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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. for the ICRC for the Federation


Ending the landmine era
ICRC, Geneva, 2004

This leaflet provides an essential overview of the achievements and challenges of the Ottawa Convention to date and includes a timeline detailing the progress made by the international community so far. As preparations are made for the Nairobi Summit on a Mine-Free World in December 2004, this brochure also outlines the steps that should now be taken to ensure that the anti-personnel mine epidemic is finally put to an end.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

Support for life
ICRC, Geneva, 2004

A brochure and DVD combination, this product has been created to mark the 25th anniversary of the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation programme. In addition to outlining the history and achievements of the programme, it is intended to raise awareness of the long-lasting needs of people with physical disabilities. The DVD is an excellent resource containing several overviews, various related publications, photo galleries and videos.

Available in English.

With different eyes
Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the International Federation, 2004

Fifty-five children and teenagers living in Bam, Iran were given four days to take photos of their life in the earthquake-stricken city. Together they, along with five professional photographers, assembled this book showing the long-term effect of the earthquake on the people and their efforts to rebuild their lives.

Available in English and Farsi.


Explosive Remnants of War: The Legacy of Armed
ICRC, Geneva, 2004

A concise brochure which highlights the deadly risks that unexploded and abandoned ordnance pose to civilians and war-affected countries long after the conflict is over. In addition to the human and social costs inflicted by these weapons, the brochure outlines the work being done at the international level to address the problem.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

Spreading the light of science
Guidelines on harm reduction related to injecting drug abuse
International Federation, Geneva, 2004

The purpose of this document is to outline the rationale for harm reduction programmes. It offers generic approaches that National Societies can adapt to the realities of their countries in the development and implementation of programmes, and in conducting advocacy for the acceptance and realization of such programmes.

Available from the International Federation in English, French and Spanish

International Federation Appeal 2005
International Federation, 2004

The International Federation’s Appeal 2005 seeks 208 million Swiss francs to fund 97 humanitarian assistance programmes worldwide. This year’s appeal includes an unprecedented emphasis on health programmes which account for just over 40 per cent of the total.

Available from the International Federation in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.



Relay for life
ICRC, Geneva, 2004

This film presents the inspirational story of Najmuddin, director of the ICRC orthopaedic centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, as he makes his way to Cairo to carry the Olympic flame and represent landmine victims throughout the world. Najmuddin lost both his legs at the age of 18 when he drove over an anti-tank mine. His story, full of hope and courage, highlights the extent of the landmines problem, not only in Afghanistan, but all over the world.

Available in English.


Protecting human dignity
ICRC and International Federation, 2003

This film presents an overview of the work of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and reflects on some of the main challenges facing humanity: the growing threat of the misuse of biotechnology, the widespread availability of small arms and light weapons, the terrible combination of AIDS and hunger, and the need to boost risk reduction policies. It highlights how together, the ICRC, the International Federation and 181 National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, strive to address these problems and ensure that human dignity is respected.

Available in English.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement of will be one of the official participants on the theme of Nature’s Wisdom at the 2005 World Exhibition in Aichi, Japan, from 25 March to 25 September 2005. The Movement’s pavilion will be a meeting place for people to exchange ideas and experiences.


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