Those who care about the liberation of Kobanê and the emergence of a autonomous Rojava, are encouraged to contribute or disseminate the organisation on social media. Those who wish to collaborate with the organisation are encouraged, and those who would like to become a pen-pal with Kobanê English students are welcomed to contact the organisation. With your support, an independent and autonomous Rojava can emerge
Kobanê has not yet completely recovered from the Islamic State’s military conquest. Over 200,000 Kobanê citizens fled their homes and were largely resettled in refugee camps in neighbouring Turkey. In these camps, Kurdish civilians are deprived of the luxuries they once enjoyed and are forced to live a life of scarcity and isolation. All yearn to return home, yet this is not currently feasible.
Almost 70% of Kobanê remains completely uninhabitable. Constant airstrikes spanning months without interruption has left the city in complete desolation. A systematic cleaning and reconstruction process is necessary before the citizens of Kobanê can return back home.
Because of Rojava’s links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party many western agencies suppress the existence of aid organisations working within the city. Of these organisations, the largest and most active is the Kobani Reconstruction Board (KRB), which works on the the ground with locals to clear rubble and rebuilt the necessary infrastructure. Within the Western media, the KRB receives very little coverage, and even less financial assistance. However, this is set to change following a recent campaign launched by University students in Canberra, Australia.
President of the Australian Arabic & Middle East Society (ANU AMES)
Until next time, help make the greater Kurdistan a Nest for all