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Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlShehabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

11-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hasan AlShehabi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for eight consecutive years. Mohamed, born in 1981, was arrested at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp on July 10, 2013.  

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

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

11-05-2021

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

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

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

11-05-2021

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

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in AlMuzeireeb Exacerbated by Lake Drought

11-05-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian families sheltered in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, have been grappling with an acute dearth in drinking water after the local lake–the sole water supplier for families in the area—has dried out as a result of the

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Stockholm over Israeli Escalations in Jerusalem

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Stockholm over Israeli Escalations in Jerusalem

11-05-2021

Thousands of Palestinian refugees from Syria have joined rallies held across European cities, including Stockholm, to voice their firm rejection of the surge in violence by Israeli forces in occupied Jerusalem. Across war-torn Syria, hundreds of Palestinian refugees sheltered in

Palestinian Refugees Threatened with Deportation from Denmark Launch Distress Calls

Palestinian Refugees Threatened with Deportation from Denmark Launch Distress Calls

10-05-2021

Danish authorities have given orders to a number of refugees from Syria to return to Damascus, to a home that no longer stands, in a neighbourhood destroyed by the war and often shut off to former residents.   “I do

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBeiki Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ghassan AlBeiki Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

10-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Ghassan Ezzet AlBreiki has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for the fifth consecutive year. A resident of AlMuzeireeb town, Ghassan was arrested by the government forces in Daraa on September 25, 2016. According to AGPS data

Palestinian Youth Subjected to Fraud in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Youth Subjected to Fraud in Syria Displacement Camp

10-05-2021

A resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has received counterfeit money from an exchange party to whom he headed to exchange a sum of 300 USD. The sum was slated to be paid to Syria Central Bank in Aleppo to

Over 90% of Property in Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Theft

Over 90% of Property in Yarmouk Camp Subjected to Theft

10-05-2021

A poll conducted by AGPS about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp showed that civilian property and abandoned structures have been subjected to theft and burglary. 93.% of respondents said their property and houses were ransacked/stolen. However, they still want

Rally Held in Northern Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah

Rally Held in Northern Syria in Solidarity with Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah

10-05-2021

Dozens of Palestinians displaced from Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya north of Syria have joined protests held on Sunday in solidarity with residents of occupied east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and worshipers at AlAqsa Mosque.  Palestinian refugees who joined

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

09-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1976, continues to appeal for information over their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Rationalization of Economic Support

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Rationalization of Economic Support

09-05-2021

Association 302 to Defend Refugee Rights said the humanitarian condition of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon will be severely affected by the rationalization of economic assistance. In a statement, Association 302 said the government’s economic rationalization measures are to be

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Water Company

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Slam Water Company

09-05-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp have accused staff of the Water Company of favoritism and corruption, saying water supplies have been unevenly distributed across residential neighborhoods. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, said water has

Palestinian Activists Call For Holding Eid Prayers in Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Activists Call For Holding Eid Prayers in Yarmouk Camp

09-05-2021

Palestinian activists have called for holding Muslim prayers in congregation on the holy Eid Day in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The activists posted calls on social media using the hashtag #Eid_prayers_in_our_camp. Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Calls For Increased Services For Palestine Refugees in Syria

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Calls For Increased Services For Palestine Refugees in Syria

09-05-2021

During her first official visit to Syria from 24-28 April 2021, newly appointed UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General, Leni Stenseth, met with Palestine refugees and inspected UNRWA installations in Syria.  She met with several Government officials, including Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, Deputy

Turkey Grants Marriage Permits for Holders of Temporary Visas

Turkey Grants Marriage Permits for Holders of Temporary Visas

08-05-2021

The Turkish Migration Directorate issued on May 7 a new decision greenlighting marriage permits for holders of tourist visas and temporary protection cards known as “kimlik”. Marriage permits can be obtained through “E delvet” application. Recently, Palestinian refugees from Syria

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

08-05-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon said cash grants covering the months of April and May will be delivered to the Palestinians of Syria through Liban Post starting May 8. The concerned refugees will receive text messages from Liban Post determining the grant

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Projects in Hindarat Camp

UNRWA Starts Reconstruction Projects in Hindarat Camp

08-05-2021

UNRWA has started clearing debris near AlZeib School and the Women’s Centre in Hindarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, north of Syria. The works make part of a UNRWA plan to reconstruct its premises in Palestinian refugee camps in

Displaced Families Push for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Push for Return to, Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

08-05-2021

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to allow them a safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. In 2019, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Celebrate International Jerusalem Day

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Celebrate International Jerusalem Day

08-05-2021

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Syria joined on Friday vigils held in displacement camps across the war-torn country to mark the International Jerusalem Day. The refugees chanted slogans and lifted banners confirming their unyielding commitment to their right to return

Palestinian Brothers Muhammad and Muayad Akawi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Muhammad and Muayad Akawi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

07-05-2021

Palestinian brothers Mohamed Saleh Akawi, born in 1982, and Muayad Salah Akawi, born in 1992, have gone missing since December 2013. Both of them were kidnapped by Syrian government troops deployed at AlBatikha checkpoint, set up on the access road

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Gilin Town Appeal for Oxygen Cylinders

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Gilin Town Appeal for Oxygen Cylinders

07-05-2021

Activists in Gilin town, in Deraa, south of Syria, have launched calls for securing oxygen cylinders to save coronavirus-stricken patients. Coronavirus cases have increasingly been recorded among Palestinians sheltered in Gilin town, south of Syria. Activists have denounced the absence

Lebanon Charity Provides Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

Lebanon Charity Provides Healthcare Services for Palestinians of Syria

07-05-2021

Rahma Association for Relief and Development said Palestinian refugees will benefit from a healthcare assistance program to be launched in Lebanon. In a joint statement with UNRWA, AlRahma said it will provide assistance to patients who need surgical operations of

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Push for Urgent Humanitarian Aid

07-05-2021

Palestinian refugees in Jordan have called for including them in Himmat AlWatan Fund Program launched by the Jordanian government to assist vulnerable people who have been worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking with AGPS, activists said Palestinian refugees with

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Can’t Go Back to Syria Due to Security Threats

Thousands of Palestinian Refugees Can’t Go Back to Syria Due to Security Threats

07-05-2021

Ten years into the Syrian conflict, thousands of Palestinian refugees continue to suffer protracted displacement after they fled the war-torn country to other destinations. The Syrian regime has forcibly displaced thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. Today, those who wish to

UNRWA Invites Applications for Syria Vacancies

UNRWA Invites Applications for Syria Vacancies

06-05-2021

UNRWA is seeking a long-term procurement assistant and a carpenter for its Syria office. The Agency invites applications through inspira.un.org. UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and mandated to provide assistance

Water Crisis ongoing in Deraa Refugee Camp

Water Crisis ongoing in Deraa Refugee Camp

06-05-2021

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

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Commits Suicide

Resident of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Commits Suicide

06-05-2021

A Palestinian refugee born in 1997 committed suicide inside his house in Khan Eshieh camp. Local sources told AGPS that the refugee suffered psychological disorders as a result of his involvement in bloody shootouts alongside Syrian regime forces. He had

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Delay in UN Aid Distribution

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denounce Delay in UN Aid Distribution

06-05-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon have denounced delays in UNRWA cash aid delivery. Last week, UNRWA in Lebanon pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinians of Syria at the earliest possible time in May and in USD or its

AGPS Publishes Poll about Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Publishes Poll about Reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp

06-05-2021

AGPS has published a new report comprising the findings of an opinion poll about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp and the developments which occurred in the area after they Syrian government recaptured it. 264 people participated in the poll between

Palestinian Refugee Siraj Abu Reya Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Siraj Abu Reya Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

05-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Siraj Abu Reya has been secretly held in Syrian state-run prisons since 2014. Siraj, born in 1985, was arrested on January 05, 2014 in Ali AlWahsh neighborhood, in Hjeira town, south of Damascus as he attempted to leave

PLA Releases Captives following Presidential Amnesty

PLA Releases Captives following Presidential Amnesty

05-05-2021

A number of conscripts held captive by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) were freed after Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday granting amnesty and reducing sentences for several categories of crime committed before May 2. Eye-witnesses told AGPS

Violence against Students Reported in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Violence against Students Reported in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

05-05-2021

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout camp, in Efrin, north of Syria, said their children have been subjected to violent treatment at the local school. A father told AGPS that his child was heavily beaten by the

Over 20 Shops Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Over 20 Shops Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

05-05-2021

Shopkeepers in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, said they have started reconstructing their shops after they got permits to that end from local authorities. Activists told AGPS that over 20 commercial structures have been rehabilitated in Yarmouk at

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Daily Fines in Jordan

Palestinian Refugees Subjected to Daily Fines in Jordan

05-05-2021

Palestinian refugees who illegally entered Jordan holding Syrian travel documents said the Jordanian authorities impose a sum of a dinar and a half (over 2 USD) on every day spent in Jordan starting their entry date. In appeals emailed to

62 Migrants Intercepted, 29 Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

62 Migrants Intercepted, 29 Rescued by Turkish Coast Guard

04-05-2021

62 migrants and two smugglers were intercepted by the Turkish authorities on May 3 as they tried to illegally leave the country through the Aegean coast. The migrants were transferred to the migration directorate in Izmir pending the necessary legal

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Chronic Power Outage

AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Chronic Power Outage

04-05-2021

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outages which often last for over 23 hours. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in the area and affected

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Theft of Power/Water Installations in AlHusainiya Camp

Humanitarian Condition Exacerbated by Theft of Power/Water Installations in AlHusainiya Camp

04-05-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water pumps and electricity wires have been stolen by anonymous thieves to sell them at cheap prices in the poverty-stricken area. Property-theft and house burglary have been increasingly reported

UNRWA Renews Contract with Aleppo Hospitals

UNRWA Renews Contract with Aleppo Hospitals

04-05-2021

UNRWA has renewed its contracts with Faour Clinic and Martini Hospital for Surgical Operations in order to provide better healthcare services for Palestinian refugees north of Aleppo, including those sheltered in Handarat and AlNeirab camps.  

Palestinian Refugee Woman Earns PhD in Media with Honor

Palestinian Refugee Woman Earns PhD in Media with Honor

04-05-2021

Palestinian woman from Syria Lin Issa has earned a PhD in media with a first-class honor from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India. Lin had earned high scores at Damascus University before she got enrolled at the Indian university. She

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Relief Items Distributed to Palestinians in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

03-05-2021

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria. Palestinian refugees sheltered in Idlib, AlMuhammadiya Camp, and Deir Ballout Camp, in northern Syria, have

Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

Palestinian Prisoners in Syria Excluded from Presidential Amnesty

03-05-2021

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree Sunday granting amnesty and reducing sentences for several categories of crime committed before May 2, state news agency SANA said. The Amnesty did not include thousands of Palestinian and Syrian prisoners held on

Syria Regime Imposes Charges on Vehicles in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Syria Regime Imposes Charges on Vehicles in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

03-05-2021

The Syrian regime’s Fourth Division imposed taxes on vehicles entering AlSayeda Zeinab town and its Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq province.  This comes after Syrian security forces recaptured checkpoints previously run by Shiite militias and removed sand barriers

Palestinians Condemn Latest EU Resolution Targeting Refugee Agency

Palestinians Condemn Latest EU Resolution Targeting Refugee Agency

03-05-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and other national factions have strongly condemned the language adopted by the European Parliament in its 2019 discharge resolution on European Union (EU) budget implementation. The EU claimed UNRWA teaches and disseminates hate speech and

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

18 Palestinian Journalists Killed in War-Torn Syria

03-05-2021

AGPS has recorded the death of 18 Palestinian journalists in Syria and the secret detention of dozens more since the outburst of deadly hostilities in March 2011, among whom academics and volunteers. The causalities died while covering scenes on the

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Syria

02-05-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad in cooperation with Muhjat AlQuds Association distributed on May 2 relief items to 600 families who were displaced from Yarmouk Camp to the adjacent Yalda town. Over 5,000 Palestinian refugees taking shelter south

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 10th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 10th Year

02-05-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Kasem Abdul Halim has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the tenth consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in 2011. His condition and

Dutch Gov’t Strips Nationality from 6 Who Returned to Syria

Dutch Gov’t Strips Nationality from 6 Who Returned to Syria

02-05-2021

The Dutch government stripped six Dutch-Moroccan dual citizens of their Netherlands nationality on allegations that they traveled to Syria to join Islamic extremist group ISIS or other terrorist groups.  The Council of State issued a ruling on Friday saying

Association of Displaced Palestinians Launched in Northern Syria

Association of Displaced Palestinians Launched in Northern Syria

02-05-2021

Palestinian activists have announced the launch of the Association of Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria. In a statement emailed to AGPS, the association said it is an independent body made up of activists and humanitarian actors operating in Syria. The

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer Harsh Working Conditions

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Suffer Harsh Working Conditions

02-05-2021

More than ten years of bloody shootouts have severely affected the Syrian workforce and migrant workers in the war-torn country.   Palestinian refugees have been worst affected by the conflict; The majority have  lost their livelihoods and in the best

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad Distributes Relief Items in Yarmouk Camp

Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad Distributes Relief Items in Yarmouk Camp

01-05-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad distributed relief items to residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. 200 families benefited from the move. Representatives of the Popular Conference visited Fayez Halawah Clinic and the local bakery to assess

Activists Warn of Blackmail as Prisoners Get Transferred to Damascus Lock-Up

Activists Warn of Blackmail as Prisoners Get Transferred to Damascus Lock-Up

01-05-2021

Activists have warned that the families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information following reports on the transfer of prisoners to Damascus central prison of Adra.  Over

Coronavirus Cases Reported among Palestinians in Gilin

Coronavirus Cases Reported among Palestinians in Gilin

01-05-2021

Coronavirus cases have been increasingly recorded among Palestinians sheltered in Gilin town, south of Syria. Activists have denounced the absence of anti-coronavirus measures and the violation of precautionary protocols.  Palestinian refugees who have returned to Gilin town, in Daraa’s

Palestine Refugee Agency Disappointed by European Parliament

Palestine Refugee Agency Disappointed by European Parliament's Latest Resolution

01-05-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said it was disappointed by the language adopted by the European Parliament in its 2019 discharge resolution on European Union (EU) budget implementation. In a

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Refugee in Turkey

Family Appeals for Information over Fate of Missing Refugee in Turkey

01-05-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ahmed Es’id has called upon the Turkish and Greek authorities along with the International Red Cross and other humanitarian institutions to work on disclosing Ahmed’s condition and whereabouts. Ahmed disappeared over two

Fast-Breaking Meals Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya

Fast-Breaking Meals Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Qudsaya

30-04-2021

Muhjat AlQuds Association in Syria distributed on April 29 some 200 Iftar meals to displaced Palestinian families sheltered in Syria’s Qudsaya town. Some 6,000 Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, continue to face dire socio-economic conditions

Syria Consulate in Turkey Delays Booked Meetings

Syria Consulate in Turkey Delays Booked Meetings

30-04-2021

The Syrian Consulate in Istanbul has cancelled all arranged meetings following the total lockdown imposed across Turkish provinces due to the unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases. Meetings which were scheduled for Friday April 30 will be delayed to May 21

2 Schools to Be Re-Opened in Yarmouk Camp

2 Schools to Be Re-Opened in Yarmouk Camp

30-04-2021

Syria’s Education Minister Darem Tabaa greenlighted the rehabilitation of the Yarmouk High School and Abdul Kader AlHusaini School, in Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The schools are slated to reopen starting the next academic year following reconstruction

Palestinian Refugee in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Appeals for Urgent Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Appeals for Urgent Treatment

30-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Amer Abu Hamda, sheltered in northern Syria, has appealed for urgent medical treatment in nearby Turkey. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS correspondent said Amer, displaced from Yarmouk Camp to Aleppo, suffers from pituitary adenomas (tumors affecting the

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

Over 36 Palestinians Killed by Chemical Weapons in Syria

30-04-2021

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

Meals Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Meals Handed Over to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

29-04-2021

Activists, in cooperation with Saned – Europe group, distributed 200 meals to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region. The move makes part of a relief campaign launched by Palestinian activists in Europe and funded

Turkey Rescues 35 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 35 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

29-04-2021

Turkey on Tuesday rescued 53 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea who were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard into Turkish territorial waters, a security official said. The asylum seekers, who were stranded on a rubber boat off the

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Abu Shteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Brothers Mohamed and Samir Abu Shteiwi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

29-04-2021

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

Charity Banquet Held in Yarmouk Camp

Charity Banquet Held in Yarmouk Camp

29-04-2021

The Palestine Liberation Organization held a fast-breaking banquet for 200 families living in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus. The residents hailed the move, which they said comes at a time of multiple hardships inflicted by years of protracted displacement and

Residents of Handarat Camp Enduring Protracted Displacement

Residents of Handarat Camp Enduring Protracted Displacement

29-04-2021

Ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees displaced from Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, to Latakia city have been confronted with increased hardship due to protracted displacement and the loss of livelihoods. Some eight years ago, precisely on April 27

Turkey Rescues 137 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 137 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

28-04-2021

In three different operations, a total of 137 asylum seekers were rescued by Turkish coastal authorities off the coast of western Izmir province after they were pushed back by Greek Coast Guard. After a tip that there was a group

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in USD

UNRWA Pledges Transfer of Aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in USD

28-04-2021

UNRWA in Lebanon pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinians of Syria at the earliest possible time in May and in USD or its equivalent exchange rate. UNRWA apologized for the delay in cash aid transfer, which it attributed to

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Company

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment by AlHaram Company

28-04-2021

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

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Residents of Handarat Camp Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

28-04-2021

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

Armed Gang Grabs School in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Armed Gang Grabs School in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

28-04-2021

Anonymous gunmen held sway on Tuesday, 10 pm, over AlNeirab School, located in AlNeirab refugee camp, and climbed over its walls in an attempt to grab its equipment. Civilians who walked out of the nearby mosque at dawn reached out

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in AlRamadan Camp

Missing Palestinian Refugee Child Found in AlRamadan Camp

27-04-2021

Palestinian child Mohamed Ismail AlSalati, aged 12, was found a few days after he disappeared from AlRamadan refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. More than 330 Palestinian refugees from Syria, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Appeal for Internet Access

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Appeal for Internet Access

27-04-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq province, continue to appeal for internet access portals and a telephone exchange system (interconnection). The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) has appealed to the concerned authorities to provide internet access

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

27-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have voiced deep concern over the health hazards inflicted by the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and the standing wastewater flooding the main access roads. The residents

Real Estate Brokers Prevented from Manipulating Civilian Property in Yarmouk Camp

Real Estate Brokers Prevented from Manipulating Civilian Property in Yarmouk Camp

27-04-2021

Instructions have been released by officials in charge of Yarmouk file to stand on guard to real estate brokers who have been attempting to buy/sell homes, shops, and civilian property in Yarmouk Camp. Over recent months, activists have warned against

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Khader Released by Syrian Security Forces

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Khader Released by Syrian Security Forces

27-04-2021

Palestinian nurse Mahmoud Khader was released by Syrian security forces in Deraa, south of Syria, hours after he was arrested at the Freedom Square. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said a number of Deraa residents captured the

Humanitarian Campaign Held in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Abroad

Humanitarian Campaign Held in Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees Abroad

26-04-2021

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad has launched a campaign to support Palestinian refugees in camps and shelters set up in foreign countries.  The campaign will soon see the day in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, where food baskets will

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Camp

26-04-2021

Activists in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees have embarked on a campaign to provide iftar (fast-breaking) meals to the vulnerable families sheltered in the area. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in Syria Displacement Camp

26-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Maymoun Fawzi Turki, aged 40, has died of the novel coronavirus in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo. Civilians have strongly condemned the Syrian authorities and international humanitarian organizations regarding their appeals for urgent treatment and for ambulances to carry

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

26-04-2021

An AGPS correspondent in Aleppo said fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ter’il, in AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo. Mohamed, his wife, and children sustained burns. Heavy material damage was also reported. The residents rushed to the

Palestinian Refugees Slam Popular Committees in Lebanon for Inciting Political Rifts

Palestinian Refugees Slam Popular Committees in Lebanon for Inciting Political Rifts

26-04-2021

Activists have accused popular Palestinian committees in Lebanon of inflaming political divisions and defaming Palestinian activists from Syria who have been speaking up for their inalienable rights. Speaking with AGPS on conditions of anonymity, an activist said the chief of

Palestinian Refugee Muadh Ali Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muadh Ali Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 6th Year

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Muadh Mahmoud Ali, born in 1995, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Muadh, raised in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested at a government checkpoint pitched in AlZahira

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Competition

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Competition

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee child Hussam Jaber Yousef was honored by the Palestinian Sports Federation after he snatched the first place in a chest contest in Hums and the fourth place at the Syrian Republic championship for the 8-year-old class. Husam is

Solar Panels Installed in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Solar Panels Installed in Yarmouk Refugee Camp

25-04-2021

The Syrian authorities greenlighted a project to rehabilitate the electricity network in Yarmouk Camp using solar panels. Over recent years, the residents have frequently complained that power cables have been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Yarmouk refugee camp

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Calls over Water Scarcity

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Launch Distress Calls over Water Scarcity

25-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said water has been repeatedly cut off in the area due to breakdowns in the main water pumps as a result of the power blackout.  Civilians have been

Coronavirus-Related Death, New Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Coronavirus-Related Death, New Cases Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

25-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmed Mahmoud AlHaj, from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, has died of the novel coronavirus. At the same time, three residents of the camp have contracted the virus and are in a critical condition. Civilians

HRW Urges Denmark to Revise Its Decisions on Syria Refugees

HRW Urges Denmark to Revise Its Decisions on Syria Refugees

24-04-2021

Human Rights Watch (HRW) strongly condemned the Danish government’s decision to remove “temporary protection” for Syrian refugees from Damascus.  In a joint letter, analysts, researchers, and other experts on the Syrian context, said the Danish decision “used our testimonies

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

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

24-04-2021

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

Street Sellers Swamp AlNeirab Refugee Camp

Street Sellers Swamp AlNeirab Refugee Camp

24-04-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees said main access roads have been crammed with street stalls. The phenomenon sparked controversial responses in an area that has been gripped with multiple hardships due to the ten-year conflict.  AlNeirab camp

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

24-04-2021

Street beggars have increasingly been spotted in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, where humanitarian conditions have been squalid. Parents have also raised alarm bells over the striking upsurge in the rate of school dropouts among schoolchildren and university students, several

Palestinian Refugee Released by Syria Opposition Group after 3 Years

Palestinian Refugee Released by Syria Opposition Group after 3 Years

24-04-2021

Tahrir AlSham Commission in the northern Syrian province of Idlib released on April 21 the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, after they kept him captive for three years. AGPS has documented the secret detention of

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Turkey

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Turkey

23-04-2021

The Palestine Charity distributed cash and in-kind aid items to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in the southern Turkish city of Kilis.  Iftar (fast-breaking) meals were also distributed to refugee families on Friday and Sunday as part of the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

23-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Bassam AlBash, from Yarmouk camp, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on May 07, 2013 by Syrian security forces deployed near the

Water Network to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network to Be Rehabilitated in Yarmouk Camp

23-04-2021

The General Construction and Reconstruction Company said it has signed a contract with the General Water Company in Damascus in order to rehabilitate the water network in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The contract is worth 200

Child Goes Missing in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

Child Goes Missing in AlRamadan Refugee Camp

23-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Ismail AlSalati, aged 12, disappeared from Rif Dimashq province some four days earlier.  His family, sheltered in AlRamadan camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continues to appeal for information about his condition and

CSOs: UNRWA Cash Grants to Be Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Soon

CSOs: UNRWA Cash Grants to Be Delivered to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon Soon

23-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) promised to transfer cash aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon before Eid, according to popular committees in Lebanon. Secretary of the popular Palestinian committees

Food Items Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

Food Items Distributed in Deraa Refugee Camp

22-04-2021

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization distributed on April 21 food baskets to Palestinian families in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Over 600 Palestinian families sheltered in the area benefited from the humanitarian move. All the way through

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Visits UNRWA following Announcement of Aid Resumption

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Visits UNRWA following Announcement of Aid Resumption

22-04-2021

United States Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy C. Shea visited on Tuesday the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Lebanon Field Office where she met with the Deputy Commissioner-General of the Agency, Leni

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

Vigil to Be Held Outside of UNRWA Office in Beirut

22-04-2021

Local COSs have called on Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon to join a vigil slated to be held on Monday, April 26, outside of UNRWA office in Beirut.  The move comes in response to unjustified delays in cash

Palestinian Refugee Released from Turkish Custody

Palestinian Refugee Released from Turkish Custody

22-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Rahman Dasouki, born in 2004, was released from Turkish custody, one week after he was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt city, in Istanbul, on April 15. Abdul Rahma, who fled Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was

Palestinian Authority Slammed for Voting “No” to Sanctions on Syria over Chemical Weapons Use

Palestinian Authority Slammed for Voting “No” to Sanctions on Syria over Chemical Weapons Use

22-04-2021

The Free Palestinian Syrian Assembly (Maseer) has strongly condemned the Palestinian Authority’s position regarding sanctions on Syria at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Voting on Syria at the world's chemical-weapons watchdog has shed light on

Food Aid Items Distributed in Handarat Camp

Food Aid Items Distributed in Handarat Camp

21-04-2021

The local committee of Handarat camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, distributed food baskets and children clothes to vulnerable families sheltered in the area. Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Handarat camp have been grappling with

UNRWA to Delay Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Delay Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinians of Syria

21-04-2021

Activists said UNRWA is expected to delay the transfer of cash grants for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. Speaking with AGPS, a Palestinian refugee said UNRWA’s cash assistance represents a lifeline for the cash-stripped Palestinian refugee families who have been

Palestinian Refugee Esam Sharfi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Esam Sharfi Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

21-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Esam Ahmad Sharfi has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for seven years running.  Esam, born in 1961, was arrested on January 5, 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh checkpoint, in Rif Dimashq

Water Pumped into AlSabina Camp following 10 Month Blackout

Water Pumped into AlSabina Camp following 10 Month Blackout

21-04-2021

Water has been pumped into AlSabina camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, after the Power Ministry installed a new transformer to operate the main water pump. Over recent months, civilians have lashed out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA

3 Years after Syrian Regime Bombarded Yarmouk Camp…Civilian Bodies Still Trapped Under Rubble

3 Years after Syrian Regime Bombarded Yarmouk Camp…Civilian Bodies Still Trapped Under Rubble

21-04-2021

Civilian bodies have reportedly been trapped under rubble in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, three years after the Syrian fighter jets and Russian forces on April 19, 2018 showered the camp with bombs and missiles. Local sources told

UNRWA Launches Centralized Digital Learning Platform for Palestine Refugee Students

UNRWA Launches Centralized Digital Learning Platform for Palestine Refugee Students

20-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has launched a new centralized digital education platform designed to improve education access for more than 540,000 refugee students in 711 schools across the Middle East. UNRWA said

UNRWA Distributes Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Distributes Food Aid to Palestinian Refugees

20-04-2021

UNRWA, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), began on Tuesday, April 19, the distribution of food baskets to vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Syria. Every registered Palestinian family member in Syria received 20 kilograms of flour

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Syria

20-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Naser, sheltered in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has succumbed to COVID-19. Over recent months, hundreds of Palestinians in/from Syria have contracted the virus. In its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021” issued earlier this year

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

20-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Omar Mohamed Mahawesh, born in 1993, was released from Syrian prisons on April 19. Omar, a resident of Deraa refugee camp, south of Syria, had been locked up for over two years and a half in Syrian regime

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

20-04-2021

Residents of Haifa Street in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power has been cut off across residential alleyways for the fifth consecutive day after power cables fell on the ground. The residents urged the Syrian authorities

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Palestinian Refugees in AlNeirab Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

20-04-2021

Three bakeries in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees have been selling bread made out of stale bread instead of baking powder. Following complaints filed by the residents, the Directorate of Internal Commerce and Consumer Protection toured the camp and found

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Rami Suleiman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

19-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rami Suleiman, aged 40, has been held in Syrian government penitentiaries for the eighth year running. Rami was kidnapped by the regime troops on July 7, 2013, at a checkpoint set up near Yabrod city, in Rif Dimashq

Clinic Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

Clinic Rehabilitated in Jaramana Camp

19-04-2021

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) reopened Ahmad Abu Omar Clinic in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees. The clinic provides reasonably-priced healthcare services to the local residents. In a Facebook statement, PLA’s chief of staff Akram AlSaleti said all clinics in

Residents of AlRamadan Camp Raise Concerns over Increasing Coronavirus Cases

Residents of AlRamadan Camp Raise Concerns over Increasing Coronavirus Cases

19-04-2021

Residents of AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress calls over the unabated coronavirus outbreak and the absence of protection drives in the area. The residents have called for increasing efforts to disinfect public amenities

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee Succumbs to Coronavirus in Lebanon

19-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Emad Kaadan Abu Issa died of coronavirus in Lebanon. Emad, a resident of AlJalil camp in Baalbek, fled Yarmouk Camp in Damascus. So far, 22 Palestinians from Syria have succumbed to the deadly disease.  

