Al-Hasakah (Arabic: الحسكة, Kurdish: Hesîçe, Syriac: ܚܣܟܗ, translit. Ḥasake) also known as Al-Hasakeh, Al-Kasaka, or simply Hasakah, is in the Al-Hasakah Canton, in the Jazira Region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.
Hasakah is among the ten largest cities in Syria. It was recorded as having a population of 188,160 residents in the 2004 census. Its residents include an ethnically diverse population of Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, and a smaller number of Armenians.
The Khabur River runs through Hasakah.
Lack of international recognition as a state has disastrous consequences on an area already suffering from war and displacement.
The region is expected to be self-sufficient thanks to the increase in projects based on local production.
Sozda Ahmed is the co-chair of the Water Bureau for Heseke canton. She was interviewed on 8 April 2020.
In many places in Rojava water has been scarce since the invasion. Getting enough water for all people is a big challenge in the shadow of war, embargo and coronavirus emergency. At least the problem in the Washokani camp could now be solved.
Millions dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services in north-east Syria.
In the context of the community initiatives undertaken by the people of northern and eastern Syria, “Lavin” sewing workshop produces 500 pieces of medical scrubs on a daily basis as an aid to doctors and hospitals.
North and East Syria faces serious challenges in the fight against COVID-19. 600,000 IDPs and refugees live in camps across the region, their situation already precarious without a pandemic. Ongoing attacks by Turkish forces, Turkey-backed militias, and ISIS complicate the security situation and threaten essential civilian infrastructure like water lines. According to the Rojava Information Center,
After dissolving the agricultural committees, the Centre for Co-operative Societies has started to cultivate barley in the agricultural lands in the Easter Dam. The co-operative has 340 participants, and the size of the land is 10,366 dunams [decares].
The Women’s Committee under the Hesekê Economy Directorate has developed several projects to develop women’s economy in the region.