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92 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

92 Palestinians Cold-Bloodedly Executed in Syria

16-07-2019

92 Palestinian refugees have been subjected to extra-judicial executions since the outburst of Syria’s warfare until July 16, 2019, according to AGPS data. The list includes 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army who were killed just one month after

Palestinian Newborn Needs Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Newborn Needs Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

16-07-2019

A displaced Palestinian family who fled Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to Wadi AlZina, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon, have appealed to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations along with the Palestine Liberation Organization and humanitarian institutions to

Denmark Grants Palestinians from Syria Political Asylum

Denmark Grants Palestinians from Syria Political Asylum

16-07-2019

The Danish Immigration Service announced its decision to provide Palestinians from Syria with political asylum rather than humanitarian asylum, on conditions that they carry UNRWA registration cards or other documents proving that they are recognized as Palestinian refugees by UNRWA

Free Medical Day Held in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Free Medical Day Held in Syria’s Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-07-2019

Free checks-ups were carried out by AlBirr Charity in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees as part of a medical day staged by a group of pediatricians, orthopedists, gynecologists, and general practitioners. Dozens of patients reportedly received free medical prescriptions and

Two Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained by Israeli Police for 26 Hours

Two Palestinian Refugees from Syria Detained by Israeli Police for 26 Hours

15-07-2019

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria with Swedish citizenship documents were released 26 hours after they were detained at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. The refugees’ relatives told AGPS that they were both detained as they attempted to enter the occupied Palestinian

Activists Call for Urgent Action to Save Displaced Palestinians in Greece

Activists Call for Urgent Action to Save Displaced Palestinians in Greece

15-07-2019

Activists have launched calls for serious action to protect displaced migrants taking refuge in Exarcheia neighborhood, in downtown Athens, following a decision by the government of Greece to evacuate buildings sheltering migrant families. In a letter to the concerned NGOs

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2013

15-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali Abdullah, born in 1986 in Nawa city, south of Syria, and raised in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syria’s state-run prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Mohamed was

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

Humanitarian Condition in Syria’s AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Stray Dogs

15-07-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to raise 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

Palestinian Refugee Garners Highest Score in Syria’s Secondary School Exams

Palestinian Refugee Garners Highest Score in Syria’s Secondary School Exams

14-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Malek Warda, sheltered in AlRaml camp, in Latakia, has snatched the first rank after he got full marks in his secondary school exams.  A number of Palestinian students garnered excellent marks at secondary school exams (main

Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Swedish Citizenship

Over 22,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Swedish Citizenship

14-07-2019

Palestinian activists in Sweden said more than 22,100 Palestinian refugees from Syria have obtained Swedish citizenship until the end of 2018. Referring to studies and statistics conducted by the Swedish Migration Office, the activists said as many as 14

Military Parade Held by Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

Military Parade Held by Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestine Refugees

14-07-2019

A military show was organized by the Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, at the Arabic Club in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. Dozens of gunmen and military commanders along with representatives of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were

Palestinian Refugee Aymen Atiyeh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Aymen Atiyeh Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

14-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Aymen Mohamed Atiyeh, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for six consecutive years, after he was kidnapped on October 10, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Hums Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Hums Hostilities

13-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Fahd Salim AlSaadi, born in 1970, died as he fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias in Hums desert. Fahd’s body was dispatched to Yarmouk Camp on Saturday. He was laid to rest in Yarmouk’s New

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Syria’s Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Detained by Syria’s Security Forces

13-07-2019

A Palestinian refugee was arrested by Syrian government forces south of Syria over allegations of involvement in shooting attacks targeting government checkpoints. The refugee was arrested by the air intelligence forces on the access road between Daraa and Da’el some

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-07-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the mounds of trash accumulated across civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening

30 Palestinians Honored in Sports Event Held in Rif Dimashq

30 Palestinians Honored in Sports Event Held in Rif Dimashq

13-07-2019

More than 20 Palestinian players showed up in a ceremony celebrating the end of the Olympic Sports Weeks in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The event included competitions in chess, table tennis, and karate, among other sports

Over 2,440 English Reports Released by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

Over 2,440 English Reports Released by AGPS about Palestinians of Syria

13-07-2019

AGPS calls on researchers, journalists, and activists to pop in its official website and scan its daily reports issued both in English and Arabic about the situation of Palestinian refugees in and from war-torn Syria. Some 2,442 English reports

1,488 Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

1,488 Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Appeal for Urgent Action by UNRWA

12-07-2019

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp and Khan Eshieh, south of Damascus, urged UNRWA to take on its responsibility regarding over 1,488 families taking shelter in northern Syria. The families called for the need to provide them with much-needed

Palestinian Students Achieve Outstanding Results in Syria

Palestinian Students Achieve Outstanding Results in Syria

12-07-2019

A number of Palestinian students garnered excellent marks at secondary school exams (main session) for the scientific and literary branches across the Syrian territories. The results were released by the Syrian Ministry of Education on Wednesday, July 10. Palestinian student

Palestinians among 70 Migrants Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

Palestinians among 70 Migrants Caught by Turkish Coast Guard

12-07-2019

80 irregular migrants were detained by the Turkish security forces on Wednesday, July 10, across Bodrum region, overseeing the Aegean Sea, as they attempted to illegally enter Greece. Turkish security sources said the migrants are from Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Meet with Hamas Delegation in Sidon

12-07-2019

Representatives of the Committee of Displaced Persons from Syria met with the chief of Hamas Refugee Affairs office, Abu Ahmad Fadl, at his office in Sidon, on July 9. The delegations discussed the abject conditions endured by displaced Palestinians from

Psychological Support Activities Held for People with Special Needs in Jaramana Camp

Psychological Support Activities Held for People with Special Needs in Jaramana Camp

12-07-2019

Psychological support activities were held by the Community Development Center in Jaramana refugee camp for elderly people and persons with special needs. The four-day event makes part of ongoing attempts to help the Palestinian refugee community in and from Syria

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Detained at Istanbul Airport

11-07-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ajlani Younes, born in 1991, told AGPS that he has been detained at Istanbul’s new airport for more than two weeks over allegations of illegally attempting to enter the Turkish territories. A couple of weeks

7 Years since Massacre against PLA

7 Years since Massacre against PLA

11-07-2019

July 10, 2019 marks the seventh 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

UNRWA Hands Over Cash Aids to 3,900 Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Hands Over Cash Aids to 3,900 Palestinian Families from Syria in Lebanon

11-07-2019

UNRWA has delivered financial aids, donated by the EU Trust Fund (Madad) to 3,900 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Jordan. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019”, UNRWA said that 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria

Saudi Arabia Contributes $2 Million for Palestine Refugees

Saudi Arabia Contributes $2 Million for Palestine Refugees

11-07-2019

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has contributed an additional US$ 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of Palestine refugees. The contribution will go towards the Agency’s

Palestinian Teachers Honored in Aleppo

Palestinian Teachers Honored in Aleppo

11-07-2019

The General Union of Palestinian Teachers paid tribute to a plethora of Palestinian instructors in Aleppo. Dozens of Palestinian teachers have been killed; scores of others have been tortured to death in Syrian state prisons; and dozens more have been

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

450 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Cry for Help from Greek Island

10-07-2019

450 Palestinian refugees from Syria who have sought refuge in AlKaroura camp, set up on the Greek island of Chios, have been subjected to a dire humanitarian situation in the poorly-equipped tents. The refugees denounced the absence of vital services

UNRWA: 30% of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan Highly Vulnerable

UNRWA: 30% of Palestine Refugees from Syria in Jordan Highly Vulnerable

10-07-2019

UNRWA said that 30% of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) are highly vulnerable. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019”, UNRWA said that 31 per cent of recorded PRS are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability. Due

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlAkkad Neighborhood Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s AlAkkad Neighborhood Sound Distress Signals

10-07-2019

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlAkad neighborhood, in Khan Dannun Camp, said they have been denied their rights to vital facilities as the concerned authorities and UNRWA continue to consider their area an unrecognized zone. A resident said authorities do

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

10-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped by the Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian

3,987 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

3,987 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

09-07-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,987 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. According to AGPS data, 1,977 died until June 2019, up from 1,953 victims until

PLO Envoy Meets with UNRWA’s Syria Director

PLO Envoy Meets with UNRWA’s Syria Director

09-07-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Anwar Abdul Hadi met on Monday with the UNRWA director of Syria operations Michael Amania at the agency’s head office in Mezzeh, in Damascus. Both parties discussed the most practical ways to enhance

Water Crisis Rocks Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

Water Crisis Rocks Deir Ballout Camp for Palestinian Refugees North of Syria

09-07-2019

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

Summer Camp Held for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Summer Camp Held for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

09-07-2019

The International Association of Palestinian Teachers announced the launch of the fourth edition of “We Learn Happily for Palestine” summer camp, held in cooperation with the Lebanese ex-education Minister, Abdul Raheem Murad, and the International Association of Palestinian Institutions. 200 Palestinian students

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Chest Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins Chest Contest

09-07-2019

Palestinian teen from Syria Mohamed AlJaafari won the first place at the chess competition staged by the Palestinian Chess Federation on Friday, July 5, on the occasion of the Palestine Olympics Day in AlBadawi refugee camp, in Lebanon. Mohamed fled

Hundreds of Palestine Refugees Threatened with Refoulement in Greece

Hundreds of Palestine Refugees Threatened with Refoulement in Greece

08-07-2019

The Immigration Department of Greece announced its decision to force refugees who have obtained Greek visas since July 31, 2017 out of their homes and shelters. Rents will be shelled out via European funds and the refugees’ allowances will be

Displaced Families Denied Return to Yarmouk Camp, Gov’t Officers Allowed In

Displaced Families Denied Return to Yarmouk Camp, Gov’t Officers Allowed In

08-07-2019

Sources close to the Syrian government said security forces have allowed military officers and their families who used to live in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to re-enter the camp and retrieve their homes and property. Civilians have, however, been denied

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Naji Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Naji Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

08-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Haytham Hamouda Naji, born in 1969, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons for five years running. Naji was kidnapped by pro-government troops on August 28, 2014, as he distributed foodstuff in AlRijah Square, in

UNRWA Launches Palestinian Olympics in Lebanon

UNRWA Launches Palestinian Olympics in Lebanon

08-07-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched the 11th Palestiniadi (Palestinian Olympics) with the support of the European Union Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the EU‘MADAD’ Fund, for

Over 50 Persons Catch Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees

Over 50 Persons Catch Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Deir Ballout Camp for Palestine Refugees

07-07-2019

Paramedics at the mobile clinic in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria, kept record of over 50 cases of mosquito-borne diseases among civilians taking shelter in the area. A paramedic attributed the phenomenon to the spread of mosquito bites which

UNRWA Announces Launch of Student Registration in Daraa Camp

UNRWA Announces Launch of Student Registration in Daraa Camp

07-07-2019

UNRWA has announced the launch of free registration processes at its Syria schools for Palestine refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria. Registration was opened up on June 30 and will be closed on July 18. 525 students

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

07-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Tamim, aged 58, has been locked up in Syrian government dungeons since August 3, 2013. Mahmoud was a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. His condition and whereabouts remain unidentified. AGPS documented the

Greece-Bound Migrant Boat Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

Greece-Bound Migrant Boat Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

07-07-2019

11 Syrian and Palestinian migrants have been detained by the Turkish coast guard off Mugla seashore, as they attempted to illegally disembark in Greece. The Turkish coast guard spotted the Greece-bound inflatable ship off Bodrum coast, in Mugla. The migrants

Activists Launch Campaign to Push for Civilians’ Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

Activists Launch Campaign to Push for Civilians’ Safe Return to Yarmouk Camp

06-07-2019

Activists have embarked on a so-called “I’ll Be Back Home” campaign in an attempt to urge concerned authorities to reconstruct Yarmouk Camp and allow displaced Palestinian families to safely return to their homes. The campaigners called on the concerned families

10,000 ATM Cards Distributed by UNRWA to Registered Palestine Refugees in Syria

10,000 ATM Cards Distributed by UNRWA to Registered Palestine Refugees in Syria

06-07-2019

UNRWA has handed over 10,000 ATM cards to Palestinian refugee registered with the agency across Syria in an attempt to smooth cash-aid delivery. Informed sources said that on July 11, 2019, text messages will be sent to the refugees

35 Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

35 Members of Fatah AlIntifada Group Killed in Syria’s Warfare

06-07-2019

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestine refugees affiliated with Fatah AlIntifada group, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across the war-torn country. The list includes gunmen who died in fierce shootouts with ISIS and AlNusra Front in

2 Palestinian Brothers Honored in Lebanon’s Burj Barajneh Camp

2 Palestinian Brothers Honored in Lebanon’s Burj Barajneh Camp

06-07-2019

The Amal Club in Burj AlBarajneh refugee camp, in Beirut, paid tribute to two Palestinian brothers from Syria—Beshr Mazen Yousef and Aws Mazen Yousef—for their good conduct and the outstanding results they achieved during the school year. The two children

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Lash Out at PLO & UNRWA

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria Lash Out at PLO & UNRWA

05-07-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in northern Syria continue to rail against their tragic living conditions in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp. The refugees leveled heavy criticism at UNRWA and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), along with other concerned NGOs, for failing

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Aleppo

Palestinian Refugee Shot Dead in Aleppo

05-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Reda Samara was fatally gunned down at Saadullah AlJaberi square, in Aleppo, as he tried to defend a woman harassed by pro-government militias. Ibrahim, a resident of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, is a volunteer at Liwaa AlQuds

Palestinian Girl Goes on Hunger Strike in London over Regime Attacks North of Syria

Palestinian Girl Goes on Hunger Strike in London over Regime Attacks North of Syria

05-07-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadha Abu Weddou joined a hunger strike launched by a group of activists in London and other parts of the world to speak up against the abrupt killing of civilians north of Syria. Shadha announced her

Palestine Refugees to Undergo Free Medical Checks in Lebanon

Palestine Refugees to Undergo Free Medical Checks in Lebanon

05-07-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society at Haifa Hospital, in partnership with American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) announced the arrival of a group of American internists to carry out free medical checks for concerned patients on July 5. Palestinian refugees

AGPS & PRC Underscore Calamitous Situation of Palestinian Women in Syria at UNHRC

AGPS & PRC Underscore Calamitous Situation of Palestinian Women in Syria at UNHRC

04-07-2019

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have spoken up against the human rights abuses perpetrated against Palestinian women taking refuge in war-torn Syria. Speaking during a session attended by the International Commission

Kurdistan Authorities Allow Palestinian Family from Syria to Enter Erbil

Kurdistan Authorities Allow Palestinian Family from Syria to Enter Erbil

04-07-2019

Authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq lifted a ban on the family of Palestinian refugee Fadi Khaled Nasrullah to enter Erbil city, after they were caught by the Turkish authorities on June 27, 2019, and detained for one day

Efforts Ongoing in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee to Repair Power Network

Efforts Ongoing in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugee to Repair Power Network

04-07-2019

The Power Company in Daraa Camp has embarked on repair works to rehabilitate the electricity network which was severely damaged in the warfare. Over recent years, Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp kept appealing to the concerned authorities to

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Enduring Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Enduring Dire Conditions

04-07-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to sound alarm bells over their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of a specific

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Salim AlMaw’ed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

04-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Salim Mohamed AlMaw’ed has been locked up in a Syrian government dungeon for the sixth consecutive year. Salim was arrested at the Yarmouk Camp checkpoint on May 22, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS documented

AGPS: 17 PLA Gunmen Missing in Syria since 2011

AGPS: 17 PLA Gunmen Missing in Syria since 2011

03-07-2019

AGPS kept record of the mysterious disappearance of 17 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) since the outbreak of the Syrian warfare in 2011. Several PLA affiliates have been kidnapped by the different warring parties at government-run checkpoints. Others

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Gov’t Jails

Palestinian Refugee Released after 8 Years in Syrian Gov’t Jails

03-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fatah Hamouda, sheltered in AlRaml Camp in Latakia, was released on Monday from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held for eight years. Mohamed had been locked up in Sednaya military prison, before he was

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

03-07-2019

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

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

Hundreds of Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

03-07-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have been scattered across northern Syria, where they have been taking refuge in poorly-equipped camps, after they got displaced from their homes and shelters in the warfare. According to data by the Commission of Palestinians

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Libya

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Libya

03-07-2019

AGPS has launched an e-group via WhatsApp for Palestinians from Syria in Libya in an attempt to help the refugees speak up for their rights and concerns. The group does not provide direct relief assistance. It seeks to transmit the

Palestinian Family from Syria to Go Homeless in Lebanon

Palestinian Family from Syria to Go Homeless in Lebanon

02-07-2019

A nine-member Palestinian family from Syria has appealed to the concerned humanitarian institutions and charities to help them pay the rental fees, after the house owner threatened to force them out. The mother, Umm Mohamed, said all family members risk

Palestinian Refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2014

02-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Nour AlDeen Mahmoud Abdullah has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for five years running. He was arrested at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp in 2014. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. His family

UNRWA Denies Intending to Transfer Palestine Refugees from Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

UNRWA Denies Intending to Transfer Palestine Refugees from Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

02-07-2019

UNRWA in Lebanon denied emerging reports about its intent to transfer Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon to other destinations. UNRWA said such reports are counterfeit, pledging to keep up its core essential services for Palestine refugees in its five

Palestinian Girl from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Lebanon Secondary School Exams

Palestinian Girl from Syria Snatches 1st Rank at Lebanon Secondary School Exams

02-07-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Jala Khaled AlKhatib achieved outstanding results as part of basic education exams held at Beit Jala private school, in Siblin, in AlKharroub region, south of Lebanon. She got the first rank at the school and the

Palestinian Refugees in Greece’s Leros Island Sound Distress Signals

Palestinian Refugees in Greece’s Leros Island Sound Distress Signals

01-07-2019

A number of Palestinian and Syrian families who have sought refuge in the Greek island of Leros have been subjected to an exacerbated humanitarian situation due to the absence of vital services, including health care, housing, relief assistance, and power

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation Plan for Yarmouk Camp to Be Set Up & Executed Soon

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation Plan for Yarmouk Camp to Be Set Up & Executed Soon

01-07-2019

Yasar Abedeen, director of the General Company for Engineering Studies and Consulting, run by the Syrian Ministry of Public Works and Housing, said the company has been tasked with devising reconstruction plans for Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and surrounding areas

Palestinian Instructors in Syria Honored

Palestinian Instructors in Syria Honored

01-07-2019

The General Union of Palestinian Teachers paid tribute to Palestinian instructors in Syria who experienced the Nakba and played a major role in enhancing the educational process of Palestinian refugee generations. The ceremony was held at the Arab Cultural Center

Palestinian Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

01-07-2019

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing her

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information about Missing Son in Malaysia

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information about Missing Son in Malaysia

30-06-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamam Khaled Diab continues to appeal to the international human rights institutions and the Palestine Embassy in Malaysia to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has gone missing for the

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Warns of Service Cut for Palestine Refugees in Syria

30-06-2019

The UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stressed that the Agency’s current financial situation will be particularly challenging for emergency operations in Gaza and Syria and for UNRWA schools across the region. Food for one million refugees in the Gaza

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Poor Hygiene due to Trash Mounds

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Poor Hygiene due to Trash Mounds

30-06-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to rail against the mounds of trash and debris piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Berlin in Support of BDS

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Berlin in Support of BDS

30-06-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied in Berlin to speak up against a motion by the German parliament (Bundestag) defining the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic, and thus becoming the first major European parliament to do so

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Voice Unyielding Commitment to Right of Return

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Voice Unyielding Commitment to Right of Return

29-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees have taken to the streets across the Syrian territories, protesting the US-drafted Mideast peace plan, dubbed “the deal of the century” and the US-led economic workshop in Bahrain. A series of vigils, seminars, workshops, and youth

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Lebanon to Other Countries

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Lebanon to Other Countries

29-06-2019

UNRWA in Lebanon denied emerging reports about its intent to transfer Palestinian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon to other destinations. UNRWA said such reports are counterfeit, pledging to keep up its core essential services for Palestine refugees in its five

Banquet Held for Displaced Palestinian Students in Damascus

Banquet Held for Displaced Palestinian Students in Damascus

29-06-2019

A banquet was held in Damascus by UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees. Palestinian prep and secondary school students coming from Lebanon and taking shelter at Basel AlAsad College and the Damascus Training Center were in attendance

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian Dungeons Since 2013

29-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Salem Ali AlMarkaten, aged 60, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Mohamed was kidnapped by the government forces on his way out of Yarmouk Camp and was dragged to an unknown

Over 600 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Over 600 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

28-06-2019

AGPS documented the death of 606 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. 80 Palestinian refugees from Syria were pronounced dead in 2018 alone, up from 13 refugees in 2017. 77 victims

Rallies Held in Palestinian Refugees Camps in Syria over US-Led Bahrain Workshop

Rallies Held in Palestinian Refugees Camps in Syria over US-Led Bahrain Workshop

28-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees took to the streets in Khan Dannun and Jaramana refugee camps, in Rif Dimashq, protesting the US President Donald Trump’s “Mideast peace deal”, known as the “deal of the century”, and the White House-led economic workshop

Poisonous Reptiles Swamp Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Poisonous Reptiles Swamp Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-06-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the propagation of rodents, reptiles, and insects across the alleyways of the camp, particularly in unreconstructed areas. The residents called on the concerned authorities and UNRWA to make serious

Son of Fatah Leader Enduring Mysterious fate in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Son of Fatah Leader Enduring Mysterious fate in Syrian Gov’t Jail

28-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan Abu Shanar has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons since October 27, 2012. The detainee, a resident of AlTadhamun neighborhood in Damascus and the father of three children, is the son of slain

Palestinians in Syria Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription

Palestinians in Syria Raise Concerns over Forced Military Conscription

27-06-2019

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugees in Daraa, south of Syria, after the Syrian government forces tightened military grip around the city’s alleyways in an attempt to hunt down youths for conscription. A series of checkpoints has been pitched

Countries Pledge $100 Million for UN Palestine Agency

Countries Pledge $100 Million for UN Palestine Agency

27-06-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) received the support of the representatives of states and institutions at its annual international Pledging Conference held on 25 June in New York. Representatives of

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Northern Syria over Trump’s Pro-Israel Mideast Plan

Displaced Palestinians Rally in Northern Syria over Trump’s Pro-Israel Mideast Plan

27-06-2019

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp, Khan Eshieh, and southern Damascus to northern Syria took to the streets of AlSadaka, Deir Ballout, AlMuhammadiya, and AlJazira refugee camps on Wednesday, protesting the US President Donald Trump’s “Mideast peace deal”, known as

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Ahmad AlBash Secretly Detained in Syrian since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Ahmad AlBash Secretly Detained in Syrian since 2013

27-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Yehya Ahmad AlBash, born in 1960, has been incarcerated in Syrian government prisons for seven consecutive years. Yehya was kidnapped by the government forces on October 5, 2012 and dragged to an unknown location. His fate and whereabouts

Education Center Launched in Qudsaya

Education Center Launched in Qudsaya

27-06-2019

First aid training courses were held by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society at the Palestine Health Center in Yalda town, south of Yarmouk Camp. A number of Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp took part in the course, which aims

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Heavy Beating by Turkish Border Police

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Subjected to Heavy Beating by Turkish Border Police

26-06-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees were heavily beaten by the Turkish border guard as they attempted to cross the Syrian-Turkish borders. The refugees were pushed back to war-torn Syria. The refugees, including women, were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Mohamed Taha Released by Turkish Police

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Mohamed Taha Released by Turkish Police

26-06-2019

The Turkish authorities released on Monday, June 24, the Palestinian refugee Alaa Mohamed Taha who was arrested some 35 days ago following a security sweep launched by the Turkish police in Esenyurt district, in Istanbul province. Sometime earlier, his family

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Tamim Secretly Detained in Syria since 2015

26-06-2019

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

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

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

26-06-2019

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

Palestinian Student from Syria Qualified for Finals at Dubai Arab Reading Challenge

Palestinian Student from Syria Qualified for Finals at Dubai Arab Reading Challenge

26-06-2019

Palestinian student Khayr AlDeen Abu AlHasan, aged 18, managed to get to the finals of the international 2019 Arab Reading Challenge staged in Dubai. Khayr Aldeen, who fled war-torn Syria to Germany, said his success is a proof that Palestinian

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Detained at Erbil Airport

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Detained at Erbil Airport

25-06-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fadi Khaled Nasrullah, from Yarmouk Camp, along with his wife and two children continue to launch cries for help as they have been detained at Erbil International Airport, the main airport of Erbil city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after they

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Izmir

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Izmir

25-06-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Fadi Taha AlSamneh, born in 1989, urged the Turkish authorities and national and international NGOs to work on disclosing the fate of their son. In a letter sent to AGPS, AlSamneh’s family said

Free Medical Day Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees South of Syria

Free Medical Day Held in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees South of Syria

25-06-2019

A free medical day was held by AlBirr Association for Charity and Social Services in Daraa Camp. Pediatricians, general practitioners, gynecologists, and orthopedic physicians took part in the event. 386 residents of Daraa Camp, including 200 children, received free medical

Food Aids Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees South of Syria

Food Aids Distributed in Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees South of Syria

25-06-2019

The Syrian Red Crescent Society handed over, on Sunday, food aids to a number of families who returned to Daraa Camp. 450 families registered with the Red Crescent reportedly benefited from the move. All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Detained in Syria Shortly after Release

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Detained in Syria Shortly after Release

24-06-2019

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis who had been released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal was re-arrested by Syrian security forces. Informed sources told AGPS that Khamis has been subjected to exhaustive interrogation by Syrian intelligence officers

Youth Event Held in Damascus to Speak Up against US-Led Bahrain Conference

Youth Event Held in Damascus to Speak Up against US-Led Bahrain Conference

24-06-2019

A Palestinian youth gathering was held a couple of days earlier in Damascus in response to the projected White House-led economic workshop set to be held in Bahrain and the US President Donald Trump’s “Mideast peace deal”, known as the