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Rubble Piles

Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Rubble Piles

19-04-2021

Mounds of debris continue to be spotted everywhere across the ravaged Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, which has come under heavy shelling all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict. Some three years ago, precisely on April 19, 2018, Syrian regime

Migrants in Unofficial Greek Camps Deprived of Much-Needed Cash Aid

Migrants in Unofficial Greek Camps Deprived of Much-Needed Cash Aid

18-04-2021

Greece’s Migration Ministry announced on Thursday April 15 that it will cut off cash aid for asylum seekers as of July 1. The Ministry called on asylum seekers and migrants sheltered in unrecognized camps and shelters to submit housing demands

Palestinian Refugees in Netherlands Raise Funds for Local Mosque

Palestinian Refugees in Netherlands Raise Funds for Local Mosque

18-04-2021

Palestinian expatriates in the Netherlands who had been formerly sheltered in Syria’s Jaramana Camp have raised 400,000 Syrian pounds to buy audio materials for AlRahman Mosque. The move saw the day after the local Muslim community said the call

Power Cut off East of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp for 3rd Day

Power Cut off East of Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp for 3rd Day

18-04-2021

Residents of the eastern neighborhood of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power has been cut off for over three days.  The families have called on the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) and

Water Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in AlHusainiya Camp

Water Crisis Takes Turn for Worse in AlHusainiya Camp

18-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, have been told that they can receive water supplies from wells only on Mondays and Thursdays due to frequent power blackouts affecting water generators. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlHusainiya

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

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

18-04-2021

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

Bread Packs Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Bread Packs Distributed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

17-04-2021

AlKheir Campaign distributed 1,150 bread packs to residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. All the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, residents of Daraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, have been grappling with dire

Palestinian Refugee Wins Top Scorer Award in Syrian Youth League

Palestinian Refugee Wins Top Scorer Award in Syrian Youth League

17-04-2021

Palestinian football player Udai Radwan Hassoun, born in 1994 in Hama city, won the top scorer award as part of the Syrian Youth League 2020/2021. Udai scored 21 goals in 21 matches. He is the team’s best player with 26

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Gas Crisis

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Gas Crisis

17-04-2021

Palestinians taking refuge in AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo, north of Syria, have launched urgent appeals for gas and fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating. The residents said local markets have run out of gas and fuel, slamming the unequal

Palestinian Ambassador in Damascus, Resident of Yarmouk Camp Succumb to Coronavirus

Palestinian Ambassador in Damascus, Resident of Yarmouk Camp Succumb to Coronavirus

17-04-2021

Palestinian Ambassador to Damascus Mahmoud Al-Khalidi died due to complications from coronavirus, Palestinian embassy in Damascus, Syria, announced on Saturday. “Al-Khalidi passed away in Jaffa Hospital in Damascus,” the embassy said. “The burial will take place in the  martyrs’

AGPS: Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: Over 1,700 Palestinian Refugees Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

17-04-2021

On the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, AGPS reiterates its deep concern about the condition of more than 1,700 refugees forcibly disappeared in Syria’s state-run lock-ups. AGPS data indicates that 1,797 Palestinian refugees have been secretly held in Syrian government

During Holy Ramadan…Palestinian Refugees Struggling with Multiple Hardships in Syria

During Holy Ramadan…Palestinian Refugees Struggling with Multiple Hardships in Syria

16-04-2021

After more than 10 years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

16-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza to urge the agency to transfer their cash grants and rental allowances of which they

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Arrested in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Arrested in Istanbul

16-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Abdul Rahman Dasouki was arrested by Turkish police in Esenyurt city, in Istanbul, on April 15. Abdul Rahma, who fled Syria’s Yarmouk Camp, was arrested after police found out that he is a non-holder of the

Activists Slam Reaction of Popular Committees to “Beirut Embassy Incident”

Activists Slam Reaction of Popular Committees to “Beirut Embassy Incident”

16-04-2021

Activists and CSOs have strongly condemned a statement issued by popular Palestinian committees in Lebanon in response to the assault targeting a Palestinian woman and other protesters outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut. The activists said the statement enflames

Vigil Held in Ramallah to Protest Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman

Vigil Held in Ramallah to Protest Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman

16-04-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees joined on Thursday, April 15, a vigil held by the Unified Palestinian Movement (UPM) in Ramallah in solidarity with an elderly Palestinian woman from Syria who was slapped on her face by an embassy staffer in

Refugee Children on Greek Islands Deprived of Right to Education

Refugee Children on Greek Islands Deprived of Right to Education

15-04-2021

Refugee Support Aegean (RSA), a non-profit organisation, published a report tracking the different levels of barriers to education through the eyes of refugee children, their parents and education professionals across Greek islands. RSA said the exclusion of refugee children from

Palestinian Refugee Mohi AlDeen Jodeh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohi AlDeen Jodeh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 7th Year

15-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohyi AlDeen Mustafa Jodeh has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. The refugee, born in 1986, was arrested on January 5, 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed at Ali AlWahsh Street in

Water Cut Off in AlSabina Refugee Camp for over 10 Months

Water Cut Off in AlSabina Refugee Camp for over 10 Months

15-04-2021

Palestinian refugees in AlSabina Camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to sound distress signals over the acute water crisis in the area. The residents said water has been frequently cut off for over 10 months, forcing civilians to purchase water from

Tension Flares Up South of Syria following Assassination of Palestinian Refugee

Tension Flares Up South of Syria following Assassination of Palestinian Refugee

15-04-2021

Tension has been running high at Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, following the assassination of Palestinian refugee Sami Adnan Omar. Sami, born in 1994, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday, April 13, in Deraa camp. His

Greece to Build Closed Camp for Lesbos Migrants

Greece to Build Closed Camp for Lesbos Migrants

14-04-2021

A new migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has been given the go ahead after a vote by the local municipal council. The exact location of the camp is not yet clear. The Municipal Council of Mytilene, on

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Deliver Food Aid to Palestinians of Syria

14-04-2021

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said food aid items will be distributed to the refugees, in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), as of April 19

E-Campaign Condemns Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman Outside of Beirut Embassy

E-Campaign Condemns Assault on Palestinian Refugee Woman Outside of Beirut Embassy

14-04-2021

Palestinian activists launched an e-campaign under the hashtag #MayYourHandGetBroken in protest at the assault carried out by a man called Atallah AlHassan, from the Palestine Embassy in Beirut, against a Palestinian refugee woman. Atallah reportedly slapped the woman on her

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Assassinated in Syria Displacement Camp

14-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Sami Adnan Omar, born in 1994, was assassinated by anonymous gunmen on Tuesday, April 13, in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. Reporting from southern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said Sami’s body was found in

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mustafa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mustafa Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

13-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Awad Mustafa has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in December 2013 by Syrian security forces deployed AtAlHusainiya checkpoint. AGPS has documented the

Medical Equipment Delivered to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Medical Equipment Delivered to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian Refugees

13-04-2021

Director of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, sent medical supplies and a sum of money to the health center in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees. The facility is run by volunteer medics

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Call for Equitable Bread Distribution

13-04-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, have called on the Syrian authorities to control bread distribution in order to avoid overcrowding outside of local bakeries. The residents said no special anti-coronavirus measures have been taken in

Palestinian Refugees Assaulted Outside of Beirut Embassy

Palestinian Refugees Assaulted Outside of Beirut Embassy

13-04-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees who launched calls for urgent humanitarian assistance were assaulted outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut. In a live footage circulated on social media networks, a man called Atallah and affiliated with Fatah Movement appears

Dutch Journalist Documents Tragedy of Palestinians of Syria

Dutch Journalist Documents Tragedy of Palestinians of Syria

12-04-2021

Dutch journalist Fernande Van Tets issued a new book entitled “Four Seasons in Damascus”, which provides a rare glimpse into the work of humanitarian workers in Syria and explains the dilemmas that face humanitarian workers there.  Through her book

Syrians, Persons with Equivalent Status Exempted from Civil Status Fines

Syrians, Persons with Equivalent Status Exempted from Civil Status Fines

12-04-2021

A presidential decree recently issued in Syria has ruled for exempting Syrian nationals and persons with similar status inside and outside Syria from civil status penalties. Decree No. 7 of 2021 exempts Syrians from fines slapped on belated civil status

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

12-04-2021

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

30 Palestinian Residents of Syria’s AlKabon Neighborhood Pronounced Dead since Conflict Outbreak

30 Palestinian Residents of Syria’s AlKabon Neighborhood Pronounced Dead since Conflict Outbreak

12-04-2021

AGPS has documented the death of 30 Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlKabon neighborhood, in Damascus, since the outburst of bloody hostilities in Syria. AGPS data indicates that 4,048 Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have died of war-related incidents since the

UN Levels Heavy Criticism at Denmark over Repatriation of Syria Refugees

UN Levels Heavy Criticism at Denmark over Repatriation of Syria Refugees

12-04-2021

Denmark is facing growing criticism for a decision last year to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugees, citing a “safe” situation around Damascus, but the country is sticking to its position. The tough Danish stance is a new sign of

UNHCR Calls for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugees

UNHCR Calls for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Refugees

11-04-2021

The UNHCR called for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations, including for refugees and other forcibly displaced and stateless people. In a statement issued on World Health Day, UNHCR said it was encouraged by

Palestinian Refugee Adel Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adel Diab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

11-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Adel Adib Diab, aged 23, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Adel was arrested on March 24, 2014 on his way out of the old city of Hums as part of

Humanitarian Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Initiative Launched in Khan Dannun Camp

11-04-2021

Expatriates formerly sheltered in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have collected a sum of 1 million Syrian pounds for cash-stripped and vulnerable families in the camp. Living conditions in Khan Dannun have sharply deteriorated due to

Palestinian Refugees Call for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

Palestinian Refugees Call for Vigil Outside of UNRWA Office in Gaza

11-04-2021

A vigil is slated to be held on Tuesday by the Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. Sometime earlier, Director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, Mathias Schemale promised to increase

Syria Embassy Slaps 3,500 Fine on Palestinian Refugee in Thailand

Syria Embassy Slaps 3,500 Fine on Palestinian Refugee in Thailand

11-04-2021

The Syrian Embassy in Malaysia has imposed a fine of 3,500 USD on expatriates, including Palestinian refugees, who had lived in Syria and wish to have their legal situation worked out. A refugee told AGPS that Palestinian refugees from

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Seat in Bodybuilding Contest

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Wins 3rd Seat in Bodybuilding Contest

10-04-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Shadi Ahmad AlFar has won the third and fifth seats in the Ajman Bodybuilding Championship, which was wrapped up on April 9 under the auspices of the Ajman Tourism Development Department, in cooperation with the Emirates

Stray Dogs Sway Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

10-04-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, 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

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Action

10-04-2021

Civil committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon have called on the Palestinian Authority and international community to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees who have been struggling with squalid conditions in the Lebanese territories. The committees denied in

Palestinian Refugee Children in AlHusainiya Camp Exposed to Delinquency Risk

Palestinian Refugee Children in AlHusainiya Camp Exposed to Delinquency Risk

10-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on UNRWA, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and international organizations defending children's human rights to work on securing children’s right to physical and psychological protection. The residents said their children’s school

Syrian Gov’t Forces Grab Houses in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

Syrian Gov’t Forces Grab Houses in Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

10-04-2021

Pro-regime militias in Syria have been ravaging civilian homes in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees and grabbing hold of evacuated buildings. Local sources told AGPS that Syrian security forces seized last week a five-story building whose owners fled to

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

09-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born in 1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the eighth year running. Maher was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, south

HRW: Refugees Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

HRW: Refugees Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout in Lebanon

09-04-2021

The Lebanese government’s Covid-19 vaccination program risks leaving behind marginalized communities, including refugees and migrant workers, Human Rights Watch said last week. Despite the government’s promises of an equitable program, the effort has been tainted by political interference and a

US Resumes Aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Resumes Aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

09-04-2021

The United States announced on Wednesday that it is contributing US $150 million to UNRWA, restoring its role as a decades-long friend and supporter of the UN agency that provides life-saving human development and humanitarian aid assistance to Palestine refugees

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Transfers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

09-04-2021

UNRWA delivered cash grants to Palestinians from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. Every registered family member received a cash grant of 84,960 Jordanian dinars. Those with Jordanian passports received 35 dinars. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine

Palestinian Migrants Exposed to Escalating Racism on Greek Island

Palestinian Migrants Exposed to Escalating Racism on Greek Island

09-04-2021

Violent and racist attacks against migrants and asylum-seekers, including Palestinian refugees, have skyrocketed on the Greek island of Kios. Palestinian refugees from Syria told AGPS that a Palestinian refugee sustained leg injuries and was transferred to the hospital after a

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

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

08-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Fares, living in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the eighth year in a row. Ali was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces in Damascus on January 28, 2013. AGPS

Committee of Palestinians of Syria Calls for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Committee of Palestinians of Syria Calls for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

08-04-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region lashed out at UNRWA and all other concerned bodies in Lebanon for dragging their feet over the dire situation of Palestinian refugees. In a press statement, the committee called on

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria’s Jaramana Camp

Families of Palestinian Prisoners Blackmailed in Syria’s Jaramana Camp

08-04-2021

The families of hundreds of Palestinian refugees secretly held in Syrian state jails have been blackmailed over their appeals for information. Speaking with AGPS, activists said a so-called “Marwan Abu Khader”, a resident of Qutna city, has been blackmailing Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Facing Squalid Conditions in Khan Dannun Camp

08-04-2021

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

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

08-04-2021

Entering its 11th year, the Syrian conflict has severely impacted Palestinian refugees who have been living in the war-torn country after they were displaced from their homes in the Israeli-occupied territories.  Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) have had scant

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

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

07-04-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Yakoob Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Amjad Yakoob Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 6th Year

07-04-2021

Palestinian young man Ajmad Mohamed Yakoon, aged 18, has been secretly held in Syrian prisons since September 8, 2015. Amjad, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces at Beit Sahem checkpoint. AGPS has documented the secret

Turkey Contributes US$ 10 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

Turkey Contributes US$ 10 Million to Support Palestine Refugees

07-04-2021

The Government of Turkey has contributed US$ 10 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of Palestine refugees. In a press release issued last week, UNRWA said that

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

07-04-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by the unpleasant smells stemming from contaminated sewage poured

UN: Explosive Contamination Jeopardizes Life of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

UN: Explosive Contamination Jeopardizes Life of Palestinian Refugees in Syria

07-04-2021

Landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which are particularly unpredictable and difficult to detect, continue to put millions of people, including Palestine refugees, at risk, warned the UN Agency for Palestine refugees. The United Nations Relief

Romania Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

Romania Announces New Contribution to UNRWA

06-04-2021

A high-level Romanian delegation led by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, visited the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jordan on 4 April and met with Ms. Leni

Power Crisis ongoing in AlSabina Camp

Power Crisis ongoing in AlSabina Camp

06-04-2021

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

Expatriate Pays Debts of Cash-Stripped Families in Jaramana Camp

Expatriate Pays Debts of Cash-Stripped Families in Jaramana Camp

06-04-2021

A former resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees has paid the debts of the most vulnerable families in the camp. The donor, living in a foreign country, paid debt books at two groceries in AlQietiya and AlTahrir neighborhoods. He

Telecommunications Network Cut Off in AlHusainiya Camp

Telecommunications Network Cut Off in AlHusainiya Camp

06-04-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have railed against the blackouts in the landline service and internet connection. Civilians said local authorities attributed the breakdown to problems in the local sanitation network. The residents slammed the reluctance shown by

Palestinian‌ ‌Refugees‌ ‌in‌ ‌Syria’s‌ ‌Handarat‌ ‌Camp‌ ‌Call‌ ‌for‌ ‌Reconstruction‌ ‌

Palestinian‌ ‌Refugees‌ ‌in‌ ‌Syria’s‌ ‌Handarat‌ ‌Camp‌ ‌Call‌ ‌for‌ ‌Reconstruction‌ ‌

06-04-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ayman AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 9th Year

05-04-2021

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

UNRWA: 100% of PRS in Jordan in Need of Cash Assistance

UNRWA: 100% of PRS in Jordan in Need of Cash Assistance

05-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, said UNRWA in a fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis

Palestinian Woman Released from Syrian Custody

Palestinian Woman Released from Syrian Custody

05-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rawan Rustom was released by Syrian security forces following escalation threats made by opposition groups. Rawan, a resident of AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces on Saturday on her way back from a

Security Forces in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Accused of Drug Trafficking

Security Forces in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria Accused of Drug Trafficking

05-04-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees in Rif Dimashq said pro-regime committees in the camp have been running a network of drug trafficking.  Local sources said members of pro-regime militias have been involved in illicit drug trafficking. Drug

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

AGPS: 49 Palestinian Children Syria Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

05-04-2021

49 Palestinian children have been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, according to AGPS data. The minors’ ages vary between one and 18 years. Sworn affidavits by ex-detainees confirmed the presence

Turkey Rescues 231 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

Turkey Rescues 231 Migrants Pushed Back from Greece

04-04-2021

A total of 231 asylum seekers were rescued in the Aegean Sea in seven operations after they were pushed back by Greece into Turkish territorial waters, Turkey’s Coast Guard Command said late Friday. The command said the Greek Coast Guard

Syrian Ministry Issues New Decisions Regarding School Year

Syrian Ministry Issues New Decisions Regarding School Year

04-04-2021

Syria’s Education Ministry on Saturday announced the end of the school year for kindergarten and basic education classes from first to fourth grades, along with the suspension of basic school attendance for fifth to eighth grades as of April 5th

Aid Items Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Aid Items Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2021

UNRWA distributed on March 31 relief items to vulnerable families  in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The distributed items include food baskets, mats, mattresses, blankets, plastic water bowls, kitchenware and detergents. 243 families benefited from the move

Displaced Palestinian Families Slam Damascus Authorities for Blurring Identity of Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Slam Damascus Authorities for Blurring Identity of Yarmouk Camp

04-04-2021

Activists have accused Damascus authorities of attempting to blur the historical and demographic character of Yarmouk Camp as a living witness to the Palestinian refugee plight. Palestinian Engineer Mohamed Lutfi Salman said efforts have been ongoing by Damascus governorate to

Palestinian Refugee Women Arrested by Syrian Intelligence

Palestinian Refugee Women Arrested by Syrian Intelligence

04-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Rawan Esam Rustom was arrested by Syrian intelligence forces on Saturday on her way back from a Damascus prison, where her husband has been locked up. Rawan, a resident of AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, was transferred to

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Denied Legal Protection

04-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon continue to launch cries for help over the precarious legal status and lack of protection they have been subjected to in the Lebanese territories. The vast majority of Palestinians from Syria are grappling with

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

Aid Items Distributed to Palestinians from Syria in Turkey

03-04-2021

Live With Dignity Association distributed food boxes worth 300 Turkish liras each to displaced Palestinian and Syrian refugees in the southern Turkish city of Kilis. The association also handed over food items to refugees in Kahramanmaraş city as part of

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Muawiya AlFout Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

03-04-2021

Palestinian refugee Muawiya AlFout, aged 37, has been secretly detained in Syria’s state run lock-ups for the 8th consecutive year. Muawiya was kidnapped by Syrian government forces on September 20, 2013 at a checkpoint set up near AlSabina, in Damascus

Palestinians in Northern Syria Rally on Land Day

Palestinians in Northern Syria Rally on Land Day

03-04-2021

Palestinians in AlBal camp, north of Syria, joined rallies held to mark the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day. March 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, on which Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Delay of UNRWA Aid

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Denounce Delay of UNRWA Aid

03-04-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan have denounced delays in aid delivery by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The refugees said the first batch of cash aid slated to be

AGPS: Damascus Unsafe Zone for Palestinian Refugees

AGPS: Damascus Unsafe Zone for Palestinian Refugees

03-04-2021

AGPS has deemed Damascus and Rif Dimashq among other cities in Syria as unsafe places for Palestinian and Syrian returnees. In its report issued on October 12, 2020 under the title “Europe: Deportation of Palestinians of Syria”, AGPS said Palestinians

Turkish Interior Minister Pledges to Enhance Situation of Palestinian Refugees

Turkish Interior Minister Pledges to Enhance Situation of Palestinian Refugees

02-04-2021

Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu pledged to enhance the dire humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees in Turkey. The promises were made as he received a delegation from the Palestine Embassy in Turkey, led by Ambassador Fayed Mustafa, on April 1

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Arrested in Ein AlHilweh Camp

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Arrested in Ein AlHilweh Camp

02-04-2021

Fatah security forces deployed in Ein AlHilweh refugee camp, south of Lebanon, arrested three Palestinian activists from Syria on Wednesday, March 31, after they launched calls for a vigil outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut to urge the Palestinian

Leaked Document: Israeli Soldiers Buried in Yarmouk Camp

Leaked Document: Israeli Soldiers Buried in Yarmouk Camp

02-04-2021

Former Israeli Security Minister Naftali Bennett revealed a document in Arabic, allegedly written by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, indicating the place of burial of three Israeli soldiers killed in the battle of Sultan Yaqoub in the Lebanese Bekaa, during

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria in USD

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria in USD

02-04-2021

UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the Agency will transfer cash aid to Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon in US dollars. During a visit to Ein AlHiwleh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, on March 29, Lazzarini said

AGPS Report: Pushbacks of Palestinian Refugees from Europe to Syria Life-Threatening

AGPS Report: Pushbacks of Palestinian Refugees from Europe to Syria Life-Threatening

02-04-2021

On October 12, 2020, AGPS issued a new report entitled “Europe: Deportation of Palestinians of Syria”.  The report takes Palestinians fleeing Damascus and its suburbs as a case study.  It highlights the life-threatening hazards of the forcible deportation

Council of Europe: Asylum Seekers Should Not Be Pushed Back to Unsafe Countries

Council of Europe: Asylum Seekers Should Not Be Pushed Back to Unsafe Countries

01-04-2021

“European countries are failing to protect refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. Backsliding in the protection of the lives and rights of refugees and migrants is worsening and causing thousands of avoidable deaths each year”, said

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Denounce Movement Restrictions

