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Assassination Acts Increasing in AlMuzeireeb

Assassination Acts Increasing in AlMuzeireeb

21-01-2023

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa, south of Syria, raised concerns over the unabated assassinations in the area. Over recent days, heavy gunfire has been detected in the area, resulting in the death of three young men from Deraa’s AlMuzeireeb community

Palestinian Refugees in Yarmouk Camp Slam Apathy of Political Factions

Palestinian Refugees in Yarmouk Camp Slam Apathy of Political Factions

21-01-2023

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have strongly condemned a recent celebration held in the camp to mark the launch of a new political faction at the Arab Club. Refugees said instead of paying huge sums

Drug Abuse Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Drug Abuse Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

21-01-2023

Young men have reportedly been consuming drugs on the streets and at the schools of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Over recent years, residents of AlHusainiya Camp have raised alarm bells over the striking upsurge in the

UN Official Shocked by Scale of Destruction in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

UN Official Shocked by Scale of Destruction in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

21-01-2023

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini visited Syria from 15 to 19 January 2023, to meet Palestine refugees and Agency staff in Aleppo and Damascus. Together with the Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria, Amanya Michael Ebye, Lazzarini engaged with the communities

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

20-01-2023

The Syrian Ministry of Health launched a widespread anti-coronavirus vaccination campaign starting on January 01 to January 26. Vaccine doses will be made available to everyone, including Palestinian refugees, aged 18 or above. Confirmed coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported

US Department of State: Syria Unsafe for Migrant Returns

US Department of State: Syria Unsafe for Migrant Returns

20-01-2023

The US Secretary of State said Syria is still an unsafe place to return to. Assistant Secretary of State Julieta Valls Noyes said: “Look, the situation in Syria is terrible, and we don’t believe that conditions are right in Syria

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

20-01-2023

Hooz Center for Social Development in AlBab city, in northern Syria, launched on Tuesday the “Palestinian Folklore Week” as part of “All for Our Country” campaign. Participants at the event performed Palestinian folkdances and recited traditional songs and proverbs. The

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

20-01-2023

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have called on Syrian authorities to take urgent action in response to increasing burglary and violence. Recently, thieves barged their way into abandoned houses on Street 15 to steal iron

3 Palestinians Assassinated South of Syria in 2022

3 Palestinians Assassinated South of Syria in 2022

19-01-2023

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to voice deep concern over the shooting attacks and abductions targeting Palestinians and Syrians alike in southern Syria. In 2022 alone, three Palestinian-Syrian refugees were assassinated in the southern Syrian province of Deraa.  The

Palestinian, Syrian Refugee Families Rally in Haifa AlKarmel over Dire Conditions

Palestinian, Syrian Refugee Families Rally in Haifa AlKarmel over Dire Conditions

19-01-2023

Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in Haifa AlKarmal village, on Aleppo’s outskirts have sounded the alarm over their abject humanitarian condition. The families said the new apartments to which they have been transferred are underequipped and lack vital services

UNRWA Chief Meets With Syrian Official

UNRWA Chief Meets With Syrian Official

19-01-2023

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, met on Thursday with Dr. Faysal AlMiqdad, Syrian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Lazzarini Briefed Miqdad on UNRWA’s efforts

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

19-01-2023

Two Palestinian refugees were arrested by Syrian security forces for unknown reasons. A refugee was arrested on Wednesday, January 18, on his way to a Syrian province. He was born in 1980 in AlNeirab Camp, north of Syria. The other

Palestinian Humanitarian Aid Convoy Dispatched to Northern Syria

Palestinian Humanitarian Aid Convoy Dispatched to Northern Syria

18-01-2023

A convoy of 21 trucks loaded with aid items from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948 has entered northern Syria through the Turkish borders. The “Dignity 9” convoy is laden with heating equipment, flour, food baskets, winter clothes, and

Mobile Network Inoperative in Jaramana Camp

Mobile Network Inoperative in Jaramana Camp

18-01-2023

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said the telecommunications network has gone out of operation. Nearly 2,000 mobile lines have been out of action.  The situation has been exacerbated by the chronic power blackout. The

Fuel Prices Skyrocketing in Syria

Fuel Prices Skyrocketing in Syria

18-01-2023

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

Pharmacies Run Out of Vital Medicines in Northern Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pharmacies Run Out of Vital Medicines in Northern Syria Palestinian Refugee Camp

18-01-2023

A number of pharmacies in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have shut their doors following the Health Ministry’s latest decision to increase prices of drugs by 50%. Activists said a number of pharmacists

Civilians Accuse UNRWA of Corruption

Civilians Accuse UNRWA of Corruption

17-01-2023

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, accused UNRWA staff of “hypocrisy” and “dishonesty”. The residents said that prior to the visit of UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini to Aleppo, the Agency’s hygiene chief

Palestinian-Syrian Father Appeals for Reunification with His Child in Jordan

Palestinian-Syrian Father Appeals for Reunification with His Child in Jordan

17-01-2023

Palestinian-Syrian refugee Mohamed Hazem Anbatawi said his 10-year-old child Yehya was in his custody after his mother got married in Saudi Arabia. The latter occasionally comes to visit her sister in Damascus and meets with Yehya. In her last visit

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Release of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

17-01-2023

The family of Palestinian-Syrian man Mahmoud Abdul Sattar Mahmoud has appealed to the Syrian opposition, north of Syria, to reveal the condition of their relative and release him, after he has been forcibly disappeared for over one year and eight

Dutch Police Arrest Alleged IS Security Chief for War Crimes in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Dutch Police Arrest Alleged IS Security Chief for War Crimes in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

17-01-2023

Dutch authorities arrested a Syrian man on Tuesday who is suspected of having been a security chief for the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra extremist groups during Syria’s grinding war, prosecutors said. “It is suspected that from his position at

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Means of Transportation

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Means of Transportation

16-01-2023

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on Damascus governor to work on rehabilitating the main transportation line in the camp. Photos circulated on social media networks show dozens of residents working for several kilometers at the crack

Injuries Reported in Gas Cylinder Explosion in Hums Refugee Camp

Injuries Reported in Gas Cylinder Explosion in Hums Refugee Camp

16-01-2023

Fires broke out at a house in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, after a gas cylinder went off. Palestinian-Syrian man Ahmed Idris and his wife sustained burns and injuries. They were transferred to a hospital. Heavy material damage

UNRWA Chief Meets with Aleppo Governor

UNRWA Chief Meets with Aleppo Governor

16-01-2023

Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) discussed with Aleppo Governor the situation of Palestinian refugees in the northern Syria displacement camps of Hindarat and AlNeirab. Aleppo Governor briefed Philippe

Woman Subjected to Violent Robbery at Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Woman Subjected to Violent Robbery at Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

16-01-2023

A Palestinian-Syrian woman sheltered in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, was violently robbed by an anonymous gangster. The victim said a masked man carrying a white gun attacked her at 06:45 p.m. and tightlipped her before he dragged

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Lash Out at NRC

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Lash Out at NRC

15-01-2023

Palestinian-Syrian activists in Lebanon have slammed the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) of manipulating the refugees’ suffering to mobilize funds for their campaigns. A number of PRS accused NRC of lacking transparency and called on the refugees to boycott the organization

Palestinian Students in Syria Displacement Camp Revise for Exams on Candle Light

Palestinian Students in Syria Displacement Camp Revise for Exams on Candle Light

15-01-2023

Palestinian and Syrian schoolchildren and students in the northern Syria refugee camps of Hindarat and AlNeirab have been severely affected by the power crisis rocking the area. Academic output has seen a remarkable deterioration as students revise for exams on

Palestinian among 5 People Remanded in Greece over Human Smuggling Allegations

Palestinian among 5 People Remanded in Greece over Human Smuggling Allegations

15-01-2023

Greek police arrested on January 03, 2023 four Turkish nationals and a Palestinian accused of being members of a ring that smuggled migrants from Turkey to the Greek island of Kos. The arrestees have been remanded in custody. The four

Austrian Court Sentences Palestinian Refugee to 15 Years in Prison

Austrian Court Sentences Palestinian Refugee to 15 Years in Prison

15-01-2023

A court in the Austrian city of Graz issued on Thursday a verdict sentencing a 44-year-old Palestinian refugee to 15 years in prison. The refugee is accused of opening fire at protesters in the Syrian capital city of Damascus as

Palestinian-Syrian Receives Best Advertising Writer Award

Palestinian-Syrian Receives Best Advertising Writer Award

14-01-2023

Palestinian-Syrian content maker Rani Mohamed Amayri won the best advertising copywriter award in Dubai. IMPACT BBDO’s Rani Amayri was named ‘Arabic Copywriter of the Year’. The award was provided by Campaign Middle East magazine.  

UNRWA Honours Laureate Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria

UNRWA Honours Laureate Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria

14-01-2023

UNRWA honoured a number of preparatory school students who achieved high scores as part of the academic year 2021-22 in Damascus and Deraa. 90 students were honoured in the ceremony, held in the presence of the Syrian Education Minister Darem

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Alarmed over Cholera Outbreak

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Alarmed over Cholera Outbreak

14-01-2023

Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in camps set up north of Syria expressed deep concern over an unabated cholera outbreak in the area. New cholera infections are recorded almost daily in northern Syria, particularly in displacement camps in northwestern Syria, where

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Launch Distress Signals from Northern Syria Displacement Camp

14-01-2023

Palestinian and Syrian families taking cover in Haifa AlKarmal refugee camp, north of Syria, have sounded the alarm over their abject humanitarian condition. The families said the new camp to which they have been transferred in Kili area is underequipped

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Jordan

13-01-2023

UNRWA has started cash aid transfers to Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. The cash allowance is worth $75. The number of PRS in Jordan has remained relatively stable for a number of years, with 19,000 PRS recorded

New Passport Procedures Announced by Palestine Embassy in Damascus

New Passport Procedures Announced by Palestine Embassy in Damascus

13-01-2023

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus called on Palestinian refugees who applied for passport issuance or renewal to show up at the embassy’s office in AlSalhiya. Embassy staff will take the applicants’ signatures and fingerprints along with their identity documents. The

Burns Rock Gas Station in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Burns Rock Gas Station in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

13-01-2023

Fires broke out on Friday at a gas store near UNRWA schools street, in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Eye-witnesses attributed the fires to a short circuit.  

Palestinian-Syrian Delegation Meets With UNRWA Staff in Beirut

Palestinian-Syrian Delegation Meets With UNRWA Staff in Beirut

13-01-2023

Representatives of the Palestinian-Syrian refugee community paid a visit to UNRWA regional office in Beirut. The delegation met with UNRWA’s spokeswoman Hoda AlSamra along with the Agency’s Protection Department Chief and lawyer Karol Mansour. According to the member of the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Shreih Released from Syria Opposition Custody

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Shreih Released from Syria Opposition Custody

12-01-2023

The Syrian National Army, which controls large parts of Aleppo’s outskirts along with other areas north of Syria, released Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Shreih on January 12. Mohamed, a resident of AlNeirab refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Istanbul

12-01-2023

Palestinian-Syrian refugee Husam AlDeen Hasan, born in 1985, was arrested on Friday, January 06, by Turkish police in Esenyurt district, in the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul. Husam failed to obtain the temporary protection card known as “kimlik” from Turkish

Child Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Reported Missing

Child Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Reported Missing

12-01-2023

Bakr Adnan Khalayfa, born on October 27, 2009, has gone missing since January 10, after he left his family house in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and

10 Years On… AGPS Continues to Document Shocking Human Rights Abuses against Palestinians of Syria

10 Years On… AGPS Continues to Document Shocking Human Rights Abuses against Palestinians of Syria

12-01-2023

AGPS issued a new report entitled “10 Years On…Mission Still Not Over”, which spotlights AGPS achievements since its founding in 2012. The 37-page report corroborates AGPS role as a human rights watchdog monitoring the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn

Malaysia Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students

Malaysia Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students

11-01-2023

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of registration procedures for PhD scholarships at the University of Technology in Malaysia. This full-time research opportunity is made available by the

Telecommunications Cut Off in AlNeirab Camp

Telecommunications Cut Off in AlNeirab Camp

11-01-2023

Palestinian refugees sheltered AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syria province of Aleppo, said the telecommunications network has gone out of operation. The situation has been exacerbated by the chronic power blackout.  The residents called on the concerned authorities to

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action

Palestinians of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Action

11-01-2023

Families displaced from Yarmouk and those who have remained in the camp have slammed the Palestinian Baath Party, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) for dragging their feet regarding their appeals for urgent

Palestinian Refugees Alarmed by Increasing Abductions in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Alarmed by Increasing Abductions in Syria

11-01-2023

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in government-held zones and displacement camps in Syria have raised concerns over the increasing abductions in the area. AGPS has documented several cases where Syrian intelligence branches and anonymous gangsters have arbitrarily detained, disappeared, and/or harassed

8 Members of Palestinian Deib Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

8 Members of Palestinian Deib Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syria Prisons

10-01-2023

Eight members of the Deib family, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for over eight years running. The list includes: Adnan Deib (born in 1966 and arrested in

Activist Provides Testimony over Moufeq Daouah’s Alleged War Crimes

Activist Provides Testimony over Moufeq Daouah’s Alleged War Crimes

10-01-2023

A relief activist provided his testimony before a court in Germany, where a series of court hearings have been held to trial Palestinian-Syrian man Moufeq Dawah over alleged war crimes committed in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus. The

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Relative Missing for 8th Year in Italy

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Relative Missing for 8th Year in Italy

10-01-2023

The family of Palestinian-Syrian man Kusay Musleh has appealed to the international human rights organizations and the Palestinian authority to work on revealing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Kusay disappeared from Italy some eight years ago after he

2 Palestinian Brothers from Syria Meet Their Egyptian Mother for 1st Time in 30 Years

2 Palestinian Brothers from Syria Meet Their Egyptian Mother for 1st Time in 30 Years

10-01-2023

Separated from their mother more than 30 years ago, Palestinian brothers Samer and Reda Khader Qudsiya met with their mother Fayeza Ahmed Sarhan via the internet. Fayeza, born in 1955 in Damanhour, Egypt, got married in the late 1970s with

Darts Championship Kick-Started in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Darts Championship Kick-Started in Palestinian Refugee Camps

09-01-2023

The Palestinian Darts Federation announced the launch of the Darts Championship in Palestinian refugee camps and communities. The event aims to selecting a national team representing Palestine at international tournaments. According to the federation, the game is open for men

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Denounce Delays in UNRWA Aid Delivery

Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo Denounce Delays in UNRWA Aid Delivery

09-01-2023

Palestinian refugees expressed dismay at delayed humanitarian assistance in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. A number of refugees told AGPS that they had to travel for several kilometers under freezing temperatures to receive UNRWA food aid items, which were

Humanitarian Crisis Worse than Ever for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Humanitarian Crisis Worse than Ever for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

09-01-2023

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to struggle for survival in a country that has been dramatically ravaged by a more than a decade-long conflict.  According to the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, 14.6 million Syrians depend on

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Burns in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Burns in Syria Displacement Camp

09-01-2023

Palestinian refugee Ali Salah AlSaabi died of serious burns he sustained following last Friday’s wildfires that rocked his house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. AlSaabi and a number of his injured relatives were rushed to AlMujtahed

In Less Than 24 Hours, Fires Rock another House in Jaramana Refugee Camp

In Less Than 24 Hours, Fires Rock another House in Jaramana Refugee Camp

08-01-2023

Fires broke out on Saturday, December 07, at the house of Palestinian refugee Ayman Marwan Omran, in AlTahrir neighborhood, in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq. Material damage was reported. Young men rushed to the area to extinguish the fires and

Thieves Open Fire at Resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Thieves Open Fire at Resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-01-2023

Gangsters opened fire at Palestinian refugee Ahmad AlTarsha, from AlNeirab Camp, north of Syria, as the latter attempted to prevent them from stealing electricity cables from the area. At around 03:00 a.m. on Saturday, Ahmad caught sight of a

Missing Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Deib Mahmoud Found in Good Condition

Missing Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Deib Mahmoud Found in Good Condition

08-01-2023

The family of Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Deib Mahmoud, from AlRaml refugee camp, in Lattakia, said they have managed to identify the condition and whereabouts of their missing relative. Mahmoud disappeared on December 27, 2022. His family had launched several appeals

Palestinian Refugee in Syria Dies on Wedding Day

Palestinian Refugee in Syria Dies on Wedding Day

08-01-2023

A Palestinian bride-to-be was pronounced dead hours before his wedding day. Tareq Younes Abu Hamdah, born in 1998, died on Saturday, January 07, of a sudden health setback. He breathed his last at a hospital in Deraa. Tareq worked as

House Damaged by Fire in Jaramana Refugee Camp

House Damaged by Fire in Jaramana Refugee Camp

07-01-2023

Fires broke out at a house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. A number of residents choked on fires while others sustained light burns. Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Exorbitant Transportation Fees in Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened by Exorbitant Transportation Fees in Damascus

07-01-2023

Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in and around Damascus continue to denounce the exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest surge in subsidized fuel prices. In Damascus, the price of a public bus ticket for 10 km hit 400

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Concerned over Humanitarian Aid Cut

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Concerned over Humanitarian Aid Cut

07-01-2023

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in northern Syria displacement camps have been alarmed by the dearth of humanitarian assistance following the Turkiye-Syria earthquake. UN Secretary-General spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, called for extending authorization for UN cross-border humanitarian operations, which remain an indispensable

Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released on Kidnapping Ransom

Palestinian Refugee in Syria Released on Kidnapping Ransom

07-01-2023

Palestinian refugee Abdul Wahhab Mohamed Sai’id Abdul Al was released after his family shelled out a ransom of €50,000 to gangsters who kidnapped him last month from Damascus. Palestinian refugee Abdul Wahab Abdul Al, born in 1986 and raised

498 Palestinian Refugee Woman, Girls Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

498 Palestinian Refugee Woman, Girls Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

06-01-2023

At least 498 Palestinian women and girls have been pronounced dead since the outbreak of the deadly conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic. The causes of death include shelling, the blockade, medical neglect, and torture in prison. Over 40 women

Palestinian Pronounced Dead at Damascus Hospital

Palestinian Pronounced Dead at Damascus Hospital

06-01-2023

A Palestinian refugee was pronounced dead at a Damascus hospital, south of Syria. AGPS calls on Abdullah Mohamed Taleb’s relatives to identify him and work on retrieving his body from the hospital. Abdullah was born in 1952 in Gaza. His

Power Cables Stolen from Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Power Cables Stolen from Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

06-01-2023

Power cables have been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the chronic power blackout. Sources inside the camp said the cables were most probably stolen by drug

Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Impact of Electricity Blackout

Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria Displacement Camps Denounce Impact of Electricity Blackout

06-01-2023

Palestinian refugee students and schoolchildren sheltered in government-held zones in Syria have been unable to revise for exams as frequent power cuts continue to occur due to damaged infrastructure. Students and schoolchildren revise for exams on candle light.  More

9 Palestinian Refugees Confirmed Dead in Syrian Prisons in 2022

9 Palestinian Refugees Confirmed Dead in Syrian Prisons in 2022

05-01-2023

AGPS has documented the death of nine Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian regime prisons in 2022. The victims are: Alia Al-Safadi; Nour Hassan Sweid; Marah AlJishi; Ali Ahmed Ali, born on October 1, 1969 and sheltered in AlSabina camp

Blast Rocks Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Blast Rocks Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

05-01-2023

A homemade grenade went off at a family house in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, following an altercation between a young man and his fiancée on Tuesday. The young man and his fiancée were rushed

780 Palestinian Refugees Returned to Syria in 2022

780 Palestinian Refugees Returned to Syria in 2022

05-01-2023

Some 780 Palestinian refugees have returned to Syria from neighboring countries to which they fled following the conflict outbreak. A survey conducted by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) indicates that 460

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Lost Their Jobs

Hundreds of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Lost Their Jobs

05-01-2023

Scores of Palestinian refugees have lost their sources of incomes in war-torn Syria, where the conflict enters its 13th year. Palestinian refugee families in Syria (PRS) can barely manage to secure their livelihood. Unemployment, debts, high levels of poverty, overcrowded

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

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

04-01-2023

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

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

04-01-2023

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

Palestinian Refugee Woman Assassinated South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Woman Assassinated South of Syria

04-01-2023

Palestinian-Syrian instructor Hanen Mohamed AlAbdullah was fatally shot by anonymous gunmen on Wednesday as she gave a lift to her schoolchild in AlSadd neighborhood, in the southern Syrian province of Deraa. An AGPS news correspondent said Hanen, a sports teacher

Over 70 Palestinian-Syrian Refugees Arrived in EU Countries over Past 2 Weeks

Over 70 Palestinian-Syrian Refugees Arrived in EU Countries over Past 2 Weeks

04-01-2023

Over 70 Palestinian refugees reached European destinations after they fled war-torn Syria over the last couple of weeks.  Most of the refugees reached Europe by land through Greece, Turkey, and Serbia. The refugees often land in Austria following coordination

