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  1. Engaging with People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence
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    Engaging with People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence

    This discussion paper is a response to the recognition that the nature of armed conflicts around the world is changing, that "digital disruption" is having an impact on the humanitaria... [Learn more]

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  2. Health Systems and Needs Assessment in Prisons - Practical Guide and Toolkit
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    Health Systems and Needs Assessment in Prisons - Practical Guide and Toolkit

    This booklet provides detailed practical guidance and contains a set of tools for carrying out a comprehensive assessment of the health system and health-related needs throughout a penitentiary ... [Learn more]

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  3. Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Crisis within crisis
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    Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Crisis within crisis

    With conflict and ravaged infrastructure complicating the response, the Somalia drought crisis is a case study on the challenges of saving lives in a complex emergency.

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  4. A Matter of Life and Death: Tackling Violence against Health Care in Pakistan, Peru and El Salvador
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    A Matter of Life and Death: Tackling Violence against Health Care in Pakistan, Peru and El Salvador

    This publication compiles case studies of initiatives taken to safeguard the delivery of health care in Pakistan, Peru and El Salvador.

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  5. Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2016
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    Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2016

    Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It is not an objective in itself but an essential part of fully integrating people with disabilities in society.

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  6. Passive Security - Technical Guidance for ICRC Premises in the Field
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    Passive Security - Technical Guidance for ICRC Premises in the Field

    In the field, the safety and security of humanitarian workers is a major concern, especially in conflict zones. To address it, passive security measures can be implemented to help mitigate the e... [Learn more]

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  7. History of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Volume III: from Yalta to Dien Bien Phu, 1945-1955
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    History of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Volume III: from Yalta to Dien Bien Phu, 1945-1955

    In the aftermath of the Second World War, the ICRC, morally weakened and on the verge of bankruptcy, saw its very existence called into question.

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  8. Work for the ICRC
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    Work for the ICRC

    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 whole chapter is devoted to the benefits t... [Learn more]
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  9. Safer Access in my Daily Work
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    Safer Access in my Daily Work

    The Safer Access brochure is intended for National Society staff and volunteers. It contains practical information, set out in a concise and visual form, on what contribution every individual ca... [Learn more]

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  10. Security Survey for Health Facilities
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    Security Survey for Health Facilities

    Strengthening the security and preparedness of health-care facilities to withstand violence and attacks is key to ensuring people continue to have access to health care in conflict, or other eme... [Learn more]

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  11. Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Cities of misery and hope
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    Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Cities of misery and hope

    In many growing cities, migrant communities face multiple levels of marginalization, lack key services and live in neglected, sometimes uncharted neighbourhoods.

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  12. ICRC in Action
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    ICRC in Action

    This leaflet provides a simple introduction to the ICRC. It summarizes who we are, what we do, how we work and the extent of our activities worldwide. [Learn more]
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  13. 40th Anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions
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    40th Anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the 1949 Geneva Conventions

    This short report describes the impact that the Additional Protocols have had on norms, how they have shaped the practice of parties to conflict and why they remain relevant today, 40 years afte... [Learn more]

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  14. Acquiring and Analysing Data in Support of Evidence-based Decisions: A Guide for Humanitarian Work 
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    Acquiring and Analysing Data in Support of Evidence-based Decisions: A Guide for Humanitarian Work 

    Gathering and analysing data – to study the consequences of crises and carry out activities in response – is an essential element of humanitarian work. It helps to ensure the relevan... [Learn more]

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  15. Humanity in Action - Annual Review 2016
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    Humanity in Action - Annual Review 2016

    The annual review describes how we helped and protected victims of armed conflict and other violence last year.

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  16. Time to Act: Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care
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    Time to Act: Stopping Violence, Safeguarding Health Care

    What can we do to prevent attacks against patients, health workers, hospitals and ambulances?

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  17. Sexual Violence in Detention
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    Sexual Violence in Detention

    In this document, the ICRC examines sexual violence specifically in relation to people deprived of their liberty.

