Derik (Dêrik / Al-Malikiyah)

Derik (Arabic: المالكيةAl Mālikiyah, Classical Syriac: ܕܪܝܟ‎, Dayrik, Kurdish: Dêrika Hemko‎) is a small, relatively green, peaceful and diverse city, comprising of Kurds, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Arabs and Armenians. It contains a number of churches.

Derik is the Qamişlo Canton, in the Jazira Region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Malikiyah had a population of about 40,000 in the 2012 census.

Oil leakage into rivers threatens NE Syria

Environmental and agricultural engineers and doctors warned about a potential disaster that could harm the northeastern areas of Syria in the long term following oil leakage into two main river streams, amid efforts to prevent its spread. The Agriculture and Irrigation Board affiliated with the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) announced on

“Every tree blossoms from it’s own roots”

On the Mother language day, Make Rojava Green Again worked together with the children on the tree project.

Women from Rojava are also leading in the economic field

With 78 cooperatives, women also play a leading role in building a solidarity economy in Rojava. The construction of the economy takes place under war conditions.

Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Interview with Derik Municipality

In 2019, a city partnership between Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Derik was established. Since then, several projects have been realized in cooperation, including ecological initiatives, service provisions and information exchanges.

NGO provides training, job opportunities for women in NE Syria

Khalat joined a sewing training course organized by the Foundation of the Free Women in Syria in the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria, four years ago. She learned the profession and then landed a job within a sewing workshop affiliated with the Foundation. “I got a job opportunity in the workshop after mastering the profession,

Teqil Beqil Cooperative

The Aboriya Jin (women's economy) committee of North and East Syria has started buying wheat at the Tekil Beqil cooperative.

Agricultural cooperatives run by women in 8 villages of Qamishlo

Agricultural cooperatives created by women in 8 villages in Qamishlo grow products such as wheat and barley. In a year with good rainfall, women aim for an important harvest.

Women’s Toil Eases Burdens of Economic Crisis

Despite the simple capabilities under the capitalist economy, and the constant attacks of the occupier on the regions of northeast and Syria, the economic toil of women has bore fruit to good results during 2020, as they played a leading role in easing the economic crisis that the region suffer from.

‘Women are more successful than men in North and East Syria’

North and East Syrian Dêrik People’s Municipality Co-mayor Bêrivan Hisên says the number of women working for the municipality has increased since the revolution in Rojava, adding, “Women municipal workers are more successful than men.

‘Nûjiyan’ to provide safe space for women

The Women’s Office of Municipal Councils in the Cizîrê region has started the construction of buildings to provide safe space for women as part of its ‘Nûjiyan (English: New Life)’ project. “The door of Nûjiyan will be open to all women.”

Aborîya Jin Plant 3,800 Trees

3,800 trees were planted as part of the "Jîyan" project in Derik on the basis of decisions taken in the 3rd conference of the Women's Economic council of Kongra Star, organised by the Aborîya Jin office in Qamishlo.

Together with Communal Economy towards a Democratic Society

The Women's Economy Committee of the city of Derik began cultivating crops in Mela Merza.

Women’s cooperatives overcome water wars and climate drought in Rojava

Ever since devastating twin earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria on the night of 5-6 February killing over 50,000 people and displacing millions, the world’s attention has once again returned to the Turkey-Syria border. A catastrophe for all affected, it has been intensified for Kurds in Turkey and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

Qamishlo Women’s Economy Committee plants 3,800 fruit trees in Derik

Within the scope of the 'Jiyan' project promoted by the Qamishlo Women's Economy Committee, 3,800 fruit trees were planted in Derik.

Women plant 4,000 trees in Mele Merzê village

Economy Committee of Kongra Star in the Cizîrê region planted 4,000 trees in the Mele Merzê village of Dêrik as part of the “Jiyan” project.