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  1. Protecting People Deprived of their Liberty
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    Protecting People Deprived of their Liberty

    A comprehensive overview of the specific ICRC techniques and procedures used to assess living conditions and treatment of prisoners in places of detention. [Learn more]
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  2. Urban Violence and the ICRC's Humanitarian Response
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    Urban Violence and the ICRC's Humanitarian Response

    The destructive force of urban violence on people’s lives and livelihoods – and the suffering it causes – is a major concern of the ICRC in many countries in which it works aro... [Learn more]

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  3. Armed Violence and the New Urban Agenda: The ICRC's Recommendations for Habitat III
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    Armed Violence and the New Urban Agenda: The ICRC's Recommendations for Habitat III

    In many parts of the world, sustainable urban development is seriously hindered by armed conflict and chronic urban violence. 

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  4. To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour (includes section on first aid)
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    To Serve and to Protect: Guide for Police Conduct and Behaviour (includes section on first aid)

    This pocket-sized booklet adopts a simple pictorial format and aims to raise awareness as to the duties, responsibilities and powers of police and security officials in their daily law-enforcement ... [Learn more]
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  5. Protecting Health Care: Key Recommendations
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    Protecting Health Care: Key Recommendations

    This guide provides recommendations for devising policies and strategies and for developing and implementing practical measures to prevent violence against patients, health-care workers and facilit... [Learn more]
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  6. Toolbox: Safeguarding the Provision of Health Care: Operational Practices and Relevant International Humanitarian Law concerning Armed Groups
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    Toolbox: Safeguarding the Provision of Health Care: Operational Practices and Relevant International Humanitarian Law concerning Armed Groups

    This toolbox contains ten case studies and a model unilateral declaration related to the protection of health care. It is meant for armed groups, or individuals or entities that engage with armed g... [Learn more]
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  7. Remembering the Shoah: The ICRC and the International Community's Efforts in Responding to Genocide and Protecting Civilians
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    Remembering the Shoah: The ICRC and the International Community's Efforts in Responding to Genocide and Protecting Civilians

    This booklet contains the proceedings of an event co-organized by the ICRC and the World Jewish Congress to mark 70 years since the end of the Shoah. [Learn more]
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  8. Activities for Migrants
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    Activities for Migrants

    This booklet focuses on the activities that the ICRC carries out on behalf of vulnerable migrants and their families around the world. [Learn more]
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  9. 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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  10. Health Activities
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    Health Activities

    An overview of the ICRC’s health programmes on the ground and the principles underpinning them. [Learn more]
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  11. Microeconomic Initiatives: Handbook
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    Microeconomic Initiatives: Handbook

    This handbook is the result of lessons learned by the ICRC from implementing MEIs in various countries. An MEI is an income-generating programme that takes a bottom-up approach, involving beneficia... [Learn more]
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  12. Domestic Normative Frameworks for the Protection of Health Care
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    Domestic Normative Frameworks for the Protection of Health Care

    This publication presents a number of recommendations for States to help them implement those aspects of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emerg... [Learn more]
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  13. Urban Services during Protracted Armed Conflict
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    Urban Services during Protracted Armed Conflict

    Based on more than 30 years of ICRC experience in protracted armed conflict in urban settings, this report underlines the challenges and proposes new avenues to better respond to the needs of urban... [Learn more]
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  14. Health Care in Detention: Managing Scabies Outbreaks in Prison Settings
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    Health Care in Detention: Managing Scabies Outbreaks in Prison Settings

    This booklet will be of great assistance to health authorities, prison authorities and all those responsible for the provision of health care in prisons. [Learn more]
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  15. Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2014
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    Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2014

    Access to physical rehabilitation is important from both human rights and human development perspectives. [Learn more]
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  16. Health Care in Danger: Meeting the Challenges
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    Health Care in Danger: Meeting the Challenges

    "Health Care in Danger: Meeting the Challenges" is a collection of stories from the field. They describe how violence can disrupt the delivery of health care. [Learn more]
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  17. Ensuring the Preparedness and Security of Health-Care Facilities in Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies
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    Ensuring the Preparedness and Security of Health-Care Facilities in Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies

