2022

Seven hundred thousand more children face hunger in Syria due to the country’s continuously deteriorating economy, especially in northeast Syria, said the World Health Organization (WHO).  In the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country

Displaced Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

Displaced Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Deraa Camp

21-05-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have called on the international human rights organizations to work on rehabilitating schools and vital premises, particularly healthcare facilities, which have been destroyed in the ten-year warfare. All the way

Palestinian-Turkish Association Launches Educational Initiative in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian-Turkish Association Launches Educational Initiative in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

20-05-2022

Khayra Ummah organization launched an educational drive in favour of displaced children sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps. The organization will provide teacher training courses in an attempt to enhance academic output in northern Syria. Displaced Palestinian families north of

Retail Centre Opened in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Retail Centre Opened in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-05-2022

The Syrian Trade Corporation opened a consumer retail center in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The centre contains a device for stamping smart cards and delivering much-needed rationed items. The centre will be operative starting May

Palestinian Refugees Concerned over Forced Deportation from Egypt

Palestinian Refugees Concerned over Forced Deportation from Egypt

20-05-2022

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt said the Egyptian authorities earmarked their passports and travel documents with a refoulement stamp. A number of refugees told AGPS that elementary and high schools asked them to renew their children’s visas as a necessary

AGPS Denies Syrian Regime Intends to Release Palestinian Refugees

AGPS Denies Syrian Regime Intends to Release Palestinian Refugees

20-05-2022

Despite the recent decree issued by Syria’s president Bashar AlAsad giving a general amnesty to people convicted on terrorism charges before 30 April 2022, the Syrian regime has not confirmed its intention to include Palestinian prisoners in the general pardon

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

19-05-2022

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been enduring squalid conditions due to the absence of vital services and loss of livelihoods.  Eleven years into the conflict, more than half of the residents lost their sources of

Damascus Governor Meets Palestinian Diaspora Communities

Damascus Governor Meets Palestinian Diaspora Communities

19-05-2022

Damascus Governor Eng. Adel Aleibi met with a delegation of the General Secretariat of the Union of Palestinian Communities, Institutions and Events in the Diaspora (Europe), on Tuesday, May 17th. The governor discussed the situation in Yarmouk camp and efforts

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prison

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prison

19-05-2022

An ex-prisoner called Ahmad, recently released from the regime’s Sednaya Military Prison in Syria said Palestinian refugee Anas Malkash, nicknamed Abu Jamila, from Hjeira town, south of Damascus, was fatally tortured in prison. The ex-prisoner said they had been subjected

Saudi Arabia Denies Holders of Palestinian-Syrian Travel Documents in Egypt Right to Pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia Denies Holders of Palestinian-Syrian Travel Documents in Egypt Right to Pilgrimage

19-05-2022

Saudi Arabia has banned the entry of Palestinian refugees with Syrian travel documents and currently taking shelter in Egypt to perform pilgrimage in the Kingdom. A number of Palestinian-Syrian refugees said they have submitted all necessary documents but the Saudi

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

18-05-2022

Palestinian activists have launched appeals for releasing Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen AlKubra, who has been held in Turkish custody for the fourth day. Dhiaa was arrested in Istanbul on his way to a supermarket. Police said he does not hold

EU Denies Reports It Is Reducing UNRWA Funding

EU Denies Reports It Is Reducing UNRWA Funding

18-05-2022

The European Union has denied reports claiming the bloc intends to reduce its funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), describing them as "false and baseless". In a statement issued on May 16, the

Palestinian Refugee Ends Prison-Term in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ends Prison-Term in Syria

18-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Osama Rateb Ibrahim, a resident of Deraa Camp, south of Syria, was released from the Adra Central Prison in Syria, where he had been incarcerated for nearly one year. Osama’s release does not come as part of the

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Appeal to Syrian Regime to Include Their Relatives in Presidential Amnesty

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Appeal to Syrian Regime to Include Their Relatives in Presidential Amnesty

18-05-2022

Families of Palestinian refugees forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run prisons continue to call on the United Nations, international human rights organizations, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to pressurize the Syrian regime in order to release their relatives following the

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Racist Attacks in Greece

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Denounce Racist Attacks in Greece

17-05-2022

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syrian to Greece said they have been subjected to racist violations by Greek police and nationals. A few days ago, a driver shot and injured a Palestinian refugee in his head. Eye-witnesses pointed the finger

Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Woman Hoda AlRoba Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

17-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Hoda Shahada AlRoba has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Hoda was arrested as she attempted to enter bread to starved families in the then-blockaded Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in 2013

UN: 1,200 Families in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Struggling for Survival

UN: 1,200 Families in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Yarmouk Struggling for Survival

17-05-2022

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye stated: “Some 1200 families have returned to Yarmouk; they live amidst rubble and possibly around unexploded devices, in very dire conditions.” “Eleven years of conflict, displacement, soaring inflation, loss of livelihoods

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

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

17-05-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Earns Coach Diploma in The Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Earns Coach Diploma in The Netherlands

16-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohammed Marwan Maw’ed obtained a coach diploma from ABC Swim School in the Netherlands. Mohamed, born in 1984 in Yarmouk camp, is a graduate of the Sports Institute in Damascus. He attended many training and educational courses in

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

16-05-2022

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. With the return of a number of families to Yarmouk

Judicial Source: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

Judicial Source: Palestinian Refugees in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

16-05-2022

A Syrian judicial source stated that the recently issued presidential amnesty decree includes Syrians exclusively, in accordance with the Syrian Nationality Law. Palestinians or any other nationalities are excluded from the pardon decree. Military judge Ahmed Tozan told Sham FM

Syrian Security Forces Crack Down on Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Security Forces Crack Down on Palestinian Refugees

16-05-2022

Syrian border forces arrested a Palestinian refugee and banned others from crossing the borders with Lebanon. The refugees presented exit permits from Syrian migration authorities in Ein Kersh. A number of refugees told an AGPS correspondent that Syrian security forces

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

15-05-2022

Goal association has distributed food parcels to a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria. Over 250 Palestinian refugee families have been sheltered in poorly-equipped tents set up north of Syria

Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education Extends Deadline for India Scholarships

Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education Extends Deadline for India Scholarships

15-05-2022

The Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research extended the deadline for applications for the India Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees (Master’s, Ph.D.) for the academic year 2022-2023.  Applications submitted after May 25, 2022 will

Cultural Exhibition Held in AlBab on 74th Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba

Cultural Exhibition Held in AlBab on 74th Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba

15-05-2022

An exhibition to display Palestinian cultural heritage was opened up on May 14 in AlBab city, in northern Syria, to mark the 74th anniversary of the Israeli-inflicted Nakba of 1948. Traditional Palestinian tools and clothes were put on display as

On Int’l Day of Families … Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

On Int’l Day of Families … Thousands of Palestinian Refugee Families in/from Syria Torn from Home

15-05-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Rescues German Woman Attempting Suicide

Palestinian Refugee Rescues German Woman Attempting Suicide

14-05-2022

German news outlets acclaimed the efforts made by Palestinian refugee Ahmed Abu Sweid to rescue a German girl who risked to drown in an aqueduct in the Friedrich Heine district of the capital, Berlin, after she attempted suicide. Ahmed who

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Urgent UNRWA Aid

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Urgent UNRWA Aid

14-05-2022

Residents of AlNeirab Camp slammed UNRWA for delaying delivery of much-needed cash aid. The protracted conflict has devastated human security and left 91 per cent of the 438,000 Palestine refugees estimated to remain in war-torn Syria in absolute poverty

Palestinian Refugee Woman Pronounced Dead in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Woman Pronounced Dead in Syria Displacement Camp

14-05-2022

Palestinian refugee Lamyaa Hasan Mer’i died in a road accident in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, on her way to the local market. Lamyaa was fatally hit by a car driving at high speed. Other eye-witnesses said she died

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Mark 74th Anniversary of Nakba Day

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Mark 74th Anniversary of Nakba Day

14-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus marked on Saturday, May 14, the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i said the Nakba comes while the Palestinian people continues to grapple with Israeli crimes and human

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Announces Delivery of Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Announces Delivery of Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

13-05-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Turkey announced its decision to resume delivery of cash grants for Palestinians from Syria. Refugees will be receiving their cash allowances on May 14 – 15 starting 10:30 a.m. at the Fanar School, run by

Law 03/2018 Greenlights Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

Law 03/2018 Greenlights Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

13-05-2022

Damascus Governorate has announced its intention to remove debris from March 8th Street, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, in accordance with Law 03 of 2018. The move comes following complaints filed by civilians about the severe

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Faysal AlHourani Passes Away

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Faysal AlHourani Passes Away

13-05-2022

Palestinian writer and researcher Faisal Hourani passed away, on Thursday, in Geneva at the age of 83. The Palestinian Authority paid a heartfelt tribute to the intellectual leader, stressing that Palestine lost one of its great thinkers. Through his writings

European Union Announces EUR 246 Million Contribution in Support of Palestine Refugees

European Union Announces EUR 246 Million Contribution in Support of Palestine Refugees

13-05-2022

The European Union announced a three-year multiyear contribution of EUR 246 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In a key meeting on the margins of the Brussels IV Conference

Food Parcels Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Food Parcels Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-05-2022

AlMarhama Charity Convoy distributed on Thursday, May 12, food parcels to vulnerable families in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Head of the Convoy Khaled AlYousef sounded the alarm over the dire humanitarian condition endured by Palestinian and

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

12-05-2022

Members of same families have been secretly held behind Syrian prison bars for years. The list includes four members of the Palestinian Daoud family: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father of

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Voice Deep Concern over Their Relatives’ Condition

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Voice Deep Concern over Their Relatives’ Condition

12-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families expressed fear that their relatives would not be released in the recent amnesty issued by Syria’s President Bashar AlAssad, saying they have suspicions as to how sincere the Syrian regime could be. Earlier this month, Syrian president

AlTadhamun Massacre…A Reminder of the War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Refugees in Syria

AlTadhamun Massacre…A Reminder of the War Crimes Committed against Palestinian Refugees in Syria

12-05-2022

Palestinian refugee families continue to live in perpetual fear over the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly-disappeared relatives after the Guardian published an investigation with footage showing a massacre taking place in Tadamon, near Syria’s capital Damascus, in April 2013

Palestinian Midwives Honoured by Red Crescent in Syria

Palestinian Midwives Honoured by Red Crescent in Syria

11-05-2022

A celebration was held by the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization to honour a number of Palestinian and Syrian midwives and nurses. The event, held in Hums, comes on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife annually marked on May

Vigil Held in Aleppo in Protest at Israel’s Assassination of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Vigil Held in Aleppo in Protest at Israel’s Assassination of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

11-05-2022

Palestinian refugees and activists in AlBab city, on Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, joined a vigil held in protest at the cold-blooded murder of veteran Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by an Israeli sniper. The protesters raised Palestinian flags

Rights Group Calls for Prosecuting War Criminals in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Prosecuting War Criminals in Syria

11-05-2022

Fadel Abdul Ghany, Executive Director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), who participated in the VI Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region”, demanded that persons and parties involved in war crimes in

UNRWA: Palestine Refugees in Syria Live in Extremely Dire Conditions

UNRWA: Palestine Refugees in Syria Live in Extremely Dire Conditions

11-05-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reiterated its call to support Palestine refugees in Syria and in neighboring countries at the VI Brussels conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and

Following Death of 8 Palestinians at Sea, Greece Issues Harsh Verdicts against Surviving Migrants

Following Death of 8 Palestinians at Sea, Greece Issues Harsh Verdicts against Surviving Migrants

10-05-2022

Three migrants who survived the boat tragedy of December 20121, which claimed the lives of 18 migrants, including eight Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, received harsh sentences from a Greek court. The verdicts were issued over charges of brokering migrants’

2 Palestinian Refugee Women Manage Recycling Workshop

2 Palestinian Refugee Women Manage Recycling Workshop

10-05-2022

Palestinian refugees Nisreen AlKhatib and Huda Badawi have supervised a workshop run by UNRWA southeast of Damascus to manufacture handicrafts from recycled packaging waste. The project includes production of recycled materials from plastic containers, wrapping paper, napkins, magazines, bottle caps

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Grabs Property in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Grabs Property in Palestinian Refugee Camp

10-05-2022

Civilians continue to appeal for urgent action over the misappropriation of their property and belongings by Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees under the pretext of affiliations with opposition groups. A

AGPS: Number of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Higher than Available Figures

AGPS: Number of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Higher than Available Figures

10-05-2022

AGPS believes the number of Palestinian refugees secretly held in prisons across war-torn Syria are much higher than those revealed, as the Syrian regime continues to impose gag orders on such highly-secretive data. Palestinian refugee families continue to express fear

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Deprived of Potable Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Deprived of Potable Water

09-05-2022

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 over eight years across a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians have been forced to

Palestinian Doctor Obtains PhD from German University

Palestinian Doctor Obtains PhD from German University

09-05-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Nayef Maw’ed obtained his PhD in medicine with an honour from Germany’s prominent Göttingen University.  Nayef’s thesis is entitled “Troponin Levels and Differences between Normal Patients and Others”.  A troponin test measures

Kuwait Contributes US$ 2 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

Kuwait Contributes US$ 2 Million to Palestine Refugee Agency

09-05-2022

The Government of Kuwait contributed US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Sunday. The Ambassador of Kuwait to Jordan, Aziz al-Dehani, presented UNRWA Acting Director of External

117 People Released from Sednaya Military Prison in Syria

117 People Released from Sednaya Military Prison in Syria

09-05-2022

On Sunday, the Association of Detainees and Missing Persons of Sednaya Prison revealed the number of detainees released from Sednaya prison as part of the recent “amnesty” decree issued by regime president Bashar AlAssad. As of Sunday evening, 117 detainees

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

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

08-05-2022

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq city, said he was shocked after he came across the photo of his father Ali Ahmad Ali, born on October 1st, 1969, in an album of torture victims leaked

Vigil Held in Berlin in Solidarity with Prisoners in Syria

Vigil Held in Berlin in Solidarity with Prisoners in Syria

08-05-2022

A vigil was held in Berlin’s neoclassical monument Brandenburg Gate, on May 7, in solidarity with prisoners in Syria and with the families of victims of the Tadamun massacre committed by the Syrian regime in 2013. Last week, Chair of

Prisoners’ Families Urge Palestinian Authority to Pressurize Syrian Regime to Free Palestinian Prisoners

Prisoners’ Families Urge Palestinian Authority to Pressurize Syrian Regime to Free Palestinian Prisoners