1st Phase of Sanitation Repair Project Carried Out in AlDhiabiya, AlHusainiya

1st Phase of Sanitation Repair Project Carried Out in AlDhiabiya, AlHusainiya

24-06-2019

The General Company for Hydraulic Projects has embarked on the first phase of a project aiming at rehabilitating the sanitation networks in AlDhiabiya and AlHusainiya, in Rif Dimashq. The project is worth 193 million Syrian Pounds, according to Syrian sources

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st Place in Hums Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st Place in Hums Bodybuilding Championship

24-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Shadi Farid Darwish, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, snatched the first seat in the classic bodybuilding contest held in the city. Dozens of success stories have been achieved by Palestinian sportsmen/women, students, and artists from Syria

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Deprived of Health Care

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Deprived of Health Care

23-06-2019

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

Pro-Gov’t Gunman Dead in Syria

Pro-Gov’t Gunman Dead in Syria

23-06-2019

In another development, member of Syria’s pro-government Liwaa AlQuds brigade Fawzi Hamza, called Abu Tareq, was pronounced dead while in a military mission in Deri AlZor, north of Syria. Abu Tareq was a resident of Jaramana Camp, in Damascus, and

Workshop Held in AlNeirab Camp over Trump’s Deal of Century

Workshop Held in AlNeirab Camp over Trump’s Deal of Century

23-06-2019

Palestinian factions and civil society representatives gathered at a workshop staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees to speak up against the US President Donald Trump’s “Mideast peace deal”, known as the “deal of the century”, and the White House-led

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Held in Syrian Lock-Up for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Held in Syrian Lock-Up for 6th Year

23-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 39, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the sixth year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod, in Rif Dimashq. He

2 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Greece Launch Cry for Help

2 Palestinian Refugees Detained in Greece Launch Cry for Help

22-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria Yaser Fa’our and Mu’amar Yousef Murad, from Yarmouk Camp, have appealed to the international human rights organizations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Palestinian factions to take urgent action so as to pressurize the Greek authorities to

Palestinian Refugee among Migrants Detained in Turkey after Boat Sinks

Palestinian Refugee among Migrants Detained in Turkey after Boat Sinks

22-06-2019

The Turkish coast guard detained a number of irregular migrants, including the Palestinian refugee from Syria Zakaria Abu Hamida, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, after their boat sank on Monday, June 17. The migrants were caught onboard a Greece-bound ship

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Khan Dannun Camp

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Khan Dannun Camp

22-06-2019

A UNRWA envoy and representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees met with representatives of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, shortly after the residents spoke up against the mistreatment they have been subjected to

Palestinians from Syria Meet with Refugee Services Organization in Cairo

Palestinians from Syria Meet with Refugee Services Organization in Cairo

22-06-2019

A meeting was convened on Thursday at UNRWA’s liaison office in Garden City, in Cairo, by representatives of the Palestinian refugee community in Egypt and members of St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. The delegations discussed developmental and community projects for Palestinian

Rally Held in Turkey over US “Deal of Century”

Rally Held in Turkey over US “Deal of Century”

22-06-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees rallied on Friday in the Turkish city of Kilis, protesting the US President Donald Trump’s “Mideast peace deal”, known as the “deal of the century”, and the White House-led economic workshop in Bahrain. The refugees stressed

On World Refugee Day, AGPS Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

On World Refugee Day, AGPS Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinian Refugees in War-Torn Syria

21-06-2019

On the world refugee day, observed on June 20 each year, Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to face a calamitous situation both inside and outside of the embattled Syrian territories. The Syrian conflict has had disastrous fallouts on the Palestinian

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees from Syria Scattered across Globe

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees from Syria Scattered across Globe

21-06-2019

AGPS found out that over 200,000 Palestinian refugees fled Syria, where 560,000 refugees used to take shelter prior to the outburst of the deadly warfare. Over 60% of Palestinians from Syria have undergone displacement for at least once

Migrant Boat Carrying 26 Palestinian Refugees Intercepted off Turkish Coast

Migrant Boat Carrying 26 Palestinian Refugees Intercepted off Turkish Coast

21-06-2019

A Greece-bound boat carrying dozens of irregular migrants, including 26 Palestinian refugees, was intercepted by the Turkish coast guard off Aydin seashore, west of Turkey. The migrants were taken to Aydın Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. A few days earlier, 12 people died

Swedish Riksdag Votes to Ease Family Reunification for Holders of Subsidiary Protection

Swedish Riksdag Votes to Ease Family Reunification for Holders of Subsidiary Protection

21-06-2019

The Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) extended on Tuesday immigration laws for another couple of years so as to lift some restrictions on family reunification for refugees already in Sweden. The new decision will enable the wives and children of refugees with

53 Palestinian Refugees from War-Torn Syria Drowned on Migration Route

53 Palestinian Refugees from War-Torn Syria Drowned on Migration Route

20-06-2019

53 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to Italy while others sunk

Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Turkish Coast

Palestinian Refugee Drowns off Turkish Coast

20-06-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad Abu Hamida, from AlNeirab Camp, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, June 18, after he drowned off the Turkish seashore, trying to illegally enter Greece. His family said they lost contact with him after a Greece-bound

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Scattered across Globe

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syria Scattered across Globe

20-06-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Refugees Seeking Shelter in Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

Refugees Seeking Shelter in Greek Island Launch Cry for Help

20-06-2019

ِِِA number of Palestinian and Syrian families who have sought refuge in the Greek island of Kos took to the streets on Wednesday, June 19, urging the Greek government to improve their living conditions and grant them legal visas and

Palestinian Student from Syria Honored by Swedish School

Palestinian Student from Syria Honored by Swedish School

20-06-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Shahd Anas Dasouki was honored by Sorliden School in the Swedish city of Örnsköldsvik for the excellent results she has achieved over the past three school years. Dasouki, formerly sheltered in Yarmouk Camp for

15 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails in May 2019

15 Palestinians Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails in May 2019

19-06-2019

AGPS kept record of 15 cases of death under torture in Syrian government jails among Palestinian refugees. The latest victim is identified as Ramzi Hasan AlAweimar AlNa’imi, a resident of Daraa Camp. He was arrested by the air intelligence forces

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Suleiman & His 2 Sons Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Suleiman & His 2 Sons Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

19-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Kheir Suleiman and his sons, Nayef and Ahmed, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian penitentiaries for six years running. The father and his two sons were kidnapped by Syria’s pro-government militias and their war-partners at Yarmouk

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

19-06-2019

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

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

19-06-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down to 400

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Goes Down to 400

18-06-2019

Member of the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza, Omar Odeh, said the number of Palestinian refugees who returned to the besieged Gaza Strip from war-torn Syria until mid-June is estimated at 400 (150 families), down from 1

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Transportation Crisis Ongoing in Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-06-2019

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

Insecticide Sprayed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Insecticide Sprayed in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

18-06-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in partnership with the Social Development Committee in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, launched a campaign to spray insecticides across residential alleyways in the camp. Residents of

12 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Turkish Coast

12 Dead as Migrant Boat Sinks off Turkish Coast

18-06-2019

Twelve people have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off southwestern Turkey, the coastguard said. The coastguard said 31 migrants were rescued after the boat went down off the coast of Bodrum district in Mugla province, with search and

Syria’s Education Ministry Pays Tribute to Palestinian Student over Smart Exam Box

Syria’s Education Ministry Pays Tribute to Palestinian Student over Smart Exam Box

17-06-2019

Palestinian student Ahmad AlKayali was honored by the Syrian Ministry of Education for creating a smart exam box. The Education Ministry said the box functions by means of artificial intelligence and serves to set exam questions and correct student responses

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Enduring Severe Water Crisis

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Enduring Severe Water Crisis

17-06-2019

The Water Company in Daraa, south of Syria, pledged to rehabilitate water networks in the next few days. The promises were made after a number of residents of Daraa Camp showed up at the office of the director of the

Palestinian Refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2014

17-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fifth year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

53 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drowned on Migration Road

53 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Drowned on Migration Road

17-06-2019

53 Palestinians from Syria, mostly women, children, and elderly refugees, drowned onboard the death boats to Europe, fleeing the tattered Syrian territories. A number of casualties breathed their last off the Libyan seashores on way to Italy while others sunk

18 Palestinian Families from Syria at Greece-Based Refugee Camp Launch Cry for Help

18 Palestinian Families from Syria at Greece-Based Refugee Camp Launch Cry for Help

16-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria taking shelter at Thermopolis camp in Greece have sounded distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions they have been subjected to. In statements emailed to AGPS, the refugees said they have been enduring medical neglect and

Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Receive Protection Cards

Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Receive Protection Cards

16-06-2019

Palestinian refugees have been receiving protection cards from the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees north of Syria. The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria was established in order to keep record of and provide personal data on the

Displaced Residents of Southern Damascus Receive Promises to Return to Their Homes

Displaced Residents of Southern Damascus Receive Promises to Return to Their Homes

16-06-2019

Damascus Governor Adel AlAleibi said displaced families are about to return to their habitable houses in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, and will receive a damage compensation of up to 30%. During a tour he carried out in the area

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

3 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

16-06-2019

Three Palestinian brothers have been secretly locked up in Syrian government jails for the 7th year running. Two of them turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities after the pro-government Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)--General Command (GC)

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Family Held in Syrian Gov’t Prisons for 6th Year

15-06-2019

Alarm bells have been sounded over the mysterious fate of several Palestinian families who have been held captive in Syrian dungeons. The list of missing families includes Mouloud Khaled AlAbdullah’s family, kidnapped on July 27, 2013 at a government-run checkpoint

Syrian Official: Yarmouk’s Organizational Plan to Be Finalized

Syrian Official: Yarmouk’s Organizational Plan to Be Finalized

15-06-2019

Syria’s Minister of Public Works and Housing Suhail Abdul Latif said serious efforts have been ongoing to finalize the roadmap for the rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp and other areas in Damascus. In press statements, Abdul Latif said efforts have been

Palestinian Migrant from Syria Drowns West of Germany

Palestinian Migrant from Syria Drowns West of Germany

15-06-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Majed Awad, was pronounced dead after he drowned in a swimming pool in Gelsenkirchen, a city located in Germany's most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. A German national pulled Ahmad’s body after

Palestinians from Syria Undertake Life-Threatening Journeys to Greece

Palestinians from Syria Undertake Life-Threatening Journeys to Greece

15-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria continue to risk their lives onboard the “death boats” to Greece, rummaging around for a momentary respite from the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction. AGPS has kept record of the death of dozens of refugees

39 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria in May 2019

39 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria in May 2019

14-06-2019

AGPS documented the death of 39 Palestinian refugees in Syria in May 2019, up from 32 in May 2018. 15 among the casualties died as a result of heavy torture in Syrian government jails. The list also includes 10 Palestinians

PLA Conscript Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

PLA Conscript Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

14-06-2019

A conscript identified as Ahmad Hasan, from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, was arrested in Jamala village, in Yarmouk Basin, in Daraa’s northwestern suburbs. Palestinian refugees who joined the PLA in Syria have been enduring

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

14-06-2019

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 30, has been enduring a mysterious fate after he was kidnapped by Syrian government forces in June 10, 2012 from the exam room at Damascus Faculty of Science. Mohamed, a third-year student

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

14-06-2019

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, southeast of Syria, have been enduring a severe water dearth. The residents continue to appeal to UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Refugees to take urgent action in response to the crisis

Follow-Up Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Meet with UNRWA Director

Follow-Up Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Meet with UNRWA Director

14-06-2019

Representatives of the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza met on Wednesday, June 12, with the director of UNRWA operations in Gaza Matthias Schmale. Both parties discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned to Gaza from

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Assaulted by Turkish Police

13-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ajlani Younes, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey, said he was violently beaten by the Turkish police after he refused to be pushed back to Lebanon. In a video from Istanbul’s new airport, where he has been

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Made Worse by Assassination Attempts

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Made Worse by Assassination Attempts

13-06-2019

A new assassination attempt targeting former jury at the Palace of Justice Mohamed Abdul Rahim AlGhanem has sparked panic in AlMuzeireeb community for Palestinian refugees, in Daraa’s western suburbs. Over recent years, Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed

Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria Mobilizes Forces against Opposition Outfits

Pro-Gov’t Squad in Syria Mobilizes Forces against Opposition Outfits

13-06-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, said it has mobilized gunmen to fight alongside the government battalions in Halfaya city, in Hama’s outskirts. The group said it will prop up its armed front, pending the launch

8 Palestinian Migrants Caught Off Aegean Seashore

8 Palestinian Migrants Caught Off Aegean Seashore

13-06-2019

Eight Palestinian refugees were arrested by the Turkish coast guard off Bodrum coastline, trying to reach Greece. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing Syria, among other war-stricken zones, onboard “death boats” bound for Europe. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Gunmen North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds Inflicted by Gunmen North of Syria

12-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Reyad Bashir AlKhatib, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to Efrin, in northern Syria, succumbed to wounds he sustained after he was shot on June 6 by anonymous assailants in Efrin. The refugee breathed his last

Daraa Camp Residents to Apply for Property Damage Compensation

Daraa Camp Residents to Apply for Property Damage Compensation

12-06-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against the poor hygiene and mismanagement at Muadh Ibn Jabal Mosque. Speaking with AGPS the worshipers said the call to prayers has not been recited via the mosque loudspeakers for

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Slam Negligence of Local Mosque Committee

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Slam Negligence of Local Mosque Committee

12-06-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to rail against the poor hygiene and mismanagement at Muadh Ibn Jabal Mosque. Speaking with AGPS the worshipers said the call to prayers has not been recited via the mosque loudspeakers for

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Greece

Family Appeals for Information over Missing Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Greece

12-06-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim, called Abu AlEz and born in Damascus on November 16, 1974, has appealed to the international human rights institutions, namely Amnesty International, and the Greek authorities to work on disclosing the fate

Palestinian Refugee Bashar Assaad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar Assaad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

12-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Bashar AlAssaad, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails, where he has been locked up for the 7th consecutive year. Bashar was arrested by Syrian government forces on

Palestinian Refugee Shot by Anonymous Gunmen North of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Shot by Anonymous Gunmen North of Syria

11-06-2019

A Palestinian refugee who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, to northern Syria was shot and seriously injured by anonymous assailants in Efrin, north of Syria. An activist told AGPS that three gunmen opened fire at a Palestinian refugee

Family of Displaced Palestinian Woman with Vision Impairment Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Family of Displaced Palestinian Woman with Vision Impairment Appeals for Urgent Treatment

11-06-2019

The family of the Palestinian girl Israa Bahaa AlDeen Ali, who was displaced from Syria’s Khan Eshieh Camp to Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, south of Lebanon, has urged the international human rights and humanitarian institutions to work on securing the

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Voice Deep Concern over Their Fate

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Voice Deep Concern over Their Fate

11-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories following the military coup d’état, ousting Omar AlBashir who ruled the country for 30 years

Living Conditions Go Downhill in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Living Conditions Go Downhill in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-06-2019

A transportation crisis has been rocking AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. Civilians’ access out of and into the area has almost been blocked. Workers and students have had difficulties getting to their

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

Russian & Syrian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Cemetery in Hunt for Israeli Soldiers’ Body

10-06-2019

Activists have slammed the Russian and Syrian government forces for ransacking the old cemetery of Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, in search of the body remains of Israeli soldiers killed in the Battle of Sultan Yaakoob in Lebanon in 1982. Yarmouk

Children in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sustain Eye Injuries

Children in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Sustain Eye Injuries

10-06-2019

At least 10 children have reportedly been injured in their eyes in AlNeirab refugee camp, in Aleppo, due to factory-produced toy guns and firecrackers used by children during Eid. A number of injured children sustained serious sight disorders and risk

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Launch Calls for Military Conscription

Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria Launch Calls for Military Conscription

10-06-2019

Calls were circulated by Liwaa AlQuds, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, on Facebook to push for military conscription. A few days earlier, Liwaa AlQuds released a list of 20 victims killed as they fought alongside the group in deadly

Palestinian Child Hadil Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Child Hadil Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 6th Year

10-06-2019

Palestinian child Hadil AlAyathi has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for six years running, along with her mother Taghrid Eissat. The mother and her daughter were kidnapped in March 2013 as they passed through the government-run AlAlaaf checkpoint

39 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in May 2019

39 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in May 2019

09-06-2019

AGPS documented the death of 39 Palestinian refugees in Syria in May 2019, 15 among whom as a result of heavy torture in Syrian government jails. The list also includes 10 Palestinians who died under shelling, seven who were extra-judicially

Talal Naji: Over 400 Members of PFLP-GC Killed in War-Torn Syria

Talal Naji: Over 400 Members of PFLP-GC Killed in War-Torn Syria

09-06-2019

Assistant Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), Talel Naji, said 1,858 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces, including 400 PFLP-GC members, 285 members of the Palestine Liberation

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

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

09-06-2019

Scores of Palestinian children have been spotted taking up cigarettes and hookah as a means to escape the deadly scenes of violence, bloodshed, and dislocation. Many Palestinian children have dropped out of school as a result of the violent warfare

Insects Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hama

Insects Swamp Palestinian Refugee Camp in Hama

09-06-2019

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hama, continue to rail against the swift spread of mosquitoes and insects at their homes, saying they have been forced to leave their doors and windows shut for fear of viral infections

Antiques Shop Sells Misappropriated Palestinian Paintings in Damascus

Antiques Shop Sells Misappropriated Palestinian Paintings in Damascus

09-06-2019

A set of paintings stolen from the home of the Palestinian artist Zaki Salam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, have been put up for sale by an antiques shop in Bab Sharqi, in Damascus. Palestinian sculptor Zaki Salam confirmed the

Palestinian Conscripts Subjected to Human Rights Violations in Syria

Palestinian Conscripts Subjected to Human Rights Violations in Syria

08-06-2019

Palestinian refugees who joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, have been enduring serious crackdowns and abuses. According to informed sources, a number of Palestinian youths have been summoned to questioning by government officers and subjected

Palestinian Group Fights Alongside Syrian Gov’t North of Syria

Palestinian Group Fights Alongside Syrian Gov’t North of Syria

08-06-2019

The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian government, said on Facebook that it has been involved in fierce shootouts while fighting alongside the government battalions in Hama’s suburbs, as appears in a live footage released by the brigade. Sometime

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wadi’ Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 4th Year

08-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Wadi’ Raji Shakosh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up since 2015. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. Other members of the Palestinian Shakosh family, sheltered in Khan Eshieh

Displaced Palestinian Families Gather for Eid Celebrations South of Turkey

Displaced Palestinian Families Gather for Eid Celebrations South of Turkey

08-06-2019

Palestinian families seeking refuge in Reyhanli, south of Turkey, exchanged Eid greetings as part of a gathering held by Khayra Ummah Organization and the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR). Around 300 Palestinian refugees, including children, were in attendance. Children

Reports about Settlement of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Denied

Reports about Settlement of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Denied

07-06-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees denied reports about underway attempts to transfer Palestinian refugees north of Syria. The statement came in response to reports released by the The Violations Documentation Center (VDC) about the projected settlement of 1,500 displaced

Wildfires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Wildfires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-06-2019

Fires burst out in the western plains of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in the third such incident in two weeks. The residents rushed to the scene to put out the fires, which resulted in heavy material damage

Eye Surgeons to Arrive in Lebanon

Eye Surgeons to Arrive in Lebanon

07-06-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent-Lebanon, in cooperation with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, announced the arrival of a delegation of specialized surgeons to carry out eye surgeries for children aged between one and 16 years-old. The move is slated to be carried

14 Palestinian Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

14 Palestinian Migrants Intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard

07-06-2019

20 migrants, including 14 Palestinian refugees, were caught onboard a boat owned by the Turkish coast guard, trying to reach a Greek island. Turkish sources said Palestinian, Syrian, and Iraqi migrants were intercepted by the Turkish coast guard off Yalıkavak’s

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee Detained at Istanbul Airport, Threatened with Refoulement

06-06-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ajlani Younes, born in 1991, has been detained at Istanbul’s new airport for the 11th day over allegations of illegally attempting to enter the Turkish territories. Speaking with AGPS by phone, Mohamed’s family said he

Visit by PLO Delegation to Yarmouk Camp Stirs Anger

Visit by PLO Delegation to Yarmouk Camp Stirs Anger

06-06-2019

A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) paid a visit to the AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, on the occasion of Eid AlFitr, and laid flower wreaths at Palestinian tombs on behalf of the

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid away from Home

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria Spend Holy Eid away from Home

06-06-2019

Over 150,000 Palestinians from Syria have spent the holy occasion of Eid AlFitr (Fast-Breaking Feast) away from their homes and families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have been scattered across Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Scholarship at Jordan’s Royal Academy

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Scholarship at Jordan’s Royal Academy

06-06-2019

Palestinian student from Syria Mohamed Ragheb Hamid, born in 2003 and raised in AlTadhamun neighborhood, in Damascus, before he got displaced to AlRashidiya Camp, in Sur (Tyre), south of Lebanon, earned a scholarship at King’s Academy of Jordan after he

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

05-06-2019

A number of Palestinian and Syrian migrants were rescued by the Turkish coast guard a couple of days earlier off the Aegean seashore, on their way to Greek islands. Turkish sources said the engine of the migrant boat went out

Syria’s Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Bids Farewell to 3 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Syria’s Liwaa AlQuds Battalion Bids Farewell to 3 Residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-06-2019

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, urged the Palestine Liberation Organization and concerned institutions to pressurize the Syrian authorities to unblock the thoroughfare leading to the local cemetery and allow them to visit their dead relatives during

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Unblocking Access Road to Local Cemetery

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Call for Unblocking Access Road to Local Cemetery

05-06-2019

Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, marched in the funeral procession of three residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia who were killed in fierce shootouts in Hama suburbs. The names of the three casualties have

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

05-06-2019

Palestinian engineer Abdul Mouhaymen Hanawi has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for six consecutive years. Abdul Muhaymen was arrested in late 2013 over terror allegations. Activists said he had been spotted

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 2 Missing Palestinian Brothers in Syria

04-06-2019

The family of two Palestinian brothers—Mahmoud Fuad Atiyeh, born in 1992, and Ali Fuad Atiyeh, born in 1990, has appealed to the local and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the fate of their missing sons. The two

Bakery Burned Down in Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bakery Burned Down in Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

04-06-2019

Fires broke out on Sunday at a bakery in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo. The incident was attributed to a technical error in fuel-transfer to the furnace. Heavy material damage was reported. On May 24, 2019, at least

Sanitation Crisis Rocks Khan Dannun Camp

Sanitation Crisis Rocks Khan Dannun Camp

04-06-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over a sanitation crisis imperiling their life and that of their children in the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases

Palestinians among 35 Irregular Migrants Intercepted in Turkey

Palestinians among 35 Irregular Migrants Intercepted in Turkey

04-06-2019

Turkish coast guards detained 35 irregular migrants, among them a number of Palestinian refugees, who were trying to reach Greek islands, after they set sail from Evros River, between Turkey and Greece. Turkish news outlets said the migrants were transferred

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s Western AlBekaa

Food Boxes Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s Western AlBekaa

04-06-2019

The Follow-Up Committee in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region, in partnership with Atfal AlSoumoud Association and Friends of Palestine—Japan, distributed, on June 2, 860 food baskets to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Youths Forced to Join PLA in Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Youths Forced to Join PLA in Syria

03-06-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian youths were forced to join the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, in May. The list includes university graduates or those whose deferment of studies license expired by March 15. The Syrian government defined

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

03-06-2019

A Palestinian refugee taking shelter in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for five years. The refugee was kidnapped at a checkpoint pitched in Yarmouk Camp. Authorities handed

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria to Obtain Protection Cards

Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria to Obtain Protection Cards

03-06-2019

The Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria called on registered Palestinian families to show up at the center after Eid in order to receive their protection cards. Applicants for the card should have original and complete identity documents

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up at AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up at AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Hums

03-06-2019

Director of UNRWA projects in Syria, Michael Amania and Director-General of the General Authority of Palestinian Arab Refugees, Ali Mustafa, toured AlAyedeen Camp in Hums to inspect living conditions in the area. Amania and Mustafa said efforts have been ongoing to cover UNRWA’s funding crunch

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sound Distress Signals

Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria’s Deir Ballout Camp Sound Distress Signals

02-06-2019

Some 325 Palestinian families displaced from southern Damascus to the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout refugee camp, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their exacerbated humanitarian situation. The camp has been a hotbed for snakes and rodents. Civilians

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Sherkes Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Haytham Sherkes Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 5th Year

02-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Haytham Ahmad Sherkes, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, south of Damascus, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for the fifth year running. He was arrested on November 4

Palestinian Child from Syria in Canada Wins Altruism Award

Palestinian Child from Syria in Canada Wins Altruism Award

02-06-2019

Palestinian child from Syria Mohamed AlSharkawi was nominated as the most altruistic child in Canada following positive conduct among his peers at school. Mohamed received an award at a Toronto-based school.

