Between March 21 and June 15, 2014, Kesab region fell in the jihadists’ hands coming from of Al-Nosra. Around 5 000 inhabitants, mostly Armenians, fled and sought refuge in Lattaquié, leaving property and homes. Terrorists looted their businesses and farms.

When they came back, nothing was left; their economy was at the lowest. Apart from losses in material goods instantly, damage is to be felt on the long term: agricultural plantations, which have been closed for almost three months, have lost their lustre.



The crops are reduced; the inhabitants of the village find themselves in a difficult position, even though the balance sheet is improving over the crops.



Garo, inhabitant of Kesab

 Back in Kessab, we all had an idea in mind. You can't imagine our joy when we learned the liberation of our village, despite the destruction, looting, and the difficulties we now have to resume work. Thank you very much for your donation, thanks to you, the village is recovering from war.


SOS Chrétiens d’Orient wants to help the people of Kesab to come back and stay in their village.

On 25 October 2017, several volunteers in Syria brought from Damascus more than 400 shears and four tillers for the village of Kesab, on the Turkish border, where the cultivation of apples is very important. The equipment permit farmers to rehabilitate their land overgrown by vegetation for years.

Life is slowly getting back to normal, and the inhabitants send their gratitude to those who have freed the village: "we have a grudge against your rulers, but you have to know that your visit and your presence at our side is a great comfort. We feel stronger when we know we are supported ".

Participate in the rehabilitation of the armenian village of Kesab! With 34 dollars, finance the purchase of shears!




Volunteering is a commitment for a defined period. The volunteer is committed to a mission to serve others. To volunteer at SOS Chrétiens d’Orient you must:

- be older than 18 years old

- stay for a minimum for 1 month

- being in good physical shape

- have parental agreement for a possible departure

"I ask you to be revolutionary. Have the courage to go to counter-current. And also have the courage to be happy!" Pope Francis, July 28, speech to the volunteers of the WYD, Rio de Janeiro.

"I ask you to be revolutionaries. Have the courage to go against the grain. And have the courage to be happy!"

Pope Francis,

July 28, speech to WYD volunteers, Rio de Janeiro.