08-05-2022

Palestinian prisoners’ families have called on the Palestinian Authority, political factions, and international community to escalate pressure on the Syrian regime in order to free all Palestinians secretly held in prison and reveal the condition and whereabouts of scores of

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

AGPS Calls for Immediate Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

08-05-2022

AGPS has called upon the Syrian regime to release all Palestinian refugees forcibly-disappeared in the country and secretly held behind its prison bars. The Syrian regime should live up to its promises recently made in the amnesty issued by the

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Resumes Aid Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

07-05-2022

UNRWA in Syria announced its decision to deliver the second batch of its emergency cash and food aid for 2022 to Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. The grant covers the months March, April, and May and will be handed over

Palestinian Caricature Figures on Front Page of Swedish Magazine

Palestinian Caricature Figures on Front Page of Swedish Magazine

07-05-2022

The Folket i Bild magazine in Stockholm chose a caricature by Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Kadoura to figure on its front page. The caricature embodies Palestinians’ commitment to their land and houses, including in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which

Family of Victim of Syria Massacre Holds Absentee Funeral Prayer

Family of Victim of Syria Massacre Holds Absentee Funeral Prayer

07-05-2022

Representatives of the Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad extended their condolences to the family of Palestinian young man Wasim Omar Seyam, who was identified in a footage of a massacre committed by the Syrian security forces in 2013 in AlTadamun

UN official: Prisoners in Syria Buried in Mass Graves

UN official: Prisoners in Syria Buried in Mass Graves

07-05-2022

Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic Paulo Pinheiro has asserted that detention in Syria is equivalent to disappearance. This came during a conference held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Friday, on the

Palestinian Refugee Family in Iraq Appeal for Information over Their Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Family in Iraq Appeal for Information over Their Forcibly-Disappeared Relative in Syria

06-05-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Amer Lutfi AlQudsiya continues to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their forcibly-disappeared relative. Amer has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons since 2012. The Association of Palestinians of Iraq said

Following Presidential Amnesty in Syria, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Call for Transparency

Following Presidential Amnesty in Syria, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Call for Transparency

06-05-2022

Over recent days, prisoners families, including Palestinian refugees, continue to assemble in the "President's Bridge" area, awaiting the arrival of buses carrying people who have been held for years in Syria’s infamous prisons, many for participating in the 2011

15 Palestinian Refugees Released from Regime Prisons in Syria, Hundreds Remain in Secret Detention

15 Palestinian Refugees Released from Regime Prisons in Syria, Hundreds Remain in Secret Detention

06-05-2022

15 Palestinians have been released from Syrian regime prisons over the past week, following a presidential amnesty issued the country’s president Bashar AlAsad.  The release decision has been issued at random, leaving hundreds of families on tenterhooks as they

Eid Celebration Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Eid Celebration Held by Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

05-05-2022

A celebration was held by AlIslah Relief Association on Wednesday, May 4, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon to mark holy Eid AlFitr (fast-breaking festival). The celebration was held in cooperation with the International Campaign to Preserve Palestinian Identity

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prison with Memory Loss

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syria Prison with Memory Loss

05-05-2022

Palestinian refugees Mohamed Khalil Kasem, born in 1972 and raised in Yarmouk Camp, along with Noufen Mohamed AlMukanen, a resident of Latakia city, were released from a regime prison in Syria. Noufen reportedly lost memory as a result of brutal

Following Presidential Amnesty, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Following Presidential Amnesty, Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

05-05-2022

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 to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials to get information

Charity Distributes Cash Grants for Children in Northern Syria

Charity Distributes Cash Grants for Children in Northern Syria

04-05-2022

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development embarked on a humanitarian drive in displacement camps in Atama, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Campaigners distributed small sums of money to children to help them buy toys and sweets during

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid

04-05-2022

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

AGPS Provides Free Access to Palestinian Prisoners Names in Syria

AGPS Provides Free Access to Palestinian Prisoners Names in Syria

04-05-2022

AGPS has launched on online portal providing free access to data and statistics about Palestinian prisoners forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime. This comes following hundreds of emails and appeals by prisoners’ families seeking to identify their relatives’ conditions and

4 Palestinians Released from Syrian Prisons

4 Palestinians Released from Syrian Prisons

04-05-2022

Four Palestinian refugees were freed from Syria’s state-run prisons over recent days following an Amnesty by president Bashar Al-Assad. Three of the newly-released Palestinians are residents of Khan Eshieh Camp. They are: Mohamed Rashdan, Yousef Nahar, and Ashraf Mahmoud. They

GAPAR: Int’l Community Should Stand Up for Palestinian Refugees’ Rights

GAPAR: Int’l Community Should Stand Up for Palestinian Refugees’ Rights

03-05-2022

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Syria said alms should not be given to UNRWA as the Agency is not a charity but rather a relief body having an UN-operated mandate.  GAPAR said in a letter

CSO Slams UNRWA’s Response to Refugees’ Complaints

CSO Slams UNRWA’s Response to Refugees’ Complaints

03-05-2022

The Association of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon slammed a statement issued by UNRWA in response to a video released a few days earlier in which a staff worker at Liban Post ordered a sick refugee to arrive by ambulance

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 10th Year

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 10th Year

03-05-2022

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

For 3rd Year, Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

For 3rd Year, Yarmouk Camp Residents Denied Access to Local Cemetery

03-05-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the movement crackdowns and cordon imposed by Syrian regime forces around the old Shuhadaa Cemetery. Civilians have reportedly been denied access to the local cemetery to pray for their deceased relatives.  Over

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Eid Joy

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Long For Eid Joy

02-05-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have expressed hope that life would be back to normal in the ravaged camp. Recently, families and children have been spotted at the Abu Hashish Square, where swings have been

Resident of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Freed from Syria Prison

Resident of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Freed from Syria Prison

02-05-2022

A resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Khan Eshieh was released from a regime prison in Syria, where he had been secretly held for years. AGPS has kept his name secret over security concerns. AGPS data indicates that over

Prisoners Families Suspicious about Presidential Amnesty in Syria

Prisoners Families Suspicious about Presidential Amnesty in Syria

02-05-2022

Families, including Palestinian refugees, assembled in the "President's Bridge" area, awaiting the arrival of buses carrying people who have been held for years in Syria’s infamous prisons, many for participating in the 2011 protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Other

Following New Video of Torture Victims, Palestinian Families Express Concern over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

Following New Video of Torture Victims, Palestinian Families Express Concern over Fate of Forcibly-Disappeared Relatives in Syria

02-05-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

01-05-2022

Live photos circulated on social media show the streets of Palestinian refugee camps in Syria as being completely forsaken during the Eid days. Neither children nor women show up across residential neighborhoods. Speaking with AGPS, a refugee said, with tears

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

01-05-2022

The mother of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Ghassan Khalil continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of her son, who has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for nearly three years. Last year, in appeals emailed to

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

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

01-05-2022

101 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial execution since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until April 30, 2022 according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

3 Palestinian Victims of Syria Massacre Identified in New Video

3 Palestinian Victims of Syria Massacre Identified in New Video

01-05-2022

The Guardian published an investigation on Thursday with footage showing a massacre taking place in Tadamon, near Syria’s capital Damascus, in April 2013, and claiming the lives of 41 people, including three Palestinian refugees. The three refugees are Wasim Omar

Vigils Held Across Syria in Protest at Israeli Escalation in Jerusalem

Vigils Held Across Syria in Protest at Israeli Escalation in Jerusalem

30-04-2022

Dozens of Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals joined vigils and marches held on Friday, April 29, at Mashhad Camp, on Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, in solidarity with Palestinian sit-inners at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Demonstrators waved the Palestinian flag

UNRWA Responds to Palestinian Refugees Condemning Aid Distribution Mechanism

UNRWA Responds to Palestinian Refugees Condemning Aid Distribution Mechanism

30-04-2022

UNRWA issued a statement in response to a video released a few days earlier in which a staff worker at Liban Post ordered a sick refugee to arrive by ambulance to get his cash aid. Director of LibanPost in Sidon

Displaced Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Displaced Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

30-04-2022

Another batch of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp have returned to the area to retrieve their houses and property, wishing that life would be back to normal in the ravaged camp. Trucks laden with furniture have been spotted near the

Arab Parliament Denounces Israel’s Schemes to Dissolve UNRWA

Arab Parliament Denounces Israel’s Schemes to Dissolve UNRWA

30-04-2022

The Arab Parliament (AP) decried Israel’s plots aiming to dissolve the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In a statement, the parliament stressed its firm rejection of all attempts to thwart UNRWA’s

Two Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

Two Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

26-04-2022

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been held in Syrian government dungeons for the tenth consecutive year. Both were kidnapped in October 2012 from Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. Wasseem, born in

Cultural Centre, Clinic Opened Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Cultural Centre, Clinic Opened Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-04-2022

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, inaugurated the Helwa Zeidan Cultural Centre and Raja Abu Amasha Clinic in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees following reconstruction works that lasted for several months.  The two facilities were

UNRWA Staff Union Condemns Statement of Commissioner-General

UNRWA Staff Union Condemns Statement of Commissioner-General

26-04-2022

UNRWA staff workers have leveled heavy criticism at the Agency’s chief Philippe Lazzarini, who, talking about the financial difficulties facing the UN agency that included annual shortfalls to the core program budget nearing $100 million over the last years due

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls For Support To Palestine Refugees In Syria

UNRWA Commissioner-General Calls For Support To Palestine Refugees In Syria

26-04-2022

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini called on the international and donor community to support Palestine refugees in Syria.  After a visit to Damascus on

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Arbitrary Reconstruction Works

Residents of Deraa Camp Denounce Arbitrary Reconstruction Works

25-04-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have slammed the works recently carried out to pave streets. Recently, maintenance works were just finalized by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, in cooperation with UNRWA, to rehabilitate

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Austria over Israeli Escalation in Jerusalem

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Austria over Israeli Escalation in Jerusalem

25-04-2022

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria participated in a vigil held on Sunday, April 24, in Stephansdom dome plaza in Vienna, in solidarity with Palestinian sit-inners at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Demonstrators waved the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning Israeli aggressions

Palestinian Refugee Children Prevented from Eid Joy in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Prevented from Eid Joy in War-Torn Syria

25-04-2022

The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating, especially for vulnerable Palestine refugee children. The impact of price inflation has been greatest in places like Syria. Food and non-food prices have soared by 40%. Purchasing new clothes

Jordan Greenlights Exit of Palestinians from Syria

Jordan Greenlights Exit of Palestinians from Syria

25-04-2022

Holders of Palestinian travel documents have been granted the right to move from Jordan to Lebanon or Syria.  To that end, an online demand should be submitted on the Jordanian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s website. Two forms should be filled

Palestinian Brothers Ammar and Jihad Mteiji Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

Palestinian Brothers Ammar and Jihad Mteiji Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

24-04-2022

Palestinian refugees Ammar and Jihad Mteiji have been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for nine years running. Their family continues to appeal for information about their condition and whereabouts. Ammar, born in 1992, was arrested in 2013 by Syrian

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

24-04-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Alms-Giving

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Appeal for Alms-Giving

24-04-2022

The Syrian Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in Damascus determined the cash value for gold and silver and the amount of alms for Eid Al-Fitr, along with the ransom for fasting and penance for oaths and vows for 2022

Dutch Media Applauds Self-Discipline of Palestinian Refugee Teacher

Dutch Media Applauds Self-Discipline of Palestinian Refugee Teacher

24-04-2022

News outlets in The Netherlands have acclaimed the strong determination and perseverance maintained by Palestinian refugee Nabil AlAyedi, who pursued his academic career as a technical assistant teacher in Amsterdam. Nabil taught physics at Yarmouk Camp schools until 2012. He

Palestinians Refugees Struggling for Social Integration in Europe

Palestinians Refugees Struggling for Social Integration in Europe

24-04-2022

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees who fled war-Torn Syria to Europe have been struggling with language acquisition and socio-cultural discrepancies, particularly in northern European countries. Mohamed, a refugee who fled Syria to Germany in 2013, told AGPS that he finds it

Vigil Held in AlNeirab Refugee Camp to Support Aqsa Mosque

Vigil Held in AlNeirab Refugee Camp to Support Aqsa Mosque

23-04-2022

Dozens of Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, joined a march held in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and sit-inners at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Demonstrators waved the Palestinian flag and

Palestinian Refugees Violently Beaten by Bulgarian Border Guard

Palestinian Refugees Violently Beaten by Bulgarian Border Guard

23-04-2022

Authorities in the Turkish province of Kırklareli transferred four asylum seekers to a hospital after they were subjected to aggressive beating as they tried to illegally cross the borders with Bulgaria, near northwestern Turkey.  Three of the asylum seekers

FRONTEX: Illegal Border Crossings into EU Highest since 2016

FRONTEX: Illegal Border Crossings into EU Highest since 2016

23-04-2022

Frontex said the first quarter of this year was the busiest in terms of illegal border crossings at the EU’s external borders since the migratory crisis in 2016.  Refugees fleeing Ukraine and entering the EU through border crossing points

UNRWA Chief Calls for Support to Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Chief Calls for Support to Palestine Refugees in Syria

23-04-2022

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, called for increasing support for vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Syria. “During my many meetings with refugees and staff in the five

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Bank

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Bank

22-04-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp have urged UNRWA to pressurize AlHaram Company for international transfer to cease mistreatment of Palestinian refugees who show up at the company’s office to withdraw their cash aid. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance

Palestinian Child Killed by Explosive Ordnance

22-04-2022

Palestinian refugee child Khaled Fadi Hasan succumbed on Thursday evening to wounds he sustained last week in a fuel tank blast in Kafr Sabt School, in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq province. Residents of Jaramana Camp marched in the child’s

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Evenhanded Reconstruction Works

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Evenhanded Reconstruction Works

22-04-2022

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp said reconstruction works have been launched across a number of residential neighborhoods.  However, other neighborhoods, including Uruba, AlTakadum, and March 8, which cover up 1/3 of the camp area, have not yet been

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Cash Grants to Palestinians from Syria

22-04-2022

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey have expressed deep anger at a recent decision by the Palestine Embassy to temporarily suspend cash allowances granted by the Palestinian Religious Affairs Ministry. The measure has been attributed to the overcrowded

Japan Contributes US$ 20.2 Million to Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 20.2 Million to Palestine Refugees

21-04-2022

The Government of Japan contributed US$ 20.2 million in three donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Of these funds, over US$ 1.6 million will support the provision

Charity Distributes Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

Charity Distributes Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria

21-04-2022

Muhjat AlQuds Charity distributed cash aid to vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Damascus and Rif Dimashq provinces. 180 families sheltered in Khan Dannun Camp, Dhiabiya, AlHusainiya, Khirbet AlShiyab, Jaramana Camp, AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, and Yalda town benefited from the move.  

