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 challenging situation. With eight courses and over 1500 participants:inside in over 11 cities in Ukraine, we have been able to establish a professional training program.
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. CADUS has responded positively to this request.
On June 30, 2023, the time has come: CADUS will leave Camp Al Hol, where we have built up a field hospital and supported the camp's internal rescue control center, forever. But we know that the Field Hospital will be in good hands: our staff members on the ground have founded their own organization and will take over the management. It's time to look back on four challenging years in Northeast Syria, during which we have struggled a lot, but also learned a lot.
The year 2022 was full of ups and downs - in the world, and also for us. The events have changed both us personally and CADUS. We want to tell you about this intense time and its consequences for our organization here. As one of the most profound changes, we will completely withdraw from the Middle East region.
In the early morning hours, a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 M shook the region in the border area between Syria and Turkey. Further strong quakes followed in the course of the day. By the afternoon, more than 2,000 people had already been counted dead, and tens of thousands more have been directly affected by the disaster. CADUS supports the Emergency Response of the Kurdish Red Crescent with medicine and vital non-food items.