Palestinians among Asylum Seekers Trapped on Greek Island

Palestinians among Asylum Seekers Trapped on Greek Island

03-01-2023

28 migrants, including Palestinian refugees, have been stranded on the Greek island of Ikaria. Activists from the Aegean Boat Report said the group of migrants includes twelve men, eight women, and five children. Aegean Boat Report called on the Greek

Palestinian Refugees Denied Access to UNRWA Clinic in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Denied Access to UNRWA Clinic in Syria Displacement Camps

03-01-2023

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

Syrian Regime Deprives Military Service Evaders of Their Property in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Regime Deprives Military Service Evaders of Their Property in Yarmouk Camp

03-01-2023

Palestinian refugees said their relatives who evaded military service have been denied access to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees to retrieve their property. A couple of years ago, the Syrian regime announced its intent to seize the property of military

Tadamon Massacre by Syrian Regime Unforgettable for Palestinian Refugees

Tadamon Massacre by Syrian Regime Unforgettable for Palestinian Refugees

03-01-2023

In late April last year, the Guardian published an investigation 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

First-Aid Course Held for Women in Yarmouk Camp

First-Aid Course Held for Women in Yarmouk Camp

02-01-2023

The Shuhadaa Clinic, in partnership with Zahrat AlMadaen Association and the Syrian Red Crescent Society held first-aid session in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The course program included first aid, treatment of wounds, fractures and burns, and

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

02-01-2023

Concerns have mounted in Palestinian refugee camps set up across war-torn Syria as coronavirus cases have been increasingly reported. Medical sources in Syria said deaths have been reported as a result of Omicron symptoms, including fever, sore throat, runny nose

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

02-01-2023

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, continue to call on the concerned authorities to facilitate their return to the camp and reconstruct ravaged facilities.  Lawyers warned of ongoing attempts to empty the camp of its

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Negligence by Syrian Authorities

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Negligence by Syrian Authorities

02-01-2023

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp have denounced the apathy maintained by the local authorities regarding their appeals for enhancing vital services. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter on the outskirts of the camp denounced the poor hygiene and absence of garbage-clearance

Palestinian Child Ahmad Aghid AlSarhan Transferred to Orphanage

Palestinian Child Ahmad Aghid AlSarhan Transferred to Orphanage

01-01-2023

12-year-old Palestinian refugee Ahmed Aghid Yaser AlSarhan, born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, south of Damascus, was transferred to Dar Sayed orphanage, in AlMezzeh, in Damascus. Ahmad currently lies at AlMujtahed Hospital, where he underwent a leg surgery. Vulnerable

Over 3,800 Reports Issued by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

Over 3,800 Reports Issued by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

01-01-2023

AGPS has released 3,821 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other materials, including videos, live snapshots, statistics

34 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2022

34 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead in 2022

01-01-2023

AGPS has documented the death of 34 Palestinian refugees in Syria in 2022 until January 2023. The list includes nine Palestinians who were pronounced dead in 2022. 13 refugees drowned at sea and another died on the migration route. At

Palestinians of Syria Suffering Multiple Hardships

Palestinians of Syria Suffering Multiple Hardships

01-01-2023

2022 has been the hardest for Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria, said AGPS media chief Fayez Abu Eid. Abu Eid said thousands of Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. More

Palestinian-Syrian Young Man Makes Outstanding Career in Germany

Palestinian-Syrian Young Man Makes Outstanding Career in Germany

31-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Suleiman Abu Gheida was recruited by SAP company, the fourth largest Software Development company in the world. Suleiman got his diploma from a German university. He studied at the Economics Faculty in Damascus before he fled to Germany

UNRWA Objects to Forced Deportation of Palestinian-Syrian Refugees from Lebanon

UNRWA Objects to Forced Deportation of Palestinian-Syrian Refugees from Lebanon

31-12-2022

UNRWA voiced its firm condemnation of all attempts to force Palestinian refugees in Lebanon back to Syria. Lebanon’s Supreme Council had ruled that migrants who illegally entered the country after April 24, 2019 be deported to the countries which they

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

31-12-2022

AGPS has recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists in Syria and the secret detention of dozens more since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011. The causalities died while covering scenes on the battleground or while providing civilians

Unrecognized Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria (PRS) Forgotten by International Community

Unrecognized Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria (PRS) Forgotten by International Community

31-12-2022

Syria received the first wave of Palestinian refugees after the Palestinian Nakba in 1948. This first wave of refugees was followed by others at different times: from Lebanon and the demilitarized border areas in the 1950s, from the West Bank

Palestinian Refugees among 380 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

Palestinian Refugees among 380 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

30-12-2022

Türkiye rescued a total of 384 irregular migrants on Monday, including many who were illegally pushed back into Turkish territorial waters by Greek authorities, according to the Turkish Coast Guard.  In the first incident, teams were dispatched off

Dutch Supreme Court Ends Ban on Family Reunification

Dutch Supreme Court Ends Ban on Family Reunification

30-12-2022

Palestinian refugees in the Netherlands have expressed delight at the High Court ruling that bans on family reunification are illegal under Dutch law. The ruling was the fourth of its kind in the past few months -- and another setback

Palestinian Refugee Families in Damascus Sell Belongings to Feed Starved Children

Palestinian Refugee Families in Damascus Sell Belongings to Feed Starved Children

30-12-2022

The impact of price inflation has been greatest in places like Syria. Food and non-food prices have soared by over 100%. Several Palestinian and Syrian families have found no other option than to sell their personal belongings and property to

Homeless Palestinian Refugee Child in Syria Cries for Help

Homeless Palestinian Refugee Child in Syria Cries for Help

30-12-2022

Palestinian-Syrian child Ahmad Aghid Yaser AlSarhan, born and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, south of Damascus, has been left on his own at AlMujtahed Clinic, where he underwent a leg surgery. Ahmad lost his parents in the conflict and has

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlNeirab Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in AlNeirab Camp

29-12-2022

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

AGPS Gets Twitter Blue Verified Badge

AGPS Gets Twitter Blue Verified Badge

29-12-2022

AGPS got the blue verified badge from the Twitter administration, which lets people identify authentic social media accounts. AGPS media chief said the blue badge is another acknowledgement of AGPS serious efforts to document the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee Woman in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee Woman in Syria

29-12-2022

Palestinian refugee woman Randa Ghassan Jaber, born in 1968, disappeared from Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq. Randa’s family continues to appeal for information about her condition and whereabouts, saying she suffers psychological disorders. AGPS data indicates that over 350 Palestinian

Syria Gang Seeks €50,000 Ransom for Kidnapped Palestinian Refugee

Syria Gang Seeks €50,000 Ransom for Kidnapped Palestinian Refugee

29-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Abdul Wahab Abdul Al, born in 1986 and raised in Latakia Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was kidnapped by anonymous gangsters. The gang said it wants a sum of 50,000 Euro for his release. Speaking with AGPS, his

Turkey Makes Residence Exceptions in Neighborhoods Closed to Foreigners

Turkey Makes Residence Exceptions in Neighborhoods Closed to Foreigners

28-12-2022

The Turkish Migration Department announced that certain neighborhoods are off-limits to new residents. Exceptions are only to be made where necessary to facilitate family reunification. This includes children below 18 and newborns. A few months earlier, the Turkish government announced

Qatar Contributes 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

Qatar Contributes 2.5 Million to Palestine Refugees

28-12-2022

In response to an urgent call for support by the United Nations Relief and Works agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) contributed US $ 2.5 million as supplementary end-of-year funding

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 7th Consecutive Day

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Bread for 7th Consecutive Day

28-12-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been denied access to bread for the 7th day running after the sole bakery in the camp has gone inoperative due to fuel dearth. Civilians, who used to line

Humanitarian Situation Extremely Alarming in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Situation Extremely Alarming in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

28-12-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said official complaints should be handed over to the concerned authorities over their deteriorating humanitarian condition in the camp. The residents said UNRWA, GAPAR, and other concerned bodies have

Another Palestinian Refugee Killed Under Torture in Syrian Prisons

Another Palestinian Refugee Killed Under Torture in Syrian Prisons

27-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Fadi Omar Azizi has died under torture in a Syrian regime prison. An ex-prisoner who was released in May 2022, said Fadi, a resident of Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, was reported dead in Sednaya military prison. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Syria

27-12-2022

Palestinian young man Mahmoud Deib Mahmoud disappeared from AlRaml Camp, in Latakia. According to AGPS data, 333 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare.  

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction of School, Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction of School, Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

27-12-2022

UNRWA launched works to reconstruct AlFalouja School. Works are slated to be finalized by September 2023. UNRWA education chief Walid AlKurdi said on Facebook that the Agency has also started the reconstruction of a youth development centre thanks to contributions

Reconstruction of Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria Obstructed

Reconstruction of Yarmouk Refugee Camp in Syria Obstructed

27-12-2022

Facts on the ground prove that the Syrian regime has been manipulating Yarmouk Camp reconstruction file to blackmail Palestinian factions and refugees in the war-torn country. Over recent years, the Syrian government stipulated that the Palestine Embassy in Damascus remove

Red Crescent Embarks on Humanitarian Initiative in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Red Crescent Embarks on Humanitarian Initiative in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

26-12-2022

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization launched a humanitarian drive in the Palestinian refugee camps of AlNeirab and Hindarat, in partnership with UNICEF. The move aims to provide healthcare and food assistance services to vulnerable families in the camp, particularly children

New Residential Complex Provides Shelter to Displaced Families North of Syria

New Residential Complex Provides Shelter to Displaced Families North of Syria

26-12-2022

A new complex was opened on Monday in northern Syria to help shelter displaced families in the area. The so-called “Haifa Al Karmal” complex, established thanks to contributions from Palestinians living in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948, comprises

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

26-12-2022

Activists from Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, embarked on a move aiming to raise funds for vulnerable families in the camp. The drive aims to establish contacts between Palestinian-Syrian expatriates and poor families in the camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

26-12-2022

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

Palestinian-Syrian Woman Joins Referee Panel at Women

Palestinian-Syrian Woman Joins Referee Panel at Women's World Cup Championship

25-12-2022

On Saturday, December 24, the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) selected the Palestinian referee Heba Saadia, from Yarmouk refuge camp, among the panel of referees at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Burn Their House Furniture to Get Warmth

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Burn Their House Furniture to Get Warmth

25-12-2022

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

Syrian Authorities Order Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp to Renew Entry Cards

Syrian Authorities Order Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp to Renew Entry Cards

25-12-2022

Syrian security forces have called on residents of AlHusainiya Camp to renew their access cards. Civilians show up at the local municipality to get their entrance cards renewed. A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in the area said the measure

UNRWA in Syria Accused of Mismanagement

UNRWA in Syria Accused of Mismanagement

25-12-2022

Activists and NGOs have accused UNRWA staff in Syria of corruption and mismanagement. The accusations were made in response to the mistreatment Palestinian refugees have been subjected to during the aid distribution process. A number of refugees said they have

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Rehabilitate Power Networks in Palestinian Displacement Camps

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Rehabilitate Power Networks in Palestinian Displacement Camps

24-12-2022

Director of the Power Company in Rif Dimashq said efforts have been ongoing to repair the power networks in the area, including in the Palestinian refugee camps of AlHusainiya and Jaramana. He attributed the chronic power crisis to overpopulation. 

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Transportation Means

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Transportation Means

24-12-2022

Students and workers in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, continue to appeal to the concerned authorities to secure transportation means to give them daily lifts to their universities and workplaces. Photos circulated on social media networks show

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Say Their Salaries Devoured by Transportation Fees

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Say Their Salaries Devoured by Transportation Fees

24-12-2022

A transportation crisis continues to rock government-run zones and Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The situation has been exacerbated by the fuel crisis and the sharp increase in transportation fees.  Workers and students have also had difficulties getting to

Palestinian-Syrian Joins Research Centre in Brazil

Palestinian-Syrian Joins Research Centre in Brazil

24-12-2022

Palestinian-Syrian young man Muhammad Ibrahim Zaidan was recruited as a researcher at the Butantan Governmental Research Institute in Brazil. Over recent months, Muhammed has actively contributed to antiviral vaccine production, including coronavirus vaccines, in Brazil. Along with a plethora of

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Mahmoud Eid Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

23-12-2022

Palestinian-Syrian young man Ahmed Mahmoud Eid has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the ninth consecutive year.  Ahmed was arrested on February 01, 2013 and dragged to an unidentified destination. AGPS has kept record of the secret

Palestinian-Syrian Becomes Class-1 Referee

Palestinian-Syrian Becomes Class-1 Referee

23-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Moemen Ismail Taameh passed the referee tests held by the Syrian Football Federation. Moemen, raised in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, was nominated as class 1- referee.  Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Alarmed over Cholera Outbreak

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Alarmed over Cholera Outbreak

23-12-2022

Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in camps set up north of Syria expressed deep concern over an unabated cholera outbreak in the area. The Syria Response Coordinators Team said that new cholera infections are recorded almost daily in northern Syria, particularly

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Slam Dishonesty of Reconstruction Contractors

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Slam Dishonesty of Reconstruction Contractors

23-12-2022

Activists from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have accused contractors of lying and dragging their feet over their pledges to carry out reconstruction works. A number of contractors reneged on their promises to build new apartments, reconstruct

Palestinian Journalist Becomes Member of Media Policy-Making Commission in The Netherlands

Palestinian Journalist Becomes Member of Media Policy-Making Commission in The Netherlands

22-12-2022

The Media Policies Commission at WOS TV and Radio station nominated Palestinian writer and journalist Maher Hijazi as member of the Commission in charge of the file of refugees and migrants coming to Westland province, southwest of the Netherlands. The

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

22-12-2022

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 urge the Agency to increase cash grants and enhance

Residents of Jaramana Camp Launch Distress Signals

Residents of Jaramana Camp Launch Distress Signals

22-12-2022

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, In Rif Dimashq, continue to sound alarm bells over their poor services and dire socio-economic conditions rocking the area as a result of the steep rental fees, high rates of unemployment, the price

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Price Leap

Situation of Palestinians of Syria Exacerbated by Price Leap

22-12-2022

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

UNRWA Aid Items Distributed in Hums Refugee Camp

UNRWA Aid Items Distributed in Hums Refugee Camp

21-12-2022

UNRWA has started distributing food aid items in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums. Distribution is carried out daily between 08:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums have been facing

Residents of AlSabina Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services

Residents of AlSabina Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services

21-12-2022

Residents of AlSbina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of maintenance works in the area. Over recent days, a big hole has been spotted on the main access road to the camp, engendering civilians’ lives

UNRWA Damascus Training Centre Helps Palestine Refugees Gain Access to Labor Market

UNRWA Damascus Training Centre Helps Palestine Refugees Gain Access to Labor Market

21-12-2022

UNRWA celebrated the graduation of 336 students from the Damascus Training Centre (DTC). Director of UNRWA operations in Syria, Michael Amanya, acclaimed the strong determination of Palestinian refugees and their commitment to make their dreams come true. Representatives of 28

Syria

Syria's Assad Issues Conditional Amnesty for Draft Dodgers

21-12-2022

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued an amnesty on Wednesday that pardons draft dodgers and helps them avoid prison if they report to duty within three to four months. Syrians who escaped the mandatory military service and are inside the country

Palestinian Businessman Achieves Booming Career in Sweden

Palestinian Businessman Achieves Booming Career in Sweden

20-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohaned Badawi has achieved an outstanding career in Sweden, where he established several companies and restaurant chains. Mohaned was born and raised in Damascus, where his father worked as a merchant. He studied computer science in the U

3 Palestinian Brothers & Their Mother Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

3 Palestinian Brothers & Their Mother Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 9th Year

20-12-2022

Palestinian brothers Bassel, Youssef, and Mohamed Ghazi Loubani along with their mother Meriam have been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the ninth consecutive year. The family members were arrested in 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Abject Socio-Economic Conditions

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp Facing Abject Socio-Economic Conditions

20-12-2022

The purchasing power index among Palestinian refugees living in war-torn Syria has dramatically gone down since the outbreak of the conflict. In Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, prices have skyrocketed while civilians can barely afford a few pounds

Palestinian Refugees Living Below Poverty Line in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Living Below Poverty Line in Syria

20-12-2022

The conflict in Syria has led to a food safety disaster in the country, with 93 percent of the population living in poverty. A number of factors have led to this reality, including the monopoly the armed groups have on

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

8 Palestinian Residents of Rukn Aldeen Community Killed in War-Torn Syria

19-12-2022

Eight Palestinian refugees from Rukn AlDeen community, in Damascus, were pronounced dead since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria. The list of victims includes four Palestinian refugees who were tortured to death in jail. Prior to the outbreak of

Palestinians among 144 Illegal Migrants Detained by Turkish Authorities

Palestinians among 144 Illegal Migrants Detained by Turkish Authorities

19-12-2022

A total of 144 illegal migrants, including a number of Palestinian refugees, were detained by gendarmes in Turkey’s Aegean province of Muğla on Friday evening. The migrants from Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine and Bangladesh, among them 43 children and 41

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

Property-Theft Reported in Jaramana Camp

19-12-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in and around Jaramana Camp have raised concerns over the increasing theft attempts and home-burglary reported in the area. Over recent days, a motorcycle was stolen by an anonymous thief. Over recent years, residents of Jaramana

Palestinians of Syria Denied Access to Bread Via Smart Card

Palestinians of Syria Denied Access to Bread Via Smart Card

19-12-2022

A number of Palestinian refugee families said they have not received bread and other food items via the smart cards used by the Syrian government to ration bread and a wider range of subsidized goods, namely fuel, rice, tea, and

Palestinian-Syrian Child Gets Highest Score at Mental Math Competition

Palestinian-Syrian Child Gets Highest Score at Mental Math Competition

18-12-2022

Palestinian-Syrian child, Muhammad AlZein Alaa Mustafa, raised in Jaramana refugee camp, got the highest score at the mental arithmetic competition in Syria. 18 Arab and foreign countries participated in the contest, which was held in Damascus. Dozens of displaced Palestinian

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Denounce Poor Hygiene

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Denounce Poor Hygiene

18-12-2022

Parents and students at AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, denounced the poor hygiene at UNRWA-run schools in the area. Dirty school toilets and bad hygiene practices threaten children’s safety, education, and health, parents told AGPS. Over recent

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Died on Migration Route

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Died on Migration Route

18-12-2022

AGPS has documented the death of 89 Palestinian refugees as they crossed Syrian borders by land or by sea. The list includes 16 refugees who died in Egypt, 18 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya, 8 in Greece, 12 in Turkey

International Migrants Day: 200,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

International Migrants Day: 200,000 Palestinian Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

18-12-2022

Over the past decade, thousands of migrants, including Palestinians in/from war-torn Syria have died, and thousands of others gone missing. Behind each number is a human being – a sister, brother, daughter, son, mother, or father.  Migrant rights are

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

17-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 35, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS has documented the incarceration of over 1,800 Palestinians in Syria’s state-run prisons, among them women and children.  

