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

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, and millions live in camps with no access to water, soap or housing conditions that can allow them to practice social distancing. The Rojava Information […]


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 eventos públicos y se ha puesto en marcha un programa de liberación de presos Original Article by […]


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. Original article by Amberin Zaman in Al Monitor, April 20, 2020 The Kurdish-led autonomous administration in northeast Syria has formally confirmed the area’s first death from the coronavirus while also taking aim at the cynical nature of the United […]


Corona: Angst in Rojava

Original Article, by Heise, on MArch 27, 2020 Kurdische Autonomieverwaltung in Nord- und Ostsyrien appelliert an internationale Hilfe Rund um den Globus dreht sich alles nur noch um das Krisenmanagement der COVID-19 Pandemie. Auch im scheinbar vom Virus bislang verschonten Nordsyrien versucht man sich zu wappnen. Internationale Hilfe für die Autonomieverwaltung ist dabei noch nicht […]


A Year Since Baghuz, the Islamic State Is Neither Defeated nor Resurging (Yet)

Original Article by Washington Institute for Near East Policy, on March 25, 2020 Although attack statistics have declined, the continued lack of stable governance in Diyala and Deir al-Zour shows that Washington and its partners have not absorbed the lessons provided by previous insurgencies. A lot has happened for the Islamic State since it lost […]


Turkey-backed forces accused of cutting water to Syrian Kurdish-run region

Original article by Al-Monitor, February 25, 2020 Turkey’s pressure campaign on Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria took a fresh sinister turn this week when Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces reportedly halted service at the Alok pumping station in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain. The facility supplies water to approximately 460,000 people, including hundreds of thousands of internally […]