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  18. Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: The case for cash
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    Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: The case for cash

    In many cases, the simple act of giving money — instead of only material goods — may be the most efficient and effective way to give people the buying power they need to direct their... [Learn more]

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  19. Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences
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    Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

    Protracted conflicts are a major cause of human suffering and can lead to long-term displacement, migration and development reversals. [Learn more]
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  20. Market Analysis Guidance
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    Market Analysis Guidance

    This publication features processes and tools that can be used to integrate market assessment into the different phases of the project cycle, taking the Movement’s existing technical documents into... [Learn more]
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  21. Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Humanity under fire
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    Red Cross, Red Crescent magazine: Humanity under fire

    Bombed hospitals. Health and first-aid workers killed. Heavily populated urban areas bombarded. What can be done to ensure respect for the rules of war? [Learn more]
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  22. History of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Volume V: From Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City
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    History of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Volume V: From Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City

    From 1966 to 1975, the ICRC criss-crossed the globe to provide humanitarian assistance during many of the major events of the decade.

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  23. The evolution of warfare, Vol. 97, No. 900
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    The evolution of warfare, Vol. 97, No. 900

    To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the Review asked historians, legal scholars and humanitarian practitioners to look back at the wars of the past century from a humanit... [Learn more]

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  24. Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems
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    Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems

    This new leaflet is designed to help members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement address misuse of the emblem. It explains the purpose of the emblems and why it is important... [Learn more]

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  25. The Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
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    The Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

    This booklet uses personal stories and case studies to explain what the Fundamental Principles are and how they apply in today’s world. [Learn more]
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  26. Red Cross Red Crescent magazine: Bright ideas
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    Red Cross Red Crescent magazine: Bright ideas

    As humanitarians explore new technologies and innovation, how do they make sure these developments empower the people who need them most? [Learn more]
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  27. The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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    The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

    This eight-page in-brief pamphlet explains how the principles unite the components of the Movement and enable them to provide effective, unbiased assistance to people in need. [Learn more]
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  28. Red Cross Red Crescent: Dying for a better life (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Dying for a better life (magazine)

    Dying for a better life; Horn of Africa faces a new dilemma; Migrants: 'Anywhere that is safe', The border of broken dream; A planet of extreme: climate versus new technologies and A stronger base ... [Learn more]
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  29. Red Cross Red Crescent: Invisible scars (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Invisible scars (magazine)

    Invisible scars: the Movement is doing more to help victims of sexual and gender-based violence. The difference data makes: How data can save lives, improve health and bring aid more efficiently. [Learn more]
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  30. Discover the ICRC
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    Discover the ICRC

    This booklet provides an overview of the work we do at the ICRC and the contemporary challenges we face in pursuing our humanitarian mission. [Learn more]
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  31. Work for the ICRC: Finance and Administration Manager and HR Manager
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    Work for the ICRC: Finance and Administration Manager and HR Manager

    The ICRC is always looking for talented HR and finance professionals willing to lend their skills to our humanitarian cause. [Learn more]
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  32. Safer Access: An Introduction
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    Safer Access: An Introduction

    This publication provides a condensed overview of the Safer Access emergency preparedness and development approach, with a focus on the Safer Access Framework. [Learn more]
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  33. Expert Meeting: Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas
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    Expert Meeting: Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

    In 2011, the ICRC stated that explosive weapons with wide-area effects should not be used in densely populated areas due to the significant likelihood of indiscriminate effects. [Learn more]
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  34. Humanity in Action
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    Humanity in Action

    Humanity in Action 2014 explains the ICRC's wide-ranging activities and how it spends its money, gives an overview of the impact of ICRC action during the year and introduces some of the people who... [Learn more]
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  35. Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide
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    Health Care in Detention: A Practical Guide

    This booklet will be of great assistance to health authorities, prison authorities and all those responsible for the provision of health care in prisons who seek to maintain or improve the health o... [Learn more]
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  36. Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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    Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

