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ICRC materials are available from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

International Federation materials are available from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland. for the ICRC for the Federation

The Ageing and Development Report 
HelpAge International, 1999

The Ageing and Development Report is the first extensive survey of issues on poverty, independence and the world's older people. The report argues for a fundamental shift in policy and opinion on ageing to reflect the real economic and social contributions of older people. Case studies and statistics provide a comprehensive review of the condition of older people in the world's poorest countries.
Available in English from Earthscan Publications, 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, or order on-line at, £14.95. 


Capacity of National Societies with regard to road safety 
Federation, 2000

A founding member of the Global Road Safety Partnership with the World Bank, the Federation undertook this work to contribute to the international dialogue of improving road safety. This report reflects the findings of a survey of member National Societies and the common experiences and challenges facing them in this field. 
Available from the Federation in English.


How Does Law Protect in War?
By Marco Sassòli and Antoine A. Bouvier

A reference work on the jurisprudence of international humanitarian law, this book is intended for university professors and students of international law and political science, as well as practitioners. The authors aim to show that international humanitarian law is actually being applied in contemporary practice and that it guides those seeking answers to the legal problems arising from armed conflicts.
Available from the ICRC.

The Red Cross and the Holocaust 

by Jean-Claude Favez Cambridge University Press, 1999
At the ICRC's request, Jean-Claude Favez carried out research into this sensitive but important subject. He made an exhaustive search of the institution's archives to study the ICRC's activities on behalf of the victims of Nazi persecution, including German political detainees and Jewish emigrés up to 1939. Did the ICRC fulfil its duty in the face of political and racial oppression in Hitler's Europe? This remarkable study ends with the ICRC giving its point of view and attempting to explain the circumstances surrounding this dark period of its history.
Available in English from Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999, Sfr 55. Also available in French from Payot, Lausanne, 1988, reprint 1996, Sfr 40.

Action with youth 

HIV/AIDS and STD: A training manual for young people
This is the second edition of this handbook for peer education leaders in Red Cross Red Crescent youth HIV/AIDS programmes. It includes practical excerises, along with many new topics and life skills highly relevant to the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other STD.
Available from the Federation in English.

27th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent 

(Geneva 31 October- 6 November) Resolution 1 ICRC, Geneva, 2000
Offprint from the International Review of the Red Cross, December 1999.
Available from the ICRC in English, French and English, Sfr 2. 

Hungarian October: between Red Cross and red flag : the 1956 action of the International Committee of the Red Cross 

By Isabelle Voneche Cardia
Drawing on ICRC archives, the author analyses the organization's humanitarian work in Hungary during the events of 1956. She begins by discussing the relationship between the ICRC and the USSR before the events, and the ties that existed between Hungary and the USSR. She then goes on to describe the ICRC's activities in Hungary, dividing them into three separate periods: the insurrection, the setting up of ICRC delegations in Vienna and Budapest, and the visits to the country by ICRC delegates following the closure of the permanent delegations.
Available in English from the ICRC, Geneva, 1999. Sfr 20. Also available in French from Bruylant, Brussels, 1996, Sfr 15.

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