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World Disasters Report 2014
IFRC 2014

This year, the IFRC’s World Disasters Report looks at how culture affects disaster risk reduction and how disasters and risk influence culture. The report asks, for example, what should be done when people blame a flood on an angry goddess or a volcanic eruption on the mountain god? There is increasing evidence that the international approach to disaster risk reduction is compromised if it does not take into account the influence of culture on people’s attitude towards risk. This report makes the case that it is short-sighted, often dangerous and ultimately costly for aid and development organizations not to take into account the role of local culture in disaster risk reduction efforts.

Available in English; summary reports available in Arabic, French and Spanish


Living with absence: Helping the families of the missing
ICRC 2014

Many people go missing as a result of conflict, natural and man-made disasters, other humanitarian crises and migration. Dreadful enough for the individuals concerned, disappearance means anguish for their families, left in limbo over their loved one’s fate. As if their pain were not enough, family members of the missing are often plunged into economic and social hardship. This publication aims to raise awareness about the issue and describes the ICRC’s holistic response worldwide.

Available in English


Integrating climate change and urban risks into the VCA
IFRC 2014

As part of its work with communities to increase their resilience to hazards, the IFRC has developed the vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA), a process of participatory investigation designed to assess, analyse and address major risks affecting communities in a timely manner. It aims to determine the level of people’s vulnerability to those risks and their capacity to cope with and recover from them. This booklet supplements the four main VCA books (What is VCA?, How to do a VCA, VCA training module and the VCA toolbox) that were published between 2006 and 2008.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish


Promoting military operational practice that ensures safe access to and delivery of health care
ICRC 2014

This Health Care in Danger report compiles a complete set of practical measures to be adopted when planning and conducting military operations with a view to avoiding the negative impact of such operations on the delivery of health care in armed conflict. The report is the result of a broad consultation process with military personnel around the world. Many of the practical measures identified can be incorporated into military orders, rules of engagement standard operating procedures, and other relevant documents and training.

Available in English


IFRC Annual Report 2013
IFRC 2014

 The IFRC Annual Report 2013 includes financial results, highlights the impact of programmes through statistics and contains other quantitative and qualitative information to highlight achievements and demonstrate the IFRC’s value and impact. It represents the IFRC secretariat including zone and regional offices and while it may highlight impact of programmes in National Societies, its scope does not include National Societies.

Available in English, French and Spanish


 

Children and detention
ICRC 2014

Detention can be stressful and dangerous; it entails physical, emotional and intellectual deprivation and even resilient adults often find it hard to cope. For children, detention is likely to have a particularly severe effect. This 20-page in-brief publication details the ways ICRC seeks to help children in detention and outlines the key reasons why children are detained and the protections for children under international law.

Available in English


RMNCH Today – A snapshot of selected RMNCH programmes and implementation analysis
IFRC 2014

As this publication explains, the IFRC has supported and promoted reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) for more than 20 years. IFRC’s RMNCH programming has evolved in response to the medium- and long-term needs of communities and programmes to include comprehensive efforts on both the demand and the supply sides of primary health care including community-based activities that promote appropriate health practices and care-seeking behaviour. 

Available in English, French and Spanish



IFRC Framework for Community Resilience
IFRC 2014

For the IFRC, the concept of community resilience in many ways captures the totality of what the IFRC is working to achieve, according to this newly released publication. Although their efforts may not have been characterized as ‘strengthening community resilience’, this is in fact what many National Societies have been doing over the course of many decades by supporting their local communities. This publication shows how IFRC’s understanding of community resilience has grown to recognize the ever-evolving and dynamic nature of communities and the underlying vulnerabilities that challenge them.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish


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Rules of war (in a nutshell)
ICRC 2014

Many people within the Movement are familiar with the basic tenets of international humanitarian law: even during war, rules protect those who are not participating in the conflict, as well as prisoners and the wounded. Conveying these concepts in clear and concise terms is not always easy however. This is one reason that the ICRC released Rules of War (in a nutshell), a short, animated video that explains the basic protections contained in IHL.

Available in Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Portugese and Spanish


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.
www.ifrc.org for the Federation

 

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

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