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The road to resilience:
Bridging relief and development for a more sustainable future
IFRC 2012

This 32-page discussion paper makes the case for a development model that focuses on strengthening the resilience of communities through greater investment in disaster risk reduction, long-term food security solutions, improved disaster response laws, and other efforts that meet both humanitarian and sustainable development goals.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

 


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IFRC 2012

The IFRC’s new global brochure offers fresh insight, facts, figures and photos to help external audiences understand what the IFRC is, what they do and how they and their 187 member National Societies help vulnerable people around the world.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish

 


 

Reducing the Risk of Food and Nutrition Insecurity among Vulnerable Populations
IFRC–IFPRI, 2012

Vulnerable populations are minimally resilient to shocks, whether caused by humans or natural disasters. Emerging threats and new trends — such as climate change, population growth, ageing societies, urbanization, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and environmental degradation — are bound to aggravate the consequences of shocks on already-vulnerable populations.

Available in English


Working for the ICRC
ICRC, 2012

Have you ever thought of working in the humanitarian field? Do you have ‘soft’ skills and professional experience? If so, the ICRC may be the place for you. This brochure explains some of the jobs you could be doing with the ICRC. It includes useful links to the ICRC on Facebook, YouTube and other sites. And a chapter is devoted to the benefits the ICRC offers its employees.

Available in English

 


Towards social inclusion: physical rehabilitation programme
ICRC, 2012

This brochure promotes the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation work, describing the benefits of these services for disabled people — from recovering their mobility to being integrated back into society. It also explains what the ICRC does to ensure that people have access to physical rehabilitation and describes some of the situations in which it provides these services.

Available in English and French

 


Volunteers, Stay Safe! A security guide for volunteers
IFRC, 2012

This booklet addresses the common situations that volunteers and youth may face at the local level, such as road accidents, domestic and school violence, common criminality (theft, burglary or robbery) and health problems (quality of water and food, diarrhoea, malaria, stress), and what to do before, during and after a disaster. It also provides basic guidance on establishing ‘volunteers, stay safe’ procedures and aims to inform National Society decision-makers on how to promote a culture of safety and provide operational security support to volunteers.

Available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish

 


Medical waste management
ICRC, 2012

The world is generating more and more waste, and hospitals and health centres are no exception. Medical waste can be infectious, contain toxic chemicals and pose contamination risks to both people and the environment. If patients are to receive health care and recover in safe surroundings, waste must be disposed of safely. Choosing the correct course of action for the different types of waste and setting priorities are not always straightforward, particularly when there is a limited budget. This manual provides guidance on what is essential and what actions are required to ensure good management of waste.


Available in English and French

 


Constraints on the waging of war: an introduction to international humanitarian law
ICRC, 2011

This fully revised fourth edition of Constraints on the waging of war considers the development of the principal rules of international humanitarian law from their origins to the present day. It focuses particularly on the rules governing weapons, and the legal instruments through which respect for the law can be enforced. Combining theory and actual practice, this book appeals to both specialists and students turning to the subject for the first time.

Available in English from Cambridge University Press. Sfr. 30. Available in Spanish from the ICRC

 


Shelter Coordination
in Natural Disasters
IFRC, 2012

This handbook provides an overview of the IFRC’s approach to shelter coordination with its partners. It is aimed at shelter coordination personnel, to provide a summary of the coordination functions; agency decision-makers at global or country level who may be contributing personnel to a Shelter Coordination Team or participating in a country-level cluster; and donors and affected governments.

Available in English

 


Contingency planning guide
IFRC, 2012

These guidelines aim to ensure that Red Cross Red Crescent disaster response is consistent and of a high quality. It provides an overview of the key elements of contingency planning, and is aimed at assisting National Society and IFRC staff responsible for developing contingency plans at all levels. This document provides guidelines, not strict rules; planning priorities will differ according to the context and scope of any given situation.

Available in English

 


Nuclear weapons
ICRC, 2011

The existence of nuclear weapons raises profound questions about when the rights of states must yield to the interests of humanity, the capacity of our species to master its own technology and the reach of international humanitarian law. Every individual can take action towards ensuring that international negotiations lead to the prohibition and elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Available in 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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