The war is slowly moving away from the recent memories but another battle begins. Horror is always inscribed in red ink on the hearts of those who have suffered it. The history pages of Qaraqosh, Karemless and Bartella, on the Plains of Nineveh, are written with blood. Living areas in ruins bloom like a floor of flowers. While the reconstruction of the homes of these ghost towns will take years, it is now perhaps that the Christians of the Orient can start to believe that they can again find the warmth of a home on the lands of their fathers. All of this depends on your action.

Louis, ancien volontaire en Syrie

The buildings disembowelled and blackened by fire darken the atmosphere, the air is fresh, the sun sets in 1 hour and its light disappears little by little. I imagine what has happened to the inhabitants of these homes which have been destroyed by a bomb, a mortar, a missile or a shell houses, where are they now? What have these families become? They had to run away to save their lives. What did they take? Whatever it was, it must have been important in their eyes... and I, what would I take if I had to run away? On the ground, in the middle of the dust, lies a slipper. His owner must have lost it in the middle of the night. But, who leaves without looking back, without even picking up his shoe? I imagine the situation...

We could be moping over the post-war situation, but it won't allow any Iraqi and Syrian Christians to return home. There is a strong temptationt o leave and to never come back . They can continue to live on their father's land only with one condition: to have a safe house.

Rebuilding and renovatation is are priority actions to be carried out.

To do so, the association calls for your generosity in order to allow the people of the villages of the Ninevah Plains to find the life they had before the horrors of war were cast upon them.

The needs are immense and the resources are not sufficient.

Christian culture, the main enemy of Islamic terrorism, has been a victim of radical destruction throughout the war. Help us to rebuild the destroyed houses and churches and the ruined monasteries, so that the Christians of the Orient continue to live their faith and so that our Christian roots do not disappear. For the greatest glory of God, help us here to help them.

The Reconstruction of a partially damaged house costs between 2500 euros and 8800 euros.

The Reconstruction of a completely destroyed house costs between 8800 euros and 53,000 euros.

Your donations will fund, among other things, the restoration of windows which have been blown away by an explosion, the work of sanitary installations, the reconstruction of bearing walls, etc.

The purchase and implementation of a cylindrical water tank of 1.3 m3 costs 96 euros.

The purchase and laying of five windows of four millimeters thick costs 48 euros.



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.