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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

Our team arrived in Bosnia, the treatment of refugees has begun.

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We finished our preparations for our mission in Bosnia. Disillusionment with our returned team from Lesbos at the same time.

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In the summer of 2017, the reconquest of Mosul made headlines worldwide. A humanitarian disaster was in full swing, when we arrived there with our teams. A retrospection with insights from our blog.

 

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Our mission is (most probably, fingers crossed) starting this week. And the Mobile Hospital is almost in Afrin. Our very busy CADUS Head of Mission Anne Dekker with an Update from Northern Syria.

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Henryk was in Iraq for CADUS last year. His engagement for the rebuild of medical structures isn't over after his return to Germany.

Interview and picture: Kenny Karpov

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On Thursday, May 24th, CADUS and the Kurdish Red Crescent joined together for the first training of the mobile hospital. About 15 Kurdish Red Crescent crew members joined the CADUS project coordinators, infield head of mission, and technician to learn about the operation of the mobile hospital which will soon be utilized in the field.  

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Operations manager Fee visited areas in Northern Syria around Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor to plan future assignments for the CADUS team and to see where CADUS missions could help most effectively.

translation by Lisa Otto

On April 10th, we were happy to present the Al-Khansaa children’s and women’s hospital at East Mosul with a donation from FujiFilm SonoSite. The company contributed one of the latest mobile ultrasound devices available on the market. Our volunteer physician, Dr. Henryk Pich (anaesthesiologist, emergency and intensive care physician) was on site for the handover.

report by Country Coordinator Fee Baumann, translation by Andreas Schüler