Current projects

Our next urgent projects that we would like to implement with your support are:

2020 Samaritan’s Purse

In 2020, we were able to act as a partner of Samaritan’s Purse throughout the year.  We were able to do our part by, among other things, registering 2417 families in different centers and neighborhoods in Northeast Syria. In addition, we have been responsible for the distribution of food packages to 4659 families. Although it…

Christmas campaign in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon

Beaming eyes and hearts beating faster: With your support, we were able to distribute gifts to many children in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The joy was written all over the children’s faces and the impact was even greater. The distributed gifts let the children experience the meaning of Christmas. They feel the charity and receive…

Gozarto (Northern Syria): Distribution of medical- and hygiene

Syriac Cross e.V. is again providing humanitarian aid in the form of medical and hygiene supplies in Northern Syria in February 2020. Humanitarian aid has become a necessity in Gozarto (al-Jazeera: Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria), especially since living conditions have deteriorated due to the Turkish military offensive. As a result, border crossings…

Distribution of Christmas gifts in Syria

When Santaclaus appears, every child beams and every adult’s heart beats louder at the sight. Syriac Cross was again able to organise several Christmas parties in Syria this Christmas and with your financial support, Santaclaus distributed gifts to his young guests. Syriac Cross enjoys such activities and the cheerfulness and serenity they bring to light,…

Al-Qamishli: Family Centre Ceremonial Opening

On 22 September 2019, the official opening of the family centre in Al-Qamishli was celebrated. After the long renovation phase, everyone present is optimistic about the future. The mood is exuberant, there is dancing and celebrating. Among the guests were representatives of Caritas Slovakia, who are donors to the project. Other guests include a local…

Renovation work at the family centre

The renovation work at the Family Centre is near to completion. After the exterior facade and all rooms were renovated, the furnishing of the rooms and the construction of the kitchen could also be completed. To ensure that all the children have a play oasis for their activities in addition to the room set up…

Medical aid project in Al-Hassaka

The war in Syria has left its mark. Many people are suffering heavy losses, have become widows or orphans. The social security network is no longer functioning properly and financial resources are scarce to access necessary medical help. In this project, we identified people with diseases who, without financial support, would not be able to…

Relax Restaurant in the Nineveh Plain/Iraq

Since the liberation of the Nineveh Plain from IS, Syriac Cross and its local partner, Beth Nahrain Organisation for Women, have been focusing on rebuilding homes and micro-enterprises. With the support of Shai Fund, we were able to open a restaurant. This project is part of the sustainable business start-ups that Shai Fund is carrying…

Distribution of food and hygiene parcels in Al-Hassaka province.

Syriac Cross continues to provide emergency assistance to refugees and IDPs as well as local families in need. Since the outbreak of the Syrian war, the cost of living in Syria has increased, making it a challenge to survive. Provinces with a high influx of IDPs, such as Al-Hassaka province, are particularly affected. Therefore, Syriac…

Painting therapy

PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE The expulsion of the Chaldean-Suryoye-Assyrian people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain took place on 6 August 2014. After four years of refugee status, many Christian families decided to return to their homes. For these families, the return is associated with great uncertainty. Many families are worried about rebuilding their…

Easter excursion – teaching children the meaning of Easter

On 29 April 2018, an outing for 150 children was organised in collaboration with the Syriac Youth Union. The children who participated in this outing came from families in need and refugees from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Buses took the children from Beirut to different places. First, the churches of Saint George and Saint Elias…

Distribution of food vouchers in Lebanon

The ongoing war in Syria and the insecurity in the liberated areas in Northern Iraq are reasons why many refugees are still staying in Lebanon. It is well known that the standard of living in Lebanon is very high and even local families with a low income do not have it easy. In cooperation with…

The family centre project is moving forward.

“The planned family centre gives us hope. It shows us that we are not forgotten and that we can count on a helping hand,” says Hanna M. from Qamishli. The progress of the project makes the local people feel positive. Since the purchase of the building, renovation work has begun. This was made possible as…

The European relief network introduces itself.

Following the establishment of Syriac Cross in Syria in 2013, our organisation has seen an expansion on a European level. Since 2015, Syriac Cross has been registered as a non-profit association in Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Switzerland, the offshoot was registered under the name SCHlomo. In the individual countries, different projects are…

Christmas in Syria – Syriac Cross e.V. organises several Christmas parties

Christmas is the celebration of joy and charity, which includes shining children’s eyes and toys. With the help of your financial support, we were able to carry out our Christmas campaign in four towns in Syria and provide many children in Derik, Rmilan, Qabre Hiwore and Qamishli with a special Christmas. A colourful programme framed…

Reconstruction

“Don’t forget us and help us”. The destruction by IS has left its mark: Many villages are abandoned, housing units destroyed and unusable. Nevertheless, many Christian families with children are ready to return to their homes. In doing so, they are dependent on your support. On average, the cost of renovating a home is around…

The spirit of the times after liberation from IS: The reconstruction of the Nineveh Plain in Northern Iraq

Now that IS has been driven out of Mosul and the Nineveh Plains, IDPs are beginning to realise their return to their hometowns. Families are starting to rebuild their homes and the rehabilitation of small businesses is bringing life back to the towns. Syriac Cross and its partner organisation Beth Nahrain Organisation for Women are…

Letting the soul speak through pictures: Painting therapy for traumatised children

The expulsion of the Suryoye (Chaldean-Assyrian-Aramaic) from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain on 6 August 2014 had a negative impact on the spiritual and psychological situation of the people in general, but especially for children. Children were torn out of their everyday lives and had to suffer terrible things. They were deprived of their childhood,…

Training new teachers in Al-Hassaka province with help from the Albert Sevinc Foundation

In cooperation with the Albert Sevinc Foundation, Syriac Cross has launched an educational project. The aim of this project is to promote the teaching and spreading of the Aramaic language, the language of Jesus. In this project, Christian Suryoye, as well as Kurds and Arabs, are trained to learn Aramaic in order to teach it…

Action in Al-Hassaka Province: Distribution of food and hygiene packages by Caritas Slovakia

In cooperation with Caritas Slovakia, Syriac Cross distributed food and hygiene packages to IDPs and vulnerable families in Al-Hassaka province in North-eastern Syria from May to June. The districts with the largest influx of IDPs were taken into account when distributing the aid packages. Syriac Cross implemented this project without distinction of religion or ethnicity.…