01-04-2021

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp and adjacent areas have denounced the arbitrary closure of access roads, blocking their access to their schools and workplaces. Recently, Syrian security forces have fenced off access roads to AlSayeda Zeinab with sand barriers and

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

01-04-2021

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 up to $20,000 to brokers, crooked lawyers, or

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Jordan in Need of Emergency Assistance

Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Jordan in Need of Emergency Assistance

01-04-2021

Activists have sounded the alarm over vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Jordan in light of the multiple hardships inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. In appeals emailed to AGPS, the activists called for shelling out monthly cash aid to elderly Palestinian refugees

Palestinians of Syria Rally Outside of Palestine Embassy in Beirut

Palestinians of Syria Rally Outside of Palestine Embassy in Beirut

01-04-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon have joined a rally held outside of the Palestine Embassy in Beirut to call for urgent humanitarian assistance. The refugees urged the Palestine Ambassador to work out their precarious legal condition

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Family Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

31-03-2021

AGPS continues to sound alarm bells 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

UNRWA to Resume Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Resume Aid to Palestinians of Syria

31-03-2021

UNRWA said on Thursday that food aid distribution for Palestinians of Syria will be carried out as of April 12. This came after the Agency re-adjusted the exchange rate of cash grants for Palestinians of Syria. Every registered refugee will

3 Classrooms Suspended at AlHusainiya Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

3 Classrooms Suspended at AlHusainiya Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

31-03-2021

Jala School, run by UNRWA, in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees has suspended courses at three classrooms after confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded among students. The residents have expressed deep concern over their children’s safety due to the absence

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Mark Land Day

31-03-2021

Palestinians in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, joined rallies held to mark the 45th session of the Palestinian Land Day. March 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day, on which Israeli police shot and

AGPS Calls on UNRWA to Urgently Assist Palestinians of Syria in Egypt

AGPS Calls on UNRWA to Urgently Assist Palestinians of Syria in Egypt

31-03-2021

AGPS has called upon UNRWA to develop an emergency aid plan for the Palestinians of Syria (PRS) in Egypt, where they have been grappling with a squalid humanitarian condition. AGPS urged UNRWA’s liaison office in Cairo to coordinate with the

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlAskari Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlAskari Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ali AlAskari has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for seven years running. Mohamed was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, in 2014. AGPS has documented the

European Parliament: Syria Unsafe Place for Refugees’ Return

European Parliament: Syria Unsafe Place for Refugees’ Return

30-03-2021

On Thursday, 11 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Syrian conflict – 10 years after the uprising, by a large majority of votes; 568 for, 79 against, and 37 abstentions.  In the resolution, Members of

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp Grappling with Sanitation Crisis

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by the unpleasant smells stemming from contaminated sewage poured

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Gas Dearth

30-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Khan Eshieh camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the poor sanitation networks and improper sewage disposal. The displaced families warned of the life-threatening diseases wrought by the unpleasant smells stemming from contaminated sewage poured

UNRWA Calls for Urgent Assistance of Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Calls for Urgent Assistance of Palestine Refugees

30-03-2021

At the 5th Brussels conference on "Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region", the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reiterated its call to support Palestine refugees who are in

Palestinian Refugee Omar Adnan Za’za’ Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Omar Adnan Za’za’ Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

29-03-2021

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

Residents of Jaramana Refugee Camp Denounce Property-Theft

Residents of Jaramana Refugee Camp Denounce Property-Theft

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  A couple of weeks ago, the Syrian

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Raise Alarm over Coronavirus Propagation in Khan Eshieh Camp

29-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Aleppo Refugee Camp

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Aleppo Refugee Camp

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Handarat due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving services. The majority of families have been taking shelter in buildings rented at extremely steep costs in the poverty-stricken area. A

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

29-03-2021

Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare in Syria, amidst a deadly pandemic outbreak.  AGPS annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Syria in 2020 indicates that this

Palestinian Refugee Wael Daloul Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wael Daloul Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 8th Year

28-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Wael Daloul has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Wael was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 06, 2013 in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, while he was boarding his taxi

Displaced Palestinian Woman from Syria Holds Cultural Exhibition in Germany

Displaced Palestinian Woman from Syria Holds Cultural Exhibition in Germany

28-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Rana Mahmoud Ayed, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, held an exhibition to present Palestinian culture in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia. Paintings showing Palestinian heritage, cuisine, and culture were put on display. In line with the exhibition, German daily MV published

Residents of AlSabina Camp Strive to Secure Oxygen Cylinders

Residents of AlSabina Camp Strive to Secure Oxygen Cylinders

28-03-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have embarked on a campaign to secure oxygen cylinders for coronavirus-stricken cases in the area. Activists have launched calls for cash and in-kind donations to help vulnerable families combat the

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Suspending Classes over Coronavirus Propagation

Residents of Jaramana Camp Call for Suspending Classes over Coronavirus Propagation

28-03-2021

Palestinian families sheltered in Jaramana refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, launched calls for suspending classes at UNRWA-run schools as increasing coronavirus cases have been reported in the area. The residents continue to speak out against the absence of anti-coronavirus drives

Following Pressure, Palestinians from Syria Cancel Lebanon Vigil

Following Pressure, Palestinians from Syria Cancel Lebanon Vigil

28-03-2021

Palestinians from Syria have canceled a vigil which was slated to be held outside of the Palestine Embassy in Lebanon to push for urgent humanitarian action. The move comes following promises made by the Embassy to work out the refugees’

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

27-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed AlShafe’i has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 10th consecutive year Khaled, a resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces in mid-2011 and dragged

Damascus Authorities: Yarmouk’s Widely-Condemned Reconstruction Plan Under Examination

Damascus Authorities: Yarmouk’s Widely-Condemned Reconstruction Plan Under Examination

27-03-2021

Member of Damascus Executive Office, Samir Jazaerli, said the controversial rehabilitation plan of Yarmouk Camp has not been canceled and is being examined by the Syrian Council of Ministers. He said that sometime earlier a quartet committee chaired by Damascus

Body of Palestinian Member of Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria Burned to Death

Body of Palestinian Member of Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria Burned to Death

27-03-2021

Palestinian refugees have railed against the increasing deaths reported among conscripts at the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), a affiliated with the Syrian regime. Recently, Palestinian refugee Shadi Khaled Sai’d, born in 2000, died after he fainted during military trainings in

Suicide Attempts Increasingly Reported among Palestinians of Syria

Suicide Attempts Increasingly Reported among Palestinians of Syria

27-03-2021

11 years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees sheltered in the war-torn country continue to suffer multiple hardships. Scores of them sustained severe traumas.  A number of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria (PRS) committed suicide due to the psychological distress

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Khalil Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

26-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Khalil AlTobeh, a resident of AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year. Khaled, in his 30s and a native of Safouriya village, in occupied Palestinian territories

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

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

26-03-2021

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

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Subjected to Medical Neglect on Greek Island

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Subjected to Medical Neglect on Greek Island

26-03-2021

Palestinian asylum seekers sheltered on the Greek island of Kos said they have been deprived of healthcare services and hygiene kit needed to protect themselves against the coronavirus pandemic. A Palestinian refugee told AGPS that an African migrant has died

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Concern over Security Turmoil in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

Palestinian Refugees Express Deep Concern over Security Turmoil in Syria’s AlMuzeireeb Town

26-03-2021

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area due to increasing assassination attempts and arbitrary shootouts. Dozens of assassination operations have targeted Palestinian refugees in the area. At the same time

Displaced Palestinian Refugee North of Syria Sells Shoes to Buy Children’s Milk

Displaced Palestinian Refugee North of Syria Sells Shoes to Buy Children’s Milk

26-03-2021

Over 1,450 displaced Palestinian families taking shelter in displacement camps set up in northern Syria have been struggling with squalid humanitarian conditions. A refugee called Mohamed Adnan found no other way to feed his starved kids than to sell

UK commits £12.6M to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

UK commits £12.6M to United Nations Relief and Works Agency

25-03-2021

The United Kingdom announced a contribution of £12.6m to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), bringing the UK’s bilateral contribution for Financial Year April 2020 - March 2021 to £63.6m, a British consulate press release said

Damascus Meeting Underscore Services Procurement in Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Meeting Underscore Services Procurement in Yarmouk Camp

25-03-2021

Member of the executive Office of Damascus Governorate Samir Jazaerli said he discussed with six international organizations the condition of vital facilities and services provision in and around Damascus Governorate.   The meeting discussed underway efforts by Damascus authorities to

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Increase Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria

Rights Group Urges UNRWA to Increase Cash Grants to Palestinians of Syria

25-03-2021

Association 302 for Defense of Refugees Rights said UNRWA cash grants to Palestinians of Syria are insufficient and do not meet their basic needs. The Association urged UNRWA to increase its cash grants to Palestinian refugees who have been severely

UNRWA to Re-Adjust Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Re-Adjust Cash Aid to Palestinians of Syria

25-03-2021

UNRWA said the Agency will re-adjust the exchange rate of its cash grants to Palestinians of Syria from 34,000 Syrian pounds per every registered refugee to 60,000.  Vulnerable cases will receive a sum of 90,000 Syrian

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

AGPS: Vulnerable Palestinian Communities Worst Affected by Syrian Warfare

25-03-2021

AGPS has expressed deep concern over the condition of elderly Palestinian refugees, minors, and women, who have been most affected by the bloody warfare and its ensuing socio-economic crises since 2011.  According to AGPS data, from 2011 to March

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Ahmed and Mahmoud Tamim Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

24-03-2021

Palestinian brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Tamim have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for over seven years. Ahmed was arrested on May 15, 2014. Mahmoud was arrested on March 12, 2015 during aid distribution in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over UNRWA “Eye Print” Survey

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over UNRWA “Eye Print” Survey

24-03-2021

Palestinian refugees have voiced deep concern over an “eye print” survey to be carried out by UNRWA in its five fields of operations, primarily Lebanon. The refugees said the project falls in line with increasing calls to resettle Palestinians in

UNRWA to Increase Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Increase Aid to Palestinians of Syria

24-03-2021

Sources close to UNRWA said the Agency will increase its cash grants to Palestinians of Syria from 34,000 Syrian pounds per every registered refugee to 68,000.  Vulnerable cases will receive a sum of 104,000 Syrian pounds

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Transportation Crisis

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Transportation Crisis

24-03-2021

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

Palestinians in Northern Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinians in Northern Syria Appeal for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

24-03-2021

Displaced Palestinian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, have appealed for humanitarian aid from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1948 (present-day Israel). The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories” about Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories” about Palestinians of Syria

23-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Membership of Swedish Writers’ Union

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Granted Membership of Swedish Writers’ Union

23-03-2021

Palestinian academic Ahmed Mustafa AlBash has been granted membership at the Swedish Writers’ and Translators’ Union. AlBash told AGPS that the move carries two messages: On the one hand, it reveals that Palestinian and Arab refugees compete with Swedish people

Report: Health Condition of Palestinians of Syria at Risk

Report: Health Condition of Palestinians of Syria at Risk

23-03-2021

AGPS annual report about the situation of Palestinians of Syria (PRS) in 2020 said PRS’ humanitarian condition has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and the absence of healthcare services in the war-torn country. AGPS report said healthcare institutions in

Classes Suspended in Jaramana Refugee Camp Due to Coronavirus Cases

Classes Suspended in Jaramana Refugee Camp Due to Coronavirus Cases

23-03-2021

The UNRWA-run Kafr Sabet Primary School in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said 1st grade classes will be suspended until the end of the week due to an emergency condition. The residents said the measure was taken

Yarmouk Camp Residents Condemn Apathy of Syrian Authorities

Yarmouk Camp Residents Condemn Apathy of Syrian Authorities

23-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

22-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed, born in 1994, has been secretly held in Syrian prisons for 8 years running. Mohamed was arrested on May 27, 2014 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.  AGPS has documented the

Popular Committee at Naher AlBared Camp Calls On Palestinians from Syria to Sign Up for Humanitarian Aid

Popular Committee at Naher AlBared Camp Calls On Palestinians from Syria to Sign Up for Humanitarian Aid

22-03-2021

The popular committee in Naher AlBared camp, north of Lebanon, called on Palestinians of Syria in the camp and its environs, to register their names and update their personal data for aid distribution. Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon

Lebanon Vocational Center Offers University Grants to Palestinians from Syria

Lebanon Vocational Center Offers University Grants to Palestinians from Syria

22-03-2021

Tamkeen Vocational Institute is offering scholarships for Syrian students and Palestinian students from Syria pursuing their 3rd year BA studies. The grant includes tuition fees and personal expenses. In recent reports, AGPS has warned that most of Syria’s schools have

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Contest

Palestinian Refugee Child Wins Chest Contest

22-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Hosam Jaber Yousef, from AlAyedeen Camp in Hums, won the chess championship in Hums. He won the fifth place at the Republic Chess Championship held in Latakia.  Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian Staffer at UNRWA Missing from Damascus

Palestinian Staffer at UNRWA Missing from Damascus

22-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Wasim Ahmed Taameh, a resident of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, disappeared on Thursday March 18, 2021 from AlMezzeh area, in Damascus. Taameh has been a UNRWA staffer for years. 333 Palestinian refugees, including 37

8 Countries Deemed by Swedish Migration Authorities to Be Safe Destinations

8 Countries Deemed by Swedish Migration Authorities to Be Safe Destinations

21-03-2021

The Swedish Migration Agency set a list of eight safe destinations to which asylum seekers will be returned. The destinations are Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Mongolia, Macedonia, Serbia, and the United States.  No Middle Eastern or Arab countries

Deaths Reported as Greek Coast Guard Push Back 7 Migrants into Aegean Coast

Deaths Reported as Greek Coast Guard Push Back 7 Migrants into Aegean Coast

21-03-2021

At least three people died and one more is missing after the Greek Coast Guard dumped a group of asylum-seekers into the Aegean Sea, Turkish authorities said Friday. The Turkish Coast Guard managed to rescue two asylum-seekers from Boğaz Island

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee House in Aleppo

Fires Break Out at Palestinian Refugee House in Aleppo

21-03-2021

Fires broke out overnight on Saturday at the house of Palestinian refugee Marwan Mohamed Azzam, in AlFurkan, west of Aleppo city, resulting in heavy material damage. The fires were caused by a short circuit.  

Palestinian Women in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Denied Their Basic Rights

Palestinian Women in Syria’s AlHusainiya Camp Denied Their Basic Rights

21-03-2021

Women in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees have been denied their basic rights. Many of them have lost their children and/or husbands as a result of war-related incidents. Several others have been forcibly disappeared. Palestinian refugee women have also been

On Mother’s Day…Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria Facing Multiple Hardships

On Mother’s Day…Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria Facing Multiple Hardships

21-03-2021

AGPS has documented the death of hundreds of Palestinian women and the enforced disappearance of several others in the embattled Syrian territories. Data released by AGPS on the International Mother’s Day indicates that as many as 487 Palestinian women and

Palestinian Refugee Adham Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adham Mohamed Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

20-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Adham Kheir Mohamed, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Adham was arrested by Syrian security forces on May, 30, 2013 at a checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp, south of

Swedish Migration Agency: Syria Migrants in Need of Protection

Swedish Migration Agency: Syria Migrants in Need of Protection

20-03-2021

The Swedish Migration Agency said asylum seekers from Syria are still in need of protection as the status quo has not changed in Syria. Over recent years, the Swedish Migration Agency has turned down several applications for humanitarian asylum by

Rights Group: 25,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Struggling for Survival in Lebanon

Rights Group: 25,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Struggling for Survival in Lebanon

20-03-2021

Palestinian Human Rights Organization (HAHED) said that 25,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have been facing dire conditions across Lebanese villages and refugee camps. SHAHED said in its annual report that though PRS are denied access to the local

UN: 10 Years of Multiple Hardships for Palestine Refugees in Syria

UN: 10 Years of Multiple Hardships for Palestine Refugees in Syria

20-03-2021

Ten years after demonstrations started in Syria, over half of the Palestine refugees in the country have been displaced at least once because of the brutal conflict that ensued, including 120,000 who have sought safety in neighbouring countries, mainly

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria

Palestinian Refugees Launch Cry for Help from Algeria

20-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Samer Salal Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Samer Salal Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

19-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Samer Salel has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Samer was arrested by Syrian security forces deployed in Jaramana in 2012. His condition and whereabouts could not be identified. AGPS has documented

Palestinian Refugee Running for Membership at Germany Immigrants Council

Palestinian Refugee Running for Membership at Germany Immigrants Council

19-03-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Nejmah said he will be running for membership at the Immigrants' Advisory Council in the city of Leipzig, in Saxony, in eastern Germany.  The vote will be carried out on March 22. Mohamed Nejma

AlSayeda Zeinab Cordoned Off with Sand Barriers in Syria

AlSayeda Zeinab Cordoned Off with Sand Barriers in Syria

19-03-2021

Syrian security forces fenced off access roads connecting Babila, Hjeira, and AlSayeda Zeinab towns with sand barriers and without prior notice. Informed sources told AGPS that the closure was carried out under the security pretext. The main thoroughfare has been

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Transportation Crisis Rocks AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

19-03-2021

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

Humanitarian Drive Launched in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Drive Launched in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

19-03-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, along with Palestinian expatriates have embarked on a campaign to pay the debts of vulnerable families in the area. AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

18-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Bayan Jumu’a, aged 19, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for the 6th consecutive year. Bayan was arrested on March 17, 2015 at Palestine Street checkpoint in Yarmouk Camp as she headed for an aid distribution center

Teachers in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Squalid Condition

Teachers in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Squalid Condition

18-03-2021

Instructors in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, have been facing dire conditions due to salary decreases at government-run schools, where a tutor receives no more than 70,000 Syrian pounds. Hundreds of teaching staff and university graduates

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Bread Dearth in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Families Denounce Bread Dearth in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

18-03-2021

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, in northern Syria, have denounced the sharp decrease in bread quantities distributed by AFAD organization. Every person receives two and a half bread loafs per day, down from four

House Detonated by Regime Forces in AlMuzeireeb

House Detonated by Regime Forces in AlMuzeireeb

18-03-2021

Panic flared up among Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town after Syrian government forces blew up a house they mined in the area on claims that a wanted man called Mohamed Sbeihi has been hiding inside the building. AGPS

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

18-03-2021

More than ten years into the Syrian conflict, Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria (PRS) continue to struggle with growing poverty and economic hardship. The crisis in Syria has been one of the gravest and most demanding emergencies faced in the

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahim Saleh Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Rahim Saleh Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

17-03-2021

Palestinian young man Abdul Rahim Saleh Awad has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the eighth year running. The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on April 01, 2013. AGPS documented the secret imprisonment of 1,797

Palestinian Refugee Girl Wins Damascus Chess Championship

Palestinian Refugee Girl Wins Damascus Chess Championship

17-03-2021

11-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl Luna Fadi Mohamed, raised in Syria’s Khan Dannun refugee camp, has won the second prize (-12) in a chess championship held in Rif Dimashq province on 15-16/03/2021. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Japan Contributes US$ 1.8 Million for Food Assistance to Palestine Refugees

Japan Contributes US$ 1.8 Million for Food Assistance to Palestine Refugees

17-03-2021

The Government of Japan contributed US$ 1.8 Million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) operations in Syria. UNRWA said in a statement issued on Monday that this contribution, “Emergency

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

17-03-2021

Some 25 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in AlBal Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The families

Palestinian Conscripts in Syria Subjected to Mistreatment

Palestinian Conscripts in Syria Subjected to Mistreatment

17-03-2021

Conscripts at the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, have denounced the negligence and mistreatment they have been facing inside military barracks. The conscripts said they have been grappling with food shortage and forced to buy food

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 10th Year

16-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud AlSaabi has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the tenth consecutive year. Mahmoud was arrested by Syrian security forces at his home in AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, on August 16, 2011. AGPS documented the

Palestinian Scholars Push For Humanitarian Assistance of Palestinians North of Syria

Palestinian Scholars Push For Humanitarian Assistance of Palestinians North of Syria

16-03-2021

The Association of Palestine Scholars in Syria called for boosting support to Palestinian refugees in northern Syria. This came in an event held by the Association on the occasion of the International Jerusalem Day, held in Atama, in the northern

Mortars Hit AlMuzeireeb Town

Mortars Hit AlMuzeireeb Town

16-03-2021

Three mortar shells have slammed into AlMuzeireeb town, where violent clashes broke out between the regime forces and opposition gunmen.  Fighters from the Fourth Division fired mortars, after injuries and deaths were reported among its gunmen. Nearly 1,700

Swedish Embassy in Lebanon: Funds Needed to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

Swedish Embassy in Lebanon: Funds Needed to Rehabilitate Yarmouk Camp

16-03-2021

The Swedish embassy said following a visit to Yarmouk Camp that resources are insufficient to cover the residents’ basic needs despite generous contributions by Sweden and other donor parties. The Embassy said in a Facebook statement that Yarmouk Camp, once

Russia Digs Up Graves in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria in Search of Dead Israeli Spy

Russia Digs Up Graves in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria in Search of Dead Israeli Spy

16-03-2021

Russian forces in Syria have spent the past weeks excavating a cemetery in a refugee camp in search of the body of a prominent former Israeli spy, according to Israeli sources Russians have been digging up graves in Yarmouk, a

Palestinian Refugee Girl Honored by Berlin School

Palestinian Refugee Girl Honored by Berlin School

15-03-2021

Lynar Grun Schule in Berlin honored the Palestinian schoolgirl Farah Mootaz Khalaf who earned the highest score in her 4th grade exams. Farah’s family fled Syria’s Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees some six years ago. They reached Germany via a

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Authorities over Poor Services

Palestinian Refugees Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Authorities over Poor Services

15-03-2021

Activists in Yarmouk Camp lashed out at Damascus Governorate which they said continues to turn its back on the residents’ appeals for vital services. The residents said local authorities have not provided them with much-needed services, except for rubble clearance

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation Gas Distribution

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Manipulation Gas Distribution

15-03-2021

Displaced Palestinian families in AlNeirab Camp, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, said they have been cheated by gas suppliers who have been providing them with cylinders that run out of gas in a week. AlNeirab camp is the

Palestine Refugees Call for Increasing UN Aid

Palestine Refugees Call for Increasing UN Aid

15-03-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria have called on UNRWA to increase humanitarian aid and cash grants and to deliver them to the concerned refugees on a monthly rather than a trimestrial basis.  UNRWA provides assistance to over 438,000 registered

AGPS Launches Opinion Poll about Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Launches Opinion Poll about Yarmouk Camp

15-03-2021

AGPS has called on Palestinian refugees to fill out an opinion poll about the reconstruction of Yarmouk Camp. The answers will serve as references for future studies about the situation in Yarmouk Camp. Palestinian families continue to call on the

21 Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Authorities

21 Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Authorities

14-03-2021

21 migrants were forcibly pushed back by Greek Coast Guard as they tried to disembark on Greek islands. The pushback took place onboard an orange-colored liferaft that set sail off Samos Island.  Greek authorities reportedly reached out to Turkish

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Fayad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Fayad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

14-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Saoud Fayad, in his 50s, has been secretly held in Syrian prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of AlHusainiya Camp and the father of six children, was arrested by Syrian security forces on November

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Life-Saving Medicines

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Appeal for Life-Saving Medicines

14-03-2021

Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to launch distress signals over the acute shortage in much-needed medicines and medical kit.  The residents said expired medicines have been sold in the area at exorbitant prices. Jaramana camp

Residents of Deraa Refugee Camp Appeal for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities

Residents of Deraa Refugee Camp Appeal for Reconstruction of Vital Facilities

14-03-2021

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

135,000 Palestine Refugees in Syria Belong to Most Vulnerable Categories

135,000 Palestine Refugees in Syria Belong to Most Vulnerable Categories

14-03-2021

For the last ten years, Syria has been devastated by prolonged conflict, destroying countless lives and displacing millions. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Palestinian refugees, already displaced, have

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

34 Migrants Rescued off Turkish Seashore

13-03-2021

34 irregular migrants were rescued off Karaburun seashore, in Izmir, due to bad weather conditions. The migrants were transferred to the regional migration directorate. Turkey has served as a major launch-off point for migrants fleeing Syria, among other war-stricken zones

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

4 Members of Palestinian Family Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

13-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

Palestinian Refugee Wins Syria Bodybuilding Championship

13-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Na’im has won the first seat as part of a bodybuilding contest held in Jaramana on March 12. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily

AGPS Renews Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories” about Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Renews Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories” about Palestinians of Syria

13-03-2021

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

42 Palestinian Refugees from/in War-Torn Syria Pronounced Dead in 2020

42 Palestinian Refugees from/in War-Torn Syria Pronounced Dead in 2020

13-03-2021

AGPS report documenting the situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020 has recorded the death of 42 Palestinian refugees in 2020. The list includes five refugees who drowned at sea, four among whom as they tried to reach Greece. Another

Palestinian Refugee Yehya AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

Palestinian Refugee Yehya AlBash Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2012

12-03-2021

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

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee Woman Caught by Greek Police

Murderer of Palestinian Refugee Woman Caught by Greek Police

12-03-2021

Greek authorities arrested Abdul Hadi AlBaaj, accused of killing the Palestinian girl Israa Maatouk.  The murderer was identified by Palestinian activist Shukri Abu Aoun in Thessaloniki before he turned him in to Greek police. In late January 2021, Palestinian

Swedish Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

Swedish Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

12-03-2021

A Swedish delegation accompanied by UNRWA staffers and representatives of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp to inspect UNRWA premises in the area. GAPAR sources said UNRWA premises are likely to be

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Urge UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid

