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A medical case list with a stethoscope.

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

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

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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Eine Straßenszene in Raqqa im Dezember 2018 ©CADUS

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.

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Blick über das nächtliche Sarajevo, Winter 2019 ©Oliver Wolff

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

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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

A photo report by Christoph Löffler about fleeing and shelter for the 18th International Migrants Day.
Explanatory notes about the attempt to help people.
And an implicit call for donations.

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After our mobile hospital crossed the border to Rojava, things have gone quiet around our commitment in Northern Syria. Rest assured, we have not been idle in the region — but safety considerations left us in doubt of how to report.

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A few weeks ago, we announced our intention to work on Lesvos as part of our Emergency Response Balkans. After our team had observed the situation on the ground for a few days, it became clear that as an organization we could not imagine working in the local conditions. The reasons for this decision can be found in our statement below.

Corinna Schäfer