Currency fluctuations in Syria are "insane".
The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation.
In the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, governed by a semi-autonomous Kurdish administration, the situation is just as grim. The slide of the Syrian pound has impacted all the Syrian people.
The situation is catastrophic, the value of the dollar is very unstable, and prices are rising every day.