12-03-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan have called on UNRWA to deliver the third batch of emergency cash. The refugees said they have been grappling with increasing hardship due to the restrictions imposed as part of the anti-coronavirus fight. Palestinian

Rights Group Urges UNHRC to Save Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Rights Group Urges UNHRC to Save Palestinian Refugee Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

12-03-2021

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) sounded the alarm over the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. This came in an oral statement delivered at a seminar with the independent International Commission

European Countries Accused of Endangering Lives of Refugees Crossing Mediterranean

European Countries Accused of Endangering Lives of Refugees Crossing Mediterranean

11-03-2021

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights said European countries must urgently change their migration policies which endanger refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean “European countries are failing to protect refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe via the

New Visa Procedures Issued by Syrian Embassy for Military Conscripts

New Visa Procedures Issued by Syrian Embassy for Military Conscripts

11-03-2021

The Syrian Embassy in Beirut issued on March 10 new instructions regarding visas for military conscripts in Syria. The Embassy said in a statement that visas for conscripts residing in the Syrian territories will be extended to 90 days per

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Visits AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

Palestinian Red Crescent Delegation Visits AlAyedeen Camp in Hums

11-03-2021

A Red Crescent delegation led by Dr. Atef Ibrahim paid a visit on March 11 to Bisan Hospital in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Hums city. The delegation inspected the health services provided by medical staff and called for

Classrooms Shut in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria over Coronavirus Propagation

Classrooms Shut in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria over Coronavirus Propagation

11-03-2021

Classes have been partly suspended at the UNRWA-run Damon School in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees after two cases of coronavirus were reported among schoolchildren.  The instructor has also been home-quarantined after she tested positive for the highly-contagious virus

Polyglot Palestinian Girl Gets Highest Score at Damascus University

Polyglot Palestinian Girl Gets Highest Score at Damascus University

11-03-2021

Palestinian student Lama Abu Shkeir has garnered the highest score at the department of Spanish Literature at Damascus Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences. Aged 21, Lama masters eight languages: Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, and Greek. She

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

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

10-03-2021

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

Suspected Coronavirus Cases Reported in Jaramana Camp

Suspected Coronavirus Cases Reported in Jaramana Camp

10-03-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees called on administrations of UNRWA-run schools to reveal the real number of coronavirus cases among students and teaching staff. The residents continue to speak out against the absence of anti-coronavirus drives in the

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

Humanitarian Situation in AlNeirab Camp Exacerbated by Transportation Crisis

10-03-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees in Aleppo continue to launch cries for help over the transportation crisis, saying workers and students have also had difficulties getting to their workplaces and universities. The residents continue to speak out against

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of Gaza Office

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of Gaza Office

10-03-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian action regarding the squalid situation in the besieged enclave. Sometime

Activists Launch Legal Move against Sweden over Asylum Seeking Applications

Activists Launch Legal Move against Sweden over Asylum Seeking Applications

10-03-2021

The Association of Refugees’ Rights in Sweden has initiated a legal action against the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in response to the latter’s apathy regarding Palestinian refugees who have been denied asylum in Sweden. The statement said a

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp Gripped with Water Crisis

09-03-2021

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

Residents of Deraa Camp Sound Alarm over Property-Theft

Residents of Deraa Camp Sound Alarm over Property-Theft

09-03-2021

Property-theft attempts have increasingly been reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria.  The residents attributed the phenomenon to uncontrolled drug consumption and increasing unemployment rates.  The residents called on local authorities to take serious measures

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Overburdened by Visa Renewal Fees

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Overburdened by Visa Renewal Fees

09-03-2021

Thousands of Palestinians from Syria who have fled to other destinations have been unable to pay the steep fees of visa-renewal processes in the new destinations. Renewing travel documents costs up to $300. The applicant is required to pay $800

Emergency State Declared in AlNeirab Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

Emergency State Declared in AlNeirab Camp over Coronavirus Propagation

09-03-2021

A state of emergency has been declared by medics in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees after a number of students tested positive for the highly-contagious coronavirus. Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said an instructor at a UNRWA-run school is

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

AGPS Issues Annual Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

09-03-2021

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has issued its annual report documenting the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from Syria in 2020. Entitled “Palestinians of Syria: The Search for Selfhood”, the report underscores the calamitous situation of Palestinian refugees

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Gaza

Palestinians from Syria Rally in Gaza

08-03-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria joined a vigil held outside of the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Gaza to push for urgent humanitarian action regarding the squalid situation in the besieged enclave. Shortly after the vigil, the Follow-Up

CSOs Urge Palestine Embassy to Include Palestinians of Syria in Humanitarian Aid

CSOs Urge Palestine Embassy to Include Palestinians of Syria in Humanitarian Aid

08-03-2021

The Association of CSOs in Lebanon urged the Palestinian Embassy and the Palestine Liberation Organization in Beirut to include Palestinian refugees from Syria in humanitarian emergency responses and cash aid allotted to COVID-19 cases. Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

Vaccination Campaign Launched in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Syria

08-03-2021

A campaign to vaccinate refugee children aged below five years-old against poliomyelitis has seen the day in displacement camps across the war-ravaged Syrian territories. In live photos, medics and paramedics appear touring residential alleyways in order to immunize children. Scores

Suspected Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp

Suspected Coronavirus Cases Reported in AlNeirab Camp

08-03-2021

Dozens of suspected coronavirus cases have been reported in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo. Local sources told AGPS that 55 students at the UNRWA-run Akka School have been suspected of being infected with

On Women’s International Day, AGPS Calls on Int’l Community to Protect Palestinian Refugee Women in/from Syria

On Women’s International Day, AGPS Calls on Int’l Community to Protect Palestinian Refugee Women in/from Syria

08-03-2021

AGPS calls on the international community to speak up for Palestinian refugee women in/from Syria and work on securing their basic human rights. AGPS has documented the death of 487 Palestinian women and the secret detention of 110 others in

Cash Aid Distributed to Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Ankara

Cash Aid Distributed to Vulnerable Palestinian Families in Ankara

07-03-2021

FIDAR Association, in partnership with Marhama charity, distributed cash aid to 50 Palestinian families from Syria in Ankara. Unofficial data indicates that 22,000 Palestinian refugees have sought shelter in Turkey, including 8,000 to 10,000 Palestinians who fled

CSOs Speak Up for Palestinians of Syria

CSOs Speak Up for Palestinians of Syria

07-03-2021

Representatives of the Popular Committees of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon paid a visit on March 4 to Palestinian activist Dr. Ahmad Abdul Hadi in his Beirut office to brief him on the dire condition faced by Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Transfer Aid to Palestinians of Syria

UNRWA to Transfer Aid to Palestinians of Syria

07-03-2021

UNRWA said that the first batch of the 2021 cash grants will be distributed to Palestinian refugees in Syria in cooperation with the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) as of March 10. UNRWA said emergency cash aid covering

Over 90% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Poverty

Over 90% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Live in Poverty

07-03-2021

Poverty rates have reached a zenith in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria due to the sharp decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian pound compared to the USD and the refugees’ lack of access to the local labor market

487 Female Palestinian Refugees Die of War-Related Incidents in Syria

487 Female Palestinian Refugees Die of War-Related Incidents in Syria

07-03-2021

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

Palestinian Brothers Ahamd and Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Ahamd and Mohamed Awad Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

06-03-2021

Palestinian brothers Mohamed and Ahmad Awad have been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Mohamed, born in 1986, was arrested in Hama city on December 26, 2013. Ahmad, born in 1985, was arrested on

Committee Urges Palestinians from Syria to Rally in Gaza

Committee Urges Palestinians from Syria to Rally in Gaza

06-03-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Gaza called on Palestinian returnees from Syria, Libya, and Yemen to join a vigil slated to be held on Sunday, March 07, outside of the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in

House Ravaged by Fire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

House Ravaged by Fire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

06-03-2021

Fires broke out at a house in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, resulting in heavy material damage. Firefighters rushed to the scene and put out the fires, with the help of the residents.  The incident was

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Bullet Shots in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Killed by Bullet Shots in Syria

06-03-2021

Palestinian refugee Rafat Amin AlSbeihi was killed by bullet fire heavily shot during a wedding party celebrated in AlMuzeireeb town, in the Syrian province of Deraa. The victim is the father of four children. Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb continue

Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria Seek Livelihoods to Feed Starved Families

Palestinian Refugee Women in Syria Seek Livelihoods to Feed Starved Families

06-03-2021

Scores of Palestinian refugee women sheltered in Syria have served as their families’ sole breadwinners.  Entering its 11th year, the warfare has forced women to break down gender locks and force their way into the market place to ensure

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Husam AlRefai

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Husam AlRefai

05-03-2021

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Authorities to Facilitate Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Authorities to Facilitate Return to Yarmouk Camp

05-03-2021

Palestinian families continue to call on the concerned authorities to broker their safe return to their homes in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, and to press ahead with reconstruction projects. Such calls come in response to the reluctance maintained by local

Coronavirus Cases Reported in Jaramana Refugee Camp

Coronavirus Cases Reported in Jaramana Refugee Camp

05-03-2021

The UNRWA-run AlRama School, in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province suspended courses at a number of classes on account of maintenance works. Parents slammed the school administration for such “an arbitrary decision”, saying the measure

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in War-Torn Syria

05-03-2021

Palestinian refugees in Syria continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to the sharp decrease in the exchange rate of the Syrian pound compared to the USD and their lack of access to the local

Palestinians of Syria Call on UN Agency to Increase Humanitarian Aid

Palestinians of Syria Call on UN Agency to Increase Humanitarian Aid

05-03-2021

Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Ali Mustafa, has called upon UNRWA’s  Commissioner-General to work on securing Palestinian refugees’ access to much-needed humanitarian and cash aid. Musatafa called for increasing aid allotted to the refugees, after

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

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

04-03-2021

Palestinian young man Ali Abdul Salam Shehabi has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons since February 2, 2014,  Ali and some other 130 young men were arrested on the same day on their way to receive food aid in

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over 3 Missing Relatives

Palestinian Families Appeal for Information over 3 Missing Relatives

04-03-2021

Concerns have been raised over the fate of 11 Palestinian and Syrian migrants, including Palestinians from Syria, Palestinians from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, and Syrian nationals, who have gone missing west of the Turkish seashore, onboard a Greece-bound vessel, since

Refugees’ Committee Calls on Palestinians from Syria in Gaza to Update Personal Data

Refugees’ Committee Calls on Palestinians from Syria in Gaza to Update Personal Data

04-03-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Gaza has called upon Palestinian returnees from Syria to update their personal records.  The committee said updates include the refugee’s name, family members, address, and contact numbers. The data will

Member of Free Palestine Movement Killed in Syria

Member of Free Palestine Movement Killed in Syria

04-03-2021

Palestinian young man Abdul Mutaleb Khnifes was fatally shot near the Damascus-Deraa highway. The Free Palestine Movement, affiliated with the Syrian regime, mourned Abdul Mutaleb’s death, saying he was killed by opposition outfits in Deraa.  

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

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

04-03-2021

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

53 Palestinian Residents of Hama Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

53 Palestinian Residents of Hama Camp Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

03-03-2021

AGPS has documented the secret detention of 53 Palestinian refugees sheltered in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama, in Syrian prisons. At the same time, at least 26 Palestinian residents of the camp died of war-related incidents. AGPS has recorded the secret

US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made public

US demands status of all Syrian detainees be made public

03-03-2021

The United States demanded Tuesday that the status of tens of thousands of civilians detained in Syria during the country’s 10-year conflict be made public, and that the bodies of those who died be returned to their loved ones. U

Vital Services Partly Resumed in Yarmouk Camp

Vital Services Partly Resumed in Yarmouk Camp

03-03-2021

Damascus Governorate has started providing services to Palestinian refugees south of Damascus. Vehicles have been spotted clearing garbage from residential neighborhoods. After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees, particularly those taking shelter in Yarmouk, continue to be one of the

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Hjeira Town Denounce Power Blackouts

Palestinian Refugees in Syria’s Hjeira Town Denounce Power Blackouts

03-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Hjera town, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, have been left without power for the fifth consecutive day. The residents slammed local authorities for turning deaf ears to their appeals to enhance infrastructure and vital

PLA Reduces Staff Salaries

PLA Reduces Staff Salaries

03-03-2021

The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime, has lowered salaries of its gunmen on claims of inferior fitness rates. Special sources told AGPS that the PLA has updated its staffers on the decision to reduce salaries to

UN: Financial Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency Worst in years

UN: Financial Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency Worst in years

02-03-2021

UNRWA said it has been struggling with an acute financial deficit which is likely to keep going for years to come. Speaking with Palestine Voice radio station on March 1, UNRWA spokesman Sami Masha’sha said that though several donors have

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Power for Days

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Left without Power for Days

02-03-2021

Residents of the western neighborhood of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees said power installations have been inoperative for several days, exacerbating even further the squalid humanitarian condition in the camp. The families have called on the General Authority for

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Denounce Power Crisis in Syria Displacement Camp

Cash-Stripped Palestinian Families Denounce Power Crisis in Syria Displacement Camp

02-03-2021

Palestinian refugee families in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, have launched distress calls over the exorbitant prices of fuel-powered electricity generators in an area that has been rocked by chronic power blackouts.  The residents said they have been forced to

Another Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

Another Palestinian Refugee Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

02-03-2021

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has documented the death of a Palestinian refugee in Syrian prisons.  His name has been kept secret over security concerns as his family lives in Damascus. The family was updated on

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

Palestinian Families Facing Dire Conditions in T’Seil Town

02-03-2021

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

Humanitarian Condition in Jaramana Camp Exacerbated by Power Installations Theft

Humanitarian Condition in Jaramana Camp Exacerbated by Power Installations Theft

01-03-2021

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said power installations have been stolen from the area, exacerbating the humanitarian condition endured by hundreds of Palestinian refugee families. Over recent years, residents of Jaramana Camp have launched cries

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

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

01-03-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Families Push For Debris Clearance South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Families Push For Debris Clearance South of Damascus

01-03-2021

Residents of AlZein neighborhood, south of Damascus, called on the Syrian authorities to remove debris and sand barriers from local thoroughfares in order to ease civilians’ access out of and into the area. The residents urged the Yalda municipality to

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

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

01-03-2021

Director-General of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees in Syria (GAPAR) Ali Mustafa said Syrian authorities continue to prevent Palestinian newborns and children aged below 14 from being included on lists of smart card beneficiaries. Smart cards have been

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria Blast

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Syria Blast

01-03-2021

Palestinian young man Mohamed Ayman Ayesh has died after an explosive device implanted by anonymous militiamen went off in AlSadd neighborhood, south of Syria. A commercial store sustained massive material destruction. Firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the fires

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Hamidi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Hamidi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

28-02-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Wins Karate Championship in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Wins Karate Championship in Syria

28-02-2021

Palestinian young man Mohamed Majd Abdullah has won the first seat in a karate contest kick-started on February 25 in Syria.  Mohamed, aged 16 and raised in Yarmouk refugee camp, won the Syrian Arab Republic Championship title. Hundreds of

NGO Urges UNRWA to Enhance Cash Aid Transfer Mechanisms

NGO Urges UNRWA to Enhance Cash Aid Transfer Mechanisms

28-02-2021

Association 302 to Defend Refugees' Rights has called upon UNRWA to synchronize delivery mechanisms of cash grants in favor of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. The Association said in a statement that the refugees are made to risk their

Dozens of Vulnerable Palestinian Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp

Dozens of Vulnerable Palestinian Families Deprived of Fuel Supplies in Daraa Camp

28-02-2021

Dozens of cash-strapped families in Daraa Camp for Palestine refugees, south of Syria, have been left without fuel.  The bulk of civilians have been deprived of fuel reserves needed for cooking and heating. The situation is exacerbated by the

UNHCR Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

UNHCR Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

28-02-2021

A delegation of the UNHCR accompanied by representatives of the Syrian Red Crescent Organization paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus.  Engineer Rola Maw’ed, head of the services department in Yarmouk, briefed the delegations

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Mohamed Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

27-02-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Mahmoud Mohamed, born in 1976, continues to appeal for information over their forcibly disappeared relative, who has been locked up in Syrian government jails since January 24, 2013. A resident of Yarmouk Camp, the

Palestinian Refugee Muayad Mohamed Goes Missing in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugee Muayad Mohamed Goes Missing in Syria Displacement Camp

27-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Muayad Ahmad Mohamed disappeared from Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, on Friday. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. 333 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the outbreak

UN: 86% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Debt

UN: 86% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Debt

27-02-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, said UNRWA in a fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis

Military Branch in Syria Tasked with Monitoring Security File in Yarmouk Camp

Military Branch in Syria Tasked with Monitoring Security File in Yarmouk Camp

27-02-2021

The government-run military branch south of Damascus will take charge of the security file in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees and the adjacent neighborhood of AlHajar AlAswad. Officers from the Fourth Division have removed a checkpoint pitched near the main

Palestinian Medics Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Medics Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

27-02-2021

Palestinian medics and relief activists have been permanently targeted by the Syrian government forces on claims of assisting rival parties. Several paramedics and volunteers died under torture in government lock-ups. According to doctor Omar Mheibash, the list of Palestinian medics

Palestinian Asylum Seekers on Greek Island Denounce Corruption

Palestinian Asylum Seekers on Greek Island Denounce Corruption

26-02-2021

Migrants and asylum seekers, including Palestinians, taking shelter in substandard migrant facilities set up in Greece said they have been blackmailed over their calls for speeding up asylum procedures.  The migrants sounded the alarm over corruption and bribery which

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

Khan Dannun Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Power Crisis

26-02-2021

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

UNRWA Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Return Cash Aid following Technical Error

UNRWA Calls on Palestinian Refugees to Return Cash Aid following Technical Error

26-02-2021

UNRWA urged registered Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon to return the undue cash grants which were sent to them by mistake to BankMed. A few days earlier, transfer of UNRWA cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Coronavirus-Stricken Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Healthcare Services

Coronavirus-Stricken Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Appeal for Urgent Healthcare Services

26-02-2021

Palestinian activists said displaced Palestinian refugees in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region who tested positive for coronavirus have been left without medicines. The infected refugees slammed UNRWA for turning blind eyes to their distress calls, saying the phone calls carried out by

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Khamis Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

26-02-2021

Palestinian ex-prisoner Ahmad Khamis, who was released from Israeli jails as part of an Israel-Russian swap deal and re-arrested by Syrian security forces, has been enduring an unknown fate in Syrian prisons.  Informed sources told AGPS that Khamis was

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Folkloric Troupe

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Launch Folkloric Troupe

24-02-2021

A folkloric troupe has been founded by a group of Palestinian young men taking refuge in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. The so-called “Al-Taghriba AlFalastiniya” troupe aims to revive Palestine’s cultural and artistic legacy through music. Dozens attended its première performed

CSO Continues to Document Palestinian Refugees’ Data in Northern Syria

CSO Continues to Document Palestinian Refugees’ Data in Northern Syria

24-02-2021

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

Webinar Held in The Netherlands in Solidarity with Palestinians North of Syria

Webinar Held in The Netherlands in Solidarity with Palestinians North of Syria

24-02-2021

The Palestinian refugee community in The Netherlands has called for a mass participation in a webinar to be held via zoom application in order to discuss the situation of Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria

UN Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Delayed

UN Cash Aid Delivery to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Delayed

24-02-2021

Transfer of UNRWA cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon has been suspended due to over-deposits of allotted sums. Transactions have been delayed until the technical problem is worked out. Last week, UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Launch Distress Calls

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria’s Yarmouk Camp Launch Distress Calls

24-02-2021

After ten 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

Family Appeals for Information over Palestinian Refugee in Syria

Family Appeals for Information over Palestinian Refugee in Syria

23-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Shahada Ibrahim, born in 1989, disappeared on Monday, February 22, on his way back home after he marched in the funeral procession of Palestinian refugee Issa Diab in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq. The family said their

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Yousef Shehab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Khaled Yousef Shehab Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

23-02-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Khaled Yousef Shehab continues to appeal for information over their relative’s condition and whereabouts. Khaled, an aluminum carpenter, was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 14, 2021 at checkpoint near the main entrance to

Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Handarat Camp Launch Distress Calls

Palestinian Refugees Displaced from Handarat Camp Launch Distress Calls

23-02-2021

Palestinian refugees displaced from Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, to Latakia city have been confronted with increased hardship due to protracted displacement and the loss of livelihoods. The situation is made worse by the socio-economic fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic and

UN: 40% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Internally Displaced

UN: 40% of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Internally Displaced

23-02-2021

Protracted displacement, deteriorating socio-economic conditions aggravated by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, dire humanitarian needs and protection concerns continue to affect the lives of Palestine refugees in Syria, according to UNRWA’s “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”. UNRWA said

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Transfer Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

22-02-2021

UNRWA pledged to transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon for the month of March as of February 22. The grants should be withdrawn by the concerned refugees by February 28. Beneficiaries of social insurances can withdraw their cash

Telecommunications Network Operative in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Telecommunications Network Operative in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

22-02-2021

The cell phones network has gone operative in Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, following maintenance works carried out in the area. Living conditions in Khan Eshieh have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Exacerbated by Power Crisis

22-02-2021

Residents of Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, said their life has been marred by the chronic power blackouts in an area that has already been affected by the perils of cold weather. Students and schoolchildren have been

Displaced Palestinian Family Launches Distress Calls from Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Family Launches Distress Calls from Northern Syria

22-02-2021

A Palestinian refugee sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria said the humanitarian situation of hundreds of displaced Palestinian families is dire. In a new testimony unraveled to AGPS, Palestinian refugee Issa Ahmed Awad, who was forcibly displaced

Over 110 Palestinian Refugee Women Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons, 34 Tortured to Death

Over 110 Palestinian Refugee Women Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons, 34 Tortured to Death

22-02-2021

At least 110 Palestinian women and girls have been enduring mysterious fates in Syrian government prisons, where scores of others have died as a result of torture.  Palestinian women have also been subjected to abrupt searches and exhaustive questioning

17 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria Shootouts in 2020

17 Palestinian Refugees Killed in Syria Shootouts in 2020

21-02-2021

AGPS has documented the death of 17 Palestinian refugees as a result of armed shootouts in war-torn Syria in 2020. Sometime earlier, AGPS said a total of 42 Palestinians died in 2020, including five refugees who drowned at sea. The

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

Palestinian Refugee from Syria in Turkey Appeals for Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

21-02-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Alaa Matlab, born in 1984, continues to appeal for urgent medical treatment in Turkey. Alaa, who fled Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, was injured on January 28, 2021 with high-voltage electrical injury following which

Damascus Authorities Greenlight Mosque Reopening in Yarmouk Camp

Damascus Authorities Greenlight Mosque Reopening in Yarmouk Camp

21-02-2021

The Syrian Ministry of Endowment okayed the reopening of Abdul Kader AlHusaini Mosque in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus. The Ministry called on the Mosque staffers to work on removing debris and cleaning the mosque basement, pending

87% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria Live in Poverty in Lebanon

87% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria Live in Poverty in Lebanon

21-02-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Lebanon are grappling with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, said UNRWA in a fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis

Palestinian Brothers Jihad and Mahmoud Atallah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Brothers Jihad and Mahmoud Atallah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

20-02-2021

Palestinian brothers Jihad and Mahmoud Atallah have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Jihad, born in 1967, was arrested on March 20, 2014 by Syrian security forces deployed near AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following New Assassination in AlMuzeireeb

Palestinian Refugees Distressed following New Assassination in AlMuzeireeb

20-02-2021

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the assassination of a local resident called Yousef Emad AlAwadi. In 2020 alone, five Palestinian refugees were assassinated

Elderly Palestinian Woman Speaks Up for Yarmouk Refugee Camp

Elderly Palestinian Woman Speaks Up for Yarmouk Refugee Camp

20-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Fathiya Abdul Halim Karima filed a complaint to the Syrian authorities denouncing the poor infrastructure in Umm AlFahm Street, in Yarmouk Camp. The complaint, which was passed on from the Ministry of Local Governance to Damascus Governor, called

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria to Go Homeless

Cancer-Stricken Palestinian Refugee in Syria to Go Homeless

20-02-2021

A Palestinian refugee woman who fled war-torn Syria to Jordan said she risks to go homeless as she failed to secure rental fees and other house charges. The refugee, called Umm Saleh, told AGPS that she has been going through

UN: 465 Palestinian Refugees Succumb to Coronavirus

UN: 465 Palestinian Refugees Succumb to Coronavirus

20-02-2021

8,675 coronavirus cases, including 465 deaths, were recorded among Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) as of 10 December 2020, said UNRWA in its “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”. Nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 cases have also been reported

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaz AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 5th Year

19-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Mootaz AlKhatib, a former resident of Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been forcibly disappeared by opposition squads in Syria for the fifth consecutive year. Mootaz was kidnapped at a government-run checkpoint in Syria on June 01

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

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

19-02-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Shivering of Cold at UN Schools in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Children Shivering of Cold at UN Schools in Syria

19-02-2021

Palestinian refugee students enrolled at UNRWA schools have been affected by cold weather. The situation is exacerbated by the absence of heating installations at UNRWA premises. Parents whose children are enrolled at Jibreen School in AlSayeda Zeinab refugee camp said

91% of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Suffer Extreme Poverty

91% of Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Suffer Extreme Poverty

19-02-2021

Protracted displacement, deteriorating socio-economic conditions aggravated by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, dire humanitarian needs and protection concerns continue to affect the lives of Palestine refugees in Syria, according to UNRWA’s “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”. UNRWA said

UN: 100% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Need of Humanitarian Assistance

UN: 100% of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Jordan in Need of Humanitarian Assistance

