An ambulace from CADUS in front of a truck from Heyva Sor at Tal Tamr.

Tal Tamr - medical care under fire

Tal Tamr Hospital is an important drop-in center for diseased and injured persons in the region – even more so during the ongoing Turkish assaults. Therefore we support our partner organization Heyva Sor and participate in the funding of the hospital's operation cost.


A kind of entrance sign of the city Serekaniye in Northeast Syria, April 2015.

The end of Rojava?

No, we are not talking about the end of the self-government project in Northeast Syria, although the situation on site is certainly raising concerns.


A rescue team from Heyva Sor evacuates injured fro Serekanyie into a CADUS ambulance.

The silence of the public

The attack on our ambulance, including the driver and our employee, has caused almost no reaction in the media. Why this kind of situation and why that should give us thoughtful voices.


The bloody passenger seat in the damaged rescue vehicle.

CADUS employees attacked in Northeast Syria!

Once again international law was violated by Turkey and its allies: rescue forces were shot at.


A truck is loaded with food supplies for distribution.

No peace for northeastern Syria

As fighting continues in northeastern Syria, international aid is still much needed. CADUS keeps funding the operation of five ambulances.


Ambulances financed by CADUS standing in a parking lot of Heyva Sor, ready for deployment.

Ambulances and food supplies – Your donations in action

Thanks to your donations, we have been able to continually supply emergency aid in northeastern Syria. A brief update.


Fee from Heyva Sor and Verena from CADUS in Erbil after the withdrawal form Northeastsyria. (still-image)

Without access, but not idle.

Verena from CADUS and Fee from Heyva Sor with a video statement: since yesterday, all organizations have withdrawn their international teams from northern Syria/Rojava due to the arrival of Syrian government forces. We also had to leave behind our friends and colleagues. Our projects are ongoing and we are working hard to regain access.


Humanitarian Empowerment - Against the Turkish attack in the northern Syrian territories!

Erdogan´s war or how to destroy progress

It´s happening, the long feared invasion of Turkey is taking place.
As a humanitarian aid organisation, the principle of neutrality requires us not to take a stand in conflicts. But what we can do is talk about facts.


Operation room with equipment at al-Hol field hospital.

Good news from the field hospital

Our field hospital is well visited. In addition, we are about to open the expansion with some important features.


The sun rises behind a SUV with an Iraqi flag atached to it.

Mosul two years after "liberation from ISIS" - an evaluation

The reconquest of the Iraqi city of Mosul and thus our medical mission in the west of the city came to an end just over two years ago. Since then, little can be heard from the second largest metropolis of Iraq. Reason enough for us to take a look at the current situation. Where does the city stand with its inhabitants today, what are the conditions and where do perspectives develop?


Lined up helmets and protective vests of our paramedic team in Hawijah, Iraq 2017.

70 years Geneva Convention - an anniversary with a smack

The Geneva Conventions celebrate 70th anniversary. Increasingly the four agreements, which can´t be overestimated in their importance, are losing importance.


Overview over the camp from the roof of the field hospital. To the left some PHC stations from other organizations, to the right warehouses. In the middle the main road to the entrance.

Update from the field hospital

For several weeks, the field hospital in the al-Hol camp has opened. Time for an update.


Bei der Kundgebung vor dem Holzmarkt versammelten sich die Berliner*innen um ihre Solidarität auszudrücken. ©Holzmarkt/Eyecandy

Holzmarkt stays!

We have to digress some of the humanitarian aid: the Holzmarkt in Berlin is under threat. The last piece of alternative culture on the Spree houses many projects and organizations. Also us.


A medical case list with a stethoscope.

Triage - who to treat first?

"Medical help is given to the person who needs it most." But how is it decided who has the most need?


A rescue bag is being packed for a deployment. ©Christoph Löffler

Press release: Treatment of displaced persons from ISIS territory: CADUS starts providing medical care at al-Hawl refugee camp

Berlin based relief organisation CADUS e.V. is supporting the construction of a field hospital in the al-Hawl refugee camp in the northeast of Syria. Medical care is one of the most pressing issues of the camp which is hopelessly crowded with over 75.000 people. One of the main reasons for the big number of people in the camp is the collapse of the „Islamic State“ (ISIS).


View in to a street of Bajed Kandala refugee camp, northern Iraq 2018

The defeated IS - is this really the end?

The Islamic State (IS) is defeated, that´s what you can read everywhere right now. With a lot of sacrifice, the people of Iraq and Syria have managed to disempower the terrorist organization. As joyous as the news is in the face of the IS's atrocities, it should not hide the fact that the region is facing massive problems. And that the danger is not banished.


Das Cadus-Team belädt ein Einsatzfahrzeug in Sarajevo 2019 ©Christian Vagt

Emergency Response Balkan ended

Our mission in Sarajevo Bosnia ended after four months. We helped hundreds of people and with your support, we were able to perform over 2600 treatments.


Overview of a street in Raqqa in December 2018

News from northern Syria

Good news for our projects in Rojava, Northern Syria. Funding for the medical care station in Raqqa was extended and our proposal to furnish a Trauma Stabilization Point including training for local personnel was granted. This way, we can create medical capabilities in preparation of possible new fights breaking out.


Blick über das nächtliche Sarajevo, Winter 2019 ©Oliver Wolff

From Sarajevo with love

An Update about the work of CADUS and the current situation in Sarajevo from Adrian, our Head of Mission for the Emergency Response Bosnia.


Violation of human rights: illegal pushbacks in Bosnia

In the last week news broke of Croatian police finally being caught red handed during illegal push-backs and violence against refugees. We spoke with Celestine*, from Cameroon, to gather his testimony from an illegal push back that occurred end of October this year on the Bosnian-Croat border near the village of Kladusa. Here are excerpts from the Testimony.


Roman Kutzowitz