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Haiti earthquake 2010 —
Two-year progress report

IFRC, 2012

This 56-page report describes Red Cross Red Crescent operations from January 2010 to November 2011. It focuses on the second year of operations, which marked the end of the prolonged emergency phase and a transition into more sustainable, community-driven solutions.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Eliminating health inequities — Every woman and child counts IFRC and World Health Organization, 2011

Health inequities are “unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries”. This report recognizes that despite some recent positive developments in global health, it is necessary — and possible — to do more to close the remaining gap, especially for women and children.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish


Study on the use of the emblems
Operational and commercial and other non-operational issues
ICRC, 2011

The ICRC emblem study aims at ensuring greater respect for Movement emblems at all times and preserving and reinforcing their protective value. It entailed an extensive process of consultation led by the ICRC, with National Societies and governmental and military experts worldwide. Based on international humanitarian law treaties and relevant Movement regulations, this study is intended to serve as a tool and reference source for governmental authorities, armed forces and other weapon-bearers, parties concerned in the private sector and civil society, as well as for the components of the Movement.

Available in Arabic, English and French

Protect. Promote. Recognize.
Volunteering in emergencies

IFRC, 2011

There are 13 million volunteers in the Movement, and these individuals are often the first to respond in emergencies, whether it is performing first aid, driving ambulances or braving flood waters. Yet they don’t always receive the protection and support they need and deserve. This report looks at the ways in which National Societies and government partners can encourage volunteering and also make it safer, easier and more rewarding.

Available in English

The Mine Ban Convention: progress and challenges in the second decade
ICRC, 2011

This publication provides an overview of the achievements and challenges of the Mine Ban Convention (which entered into force on 1 March 1999) in its second decade of operation. Challenges in the fields of stockpile destruction, mine clearance and victim assistance are considered in the light of the commitments made by states parties to the Cartagena Action Plan (2009). Universal acceptance and application of the convention, as well as resource mobilization, are highlighted as additional steps required to ensure an end to the scourge of anti-personnel landmines.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Children affected by armed conflict and other situations of violenceWorkshop report, Geneva, 14–16 March 2011
ICRC, 2011

Armed conflict and other situations of violence take a heavy toll on children’s lives all over the world. This report sheds light on the different initiatives taken by the Movement to reintegrate children associated with armed forces or armed groups, provide psychosocial support for children affected by violence and prevent violence in urban settings. It also addresses cross-cutting issues, such as how to ensure youth participation and local ownership of such initiatives.

Available in English, French and Spanish


Hateymalo: psychosocial support programme
ICRC, 2012

The ICRC launched the Hateymalo programme in 2010 to help families of missing persons cope with the ambiguity of their loss through psychological, socio-cultural, economic and legal/administrative support. Support groups are at the core of the programme’s multi-faceted interventions, helping families discover new connections to move ahead in life.

Available in English

Disasters in Africa — The case for legal preparedness
IFRC, 2011

This 20-page report provides examples from African countries where National Societies have supported their governments to strengthen their capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to disasters by improving their laws.

Available in English



Opening film — 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, 28 November–1 December 2011
ICRC and IFRC, 2011

During the past four years, the world has felt the devastating impact of natural disasters, from the tsunami in Japan and the earthquake in Haiti, to floods in Pakistan and drought in the Horn of Africa. Meanwhile, conflicts in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Afghanistan have affected millions of people, while new conflict has risen steadily throughout the Arab world. The challenges that Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers face in helping the victims have never been greater. This video reflects the efforts and determination of humanitarians worldwide.

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South Sudan: bringing abducted children home
From the Field series
ICRC, 2011

Two years ago, Lucas returned to his village to find that his 12-year-old daughter had been abducted by the armed groups that intimidate communities living on the border between South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jacqueline is one of dozens of children whose lives are blighted by armed groups who abuse them and force them to commit atrocities. Some eventually manage to escape, but many end up far away from home, often on the wrong side of the border. The ICRC draws on its network of National Society volunteers to help organize their long-awaited return.

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