Al-Busayrah (Arabic: البصيرة) is a small city with a desert climate at the confluence of the Euphrates and Khabur Rivers. It is close to Deir ez-Zor and forms part of its administrative system. Al-Busayrah had a registered population of 6,199 in the 2004 census. It was occupied by Daesh [ISIS] during the Syrian ‘civil’ war, until it was freed by the SDF on 12 November, 2017.
There is an extreme water shortage in northern and eastern Syria. The water level in the Hesekê dam has dropped massively. A humanitarian catastrophe is looming in the greater regions of Hesekê and Deir ez-Zor.
In light of the conditions that Syria is currently facing, water has been cut off from North-east Syria and Iraq, and a policy is being pursued to starve and dehydrate millions of innocent civilians. This is not only happening on top of the current political conflicts in the region and its associated inhospitable living conditions but amidst the corona pandemic – all of which is taking place in front of the international community.
The People's Council continues to provide basic services to the people of the town and its villages. In a short period of time, the council was able to take a positive step towards the reconstruction of the town and to provide drinking water and irrigation to the town and its villages.