Anti-Regime Graffiti Sprayed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Anti-Regime Graffiti Sprayed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

21-04-2022

Graffiti condemning the Syrian regime was sprayed on Tuesday on a school walls in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The residents said anti-regime slogans were sprayed by anonymous parties. At the same time, sounds of heavy gunshooting

Palestinian Refugee Omar Daraji Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Daraji Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

20-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Omar Ibrahim Daraji, kidnapped from a government checkpoint in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq, has had a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and

Palestinians from Syria Receive Cash Grants in Istanbul

Palestinians from Syria Receive Cash Grants in Istanbul

20-04-2022

Cash allowances have been distributed to Palestinian refugee families fleeing war-torn Syria to Istanbul as part of a campaign initiated sometime earlier by the Religious Affairs Ministry. Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul said the grants will be

Street Lighting Initiative Launched in Deraa Camp

Street Lighting Initiative Launched in Deraa Camp

20-04-2022

UNRWA and GAPAR have embarked on a project to install solar panels to enhance street lighting across residential neighborhoods in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The panels were mainly installed in the southern corners of the camp

As UNRWA Chief Visits Syria Displacement Camp, Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger

As UNRWA Chief Visits Syria Displacement Camp, Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Anger

20-04-2022

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini paid a visit on Tuesday, April 19, to Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province. Lazzarini was accompanied by representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and UNRWA department

Child’s Dead Body Spotted in Greece, Weeks after 8 Palestinians Drowned at Sea

Child’s Dead Body Spotted in Greece, Weeks after 8 Palestinians Drowned at Sea

19-04-2022

The body of a child, estimated to have been 12 to 15 years old, was recovered from the sea near Greece’s Cycladic island of Iraklia on Friday. The remains, which were in an advanced state of decay, were spotted by

Palestinian Refugee Wins International Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins International Competition

19-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Abdul Aziz Ahmad AlSaleh won the first place in the International Challenge Championship in kickboxing (K1 style, 60 kg), which was held in the Jalaa Sports Hall in Damascus.  11 players from various nationalities and another 11

Resident of AlNeirab Camp Released from Syria Custody

Resident of AlNeirab Camp Released from Syria Custody

19-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Abdo AlBash, born in 1974 in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was released from a prison in Syria.  Abdo was detained last week by Syrian security forces over allegations of

Displaced Families Denounce Movement Crackdown on Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Denounce Movement Crackdown on Yarmouk Camp

19-04-2022

The Syrian security forces have tightened grip on the main entrances to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees, in Rif Dimashq, blocking civilians’ free access out of an into the area. A new batch of checkpoint established a couple of weeks

Rodents Sway Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Rodents Sway Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

18-04-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the spread of rats and mice across  a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians attributed the phenomenon to flea stores and dry bread accumulated in and around

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Medical Malpractice at UNRWA Clinic

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Medical Malpractice at UNRWA Clinic

18-04-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at the UNRWA-run clinic in the camp. In a statement emailed to AGPS, the residents slammed the medical

Vigil Held in Idlib to Protest Israel’s Escalation in Jerusalem

Vigil Held in Idlib to Protest Israel’s Escalation in Jerusalem

18-04-2022

Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals joined a mass rally held on Sunday, April 17, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo to speak out against Israel’s latest escalation in Jerusalem and violent assaults on worshipers at AlAqsa Mosque. Palestinians and

Palestinians from Syria Granted Protection Rights in Switzerland

Palestinians from Syria Granted Protection Rights in Switzerland

18-04-2022

A long battle of Palestinians with Syrian backgrounds has concluded, with those coming from the war-torn Middle Eastern nation winning protection rights under the UN Convention in a European country, according to Anadolu Agency. Ghada al-Rayan, a Palestinian-Syrian human rights

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Rehabilitation of Local Mosque

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Rehabilitation of Local Mosque

17-04-2022

Civilians and activists in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have called on the Palestine Ambassador and the Palestine Liberation Organization along with other factions in Syria to work on rehabilitating the Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque for the

Palestinian Refugees Survives Beirut Gunshot

Palestinian Refugees Survives Beirut Gunshot

17-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim AlMadani sustained moderate wounds after he was hit by shrapnel in his head. Ibrahim was injured on Thursday, April 14, as he left a LibanPost office south of Beirut. Local sources said two young men opened fire

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria Displacement Camp over Mistaken Identity

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Syria Displacement Camp over Mistaken Identity

17-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Zaydan Ahmad Zaydan, born in 1974 and raised in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was arrested by Syrian security forces on March 15, 2022 over claims of name resemblance. Local sources said a name

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

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

17-04-2022

On the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS reiterates its deep concern about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria. Palestinians in Syria are being imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to

Child Psychological Support Initiative Held in Yarmouk Camp

Child Psychological Support Initiative Held in Yarmouk Camp

16-04-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization held a psychological support initiative for children at AlZaytouna Centre, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic fallouts on

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Rally in Solidarity with Jerusalem

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Rally in Solidarity with Jerusalem

16-04-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria held a vigil in protest of Israel’s latest escalation in Jerusalem and violent assaults on worshipers at AlAqsa Mosque. Palestinians and Syrians lifted banners and chanted slogans condemning Israeli

Palestinians among 54 Migrants Caught onboard Austria-Bound Truck

Palestinians among 54 Migrants Caught onboard Austria-Bound Truck

16-04-2022

Austrian police have seized a semi-trailer truck with 54 migrants onboard, including Palestinians and Syrians.  The truck was parked in Lower Austria in the municipality of Brisbam, after a 9-hour continuous journey from Serbia. On Friday, the 46-year-old Polish

Rights Group Deeply Concerned by Financial Crisis of Palestine Refugee Agency

Rights Group Deeply Concerned by Financial Crisis of Palestine Refugee Agency

16-04-2022

Association 302 for Defense of Refugee Rights has raised concerns over the crisis confronted by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Last week, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini told the Swedish magazine OmVä

Palestinian Refugees Win Silver Medal at Damascus Sports Contest

Palestinian Refugees Win Silver Medal at Damascus Sports Contest

14-04-2022

Palestinian player Khaled Abdel Sattar Atiyeh won the silver medal at the Muay Thai championship in Syria.  Experts in martial arts from Thailand were in attendance. Khaled, born in 2000 in Hama, is currently undergoing medical treatment after he

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

14-04-2022

UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon via LibanPost. The disbursed sum is 25 USD per month. An additional sum of 75 USD covering March and April will also be shelled out to registered refugees. 

UNRWA’S Syria Chief Visits Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA’S Syria Chief Visits Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-04-2022

Director of UNRWA operations in Syria, Amanya Michael Ibye, paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The UN official inspected the UNRWA-run clinic that has been recently rehabilitated and a catering centre previously operated by the agency. Amanya

Palestinian Brought Before German Court over Syria War Crime Allegations

Palestinian Brought Before German Court over Syria War Crime Allegations

14-04-2022

Political activists in Germany said the German Public Prosecutor referred the Palestinian refugee Moufeq Dawah to the judiciary pending a series of court hearings on charges of committing war crimes in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus. Palestinian refugee

Palestine Red Crescent Clinic Operative in Hama Displacement Camp

Palestine Red Crescent Clinic Operative in Hama Displacement Camp

13-04-2022

The Zaytouna Project run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund, has started providing healthcare services in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, starting Wednesday, April 13. The new centre comprises a

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

13-04-2022

Activists have called upon residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, to take anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in order to help curtail the virus propagation in the camp. The calls were launched following a recent decision by the

Palestine Embassy Adjusts Passport Issuance Fees

Palestine Embassy Adjusts Passport Issuance Fees

13-04-2022

The Palestine Embassy said the amount required for passport issuance and renewal procedures is 50,000 Syrian pounds, along with 500 SP to be paid to the bank. The embassy said concerned persons should submit an application for a Palestinian

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Arrested in Syria

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp Arrested in Syria

13-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Abdou AlBash, born in 1974 in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was arrested by Syrian security forces over allegations of giving assistance to young men wishing to illegally leave the war-torn

Specialized Clinics Complex Opened Up in Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp

Specialized Clinics Complex Opened Up in Hama’s AlAyedeen Camp

12-04-2022

Palestine’s Ambassador to Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefai’ inaugurated on Monday, April 11, a complex of specialized clinics in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama. The complex will provide free access to healthcare services to the camp residents, who have

Palestine Ambassador Shows Up in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

Palestine Ambassador Shows Up in Hums Palestinian Refugee Camp

12-04-2022

The Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i paid a visit on Monday, April 11, to Bisan Clinic in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums. The visit aims to inspect the residents’ access to healthcare services in the area

Missing Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Damascus

Missing Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Damascus

12-04-2022

Activists said missing Palestinian refugee Nour AlDeen Samer AlMadani has been spotted in AlAssad neighborhood, in Damascus.  A document circulated on Facebook shows that Nour AlDeen, a member of the Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian regime, entered

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Way to Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Drowns on Way to Turkey

12-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Salam Nasser AlRouba drowned in AlAssi River, near AlTaloul town, west of the northern Syrian province of Idlib, on Sunday, April 10, as he attempted to reach the Turkish territories in search for a better life. Salam who

AGPS Announces Winners of “Untold Stories” Competition

AGPS Announces Winners of “Untold Stories” Competition

12-04-2022

AGPS has announced the names of the winners of “Untold Stories” competition, launched on January 15, 2021. Hanin Ibrahim won the first prize (200 USD) for her story entitled “This Is My Story”. The second and third best stories were

Palestinian Refugee Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Athletics Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Silver Medal at Damascus Athletics Competition

11-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Zakaria Yehya Ameish, from Khan Dannun Camp, won the silver medal at the Shamna International Athletics Competition. Players from Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and Kuwait took part in the contest, which was held at the Tishreen Stadium in Damascus

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Rail Against Delay of Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Rail Against Delay of Aid Delivery

11-04-2022

Palestinian refugees in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo said they have been deprived of food parcels distributed by the Agency. The refugees said they have not received the first batch of aid slated to be distributed some four months

Activists: Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp Hinges on Family Returns

Activists: Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp Hinges on Family Returns

11-04-2022

Activists continue to call on residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, to return to the camp and retrieve their property as the only way to pressurize authorities to reconstruct destroyed infrastructure and vital facilities.  Lawyer

Palestine Embassy in Egypt Excludes Palestinians of Syria from List of Aid Beneficiaries

Palestine Embassy in Egypt Excludes Palestinians of Syria from List of Aid Beneficiaries

11-04-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt have slammed the Palestine Embassy for excluding them food aid recently distributed to 1,600 families across  a number of provinces. Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, 2 Children Injured in Explosion in Jaramana Camp

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead, 2 Children Injured in Explosion in Jaramana Camp

11-04-2022

An explosion that rocked the UNRWA-run Kafr Sabt school, in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has claimed the life of a Palestinian refugee and left two others wounded. An AGPS correspondent, said a fuel tank went off

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Tunisia Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee in Tunisia Appeals for Information

10-04-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Jihad Walid Hasan continues to appeal for information about the relative’s condition and whereabouts. Jihad, aged 35, has gone missing in Tunisia since March 04, 2022. The family said the lost contact with him at

Workers’ Union Urge UNRWA to Meet Their Demands

Workers’ Union Urge UNRWA to Meet Their Demands

10-04-2022

Members of UNRWA Staff Union in Syria have called on the agency to cancel exceptional and unpaid leaves given under the pretext of funding deficit and to retroactively resume annual bonuses suspended since March last year. They further urged UNRWA

Funds Raised for Family of Fire Victims in AlSabina Camp

Funds Raised for Family of Fire Victims in AlSabina Camp

10-04-2022

UNRWA staff in Syria have embarked on a campaign to raise funds for their colleague Mohamed Ismail, whose wife and three children died in a fire that rocked their house on March 24 in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Yarmouk Camp Returnees Denied Access to Vital Services

Yarmouk Camp Returnees Denied Access to Vital Services

10-04-2022

After more than a decade of bloody conflict, families who have returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have been grappling with a dire humanitarian situation.  The absence of vital facilities, most notably healthcare services and

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugee Students in Hindarat Camp

Educational Courses Held for Palestinian Refugee Students in Hindarat Camp

09-04-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization has held educational courses for Palestinian refugee students in Hindarat Camp, north of Syria. The move comes in response to Palestinians’ lack of access to education services and the increasing school dropouts due to protracted

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Hindarat Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Hindarat Refugee Camp

09-04-2022

Palestinian activists and volunteers have distributed food items and cash aid to vulnerable families sheltered in Hindarat refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. A volunteer has handed over a sum of 11,000 Syrian pounds to underprivileged

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Price Surge

Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp Grappling with Price Surge

09-04-2022

As the conflict in Syria continues into its 11th year, Palestinian and Syrian families across the country are facing unprecedented levels of poverty and food insecurity.  A Palestinian refugee called Fatma, a resident of Deraa Camp, south of Syria

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Continue to Rail Against Property-Theft

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Continue to Rail Against Property-Theft

09-04-2022

Reports of burglary continue to emerge in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees had been taking shelter. Trucks laden with furniture stolen from abandoned buildings continue to freely enter and exit the camp. Palestinian families displaced

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinian Refugees

08-04-2022

UNRWA in Syria said it will be disbursing the second batch of its emergency cash aid for 2022 as of April 10. The grant covers the months March, April, and May and will be handed over to the most vulnerable

Majority of Palestinian Refugees Suffering Food Insecurity in Syria

Majority of Palestinian Refugees Suffering Food Insecurity in Syria

08-04-2022

As the conflict in Syria continues into its 11th year, Palestinian and Syrian families across the country are facing unprecedented levels of poverty and food insecurity. More Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals are struggling to put food on their tables

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

08-04-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at the UNRWA-run clinic in the camp. A number of residents leveled heavy criticism at the clinic director

On World Health Day, Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Medical Neglect in War-Ravaged Syria

On World Health Day, Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Medical Neglect in War-Ravaged Syria

08-04-2022

Eleven years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees in Syria have been denied access to life-saving healthcare services and much-needed medicines. This has resulted in an increased number of deaths, abortions, and neonatal (newborn) deaths, particularly with the outbreak of

Rice Missing from UNRWA Food Aid Baskets for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Rice Missing from UNRWA Food Aid Baskets for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

