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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.

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Psychological support: best practices from Red Cross and Red Crescent programmes

Federation, March 2001

Nineteen Red Cross and Red Crescent staff were asked to complete a questionnaire to reflect upon and describe their experiences in psychological support. The 15 compilations received have resulted in this compilation of best practices and lessons learned. The aim of this publication is to contribute to improving psychological support programmes, and advocating for those in need of such support as well as promoting the particular approach and comparative advantages of national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.
Available in English from the Federation.

The Oxfam Education Report

By Kevin Watkins Oxfam Publishing, UK, 2001

More than fifty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established education as a fundamental right of all people, underinvestment in education is still one of the main causes of global poverty and inequality. The Oxfam Education Report surveys the scale of the crisis, identifies its underlying causes, and sets out an agenda for reform.

Available in English from Oxfam Publishing, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ, UK. GB£9.50

Constraints on the waging of war: an introduction to international humanitarian law

By Frits Kalshoven and Liesbeth Zegveld

Fully revised, this third edition gathers together the principal rules of humanitarian law from its origins to its most recent developments. It focuses particularly on the rules governing weapons and the field of international criminal law. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to specialists as well as to students turning to the subject for the first time.

Available from the ICRC in English.
3rd ed., 223 pp.,Sfr. 30.-

Care in the Field for Victims of Weapons of War. A report from the workshop organized by the ICRC on "Pre-hospital care for war and mine wounded"

by Robin Coupland, Asa Molde and John Navein

This report is designed for health professionals who work in the area of care for people wounded by weapons, who plan such care and who train others to give it. The objectives of the report are to define clearly and justify the elements of first aid and treatment which are appropriate in any situation where there are wounded people; to ensure that health professionals know what constitutes, in the context of care in the field, the right treatment at the right time and in the right place; and to recommend priorities for moving wounded people to a surgical hospital.

Available from the ICRC in English. 92 p., Sfr.20.-

Discover the ICRC

Aiming to serve as the ICRC's new calling card, this richly illustrated brochure introduces the reader to the International Committee of the Red Cross, explaining why it acts, how and where it works and what it actually does in conflict situations around the world.
Available from the ICRC in English and French.



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