Finished projects of our emergency response

Target country/region: European outer borders

Period: May/June 2021

For a large donation of 1.5 million surgical masks, we organized the distribution to 20 humanitarian organizations across Europe active in the care of refugees.

Region: Berlin, Brandenburg, Brazil

Period: April - July 2020

Right at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, we joined forces with various open workshops in Brandenburg and Berlin and set up a logistics center at the CADUS Crisis Response Makerspace to coordinate the regional distribution of face visors.

Target country/region: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Period: November 2018 - March 2019

With a mobile clinic, CADUS provided primary health care to refugees on the Balkan route, specifically in Sarajevo, and delivered over 2500 treatments.

Target country/region: northeast Syria, Rakka

Period: July 2018 - May 2020

Together with our partner organization Heyva Sor, we set up an outpatient general medical clinic, where about 120 patients were treated daily. The medical needs of the city, which was occupied by the Islamic State for years, were high. With the possibility of gynecological and pediatric treatment, we were able to close an important gap in care.

Target country/region: Iraq

Period: June 2017- December 2017

CADUS provided medical trauma care to civilians in the course of retaking West Mosul. In doing so, this deployment took us one and a half kilometres behind the fighting lines in the summer of 2017. There, we were a part of the first link in the emergency supply chain. As the project progressed, our outreach expanded to Tal Afar, Hawijah, and al-Anbar province.

Destination country/region: Mediterranean Sea (Aegean, Libyan coast)

Period: October 2015 - December 2016

Due to the sharp increase in refugee movements via Turkey to the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea in 2015, we deployed speedboats and teams for "Search and Rescue" missions. Due to the shift of flight routes after the EU-Turkey deal to the central Mediterranean Sea in 2016, we operated the rescue vessel 'Minden' off the Libyan coast together with LifeBoat.

Target country/region: Northeast Syria, (Iraq)

Period: August 2015 - May 2018

CADUS built a mobile hospital on two four-wheel drive trucks for emergency medical care of the northeastern Syrian population. The mobile concept allows for reachingremote locations while escaping combat operations. Since 2018 our partner organisation Heyva Sor has taken over the lead of the project and is using the mobile hospital in northeast Syria.

Target country/region: Northeast Syria

Period: 2014-2015

The tense medical care situation in northeastern Syria was further strained by the ongoing fighting against the Islamic State. Medical facilities had been destroyed, and there was a shortage of medicines, materials, and specialized personnel. We wanted to counter the latter with a training program to sustainably improve medical care in the region and increase patients' chances of survival. Unfortunately, we had to end the project prematurely, as access to the region was no longer possible due to the political situation.