ICRC materials are available
from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue
de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
materials are available from the International Federation
of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, P.O. Box 372, CH-1211
Geneva 19, Switzerland.
www.icrc.org for the ICRC
www.ifrc.org for the Federation
The Federation is running or supporting programmes in more
than 150 countries. These programmes assist millions of the
world's most vulnerable people; victims of natural and man-made
disasters, refugees and displaced people and those hit by
socio-economic problems. The Appeal 2002-2003 seeks 270 million
Swiss francs to fund 72 humanitarian assistance programmes.
Federation, Geneva, 2002. Available in English,
Armed conflict and family links
This revised leaflet provides a concise summary of the problem
and a description of the methods used to restore family links,
reunite separated families or to ascertain the status of detainees
and missing people.
ICRC, Geneva, 2002.
Available in English and French.
Protection of cultural property in the event
of armed conflict
by María Teresa Dutli
This report on the proceedings of a meeting of experts held
in Geneva in October 2000 is intended to identify activities
that can ensure protection of cultural property at the national
level, and to encourage states to ratify the relevant treaties.
ICRC, Geneva, 2002, Sfr.35.
Available in French, English and Spanish.
Under the direction of Rony Brauman
Editions Le Pommier and Médecins sans Frontières
This book, conceived and directed by Rony Brauman,
former president of Médecins sans Frontières
(MSF), brings together specialists from that organization.
They engage in a reflection on the practice of medicine within
the humanitarian and development field. The authors raise
questions about the effectiveness of Western style medical
treatment in the developing world and criticize the trend
towards a primarily scientific approach to care. The book
argues against this trend and seeks to promotes a more humane
approach to medicine.
Le Pommier, 2000, EUR 15.
Available in French.
Ensuring respect for the life and dignity
This revised leaflet tells of intolerable situations of insecurity
and violence, accompanied by summary executions, disappearances,
arbitrary detention, etc. It also describes the activities
of the ICRC as a neutral intermediary between the detaining
authorities and the victims, and the organization's struggle
to ensure respect for human dignity.
ICRC, Geneva, 2002
Available in English and French.
violence against women
Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman:
Violence, and fear of violence, dramatically limit women's
choices in virtually all spheres of their lives. It has both
long- and short-term, consequences for women's physical and
emotional well-being. It decreases women's ability to gain
an education, earn a livelihood, develop human relationships
and participate in public activities, including development
programmes. Yet development organizations have been slow to
realize the centrality of the issue to their work. This is
the first book to make a sustained case for violence against
women to be taken up as by development organizations, as a
development issue in its own right.
Oxfam Publishing, 2001, GB£11.50.
Available in English.
Reducing household vulnerability to HIV/AIDS
and other infectious diseases
This document presents the Federation's global programme to
strengthen National Society capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS
and other infectious diseases. The publication will be updated
regularly to keep stakeholders informed of new developments
within the Red Cross Red Crescent to care for victims and
fight against further spread of these diseases.
Available from the Federation in English
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