What can be done to prevent a resurgence of violent extremism in north-east Syria? - ESCWA
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30 Mar 2021

What can be done to prevent a resurgence of violent extremism in north-east Syria?

On 25 March, on the sidelines of the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Arab Region”, the ESCWA NAFS Programme and the Center for International Cooperation at New York University organized a webinar entitled “What can be done to prevent a resurgence of violent extremism in north-east Syria?".
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, ravaging communities in poor and rich countries alike, north-east Syria is hit hard due to a lack of resources, with 700,000 people displaced from their homes.
 
ESCWA stressed that, to discourage future violent extremism in that region, long-term grievances due to marginalization, disregard of basic rights and unfair wealth distribution should be addressed.
 
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