Deir ez-Zor

Deir ez-Zor (Arabic: دير الزورDayr az-Zūr; Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ Dayrāʾ Zəʿōrtāʾ) is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. It is now part of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

In the 2004 census, Deir ez-Zor had a population of 211,857 people. It lies on the shores of the Euphrates River.

An interview with the Armenian Social Council in Qamishlo

What is your name? What is your job and the work of the Armenian Council? Kohar Khajadourian (co-chair of the Armenian Social Council in Qamishlo): We have been working for seven years for this council. After 3 years the General Council was formed in Heseke, and it was recognized by the Autonomous Administration. On this basis,

Turkey continues to seize Syria’s share of Euphrates water

SOHR warns against looming humanitarian catastrophe as Turkey continues to seize Syria’s water share.

Mala Jin becomes symbol of women’s revolution

Mala Jin (Women’s House, a kind of women’s shelter) was first opened in Qamishlo. Now, it has 62 branches across northeastern Syria. It has become a space of hope and solution for women in the region and a role model for the whole world.

The Rojava Revolution – A Decade On (Part I)

History of the Revolution: Much Achieved, Still Much to be Done.

Humanitarian disaster looms in Hesekê and Deir ez-Zor

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.

Economic projects for women in Deir ez-Zor continue to flourish

The bakery produces 4 tons of bread daily and tries to meet the needs of the people with overtime in case of higher demand.

Deir ez-Zor Women Strengthen their Economy through co-operatives

The women of Deir ez-Zor have started to take on a leading role in all areas after the region was liberated and are now strengthening their economies through the cooperatives they build.