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 We work where hardly any other aid organisations are active or where they have withdrawn.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.

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In northeast Syria, everyday-masks are expensive and rare goods. Together with local seamstresses, we have produced and distributed over 8000 masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we only want to say two words: THANK YOU! A huge thank you to all our Volunteers at CADUS. It is only together that we can sustain this organisation, and you play an important part in shaping CADUS and giving it a face.

For almost four weeks we have been daily treating the inhabitants of the camp Kara Tepe 2 on Lesvos. Through medical access, we gain an insight into life in the camp. Many clinical pictures repeat themselves again and again. They are probably directly related to the current living conditions there, and range from frequent back problems, due to sleeping on the tent floor, to serious psychological problems.