Shrinking spaces

Democracy under pressure

Oppositions are reviled, NGOs banned, criticism is prosecuted as treason: worldwide, the spaces for emancipatory politics are being deliberately pared away.

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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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Paradigm shift

11 theories about the new challenges to humanitarian aid

Today, the need for aid dramatically exceeds the funds available worldwide. The unchecked pace of crisis in recent years has burst the boundaries of the international humanitarian system. By Thomas Gebauer. Read more

Media makers in Brazil

In other words

Another reason for the failure of the government project of the Workers’ Party (PT) was the media monopoly of the old elites. Antonio Martins’ discussion portal Outras Palavras supports left-wing points of view. Read more

Interview

Voluntary Return?

The GIZ gets into the "voluntary" return and reintegration of refugees. Questions for Tejan Lamboi, Network of Ex-Asylum Seekers in Sierra Leone. Read more

side view mirror: talk with partners

Virginie Lefèvre, Lebanon

How does a society at the edge of war treat 1.5 million refugees? An example from Lebanon. Read more

Obituary

Anna Huber

Anna Huber worked for medico international for over 30 years. She died on 30 March in Frankfurt am Main. Read more

Health activist in South Africa

Combating precariousness

Juliet Kabe from Khanya College, Johannesburg, is fighting for decent working conditions for community health workers. Read more

Refugees and migration

Refugee crisis? Global crisis!

Millions of people override Europe's borders, and then the massive rollback: 2015 was a turning point in migration policy. What does this mean for medico's work? We asked Sabine Eckart. Read more

Resilience

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

Drought in Eastern Africa

We need to blame all governments

After the drought of 2011 we failed as a global collective community: We didn’t rebuild the lives of those people we saved. So why did we save them? For the next drought to kill them? Read more

Reconstruction in Nepal

Fast isn’t the same as good

Emergency aid after the earthquake: Conflicts of interest between the national government and Western aid. Read more

Paradigm shift

11 theories about the new challenges to humanitarian aid

Today, the need for aid dramatically exceeds the funds available worldwide. The unchecked pace of crisis in recent years has burst the boundaries of the international humanitarian system. By Thomas Gebauer. Read more

Health activist in South Africa

Combating precariousness

Juliet Kabe from Khanya College, Johannesburg, is fighting for decent working conditions for community health workers. Read more

Media makers in Brazil

In other words

Another reason for the failure of the government project of the Workers’ Party (PT) was the media monopoly of the old elites. Antonio Martins’ discussion portal Outras Palavras supports left-wing points of view. Read more

Refugees and migration

Refugee crisis? Global crisis!

Millions of people override Europe's borders, and then the massive rollback: 2015 was a turning point in migration policy. What does this mean for medico's work? We asked Sabine Eckart. Read more

Interview

Voluntary Return?

The GIZ gets into the "voluntary" return and reintegration of refugees. Questions for Tejan Lamboi, Network of Ex-Asylum Seekers in Sierra Leone. Read more

Resilience

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

side view mirror: talk with partners

Virginie Lefèvre, Lebanon

How does a society at the edge of war treat 1.5 million refugees? An example from Lebanon. Read more

Drought in Eastern Africa

We need to blame all governments

After the drought of 2011 we failed as a global collective community: We didn’t rebuild the lives of those people we saved. So why did we save them? For the next drought to kill them? Read more

Obituary

Anna Huber

Anna Huber worked for medico international for over 30 years. She died on 30 March in Frankfurt am Main. Read more

Reconstruction in Nepal

Fast isn’t the same as good

Emergency aid after the earthquake: Conflicts of interest between the national government and Western aid. Read more

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