19-02-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability, due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, said UNRWA in a fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis

AlNeirab Refugee Camp Gripped With Price Hike

AlNeirab Refugee Camp Gripped With Price Hike

09-02-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, said prices have skyrocketed at the local market, where vital products have been sold at exorbitant costs. The residents called on local authorities to take serious measures in response to price manipulation and violations

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Mistreatment at UNRWA Clinic

09-02-2021

Palestinian refugees sheltered in Jaramana Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at a the UNRWA-run clinic. A number of refugees who showed up at the facility for treatment

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Dannun Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Dannun Camp

09-02-2021

Power cables have been stolen from houses and alleyways in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Sources inside the camp pointed the finger at pro-regime

Water Poisoning Cases Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Water Poisoning Cases Reported in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

09-02-2021

A number of residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, were intoxicated by sewage-contaminated water. Representative of the water company in the area said such water toxemia cases have exclusively been recorded in AlSayeda Zeinab camp

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees Stranded in Thailand Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

09-02-2021

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

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon

16-02-2021

1,500 bread packs have been distributed by CSOs to Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekraa region. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in poverty and are food insecure. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than

NGO Pays Tribute to Palestinian Poet Abdullah Issa

NGO Pays Tribute to Palestinian Poet Abdullah Issa

16-02-2021

The Lady of the Earth Foundation honored the Palestinian poet Abdullah Isaa as part of ceremony held in the West Bank province of Ramallah to pay tribute to the “icons of the year”. Speaking from Russia, Abdullah Issa apologized for

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Price Manipulation in Syria Displacement Camp

16-02-2021

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

Displaced Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Authorities to Ease Access to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Palestinian Families Urge Syrian Authorities to Ease Access to Yarmouk Camp

16-02-2021

Palestinian families displaced from Yarmouk Camp continue to denounce the complicated red tape slapped by the Syrian authorities regarding their demands to return to the camp. The residents said local authorities continue to block their access to their houses and

629 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

629 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Prisons

16-02-2021

AGPS has documented the death of 629 Palestinian refugees in Syria’s state run penal complexes since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. AGPS estimates the real number to be far higher due to the gag orders slapped by the

Migrants Complain of Skin Infections on Greek Island

Migrants Complain of Skin Infections on Greek Island

08-02-2021

Activists have warned of the spread of skin diseases and scabies among migrants taking shelter in Kara Tepe camp, located about 2.5 km to the north of Mytilene, the capital of the island of Lesbos. Greek authorities have reportedly

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Amer Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Amer Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

08-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Husain Amer has been secretly locked up in Syrian government prisons for the eighth consecutive year. Mohamed was arrested by the Syrian security forces on February 14, 2013, near the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp. His condition

Liwaa AlQuds Holds Mass-Funeral for Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria

Liwaa AlQuds Holds Mass-Funeral for Palestinians Killed in War-Torn Syria

08-02-2021

Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, held a funeral for 46 of its members, including Palestinian refugees, whose bodies were removed from the debris piled up in AlZahira neighborhood, in Aleppo. The victims died on May 3, 2016

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Healthcare Services

Palestinian Refugees in Jordan Appeal for Healthcare Services

08-02-2021

Palestinian activists and refugees launched calls for enhancing access to healthcare services among Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan. The refugees denounced the complicated red tape slapped by government-run hospitals and health centres across the Jordanian territories. The number

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Laid Off by UNRWA

Dozens of Palestinians from Syria Laid Off by UNRWA

08-02-2021

UNRWA has suspended the contracts of dozens of part-time and day laborers recruited since the start of the conflict in Syria due to funding deficit.  A laid-off staffer told AGPS that the measure will make the situation of Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Abu Shalah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Faysal Abu Shalah Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian

07-02-2021

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

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Stray Dogs Sway Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-02-2021

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

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

07-02-2021

Palestinian refugee families in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, have raised concerns over the increasing abductions, home-burglary attempts, and sexual harassment reported in the area, particularly overnight due to chronic power blackouts.  The Syrian authorities reportedly arrested a three-member

100,000 USD Sent from Occupied Palestinian Territories to Northern Syria Displacement Camps

100,000 USD Sent from Occupied Palestinian Territories to Northern Syria Displacement Camps

07-02-2021

Palestinians from Tuba village, northeast of Tiberias city, collected a sum of 100,000 USD in aid for Palestinian families sheltered in displacement camps in northern Syria. The move makes part of a humanitarian campaign launched by Ighatha48 Association to

Syrian, Russian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Camp Cemetery in Hunt For Body Remains of Israeli Soldiers

Syrian, Russian Forces Ravage Yarmouk Camp Cemetery in Hunt For Body Remains of Israeli Soldiers

07-02-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlMesri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Jamal AlMesri Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime for 8th Year

06-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Jamal Faysal AlMesri has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Jamal, born in 1994, was arrested at a checkpoint in AlSabina, south of Syria. His condition and whereabouts could not be identified

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Officials

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Officials

06-02-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Syrian Regime Threatens Property-Confiscation against Military Draft Evaders

Syrian Regime Threatens Property-Confiscation against Military Draft Evaders

06-02-2021

The Syrian regime announced its intent to seize the property of military dodgers, in reference to people eluding government-imposed obligation to serve in the military forces. Brigadier-General Ilyas Beitar said draft evaders aged 42 and above will have their property

Palestinian Child Missing from Jaramana Camp for 2nd Week

Palestinian Child Missing from Jaramana Camp for 2nd Week

06-02-2021

Palestinian child Abdul Rahman Nidhal Ahmed, raised in Jaramana camp, in Syria’s Rif Dimashq province, has gone missing for nearly 15 days. Abdul Rahman disappeared near AlAbasseen area as he accompanied his mother to her workplace. He had lost his

School Dropouts on the Rise among Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp

School Dropouts on the Rise among Palestinians in Syria Displacement Camp

06-02-2021

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

Qatar Contributes US$ 1,252,800 to Palestine Refugee Agency

Qatar Contributes US$ 1,252,800 to Palestine Refugee Agency

05-02-2021

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has contributed US$ 1,252,800 towards the UNRWA Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme. UNRWA said in a press release dating February 3 that this generous donation is part of a

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling With Water Crisis

05-02-2021

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian families sheltered in AlHusainiya refugee camp continue to launch cries for help over their tragic living conditions after water pumps broke down due to chronic power blackouts. The refugees lashed out at the concerned authorities over

New Assassination Attempt Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

New Assassination Attempt Reported in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

05-02-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Deraa camp, south of Syria, have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the fatal shooting of a former opposition affiliate called Ahmad Najeh AlDugheim on February

Palestinian Activists Subjected to Smear Campaign in Lebanon

Palestinian Activists Subjected to Smear Campaign in Lebanon

05-02-2021

Palestinian activists in Lebanon have denounced the ad hominem campaign waged against them on social media. The Association of Popular Committees of Palestinians of Syria slammed, in a statement issued on February 4, the counterfeit accusations targeting Palestinian activists who

36 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Receive Protection Cards in Turkey

36 Palestinian Refugees from Syria Receive Protection Cards in Turkey

05-02-2021

The Turkish Association to Support Palestine (FIDAR) said the Migration Department in the Turkish city of Bursa issued on February 3 – 4 the “kimlik” temporary protection cards to 36 Palestinian refugees from Syria. Recently, Palestinian refugees from Syria in

Palestinian Refugee Mootaza Hasan Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mootaza Hasan Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

04-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Mootaz Abdullah Mohamed Hasan has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian prisons for over seven years. Mootaz was arrested at his house in AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif Dimashq, on January 10, 2014. His condition and whereabouts could not

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Bread Crisis

04-02-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Turkey for 2 Weeks

Palestinian Refugee Missing in Turkey for 2 Weeks

04-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Diab Ali, nicknamed AlMesri, has gone missing from the Turkish city of Izmir for a couple of weeks. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. AGPS data indicates that 323 Palestinian refugees

UNRWA Cuts Aid Budget to Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

UNRWA Cuts Aid Budget to Palestine Refugees due to Funding Crisis

04-02-2021

Leni Stenseth of Norway, Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), warned that the Agency is forced to reduce 10% of its budget for 2021 due to decreasing funds

Palestinians from Syria Protest Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

Palestinians from Syria Protest Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

04-02-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have joined a vigil held outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to protest their dire humanitarian conditions and precarious

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Poor Sewerage

Palestinian Refugees in Jaramana Camp Denounce Poor Sewerage

03-02-2021

Palestinian families taking refuge in Jaramana camp, in Rif Dimashq, said drinking water has been contaminated by sewage, causing it to become foul and salty. The residents attributed the crisis to damaged sewerage infrastructure and absence of maintenance works. 

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories”

AGPS Reiterates Calls for Sharing “Untold Stories”

03-02-2021

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

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA to Deliver Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon

03-02-2021

UNRWA said on Wednesday that it will transfer cash grants to Palestinian refugees from Syria covering the months of January and February.  The allotted sums will be transferred through Bankmed. Registered refugees will be able to withdraw their cash

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Libya

Palestinian Refugee Pronounced Dead in Libya

03-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Ismail Husain, born in 1991, succumbed to wounds he sustained after a missile targeted a car which he was boarding on way to the Libyan city of Sert. Ismail was a resident of Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Declared Disaster Zones

Northern Syria Displacement Camps Declared Disaster Zones

03-02-2021

Syria Response Coordination Group (SRCG) said displacement camps set up in and around Aleppo, north of Syria, are disaster areas. In a report issued last Thursday about the situation in northern Syria, SRCG said that since 2012 the camps have

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Grappling with Dire Conditions

Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Grappling with Dire Conditions

03-02-2021

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

Palestinian Red Crescent Clinics in Syria Receive Medical Supplies

Palestinian Red Crescent Clinics in Syria Receive Medical Supplies

02-02-2021

The Palestinian Authority dispatched medical equipment to health centers run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization. The procured materials include an oxygen plant, an advanced anesthesia machine for the surgery unit, and an arc x-ray device.  Medical staff and

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Transportation Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Transportation Crisis

02-02-2021

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

Reconstruction Permits Handed Over to Yarmouk Camp Residents

Reconstruction Permits Handed Over to Yarmouk Camp Residents

02-02-2021

Local authorities in Yarmouk Camp issued permits for the reconstruction of 30 houses, 48 hours after their residents submitted demands to that end. Municipal staffers also cleared debris around the municipality building to smooth reconstruction works. Recently, Palestinian refugees said

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Forced into Military Conscription in Syria

Dozens of Palestinian Refugees Forced into Military Conscription in Syria

02-02-2021

Dozens of Palestinian youths joined a new military training session by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), affiliated with the Syrian regime. A number of buses with young men onboard were spotted in displacement camps across the war-torn country. The conscripts

Daughter of Palestinian Victim of Torture in Syrian Prisons Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Brother

Daughter of Palestinian Victim of Torture in Syrian Prisons Appeals for Information over Forcibly-Disappeared Brother

02-02-2021

A Palestinian refugee has called upon the Syrian authorities and international human rights organizations to work on disclosing the condition and whereabouts of her brother Abdul Karim Jamal Abu Hashish, forcibly disappeared by the Syrian regime for the eighth year

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Drive Launched in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

01-02-2021

The Palestinian Red Crescent Organization, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross, distributed on Monday winter clothes to children in Khan Eshieh Palestinian refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq. Living conditions in Khan Eshieh have sharply deteriorated due to the lack

Palestinian Refugee, His 2 Sons Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

Palestinian Refugee, His 2 Sons Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 9th Year

01-02-2021

Palestinian refugee Tawfiq Jebali and his two sons Mohamed Kheir and Wael, previously sheltered in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, have been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 9th consecutive year. The family said the father and his two

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlMiya wa Miya Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’s AlMiya wa Miya Camp Struggling for Survival

01-02-2021

Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in AlMiya wa Miya camp, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, have been struggling with dire conditions. The families continue to launch distress signals over their exacerbated humanitarian condition. High rates of unemployment and

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Run Out of Bread as Bakery Shuts Doors

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees to Run Out of Bread as Bakery Shuts Doors

01-02-2021

The local bakery of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, was closed down on Saturday due to an altercation between the residents over bread supply. Long and overcrowded queues are spotted daily outside of the local bakery as

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Sound Alarm over River Flood

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Sound Alarm over River Flood

01-02-2021

Displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya refugee camps, in northern Syria, have launched distress calls due to water floods from Efrin River. The residents said the flow rate far exceeds the capacity of the river

Humanitarian Campaign Launched for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Humanitarian Campaign Launched for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

31-01-2021

The Palestinian Communication Association in The Netherlands embarked on a humanitarian campaign aiming to assist Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon. In cooperation with the Popular Committee for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region, the Association distributed food portions

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

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

31-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Yousef Mustafa AlKhatib, born in 1980, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Yousef, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested in September 2014 on his way to his workplace. His family

Palestinian Families Wishing to Return to Yarmouk Camp Blackmailed

Palestinian Families Wishing to Return to Yarmouk Camp Blackmailed

31-01-2021

Palestinian refugees said they have been blackmailed by staffers tasked with assessing the habitability condition of houses in Yarmouk Camp. In letters emailed to AGPS, a number of residents said return to abandoned houses is only greenlighted after a sum

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Hands Over Memorandum to UNRWA

Committee of Displaced Palestinians Hands Over Memorandum to UNRWA

31-01-2021

The Follow-Up Committee of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon sent a memorandum to the Director of UNRWA operations in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, calling for an emergency and sustainable relief plan. The memorandum was sent to UNRWA through the Agency’s

Palestinian Refugee Woman Kidnapped, Killed in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Woman Kidnapped, Killed in Turkey

31-01-2021

Palestinian refugees in Istanbul woke up to the reports of the horrendous murder of Palestinian woman Israa Maatouk, who fled war-torn Syria to Turkey in the hope for a safer life. Israa’s relatives said she was kidnapped by a man

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Condemn Reluctance of UN Aid Agency

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Condemn Reluctance of UN Aid Agency

30-01-2021

Palestinian refugees and human rights activists continue to level heavy criticism at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) over delays in humanitarian aid delivery. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Life-Threatening Power Installations

Residents of Jaramana Camp Denounce Life-Threatening Power Installations

30-01-2021

Palestinian refugees have sounded distress signals after power cables fell off across a number of residential alleyways and schools. The residents called on local authorities to take urgent action and carry out the needed maintenance works. The residents expressed concerns

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRaml Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

30-01-2021

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

Residents of AlMuzeireeb Sound Alarm over Escalation Threats by Syrian, Russian Forces

Residents of AlMuzeireeb Sound Alarm over Escalation Threats by Syrian, Russian Forces

30-01-2021

A vigil was held on Friday by the residents of AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, in response to simmering crackdowns by the Syrian regime. The protesters lifted banners calling for neutralizing the area and for an immediate end to bloody

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

Palestine Refugee Youth in Syria Caught Between Hammer and Barrel

30-01-2021

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

Heavy Storm Hits Moria Camp

Heavy Storm Hits Moria Camp

29-01-2021

Greece's government continues to come under heavy criticism from all sides after the new "tent city" migrant camp on the island of Lesbos was flooded following days of heavy rainfall across the country. Apocalyptic scenes of families with small

Skin Infections Recorded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Skin Infections Recorded in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

29-01-2021

Fungal infections, also called mycosis (a skin disease caused by a fungus), have been reported among Palestinians and Syrians taking shelter in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya displacement camps, north of Syria. Local sources told AGPS that the disease has been

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Dearth South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Bread Dearth South of Syria

29-01-2021

Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, spoke out against the acute shortage in bread. The residents said they have been forced to walk for several kilometers to fetch bread for their starved children as the local

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Lash Out at UNRWA

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Lash Out at UNRWA

29-01-2021

Palestinian refugees and human rights activists have leveled heavy criticism at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) over delays in humanitarian aid delivery. Speaking with AGPS, a number of refugees said

26 Palestinians among Hundreds of Migrants Pushed Back from Serbia

26 Palestinians among Hundreds of Migrants Pushed Back from Serbia

29-01-2021

Hundreds of migrants have been targeted in a manhunt launched by Serbian police in Sombor city, northwest of the country. The sweep culminated in the detention of nearly 700 irregular migrants, including over 26 Palestinians from Syria. A Palestinian migrant

Palestinian Refugee Kasem Jaryan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Kasem Jaryan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

28-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Kasem Jaryan has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year.  Kasem, formerly sheltered in Khan Dannun refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces on his way back home

Palestinian Refugees’ Property in Yarmouk Camp Turned into Bargaining Chips

Palestinian Refugees’ Property in Yarmouk Camp Turned into Bargaining Chips

28-01-2021

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

UNRWA in Syria Warns of Fake News

UNRWA in Syria Warns of Fake News

28-01-2021

UNRWA denied having sent text messages to the refugees as regards cash aid transfers. UNRWA added that authentic pieces of information are only published on UNRWA’s official website and social media pages.  

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

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

28-01-2021

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

Italy Could Have Saved 200 Drowning Migrants: UN committee

Italy Could Have Saved 200 Drowning Migrants: UN committee

28-01-2021

Italy failed to protect the “right to life” of more than 200 migrants and refugees who died when the boat they were on capsized in the Mediterranean Sea more than seven years ago, independent human rights experts who work with

6 Palestinian Migrants Arrested near Turkish-Bulgarian Borders

6 Palestinian Migrants Arrested near Turkish-Bulgarian Borders

27-01-2021

Six Palestinian and 10 Syrian migrants were arrested by Turkish police near the Bulgarian borders. Turkish media sources said the migrants were boarding a car and trying to illegally enter Bulgaria. The driver received a fine of 4,050 Turkish

Water Network Rehabilitated in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Water Network Rehabilitated in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

27-01-2021

The International Red Cross Committee in Syria said over 25,000 people from Handarat city, including residents of the city’s Palestinian refugee camp, are now able to get potable water after the water pump has been rehabilitated and power generators

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Delegation Shows Up in Yarmouk Camp

27-01-2021

A UNRWA delegation paid a visit to Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, to inspect the condition of UNRWA premises pending their reconstruction. Local activists told AGPS that UNRWA will embark on reconstruction works some time soon. Available

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

Family of Forcibly-Disappeared Palestinian Refugee Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

27-01-2021

The sister of Palestinian refugee student Salma Abdul Razak said the family has been blackmailed by Syrian authorities over their appeals for information about their relative’s condition and whereabouts. Salma’s sister, Kholoud, who fled to France, said the family has

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

Situation of Palestinian Refugees Exacerbated by Coronavirus Outbreak in Lebanon

27-01-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Leads Successful Career in Germany

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Leads Successful Career in Germany

26-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Muhsen Khashman, continues to challenge the traumatic upshots of displacement and warfare in Germany, to which he headed fleeing war-torn Syria. Mohamed, formerly sheltered in AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, in Damascus, studied at Damascus Training Center, run by

New Report Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

New Report Sounds Alarm over Situation of Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

26-01-2021

Hamas Office of Refugee Affairs issued its eighth annual report about the situation of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon in 2020, nine years after a tide of mass exodus to Lebanon saw the day in December 2012. The report

Palestinian from Syria Drowns on Way to Greece

Palestinian from Syria Drowns on Way to Greece

26-01-2021

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Taha Abdullah, a resident of Khan Eshieh refugee camp in Syria, drowned off the Aegean coast, as he tried to safely reach a European destination. Mohmed’s family said they lost contact with their relative some

Resident of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Killed in Syria Shootouts

Resident of Yarmouk Refugee Camp Killed in Syria Shootouts

26-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Assaad Hadaba, from Yarmouk Camp, died as he fought alongside pro-regime forces in Idlib, north of Syria. Some 1,472 residents of Yarmouk Camp died of war-related incidents in Syria, according to AGPS data.

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Call For Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinians from Syria in Gaza Call For Urgent Humanitarian Action

26-01-2021

Some 150 Palestinian refugee families from Syria who returned to the blockaded Gaza Strip have been facing an abject humanitarian situation in the Israeli-blockaded enclave, amidst the lockdown measures imposed as part of the pandemic outbreak. The refugees say they

Palestinian Engineer Wins 2nd Place in Saudi Arabia Architectural Contest

Palestinian Engineer Wins 2nd Place in Saudi Arabia Architectural Contest

25-01-2021

Palestinian architect Mohamed Hasan Abdul Kader, a holder of a BA in Interior Design from the Damascus European University, won the second place in a contest held in Saudi Arabia for an architectural design of AlAhsa Square.  Hundreds of

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Abdul Kader Alyan Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

25-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Abdul Kader Alyan has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government dungeons, where he has been held for over nine years. Alyan, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad-Palestine, was kidnapped by the government troops from his home in

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Property-Theft in Syria Displacement Camp

25-01-2021

Property-theft attempts have increasingly been reported in Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. Living conditions in Khan Dannun have sharply deteriorated due to the lack of financial resources and high unemployment rates wrought by the unbridled warfare

Palestinian Refugee Students Join Anti-Coronavirus Drive in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Students Join Anti-Coronavirus Drive in Syria

25-01-2021

Palestinian refugee schoolchildren joined an activity held by Mikhael Kashour school in Aleppo to raise awareness about COVID-19. With support of and in coordination with the protection team, a joyful activity called “COVID-19 magazine” was set up to support the

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

25-01-2021

Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare in Syria, amidst a deadly pandemic outbreak. This school year, 49,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Humanitarian Campaign in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugees from Syria Join Humanitarian Campaign in Lebanon

24-01-2021

Palestinians from Syria have joined “From You and For You” campaign launched by CSOs in Lebanon following a meeting held on January 23, 2021 in the headquarters of the Furqan Association, in Ein Hilweh refugee camp, in the southern Lebanese

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Fahd Abboud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Fahd Abboud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

24-01-2021

The family of Palestinian refugee Mohamed Fahd Aboud has appealed to the international human rights organizations to work on disclosing the fate of their missing relative. In appeals emailed to AGPS, Kasem’s family said they last contacted him in August

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Poor Infrastructure

Residents of AlNeirab Refugee Camp Denounce Poor Infrastructure

24-01-2021

Residents of AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees denounced the poor road infrastructure and absence of road maintenance in the area.  AlNeirab camp is the largest official camp in Syria and is 13km east of the city of Aleppo near

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camps Struggling for Survival

24-01-2021

Displaced Palestinian refugees have rallied in Deir Ballout camp, north of Syria, protesting their deteriorating living conditions in the poorly-equipped facility and the apathy maintained by Turkey's Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, AFAD. The refugees called

557,000 Palestine Refugees Registered With GAPAR in Syria

557,000 Palestine Refugees Registered With GAPAR in Syria

24-01-2021

The General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) said the number of Palestinian refugees it registered in Syria until January 5, 2020 is estimated at 557,452, including 277,960 female refugees and 279,492 male refugees. Data by the

Greek Authorities to Evacuate Migrant Camp

Greek Authorities to Evacuate Migrant Camp

23-01-2021

Greece's Migration and Asylum Minister, Notis Mitarachi, ordered the evacuation of Vial camp, set on Chios Island, and the transfer of migrants to another facility.  The number of Palestinian refugees from Syria in the camp has been estimated

Palestinian Refugee Wins 4th Seat in Syria Science Olympiad

Palestinian Refugee Wins 4th Seat in Syria Science Olympiad

23-01-2021

Palestinian student Zaher Mohamed Fateh Anbatawi has won the fourth place in the final qualifiers of the Syrian Science Olympiad in the field of physics.  Zaher, a resident of Damascus city, also garnered outstanding school results.  Hundreds of

Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria Displacement Camps Subjected to Play Deprivation

Palestinian Refugee Children in Syria Displacement Camps Subjected to Play Deprivation

23-01-2021

Palestinian refugee children have been deprived of the right to live a happy childhood in war-torn Syria due to simmering tensions, deadly shootouts, and destruction of leisure facilities.  At the same time, children’s safety has been at constant threat

Rotten Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

Rotten Food Items Distributed to Palestinian Refugees South of Damascus

23-01-2021

Palestinian refugees displaced from Yarmouk Camp to southern Damascus towns told AGPS that they received spoiled food aid items distributed by UNRWA a couple of days earlier. The refugees said rat excreta has been spotted in the food packs delivered

Activists Call on UNRWA to Take Urgent Action Regarding Yarmouk Camp

Activists Call on UNRWA to Take Urgent Action Regarding Yarmouk Camp

23-01-2021

Activists have called on UNRWA to take urgent steps in order to help with the rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees and the reconstruction of vital facilities.  Activists said UNRWA should seriously and urgently work on reconstructing its

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian Refugees

22-01-2021

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

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

22-01-2021

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

Activists Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate over Yarmouk File

Activists Level Heavy Criticism at Damascus Governorate over Yarmouk File

22-01-2021

Activists lashed out at Damascus Governorate over its reluctance regarding the situation in Yarmouk Camp, saying the Governorate has done little to improve vital services, reconstruct destroyed facilities, and clear rubble from access roads. The activists called for handing over

Palestinian Refugee in Greece in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

Palestinian Refugee in Greece in Need of Urgent Medical Treatment

22-01-2021

Activists have called on the international humanitarian and human rights organizations, most notably the Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, to secure urgent medical treatment to Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abdullah, displaced from Syria to Greece. Mohamed, 24, sustained instep fractures

Palestinians from Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

Palestinians from Syria Facing Precarious Legal Status

22-01-2021

The Syrian warfare has severely affected Palestinian refugee communities in/from the war-torn country (PRS). PRS have been grappling with an ambivalent legal status and denied their basic rights, including the right to health care and access to the local labor

Palestinian Refugee Yusef AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Yusef AlKubra Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

