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After the fights, Maaloula is being rebuild

EN - Thursday, 14 February 2019

Between December 2013 and April 2014, the village of Maaloula is the theatre of violent clashes against the jihadists of the al-nosra front. Houses and convents are plundered and burned. At liberation, the inhabitants, who found refuge in Damascus, gradually came back.

However, like a lot, Taline and her two children find a torn and devastated apartment by the fights. The Jihadists take up residence here during the occupation. SOS Chrétiens d’Orient continue to finance and participate in the reconstruction of homes destroyed by jihadists in Maaloula.
Today, the volunteers have cleaned the whole apartment of Taline. "The apartment is riddled with the impacts of bullets and explosions", testifies Baudouin. "The walls show the harshness of fighting and the need for the work to be carried out to make housing habitable.
 
It is therefore in a cloud of dust that the volunteers have removed more than 15 m3 of rubble, sorting through the rubble and the sand so that it can be used again for the work. At lunch time, Taline joins the volunteers to share a meal together.
 
At the end of the day, though tired and with numb arms, the volunteers are happy to know that work will continue and that Taline and these children will be able to come back to their home.”
 
Thanks to your donations, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient is helping to rebuild Syria. 135 houses have already been renovated and the same number of families have come back to live at home. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are still exiled.
 
Please support the reconstruction of the homes of the people of  Damascus, Maaloula and Homs, make a donation!