At the beginning of this Lent 2019, 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.

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. In the infamous city of Qaraqosh, 7336 houses have been razed to the ground, burned or partially destroyed. Already, 51 % of the families have returned, but what about the others, what will you do for them?

Christian culture, the main enemy of Islamic terrorism, has been a victim of radical destruction throughout the war. In this period of Lent, 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.



Tu es majeur ? Le sort des chrétiens d'Orient t'inquiète ? Tu souhaites t'engager auprès des plus démunis qui souffrent de la guerre, de la pauvreté et des persécutions ? Alors n'hésite plus et engage-toi dès maintenant avec SOS Chrétiens d'Orient pour aller effectuer une mission au Proche-Orient !

Pour cela envoi un mail à et nous prendrons très vite contact avec toi.


"Regarder l'autre, l'écouter, lui sourire, s'intéresser à lui, d'après moi, c'est le commencement de l'être humain."

Sœur Emmanuelle,