Four French SOS Chrétiens d’Orient employees go missing in Baghdad

Four employees of the Christian NGO SOS Chrétiens d’Orient went missing in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, 20th January, after travelling by car to an appointment in the late afternoon. Several attempts were made on Tuesday to contact them, but were not successful. On Wednesday, it was clear that they had disappeared and therefore the French authorities were immediately alerted. The French and Iraqi authorities are coordinating an ongoing investigation to find them.

These employees were going to Baghdad to carry out various administrative tasks: to renew their visas, to register the association with the Iraqi authorities and to monitor the association’s operations in Iraq, including the opening of a new school.

For security reasons and in agreement with the authorities, it is not possible to disclose their identities. To date, no ransom demand has been received, and there is no information on the fate of our four friends and collaborators.

SOS Chrétiens d’Orient notes that this mission was organized in full coordination with the French consular authorities in Iraq. Their employees stayed in a hotel located in an area that regularly receives international staff and followed a security protocol adapted to the region. These procedures include: plans that are regularly audited by independent experts, staff training, active security intelligence, and a support team in Paris that can be mobilized at any time. The update of our security procedures is ongoing and will be adapted to new threats.

SOS Chrétiens d’Orient is a French NGO based in Paris which main task is helping Christians communities in the Middle East. Founded in 2013 by Charles de Meyer and Benjamin Blanchard after hearing the news that jihadists had taken the village of Maaloula in Syria. They decided to go to Syria and brought four tons of medicines, clothes and toys with them to the various communities of Damascus. Since then, the NGO has run several reconstruction projects for churches and schools and provides the entire financing needed to build medical cabins. 


  1. Pingback: Buy viagra professional

  2. Pingback: cialis coupon walmart

  3. Pingback: goodrx cialis

  4. Pingback: Canadian pharmacy viagra

  5. Pingback: ventolin no prescription

  6. Pingback: generic viagra canada

  7. Pingback: cialis generic pharmacy online

  8. Pingback: ciprofloxacin virus

  9. Pingback: levitra vs viagra

  10. Pingback: canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg

  11. Pingback: naltrexone cost australia

  12. Pingback: when will generic cialis be available

  13. Pingback: careprost china

  14. Pingback: buy viagra online

  15. Pingback: generic tylenol cvs

  16. Pingback: online pharmacy viagra

  17. Pingback: pills for ed

  18. Pingback: online ed pills

  19. Pingback: mens ed pills

  20. Pingback: canadian online pharmacy

  21. Pingback: best online pharmacy

  22. Pingback: canada online pharmacy

  23. Pingback: Buy cheap cialis

  24. Pingback: Buy cheap cialis

  25. Pingback: vardenafil cost

  26. Pingback: vardenafil dosage

  27. Pingback: levitra 20 mg

  28. Pingback: real casino online

  29. Pingback: where to buy cialis

  30. Pingback: hollywood casino online real money

  31. Pingback: cheapest viagra online

  32. Pingback: best online casinos that payout

  33. Pingback: san manuel casino online

  34. Pingback: cheap 100mg viagra

  35. Pingback: tadalafil reviews

  36. Pingback: generic for lumigan glaucoma eye drops

  37. Pingback: payday loans online

  38. Pingback: online payday loans

  39. Pingback: cash advance

  40. Pingback: viagra pills

  41. Pingback: cialis 20

  42. Pingback: online casino slots no download

  43. Pingback: gambling gambling site

  44. Pingback: slot games online

  45. Pingback: new cialis

  46. Pingback: cialis buy

  47. Pingback: cialis 20

  48. Pingback: generic viagra 100mg pills erections

  49. Pingback: cialis generic

  50. Pingback: online roulette for real money in united states

  51. Pingback: buy hydroxychloroquine online

  52. Pingback: casino slot games

  53. Pingback: online casino