Germany Rebuffs Most Family Reunification Applications in Greece

Germany Rebuffs Most Family Reunification Applications in Greece

02-06-2019

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees rejected most of family reunification applications submitted by refugees from Greece. German sources said on Friday that the Federal Office turned down 472 applications for family reunifications, among 626 applications submitted by

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Drowns Near Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Drowns Near Deir Ballout Camp North of Syria

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Tareq Shehabi, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to northern Syria, died after he drowned in the river separating Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, near Afrin, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts. Refugees taking shelter north of Syria often

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Receive Protection Cards

Displaced Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Receive Protection Cards

01-06-2019

Syria’s General Authority for Civil Affairs, in partnership with the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria, said, on Thursday, May 30, that Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus along with Khan Eshieh Camp to northern

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan continue to rail against the reluctance maintained by UNRWA regarding their cries for help. A relief activist said the cash aids provided by the agency do not meet the refugees’ demands, leaving refugee families

Displaced Palestinians in Idlib Push for Unblocking Syria-Turkey Borders

Displaced Palestinians in Idlib Push for Unblocking Syria-Turkey Borders

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk, Khan Eshieh, and southern Damascus zones to northern Syria and who fled a Russian-backed government offensive in Idlib province have launched a protest campaign to demand an end to the attacks or the opening of

Int’l Quds Day Marked in AlNeirab Camp

Int’l Quds Day Marked in AlNeirab Camp

01-06-2019

A march was held by the residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo on the occasion of the International Quds Day. The marchers voiced their unyielding back-up of the Palestinian resistance until every single inch of the occupied

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya Held in Syrian State Jail for 2nd Year

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya Held in Syrian State Jail for 2nd Year

01-06-2019

Palestinian refugee Sa’id Rida Tarawiya has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for two years running. The detainee was kidnapped by the government troops on May 5, 2017 from his home in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama. His fate remains shrouded

Activists Appeal for Releasing Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Releasing Palestinian Refugee Detained in Turkey

31-05-2019

Palestinian activists have urged the Turkish authorities to release the Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Mohamed Taha, who was arrested following a security sweep launched by the Turkish police in Esenyurt district, in Istanbul province. Taha’s family said he has

PFLP Leader: Foreign Parties Obstructing Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to Syria’s Refugee Camps

PFLP Leader: Foreign Parties Obstructing Return of Displaced Palestinian Families to Syria’s Refugee Camps

31-05-2019

Member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Maher AlTaher said Palestinian refugees in Syria have been treated as Syrian nationals, rather than outsiders, and granted their basic rights in the Arab country

Liwaa AlQuds Updates Registered Data about Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Liwaa AlQuds Updates Registered Data about Residents of Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

31-05-2019

Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, have been updating the database of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp. The residents were notified of the move and asked to show up at Liwaa AlQuds headquarters. The names and

Medical Delegation to Provide Free Treatment for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Medical Delegation to Provide Free Treatment for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

31-05-2019

The Palestine Red Crescent Society in Lebanon announced the near arrival of a delegation of German medics specialized in pediatric, oral, maxillofacial, and orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgeries, between 15 and 23 June. The checks-ups and surgeries will be provided for

Palestinian Child Dies of Wounds Inflicted in Syrian Gov’t Onslaught on AlNeirab Camp

Palestinian Child Dies of Wounds Inflicted in Syrian Gov’t Onslaught on AlNeirab Camp

30-05-2019

Palestinian boy Baraa Khaled AlKhatib died of wounds he sustained shortly after AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria, was hit with four missiles on May 14, 019. Nine victims were pronounced dead and dozens more injured in the attack

Displaced Palestinians to Rally Outside of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinians to Rally Outside of Yarmouk Camp

30-05-2019

Palestinian activists have launched calls on Facebook urging Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp to rally outside of the camp at noontime on Friday so as to pressurize the concerned authorities to allow civilians to return to their homes. Activists

Palestinian Woman Spotted in Damascus Detention Center

Palestinian Woman Spotted in Damascus Detention Center

30-05-2019

A female prisoner who was released from a Syrian jail said she met the Palestinian refugee Nour Jamila on May 17, 2019 at the investigation branch run by Syria’s Air Intelligence Forces in Damascus. According to AGPS data, 1,757

Fast-Breaking Meals Prepared for Impoverished Palestinian Families in Syria

Fast-Breaking Meals Prepared for Impoverished Palestinian Families in Syria

30-05-2019

250 iftar (fast-breaking) meals were provided for underprivileged Palestinian families and orphans at the Jaffa developmental center in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. The move was staged by the Charity Commission in cooperation with Islamic Relief Worldwide.

21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

21 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jails since Start of 2019

29-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of 21 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since early 2019 until May 28. The list includes 11 refugees who were pronounced dead in April, six in February, three in May and another in

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

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

29-05-2019

AGPS documented a sharp nosedive in access to education for Palestinians sheltered in Daraa refugee camp, south of Syria. According to a recent report by AGPS, all of Daraa’s schools have been destroyed or put out of operation in the

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Insect Propagation

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Insect Propagation

29-05-2019

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the swift spread of mosquitoes and insects at their homes, saying they have been forced to leave their doors and windows shut for fear of viral

Heavy Criticism Leveled at AFAD over Absence of Much-Needed Humanitarian Aid North of Syria

Heavy Criticism Leveled at AFAD over Absence of Much-Needed Humanitarian Aid North of Syria

29-05-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development slammed the Turkish Authority of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) for preventing displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking shelter in Der Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, from

Iftar Meals Prepared for Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

Iftar Meals Prepared for Displaced Palestinian Families in Turkey

29-05-2019

Khayra Ummah charity, in cooperation with the Islamic Association for the Relief of Orphans and Needy People, prepared, on May 26, fast-breaking meals for Palestinian and Syrian families seeking refuge in the Turkish city of Esenyurt. Over 600 persons joined

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

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

28-05-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee with Psychiatric Disorder Missing in Athens

Palestinian Refugee with Psychiatric Disorder Missing in Athens

28-05-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Khaled Abu Nahiyeh, born in 1986, has urged the international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who had disappeared from Athens more than one month ago

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

28-05-2019

28,598 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in Lebanon in 2018, according to UNRWA statistics, with a remarkable decrease from previous years. UNRWA data estimated that until December 2016, 31,850 Palestinian refugees had sought shelter in Lebanon, down

Two Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2012

Two Palestinian Brothers Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail since 2012

28-05-2019

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been held in Syrian government dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. Their condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. AGPS kept

Palestine Ambassador: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

Palestine Ambassador: Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp Indefinite

27-05-2019

Director-General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said displaced families should not be misled into believing that they will gain access to their homes in Yarmouk Camp sometime soon. Speaking from Yarmouk Camp

Over 600 Palestinian Families Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria’s Daraa Camp

Over 600 Palestinian Families Enduring Abject Conditions in Syria’s Daraa Camp

27-05-2019

Over 600 Palestinian families taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have been subjected to dire conditions due to the lack of vital services, including health care, and medicine shortage. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said UNRWA’s

UNRWA Commissioner: Budget Deficit Stands at $200 Million

UNRWA Commissioner: Budget Deficit Stands at $200 Million

27-05-2019

UNRW’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said UNRWA’s budget deficient now stands at $200 million, Speaking during a press conference at the agency’s regional headquarters in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl said: “The current budget deficit of the Agency’s budget is about $200 million

Swedish Authorities Backtrack on Decision to Deport Migrants with Hungary-Processed Fingerprints

Swedish Authorities Backtrack on Decision to Deport Migrants with Hungary-Processed Fingerprints

27-05-2019

The Swedish Migration Office issued a decision ruling that asylum applications by migrants whose fingerprints were taken in Hungary be considered. Sometime earlier, authorities rebuffed such applications submitted by migrants with fingerprints taken in Hungary and Italy. The EU registers

17 Palestinian Refugee Injured by Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp in Syria

17 Palestinian Refugee Injured by Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp in Syria

26-05-2019

Wildfires broke out on Friday, May 23, in a fuel store in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo, injuring at least 17 persons who rushed to the scene to put out the fires. They were evacuated to AlRazi Hospital

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hama Suburbs

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Hama Suburbs

26-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Atiyeh AlWheibi, called Abu Abdullah, was killed as he fought alongside the opposition forces in Hama’s western outskirts, in Syria. Mohamed was formerly sheltered in Daraa Camp in Syria. He left for Jordan in 1981 and returned

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Their Homes in & near Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Return to Their Homes in & near Yarmouk Camp

26-05-2019

Palestinian families who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp, AlTadhamun neighborhood, and AlHajar AlAswad urged the Syrian government and all concerned parties to work on securing their safe return to their homes and rehabilitating infrastructure and vital facilities, including power and

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Alleged Human Trafficking

Palestinian Refugee Brought Before German Court over Alleged Human Trafficking

26-05-2019

A Palestinian refugee from Syria aged 40 has been brought before a German court over charges of human trafficking and migrant smuggling onboard inflatable boats bound for Europe. According to the German daily Bild Zeitung, the man was arrested in

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

26-05-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Muhammad Adnan Talel Amouri, aged 24, continues to appeal for information about the condition and whereabouts of their son, who has gone missing in Germany for the fourth month. Born on October 3, 1994, Muhammad

Iranian forces “mistakenly” bombed Neirab camp a few days ago

Iranian forces “mistakenly” bombed Neirab camp a few days ago

19-05-2019

Iranian forces stationed in Brigade 80 near Aleppo airport “accidently” bombed on May 14 Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees killing and injuring Palestinian civilians, media sources close to the Syrian regime and its affiliated group Liwa al-Quds reported. Sources added

Continues "Stealing" in Yarmouk camp to remove the marble

Continues "Stealing" in Yarmouk camp to remove the marble

19-05-2019

In southern Damascus, activist said, citing eyewitnesses, that Syrian regime-affiliated groups are stealing marble from houses in Rama, Yarmouk and the 15 streets in the devastated Yarmouk camp, in a phenomenon linked to Syrian regime troops called ‘Tafish’. The activists

Sabina camp: Residents renew their appeal to end stray dogs phenomenon

Sabina camp: Residents renew their appeal to end stray dogs phenomenon

19-05-2019

In Damascus countryside, residents of the Sabina refugee camp complained of the stray dogs which are roaming the camp’s neighborhoods in large numbers and attacking civilians. The camp’s residents accused the concerned sides of carelessness and neglect of this phenomenon

Syrian regime has been holding Omar Allao for 7 years

Syrian regime has been holding Omar Allao for 7 years

19-05-2019

Syrian security forces has been holding Palestinian refugee Omar Ahmed Alloa, from Yarmouk camp for the seven consecutive year with information of his whereabouts and fate remaining unknown. Alloa was arrested at AlJaleel school in Yarmouk camp on 28/09/2012. AGPS

Palestinian child from Dara’a refugee camp die in landmine blast in southern Syria

Palestinian child from Dara’a refugee camp die in landmine blast in southern Syria

18-05-2019

A Palestinian child was killed by the explosion of a landmine of unknown origin in Shamal al-Khat neighborhood in Dara'a Al Mahatta, in southern Syria on Thursday 16/05/2019, AGPS reporter said. The child Mahmoud Fadi Derbi, housed in Dera’a

UNRWA condemns attack on Neirab camp and refugees’ deaths

UNRWA condemns attack on Neirab camp and refugees’ deaths

18-05-2019

In a statement released on May 16, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) condemned the rocket attack on Neirab camp in Aleppo that killed at least ten civilians and wounded more

One resident of Sbeina refugee camp is injured in Downtown Dara’a

One resident of Sbeina refugee camp is injured in Downtown Dara’a

18-05-2019

Palestinian Alaa Mohammed Hussein, housed in Sbeina camp, was slightly injured during clashes between armed Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian army in Downtown Dara’a, southern Syria. He is a member of the internal security forces and is fighting alongside

Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim: appeal to reveal his fate

Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim: appeal to reveal his fate

18-05-2019

The family of the young Palestinian Ahmed Jihad Ibrahim from Diabia in Damascus countryside appealed to the international and local organizations and institutions and anyone who may have information, to help find their son and to know his fate and

UNRWA distributes 2019 first cash assistance to PRS in Jordan

UNRWA distributes 2019 first cash assistance to PRS in Jordan

18-05-2019

In Jordan, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) distributed on Thursday the first round of 2019 cash assistance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS), from May 16, 2019 to May 25, 2019. UNRWA had sent

Shelling, causalities and injuries reveal deterioration of health situation in Neirab camp

Shelling, causalities and injuries reveal deterioration of health situation in Neirab camp

17-05-2019

The shelling on Neirab camp on May 14 that saw 9 Palestinian refugees killed and others injured revealed the deterioration of health situation in the camp and the severe shortages of health services, medical supplies and specialized staffs, particularly doctors

Appeal to secure prosthetic socket for Palestinian refugee from Dara’a camp

Appeal to secure prosthetic socket for Palestinian refugee from Dara’a camp

17-05-2019

38-year-old Palestinian refugee Imad AbdelHameed Mtalk, housed in Dara’a refugee camp, appealed to UNRWA, concerned sides, humanitarian organizations, the International Red Cross and Palestine Red Crescent Society to help secure below-knee prosthetic socket for him. Father of six, AlMtalk, added

7 years have passed since consultant surgeon and university professor Hayel Kasem Hamid was arrested

7 years have passed since consultant surgeon and university professor Hayel Kasem Hamid was arrested

17-05-2019

The AGPS monitoring and documentation team revealed that the number of victims from AlRaml camp in Latakia who had been killed since the beginning of the war in Syria, reached 53, including 36 tortured to death, 2 by sniper fire

Body of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Found Outside of Lebanon Hospital

Body of Palestinian Refugee from Syria Found Outside of Lebanon Hospital

25-05-2019

The body of a dead man was spotted on a wheelchair in Lebanon’s Jabal province while covered with a winter blanket. No identity documents were found with the man. The Lebanese investigation chief said on Thursday, May 23, the police

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syria

25-05-2019

The body of the Palestinian refugee Tareq Mansour AlHusain, taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, was spotted on a roadside in AlMuzeireeb town. Signs of heavy torture figure on his body. AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge

Heavy Criticism Leveled at PLO over Fast-Breaking Banquet in Embattled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Heavy Criticism Leveled at PLO over Fast-Breaking Banquet in Embattled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-05-2019

A banquet held on Wednesday by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees sparked widespread anger among displaced families and activists. An activist said: “How come that the PLO managed to get a permission from Syrian

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Prize at School Karate Championship in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Prize at School Karate Championship in Turkey

25-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Zein Ibrahim AlAli won the third place in a school karate contest  (55 kg) staged in Turkey by the Turkish Karate Federation, in partnership with the Directorate of Youth and Sports. The event was held on

81 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Route until April 2019

81 Palestinians from Syria Pronounced Dead on Migration Route until April 2019

24-05-2019

More than 80 Palestinian fatalities have been recorded on migratory routes, fleeing war-torn Syria, according to AGPS statistics until April 2019. 15 refugees died in Egypt, 12 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya, eight in Greece, 12 in Turkey, six in

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

UNRWA rejects US bid to remove its mandate

24-05-2019

The head of UNRWA, the United Nations agency that has supported Palestinian refugees for seven decades, has rebuffed a US proposal to have host countries take over the services it provides across the Middle East. The suggestion, from US Middle East envoy

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

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

24-05-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the uncontrolled use of motorcycles by minors under the minimum legal age, a phenomenon they said poses serious threats to the lives of their children. The residents said several

Iftar Meals Distributed in Daraa Refugee Camp

Iftar Meals Distributed in Daraa Refugee Camp

24-05-2019

A medical association in Beirut announced the launch of campaign to give prosthetic limbs to persons suffering from high-limb amputation (phase 3). Palestinian and Syrian migrants from Syria in Lebanon will benefit from the move, slated to kick-start on May

Meals Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Sidon

Meals Handed Over to Palestinian Children from Syria in Sidon

24-05-2019

AlBer Association in Daraa handed over fast-breaking (iftar) meals to displaced families in Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. 60 rice meals and 35 bread bundles were distributed to widowed women and breadwinners, particularly those with disabilities. Daraa

AGPS: 605 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syria’s State Jails

AGPS: 605 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syria’s State Jails

23-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of 605 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian government prisons since the outburst of the bloody warfare. 80 Palestinian refugees from Syria were pronounced dead in 2018 alone, up from 13 refugees in 2017. 77 victims

Fires Break Out near UNRWA School in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out near UNRWA School in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-05-2019

Fires burst out near a UNRWA school in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. Firefighters and civilians rushed to the area to extinguish the fires. The reasons for the incident remain ambivalent. Residents

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

23-05-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Food Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

Food Aids Handed Over to Palestinian Refugees in Turkey

23-05-2019

Khayra Ummah charity handed over food baskets to Palestinian refugees in Turkey’s southern city of Osmaniye and in Reyhanli. Fast-breaking meals for children were also distributed by the charity in Reyhanli as part of the international campaign to preserve Palestinian

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Left without Roof over Their Heads in War-Torn Syria

22-05-2019

One Year has passed by since the Syrian government forces regained control over Yarmouk Camp and southern Damascus towns, following a 33-day military operation launched on April 19. Over 30 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the offensive

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

22-05-2019

After eight years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly those taking shelter in Yarmouk, continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian families taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp continue to launch cries for help

Waste Water Floods Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Waste Water Floods Syria’s Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-05-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to set off alarm bells over the sanitation crisis rocking the area. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by poisonous rodents and unpleasant smells stemming

Iftar Meals Distributed to Impoverished Palestinian Families North of Syria

Iftar Meals Distributed to Impoverished Palestinian Families North of Syria

22-05-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over fast-breaking meals to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout refugee camp, AlMuhammdiya Camp, and Atameh, north of Syria. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families have been struggling for

Palestinians among over 600 irregular migrants held in Turkey

Palestinians among over 600 irregular migrants held in Turkey

22-05-2019

A total of 636 irregular migrants were held across Turkey on Wednesday, according to security sources. Out of total, 565 migrants were held in the western Edirne province by security forces near the Turkish- Greek border, a source who spoke

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Daraa Camp Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Daraa Camp Exacerbated by Sewage Disposal

21-05-2019

Palestinians taking refuge in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, have lashed out at the local authorities for dragging their feet over the residents’ appeals for rehabilitating infrastructure and sanitation networks. The residents said the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage

59-Year-Old Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Damascus

59-Year-Old Palestinian Woman Goes Missing in Damascus

21-05-2019

Palestinian woman Mona Aneissi, born in 1960, disappeared from Nahr Eisheh area, in Damascus, some three days ago. She is reportedly a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. According to AGPS data, 323 Palestinian refugees have gone missing since

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Detention Center after 4 Months

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Detention Center after 4 Months

21-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Atiyeh Hasan Othman, born in 1955, was released from a Syrian government prison, where he had been held for four months. Atiyeh, from Daraa Camp, south of Syria, was arrested in Ein Karsh, in Damascus, as he applied

Palestinian Girl from Syria Receives Exam Exemption Honor in Lebanon

Palestinian Girl from Syria Receives Exam Exemption Honor in Lebanon

21-05-2019

Palestinian girl Bisan Esam Khuza’i received an exemption certificate from AlAbrar Educational Center in Lebanon’s western AlBekaa region, granting her the privilege to pass without sitting for the last-semester exams for the academic year 2018-2019. Bisan, a 1st year high school

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Jails

Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Incarcerated in Syrian Jails

20-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Fuad Fuad Kasem, called Abu Udai, was released from Syrian government prison, where he had been held for five years. Fuad was reportedly kidnapped from his home in the Hama-based Palestinian refugee camp in 2014. AGPS has been

New Committee Tasked With Finalizing Reconstruction Plan in & around Yarmouk Camp

New Committee Tasked With Finalizing Reconstruction Plan in & around Yarmouk Camp

20-05-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria announced the launch of a follow-up committee led by Minister of Public Works and Housing to wrap up rehabilitation plans in Yarmouk Camp and adjacent areas in two month’s time. The move was announced following a

7 Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

7 Years since AlJa’ouna Massacre in Yarmouk Claimed Lives of over 20 Palestinians

20-05-2019

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

Ramadan Meals Provided to Impoverished Palestinians in Qudsaya

Ramadan Meals Provided to Impoverished Palestinians in Qudsaya

20-05-2019

Fast-breaking meals were provided to 200 Palestinians with special needs, orphans, and children in Qudsaya town, in Rif Dimashq. Thousands of displaced Palestinian families in Syria continue to set off alarm bells over the lack of basic services and poor

On World Press Freedom Day . . . AGPS Documents Death of 18 Palestinian Journalists in War-Torn Syria

On World Press Freedom Day . . . AGPS Documents Death of 18 Palestinian Journalists in War-Torn Syria

04-05-2019

On the World Press Freedom Day, marked on May 3, AGPS said it kept record of the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

04-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Wardan Yousef Matroud Hejazi, born in 1982, as a result of harsh torture in Syrian government jails. The Syrian security forces told his family that he died on April 25, 2019. Wardan, father

Lebanese Security Forces Release Palestinian Refugee after 16 Days

Lebanese Security Forces Release Palestinian Refugee after 16 Days

04-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdullah Hasan Atiyeh, born in 1972, was released from a Lebanese detention center, 16 days after he had been detained in Sidon. Abdullah, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp to AlMiyah wa Miyah camp, south of

Turkey: Over 79,000 Illegal Migrants Caught on Migration Route

Turkey: Over 79,000 Illegal Migrants Caught on Migration Route

04-05-2019

The Turkish authorities said that the first four months of this year 79,000 illegal migrants were intercepted while the number of those taking to the seas from Turkey's coasts decreased 17.6 percent. The country also stepped up

Palestinian Refugee Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Survives Assassination Attempt in Syria

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Nael Taha Mohamed Shahada, aged 26, survived an assassination attempt in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, after unidentified gunmen opened fire at him in his leg. He was transferred to Daraa National Hospital for urgent treatment. The gunmen

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Mysterious Circumstances in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Dies under Mysterious Circumstances in Syrian Gov’t Jail

03-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Majed Na’imi in Syrian government prisons. The latter reportedly breathed his last on November 5, 2014. The casualty was kidnapped by government forces from AlKashef neighborhood, in Daraa, on November 26, 2012, a

Palestinian Refugee Muayad AlHayek Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Muayad AlHayek Secretly Jailed in Syria since 2015

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Muayad Khaled AlHayek has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state lock-ups, where he has been held for the fourth consecutive year. Muayad was arrested on April 16, 2015, at the age of 14. Ex-prisoners said they

Palestinian Child from Syria Receives Best Novel Award in Sweden

Palestinian Child from Syria Receives Best Novel Award in Sweden

03-05-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Khaled Ra’fat Assaad, born in Syria’s 2008 in Khan Eshieh Camp, won the best fiction award for 2018 granted by the Swedish News Agency. Khaled’s novel tackled the story of his migration to Sweden with his

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

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

02-05-2019

Palestinian families who were displaced from AlShabiba Camp, in I’zaz region, to AlSadaka Camp, west of AlBal village, in Aleppo’s northern town of Suran, have sounded distress signals over the dire humanitarian conditions in the area due to the absence

Assassination Attempt Carried Out in AlMuzeireeb Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Assassination Attempt Carried Out in AlMuzeireeb Camp for Palestinian Refugees

02-05-2019

AlMuzeireeb mayor Ahmad AlNabulsi, aged 55, survived an assassination attempt after anonymous gunmen shot him with gunfire. The mayor was evacuated to the Daraa National Hospital, before he was transferred to the Muwasat Hospital. Over recent years, Palestinians taking shelter

Palestinian Workers from Syria Grappling with Abject Situation in Lebanon

Palestinian Workers from Syria Grappling with Abject Situation in Lebanon

02-05-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian workers who fled war-torn Syria have been facing dire conditions in the Lebanese territories due to exploitation by employers, lack of access to the local labor market, and very low wages. A Palestinian worker from Syria reportedly

Palestinian Refugee Omar Za’za’ Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Za’za’ Secretly Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

02-05-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Adnan Zaaza’ has been held in Syrian government prisons for over five years. Omar was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces in 2014 from his workplace in Jaramana, in Rif Dimashq. He was dragged to an unidentified

Laureate Students Honored at Damascus University

Laureate Students Honored at Damascus University

02-05-2019

A couple of days earlier, a ceremony was held at Damascus Faculty of Science to honor outstanding Palestinian students. Teaching staff, NGOs, and parents were in attendance. A video enumerating the achievements of Palestinian youths was put on display at

16 Palestinians among 95 People Executed in Syria’s Saydanaya Military Prison

16 Palestinians among 95 People Executed in Syria’s Saydanaya Military Prison

01-05-2019

Brigadier General and political analyst Ahmad Rahal said the Syrian government at daybreak Tuesday, April 30, executed 95 prisoners in the Saydanaya (also spelled Sednaya) military jail, north of Damascus. The list includes 14 prisoners charged with murder, rape, or

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

01-05-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Bilal Ibrahim AlSagheir, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, due to torture in Syrian government lock-ups, where he had been held for seven years. Bilal was arrested at the Duwar Tadmur checkpoint on October

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Detention Centers

32 Palestinian Residents of Handarat Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Detention Centers

01-05-2019

32 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat Camp, north of Aleppo, have been secretly incarcerated in Syrian government prisons. AGPS kept record of the names of 1,750 Palestinians, including 107 women and girls, secretly incarcerated in Syrian state penitentiaries

New Website Documents Collective Memory of Palestinian Refugee Camps

New Website Documents Collective Memory of Palestinian Refugee Camps

01-05-2019

Palestinian activists from Yarmouk Camp launched a website dubbed “yarmoukcamp.net” in an attempt to preserve the collective memory of the Palestinian refugee community in Yarmouk and other refugee camps. Speaking with AGPS, the founding activists said the move aims

Remembering Tragic Chemical Attack: 34 Palestinian Refugees among Dozens of Civilians Massacred in Syria

Remembering Tragic Chemical Attack: 34 Palestinian Refugees among Dozens of Civilians Massacred in Syria

30-04-2019

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

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

Palestinian Families from Syria Grappling with Abject Conditions in Besieged Gaza

30-04-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 12-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Exhibition Held by Palestinian Artist from Syria at Copenhagen Conference

Exhibition Held by Palestinian Artist from Syria at Copenhagen Conference

30-04-2019

An exhibition was held by Palestinian artist from Syria Maamoun AlShayeb on the sidelines of the 17th Palestinians in Europe Conference kick-started on April 27 in Copenhagen. Maamoun AlShayeb was born in 1960 in Damascus-based Yarmouk Camp. His parents are

Fate of Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abu Tawq Shrouded in Mystery in Syrian State Jail

Fate of Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abu Tawq Shrouded in Mystery in Syrian State Jail

