Category: Issue 1-2016

Guest editorial

Guest editorial: A message to the World Humanitarian Summit In a time of mounting crises and rapid change, we must rethink our collective response Humanitarians are forever striving for order. In spite of (or perhaps because of) the chaos that we see on a daily basis, we have an overwhelming urge to categorize, to organize. [...]
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VIDEOS

War surgery in DR Congo: A new splint for the woundedICRC 2016 Part of a series on innovations in war surgery, this latest instalment explains the ICRC’s new traction splint, which can be put together in five minutes, folded up and adjusted to any size of femur. What’s more, it doesn’t rust and is available [...]
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Online tools

Advocacy Resource CentreGlobal Road Safety Partnership/IFRC 2015 The Global Road Safety Partnership, a hosted project of the IFRC, has released an essential new web-based resource to support advocacy efforts for improved road safety policies and implementation of programmes. This new online Advocacy Resource Centre is a one-stop resource for civil society organizations, National Societies and [...]
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Publications

The Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Ethics and tools for humanitarian actionICRC and IFRC 2015 This booklet uses personal stories and case studies to explain what the Fundamental Principles are and how they apply in today’s world. Imagine you’re a volunteer driving an ambulance in a country going through civil [...]
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Uncommon risks

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power station, near the now abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine. Photo: Luke Tchalenko/IFRC Uncommon risksNuclear accidents and other technological disasters are rare. But 30 years after Chernobyl, the disaster reminds us of the urgent need to prepare. Few people know better about the long-term effects of a major nuclear disaster than the [...]
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Preparing for the worst

A fishing boat washed up by the 2011 tsunami sits next to black plastic bags containing radiated soil, leaves and debris collected during decontamination operations near the crippled reactor in Fukushima. Photo: REUTERS/Toru Hanai Preparing For the worstTechnological disasters present great challenges for local first responders. Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the Japanese [...]
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Supporting returning domestic workers

Supporting returning domestic workers Some 6.5 million Indonesians work overseas and many of them are female domestic workers. As the Indonesian government increases efforts to ensure their nationals have protection before, during and after they leave the country for employment, the Indonesian Red Cross Society has recently started to provide support to female domestic workers [...]
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