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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 activity.

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.


L'Humanitaire Maghreb

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.

Appeal 2001-2002
Strategic directions

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:


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 International Federation.

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 demanding environments.

Available in English, French and Spanish from the International Federation.

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