CADUS international disaster response


CADUS is a non-profit, independent, international aid organization with its headquarters in Berlin. In our projects, we focus equally on rapid, needs-oriented emergency response and on building long-term capacities on the ground. Thereby we follow humanitarian principles and rely on local cooperation. We work together on creative solutions and share them publicly. This is how we get involved:

Emergency response

We provide emergency medical and technical support. Even where no one else helps.


In our missions, we cooperate locally and build capacity together.


We develop creative solutions for needs-oriented support according to the open-source principle.


We discuss humanitarian aid (self-)critically and ask about the causes of crises.

Deployment regions

We are internationally active with our projects. One focus of our work is in Ukraine. But we have also been deployed in Northeast Syria, Iraq, the Mediterranean and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  • Nothilfe-Einsatz in Gaza: Berliner Organisation entsendet Team Die Berliner humanitäre Nothilfe-Organisation CADUS entsendet Anfang Februar ein medizinisches Team nach Gaza. CADUS wird damit das erste deutsche Emergency Medical Team (EMT)

    Published On: February 9th, 2024
  • The first CADUS medical emergency response mission in the Gaza Strip is about to start. What will our team find on the ground? The images of the catastrophic humanitarian situation

    Published On: January 24th, 2024
  • "Air alert all night - team is safe, everyone is fine!" was one of the most frequent sentences we read from our Team 2023 from Ukraine. This year was also

    Published On: January 3rd, 2024
  • A motorized employee who has been active in Ukraine since the first hours of our mission has returned to us in Berlin. Without our vehicles, our medical emergency trips

    Published On: December 18th, 2023
  • Shortly after our first missions in Ukraine, the need for medical training in particular became obvious on the ground. In addition to the numerous medical novices from the population, who suddenly had to and wanted to treat injured people in times of war, specialists also asked for support in this also medically …

    Published On: October 27th, 2023
  • CADUS reports readiness to WHO: Following the brutal Hamas attack on Israel and the dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Gaza as a result of the Israeli counter-offensive, WHO has requested the operational readiness of humanitarian organizations through the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) mechanism. …

    Published On: October 24th, 2023

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