    This publication is intended as a practical manual for governments, hospital managers and others concerned. [Learn more]
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  18. Safeguarding the Provision of Health Care: Operational Practices and Relevant International Humanitarian Law concerning Armed Groups
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    Safeguarding the Provision of Health Care: Operational Practices and Relevant International Humanitarian Law concerning Armed Groups

    Health-care personnel have to be respected and protected by all parties to a conflict and be able to perform their humanitarian duty without fearing for their safety. [Learn more]
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  19. Accompanying families of missing persons, in relation to armed conflict or other situations of violence
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    Accompanying families of missing persons, in relation to armed conflict or other situations of violence

    An introduction to the handbook "Accompanying the families of missing persons".

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Accompanying the Families of Missing Persons: A Practical Handbook
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    Accompanying the Families of Missing Persons: A Practical Handbook

    The ICRC has played an active role since 1991 in supporting the families of missing persons and advocating respect for their right to know the fate of their relatives. [Learn more]
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  23. Restoring Family Links: Presenting the Strategy for a Worldwide Network
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    Restoring Family Links: Presenting the Strategy for a Worldwide Network

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are separated from their loved ones as a result of war, disasters, migration or other circumstances. [Learn more]
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  24. Physical Rehabilitation Centres: Architectural Programming Handbook
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    Physical Rehabilitation Centres: Architectural Programming Handbook

    Physical rehabilitation refers to a process aimed at removing restrictions on the activities of people with disabilities and at enabling them to become more independent. [Learn more]
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  25. Promoting Military Operational Practice That Ensures Safe Access to and Delivery of Health Care
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    Promoting Military Operational Practice That Ensures Safe Access to and Delivery of Health Care

    This report is the result of a broad consultation process with military personnel around the world. [Learn more]
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  26. Violence and the Use of Force
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    Violence and the Use of Force

    This booklet provides a summary of three different legal situations: armed conflict, situations other than armed conflict, and peace support operations. [Learn more]
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  27. 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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  28. Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2013
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    Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2013

    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. [Learn more]
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  29. Children and Detention
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    Children and Detention

    Detention for adults can be stressful and dangerous. For children, it can be even worse. This booklet explains the hardships that children face when they or their relatives are held in detention. [Learn more]
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  30. Safer Access: A Guide for All National Societies (includes 3 case studies)
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    Safer Access: A Guide for All National Societies (includes 3 case studies)

    This guide is designed to support National Societies in fulfilling their humanitarian mandate and roles, particularly when working in sensitive and insecure contexts including armed conflict, inter... [Learn more]
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  31. Business Skills: Training Course for Beneficiaries of Microeconomic Initiatives
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    Business Skills: Training Course for Beneficiaries of Microeconomic Initiatives

    Since 2001, the ICRC has been implementing microeconomic initiatives (MEIs) for vulnerable populations in dozens of countries around the world. The beneficiaries of these programmes typically have ... [Learn more]
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  32. Health Care in Detention (posters)
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    Health Care in Detention (posters)

    The posters cover medical confidentiality, treating detainees first and foremost as patients, providing health care on the basis of need, and treating detainees without discrimination. [Learn more]
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  33. Ambulance and Pre-Hospital Services in Risk Situations
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    Ambulance and Pre-Hospital Services in Risk Situations

    This report sets out ways to make pre-hospital care and ambulance services operating in areas of armed violence safer. This report summarizes field experience in over 20 countries. [Learn more]
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  34. Business, violence and conflict IRRC No. 887
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    Business, violence and conflict IRRC No. 887

    Businesses can have both positive and negative effects on communities in conflict-affected or high-risk areas. They may contribute to the violence, but they may also be the victims of it, ... [Learn more]

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  35. 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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  36. Violence against health care - IRRC No. 889
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    Violence against health care - IRRC No. 889

    Patients and health-care personnel alike face extraordinary risks in today's armed conflicts and other emergencies.