21-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Yusuf AlKubra, a resident of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has been secretly detained in Syrian government prisons for the 8th consecutive year. Yusuf, affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, was arrested near Bab AlSharki, in Damascus

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Gets Better

Health Condition of Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Gets Better

21-01-2021

The family of a Palestinian refugee child called Joud said their child’s health has improved after he received treatment at a Turkish hospital. Last week, Joud’s father appealed to the international Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, among other international

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Increasing UN Aid

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Push for Increasing UN Aid

21-01-2021

Palestinian activists urged UNRWA to increase cash grants to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon, where they have been facing squalid humanitarian conditions. UNRWA has identified PRS in Lebanon as one of the most marginalized and poorest communities in the region

PLO Official Calls On UN to Assist Palestinian Refugees in Syria

PLO Official Calls On UN to Assist Palestinian Refugees in Syria

21-01-2021

Director-General of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, called on UNRWA and the international community to increase humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country. He said due to defunding of UNRWA, the

2 Palestinians Killed in Turkish Attack on Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria

2 Palestinians Killed in Turkish Attack on Pro-Regime Battalion in Syria

21-01-2021

Two members of Liwaa AlQuds brigade, affiliated with the Syrian regime, were killed after a rocket fired by Turkish forces targeted a military site in Ein Jara, in Aleppo’s western outskirts. The two casualties were identified by Liwaa AlQuds as

Bread Packs Handed Over to Cash-Strapped Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon

Bread Packs Handed Over to Cash-Strapped Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon

20-01-2021

Activists have distributed 500 bread packs to Palestinian families taking shelter in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region.  Some 800 Palestinian families from Syria have been facing squalid humanitarian conditions in AlBekaa region. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

20-01-2021

The Melhem charity group distributed charcoal to Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya refugee camps, in Efrin region, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

Thieves Terrorize Palestinian Refugee Camp of Khan Eshieh

20-01-2021

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp said thieves have been changing shop locks in order to burglarize them overnight. The residents held local authorities and pro-regime militias responsible for the increasing property-theft and burglary targeting commercial stores and civilian property. Over

Palestinian Youths Panic-Stricken as Pro-Regime Armed Group in Syria Calls for Military Conscription

Palestinian Youths Panic-Stricken as Pro-Regime Armed Group in Syria Calls for Military Conscription

20-01-2021

Calls were launched by Liwaa AlQuds, affiliated with the Syrian government forces, to push for military conscription. The conscription contract will be valid for six months renewable at the conscript’s request. Salaries are estimated at 100,000 Syrian pounds. Gunmen

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Raise Concerns over Simmering Assassinations, Abductions

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Raise Concerns over Simmering Assassinations, Abductions

20-01-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town, west of the southern Syrian city of Deraa, have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on new assassination attempts targeting Syrians and Palestinians. On Tuesday

Blockade on Yarmouk Camp Results in Death of 204 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Blockade on Yarmouk Camp Results in Death of 204 Palestinian Refugees in Syria

19-01-2021

AGPS documented the death of 204 Palestinian refugees as a result of medical neglect and the blockade imposed on Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus.  Over the past decade, Yarmouk Camp has been subjected to a preplanned and systematic deprivation

5 Migrants Missing as Boat Drowns off Aegean Coast

5 Migrants Missing as Boat Drowns off Aegean Coast

19-01-2021

Five migrants have gone missing and another five were rescued after their Greece-bound boat capsized off the Aegean coast. Activists said the boat set sail from the Turkish city of Marmaris on January 14. Greece coast guard rescued five migrants

New Testimony Released about Forced Disappearance of Palestinian Doctor in Syria

New Testimony Released about Forced Disappearance of Palestinian Doctor in Syria

19-01-2021

The colleague of Palestinian refugee Hayel Hamid, who has held in Syrian prisons for over seven years running, said Hayel was arrested after he protested against the arbitrary arrest and killing by the Syrian regime of peaceful demonstrators and their

UNRWA Urges Palestinian Refugees to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

UNRWA Urges Palestinian Refugees to Get Coronavirus Vaccine

19-01-2021

UNRWA urged Palestinian refugees to get COVID-19 vaccines against the novel coronavirus as a precautionary measure. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) greenlighted the development and deployment of safe and effective vaccines in an attempt to reduce mortality rates. UNRWA

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Pushed Back from Albania

Palestinian Asylum-Seekers Pushed Back from Albania

19-01-2021

Eights Palestinian migrants were detained by the Albanian authorities before they were pushed back to Greek borders, a Palestinian refugee told AGPS. He said the refugees illegally entered Albania trying to reach a European destination before they were caught by

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Jumu’a Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Jumu’a Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 5th Year

18-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Wasim Jumu’a has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the fifth consecutive year. Wasim, a resident of Syria’s Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, was arrested by Syrian security forces on April 29, 2016. His condition

AGPS Opens Up Competition to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Opens Up Competition to Document Stories of Palestinians of Syria

18-01-2021

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

Displaced Families Sign Up for House Reconstruction in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Sign Up for House Reconstruction in Yarmouk Camp

18-01-2021

Damascus Governorate called on families wishing to reconstruct their houses destroyed in the warfare in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Damascus, to sign up for reconstruction permits. Required documents include a copy of the personal ID, family card

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Families in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Struggling for Survival

18-01-2021

Tents have been flooded with water as torrential downpours have swamped Palestinian refugee camps in Afrin, north of Syria. Dozens of displaced Palestinian families have been taking refuge in ramshackle and poorly-equipped tents set up in the area. The families

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denied Their Basic Human Rights

Palestinians from Syria in Egypt Denied Their Basic Human Rights

18-01-2021

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Refugee Bashir AlShaabi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

17-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Bashir Mohamed AlShaabi, nicknamed Abu Safoun, has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the 8th consecutive year. The refugee, a resident of AlAyedeen camp in Hums, was arrested on February 23, 2014 on his way to

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

Palestinians from Syria Rally Outside of UNRWA Office in Amman

17-01-2021

Dozens of Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have joined a vigil held outside of the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to protest their dire humanitarian conditions and precarious

Debris Clearance ongoing South of Damascus

Debris Clearance ongoing South of Damascus

17-01-2021

Damascus authorities have been removing debris from the residential alleyways and access roads of AlTadhamun neighborhoods.  Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus are living in distress due to the arbitrary arrest sweeps and crackdowns perpetuated by the Syrian

Syrian Authorities Order Halt on Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

Syrian Authorities Order Halt on Property-Theft in Yarmouk Camp

17-01-2021

Security forces in charge of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, have given instructions to end property- theft from abandoned houses in Yarmouk Camp. Human rights sources said Syrian authorities issued a decision to chase down property-thieves and called

AlNeirab Camp Residents Caught Between the Hammer and Barrel

AlNeirab Camp Residents Caught Between the Hammer and Barrel

17-01-2021

The number of youths migrating from AlNeirab camp for Palestinian refugees, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, has soared. Over recent years, over 3,000 Palestinian young men aged between 17 and 45 years also have fled the camp

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

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

16-01-2021

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

AlHusainiya Camp Residents Lash Out at Local Authorities

AlHusainiya Camp Residents Lash Out at Local Authorities

16-01-2021

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, have denounced the poor infrastructure and absence of vital services in the area, saying mounds of trash have been piled up across residential alleyways. The residents also said that they have been enduring

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Level Heavy Criticism at PLO

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Level Heavy Criticism at PLO

16-01-2021

Activists and residents of Yarmouk Camp have lashed out the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for turning its back on their appeals to return to the camp and reconstruct destroyed facilities and infrastructure. They called on the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud

AGPS Provides Updated Statistics about Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Provides Updated Statistics about Palestinians of Syria

16-01-2021

AGPS continues to provide shocking facts and statistics about the squalid humanitarian condition of Palestinians of Syria. 60% of PRS remain internally displaced due to war-related incidents. The number of Palestinian refugees displaced from their homes inside Syria is estimated

Palestine Refugee Agency Stresses Commitment to UN Values

Palestine Refugee Agency Stresses Commitment to UN Values

15-01-2021

In its more than 700 schools educating more than 500,000 Palestine refugee children across the Middle East, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) curriculum emphasizes the UN values of neutrality

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in The Netherlands

Palestinian Refugee Dies of Coronavirus in The Netherlands

15-01-2021

A Palestinian refugee died of coronavirus in The Netherlands, in the second such case reported in the country. The victim—Salah Jaboul, displaced from Syria’s refugee camps of Yarmouk and Khan Eshieh—died a couple of days ago after he contracted COVID-19

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugee Mustafa Ayoub Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

15-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mustafa Ali Ayoub, born on August 11, 1996, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 9th consecutive year. Mustafa was kidnapped by Syrian security forces at the age of 16 from his family home in

Local Bakery Rehabilitated in Deraa Refugee Camp

Local Bakery Rehabilitated in Deraa Refugee Camp

15-01-2021

Local authorities have started operating the Tishreen Reserve Bakery in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, in order to test stuff performance, years after the facility had gone out of operation due to heavy shelling. Reconstruction works have

Material Damage Reported as Fires Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Material Damage Reported as Fires Rock Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

15-01-2021

Fires broke out at the house of Palestinian refugee Ahmed Abdul Haq in the eastern corners of AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, resulting in heavy material damage. Local sources attributed the fires to an electric short circuit. Residents of AlNeirab camp

AGPS Launches “Untold Stories” Competition

AGPS Launches “Untold Stories” Competition

15-01-2021

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

1,579 Child Asylum-Seekers Missing in Germany in 2020

1,579 Child Asylum-Seekers Missing in Germany in 2020

14-01-2021

1,579 unaccompanied minor refugees are reported missing from the German authorities.  As reported by the Newspaper: Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (NOZ), citing figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), these are 972 youths between the ages of

UNRWA Strives to Provide Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

UNRWA Strives to Provide Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

14-01-2021

UNRWA spokesperson Hoda Samra said the Agency has been doing its best to secure anti-coronavirus vaccine to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Speaking with AlHayat AlJadida news site, Hoda said UNRWA has been cooperating with the Lebanese Health Ministry and the

China Assists Palestine Refugee Agency in Combating COVID-19

China Assists Palestine Refugee Agency in Combating COVID-19

14-01-2021

A health center run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) at the Damascus Training Center received on Wednesday personal protective equipment from the government of China in order to help

Palestinian Refugee Missing on Way to Bulgaria

Palestinian Refugee Missing on Way to Bulgaria

14-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Majd Amouri, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, disappeared on January 13 as he tried to cross the Bulgarian borders. His family said they have lost contact with him. Other migrants who were with Majd reportedly arrived in

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Premature Child

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Premature Child

14-01-2021

The father of a Palestinian child from Syria called Joud has appealed to the international Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations, among other international humanitarian institutions, to help him secure funds needed to treat his preterm infant. The father, displaced

Evros River Floods Puts Migrants’ Life in Jeopardy

Evros River Floods Puts Migrants’ Life in Jeopardy

13-01-2021

Human rights activists have warned migrants against attempting to cross the Evros River on the Turkish-Greek borders after heavy downpours caused it to flood. The Evros region is a major crossing point for refugees and migrants trying to enter the

Palestinian Brothers Emad and Fares AlSamour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Emad and Fares AlSamour Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

13-01-2021

Palestinian Brothers Emad Fares AlSamour, 33 and Iyad Fares AlSamour, 30, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since December 13, 2012. The two brothers, residents of AlHajar AlAswad, were arrested by Syrian government forces in Sehnaya town, in

Palestinian Refugee Wins Gold Medal in US Ballet Competition

Palestinian Refugee Wins Gold Medal in US Ballet Competition

13-01-2021

Palestinian young man Karmel Ahmed Suleiman earned the gold medal in a dance competition staged as part of the Ballet Beyond Borders festival, held in Los Angeles city. Karmel was born in 2001 in Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees, in

Property-Theft ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

13-01-2021

Reports of burglary and theft continue to emerge in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, where hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been taking shelter. Local sources told AGPS that thieves have been stealing water pipes and sanitation stuff from the camp

Body of Palestinian Refugee Spotted under Aleppo Rubble

Body of Palestinian Refugee Spotted under Aleppo Rubble

13-01-2021

Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime, said the body of one of its members was found under the debris of a building attacked by opposition outfits on May 3, 2012, in AlZahraa neighborhood, in Aleppo. The body

Palestinian Refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

12-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Walid Abdul Ghaffar, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Walid was arrested on October 16, 2015, on his way back to the camp

UNRWA Facing Severe Financial Crisis

UNRWA Facing Severe Financial Crisis

12-01-2021

UNRWA’s media adviser Adnan Abu Hasana said the Agency is struggling with an acute financial deficit. According to Abu Hasana, 90% of the Agency’s funds are unstable. UNRWA is slated to hold a donor conference in April in order to

900 Patients Receive Treatment at UNRWA Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

900 Patients Receive Treatment at UNRWA Clinic in Yarmouk Camp

12-01-2021

In an effort to offer services to particularly vulnerable persons in Yarmouk, UNRWA has worked closely with the General Authority for Palestine Arab Refugees (GAPAR) to resume essential primary health care and disease prevention in Yarmouk. As of 23 September

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Uncleared Trash Mounds

12-01-2021

Residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, continue to speak up against the trash mounds piled up across residential alleyways and near school entrances, resulting in bed smells and the spread of life-threatening diseases. Speaking with AGPS

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

12-01-2021

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in the substandard refugee camp of AlHusainiya, in Syria, have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

Tents Swamped by Heavy Rain on Greek Island

11-01-2021

Torrential downpours have swamped migrant tents in a camp set up on the Greek island of Lesbos.  An AGPS news correspondent said the heavy rains turned the camp into a mud bog, exacerbating even further the migrants’ squalid humanitarian

Palestinian Sisters Houda and Samira AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Sisters Houda and Samira AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

11-01-2021

Palestinian sisters Houda, born in 1975, and Samira Mahmoud Khatib, born in 1970, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since 2013. Both sisters were raised in Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus. Their family continues to appeal

Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syria Shootouts

Members of Liwaa AlQuds Killed in Syria Shootouts

11-01-2021

Deaths and injuries were reported among Liwaa AlQuds gunmen, affiliated with the Syrian regime, in an ISIS ambush targeting a bus carrying pro-government forces on the Ethria highway, in Hama’s outskirts. The Syrian government forces continue to drag Palestinian refugees

Playground Turned into Cemetery in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Playground Turned into Cemetery in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

11-01-2021

A children’s park has been turned into a cemetery for war victims in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. In 2012, the residents were forced to bury their deceased relatives in the playground after they failed to reach

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Security Sweeps South of Syria

Palestinian Refugees Raise Concerns over Security Sweeps South of Syria

11-01-2021

A number of Palestinian refugees have voiced deep concerns over the security situation in the western corners of Deraa province, south of Syria, following threats launched by the Fourth Division of the Syrian security forces to raid the area. Local

AGPS Launches New Telegram Channel

AGPS Launches New Telegram Channel

10-01-2021

AGPS has launched an official telegram channel in an attempt to enable users to access data about the Palestinians of Syria. Updated statistics and footages will be shared on the new channel on a daily basis. Reports about the violations

AGPS Provides Summary of International Humanitarian Action in Palestinian Refugee Camps in 2020

AGPS Provides Summary of International Humanitarian Action in Palestinian Refugee Camps in 2020

10-01-2021

A handful of humanitarian moves were held in favor of the Palestinian refugee community in war-torn Syria throughout 2020. In February, a Swiss delegation and a representative of the International Red Cross Committee in Syria paid a visit to Handarat

US Considering Resuming aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

US Considering Resuming aid to Palestine Refugee Agency

10-01-2021

The US will consider the resumption of aid to Palestine through the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as part of a push by President-elect Joe Biden for a two-state solution, said the new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Heavy Tax Burden

Residents of AlNeirab Camp Denounce Heavy Tax Burden

10-01-2021

Aleppo’s financial directorate called on all parties involved in commercial and economic activities in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees to pay taxes. Shopkeepers and merchants in AlNeirab Camp slammed the decision which they said comes a time when the camp

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Authorities

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Lash Out at Damascus Authorities

10-01-2021

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have strongly condemned the reluctance maintained by Damascus Governor regarding their appeals for reconstruction permits. Sometime earlier, Damascus Governorate had agreed to the return of the residents on condition that the building they live in is

Truck Carrying 68 Migrants Stopped at Hungary-Romania Border

Truck Carrying 68 Migrants Stopped at Hungary-Romania Border

09-01-2021

Hungarian and Romanian police have stopped a truck driver who tried to smuggle 68 migrants into Hungary at the border crossing of Csanádpalota, the Csongrád-Csanád county police said on Thursday. The truck approached the border from the

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

AlRamadan Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Dire Conditions

09-01-2021

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

Palestinian Refugee Taha Kuseih Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Taha Kuseih Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

09-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Taha Jamal Kuseih has been secretly locked up in Syrian prisons. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts.  

Palestinian Refugee Released after 7 Years in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Released after 7 Years in Syrian Prisons

09-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ihab AlTaamari has just been released from Syrian prisons, where he had been held for seven years. The refugee, a resident of AlAyedeen camp in Hama, was arrested by Syrian security forces on the Aleppo highway. AGPS has

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

08-01-2021

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

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped with Fuel Crisis

08-01-2021

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have not received fuel supplies urgently-needed with the advent of winter. A liter of fuel is sold by the government at 200 Syrian pounds. However, the price

Pro-Regime Squad in Syria Imposes Overnight Curfew on Palestinian Refugee Camp

Pro-Regime Squad in Syria Imposes Overnight Curfew on Palestinian Refugee Camp

08-01-2021

Liwaa AlQuds battalion, affiliated with the Syrian regime, imposed an overnight curfew on AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees due to increasing property-theft reports. In a statement posted on social media networks, Liwaa AlQuds said the residents who will violate the

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated South of Syria in 2020

5 Palestinian Refugees Assassinated South of Syria in 2020

08-01-2021

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb continue to sound alarm bells over the security situation due to increasing assassination attempts in the area. In 2020 alone, five Palestinian refugees were fatally gunned down in AlMuzeireeb town.  The victims are

Inter-State Transfer of Kimlik Protection Cards Validated in Turkey

Inter-State Transfer of Kimlik Protection Cards Validated in Turkey

07-01-2021

Arab-Turkey news website said new mechanisms have been opted for in Turkey to validate inter-state transfers of the “kimlik” temporary protection cards. In order for families with children to be able to transfer their kimilik cards to another province they

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abu Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

07-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Aymen Abu Husain, born in 1986, has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested by Syrian security forces in Jaramana, in Damascus, on March

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Medical Neglect

Palestinian Refugees in Northern Syria Displacement Camp Denounce Medical Neglect

07-01-2021

Residents of Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, continue to rail against the medical neglect they have been facing in the area due to the poor healthcare services and absence of specialized medics, particularly pediatricians. The nearest health

Civilian Homes Targeted by Gunfire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Civilian Homes Targeted by Gunfire in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

07-01-2021

A pro-regime militia in Syria opened gunfire at civilian homes in Deraa Camp, sparking panic among the residents. Local sources told AGPS that the armed group is led by a former opposition leader called Mustafa Musalma. All the way through

8 Special Reports about Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS in 2020

8 Special Reports about Palestinians of Syria Issued by AGPS in 2020

07-01-2021

Eight lengthy reports have been issued by AGPS in 2020 to shed light on the squalid humanitarian condition of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in war-torn Syria. The list includes a detailed report about the situation of Palestinians in 2019. Entitled

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 6th Year

06-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Mousa Abu Rabie, raised in Syria’s Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq province, has been secretly held in Syrian state prisons for the sixth consecutive year.  Mahmoud was arrested on July 9, 2015. His condition and

Stranded Palestinian Refugee Woman Allowed to Enter Turkey

Stranded Palestinian Refugee Woman Allowed to Enter Turkey

06-01-2021

Turkish authorities allowed elderly Palestinian woman Samia Tahan, who has been stranded at Istanbul International Airport for 24 days running, to enter the Turkish territories. Last week, Samia appealed to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the international humanitarian

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing on Turkish-Greek Borders

Palestinian Refugee Goes Missing on Turkish-Greek Borders

06-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Amin AlShawaf has disappeared some five days ago on the Turkish-Greek borders. His family continues to appeal for information about his condition and whereabouts. 332 Palestinian refugees, including 37 women and girls, have gone missing since the

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Receive Legal Consultations

Yarmouk’s Displaced Families Receive Legal Consultations

06-01-2021

The legal response team of Syria Trust for Developments said it will be providing legal advice to residents of Yarmouk Camp who lost their ownership documents due to war-related causes. A member of the team said awareness-raising events will be

500 Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

500 Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

06-01-2021

The Syrian authorities greenlighted the return of 500 families to Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, out of 1,200 displaced families who applied for return after November 10, said member of the Executive office of Damascus Governorate, Samir AlJazerli. He said

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

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

05-01-2021

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

Migrant Boat Rescued by Cyprus Authorities, Another Pushed Back

Migrant Boat Rescued by Cyprus Authorities, Another Pushed Back

05-01-2021

Seven migrants boarding a boat from Lebanon were rescued by the Cyprian coast guard. Marine police patrol boats were dispatched to the area and after locating the vessel they escorted it to Limassol Port. The Cyprian authorities also pushed back

Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Receives Humanitarian Aid

Palestinian Refugee Child in Turkey Receives Humanitarian Aid

05-01-2021

The family of disabled Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Assaad, aged 14, said volunteers and activists managed to secure an electric wheelchair for their hemiplegic child, days after they launched an appeal for urgent humanitarian action via AGPS. The family

Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

Assassination Attempt Reported in AlMuzeireeb

05-01-2021

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on a new assassination attempt targeting local resident Mohamed Kasem AlSubeihi. Activists have accused pro-government militias of assassinating opposition

Syrian Authorities Grant Access Permits to Yarmouk Camp Residents

Syrian Authorities Grant Access Permits to Yarmouk Camp Residents

05-01-2021

The Syrian authorities issued permits greenlighting the entry of a number of displaced families and shopkeepers to Yarmouk Camp. Recently, dozens of Palestinian families presented their ownership documents at government-run checkpoints near the main entrance to Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

04-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Asiya, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly locked up in Syrian prisons for the sixth consecutive year. He was arrested by Syrian security forces on February 01, 2015.  AGPS continues to

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

AlSayeda Zeinab Camp for Palestinian Refugees Grappling with Dire Conditions

04-01-2021

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

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Gripped With Fuel Shortage

04-01-2021

Dozens of cash-strapped families in AlHusainiya refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been deprived of fuel supplies needed for cooking and heating purposes. Civilians said fuel supplies slated to be distributed via the smart card, with an estimated

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denied Right to Bury Their Relatives at Local Cemetery

Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denied Right to Bury Their Relatives at Local Cemetery

04-01-2021

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

AGPS Issues Short Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

AGPS Issues Short Report about Situation of Palestinians of Syria in 2020

04-01-2021

A concise report has been issued by AGPS about the situation of Palestinian refugees in/from war-torn Syria (PRS) in 2020. The 17-page paper sheds the light on PRS’s access to vital services including healthcare, education, and housing. After ten years

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Haswa Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Hafedh Haswa Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prison for 7th Year

03-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Hafed Faisal Huswa has been secretly locked up in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year.  The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on July 11, 2013, at a checkpoint near the main entrance to

Yarmouk Camp Students to Return to Schools

Yarmouk Camp Students to Return to Schools

03-01-2021

UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) said classes will be resumed for students enrolled at schools located outside Yarmouk Camp. Palestinian refugee schoolchildren and students continue to struggle with the devastating impact of the ten-year warfare

Palestinians in Hama Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

Palestinians in Hama Camp Denounce Poor-Quality Bread

03-01-2021

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp, in Hama, continue to speak out against the insufficient quantities and poor-quality of bread sold in the area. They further lashed out at the poor and unfair distribution mechanisms implemented by government-run distributers. The residents added

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

UNRWA Delivers Cash Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Jordan

03-01-2021

UNRWA transferred cash aid to Palestinian refugees from Syria in Jordan. Every registered family member received a sum of 84.960 Jordanian dinars as part of cash grants allocated for the fourth quarter of 2020. In its Syria Regional Crisis

Elderly Palestinian Woman Stranded at Istanbul International Airport for over 20 Days

Elderly Palestinian Woman Stranded at Istanbul International Airport for over 20 Days

03-01-2021

Elderly Palestinian woman Samia Tahan, who has been stranded at Istanbul International Airport for 22 days running, has appealed to the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the international humanitarian institutions to lend her a hand. In appeals sent to

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ahmed AlKhatib Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

02-01-2021

Palestinian refugee Ali Ahmad AlKhatib, from Khan Dannun camp, in Rif Dimashq, has been secretly held in Syrian regime prisons for the seventh consecutive year. The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 28, 2014, on the highway

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Electric Wheelchair to Paralyzed Son

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Electric Wheelchair to Paralyzed Son

02-01-2021

The family of disabled Palestinian child from Syria Ahmad Assaad, aged 14, has appealed to the Palestine Embassy in Turkey and concerned humanitarian organizations to help them secure an electric wheelchair for their hemiplegic child. Ahmad’s brother suffers the same

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

Residents of AlSabina Camp Denounce Chronic Power Blackout

02-01-2021

Palestinian families taking shelter in AlSabina refugee camp, in Rif Dimashq, continue to rail against the chronic power outages, which they said last for over 18 hours daily. Civilians said the power crisis has made life unbearable in the area

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

02-01-2021

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

Palestinian Doctor Hayel Hamid Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 8th Year

01-01-2021

Palestinian medic Hayel Hamid has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the eight-consecutive year. He was kidnapped on August 13, 2012 from his clinic in Yarmouk Camp, south of Damascus, on charges of treating wounded persons. Hayel, born