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2022

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Released from Turkish Custody

2 Palestinian Refugees Released from Turkish Custody

17-12-2022

Palestinian brothers Ali and Yahya Ashmawi were released by Turkish authorities one week after they were detained in Esenler district, on Istanbul’s European side. The two refugees were detained for failing to obtain the temporary protection card known as “kimlik”

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Deprived of Heating Equipment

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Deprived of Heating Equipment

17-12-2022

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. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for

Street-Lighting Initiative Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Street-Lighting Initiative Launched in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2022

The Charity Committee has installed new solar panels in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Over recent years, the residents have frequently complained that power cables have been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Yarmouk refugee camp

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Suffer Power Blackout

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Suffer Power Blackout

16-12-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across war-torn Syria continue to rail against the chronic power outage which they said has also affected their access to potable water. Students and schoolchildren revise for exams on candle light.  Ten years

UN General Assembly Renews UNRWA Mandate

UN General Assembly Renews UNRWA Mandate

16-12-2022

This week, the majority of member states of the United Nations voted to extend the mandate for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) until 30 June 2026. Established in 1949 to

9 Years On, Palestinians of Syria Remember Tragic ‘Mig Massacre’ in Yarmouk Camp

9 Years On, Palestinians of Syria Remember Tragic ‘Mig Massacre’ in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2022

December 16, 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the so-called “Mig Massacre”, also known as “Abdul Kader AlHusaini massacre”, in reference to the onslaughts launched by the Syrian fighter jets on Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 2nd Place in Arabic Reading Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins 2nd Place in Arabic Reading Competition

15-12-2022

Palestinian child Eyas Barghout ranked second in Syria in the Iqraa Arabic reading competition (8th edition), which was held by Dar Al-Fikr for Reading and Creativity. Eyas is enrolled at Tarshiha School, run by UNRWA, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian

Works Launched to Rehabilitate AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp

Works Launched to Rehabilitate AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp

15-12-2022

UNRWA has started reconstruction works at AlKastal School in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Works are expected to be finalized by July 2023. Earlier this year, Head of the Damascus Education Directorate Suleiman Younes stressed the need

Palestinian-Syrian Delegation Meets with Egyptian Red Crescent

Palestinian-Syrian Delegation Meets with Egyptian Red Crescent

15-12-2022

Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community from Syria (PRS) in Egypt showed up at the headquarters of the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC). The PRS delegation briefed ERC’s General-Director Rami AlNader on the abject humanitarian situation endured by Palestinian refugees in

Son of Sick Palestinian Refugee Woman in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

Son of Sick Palestinian Refugee Woman in Turkey Launches Cry for Help

15-12-2022

A Palestinian refugee called Shadi has appealed to the Palestine Embassy and humanitarian organizations to help his mother with urgent treatment fees. Shadi’s 53-year-old mother suffers from severe intestinal obstruction. She underwent a surgery at Kartel Turkish hospital. The mother

Red Crescent Holds Workshop about Digital Extortion

Red Crescent Holds Workshop about Digital Extortion

14-12-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization wrapped up an awareness-raising campaign on gender-based violence, including in its digital form, at the Qudsaya Girls Modern Secondary School. The event was held in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross to raise awareness about

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested in Turkey

2 Palestinian Brothers Arrested in Turkey

14-12-2022

Palestinian refugees Mohamed and Ali Ashami have been detained by Turkish police in Esenler district, on Istanbul’s European side, after they failed to obtain the temporary protection card known as “kimlik”. The two brothers, who were displaced from Syria’s Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Winter Assistance

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Winter Assistance

14-12-2022

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. At the same time, dozens of

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

Palestinians of Syria Enduring Multiple Hardships

14-12-2022

More than twelve years after demonstrations started in Syria, the majority of Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation. “Life has become unbearable. Prices have skyrocketed, house rents have seen a striking

In-Kind Aid Distributed in Hindarat Refugee Camp

In-Kind Aid Distributed in Hindarat Refugee Camp

13-12-2022

Oxfam International distributed 600 healthcare kits to vulnerable families living in Ain al-Tal camp (Handarat) for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, north of Syria. Handarat Camp (also called Ein AlTel Camp) is located to the northeast of Aleppo’s Hill, overseeing the

Palestinian Refugee Contributes to Gyrocopters Manufacture in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Contributes to Gyrocopters Manufacture in Turkey

13-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Sai’d Ahmed Mashour has been actively engaged in the manufacture of gyrocopters at a factory run by  Bilginar Aircraft Industry Corporation, in the southern Turkish city of Mersin.  Ahmed, who was raised in Aleppo, north of Syria

Palestinian Refugee in Germany Denies War Crime Accusation

Palestinian Refugee in Germany Denies War Crime Accusation

13-12-2022

Another trial was held in Berlin on December 08 against Palestinian refugee Moufeq Daouah who has been accused of committing war crimes in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Human rights sources quoted Moufeq as saying he was

Media Chief: AGPS Has Been at Forefront of Human Rights Struggle by Palestinian Refugees in/from War-Torn Syria

Media Chief: AGPS Has Been at Forefront of Human Rights Struggle by Palestinian Refugees in/from War-Torn Syria

13-12-2022

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has been actively committed to and engaged in documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees all the way through the conflict in war-torn Syria, said AGPS media chief Fayez Abu Eid. In a

Palestinian Red Crescent Celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

Palestinian Red Crescent Celebrates 54th Founding Anniversary

12-12-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society celebrated its 54th founding anniversary at the Opera House in Damascus. Palestinian Ambassador, Samir Al-Rifai, and head of of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Younes Al-Khatib, were in attendance. The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria Deprived of Fuel

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria Deprived of Fuel

12-12-2022

Palestinian refugees denounced delays in subsidized-fuel distribution by the Syrian government. Civilians said they need fuel with the advent of cold weather. Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in displacement camps across the war-torn country expressed fear that they won’t be able

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

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

12-12-2022

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

AGPS Celebrates 10th Founding Anniversary

AGPS Celebrates 10th Founding Anniversary

12-12-2022

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) celebrates 10 years of commitment, professionalism, and perseverance. We are a London-based human rights watchdog that monitors the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria, registered in the UK under number: 09159238

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

11-12-2022

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

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

11-12-2022

An elderly Palestinian woman in Lebanon continues to launch cries for help over her deteriorating health condition.  The cash-stripped refugee suffers lung cancer and needs urgent chemical radiation. She is sheltered in Wadi AlZineh, in the southern Lebanese city

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Deir Ballout over Squalid Conditions

11-12-2022

Displaced Palestinian families north of Syria continue to rally for the second consecutive week protesting their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees urged UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the concerned NGOs to live up

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

11-12-2022

On the International Human Rights Day, AGPS calls on the international community and UNRWA to assume their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee community and to work on providing those trapped in conflict zones, particularly Syria, with psycho-physical and legal protection

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

10-12-2022

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

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

10-12-2022

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 years across a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians have been forced to purchase potable

Integration Training Becomes Compulsory in Turkey

Integration Training Becomes Compulsory in Turkey

10-12-2022

Director of Communication and Integration at the Turkish Immigration Department, Gökçe Ok, called on foreigners in Turkey to attend the integration course launched in partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Education. Ok said participation in the course is

Displaced Families Accuse Yarmouk Camp Chiefs of Corruption

Displaced Families Accuse Yarmouk Camp Chiefs of Corruption

10-12-2022

Displaced families have slammed the Syrian authorities for turning their back on their appeals to return to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, and reconstruct destroyed facilities.   Officials in charge of Yarmouk Camp file continue to drag

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

09-12-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya refugee camp continue to grapple with a transportation crisis which they said has been exacerbated by the poor infrastructure.  Civilians continue to denounce the exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest surge in subsidized fuel

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

09-12-2022

Activists called on families displaced from Yarmouk Camp to return to their homes due to exorbitant rents in and around Damascus. In Rif Dimashq, houses are rented at up to 6 million Syrian pounds per year. Several refugee families have

Palestinian Child Electrocuted in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Child Electrocuted in Syria Displacement Camp

09-12-2022

A child was electrocuted while playing on the roof of his family house in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The 12-year-old child sustained burns after he touched a nearby electricity cable. He was rushed to an

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Families Deprived of Heating Equipment in Syria

09-12-2022

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

UNRWA to Distribute Cash Grants to Palestinians with Disabilities in Syria

UNRWA to Distribute Cash Grants to Palestinians with Disabilities in Syria

08-12-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Syria announced that it will distribute one-time emergency cash assistance to the Palestinian families of persons with disabilities. "This assistance comes within the framework of the Winter Assistance

Palestinians from Syria Outside of UNRWA Fields of Operations Denied Protection

Palestinians from Syria Outside of UNRWA Fields of Operations Denied Protection

08-12-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

08-12-2022

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

9 Palestinians Injured in Syria Student Transportation Accident

9 Palestinians Injured in Syria Student Transportation Accident

08-12-2022

At least one student died and nine others were injured after a minibus transferring schoolchildren broke down in AlKhayateen Street, in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq. 24 students from Ras AlEin and AlKawkab schools, run by UNRWA, were onboard the

Violence Awareness Drive Held in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Violence Awareness Drive Held in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

07-12-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization held a so-called “I’m Here” event to combat gender-based violence.  The event comes in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, a UN agency aimed at developing national healthcare strategies and protocols, increasing access

Initiative Launched to Rehabilitate Health Centre in Yarmouk Camp

Initiative Launched to Rehabilitate Health Centre in Yarmouk Camp

07-12-2022

Nour Association for Relief and Development has launched works to turn a destroyed building into a health centre for residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, and adjacent areas. Before the crisis started in 2011, Yarmouk was

Palestinian Refugees Subject to Human Rights Abuses by Bulgarian Border Guard

Palestinian Refugees Subject to Human Rights Abuses by Bulgarian Border Guard

07-12-2022

Palestinian asylum seekers among other migrants have been subjected to violence on the Bulgarian borders. Many have been violently beaten by border guards and/or have been stripped of their clothes and personal belongings. A recent investigation by Sky News, Lighthouse

Palestinians of Syria Lash Out at UNRWA

Palestinians of Syria Lash Out at UNRWA

07-12-2022

Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA over its reluctance regarding their cries for help. “We’ve been receiving no more a few dollars from UNRWA every three or four months in a country where most of us

Palestinian Refugee Nahed Koshkosh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Nahed Koshkosh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime since 2013

06-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Nahed Suleiman Koshkosh has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the ninth consecutive year. Nahed, born in 1974, was arrested by Syrian security forces in March 2013 in Nisreen Street, in AlTadhamun neighborhood, east of Yarmouk

Education Input Improved in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

Education Input Improved in Khan Dannun Refugee Camp

06-12-2022

A field study conducted by AGPS has shown a remarkable improvement in education input/output in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Over the past few years, students’ academic results had gone downhill in Khan Dannun Camp for

Palestinian Children with Special Needs Subjected to Multiple Hardships in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Children with Special Needs Subjected to Multiple Hardships in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

06-12-2022

Displaced Palestinian refugees with special needs have been gripped with dire conditions in the poorly-equipped refugee tents set up north of Syria. Palestinian refugee Nawres Haythem AlMesri, who was injured by bullet fire in the then-besieged Yarmouk Camp, is one

Palestinian Refugee Actively Engaged in Vaccine Production in Brazil

Palestinian Refugee Actively Engaged in Vaccine Production in Brazil

06-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ibrahim Zaydan has actively contributed to antiviral vaccine production, including coronavirus vaccines, in Brazil. Along with a plethora of researchers and experts, Mohamed is working on producing efficient vaccines at the Butantan Biological Institute, in the western

Student Empowerment Initiative Launched by Palestinian Association

Student Empowerment Initiative Launched by Palestinian Association

05-12-2022

The Quds Charity, in partnership with AGa Khan International Foundation, established unofficial classes as part of Jousour (Bridges) student-empowerment project. Over 180 schoolchildren and students have attended courses delivered as part of the drive. Upon more than one occasion, UNRWA

Book Fair Held in Hums Camp

Book Fair Held in Hums Camp

05-12-2022

UNRWA inaugurated a book fair at AlShajara School, in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums.  The event comes in line with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), proclaimed on 3 December 1992 by the United Nations

Switzerland Continues to Support Palestinian Refugees

Switzerland Continues to Support Palestinian Refugees

05-12-2022

At its meeting on 2 December 2022, the Federal Council approved Switzerland's continued support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRWA will receive CHF 20 million annually for the

UNRWA Chief, Damascus Governor Discuss Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

UNRWA Chief, Damascus Governor Discuss Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

05-12-2022

Governor of Damascus, Muhammad Tariq Kreishati, discussed with the Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Syria, Amanya Michael Ebye, means of enhancing cooperation to secure the return of the displaced families to

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

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

04-12-2022

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

Family Appeals for Information about Condition of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information about Condition of Palestinian Refugee in Syria

04-12-2022

The family of the Palestinian-Syrian refugee Muhammad Ali Abu Rayhan, born in 1989 and raised in Yarmouk camp, appealed to international humanitarian and human rights organizations to urge the Syrian authorities to reveal information about the condition and whereabouts of

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugees Arrested by Syrian Security Forces in Aleppo

04-12-2022

Syrian security services arrested two Palestinian refugees, Ahmed Nazih Faour, born in 1987, and Muhammad Ahmed Ali, born in 1990, from Handarat camp in Aleppo, on charges of using hard currency and transferring money. Two weeks earlier, the Syrian authorities

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Accused of Arresting Palestinian Refugees

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Accused of Arresting Palestinian Refugees

04-12-2022

Over recent months, AGPS has received several reports about the detention of over 50 residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, by Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime. Any Palestinian

AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

03-12-2022

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

Palestinians among 27 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

Palestinians among 27 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Coast

03-12-2022

Turkish Coast Guard Command units on November 30 rescued 27 irregular migrants boarding two life rafts after they were pushed back from Greece. The rescue operation took place off the coast of Mugla province. The Rescue and Follow-Up Cell said

Syrian Government to Transfer Cash Aid Via Smart Card

Syrian Government to Transfer Cash Aid Via Smart Card

03-12-2022

Syrian Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Omar Salem, said government subsidy will be grants will be distributed through the smart card. According to Salem, the financial support amount is 5,000 billion Syrian pounds, which will be distributed

Syrian Regime Seizes Houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Regime Seizes Houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-12-2022

Members of the regime’s Fourth Division seized on Friday civilian houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Local sources told AGPS that the seized buildings will be turned into military sites. An eight-member armed group showed up

Free Medical Days Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Free Medical Days Held in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

02-12-2022

The Quds Charity, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), announced the launch of free medical days in Khan Eshieh refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. The two-day drive was launched on November 30. According to UN

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Exacerbated by Price Leap

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Damascus Exacerbated by Price Leap

02-12-2022

The conflict in Syria has been causing knock-on effects on Palestinian refugees.  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

Palestinian Refugee & His Wife Missing on Migration Route

Palestinian Refugee & His Wife Missing on Migration Route

02-12-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlAli and his expectant wife Nour Arbani disappeared off Greek seashores after they boarded a Europe-bound migrant boat from Turkey. Their relatives have lost contact with the couple since October 31.  

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

02-12-2022

The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare serves as a reminder of the “chemical massacre”, perpetrated on August 21, 2013 in Rif Dimashq, and which claimed the lives of dozens of innocent Palestinians.  AGPS warns that

Rights Groups Call for Establishing International Entity to Track Those Forcibly-Disappeared in Syria

Rights Groups Call for Establishing International Entity to Track Those Forcibly-Disappeared in Syria

01-12-2022

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) called on United Nations member countries to establish an international, independent entity to track and identify those missing and disappeared since the start of the Syria crisis in 2011. Human Rights Watch

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Sound Alarm over Poor School Performance in AlHusainiya Camp

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Sound Alarm over Poor School Performance in AlHusainiya Camp

01-12-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlHusainiya camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, said their children’s school grades have gone down gradually over time due to economic hardship and the ensuing trauma inflicted by the conflict. Over recent years, AGPS has kept

AGPS Calls for International Protection of Palestinians in/from Syria

AGPS Calls for International Protection of Palestinians in/from Syria

01-12-2022

AGPS calls on the international community and UNRWA to assume their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee community and to work on providing those trapped in conflict zones, particularly Syria, with psycho-physical and legal protection. AGPS also stresses the need to

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Fuel Shortage in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Fuel Shortage in Syria Displacement Camps

30-11-2022

Palestinian refugees in Syria have railed against the blackouts in the landline service and internet connection. Civilians attributed the crisis to the chronic power blackouts across the war-torn country. Syrian Telecom has warned that a number of telephone centres are

Rainwater Swamps Civilian Homes in Khan Dannun Camp

Rainwater Swamps Civilian Homes in Khan Dannun Camp

30-11-2022

Displaced families in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns about the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods in an area that has been grappling with poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and

Building Collapse Risk Increasing in Yarmouk Camp

Building Collapse Risk Increasing in Yarmouk Camp

30-11-2022

A three-story building collapsed in Haifa Street, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The building sustained heavy material damage due to violent shelling by the Syrian and Russian air forces. In 2019, the United Nations Institute for

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Launch Distress Signals

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Launch Distress Signals

30-11-2022

Activists from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria, have called on expatriates previously sheltered in the camp to lend a hand to vulnerable families in the area. Poor economic conditions, unemployment, and the delay in UNRWA

Displaced Families Continue to Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

Displaced Families Continue to Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

29-11-2022

Fires have rocked displacement camps northwest of Syria, in the 155th such incident since the start of the year, according to the Syria Response Coordinators team. Each year, seasonal fires put the life of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in

Spain Contributes to Rehabilitation of Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

Spain Contributes to Rehabilitation of Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

29-11-2022

With support from the Government of Spain, works have been under progress to reconstruct and equip a clinic located in AlMadres Street, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees.  The clinic will go operative in September 2023. At the same

60% of Deraa Camp Partially Destroyed

60% of Deraa Camp Partially Destroyed

29-11-2022

Over 60% of houses, buildings, and commercial facilities in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, sustained partial damage due to the air strikes launched by the Syrian and Russian forces since the outbreak of the conflict. Over 20%

AGPS: 5,584 Physical Violations Recorded against Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 5,584 Physical Violations Recorded against Palestinians in War-Torn Syria

29-11-2022

AGPS kept record of endless physical violations perpetrated against Palestinian refugees since the launch of the Syrian conflict. 4,121 Palestinian refugees were killed as a result of the deadly air strikes, bloody shootouts, harsh torture, the blockade, or on

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Bodybuilding Championship in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Bodybuilding Championship in Sweden

28-11-2022

Palestinian-Syrian young man Hassan Kablawi won the first place in the bodybuilding championship held in Göteborg, Sweden. Hasan was raised in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Latakia, Syria. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite

UNRWA to Deliver Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon

28-11-2022

UNRWA started sending text messages to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon over cash aid delivery covering the months of July and August. UNRWA called on concerned refugees to show up at OTM offices and present their identity documents in order to

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Power Blackout in Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Power Blackout in Syria Displacement Camps

28-11-2022

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in displacement camps across war-ravaged Syria said their humanitarian situation has been exacerbated by the chronic power blackout. Households in Palestinian refugee camps face a six-hour cut. At times, power is completely cut off for days

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Women, Girls Subjected to Violence

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugee Women, Girls Subjected to Violence

28-11-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) joined the global call for an end to gender-based violence under the UN Secretary-General’s 2022 UNiTE campaign: UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women and

2 Palestinian Girls Win Bronze Medal at Sports Contest

2 Palestinian Girls Win Bronze Medal at Sports Contest

27-11-2022

Two Palestinian girls from AlIsraa Sports Club snatched the third place in the Syrian Arab Republic Championship for sports clubs and houses in the martial eagles sports, which was held by the Martial Arts Union in AlJala Sports Hall in

Palestinian Writer Wins Hana Minah Novel Competition

Palestinian Writer Wins Hana Minah Novel Competition

27-11-2022

Palestinian writer Suzanne AlSaabi won the first prize for her novel "As if I'm Dancing Like an N", which she presented in the Hanna Mina competition for Arabic novel organized by the Syrian Ministry of Culture.  Suzanne’s family

Presidency in Syria: Palestinian Children Eligible to Obtain Smart Card

Presidency in Syria: Palestinian Children Eligible to Obtain Smart Card

27-11-2022

Syrian President Bashar AlAssad issued a decree ruling that Palestinian children under the age of 15 be treated equally to Syrian children in terms of their access to bread and other subsidized food items through the smart card. The General

5 Palestinian-Syrian Children Separated from Parents in Sweden

5 Palestinian-Syrian Children Separated from Parents in Sweden

27-11-2022

Over the past three months, five Palestinian refugee children were separated from their families in Sweden. Social Services Office in Sweden, known as “Socialstyrelsen” continue to intern children on claims he/she is at risk of physical or mental harm by

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Humanitarian Drive

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Launch Humanitarian Drive

26-11-2022

Palestinian activists embarked on a humanitarian campaign to raise funds for displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. Food items, medicines, and winter clothes will be collected as part of the campaign.  Donors should show up at the PRS

School Uniforms Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

School Uniforms Distributed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-11-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus distributed 700 school uniforms in Yarmouk Camp in Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The initiative was launched by ambassador Samir AlRefa’i and head of the Relief Committee Mahmoud AlKhaled.  

