Solidary assistance and strengthening of self-help

Project focus emergency aid

In over five decades of assistance to people in need, medico has learned that emergency aid – contrary to media presentations – is not a question of speed. Even in acute crises, international NGOs have to promote and expand existing structures, instead of simply replacing domestic actors. Our network of partners delivers just this kind of sustainable emergency aid. Its goal is to restore independence and autonomy as quickly as possible to people in emergencies.

Gaza

Reaching the Hard to Reach

A day at the mobile clinic of the medico partner organization PMRS in the south of the Gaza Strip. By Chris Whitman. Read more

Appeal for emergency aid

Climate change doesn’t mind the Lockdown

Solidarity with the people affected by the hurricanes in Central America. Read more

World Humanitarian Day

"We do not want to be defined by the crisis"

Verteilung von Hilfsgütern an Binnenflüchtlinge im Nordirak

On disaster patriarchy and the feminist reconstruction of aid: conversations with two medico partners in Syria and Indonesia. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

#Beirut

Aid to Lebanon

Beirut, Mar Mikhael, Libanon

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Gaza

Reaching the Hard to Reach

A day at the mobile clinic of the medico partner organization PMRS in the south of the Gaza Strip. By Chris Whitman. Read more

World Humanitarian Day

"We do not want to be defined by the crisis"

Verteilung von Hilfsgütern an Binnenflüchtlinge im Nordirak

On disaster patriarchy and the feminist reconstruction of aid: conversations with two medico partners in Syria and Indonesia. By Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim. Read more

Appeal for emergency aid

Climate change doesn’t mind the Lockdown

Solidarity with the people affected by the hurricanes in Central America. Read more

#Beirut

Aid to Lebanon

Beirut, Mar Mikhael, Libanon

Donate now and support Lebanese civil society! Read more

Projects – Projections

All articles on the topic of emergency aid

14.01.2019 A hospital for Rojava

medico international supports the reconstruction and the facilitation of a hospital in Cizire, a kurdish canton in northern Syria. Support us!

07.02.2018 Disaster in the Philippines

Four Years after the super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) medico-partner IBON released a study assessing the rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery efforts.

27.12.2017 Surviving on standby

Ethnic cleansings and mass expulsions are forcing hundreds of thousands to flee to Bangladesh. Thomas Seibert visited the Rohingya’ camps. A shattering documentary.

04.10.2017 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.

31.08.2017 Democracy under pressure

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

15.05.2017 Aiding change or abetting crimes

Thomas Gebauer, head of medico international, about the need to have a critical look at NGOs and that it is high time to reconsider civil society.

19.04.2017 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?

28.07.2016 Fast isn’t the same as good

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

19.05.2016 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.

04.08.2015 The Philippine Disaster

The government failed to think and apply hard lessons. It failed to strengthen the country’s adaptive capacity, unfortunately because its mindset has been solely focused on private business.