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World Disasters Report 2012
IFRC, 2012

This year’s World Disasters Report aims to widen and sharpen the focus on the complex causes of forced migration and the diverse consequences and impacts for both affected populations and humanitarian actors. The report draws attention to the diverse health needs of forced migrants, stressing the importance of enhancing professional standards and mainstreaming the health care of those displaced.

Available in English, summaries in Arabic, French and Spanish


Health Care in Danger: the responsibilities of health-care personnel working in armed conflicts and other emergencies
ICRC, 2012

A guidance document in simple language for health personnel, setting out their rights and responsibilities in conflict and other situations of violence. It explains how responsibilities and rights for health personnel can be derived from international humanitarian law, human rights law and medical ethics.

Available in English

Child soldiers and other children associated with armed forces and armed groups
ICRC, 2012

This updated brochure provides detailed information about the problem of child soldiers, and outlines what should be done to prevent their recruitment, protect them and help them rebuild their lives after their demobilization.

Available in English and French; Spanish (first edition)

A guide for parliamentarians to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRC, 2012

This guide aims to familiarise parliamentarians with the Movement, particularly the role of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies throughout the world. There are a number of characteristics that distinguish National Societies from non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and other elements of civil society, but not all parliamentarians are aware of these differences. This guide is designed to provide information and understanding with a view to building on the existing strong and valuable relationships between parliamentarians and the National Society as auxiliaries to government.

Available in English, French, Spanish and Russian


Contingency Planning Guide
IFRC, 2012

This guide, the second version produced by the IFRC, is for practitioners, volunteers and staff working with National Societies around the world who wish to benefit from the collective experience of their colleagues. It aims to prepare an organization to respond well to an emergency and its potential humanitarian impact.

Available in English

Strategic planning guidelines for National Societies
IFRC, 2011

This guide provides an overview of the key aspects of strategic planning in a National Society, based on good practice and learning from around the world. This introduction answers some of the key conceptual questions a leader may ask when setting out on the strategic planning journey.

Available in English


Mini EHL: The essence of humanitarian law
ICRC, 2012

This resource kit introduces young people to the principles and basic rules of international humanitarian law (IHL). It provides 5 x 45 minutes of sequential learning activities designed for both formal and non-formal education settings for young people and other interested groups.

Available in English and French. Sfr. 7

IFRC Annual Report 2011
IFRC, 2012

The International Federation reviews its work worldwide over the year. This report highlights key operations and development activities, and also includes the year’s financial statements.

Available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish


Rapid Mobil Phone-based (RAMP) survey toolkit
IFRC, 2012

This toolkit describes how to design and implement Rapid Mobile Phone-based (RAMP) surveys. The RAMP is an easy-to-use, swift, inexpensive survey methodology that allows for data collection by Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers on locally available, inexpensive mobile phones and produces a final survey report within days of completion of the final questionnaire.

Available in English and French



Health Care in Danger: what is it and why is it important?
ICRC, 2012

ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord gives his personal view as he attends a photo exhibition on the theme during the London Olympics. Images by Tom Stoddart show the dangers facing medical staff and patients in war zones.

Running time: 3:44 min. Available in English


Into the light

In Asia Pacific, an estimated 500,000 people who inject drugs are HIV positive. In many countries, repressive laws fuel HIV transmission, denying drug users access to health and social services. Through a series of intimate portraits, this film highlights the impact of HIV harm-reduction efforts carried out by the Red Cross in Cambodia and Viet Nam.

Running time 10:00 min. Available in English online at:


TEDxRC2: multiplying the power of humanity
ICRC, 2012

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s first-ever TEDx event took place on 27 November 2011. Over 550 people gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, to hear our speakers talk about multiplying the power of humanity and meeting tomorrow’s humanitarian challenges.

Running time 18:00 min. 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. for the Federation

  ICRC materials are available from the International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland. for the ICRC

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