187 Palestinians from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

187 Palestinians from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

26-11-2022

AGPS documented the secret incarceration of 187 Palestinian refugees, including 10 women, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, in Syria’s state run dungeons since the outburst of the bloody conflict. AGPS believes the real number is far higher due

Residents of Khan Eshieh Facing Squalid Conditions

Residents of Khan Eshieh Facing Squalid Conditions

26-11-2022

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions inflicted by the twelve-year warfare. Palestinian families have been overburdened by the price leap, food shortage, and poor services. According to UN data, Khan Eshieh

Cleaning Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Refugee Camp

Cleaning Campaign Launched in AlAyedeen Refugee Camp

25-11-2022

The Palestinian Refugees Department in cooperation with CSO’s embarked on a campaign to cleanse residential alleywas in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hums. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have been facing a deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Night Trains

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Appeal for Night Trains

25-11-2022

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, appealed to the Syrian authorities to secure night train trips from/back to Aleppo in as a solution to overcrowded public transportation. Students and parents at AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Yarmouk Camp

25-11-2022

Another bread distribution site has been allotted to residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. So far, four such sites have been installed in Yarmouk in an attempt to bring life back to normal in the ravaged camp. Residents of

On Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women: Hundreds of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

On Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women: Hundreds of Palestinian Women Displaced, Tortured in War-Torn Syria

25-11-2022

AGPS figures indicate that 487 Palestinian women died of war-related incidents, most notably bombardment, sniper bullets, and torture behind prison bars.  Over 110 women and girls have also been incarcerated in Syrian prisons and their fate has remained shrouded

UNRWA Pledges to Secure Fuel to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Pledges to Secure Fuel to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

24-11-2022

Acting Director General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), Munir Manna, promised, during his meeting with the Joint Palestinian Action Authority in Lebanon, on Tuesday, November 22, to secure fuel for the Palestinian refugee families

Water Crisis Ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp

24-11-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the acute shortage in potable water due to frequent breakdowns in the power network. The cash-strapped families have been overburdened by the exorbitant prices of water sold

Student Violence Reported in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Student Violence Reported in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

24-11-2022

Reports of violence and school-drop outs have increasingly emerged in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. A few days earlier, an altercation burst out between schoolchildren in the UNRWA-run AlKhayriyah School, resulting in injuries. Many Palestinian children have dropped

Abductions, Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Abductions, Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

24-11-2022

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

Palestinians among 450 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Greek Coast

Palestinians among 450 Irregular Migrants Rescued off Greek Coast

23-11-2022

Political advisor to the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ahmed Al-Deek, said all migrants (500) onboard the boat that suffered engine breakdown southwest of the Greek island of Crete were rescued. Al-Deek said the migrants, including Palestinians, have

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

23-11-2022

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

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Mistreatment by Bank Staff

23-11-2022

Palestinian refugees said they have not received rice cash grants announced by UNRWA. The refugees said distribution staff told them that no such allowances have been disbursed so far. At the same time, a number of families said they received

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap, Food Shortage

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Overburdened by Price Leap, Food Shortage

23-11-2022

As the conflict in Syria continues into its 12th 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

Palestinian Doctor Emad AlDeen Sai’id Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

Palestinian Doctor Emad AlDeen Sai’id Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

22-11-2022

Palestinian doctor Emad AlDeen  Sa’id has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian regime prisons for the tenth consecutive year.  Emad, born in 1987, was arrested at his house in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in 2012. AGPS

UNRWA in Jordan Conducts Poll for PRS

UNRWA in Jordan Conducts Poll for PRS

22-11-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan received text messages from UNRWA to conduct a family questionnaire through IOD.Parc consulting company. UNRWA said the poll will help the Agency identify the refugees’ satisfaction with UNRWA’s emergency services along with their

Palestinians in Northern Syria Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions

Palestinians in Northern Syria Continue to Rally over Dire Conditions

22-11-2022

Displaced Palestinian refugees continue to rally for the ninth consecutive day in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps, north of Syria, protesting the deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facilities. The refugees called on AFAD, UNRWA, and all other concerned parties

Civilians Call for Identification of Buildings at Risk of Collapse in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Civilians Call for Identification of Buildings at Risk of Collapse in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

22-11-2022

Residents of Yarmouk camp in Damascus called on the Palestinian Engineers Union to identify buildings that are at risk of collapse and to submit an official report to the Yarmouk municipality and Damascus governorate. Civilians said buildings at risk of

Palestinian Handicrafts Workshop Wrapped Up in Turkey

Palestinian Handicrafts Workshop Wrapped Up in Turkey

21-11-2022

The Turkish Association in Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) wrapped up on Monday a course in embroidery and traditional Palestinian handicrafts, in an exhibition held in the city of Osmaniye, south of Turkey. Palestinian refugee women and girls participated in the

UN Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-11-2022

A United Nations delegation paid on Sunday a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, Syria. The delegation was accompanied by representatives of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and representatives of the

135 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

135 Palestinian Refugees Extra-Judicially Executed since Outbreak of Syrian Conflict

21-11-2022

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

Palestinians from Syria Subjected to Frail Legal Status in Turkey

Palestinians from Syria Subjected to Frail Legal Status in Turkey

21-11-2022

Palestinian refugees in Turkey continue to face an ambivalent legal status and denied access to vital relief services.  Palestinian refugees, particularly those fleeing war-torn Syria, are unable to access vital services as legal aid and protection in cases of

Cleaning Campaign Launched in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Cleaning Campaign Launched in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

20-11-2022

The municipality of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, embarked on a drive to cleanse residential alleyways.  Garbage and rubble have also been cleared from the area.  Over recent years, residents of AlHusainiya camp have denounced

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Chronic Power Blackout

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Chronic Power Blackout

20-11-2022

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. The residents also said their lives are at risk due

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

20-11-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have called on Syrian authorities to take urgent action in response to increasing burglary and violence. Recently, thieves violently beat a resident after they broke into his family home, resulting

Palestinian Refugee Family Subjected to Blackmail, Theft Upon Return to Syria

Palestinian Refugee Family Subjected to Blackmail, Theft Upon Return to Syria

20-11-2022

A Palestinian family was blackmailed on Saturday at a regime checkpoint as they returned to Syria from Lebanon. A few days earlier, the family headed for Lebanon to pay a visit to their relatives. Syrian security officers searched them and

Medical Clinics Complex Inaugurated in Sabina Camp

Medical Clinics Complex Inaugurated in Sabina Camp

19-11-2022

Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Damascus, Dr. Samir AlRifai, inaugurated on Thursday, October 17, the specialized medical clinics complex at Sabina camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq.  The facility is aimed at providing healthcare services to

NRC to Conduct Study about Work Condition of Palestinian, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

NRC to Conduct Study about Work Condition of Palestinian, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

19-11-2022

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said it will be conducting a study on the working conditions of refugees, particularly Palestinians and Syrians, in the region, including in Lebanon. Refugees engaged in labour in private or public sectors will be covered

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

252 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

19-11-2022

AGPS has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria. Hundreds more have gone orphaned after they lost one or both of their parents in the deadly warfare. The list of Palestinian victims includes 70 children who

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

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

19-11-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Child Held in Syrian Prison with His Mother for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Child Held in Syrian Prison with His Mother for 9th Year

18-11-2022

Palestinian woman Yasmeen Abdullah, 39, and her six-year-old child Obada have been forcibly disappeared in Syrian regime prisons for the ninth consecutive year. They were arrested by Syrian security forces on July 27, 2013 at a government-run checkpoint in Nisreen

Cholera Cases Increasing in Syria Displacement Camps

Cholera Cases Increasing in Syria Displacement Camps

18-11-2022

The Syria Response Coordinators Team said that new cholera infections are recorded almost daily in northern Syria, particularly in displacement camps in northwestern Syria(almost 25% of the total cases recorded in the area). AGPS has frequently warned of the spread

Building Collapses in Yarmouk Camp, Property-Theft Ongoing

Building Collapses in Yarmouk Camp, Property-Theft Ongoing

18-11-2022

A four-story building fell down in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. No injuries were reported. Local sources warned of similar incidents due to cracks inflicted by heavy shelling by Syrian and Russian fighter jets. The residents also

Residents of Deraa Camp Sound Alarm over Property-Theft

Residents of Deraa Camp Sound Alarm over Property-Theft

18-11-2022

Property-theft attempts have increasingly been reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, as many families fled the area following the latest surge in violence and clashes. A resident said the gang of thieves includes Abu Udai AlKader

PA: Palestinian refugees rescued in Mediterranean Sea

PA: Palestinian refugees rescued in Mediterranean Sea

17-11-2022

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that dozens of Palestinian irregular migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Libya and Greece. The political adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Deek, said

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Applaud Reconstruction Initiatives

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Applaud Reconstruction Initiatives

17-11-2022

Palestinian refugees acclaimed a new initiative launched to reconstruct houses in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Vulnerable families will also benefit from a new power generator installed as part of the initiative.   The Charity Committee installed 14 solar panels

Amid Increase in Needs, Palestine Refugee Agency Calls for Reliable Funding

Amid Increase in Needs, Palestine Refugee Agency Calls for Reliable Funding

17-11-2022

The Advisory Commission (AdCom) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) focused its biannual meeting in Amman this week on the urgent need to ramp up funding for the Agency amid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

17-11-2022

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on UNRWA to increase humanitarian aid and cash grants and to deliver them to the concerned refugees every month rather than every four months. UNRWA provides assistance to over 438,000 registered Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Writer Hosam Amin Khatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Writer Hosam Amin Khatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

16-11-2022

Palestinian-Syrian author Hosam Ameen Abdullah AlKhatib was pronounced dead in Doha, Qatar, at the age of 90. He is a pillar of the Palestinian literary movement. He was born in Tiberias on May 10, 1932 but was displaced from the

Campaign to Raise Diabetes Awareness Launched in Dumar

Campaign to Raise Diabetes Awareness Launched in Dumar

16-11-2022

Volunteers from Dummar Community Centre, run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Syria, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, held an awareness-raising event for Palestinian and Syrian students at Samir Al-Nahhas School in Dummar, west of Damascus. The

Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout over Abject Conditions

Palestinians Rally in Deir Ballout over Abject Conditions

16-11-2022

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

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Missing, Detained Relatives

AGPS Calls on Palestinian Families to Report Missing, Detained Relatives

16-11-2022

AGPS renews its calls to the Palestinians of Syria to register the names of their detained or missing relatives on the group’s official website. To report any information regarding a missing or detained relative please click here: actionpal.org.uk/en/reported_victim

DNA Samples of Relatives of Migrant Boat Victims Dispatched to Tunisia

DNA Samples of Relatives of Migrant Boat Victims Dispatched to Tunisia

15-11-2022

The political advisor to the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Ahmed Al-Deek, said that DNA samples taken from the families of missing Palestinians arrived in Tunisia yesterday. This comes after dead bodies of migrants were spotted off

Free Medical Days Held in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

Free Medical Days Held in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

15-11-2022

The Quds Charity, in partnership with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) announced the launch of free medical days in AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, on November 16-17.  Residents with digestive, gynecological and/or pediatric

Pro-Regime Militiamen in Disagreement over Affiliation with Russia, Iran

Pro-Regime Militiamen in Disagreement over Affiliation with Russia, Iran

15-11-2022

Internal dissent has been reported among members of Liwaa AlQuds group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, over affiliations with Russia or Iran in Syria. The pro-Russia division at Liwaa AlQuds is led by commander Mohamed AlSa’id. The group’s pro-Iran division

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Return to Deraa Camp

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Return to Deraa Camp

15-11-2022

Calm has been restored in southern Syria after the end of clashes between local armed groups and ISIS militias in AlSadd neighborhood, in Deraa. A number of Palestinian refugee families who fled the adjacent Deraa Camp and AlSadd returned to

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

14-11-2022

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

Humanitarian Situation in AlSabina Refugee Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

Humanitarian Situation in AlSabina Refugee Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

14-11-2022

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outage which they said has also affected their access to potable water. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in

Residents of Hindarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction

Residents of Hindarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction

14-11-2022

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been appealing to all concerned parties to work on reconstructing civilian homes and facilities that have been reduced to rubble all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict.  Left without

Child Labour Increasing among Palestinian Refugee Children in War-Torn Syria

Child Labour Increasing among Palestinian Refugee Children in War-Torn Syria

14-11-2022

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

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Justice, Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians from Syria Appeal for Justice, Humanitarian Assistance

13-11-2022

More than twelve years after demonstrations started in Syria, the majority of Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country have been grappling with an abject humanitarian situation. UN data indicates that over half of the Palestine refugees in the country

Four Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Arrested by Syrian Regime

Four Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp Arrested by Syrian Regime

13-11-2022

Four Palestinian refugees, including a 15-year-old child, were arrested on November 09 after Syrian security forces broke into their houses in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Local sources said members of the Fourth Division showed up in

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Gunned Down, Others Injured South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Fatally Gunned Down, Others Injured South of Syria

13-11-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Husain Fares AlZanghari, born in 1992, was killed by ISIS militias in AlSadd neighborhood, in the southern Syrian city of Deraa. Palestinian refugees Omar Adnan Omar AlHamdouni and Luay Omar AlHamdouni were also injured in the violent

34 Palestinians from Syria killed since start of 2022

34 Palestinians from Syria killed since start of 2022

13-11-2022

At least 34 Palestinian-Syrian refugees have been pronounced dead since the start of 2022 until November. The list includes 31 civilians.  14 refugees drowned at sea while another died on the migration route. Another three victims were assassinated; Three

Relief Items Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Relief Items Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-11-2022

The Syrian Red Crescent distributed relief items to residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. 700 families received food baskets and flour bags. All the way through Syria’s twelve-year conflict, residents of Daraa Camp have been grappling

Palestinian Refugee Omar Mreita Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 2nd Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Mreita Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 2nd Year

12-11-2022

Palestinian refugee Omran Ziad Mreitah has been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the second consecutive year. Omran was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 22, 2020. He was born and raised in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria

2 Films by Palestinian Directors Present at International Film Festival

2 Films by Palestinian Directors Present at International Film Festival

12-11-2022

Two films by Palestinian-Syrian directors participated in the international “Palestine Cinema Days” festival, wrapped up a few days ago in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.  The first film is entitled “Red Passport” by Abdah Assadi, currently living in

Pro-Regime Group in Syria Suffers Malnutrition

Pro-Regime Group in Syria Suffers Malnutrition

12-11-2022

Members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, have been grappling with food shortage inside military barracks.  A PLA fighter told AGPS there are no food items except for scraps at military sites due to

Palestine Refugee Agency in Lebanon Warns of Grant Scams

Palestine Refugee Agency in Lebanon Warns of Grant Scams

11-11-2022

UNRWA in Lebanon warned of fake links and message sent to registered Palestinian refugees. A number of refugees received cash grant scams on whatsapp allegedly sent by UNRWA as a winter allowance. The Agency said the refugees should not send

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Lower House Rents in AlSabina Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Lower House Rents in AlSabina Camp

11-11-2022

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have appealed to house owners to decrease monthly real estate rents for residential homes and shops. House rents have doubled this year for the same properties by more than 100

Palestinian Refugees Left without Livelihoods in Northwestern Syria

Palestinian Refugees Left without Livelihoods in Northwestern Syria

11-11-2022

Unemployment and poverty rates have increased sharply in northwestern Syria, where dozens of displaced Palestinian refugee families have been taking shelter. The loss of livelihoods has generated negative consequences on income sources and purchasing power in the area. Access to

Palestinians among 6 Migrants Hit in Road Accident

Palestinians among 6 Migrants Hit in Road Accident

11-11-2022

Six migrants, including Palestinians, were wounded in traffic accident on the Hungary-Austria border as Austrian police were chasing a car carrying migrants from Hungary. Police attempted to stop the smuggler van, with 15 migrants onboard, before it hit a school

AlRaml Refugee Camp Swamped with Rainfalls

AlRaml Refugee Camp Swamped with Rainfalls

10-11-2022

Displaced Palestinian families in AlRaml refugee camp, in Latakia, have voiced deep concern over the upshots of the heavy rains that swamped residential neighborhoods. The area is already overburdened by poor infrastructure and hackneyed sanitation networks. Pictures and videos circulated

Power Generator Goes Off in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Generator Goes Off in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-11-2022

A blast was reported near Zaher Mosque, in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, after a power generator exploded due to a short circuit. Palestinian refugees in AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to denounce the chronic power

45 Palestinian Refugee Families Flee Violence-Stricken Deraa Camp South of Syria

45 Palestinian Refugee Families Flee Violence-Stricken Deraa Camp South of Syria

10-11-2022

Dozens of Palestinian refugee families fled Deraa Camp and AlSadd neighborhood, south of Syria, due to the simmering clashes between local armed groups and ISIS militias. At least 45 Palestinian families, including 15 from Deraa Camp, fled to neighboring areas

AGPS Issues “Coming Out from Under Rubble” Report

AGPS Issues “Coming Out from Under Rubble” Report

10-11-2022

AGPS issued a new report entitled “Coming Up from Under Rubble” to underscore the abject humanitarian situation endured by Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria. The 50-page report includes 31 success stories achieved by Palestinian refugees from Syria despite the challenges

UNRWA to Deliver Extra Cash to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Extra Cash to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

09-11-2022

UNRWA said it will be delivering additional cash grants of 150 USD to every registered Palestinian refugee family from Syria in Lebanon. The sum will be transferred with the regular cash grants slated to be disbursed on November 28 through

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

09-11-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have not received fuel supplies urgently needed with the advent of winter. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in the area continue to sound distress signals over the

Damascus Governorate: Huge Funds Needed to Rehabilitate Power Network

Damascus Governorate: Huge Funds Needed to Rehabilitate Power Network

09-11-2022

Member of the Executive Office at Damascus Governorate, Kays Ramadan, told the pro-regime SHAM FM radio station that a technical study is being conducted to rehabilitate the power network in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Ramadan said

Palestinian Refugee Wounded in Deraa

Palestinian Refugee Wounded in Deraa

09-11-2022

Three civilians, including a Palestinian refugee, sustained wounds due to the simmering clashes with ISIS militias in AlSadd neighborhood, in Deraa city, south of Syria. Palestinian refugee Amar AlAyedi was gunned down in the chest as he tended to a

3 Palestinian Refugees Win Best Teacher Award in Syria

3 Palestinian Refugees Win Best Teacher Award in Syria

08-11-2022

Three instructors at schools run by the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria came on top of the winners list at the Mohammed bin Zayed Award for the Best GCC Teacher competition. Mohammed bin

Palestinian Refugee Woman Rescued off Aegean Sea

Palestinian Refugee Woman Rescued off Aegean Sea

08-11-2022

Greek coast guard rescued a total of four illegal Palestinian migrants at sea, south of Samos island in the East Aegean. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said police located and rescued four migrants who told authorities they were onboard

Hague Court Rules for Keeping Palestinian Refugee in Custody over War Crime Allegations in Syria

Hague Court Rules for Keeping Palestinian Refugee in Custody over War Crime Allegations in Syria

08-11-2022

The Hague Court in the Netherlands turned down appeals for releasing the Palestinian refugee Mustafa A. Dahoudi who is being tried in the Netherlands over charges of involvement in war crimes in Syria. Last Monday, the Public Prosecutor said, during

Rocket Slammed into Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Rocket Slammed into Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

08-11-2022

A rocket hit Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, resulting in heavy material damage. 15 families fled the southern corners of the camp due to the security turmoil rocking the area, where violence between armed groups and ISIS

Street Lighting Initiative Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Street Lighting Initiative Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

07-11-2022

The charity committee said efforts have been under progress to install solar panels in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. Last week, the charity installed 20 solar panels in Hindarat refugee camp, in Aleppo. Another 50 panels were also installed in

Rubble-Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Rubble-Clearance Ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

07-11-2022

Syrian authorities started removing debris from AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The AlHajar AlAswad council said debris has been removed from Tishreen neighborhood pending similar drives in other neighborhoods. Efforts have also been ongoing to

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Urgent Return to Yarmouk Camp

07-11-2022

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.  Lawyers

War-Wounded Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

War-Wounded Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

06-11-2022

Palestinian refugees who have been wounded in war-torn Syria continue to sound distress signals over their abject humanitarian conditions. In Khan Dannun refugee camp alone, at least 100 Palestinian refugees sustained war-inflicted wounds.  A number of wounded refugees have

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

06-11-2022

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 in Syria Severely Affected by Decade-Long Conflict

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Severely Affected by Decade-Long Conflict

06-11-2022

The eleven-year Syrian war has had a tragic impact on Palestinian refugees sheltered in the country. Unemployment, debts, high levels of poverty, overcrowded dwellings, food insecurity, loss of livelihoods, and economic hardship have had a heavy toll on the Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

06-11-2022

Palestinian-Syrian refugee Ahmad Ali Falaha, born in 2001, was pronounced dead on November 06, 2022. Ahmad, a resident of Deraa Camp, south of Syria, was killed as he fought alongside opposition groups against ISIS terrorists in the southern Syrian province

UNRWA Provides Healthcare Services to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Provides Healthcare Services to Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

05-11-2022

UNRWA said it operates 25 health clinics and four mobile clinics across Jordan. All PRS are eligible to access UNRWA primary health-care services. PRS also benefit from UNRWA-funded referrals to secondary and tertiary services. In a recent video, UNRWA said

Pro-Regime Militias in Syria Crack Down on Palestinian Families

Pro-Regime Militias in Syria Crack Down on Palestinian Families

05-11-2022

Members of the regime’s Fourth Division in AlQabon neighborhood forced Palestinian families out of the area as they attempted to inspect their homes. A number of Palestinian families who have been overburdened by exorbitant rents have attempted to return to

Damascus Governor: Joint Efforts Should Be Made to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Governor: Joint Efforts Should Be Made to Reconstruct Yarmouk Camp

05-11-2022

Damascus Governor Mohamed Tareq Kreishani said  efforts have been underway to rehabilitate the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. He said contacts will be held with the Social Affairs Minister Mohamed Seid AlDeen to that end. The governor pledged that

Palestinian Refugee Drowns Off Greek Coast

Palestinian Refugee Drowns Off Greek Coast

05-11-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Mansour Zarkein was pronounced dead after a boat carrying illegal migrants drowned off a Greek coast. 23 dead bodies were removed off Greek coast on after the boat capsized on November 01. Another 12 migrants were

Power Cables Residents of AlSabina Camp

Power Cables Residents of AlSabina Camp

03-11-2022

Residents of AlSharkatli neighborhood in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, warned of increasing electrocution cases due to suspended power cables. Suspended the length and breadth of its alleyways there is a web spun from electricity cables and

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp Due to Short Circuit

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp Due to Short Circuit

03-11-2022

Fires broke out at a civilian house in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Heavy material damage was reported. The fires burst out in AlKhasas neighborhood. Material damage was inflicted on the house of Palestinian refugee Abu Thaer

Owners of Destroyed Houses Appeal for Recompensation

Owners of Destroyed Houses Appeal for Recompensation

03-11-2022

Activists and residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, appealed to the Syrian authorities, UNRWA, the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and the Palestine Liberation Organization to provide cash grants to residents whose houses have

