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. www.ifrc.org
The other face of emergency
Primary health care in conflict areas
Available from the ICRC in English and
French. Length 23 min., Sfr.30.
Normal management and supply of health services are not possible
in the middle of a war. Health-care practioners and civilians
are under constant threat, systems break down. As a result,
the ICRC has been using the strategy for primary health care,
or PHC, which was developed by the World Health Organization
and UNICEF. The ICRC adapts the PHC programme according to
the level of conflict. In countries where the fighting has
ended, the ICRC begins long-term projects designed to help
the communities affected rebuild their health-care systems.
This video highlights the ICRC's PHC activities in three countries
with very different challenges - Bosnia, Colombia and Sudan.
Accountability to the victims of armed conflict
The proceedings of the First Conference on Humanitarian Action
and Law which took place at the ICRC's initiative at the National
Assembly in Paris on 27 and 28 November 2001 are now available
to the public on CD-rom. The interactive CD provides a verbatim
record of the debates and video interviews with the participants.
The conference, organized in cooperation with leading French
NGOs, enabled some 40 key figures from a variety of backgrounds
to express their views. These included Jakob Kellenberger,
ICRC president; Hubert Védrine, former French Minister
of Foreign Affairs; Jean-Christophe Rufin, writer and winner
of the Prix Goncourt 2001; Amadou Toumani Touré, former
president of Mali; Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, executive secretary
of the World Coalition for Africa; Cornelio Sommaruga, honorary
member of ICRC; Marc Gentilini, president of the French Red
Cross; and Rony Brauman, researcher at the Fondation Médecins
CD-rom, "Conference 2001", available
in French from the ICRC delegation, 9 rue de Berri, 75008
Paris, France; tel.: 33 1 53 53 00 48; e-mail: email@example.com