30-04-2019

Palestinian young man Ahmad Abu Tawq, born in 1990, has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons since September 4, 2013. Ahmad was kidnapped by pro-government forces from AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia. His condition and whereabouts

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Released after 14 Years in Israeli Jail

Palestinian Resident of Yarmouk Camp Released after 14 Years in Israeli Jail

29-04-2019

Palestinian prisoner Ahmed Khamis, a resident of Yarmouk Camp in Syria, and prisoner Zaidan Tawil, from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, were released from Israeli jails on Sunday and have been taken back to Syria, in what media sources described as

Palestinians in Europe Conference Calls for Protecting Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Palestinians in Europe Conference Calls for Protecting Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

29-04-2019

The 17th Palestinians in Europe Conference called, in its closing statement, for serious efforts by national and international parties to preserve Palestinian refugee camps in Syria. The statement said Palestinian camps in Syria are a living witness of the Palestinian

Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings in Progress

Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings in Progress

29-04-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria said the technical committee handed over a preliminary report about the condition of buildings, premises, and infrastructure in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. A studies company entered Yarmouk Camp in mid-March after it was

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Locked up in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Abdul Muhaymen Hanawi Locked up in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

29-04-2019

Palestinian engineer Abdul Mouhaymen Hanawi has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for six consecutive years. Abdul Muhaymen was arrested in late 2013 over terror allegations. Activists said he had been spotted

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead off Aegean Seashore, Dozens Feared Dead

Palestinian Refugee Found Dead off Aegean Seashore, Dozens Feared Dead

28-04-2019

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 10 migrants, including three Palestinians from Syria, five Palestinians from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and two Syrian nationals, who have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since

Palestinians from Syria Sound Distress Signals over Security Turmoil in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinians from Syria Sound Distress Signals over Security Turmoil in Ein AlHilweh Camp

28-04-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, have sounded distress signals over the security mayhem rocking the area. A couple of days earlier, a member of Fatah Movement was killed by gunmen in the camp. His

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Sa’id Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Sa’id Sa’id Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

28-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Sa’id Ahmed Sa’id has been locked up in Syrian state prisons for over five years. Sa’id, born in 1967 and the father of three children, was arrested at the Ali AlWahsh checkpoint, south of Damascus, on January 5

Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Clothes Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

28-04-2019

A clothing exhibition was held by the Charity Commission for Relief of the Palestinian People two days earlier, in Lebanon’s southern city of Sur (Tyre). Some 200 Palestinian refugee families from Syria and Lebanon benefited from the move. Between April

8,700 Palestinian Families from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Lebanon

8,700 Palestinian Families from Syria Facing Dire Conditions in Lebanon

27-04-2019

Nearly 8,700 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Lebanon continue to endure an abject situation due to their ambivalent legal status and dire socio-economic conditions in the country. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status

Palestinian Refugees Sound Alarm over Assassination Attempts in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Refugees Sound Alarm over Assassination Attempts in AlMuzeireeb

27-04-2019

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the assassination of the former opposition leader Moafaq AlGhazawi. Activists have accused pro-government militias in Syria of assassinating opposition

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

27-04-2019

Palestinian sisters Hoda Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1975, and Samira Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1970, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. The sisters, both residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Pronounced Dead in Syria

124 Palestinian Residents of AlHusainiya Camp Pronounced Dead in Syria

27-04-2019

124 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya Camp in Rif Dimashq have been pronounced dead in war-torn Syria, according to AGPS database. The list includes 73 Palestinians who died under shelling, 12 who were tortured to death in Syrian detention

2 Civilians Injured as Rocket Hits AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia

2 Civilians Injured as Rocket Hits AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia

26-04-2019

A Grad missile reportedly landed in AlGharaf neighborhood, in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Latakia, leaving two civilians wounded and inflicting heavy material damage. Sources close to the Syrian government said the missile was fired from opposition-held zones in

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Syrian Gov’t Jail

26-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Yassin Ahmed Hamour, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, died in a Syrian state prison, where he had been locked up for years. AGPS documented the death of 588 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s government-run penal complexes, mostly due to

Missing Palestinian Child Found after 6 Days

Missing Palestinian Child Found after 6 Days

26-04-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child Teym Samer Jamil Surur returned to his family six days after he had gone missing. Teym disappeared on April 18 while he was outside of a local bakery in Sakhnin Street in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

26-04-2019

Palestinian refugees who fled war-torn Syria to Gaza joined a vigil held outside of the UNRWA office to protest delays in shelling out rental allowances, which they said have not been delivered for nearly one year. Some 1,000 Palestinian

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Abject Conditions

Syria’s Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Abject Conditions

25-04-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in Yarmouk Camp continue to launch cries for help over their exacerbated situation due to the price hike, high unemployment rates, steep rental fees, and the decline in civilians’ purchasing power. The unabated warfare has had

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Torture in Syrian Gov’t Jail

25-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Ibrahim AlSaytari, aged 27, was tortured to death in Syrian state jails. A resident of AlMuzeireeb, south of Syria, Alaa reportedly breathed his last on October 6, 2015, following one year and a half in detention. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Falaha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Falaha Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

25-04-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Ismail Mohamed Falaha continues to appeal for information over their son’s condition and whereabouts. Falaha, born in Daraa Camp in 1987, was arrested by Syrian security forces in Daraa in September 2011 and sent to

UNRWA: 1,500 Palestinian Refugees Received Vocational Training in Syria

UNRWA: 1,500 Palestinian Refugees Received Vocational Training in Syria

25-04-2019

UNRWA said it is able to provide vocational training opportunities for more than 1,500 Palestine refugees in Syria thanks to the generous contributions of donors like the European Union. According to the UN refugee agency, vocational training has proven

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

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

24-04-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to sound alarm bells over the simmering abductions carried out against civilians in the area. The residents said they have been blackmailed over their appeals for release and protection. Over recent years

Palestinian Students Disappointed over “Degrading Treatment” at Dubai Arab Reading Challenge

Palestinian Students Disappointed over “Degrading Treatment” at Dubai Arab Reading Challenge

24-04-2019

Five Palestinian students enrolled at UNRWA-run schools, among them four students who were displaced from Syria to Lebanon, have been nominated among the top 10 contestants for the Lebanon team in the 2019 Arab Reading Challenge staged in Dubai in

UNRWA: 52% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Jobless

UNRWA: 52% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Jobless

24-04-2019

UNRWA said in its 2019 Syrian Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal that the unemployment rate among Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon has hit 52%. Those families can barely manage to secure their livelihood for two family members. According to UNRWA estimates, most

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

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

24-04-2019

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

Displaced Palestinians Forcibly Transferred to AlBal Camp

Displaced Palestinians Forcibly Transferred to AlBal Camp

23-04-2019

Reporting from Idlib province, an AGPS news correspondent said the local council in I’zaz city, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, transferred, in partnership with the Turkish charity AFAD, some 80 Syrian and Palestinian families, who were displaced from southern Damascus, from

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

23-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Saleh Mansour Saleh Shakosh, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp, died under torture in Syrian state prisons, where he had been locked up for 10 months. His family found out that he died on March 9, 2016 after

Palestinian Child Disappears from Jaramana Camp

Palestinian Child Disappears from Jaramana Camp

23-04-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child Teym Samer Jamil Surur, a resident of Sakhnin Street in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has gone missing since April 18. His family continues to appeal for information over his condition and whereabouts. At least 323 Palestinian

Palestinian Sculptor from Syria Honored in Algeria

Palestinian Sculptor from Syria Honored in Algeria

23-04-2019

Palestinian sculptor and artist Zaki Salam won the Mohamed Khada Prize for Fine Arts in Algeria in its fourth edition. The ceremony was held in Mostaganem province, in the northwest of Algeria. Honor guests from Egypt, Morocco, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria were in

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place at German Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 5th Place at German Bodybuilding Contest

23-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Jihad Husam Joudeh won the fifth place in the German Junior Bodybuilding Championship held on April 13 in Frankfurt. The contest was supervised by international coach Ibrahim AlJoudeh (called Abu Abdullah) and Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmed

5 Years since 1st Palestinian Woman Was Tortured to Death in Syria Jail

5 Years since 1st Palestinian Woman Was Tortured to Death in Syria Jail

22-04-2019

AGPS continues to sound the alarm over the brutal torture tactics pursued by the Syrian authorities across penal complexes in the war-stricken country. According to AGPS database, the first Palestinian woman who died under torture in Syrian state jails is

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Syrian Desert

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Syrian Desert

22-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ihab Salim Heifawi was fatally shot by ISIS militias near AlSakhna region, in the Syrian desert, pro-government sources in Syria have reported. AGPS documented the death of 730 Palestinian refugees as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Property-Theft Attempts Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-04-2019

A flock of vehicles has been caught stealing iron from destroyed buildings and copper from abandoned homes in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Over recent years, pro-government militias have been raking through evacuated homes in Yarmouk and holding

323 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

323 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

22-04-2019

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

Short Movie Reflects Brutal Torture Perpetrated in Syrian Jails

Short Movie Reflects Brutal Torture Perpetrated in Syrian Jails

21-04-2019

A short film made by a Palestinian family that was deported from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, to France has unveiled the torture tactics pursued behind Syria’s prison bars. The film came onboard Ciné Palestine Festival, held in

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Prison

21-04-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abdul Hamid Ismail, aged 21, in Syrian government prisons. Mohamed, a resident of Haifa Street in Yarmouk Camp, reportedly breathed his last on March 17, 2014. During his first sixth months in

Rally Held in Khan Eshieh over US Bilateral Moves

Rally Held in Khan Eshieh over US Bilateral Moves

21-04-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees took to the streets of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, to protest the US President Donald Trump’s biased positions and statements regarding occupied Jerusalem and the occupied Golan Heights. The rally-goers spoke out against underway

Vigil to be Held in Gaza over UNRWA Apathy

Vigil to be Held in Gaza over UNRWA Apathy

21-04-2019

The committee to follow up on Palestinian refugees from Syria in Gaza called for a mass-participation in a vigil set to be held on Sunday outside of the UNRWA office to protest delays in shelling out rental allowances for Palestinian

Syria-Based Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Abject Conditions

Syria-Based Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Abject Conditions

20-04-2019

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

Turkey Lifts Movement Restrictions on Palestinian, Syrian Refugees

Turkey Lifts Movement Restrictions on Palestinian, Syrian Refugees

20-04-2019

The Turkish Migration Office has reportedly lifted the ban slapped on the intercity movement of Syrian migrants and Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria. Activist Yousef Mala said the ban was lifted in Ankara. Arab Turkey news website said Bursa and

5 Palestinians Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Gov’t Jails

5 Palestinians Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Gov’t Jails

20-04-2019

Five Palestinians have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian state prisons, four among whom identified as members of the Daoud family. The four family members are: Nour Ahmad Daoud, born in 1987, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad area, and the

Vigil Held in AlShabiba Refugee Camp in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Vigil Held in AlShabiba Refugee Camp in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

20-04-2019

A rally was staged on Thursday in AlShabiba refugee camp in I’zaz, north of Syria, by the Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development, in cooperation with the Association of Displaced Palestinians in and around I’zaz area. The vigil

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Lebanese Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Lebanese Security Forces

19-04-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdullah Hasan Atiyeh, born in 1972, was arrested by the Lebanese security forces on April 17. The reasons for his detention remain ambivalent. Abdullah fled the embattled Yarmouk Camp in war-torn Syria to AlMiya wa Miyah

Missing Palestinian Family from Syria Spotted in Turkey

Missing Palestinian Family from Syria Spotted in Turkey

19-04-2019

A Palestinian woman from Syria and her two children were found seven days after they had disappeared from Istanbul, on April 11, on their way to Greece via the Turkish borders. Nahla Mohamed Alyan and her two kids—Mohamed Ayman Daouah

Palestinian Refugee Fadi Teym Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Fadi Teym Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

19-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Fadi Ahmad Teym, born in 1985, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for eight years running. Fadi was arrested by Syrian security forces on December 25, 2012, in

Free Medical Campaign Launched South of Lebanon

Free Medical Campaign Launched South of Lebanon

19-04-2019

Lebanon Center for Volunteer Work – Lebanese-Emirati Mobile Clinics is about to embark on a free medical campaign on Sunday 21. Medical diagnosis will be provided to patients with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Medicines are also slated to be handed

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS Calls on Syrian Authorities to Unearth Fate of Victims of Forced Disappearance

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS Calls on Syrian Authorities to Unearth Fate of Victims of Forced Disappearance

18-04-2019

AGPS calls on the Syrian government to disclose the fate of hundreds of Palestinians forcibly disappeared in state-run dungeons. AGPS believes that the arbitrary internment of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria amounts to a war crime. Many reports issued by

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in War-Torn Syria

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in War-Torn Syria

18-04-2019

Dozens of Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. AGPS kept account of the secret detention of 107 Palestinian women and girls sheltered in

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp to Mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp to Mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day

18-04-2019

A rally was staged by the residents of in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, in solidarity with Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation jails. The rally-goers spoke up for the prisoners’ cause and called on the international community to

Fatah Al-Intifada Officer Survives Assassination Attempt in Rif Dimashq

Fatah Al-Intifada Officer Survives Assassination Attempt in Rif Dimashq

18-04-2019

A member of the Palestine Liberation Movement (Fatah Al-Intifada), affiliated with the Syrian government, survived an assassination attempt after a bomb detonated inside his car, leading to the amputation of his left leg, a couple of days ago. A source

Rocket Hits Palestinian Family’s Home in Aleppo

Rocket Hits Palestinian Family’s Home in Aleppo

18-04-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Raed Saber Abdul Hadi, displaced from Handarat Camp, survived a deadly shelling, after a rocket fell on their home in Nile Street, in Aleppo, resulting in heavy material damage. Syrian police said opposition forces targeted

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Family from Syria in Turkey

Activists Appeal for Release of Palestinian Family from Syria in Turkey

17-04-2019

In appeals published on her Facebook page, Palestinian activist Fatima Jaber urged Palestine’s Ambassador to Turkey, the human rights NGOs, and all concerned institutions to join forces in order to pressurize the Turkish authorities to release a Palestinian family from

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Uncontrolled Arms-Possession in AlBadawi Camp

17-04-2019

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlBadawi Camp, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, have launched cries for help over the security mayhem rocking the area due to the uncontrolled circulation of weapons. On Monday, a Syrian national

A family appeal for information over Palestinian refugee Ahmad Darwish

A family appeal for information over Palestinian refugee Ahmad Darwish

17-04-2019

A Palestinian family continues to appeal for information over the fate of Palestinian refugee Ahmad Faysal Darwish, who has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Ahmad, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, in Rif

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Garner 11 Medals at Aleppo’s Karate Championship

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Garner 11 Medals at Aleppo’s Karate Championship

17-04-2019

Members of Haytham Melhem Club, from AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, won 11 medals as part of Aleppo’s Karate Championship held on April 12 and 13 in AlAssad Sports Arena, the 2nd largest indoor sports hall in Aleppo. Dozens of

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aids Transferred to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

17-04-2019

UNRWA has delivered cash aids to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Some 28,000 Palestinian refugees

Over 1,748 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

Over 1,748 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

16-04-2019

AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance in Syria. Over 1,748 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons since the outburst of deadly hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Samir Kasem Mohamed Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Samir Kasem Mohamed Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 8th Year

16-04-2019

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

10 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

10 Members of Liwaa AlQuds Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

16-04-2019

Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, has mourned the death of 10 fighters in AlBadiya, in Deir AlZor, in shootouts against ISIS militias. On April 14, Liwaa AlQuds mourned the death of Emad Zakaria Jamou, Mohamed Yehya

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-04-2019

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Desert Shootouts

2 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syrian Desert Shootouts

15-04-2019

Palestinian refugees Mohamed Yehya Hajaj and Ahmed Yehya Hajaj were killed as they fought alongside Liwaa AlQuds forces, affiliated with the Syrian government, against ISIS militias in Beir Ali, south of AlMayadeen, east of Syria. Both casualties were residents of

Palestinian Refugee Ekab Ekab Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ekab Ekab Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

15-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ekab Mamdouh Ekab has been held in Syrian government jails for seven years running. Ekab, from Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, was kidnapped from AlKashef neighborhood in Daraa on May 2, 2012. He is the

Palestinian Children Join Scouting Activities in AlRaml Camp

Palestinian Children Join Scouting Activities in AlRaml Camp

15-04-2019

Leisure activities were held by the Jaffa Scouts Association for Palestinian children in Latakia Camp. Children joined hiking activities, choreographies, and games staged as part of the event. A cleansing campaign was carried out by the participants. The situation in

Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Germany Contributes US$ 10.1 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

15-04-2019

Germany’s contributed a sum of US$10.1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The donation will help provide important assistance in the areas of education, health care, relief and

4 Women Among 7 Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Damascus

4 Women Among 7 Palestinians Arrested by Syrian Gov’t Forces South of Damascus

14-04-2019

Seven Palestinian refugees from Yarmouk Camp were arrested by Syrian government forces in Yalda town, south of Damascus. According to Zaman AlWasl news site, the seven arrestees were summoned to questioning by the local reconciliation committees, before they were arrested

Israeli forces Strike Gov’t Sites in Syria

Israeli forces Strike Gov’t Sites in Syria

14-04-2019

Syrian state media said the Israeli army carried out an air strike on military targets near the city of Masyaf in western Hama province overnight Friday-Saturday. Syria’s official state news agency SANA said Israel Air Force jets fired missiles while

Civil Registration Office Opened in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civil Registration Office Opened in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

14-04-2019

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees announced on Saturday the launch of a civil registration office in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. AlSabina Camp used to provide shelter to nearly 25, 000 Palestinian refugees, prior to

UNRWA: Strategic Dialogue Held in Stockholm to Boost Refugee Funds

UNRWA: Strategic Dialogue Held in Stockholm to Boost Refugee Funds

14-04-2019

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström on Friday hosted a ministerial strategic dialogue in Stockholm to discuss sustainable ways to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

Palestinians from Syria Denied Family Reunification in Germany

13-04-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian families from Syria who have sought shelter in Germany have sounded distress signals over delays in the family reunification process, which they said often lasts for over three years. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Gov’t Jail

13-04-2019

AGPS documented the death of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Omar AlSahli, from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, under torture in Syrian state prisons. Mohamed, a father of five, reportedly died on December 30, 2013. AGPS kept record of the death of

Palestinian Refugee Hazem Abu Ajaj Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hazem Abu Ajaj Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

13-04-2019

Palestinian young man Hazem Ahmad Abu Ajaj, born in 1972, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Hazem was arrested at the Batikha checkpoint on his way out of Yarmouk Camp in

Palestinian Migrants Disappear Off Turkish Coast

Palestinian Migrants Disappear Off Turkish Coast

12-04-2019

A number of Palestinian migrants from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip and Syria have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since March 27, 2019. Activist Ahmad AlShabarawi said six Palestinians have disappeared. The names that figure

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Security Mayhem

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Security Mayhem

12-04-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories following the military coup d’état, ousting Omar AlBashir who ruled the country for 30 years

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons

12-04-2019

The Palestine Red Crescent Society in partnership with the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF) announced the arrival of orthopedic surgeons to provide treatment for patients, including Palestinian refugees. Patients aged below 16 years, regardless of their nationalities, will undergo medical

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayham Fakhri Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

12-04-2019

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

Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

Campaign to Plant Olive Trees Kick-Started at Entrance of Yarmouk Camp

12-04-2019

Palestinian NGOs and activists in Denmark, in partnership with the Global Campaign for Return to Palestine, embarked on a campaign to plant olive trees bearing the names of Palestinians killed by the Israeli military during the Great March of Return

89% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

89% of Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Living Below Poverty Line

11-04-2019

UNRWA has identified Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region.  Over 80 per cent of PRS cite UNRWA cash assistance as their main source of income; about

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Raging Hostilities

2 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Raging Hostilities

11-04-2019

AlSaeka Brigade has mourned on its Facebook page the death of the Palestinian refugees Mohamed Abdul Rahman Mahmoud and Esam Samir Abdullah AlItawi, from AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces. AGPS documented the death of

Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

Japan Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

11-04-2019

The Japanese Embassy and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony in Beirut to announce a US$ 6.08 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the 2019

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Yehya Missing for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Yehya Missing for 7th Year

11-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Eid Husain Yehya, born in 1986, disappeared with his car from Nahr Eisheh in Damascus on February 12, 2012. No data has been revealed so far about his condition and whereabouts. His family continues to appeal for

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Darwish Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Darwish Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

11-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Faysal Darwish, aged 27, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Ahmad, from Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped on February 11, 2013. His family continues to appeal for information. AGPS documented

Toll of Torture Victims in Syrian State Jails Hits 584

Toll of Torture Victims in Syrian State Jails Hits 584

10-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Yousef AlKarkati, from Daraa city, died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up since 2013. He reportedly breathed his last in November 2015. Youssef’s death brings the number of Palestinians who have been

Russian Military: ISIS Weapons Cache Found in Yarmouk Camp

Russian Military: ISIS Weapons Cache Found in Yarmouk Camp

10-04-2019

The Russian Military Police said a large cache of weapons that were left behind by the terrorist group ISIS was seized in Yarmouk Camp in the southern districts of Damascus city on Monday. “During a routine patrol in Yarmouk by

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets With Aleppo Governor over Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

UNRWA Director in Syria Meets With Aleppo Governor over Situation in Palestinian Refugee Camps

10-04-2019

Director of UNRWA projects in Syria, Michael Amania, and Aleppo’s Governor, Husain Diab, discussed during a recent meeting the situation of Palestinian refugees in Aleppo and the need to reconstruct refugee camps and rehabilitate vital facilities. Amania said UNRWA will dispatch engineers

Ceremony to Honor Orphans Held in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Ceremony to Honor Orphans Held in AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-04-2019

A celebration was staged in Latakia city by AlBer Association, in cooperation with the Palestinian Refugees Department, to pay tribute to the children and relatives of Palestinians killed in the Syrian warfare in AlAyedeen Camp. Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and

AGPS: Health Situation of Palestinian Refugees Taking Turn for Worse in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: Health Situation of Palestinian Refugees Taking Turn for Worse in War-Torn Syria

09-04-2019

The health situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria has remarkably exacerbated as a result of the unabated tensions rocking the Syrian territories since March 2011. In a report issued in April 2018, on the occasion of the International Health Day

UNRWA Delegation Visits Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refuges

UNRWA Delegation Visits Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refuges

09-04-2019

A UNRWA delegation and director of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees paid a visit to Handarat Camp, north of Syria, on April 8, 2019, in an attempt to keep tabs on local premises and amenities. Local activists called

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

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

09-04-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been enduring dire living conditions due to the 12-year-long Israeli siege and the devastating upshots of the Israeli onslaughts on the coastal enclave. The Palestinians of

Palestinian Refugee Falah AlHaras Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Falah AlHaras Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

09-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Falah AlHaras, from Khan Eshieh Camp, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Falah was arrested by Syrian intelligence officers on October 29, 2012. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded

4 Staff Members of Jafra Charity Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

4 Staff Members of Jafra Charity Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

08-04-2019

Coordinator of the Jafra Foundation for Relief of Palestinian Refugees, Yasser Amayri, along with three members of the charity were arrested on Saturday by Syrian government forces, according to Palestinian activists. Jafra Foundation has been active in charity campaigns aiming

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 4 Missing Relatives

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of 4 Missing Relatives

08-04-2019

The family of four Palestinians who have gone missing for years in Damascus have appealed to the concerned institutions to work on disclosing their conditions and whereabouts. Activists quoted the family as appealing for urgent action. The four missing relatives

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Latakia Grappling with Dire Conditions

08-04-2019

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 sanitation network and infrastructure. The residents raised concerns over the safety of

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Berlin

Art Exhibition Held by Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Berlin

08-04-2019

An exhibition was staged on March 30 and 31 by Palestinian artist from Syria Maamoun AlShayeb in Berlin to mark the Palestinian Land Day. A number of Arab and non-Arab academics and artists, along with Arab community representatives in Germany

Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Nine Palestinian refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

07-04-2019

Nine Palestinian refugees have been recently pronounced dead as a result of torture in Syrian government prisons. The list includes Mohamed Amayri, from Yarmouk Camp. The latter breathed his last after eight years in Syrian jails. He was kidnapped by

AGPS: 80 Palestinian Children Killed under Shelling, Crippling Siege in Yarmouk Camp

AGPS: 80 Palestinian Children Killed under Shelling, Crippling Siege in Yarmouk Camp

07-04-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 80 Palestinian refugee children due to the unabated shelling and tough blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus province. AGPS team estimates the real number of casualties to be much higher. Meanwhile

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Yousef Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

07-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Omar Yousef, born in 1993, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails, where he has been incarcerated for the 6th consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian government forces in mid-August 2013 in Bahdaliya

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Place in U.A.E Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Place in U.A.E Bodybuilding Contest

07-04-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmed won the third place in a bodybuilding championship (+90 kg) held on Thursday, April 4, in Ras AlKhaimah, in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E). On December 9, 2019, Shadi, from Yarmouk Camp

AGPS: 241 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 241 Palestinian Children Killed in War-Torn Syria

06-04-2019

Statistics issued by AGPS on the occasion of International Children’s Day kept record of the death of 241 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria until April 5, 2019. The data pointed out that 123 children died under shelling; 15 were

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Prison

06-04-2019

A Palestinian refugee born in 1978 died under torture in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for years. The refugee, whose name is kept secret by AGPS over security concerns, was a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Raging Hostilities

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Raging Hostilities

06-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Mousa Yaser Ahmed Abu Saleh, affiliated with the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), was pronounced dead in Syria. The casualty is a resident of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria. AGPS documented the death of 276 PLA

Mass-Rally Held in AlSabina Camp to Celebrate Palestinian Land Day

Mass-Rally Held in AlSabina Camp to Celebrate Palestinian Land Day

06-04-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees and NGO representatives took part in a march staged in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, to mark the Palestinian Land Day and speak out against Trump’s statements regarding Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.  The

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jail

05-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Wael Adnan Dirbas was tortured to death in Syrian government prisons, where he had been locked up for years. His family found out in a document recently obtained from local authorities that their son, a resident of Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

05-04-2019

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,739 Palestinians in Syrian state dungeons, among them women and children.

