Emergency aid

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.

 

 

Study

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. Read more

Re-politicizing NGOs

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. Read more

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. 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

Study

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. Read more

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. Read more

Re-politicizing NGOs

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. 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

News

26.02.2015 “We must not fail in Gaza.”

"As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root causes of the conflict."

11.10.2011 Rights instead of Compassion for East Africa

We have to understand the roots of tragedies to avoid repetition. The crisis in East Africa is not at all „unbelievable“, as some commentators continue to suggest, the approaching disaster has been foreseeable for years and decades. People are dying not only because of an unfortunate drought but also of systemic, wide-ranging problems such as climate change, the consequences of neo-liberal ideologies, military interventions and unstable grain markets - and because the world of states is unwilling to outlaw and pursue the warlords that have been destroying Somalia for 20 years.

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