Education continues despite difficult conditions in the camps

Schools started in camps in Northern and Eastern Syria where coronavirus measures are maintained. School administrations stated that they have taken the necessary measures for the health of students and called on humanitarian organizations to support them

Due to the attacks of the invading Turkish state, 68 thousand students in Northern and Eastern Syria were deprived of the right to education. Schools were opened in Washokani Camp by the Autonomous Administration in Hesekê in order to enable the displaced students from Serêkaniyê and those in Newroz Camp in Dêrik to continue their education.

Mihemed Haco, the co-chair of the school in the camp in the city of Hesekê, remarked that: "We took the necessary measures to protect the students from the coronavirus. There will be a distance between students in the rows in the classrooms. Before the lessons, students will be provided with hand sanitizer."

Drawing attention to the high number of students, Haco stated that the classrooms are insufficient compared to the number of students. Stating that students need financial and educational assistance, Haco called out to humanitarian organizations. He remarked that the Rojava Association granted backpacks to the students while humanitarian relief organizations remained insensitive to the students staying in the camps.


There are more than a hundred immigrant families in the Newroz Camp located in the Dêrik region, and there are 75 students from the families.

Students are divided into two sections according to their levels. They receive the same education and materials provided at schools in the Cizire region.

Teachers remarked that students and their families welcomed the return to school. They stated that opening schools will positively affect the mental health of children and relieve their pain from the war.