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ICRC publications and films

The ICRC produces a wide range of communication materials in the form of publications, films, and multimedia to promote international humanitarian law, to increase awareness of dangers such as landmines or to outline activities in specific countries. 

Most products can be ordered online and many of our publications and films can be downloaded free of charge.

Latest Titles

  • Publication

    Physical rehabilitation centres: Architectural programming handbook

    Physical rehabilitation refers to a process aimed at removing – or reducing as far as possible – restrictions on the activities of people with disabilities and at enabling them to become more independent and to enjoy the highest possible quality of life in physical, psychological, social, professional and spatial terms.

    ICRC, 2015, Brochure / English / Reference 4133

  • Publication

    Domestic Normative Frameworks for the Protection of Health Care

    This publication presents a number of recommendations for States – legislative measures and procedures in particular – to help them implement those aspects of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emergencies.

    ICRC, 2015, Brochure / English / Reference 4215

  • Publication

    Red Cross, Red Crescent Magazine: The face of humanity

    Covered head-to-toe in protective clothing, volunteers on the front lines of the fight against the Ebola virus disease represent the best hope for those suffering from this lethal disease. Also in this issue: War in the streets; My Red Cross Red Crescent story; 150 years of humanitarian action: History in the making.

    ICRC, 2014, English, French, Spanish, Arabic / Reference 1143

Selected Publications

  • 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. Attacking health-care structures and personnel, and ambulances – as well as deliberately obstructing the efforts of the wounded to find help – are common features of conflicts throughout the world.

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  • How does law protect in war?

    A selection of nearly three hundred case studies provides university professors, practitioners and students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive selection of documents on IHL available.

  • Working 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 the ICRC offers its employees.

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Selected Films

  • Panorama: The ICRC in action worldwide

    In a world wracked by conflict and armed violence, the ICRC brings hope and humanity to millions of people across the globe. This film highlights the organization's work to protect and assist victims of war – treating the wounded, providing shelter and clean water, reuniting families and promoting respect for the rules of war. Neutral and independent, the ICRC is part of the world's largest humanitarian movement, bringing assistance to those in need, regardless of race, religion or politics.

  • Azerbaijan: combating multi-drug resistant TB in detention

    FILM – To mark World TB Day, the ICRC is presenting a documentary filmed in Azerbaijan that illustrates the treatment of multiresistant tuberculosis in detention facilities.

  • Image from DVD cover International humanitarian law: a universal code

    This film looks at the poor security conditions frequently confronting the civilian population. It tells us the basic rules of the law and reminds us that respecting them is everyone's responsibility.