Russian Forces Recover Body Remains of Israeli Soldier in Yarmouk Camp

Russian Forces Recover Body Remains of Israeli Soldier in Yarmouk Camp

05-04-2019

The body of Israeli tank commander Sergeant First Class Zachary Baumel was flown back to Israel a few days ago. He was one of three soldiers still listed as missing in action since the Battle of Sultan Yacoub in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened with Costly Visa-Renewal Fees

Palestinian Refugees Overburdened with Costly Visa-Renewal Fees

04-04-2019

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

Body of Syrian Republican Guard Chopped into Pieces in Yarmouk Camp

Body of Syrian Republican Guard Chopped into Pieces in Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2019

Activists said the body of a member of Syria’s Republican Guards – Fourth Division was spotted in Yarmouk Camp a few days earlier while cut into pieces. According to the activists, the casualty recently joined the Forth Division following agreement’s

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Aleppo over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Aleppo over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

04-04-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees sheltered in Handarat Camp in Aleppo took to the street on Tuesday, in response to the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. Over 175 families returned to Handarat Camp

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi Secretly Jailed in Syria

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi Secretly Jailed in Syria

04-04-2019

Palestinian brothers Ahmed Mahmoud Hamidi, born in 1992, and Mohamed Mahmoud Hamidi, born in 1983, have been held in Syrian state jails since 2014. The Palestinian brothers are both residents of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. Ahmad was kidnapped by

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

Family of Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria Launches Cry for Help

03-04-2019

The family of a Palestinian refugee called Abu Yasser has appealed to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, along with the Palestine Liberation organization and other concerned bodies, to help them secure treatment fees for an urgent surgery

UNRWA: 31% of Households of Palestine Refugees from Syria Are Female-Headed

UNRWA: 31% of Households of Palestine Refugees from Syria Are Female-Headed

03-04-2019

UNRWA said in its report “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2019” that 31 per cent of recorded Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) are members of female-headed households, which increases their vulnerability, according to the Agency’s database. In 2018, Jordan has

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Missing in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

03-04-2019

Palestinian child Zein Ahmad Taameh has disappeared from AlAmeen Street in Jaramana Camp since Monday, April 1. Ameen went missing on his way back home from Palestine School, run by UNRWA. His family continues to appeal for information. According to

Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Refugees Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

03-04-2019

Palestinian refugees Mahmoud AlHaj Hasan, born in 1999, and Ahmad AlHaj Hasan, born in 1984, have been secretly held in Syrian state jails since 2013. Both refugees were kidnapped at a checkpoint in Hjeira town, in Rif Dimashq. Their conditions

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

02-04-2019

Displaced families in the Muhammadiya and Deir Ballout refugee camps in northern Syria have raised concerns about the upshots of the flooding of the Afrin river in the wake of heavy rains. Tents have been flooded with water as torrential downpours have

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Gripped with Sanitation Crisis

02-04-2019

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

UNRWA: Over 60% of Palestine Refugees Displaced in Syria

UNRWA: Over 60% of Palestine Refugees Displaced in Syria

02-04-2019

UNRWA has said that of the estimated 438,000 Palestine refugees remaining inside Syria, 60% have been displaced at least once since the start of the conflict and a third have had their homes damaged or destroyed. Over 120

Palestinian Refugee Seham Shehab Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Seham Shehab Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

02-04-2019

Palestinian woman Seham Namer Shahb, born in 1972, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Seham was kidnapped at a checkpoint pitched in AlBareda town in mid-January 2012. AGPS documented the detention of 1,737

Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

Homeless Children from Yarmouk Camp Become Addicted to Glue-Sniffing

01-04-2019

A video posted a couple of days ago on Facebook shows two children from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus while sniffing toxic glue, in a rising phenomenon threatening the lives of dozens of children in Syria. The bare-chested

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

27 Palestinians Assassinated in War-Torn Syria

01-04-2019

AGPS documented the death of 27 Palestinian refugees as a result of abrupt assassination in war-ragged Syria. The list includes 18 Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp, among them activists, journalists, and relief officers. The casualties are: Bahaa Saker, Namer Hasan, Feras

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Farhoud Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Alaa Farhoud Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

01-04-2019

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

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

01-04-2019

The Palestine Charity Commission handed over milk for children below six months to displaced Palestinian families in Qudsaya and Yalda towns, south of Damascus. Cash aids allotted to orphan children in Damascus have also been delivered to the concerned families

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

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

31-03-2019

AGPS has kept record of the murder of dozens of Palestinian journalists and the abduction of dozens more in war-torn Syria. AGPS has documented the death of 18 Palestinian journalists since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

15 PLA Fighters Pronounced Dead following Break-Away from Pro-Gov’t Forces

31-03-2019

15 members of the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk

Rallies Held in Syria on Palestinian Land Day

Rallies Held in Syria on Palestinian Land Day

31-03-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in refugee camps in Syria have joined mass rallies staged to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Land Day and to protest Donald Trump’s pro-Israel position regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jerusalem city

Palestinian Refugee Bahaa AlBash Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bahaa AlBash Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

31-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Bahaa Mahmoud AlBash has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Bahaa was kidnapped on August 14, 2012 from his home in AlMaghareba neighborhood, in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

Denmark Changes Visas for Palestinian Refugees

Denmark Changes Visas for Palestinian Refugees

30-03-2019

Denmark is considering changing the legal visas of Palestinian holders of a one-year subsidiary protection status under Article 7/3. Palestinian refugees coming from UNRWA’s fields of operations will be categorized as political asylum-seekers, as part of Article 7/1. Danish sources

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syrian Torn-Apart

Thousands of Palestinian Families from Syrian Torn-Apart

30-03-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Secretely Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefai Secretely Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

30-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Ahmad AlRefai has been held in Syrian government jails for seven consecutive years. Ayman, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped from his home in AlSham neighborhood on July 1, 2012. AGPS documented the detention

1st Part of Encyclopedia of Palestinian Refugee Camps Brought Out

1st Part of Encyclopedia of Palestinian Refugee Camps Brought Out

30-03-2019

The Swedish Documentation Center (Ajyal) issued an encyclopedia of Palestinian refugee camps entitled “Palestinian Camps in Syria”. The encyclopedia, prepared by Palestinian journalist and researcher Ahmad Mustafa AlBash, seeks to document Palestinian camps in UNRWA’s five fields of operations (West

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

Palestinian Journalist Muhannad Omar Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t

29-03-2019

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

39 Palestinian Women Missing in War-Torn Syria

39 Palestinian Women Missing in War-Torn Syria

29-03-2019

39 Palestinian women and girls have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. The list includes nine refugees from Yarmouk Camp and 10 from AlTadhamun neighborhood. According to activists, several abductions were carried under the security guise. Arrestees’

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Damascus over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Damascus over Trump’s Pro-Israel Statements

29-03-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees and representatives of Palestinian factions joined a vigil staged outside of the UN office in Damascus on March 28, 2019, in response to the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan

Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Order of Cultural Merit in Egypt

Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Order of Cultural Merit in Egypt

29-03-2019

Palestinian poet Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received on March 21, 2019, the Order of Cultural Merit for 2018 in Egypt during a celebration held by the Palestinian Cultural Assembly. The honor was awarded to Mufleh in recognition of his outstanding literary

Palestinian Students Subjected to Blackmail, Extortion by Pro-Gov’t Forces in Damascus

Palestinian Students Subjected to Blackmail, Extortion by Pro-Gov’t Forces in Damascus

28-03-2019

In letters emailed to AGPS, a number of Palestinian students railed against the blackmail and extortion perpetrated by members of the Palestine Recruitment Branch in Ein Karsh in Damascus. The students said they have been frequently offended by officers stationed

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

Palestinian Writer Ali AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 7th Year

28-03-2019

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

Mass Rally Staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

Mass Rally Staged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Solidarity with Besieged Gaza

28-03-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees took to the streets of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo to speak up against Israeli aggressions on the blockaded Gaza Strip and in protest at the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Sudan

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in Sudan

28-03-2019

Khayrah Ummah charity has handed over food baskets to displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in Sudan. The move, which has been funded by the Indonesian NGOs KNRP and ANDARA, makes part of underway endeavors to assuage the calamitous conditions endured

UNRWA: Food Aids for Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Suspended due to Funding Crisis

UNRWA: Food Aids for Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon to Be Suspended due to Funding Crisis

27-03-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has warned of the imminent suspension of its food assistance services to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in case life-saving funds are not immediately

PLO Envoy & Damascus Governor Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

PLO Envoy & Damascus Governor Discuss Situation in Yarmouk Camp

27-03-2019

Director-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Anwar Abdul Hadi discussed with Damascus Governor, Adel Anwar AlAlabi, the latest developments in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. In a meeting held with AlAlabi on Tuesday, March 26, at

Habitability Condition Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings Ongoing

Habitability Condition Assessment of Yarmouk Buildings Ongoing

27-03-2019

The studies company which entered Yarmouk Camp on Monday, March 18, has kept up efforts to assess the condition of civilian buildings and premises located at the main entrance to the camp and near the local municipality in Palestine Street

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Dutch Reading Competition for 2nd Time

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Dutch Reading Competition for 2nd Time

27-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Tasnim AlHazina, aged 14, has won the “Read2me” tournament in the Dutch city of Helmond, representing her Dr.Knippenberg College. Tasnim qualified for the final. The reading contest was performed at Stage High Woerd in Utrecht

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Zuheir Ibrahim Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

27-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Zuheir Mohamed Ibrahim, born in 1971, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Zuheir was kidnapped by pro-government forces on May 1, 2014, at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint. His condition and whereabouts have

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

26-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of six Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in February 2019, down from 21 in February 2018. The list includes four Palestinian casualties in Damascus and another north of Syria. Damascus also topped the list of the

UNRWA: Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

UNRWA: Number of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Goes Down

26-03-2019

UNRWA on Monday said 28,598 Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter in Lebanon, according to Statistics until the end of February, with a remarkable decrease from previous years. UNRWA data estimated that until December 2016 as many as 31

Turkey Denies Intent to Rescind Palestinian Refugees’ Travel Documents

Turkey Denies Intent to Rescind Palestinian Refugees’ Travel Documents

26-03-2019

Turkish sources denied reports about a recent decision by the Immigration and Passports Office to deactivate travel documents of Palestinian refugees. An anonymous source told Turkeyalaan.net on Thursday that reports about a decision by the Turkish Migration Office stipulating

2 Palestinians among 55 Illegal Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

2 Palestinians among 55 Illegal Migrants Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

26-03-2019

Turkish coast guard rescued 55 irregular migrants from a sinking rubber boat in the Aegean Sea off the country's southwestern coast on Saturday.  According to a statement by the Coastal Guard Command, the boat, carrying 52 Syrians, two

UNRWA: 18 Staff Members Dead, 28 Detained/Missing in Syria

UNRWA: 18 Staff Members Dead, 28 Detained/Missing in Syria

25-03-2019

To date, 18 UNRWA staff members have perished as a result of the Syrian conflict and a further 26 are missing and/or detained. UNRWA said victims were killed as a result of shelling, sniper attacks, bullet fire, abduction, or blasts

145 Palestinian Refugees Killed during ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk Camp

145 Palestinian Refugees Killed during ISIS Takeover of Yarmouk Camp

25-03-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 145 Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk Camp during ISIS control of the area from April 2015 until the launch of the Syrian military operation on April 18, 2018. According to AGPS figures, 67 Palestinians

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

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

25-03-2019

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

Palestinian Woman & Her Daughter Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Woman & Her Daughter Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 6th Year

25-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Shamsa AlRashdan, aged 56, and her daughter Asia Kweidar, aged 16, have been secretly locked up in Syrian state jails for six years in a row. The mother and her daughter, both residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 6 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for over 6 Years

24-03-2019

Ten members of a Palestinian refugee family, including two children, have been mysteriously held in Syrian jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel

Deir Ballout Residents Speak Out against Trump’s Statement over Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights

Deir Ballout Residents Speak Out against Trump’s Statement over Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights

24-03-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinian refugees took to the street in Deir Ballout Camp north of Syria, protesting the statements made by the U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he said that it is time for US to recognize Israel'

Palestinian Referee Joins AFC

Palestinian Referee Joins AFC

24-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Salam Halawa is taking part in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as a referee. He is going to oversee a match between a Cambodian club and another from Myanmar. The competition was launched a few

Palestinian Scouts Honored in Homs

Palestinian Scouts Honored in Homs

24-03-2019

A ceremony was held by the Palestinian Scouts Club in Homs to celebrate the Brotherhood Day.  Palestinian scouts Abdullah Mohamed Kheir AlKhatib, Nafed Tawfiq AlSafadi, Salim Abdul Rahman Yasin, Bushra Khaled Sarhan, Farid Nadhim Darwish, and Ahmed Khalil Gharib

NEW Turk Post: Turkey Intends to Rescind Travel Documents of Palestinians from Syria

NEW Turk Post: Turkey Intends to Rescind Travel Documents of Palestinians from Syria

23-03-2019

The Turkish Immigration and Passports Office issued a new decision to deactivate travel documents of Palestinian refugees from Syria, the New Turk Post has reported. The Turkish Immigration Office also stipulated that only passports signed by Palestinian-Authority (PA) will be

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Jailed in Syria for 5th Year

23-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Bashir Mohamed AlShaabi has been held in Syrian state prisons for five consecutive years. His fate and condition remain mysterious. Bashir, a resident of the Homs-based AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, was kidnapped on February 23

Palestinian Volunteers Engaged in Relief Mission in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinian Volunteers Engaged in Relief Mission in Deir Ballout Camp

23-03-2019

Members of the Bab AlShams volunteer group in northern Syria have been engaged in the cleaning campaign kick-started some three months earlier in Deir Ballout Camp, where dozens of families displaced from Yarmouk Camp and other southern Damascus zones have

UN Data: 5,489 Buildings Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UN Data: 5,489 Buildings Destroyed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-03-2019

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) published the results of an assessment of the damage to Syrian cities caused by seven years of relentless bombardment by the incumbent regime and its allies since 2011. The UNITAR published

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in Syrian Dungeons

107 Palestinian Women Secretly Jailed in Syrian Dungeons

22-03-2019

Dozens of Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. AGPS kept account of the secret detention of 107 Palestinian women and girls sheltered in

Over 34 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails since 2011

Over 34 Palestinian Women Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails since 2011

22-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of 35 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syrian government prisons. The total death toll among the Palestinians of Syria who have fallen prey to fatal torture in Syrian state prisons has hit 558, among

Palestinian Refugee & His Son Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee & His Son Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 6th Year

22-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Amin AlMajdoub and his son Hesham have been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons, where they have been locked up for the 6th consecutive year. The father and his son, both residents of AlWalid area

484 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

484 Palestinian Women, Girls Killed in War-Torn Syria

21-03-2019

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the Mother’s Day documented the death of 484 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, according to death toll data for the period from March 2011 until March

Makeshift Homes in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Set on Fire by Electric Short Circuit

Makeshift Homes in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Set on Fire by Electric Short Circuit

21-03-2019

Wildfires broke out at three residential barracks in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo after a short circuit suddenly rocked the area. The burned homes belong to Palestinian refugee Abu Frias AlHasan, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohamed Ibrahim, Abu Kassem Sa’ed

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Missing Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

21-03-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Abdullah Ahmed Akleh, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, in Damascus, have called on the human rights institutions countrywide and overseas to work on disclosing the fate of their son, who has been missing for over

Palestinian Refugees Risk Their Lives Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

Palestinian Refugees Risk Their Lives Onboard Greece-Bound Migrant Boats

21-03-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered on Greek islands continue to sound distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions and fragile legal status they have been subjected to. Hundreds of Palestinians from Syria have risked their lives onboard the “death boats”

Palestinian Volunteers Take Part In Child Psychological Support Program in Syria

Palestinian Volunteers Take Part In Child Psychological Support Program in Syria

21-03-2019

Dozens of Palestinian youths volunteered for a psychological support training course kick-started on Saturday March 16 in Jaffa Medical Complex, Bisan Hospital in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees in Hums, and in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo. The five-day course has

Studies Company Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp to Inspect Damage Wrought on Civilian Structures

Studies Company Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp to Inspect Damage Wrought on Civilian Structures

20-03-2019

A studies company entered Yarmouk Camp on Monday, March 18, after it was tasked by Damascus Governorate, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees, to assess the condition of civilian buildings and premises located at the main

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Sisters Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

20-03-2019

Palestinian sisters Hoda Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1975, and Samira Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1970, have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. The sisters, both residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south

AGPS Launches Telegram Group

AGPS Launches Telegram Group

20-03-2019

AGPS launched an official group on Telegram social media network in an attempt to enable users to access and share data about the Palestinians of Syria. Updated statistics and footages will be shared on the new group on a daily

Cash Allowances Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Allowances Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

20-03-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 31,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria

UNRWA: 120,000 Palestine Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

UNRWA: 120,000 Palestine Refugees Fled War-Torn Syria

19-03-2019

As many as 120,000 Palestine refugees have fled war-stricken Syria since 2011, including 28,000 to Lebanon, according to Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The Syrian conflict

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

UNRWA Denies Intent to Deport Palestine Refugees in Syria & Lebanon to Other Countries

19-03-2019

UNRWA has denied reports emerging on social media networks about its intent to transfer Palestine refugees taking shelter in Lebanon to other destinations. In a press statement, the agency said reports about an underway plan to move the refugees elsewhere

Vigil Held in Northern Syria over New Zealand’s Notorious Mosque Massacre

Vigil Held in Northern Syria over New Zealand’s Notorious Mosque Massacre

19-03-2019

Dozens of families taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, joined on Sunday a vigil staged in solidarity with the victims of New Zealand’s Friday mosque attack, which took away the lives of at least

Severe Humanitarian Crisis Rocks Hums-Based Palestine Refugee Camp

Severe Humanitarian Crisis Rocks Hums-Based Palestine Refugee Camp

19-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria among 6 Palestinians Confirmed Killed in New Zealand’s Mosque Massacre

Palestinian Refugee from Syria among 6 Palestinians Confirmed Killed in New Zealand’s Mosque Massacre

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Amjad Hamid, aged 57, was pronounced dead in Friday's attack on two New Zealand mosques Hamid had immigrated to New Zealand 23 years ago to find a better future, his wife Hanan said. Hamid has not been seen since

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament

Palestinian Girl from Syria Wins Gold Medal at West Asia Tennis Table Tournament

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Alaa Nizar Fdheil’s team earned the gold medal at the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17. Alaa, sheltered in Khan Dannun Camp, in

Committee Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Work Out Power Crisis

Committee Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Work Out Power Crisis

18-03-2019

Activists in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees said a committee was dispatched by Aleppo’s Power Company to set a plan for operating electricity in the area and identifying adequate zones to install power poles. The activists added that maintenance works

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhodban Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlGhodban Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

18-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed AlGhodban has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for over seven years. Mohamed, sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, was kidnapped on April 5, 2012, at the Hasya checkpoint

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General: Palestine Refugees in Syria Witnessing Large-Scale Devastation

17-03-2019

Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) warned of the scale of destruction he has witnessed in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. “When last visiting the Yarmouk

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Engineer Wahdan AlRawashdha Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

17-03-2019

Palestinian engineer Wahdan Abdullah AlRawashdeh has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for six years running. Wahdan was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq, on January 3

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

Greek Gov’t Sends 900 Evacuation Notices to Refugees

17-03-2019

The government of Greece sent notifications to 900 asylum-seekers who were granted “refugee status” to evacuate their European-funded shelters by the end of March. Greek sources said the government will provide financial support for the refugees for three months only

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Child Event Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian children joined a cultural event held afternoon on Friday in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq. Shows, chants, and traditional choreographies were performed as part of the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp has been gripped with dire socio-economic

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Official: 3,000 Persons Submit Demands to Return to Yarmouk Camp

16-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Committee Samir AlJazaerli said 3,000 persons have submitted applications to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp. On February 4, a petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

Displaced Palestinians in Latakia Appeal for Urgent Intervention

16-03-2019

Displaced Palestinians urged UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to take serious steps in order to assuage their calamitous situation in Latakia and hand them over much-needed relief aids. Activists said a meeting was held on March

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

Indonesia Announces US$1 Million Contribution for Palestine Refugees

16-03-2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi paid a landmark visit to the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in Amman, Jordan. During her

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Seminar Staged by PRC & AGPS at UNHRC Warns of Exacerbated Situation of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

15-03-2019

The London-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), in partnership with the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS), hosted on Wednesday a seminar on the sidelines of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to discuss the calamitous

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Hamas Issues 6th Annual Report about Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

15-03-2019

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its sixth annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2018, seven years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

Palestinian Families in AlNeirab Camp Launch Cry for Help over Water Crisis

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp have been grappling with dire conditions due to the acute dearth in drinking-water supplies and breakdowns in local power networks. A memorandum handed over by the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees to the Director-General

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal AlMesri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 8th Year

15-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Nidhal AlMesri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for the eighth consecutive year. Nidhal, a paramedic, was kidnapped in December 2011 from an ambulance run by medical staff

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

PRC Sounds Alarm over Palestine Refugees in Northern Syria, Egypt, & Thailand at UNHRC

14-03-2019

Two oral statements were delivered by the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) on Tuesday, March 12, as part of Agenda Item 4 of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The first statement underscored the situation of 1

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

Lebanon Hospital Withholds Body of Palestinian Refugee over Treatment Fees

14-03-2019

The body of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed Eid has been withheld by a hospital in the southern Lebanese city of Sour (Tyre) after his family failed to shell out hospitalization fees. The administration of Jabal Amel Hospital in Sour has

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

UNRWA Urges Donor Parties to Rally Around Palestinians from Syria

14-03-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appealed to donor countries, gathering in Brussels on Thursday, not to forget the plight of the Palestinians in Syria and to donate the same

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

Free Medical Day Held in Badawi Camp North of Lebanon

14-03-2019

The Medical Care Center of the Shifa Medical and Humanitarian Society in AlBadawi Camp, north of Lebanon, announced Saturday, March 16, a free medical day. The center said concerned patients and children will receive free general health diagnoses along with

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Yehya Khatib Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian Jail for 8th Year

14-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yehya Mahmoud Khatib has been secretly locked up in a Syrian state jail for the 8th consecutive year. Yehya, born in 1980 and sheltered in AlHusainiya Camp, was kidnapped by pr-government militias at AlHusainiya checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

Leisure Activities Held by FIDAR for Displaced Children

14-03-2019

A set of activities was held on Sunday by the Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) for displaced Palestinian children from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Reyhanli. Sports activities and culture quizzes about the names of Palestinian cities

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Drag Feet over Families’ Appeals to Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-03-2019

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said, following a meeting held in Damascus on Monday, March 11, that civilians will not be allowed to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp before the technical committees finalize their reports about

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

Launch of New Committee to Speak Up for Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria

13-03-2019

A unified committee has been formed by Palestinian activists in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps to follow up on the situation of displaced Palestinian refugees north of Syria. The five-member committee took it upon its shoulder to transmit the

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

Palestinian Families in Ramadan Camp Grappling with Price Leap

13-03-2019

Residents of Ramadan Camp 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 swift price leap. Ramdan Camp for

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

5 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails in February

13-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of five Palestinian refugees under torture in Syrian state prisons in February 2019. The casualties are: Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh and Khaled Samara, both residents of Yarmouk Camp, along with Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed who

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed Abdul Rahim Secretly Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 5th Year

13-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Fakhri Abdul Rahim has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been held for the fifth consecutive year. Born in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, Ahmed was kidnapped at the Ali AlWahsh

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

PRC to Host Seminar at UNHRC to Speak Up for Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

12-03-2019

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) and Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) have extended invitations for a side-event onboard of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva to discuss the precarious situation of Palestinian

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

Fires broke out at dawn on Monday in a lumber mill in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, resulting in heavy material damage. AGPS field reporter said fires broke out at 5 a.m. and firefighters rushed to

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Ubaida Alyan Secretly Jailed in Syria

12-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ubaida Alyan, aged 26, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government lock-ups. Alyan was kidnapped by the government troops stationed in AlZahira, in Damascus, on March 31, 2014. AGPS kept record of the names of 1

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Fatally Shot by Turkish Gendarmerie

11-03-2019

11 Palestinian refugees were gunned down by Turkish gendarmerie as they attempted to enter the Turkish territories, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of casualties includes Mohamed Ahmed AlKhalili, from Yarmouk Camp. He was shot dead while attempting to enter Turkey

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Red Cross Delegations Pops in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A delegation of the International Red Cross paid a visit to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to follow up on the situation endured by civilians in the area. The delegation pledged to keep up efforts

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Free Medical Day Carried Out in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-03-2019

A free medical day was staged by the Popular Action Commission for the residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. A seminar held by medics as part of the event raised civilians’ awareness about healthy food

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

“Freedom Bus” in Brussels Speaks Up for Victims of Forced Disappearance in Syria

11-03-2019

The “Families for Freedom” movement called for a rally in Brussels in solidarity with the missing and detained people in Syria. A so-called “Bus for Freedom” trip staged by the movement embarked from London in November 2017, passing through European

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

AGPS: 3,920 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

10-03-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,920 Palestinian refugees in Syria, including 478 women and girls, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. Yarmouk Camp topped the list with 1,422 casualties, followed by 263 in Daraa Camp

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

Over 10,000 Protesters in Istanbul Speak Up for Women in Syrian Jails

10-03-2019

Over 10,000 protesters from different nationalities took to Istanbul streets on Thursday, urging the Syrian authorities to immediately release all children and women held in jail. A consortium of NGOs and human rights groups took part in the rally

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ammar Bdeiwi Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison for 5th Year

10-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ammar Bdeiwi, called Abu Udai, has been locked up in Syrian government jails for the fifth consecutive year. Ammar, who took shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums before he moved to the Hama-based refugee camp, was arrested in

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

Free Pediatric Surgeries to Be Carried Out in Lebanon

10-03-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon (URDA) announced the launch of a campaign to repair children’s testicular abnormalities, hernia, and hypospadias. The union said the medical surgeries are to be carried out for free by pediatric surgeons

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

On Int’l Women’s Day: Families Slam Silence of Int’l Community over Women, Children Jailed in Syria

09-03-2019

Families of Palestinian women and girls continue to voice their deep disappointment over the apathy maintained by the international community, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the human rights NGOs regarding the mystery in which their relatives’ fates and whereabouts have

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

37 Palestinian Female Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

09-03-2019

37 Palestinian women and girls have gone missing since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict. The list includes nine female refugees from Yarmouk Camp and 10 from AlTadhamun neighborhood. According to activists, several abductions were carried under the security guise

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jihad Edris Held in Syrian Gov’t Jail for 6th Year

09-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Jihad Edris, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 9, 2013. He was spotted a few months following his abduction in a Damascus detention center. AGPS documented the secret detention

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

2 Migrant Children Drown off Greek Coast

09-03-2019

The Hellenic Coast Guard said a man and two children died on Thursday when a boat they were travelling on sank just off the coast of the Aegean island of Samos in Greece. According to the national coast guard of

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

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

08-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of 478 Palestinian women and girls from Syria due to reasons related to deadly shelling, lack of health care, and fatal torture. At least 35 Palestinian women and girls were tortured in Syrian government dungeons, some

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

2 Children Recued from Fire Rocking AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

08-03-2019

Two children below three years of age were rescued after fires broke out inside their family home. The children kept crying for help before a number of residents rushed to the scene and took them out. The house belongs to

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

Turkey Bans Migrants from Syria from Traveling to Greek Cities

08-03-2019

The Turkish Immigration Department issued on Friday a decision outlawing the travel of migrants from Syria to Greek cities adjacent to northwestern Turkey. The Turkey in Arabic news site quoted a private source as stating that the decision was issued

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

AGPS Launches WhatsApp Group for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan

08-03-2019

AGPS launched an e-group via WhatsApp for Palestinians from Syria in Sudan in an attempt to help refugees to speak up for their rights and concerns. The group does not provide direct relief assistance. It seeks to transmit the voice

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Launch Cry for Help

07-03-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to urge UNRWA and the other concerned institutions to take urgent action regarding their abject conditions. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the refugees expressed their deep concern over

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Latakia

07-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ayman Saad Hasan, born in 1985, was killed in a shooting attack on the Latakia-based Officers Club. The drive-by shooting was carried out by two gunmen driving a Daihatsu car. Life ammunition and hand grenades were unleashed, killing

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

Daraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Power Blackout

07-03-2019

An anonymous gang released the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ghanam, a resident of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, after they arbitrarily held him captive for nearly 30 days. Scores of Palestinian refugees have been killed and dozens kidnapped by armed militias in

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Ghanam Released by Anonymous Militia

07-03-2019

Residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating power networks in the area. Civilians said power lines which were damaged as a result of the heavy shelling rocking

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

Japan Contributes $7 Million in Aid for Palestine Refugees from Syria

07-03-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The sum will go towards the Agency’s core programs of health care, sanitation, and hygiene

Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Islam Arsan Locked Up in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

07-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Islam Abdullah Arsan has been kept in Syrian state jails for the seventh year running. Islam, a resident of Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian refugees, was arrested by security forces from the Sa’sa’ Branch in Darousha, in Rif

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

6 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead in February 2019

06-03-2019

AGPS documented the death of six Palestinian refugees from Syria in February 2019. The list includes five refugees who were tortured to death in Syrian government prisons and another who drowned at sea.

