Communal Economy Grows In Rojava Despite War

“All work in the industrial park is organized by committees, unions and civil society organizations attached to the communes.”

The Rojava Report


Rojava is quickly becoming a center of trade and production despite the shortages and sufferings caused by the ongoing war, according to an article from ANHA carried by Özgür Gündem.

Economic development is occurring along the lines set forth by the leadership of the Kurdish Freedom Movement, and current economic growth is being led by newly found communes, committees, unions and civil organizing as part of the democratic economy model.

In the Efrîn canton alone, where hardly a workshop existed under the Baath regime, a new 84 thousand square meter industrial park close to the Eşefiyê neighborhood is now home to at least 800 workplaces providing for the livelihood of 5 thousand families.

This growth has been made possible in part to the work of the YPG and YPJ forces in the canton which have kept Efrîn a place of peace and security despite the civil war engulfing the rest…

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