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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. for the ICRC for the Federation


Disaster management and coordination
International Federation, 2003

This folder profiles the activities of the International Federation's disaster management and coordination department. Areas covered include disaster preparedness and risk reduction, population movements, food security, logistics and resource mobilization, operations and emergency response units.

Available in English, French and Spanish.


Aid: supporting or undermining recovery? Lessons from the Better Programming Initiative
International Federation, 2003

This publication puts the spotlight on the International Federation's Better Programming Initiative (BPI) in six countries or regions in conflict or post-conflict contexts: Bangladesh, Colombia, Kosovo, Liberia, Nigeria and Tajikistan. Specifically, it offers analysis on the application of BPI tools, which assess the positive and negative impacts of the International Federation and National Society programmes in these countries.

Available in English, French and Spanish.


The International Committee of the Red Cross and the protection of victims of war
François Bugnion
ICRC & Macmillan, Geneva, 2003

François Bugnion, ICRC director for international law, uses a historical and legal approach to answer the following questions: What is the structure of the ICRC? What are the responsibilities and tasks of the organization? What are its guiding principles? In so doing, he demonstrates how the development of ICRC activities goes together with that of international humanitarian law, which the ICRC promotes and of which it is the guardian.

Available from the ICRC in English and French. 59 Sfr.


Biotechnology, weapons and humanity
ICRC, Geneva, 2003

Part of the ICRC's public appeal on Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity, this leaflet highlights some of the existing and emerging capabilities for use of scientific advances in the field of biotechnology for hostile purposes and the risks that they pose for humanity if not controlled. It also outlines measures that can be taken by governments, industry, scientists and other actors to minimise the threat of poisoning and deliberately spreading disease.

Available in English, French and Spanish.



Side by side or face to face
Labor et Fides, Geneva, 2003

Side by side or Face to Face is a photographic record of one of the longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. The 72 photographs in this book portray day-to-day life in Israel and the Palestinian territories between 1949 and 2003. They show the worried faces of women, solemn old men, and the expectant attitude of the young. They also bear witness to the dedicated efforts of the ICRC and its local partners, the Palestine Red Crescent Society and Israel's Magen David Adom. The magic of this great photographer from Geneva consists in bringing what is far away from us into sharp focus.

Available from Labor et Fides in a bilingual French/English edition. 37 Sfr.


Another day in paradise
Foreword by John Le Carré, edited by Carol Bergman
Earthscan, London, 2003

Another Day in Paradise is an anthology of first-person stories by international aid workers. From Afghanistan to Cambodia, Liberia to Vietnam, Ecuador to Bosnia, international aid workers tell it like it really is on the ground in the world's hot spots. The account on the Rwandan genocide by ICRC's staff Philippe Gaillard is especially powerful. Covering natural disasters, war, and all-too-fragile peace process, the stories open an uncensored window onto the lives of aid workers and the triumphs and tragedies of the people they are trying to help.

Available from Earthscan in English. £16.



A breath of fresh air: combating tuberculosis in prisons
ICRC, Geneva, 2003

This film highlights the ICRC's work offering specialized health care for incarcerated patients in countries at war. By focusing specifically on the tuberculosis control programme carried out in the prisons in Georgia, the film demonstrates how a strategy is implemented to offer hope to those affected by the disease. It also outlines which components are essential to the success of such a programme, from effective training to regular drug supply through to political commitment from the authorities concerned.

Available in English and French.

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