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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

    Commentaries on Geneva Convention I - flyer

    This flyer promotes the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention – the first in a series of updated Commentaries to be published by the ICRC. The flyer can be used as a promotional tool ahead of the launch and provides details about the online and print publication.

    ICRC, Flyer / Reference 4257

  • Publication

    Red Cross, Red Crescent Magazine: invisible scars

    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. Fondamental Principles: Building a stronger foundation. Dispatches from disaster and conflict: Reports from the front lines in Nepal and Yemen.

    ICRC, Brochure / English, Spanish*, French, Chinese / Reference 1145

  • Publication

    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. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes. Examples include visits to migrants who have been detained and helping migrants re-establish contact with their families.

    ICRC, 2015, Brochure / English, Arabic* / Reference 4246

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.