Finished projects of our emergency response

Emergency call center al-Hol Camp

Destination country/region: Northeast Syria, al-Hol Camp

Period: March 2019 - June 2023

By setting up and financing an emergency call center (Operation Desk) together with our partner organization, the Kurdish Red Crescent, we were able to significantly improve coordination between medical facilities and with hospitals inside and outside the camp. As a result, patients are treated more quickly at the appropriate health center and their resources are used more effectively and efficiently.


Field hospital al-Hol Camp

Destination country/region: Northeast Syria

Period: March 2019 - June 2023

We operate a field hospital in the al-Hol refugee camp in northeastern Syria. The supply situation for the approximately 70,000 residents in the camp, designed for 20,000 people, is desolate. We support the local health structures in providing care for the camp.


Basic Life Support Training for Ambulance Drivers in Dohuk

Target country/region: Kurdish region of Iraq, Dohuk

Period: June - October 2022

In order to expand their scope of action, we train the drivers of the Dohuk region in Basic Life Support measures in cooperation with local authorities.
Drivers of ambulances in the Kurdish part of Iraq usually do not receive any medical training and often cannot provide first aid.


Mobile Crisis Response Makerspace Ukraine

Target country/region: Ukraine

Period: from May 2022

A mobile makerspace, equipped with tools, consumables, and artisans, supports local partner organizations in Ukraine to find solutions to the many infrastructural problems brought about by Russia's war of aggression.


Support of Kabul Luftbrücke

Destination country/region: Islamabad, Pakistan

Period: February 2022


In Pakistan we support Kabul Luftbrücke (Kabul Airlift) with a hygiene concept and medical support. There, evacuees from Afghanistan wait for their papers to enter Germany.


Short mission on the polish-belarusian border

Destination country/region: Polish-Belarusian border, Poland

Period: December 2021


Between Christmas and New Year we supported the local initiative Grupa Granica with donations in kind and a small support team.


EMT Mission in Papua - New Guinea

Destination country/region: East New Britain, Papua - New Guinea

Period: November - December 2021

A ten-strong team of medics has been shadowing the local health system in Papua New Guinea in the fight against Covid-19. There have been many problems there recently due to the delta variant.


Infection prevention in Iraq

Target country/region: Irak

Period: März 2021 bis April 2022

In the teaching hospital Ibn Sina in Mossul we work together with Viyan to offer trainings in infection prevention.


COVID-19 response: Masks for refugees

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.


COVID-19 response: Masks in Northeast Syria

Target country/region: Northeast Syria, Tal Tamr

Period: October 20 - July 21

To address the shortage of masks in Syria, we produce masks locally and distribute them, along with flyers and training, to the population in Tal Tamr and surrounding areas.


COVID-19 Response: Face Visors

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.


Emergency Response Balkan

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.


Primary Health Clinic Rakka

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.


Trauma Stabilisation Point Mossul

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.


Sea Rescue (Mind'n'Rescue)

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.


Mobile Hospital for Northeast Syria

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.


Paramedic Training In North East 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.