Cadus

CADUS is a charitable and independent aid organisation. We initiate innovative and sustainable projects focussing on need-based capacity building to help people help themselves. Our team develops projects based on their variegated professional experiences and competences within different lines of work. The interdisciplinary and European wide cooperation with several partners and the consideration of social, sustainable and ecological aspects is understood as a matter of course. Effective teamwork, interdisciplinary and critical reflection of established NGO-practice, as well as the early involvement of the local communities are central values for CADUS.

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"[...], despite the many dead and the impression that my own work would be nothing but a drop in the ocean. Even though you can always discuss the political impact of humanitarian missions, their meaningfulness to me is justified and indisputable. It is a sign of solidarity, of not looking the other way. If you think a bit further, providing direct aid in a TSP is a sustainable work as well, as every saved live can help to rebuild and remake this country in the future and warn of another war. Inshallah."


Doctor Elisa writes about her impressions of her medical work in Mosul, the images that are always with her and her role as a female volunteer in a male-dominated environment.

"It was not some kind of natural disaster creating those injuries, but people committing these atrocities on other people. We were facing the massive machinery of war with our minimal equipment. Would I do it again? Despite much brooding, the answer is yes."

Paramedic Malte’s impressions from our TSP in Mossul

"People are celebrating in order to forget and enjoying life because many know that these moments are fleeting. Perhaps they also try to push away the fact that, with all the security and quality of life there is now, Erbil would almost have suffered the same fate as Mosul in 2014."

Kris, Head of Mission in Erbil, is reporting about the heavy contrast between Erbil and Mosul.