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Immunization: unfinished business
IFRC and GAVI Alliance, 2010

New vaccines against the pneumococcal bacteria and rotavirus could save more than 1 million children’s lives each year, but a US$ 4 billion gap in funding threatens these and other immunization programmes, says this report published jointly by the IFRC and the GAVI Alliance, which accelerates and finances vaccines in the world’s poorest countries.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Internally displaced: humanitarian response
to internally displacedpeople in armed conflict
ICRC, 2010

The displacement of people within their own countries owing to war or natural disasters is a matter of growing concern worldwide. Time and again, internally displaced people (IDPs) suffer extreme hardship that jeopardizes their very survival. Civilians having to flee a conflict zone is a good indication that the warring parties are indifferent to their rights under international humanitarian law (IHL) or, worse, are deliberately targeting them. This ICRC publication explains state responsibilities under IHL, as well as the common threats facing IDPs, and what should be done to address their needs.

Available in English, French, Spanish (2007 edition), Chinese (2007 edition). Sfr. 2

Beyond prevention: home management of malaria
IFRC, 2010

Home management of malaria (HMM) is a strategy to improve access to appropriate and effective malaria treatment in the community or home through early recognition of malaria symptoms, together with prompt treatment. To do this, volunteer members of the communities are trained to recognize fever, administer treatment to children under 5 years of age and advise on follow-up treatment and prevention. This report details HMM efforts and findings from experiences in Kenya and elsewhere.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

Cluster munitions: statements and materials
of the ICRC (1976–2009)

ICRC, 2010

Cluster munitions are a grave danger to civilian women, men and children because they disperse explosive submunitions (bomblets) over very wide areas, potentially causing very high civilian casualties when they are used in populated areas. In addition, submunitions often fail to explode as intended, leaving a long-term legacy of explosive contamination. On 1 August 2010, 30 states ratified a ban on the use of cluster munitions, a historic event that allows the convention to enter into force. The ICRC played a key role in this effort. This CD contains ICRC statements and other material on this topic published between 1976 and 2009.

Available in English. Sfr. 2

In detention the humane way
ICRC, 2010

Around the world, millions of people live behind bars. But whatever the reason for their imprisonment, they have the right to be held in humane conditions. The ICRC has been working in places of detention since 1915 and today visits 500,000 detainees in some 80 countries every year. This film offers unique insight into how the organization works, exploring its relations with prison authorities and the importance of confidential interviews carried out with the detainees themselves.

18 minutes / DVD multi-lingual: Available in English and French. Sfr. 10



Shadows of hope: missing persons in Nepal
ICRC and Nepal Red Cross, 2010

The decade of conflict in Nepal, from 1996 to 2006, caused the disappearance of more than 1,300 people. Today, their families are still waiting for information on the fate of their loved ones. Shadows of hope highlights the suffering of the families, whose voices often remain unheard and whose needs are unaddressed. Shot in various locations throughout Nepal and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mohan Mainali, the film tells the stories of six families, of diverse cultures and faiths, who are caught between hope and despair and hence unable to mourn and move forward with their lives.

21 minutes, English / available on YouTube  


Climate change in 2009:
local actions and global politics

IFRC and The Netherlands Red Cross, 2010

The year 2009 was one of high hopes and big disappointments for the new global agreement on climate change discussed in Copenhagen in December 2009. This report by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre details the successes and failures of Copenhagen, but also looks at Movement efforts to improve early warning and preparedness, advocacy, capacity building and the protection of health and vulnerable communities.

Available in English

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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