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Enhancing protection for civilians in armed conflict and other situations of violence
ICRC, 2008

This brochure explains how the ICRC works to protect civilians in armed conflict and other situations of violence, proposing a step-by-step, multidisciplinary approach. The first chapter focuses on the preliminary analysis of protection problems affecting a given population. The second introduces a classification of ICRC protection activities for civilians. The third and final chapter covers issues of interest to organizations that deal with protection data.

Available in English. Sfr. 2.


Global Water and Sanitation Initiative
2005/2015
International Federation, 2008

This eight-page leaflet outlines the approach to reducing poverty and  mortality through improved waterand sanitation projects around the world. It explains how the initiative plans to reach 7.5 million people by 2015.

Available in English, French and Spanish.


Epidemic control for volunteers
A training manual
International Federation, 2008

Preventing and managing the communicable diseases that kill more than 14 million people a year is a priority for the Red Cross Red Crescent. How can volunteers quickly and efficiently deal with respiratory infections, HIV, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria and measles? This manual and toolkit is designed for National Societies.

Available in English.


HIV/AIDS field guide: a planning and practice guide to integrating HIV/ AIDS into the ICRC’s health work
ICRC, 2008

This field guide is designed to assist in responding to HIV/AIDS as an integral part of health activities. It provides guidance and decisionmaking tools to help decide what to do among specific populations in a given context, and guidance on how to integrate HIV/AIDS into core health activities.

Available in English. Sfr. 20.50, multimedia CD-Rom included.


Relief ERU Field Manual
September 2008
International Federation

This manual draws on 80 years’ experience of humanitarian assistance to people affected by disaster. It contains best practice and guidance for relief emergency response units before and after deployment.

Available in English.


Global Shelter Programme Plan 2009/2010
International Federation, 2008

The International Federation’s Global Shelter Programme was set up in 2006 to scale up capacity andenhance global preparedness in emergency shelter. This new twoyear programme builds on progress and seeks to respond to shelter needs due to climate change, urbanization and marginalization.

Available in English (with other official languages to follow).



Panorama 08
ICRC, 2008

Panorama 08 shows the horrendous toll that armed conflict inflicts — threatening lives and livelihoods, forcing people to flee their homes and separating families. This film highlights the ICRC’s work to assist victims of armed conflict and to promote international humanitarian law, ensuring that people trapped on the world’s front lines are protected from harm.

DVD available in English, French and German.


The Convention on Cluster Munitions:
Time to Act

ICRC, 2008

Cluster munitions have been a persistent problem for decades. These weapons have killed or injured tens of thousands of civilians in war-affected countries. In May 2008, more than 100 states adopted the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which prohibits the use, development, production, stockpiling and transfer of such munitions. It also requires states parties to destroy their stockpiles, clear remnants and assist victims. This DVD provides an overview of the cluster munitions problem, the main provisions of the Convention and the steps required to meet its commitments.

DVD available in English, French and Spanish, includes PDF documents.


The story of an idea –
animation of the comic book

ICRC, 2008

This animation brings to life the story of the creation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and its history to date. The comic strip was created by renowned French artist Jean Giraud, alias Moebius.

Available in Arabic, English, French 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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