Our Position

Solidarity begins beyond aid

It is good and just to give homeless people shelter for the night, wrote Bertolt Brecht. He added, however, that this will not change the world, or shorten the age of exploitation.

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Analysis paper

Out of sight, out of mind

Symposium about externalisation and regionalisation of migration and refugee policy, 23 February 2016, Berlin Read more



Their lives were turned upside down. The Amputated project undertaken by Physicians for Human Rights brings the voices and experiences of those injured in the Gaza war in the summer of 2014. Read more

The fight against Ebola

A matter of human rights

The weakness of the local social infrastructures has fostered the deadly Ebola epidemic. About the medico partner NMJD’s work on public health education and fighting exclusion. Read more

Migration through Mexico

Grieving mothers become activists

The movement Migrante Mesoamericano is providing support to migrants transiting Mexico. Marta Sánchez Soler emphasises the political character of this aid. Read more


Bottom-up reconciliation

In this traumatised and fragmented country, AHRDO insists that peace has to be based on justice and a voice for all. Read more


Fit for Disaster

“Sustainable development”, at least, was driven by the idea to actively and politically shape the world. Conversely, the concept of resilience is only about making people fit for survival. Read more


International appeal

For the right to demand peace at times of war. Academics from all over the world defend their colleagues in Turkey. Read more

Medical help & solidarity

The example of Kobanî

Syria is embroiled in a war with no end in sight. Even so, there are centres of resistance against violence. medico is supplying humanitarian emergency aid in the Kurdish city of Kobané. Read more

Sri Lanka

The greatest possible independence

The human rights activist Shreen Saroor has been working closely with medico for ten years – not in the form of project promotion, but in an equal partnership. Read more

Political Imagination

Resisting Resilience

Resilience is nothing if not an apprehension of the future imagined as disaster/attack. Resilience thereby comes to be a fundamental mechanism for policing the political imagination. Read more

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