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  1. Towards Humane Prisons
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    Towards Humane Prisons

    The design of any building profoundly affects how we feel and act within it. This publication provides guiding principles on prison planning and design.

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  2. Humanity in Action: Annual Review 2017
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    Humanity in Action: Annual Review 2017

    The annual review provides an at-a-glance guide to how we helped and protected victims of armed conflict and other violence in 2017. It provides facts and figures on our programmes around the wo... [Learn more]

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  3. The Red Cross Wound Classification
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    The Red Cross Wound Classification

    The Red Cross wound classification system describes and lists various features of wounds, giving a numerical value to each feature, to help civilian surgeons prepare for war surgery. [Learn more]
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  4. Amputation for War Wounds
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    Amputation for War Wounds

    This review of amputation techniques is intended to pass on its experience to all people providing medical care for war victims.

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  5. War Wounds: Basic Surgical Management – The Principles and Practice of the Surgical Management of Wounds Produced by Missiles or Explosions
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    War Wounds: Basic Surgical Management – The Principles and Practice of the Surgical Management of Wounds Produced by Missiles or Explosions

    This book is intended to help doctors, whether military or civilian, who have to deal with war wounds. [Learn more]
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  6. War and Public Health: A Handbook
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    War and Public Health: A Handbook

    A manual intended for medical and other personnel responsible for humanitarian activities in armed conflicts. [Learn more]
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  7. War Wounds with Fractures: A Guide to Surgical Management
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    War Wounds with Fractures: A Guide to Surgical Management

    This publication addresses the management of war wounds by non-specialist surgeons in situations where resources and expertise are limited. [Learn more]
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  8. Surgery for Victims of War
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    Surgery for Victims of War

    This handbook summarizes the experience of leading practitioners in the field of war surgery and is intended to help military and civilian surgical teams treat people wounded in armed conflicts. [Learn more]
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  9. The People on War report: ICRC Worldwide Consultation on the Rules of War
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    The People on War report: ICRC Worldwide Consultation on the Rules of War

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions on 12 August 1999, the ICRC launched the "People on War" project, a worldwide consultation on the rules to limit violence in warfare. [Learn more]
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  10. H.E.L.P. Public Health Course in the Management of Humanitarian Aid
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    H.E.L.P. Public Health Course in the Management of Humanitarian Aid

    Public health tools used in the analysis and implementation of emergency health programmes. [Learn more]
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  11. Strengthening Protection in War: A Search for Professional Standards
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    Strengthening Protection in War: A Search for Professional Standards

    This volume presents the results of workshops on protecting civilians in armed conflict and situations of internal violence (including contributions by over 100 professionals from 50 different orga... [Learn more]
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  12. Humanitarian Action and Armed Conflict: Coping with Stress
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    Humanitarian Action and Armed Conflict: Coping with Stress

    This brochure is intended for ICRC staff and humanitarian professionals working in conflict zones or other emergency situations. [Learn more]
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  13. Restoring Family Links: A Guide for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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    Restoring Family Links: A Guide for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    Intended for National Societies, this guide promotes a common approach of the Movement to restoring family links broken by conflict, natural disaster or other humanitarian crises. [Learn more]
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  14. Antenatal Guidelines for Primary Health Care in Crisis Conditions
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    Antenatal Guidelines for Primary Health Care in Crisis Conditions

    These antenatal guidelines for primary health care in crisis conditions provide field staff with basic practical information they need to run an antenatal clinic in situations that may vary greatly... [Learn more]
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  15. Hospitals for War-Wounded: A Practical Guide for Setting Up and Running a Surgical Hospital in an Area of Armed Conflict
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    Hospitals for War-Wounded: A Practical Guide for Setting Up and Running a Surgical Hospital in an Area of Armed Conflict

    This book is based on the ICRC's experience in running independent hospitals and is intended for anyone faced with the task of setting up or running a hospital for war casualties. [Learn more]
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  16. Mobile Health Units: Methodological Approach
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    Mobile Health Units: Methodological Approach

    The ICRC has been deploying mobile health units (MHUs) in certain operational contexts. MHUs form part of a strategy involving the provision of occasional ambulatory health services. [Learn more]
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  17. Primary Health-Care Services: Primary Level
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    Primary Health-Care Services: Primary Level

    In health emergencies as in periods of stability, restoring access to primary health-care services is a priority in so far as many problems can be dealt with by means of preventive care and convent... [Learn more]
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  18. Business and International Humanitarian Law: An Introduction to the Rights and Obligations of Business Enterprises under International Humanitarian Law
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    Business and International Humanitarian Law: An Introduction to the Rights and Obligations of Business Enterprises under International Humanitarian Law

    The globilization of market economies offers new opportunities for business enterprises and they also give rise to risks. [Learn more]
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  19. Support for Life: Physical Rehabilitation Programme
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    Support for Life: Physical Rehabilitation Programme

    A brochure and DVD-Rom combination, this product has been created to mark the 25th anniversary of the ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme. [Learn more]
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  20. Missing Persons: A Hidden Tragedy
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    Missing Persons: A Hidden Tragedy

    People have gone missing as long as men have been fighting wars. The plight of people missing in armed conflict and the suffering of their families has been a consistent concern to the ICRC. [Learn more]
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  21. Nutrition Manual for Humanitarian Action
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    Nutrition Manual for Humanitarian Action

    This manual is an important tool for all humanitarian workers involved in the field of nutrition. [Learn more]
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  22. Exercises for Lower-Limb Amputees: Gait Training
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    Exercises for Lower-Limb Amputees: Gait Training

    Examples of basic post-prosthetic exercises for use by physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, orthoprosthetists and others involved in the gait training of lower-limb amputees. [Learn more]
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  23. HIV/AIDS Field Guide: A Planning and Practice Guide to Integrating HIV/AIDS into the ICRC's Health Work
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    HIV/AIDS Field Guide: A Planning and Practice Guide to Integrating HIV/AIDS into the ICRC's Health Work

