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International Review of the Red Cross
December 2000, Vol. 82, No. 840
The Review serves as a forum for reflection and comment for
the entire International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
and constitutes a reference work on the Movement's activities
and guiding principles. It is also a specialized journal in
the field of international humanitarian law and other aspects
of humanitarian endeavour. The December issue includes articles
on protection of water supplies under humanitarian law and
the ambiguous relationship between guerrilla forces and humanitarian
ICRC, Bilingual English/French. Subscription:
one year, Sfr 40 or US$ 30, single copy, Sfr 12.
Restoring family links: a guide for
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
This guide describes and seeks to promote across the entire
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement a common
approach to responding effectively to the loss of family contact
as a result of conflict, natural disasters or other situations
with a humanitarian impact. It was compiled by the ICRC after
consultation with several National Societies and the International
Federation. It also describes new working tools, above all
in the communication sector, alongside traditional methods
of restoring family links and tracing missing people.
Available in English from the ICRC.
French and Spanish versions will be available by June 2001.
Video catalogue: 2000
A selection of films and spots produced by the ICRC in 1999,
including a number of earlier productions.
ICRC, Geneva, 1999.
Available in English and French. Sfr. 2.
Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century
Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Established in 1991 in response to a spate of humanitarian
emergencies, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) brings
together the 16 leading agencies and NGO consortia, providing
a good representation of today's composite humanitarian world.
This publication gathers mission statements, biographies of
executive heads and useful data about each of these agencies.
IASC, United Nations, S.3600, New York,
NY 10017, USA.
The ICRC regional delegation in Tunis is producing a new
quarterly magazine for northern Africa featuring articles
on ICRC activities and on international humanitarian law issues.
The second issue of the magazine puts emphasis on the ways
to reconcile communities torn by civil strife. What is to
be done to convince them to learn to live together again?
Legal experts and diplomats in the region offer their own
analysis and comments.
Available in French from the ICRC,
Résidence "Les Deux Lacs"- 2045 Tunis, Tunisia.
The International Federation has produced this strategic
document to outline the key directions it will be taking over
the next two years, in its work to alleviate suffering among
the most vulnerable people around the world. The Strategic
directions booklet explains the reasoning behind the Federation's
global appeals for 2001-2002. The appeals fund humanitarian
assistance programmes and emergency response capacity building
for Red Cross and Red Crescent societies worldwide.
Available from the International Federation
in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
For more on the appeals: www.ifrc.org/publicat/appeal01/
The Ouagadougou Declaration
For the first time in the history of the International Federation,
one of its documents has been officially registered by the
United Nations.The Ouagadougou Declaration was signed by 51
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from across Africa, at
the closing of the 5th Pan African Conference held in Burkina
Faso. The declaration calls for health and food security programmes,
identifies the HIV/AIDS pandemic as first among the continent's
health priorities and stands as a commitment by National Societies
to defeating the diseases and food shortages which decimate
millions of people each year in Africa.
Available in English and French from the
Managing stress in the field
In their effort to help others, delegates working for the
Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are sometimes in need
of help themselves. In the wake of complex humanitarian operations,
such as Rwanda and the Balkans, it was clear that providing
psychological support to delegates was a challenge and a necessity.
This leaflet is designed as a practical tool for delegates
before, during and after their missions. Its aim is to help
them recognize, prevent and reduce stress while working in
Available in English, French and Spanish from the International
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