07-04-2022

UNRWA said rice will not be included in the food baskets that will be distributed in partnership with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) starting April 10. UNRWA promised to distribute rice as soon as it is provided

Following One-Month Blackout, Power Rehabilitated in Khan Eshieh Camp

Following One-Month Blackout, Power Rehabilitated in Khan Eshieh Camp

07-04-2022

The electricity department in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, installed a power generator in the eastern neighborhood. Last month, residents of Khan Eshieh Camp denounced the electricity rationing imposed by local authorities, saying an eleven-hour cut/one-hour

Swedish Police Disbands Vigil Protesting Compulsory Child Care

Swedish Police Disbands Vigil Protesting Compulsory Child Care

07-04-2022

The Swedish police on Wednesday disbanded a vigil held by migrant families whose children were taken away from them for compulsory care under the Swedish Care of Young Persons Act known as LVU. Police used unjustified force to disperse the

Palestinian Refugee Family from Syria Forcibly Transferred to Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Family from Syria Forcibly Transferred to Jordan Displacement Camp

07-04-2022

Jordanian authorities forcibly transferred a Palestinian refugee family from Amman to a displacement camp in Abdullah King Park following intensive questioning. Earlier this month, Jordan’s preventive security forces and intelligence department interrogated the father on the way he had entered

Tunisian Emergency Chief Visits AlNeirab, Hindarat Refugee Camps

Tunisian Emergency Chief Visits AlNeirab, Hindarat Refugee Camps

06-04-2022

Tunisia’s Emergency Chief Mahdi Ben Ammar and UNRWA education chief in Syria paid a visit to the displacement camps of AlNeirab and Hindarat, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.  The visit aims to inspect refugees’ access to education

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Grappling with Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Grappling with Price Leap

06-04-2022

As Syria has been engulfed by a devastating war since 2011, the conflict has since brought misery and death to Palestinian refugees sheltered in the country.  Prices of food and non-food items have skyrocketed and the exchange rate of

Palestinian Refugee Children Deprived of Happy Childhood in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Deprived of Happy Childhood in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2022

The psychological effects of the prolonged Syrian conflict have been devastating, especially for vulnerable Palestine refugee children. The eleven-year conflict in Syria has left its mark on the entire country, but for Palestine refugees, already one of the most vulnerable

AGPS Report Documents Progress of Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Report Documents Progress of Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

06-04-2022

On April 06, AGPS issued a report documenting the latest developments regarding the return of families to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, and the progress of reconstruction works. The 43-page report includes return permits granted by Syrian authorities to displaced

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Food Aid Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

05-04-2022

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed food parcels to Palestinian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps

Palestinian Faction Delivers 26 Solar Lighting Devices to Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Palestinian Faction Delivers 26 Solar Lighting Devices to Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

05-04-2022

The Charity Committee of the Islamic Jihad Movement provided 26 solar lighting devices in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. The solar devices are estimated at 200,000 Syrian pounds each.  The move comes as

UNRWA Starts Registration of 1st Year Schoolchildren in Syria

UNRWA Starts Registration of 1st Year Schoolchildren in Syria

05-04-2022

The UNRWA Education Department announced the launch of registration procedures for 1st year schoolchildren for the academic year 2022/2023 based on guidelines set by the Syrian Education Ministry. In order to be successfully enrolled at a UNRWA school, the student

Rights Group: Syria Is Among World’s Worst Countries for Number of Mines Planted in Unknown Locations

Rights Group: Syria Is Among World’s Worst Countries for Number of Mines Planted in Unknown Locations

05-04-2022

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) revealed in its latest report, issued to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness, that Syria is among the world’s worst countries for the number of mines planted in unknown locations. SNHR noted

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Karate Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Karate Championship

04-04-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Majd Shaaban Abdullah won the karate contest and was selected to join the Syrian national team. Mohamed Majdi, born on April 05, 2005 in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, won the gold medal in

UNRWA Announces Cash Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Announces Cash Aid Delivery for Palestinians of Syria

04-04-2022

UNRWA said cash aid will be delivered to Palestinians of Syria (PRS) starting the month of April. Registered PRS will be receiving a sum of 25 USD and an additional sum of 75 USD (to be delivered just once and

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Push for House Reconstruction

Families Displaced from Yarmouk Camp Push for House Reconstruction

04-04-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have appealed to Palestinian expatriates to help them raise funds in order to reconstruct their destroyed houses and bring life back to normal in the camp. The residents said reconstruction

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Faces Worsening Financial Plight amid Ukraine-Russia Crisis

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Faces Worsening Financial Plight amid Ukraine-Russia Crisis

04-04-2022

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing a worsening financial plight amid the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, a senior official said on Sunday. Media advisor for UNRWA in Gaza Adnan

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for Years

Palestinian Refugee Families Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for Years

03-04-2022

Members of same families have been secretly held behind Syrian prison bars for years. The list includes four members of the Palestinian Daoud family: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the father of

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Families in Syria’s Ataa Camp Launch Distress Signals

03-04-2022

Some 73 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Ataa camp, in Idlib’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, have been enduring a dire humanitarian situation.  The vast majority of refugees have been crammed in poorly-equipped houses of no more than

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Slam Services Department, Push for Rehabilitation of Old Committee

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Slam Services Department, Push for Rehabilitation of Old Committee

03-04-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Tough Ramadan Conditions in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Tough Ramadan Conditions in Lebanon

03-04-2022

This year's Holy Ramadan month has been tougher for Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as the economic breakdown means that many PRS have not been able to reunite with or provide for their families. Several displacement camps

Palestinian Girl Wins 2nd Place in Dutch Talents Competition

Palestinian Girl Wins 2nd Place in Dutch Talents Competition

02-04-2022

Palestinian refugee girl from Syria Fatema Asmar Mahmoud won the second price as part of a talents contest held in The Netherlands. She was ranked first in Zoud Holand for her innovative ideas and environmentally friendly solutions.  Fatema arrived

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

02-04-2022

AGPS continues to sound alarm bells over the mysterious fate of several elderly Palestinian refugees who have been secretly held captive in Syrian dungeons. The list of missing refugees includes Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah’s four-member family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013

Residents of Deraa Camp Terrorized by Thieves

Residents of Deraa Camp Terrorized by Thieves

02-04-2022

Property-theft has been increasingly reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Home burglary and theft of commercial facilities and vehicles have been reported almost on a daily basis, exacerbating the abject living conditions in the camp. The

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Severely Affected by Decade-Long Conflict

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Severely Affected by Decade-Long Conflict

02-04-2022

Social Workers Suhad Aboud, from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said the eleven-year Syrian war has had a tragic impact on Palestinian refugees sheltered in the country. Unemployment, debts, high levels

Asylum Seekers Pushed Back to Turkey from Greece

Asylum Seekers Pushed Back to Turkey from Greece

01-04-2022

Greek coast guard rescued asylum seekers after their boat capsized but returned the vessel to Turkish waters shortly afterwards. Greek coast guard received distress signals from Rhodes island before they showed up in the area and rescued the migrants. In

Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

01-04-2022

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined a vigil held by the Association of Displaced Palestinians in northern Syria, in cooperation with the Directorate of Palestinian Affairs in the Syrian interim government, to mark the 46th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day

Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp in Need of Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Vulnerable Families in Jaramana Camp in Need of Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

01-04-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have launched appeals for cash and in-kind aid with the advent of the holy Ramadan Month. Civilians and activists have appealed to expatriates working abroad to raise funds for vulnerable

Amnesty International: Syria’s New Anti-Torture Law Whitewashes Decades of Human Rights Violations

Amnesty International: Syria’s New Anti-Torture Law Whitewashes Decades of Human Rights Violations

01-04-2022

Amnesty International lashed out at the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for enacting a new anti-torture law that fails to address a decade of torture, ill-treatment and extrajudicial executions carried out by Syria’s security forces. Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional

Rights Groups Deny Reports of Amnesty for Prisoners

Rights Groups Deny Reports of Amnesty for Prisoners

31-03-2022

The Association of Sednaya Prisoners and Missing Persons has denied claims that a number of prisoners will be transferred from Sednaya prison to Adra prison pending their release.  The Association said lists being currently circulated are counterfeit.  AGPS

UNRWA Extends Cash Aid Deadline for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Extends Cash Aid Deadline for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

31-03-2022

UNRWA has extended the deadline for cash aid transfer for Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Jordan until April 14. On March 30, the Agency announced the launch of cash aid distribution and set March 31 as the deadline. UNRWA

UNRWA Conducts Aid Delivery Assessment for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA Conducts Aid Delivery Assessment for Palestinians of Syria

31-03-2022

UNRWA held two workshops to assess it cash aid delivery services for Palestinians of Syria. 59 project managers were in attendance. The two workshops held between March 21-24, 2022 aim to conduct assessment of cash aid delivery for PRS in

Palestinian Refugees in Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

Palestinian Refugees in Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Absence of Vital Services

31-03-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the absence of representatives of the water and power companies in the camp, forcing civilians to walk for several kilometers to pay their bills in order to avoid

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Increasing Fraud

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Increasing Fraud

29-03-2022

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing fraud attempts in the area. Recently, a self-alleged donor claimed that he intends to help vulnerable families by replacing their empty gas cylinders with new

Women’s Empowerment Project Launched in AlNeirab Camp

Women’s Empowerment Project Launched in AlNeirab Camp

29-03-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, said a number of women have managed to earn a living thanks to processing wool tutorials held by the organization.  Recently, a women’s empowerment project

UNRWA Honours Palestinian Refugee Women in Deraa Camp

UNRWA Honours Palestinian Refugee Women in Deraa Camp

29-03-2022

Marking the International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, UNRWA’s Education Department in Deraa honoured a number of Palestinian refugee women in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, UNRWA’s Syria Operations Director Amanya Michael Ebye and head of the Education Department Shahnaz

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

29-03-2022

Palestinians sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, joined a rally held to mark the 46th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day. Speaking at the event, Palestinian refugees and activists have stressed their strong commitment to their

Palestinian Refugee Families in Turkey Mark Land Day

Palestinian Refugee Families in Turkey Mark Land Day

28-03-2022

Palestinian refugees have joined rallies held by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) in Osmaniye, south of Turkey, to mark the 46th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day  35 families took part in A field trip to the garden

Residents of Khan Dannoun Camp Denounce Inequitable Aid Distribution

Residents of Khan Dannoun Camp Denounce Inequitable Aid Distribution

28-03-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has been delivering cash grants on inequitable grounds. According to the refugees, the majority of vulnerable families have not received cash aid distributed

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action

28-03-2022

Families displaced from Yarmouk and those who have remained in the camp have slammed Palestinian factions, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and UNRWA for dragging their feet regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance and reconstruction projects. Refugees said instead of

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

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

28-03-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Haithem Ismail AlLamadani, born in 1968 in Damascus, has launched appeals for information about the latter’s condition and whereabouts. Haithem disappeared some 10 years ago from AlMaliha area. He was reportedly kidnapped by a so-called

Palestinian Refugee Wins 2nd Place in Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 2nd Place in Bodybuilding Championship

27-03-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi AlFar won the second place in the open bodybuilding championship held on March 26 in Jordan.  95 participants took part in the contest, held at Rashed AlZayoud sports hall, in AlHusain city. Shadi fled

CSO Continues to Document Palestinian Refugees’ Data in Northern Syria

CSO Continues to Document Palestinian Refugees’ Data in Northern Syria

27-03-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Family Deported from Dubai Airport Launches Distress Signals from Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Family Deported from Dubai Airport Launches Distress Signals from Turkey

27-03-2022

A Palestinian refugee family deported from the U.A.E last week was again deported from Istanbul to the U.A.E.  One week earlier, the parents along with their two children were deported from Turkey to the U

Students Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

Students Blackmailed by Pro-Regime Militia in Syria

27-03-2022

Palestinian refugee students have been subjected to blackmail and human rights abuses by the Palestine military branch, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in Ein Karsh, in Damascus. Speaking with AGPS, the students denounced the complicated red tape, saying they have

Activist Udai Teym Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th year

Activist Udai Teym Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th year

26-03-2022

Palestinian activist Udai Aref Teym has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the ninth consecutive year. Udai was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on August 29, 2013 from his house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif

Cash Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

Cash Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Turkey

26-03-2022

Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs Hatem Bukri said cash grants have been distributed to Palestinian refugee families from Syria in Turkey. Speaking from Ankara, Minister Bukri said the move makes part of the Takaful campaign launched by the Ministry. A

UNRWA: Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Worst Ever

UNRWA: Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Worst Ever

26-03-2022

UNRWA said the ongoing crisis in Syria, which just entered its eleventh year and has been aggravated by COVID-19 and its related socioeconomic consequences, casts a dark shadow on the lives of Palestine refugees remaining in the country.  Some

U.A.E Denies Entry of Palestinian Refugee Family Deported from Turkey

U.A.E Denies Entry of Palestinian Refugee Family Deported from Turkey

26-03-2022

A Palestinian refugee family deported from the Istanbul airport last week has been denied access into the U.A.E.  The parents along with their two children were returned back to Turkey. The father Mohamed told AGPS that he

Swedish Gov’t to Amend Child Care Law

Swedish Gov’t to Amend Child Care Law

19-03-2022

Sweden has submitted a draft law for the care of young persons by the social care services. The draft law puts forth amendments on laws related to Swedish care of children and young persons. The so-called “lilla hjartat” (little heart)

Syria Lifts Coronavirus-Related Travel Restrictions

Syria Lifts Coronavirus-Related Travel Restrictions

19-03-2022

The Syrian Interior Ministry issued on March 17 a circular announcing its decision to lift all travel restrictions for Syrians and non-Syrians imposed as part of its anti-coronavirus protocol. Travel and movement are to be regulated according to laws and

UNRWA: 438,000 Palestinian Refugees Remain in Syria

UNRWA: 438,000 Palestinian Refugees Remain in Syria

19-03-2022

Eleven years after demonstrations started in Syria, some 438,000 Palestinian refugees remain in the war-torn country, where they have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation. UNRWA data indicates that over half of the Palestine refugees in the country

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Send Open Letter to Political Leadership

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Send Open Letter to Political Leadership

19-03-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps have sent an open letter to the Palestine Liberation organization, the Palestinian embassy, political factions, and UNRWA to take up their responsibilities vis-à-vis the tragic situation they have been enduring in

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Eid Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

18-03-2022

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the 9thh consecutive year. Ahmed was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 1, 2013 and dragged to an unknown destination. His condition and whereabouts