    Statutes and rules of procedure of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement [Learn more]
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  37. Rapid Assessment for Markets: Guidelines for an Initial Emergency Market Assessment
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    Rapid Assessment for Markets: Guidelines for an Initial Emergency Market Assessment

    In today’s world, people’s livelihoods depend to a significant extent on markets. Sudden shocks can severely limit how markets function and, as a result, drastically reduce people’s access to essen... [Learn more]
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  38. Red Cross Red Crescent: Lost in migration (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Lost in migration (magazine)

    One hundred years after the establishment of the Central Tracing Agency and the International Prisoners-of-War Agency, the complex issue of migration offers new challenges for the Movement’s Restor... [Learn more]
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  39. ICRC Strategy 2015-2018
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    ICRC Strategy 2015-2018

    The ICRC's Institutional Strategy is an ambitious four year plan that reaffirms ICRC's commitment to improving the protection afforded to people caught up in armed conflict and other situations of ... [Learn more]
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  40. Resolutions of the 2013 Council of Delegates
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    Resolutions of the 2013 Council of Delegates

    The official record of the Resolutions adopted at the 2013 Council of Delegates, in Sydney (Australia) [Learn more]
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  41. ICRC: 150 years of humanitarian action - IRRC No. 888
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    ICRC: 150 years of humanitarian action - IRRC No. 888

    In 2013, the 150th anniversary of the ICRC provides an opportunity to reflect on 150 years of humanitarian action and current challenges. 

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  42. Red Cross Red Crescent: Programmed for war (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Programmed for war (magazine)

    From microscopic weapons to fully automated robotic fighting machines, the technology of warfare is changing rapidly. [Learn more]
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  43. Report of the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent – Including the Summary Report of the 2011 Council of Delegates
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    Report of the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent – Including the Summary Report of the 2011 Council of Delegates

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  44. Red Cross Red Crescent: 150 years of hope (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: 150 years of hope (magazine)

    A century and a half ago, the first National Society was formed in the Kingdom of Württemberg. In many ways, the changes, growth and conflicts that have faced this original National Society mirror ... [Learn more]
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  45. Red Cross Red Crescent: Wiping polio off the face of the planet (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Wiping polio off the face of the planet (magazine)

    The world has a unique chance to eradicate polio. With billions of dollars of support and coordinated efforts by governments and international health organizations, it could be the biggest public h... [Learn more]
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  46. Water and Habitat: Public Health Engineering during Armed Conflict, 1983-2013
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    Water and Habitat: Public Health Engineering during Armed Conflict, 1983-2013

    Everyone knows that the ICRC has been in existence for 150 years, but 2013 brings another milestone: the 30th anniversary of the ICRC Water and Habitat Unit. [Learn more]
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  47. Red Cross Red Crescent: Humanity Inc. (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Humanity Inc. (magazine)

    As humanitarian needs rise and aid budgets are scarce, what’s a humanitarian organization to do? What are the risks and rewards of using private enterprise to fund humanitarian assistance? [Learn more]
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  48. Red Cross Red Crescent: Protecting the witnesses (magazine)
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    Red Cross Red Crescent: Protecting the witnesses (magazine)

    Journalists are often the first to expose the reality and the crimes of war. They are also crucial witnesses to the suffering and needs of vulnerable people in times of conflict and natural disaster. [Learn more]
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  49. ICRC Policy Document on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Inflicted on Persons Deprived of their Liberty
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    ICRC Policy Document on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Inflicted on Persons Deprived of their Liberty

    This set of policy guidelines was adopted by the ICRC's Assembly Council on 9 June 2011. It strongly reflects the ICRC's conviction that torture and other forms of ill-treatment must be absolutely... [Learn more]
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  50. Medical Waste Management
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    Medical Waste Management

    The world is generating more waste and hospitals and health centres are no exception. [Learn more]
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