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 We work where hardly any other aid organisations are active or where they have withdrawn.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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A little boy is standing on a road, visible in the background is a row of damaged buildings an a bridge.

35 of the leading aid agencies have joined together to warn of the suffering and increased, irreversible, damage if the growing humanitarian needs in Syria are not met and a political solution is not found. The 35 agencies have highlighted that a decade since the outset of the conflict, living conditions for many Syrians are worse than ever.

The requirements for equipment used in crisis areas are often quite different from those for normal medical equipment. In our Makerspace, we are currently developing various projects needed for missions. Two of our latest builds are a mobile washbasin and a modular treatment stations for patients.

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.