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  37. Multinational operations and the law - IRRC No 891/892
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    Multinational operations and the law - IRRC No 891/892

    Multilateral operations - most commonly peacekeeping operations under UN command and control, via regional organizations, or some combination of the two - have traditionally focused on mon... [Learn more]

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  38. Sexual violence in armed conflict, Vol. 96, no. 894
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    Sexual violence in armed conflict, Vol. 96, no. 894

    Sexual violence has been, and to a large extent continues to be, shrouded in silence. However, the dynamics behind it, including its prevalence and horrific toll on individuals and societi... [Learn more]

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  39. Prosthetic Gait Analysis for Physiotherapists
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    Prosthetic Gait Analysis for Physiotherapists

    This manual presents essential aspects related to the management of people with amputation. It is addressed mainly to physiotherapists often responsible for the daily management of patients with... [Learn more]

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  40. Protect Health Care: Respect for Red Cross Volunteers (poster)
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    Protect Health Care: Respect for Red Cross Volunteers (poster)

    A young man that survived because both police and protesters gave access to Red Cross volunteers during a riot – this is one of the stories told by the new set of five Health Care in Danger posters. [Learn more]
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  41. Protect Health Care: Fast-Tracking of Ambulances (poster)
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    Protect Health Care: Fast-Tracking of Ambulances (poster)

    A child that survived because the ambulance he was being transported in was fast-tracked at a military checkpoint – this is one of the stories told by the new set of five Health Care in Danger post... [Learn more]
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  42. Protect Health Care: Medical Ethics (poster)
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    Protect Health Care: Medical Ethics (poster)

    A woman and a baby that survived because health-care workers provided impartial treatment – this is one of the stories told by the new set of five Health Care in Danger posters. [Learn more]
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  43. Protect Health Care: Spared Hospital (poster)
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    Protect Health Care: Spared Hospital (poster)

    A patient that survived because a hospital was spared by fighters – this is one of the stories told by the new set of five Health Care in Danger posters. [Learn more]
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  44. Protect Health Care: Respect for Red Crescent Volunteers (poster)
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    Protect Health Care: Respect for Red Crescent Volunteers (poster)

    A young man that survived because both police and protesters gave access to Red Crescent volunteers in a riot – this is one of the stories told by the new set of five Health Care in Danger posters. [Learn more]
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  45. Are You Looking for a Family Member? familylinks.icrc.org Can Help You
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    Are You Looking for a Family Member? familylinks.icrc.org Can Help You

    This leaflet highlights the familylinks.icrc.org website, intended for people who have been separated from their family members by armed conflicts, natural disasters or migration. [Learn more]
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  46. Restoring Links between Dispersed Family Members
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    Restoring Links between Dispersed Family Members

    This leaflet provides a concise summary of the problem of families split up by war or disasters and a description of the methods to restore family links, reunite separated families and ascertain th... [Learn more]
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  47. Health Care in Danger: Violent Incidents Affecting the Delivery of Health Care, January 2012 to December 2013
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    Health Care in Danger: Violent Incidents Affecting the Delivery of Health Care, January 2012 to December 2013

    From January 2012 to December 2013, ICRC documented 1,809 incidents of assaults or threats against patients, health-care personnel, ambulances or medical facilities. [Learn more]
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  48. Safer Access Practical Resource Pack (flyer)
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    Safer Access Practical Resource Pack (flyer)

    The Safer Access practical resource pack flyer highlights the purpose, benefit and contents of the pack. [Learn more]
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  49. The Ante-Mortem / Post-Mortem Database: An Information Management Application for Forensic Data
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    The Ante-Mortem / Post-Mortem Database: An Information Management Application for Forensic Data

    This brochure describes the AMPM Database, an electronic tool that facilitates the identification of remains by supporting the archiving, standardization, reporting, searching, and analysis of fore... [Learn more]
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  50. Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action
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    Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action

    The ICRC provides support and training for authorities and forensic practitioners in searching for, recovering, analysing, identifying, and managing the remains of victims of armed conflict, disas... [Learn more]
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