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBreiki Secretly Jailed in Syria for 3rd Year

06-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Ghassan Ezzet AlBreiki has been mysteriously held in Syrian state jails for the third consecutive year. A resident of AlMuzeireeb town, Ghassan was arrested by the government forces in Daraa on September 25, 2016. According to AGPS data

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

Sign Language Courses to Be Held in Jaramana Camp

06-03-2019

The Community Development Center in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees announced the launch of sign language courses for deaf and dumb people who yearn for better communication and social integration. Concerned learners will be reportedly transferred by UNRWA to Damascus

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

Palestine Embassy in Damascus Honors Palestinian Artists

06-03-2019

The Palestinian embassy in Damascus honored on Sunday, March 3, a number of Palestinian and Syrian artists who have spoken up for the Palestinian cause. Palestine’s Ambassador and a number of artists and diplomats were in attendance. Member of Fatah’s

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

32 Palestinians Take Part In Cultural Exhibition in Damascus

06-03-2019

32 Palestinian artists joined an art exhibition organized by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in cooperation with the General Federation of Palestinian Visual Artists. The event was staged on Monday, March 4, at the Arab Cultural

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

Displaced Families in Deir Ballout Refugee Camp Call for Safe Return to Palestine

05-03-2019

Palestinian families displaced to northern Syria rallied on Monday, March 4, in Deir Ballout Camp, protesting their dire conditions in the poorly-equipped tents. The displaced refugees called on the concerned institutions to take urgent action so as to assuage their

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

Palestinians Kidnapped from Hama Allegedly Sent to Syrian Gov’t Prisons

05-03-2019

The Network of Palestinian Refugee Camps said the Syrian security forces sent dozens of Palestinian refugees arrested in Hama to Sednaya military prison and to another a jail in Qudsaya. The so-called 215 Intelligence Branch arrested 58 Palestinians displaced from

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

Fires Break Out in Muhammadiya Camp North of Syria

05-03-2019

Fires broke out in AlMuhammadiya refugee camp, southwest of Afrin city, north of Syria. A refugee tent was burned down in the incident. Other tents sustained damage.

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

Jaramana Residents Denounce Dearth in Drinking Water

05-03-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with a water blackout which has been ongoing for days. Residents of Jaramana Camp, located a few kilometers away from central Damascus, continue to set off alarm

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

Afghanistan Contributes $1 Million to UNRWA

05-03-2019

The government of Afghanistan has contributed $1 million to the main United Nations agency that supports Palestinian refugees. In a ceremony in Istanbul on March 3, Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan, Afghanistan's ambassador to Turkey, handed the donation to Pierre

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

Palestinian Poet in Syria Mahmoud Mufleh Awarded Honorary PhD

05-03-2019

Palestinian author Mahmoud Husain Mufleh received an honorary PhD in poetry from the International Academy of Arts and Media in Egypt. Mufleh hailed the move and expressed his deep pride of the honorary degree, which he said is a sign

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

Palestinian Refugee Detained in Greece for 8th Month

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Yasser Fa’our has been kept in custody in Greece for the eighth month running over allegations of assaulting Greek police and attempting to burn state property, among other counterfeit charges. Reaching out to AGPS, Fa’our said he had

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Karam Afani Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Karam Ahmad Afani, aged 26, has been mysteriously locked up in Syrian state prisons since September 15, 2013. Karam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was arrested in Qudsaya, in Rif Dimashq. AGPS

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Qualifies for West Asia Table Tennis Tournament in Jordan

04-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Nizar Fdheil has qualified for the West Asia Junior Table Tennis Tournament, set to be held at Princess Soumaya Bint AlHasan Hall in AlHusain city between March 15 and 17. Alaa, sheltered in Khan Dannun

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

OIC to Launch Endowment Fund for UNRWA

04-03-2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) endorsed on Saturday the establishment of an endowment fund to ensure the sustainable financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), reported the Saudi Press Agency. The agreement was reached during a

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Afaak Education Center Boosts Academic Output of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

03-03-2019

Over 180 school drop-outs among the Palestinians of Syria have benefited from the education and development programs provided by Afaak Education Center in Wadi AlZineh, south of Lebanon. Director of Afaak Center, Maher Abboud, who was displaced from Yarmouk Camp

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

EU Madad Fund Contributes EUR 2 Million to Palestine Refugees in Jordan

03-03-2019

The European Union member states (Madad Fund) contributed EUR 2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as part of the EU's “Strengthening the Resilience of Palestine Refugees in

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mysteriously Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

03-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Abdullah Ali Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 15, 2013. He was arrested at a government checkpoint in AlSabina, south of Damascus. AGPS kept record

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

Greek Gov’t to Cut Refugee Aids

03-03-2019

Greece’s Ministry of Migration Policy announced its decision to suspend aids allotted for refugees who were granted subsidiary protection or asylum before August 2017. According to Greek news outlets, the Greek authorities will gradually notify refugees with subsidiary protection/asylum status

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

Displaced Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information over Missing Wife & Toddler

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Mahmoud AlNaser, called Abu Bakr AlHalabi, continues to appeal for information over the condition and whereabouts of his wife Israa AlHariri, with whom he has lost contact since May 2018, when thousands were deported from Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

URNWA’S Syria Director Meets with Fatah Official over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

02-03-2019

UNRWA’s Director of Programs, Syria Field Office, Amanya Michael Ebye, and member of the Fatah Central Committee, Samir AlRefa’i discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syrian and the vital role paid by the UN refugee agency to assuage the calamitous condition

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for over 6 Years

02-03-2019

10 members of a Palestinian refugee family have been held in Syrian government jails since June 16, 2013. AGPS identified the family members as: Mahira Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1964), Hadeel Mahmoud Amayri (born in 1987), Aseel Mahmoud Amayri (born

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

Palestinian from Syria Wins Gold Medal in Austria Kickboxing Contest

02-03-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Fidaa Suleiman earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship, in the second such medal won at the competition. A few days earlier, Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, received a gold medal

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugee in Thailand at Risk of Refoulement

01-03-2019

Over 50 Palestinian families who fled war-torn Syria to Thailand continue to face extremely dire conditions due to the crackdowns perpetrated by the Thai authorities and the absence of serious humanitarian action by the national and international human rights bodies

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

Palestinian Refugees Suffer Upshots of Security Turmoil in Qudsaya

01-03-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Fayad Shehabi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

01-03-2019

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

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

Medical Delegation to Carry Out Free Checks to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

01-03-2019

The Syrian American Medical Society Foundation (SAMS) announced the launch of its medical program for the displaced Palestinians of Syria and Syrians in Lebanon. Free surgeries will be carried out for patients with face, nose, and ear deformities and throat

Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

Center Documenting Data of Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Launched

28-02-2019

The opposition-run Directorate of Civil Affairs in Syria announced the inception of the Documentation Center of Palestinian Refugees North of Syria. The new center will keep record of and provide personal data on the Palestinian refugees sheltered in northern Syria

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Shorn of Basic Rights

28-02-2019

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

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

EU Announces Vital EUR 82 Million Contribution to UNRWA

28-02-2019

The European Union Representative, Ralph Tarraf, and Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, signed, at UNRWA headquarters in occupied Jerusalem, the EU-UNRWA contribution agreement in

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

Palestinian Refugee from Yarmouk Camp Wins Gold Medal in Kickboxing Contest in Austria

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Hamza AlKurdi, aged 24, earned the gold medal in Austria’s 2019 Kickboxing Championship. Hamza and other students exited Yarmouk Camp in May 2013 on way to Alliance and Sai’d AlAas colleges to sit for exams. He

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Amayri Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

28-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Amayri has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the seventh year running. Muhammad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, was kidnapped by the Syrian government forces on June

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syrian in Thailand Continue to Sound Distress Signals

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have slammed the apathy maintained by the international community, the United Nations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over their unending cries for help. The refugees said that

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

Families of Victims of Enforced Disappearance Appeal for Information

27-02-2019

The families of jailed Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to the United Nations and the concerned international bodies to urge the Syrian government to release all detainees and disclose their mysterious conditions and whereabouts

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

27-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Ibrahim Ahmed Yaseen has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the sixth consecutive year. A resident of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia, Ibrahim has been jailed since July 25, 2013. AGPS documented

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

26-02-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

26-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

26-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp Sound Distress Signals

26-02-2019

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

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

15 Palestinian Refugees from AlMuzeireeb Community Secretly Held in Syrian Jails

25-02-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi, born on March 8, 1989, has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped by the government forces on January 18

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

25-02-2019

The family of the Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour continues to appeal to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians Sheltered in Syria’s AlAyedeen Camp of Hama City Sound Distress Signals

25-02-2019

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

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

Activists: Ambush by Syrian Gov’t Forces Targets 30 Yarmouk Residents on Way to Northern Syria

25-02-2019

At least 30 persons from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, were trapped in an ambush set by the Syrian government forces, on their way to opposition-held zones in northern Syria. They were detained in cooperation with smugglers

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammed Muhammed Secretly Jailed in Syria for 6th Year

25-02-2019

30-year-old Palestinian refugee Muhammed Mahmoud Muhammed has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the detainee was kidnapped from his workplace in Dumar area, in western Damascus. An ex-prisoner who was

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

Palestinian Refugees in Indonesia Rail Against Infringed Rights

25-02-2019

Palestinian refugees stranded in Indonesia launched calls for a peaceful vigil to urge the concerned authorities to meet their demands and grant them their rights to education, work, free movement, and safe shelter. According to the Palestinians of Iraq website

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

Free Medical Week Kick-Started South of Damascus

25-02-2019

The Charity Commission for the Relief of the Palestine People in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent have provided free medical checks and therapy to displaced Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. The six-day move makes part of the 9th Medical

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

Palestinian Families in Syria Protest Israeli Decision to Cut PA Tax Revenues

24-02-2019

Families of slain Palestinians and prisoners continue to voice their deep anger over Israel’s decision to slash their revenues from tax funds allotted for the Palestinian Authority (PA). A Palestinian refugee taking shelter in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Son

24-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born in 1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has gone missing for the fourth year running after he was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq, on January

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 23 Million to UNRWA in Support of Palestine Refugees

24-02-2019

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 23 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The agreement was signed by the Japanese Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

Charity Group Delivers Aids to Palestinian Families South of Turkey

24-02-2019

Khayra Ummah Organization distributed 50 BIM cards worth 100 Turkish Liras each to families of orphans and needy children with three members or less. Families comprising four members or more received 150 Turkish Lira. Khayra Ummah pledged to keep up

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

PLO Envoy in Damascus: Yarmouk Camp Enduring Tragic Situation

23-02-2019

Representatives of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Thursday paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp and inspected works to repair AlShuhadaa Cemetery and remove rubble from residential alleyways. PLO representative in Syria Tawfiq AlTirawi, also member of Fatah’s Central Committee

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Factions Discuss Exacerbated Conditions in Yarmouk Camp

23-02-2019

In a meeting held in Damascus, representatives of the Coalition of Palestinian Factions briefed different parties about the recent Moscow talks and underway contacts with Damascus governor, PLO departments, and UNRWA to rehabilitate the camp and smooth civilians’ return to

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Walid Abu Riya has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fourth year running. Walid, a father of three children, was kidnapped on November 26, 2015 on his way to Damascus to receive treatment

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

Self-Empowerment Courses Held for Palestinian Women in Rif Dimashq

23-02-2019

Educational courses and a psychological support program have been staged by Aidoun group in Jaramana Camp, AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, and Jdeidat Artouz, in Rif Dimashq. Courses in handicrafts and sewing along with psychosocial support activities aiming at strengthening self-esteem and

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Named Karate Champion in Sweden

23-02-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Assem Husam AlDeen Taleb was honored as the champion of the Swedish Open Karate Championship, staged on Saturday, February 19. On December 23, 2016, Assem won the top prize at a Karate championship in Sweden and

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

UNRWA’s Syria Director: Palestinian Refugees Most Affected by Syrian Warfare

22-02-2019

UNRWA’s newly-appointed director, Amanya Michael Ebye, said that after eight years of conflict, “Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs.” “I look forward to ensuring that UNRWA continues to provide

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

Thousands of Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria Torn Apart

22-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have been scattered in known and unknown destinations, after they were forced out of their homes and torn apart from their families. Torn from the nourishment of home and warmth of family, Palestinians have

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

Rights Group Calls for Urgent Action over Jailed Women, Children in Syria

22-02-2019

A conference titled “Until the Last Child and Woman Are Released from Syrian Prisons” was held by Le Movement De La Conscience (Conscience Movement) in Istanbul. Human rights activists and parliamentarians from about 55 countries were in attendance. Speakers at

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Subjected to Mysterious Conditions in Syrian State Jail

22-02-2019

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Call for Safe Access to Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2019

Palestinian families who have been displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to appeal to the Syrian authorities, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian factions, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing their safe access to their homes in

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

51 Palestinian Residents of Aleppo’s AlNeirab Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

21-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 51 Palestinian refugee sheltered in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, since the outbreak of the Syrian war. The list includes 17 refugees who were fatally gunned down, 13 who died in blasts, 10 who died under

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Announces End of Psychological Support Project for Palestine Refugees in Lebanon

21-02-2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held a ceremony at the UNRWA Haifa School in Beirut to mark the end of an eight

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amer Abu Shaqra Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 7th Year

21-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Shaqra, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Amer was arrested on December 12, 2012 at Khan Eshieh checkpoint while carrying a small money box

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

20-02-2019

728 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces in war-torn Syria. The list includes 276 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government. Palestinians aged 18

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

New Committee Launched to Oversee Situation of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

20-02-2019

A committee to follow up on the conditions of displaced Palestinian refugees in AlMuhammadiya Camp, north of Syria, has been formed by Palestinian activists. The committee said in its founding statement that it has seen the day as a result

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

Palestinians in AlNeirab Camp Rally over UNRWA Service Cut

20-02-2019

A vigil was staged on February 19 by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo outside of UNRWA’s office in AlNeirab, protesting the UN Agency’s decision to hand over aids only to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

DFLP Delegations Pops In Handarat Camp

20-02-2019

Representatives of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid a visit, on Monday, February 18, to Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo in an attempt to keep tabs on reconstruction works. Member of the PFLP political

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aids for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

20-02-2019

UNRWA has transferred cash aids for the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of up to $100 and a food allowance worth 27$ per every refugee. Nearly 31,000

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

Displaced Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Lebanon Puts Up Child for Sale

19-02-2019

A Palestinian refugee who fled Yarmouk Camp to the Lebanese region of AlBekaa has offered to sell his one-year-old toddler via Whatsapp due to his abject living conditions. An AGPS correspondent quoted the Palestinian refugee as stating that he decided

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Victims of Torture in Syrian Dungeons

19-02-2019

The network of Palestinian refugee Camps “Shamekh” embarked on an e-campaign on Facebook in an attempt to mobilize action regarding the victims of torture, detainees, and victims of enforced disappearance in war-torn Syria. The campaigners called on activists, news agencies

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

Family of Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Information

19-02-2019

The family of Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ibrahim Ibrahim continues to appeal for information over the fate of their jailed son. Muhammad, born in 1982 in Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in February 2013 at al-Batikha checkpoint, in Yarmouk. Ever since, no

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria in Saudi Arabia Launch Cry for Help

19-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Saudi Arabia have sounded the alarm over the mistreatment they have been subjected to as the Saudi authorities continue to prevent them of their basic rights, including the right to a visa, education, and free

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

Palestinian Child from Syria Dies following Medical Neglect in Lebanon

18-02-2019

Three-year-old Palestinian child from Syria Maria Tamer Abu Azarah, taking shelter in Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, after she was deported from Yarmouk Camp with her family, succumbed to a deadly cancer on Sunday. Over recent months, Maria’s family

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

UNRWA Appoints New Director of Affairs in Syria

18-02-2019

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has appointed Amanya Michael Ebye, a Ugandan national, to the position of Director of UNRWA Affairs in the Syrian Arab Republic as of 15 February 2019

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Husam Maw’ed Held in Syrian Jails for 7th Year

18-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Husam Maw’ed has been held in Syrian state prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Husam was kidnapped along with the Palestinian girl Salma Abdul Razaq at the al-Bashir checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

Rally Staged in Germany over Forced Deportation of Palestinian Family

18-02-2019

Some 100 German activists rallied in Passau city, protesting a decision by the Bavarian government to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia. The rally-goers voiced their anger

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA in Syria Announces Aid Cut for Palestinians of Syria

17-02-2019

URNWA in Syria will opt for urgent measures to curtail in-kind and cash aids allotted to the Palestinians of Syria. Media sources quoted the UN agency as stating that aids will be handed over to Palestinian families worst affected by

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

Rally Held in AlNeirab Camp over UNRWA’s Service Cut

17-02-2019

A vigil was staged by the residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, protesting UNRWA’s decision to hand over aids to the poorest families in 2019. The decision implies that thousands of Palestinian families will not be included on the agency’s

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashar AlMuslih Secretly Held in Syrian Jails for 6th Year

17-02-2019

Palestinian activist and journalist Bashar Tayseer Muslih has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state jails for the sixth consecutive year. Bashar was kidnapped, along with his cousin Ali Abdul Kareem Muslih, on January 11, 2013. He is a

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

100 Members of Popular Front – General Command Killed since Outburst of Syria Warfare

17-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 100 members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP – GC) as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces across war-torn Syrian, mostly in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime earlier, PFLP

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

16-02-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinians who were forcibly deported to northern Syria continue to launch a cry for help owing to the abject situation they have been going through in the poverty-stricken area. The displaced families have appealed to UNRWA and

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

Krähenbühl Appeals to Donor Parties to Boost UNRWA Funding

16-02-2019

Commissioner-General of the UN agency for Palestine refugees UNRWA has promised to work hard to ensure continuity of the agency’s services despite its fragile financial situation. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl said although there was no guarantee that the donors who

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

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

16-02-2019

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

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

Charity Distributes Aids to Displaced Palestinian Families North of Syria

16-02-2019

The Palestine Charity Commission for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families in Aleppo’s northern suburbs as part of its winter campaign. Over the past three months, the commission handed over meat portions to displaced Palestinian families

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

Palestine Liberation Army Refuses to Lay Off Conscripts after End of Military Service

15-02-2019

Relatives of Palestinian refugees who have been forced to fight alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) affiliated with the Syrian government said the battalion continues to reject appeals to lay off Palestinians who ended their military mission. Sources close to

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

Palestinian Families in Hittin Sound Alarm over Socio-Economic Hardships

15-02-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Hittin community, in Barzah, in Damascus, have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the Syrian warfare. All the way through Syria’s eight-year conflict, residents of Hittin have firmly rebuffed all attempts to

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

16 Palestinian Refugees Detained in War-Torn Syria in 2018

15-02-2019

Meanwhile, AGPS found out that 16 Palestinian refugees, among them a woman, were arrested across the Syrian territories in 2018, down from 28 refugees, including seven women, in 2017. The list of the 2018 arrestees includes six Palestinians from Yarmouk

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adnan ALoulou Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

15-02-2019

The fate of Palestinian refugee Adnan Tal’at ALoulou, born in 1962, has been shrouded in mystery in Syria’s state-run prisons. He was kidnapped at the Batikha checkpoint, set up at the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, on February 13, 2013

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

Sidon-Based Academy Announces Launch of Free Courses

15-02-2019

Lebanon Academy for Training and Development, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, announced the launch of free training courses for youths aged between 15 and 24. Palestinian refugees from Syria will reportedly benefit from the initiative. Courses in the

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

Palestinians from Syria Trapped between Hammer and Anvil as Neighboring Countries Opt for Closed-Door Immigration Policy

14-02-2019

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

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

Palestinian Father & His Son Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

14-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Faris Balsha and his son Mohamed died under torture in Syrian prisons, where they had been held for over five months. They were kidnapped at a government-run checkpoint on March 12, 2014.

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Appeal for Garbage Clearance

14-02-2019

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to rail against the mounds of trash piled up in civilian neighborhoods and around the main access roads to the camp, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

38 Palestinian Residents of Daraa Camp Held in Syrian Prisons

14-02-2019

AGPS documented the detention of 38 Palestinian refugees sheltered in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, between March 2011 until January 2019. Three Palestinian residents of Daraa Camp were also tortured to death in Syrian state jails, where a total of

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Europe Exacerbated by Delays in Family Reunification

14-02-2019

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have fled to Europe have been torn apart from the nourishment of home and warmth of family reunification. Most of European states have opted for closed-door policies, denying visas for Palestinians from Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

317 Palestinian Refugees Missing in War-Torn Syria

13-02-2019

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

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Missing Son in Germany

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Adnan Talel Amouri, aged 24, has gone missing in Germany for the fourth month. Born on October 3, 1994, Muhammad fled Yarmouk Camp in war-torn Syria to the Netherlands, before he headed for Germany one year and

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

13-02-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined on Tuesday a vigil staged outside of the UNRWA office in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, protesting the agency’s cut of vital services. The refugees urged the agency to shell out

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Facing Dire Conditions

13-02-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to sound alarm bells over their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of specific legislation

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

AGPS Launches Instagram Account

13-02-2019

AGPS has launched its official Instagram account in an attempt to reach out to a larger audience and monitor the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. In seeking to give a voice to the voiceless Palestinians of Syria, AGPS

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Patients in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Appeal for Urgent Treatment

12-02-2019

Over 25 Palestinian refugees have been diagnosed with cancer in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq. On February 9, a 40-year-old Palestinian refugee succumbed to a lung cancer that infected his body. Other cancer-stricken patients have been left without treatment

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Military Prison

12-02-2019

A 19-year-old Palestinian refugee sheltered in Rif Dimashq was tortured to death in Syria’s state-run Sednaya military prison, north of Damascus, where he had been jailed for over three years. AGPS documented the incarceration of 1,729 Palestinian refugees in

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

325 Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Launch Cry for Help

12-02-2019

Over 325 displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout Camp, in Afrin, continue to raise concerns over their fate as a freezing winter season has overwhelmed the region. The families lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Firas AlShaabi Locked Up in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

12-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Firas Khaled AlShaabi has been held in a Syrian state prison for the fourth year running. A resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, Firas was kidnapped on January 15, 2015. He is a native of Ein AlZaytoun village

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

Residents of Handarat Camp Call for Urgent Action by UNRWA

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, have been grappling with dire conditions due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. Displaced Palestinian families called on UNRWA to take urgent steps in order to reconstruct the destroyed homes

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

Russian Forces Train Pro-Gov’t Battalions in Syria

11-02-2019

The Russian private military contracting company Vegacy Strategic Services Ltd was recently photographed training members of the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Aleppo. Similar photos have been posted and shared on Russian Facebook pages. A few days

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

Petition Protesting Germany’s Deportation of Palestinian Family Garners 30,000 Signatures

11-02-2019

An e-campaign launched by German activists to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia, has garnered 30,300

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

Palestinian Refugee Shukri AlNaji Held in Syrian Jail for 4th Year

11-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Shukri Muhammed AlNaji has been held in a Syrian government prison for the fourth consecutive year. He was kidnapped from Khirbet AlShiyab in Rif Dimashq on February 10, 2015. He is a resident of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

Foreign Policy: Refugees at Risk as Germany Forces Them to Return to Syria

10-02-2019

As the Syrian war draws to an end, refugees are being encouraged to return home by the countries to which they have fled. Those who do so, however, are finding the persecution that caused them to flee has not gone

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival South of Damascus

10-02-2019

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in such southern Damascus towns as Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahem have been grappling with dire conditions as a result of the price hike, steep rental fees, and high rates of unemployment. Palestinians are forced to

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

Commission of Displaced Palestinian Refugees Calls for Emergency Meeting at UNRWA Headquarters

10-02-2019

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan called for an emergency gathering at the UNRWA office in Amman to urge the agency to meet their demands. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have railed against

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Girl Salma Abdul Razaq Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

10-02-2019

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

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Lebanon Appeals for Urgent Treatment

09-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

PLA Wraps Up Fighting in AlSuweida Desert

09-02-2019

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) announced the end of its armed mission in AlSuweida Desert, south of Syria, where it has fought alongside the Syrian government forces against ISIS militias. According to AGPS data, 33 PLA fighters were killed in

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Doctor Radi Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

09-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh Shakosh has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate has

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

13 Migrants Rescued Off Turkish Coast

09-02-2019

Turkish coast guards rescued 13 migrants off Bodrum coast, west of Turkey, attempting to reach Greece. Turksih sources said they received a cry for help by phone at nightfall minutes before the boat was expected to drown due to a

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fuad Atiyeh, sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, was tortured to death in Syrian government dungeons. Atieyh’s death brings the number of Palestinians who died under torture in Syrian state prisons to 569, according to AGPS data.