    This field guide provides guidance and decision making tools to help decide what to do amongst specific populations in a given context. [Learn more]
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  24. Restoring Family Links Strategy
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    Restoring Family Links Strategy

    A 10-year strategy to improve the services provided by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in meeting the needs of people separated from their families. Includes relevant legal re... [Learn more]
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  25. Water and War: ICRC Response
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    Water and War: ICRC Response

    Water and sanitation in conflict-affected countries where the ICRC works. [Learn more]
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  26. ICRC Survey: Our World, Views from the Field – Summary Report
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    ICRC Survey: Our World, Views from the Field – Summary Report

    To raise awareness of the impact of armed conflict or other situations of armed violence on civilians, in 2009 the ICRC launched a vast research programme in eight of the most troubled countries in... [Learn more]
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  27. Weapon Contamination
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    Weapon Contamination

    The brochure summarizes the problem of weapon contamination and describes how the ICRC acts to protect civilians from the effects of weapon contamination. Topics include clearance, risk education a... [Learn more]
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  28. Inter-Agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children
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    Inter-Agency Guiding Principles on Unaccompanied and Separated Children

    This set of comprehensive guidelines outlines a framework and set of principles intended to ensure that the rights and needs of separated children are effectively addressed. [Learn more]
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  29. Restoring Family Links (poster)
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    Restoring Family Links (poster)

    The development of this poster is in line with a series of efforts to highlight the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's efforts to reconnect separated family members and to promote the new logo d... [Learn more]
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  30. Newsletter: Family Links Network – October 2010
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    Newsletter: Family Links Network – October 2010

    This newsletter brings news of improvements to the Restoring Family Links network, which helps people who have lost touch with members of their families. [Learn more]
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  31. The Need to Know: Restoring Links between Dispersed Family Members
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    The Need to Know: Restoring Links between Dispersed Family Members

    This publication explains how the Family Links network operates and why its services are so important. [Learn more]
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  32. Physiotherapy
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    Physiotherapy

    The "Physiotherapy" leaflet is a concise introduction to the work of the ICRC's physiotherapists. It explains the role these professionals play in physical rehabilitation and hospital projects, tog... [Learn more]
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  33. Health Care in Danger (posters)
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    Health Care in Danger (posters)

    These posters illustrate the tragic consequences of violence against health care. [Learn more]
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  34. Health Care in Danger: Making the Case
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    Health Care in Danger: Making the Case

    This publication draws attention to one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues of today: violence against health care. [Learn more]
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  35. Hotline: Assistance for Journalists on Dangerous Assignments
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    Hotline: Assistance for Journalists on Dangerous Assignments

    The ICRC operates a hotline enabling journalists, their families and the media organizations they work for to request assistance if they are wounded, detained or missing. [Learn more]
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  36. Technical Review: Practical Guidelines for Test Pumping in Water Wells
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    Technical Review: Practical Guidelines for Test Pumping in Water Wells

    The practical guidelines for test pumping presented in this publication reflect years of hands-on experience in borehole operation in both rural and urban settings, from Africa to the Middle East a... [Learn more]
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  37. Health Care in Danger: A Harsh Reality
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    Health Care in Danger: A Harsh Reality

    This brochure provides a brief overview of the stark reality of violence against health care. [Learn more]
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  38. War Surgery: Working with Limited Resources in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence, Volume 1
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    War Surgery: Working with Limited Resources in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence, Volume 1

    ICRC surgical programmes for war victims have been developed over many years, based on "appropriate" responses for a given situation. [Learn more]
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  39. 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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  40. Towards Social Inclusion: Physical Rehabilitation Programme
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    Towards Social Inclusion: Physical Rehabilitation Programme

    This brochure promotes the ICRC's physical rehabilitation work, describing the benefits of these services for disabled people. [Learn more]
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  41. Assistance for People Affected by Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence
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    Assistance for People Affected by Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

    The ICRC's assistance work -- aims, basis for action, main activities and professions involved. [Learn more]
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  42. 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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  43. Technical Review: Borehole Drilling and Rehabilitation under Field Conditions
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    Technical Review: Borehole Drilling and Rehabilitation under Field Conditions

    A practical review of experience in the field of borehole drilling and renovation. [Learn more]
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  44. 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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  45. Health Care in Danger: The Responsibilities of Health-Care Personnel Working in Armed Conflicts and Other Emergencies
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    Health Care in Danger: The Responsibilities of Health-Care Personnel Working in Armed Conflicts and Other Emergencies

    A guidance document in simple language for health personnel, setting out their rights and responsibilities in conflict and other situations of violence. [Learn more]
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  46. Dignity in Detention (posters)
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    Dignity in Detention (posters)

    A set of six posters promoting respect for the dignity of people in detention. [Learn more]
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  47. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons
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    Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons

    Expertise acquired by ICRC engineers regarding environmental engineering in prisons. [Learn more]
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  48. Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons: Supplementary Guidance
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    Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Habitat in Prisons: Supplementary Guidance

    A practical handbook covering the architecture, engineering, design and operation of prisons. [Learn more]
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  49. War Surgery: Working with Limited Resources in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence, Volume 2
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    War Surgery: Working with Limited Resources in Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence, Volume 2

    This publication describes the ICRC approach to providing appropriate surgical care given the constraints of security, limited supplies, limited technology and limited human resources that are inhe... [Learn more]
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  50. First Aid in Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence
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    First Aid in Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence

    A practical manual presenting the specific knowledge, skills and practices that First Aiders should have to act safely and effectively when caring for people caught up in armed conflicts and other ... [Learn more]
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