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Humanity in War. Frontline
photography since 1860
ICRC, 2009

A photograph has the power to
help people affected by war and
violence. This 247-page hardbound
book, with an introduction by
renowned war photographer James
Nachtwey, is richly illustrated with
photos that constitute a dramatic
visual archive of suffering — and
assistance — from 1860 to the

Available in English and French. Sfr. 54

100,000 cases.
spectre of cholera
remains in Zimbabwe
International Federation, 2009

Reluctant support from donors has
undermined the response to an
outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe,
forcing a reduction of emergency
operations. This eight-page
advocacy report, available at www., calls for funds to enable
semi-permanent access to clean
water and basic sanitation.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

World malaria day report.
The winning formula tobeat malaria
International Federation, 2009

Scientific evidence shows
combining mosquito net
distribution with follow-on ‘hang
up’ campaigns carried out by
volunteers significantly reduces
malaria, especially among
vulnerable groups. This brochure,
available at, outlines
the approach, which is estimated
to have averted more than 289,000
deaths since 2002.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

Building capacities: best
practices in Asia Pacific
International Federation, 2008

This series of five videos highlights
the sustainable and high-impact
work of National Societies in
Australia, Cambodia, Mongolia and
Nepal in resource mobilization,
promotion of gender equality,
activities and training for volunteers
and youth, branch development and
participatory planning. The videos
are also available at

Available in English.


Implementation guide for community-based health and first aid in action
International Federation, 2009

Community-based health and
first aid volunteers working
in their own communities
understand best how people can
improve their health. This 48-page
practical guide, available at www., gives volunteers skills
and knowledge on topics such
as establishing a programme,
minimum requirements, health
promotion, adapting written
materials, monitoring and
evaluation, and writing job

Available in English.



War surgery: working with limited resources in armed conflict and other situations of violenc
ICRC, 2009

ICRC surgical programmes for
war victims have been developed
over many years, based on
‘appropriate’ responses to
a given situation. This often
involves making the best of
limited resources in an austere
environment. Volume 1 of this
351-page illustrated publication
with CD-Rom covers the basics of
managing war injuries, as well as
general topics.

Available in English. Sfr 35.


Interpretive guidanceon the notion of directparticipation in hostilitiesunder IHL
ICRC, 2009

After six years of expert
discussions and research, the
ICRC’s guidance aims to clarify
the meaning and consequences
of direct participation in hostilities
under international humanitarian
law (IHL). This publication,
available at, comes
with a CD containing all the
proceedings of the expert process.
The 91-page report can also be
downloaded from

Available in English. Sfr. 15.


Zambezi Basin RiverInitiative
International Federation, 2009

Natural disasters and epidemics
in southern Africa have increased
vulnerability across the region.
This 40-page publication, available
at, proposes a preemptive
approach to minimizing
suffering in Angola, Botswana,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia,
Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Available in English.





InternationalHumanitarian Law.
A Universal Code.
ICRC, 2009

Can international humanitarian law
protect people affected by today’s
conflicts? This 13-minute film,
which can be downloaded free of
charge from, looks
at the risks such as displacement,
hostage-taking, cluster munitions
and war crimes. It explains the
basic laws of war and reminds
viewers that respecting them is
everyone’s responsibility.

Available in English, French and German.
Sfr. 20.


Safe delivery: traditional birth
attendants in Liberia

ICRC, 2009

As Liberia recovers from civil war,
health workers and midwives are
in short supply. This 17-minute
film, which can be downloaded
free of charge from www.icrc.
org, tells the story of a training
programme to improve the skills
of traditional birth attendants to
help with normal deliveries and
send women with problems to the
nearest health centre.

Available in English and French. Sfr. 20.

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. for the Federation

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