Palestinian Refugees in Southern Syria Displacement Camp Raise Concerns over Security Turmoil

Palestinian Refugees in Southern Syria Displacement Camp Raise Concerns over Security Turmoil

03-11-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have expressed concern over the security turmoil south of Syria due to increasing clashes between ISIS and pro-regime militias. Tension has soared in the area following a suicide bombing targeting

Palestinian-Syrian Sportsman Garners High Score at Damascus Competition

Palestinian-Syrian Sportsman Garners High Score at Damascus Competition

02-11-2022

Palestinian sportsman Mohamed Ibrahim AlBakhit came on top of the list in the Syrian Arab Republic Championship for Sports Clubs, held in Latakia. Muhammad, born and raised in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, won the first place in the collective

Palestinians among Dozens of Asylum Seekers Deported from Serbia

Palestinians among Dozens of Asylum Seekers Deported from Serbia

02-11-2022

Serbian authorities conducted an operation in Sombor city that led to the detention of dozens of migrants, including 17 Palestinian refugees. The undocumented migrants were reportedly taken to reception centers pending their forced deportation to camps set up in borders

AGPS Conducts Poll about Palestinian Refugees’ Salaries in Syria

AGPS Conducts Poll about Palestinian Refugees’ Salaries in Syria

02-11-2022

More than a decade since the conflict in Syria began, the number of Syrians at risk of hunger has reached record high levels. The average cost of food in the country has, for months, been the highest. Palestinians and Syrians

Damascus Governor: Efforts Ongoing to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Damascus Governor: Efforts Ongoing to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Refugee Camp

02-11-2022

Damascus Governor Mohamed Tareq Kreshati said efforts have been under progress to rehabilitate vital services in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. He said several reconstruction drives have seen the day in cooperation with CSOs and concerned authorities. In a statement

Palestinian, Syrian Families Fear Cholera Outbreak in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian, Syrian Families Fear Cholera Outbreak in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

01-11-2022

AGPS has warned of the spread of cholera in displacement camps set up north of Syria, as a result of malnutrition and poor immunity, especially among vulnerable people sheltered in substandard facilities. The residents have expressed fear that cholera will

Palestinian Refugees Refuse to Return to Syria over Abduction Concerns

Palestinian Refugees Refuse to Return to Syria over Abduction Concerns

01-11-2022

More than eleven years into the Syrian conflict, thousands of Palestinian refugees continue to suffer protracted displacement. The Syrian regime has forcibly displaced thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. Today, those who wish to return to the vastly devastated refugee camps

Palestinian Refugee Family Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Family Denied Humanitarian Asylum in Sweden for 7th Year

01-11-2022

Palestinian refugee Mazen Abu Ajaj and his family have been denied asylum in Sweden, where they have been living for the seventh consecutive year. Mazen, his wife, and six children are sheltered in Salvastor camp, located between Helsingborg and Angelholm

2 Palestinians Detained after Being Rescued in Boat Tragedy off Tunisian Coast

2 Palestinians Detained after Being Rescued in Boat Tragedy off Tunisian Coast

01-11-2022

Two Palestinian refugees holding Syrian travel documents have been detained by Libyan authorities after they were rescued off the Tunisian coast of Jarjis. Palestinian ambassador Ahmad AlDick said the two refugees are Moomen Mohamed Ali and Khaled Mohamed AlABtah. 

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2022

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

Water Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Water Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2022

The Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief repaired power generators and installed new ones in order to help rehabilitate the main water unit in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away

Residents of Hindarat Camp Appeal for Reclaiming Their Relatives’ Houses

Residents of Hindarat Camp Appeal for Reclaiming Their Relatives’ Houses

31-10-2022

Residents of Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees whose houses have sustained heavy damage in the conflict called on the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to hand them over permits in order to retrieve the houses of their family

As Violence Flares, Classes Suspended in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

As Violence Flares, Classes Suspended in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-10-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Deraa Camp, in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, have expressed deep concern as violent clashes flared up in the city. UNRWA suspended classes at its schools in Deraa for fear of deadly escalations in the

Awareness-Raising Campaigns Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Awareness-Raising Campaigns Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

11-10-2022

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization in Syria held sessions to raise awareness about breast cancer at its reproductive health center in AlNeirab camp in Aleppo.  The sessions provided tips on how to deal with the psychological pressures of patients

Palestinian Refugees Left without Healthcare in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Left without Healthcare in Syria

11-10-2022

A report issued by AGPS on the World Mental Health Day has sounded alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria. The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its eleventh year, has had traumatic

Displaced Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Police Crackdowns

Displaced Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Police Crackdowns

11-10-2022

Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, south of Syria, have denounced the crackdowns by police and intelligence officers affiliated with the Syrian regime in Gindires, north of Syria. Police officers broke down into the

Palestinian Refugee Child and His Mother Reported Missing South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Child and His Mother Reported Missing South of Syria

11-10-2022

Four-year-old Palestinian-Syrian child Hesham Ahmed AlMesri and his mother have gone missing for 20 days after they disappeared from Khirbet Ghazala town, in the southern Syrian province of Deraa.  

Palestinian Refugees among 66 Irregular Migrants Caught by Turkish Authorities

Palestinian Refugees among 66 Irregular Migrants Caught by Turkish Authorities

10-10-2022

Turkish police detained 66 irregular migrants during a manhunt launched in Marmaris, in Mugla city. The list includes Palestinian, Syrian, and Egyptian migrants who were planning to sail to Greece and Italy. The migrants will be transferred to the migration

Dutch Court: Gov’t Should Improve Living Conditions for Migrants

Dutch Court: Gov’t Should Improve Living Conditions for Migrants

10-10-2022

A Dutch court on Thursday ordered the government to bring conditions in Dutch emergency asylum centers up to EU standards and said vulnerable refugees should no longer be housed there. Judges ruled that every asylum seeker who reported to a

Children Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Syria

Children Vaccination Campaign Kick-Started in Syria

10-10-2022

With support from WHO, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Ministry of Health in Syria has launched a polio, measles and rubella vaccination campaign across the country.  The 10-day campaign, which began on 9 October 2022, aims to

Syrian Regime to Welcome Hamas Delegation

Syrian Regime to Welcome Hamas Delegation

10-10-2022

The Syrian regime will welcome representatives of Hamas and other Palestinian factions soon, according to a report. Pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan said on Monday the meeting between the Gaza rules and Syrian officials will happen "in the next few days". 

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Cholera Spread Due to Contaminated Water

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Raise Concerns over Cholera Spread Due to Contaminated Water

09-10-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp expressed deep concern over the potential propagation of cholera as agricultural crops are being irrigated with untreated waste water. Civilians called on the concerned authorities, the Ministry of Health and the General Union of Peasants to

1st Cholera Case Report in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

1st Cholera Case Report in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

09-10-2022

The first case of cholera disease was reported in Deir Ballout camp, in the northern Syrian region of Efrin. Earlier this month, the Assistance Coordination Unit warned of the spread of cholera in northwestern Syria, as a result of malnutrition

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Volunteers to Fight alongside Russia in Ukraine

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Volunteers to Fight alongside Russia in Ukraine

09-10-2022

Special sources told AGPS that Liwaa AlQuds commander Mohamed AlS’aid has demanded that the Syrian regime opens registration for fighters wishing to volunteer to fight against Ukraine. The Syrian regime reportedly turned down the demand, saying Division 25 led by

Over 3,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

Over 3,700 Reports Documenting Situation of Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS

09-10-2022

AGPS has conducted over 3,730 daily reports documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk. Other material, including videos, live snapshots

Russian Strikes Force Dozens of Families to Flee Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Russian Strikes Force Dozens of Families to Flee Northern Syria Displacement Camps

08-10-2022

The Syria Response Coordinators said a number of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria have fled their tents and camps due to the Russian airstrikes targeting the area. A number of families have been seen leaving Kafrlousin and

Palestinian Refugees in Khan Dannun Camp Appeal for Fuel Supplies

Palestinian Refugees in Khan Dannun Camp Appeal for Fuel Supplies

08-10-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced delays in subsidized-fuel distribution. Civilians said they need fuel with the advent of cold weather. Displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, expressed fear that they

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

08-10-2022

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Qudsaya town have denounced mistreatment at the UNRWA-run clinic. A number of patients, including children, who showed up at the facility for treatment and vaccination have reportedly been mistreated by paramedics at the clinic. A

MP: A Family Needs 1.5 Million Per Month to Survive in Syria

MP: A Family Needs 1.5 Million Per Month to Survive in Syria

08-10-2022

Member of the Syrian People’s Assembly, Mohamed Zuheir Tinawi, said a family in Syria needs 5.1 million Syrian pounds per month. Tinawi pointed out that the wages of state labourers have become “detached from reality,” and barely afford

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Turkey Closes 8 More Istanbul Districts to Foreign Residency Permits

Palestinian Refugees Distressed as Turkey Closes 8 More Istanbul Districts to Foreign Residency Permits

07-10-2022

Küçükçekmece, Başakşehir, Bağcılar, Avcılar, Bahçelievler, Sultangazi, Esenler and Zeytinburnu – have been closed for issuing any residence permit to foreign nationals as no new registrations will be made, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said Friday

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoints South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Crackdowns at Regime Checkpoints South of Syria

07-10-2022

A former opposition affiliate in Syria said passing through regime-run military checkpoints overnight has become life-threatening. A number of civilians have allegedly been kidnapped by gunmen affiliated with Iranian militias. He added that a number of wanted persons arrested at

UNRWA to Embark on Reconstruction Project in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA to Embark on Reconstruction Project in Yarmouk Camp

07-10-2022

An activist from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, said UNRWA is slated to launch a project to build a youth development centre and a school comprising 24 classrooms. The project will last for nine months and is

WHO: Over 10,000 Suspected Cases of Cholera Reported in Syria in Recent Weeks

WHO: Over 10,000 Suspected Cases of Cholera Reported in Syria in Recent Weeks

07-10-2022

In Syria, more than 10,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported just in the past six weeks, warned the World Health Organization (WHO). In a press briefing, WHO’s Secretary-General Margaret Harris said that “after years of declining cases

Transportation Crisis in AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Satellite-Based Surveillance

Transportation Crisis in AlHusainiya Camp Exacerbated by Satellite-Based Surveillance

06-10-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya refugee camp continue to grapple with a transportation crisis which they said has been exacerbated by the launch of the Geographic Positioning Service (GPS). Civilians continue to denounce the exorbitant prices of public transportation following the latest

Red Cross Delegation Shows Up in Hindarat Refugee Camp

Red Cross Delegation Shows Up in Hindarat Refugee Camp

06-10-2022

Representatives of the International Red Cross paid a visit to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees to inspect the humanitarian situation in the area and civilians’ access to water. Recently, the Red Cross provided the camp with water tanks. The General

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

06-10-2022

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 years across a number of residential neighborhoods. Civilians have been forced to purchase potable

AGPS Urges Greece to Cease Human Rights Abuses against Asylum Seekers

AGPS Urges Greece to Cease Human Rights Abuses against Asylum Seekers

06-10-2022

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) in London has called on Greece to cease violent deportations of and human rights abuses against migrants and asylum seekers fleeing war and economic hardship. After becoming one of the main destination

Syria Education Ministry: School Shifts Will Not Be Changed

Syria Education Ministry: School Shifts Will Not Be Changed

05-10-2022

The Syrian Ministry of Education said it has approved the launch of the school year at all public and private kindergartens and schools. School shifts start from 08:00 a.m.  Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with

Government of Austria Contributes EUR 4.7 Million to UNRWA

Government of Austria Contributes EUR 4.7 Million to UNRWA

05-10-2022

On October 3, the Government of Austria contributed EUR 2.7 million in support of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Health Programme in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. It

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

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

05-10-2022

Residents of AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at the UNRWA-run clinic. A number of patients who showed up at the facility for treatment have reportedly been mistreated

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction of Their Houses in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction of Their Houses in Yarmouk Camp

05-10-2022

A number of Palestinian refugee families sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, have appealed to the concerned authorities and international humanitarian organizations to help them reconstruct their ravaged houses. In appeals emailed to AGPS, a number of families said

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Human Rights Abuses in Greek Migrant Camp

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Human Rights Abuses in Greek Migrant Camp

04-10-2022

Palestinian refugees and other migrants sheltered in a migrant camp set up on the Greek island of Kos have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation. Living conditions are abject in the substandard migrant facility, where caravans are vastly overcrowded

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

04-10-2022

UNRWA has transferred cash grants of 35,1 Jordanian dinars to Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan. There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country

School Drop-Outs Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

School Drop-Outs Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

04-10-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Ramadan Camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, continue to speak out against the sharp nosedive in access to education for Palestinian children sheltered in the area. Extreme poverty, child labor, early marriage, and enforced disappearance are

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denied Access to Healthcare Services

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Denied Access to Healthcare Services

04-10-2022

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups with immense humanitarian needs. The humanitarian situation, already marred by an unprecedented economic crisis in the Middle Eastern country, has been exacerbated by the lack of access

Solar Panels Stolen from Hindarat Camp

Solar Panels Stolen from Hindarat Camp

03-10-2022

Residents of Hindarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo denounced the theft of solar panels installed just a few months ago across residential alleyways. 11 solar panels donated by Shadi Hadid were installed in the camp under the supervision of

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Jordan Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Jordan Bodybuilding Championship

03-10-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi AlFar won the first place in the open bodybuilding championship (100kgs) held in Jordan.  Shadi fled Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp in 2012 to AlZahira, in Damascus, before he headed for Jordan, where he had

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Grappling with Transportation Crisis

03-10-2022

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

New Power Generators Allotted to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

New Power Generators Allotted to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-10-2022

Five power generators are to be installed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. In an interview with Sham FM, Damascus governor said the power network was completely damaged in the eleven-year conflict and efforts have been underway

Palestinian Mother of Triplets Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action in Northern Syria

Palestinian Mother of Triplets Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Action in Northern Syria

02-10-2022

A Palestinian-Syrian refugee from Yarmouk camp who gave birth to triplets in a hospital in the northern Syrian city of Efrin appealed to local and international humanitarian organizations to provide her with cash and in-kind aid in order to feed

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Mistreatment of Schoolchildren at Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Mistreatment of Schoolchildren at Northern Syria Displacement Camp

02-10-2022

Displaced Palestinian refugees sheltered in Efrin outskirts, north of Syria, said their children have been subjected to violence by teachers at the school of AlMuhammadiya displacement camp. The residents said their children have been verbally and physically insulted. Parents called

Damascus Governor Calls for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Damascus Governor Calls for Rehabilitation of Vital Services in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-10-2022

Damascus Governor Mohamed Tarek Kreishati gave instructions to Damascus authorities to provide the residents of Yarmouk refugee camp with basic services and to rehabilitate the power and water networks. The governor called for increased cooperation among local departments and CSOs

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Human Rights Abuses in Syria

On Int’l Day of Non-Violence, Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Human Rights Abuses in Syria

02-10-2022

Statistics released by AGPS on the International Day of Non-Violence, observed on October 2, kept record of thousands of human rights abuses perpetrated against Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria Over 4,500 Palestinian refugees were killed as a result of

Syria Embassy in Lebanon Launches E-Portal for Passport Applications

Syria Embassy in Lebanon Launches E-Portal for Passport Applications

01-10-2022

The Syrian Embassy in Lebanon said it will be receiving passport applications through an online appointment.  In a statement, the embassy said concerned persons, including Palestinians from Syria, can apply for a meeting as of October 03. Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Girl Gets Highest Score at UNRWA School

Palestinian Girl Gets Highest Score at UNRWA School

01-10-2022

Palestinian-Syrian girl Rama Salam, displaced from Yarmouk refugee camp to Dummar, is among thousands of students who recently passed the national ninth-grade exam. She scored 3,090 out of a total 3,100 points, the highest score of all UNRWA

UN Body Warns of Cholera-Infected Cancer in Syria

UN Body Warns of Cholera-Infected Cancer in Syria

01-10-2022

The Assistance Coordination Unit warned of the spread of cholera in northwestern Syria, as a result of malnutrition and poor immunity, especially among vulnerable people sheltered in substandard facilities. Director of the Unit’s vaccination program Muhammad Salem attributed the disease

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinians in Turkey Exacerbated by House Rents

Humanitarian Situation of Palestinians in Turkey Exacerbated by House Rents

01-10-2022

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria have voiced deep concern over the increase in house rents in Turkey. A number of house owners asked them to pay rents in USD. In areas such as Başakşehir and Kayaşehir, house rents have seen

Palestinian Refugee Students Sustain Water-Borne Infections in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Students Sustain Water-Borne Infections in Syria Displacement Camp

30-09-2022

A number of water-borne intoxication cases have been reported in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, due to contaminated tank water. Water tanks at schools have reportedly been contaminated, resulting in infections among school children. Over recent years

Palestinian Activist Reyad Hamid Pronounced Dead in Egypt

Palestinian Activist Reyad Hamid Pronounced Dead in Egypt

30-09-2022

Palestinian-Syrian activist Reyad Hamid Abu Muadh was pronounced dead in Egypt. Reyad assisted scores of Palestinian and Syrian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria to Egypt in 2013. Reyad was born and raised in Yarmouk Camp. His family hails from Dalata village

Rights Group Acclaims Rehabilitation of Yarmouk School

Rights Group Acclaims Rehabilitation of Yarmouk School

30-09-2022

Association 302 for defense of refugees rights acclaimed the upcoming re-inauguration of Assad Ibn AlFourat School in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Association 302 said in a press statement issued on September 29, the school will reopen

Palestinian Refugees in Sweden Appeal for Permanent Residence Cards

Palestinian Refugees in Sweden Appeal for Permanent Residence Cards

30-09-2022

Palestinian refugees in Sweden continue to appeal to the Swedish authorities to grant them permanent residence permits and enhance their legal status. In a feature published by the Swedish platform Aktarr, a Palestinian refugee from Syria said he arrived in

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead off Izmir Coast

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead off Izmir Coast

25-09-2022

Turkish police on Friday found the body of a Palestinian refugee on a beach in the southwestern Turkish city of Izmir. The police identified the victim as a 19-year-old Palestinian refugee. He was transferred to the mortuary at a State

Palestinians Rescued in Tartous Boat Tragedy Arrested

Palestinians Rescued in Tartous Boat Tragedy Arrested

25-09-2022

Syrian security forces reportedly arrested a number of Syrians and Palestinians who survived the tragic boat event off Tartous coast on claims they are wanted for military service.  Posts published on social media network Facebook said sources from AlBasel

Families Appeal for Information over Fate of Missing Palestinian Refugees in Tartous

Families Appeal for Information over Fate of Missing Palestinian Refugees in Tartous

25-09-2022

A number of Palestinian families have launched appeals for information about their relatives who disappeared on Friday, September 22, after an Italy-bound boat carrying illegal migrants from Tartous city, in Syria, capsized. Syrian authorities have found 34 bodies and rescued

2 Palestinian Refugees Dead, 4 Missing in Syrian Waters

2 Palestinian Refugees Dead, 4 Missing in Syrian Waters

25-09-2022

Two Palestinian refugees died on Thursday and another four have gone missing after a boat carrying illegal migrants capsized off the Syrian-Lebanese coast. The victims are Iman Mustafa Assaad and Alaa Nizar Kablawi, from AlRaml refugee camp, in Latakia. The

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Bread Crisis

21-09-2022

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. Getting hold of bread has become an exhausting business in the camp.  Images of

Pro-Regime Party in Syria Rejects Plan to Remove Destroyed Buildings from Yarmouk Camp

Pro-Regime Party in Syria Rejects Plan to Remove Destroyed Buildings from Yarmouk Camp

21-09-2022

The Palestinian leadership of the Baath Party rejected a plan by Damascus governorate to destroy damaged buildings and remove their debris from Yarmouk Camp. In a statement issued in response to reports about the entrance of heavy machinery to Street

WHO Sends Supplies to Syria to Deal with Cholera Outbreak

WHO Sends Supplies to Syria to Deal with Cholera Outbreak

21-09-2022

A plane carrying medical supplies to deal with the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak in war-torn Syria landed in the capital of Damascus on Monday, the World Health Organization said, and another one will follow. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO's

Lebanon’s Housing Crisis Leaves Palestinian Refugees with Nowhere to Go

Lebanon’s Housing Crisis Leaves Palestinian Refugees with Nowhere to Go

21-09-2022

As Lebanon sinks further into crisis, there seems to be a growing consensus that it will take years, and billions of dollars, for the country to recover from a multitude of shocks. Palestinian refugees have been most affected by the

Palestinian Refugee Wins 2nd Place in Arab Kickboxing Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 2nd Place in Arab Kickboxing Championship

20-09-2022

Palestinian Syrian refugee Youssef Zuhair Barbar snatched the second place in the 13th Arab Kickboxing Championship. Yousef did not play the final match against an Iraqi national after he suffered a knee injury.  Yousef is a member of the

Palestinian Refugees Slam UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Slam UNRWA

20-09-2022

UNRWA said it will be distributing the second batch of food aid on September 2022. In a Facebook statement, the UN Agency said it will be sending text messages to the concerned refugees. Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to call

