Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in 2014. [File: UNRWA via AP]
A human rights group based in London has called on Palestinian families to register the names of their relatives who have been detained, missing, or killed in war-torn Syria on the group’s official website.
The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) said families wishing to report any authentic pieces of information regarding a missing, detained, or dead relative should go to the following link: actionpal.org.uk/en/reported_victim.php.
Lists of hundreds of forcibly disappeared Palestinian refugees and victims in Syria are available on AGPS website, both in English and Arabic. AGPS supplies a database of their names and possible times and places of arrest.
AGPS documented the secret detention of over 1,760 Palestinian refugees, including women and minors, in Syrian government lock-ups. Some 330 refugees have also gone missing in the country.
AGPS is a human rights watchdog that monitors the situation of Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria. AGPS has conducted over 2,600 daily reports documenting the situation of the Palestinians of Syria. The reports are available on the group’s website both in English and Arabic: www.actionpal.org.uk.
Other material, including videos, live snapshots, statistics on the number of casualties and detainees, news articles, and press releases also figure on the website.