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

15 Palestinian Refugees Killed following Breakaway from Pro-Gov’t Battalion in Syria

08-02-2019

15 PLA members were pronounced dead after they broke away from the battalion. Several others were tortured to death in Syrian government jails. The list includes Lieutenant Iyas Naimi, who died under shelling in Yarmouk Camp on July 30, 2013

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syria Jail

08-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Maw’ed, from Yarmouk Camp, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons since February 2, 2014. Over 1,724 Palestinian detainees have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government jails, among them 108 women and girls.

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

Free Medical Week Held for Ophthalmology Patients in Sidon

08-02-2019

A free medical week has been launched at AlRa’i Hospital in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday. Free medical check-ups will be provided to ophthalmology patients regardless of their nationalities, from 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Patients

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

Palestinians of Yarmouk Rail Against Soaring Cemetery Prices

07-02-2019

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

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Wounds in War-Torn Syria

07-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Ahmad AlJebali, affiliated with the Free Palestine Movement, died of wounds he sustained in clashes against ISIS militias in Yarmouk Camp, prior to the government takeover of the camp on May 21, 2018. AGPS documented the death

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Right to Education

95% of Palestinian Children from Syria in Egypt Denied Right to Education

07-02-2019

95% of Palestinian children from Syria have been prevented from accessing education facilities in Egypt, where they are treated as foreigners rather than legitimate asylum seekers. The Egyptian authorities continue to categorize the Palestinians of Syria as “tourists” and, thus

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

2 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Spotted in Syrian State Jails

07-02-2019

Mu’awiya AlHaji who was released from a Syrian government prison said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk, in jail. AlHaji said the refugee was transferred to the Sednaya military prison, in Rif Dimashq

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

Campaign Kick-Started in Lebanon to Treat Injured Palestinians from Syria

07-02-2019

The Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon and the International Committee of the Red Cross embarked on a campaign to take down the names of persons suffering from war injuries and gunshot wounds in Lebanon. Wounded persons who

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

97 Palestinian Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Killed since Outburst of Syrian Warfare

06-02-2019

AGPS documented the death of 97 Palestinian residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq since the outbreak of deadly hostilities in Syria until January 2019. The list includes 20 Palestinians who died under shelling, 62 who were fatally gunned

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fuel & Gas Crises Rock Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-02-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have run out of and gas and fuel reserves urgently needed for heating and cooking. Speaking with AGPS, the residents said they registered their names on the line-up list months ago

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

Relief Aids, Heating Kit Handed Over to Displaced Families North of Syria

06-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies and food boxes donated by the European AlWafa Campaign to displaced families north of Syria. Some 2,200 Palestinian and Syrian families benefited from the measure, which

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Mirvat Kablawi Secretly Held in Syrian Jail

06-02-2019

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

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

Elderly Palestinian Woman in Syria Needs Urgent Pacemaker Implantation

05-02-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Meriam Mousa Issa, born in 1932, is in need of an urgent pacemaker to help her recover her normal heartbeat. Displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, to Ein AlHilweh Camp, south of Lebanon, Meriam suffers from

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Petition Urging Syrian Authorities to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

05-02-2019

A petition was handed over by the residents of Yarmouk Camp to Damascus governor Adel Anwar AlAlabi, urging local authorities to smooth the return of displaced families to their homes. The 200-page petition, signed by 3,000 residents of Yarmouk

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

Smart Bus Stop Installed in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Aleppo

05-02-2019

A smart bus stop was installed by civil society representatives from the so-called Umniyah Project, in partnership with the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, and UNICEF. Volunteer students installed lighting kit and USB devices to charge mobile phones at the new

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Refugee Spotted in Syrian Jail

05-02-2019

Ex-detainee Mu’awiya AlHaji said he had met the Palestinian refugee Muhammad Abdul Fattah, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, in a Syrian state prison. The ex-prisoner said Abdul Fattah was transferred from Branch 291 to the Sednaya military prison, north of

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

Signature Campaign Launched over German Decision to Forcibly Deport Displaced Palestinian Family

04-02-2019

German activists embarked on an e-campaign seeking to garner signatures to urge the German authorities to backtrack on a decision to deport the Palestinian refugee from Syria Arafat Shreih, his wife Samah Daqaq, and their child from Germany to Latvia

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

Body of Displaced Palestinian Pulled from Afrin Valley

04-02-2019

Civilians and rescue teams from AFAD charity removed the body of Palestinian refugee Ali Hasan Amer, nicknamed Abu Hasan AlDabou, from Afrin river,  separating Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in Afrin outskirts, north of Syria. Ali, aged 19

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing for 3rd Year

04-02-2019

The family of Palestinian young man Shadi Mahmoud Deib Mansour appealed to the national and international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Shadi, aged 20, went missing on January 9, 2016 in

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

Fuel Supplies Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp

04-02-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development distributed fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. Some 600 families, among them 325 Palestinian families, have been taking refuge in the

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

Palestinian Woman Detained by German Authorities, Her Child Taken to Orphanage

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Sameh Daqaq has been detained by the German authorities pending her deportation to the eastern European country of Lativia, where her family were first granted asylum, before they headed for Germany. The German authorities rebuffed the family’s appeals

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

Military Training Held by Liwaa AlQuds in Handarat Camp

03-02-2019

Military courses were held by the Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo. Commander of Liwaa AlQuds, Muhammad AlSaid, accompanied by gunmen, toured the camp and inspected the conditions of the

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Girl Rudeina Khattab Secretly Held in Syrian State Prison for 7th Year

03-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Rudeina Muhammad Khattab, aged 29 and sheltered in Latakia, has been held in Syrian government prisons since 2012. Activists urged the international human rights institutions, particularly UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy in Damascus, to work on disclosing her

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

Residents of AlSabina Hold Vigil in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

03-02-2019

A rally was staged by Palestinian factions in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in solidarity with detainees in Israeli occupation jails. Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlSabina Camp in Rif Dimashq continue to sound distress signals

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

Over 108 Palestinian Women, Girls Secretly Held in Syrian State Prisons

02-02-2019

Dozens of Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government dungeons, where scores of others died as a result of torture. Palestinian women have also been subjected to abrupt searches and exhaustive questioning at military checkpoints

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

02-02-2019

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

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Ahmad Abu Holi Pledges to Make Serious Steps in Favor of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

02-02-2019

Head of the PLO’s Department of Refugee Affairs, Ahmad Abu Holi, said he will reach out to the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami AlHamdlallah, and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in order to urge them to implement the cabinet decision

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Wool Exhibition Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

02-02-2019

A wool exhibition was staged by popular factions in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq. Traditional textile designs were put on display during the event. AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Syrian Security Forces

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Youssef Hajres, a resident of Khan Eshieh Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces as he passed through AlSoumariya checkpoint, near Damascus. His condition and whereabouts have gone mysterious. He is the father of

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Jailed Son in War-Torn Syria

01-02-2019

Palestinian refugee Muhammad Issa AlHourani has been held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Issa, born in 1982, was kidnapped by pro-government forces in Daraa AlBalad in Syria in November 2013. His family continues to appeal for

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

Displaced Palestinian Families to Return to AlTadhamun Neighborhood

01-02-2019

Pro-government sources in Syria said displaced families will soon get access to their homes in AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus, sometime soon. Local authorities in Damascus governorate have just finalized examining ownership documents of 4,000 residents following a survey

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Facing Precarious Legal Status

01-02-2019

Over 17,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have been categorized as vulnerable due to their precarious legal status and exacerbated living conditions. The majority of the Palestinians from Syria entered Jordan through irregular means as a result of

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

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

31-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 265 Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Daraa Camp, south of Syria, since the outburst of deadly hostilities in the country. The list includes 134 Palestinians who were killed under shelling; 34 who were shot dead

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces

Palestinian Refugee Arrested by Opposition Forces

31-01-2019

Military police affiliated with the Syrian opposition to northwest of Aleppo arrested on Wednesday the Palestinian refugee Yehya AlSarhaan, nicknamed Abu Muhammad, in Deir Ballout Camp over allegations of his affiliations with ISIS militias. Reporting from Deir Ballout Camp, an

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Denied Right to ID Documents

Displaced Palestinians North of Syria Denied Right to ID Documents

31-01-2019

Human rights activists north of Syria said civil registration offices have refused to issue identity cards to Palestinian refugees who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp and other areas in Damascus and Rif Dimashq. The activists said displaced Palestinian refugees have

Palestinian and Syrian Officials Meet over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian and Syrian Officials Meet over Situation in Yarmouk Camp

31-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian officials discussed, during a meeting convened a few days earlier, the progress of reconstruction initiatives in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. Damascus governor Adel AlAlabi, Palestine’s Ambassador in Damascus Mahmoud AlKhalidi, and members of the committee overseeing

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Subjected to Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Muhammed Awad Subjected to Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

31-01-2019

Palestinian brothers Muhammed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the sixth year running. Muhammed, born in 1968, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Detainees’ Families Subjected to Blackmailing in War-Torn Syria

Detainees’ Families Subjected to Blackmailing in War-Torn Syria

30-01-2019

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Hundreds of families have paid large sums of money to brokers, crooked lawyers, or government officials with fake Facebook

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Meet with UNRWA Director in Jordan

Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria Meet with UNRWA Director in Jordan

30-01-2019

A delegation of the Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Jordan met on Monday, January 28, with the director of UNRWA operations in Jordan Roger Davies to discuss the situation of Palestinians from Syria seeking shelter in Jordan. The committee

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Deprived of Humanitarian Aid

30-01-2019

Palestinian activists raised alarm bells over the deteriorating conditions of the displaced Palestinian refugees in Lebanon due to the absence of relief aids and humanitarian assistance. Activists urged UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Palestinian factions to take urgent measures

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for US$1.2 Billion for Palestine Refugees from Syria

UNRWA Launches Emergency Appeal for US$1.2 Billion for Palestine Refugees from Syria

30-01-2019

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, called for a total of US$ 1.2 billion to fund the Agency’s vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestine refugees across the Middle East. It is the amount

Situation in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Road Closures

Situation in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Road Closures

29-01-2019

Reporting from Deir Ballout Camp, an AGPS news reporter said the main access roads to Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, have been closed off. On Sunday, the Tahrir AlSham Commission (formerly known as AlNusra Front) abruptly

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

29-01-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have reached Brazil as they rummaged around for a safe shelter have been struggling for survival. The refugees have reportedly been denied access to the local labor market and the right to relief

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspends Visas for Palestinians from Syria

Turkish Embassy in Lebanon Suspends Visas for Palestinians from Syria

29-01-2019

The Turkish Embassy in Lebanon continues to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians from Syria have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Nidhal Mohamed Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jail

29-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Nidhal Ismail Mohammed, taking shelter in Jilin, south of Syria, has been locked up in Syrian state jails since January 1, 2013. His family and friends continue to appeal for information.

1,411 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

1,411 Palestinian Residents of Yarmouk Camp Pronounced Dead since Outburst of Syria Warfare

28-01-2019

AGPS kept record of the death of 1,411 Palestinians sheltered in Yarmouk Camp since the outburst of deadly hostilities in Syria. 490 refugees died as a result of the heavy shelling rocking the camp; 201 died due to the

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Launch Distress Signals

28-01-2019

1,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have launched cries for help over the dire conditions they have been subjected to as a result of poverty and lack of financial resources. Low wages, high rates of unemployment, and socio-economic

Displaced Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

Displaced Palestinian Families in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Grappling with Dire Conditions

28-01-2019

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, held by the Syrian government forces and their affiliated popular committees, has been gripped with dire socio-economic conditions as a result of the high rates of unemployment. Scores of civilians have fled the camp while others have

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Held in Syrian State Jail for 7th Year

28-01-2019

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

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam UNRWA’s Apathy

27-01-2019

The committee speaking on behalf of the displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan lashed out at UNRWA for turning its back on the refugees’ demands, which they voiced during their last sit-in outside of the agency’s office in Amman

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st price in Dutch language competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins 1st price in Dutch language competition

27-01-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohammed Ali received the first prize at the Dutch language competition for 2018, beating 36 others contestants. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands handed over the prizes to the winners, who also received a sum of 2,500

Swedish Migration Agency: 20,000 Migrants to Retrieve Residency Right

Swedish Migration Agency: 20,000 Migrants to Retrieve Residency Right

27-01-2019

The Swedish Migration Agency said some 20,000 migrants will be granted legal stays in Sweden following family reunification procedures. The Swedish Minister of Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson told Express daily that family reunification is a key step to

Leisure Activities Held for Displaced Children North of Syria

Leisure Activities Held for Displaced Children North of Syria

27-01-2019

Leisure activities were held by the Ein Jalout Scouts, in partnership with the Commission of Palestinians from Syria for Relief and Development, in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, in an attempt to tone down the tragic

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

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

26-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 276 Palestinian refugees as they fought alongside the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government, in war-torn Syria. Most of the casualties died in such Rif Dimashq areas as Tel Kurdi and Tel

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp Infrastructure Kick-Started

Syrian Official: Rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp Infrastructure Kick-Started

26-01-2019

The Syrian Minister of Public Works and Housing Suhail Abdul Latif announced the launch of works to rehabilitate infrastructure and allow displaced families to return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp and the adjacent AlTadhamun neighborhood, south of Damascus. Speaking

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

Palestinian Refugee Najib Sweiti Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail

26-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Najib Abdul Majid Issa Sweiti, born in 1984, has been held in Syrian state prisons since September 2017. He was abducted near Damascus International Airport on his way back to Syria, coming from Jordan, to reunite with his

Luncheon Held by Charity in Deir Ballout Camp

Luncheon Held by Charity in Deir Ballout Camp

26-01-2019

A luncheon was held by the Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development for dozens of displaced children north of Syria. The luncheon, held in Deir Ballout refugee camp, makes part of ongoing attempts to assuage the tragic

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

Displaced Palestinian Refugees North of Syria Appeal for Identity Documents

25-01-2019

Activists and human rights advocates north of Syria have called on the concerned authorities to issue identity documents identifying Palestinians sheltered in the area as refugees who have been displaced from their homeland—Palestine. The calls saw the day after civil

Palestinian Family Continues to Appeal for Information over Missing Son

Palestinian Family Continues to Appeal for Information over Missing Son

25-01-2019

The family of the Palestinian refugee Abdul Ghafour Fayez Abu Seyam, born in 1992, have reiterated their appeals to the international human rights institutions, including Amnesty, to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of their son. Abu Seyam was

School Outfits Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Children south of Damascus

School Outfits Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Children south of Damascus

25-01-2019

Yaboos Foundation for Women Empowerment and Development distributed uniforms to primary and preparatory schoolchildren at AlFalouja School in Yalda town, south of Damascus. The move falls in line with a campaign kick-started in September 2018 and aiming to provide school

Over 60% of 2018 Victims among Palestinians from Syria Identified as Civilians

Over 60% of 2018 Victims among Palestinians from Syria Identified as Civilians

24-01-2019

AGPS documented a remarkable increase in the death toll of Palestinian civilians in war-torn Syria during 2018, with an estimated number of 168 people, making up 60.87% of the overall toll recorded since the outburst of the warfare. 108

Italy to Dispatch Cash Aids for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Italy to Dispatch Cash Aids for Palestine Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

24-01-2019

The Italian government has donated €1.5 million ($1.7 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) to provide health services for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Massimo Marotti, and UNRWA

Stranded Students Transferred to Schools Outside of Yarmouk Camp

Stranded Students Transferred to Schools Outside of Yarmouk Camp

24-01-2019

Palestinian students taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp were transferred to schools outside of the camp, according to Yarmouk’s education chief Waleed AlKurdi. Palestinian students enrolled at schools located in AlZahira and AlMayadeen neighborhoods, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, often walk for

Biria School Honors Outstanding Students

Biria School Honors Outstanding Students

24-01-2019

The Biria primary school in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees honored laureate pupils who achieved good results in the academic year 2018/2019. Certificates and awards were handed over to schoolchildren. Teaching staff, NGOs, and parents were in attendance. A

NGO Opens Registration for Film-Making Course

NGO Opens Registration for Film-Making Course

24-01-2019

Action for Hope foundation launched a call for applications for Palestinian, Syrian, and Lebanese students in AlBekaa region to join a film-making training session. The nine-month course is set to be kick-started in mid-February 2019 with two sessions weekly. Applicants

Palestinian Refugee Executed in Syria’s Military Prison of Sednaya

Palestinian Refugee Executed in Syria’s Military Prison of Sednaya

23-01-2019

An ex-detainee who was recently released from the state-run Sednaya military prison north of Damascus said the Syrian authorities executed the Palestinian refugee Ahmed AlAboush, a resident of AlHajar AlAswad, following his mother’s visit in 2015. AGPS has been deeply

Palestinian from Syria in Thailand Appeal for Humanitarian Action

Palestinian from Syria in Thailand Appeal for Humanitarian Action

23-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria trapped in Thailand have urged the international community, the United Nations, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestinian Embassy, among other concerned bodies, to rally around them and work on releasing those held in Thai jails

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

23-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria rallied on Tuesday outside of the UNRWA office in Amman, protesting the agency’s poor services and reluctance to meet their demands, including their calls to shell out monthly allowances so as to enable the refugees to

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Boost Support for UNRWA

Syrian Gov’t Pledges to Boost Support for UNRWA

23-01-2019

Syria’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal Miqdad said the Syrian government will prop up support for UNRWA in such a way as to enable the agency to keep up its relief services for Palestinian refugees in Syria

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail Against Bread Dearth

Displaced Families in Jaramana Camp Rail Against Bread Dearth

23-01-2019

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq spoke out against the poor-quality of bread sold in the area. The residents said they have been forced to lineup outside of the local oven for hours in order to

Pro-Gov’t Groups Remove Rubble from Yarmouk Camp, Steal Civilian Property

Pro-Gov’t Groups Remove Rubble from Yarmouk Camp, Steal Civilian Property

22-01-2019

Activists quoted eye-witnesses as stating that pro-government groups in Syria have been clearing rubble in Street 30 in Yarmouk Camp and seizing civilians’ belongings. According to the activists, government vehicles continue to scour the area. Eight buildings have reportedly been

Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya, Sahnaya Rail Against Gas Crisis

Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya, Sahnaya Rail Against Gas Crisis

22-01-2019

Palestinians and Syrians taking shelter in Qudsaya and Sahnaya areas, in Rif Dimashq, have been grappling with an acute dearth in gas supplies. A Palestinian refugee in Qudsaya said civilians often line up for hours outside of local distribution centers

Cleansing Campaign Launched in I’zaz Camp

Cleansing Campaign Launched in I’zaz Camp

22-01-2019

Displaced families sheltered in I’zaz refugee camp, north of Syria, have embarked on a cleaning campaign in an attempt to eliminate rats and enhance hygiene in the area. The moves comes a couple of days after Maram Foundation for Relief

Workshop Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

Workshop Raises Alarm Bells over Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

22-01-2019

A workshop has been staged by the Independent Human Rights Commission - Grievances Bureau in the besieged Gaza Strip to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees who returned from Syria to Gaza. The commission briefed the participants about the calamitous conditions of

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam Apathy by UNRWA

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Slam Apathy by UNRWA

21-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have railed against the reluctance maintained by UNRWA regarding their cries for help. The committee speaking on behalf of the displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan said it received positive responses by UNRWA officials

Admins at I’zar Camp North of Syria Pledge Better Services

Admins at I’zar Camp North of Syria Pledge Better Services

21-01-2019

Maram Foundation for Relief and Development taking charge of the I’zaz refugee camp north of Syria said it has reached an agreement with the displaced families sheltered in the camp to enhance their living conditions. In a Saturday statement, Maram

Palestinian Refugee Diaa AlAbtah Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Diaa AlAbtah Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 6th Year

21-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Dhiaa AlDeen Issa AlAbtah has been held in Syrian state prisons for the sixth year running. Dhiaa was kidnapped at the age of 18. His condition and whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery. His family continues to appeal

Complaint Lodged against Greece over Human Rights Violations against Child Migrants

Complaint Lodged against Greece over Human Rights Violations against Child Migrants

21-01-2019

A legal challenge to the violations of migrant children’s social rights on mainland Greece and its North Eastern Aegean islands has been lodged before a European body specialized in the protection of social rights at the European level. The legal action, taken

Palestinian Refugees in AlShabiba Camp Launch Cry for Help

Palestinian Refugees in AlShabiba Camp Launch Cry for Help

20-01-2019

The Shabiba refugee camp, north of Syria, has run out of bread and other much-needed items for the eighth day running after the camp administration opted for castigatory measures against the displaced families in response to protest moves recently staged

Palestinian Refugee Dies as Greece-Bound Boat Capsizes

Palestinian Refugee Dies as Greece-Bound Boat Capsizes

20-01-2019

Activists said a boat packed with 80 migrants struck rocks and exploded before it capsized off the Greek island of Farmakonisi. All the migrants got stuck among the rocks before they were rescued by the Greek coast guards. The body

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Shebli Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muhammad Shebli Secretly Held in Syrian Jail for 6th Year

20-01-2019

Palestinian resident of Yarmouk Camp Mohamed Shebli, born on March 18, 1981, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries since May 8, 2013. He was kidnapped at the government-run AlHusainiya checkpoint. AGPS kept record of the incarceration of 1,724

AlWafaa Campaign Hands Over Aids to Displaced Palestinians South of Turkey

AlWafaa Campaign Hands Over Aids to Displaced Palestinians South of Turkey

20-01-2019

The AlWafaa European Campaign distributed relief aids to over 100 Palestinian families in Gaziantep city, south of Turkey. The list of items includes heating kit, foodstuff, and children’s milk. Dozens of displaced families sheltered in other Turkish cities also received

567 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

567 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Jails

19-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 567 Palestinian refugees since the outburst of the Syrian warfare. A couple of days earlier, a Palestinian engineer died as a result of torture. The local authorities handed over his identity documents to his family

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Greece over Mistreatment

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Greece over Mistreatment

19-01-2019

Dozens of Palestinian refugees rallied on Thursday outside of the the European Asylum Support Office on the Greek island of Samos, protesting the slow pace of asylum procedures and delays in the transfer of refugees from the island to Greek

UNRWA: Health Care Services Cover Basic Medical Needs of Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA: Health Care Services Cover Basic Medical Needs of Palestine Refugees in Syria

19-01-2019

UNRWA said it provides primary health care, both preventative and curative, to all 438,000 Palestine refugees in Syria. UNRWA said its health centers provide a range of primary medical services, including out-patient consultations, vaccinations, growth monitoring, provision of medicine

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Refugees North of Syria

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Refugees North of Syria

19-01-2019

The Commission of Palestinians of Syria for Relief and Development, in partnership with the Islamic Association for the Relief of Orphans and Needy People, handed over fuel supplies to displaced families sheltered in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugees camps, in

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

Refugee Tents in Deir Ballout Swamped with Water following River Flood

18-01-2019

Displaced families in the Muhammadiya and Deir Ballout refugee camps in northern Syria have raised concerns about the upshots of the flooding of the Afrin river in the wake of heavy rains. High water levels last week cut off the road between

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Jail since 2015

Palestinian Refugee Jamal Na’im Secretly Held in Syrian Jail since 2015

18-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Jamal Ahmad Na’im, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government prisons, where he has been locked up for over three years. His fate and condition remain unknown. He was kidnapped at the Ibn

Palestinian Refugee Ranked on Top of List of Laureate Medicine Students in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Ranked on Top of List of Laureate Medicine Students in Damascus

