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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

Rwanda/Democratic Republic of the Congo: the lost children

APTN Roving Report, 2000, 8 min.

Today, some six years after the beginning of the Rwandan crisis, which left nearly 2 million Rwandan refugees, the painstaking and patient work of reuniting unaccompanied children separated from their families by the conflict, both within Rwanda and abroad, continues. The current figures speak for themselves, reflecting the scale and success of the work carried out by the ICRC and other humanitarian organizations. To date, of the 74,739 Rwandan unaccompanied children who have been registered following the conflict, a total of 67,119 have been reunited with their families.

Available in English from the ICRC. Sfr20.

River Erosion: Humanitarian Impact

Federation and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, 2000, 13 min.

This video shows how river erosion is breaking up traditional lives and families, and how it is impacting on the long-term future of Bangladesh. River erosion is a continuing problem throughout the country. While floods are often in the spotlight, river erosion is a silent and insidious disaster with devastating effects, including the loss of homes and farmland. The video, which aims to bring international attention to the issue, shows how affected families are coping with the problem and the efforts of the Bangladesh Red Crescent, with the support of the Federation and the European Union, to assist them in rebuilding their lives.

Available in English from the Federation.

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