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

20-09-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee Missing for 2nd Year following Greek-Bound Asylum-Seeking Trip

Palestinian Refugee Missing for 2nd Year following Greek-Bound Asylum-Seeking Trip

20-09-2022

Palestinian refugee Ahmad AlNamer (nicknamed Abu Ivan) has gone missing on the Turkish-Greek borders for nearly two years running. In a letter emailed to AGPS, Ahmed’s family said they have lost contact with him since 2021. Ahmed was born and

U.S. Announces $64m in UNRWA Aid Ahead of Anticipated Palestinian UN Bid

U.S. Announces $64m in UNRWA Aid Ahead of Anticipated Palestinian UN Bid

19-09-2022

The U.S. announced $64 million in aid for the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). The announcement comes days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the UN General Assembly amid rumblings of Palestinian plans

Displaced Families Call for Gradual Reconstruction of Destroyed Buildings

Displaced Families Call for Gradual Reconstruction of Destroyed Buildings

19-09-2022

Activists from Yarmouk Camp have called on Palestinian refugees to start reconstructing their destroyed houses and commercial facilities in order to avoid having them removed from the master plan. Local sources said bulldozers and trucks were spotted on Sunday on

Activists Warn of Fraud by Bemo & AlHaram Banks

Activists Warn of Fraud by Bemo & AlHaram Banks

19-09-2022

Activists warned of fraud by staff of Bemo Bank and Al Haram Transfer Company during transfer of cash aid by UNRWA. Recently, dozens of Palestinian refugees said invalid banknotes were found in their cash grants. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees

Palestinians Denounce Complicated Passport Procedures

Palestinians Denounce Complicated Passport Procedures

19-09-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus said passport issuance for Palestinians outside the Syrian territories does not make part of its official mission. The announcement comes after Palestinians in Syria spoke out against delayed passport issuance while a number of PRS

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Activists Call On Displaced Families to Return to Yarmouk Camp

17-09-2022

Activists called on families displaced from Yarmouk Camp to return to AlZein neighborhood in the camp as the situation appears to be back to normal in the area. The calls came after a number of commercial shops unlocked their doors

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Property-Theft Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

17-09-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the ongoing property-theft and burglary across residential neighborhoods. Over recent days, a five-member gang burglarized a civilian home in the area. Over recent months, power cables have been stolen from abandoned

Agricultural Crops Damaged in Neirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Agricultural Crops Damaged in Neirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-09-2022

Jiwan Mustafa, the Syrian Health Board co-chair, stated that there were 2,867 suspected cholera cases, 78 confirmed cases, and 16 deaths across NES to date, mostly in Deir ez-Zor. Mustafa confirmed the presence of 'Vibrio cholerae', the bacteria

Following Death of 6 Migrants at Sea, EU Urge Greece to Launch Immediate Probe

Following Death of 6 Migrants at Sea, EU Urge Greece to Launch Immediate Probe

17-09-2022

The Office of the Spokesperson for the European Commission has called on the Greek authorities to open an investigation into the deaths of six migrants (five children and a woman) in the Aegean Sea, after the Greek coast guard pushed

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Corrupt Governor

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Lash Out at Corrupt Governor

18-09-2022

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the bread crisis and held the local spokesman responsible.  Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq have denounced the poor-quality bread sold

Number of Palestinians Dying of Strokes in Syria Gets Higher

Number of Palestinians Dying of Strokes in Syria Gets Higher

18-09-2022

Sudden deaths have increasingly been reported among Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria due to the traumatic upshots of the warfare. Over recent days, ten Palestinian refugees died of heart attacks or strokes, among them five residents of AlNeirab Camp for

AGPS: 638 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 638 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

18-09-2022

AGPS documented the death of over 638 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government lock-ups, including 37 women. 77 victims were identified in horrific photos showing thousands of people who were tortured to death in Syrian government penitentiaries and which

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Condition of over 1,900 Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

AGPS Sounds Alarm over Condition of over 1,900 Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

18-09-2022

AGPS continues to raise alarm bells over the mysterious condition and whereabouts of hundreds of Palestinian refugees who have been secretly incarcerated in Syria. Over recent years, AGPS addressed the UN Human Rights Council and other international agencies about Palestinian

New Zealand Renews Longstanding Multiyear Support to UNRWA

New Zealand Renews Longstanding Multiyear Support to UNRWA

16-09-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and New Zealand have signed a three-year agreement (2022-2024) totaling NZD 3 million (US$ 1.8 million) to support core UNRWA programmes for Palestine refugees

UN Refugees Commission Warns of Perilous Journey from Turkey to Greece

UN Refugees Commission Warns of Perilous Journey from Turkey to Greece

16-09-2022

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) denied it has been encouraging migrants to illegally enter Europe from Turkey. The UNHCR warned of the life-threatening repercussions of illegal immigration from Turkey to Greece or Bulgaria. The UN Agency said illegal

Mahmoud Abbas Foundation Provides Cash Aid to Yarmouk Camp Residents

Mahmoud Abbas Foundation Provides Cash Aid to Yarmouk Camp Residents

16-09-2022

The Mahmoud Abbas Foundation paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. This came as part of four-day trip to Syria aiming to provide humanitarian and cash aid to vulnerable families. A number of residents said, however, that cash

UN: Cholera outbreak in Syria is ‘serious threat’ to whole Middle East

UN: Cholera outbreak in Syria is ‘serious threat’ to whole Middle East

16-09-2022

The official declaration of a cholera outbreak in the Aleppo region of Syria at the weekend, represents “a serious threat to people in Syria”, and the whole Middle East region, said the UN humanitarian relief coordinator for the country on

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-08-2022

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

Commander of Pro-regime Militia in Syria Meets with Lebanese Drug Trafficker

Commander of Pro-regime Militia in Syria Meets with Lebanese Drug Trafficker

28-08-2022

Lebanese drug trafficker Nouh Zaaiter met with pro-regime militias in Syria. In photos circulated on social media, deputy chief of Liwaa AlQuds armed group Adnan Mohamed AlSayed is spotted posing with Zaaiter. Over recent years, members of Liwaa AlQuds armed

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

28-08-2022

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

AGPS: 79% of Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria Civilians

AGPS: 79% of Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria Civilians

28-08-2022

AGPS data indicates that 79% of Palestinians of Syria killed since the outbreak of the conflict are civilians. 21% of those killed are members of armed groups affiliated with the Syrian regime or opposition forces. The causes of death vary

Displaced Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Camp

27-08-2022

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.  Lawyers

UNRWA in Syria Grants University Scholarships to Palestinian Refugee Students

UNRWA in Syria Grants University Scholarships to Palestinian Refugee Students

27-08-2022

The Education Program of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Syria announced the launch of registration procedures for scholarships granted by the UNRWA USA National Committee for a number of students admitted to the

Official: 25,000 Asylum-Seekers Kept Out of Greece in August

Official: 25,000 Asylum-Seekers Kept Out of Greece in August

27-08-2022

Greek authorities have prevented some 25,000 people from entering the country illegally in less than a month, a government official said Wednesday, accusing neighbor and regional rival Turkey of channeling asylum-seekers toward Greece. That figure is more than three

Lebanon to Deport 4 Palestinian Refugee Families

Lebanon to Deport 4 Palestinian Refugee Families

27-08-2022

Four Palestinian families are facing the risk of deportation from Lebanon after they were pushed back from Cyprus. The four families illegally entered Lebanon and risk to be forced back to Syria. According to data provided by the United Nations

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

26-08-2022

UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The disbursed sum is 25 USD per month. An additional sum of 50 USD covering July and August will also be shelled out to registered refugees.  Palestinian refugees

92 Irregular Immigrants Caught in Fethiye

92 Irregular Immigrants Caught in Fethiye

26-08-2022

In the operation held in Fethiye district of Muğla, 92 irregular immigrants were caught by the Gendarmerie teams in three minibuses and a car, and five suspects were detained in connection with the incident. According to the information obtained, a

Greece to Extend Border Fence with Turkey

Greece to Extend Border Fence with Turkey

26-08-2022

Greece will gradually extend a fence along its border with Turkey and bolster surveillance mechanisms to counter the increasing number of migrants from crossing over, the Greek government said on Tuesday (August 23) following a meeting of the council for

UN: Situation of Palestinian Refugees Alarming

UN: Situation of Palestinian Refugees Alarming

26-08-2022

Palestinian refugees are struggling for survival and need urgent humanitarian action, warned the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Addressing the UN Security Council, Philippe Lazzarini said: “Since I

Palestinian-Syrian Film Maker Wins 1st Prize at Mindfield Festival

Palestinian-Syrian Film Maker Wins 1st Prize at Mindfield Festival

25-08-2022

Palestinian-Syrian film maker Muhammad Khamis won the best film maker award in the Mindfield Film Festival, held in the US state of New Mexico on August 9, 2022, for his short documentary film entitled “Three Stories from Gaza”. The film

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

25-08-2022

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on UNRWA to increase humanitarian aid and cash grants and to deliver them to the concerned refugees every month rather than every four months. UNRWA provides assistance to over 438,000 registered Palestinian refugees

Mother of Forcibly Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Appeals for Information

Mother of Forcibly Disappeared Palestinian Refugee in Syria Appeals for Information

25-08-2022

Mother of Suleiman Mohammed Mabrouk, from Yarmouk Camp, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of her son who has gone missing for over ten years.  Ayeda Amayri said her son disappeared ten years ago. His

30 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Detained in Lebanon

30 Palestinian Asylum Seekers Detained in Lebanon

25-08-2022

100 asylum seekers, including 30 Palestinian refugees, were arrested by the Lebanese authorities as they were trying to sail to Italy.  The migrants are detained at a custody in the seaport. On August 22, a number of Palestinian refugees

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestine Refugee Students

UNRWA to Distribute School Furniture to Palestine Refugee Students

24-08-2022

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

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

Palestinians of Syria Denounce Mistreatment by BEMO Bank Staff

24-08-2022

Palestinian refugees in Damascus have railed against the mistreatment they have faced by Bemo Bank staff. Refugees who received transaction codes of their cash grants provided by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Families Continue to Return to Yarmouk Refugee Camp

24-08-2022

Another batch of displaced families have returned to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees to retrieve their abandoned houses and property which sustained heavy material damage in the conflict.  A number of families managed to reconstruct their houses while others

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over Missing Relatives

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over Missing Relatives

24-08-2022

Palestinian families from Syria have launched appeals for information about the condition of their relatives who have recently disappeared on the migration route between Turley and Greece. Speaking with AGPS, a family said a group of youth disappeared on August

Palestinians Get High Scores at Final High School Exams

Palestinians Get High Scores at Final High School Exams

23-08-2022

Palestinian refugee students obtained high scores as part of the second session of high school exams. Student Mohammed Moadh Abdul Hamid Omeish, from Jaramana camp, obtained his high school certificate with a full mark (2900/2900) in the scientific branch. Student

Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Forest Fires

Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Threatened by Forest Fires

23-08-2022

Each year, seasonal fires put the life of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in northern Syria displacement camps at risk, affecting the quality of life and air. Since the start of this year, 126 wild fires rocked agricultural and forest

9 Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Rescued off Turkey

9 Palestinians among Dozens of Migrants Rescued off Turkey

23-08-2022

Turkish coast guards rescued 43 irregular migrants, including nine Palestinian refugees, 33 Syrian refugees, and a Yemeni national.  The migrants attempted to illegally reach Greece through the Aegean Sea. They launched distress signals after Greek coast guard pushed the

Palestinian Refugee Involved in War Crimes in Syria to Be Brought before German Court

Palestinian Refugee Involved in War Crimes in Syria to Be Brought before German Court

23-08-2022

The public trial of a Palestinian refugee accused of war crimes as he fought alongside the Syrian regime will begin on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Berlin Regional Court at Turmstrassr 91 Berlin 10559.  The Syrian Center for

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Dubai Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 3rd Place in Dubai Championship

22-08-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi AlFar won the third place in Dibba International Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship in the United Arab Emirates.  280 participants took part in the contest, held by Dibba body building center at the Meydan Hotel

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refuge Students in Tunisia

Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Refuge Students in Tunisia

22-08-2022

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of registration procedures for scholarships for PhD studies in Tunisia. Palestinian refugee students in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan should apply on the

Clashes as Greek Authorities Evacuate Athens Refugee Camp

Clashes as Greek Authorities Evacuate Athens Refugee Camp

22-08-2022

Police and migrants faced off Thursday (18 August) as Greek authorities started evacuating one of the last refugee camps in Athens, officials said, with videos showing authorities using tear gas and a flash grenade. The attempted eviction of the Eleonas

Lebanon to Repatriate 15,000 Refugees to Syria

Lebanon to Repatriate 15,000 Refugees to Syria

22-08-2022

Syrian Minister of Local Administration and Environment Hussein Makhlouf held a meeting with visiting Lebanese Minister of the Displaced Issam Charafeddine, during which they touched upon measures taken by Syria to secure a safe and quick home return for the

10 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

10 Palestinian Students from AlNeirab Camp Admitted into Aleppo Medicine Faculty

21-08-2022

A number of Palestinian refugee students were admitted into Syria’s public universities. The list includes 10 students from the AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, who will pursue their studies at the Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. The students are

Equipment for Dental Clinic Donated to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Equipment for Dental Clinic Donated to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-08-2022

The Union of Palestinian Communities and Organizations in Europe donated medical equipment needed to operate a dental clinic at Fayez Halawa Hospital run by the Palestine Liberation Army, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Dozens of Palestinians Killed, Detained While Assisting War-Affected Communities

Dozens of Palestinians Killed, Detained While Assisting War-Affected Communities

21-08-2022

AGPS kept record of the death of nearly 4,000 Palestinians and incarceration of over 1,900 others in the beleaguered Syrian territories. Palestinian medics and relief activists have also been permanently targeted by the Syrian regime forces on claims

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

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

21-08-2022

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

Palestinians among Asylum Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast following Pushback from Greece

Palestinians among Asylum Seekers Rescued off Turkish Coast following Pushback from Greece

20-08-2022

The Turkish Coast Guard detained 208 irregular migrants off the Aegean Sea and transferred them to the Immigration Department in Izmir. According to Turkish authorities, 59 migrants were rescued off Ural district after the Greek forces forcibly pushed them back

Canada Minister: Not Safe yet for Syrian refugees to Go Home

Canada Minister: Not Safe yet for Syrian refugees to Go Home

20-08-2022

Syria is not safe yet for millions of refugees to start going back home, a Canadian minister cautioned during a visit to Lebanon on Wednesday.  He spoke days after Lebanese officials announced a plan to start returning 15,000

Over 90% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Poverty

Over 90% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Poverty

20-08-2022

The conflict in Syria has led to a food safety disaster in the country, with 93 percent of the population living in poverty, according to the Central Statistics Centre. A number of factors have led to this reality, including the

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Withholding Victims’ Death Certificates

Rights Group: Syrian Regime Withholding Victims’ Death Certificates

20-08-2022

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) issued a report entitled “The Syrian Regime, Through Its Security Services and State Institutions, Controls the Incidents of Registering the Deaths of Victims Killed/’Disappeared’ in the Armed Conflict Since March 2011”, in which

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Water Crisis Ongoing in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

19-08-2022

Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been cut off across residential neighborhoods for several days. Water wells have also gone inoperative due to the chronic power blackout. An AGPS reporter said most

Activists Warn of Property Loss in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Activists Warn of Property Loss in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

19-08-2022

Activists have called on the residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, to stand on guard to all attempts to force them to forfeit their houses and property at low prices. The activists have warned against attempts by

Veteran Palestinian-Syrian Actor Bassam Lotfy Dies at 82

Veteran Palestinian-Syrian Actor Bassam Lotfy Dies at 82

19-08-2022

Veteran Syrian-Palestinian actor Bassam Lotfy, best known as the “Dean of Syrian Drama”, passed away on Friday at the age of 82, Syrian media reported. The Syndicate of Syrian Artists has mourned the death of Lotfy a day after another

Following Death of Palestine Refugee Child in Aleppo, UNRWA Calls For Clearing Explosive War Remnants

Following Death of Palestine Refugee Child in Aleppo, UNRWA Calls For Clearing Explosive War Remnants

19-08-2022

A ten-year-old Palestine refugee boy tragically lost his life when an explosive remnant of War (ERW) he was tampering with exploded on 16 August in the Masaken Hanano neighbourhood of Aleppo, in the north of Syria.   Several similar tragic

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students in Algeria, Pakistan

University Scholarships Granted to Palestinian Students in Algeria, Pakistan

18-08-2022

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of registration procedures for scholarships in Pakistan and Algeria for the academic year 2022/2023. Palestinian refugee students in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa  Update Syrian Authorities on Abject Humanitarian Condition

Residents of Palestinian Refugee Camp of Deraa Update Syrian Authorities on Abject Humanitarian Condition

18-08-2022

Representatives of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, showed up at the office of Deraa Governor, Luay Khareitah, on August 16, to update him on the dire humanitarian condition  endured by Palestinian refugees in the area. The delegation

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

18-08-2022

AGPS continues to sound alarm bells over the deteriorating humanitarian condition endured by dozens of Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to the Kingdom of Thailand. The refugees risk to be forcibly sent back to Syria or tossed into Thai

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Threatens Retaliation against Palestinian Refugee Authority

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Threatens Retaliation against Palestinian Refugee Authority

18-08-2022

Liwaa AlQuds deputy chief Adnan AlSayed leveled heavy criticism at the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) after the latter established a services committee for Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. AlSayed

UNRWA Announces Aid Plan for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Announces Aid Plan for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

17-08-2022

UNRWA said it will be delivering cash aid for Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon after it received additional funds. Every registered refugee will be receiving a sum of 25USD per month (July and August). An additional grant of 50

EU Confirms EUR 97 Million Contribution to Palestine Refugees

EU Confirms EUR 97 Million Contribution to Palestine Refugees

17-08-2022

In the aftermath of the latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the European Union (EU) Representative to West Bank and Gaza, Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, and other EU Member States’ representatives visited on Tuesday UNRWA Beach Preparatory School

Palestinian Refugee Child Killed by War Remnants in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Child Killed by War Remnants in Syria

17-08-2022

A Palestinian refugee child died after a suspicious object went off in Hanano. The victim is ten-year-old Abdullah Ahmad Saker, a resident of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised

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

17-08-2022

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

Palestinian Refugee, His Four Children Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee, His Four Children Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

16-08-2022

Palestinian refugee Maher Abdul Fattah Jaber and his four children have been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for over eight years.  The family was kidnapped by pro-regime militias at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint, south of Damascus, on October 05, 2014

Donor Pays Surgery Fees for Displaced Palestinian Refugee Girl in Syria

Donor Pays Surgery Fees for Displaced Palestinian Refugee Girl in Syria

16-08-2022

A donor paid the surgery fees for Palestinian refugee girl Ola AlKusaini displaced from Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria.  16-year-old Ola will undergo a cataract surgery to implant an artificial eye lens. She was displaced from Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Launch Distress Signals

16-08-2022

The Union of Southern Damascus Activists said nearly 1,800 displaced families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps in Gindires, north of Syria, have been struggling for survival. The Union said prices of medicines and food items have skyrocketed in

UNRWA Accused of Discrimination

UNRWA Accused of Discrimination

16-08-2022

Palestinian activists lashed out at UNRWA recruitment policy in Syria, saying the agency has been abusing power to hire people on the basis of their political affiliations.  Palestinian refugee Leyla Hussein said 80% of UNRWA staff are Syrians rather

Damascus Training Centre Opens Up Student Registration

Damascus Training Centre Opens Up Student Registration

15-08-2022

The Damascus Training Centre (DTC), run by UNRWA, has started accepting enrollment applications for the academic year 2022-23. Vocational training courses include engineering, marketing, design, accounting and pharmacy.  The DTC provides a range of one-to two-year professional and semi-professional

UNRWA Starts School Reconstruction in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Starts School Reconstruction in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

15-08-2022

UNRWA has launched works to rehabilitate AlJalil School following contributions by UNICEF. Reconstruction works will be carried out by the General Engineering and Contracting Company in cooperation with the Aleppo Education Directorate and Muhammad AlTayeh Company. Activists and civilians sheltered

Palestine Embassy Finalizes Passport Procedures in Syria Dispalcement Camps

Palestine Embassy Finalizes Passport Procedures in Syria Dispalcement Camps

15-08-2022

Staff of the Palestine Embassy in Damascus have wrapped up efforts to collect documents on behalf of Palestinian refugees wishing to apply for passport issuance or renewal. A few weeks earlier, embassy staff were dispatched to Palestinian refugee camps in

Syria Responds to French Accusation Regarding 2013 Tadamon Massacre

Syria Responds to French Accusation Regarding 2013 Tadamon Massacre

15-08-2022

Syria dismissed recent French statements that accused Damascus’ forces of war crimes. On August 12, the French Foreign Ministry published a statement, “Fight Against Impunity”, saying it received important documentation of possible crimes committed by Syrian regime forces. An official

AlHusainiya Camp Grappling with Economic Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp Grappling with Economic Crisis

