medico international

For 50 years medico international has been promoting the human right to health. Together with our partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America we are striving to achieve living situations that allow the best possible level of health.

In 1997 medico and other members of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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BAfF & medico international

Resist. Defend. Protect.

Resist. Defend. Protect. Psychosoziale Arbeit in Zeiten von Rechtsverschiebung und Ohnmacht

Psychosocial work in times of the rise of right wing politics. Symposium from June 3 to 5, 2024 in Berlin. Read more

Humanitarian Aid

This is not Hollywood

For days, aid packages have been airdropped over Gaza in response to the disastrous situation - a declaration of political bankruptcy. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

War regime

Peace means betrayal

Nothing is over, nothing is normal. Israel after 7 October. By Ramona Lenz. Read more

War on Gaza

Tumble into the abyss

Gaza is being starved and the world is watching. An immediate reversal is needed. Read more

Climate justice

Equipped for the future

How the climate crisis is being reinterpreted as a matter of military security. By Karin Zennig. Read more

Genocide proceedings

South African "Never again"

The application filed against Israel at the International Court of Justice is an expression of the lessons learnt from apartheid. By Usche Merk. Read more

BAfF & medico international

Resist. Defend. Protect.

Resist. Defend. Protect. Psychosoziale Arbeit in Zeiten von Rechtsverschiebung und Ohnmacht

Psychosocial work in times of the rise of right wing politics. Symposium from June 3 to 5, 2024 in Berlin. Read more

War on Gaza

Tumble into the abyss

Gaza is being starved and the world is watching. An immediate reversal is needed. Read more

Humanitarian Aid

This is not Hollywood

For days, aid packages have been airdropped over Gaza in response to the disastrous situation - a declaration of political bankruptcy. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

Climate justice

Equipped for the future

How the climate crisis is being reinterpreted as a matter of military security. By Karin Zennig. Read more

War regime

Peace means betrayal

Nothing is over, nothing is normal. Israel after 7 October. By Ramona Lenz. Read more

Genocide proceedings

South African "Never again"

The application filed against Israel at the International Court of Justice is an expression of the lessons learnt from apartheid. By Usche Merk. Read more

City Center of Kahramanmaras. Photo: medico
Syria/Turkey

One year after the earthquake

There is still dire need in the earthquake regions – also because Ankara and Damascus are instrumentalising aid.

Essay

Out of the world

Europe's loss of significance. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

War on Gaza

Never again means never again for all!

For the German government, international law apparently only applies when it serves its own interests. Read more

Comment

Crime without punishment

German remembrance politics has become the opposite of its original intent. Read more

Commentary

The rest and the west

On human rights in times of dwindling Western hegemony and why they need to be decolonised. Read more

Global health

Not a bit wise

Dr. Lauren Paremoer

A review of global health policy four years after the outbreak of the corona pandemic. A conversation with South African health scientist Dr. Lauren Paremoer. Read more

Israel/Palestine

Under shock and bombs

Due to heavy bombardments our partners in Gaza are not in a position to give an interview. Therefore, we spoke with Chris Whitman, our Representative in Palestine and Israel who is in regular contact with them. Read more

Refugees & Migration

Here’s to the smugglers

After the refugee boat capsized off Pylos, nine people on board were arrested and brandished smugglers - just like thousands of other refugees languishing in European prisons. They are in fact heroes. Read more

Sahel

Signs of Times

Five theses on the military coups in the Sahel region. By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Read more

Health

Global pandemic, global vaccination (in)justice

The Pharma-Patent complex and the dispute over the waiving of Covid-19 vaccine patents. Read more

The Interview

We need an ethics of comparison

Questions for Michael Rothberg Read more

Israel/Palestine

Stop Arms Transfers!

International Humanitarian and Human Rights Organisations Call to Stop Arms Transfers to Israel, Palestinian Armed Groups. Read more

Position

End the horror in Gaza

The crimes committed by Hamas do not absolve Israel of its own responsibility under international humanitarian law. The war must end. Read more

50 years of neoliberalism

Authoritarian zeitgeist

Liberal society distances itself from authoritarianism and likes to think it only happens in far off lands. All the while it is actually the basis for this catastrophe. Read more

Solidarity is not a soapbox speech

Defending an open society

A Positioning Statement Read more

Israel/Palestine

State of emergency times two

The deadly Hamas attacks are heavily impacting our partners in Israel. We talked to Guy Shalev, Director of Physicians for Human Rights, about the situation and their work with survivors. Read more

Debate

Abolish Prisons or End Impunity?

A Dialectic in Times of Transitional (and Lack of) Justice. By Mina Ibrahim und Stella Peisch Read more

Obituary

A life spent fighting for a different world

Dieter Müller

We mourn our colleague Dieter Müller [1959 - 2023], who died unexpectedly on August 12, 2023 in Mexico. Read more

Palestine

Nineteen and a half

The Palestinian Authority is bankrupt. A political reset is overdue. Read more

Essay

Out of the world

Europe's loss of significance. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

The Interview

We need an ethics of comparison

Questions for Michael Rothberg Read more

War on Gaza

Never again means never again for all!

For the German government, international law apparently only applies when it serves its own interests. Read more

Israel/Palestine

Stop Arms Transfers!

International Humanitarian and Human Rights Organisations Call to Stop Arms Transfers to Israel, Palestinian Armed Groups. Read more

Comment

Crime without punishment

German remembrance politics has become the opposite of its original intent. Read more

Position

End the horror in Gaza

The crimes committed by Hamas do not absolve Israel of its own responsibility under international humanitarian law. The war must end. Read more

Commentary

The rest and the west

On human rights in times of dwindling Western hegemony and why they need to be decolonised. Read more

50 years of neoliberalism

Authoritarian zeitgeist

Liberal society distances itself from authoritarianism and likes to think it only happens in far off lands. All the while it is actually the basis for this catastrophe. Read more

Global health

Not a bit wise

Dr. Lauren Paremoer

A review of global health policy four years after the outbreak of the corona pandemic. A conversation with South African health scientist Dr. Lauren Paremoer. Read more

Solidarity is not a soapbox speech

Defending an open society

A Positioning Statement Read more

Israel/Palestine

Under shock and bombs

Due to heavy bombardments our partners in Gaza are not in a position to give an interview. Therefore, we spoke with Chris Whitman, our Representative in Palestine and Israel who is in regular contact with them. Read more

Israel/Palestine

State of emergency times two

The deadly Hamas attacks are heavily impacting our partners in Israel. We talked to Guy Shalev, Director of Physicians for Human Rights, about the situation and their work with survivors. Read more

Refugees & Migration

Here’s to the smugglers

After the refugee boat capsized off Pylos, nine people on board were arrested and brandished smugglers - just like thousands of other refugees languishing in European prisons. They are in fact heroes. Read more

Debate

Abolish Prisons or End Impunity?

A Dialectic in Times of Transitional (and Lack of) Justice. By Mina Ibrahim und Stella Peisch Read more

Sahel

Signs of Times

Five theses on the military coups in the Sahel region. By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Read more

Obituary

A life spent fighting for a different world

Dieter Müller

We mourn our colleague Dieter Müller [1959 - 2023], who died unexpectedly on August 12, 2023 in Mexico. Read more

Health

Global pandemic, global vaccination (in)justice

The Pharma-Patent complex and the dispute over the waiving of Covid-19 vaccine patents. Read more

Palestine

Nineteen and a half

The Palestinian Authority is bankrupt. A political reset is overdue. Read more