UNRWA Warns Palestinian Refugees against Bank Account Fraud

UNRWA Warns Palestinian Refugees against Bank Account Fraud

01-01-2021

UNRWA warned Palestinian refugees against attempts to steal their bank account details by phone or fake social media accounts. UNRWA said in a circular that anonymous persons and fake accounts claim UNRWA will shell out 300 USD to unemployed persons

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Medical Neglect in Northern Syria

Displaced Palestinian Families Denounce Medical Neglect in Northern Syria

01-01-2021

Residents of Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, north of Syria, denounced the medical neglect they have been facing in the area due to the poor healthcare services and absence of specialized medics.  The nearest health center is located at

5 Palestinian Refugees Die at Sea, 5 Missing on Migration Route in 2020

5 Palestinian Refugees Die at Sea, 5 Missing on Migration Route in 2020

01-01-2021

In 2020, five Palestinian refugees drowned at sea as they tried to reach European destinations. Five others have gone missing on the migration route. Two Palestinian refugees from Syria—Yazen Milad Qudsiya, from Handarat refugee camp, and Layth Mohamed, from Jaramana

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Latakia Camp

31-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed hygiene packs and school furniture to the residents of AlRaml Camp for Palestinian refugees in Latakia. Residents of AlRaml Camp in Latakia continue to sound distress signals over

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

Charcoal Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camp

31-12-2020

The Melhem volunteer group distributed on Wednesday charcoal to Palestinian and Syrian families in Deir Ballout and Muhammadiya camps, in northern Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern Syria have been grappling with

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

Water Crisis ongoing in Khan Eshieh Camp

31-12-2020

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

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

Palestinians Refugees Severely Affected by Syria War

31-12-2020

After ten years of conflict, Palestine refugees continue to be one of the most vulnerable groups in Syria with immense humanitarian needs. Palestinian refugees in Syria (PRS) continue to launch cries for help over their deteriorating humanitarian condition due to

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

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

31-12-2020

In data released on the Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, marked on December 31, AGPS said it has kept record of the death and abduction of several Palestinian journalists in war-torn Syria. At least 18 Palestinian journalists were killed

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

Palestine Embassy in Turkey Suspends Passport Procedures

30-12-2020

The Palestinian Embassy in Turkey announced that the Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Ramallah gave instructions for suspending applications for Palestinian passports for external use along with the replacement of lost or  damaged passports in the country. The move has

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

Palestinians in Turkey Launch Distress Signals

30-12-2020

Some 70 Palestinian families taking shelter in Urfa continue to appeal for urgent action by the local and international humanitarian institutions. Hundreds of PRS have been unable to provide for their children and families in Turkey. A large number of

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab Camp Facing Squalid Conditions

30-12-2020

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

12 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons in 2020

12 Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death in Syrian Regime Prisons in 2020

30-12-2020

AGPS has documented the death of 12 Palestinian refugees under torture in Syria’s state-run dungeons in 2020, bringing the death toll of torture victims in Syrian prisons among the Palestinians of Syria to 629. In the majority of cases, the

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Firewood Distributed in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

29-12-2020

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) handed over firewood to 100 displaced Palestinian and Syrian families sheltered in AlMuhammadiya and Deir Ballout camps, in Efrin, north of Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Student Yazen Ereisheh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Regime

29-12-2020

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

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Protection Documents

Documentation Center North of Syria Calls on Palestinians in Aleppo’s Outskirts to Sign Up for Protection Documents

29-12-2020

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

Residents of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Concerned over 2nd Coronavirus Wave

Residents of AlHusaniya Camp for Palestinian Refugees Concerned over 2nd Coronavirus Wave

29-12-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Palestinian refugees taking shelter in AlHusainiya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, as a second wave of coronavirus has gripped Syria and the MENA region. Recently, an increasing number of COVID-19 cases has been recorded among

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Missing in Greece

29-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Moen Shaaban has gone missing in Greece for the sixth consecutive day.  His family continues to appeal to the national and international humanitarian and human rights organizations to work on disclosing his condition and whereabouts, saying they

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

9,000 Palestinian Refugees Contracted Coronavirus in Syria

29-12-2020

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Syria, Amanya Michael-Ebye, said nearly 9,000 Palestinian refugees have tested positive for coronavirus in Syria. During a webinar held by Association 302 for Defense of Refugee Rights on December 15, 2020, Amanya said UNRWA

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs, School Bags Distributed in Handarat Camp

28-12-2020

The Palestine Youth Imprint, in cooperation with the Palestinian Red Crescent, distributed 287 medical packs to Palestinian refugees in Handarat Camp, in Aleppo, so as to help families combat the coronavirus pandemic. Schoolbags were also handed over to children. Some

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

2 Palestinian Factions Open Up Office at Yarmouk Camp

28-12-2020

Activists from Yarmouk Camp said Fatah Movement and the Democratic Front opened up their offices in Yarmouk Camp, a move which is likely to boost civilians’ return to their houses.  Recently, Director of the political department of the Palestine

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

Palestinian Refugee Families in Syria Denied Access to Bread

28-12-2020

Palestinian refugees from Gaza in Syria said they could not purchase bread from an Aleppo bakery as they failed to obtain a smart card from the Syrian authorities. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees said they have been barred from

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Breakaway Rebels Held in Syrian Prisons

28-12-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees who broke away from the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) and joined opposition outfits south of Syria have been incarcerated in Syria’s state-run prisons. Many of them got their security situation worked out, though. At the

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

3,444 Palestinian Refugees Granted Citizenship in Sweden

28-12-2020

Official Swedish statistics have indicated that 3,444 Palestinian asylum-seekers categorized as “stateless” received citizenship documents in Sweden until November 2020. “Stateless” migrants are often denied citizenship in Sweden. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, 6,425 Palestinian refugees received

Migrants Stranded on Greek Island Call For Urgent Action by European Commission

Migrants Stranded on Greek Island Call For Urgent Action by European Commission

27-12-2020

Migrants on a camp set up in Greece to shelter migrants after fires broke out in Moria Camp sent a letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, urging her to take serious measures in response to

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

Coats Distributed to Palestinian Students in Yarmouk Camp

27-12-2020

Director-General of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Damascus, Anwar Abdul Hadi, distributed on Saturday, December 26, coats to Palestinian refugee students in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus, as part of a donation made by Palestinian Authority (PA)

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

Palestinian Refugees in Egypt Denounce Apathy by UNRWA, UNHCR

27-12-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the UNHCR regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. PRS have also denounced the mistreatment they have been subjected to by

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Fires Break Out in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-12-2020

Fires broke out at a Palestinian refugees’ house in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. The fire was attributed to a lit-candle at the house of Zaher Yousef Kasem, from Liwaa AlQuds armed group, affiliated with the Syrian regime

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Author Pronounced Dead after 25 Years in Syrian Prisons

27-12-2020

Palestinian novelist Ismail Schemale died on Wednesday in Syria’s state-run AlSuweida prison, where he has been held for over 25 years. According to the Syrian Press Center, the novelist was arrested in 1995 by Syrian security forces near the Syrian

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Maher Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

26-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Maher Khaled Mahmoud, born on 31/04/1994 and raised in AlHajar AlAswad in Syria, has been forcibly disappeared in Syrian government prisons for the seventh year running. Maher was kidnapped by pro-government forces at Ali AlWahsh Street checkpoint, south

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

UAE Pushes for End of UNRWA Mandate

26-12-2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have been working together to eliminate the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) without solving the issue of Palestinian refugees, French newspaper Le Monde has reported. According to Le Monde

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

Transportation Crisis Remerges in Husianiya Camp

26-12-2020

Residents of AlHusiniya Camp, in Rif Dimashq, said buses transferring civilians to and back from the camp have suddenly disappeared from the area. Recently, Syrian security forces have cracked down on civilians passing through a recently-pitched military checkpoint near the

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

Property-Theft Ongoing in Yarmouk Camp

26-12-2020

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

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

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

26-12-2020

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

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Ahmad and Walid Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

25-12-2020

Palestinian brothers Ahmad and Walid Mousa Mahmoud have been held in Syrian government jails since February 2014.  Both brothers were kidnapped from their family home in Rukn AlDeen, in Damascus. Their families have received no information about their whereabouts

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

25-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent, in partnership with the Danish Red Cross, distributed on Friday hygiene packs and school furniture to residents of Yarmouk refugee camp, in Damascus. Nearly 200 families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp have been grappling with squalid

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

Palestinian Committees in Lebanon Slam UNRWA Aid Cut

25-12-2020

The Coalition of Popular Committees of Palestinians from Syria denounced UNRWA cut of its services and winter grants for Palestinians from Syria. In a statement, the coalition said UNRWA has reduced its winter grant to 25 USD per every refugee

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

Reconstruction Projects to Be Launched in Deraa Camp

25-12-2020

Palestinian affiliates of AlBaath Party and representatives of UNRWA and the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR) discussed projects slated to be launched by UNRWA in Deraa Camp to enhance vital services for Palestinian refugees. The list of projects

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees in Husainiya Camp Denounce Movement Crackdown by Syrian Regime

25-12-2020

The Syrian security forces have reportedly cracked down on civilians passing through a recently-pitched military checkpoint near the main entrance to AlHusainiya Camp. Vehicles and passengers have been subjected to intensive search and questioning at the checkpoint.  Over recent

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

Fears Mount over Increasing Coronavirus Cases in Khan Eshieh Refugee Camp

24-12-2020

Activists in Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian refugees have called on the residents to take precautionary measures, including social distancing, hand-washing, and mask-wearing, in order to help curtail coronavirus cases in the area. Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees have

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned over Simmering Tensions in Syria Displacement Camp

24-12-2020

Palestinian refugee families continue to sound the alarm over the security mayhem rocking AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, north of Syria. Overnight property-theft and burglary attempts targeting civilian homes have increasingly been reported in the camp. AlNeirab camp is the largest

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Official: Return to Yarmouk Camp Dependent on Infrastructure Rehabilitation

24-12-2020

Director of the political department of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Ambassador Anwar Abdul Hadi, said the return of displaced families to Yarmouk Camp has been taking place at a steady place under the supervision of Damascus Governorate He said the

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

Palestinian Refugees Rally in Northern Syria over Squalid Conditions

24-12-2020

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

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

Firewood Distributed in Displacement Camps North of Syria

23-12-2020

The Palestine Commission for Relief and Development distributed 21,000 Kgs of firewood in displacement camps in Idlib, north of Syria. 140 families benefited from the move. Hundreds of Palestinian and Syrian families who have been forcibly deported to northern

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

Migrants Pushed Back by Greek Coast Guard

23-12-2020

55 irregular migrants were pushed back by the Greek Coast Guard to Turkish waters. The list includes 30 migrants whose boat broke down at night near Lesbos Island. They were rescued by Greek coast guards and pushed back to Turkish

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

Palestinian Refugee Earns BA in Programming in Germany

23-12-2020

Palestinian youth Mahmoud Fakhri AlAsadi received a Bachelor degree in programming from the Faculty of Information at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Sometime earlier, he earned the American International Certificate in Project Management (IMPA), and worked in several multinational companies

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

Man Gunned Down in AlMuzeireeb, Palestinian Refugees in Distress

23-12-2020

Tension has been running high in AlMuzeireeb town, south of Syria, after a man was assassinated by anonymous gunmen. The victim—Fadi Kaar’aan—was shot with gunfire. He died on the spot. At the same time, an explosive device went off near

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

UNRWA Transfers Winter Aid to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

22-12-2020

UNRWA transferred cash aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon via the ATM card. Every family received a rental allowance of 625,000 Lebanese pounds, a food grant worth 100,000 pounds, and a winter grant of 218,750 as

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

UNRWA Tests New Aid Distribution Mechanism for Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

22-12-2020

URNWA has started testing aid distribution for Palestinians from Syria in Jordan through an e-wallet system. Some 300 Palestinian refugee families will receive aid through the new distribution mechanism.  

European Union Contributes Additional EUR 4.6 Million in Support Of Palestine Refugees

European Union Contributes Additional EUR 4.6 Million in Support Of Palestine Refugees

22-12-2020

The European Union (EU) has signed an additional contribution of EUR 4.6 million to the 2020 Programme Budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to help address the needs

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

22-12-2020

The Palestinian Red Crescent in Syria, in cooperation with the Danish Red Cross, distributed on Tuesday, December 22, hygiene packs and detergents to residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq. The move aims to assist vulnerable

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

Palestinian Student Maher AlAyesh Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t since 2012

22-12-2020

Palestinian university student Maher Abdul Hamid AlAyesh, aged 32, has been enduring a mysterious fate in Syrian government jails for the eight consecutive year. Maher was kidnapped by Syrian security forces on June 10, 2012 from the exam room at

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

Palestinian Refugee in Turkey on Verge of Losing Eyesight

22-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Firas Abdul Kader, currently taking shelter in the Turkish city of Izmir, is on the verge of losing his eyesight as he has been denied admission into Turkish hospitals after he failed to obtain the temporary protection card

Palestinian Factions in Syria Push For Urgent Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

Palestinian Factions in Syria Push For Urgent Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

22-12-2020

Representatives of Palestinian political parties discussed the situation in Yarmouk Camp and called for the return of displaced Palestinian families at the earliest possible time. This came in a meeting held in Damascus on December 21, during which the Palestinian

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

UNRWA: Reconstruction of Education Premises in Deraa Camp Priority

21-12-2020

Director of UNRWA affairs in Syria Amanya Michael-Ebye said reconstruction premises run by the Agency in Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, has been placed on top of UNRWA’s agenda for 2021. This came during a meeting with

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

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

21-12-2020

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

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

98 Palestinian Residents of AlNeirab Camp Secretly Held in Syrian Prisons

21-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

Palestinian Refugees in Deir Ballout Camp Struggling for Survival

21-12-2020

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

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

2 Palestinian Refugees Appeal for Release from Greek Custody

21-12-2020

Two Palestinian refugees from Syria—Yaser Faour and Muamar Yousef Murad, born in 1967 and raised in Yarmouk Camp—have appealed to the international human rights organizations to broker their release from a prison in Athens, where they have been held for

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

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

20-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Abdul Salam Hussain has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the 7th consecutive year. The refugee was arrested by Syrian security forces on January 26, 2013. He was born in 1963 and raised in AlDhiabiya

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Power Crisis ongoing in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

20-12-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to denounce the chronic power blackouts rocking the area, saying power has been cut across a number of residential neighborhoods for almost 12 hours daily. Civilians slammed the apathy maintained by the

Palestinian Refugee Family in Greece Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Cancer-Stricken Child

Palestinian Refugee Family in Greece Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Cancer-Stricken Child

20-12-2020

A displaced Palestinian family from Syria in Greece has appealed to the Greek authorities and international humanitarian organizations to work on securing urgent treatment for their six-year-old daughter, diagnosed with bone cancer. The family said their child’s health condition has

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

Palestinian Refugees Continue to Achieve Success Stories Worldwide

20-12-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the traumatic upshots wrought by the daily scenes of bloodshed and destruction across the embattled Syrian territories. This includes scores of refugee students who have obtained the highest

AGPS Calls for Urgent Int’l Action to End Suffering of Palestinians of Syria

AGPS Calls for Urgent Int’l Action to End Suffering of Palestinians of Syria

20-12-2020

On the International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD), annually observed by the United Nations on December 20, AGPS called on the international community, particularly UNRWA, to take further action in order to provide the Palestinians of Syria with the physical and

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

Education Services for Palestine Refugees at Risk in War-Torn Syria

19-12-2020

This school year, 49,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys have gone back to 103 schools run by the UNRWA in Syria, with measures being taken by teaching staff to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students and teaching staff have

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

Students Appeal for School Transport at AlNeirab Camp for Palestine Refugees

19-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

Palestinian Refugees Tortured to Death by Syrian Regime

19-12-2020

Families of Palestinians tortured to death in Syrian government penitentiaries said they have been made to sign fraudulent documents and certificates claiming that their relatives died of heart attacks. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the wife of a Palestinian victim

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Targeted in Arbitrary Arrests South of Damascus

19-12-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter south of Damascus are living in distress due to the arbitrary arrest sweeps and crackdowns perpetrated by the Syrian security forces. Palestinian refugees have been subjected to movement crackdowns and denied free access out of and

Aid Items from Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories Distributed in Northern Syria

Aid Items from Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories Distributed in Northern Syria

18-12-2020

Relief items donated by Palestinians living in territories occupied by Israel since 1948 have been distributed in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. The Nazareth-based Merciful Souls Association said the distributed items include heaters, winter blankets, firewood, and pyrene

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

18-12-2020

Palestinian brothers Emad Fares AlSamour, 33 and Iyad Fares AlSamour, 30, have been secretly held in Syrian government prisons since December 13, 2012. The two brothers, residents of AlHajar AlAswad, were arrested by Syrian government forces in Sehnaya town, in

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp Denounce Fuel Shortage

18-12-2020

Residents of Khan Eshieh camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, said they have not received fuel supplies urgently-needed with the advent of winter. A liter of fuel is sold by the government at 200 Syrian pounds. However, the price

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

Classroom Shut at UNRWA School over Coronavirus Concerns

18-12-2020

The Akka School administration in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Aleppo, suspended courses at a classroom after a student tested positive for coronavirus. The student was home-quarantined for 14 days and classes suspended for five-days pending laboratory tests.  

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Alarming Financial Crisis

18-12-2020

A webinar was held by Commission 302 to Defend Refugees' Rights on December 15 under the title “UNRWA after 71… Funding Challenge and Service Cut”. The seminar was attended by directors of UNRWA offices in its five fields of operations

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

Civilians’ Safety Threatened by Uncontrolled Circulation of Weapons in AlNeirab Camp

17-12-2020

The unrestrained flow of arms among the pro-government militias in AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, has marred civilians’ lives. On December 16, random gunshots were fired by Liwaa AlQuds group in AlNeirab Camp, sparking panic in the area. The resident attributed

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Appeals for Eye Treatment in Turkey

17-12-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Firas Abdul Kader has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights institutions to help him secure a sum of 3,000 USD needed for two urgent eye surgeries. Abdul Kader lost sight in Turkey and

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

Seminar Held in Istanbul to Introduce AGPS Report about Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

AGPS took part in a seminar held in Istanbul on December 17 as part of the book fair staged by Palestine House for Poetry and Return Culture. Ibrahim AlAli, from AGPS, shed light on the content of a book recently

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

AGPS Calls for Facilitating Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp

17-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

Palestinian Refugees’ Access to Education Periled in Syria Displacement Camp

16-12-2020

Palestinian refugee families sheltered in AlHusainiya camp have been overburdened by the costs of private tutoring. Several families have been forced to pay for private courses due to their children’s weak performance and the poor-quality input delivered at local schools

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

Gang Terrorizes Civilians in Jaramana Camp

16-12-2020

A state of panic has overwhelmed Jaramana camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria as armed gangsters have been stealing civilian property and burglarizing homes. Over recent days, cases of property-theft have been reported in the camp. The gangsters are also

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

Over 10 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Deraa Camp

16-12-2020

Over 10 Palestinian refugees have sustained pulmonary infection after they contracted the novel coronavirus in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria. The infected persons are being home-quarantined in dire conditions as they cannot afford to buy oxygen cylinders

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Call for Rehabilitation of Local Committee in Yarmouk Camp

16-12-2020

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

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

Hygiene Packs Distributed in Handarat Camp

15-12-2020

The Syrian Association, in partnership with civil society groups in AlNeirab Camp, handed over hygiene packs to women, widows, and injured people affiliated with the Syrian regime in Handarat Camp. 85 families in and around Handarat Camp benefited from the

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

UNRWA Aid Distributed in Yarmouk Camp

15-12-2020

UNRWA distributed food and in-kind items to 326 Palestinian refugee families taking shelter in Yarmouk Camp. Most of Palestinian families sheltered south of Damascus fled Yarmouk as a result of the tough blockade imposed by the government troops and also

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

Palestinian Refugees in Syria Displacement Camp Struggle for Potable Water

15-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed Husain Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

15-12-2020

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

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

Int’l Relief Organization Blackmailed by Syrian Regime

15-12-2020

Syrian security forces demanded that an international humanitarian organization pay 1 million Syrian pounds for every aid distribution point in Yalda, Jaramana Camp, and Khan Eshieh Camp. Sawt AlAsima news site quoted anonymous sources as stating that the blackmail came

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

Palestinians in AlHusainiya Camp Facing Dire Conditions

14-12-2020

Palestinian families taking refuge in AlHusainiya camp denounced the acute shortage in fuel supplies and firewood. A liter of fuel is being sold at up to 1,000 Syrian pounds, a sum which the cash-strapped families can hardly afford. High

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

Security Turmoil Overwhelms AlSayeda Zeinab Camp

14-12-2020

Tension has been running high in AlSayeda Zeinab Camp, in Rif Dimashq, after clashes burst out a few days earlier between Shiite groups and gunmen in the area. Deaths and injuries were reported. Residents of AlSayeda Zeinab camp, in Rif

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

Palestinian Refugee Released from Syrian Prison

14-12-2020

A Palestinian refugee from Khan Eshieh camp was released from Syrian prisons following a two-year detention term. AGPS has not revealed his name over security concerns. AGPS has kept record of the secret incarceration of 1,797 Palestinian detainees in

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

Prisoners’ Families Blackmailed in Syria

14-12-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Falouji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Wasim Falouji Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

13-12-2020

Palestinian refugee Wasim Falouji has been secretly held in Syria’s state-run prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Wasim was arrested at a government checkpoint in Damascus on March 14, 2013. AGPS has recorded the secret detention of 1,797 Palestinian

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

Palestinian Refugee Family Appeals for Urgent Child Treatment

13-12-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Jad Mohamed Bakir continue to appeal for urgent humanitarian action to secure a sum of 300 USD needed for an urgent testicle surgery. A report by Kassab Hospital, in Sidon, said two-year-old Jad

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

Palestinian Refugees in AlBal Camp Facing Abject Humanitarian Situation

13-12-2020

25 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in ramshackle tents set up in AlBal Camp, in Aleppo’s northern outskirts, north of Syria, continue to launch cries for help over their alarming humanitarian condition. The refugees said they have not received relief

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

Vulnerable Palestinian Families Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria Displacement Camps

13-12-2020

Hundreds of displaced Palestinian and Syrian families have been facing squalid humanitarian conditions in Deir Ballout and AlMuhammadiya camps, in Efrin region, north of Syria. Dozens of elderly people, orphans, and persons with disabilities have been taking refuge in under-equipped

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

Migrants on Lesbos Island at Risk of Lead Poisoning

12-12-2020

Thousands of asylum seekers, aid workers, United Nations, and Greek and European Union employees may be at risk of lead poisoning in a new migrant camp that Greek authorities have built on a repurposed military firing range on the island

Palestinian Refugee Adnan Loulou Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

Palestinian Refugee Adnan Loulou Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for 7th Year

12-12-2020

The condition and whereabouts of Palestinian refugee Adnan Tal’at Aloulou, born in 1962, have 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

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

Palestinian Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Lebanon

12-12-2020

Palestinian child from Syria Nour AlDeen, displaced to Lebanon, is in need of urgent bone marrow biopsy that costs 275 USD. Palestinian refugees continue to call on the concerned authorities to enhance healthcare services for Palestinians in Lebanon. The refugees

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

Situation of Palestinians from Syria in Sudan Exacerbated by Coronavirus

12-12-2020

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Sudan have raised concerns about their fate in light of the security turmoil rocking the Sudanese territories and the lockdown measures imposed across the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  According

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

Displaced Palestinian Families Raise Concerns over Health Risks of Plastic Incineration

12-12-2020

Desperate for warmth, displaced Palestinian and Syrian families taking refuge in under-equipped camps and substandard facilities north of Syria have been burning their clothes and plastic materials to stave off winter cold after they failed to afford firewood and fuel

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

Swedish Migration Agency Provides New Assessment of Asylum Seekers

02-12-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) has conducted a new assessment of asylum seekers from Syria. It said the security situation in Syria continues to be very serious. The level of conflict in over half of the country’s provinces remains life-threatening

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Humanitarian Aid for Palestinian Refugees

02-12-2020

UNRWA vowed to deliver food and cash aid to Palestinian refugees and to pay salaries of UNRWA staffers for 2021. This came during a meeting between director of UNRWA operations in Syria Amanya Michael Ebye and Director-General of the General

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

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

02-12-2020

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

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

27 Palestinian Students Graduate from Medicine Faculty in Syria

02-12-2020

Some 25 Palestinian students from Syria have graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Syria. Ten graduates are residents of AlNeirab Camp in Aleppo and eight are from Yarmouk Camp. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape Slapped by Palestine Consulate in Istanbul

Palestinian Refugees Denounce Complicated Red Tape Slapped by Palestine Consulate in Istanbul

01-12-2020

The General Palestinian Consulate in Istanbul said refugees wishing to show up at the consulate should book an appointment in advance. A statement posted on the consulate website said Palestinian expatriates will not be allowed in unless they have been

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Artist Released after One Year in Syrian Prisons

01-12-2020

Palestinian artisit Hayel Diab, from Yarmouk Camp, was released from Syria prisons on November 30, 2020, after he had been detained for a year. Diab, who fled to Malmo, in Sweden, was arrested by the end of 2019, as he

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

AlSabina Camp Suffers Acute Shortage in Fuel Supplies

01-12-2020

Activists from AlSabina Camp expressed fears over an acute fuel crisis in the area after reports have emerged on the government’s intent to reduce fuel supplies from 200 to 100 liters. Over recent years, residents of AlSabina Camp for Palestinian

