SOS Chrétiens d’Orient is a non-political association of general interest which has been working legally since 2013 in the heart of the secure disaster areas of the Middle East (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan), but also in Egypt, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Armenia. Its teams work 24 hours a day in the field with all Christians of the East, providing concrete material and, above all, human aid.
According to a strict protocol and sophisticated security measures, the heads of mission intervene directly in the most dangerous areas of the world, close to the populations in need, persecuted for their faith.
The association responds to moral and material distress with action. Volunteers are sent to the heart of the projects on a permanent basis throughout the year in the various mission countries.
The objective is clear: to rebuild the stones but also the people. Emergency aid is now being followed by economic development projects so that the people of the Middle East can become economically independent and create their own wealth. The talents and skills of all are put to good use, the reactivity and seriousness of a team, in permanent training, are called upon for maximum efficiency.
The association bears witness to France’s higher vocation: to reestablish the link with the Christians of the East. A duty that is not only humanitarian, but also cultural and civilisational.
In the Middle East, too many Christian populations are still being persecuted, simply because they are Christians. In Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Armenia, they are terrorised, driven out and displaced. So, thanks to its volunteers permanently deployed in the field and its teams of committed staff, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient makes every effort to defend the endangered Christians of the East.
Supporting the reconstruction of Nineveh Plain and the return of families.Find out more >
Helping families threatened by international economic sanctions.Find out more >
Supporting a people impoverished by a triple crisis.Find out more >
Providing emergency aid to Iraqi Christian refugees in Amman and Jordanian Christians.Find out more >
Helping the poorest families of garbage collectors, descendants of the first Christians.Find out more >
Helping children and seminarians threatened by civil war.Find out more >
Freeing Pakistani Christian families from economic slavery.Find our more >
Helping displaced people in Artsakh and the poorest Armenian families.Find out more >
In keeping with France's historic vocation, the association works to raise awareness of the plight of Christians of the East and to support them in their suffering.
Since 2018, the Italian foundation of SOS Chrétiens d'Orient has been helping persecuted, discriminated or distressed oriental families.Find our more >