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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – November 2020

Our latest monthly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: • New quarantine in place across North and East Syria (NES) as coronavirus cases continue to rise• NES faces worst economic hardship in Syria as a result of coronavirus, 48% of families experiencing significant hardship• NES also has lowest level of […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – October 2020

Our latest monthly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: October sees as many deaths and twice as many cases as rest of year combined Exponential growth through September and October with daily cases increasing tenfold Partial quarantine reintroduced across NES amid negligible adherence to public safety measures Capacity to be […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 27 September

Our latest weekly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: Director of National Hospital in Raqqa refusing to wear face-mask in protest at shortsupply Infamous former ISIS prison in Raqqa’s ‘black stadium’ turned into coronavirus confinement center This week sees highest daily increase in coronavirus cases to date, with 95 new […]

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Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – week ending 13 September

Our latest weekly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: Over 100 health-workers in NES confirmed to have coronavirus Kurdish Red Crescent raises alarm over false sense of security Health authorities try to overcome chronic under-testing Corona cases in Jazira region, where most testing is concentrated, increase 122%week-on-week (82 to 182) 10-fold […]

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Update: coronavirus in North and East Syria – week ending 29 August

Our latest update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: • First coronavirus cases confirmed in Hol and Arisha camps• Water has been restored to some neighbourhoods in the Heseke region, but many areas stillhave no steady access to water despite summer heat and the fast-spreading pandemic• Many areas of NES have […]

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Update: Coronavirus in North and East Syria – week ending 22 August

Our latest weekly coronavirus update finds: Turkey shuts off water, leaving key coronavirus facilities, Hol Camp, c. one million civilians struggling to follow basic hygiene measures New cases in NES this week reach 145, an 81% increase, while deaths increase 40% (5,7) and recoveries triple (10, 30) Majority of new cases in the Jazirah region […]

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North Press Agency – Syrian government-held Qamishli airport: epicenter to coronavirus outbreak in northeast Syria

Original Article by Hoshang Hassan, North Press Agency, 13 August 2020 QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Qamishli International Airport, which is held by the Syrian government in the country’s northeast, has been the main corridor for passing the coronavirus pandemic from the capital Damascus to be spread in northeast Syria which is under the control […]

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Al-Monitor – Coronavirus, war prompts northeast Syrian schools to go online

The Kurdish-led government in northeast Syria is putting classes online and may continue to use the internet for education beyond the coronavirus. The Kurdish-led government in northeast Syria is putting classes online and may continue to use the internet for education beyond the coronavirus. Original article by Adam Lucente published on Al-Monitor, 11 May 2020 […]

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Novara Media – Coronavirus in Rojava: Facing a Pandemic Without a State

Original article by Thomas McClure, researcher at the RIC, in Novara Media, 04 May 2020 Across the world, states are coming under pressure for their response to the coronavirus crisis. Some fail to adequately protect their citizens, some use Covid-19 as an excuse for authoritarian power-grabs, and some do both simultaneously. Here in North and […]