CADUS Response - Together against COVID19

Due to the COVID19 crisis we are facing very special challenges in our current projects. We are working intensively to be able to continue the vital work in our field hospital at Camp Al Hol in North-East Syria under the current circumstances.

With our Crisis Response Makerspace in Berlin, we are also supporting local initiatives here to address the current crisis and the resulting unequal distribution of (medical) resources. In addition, we are currently evaluating where CADUS can get active internationally against COVID19. In the current situation, humanitarian emergency aid across borders is extremely difficult, but help is urgently needed. This is because the global inequality of access to (medical) aid has in part been dramatically aggravated by COVID19. If and how we are going into another emergency response in the course of the current crisis, we report in our news section.


CADUS is a non-profit and independent aid organisation with headquarters in Berlin and regional offices in Northern Iraq and Northeast Syria. In our projects we focus on innovation, sustainability, and the development of needs-based local capacities. We work where hardly any other aid organisations are active or where they have withdrawn. Cooperation with local partners is particularly important to us. Together we work on solutions; innovations are made available to the public.

You can find out more about our work on Twitter, Facebook, Betterplace, Youtube, Instagram and here:


A collage from pictures of face shield users.

When the pandemic really started, we at CADUS were faced with a situation that was unusual for our circumstances: a crisis right on our doorstep, for which there were hardly any recommendations for action in the world of humanitarian aid that we could have based on. Through our Crisis Response Makerspace we were connected to exactly the people who are needed in such a situation.

Two women cleaning the patient room of the field hospital at al-Hawl thoroughly as measure against the Corona virus.

One year ago, together with our local partners from the Kurdish Red Crescent, we opened the field hospital in Al Hol, a refugee camp in northeastern Syria. We are looking back at an eventful year for us, our employees and our partners.

The front page of an empty newspaper.

Part of the essential public relations work of an organization that depends on donations is to report regularly on its own work. Nevertheless, we report comparatively little about our work in Northeast Syria. What are the reasons for our hesitation, which sometimes leads to smoking heads in our PR department?