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Appeal: Global Programme Shelter
International Federation, 2006

This appeal seeks US$ 12 million for two years to enable the International Federation to meet a commitment to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to support the global shelter sector and coordinate emergency shelter in disasters. It will also build the International Federation’s capacity to deliver shelter and essential household items for 5,000 families within 48 hours of an emergency and for 20,000 families within two weeks. Among other projects, the International Federation plans to stock its regional logistics units in Dubai, Panama and Kuala Lumpur in 2007.

Available in English, French and Spanish.


Histoire du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge 1945-1955: De Yalta à Dien Bien Phu
Georg Editeur / ICRC, 2007

This book covers the action of the ICRC from Yalta (1945) to Dien Bien Phu (1954), a decade marked by the aftermath of the Second World War and armed conflicts relating both to decolonization in South-East Asia, Africa and Middle East, and to the Cold War including armed conflict in Korea. Based on ICRC archives recently opened to the public, this study explores how the ICRC — weakened after the Second World War — strove to confront new challenges and rebuild.

Available in French. English to follow in 2008.

Tsunami two-year progress report
International Federation, 2006

The scale of the Indian Ocean tsunami prompted the International Federation to produce this report, which, for the first time, gives a picture of the roles and impact of different parts of the Movement following a single disaster. The report outlines achievements such as the rebuilding of thousands of houses, schools, health clinics and hospitals, and livelihoods assistance for tens of thousands of people. But it also shows how the disaster tested the capacity and expertise of the entire humanitarian sector.

Available in English.

Progress Report, 2006-2007
International Federation, 2007

The Global Agenda is the International Federation's five-year work plan for achieving four core goals: reducing harm from disasters and diseases, increasing local capacity to address situations of vulnerability and promoting respect for diversity and dignity. This report gives an overview of the agenda and chars progress with examples from the field.

Available in English, French and Spanish.


Internally Displaced People
ICRC, 2007

The displacement of people in their own countries by war or disaster is a matter of growing concern worldwide. This concern is amply justified: time and again, internally displaced people (IDPs) suffer extreme hardship that jeopardizes their very survival.

A host of dangers threatens IDPs, whether during their flight, while they are displaced, or on their return home or resettlement elsewhere. This brochure explores the issue and details how the ICRC works to protect and assist IDPs.

Available in English. Arabic, French and Spanish to follow.

The Africa perspective – Two-year implementation of the Algiers plan
International Federation, 2007

In Algiers in 2004, 50 African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies agreed a four-year plan to address key humanitarian challenges: food security, health, HIV/AIDS and institutional capacity building. This review identifies successes and failures, what has worked and what has not.

Available in English and French.

The founding of the Red Cross:
Gustave Moynier, its master builder
Jean de Senarclens, 2005

The Red Cross was born of the lucky encounter of two men with similar aspirations, but who differed profoundly in character and temperament: Henry Dunant, the visionary, backed by Gustave Moynier, the man of action. Moynier, who is less well known, became the first president of the ICRC in 1863, remaining in that post for over 40 years, during which he set up the different bodies of the organization and defined their activities in war and peace.

Available in English and French from Slatkine, Geneva. Sfr.49.


Women fleeing War
ICRC, 2007

Armed conflict displaces people from their homes and livelihoods. Women often have to cope with the loss of close relatives and find new ways to support themselves and their families. The ICRC works to understand the specific needs of women displaced by war in order to better help them. This film tells the story of five women displaced by conflict in Colombia, Liberia and Sudan. Although the contexts are different, the challenges these women face bear striking similarities.

Available in English.

ICRC materials are available from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland. for the ICRC


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