Human Rights Watch – تركيا/سوريا: المياه سلاح خلال وباء عالمي؟

Women hold stacks of bread as they walk along an empty street, as restrictions are imposed as measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Qamishli, Syria March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RC2VPF9DRWOE Published…

Fox News – UN warns coronavirus fallout will lead to the next pandemic – global starvation

Original report by Hollie McKay, 29 April 2020 The next global pandemic may very well be a hunger pandemic as a result of the fallout from coronavirus. While the World Health Organization warns that stringent guidelines need to…

Turkey’s Weaponising of Water in Syria is Increasing the Risk of COVID-19 Spreading

Qamishli, Jazira region, Syria Original article by Stephen Delahunty in Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 25 April 2020 More than a million people in Kurdish-held areas of north-east Syria are being put at risk of a mass Coronavirus…

France 24 – COVID-19 Pandemic: Syria’s Kurds fighting the virus alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JuK_o7uDR4 Original France 24 Report, 22 April 2020 The spread of the coronavirus is especially worrisome in Syria. After years of war, the country's health infrastructure has been all but destroyed,…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: 22 April update

Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Rojava: en busca de la estabilidad imposible

Para contener la pandemia la Administración Autónoma del Norte y Este de Siria decidió imponer la cuarentena hasta el 23 de abril, cerrar escuelas y universidades y también el paso fronterizo de Semalka. Además, se han prohibido los…

Syria’s Kurdish-led region decries lack of international support in COVID-19 fight

Syria's northeast is left with little outside assistance to fight the coronavirus pandemic and requires much more international support. Women hold stacks of bread as they walk along an empty street, as restrictions are imposed as measure…

Report: anti-ISIS arrests and raids drop as tensions over COVID-19 rise

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Arrests of ISIS members in North and East Syria dropped to almost nothing in March, despite continued attacks March saw decreases across the board - in terms of attacks, raids, deaths and arrests - suggesting COVID-19 has distracted SDF…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: briefing

Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Syria’s isolated Kurds wait and worry as coronavirus threat grows

Original article, by The National, on April 6, 2020 As the number of coronavirus cases in Syria increases, strained ties with the government and restrictions on aid into the north-east have left the Kurdish-led administration unprepared…