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Internationalhumanitarian law:
Answers to your questions
ICRC 2015

This introductory booklet to international humanitarian law has been fully revised and is accessible to all readers interested in the origins, development and modern-day application of humanitarian law.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Haiti earthquake five-year
progress report
IFR C 2015

The earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 was one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history, resulting in more than 1.5 million internally displaced people, unprecedented human losses and material damage. This report spans the response actions of the IFRC and its member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies from January 2010 to November 2014, to improve the health, living conditions, hygiene, nutrition and livelihoods of those affected by this horrific tragedy.

Available in English, French and Spanish

Explosive remnants of war
ICRC 2015

This brochure highlights the risks posed by unexploded and abandoned ordnance in war-affected countries and summarizes the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War, a treaty adopted by states in 2003 to minimize the impact of these weapons.

Available in Chinese, English, French and Spanish (online only)

Safer Access:
An introduction
ICRC 2015

This publication aims to provide a brief introduction to the Safer Access Framework, a project developed by the ICRC to help National Societies ensure that staff and volunteers can safely access vulnerable communities during times of violence, conflict or other disturbances. More detailed descriptions and guidance materials can be found in Safer Access: A Guide for All National Societies, which is the core component of the Safer Access Practical Resource Pack containing further useful materials.

Available in English

Haiti & DominicanRepublic Cholera
Operation: Summary of
the Plan of Action
IFRC 2015

In 2012, the governments of Haiti and Dominican Republic, with support from the United Nations, the Movement and non-governmental organizations, created the Coalition for the Elimination of Cholera on the island of Hispaniola. This initiative seeks to mobilize resources for well-coordinated efforts aimed at the elimination of cholera from the island. This document reflects a summary of the IFRC-wide two-year Emergency Plan of Action and its contribution to the broader ten-year national plans to eradicate cholera from the island of Hispaniola.

Available in English

Market analysis guidance
ICRC 2014

People’s livelihoods depend to a significant extent on markets. Sudden shocks such as drought or conflict can severely limit how markets function and, as a result, drastically reduce people’s access to essential commodities. This publication offers processes and tools that can be used to integrate an assessment of market conditions into various phases of projects being implemented in the field. It is intended for staff who have a leading role in market assessment and for managers who need to make strategic decisions and implement market-related relief and early recovery work. It follows another brochure in the series entitled Rapid assessment for markets – Guidelines for an initial emergency market assessment.

Available in English



You probably don’t have Ebola if…
IFRC 2015

Ebola virus disease is harder to catch than you think. It may dominate the news, but if you are outside the countries where Ebola is endemic, you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than catch this disease. That’s the message of a new, colourful, animated video produced by the IFRC. Unlike influenza or tuberculosis, the video points out, Ebola cannot spread through the air. People contract Ebola by touching the blood or bodily fluids (including sweat, urine, and semen) of a person who’s infected.

Available on the IFRC YouTube channel in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish


Other videos from IFRC
IFRC 2015

The IFRC YouTube channel also includes new videos on subjects ranging from building economically resilient communities in Haiti to creating disaster preparedness mechanisms, and a collection of videos on the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami and the fifth anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish


Gaza Strip: keeping sewage out of drinking
water in Beit Hanoun
ICRC 2015

Damaged sewer systems are placing 50,000 people at serious risk in the Gazan town of Beit Hanoun. “We have to repair basic infrastructure as quickly as possible,” explains ICRC water engineer Sara Badei in this video recently released by the ICRC. “This means getting materials and resources to where they’re needed. The ICRC has done a lot already, but there’s much more still to be done.” In this video, Badei explains the consequences of mixing drinking water and sewage.

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Liberia: bringing Redemption Hospital
back to life

ICRC 2015

Redemption is the name of a public hospital providing free medical care to the people of New Kru Town in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.  The Ebola epidemic killed 112 people at this health facility, forcing it to shut down in September 2014. As part of its contribution to fighting the epidemic and helping to restore health facilities in Liberia, the ICRC decided to go in with its expertise and clean up the contaminated areas. This video recounts the story of Sébastien Renou, one of the few brave people on the front lines, who helped to clean up Redemption Hospital.

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