Syria: Trauma Healing


Bible Society in Syria is running a project to bring a message of hope and life to those experiencing long-lasting trauma caused by war and violence. This project addresses trauma and family conflict through specialised training seminars for churches as well as workshops, and distributes the healing word of God to all participants.

Thirteen years of war have inflicted profound suffering on Syrians, particularly Christians, with their population decreasing from 2 million to less than one million due to violence and Islamic fundamentalism.

This project aims to address trauma, impacting both Christian and non-Christian communities, amidst a heightened demand for healing programs. The economic downturn, exacerbated by factors like the COVID-19 pandemic, adds to the humanitarian crisis. An earthquake on February 6, 2023, further devastated northwest Syria, compounding challenges for an already vulnerable population of over 4 million reliant on humanitarian aid. The trauma-healing training program seeks to restore individuals and families in this dire context.

The aim of this project is to act as a catalyst and an encouragement to all groups, regardless of religious background or political affinity.


  • 90 % of families in the country live in poverty, while more than 50% are food insecure
  • 12 million people are displaced within the region
  • 15.3 million people inside Syria needed humanitarian assistance (prior to the earthquake) in 2023
  • 8.8 million were affected by the 2023 earthquake

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