14-08-2022

Shopkeepers in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the economic recession rocking the area due to a decline in purchasing power and the increase in poverty rates. The price leap and the loss of livelihoods in Syria has affected consumers

Fires Rock Civilian House in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Fires Rock Civilian House in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

14-08-2022

An AGPS correspondent in Aleppo said fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Ahmed Hadeiri, in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Heavy material damage was inflicted on the house. The residents rushed to the scene to

Palestinian Refugee Youths in/from Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

Palestinian Refugee Youths in/from Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

14-08-2022

Palestinian refugee youths continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare in Syria, amidst a deadly pandemic outbreak. The war has resulted in increasing rates of juvenile delinquency, unemployment, and psychological disorders. Reports of drug consumption and

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Detained over Anti-Regime Graffiti

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Detained over Anti-Regime Graffiti

14-08-2022

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source told AGPS that Liwaa AlQuds militia, affiliated with the Syrian regime, detained on August 12 a person who sprayed anti-regime graffiti on the walls of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern

Palestinians Traveling from Beirut Airport Subjected to Extra Fees

Palestinians Traveling from Beirut Airport Subjected to Extra Fees

13-08-2022

The Lebanese authorities imposed exit fees on Lebanese and non-Lebanese passengers, including Palestinian refugees from Syria, at Rafic Hariri Airport, in Beirut.  Passengers with touristic visas should pay 35 USD while businessmen should pay 50. First-class passengers pay 65

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Urgent Reconstruction

13-08-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. Civilians said infrastructure, including power and water networks, along with other vital facilities

Thief Shot Dead in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Thief Shot Dead in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-08-2022

A gangster involved in property-theft in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, Syria, was fatally gunned down on Saturday as he attempted to burglarize a house. Other members of the gang were detained over similar accusations. Reports of

France Provides Documents about Tadamon Massacre by Syrian Regime

France Provides Documents about Tadamon Massacre by Syrian Regime

13-08-2022

On Friday, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in a statement, revealed about documentations it obtained of possible crimes committed by Syrian government forces against the Syrian people. The documentations include videos and photos that prove the government

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

12-08-2022

UNRWA started sending text messages to Palestinian refugees who will be receiving cash grants from the Agency. The grant covers three months and will be handed over to the most vulnerable families registered with UNRWA.  The refugees will be

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Urge Syrian Authorities to Unlock Palestine Thoroughfare

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Urge Syrian Authorities to Unlock Palestine Thoroughfare

12-08-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on local authorities to unblock the access road to Palestine Street in order to allow civilians and vehicles to smoothly enter and exit the area. After more than a decade of

Scores of Palestinian Families Denied Access to AlHajar Aswad

Scores of Palestinian Families Denied Access to AlHajar Aswad

12-08-2022

Syrian security forces allowed 200 families to return to AlHajar AlAswad area, south of Damascus, while hundreds of others have been denied access to the area. So far, 1,000 families, including Palestinian refugees, have returned to AlHajar AlAswad. Other

UNRWA Conducts Survey in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Conducts Survey in Hindarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-08-2022

UNRWA in Syria has conducted a social and economic survey in Ein Tel (Hindarat) camp northeast of Aleppo, in northern Syria. The survey aims to assess the situation and needs of Palestinian refugees along with the damage inflicted on their

Syrian Regime Tightens Grip on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Syrian Regime Tightens Grip on Palestinian Refugee Camp

11-08-2022

Palestinian refugees in the AlHusainiya camp, in Rif Dimashq, launched distress signals over the arbitrary checkpoint pitched by the Syrian regime forces, blocking refugees’ access out of and into the area.  Palestinians and Syrians passing through the area have

Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria Spotted in Germany

Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria Spotted in Germany

11-08-2022

Palestinian young man Firas Abu AlAla, who disappeared on August 9, was spotted in Berlin, Germany. Firas, born and raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, fled war-torn Syria to Germany with his family following the conflict

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Arrested over Name Resemblance

Resident of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Arrested over Name Resemblance

11-08-2022

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, was arrested by Syrian regime forces on August 10 on claims of name resemblance.  The refugee, born in 1980, was detained as he attempted to

Poll Reveals Ambivalent Situation of Palestinian refugee Students from Syria in Lebanon

Poll Reveals Ambivalent Situation of Palestinian refugee Students from Syria in Lebanon

10-08-2022

Palestinian activists handed over to UNRWA the findings of a poll about the legal hurdles facing displaced Palestinian refugee students from Syria wishing to get enrolled at Lebanese universities and sit for 9th grade and high school exams in the

Explosive Device Goes Off in Deraa Camp

Explosive Device Goes Off in Deraa Camp

10-08-2022

A blast rocked Deraa refugee camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, after an explosive device went off at April 7 School. The explosive device was implanted by anonymous parties at a time when a wedding ceremony was being held

Japanese Delegation Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Japanese Delegation Pays Visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-08-2022

A Japanese delegation accompanied by UNRWA director of Syria operations, Michael Amanya Ebye, showed up in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, Syria. The visit comes as part of ongoing attempts to rehabilitate UNRWA premises in Syria, including

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce UNRWA Apathy

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Denounce UNRWA Apathy

10-08-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria have leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA after they sent a letter urging the agency to take action regarding their abject humanitarian condition. Responding to the letter, which was sent by the

Schools to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Schools to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

09-08-2022

Head of the Damascus Education Directorate Suleiman Younes has stressed the need to speed up reconstruction works to rehabilitate all schools in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. This came in a meeting with UNRWA’s education chief Walid

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

09-08-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria have been enduring a tragic situation. Most of them have been crammed in poorly-equipped tents and denied their rights to vital services. Hundreds of Palestinian families have been struggling for survival

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Syria

09-08-2022

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Jamal Awadi was fatally gunned down on Friday by anonymous gunmen boarding a motorcycle. Mohamed was gunned down on the Tiberiat access road, near Tel Shehab town, in Deraa, south of Syria. In another development, the Swedish

Palestinian Refugee Child Appeals for Family Reunification in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Child Appeals for Family Reunification in Sweden

09-08-2022

The Swedish Migration Department has turned down the appeals of Palestinian refugee child Kenanah Ahmed for humanitarian asylum and family reunification. Swedish authorities said the stateless child lived in Syria and that her life is not risk. They claimed that

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

08-08-2022

UNRWA in Syria said it will start distributing cash grants to Palestinian refugees as of August 15. Vulnerable Palestinian refugees sheltered in Damascus will be receiving 112,000 Syrian pounds and an additional 17,000 as a flour allowance. Families

Palestinians Rally in Sweden in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

Palestinians Rally in Sweden in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

08-08-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held in the Swedish city of Helsenbury in solidarity with the beleaguered Gaza Strip. Protesters called for an immediate cessation of Israeli aggressions on Gaza, which claimed the lives of scores of civilians

Turkish Police Seize Identity Documents of Palestinian Refugee

Turkish Police Seize Identity Documents of Palestinian Refugee

08-08-2022

The Turkish authorities seized the passport and the kimlik temporary protection card along with the work permit of Palestinian refugee Nour AlDeen Abu Seyam, who was displaced from Syria.  Abu Seyam said he has been left without travel documents

Anti-Regime Graffiti Sprayed on Walls of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Anti-Regime Graffiti Sprayed on Walls of Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

08-08-2022

Graffiti condemning the Syrian regime was sprayed on the walls of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. The residents said anti-regime slogans were sprayed by anonymous parties. They expressed fears that an arrest sweep

20 Palestinians from Syria Missing in 2021

20 Palestinians from Syria Missing in 2021

07-08-2022

AGPS annual report covering the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2021 indicates that 20 Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have gone missing in 2021. The list includes four refugees who disappeared on way to Europe, one of them was found

Palestinian Refugee Spotted at Palestine Branch in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Spotted at Palestine Branch in Damascus

07-08-2022

An ex-prisoner said he had met Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mustafa Maw’ed in a Syrian regime prison. Ahmad, raised in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, was spotted at Palestine Branch 235 in Damascus. AGPS data indicates that over 1,800 Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Denounced Burglary and Theft Attempts

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camps Denounced Burglary and Theft Attempts

07-08-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps across war-torn Syria continue to denounce burglary assaults and vandalism by delinquents gathering across residential neighborhoods and main access roads.  The war has resulted in increasing rates of juvenile delinquency, unemployment, and psychological

Palestinian Refugees Struggling With Scorching Heat in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Palestinian Refugees Struggling With Scorching Heat in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

07-08-2022

Hundreds of Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in displacement camps in northern Syria continue to struggle for survival as they have been deprived of much-needed items and vital services, particularly healthcare and access to education. The situation has been made

Rubble-Clearance Works Launched in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Rubble-Clearance Works Launched in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-08-2022

The Charity Committee in cooperation with UNRWA have started clearing waste and debris in and around Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Over recent years, residents of Khan Dannun Camp have set off alarm bells over the

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Karate Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Karate Contest

06-08-2022

Palestinian-Syrian boy Wadii Mahmoud, from Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, won the gold medal in the Kyokushinkai championship (50 kgs). Wadii has qualified for the Arab Championship, which will be taking place in September 2022 in the

United Nations: Mechanism for Transferring Aid to Syria Irreplaceable

United Nations: Mechanism for Transferring Aid to Syria Irreplaceable

06-08-2022

The United Nations stressed, on Friday, that the mechanism for delivering its humanitarian aid to Syria through the Turkish border cannot be replaced, noting the “deterioration” of the humanitarian situation in the northwest of the country. This came according to

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Honours Laureate Students in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Pro-Regime Militia in Syria Honours Laureate Students in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

06-08-2022

Liwaa AlQuds chief Mohamed AlSa’id, affiliated with the Syrian regime, honoured students who obtained high scores in 9th grade and Baccalaureate exams in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Local sources said the move makes part

Water Cut off in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees for 3rd Day Running

Water Cut off in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees for 3rd Day Running

05-08-2022

Residents of AlTahrir neighborhood, in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq said water and power have been cut off for the 3rd day running. Civilians have found no other way to secure potable water than to buy water

Poll Conducted in Lebanon over Legal Status of Palestinian Refugees

Poll Conducted in Lebanon over Legal Status of Palestinian Refugees

05-08-2022

Palestinian activists have conducted a poll in Lebanon about the challenges faced by Palestinian refugee students displaced from Syria. The poll includes questions about the legal hurdles facing Palestinian refugees seeking to enroll at schools and universities in Lebanon or

Palestine Embassy Staff in Damascus to Collect Passport Documents at Syria Displacement Camps

Palestine Embassy Staff in Damascus to Collect Passport Documents at Syria Displacement Camps

05-08-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus said its staff will be dispatched to Palestinian refugee camps in Aleppo, Latakia, and Hums to collect documents on behalf of Palestinian refugees wishing to apply for passport issuance or renewal. The move comes at

Palestinian Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Palestinian Refugee Child

Palestinian Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Palestinian Refugee Child

05-08-2022

A court in Germany sentenced a man to life in prison for killing Palestinian refugee child Mohamed Hosam Amayri, 13. The convict named Guk Han and aged 42 killed Mohamed in a park in Berlin in October 2020. Sometime earlier

Scholarships Granted to Diaspora Palestinians

Scholarships Granted to Diaspora Palestinians

04-08-2022

The Department of Education and Higher Education of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Damascus announced the launch of registration procedures for scholarships in Pakistan, Cuba, Tunisia, and Morocco. Palestinian refugee students in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan should apply on

Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-08-2022

A number of coronavirus cases have increasingly been reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Over recent days, ten persons aged between 17 and 32 tested positive for the virus. Dr. KHaled Abu Ali, director

Palestinian Refugees Released from Syria Prisons

Palestinian Refugees Released from Syria Prisons

04-08-2022

A number of Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria, were released by Syrian security forces on August 1. The refugees were held in custody for over seven days. AGPS has documented the secret detention of

Drug Abuse Reported at Schools of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Drug Abuse Reported at Schools of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-08-2022

Young men have reportedly been consuming drugs at the schools of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees which closed their doors for summer holidays. Over recent years, residents of AlHusainiya Camp have raised alarm bells over the striking upsurge in the

Palestinians among Dozens of Asylum Seekers Detained by Turkish Police

Palestinians among Dozens of Asylum Seekers Detained by Turkish Police

03-08-2022

A total of 91 illegal migrants were caught by Turkish police last Monday. Turkish media said authorities detained 29 migrants in Balikesir, 30 in Karkilar, and another 32 in Yalova. They were transferred to the migration directorates pending legal measures

Palestinian Refugee Student Scores 100% at Medicine Faculty

Palestinian Refugee Student Scores 100% at Medicine Faculty

03-08-2022

Palestinian refugee Salam Ghassan Abu Kharaj passed her exams at the Faculty of Medicine in the Cuban capital city of Havana with a score of 100%. Salam’s family hails from Safouriya village, in occupied Palestine. She had been raised in

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Regime Prison

Ex-Prisoner: Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Regime Prison

03-08-2022

An ex-prisoner said he had met a Palestinian refugee in the so-called Palestine Branch, a military branch for detainees caught by the Syrian regime. In a letter, the ex-prisoner identified the Palestinian refugee as Ahmad Mustafa Maw’ed, a resident of

Syria Newspaper Calls for Releasing Clips of Regime Massacre in Tadhamun

Syria Newspaper Calls for Releasing Clips of Regime Massacre in Tadhamun

03-08-2022

Zaman AlWasl newspaper has called on Syrian nationals and Palestinian refugees who caught sight of one of their relatives or acquaintances in the leaked footage of the Tadhamun massacre, committed by the Syrian regime, to write to the newspaper. Zaman

Palestinian Engineer Wins Gap Green Competition

Palestinian Engineer Wins Gap Green Competition

02-08-2022

AGPS in partnership with the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) honoured the Palestinian engineer Abdul Razaq AlHaj Sai’d after he won the first prize of Turkey’s Gap Green university competition. AGPS media chief Fayez Abu Eid said Abdul Razaq

UNRWA Distributes Expired Aid Items in Syria Displacement Camp

UNRWA Distributes Expired Aid Items in Syria Displacement Camp

02-08-2022

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, Syria, said UNRWA has distributed expired food items in the area. A refugee published a photo of a flour bag that was produced in November 2021 and which is valid for

Top EU Court Overrules German Family Reunification Rule, Backs Migrant Minors

Top EU Court Overrules German Family Reunification Rule, Backs Migrant Minors' Rights

02-08-2022

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has overturned a German rule on family reunification, thereby strengthening the rights of underage migrants.  The court ruled that the German practice of denying minors in Syria to reunite with their family in

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Issues Short Stories about Refugee Narratives

Palestinian-Syrian Writer Issues Short Stories about Refugee Narratives

02-08-2022

Palestinian-Syrian writer Thaer AlSahli issued a new collection of short stories covering narratives about asylum and its consequences as lived by Palestinians in/from Syria. Thaer has produced several articles and stories about the tragedy of the Palestinians of Syria. 

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before Swedish Court following Quran Burning

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before Swedish Court following Quran Burning

02-08-2022

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Yousef and two other people have been brought before a court in Sweden after they participated in riots protesting Quran burning by the Swedish-Danish far-right party leader Rasmus Paludan.  Swedish news outlets said police investigation claimed

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Syria Sports Competition

2 Palestinian Refugees Win Syria Sports Competition

01-08-2022

Palestinian refugees Ahmad Mazen Awad and Mohamed Naji Hasan, residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, have won the first and second places in martial arts for self-defense in Syria. Ahmed Awad won the first rank in the youth kickboxing

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp

01-08-2022

A transportation crisis has been rocking Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, 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’

Frontex Accused of Complicity in Migrant Pushbacks from Greece

Frontex Accused of Complicity in Migrant Pushbacks from Greece

01-08-2022

Europe’s border agency Frontex routinely covered up illegal “pushbacks” of migrants by the Greek coastguard, media reports said Thursday (28 July), citing a leaked internal review. A 129-page investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) found that Frontex, under former

Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria Launch Distress Signals

01-08-2022

Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA over its reluctance regarding their cries for help. “We’ve been receiving a few dollars from UNRWA every three or four months in a country where most of us, Palestinian refugees

AGPS: UNRWA Decision Prevents Palestinians of Syria from Right to Live with Dignity

AGPS: UNRWA Decision Prevents Palestinians of Syria from Right to Live with Dignity

31-07-2022

AGPS media chief, Fayez Abu Eid, slammed the recent decision by UNRWA not to register Palestinian refugees from Syria who enter Lebanon after August 01. Abu Eid said the decision will have tragic consequences on vulnerable Palestinian refugees from Syria

80% of Palestinian of Syria Pronounced Dead in 2021 Civilians

80% of Palestinian of Syria Pronounced Dead in 2021 Civilians

31-07-2022

AGPS data indicates that 85% of Palestinians of Syria pronounced dead in 2021 are civilians.  AGPS report documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2021 documented the death of 26 Palestinian refugees as a result of war-related incidents

60 Food-Poisoning Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp

60 Food-Poisoning Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp

31-07-2022

60 people sustained food-born intoxications on July 26 after they got food prepared at a restaurant.  The affected persons were transferred to specialized clinics in AlNeirab Camp. They are in a stable condition. An AGPS news correspondent said the

Netherlands Chasing Down Syria’s Pro-Regime Militiamen

Netherlands Chasing Down Syria’s Pro-Regime Militiamen

31-07-2022

The Dutch authorities issued a circular to all Syrians and Palestinians from Syria residing in the Netherlands to provide information about persons affiliated with Liwaa AlQuds militia, affiliated with the Syrian regime. The move comes as part of a criminal

Syrian Trading Institution Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Trading Institution Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

21-07-2022

The Syrian Trading Company, run by the Ministry of Interior and Consumer Protection, has launched works to rehabilitate its sales hall on Palestine Street, in Yarmouk camp. The company will reopen its doors sometime soon. Food supplies will be sold

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Delivery for PRS

UNRWA Delays Cash Aid Delivery for PRS

21-07-2022

UNRWA in Syria said it will be delaying aid delivery to Palestinian refugees until early August.  Sources close from UNRWA said the Agency has not received funds pledged by donor countries. According to an agreement between the UNRWA Commissioner-General

Palestinian Refugee Runs for Municipal Elections in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee Runs for Municipal Elections in Sweden

21-07-2022

Palestinian refugee Zaher Hamid is competing in the Helsingborg municipality council in Sweden and the Skona regional council along with the Swedish Parliament (Nyans party), which advocates for refugee issues and the Palestinian cause. Zaher, was born in 1970 and

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Lebanon Trash Mounds

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Lebanon Trash Mounds

21-07-2022

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Ahmad Anis, aged 50, tragically died in a waste lab in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. A statement by the Domestic Solid Waste Treatment Centre, located in the southern outskirts of Sidon, was clearing dust from

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over New Reserve Duty Measures in Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over New Reserve Duty Measures in Syria

20-07-2022

The Syrian embassy in Lebanon said persons residing outside of Syria are exempted from reserve duty only if they pay a sum of 5,000 USD. Documents required from exemption applications include a passport, an identity card or an individual

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at UNRWA

Yarmouk Camp Residents Lash Out at UNRWA

20-07-2022

Families displaced from Yarmouk and those who have returned to 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

For 8th Year, UNRWA Schools in Aleppo Achieve Highest Success Rate

For 8th Year, UNRWA Schools in Aleppo Achieve Highest Success Rate

20-07-2022

AlQuds and Titaba schools in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, scored a 100% pass rate. In the 2021/2022  school year, in Syria, UNRWA provided basic education from grades 1-9 to approximately 50,001 Palestine refugee students in 102 UNRWA schools

Palestinian Refugees Get Basic School Diploma with Honour

Palestinian Refugees Get Basic School Diploma with Honour

20-07-2022

Palestinian refugee student Hala Muayad Hadid, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Rif Dimashq, got the highest score as part of 9th grade exams across the Syrian Arab Republic. UNRWA schools across Syria have scored a 94.03% pass rate. 103

Palestine Envoy in Denmark Accused of Withholding Palestinian Passports

Palestine Envoy in Denmark Accused of Withholding Palestinian Passports

19-07-2022

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Denmark slammed the Palestine envoy for dragging its feet over their applications for Palestinian-Authority passports. A number of refugees said they submitted demands more than one year ago but have received no

Palestinian Refugees Denied Access to Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denied Access to Syria

19-07-2022

A circular published by the Land Operations Directorate in Syria called for banning the entry of Palestinian refugees to Syria unless a permit is issued by Branch 235 to that end. The ban does not include Palestinians with Syrian travel

Palestinians from Syria Say UNRWA Poll Lacks Transparency

Palestinians from Syria Say UNRWA Poll Lacks Transparency

19-07-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA over a poll launched on July 15, saying it lacks credibility and transparency. A number of PRS said the poll does not include the refugees’ UNRWA card, mobile phone, and

Palestinian Girl from Syria Gets Highest Score at UNRWA Schools

Palestinian Girl from Syria Gets Highest Score at UNRWA Schools

19-07-2022

Palestinian refugee from Syria Labiba Ahmad Salim obtained the highest score at UNRWA schools in Tripoli, north of Lebanon. She is also ranked the 7th in Lebanon. Labiba was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Naher AlBared Camp, north of Lebanon

