In Sadad, a Christian village in western Syria, occupation and two terrorist attacks until 2016 left immutable marks in the memories of the inhabitants, physically and psychologically exhausted by war. The employment rate in this village is very low for people of all ages. Sadad fought against the invasion of the terrorists but the destructive conflict did not spare houses many of which were severely damaged during attacks.

Calixte, the chief of the Sadad antennae of SOS Chretiens d’Orient

For this vast reconstruction project in Sadad, we directly finance the village workers and craftsmen. We encourage them to get involved in rebuilding their country and we work together side by side. This makes it possible to revive the local economy by creating a demand for jobs, which has been in sharp decline since the war, to allow Christians to live in decent conditions, and to reconstruct the village and make it attractive and homely once again.

In front of the entrance of the dilapidated door, an old lady her skin wrinkled by the sun shows us the little personal items which are all that remains of her home. Her husband and his brother did not survive the terrorist attacks and her house was destroyed. Alone, she lives in a precarious condition between the two damaged sections of her home and because she has little means, she cannot restore her home by herself.

The reconstruction of more than forty houses financed by SOS Chrétiens d’Orient is already completed but four others are still under way.

On a regular basis, the volunteers work together to lend a strong hand at the various worksites, participating in the collective effort to rebuild the ruins of Sadad, the many houses that suffered from war.

By making a donation, you will allow us to continue the major housing reconstruction project in Sadad.



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.