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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.
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The other face of emergency

Primary health care in conflict areas
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.

Available from the ICRC in English and French. Length 23 min., Sfr.30.


"Conference 2001"
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 sans Frontières.

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:

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