18-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Mujeeb AlRahman Naser Shanati, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has won the first rank in human medicine in Damascus. Mujeeb was honored by the Minister of Higher Education and the deans of Damascus universities. Dozens of

AlWafaa European Campaign Gearing Up for Relief Mission South of Turkey

AlWafaa European Campaign Gearing Up for Relief Mission South of Turkey

18-01-2019

AlWafaa European Campaign arrived on Wednesday in Turkey, coming from Lebanon, in an attempt to launch the “For a Warm Winter Campaign – 8) aiming to tone down the calamitous conditions endured by the displaced Palestinian refugees south of Turkey

Displaced Families in I’zaz Camp Keep Up Vigil for 4th Day

Displaced Families in I’zaz Camp Keep Up Vigil for 4th Day

17-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families continue to rally for the fourth day running outside of I’zaz Camp, protesting the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the local administration. Activists slammed the administration for turning the camp into “an open-air

Palestinian Engineer Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

Palestinian Engineer Tortured to Death in Syrian Jail

17-01-2019

A Palestinian electrical engineer from AlHajar AlAswad died under torture in Syrian state jails. The casualty was kidnapped in 2015 at a checkpoint in AlAbaseen area on his way back home from his workplace in Damascus. He reportedly suffers from

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp Launch Cry for Help

Displaced Families in Handarat Camp Launch Cry for Help

17-01-2019

Activists and civilians sheltered in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, appealed, in letters emailed to AGPS, to all concerned parties and UNRWA to work on reconstructing the camp and granting civilians a safe access to their homes. The displaced civilians launched

PLO Delegation Visits Yarmouk, Inaugurates Palestine TV in Damascus

PLO Delegation Visits Yarmouk, Inaugurates Palestine TV in Damascus

17-01-2019

A delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by Azzam AlAhmad and Information Minister Ahmad Assaf paid a visit to AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp. Sometime earlier, the delegation discussed possible ways to boost reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. This

$2 Million Allotted for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

$2 Million Allotted for Rubble-Clearance in Yarmouk Camp

17-01-2019

Member of the PLO’s Executive Committee Wasel Abu Yousef told AlWatan daily that the PLO has secured a sum of $2 million to carry on debris-clearance in Yarmouk. Abu Yousef said contacts have been held with the Syrian authorities in

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Lebanon

17-01-2019

Palestinian refugee from Syria Ahmad has gone missing in Lebanon since January 15. His condition and whereabouts remain unknown. His family continues to appeal for information, saying the refugee suffers from health disorders. His family can be reached out at

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

E-Campaign Speaks Up for Palestinians from Syria in Gaza

16-01-2019

The Independent Commission for Human Rights -- Grievances Bureau in the besieged Gaza Strip embarked on a media campaign to push for rehabilitating the rights of the Palestinian refugees who returned to Gaza from war-torn Syria. The commission called for a mass

Families of Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Jails Subjected to Blackmailing

Families of Palestinian Detainees in Syrian Jails Subjected to Blackmailing

16-01-2019

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

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Shells Out Cash Aids to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

16-01-2019

UNRWA, in partnership with the European Trust Fund, transferred cash aids to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of $100 and a food allowance of 27$ per every

Campaign Kick-Started in AlNeirab Camp to Make Winter Clothes for Displaced Children

Campaign Kick-Started in AlNeirab Camp to Make Winter Clothes for Displaced Children

16-01-2019

A group of Palestinian women in AlNeirab Camap in Aleppo launched a so-called “dafa” (warmath) campaign in an attempt to make woolen winter clothes for children and teenagers in Handarat area. Winter garments have been handed over to children and

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Rally in I’zaz Camp over Mistreatment by Local Authorities

Displaced Palestinian Refugees Rally in I’zaz Camp over Mistreatment by Local Authorities

15-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian families rallied on Sunday outside of I’zaz Camp, protesting the mistreatment they have been subjected to by the local administration. Speaking with AGPS by phone, the administration of I’zaz Camp denied, however, the allegations, saying staff have

PLO Delegation in Damascus Sheds Light on Yarmouk Rehabilitation

PLO Delegation in Damascus Sheds Light on Yarmouk Rehabilitation

15-01-2019

Members of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee Azzam AlAhmad and Wasel Abu Yousef discussed during their stopover in Damascus possible ways to boost reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. This came during a meeting with Syrian state delegates and Palestinian

Debris-Clearance Resumed in Yarmouk after 2-Month Hiatus

Debris-Clearance Resumed in Yarmouk after 2-Month Hiatus

15-01-2019

Member of Fatah’s Central Committee Samir AlRefai’ said the Syrian authorities updated them on their decision to resume removal of debris from Yarmouk Camp after works have been suspended for a month and a half pending the approval of official

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Rail Against Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Turkey Rail Against Dire Conditions

15-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria taking shelter in the Turkish city of Sakarya appealed to the national and international human rights institutions, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Palestine Embassy to take urgent action regarding the abject living conditions they

Fuel, Bread Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

Fuel, Bread Distributed to Displaced Families North of Syria

15-01-2019

The Palestinians of Syria Commission for Relief and Development handed over bread loafs and fuel supplies to families sheltered in Idlib after they have gone displaced from Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh camps. The move makes part of a charity campaign

Over 5,000 Palestinian Refugees Trapped South of Damascus

Over 5,000 Palestinian Refugees Trapped South of Damascus

14-01-2019

More than 5,000 Palestinian refugees have been trapped in southern Damascus due to the tough cordon imposed by the Syrian government forces on Babila, Yalda, Beit Sahem, and Sidi Miqdad towns. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said: “Several

UNRWA Pledges to Meet Demands of Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Pledges to Meet Demands of Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

14-01-2019

The Committee of the Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Jordan said it has received a positive response by UNRWA officials in Amman over the refugees’ demands. The committee’s representatives said a meeting will be held with UNRWA’s director of operations

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

728 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Pro-Gov’t Shootouts in Syria

14-01-2019

728 Palestinian refugees were killed as they fought alongside the Syrian government forces. The list includes 276 Palestinian refugees who died as they joined the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian government. Palestinians aged 18 and above have

Fuel Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in AlBekaa

Fuel Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in AlBekaa

14-01-2019

Sahabat AlAqsa Association and an anonymous donor handed over fuel supplies to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the Lebanese region of AlBekaa, after a violent snowstorm—called Norma—has rocked refugee camps and uprooted their poorly-equipped tents. Some 950 displaced Palestinian

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees in I’Zaz Camp Worsened by Rat Bites

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees in I’Zaz Camp Worsened by Rat Bites

13-01-2019

Palestinian families taking refuge in I’zaz Camp, north of Syria, have spoken up against the dramatic spread of rodents, particularly rats, in the area. The refugees said that they got bitten by rats all over their vulnerable bodies and that

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp Stirs Wrath of Activists, Displaced Families

Festival Held in Yarmouk Camp Stirs Wrath of Activists, Displaced Families

13-01-2019

Palestinian activists strongly denounced a festival held by the Popular Front – General Command on Friday in the Arab-Palestinian Club in Yarmouk to pay tribute to families of Palestinians who have been killed or wounded while fighting alongside the Syrian

Abdul Majid Launches Calls for Securing Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp

Abdul Majid Launches Calls for Securing Families’ Return to Yarmouk Camp

13-01-2019

Secretary of the Coalition of Palestinian Resistance Forces, Khaled Abdul Majeed, has also called on the concerned authorities to smooth the return of Yarmouk residents to their homes. Abdul Majeed spoke out against the delay and reluctance maintained as regards

UNRWA to Hand Over Cash Aids to Refugee Families in Handarat, AlNeirab

UNRWA to Hand Over Cash Aids to Refugee Families in Handarat, AlNeirab

13-01-2019

UNRWA announced the date for the delivery of cash aids to Palestinian families sheltered in AlNeirab and Handarat refugee camps in Aleppo. The families received text messages informing them about the distribution date and the required documents.

Palestinian Families from Syria in Ein Hilweh Camp Receive Cash Aids

Palestinian Families from Syria in Ein Hilweh Camp Receive Cash Aids

13-01-2019

The Wafaa European Campaign handed over cash aids to a number of Palestinian families from Syria sheltered in Ein AlHilweh Camp in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Representatives of the campaign paid a visit to AlBahaa and AlKifah communities

Palestinians from Syria in AlBadawi Camp to Undergo Lip, Throat Surgeries

Palestinians from Syria in AlBadawi Camp to Undergo Lip, Throat Surgeries

13-01-2019

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Lebanon, in partnership with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, announced the arrival of a group of surgeons specialized in cleft lip repair and throat surgery. Registered patients—children aged between one year and 16 years—will undergo

Over 35 Palestinian Women, Girls Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

Over 35 Palestinian Women, Girls Tortured to Death in Syrian State Jails

12-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of over 35 Palestinian women and girls under torture in Syrian government dungeons. The total death toll among the Palestinians of Syria who have fallen prey to fatal torture in Syrian state prisons has hit 565

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hamam Ayoub Secretly Jailed in Syria for 7th Year

12-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Hamam Abdul Rahman Ayoub, born in 1989, has been enduring a mysterious fate in a Syrian state prison. Hamam, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Syria on September 11, 2012 as he headed

Association of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Lebanon

Association of Displaced Palestinians Meets with UNRWA Director in Lebanon

12-01-2019

The representative of the Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria met with the director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon Claudio Cordoni and the head of the commission of UNRWA staff members Hakam Shehwan at Lahfa Center in Nahr AlBared Camp

139 Palestinians from Khan Eshieh Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

139 Palestinians from Khan Eshieh Camp Pronounced Dead in War-Torn Syria

12-01-2019

AGPS found out that 139 Palestinian residents of Khan Eshieh Camp in Syria have been pronounced dead due to war-related incidents. The list includes 51 refugees who were killed under shelling; 29 refugees who were fatally shot, and four refugees

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees at Risk as Snowstorm Norma Hits Lebanon

11-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon continue to sound distress signals after the winter storm "Norma" brought flooding, snowfall and freezing rain across the country. Storm "Norma" has caused damages to infrastructure, roads and homes across Lebanon, putting thousands of

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

Elderly Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing in Damascus

11-01-2019

Elderly Palestinian refugee Kamel Ahmad AlAwar, aged 85, has disappeared from AlQabon area, in Damascus, since November 23, 2018, on his way to his home in Qatna, in Rif Dimashq. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison since 2014

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Shakosh Secretly Held in Syrian Gov’t Prison since 2014

11-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Khalil Ibrahim Shakosh, born in 1987, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian state prisons for the fifth year running. Khalil was kidnapped from his home in Jdeidat Artouz in Rif Dimashq on December 01, 2014 and

Dozens of Palestinian Children Join Scout Hiking North of Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Children Join Scout Hiking North of Syria

11-01-2019

Dozens of displaced Palestinian children north of Syria took part in a three-kilometer parade staged by the Ein Jalout Scouts Club. The event aims at developing scouting skills and boosting children’s physical potentials.

Over 1,724 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

Over 1,724 Palestinian Refugees Enduring Mysterious Fate in Syrian State Jails

10-01-2019

Over 1,724 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government dungeons, where 565 others have been tortured to death. AGPS has been deeply concerned about the upsurge in the number of Palestinian victims of torture and enforced disappearance

Hamdallah: 2nd Batch of Yarmouk’s Reconstruction Money to Be Dispatched Soon

Hamdallah: 2nd Batch of Yarmouk’s Reconstruction Money to Be Dispatched Soon

10-01-2019

Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, said efforts have been underway to transfer the second cash batch allotted for the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Hamdallah released his pledges in the Israeli-occupied Bethlehem city, during a meeting

Debris-Clearance Kick-Started in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Debris-Clearance Kick-Started in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

10-01-2019

The Syrian authorities embarked on a campaign to clear rubble piled up in residential alleyways during Syria’s eight-year bloody warfare. Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp in Rif Dimashq have been grappling with dire conditions due to the absence of financial

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Families in AlBekaa

Fuel Supplies Distributed to Displaced Families in AlBekaa

10-01-2019

The Committee to Follow Up on Displaced Palestinians in AlBekaa handed over fuel supplies to a number of Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in Lebanon’s central and western AlBekaa after a torrential snowstorm has rocked the region. Some 950

Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Deadly Shelling, Property-Theft in 2018

Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Deadly Shelling, Property-Theft in 2018

10-01-2019

Severe crises rocked Yarmouk Camp in 2018 owing to the bloody shootouts between ISIS, AlNusra Front, and the pro-government battalions. The situation took a dramatic turn for the worse following a military offensive launched by the Syrian government battalions in

AGPS: Alarm Sounded over Tragedy of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

AGPS: Alarm Sounded over Tragedy of Displaced Palestinians North of Syria

09-01-2019

Palestinian refugees who have been deported to Idlib, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over the security turmoil rocking the area, days after a bloody shootout between Tahrir AlSham and the National Front for Liberation took away

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Goes Down

Number of Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Goes Down

09-01-2019

The number of Palestinians who fled war-torn Syria to Egypt has dramatically shrunk back over the past three years. An AGPS correspondent said the number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt in 2018 was estimated at 3,500, down

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Freezing Temperatures North of Syria

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Freezing Temperatures North of Syria

09-01-2019

Displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhamadiya refugee camps, north of Syria, have been grappling with calamitous conditions as their tents continue to be flooded with water and torrential downpours. Pictures and videos circulated on social media show dozens

Newly-Formed Group Speaks Up for Displaced Palestinians in I’zaz Camp

Newly-Formed Group Speaks Up for Displaced Palestinians in I’zaz Camp

09-01-2019

Activists who were deported to northern Syria announced the launch of the Association of Displaced Palestinians in and around I’zaz. The association said in its founding statement that it has seen the day as a result of the tragic situation

Palestinian Medic Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

Palestinian Medic Secretly Held in Syrian State Jail for 8th Year

09-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Radi Mohamed Saleh, nicknamed Shakosh, has been incarcerated in Syrian jails for the eighth consecutive year. Shakosh was kidnapped by the Syrian intelligence forces on August 11, 2011 outside of his clinic in Khan Eshieh Camp. His fate

8 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in December 2018

8 Palestinian Refugees Pronounced Dead in Syria in December 2018

08-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of eight Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria in December 2018. The list includes three Palestinians who were fatally gunned down and five others who were tortured to death in Syrian state prisons. According to AGPS statistics

UNRWA Suspends Health Services for Palestinians from Syria in Egypt

UNRWA Suspends Health Services for Palestinians from Syria in Egypt

08-01-2019

UNRWA office in Egypt halted healthcare services for Palestinian refugees from war-torn Syria who have sought shelter in Egypt. Reporting from Cairo, an AGPS news correspondent said UNRWA has not shelled out the 900,000 Egyptian pounds it owes to

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Flees Back to Lebanon

Displaced Palestinian Family from Syria Flees Back to Lebanon

08-01-2019

A Palestinian family returned to Lebanon shortly after it had left the country on way to Khan Eshieh Camp in Syria. A family member dubbed the humanitarian situation in Syria as “tragic” owing to the security mayhem, uncontrolled weapon-possession, chronic

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Subjected to Precarious Legal Status

08-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to face a bleak future due to their ambivalent legal status and the inhospitality shown by local authorities. Palestinian refugees from Syria are reported to lack legal status in Lebanon. The absence of

Palestinian Refugee with Disability Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugee with Disability Struggling for Survival

07-01-2019

More than 2,300 Palestine refugees with disabilities in Syria have had their lives marred by the unabated warfare and bloody strife rocking the Syrian territories. “I spent my childhood confined to bed, ill and depressed. When people visited us

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

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

07-01-2019

The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has marred civilians’ lives. A couple of days earlier, five people, including a child from AlMesri family, were left wounded in shootouts rocking AlNeirab Camp. In

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz Bakr Secretly Held in Syrian Prison for 6th Year

07-01-2019

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mootaz Mohamed Bakr, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, continues to appeal to the human rights institutions to work on revealing their son’s condition and whereabouts. Bakr, aged 35, was kidnapped by the

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Granted Citizenship in Sweden, Netherlands

07-01-2019

A number of Palestinians from Syria have been granted citizenship in Netherlands and Sweden, to which they fled in the hunt for a safe shelter. The Dutch law stipulates that a Palestinian refugee from Syria be entitled to apply for

Syrian Gov’t Blocks Retrieval of Palestinian Dead Bodies from Yarmouk Debris

Syrian Gov’t Blocks Retrieval of Palestinian Dead Bodies from Yarmouk Debris

06-01-2019

The Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) slammed the Syrian authorities for preventing Yarmouk residents from removing dead bodies stranded beneath the mounds of debris piled up in the camp. According to private sources, over 80 cadavers have

Committee Overseeing Debris-Clearance in Yarmouk Meets Palestinian Officials in Ramallah

Committee Overseeing Debris-Clearance in Yarmouk Meets Palestinian Officials in Ramallah

06-01-2019

The committee tasked with following up on debris-clearance and the reconstruction of AlShuhadaa Cemetery in Yarmouk Camp met with Palestinian officials in Ramallah, namely the head of the Department of Refugee Affairs Dr. Ahmad Abu Holi and member of the

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Huswa Secretly Held in Syria Jail for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Huswa Secretly Held in Syria Jail for 5th Year

06-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Hafedh Fyasal Huswa has been incarcerated in state-run penal complexes in Syria for the fifth consecutive year. The detainee was kidnapped by pro-government squads at a Yarmouk roadblock on July 11, 2013. His fate has been shrouded in

UNICEF: Lives of Children at Risk amid Heavy Fighting and Floods in Northwest Syria

UNICEF: Lives of Children at Risk amid Heavy Fighting and Floods in Northwest Syria

06-01-2019

UNICEF has said that children continue to pay the heaviest price due to the escalation in violence in northwest Syria. The UN agency said it received alarming reports of 80 people killed, including one child. Many families are fleeing their

5 People Injured in Aleppo-Based Palestinian Refugee Camp

5 People Injured in Aleppo-Based Palestinian Refugee Camp

05-01-2019

At least five persons, including a child from AlMesri family, were left wounded in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, following a shooting attack carried out by the so-called Mazen Abu Dheis, from Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

Palestinians from Syria Rally outside of UNRWA Office in Jordan

05-01-2019

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil staged outside of the UNRWA building in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, protesting the agency’s poor services. The refugees handed over a letter to UNRWA’s deputy director to urge

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2018

Khan Dannun Camp Subjected to Dire Conditions in 2018

05-01-2019

Residents of Khan Dannun Camp have been enduring abject living conditions as a result of the price leap, lack of basic services, and water and power blackouts, among other crises. Upon more than once occasion, civilians have railed against the

16 Palestinians from Syria Detained in 2018

16 Palestinians from Syria Detained in 2018

05-01-2019

AGPS found out that 16 Palestinian refugees, among them a woman, were arrested across the Syrian territories in 2018, down from 28 refugees, including seven women, in 2017. The list of 2018 arrestees includes six Palestinians from Yarmouk Camp, five

Civilian Killed, 6 Children Injured in Deir Ballout Shootout

Civilian Killed, 6 Children Injured in Deir Ballout Shootout

04-01-2019

A civilian was pronounced dead and several others, including six children, were left wounded in violent clashes between Tahrir AlSham Commission and the National Front for Liberation in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. The list of wounded persons includes

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Required to Add ID Code to Cross Rafah

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Required to Add ID Code to Cross Rafah

04-01-2019

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians from Syria in Gaza has called on Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gaza to include their ID numbers on their Palestinian passports so as to be able to gain access out of Rafah border

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Omar Hejazi Held in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

04-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Omar Yakoob Hejazi, born in 1975, has been locked up in Syrian government prisons for the fifth year running. Hejazi, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was kidnapped by the Syrian government troops on the Lebanese-Syrian borders. No data

Daraa Camp Enduring Severe Crises

Daraa Camp Enduring Severe Crises

04-01-2019

Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees has been grappling with abject conditions as a result of the fallouts wrought by the military operation launched by the Syrian government forces in mid-June 2018 using internationally-prohibited weapons in an attempt to recapture the

AGPS: 82 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2018

AGPS: 82 Palestinians from Syria Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons in 2018

03-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 82 Palestinian refugees as a result of harsh torture in Syrian state prisons. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the Syrian government on the detainees’

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Kidnapped, Family Points Finger at Syria Pro-Government Battalion

Secretary of Fatah Office in Aleppo Kidnapped, Family Points Finger at Syria Pro-Government Battalion

03-01-2019

58-year-old Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Rafe’, from AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, was kidnapped by anonymous gunmen. Mahmoud’s family held the Liwaa al-Quds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian government, responsible for the abduction and appealed to the concerned authorities

Mahmoud Abbas Pushes for Smoothing Return of Yarmouk Residents

Mahmoud Abbas Pushes for Smoothing Return of Yarmouk Residents

03-01-2019

The Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, stressed the need to press ahead with the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp so as to allow displaced Palestinians to return to their homes at the soonest time possible. Abbas’ calls were made during

Palestinian Refugee Tent Burned Down in Deir Ballout Camp

Palestinian Refugee Tent Burned Down in Deir Ballout Camp

03-01-2019

A heater caused fires to break out in a Palestinian refugee tent in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria. The tent was reduced to ashes. Civilians rushed to extinguish the fires lest they extend to other refugee tents in the

2 Sick Palestinian Children Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

2 Sick Palestinian Children Left without Treatment in Deir Ballout Camp

03-01-2019

Palestinian refugee  Abu Mohamed Esam urged the International Red Cross, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Turkish authorities, among other concerned bodies, to work on securing urgent treatment for his two disabled children in Deir Ballout Camp, north of Syria

3,911 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2018

3,911 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead until End of 2018

02-01-2019

AGPS has documented the death of 3,911 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including hundreds of women and children, since 2011, as a result of war-related incidents. AGPS found out that hundreds of refugees were killed under shelling and hundreds of

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp

Fires Break Out in Jaramana Camp

02-01-2019

Fires broke out at the Plastic Factory near UNRWA schools in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees in Rif Dimashq as a result of fireworks played in the area. Material damage was inflicted on civilian property. The locals appealed for an

Yarmouk Camp Subject to Property-Theft, Refugees Appeal for Reconstruction

Yarmouk Camp Subject to Property-Theft, Refugees Appeal for Reconstruction

02-01-2019

Pro-government militias continue to loot civilian homes in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. Pictures circulated on social media networks show a group of thieves leaving Yarmouk Camp while carrying equipment belonging to displaced families. Palestinian families have

Palestinian Refugee Wins Damascus Race

Palestinian Refugee Wins Damascus Race

02-01-2019

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Azzam, from Jaramana Camp, won the first place in a three-kilometer race held in Damascus. Abu Azzam also won the third place in an international race staged by DHL Company. Dozens of Palestinian refugees achieved success

More Than 2,250 Daily Reports Issued by AGPS

More Than 2,250 Daily Reports Issued by AGPS

02-01-2019

AGPS has issued its daily report number 2,250, both in the Arabic and English languages. 365 reports documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria had been released by AGPS during 2018 alone. A series of events and contributions

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Warfare

89 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Pronounced Dead since Outbreak of Warfare

01-01-2019

AGPS documented the death of 89 Palestinian refugees from Syria onboard Europe-bound boats or on way to other destinations, fleeing war-torn Syria. The list of victims includes 16 Palestinian refugees who died in Egypt, 18 in Lebanon, 17 in Libya

Palestinians from Syria Trapped in Greece Launch Cry for Help

Palestinians from Syria Trapped in Greece Launch Cry for Help

01-01-2019

Palestinian refugees from Syria sheltered on Greek islands have sounded distress signals over the exacerbated humanitarian conditions and fragile legal status they have been subjected to. Palestinian refugees in Greece continue to appeal to all concerned authorities and human rights

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Brazil Grappling with Dire Conditions

01-01-2019

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria who have reached Brazil as they rummaged around for a safe shelter have been struggling for survival. The refugees have reportedly been denied access to the local labor market and the right to relief

Palestinian Refugees in Germany Rail Against Low Wages

Palestinian Refugees in Germany Rail Against Low Wages

01-01-2019

Palestinian and Syrian migrants working in Germany have denounced the low wages they have been receiving compared to their German counterparts and workers from other nationalities. The refugees said they have been made to work for longer hours but end

Palestinian Refugee Husam Hamid Appeals for Information over Fate of His Missing Child

Palestinian Refugee Husam Hamid Appeals for Information over Fate of His Missing Child

31-12-2018

Palestinian refugee Husam Hamid continues to call on the international human rights institutions to help him identify the condition and whereabouts of his child Hamza, who has been missing for three years after a Greece-bound migrant boat from Turkey capsized

Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Khan Eshieh Camp Rail against Trash Piles

Displaced Palestinian Refugees from Khan Eshieh Camp Rail against Trash Piles

31-12-2018

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp, west of Rif Dimashq, have appealed to the concerned authorities to clear the mounds of trash piled up near AlAwaj Valley. Civilians expressed concerns over a river flood owing to the accumulated trash and projected

Palestinian Refugees among 470 Illegal Migrants Detained in Edirne

Palestinian Refugees among 470 Illegal Migrants Detained in Edirne

31-12-2018

Turkish gendarmerie rounded up 470 irregular migrants, among them Palestinian refugees, who were attempting to cross the border illegally in the northwestern province of Edirne. Migrants from Morocco, Libya, Palestine, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Algeria and Iraq were caught by

Palestinian Child Festival Held in Damascus

Palestinian Child Festival Held in Damascus

31-12-2018

A festival was held for Paleestinian refugees in Rukn AlDeen neighborhood, in Damascus. Leisure and educational activities along with handicraft workshops were held at the event. A cartoon and chants were put on display. Gifts were handed over to children

AGPS: Concerns Raised over Secret Executions against Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Sednaya Prison

AGPS: Concerns Raised over Secret Executions against Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Sednaya Prison

30-12-2018

AGPS has been deeply concerned about the simmering executions carried out against detainees, among them Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Sednaya military prison.  A report published by the Washington Post daily said President Bashar AlAssad’s army is doubling down on executions