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Injured in Road Accident

3 Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh Injured in Road Accident

18-03-2022

Three young men from Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, sustained wounds after they were hit by a car on the highway between Damascus and AlQuneitra. Eye-witnesses said the young men were driving a motorcycle

Property-Theft Reported in AlHajar AlAswad

Property-Theft Reported in AlHajar AlAswad

18-03-2022

Syrian pro-regime patrols deployed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees broke into the nearby neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad and stole property from civilian homes. Local sources said members of the National Defence Forces were caught near AlYazor school, in AlHajar

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Surging Prices

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Surging Prices

18-03-2022

The impact of price inflation has been greatest in places like Syria. Food and non-food prices have soared by 40%. After more than a decade of conflict, Palestinian and Syrian families are now facing the country’s worst ever economic crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Chronic Power Blackout

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Chronic Power Blackout

17-03-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the electricity rationing imposed by local authorities, saying an eleven-hour cut/one-hour supply has been implemented in the area. A few days earlier, the residents said their lives are

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

Residents of Hindarat Camp Denounce Property-Theft

17-03-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Hindarat Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, 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

Palestinian Refugees Voice Disappointment over Meeting Between Palestinian Ambassador and UNRWA Director in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Voice Disappointment over Meeting Between Palestinian Ambassador and UNRWA Director in Syria

17-03-2022

Palestinian refugees have expressed their dismay following a meeting between UNRWA’s director of Syria operations Amanya Michael Ibye and Palestinian ambassador Samir AlRefai. The refugees said the meeting is fruitless, at a time when the embassy and UNRWA should have

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

17-03-2022

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

Refugees Slam Denmark over Double-Standards in Migration Policy

Refugees Slam Denmark over Double-Standards in Migration Policy

16-03-2022

Denmark has received accusations of double standards vis-à-vis migrants and asylum seekers. As the war in Ukraine triggers a mass exodus of refugees, countries have opened their doors wide to Ukrainians, offering a warm welcome that has historically been

Due to Supply Dearth, UNRWA in Syria Replaces Food Items

Due to Supply Dearth, UNRWA in Syria Replaces Food Items

16-03-2022

UNRWA said it will replace lentils with beans due to delays in lentils supply.  UNRWA said that, in coordination with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), it will be distributing food baskets Palestinian refugee families in Syria

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

16-03-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have sounded distress signals over the poor quality of bread packs sold in the area.  Hundreds of civilians continue to line up on a quasi-daily basis in long queues

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Suffer War-Related Trauma

16-03-2022

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

Greek Border Guard Tightens Grip on Borders with Turkey

Greek Border Guard Tightens Grip on Borders with Turkey

15-03-2022

Greek armed forces and police have cordoned off borders with Turkey over the last 24 hours to block the flow of asylum seekers and migrants. Over recent days, Greek forces backed by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlBekaa Deprived of Fuel

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlBekaa Deprived of Fuel

15-03-2022

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region said they have been deprived of fuel supplies. An AGPS correspondent said every family received no more than a fuel tank from UNRWA. Activist Ahmad Salamah slammed UNRWA for dragging its

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Syrian Gov’t Hospitals Slap Financial Fees

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Syrian Gov’t Hospitals Slap Financial Fees

15-03-2022

Syrian sources said the government is considering imposing other financial charges on patients who show up at government hospitals across Syrian provinces.  The ministries of health and higher education reportedly finalized examining a decision to impose financial fees on

AGPS Raises Alarm over Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria

AGPS Raises Alarm over Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria

15-03-2022

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) and the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London sounded the alarm over the ambivalent condition of dozens of Palestinian refugee women secretly held behind Syrian prison bars. This came in an oral

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Secretly held in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abu Anzah Secretly held in Syrian Prison for 8th Year

14-03-2022

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

Residents of Khan Esheih Camp Slam Power Authority

Residents of Khan Esheih Camp Slam Power Authority

14-03-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said their lives are at risk due to loose electric cables.  Civilians have slammed the apathy maintained by local authorities regarding their appeals for urgent action. They accused

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Besieged Gaza

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Besieged Gaza

14-03-2022

A vigil is slated to be held on Thursday, March 17, at 10:00 a.m. by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. The committee called on Palestinians from Syria

Civilians’ Life Jeopardized by Building Collapse Risk in Yarmouk Camp

Civilians’ Life Jeopardized by Building Collapse Risk in Yarmouk Camp

14-03-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have warned that their children’s lives are at risk as walls of the Fayez Halawa Hospital risk imminent collapse. The residents called on concerned authorities to immediately remove ravaged walls

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Netherlands Chest Championship

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place in Netherlands Chest Championship

13-03-2022

Palestinian refugee child Besher Mousa has won the third place in a chest contest held north of The Netherlands.  Last year, Besher won the first place in the competition.  His family fled Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails

13-03-2022

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who was released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal and re-arrested by Syrian security forces, has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian prisons for the third consecutive year.  Khamis was

Palestinians of Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians of Syria in Jordan Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

13-03-2022

Vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Jordan have called for emergency cash assistance by UNRWA to help them survive the multiple hardships inflicted by the protracted displacement and loss of livelihoods.  In appeals emailed to AGPS, refugees called for shelling out

Sit-In Suspended in Lebanon as UN Palestine Refugee Agency Pledges Aid Increase

Sit-In Suspended in Lebanon as UN Palestine Refugee Agency Pledges Aid Increase

13-03-2022

Palestinian refugees have ended a vigil held in Sit-in Tent 194, pitched a few months earlier in Lebanon to protest UNRWA’s decision to cut aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS). This comes a few days after UNRWA pledged to

Palestinians of Syria Deprived of Heating Equipment

Palestinians of Syria Deprived of Heating Equipment

12-03-2022

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 said they have no heating equipment except for blankets and mattresses.  The families expressed

Palestinian Family Appeals to Turkish Authorities to Release Their Relative

Palestinian Family Appeals to Turkish Authorities to Release Their Relative

12-03-2022

The family of a Palestinian refugee appealed to the Turkish authorities to release their relative Aghid Mohamed AlSaadi, who was arrested by Turkish police after they broke into his apartment in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. Palestinian refugee Aghid

Liwaa AlQuds in Syria Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuses

Liwaa AlQuds in Syria Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuses

12-03-2022

The commander of Liwaa AlQuds Brigade, Mohamed AlSa’id, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has been reportedly involved in campaigns to force Palestinian refugee youths sheltered in the displacement camps of Hindarat and AlNeirab, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested South of Damascus

4 Palestinian Refugees Arrested South of Damascus

12-03-2022

22 young men, including four Palestinian refugees, were arrested by Syrian security forces in southern Damascus.  The Palestinian arrestees were residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, before they were displaced to the nearby Beit Sahem

Food Items Distributed to Vulnerable Families in Istanbul

Food Items Distributed to Vulnerable Families in Istanbul

11-03-2022

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed meat portions to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in the Turkish city of Hatay.  Some 300 families have benefited so far from the food security programme launched by the charity in Turkey. Hundreds of PRS

Humanitarian Situation in Deraa Camp Exacerbated by Power Rationing

Humanitarian Situation in Deraa Camp Exacerbated by Power Rationing

11-03-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, denounced the electricity rationing imposed by local authorities, saying a five-hour cut/one-hour supply has been implemented in the area. The residents said power has been unevenly rationed in the area

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Push for Reconstruction of Power Network

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Push for Reconstruction of Power Network

11-03-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, signed a petition urging the Ministry of Electricity to rehabilitate the power network in the camp. Lawyer Nour AlDeen Salman said some 500 families who returned to the camp and

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Surging Prices

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Surging Prices

11-03-2022

The impact of price inflation has been greatest in places like Syria. Food and non-food prices have soared by 40%. In an interview with the pro-regime AlWatan daily, head of the Association of Consumer Protection said contacts held with Jordan

Palestinian Refugees among Several Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinian Refugees among Several Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

10-03-2022

Turkish forces have rescued migrants, mostly Palestinians, in the Aegean Sea after they were pushed back by Greek coastal authorities. On Tuesday, Turkish coast guard received a distress call off Ceseme coast. Migrants were rescued and taken ashore.  Turkey

Sewerage Network Rehabilitated in Deraa Camp

Sewerage Network Rehabilitated in Deraa Camp

10-03-2022

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) carried out maintenance works to repair the sewerage network in northern neighborhoods in Deraa camp, south of Syria.  Recently, the residents denounced the frequent breakdowns rocking the sewerage network in the

Campaign Speaks Up for Displaced Families in Northern Syria

Campaign Speaks Up for Displaced Families in Northern Syria

10-03-2022

Activists have embarked on a campaign to sound the alarm over the abject humanitarian condition endured by millions of displaced people, including Syrians and Palestinians, north of Syria. Photos and video records by displaced people have been collected as part

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by War Remnants

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by War Remnants

10-03-2022

A mine blast in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo claimed the life of Palestinian refugee boy Wahid Mohamed. The explosion occurred at an abandoned school in Jub AlKubba in Aleppo. The boy was transferred to AlRazi Hospital, where he

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place at Syria Karate Championship

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 3rd Place at Syria Karate Championship

09-03-2022

Palestinian refugee child Sima Mohamed Gharib, born and raised in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, won the third place in the Syrian Club Karate Championship held in Damascus. Last month, Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mufeed Diab, born and raised in AlSabina

Turkey Denies Banning Tourist Visas for New Comers

Turkey Denies Banning Tourist Visas for New Comers

09-03-2022

The Communication Centre for Foreigners in Turkey (YIMER) denied reports that Turkey has suspended granting touristic visas to foreigners, including newcomers from Syria who entered Turkey after February 10. The centre said that the Turkish migration authority decided starting February

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

09-03-2022

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 liaison office in Cairo continues

Palestinian Refugee Women Struggle with Multiple Hardships in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Women Struggle with Multiple Hardships in Syria

09-03-2022

Palestinian refugee women in Syria are among the most vulnerable groups in the war-ravaged country. Protracted displacement and an unabated COVID-19 outbreak, along with the absence of vital services and psychological support initiatives have added to the torment already experienced

82% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live on Less than 2 USD

82% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live on Less than 2 USD

09-03-2022

The protracted consequences of the Syria crisis, coupled with the socio-economic deterioration and the impacts of COVID-19, continue to pose grave humanitarian challenges to Palestine refugees. Localized active fighting in Syria continued in 2022, including in and around Palestinian refugee

Solar Lighting Initiative Held in Hums Refugee Camp

Solar Lighting Initiative Held in Hums Refugee Camp

08-03-2022

The Charity Committee in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, has started works to install 14 solar lighting devices in Akka and Nazareth streets. The move comes as part of a lighting project launched by the Islamic Jihad Movement

Claims of Potable Water Contamination Denied in AlNeirab Camp

Claims of Potable Water Contamination Denied in AlNeirab Camp

08-03-2022

Social media pages covering the situation in AlNeirab Camp denied claims that potable water is contaminated in the camp. Over recent years, residents of AlNeirab Camp said water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty

UNRWA Sends Electronic Poll to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Sends Electronic Poll to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

08-03-2022

UNRWA sent text messages to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon to inspect their views about cash aid distribution. An electronic poll was sent to the refugees to study their reactions to aid delivery through LibanPost and their views about

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee Arrested in Istanbul

08-03-2022

Turkish authorities arrested Palestinian young man Aghid Mohamed AlSaadi, a former resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, some 35 days ago after they broke into his family house. Local sources said a fight broke out between Arab and Turkish

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Price Leap

07-03-2022

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been causing knock-on effects globally. The situation of Palestinian refugees, particularly those sheltered in war-torn Syria, has been greatly impacted.  Syria has been engulfed by a devastating war since 2011. The conflict

Palestinian Refugees Slam Double Standards of Jordan Asylum Seeking Policy

Palestinian Refugees Slam Double Standards of Jordan Asylum Seeking Policy

07-03-2022

Watching European and non-European nations open their arms to hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians in less than a week, Palestinian refugees can't help but lament their fate as they are still in tents and substandard facilities facing death amid

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Prevented from UNRWA Services in Turkey

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Prevented from UNRWA Services in Turkey

07-03-2022

Palestinian refugees in Turkey are denied access to relief services by UNRWA on claims that they fall outside of the Agency’s fields of operations.  Palestinian refugees, particularly those fleeing war-torn Syria, are unable to access vital services as legal

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

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

07-03-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 487 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, according to death toll data for the period from March 2011 until March 8, 2022. AGPS figures indicate that 243 female refugees

Palestinian Child Wins 3rd Place in Karate Championship

Palestinian Child Wins 3rd Place in Karate Championship

06-03-2022

Palestinian child Mohamed AlMesri has won the third place in the Karate championship -12 (35kgs) held in AlJalaa sports hall, in Damascus. 70 candidates took part in the five-day championship, including Palestinian refugees Baraa Husain and Bisan Nadaf, including residents

Palestinian Writer Ziad Mona Passes Away in Damascus

Palestinian Writer Ziad Mona Passes Away in Damascus

06-03-2022

Palestinian writer and ancient history researcher Ziad Mona succumbed to an illness at Al-Assad University Hospital in Damascus. Mona, born in 1950, died at the age of 72.  Ziad obtained his PhD from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Denounce Price Manipulation

06-03-2022

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

Palestinian-Qatari Leadership Push for Reactivating Yarmouk Camp Committee

Palestinian-Qatari Leadership Push for Reactivating Yarmouk Camp Committee

06-03-2022

Sources close to the Palestinian AlSa’eka Organization, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said that the Qatari Secretary of the Palestinian-Qatari leadership, Mohamed Kays, urged the Syrian Ministry of Local Administration to reactivate the local committee for Yarmouk camp, which was

Palestinian Girl Wins Table Tennis Championship in Syria

Palestinian Girl Wins Table Tennis Championship in Syria

05-03-2022

20-year-old Palestinian girl Alaa Fudeil, raised in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, won the first place in Syrian Universities Central Table Tennis Championship, which was held between February 24-27 at Al-Baath University in Homs. 35 students took part

Palestinian and Syrian Passports Classified as Weakest in the World

Palestinian and Syrian Passports Classified as Weakest in the World

05-03-2022

The Syrian and Palestinian passports have been ranked by Henley Passport as the weakest passports during the first quarter of 2022. The Syrian passport is ranked 109th globally. Only 29 countries allow the entry of Syrians without visas.  The

Education Fees Paid for a Number of Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria

