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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

    Red Cross, Red Crescent Magazine: Matters of Principles

    Matters of principle. The Fundamental Principles turn 50 years old this year. What better time to examine the challenges faced in putting these key guiding principles into action? In this story, a volunteer from Pakistan tells how what started as a routine food distribution mission revealed a series of dilemmas, questions and diffi cult choices.

    ICRC, English, Spanish*, French, Chinese / Reference 1144

  • Publication

    Eleven Women Facing War

    This photo book is the culmination of a monumental endeavour that began in 2001, when the ICRC commissioned photographer Nick Danziger to document through films and photos women’s experiences of conflict around the world. The outcome of Nick’s work accompanied the ICRC’s Women facing War study and also led to an exhibition that attracted the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. Ten years later, Nick went back in search of the eleven women documented in 2001 who had come to represent the plight of women caught up in conflict, resulting in this moving collection of photos and personal accounts.

    ICRC, 2015, Book / English / Reference 4225

  • Publication

    Health Care in Danger - violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care

    This report is based on 2,398 incidents of violence against health care. The data on those incidents was collected from various sources in 11 countries between January 2012 and December 2014 and analysed by the ICRC. The objective was to study and identify the main types of acts and threats of violence against health care in armed conflicts and other emergencies and their effects on people, health-care facilities and medical transports. This report highlights the urgent need to step up and implement measures.

    ICRC, 2015, Brochure / English / Reference 4237

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.