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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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

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

Displacement and migration

Final stop - desert

Migration in the Sahel: As the EU exerts pressure, more and more people are left stranded in Agadez, Niger. Read more

Open letter

"This shipwreck brings back my pain"

Open letter from over 180 human rights organizations and initiatives together with Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi, following the deaths of up to 600 people off Pylos, Greece. 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

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

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

Against the privatisation of suffering

Unbearable

In a troubled world, psychosocial work means not simply enduring the conditions in the world that make people ill. Theory and practice of our cooperations. Read more

Palestine

Denied commemoration

The ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba in Berlin is primarily intended to protect Germany's image of Israel, but it damages democracy. 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

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

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

Displacement and migration

Final stop - desert

Migration in the Sahel: As the EU exerts pressure, more and more people are left stranded in Agadez, Niger. Read more

Against the privatisation of suffering

Unbearable

In a troubled world, psychosocial work means not simply enduring the conditions in the world that make people ill. Theory and practice of our cooperations. Read more

Open letter

"This shipwreck brings back my pain"

Open letter from over 180 human rights organizations and initiatives together with Tima Kurdi, aunt of Alan Kurdi, following the deaths of up to 600 people off Pylos, Greece. Read more

Palestine

Denied commemoration

The ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba in Berlin is primarily intended to protect Germany's image of Israel, but it damages democracy. Read more