Qamishli (Qamishlo)

Qamishli or Qamishlo (Arabic: القامشلي‎, Kurdish: Qamişlo‎, Syriac: ܒܝܬ ܙܠܝ̈ܢ‎) is the de-facto administrative capital of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. It is part of the Qamişlo Canton, which forms part of the Jazira Region.

This large and bustling city sits on Turkey’s border, making it vulnerable to attacks. Its sister city Nusaybin was divorced from it when the borders were drawn and now lies in Bashur [North Kurdistan / southeastern Turkey].

Qamishlo has an airport, with flights still going to and from Damascus. It also has a train station, but trains are currently not in operation.

According to the 2004 census, Qamishli had a population of 184,231.

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is taking measures to contain the economic crisis

Qamishlo residents expressed their satisfaction with the measures of the Autonomous Administration with regard to the living reality, which is considered a temporary remedy to contain the economic crisis in the regions of northeast of Syria. The economist Aladdin Farhan described these measures as "positive", indicating that these steps will be a success by studying them more deeply.

Villages in Til Hemis struggle with drinking water supplies

According to the Til Hemis Water Committee, the main problems are the electricity interruption.

Water shortages and crippled health services in North-East Syria

Millions dealing with sporadic water shortages, crippled health services in north-east Syria.

Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: women empowerment

The Rojava revolution is under attack. Debbie Bookchin and Emre Şahin share their thoughts on this unique revolutionary process after recently visiting the region.

Disinfection against coronavirus in Cizîrê region

Coronavirus case has not been detected in Northern and Eastern Syria so far.

Women’s economy getting stronger with co-operatives

3 women raising sheep in the co-operative they founded in the Tenuriye town in Qamishlo are strengthening women’s economy.

Cattle-breeding Co-operative in Mizgafta

Sewal Darî is a cattle-raising co-operative in Mizgafta. This co-op started in February, 2016 with a herd of 96 lambs. After breeding this grew to more than 179 heads. In order to keep the herd in good health, a special vet has been appointed to look after them.

Newroz Bakery Co-operative

The bakery has been working well every day, and the bread is being distributed to everyone in the area. The bakery has made 5 million SYP in 6 months. The families of martyrs have received 3 million, and the rest have been used to buy more necessities for making bread such as new machinery and flour.

A Project to Reinforce Communal Spirit Among Women

The Economic Committee of Kongreya Star has opened a grocery shop for three women.

Rojava’s Electric Generator Co-ops

One of the power generator co-operatives in Qamishlo is Jiyan Co-operative. The generator started work a year and two months ago [September 2017]. It has more than 150 members, and the price for a share is 25,000 SYP [around £40]. The project cost 7,400,000 SYP [around £11,500]. The House of Co-operatives donated a fair amount of the cost. The generator needed other equipment in order to operate, including a tablet which cost 400,000 SYP [£620], a battery that cost 100,000 SYP [£155], some cables and other items.