Education Fees Paid for a Number of Palestinian Refugee Students from Syria

05-03-2022

The Mahmoud Abbas Foundation said it will be covering the first semester installments of Palestinian refugee students in Lebanon and those coming from Syria who benefited from grants offered by the Foundation. In a statement, the Abbas Foundation said 1

Impact of Ukrainian-Russian War on Palestinian Refugees

Impact of Ukrainian-Russian War on Palestinian Refugees

05-03-2022

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has been causing knock-on effects globally. The situation of Palestinian refugees, particularly those sheltered in war-torn Syria, has been greatly impacted.  Prices of food and non-food items have skyrocketed and the exchange rate

Humanitarian Campaign Launched to Assist Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Humanitarian Campaign Launched to Assist Palestinian Refugees in Syria

04-03-2022

SANED volunteer group operating in a number of European Countries dispatched relief baskets to Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps across war-torn Syria. So far, families received 235 relief baskets worth 15 Euros a basket. The campaign seeks to

Psychological-Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Women from Syria in Istanbul

Psychological-Support Initiative Launched in Favor of Palestinian Women from Syria in Istanbul

04-03-2022

The Turkish Association in Solidarity with Palestine “FIDAR” organized, in coordination with the feminist Blue Pen Association, an event aiming to raise psycho-social awareness among Palestinian women from Syria. The lecture, delivered at the Esenyurt Centre for Rehabilitation and Training

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Jaramana Camp

04-03-2022

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

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Palestinian Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

04-03-2022

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 $20,000 to

Relief Items Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Items Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-03-2022

Khayra Ummah organization has distributed garments and blankets in displacement camps in northern Syria as part of the third phase of its humanitarian campaign. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlHusainiya Camp

03-03-2022

Power cables have reportedly been stolen from the alleyways of AlNeirab refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Local sources told AGPS that power cables have

UNRWA to Provide Vaccine Dozes in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Provide Vaccine Dozes in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-03-2022

Staff at the UNRWA clinic in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, announced the launch of a vaccination campaign in the next few weeks. The residents will be receiving vaccine doses on Monday and Tuesday every week at the

Missing Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Austria Migrant Camp

Missing Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Austria Migrant Camp

03-03-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Jihad Odeh, missing since January 01, 2022, said they finally managed to contact him after they learned that he is taking shelter in a migrant facility in Austria. Jihad Odeh, born in 1982 and raised

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies of Black Fungus

Palestinian Refugee Woman Dies of Black Fungus

02-03-2022

An elderly Palestinian woman sheltered in AlNeirab displacement camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, succumbed on Tuesday to a fungal infection she recently sustained. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees sheltered in camps set up cross the Syrian territories

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Palestinian Refugee

Family Appeals for Information over Condition of Missing Palestinian Refugee

02-03-2022

A Palestinian family continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of Jihad Odeh, born in 1982 and raised in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Jihad disappeared on January 28, 2019 as he tried to reach Hungary from

Palestinians from Syria Released from Irbil Detention Centre

Palestinians from Syria Released from Irbil Detention Centre

02-03-2022

The Palestinian consulate in Erbil, in Kurdistan region, north of Iraq, said authorities released two Palestinian refugees from Syria after they had been kept in custody for days. Ambassador Ahmad AlDik said that following instructions by the Minister of Foreign

Palestinians from Syria Outside of UNRWA Fields of Operations Denied Protection

Palestinians from Syria Outside of UNRWA Fields of Operations Denied Protection

02-03-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) sheltered in displacement camps outside of UNRWA fields of operations are still deprived of their basic rights and enduring precarious legal and humanitarian conditions. Nearly 12,000 Palestinian refugees in Turkey and 3,500 in

Dozens of Refugees Suffering Medical Neglect in Greece

Dozens of Refugees Suffering Medical Neglect in Greece

01-03-2022

The PHILOS Emergency Health Response to Refugee Crisis program under the Greek Ministry of Health is due to end on Monday (February 28). This would leave thousands of undocumented migrants and refugees without healthcare and 670 medical professionals without a

Burglary Reported in AlHusainiya Camp due to Power Blackout

Burglary Reported in AlHusainiya Camp due to Power Blackout

01-03-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHusaniya, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing property-theft and home-burglary attempts, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts. A few days earlier, a woman was stripped of her mobile phone and money at

Coronavirus Vaccines Provided in in Khan Dannun Camp

Coronavirus Vaccines Provided in in Khan Dannun Camp

01-03-2022

Staff at the UNRWA clinic in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees announced the launch of a vaccination campaign in the next few weeks. The residents will be receiving vaccine doses on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday every week at the

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

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

01-03-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mazen Anbatawi continues to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their relative, who has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for seven years running. Mohamed, born in 1983 and raised

Red Crescent Distributes Relief Items in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Red Crescent Distributes Relief Items in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-02-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent in cooperation with Hindarat Camp Youth Fingerprint distributed food items and winter clothes for children below 16. Some 206 families benefited from the initiative, which was sponsored by the World Food Programme. Blankets and mattresses were

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Water Crisis

28-02-2022

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

Gas Distribution Centre Established in Yarmouk Camp

Gas Distribution Centre Established in Yarmouk Camp

28-02-2022

A gas distribution site has been established at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus.  A few months earlier, as weather temperature have gone down, Palestinian refugee families in Syria displacement camps expressed fear

21,000 Palestinian Refugees Receive Travel Documents in War-Torn Syria

21,000 Palestinian Refugees Receive Travel Documents in War-Torn Syria

28-02-2022

The Syrian Interior Ministry said it has issued 21,000 travel documents for Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country between July 2021 and February 2022. The data was released by director of the migration and passports authority Khaled Hadid

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Cage Fighting Competition

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Cage Fighting Competition

27-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Kinan Ghazi Dha’if snatched the gold medal for 93 kg at the republic championship in the mixed martial arts (MMA), also referred to as cage fighting, held by the Kickboxing and Muay Thai Federation in Al-Jalaa Sports Hall

Palestinian Refugee Commits Suicide in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Commits Suicide in Syria Displacement Camp

27-02-2022

A Palestinian refugee was found hanged at his family house in Khan Esheih Camp, in Rif Dimashq, after he was stripped of his mobile phone over addiction concerns. Khalil Malek AlHaj, an 8th grade student, committed suicide. His father is

Vaccine Doses Provided to Residents of AlHusainiya Camp

Vaccine Doses Provided to Residents of AlHusainiya Camp

27-02-2022

UNRWA in Syria has provided more anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq.  The residents will start receiving vaccines as of Sunday, February 27, at the local clinic. Over recent months, AGPS has warned

Efforts Underway to Bring Life Back to Normal in Yarmouk Camp

Efforts Underway to Bring Life Back to Normal in Yarmouk Camp

27-02-2022

The Syrian regime has reportedly given greenlight for signing rental contracts for residential and commercial structures in Yarmouk Camp as part of efforts to rehabilitate the camp and bring life back to normal. At the same time, the Syrian Education

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information about Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Father, His 2 Sons in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information about Condition of Forcibly-Disappeared Father, His 2 Sons in Syria

27-02-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Lutfi Yakoob has appealed for information about the condition of Mohamed and his two sons Ahmad and Amjad, who have been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the seventh consecutive year. In appeals

4 Palestinian Students Win Programming Marathon

4 Palestinian Students Win Programming Marathon

26-02-2022

Four Palestinian refugee students won the Kids and Adolescents Programming Marathon' organized by the Syrian Virtual University in cooperation with the Agency for Excellence and Creativity in Damascus.  Some 213 children from across Syria participated in this annual event

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Suffering Multiple hardships in War-Torn Syria

Elderly Palestinian Refugees Suffering Multiple hardships in War-Torn Syria

26-02-2022

Elderly Palestinian refugees in Syria are among the most vulnerable groups in the war-ravaged country. Protracted displacement and an unabated COVID-19 outbreak, along with the absence of vital services and psychological support initiatives have added to the torment already experienced

Juvenile Delinquency Soaring in AlNeirab Displacement Camp due to Severe Distress

Juvenile Delinquency Soaring in AlNeirab Displacement Camp due to Severe Distress

26-02-2022

Palestinian refugee youths continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare in Syria, amid reports of increasing school dropouts in displacement camps. Teaching staff at Mahmoud Abu AHasan School in AlNeirab Camp said students are no longer

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Jordan Displacement Camp

26-02-2022

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

Increasing Coronavirus Cases Reported Northwest of Syria

Increasing Coronavirus Cases Reported Northwest of Syria

25-02-2022

Syria Humanitarian Response Coordinators group has warned of a humanitarian crisis in northwestern Syria due to the coronavirus outbreak and absence of medical assistance. Over the past 24 hours, more than 380 cases have been confirmed, in the highest daily

Residents of Deraa Camp Call For Reconstruction Works

Residents of Deraa Camp Call For Reconstruction Works

25-02-2022

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in partnership with UNRWA carried out maintenance works to extend the sewerage line in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The move is the first of its kind since the

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Grappling With Price Leap

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Grappling With Price Leap

25-02-2022

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

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Corruption by Passport Issuance Authorities

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Corruption by Passport Issuance Authorities

25-02-2022

Palestinian refugees have denounced the complicated red tape pursued by the migration and passports department run by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) in Ein Kersh, in Damascus, south of Syria. An AGPS reporter said the platform established

Water Network Rehabilitated in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Water Network Rehabilitated in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

24-02-2022

The Water Company in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have embarked on works to repair the water network in the camp. Local sources, said the measure comes following appeals by the residents to carry out maintenance works in order to repair

Headstones Stolen from Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Headstones Stolen from Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-02-2022

Headstones in the eastern cemetery of Khan Eshieh Camp have been stolen by anonymous gangsters. A resident of the camp said he reached out to the police station but the thieves have not been caught so far.  The residents

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Appeal for Establishment of Aid Distribution Centre

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Appeal for Establishment of Aid Distribution Centre

24-02-2022

Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, north of Syria, said the air distribution centre in AlNeirab Camp is located at a considerable distance from their shelters. A number of families wishing to receive food parcels cannot afford to board private means of

Palestinians Launch Distress Signals as Turkey Suspends Issuance of Protection Cards

Palestinians Launch Distress Signals as Turkey Suspends Issuance of Protection Cards

24-02-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have appealed to the Turkish authorities and international human rights organizations to help them obtain the temporary protection cards known as the “kimlik”. In appeals emailed to AGPS, a number of refugees said they have

Belgium Supports Palestine Refugees with Early Disbursement of 2022 Annual Funding Contribution

Belgium Supports Palestine Refugees with Early Disbursement of 2022 Annual Funding Contribution

23-02-2022

The Kingdom of Belgium has advanced its annual contribution of EUR 7 million towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 2022 programme budget to support the Agency’s services to Palestine refugees

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Gas Dearth

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Gas Dearth

23-02-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with gas dearth. The residents said local markets have run out of gas and fuel, slamming the unequal distribution of gas cylinders across Syrian provinces. As a result, civilians

Member of Pro-Government Militia in Syria Broker Release of Affiliate

Member of Pro-Government Militia in Syria Broker Release of Affiliate

23-02-2022

Member of Liwaa AlQuds brigade Mohamed AlSai’d, affiliated with the Syrian regime, has brokered the release of another affiliate called Shadi Majid Jamamsa. Shadi was arrested on September 15, 2018 along with Samer Mahmoud Rafa’, the former commander of the

UNRWA: 240,000 Palestinians from Syria in Need of Urgent Assistance

UNRWA: 240,000 Palestinians from Syria in Need of Urgent Assistance

23-02-2022

The protracted consequences of the Syria crisis, coupled with the socio-economic deterioration in Syria and the impacts of COVID-19, continue to pose grave humanitarian challenges to Palestine refugees. Despite the overall reduction in hostilities in 2022, insecurity continues to affect

Greek Islands: Migrant population down by 79%

Greek Islands: Migrant population down by 79%

22-02-2022

The number of migrants and refugees living on the Greek Islands was 79% lower in December 2021 compared to a year before, according to the Greek government.  The migrant and refugee population in all of Greece fell by 49%

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

22-02-2022

Activists have called upon residents of Jaramana Camp to take anti-coronavirus vaccine doses in order to help curtail the virus propagation in the camp. The calls were launched following a recent decision by the Syrian Health Ministry to embark on

Rubble-Clearance Works Suspended in Yarmouk Camp

Rubble-Clearance Works Suspended in Yarmouk Camp

22-02-2022

The committee in charge of rubble clearance in Yarmouk Camp has suspendzs works to remove debris piled up across residential alleyways in the camp, sparking anger among the residents. Engineer Mohamed Mustafa Salman said the committee has suspended rubble clearance

Palestinian Refugees, NGOs Level Heavy Criticism at UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees, NGOs Level Heavy Criticism at UNRWA

22-02-2022

Palestinian NGOs and activists have slammed UNRWA over its indifference towards the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon, who have been holding a sit-in outside of UNRWA office in Beirut for over six months running to

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria

21-02-2022

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamamdiya camps, north of Syria. Every registered family received 20 liters of fuel. Sometime earlier, the Palestinian Youth Movement distributed charcoal in

Bread Crisis Exacerbated by Corruption in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bread Crisis Exacerbated by Corruption in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-02-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Palestinian Refugees Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

21-02-2022

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria in Lebanon have rallied outside of the main Beirut office of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to protest the Agency’s latest decision to cut food aid

New Report: Palestinian Refugees among Dozens Hanged in Sednaya Prison

New Report: Palestinian Refugees among Dozens Hanged in Sednaya Prison

21-02-2022

Governor of Deir AlAsafir town, in Rif Dimashq, handed over documents proving the death of over 46 prisoners, including Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s military prison of Sednaya. Local sources have been able so far to identify 35 victims, including nine

Instructions Issued for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Instructions Issued for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-02-2022

Governor of the southern Syrian province of Deraa, engineer Luay Kharita, issued instructions for setting a roadmap to rehabilitate vital services and facilities in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The governor stressed the need to repair the

Reconstruction Works Launched in AlHajar AlAsawd

Reconstruction Works Launched in AlHajar AlAsawd

20-02-2022

Rif Dimashq Governorate announced the launch of works to reconstruct infrastructure in three neighborhoods in AlHajar AlAswad, where thousands of Palestinian refugees used to take shelter before the conflict outbreak. Director of regional planning in the governorate, Abdul Razaq Dhamiriyeh

International NGO Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

International NGO Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-02-2022

A delegation of Premiere Urgence Internationale paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, to inspect the condition of the government-run school in an attempt to contribute to its reconstruction. Première Urgence Internationale has been present

