Targeting the Weapons: Reducing the Human Cost of Unregulated Arms Availability

The increased risk that civilians face due to the current inadequate controls on arms availability, combined with the frequent use of weapons in violation of international humanitarian law are presented in this leaflet. Complementing the more comprehensive study published in 1999 on Arms availability and the situation of civilians in arms conflicts, this concise leaflet outlines the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's recommendations on this topic.