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.

Syrians’ Strategic Resources Wheat, Cotton Face Challenges

Agriculture in Syria in general, and northeast Syria in particular, is waning after it used to top producing countries in the past, owing to a number of factors - notably the effects policy leaves on economy.

The Theatre Commune shares the joy and pain of people and becomes their voice

The North-East Syria Theatre Commune shares the joy and pain of the people and becomes their voice. The commune has trained 108 actors so far.

The economic reality and the social economy in NES

The economy of the autonomous Administration takes social economy as its main pillar, in which everyone participates to establish a local economy that seeks to reach self-sufficiency.

Workshop opens in Dêrik to form young people in fields of cinema and theater

A workshop opened in Dêrik with the aim of laying the groundwork for cinema and theater studies. The workshop aims to create qualified actors, scriptwriters and cinematographers within TEV-ÇAND.

Sunflower Harvest with Make Rojava Green Again, August 2022

A picture blog about the sunflower harvest by Make Rojava Green Again.

Women’s gains in North and East Syria in 2021 testify to their successes

During the year 2021, women in north and east Syria made many achievements at various levels: Diplomatic, political, economic and organizational, and women's organizations intensified the pace of their activities aimed at reaching the largest possible segment of women in the world to support them to achieve their rights and freedom.

First cheese and dairy factory opened in Syria’s Derik

On Sunday, the Economic and Agriculture Board of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) opened the first cheese and dairy factory in the city of Derik, far northeast Syria.

A call to the Climate Movement from the Make Rojava Green Again Campaign

We call up on you to defend Rojava! We call you to raise your voices and actions, to organize and to connect with each other. We call up on you to support us in solidarity and spread the word. Let’s build an international front fighting for climate-justice! Rojava can be a role model for humanity to save mother earth. Let’s stand up for it together!

Ecology in Times of War

In 2021, too, the war in Kurdistan has a great impact on the struggle for an ecological society there. So we need to take a closer look at how these two issues relate to each other and what an ecological stance can look like in times of war. To that end, Make Rojava Green Again conducted an interview with Kamuran Akın from Humboldt University in Berlin.

The Ecology of War

The ideology of the Kurdish liberation movement contemplates ecologism as one of its fundamental pillars. Even so, owing to nine years of war, barriers remain to its implementation.

Make Rojava Green Again Volunteers Help with Coriander Harvest

“In the liberated areas, every harvest is a revolutionary act. Our enemies aim to destroy the revolution by starving us – through embargo, arson, and violence. The collectivised lands we harvested this week lie in the shadow of a militarised imperialist border that divides the Kurdish people from each other, and in sight of fields

Sarhad Farm: a New Livestock Co-op in Derik

Sarhad Farm is the second biggest livestock-breeding project in Derik. The project is expected to be launched within one month, and it will be owned by a co-operative society with 400 members.