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Over 4,000 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

20-02-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 4,116 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 493 women and girls, since 2011 as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with 1,490 casualties, followed by Daraa Camp with 272

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

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

19-02-2022

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

CSOs Discuss Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

CSOs Discuss Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

19-02-2022

A delegation of the Palestine Commission for Relief and Development met on February 17 with representatives of the Association of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria. The two parties discussed the dire situation endured by Palestinian refugee communities in northern Syria

UNRWA: 19,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Need of Urgent Assistance

UNRWA: 19,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Need of Urgent Assistance

19-02-2022

UNRWA said in its 2022 budget appeal launched in Geneva that the number of PRS in Jordan has remained relatively stable for a number of years, with 19,000 PRS recorded with UNRWA until the end of 2021. Of these

8 Years On…Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Unforgettable

8 Years On…Massacre Perpetrated by Syrian Regime on AlMuzeireeb’s Palestinian Refugee Community Unforgettable

19-02-2022

This week marks the eighth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated by the Syrian regime army on AlMuzeireeb Palestinian refugee community in Daraa, south of Syria. On February 18, 2014, the Syrian government forces targeted Ein Al-Zaytoun school and a local

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

18-02-2022

UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon for the months of January and February.  The grants will be transferred through Liban Post. The disbursed sum is 50 USD for the two months. An additional sum

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

18-02-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against poor sewerage network and improper waste disposal. The residents attributed the crisis to clogged drain pipes.  The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought

Directorate of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Directorate of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

18-02-2022

The newly-formed Directorate of Palestinian Affairs in opposition-held zones in northern Syria said its missions will basically cover areas where Palestinian refugee communities are taking shelter, including Efrin, I’zaz, and AlBab, in Aleppo’s outskirts. Families sheltered in Idlib will be

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Appeal for Information

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Appeal for Information

18-02-2022

The brother of Palestinian refugee student Salma Abdul Razak has appealed to the Syrian regime to reveal his sister’s condition and whereabouts. Last year, Salma’s sister, Kholoud, who fled to France, told AGPS that the family paid large sums of

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

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

17-02-2022

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. The residents said several horrific accidents took

Power Generator Stolen from AlHusainiya Camp

Power Generator Stolen from AlHusainiya Camp

17-02-2022

A power generator installed near Khalil AlRahman Mosque, in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, was stolen by anonymous thieves, exacerbating the power crisis in the area. A resident slammed the emergency authorities at the Power Company, saying they are the

Angry Palestinians from Syria Break Into UNRWA Office in Lebanon

Angry Palestinians from Syria Break Into UNRWA Office in Lebanon

17-02-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria broke into the main office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to protest the Agency’s latest decision to cut food aid for PRS

2,000 Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

2,000 Families Return to Yarmouk Camp

17-02-2022

2,000 families have returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, over recent months, according to Damascus Governorate. The Governorate said 4,000 entry permits were issued to families wishing to return to the camp and retrieve

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Bronze Medal at Damascus Karate Championship

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Bronze Medal at Damascus Karate Championship

16-02-2022

Two residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have won the third places in the Karate Kata and individual fighting premier league championship held at AlJalaa Gymnasium, in Damascus. Zaher Mukbel, from AlJaleel Club, won the bronze

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Jaramana Camp Terrorized by Sexual Harassment

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Jaramana Camp Terrorized by Sexual Harassment

16-02-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in Jaramana camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  Over recent years, residents of Jaramana

Humanitarian Situation in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Water Dearth

Humanitarian Situation in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Water Dearth

16-02-2022

Water has been repeatedly cut off across residential neighborhoods in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The residents have raised concerns over the repercussions of the water crisis on their children’s health condition in light of the swift

Palestinian Refugee Wins Karate Championship in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Wins Karate Championship in Syria

15-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mufeed Diab has won the Karate contest held in AlJalaa Club, in Damascus. Mahmoud, born and raised in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, won the gold medal in the tournament. Over the past couple of years, Mahmoud

Palestinians among Several Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among Several Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

15-02-2022

Turkish coast guard rescued a number of migrants, including Palestinian refugees, on an Italy-bound vessel. The migrants launched distress signals after the boat engine suddenly went out of operation. The Turkish coast guard said five fishing vessels with 757 migrants

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Haram Transfer

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by Haram Transfer

15-02-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp have urged UNRWA to pressurize AlHaram Company for international transfer to cease mistreatment of Palestinian refugees who show up at the company’s office in Ra’is Square to withdraw their cash aid. Speaking with AGPS, a number

Cash-Striped Palestinians from Syria Close Off UNRWA Office in Sidon

Cash-Striped Palestinians from Syria Close Off UNRWA Office in Sidon

15-02-2022

Palestinian refugees displaced from Syria to Lebanon have closed off the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Sidon. The move comes in protest of the Agency’s decision to reduce

Palestinian Aid Convoy Dispatched to Northern Syria

Palestinian Aid Convoy Dispatched to Northern Syria

14-02-2022

A humanitarian convoy of 80 trucks laden with relief items was dispatched by the Alkouloub Arrahima Association in occupied Palestine to northern Syria displacement camps through Turkey. The convoy is loaded with 1,280 tons of fuel, 300 tons of

UNRWA Regulates Aid Distribution in Hums

UNRWA Regulates Aid Distribution in Hums

14-02-2022

UNRWA has called on residents of Hums refugee camp unregistered with the Agency to receive their cash aid from the Haram Transfer offices in AlWehda and Dablen to avoid overcrowding.  Recently, Palestinian refugees have urged UNRWA to pressurize the

Solar Energy Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

Solar Energy Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

14-02-2022

The Charity Committee in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has embarked on the second phase of a project to install solar panels across residential alleyways. This comes as part of a street-lighting initiative launched by the

Residents of Jaramana Camp Slam Indifference by UNRWA, Political Factions

Residents of Jaramana Camp Slam Indifference by UNRWA, Political Factions

14-02-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have slammed Palestinian factions, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and UNRWA for dragging their feet regarding their appeals for urgent humanitarian assistance and reconstruction projects. The refugees denounced the mistreatment they

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

13-02-2022

The Free Youth Movement, in partnership with Palestinians from Wadi Ara, in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948, distributed charcoal to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps in the northern Syrian region of

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Down in Khan Dannun Camp

Number of Coronavirus Cases Goes Down in Khan Dannun Camp

13-02-2022

Medical sources in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has decreased with the start of 2022. Scores of residents have recently been vaccinated against the highly-contagious virus. Over the past

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Cables Theft

Humanitarian Situation in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Exacerbated by Cables Theft

13-02-2022

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

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinians of Syria in Jordan in Need of Emergency Cash Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of Palestinians of Syria in Jordan in Need of Emergency Cash Assistance

13-02-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to UNRWA, 100% of PRS in Jordan are in

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Granted German Citizenship

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Granted German Citizenship

13-02-2022

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria obtained citizenship in Germany over recent years as they met the legal requirements to that end. To be eligible for naturalization, a person should have lived legally in Germany for at least eight years

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Urgent Actions in Response to Deadly Accidents on Airport Highway

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Urgent Actions in Response to Deadly Accidents on Airport Highway

12-02-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities to set up a bridge for pedestrians and speed bumps on the access road to Damascus international airport in order to curtail run-over accidents by vehicles

NRC Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp Schools

NRC Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp Schools

12-02-2022

Representatives of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) visited on February 02, 2022 schools run by the Syrian Ministry of Education in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The move falls in line with NRC’s intent to assess the

268 Residents of Deraa Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

268 Residents of Deraa Camp Killed in War-Torn Syria

12-02-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 268 residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, since the outbreak of the conflict. The list includes 134 victims who died under shelling. Another 34 were gunned down by snipers, 47

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Rukn AlDeen Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Rukn AlDeen Facing Dire Humanitarian Condition

12-02-2022

Palestinian Refugees sheltered in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus, have been facing dire humanitarian conditions due to the absence of vital services and poor infrastructure. Entering its 11th year, the Syrian conflict has had a heavy toll on vulnerable Palestinian

Heating Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Heating Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

11-02-2022

UNRWA announced its decision to distribute fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. The move comes thanks to donations by the government of Japan. Fuel will be distributed directly from petrol stations in the

Delta Variant Gets Unabated in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Delta Variant Gets Unabated in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

11-02-2022

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria as cases of Delta variant have been increasingly reported in the area. Medics have sounded alarm bells over the mismanagement of the health crisis by the concerned authorities and

Palestinian Refugee Missing from Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Missing from Syria Displacement Camp

11-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Ayman Ahmad Ahmad disappeared on Thursday after he left his house in Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, to receive UNRWA aid. Ayman works in the Equestrian Club in Sahnaya and is the father of four children. 333

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

Number of Migrants from Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria Goes Up

11-02-2022

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, Egypt, and Belarus. Dozens of Palestinian

Palestinian Red Crescent Distributes Relief Items in Hindarat Refugee Camp

Palestinian Red Crescent Distributes Relief Items in Hindarat Refugee Camp

10-02-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization, in partnership with Youth Fingerprint Foundation in Hindarat Camp, distributed relief items to families sheltered in Hindarat. Blankets and sponge mattresses were handed over to displaced Palestinian families sheltered in the camp, where they have

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

10-02-2022

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA cash aid will be disbursed as of February 18. This came in a meeting between representatives of the Association and director of UNRWA’s relief programme. UNRWA attributed delays in

Theft Gang Detained in AlHusainiya Camp

Theft Gang Detained in AlHusainiya Camp

10-02-2022

Policemen in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq rounded up gangsters involved in theft of telecommunications cables in and around the camp. Phone lines have repeatedly gone out of operation in AlHusainiya Camp due to cables theft. The

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Distress Signals

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Launch Distress Signals

10-02-2022

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

Directorate of Palestinian Refugees Established in Northern Syria

Directorate of Palestinian Refugees Established in Northern Syria

09-02-2022

The Syrian Interim Government, an alternative government in Syria, formed by the umbrella opposition group, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, established the Directorate of Palestinian Affairs to follow up on the situation of Palestinian refugee families

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

09-02-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at the UNRWA-run clinic in the camp. A number of residents leveled heavy criticism at the

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

09-02-2022

Activists have called on the residents of Yarmouk Camp to submit more demands for entry permits to Yarmouk Camp in order to retrieve their property. A number of residents said they are unable to return to the camp and reconstruct

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Says Her Grandchildren Are Abused in Sweden

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Says Her Grandchildren Are Abused in Sweden

09-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Alyaa Darwish, the grandmother of four girls and a boy who “have been taken away from their family”, said her grandchildren are being subjected to “persecution, ill-treatment, repression, and sexual harassment by their host families in Sweden”. Alyaa

Residents of Latakia’s Refugee Camp Struggle to Earn Living

Residents of Latakia’s Refugee Camp Struggle to Earn Living

08-02-2022

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. Due to forced military

UNRWA: Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria Continue Thanks to Donors Like Qatar

UNRWA: Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria Continue Thanks to Donors Like Qatar

08-02-2022

UNRWA said that thanks to contributions from donor parties like the Qatari Fund for Development, the Agency continues to provide primary healthcare services to Palestinian refugees across its health facilities in Syria. UNRWA services are a lifeline to one of

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Push for Urgent Reconstruction to Curtail Property-Theft

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Push for Urgent Reconstruction to Curtail Property-Theft

08-02-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to call upon the concerned authorities and wealthy expatriates to help them reconstruct their homes and commercial facilities in order to curb property-theft in the area. Recently, water pipes, wooden and marble door frames, ceramics

Abduction Ordeal of 6-year-Old Fawaz Qetaifan, Death of Moroccan Child in Well Reminders of Tragedy of Palestinian Children in War-Torn Syria

Abduction Ordeal of 6-year-Old Fawaz Qetaifan, Death of Moroccan Child in Well Reminders of Tragedy of Palestinian Children in War-Torn Syria

08-02-2022

Palestinian refugees in/from Syria and in the diaspora have expressed deep grief over the death of five-year-old boy Rayan Oram, who fell down a well in Morocco, and the abduction of Fawaz Qetaifan, a six-year-old Syrian boy who was kidnapped

GAPAR Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Aleppo

GAPAR Delegation Shows Up in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Aleppo

07-02-2022

Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, Kasem Mohamed Husain, met on Sunday, February 06, with Aleppo governor, Husain Diab, as part of a visit he paid to AlNeirab and Hindarat refugee camps, in Aleppo. Husain underscored the

Underprivileged Families Launch Distress Signals from Khan Dannun Camp

Underprivileged Families Launch Distress Signals from Khan Dannun Camp

07-02-2022

Activist have launched calls for urgent humanitarian assistance in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Diamshq, where poverty and unemployment have reached unprecedented levels. Palestinian refugee families continue to rail against the poor infrastructure and absence of vital

UNRWA Starts Clinic Rehabilitation in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Starts Clinic Rehabilitation in Yarmouk Camp

07-02-2022

UNRWA has embarked on the reconstruction of its catering centre in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The centre will be used as a clinic replacing the automobile clinic used in the area. The move will further facilitate

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

07-02-2022

AGPS has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2011, until February 07, 2022. The list of victims includes 70 children who died due to the blockade imposed by

Healthcare Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Healthcare Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

06-02-2022

The charity committee of the Islamic Jihad Movement, in cooperation with specialized clinics in Jazmatia, in Damascus, announced the launch of free medical days at specialized cardiac and gynecological clinics. Residents of Khan ESheih camp for Palestinian refugees, west of

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Facing Water Crisis

06-02-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions as water pumps have gone inoperative for weeks due to chronic power blackouts. The refugees lashed out at the

6 Palestinian Refugees freed in Turkey, Kidnappers Detained

6 Palestinian Refugees freed in Turkey, Kidnappers Detained

06-02-2022

Turkish authorities managed to free 23 migrants, including six Palestinian refugees, after they were kidnapped and held captive by Afghani gangsters in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. The gangsters locked the migrants inside an isolated house in Avcilar and

New Fish Species Named after Palestinian Biologist Adwan Shehab

New Fish Species Named after Palestinian Biologist Adwan Shehab

06-02-2022

Two German research centers named a new fish species after the Palestinian-Syrian biologist Adwan Shehab in recognition of his efforts in marine research and scientific studies. In a report published by the Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science in

UNRWA: Funds Available only until next March

UNRWA: Funds Available only until next March

05-02-2022

According to the spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Adnan Abu Hasna, Arab states have cut their support for the agency from $200 million down to just $20 million per year. In response

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Lighting Initiative Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

