Textile workshop in Shehba

A new co-operative textile workshop in the Shahba region established in 2020. Heyva Sor (Kurdish Red Crescent) are overseeing the production of thousands of masks to be distributed to civilians.

How North and East Syria’s Co-operatives and Autonomous Structures Handle a Pandemic

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,