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World Disasters Report
International Federation, 2006

This year’s World Disasters Report, to be launched in December, focuses on neglected crises. It reveals that in 2005, the world responded more generously to people’s humanitarian needs than at any time in recent history. Yet millions still missed out on vital, potentially life-saving aid because funds were directed at high-profile disasters, while many other crises were neglected.

Available in English. Summaries in Arabic, French and Spanish.


Tsunami Recovery Impact Assessment and Monitoring System
International Federation, United Nations, World Health Organization

The Tsunami Recovery Impact Assessment and Monitoring System aims to help governments, aid agencies and affected populations assess recovery after the Indian Ocean tsunami across core areas: vital needs; basic social services; infrastructure; and livelihoods. This report outlines how the system and indicators were developed and gives plans for India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Available in English.


Mine Action: Preventive activities in the field
ICRC, 2006

Mines and explosive remnants of war continue to kill and maim civilians long after the last shot has been fired in a conflict. This concise leaflet outlines the work that the ICRC carries out to protect civilians from these aftereffects of armed conflict. From collecting data on mine incidents, providing safe access to basic needs such as shelter, water and fuel, and encouraging respect for international humanitarian law, the many aspects of the ICRC’s preventive mine action work in the field is explained.

Available in English — French and Spanish to follow / ref 0888

Annual Report
International Federation, 2006

The Indian Ocean tsunami horrified the world and tested Red Cross Red Crescent capacities. The Annual Report shows how disasters such as the tsunami, hurricanes in the Americas, food insecurity in Africa and the Pakistan earthquake highlighted the need to build a more agile organization to provide the most effective disaster response. For the first time, the financial statements conform to International Financial Reporting Standards.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.


The EHL Virtual Campus
ICRC, 2006

The ICRC has launched a new website, Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Virtual Campus (, that serves as a web-based resource centre and online community for the EHL programme. The objective of this international education programme is to introduce adolescents between 13 and 18 to the basic rules and principles of international humanitarian law (IHL). The EHL Virtual Campus aims to support the growing EHL community by providing ongoing EHL training and access to programme resources via the internet. Even though the EHL Virtual Campus’ primary target audience is teachers and teacher trainers, the web site is open to the wider public and contains useful resources for a broad range of IHL practitioners.

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Abuse grows hatred
ICRC, 2006

Torture is an affront to humanity and a crime. In addition, it feeds a cycle of violence, often engendering hatred not only among those who suffer directly but among entire communities. Ill-treatment and abuse is prevalent in places of detention in many countries. The Geneva Conventions prohibit the abuse of prisoners in wartime. The ICRC has produced a new TV spot and print ad to support its efforts to prevent torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

Running time: 41 sec.

ICRC: in the heart of the action
ICRC, 2006

The ICRC’s neutral and independent humanitarian action is constantly facing new challenges. Every year, millions of people around the world are affected by wars and natural disasters. How do we respond? This film captures the commitment of the ICRC and its partners from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It focuses on seven situations between 2003 and 2005: the conflict in Darfur; the war in Iraq; Nepal; Yemen; the tsunami in South-East Asia; Chechnya; and the earthquake in Pakistan.

Running time: 17 minutes / VHS and DVD / English, French / ref. V-F-CR-F-00898

Regional Perspectives
International Federation, 2006

This free, promotional DVD contains fresh footage of the International Federation’s global programmes and each of the five regions. Each video has information in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

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