After seven years of war and bombing, Syria's economic situation is at its lowest. Thousands of families are displaced, and live in extreme poverty, barely having enough to survive.


In Damascus, in some neighborhoods, many Muslim families are heavily burdened and survive each day whilst living in deplorable conditions. For the Iftar festival, thanks to your donations, more than 6.000 meals have been distributed to give these families some comfort.

Viktoire, volunteer in Damascus

It is essential to help the poor families in Damascus who live in such difficult living conditions. Without the help of the French and Syrian associations, they would struggle so much more and experience such difficulty in providing for even their basic needs.

This operation is a simple and happy one. By the end of the morning, the volunteers of al-Karma and SOS Chrétiens d’Orient are meeting to prepare the evening meal. Men, women, children, everyone participates. Here, there is no religion but families in need. Food is purchased in the morning so that we can avail of and use the freshest and best local produce. Meals consist mainly of rice, beef or chicken, accompanied by small vegetables and salads of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and carrots. These ingredients are cooked by the team and distributed in the poor neighbourhoods of the capital by the fifteen volunteers who live in Aleppo.

In 2017, thanks to your donations we were able to spend almost 2000 euros helping to feed 1000 families.



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.