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

Damascus Governorate: Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp Priority

01-12-2020

Damascus governor Adel AlAleibi said the General Company for Technical Studies has just finalized its assessment of the situation in Yarmouk Camp and provided three alternatives as to the rehabilitation of Yarmouk Camp: The first is to make minor reconstruction

With Advent of Winter, Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

With Advent of Winter, Palestinian Refugees Struggling for Survival in Northern Syria

01-12-2020

As a cold winter season has drawn near, hundreds of displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in northern Syria continue to raise concerns over their alarming humanitarian condition. The families continue to lash out at the apathy maintained by UNRWA, the

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

Anti-Coronavirus Emergency Plan Implemented at Syria Hospitals

30-11-2020

The Syrian Health Ministry on Monday instructed hospitals and medical centers to move to the emergency plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency SANA reported. The plan includes expanding the hospitals' sectors in favor of COVID-19 patients

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlHusaniya Camp

30-11-2020

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

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

Power Crisis ongoing in Jaramana Camp

30-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees have denounced the chronic power blackouts in the area. An AGPS reporter said the power crisis has made the humanitarian situation inside the camp far worse, as a cold winter season has drawn

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

Damascus Governorate Promises Return of Displaced Families to Yarmouk Camp in Few Days

30-11-2020

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF), Khaled Abdul Majid, quoted officials at Damascus Governorate as stating that the first batch of displaced families will be allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp in the next few days. Abdul Majid

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

Displaced Families of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Reluctance of Syrian Authorities

29-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp have lashed out at local authorities over their reluctance regarding their appeals for implementing reconstruction projects and facilitating civilians’ return to their homes.   An AGPS reporter said that a few days earlier, two Palestinian families

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

Swedish Migration Agency Issues New Eligibility Criteria for Asylum Seekers from Syria

29-11-2020

The Swedish Migration Agency (SMA) has conducted a new assessment of asylum seekers from Syria. It said the security situation in Syria continues to be very serious. The level of conflict in over half of the country’s provinces remains life-threatening

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

187 Palestinian Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Homs Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Jails

29-11-2020

AGPS documented the secret incarceration of 187 Palestinian refugees, including 10 women, taking shelter in AlAyedeen Camp, in Hums, in Syria’s state run dungeons since the outburst of the bloody conflict. Field reporters believe the real numbers to be far

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

Concerns Mount over Coronavirus Propagation in Palestinian Refugee Camp

29-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh camp have called on the residents and local authorities to abide by safety protocols and social distancing to prevent further COVID-19 propagations. Over recent months, AGPS has warned that an outbreak of COVID-19 in Palestinian refugee

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

AGPS Calls for Protection of Palestinian Refugees in/from Syria

29-11-2020

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, AGPS calls on the international community and UNRWA to assume their responsibilities regarding the Palestinian refugee community and to work on providing those trapped in conflict zones, particularly Syria, with

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

Fuel Supplies Distributed to 300 Displaced Palestinian Families from Syria in AlBekaa

28-11-2020

The Civil Commission for Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon handed over fuel supplies to 300 displaced Palestinian families taking refuge in Lebanon’s northern and central AlBekaa region. According to information collected by UNRWA, more than 80 per cent of PRS

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

Palestinian Refugees with Disabilities Graduate from UNRWA Centres

28-11-2020

54 Palestinian refugees with disabilities have received their graduation certificates from a UNRWA office in Syria. The graduates participated in short-term training sessions in sewing and mobile phone maintenance. At the end of the ceremony, the graduates received sewing machines

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

Power Crisis Exacerbated by Cable Theft in Khan Eshieh Camp

28-11-2020

Power cables have reportedly been stolen from abandoned houses and alleyways in Khan Eshieh Camp refugee camp, where civilians’ life has already been marred by the frequent power blackouts. Supervisor of the local mosques said power cables of AlRidha Mosque

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

Pro-Regime Militias Involved in Drug Trafficking in Palestinian Refugee Camp of AlNeirab

28-11-2020

Reports of drug consumption and trafficking have increasingly emerged in AlNeirab Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Syria.  Reporting from Aleppo, an AGPS correspondent said that a couple of weeks ago the Syrian security forces arrested a group of young

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

Turkish Coast Guard Rescues 46 Irregular Migrants Pushed by Greece

27-11-2020

A total of 46 irregular migrants were rescued from boats off the coast of Turkey’s Aydın and Mersin provinces, Turkish Coast Guard Command announced in a statement on Thursday. The boats carrying 46 irregular migrants were pushed back to Turkish

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

Palestinian Charity Calls for Reconstruction of Its Yarmouk Office

27-11-2020

The board of directors of the Palestine Charity has called on the concerned authorities to work on rehabilitating its mission in Yarmouk Camp, in Damascus. This came in a meeting held on Wednesday, November 25, with the director of the

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

Palestinian Refugee in AlDhiabiya Town Denounce Water Shortage

27-11-2020

Residents of AlDhiabiya town, in Rif Dimashq, said they have been left without potable water due to frequent water and power blackouts. The residents have been forced to buy water from mobile tanks at exorbitant prices that reach up to

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Vehicle-Theft Increasingly Reported in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

27-11-2020

Residents of AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Rif Dimashq, railed against the increasing motor vehicle theft in the area. Recently, a taxi owned by a Palestinian refugee was stolen by thieves. The taxi is the refugee’s sole livelihood. Most

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

27-11-2020

Residents of Jaramana Camp for Palestinian refugees continue to sound alarm bells over the simmering abductions carried out against civilians in the area. A few days earlier, a gangster attempted to kidnap a woman and her son on the main

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

UNRWA Begins Food Aid Distribution in Hama Camp

26-11-2020

UNRWA started on November 26 distributing food aid items to the most vulnerable Palestinian families in AlAyedeen refugee camp, in Hama. Hama camp lies within the town of Hama, 210 km north of Damascus. The camp was established in 1950

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Murad Hamad Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons since 2013

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Murad Issa Ahmad Hamad, born in 1985, has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Murad, from Deraa Camp for Palestinian refugees, was arrested by Syrian security forces in mid-2013. AGPS has been

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

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

26-11-2020

Residents of AlRaml Camp, in Latakia, have spoken out against the mistreatment they have been subjected to by staff members at a UNRWA-run clinic in AlQuds neighborhood, in the camp. An elderly woman who showed up at the facility for

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

Palestinian Refugee Killed in Northern Aleppo Blast

26-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Samer Khalil AlToukhi, born in 1987, died of wounds he sustained in a blast that rocked AlBab city, east of Aleppo, on November 24, 2020.  Five people died in the explosion and over 20 others were left

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

From Syria to COVID-19 Frontline, Palestinian-Born Scientist Sets Sights on Vaccine

26-11-2020

A refugee with Palestinian origins has made cutting-edge work on a COVID-19 vaccine, challenging the traumatic impact of his statelessness and the psychological scars of the Syria war.  Scientist Nowras Rahhal, who moved to Germany two years ago from

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Food Aid Distributed to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

25-11-2020

The International Red Cross, in partnership with the Youth Department at Palestine Embassy distributed on November 24 food baskets to displaced Palestinian and Syrian families in Wadi AlZina, in Lebanon’s southern region of AlKharroub. 300 families benefited from the aid

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

Hama Camp Gripped With Acute Shortage in Fuel, Wood

25-11-2020

Residents of AlAyedeen Camp in Hama have denounced the exorbitant prices of fuel of wood. Reporting from the area, an AGPS news correspondent said a ton of wood reaches up to 80,000 Syrian pounds. A liter of fuel costs

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Deeply Concerned over Funding Crisis Faced by Palestine Refugee Agency

25-11-2020

The United Nations has raised immense concern over the financial shortfall that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing and its impact on millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In his

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

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

25-11-2020

Statistics released by AGPS on the occasion of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women documented the death of 487 Palestinian women and girls all the way through Syria’s ten-year conflict, according to death toll data for the

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Hygiene Kit Distributed in Handarat Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

The Syrian Association, in cooperation with CSOs from AlNeirab Camp, distributed hygiene packs to widows in Handarat Camp for Palestinian refugees. Palestinian refugees have been grappling with dire conditions in Handarat due to the lack of humanitarian assistance and life-saving

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

UNRWA to Deliver Aid in AlAyedeen Camp for Palestinian Refugees

24-11-2020

Trucks laden with food items from the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) have entered AlAyedeen camp in Hama. The in-kind aid items will be distributed to the most vulnerable families in the next few days. Hama camp lies within

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

Dead Body Found after Migrant Boat Sinks off Greek Coast

24-11-2020

At least one man has drowned after a migrant dinghy sank off the Greek island of Rhodes. Coast guard authorities said the boat had set off from the Turkish coast. One person has died after a speedboat partially sank off

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

Palestinian Refugees Deeply Concerned due to Increasing Abduction Reports South of Damascus

24-11-2020

Palestinian refugees taking shelter in southern Damascus towns have sounded distress signals over the security turmoil and increasing abductions in the area. In mid-October 10 young men were kidnapped from the area. Eye-witnesses said the abductions have been carried out

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

Disinfection Drives Held in AlSayeda Zeinab Refugee Camp

23-11-2020

Disinfection campaigns have seen the day in AlSayeda Zeinab camp in an attempt to sterilize public facilities and main access roads.  Volunteers have also been delivering bread to the residents as part of anti-coronavirus protocols seeking to limit human

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Humanitarian Situation Alarming in AlHusainiya Camp for Palestinian Refugees

23-11-2020

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

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

Displaced Families Fear Unabated Coronavirus Outbreak in Northern Syria

23-11-2020

Concerns have mounted in displacement camps set up in northern Syria after two coronavirus cases were reported in the area. Reporting from northern Syria, an AGPS news correspondent said the two coronavirus-stricken persons have been quarantined at their tents. Their

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

Situation of Displaced Palestinian Families in Deir Ballout Camp Exacerbated by Water Dearth

23-11-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

Palestinian Refugee Children Traumatized by Syria Warfare

23-11-2020

The warfare in Syria, which has now entered its tenth year, has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children in and outside the Syrian territories.  Post-traumatic stress disorders, mental psychosis, sleeplessness and nightmares, eating disorders, and intense fear have

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

Greece to build New Camps to Cut Migrant Stays on Islands

22-11-2020

Greece, on the front line of migration into Europe, promised earlier this month to build new reception centres for asylum seekers and cut the maximum stay in camps on its now-overcrowded islands. According to Reuters, authorities will have finished the

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

Humanitarian Situation Exacerbated by Power Crisis in Khan Dannun Camp

22-11-2020

Residents of Khan Dannun camp for Palestinian refugees have launched a cry for help over the power crisis in the camp and the acute dearth in fuel reserves with the advent of the winter season. Civilians spoke out against the

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

Palestinian Doctor Dies of Coronavirus in Erbil

22-11-2020

Palestinian doctor Rafaat Mohamed Jalil, who fled war-torn Syria to Iraq, died of coronavirus on November 20 in Erbil, the capital and most populated city in Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The victim was born in 1964 in Khan Eshieh camp

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

Ireland Announces Further €1 Million in Funding for UN Agency for Palestine Refugees

22-11-2020

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Minister Simon Coveney T.D., announced on 19 November that Ireland was making an additional humanitarian funding commitment of €1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

Displaced Residents of Yarmouk Camp Denounce Property-Theft, Call for Urgent Return to Their Homes

22-11-2020

Residents of Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees, in Damascus, said their property and homes have been subjected to ongoing theft and burglary. Eye-witnesses said they have caught sight of flocks of vehicles laden with belongings stolen from abandoned buildings in

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

Bread Packs Distributed to Palestinian Refugee Families in AlBekaa

21-11-2020

The Popular Committee for Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon’s western and central AlBekaa region distributed 400 bread packs to displaced Palestinian families from Syria. The majority of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon live in poverty and are food insecure. Nearly 28

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Mohamed AlKurdi Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Ahmed AlKurdi, born in 1990, has been secretly held in Syrian government jails since July 30, 2015. Mohamed was kidnapped by pro-government militias in Hama while on his way to AlRaml Camp for Palestine refugees, in Latakia

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Appeal for Healthcare Services

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugees and activists have called on the concerned authorities to enhance healthcare services from Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon. The refugees slammed the complicated red tape imposed by Lebanese hospital administrations and UNRWA-run health centres in the country. They

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

Palestinian Refugee from Syria Dies of Coronavirus in Lebanon

21-11-2020

Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Jamal Abdul Karim Mansour died on November 21 of coronavirus.  The victim fled Yarmouk Camp in Syria in 2012 and sought shelter in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Last Tuesday, the Lebanese authorities ordered

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

Palestinian Family Appeals for Information over Forcibly Disappeared Relative in Syria

21-11-2020

Family of Palestinian refugee from Syria Mohamed Abdul Aziz Akilah, born in 1993, has appealed to the international humanitarian and human rights organizations to work on disclosing the fate of their son who has been gone missing in an opposition-held

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Cash Aid Transferred to Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

20-11-2020

UNRWA has transferred cash aid to the Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon via ATM cards. Every Palestinian family from Syria received a rental allowance of 640,000 Lebanese pounds and a food grant worth 100,000 pounds per every refugee

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Push for Urgent Winter Assistance

20-11-2020

The Association of Popular Palestinian Committees from Syria in Lebanon urged UNRWA to pay its monthly cash aid as a cold winter season has drawn near. The Association said a memorandum has been handed over to UNRWA officials in Palestinian

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

Residents of Khan Eshieh Camp for Palestinian Refugees Denounce Mistreatment by UNRWA Staff

20-11-2020

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

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

252 Palestinian Children from Syria Pronounced Dead since 2011

20-11-2020

In statistics released on the International Children's Day, AGPS said it has recorded the death of 252 Palestinian refugee children in war-torn Syria from the start of the conflict, in 2012, until November 20, 2020. The list of Palestinian

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

4 Palestinian Brothers Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons for over 5 Years

19-11-2020

Four Palestinian brothers from the Tamim family have been secretly held in Syrian prisons for over five years. The four brothers—Mohamed Bashar, Mohamed Amin, Mohamed Hadi, and Ali—took shelter in Yarmouk Camp. Over 1,790 Palestinian refugees have been secretly

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

UNRWA Honors Graduates of Damascus Training Centre

19-11-2020

22 students who graduated from the Damascus Training Centre (DTC) were honored by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Eight graduates have already been integrated into the labor market. 232 students will have been graduated

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

Displaced Families Allowed to Return to Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

A number of displaced Palestinian families have been allowed to return to Yarmouk Camp after local authorities okayed their demands.  Eye-witnesses said trucks laden with furniture and kitchenware have been spotted at the main entrances to the camp. Palestinian

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

12 Palestinian Engineers Allowed to Volunteer for Reconstruction Works in Yarmouk Camp

19-11-2020

Damascus Governorate has given greenlight to 12 Palestinian engineers to work as volunteers with the local reconstruction committee in an attempt to assess damaged buildings and infrastructure. Other engineers lashed out at the Damascus Governorate for turning down their demands

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

Palestinians from Syria in Jordan Sound Distress Signals

19-11-2020

The Jordanian authorities have prevented Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) from benefiting from donations made by “Himmat Watan” campaign which provides aid to vulnerable families whose livelihoods have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Activists said PRS are not eligible

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

Folkloric Palestinian Event Held in Rif Dimashq

18-11-2020

A Palestinian music band was formed by a group of Palestinian youths in AlDhiabiya, in Rif Dimashq. Named “Zaytoun Biladi” (My home olives), the band aims to revive Palestine’s music and cultural folklore. The ten-year warfare rocking the Syrian territories

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

Sanitation Network Maintenance Works ongoing in AlHajar AlAswad

18-11-2020

The International Red Cross Committee toured AlHajar AlAswad neighborhood, adjacent to Yarmouk Camp, in an attempt to monitor the condition of the sewerage network and carry out the necessary maintenance works. A plan has reportedly been set by a team

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

AlNeirab Camp Grappling with Poor Sewerage

18-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp, in Aleppo, have denounced the ongoing excavation works which they said have caused severe damage to the sanitation network, particularly in the western corners of the camp. The residents said excavation vehicles have been spotted in

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

Palestinian Refugee Child in Need of Urgent Treatment in Turkey

18-11-2020

The family of Palestinian child from Syria Hasan Zaatout continues to launch distress signals over the child’s need of urgent treatment after he was diagnosed with Familial Mediterranean Fever. Hasan, aged 6, is an orphan. He lives with his aunt

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

UN Official: Palestine Refugee Agency Facing Worst Financial Crisis

17-11-2020

UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said that this year has been an exceptionally difficult year, with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsequent economic and financial downfall and the unpredictable political environment to name a few. Once again, these developments

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

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

17-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Mohamed Hakam Husain Daouah has been secretly held in Syrian government prisons for the seventh consecutive year. Mohamed, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, was arrested on June 10, 2013 in AlZahira area, in Damascus and was dragged to

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

Water Network Rehabilitated by Red Crescent in Yarmouk Camp

17-11-2020

The Syrian Red Crescent Organization said the water pumping station in Yarmouk Camp has gone operative following 120 days of maintenance works. The Red Crescent also said it rehabilitated four water wells and started drilling another 170-deep well. At the

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

Displaced Palestinian Family Facing Abject Humanitarian Condition North of Syria

17-11-2020

The Abu Fahd Palestinian family, displaced from Yarmouk Camp, has been enduring squalid humanitarian conditions in AlRisala camp, in I’zaz region, north of Syria. The family fled the poorly-equipped Deir Ballout Camp, in Efrin, north of Syria, seeking a safer

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

Palestinian Refugee Ali Mahmoud Forcibly Disappeared by Syrian Gov’t for 6th Year

16-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ali Mahmoud Mahmoud, aged 33, has been secretly locked up in Syrian state prisons since February 20, 2014. AGPS has documented the incarceration of 1,797 Palestinians in Syria’s state-run prisons, among them women and children.  

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Awareness-Raising Event Held in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

16-11-2020

Awareness-raising activities were held at AlSafsaf School, in Deraa Camp, in order to boost children’s awareness about hygiene tips and anti-coronavirus protocols, including hand washing and mask-wearing. The warfare in Syria has had traumatic fallouts on Palestinian refugee children. Post-traumatic

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

Palestinian Refugees Slam Reluctance of GAPAR Chief

16-11-2020

Residents of AlNeirab camp have lashed out at the head of the General Authority for Palestinian Arab Refugees (GAPAR), Ali Mustafa, who recently showed up in the camp. GAPAR’s chief toured the library of AlNeirab Camp and discussed, during a

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Egypt Push for Urgent Humanitarian Action

16-11-2020

Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Egypt continue to rail against the apathy maintained by UNRWA and the Palestine Embassy regarding their appeals for humanitarian, legal, and socio-economic protection. A number of refugees said URNWA continues to turn its back

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

Humanitarian Campaign Launched in Solidarity with Vulnerable Families in Yarmouk Camp

16-11-2020

Activists from Yarmouk Camp have launched a campaign to host vulnerable families whose homes have been severely damaged by the intense fighting and shelling. Several residents with habitable or mildly damaged houses have expressed their willingness to share their houses

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

Relief Items Distributed to Displaced Palestinian Families in Lebanon

15-11-2020

The Popular Committee of Palestinians of Syria in Lebanon distributed 10 heaters to displaced Palestinian families from Syria in Lebanon’s AlBekaa region. The committee called for increasing aid to 800 Palestinian families from Syria in AlBekaa region, where they have

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

Amid Funding Crisis, Palestine Refugee Agency Cuts off Salaries

15-11-2020

The U.N. Relief and Works Agency said it has run out of cash and will be forced to cut the salaries of 28,000 staffers for the rest of the year unless it raises $70 million by the end

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

Tension Spikes following Assassination of 2 Young Men in AlMuzeireeb

15-11-2020

Palestinians taking shelter in AlMuzeireeb town have expressed deep concern over the security situation in the area after reports have emerged on the fatal shooting of Ibrahim Tatlou and Mohamed Aneizan by anonymous gunmen. Activists have accused pro-government militias of

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

Palestinian Refugee Released in Prisoner Swap South of Syria

15-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Ahmad Mahmoud Abu AlRub was released in a prisoner swap deal between the Syrian government forces and armed groups south of Syria. Abu AlRub was arrested in AlNakhla neighborhood, in Deraa AlBalad, south of Syria, during a manhunt

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

Elderly Palestinian Woman Forcibly Disappeared in Syria for 7th Year

15-11-2020

Elderly Palestinian refugee Dheiba AlAhmad, aged 72, has been held in Syrian government jails for the seventh year running. The woman was kidnapped with her family members on July 27, 2013 from Nisreen Street, near Yarmouk Camp. Dheiba suffers from

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

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

14-11-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Mohamed Issa AlHourani reiterated their appeals to the international human rights institutions to work on disclosing the whereabouts and condition of their son who has been locked up in Syrian state jails for the

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

Laureate Students Honored in Palestinian Refugee Camp in Syria

14-11-2020

A number of Palestinian students were honored by the Islamic Jihad Movement during a ceremony held at the Arab Cultural Centre in AlHusainiya camp, in Rif Dimashq. Hundreds of displaced Palestinian refugees in/from Syria have achieved success stories, despite the

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

Activists Acclaim Efforts of Cleaning Staff in Khan Eshieh Camp

14-11-2020

Activists from Khan Eshieh Camp have paid tribute to cleaning workers whom they said have made their best to remove trash from streets and residential alleyways. Palestinian families taking refuge in Khan Eshieh camp have been struggling with squalid humanitarian

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

UNRWA Distributes Relief Items to Vulnerable Palestinian Families

14-11-2020

UNRWA has started to send text messages to vulnerable Palestinian families in Syria in order to hand them over hygiene kit. Families whose breadwinner is a person aged above 60 and diagnosed with a chronic disease will benefit from the

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

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

14-11-2020

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

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

Palestinian Refugee Student Honored in Syria

13-11-2020

Palestinian refugee Khaled Mohamed Samara, from AlNeirab Camp, in Aleppo, was honored after he won the highest score in the alternative curricula development.  Samara worked as a robotics coach at the Syrian Ministry of Education and is a member

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

UNRWA Pledges to Transfer Aid to Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon on Time

13-11-2020

The Association of Displaced Palestinians from Syria in Lebanon said UNRWA will be distributing its aid to the refugees despite the lockdown slapped by the Lebanese government as part of anti-coronavirus measures. Over recent months, Palestinian refugees have kept urging

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

Street Lighting Initiative to Be Launched in Yarmouk Camp

13-11-2020

A donor has pledged to repair lighting in Palestine and Yarmouk Street along with Street 30, in Yarmouk Camp, according to sources from Damascus Governorate. The drive will see solar energy systems installed across the aforementioned thoroughfares. Displaced Palestinian families

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

Palestinian Refugee Forcibly Disappeared in Syria since 2013

13-11-2020

The family of the Palestinian refugee Ahmad Abu Seyam, a resident of Yarmouk Camp, appealed to the concerned human rights institutions to take serious measures in order to disclose the fate of their son, who was kidnapped from Qudsaya town

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Kurdistan at Risk of Refoulement

13-11-2020

A number of Palestinian refugees taking shelter in Kurdistan region, north of Iraq, have been prevented from renewing their visas. An AGPS reporter said Palestinians with Syrian travel documents have been forced by the Kurdistan authorities to sign a pledge

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Local Bakery Reconstructed in Deraa Camp for Palestinian Refugees

12-11-2020

Maintenance works have been ongoing in Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, north of Syria, to rehabilitate the local alternative bakery which has been destroyed in the warfare. Residents of Deraa camp for Palestinian refugees, south of Syria, continue to speak

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

Palestinian Brothers Amar and Khaled Jumu’a Held in Syrian Gov’t Jails for 7th Year

12-11-2020

Palestinian brothers from Syria Ammar Jumu’a Ibrahim, aged 34, and Khaled Jumu’a Ibrahim, 40, have been incarcerated in Syrian government penitentiaries since September 2013. Both refugees, residents of Yarmouk Camp, were arrested as they passed through the government-run Sabina checkpoint

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

3 Palestinian Refugees Released from Syrian Jails

12-11-2020

Three Palestinian refugees were released from Syrian detention centers, where they had been held for a month. The refugees—Mohamed Azzam, Assaad Habib, and Mudar Mughamis—were arrested by Syrian security forces in northern Syria, as they attempted to reach Turkey, fleeing

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

Activists Call For Launch of Commission for Displaced Palestinians in Northern Syria

12-11-2020

Activists and Palestinian refugees have met in Efrin, north of Syria, in an attempt to pave the way for the launch of a commission to speak up for Palestinian refugees sheltered in displacement camps set up in northern Syria. Hundreds

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

AGPS Report Warns of Alarming Condition of Palestinian Students in Syria

12-11-2020

A report recently issued by AGPS has underscored the difficult situation of Palestinian students in war-torn Syria  The data figuring in the report is based on findings collected through an online poll. The report warned of a remarkable increase in

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

Palestinian Refugee Husam AlRefa’i Forcibly Disappeared in Syrian Prisons

11-11-2020

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

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

Trash Mounds Piled Up in AlSabina Camp for Palestinian Refugees

11-11-2020

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

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

UN Pledges Continued Support for Palestine Refugee Agency

11-11-2020

The United Nations has pledged to maintain support for the U Palestine Refugee Agency in order to help it keep up its services for millions of registered Palestinian refugees. In a daily press briefing dating November 9, Stéphane Dujarric

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

Palestinian Refugees in Distress Coronavirus Second Wave Hits Syria

11-11-2020

The Syrian government has set up a temporary hospital