05-02-2022

Volunteers from Khan Eshieh Camp have embarked on a campaign to improve street lighting in the camp.  The drive will see solar energy panels installed across residential thoroughfares. Activists have called on expatriates and donors to help raise funds

Over 4,000 Entry Permits Granted to Yarmouk Residents in 2 Months

Over 4,000 Entry Permits Granted to Yarmouk Residents in 2 Months

05-02-2022

Syrian authorities have reportedly granted 4,200 permits to families wishing to return to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, and retrieve their property over the past couple of months. An average of 67 entry permits have been issued daily. At

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

05-02-2022

Property-theft attempts have increasingly been reported in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Recently, a number of thieves burglarized commercial shops in the camp. The stolen property is estimated at 2 million Syrian pounds. A motorbike parked

Winter Assistance Provided to Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Winter Assistance Provided to Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

04-02-2022

Ighatha 48 Association distributed food parcels and winter aid items to displaced families sheltered in substandard facilities set up in northern Syria.  Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria have been enduring a tragic situation. Most of

47 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

47 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

04-02-2022

Turkish Coast Guard intercepted 47 irregular migrants off the coast of the state of Mugla, northwest Turkey. The Turkish coast guard said that on Wednesday evening they intercepted 23 migrants boarding a rubber boat off the Bodrum district. Another 24

Palestinian Refugee Achieves Highest Score at German University

Palestinian Refugee Achieves Highest Score at German University

04-02-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Razan Shaaban earned the highest score at Hanover University, in Germany, after she defended her MA thesis in architecture.  Razan had studied architecture at Damascus University before she fled war-torn Syria to Germany seeking better

Activists Call for Probe into Death of Refugees on Greek Border

Activists Call for Probe into Death of Refugees on Greek Border

04-02-2022

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Shabia Mantoo on Thursday said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding 19 migrants who froze to death after being stripped of some of their clothes and pushed back by Greek border guards

Japan Contributes US$ 2.85 Million in Emergency Assistance for Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 2.85 Million in Emergency Assistance for Palestine Refugees

04-02-2022

The Government of Japan contributed US$ 2.85 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to enable the provision of critical winterization services to Palestine refugees in Lebanon, Syria and

Residents of AlSabina Camp Left without Water

Residents of AlSabina Camp Left without Water

03-02-2022

Local sources in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off in the camp for over a couple of months. The main water tank feeding AlBinayat project has gone inoperative for nearly two months

Palestinian Refugees Traumatized as US-Led Coalition Attacks Northern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Traumatized as US-Led Coalition Attacks Northern Syria

03-02-2022

A raid by US Special Forces in north-western Syria has resulted in the killing of 13 people, including women and children, sparking panic among Palestinian and Syrians refugees taking shelter in the displacement camps set up in the area. The

UNRWA Announces 1st Batch of Cash Aid for 2022

UNRWA Announces 1st Batch of Cash Aid for 2022

03-02-2022

UNRWA in Syria said it will start disbursing emergency cash-aid for 2022 as of February 06. The sum covers two months and will be delivered to the most vulnerable families registered with UNRWA. Every refugee is expected to receive 70

UNRWA Receives Vaccine Doses from China

UNRWA Receives Vaccine Doses from China

03-02-2022

40,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine were donated by the Government of China to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Syria. The doses arrived at UNRWA Syria yesterday. In a Tweet, UNRWA said “this timely support will

12 Refugees Found Frozen to Death near Turkey-Greece Border

12 Refugees Found Frozen to Death near Turkey-Greece Border

02-02-2022

The partially clothed bodies of 12 people have been found inside Turkey close to the border with Greece, after they apparently froze to death. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu posted blurred images on Twitter showing the bodies lying by the

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Distressed as Gov’t Lifts Subsidies on Basic Goods

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Distressed as Gov’t Lifts Subsidies on Basic Goods

02-02-2022

Palestinian refugees have voiced their deep concern over their abject humanitarian condition, saying the situation has taken a turn for the worse after the Syrian government ended subsidies on basic items. As part of the new measure, a break pack

Palestinian Refugee Disappears in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Disappears in Syria

02-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Omar Hasan Ali, aged 51, disappeared after he left his house some four days earlier. He suffers psychological disorders. The office of wounded and missing persons north of Syria appealed to those who have met Omar to reach

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Northern Syria

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces in Northern Syria

02-02-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Shreih was arrested by the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, which controls large parts of Aleppo’s outskirts along with other areas north of Syria. Mohamed, a resident of Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, was arrested

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refugee Students in Lebanon

01-02-2022

USAID announced it will be granting scholarships for Palestinian refugee students along with Lebanese and Syrian students in Lebanon to enable them to complete their undergraduate studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU)

US Magazine: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

US Magazine: Syria Unsafe for Refugee Returns

01-02-2022

Foreign Policy magazine said Syria is neither safe nor stable for migrant returns. The magazine said the civil war continues. Returnees—such as Mazen al-Hamada, who was viciously tortured by the regime and formerly sought asylum abroad—often disappear without a trace

UNRWA, PLO Discuss Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA, PLO Discuss Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

01-02-2022

Member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmad Abu Holi and UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini discussed during a meeting in Gaza the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon and Gaza. The meeting tackled the

87% of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

87% of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

01-02-2022

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, 87.3% of PRS live in poverty

Bread Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bread Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-01-2022

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 packs. Displaced Palestinian families lashed out at the social development committee and bread supply authorities

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

31-01-2022

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. With the return of a number of families to Yarmouk

UNRWA Chief: Palestinians of Syria Striving to Get One Meal per Day

UNRWA Chief: Palestinians of Syria Striving to Get One Meal per Day

31-01-2022

Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, said Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to struggle to get one meal a day. This comes in a meeting held in Geneva with representatives of UN

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Struggling for Survival

31-01-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria continue to launch distress signals over their abject humanitarian condition in the substandard facilities set up in the area. Displaced Palestinian families said they have not benefited from

Fire Rocks Migrant Tents in Greece’s Moria Camp

Fire Rocks Migrant Tents in Greece’s Moria Camp

30-01-2022

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

Palestinian Mother Appeals for Release of Her Son Ahmad Ghassan from Syria Prisons

Palestinian Mother Appeals for Release of Her Son Ahmad Ghassan from Syria Prisons

30-01-2022

The mother of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Ghassan Khalil continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of her son, who has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for nearly two years. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction of Clinic in Hindarat Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction of Clinic in Hindarat Camp

30-01-2022

UNRWA has started reconstructing its clinic in Hindarat Camp, in Aleppo. The UN Agency will also work on rehabilitating AlZayb School in the camp in the next few months. Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been

'Military Evaders' Face Unlawful Seizure of Property in Yarmouk Camp

30-01-2022

Palestinian refugees said Syrian authorities have refused the authorizations they obtained from Syrian embassies abroad in order for their relatives to retrieve their property in Yarmouk Camp. The refugees said authorities have greenlighted seizing the property of “military evaders”. Syria’s

73 Palestinian Refugee Students Honored by UNRWA

73 Palestinian Refugee Students Honored by UNRWA

29-01-2022

UNRWA honored 73 Palestinian refugee students who achieved high scores as part of 9th grade exams for the academic year 2020-2021. A ceremony was held in the Damascus Training Centre (DTC). Director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael Ebye

Palestinian Refugees in AlHusainiya Camp Grapple with Abject Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in AlHusainiya Camp Grapple with Abject Conditions

29-01-2022

Residents of AlHsainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have been severely affected by the snowstorm that rocked the region over the past couple of weeks. The situation has been exacerbated by the absence of fuel supplies needed for

Palestinians of Syria Appeal for Urgent UN Aid

Palestinians of Syria Appeal for Urgent UN Aid

29-01-2022

Palestinian refugees continue to lash out at UNRWA over its apathy regarding their appeals for increasing cash grants. UNRWA said it will transfer 75,000 Syrian pounds to vulnerable families and 55,000 to other registered families. The cash-stripped refugees

Humanitarian Campaign Launched by Palestinians in Occupied Territories to Assist Displaced Families in Northern Syria

Humanitarian Campaign Launched by Palestinians in Occupied Territories to Assist Displaced Families in Northern Syria

29-01-2022

Activists and CSOs from Palestinian territories occupied since 1948 (present-day Israel) have embarked on a campaign to assits Palestinians and Syrians sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps. Palestinian activist Ibrahim Khalil launched through his Facebook account a campaign titled “A

Residents of AlSabina Camp Launch Calls for Services Rehabilitation

Residents of AlSabina Camp Launch Calls for Services Rehabilitation

28-01-2022

Spokespersons for AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, paid a visit to Rif Dimashq governor in order to sound the alarm over the poor the poor infrastructure, power and water crises, and absence of vital services in the

Property-Theft Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Khan Dannun Camp

28-01-2022

Power cables and the plunger feeding to main water tank have been stolen from Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power and water blackouts. Sources inside the

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Denounce Delayed Passport Issuance

Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria Denounce Delayed Passport Issuance

28-01-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to denounce the complicated red tape faced by Palestinians from Syria (PRS) who have applied for Palestinian Authority-stamped passports.   Scores of PRS have submitted appeals for PA passports since last July at the Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlBekaa Region Appeal for Urgent Action

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlBekaa Region Appeal for Urgent Action

28-01-2022

Dozens of displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Lebanese AlBekaa region continue to appeal to UNRWA to hand them much-needed humanitarian aid with the advent of a freezing winter season. Palestinian families taking refuge in AlBekaa have been struggling

Greek Government Accused of Causing Hunger Crisis in Refugee Camps

Greek Government Accused of Causing Hunger Crisis in Refugee Camps

27-01-2022

Greek authorities have been accused of prompting a hunger crisis in refugee camps, leaving people with no access to food.  Martha Roussou of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), in a report by The Guardian said, "It is unthinkable that

Rubble Mounds Block Displaced Families’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

Rubble Mounds Block Displaced Families’ Access to Yarmouk Camp

27-01-2022

House owners and shopkeepers in the neighborhoods of Uruba, AlTakadum, and March 8, in Yarmouk Camp, have called on the concerned authorities to clear the rubble piles that continue to block civilians’ return to their houses and property. Rehabilitation of

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Escalate Protest Moves over UNRWA Aid Cut

27-01-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon who have been protesting UNRWA’s latest decision to cut cash aid for PRS said they will keep up their protest moves until they retrieve their rights. In a statement, the protesters hailed all

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Displacement Camps Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Displacement Camps Launch Distress Signals

27-01-2022

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon have launched calls for urgent humanitarian assistance by UN bodies and international relief organizations.  Palestinian families taking refuge in AlBekaa have been struggling for survival in the face of the sub-zero temperatures rocking the mountainous

40 Asylum Seekers Rescued off Izmir Coast

40 Asylum Seekers Rescued off Izmir Coast

26-01-2022

Turkish Coast Guard units rescued at least 43 irregular migrants pushed back by Greece in two separate incidents off Turkey's western and southwestern coasts last Wednesday. In the Dikili district of Izmir province, the coast guard rescued 38 irregular

Residents of AlSabina Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services

Residents of AlSabina Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services

26-01-2022

The municipality of the Husainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, has started works to rehabilitate the sanitation network, which has been affected by the precarious weather conditions during winter. Municipality staff have also carried out maintenance works to

UNRWA and UNICEF Renew Agreement to Further Support Palestine Refugee Children

UNRWA and UNICEF Renew Agreement to Further Support Palestine Refugee Children

26-01-2022

UNRWA and UNICEF renewed on Monday an agreement to extend support to Palestine refugee children, adolescents, and women in the State of Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.  In a statement, UNRWA said the agencies will primarily cooperate in the

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated South of Syria

26-01-2022

Three young men, including a Palestinian refugee, were assassinated by anonymous gunmen near AlRay area, between AlMuzeireeb and AlYadouda towns, west of Deraa, in southern Syria. The victims were fatally shot in the head. They are Mohamed Ahmad Khalil (a

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Favor of Displaced Families in Northern Syria

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Favor of Displaced Families in Northern Syria

25-01-2022

AlAysh 48 Association launched the “Karama6” campaign to assist Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in the substandard facilities set up in northern Syria. The campaign, launched in partnership with donors from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948 and Beyaz

UNRWA Holds Graduation Ceremony for 497 Palestinian Refugee Students in Damascus

UNRWA Holds Graduation Ceremony for 497 Palestinian Refugee Students in Damascus

25-01-2022

497 students who graduated from the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) were honored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in a ceremony held between December 13-14, 2021 and January 11, 2022. Director of UNRWA operations

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Speak Up for Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Speak Up for Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

25-01-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about Palestinian refugees who have fallen prey to fatal torture and enforced disappearance in Syria’s penal complexes. The move comes after activists

Palestinian Refugee Woman Wins UK Scholarship

Palestinian Refugee Woman Wins UK Scholarship

25-01-2022

Palestinian refugee Reham Abu Rashed has won a grant from a British university after she garnered high scores at the University of Southern Denmark, specializing in Mechatronics Engineering. The Nuclear Research Center CERN in Switzerland also approved her request for

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSahli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSahli Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

23-01-2022

The family of Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Ahmad AlSahli continues to appeal for information over Mahmoud’s condition and whereabouts. Mahmoud, born in 1990, was arrested by Syrian security forces on December 15, 2014. AGPS has documented the secret detention of 1

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Layla Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Layla Missing for 3rd Year

23-01-2022

A Palestinian family from Syria has launched appeals for information over the condition of their relative Nidhal Ali Leyla who disappeared some three years ago in Austria. The family had last contacted Nidhal, born in 1968 and raised in Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

23-01-2022

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria displacement camps continue to raise concerns over their abject humanitarian condition as a freezing winter season has been just around the corner. The families continue to lash out at the

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Hits 29,000

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Hits 29,000

23-01-2022

Some 29,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) (5,800 households) are currently sheltered in Lebanon, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (PRL)

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

24-01-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Grappling with Abject Conditions South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Families Grappling with Abject Conditions South of Damascus

24-01-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees Protest Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Palestinian Refugees Protest Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

24-01-2022

Scores of Palestinian refugees joined a rally held outside of the Beirut headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) protesting the Agency’s decision to cut aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria

23 Asylum Seekers Released by Libyan Authorities

23 Asylum Seekers Released by Libyan Authorities

24-01-2022

The Libyan authority to combat illegal migration released 23 asylum-seekers, including 13 Palestinian refugees from Syria, after nearly 48 hours in custody. Libyan coast guard rescued on January 23 some 23 irregular migrants, including 13 Palestinian refugees, who tried to

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