NGO: 1 million People Deprived of Bread in Northern Syria

NGO: 1 million People Deprived of Bread in Northern Syria

12-07-2022

The Syria Response Coordinators group said over 1 million people will be deprived of bread in northern Syria displacement camps due to the absence of UN aid. The absence of UN aid will also deprive 2 million people of food

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Appeal for Reconstruction

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad Appeal for Reconstruction

12-07-2022

Residents of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, and Palestinian refugees who returned to the area have called on the concerned authorities to carry out reconstruction works in order to rehabilitate vital facilities, particularly the water network. The local mayor

42 Palestinians Arrested in 2021 in Syria

42 Palestinians Arrested in 2021 in Syria

12-07-2022

AGPS said in its recent annual report for 2021 that as many as 1,898 Palestinian refugees have been incarcerated in Syria prisons until the end of 2021, including 42 refugees who were arrested in 2021. The list also includes

AGPS New Annual Report Calls for Providing Humanitarian, Legal Protection to Palestinians of Syria

AGPS New Annual Report Calls for Providing Humanitarian, Legal Protection to Palestinians of Syria

12-07-2022

In its recent annual report covering the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2021, AGPS gave nine instructions to alleviate the dire humanitarian condition endured by Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country. AGPS called for providing humanitarian assistance to Palestinian

Palestine Ambassador Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

Palestine Ambassador Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp Cemetery

11-07-2022

Palestine Ambassador in Syria, Dr. Samir AlRefai’, paid a visit to AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp. The delegation included representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization and of the Palestinian refugee community in Syria. Over recent years, activists have slammed the

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling for Survival in AlHusainiya Refugee Camp

11-07-2022

Multi-dimensional poverty has marred the lives of residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Syria’s economic crisis has pushed most of its residents below the poverty line. As another Eid comes around, many of them find it

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid with Deep Sorrow

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Holy Eid with Deep Sorrow

11-07-2022

As the holy Eid AlIdhha (Feast of Sacrifice) 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

21 Palestinian Students from Syria Honoured in Mersin

21 Palestinian Students from Syria Honoured in Mersin

10-07-2022

The Turkish Association in Solidarity with Palestine (FIDAR) honoured 25 students, including 21 Palestinian refugees from Syria. This came in a ceremony held in Mersin on July 03 for Palestinian refugee students and schoolchildren aged between four and 24. FIDAR’s

Palestinian Refugee Student Obtains High School Diploma with Honour in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Obtains High School Diploma with Honour in Syria

10-07-2022

Palestinian student Ahmed Ghasan Talab, from Deraa Camp, south of Syria, obtained the fifth rank as part of vocational-industrial high school exams in Deraa. Ahmed got a score of 3,498 out of 4,500. Dozens of Palestinian refugee students

8 Years since Regime Massacre against PLA in Syria

8 Years since Regime Massacre against PLA in Syria

10-07-2022

July 10, 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of a massacre perpetrated against the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) by unidentified perpetrators. On July 10, 2012, anonymous militias kidnapped 16 PLA fighters on their way back from a military site in Misyaf

For 1st Time in 10 Years, Eid Prayers Held in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

For 1st Time in 10 Years, Eid Prayers Held in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

09-07-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees held their Eid prayers at Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque for the first time in years. On August 10, 2021, the Syrian Ministry of Endowment okayed the reopening of Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque and

Palestinian Prisoners’ Children in Syria Appeal for Release of Their Relatives from Regime Prisons

Palestinian Prisoners’ Children in Syria Appeal for Release of Their Relatives from Regime Prisons

09-07-2022

Palestinian refugee children in Syria have been deprived of happy childhood memories due to protracted displacement, the loss of their parents, and/or the secret incarceration of their relatives in Syrian prisons. Farah, the daughter of a Palestinian prisoner in Syria

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Deprived of Eid Joy

09-07-2022

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

Water Pipeline Repaired in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

Water Pipeline Repaired in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

08-07-2022

The Water Directorate repaired the main water line in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums, following complaints filed by the residents. Water has been cut off in the camp since last Tuesday. Palestinians taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in

WHO: Coping Mechanisms of Syria Healthcare System Severely Damaged by Conflict

WHO: Coping Mechanisms of Syria Healthcare System Severely Damaged by Conflict

08-07-2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) said humanitarian needs in Syria are at their highest since the start of the conflict. WHO said it has been working with the different warring parties to provide life-saving support in Syria. The organization said

UK Newspaper: Western Countries Misled by Security Reports in Syria

UK Newspaper: Western Countries Misled by Security Reports in Syria

08-07-2022

The Arab daily in Britain said Western countries, including Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, have been duped by reports about stability and calm in Damascus. The newspaper said such standpoints cite the sporadic ceasefire and dwindling military operations along with the

Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria Obtain High School Diplomas with Honors

Palestinian Refugee Students in Syria Obtain High School Diplomas with Honors

08-07-2022

Palestinian refugee students have obtained the highest scores as part of their high school exams across Syria. The list includes Palestinian girl Hana Wafik Mohamed, born and raised in AlHusainiya Camp, who garnered the highest score in AlQuneitra province. 

UN: Syria Warring Parties Do Not Care about Civilian Lives

UN: Syria Warring Parties Do Not Care about Civilian Lives

07-07-2022

The United Nations said more than 300,000 Syrian citizens have died in the last ten years of the war that is still ravaging the country. The conflict, which started in 2011, is nowhere close to an end. In an

Anti-Drug Awareness Event Held by Palestinian Red Crescent in Yalda

Anti-Drug Awareness Event Held by Palestinian Red Crescent in Yalda

07-07-2022

The Zaytouna clinics run by the Palestinian Red Crescent in Yalda town, in Rif Dimashq, held an anti-drug awareness event. Held in cooperation with the United Nations Fund, the drive aimed to raise awareness about the psychophysical hazards of drug

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Slam Bus Drivers

Residents of AlHusainiya Refugee Camp Slam Bus Drivers

07-07-2022

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have lashed out at bus drivers who have been manipulating ticket prices. The majority of minibus drivers refuse to give civilians lifts to and back from distant locations following the

AGPS Issues 2021 Annual Field Report about Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Issues 2021 Annual Field Report about Palestinians of Syria

07-07-2022

AGPS has issued the Arabic version of its annual field report for 2021 documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria (PRS). Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: Between Hope and Despair”, the 288-page report underscores the calamitous situation of Palestinian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Local Governor

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Local Governor

06-07-2022

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the mistreatment and apathy of the newly-appointed chief. The chief has reportedly cracked down on civilians and slapped complicated red tape that fails to take into consideration

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Deraa Launch Distress Signals

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Deraa Launch Distress Signals

06-07-2022

Residents of Deraa Camp have appealed to expatriates to raise funds for vulnerable families in the area. UN data indicates that Deraa refugee camp is located inside Deraa City, in southern Syria. Palestinian refugees came to the Deraa area in

UNRWA Re-Opens Clinic in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Re-Opens Clinic in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-07-2022

The health centre run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Deraa Camp, south of Syria, has gone operative following reconstruction works. The residents acclaimed the move, saying the sick and elderly will be able

Activists Slam Greece for Pushing Back Migrants

Activists Slam Greece for Pushing Back Migrants

06-07-2022

Protestors from human rights organizations descended on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday to oppose the deadly pushbacks of migrants trying to reach Europe. The demonstrators expressed their frustration with the Greek coast guard and the EU border protection

Palestinian Refugee Wins Hairdressing Contest in Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Wins Hairdressing Contest in Netherlands

05-07-2022

Palestinian refugee Husain AlSheikh Khaled won the first prize in the Skills Heroes hairdressing competition held in The Netherlands. Husain managed to snatch a seat at the Dutch national team, which will enable him to take part in international competitions

Free Medical Days Held in Latakia Refugee Camp

Free Medical Days Held in Latakia Refugee Camp

05-07-2022

AlQuds Charity announced the launch of a medical drive in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. Free medical care will be provided to the refugees at the office of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) on Wednesday

Drug Trafficking Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Drug Trafficking Increasing in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

05-07-2022

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in displacement camps for Palestinian refugees across war-torn Syria. Recently, residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said young men have been caught consuming and selling drug

PRS in Lebanon Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UN Agency

PRS in Lebanon Call for Urgent Humanitarian Action by UN Agency

05-07-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon have called on UNRWA to take urgent action regarding their abject humanitarian condition in displacement camps across the Lebanese territories. PRS have appealed to the UN Agency to transfer cash grants of 100

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Mental Math Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Mental Math Competition

04-07-2022

Palestinian refugee Majd Mohamed Abu Abed won the first place in an arithmetic contest held in Deraa, south of Syria. Nine-year-old Majd, born and raised in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, has qualified for the finals in

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation of Power Generators

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation of Power Generators

04-07-2022

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Attempts to Block Their Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Attempts to Block Their Return to Yarmouk Camp

04-07-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have denounced ongoing attempts to block their access to their homes and property in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Eye-witnesses said members of the AlNour community, wearing special dresses, have

Father of Palestinian Victim Seen in Al-Tadamon Massacre Footage Urges UNHRC to Bring Criminals to Justice

Father of Palestinian Victim Seen in Al-Tadamon Massacre Footage Urges UNHRC to Bring Criminals to Justice

04-07-2022

On behalf of the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) and the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London, the father of Palestinian refugee Waseem Seyam, who was identified in a recent footage of the victims of a Damascus massacre

Weddings Marred by Arbitrary Gunshooting in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Weddings Marred by Arbitrary Gunshooting in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-07-2022

Residents of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, strongly condemned the uncontrolled possession of weapons by pro-government gunmen. In a letter emailed to AGPS, a resident of AlHusainiya said militias have been unleashing barrages of gunfire during celebrations

Palestinians of Syria Lash Out at UNRWA

Palestinians of Syria Lash Out at UNRWA

03-07-2022

Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA over its reluctance regarding their cries for help. “We’ve been receiving no more than 20 USD from UNRWA every three or four months in a country where most of us

Member of Pro-Regime Militia Asks for 100 Million Pounds to Release Detained Palestinians

Member of Pro-Regime Militia Asks for 100 Million Pounds to Release Detained Palestinians

03-07-2022

Mohamed AlSa’eed, chief commander of Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, ordered the family of a member of the group who has been detained since June to pay a sum of 100 Syrian pounds in order to

AGPS Submitted 20 Documents to UNHRC to Push for Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

AGPS Submitted 20 Documents to UNHRC to Push for Release of Palestinian Prisoners in Syria

03-07-2022

Over recent years, AGPS has submitted at least 20 documents at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the dire situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria, including those who have been subjected to enforced disappearance in prison. The

Syrian Red Crescent Distributes Food Baskets in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syrian Red Crescent Distributes Food Baskets in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-07-2022

The Syrian Red Crescent distributed food boxes to Palestinian families in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Over 700 Palestinian families sheltered in the camp benefited from the humanitarian drive. All the way through Syria’s eleven-year conflict, residents

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Insect-Staffed Bread Sold in AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

02-07-2022

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

Palestinian Refugees Slam Apathy of Political Factions

Palestinian Refugees Slam Apathy of Political Factions

02-07-2022

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

UNRWA Says It Faces $100m Funding Shortage for 2022

UNRWA Says It Faces $100m Funding Shortage for 2022

02-07-2022

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is entering a “danger zone” due to a $100 million budget shortage for 2022, according to the agency’s spokesperson. UNRWA Spokesperson Tamara Al Rifai told The

Mobile Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Mobile Network Inoperative in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

01-07-2022

Palestinian refugees sheltered AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syria province of Aleppo, said the telecommunications network has gone out of operation. The situation has been exacerbated by the chronic power blackout. The residents called on the concerned authorities to install

Palestinian Refugees Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance by UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees Call for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance by UNRWA

01-07-2022

Activists have called on UNRWA to deliver much-needed cash aid to Palestinian refugees in Syria before the holy Eid of Sacrifice. The activists also called on UNRWA to transfer cash grants of no less than 50 USD every month rather

Families Call For Implementation of 2004 Master Plan in Yarmouk Camp

Families Call For Implementation of 2004 Master Plan in Yarmouk Camp

01-07-2022

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, have called on the Syrian authorities to implement the 2004 master plan approved in 2013 regarding damaged buildings. Civilians and activists have appealed to Damascus Governorate to hand them reconstruction

Deputy U.S. Representative to UN: Only a Few Hundred Prisoners Released in Syrian Regime Amnesty

Deputy U.S. Representative to UN: Only a Few Hundred Prisoners Released in Syrian Regime Amnesty

01-07-2022

Deputy U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Richard Mills has called for further information on the Assad regime’s April 30 amnesty decree, saying the regime has only released a few hundred prisoners – a small fraction of those

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Means of Transportation

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Appeal for Means of Transportation

30-06-2022

Civilians 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 are made to wait for hours daily to reach their destinations. Living conditions

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling with Abject Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Struggling with Abject Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

30-06-2022

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

280 Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Facing Squalid Conditions in Bursa

280 Palestinian Refugee Families from Syria Facing Squalid Conditions in Bursa

30-06-2022

280 Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in the Turkish city of Bursa suffer from dire humanitarian conditions as a result of price inflation, exorbitant house rents, and the lack of access to the local labor market.  The absence of

Academics among 2,000 Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

Academics among 2,000 Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared in War-Torn Syria

30-06-2022

AGPS has documented the names of nearly 2,000 Palestinian refugees who have been forcibly disappeared in Syria, among them scores of academics, journalists, and activists.  The list includes Palestinian doctor and lecturer Hayel Kacem Hamid, activist Ali Sai’d

Free Medical Days Held in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Free Medical Days Held in AlNeirab Refugee Camp

29-06-2022

The Quds Charity, in cooperation with specialized clinics in al-Jazmatiya area in the Damascene neighborhood of al-Midan, announced the launch of free medical days in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Specialists in pediatric

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Announces New Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Announces New Passport Procedures

29-06-2022

The Palestine Embassy in Damascus called on Palestinians in Syria who applied for Palestinian passports to show up at the embassy office after they receive a text message to that end. A few months earlier, the Syrian and Palestinian passports

Palestinian Refugees Terrorized by Blast in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

Palestinian Refugees Terrorized by Blast in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

29-06-2022

Explosive devices went off after they were planted by an anonymous militia in AlMuzeireeb town, in Deraa, south of Syria. Heavy material damage was reported in the blast. Commercial shops owned by Jassem AlZori, nicknamed Abu Turki AlJamal, were targeted

UN: 306,887 Civilians Killed in Syrian War

UN: 306,887 Civilians Killed in Syrian War

29-06-2022

The UN Human Rights Office published a report that, following rigorous assessment and statistical analysis of available data on civilian casualties, estimates that 306,887 civilians were killed between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021 in Syria due to

AGPS Takes Part in Humanitarian Communication Course

AGPS Takes Part in Humanitarian Communication Course

28-06-2022

AGPS media chief Fayez Abu Eid participated in a training course on communication in humanitarian organizations, held by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) in London, in partnership with Al Jazeera Media Institute. The course was delivered via Zoom by journalist

Palestinians from Syria Grappling with Dire Conditions in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Grappling with Dire Conditions in Jordan

28-06-2022

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan have denounced delays in aid delivery by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Palestinian refugee woman Umm Muhammed Noubani said: “We’ve run out of patience

Palestinian Flag Flown at Australian School

Palestinian Flag Flown at Australian School

28-06-2022

A school in Australia was forced to fly the Palestinian flag after the Palestinian refugee girl Yasmeen Mushainesh refused to go to the school for two days until the administration agreed to place the Palestinian flag among other countries flags

Palestinian Refugee Student Obtains Highest Score at Turkish University

Palestinian Refugee Student Obtains Highest Score at Turkish University

28-06-2022

Palestinian refugee student Shadi Hamdan obtained a score of 4,00/4,08 as part of his computer engineering studies at Koç University, in the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Istanbul. A Turkish journalist said in a tweet that the score

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

Calls Launched for Coronavirus Vaccine Doses in Jaramana Camp

27-06-2022

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

Power Cut Off in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Cut Off in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-06-2022

Power has been cut off in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, following the rainstorm that hit the area. Power has also been cut off in AlMukhtar neighborhood for over five days after the power generator has gone out

China provides US$ 1 Million for Food Assistance to Palestine Refugees

China provides US$ 1 Million for Food Assistance to Palestine Refugees

27-06-2022

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) received a contribution of US$ 1 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) towards supporting food assistance in Gaza. This generous

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call on UNRWA to Launch Reconstruction Works

Yarmouk Camp Residents Call on UNRWA to Launch Reconstruction Works

27-06-2022

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is expected to carry out reconstruction works at Assad Ibn AlFurat School, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The residents have slammed UNRWA for turning its back on their appeals for urgent

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Graduate from European High Schools

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Graduate from European High Schools

26-06-2022

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugee students obtained their graduation certificates

Palestinians among 13 Asylum Seekers Rescued off Turkey

Palestinians among 13 Asylum Seekers Rescued off Turkey

26-06-2022

Turkish coast guard rescued on June 24 a group of 13 migrants, mostly Palestinians, as they attempted to reach the Greek island of Samos. The migrants launched distress signals after their engine broke down in regional water. They were transferred

3 Palestinians Brought Before European Courts over War Crime Allegations

3 Palestinians Brought Before European Courts over War Crime Allegations

26-06-2022

At least three Palestinian refugees have been brought before courts in European countries over war crime allegations in Syria. Two others have been accused of committing war crimes. In 2017, an Austrian court sentenced a Palestinian refugee from Syria’s AlAyedeen

2 Children among 636 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria Prisons

2 Children among 636 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria Prisons

26-06-2022

A report released by AGPS on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture documented the death of 636 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria’s state-run prisons, among 34 women and two minors. AGPS believes the number is far

UNRWA to Start Flour Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Start Flour Distribution for Palestinians of Syria

25-06-2022

UNRWA said it will start distributing flour supplies to registered families, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR). The move will see the day as of June 26. Other food items will be distributed sometime later

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Signals

25-06-2022

Activists in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, have called on Palestinian expatriates to raise funds in order to assist vulnerable families. AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km

Rainstorm Hits AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia

Rainstorm Hits AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia

25-06-2022

A torrential downpour rocked AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, northwest of Syria, resulting in heavy material damage. The violent storm hit Latkia at 03:00 a.m. Civilian property and vehicles were damaged as trees and walls collapsed. 

Rights Group: Financial Gap of Palestine Refugee Agency Alarming

Rights Group: Financial Gap of Palestine Refugee Agency Alarming

25-06-2022

Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights has expressed concern over UNRWA’s funding shortage after its Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the Agency is forced to operate with a funding gap of around US$ 100m. In his opening statement to the

Maintenance Works Launched in Deraa Refugee Camp

Maintenance Works Launched in Deraa Refugee Camp

24-06-2022

Local authorities repaired parts of the sewage network in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Municipality staff workers replaced a 30-meter line of dilapidated pipes and repaired other pipes to stop the flow of waste water to civilian

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA, Palestine Embassy

24-06-2022

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 continues to turn its back

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Raise Funds to Reconstruct Destroyed Property

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Raise Funds to Reconstruct Destroyed Property

24-06-2022

A number of displaced Palestinian families who returned to Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, have raised funds in an attempt to help reconstruct the ravaged infrastructure and rehabilitate vital facilities. Recently, a number of families bought solar panels to help

Guterres: Supporting UN’s Palestine Refugee Agency Means ‘Investing in Stability for the Region’

Guterres: Supporting UN’s Palestine Refugee Agency Means ‘Investing in Stability for the Region’

24-06-2022

Investing in the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is also “investing in stability” for the entire Middle East region, the UN chief Antonio Guterres told a pledging conference on Thursday. “It means investing in the economic and social

Palestinian Refugee Held Captive by Syrian Opposition for 6th Month

Palestinian Refugee Held Captive by Syrian Opposition for 6th Month

23-06-2022

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Othman Arrar, aged 34, has been detained by the Syrian opposition forces for the sixth consecutive month. Ahmad was arrested as he attempted to illegally cross the Turkish borders. He was transferred to a detention centre in

PLO Official Meets with Rubble-Clearance Committee of Yarmouk Camp

PLO Official Meets with Rubble-Clearance Committee of Yarmouk Camp

23-06-2022

Head of the Department of Refugee Affairs of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Dr. Ahmad Abu Holi and the Palestine Ambassador in Damascus Dr. Samir AlRefa’i met on June 22 with the committee tasked with following up on debris-clearance and

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Urge UNRWA to Increase Cash Aid

23-06-2022

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on UNRWA to increase humanitarian aid and cash grants and to deliver them to the concerned refugees every month rather than every four months.  UNRWA provides assistance to over 438,000 registered Palestinian

100 Palestinian Refugee Children Denied Access to Education in Esenyurt

100 Palestinian Refugee Children Denied Access to Education in Esenyurt

23-06-2022

The Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) said it has identified the names of 100 Palestinian refugee children from Syria who have been denied access to education in Esenyurt, in the Turkish metropolitan province of Istanbul. FIDAR said the children

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