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Health Care in Danger: The Responsibilities of Health-Care Personnel Working in Armed Conflicts and Other Emergencies

Coupland, Robin M.; Breitegger, Alex, Eds.: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), (2013)

A guidance document in simple language for health personnel, setting out their rights and responsibilities in conflict and other situations of violence. It explains how responsibilities and rights for health personnel can be derived from international humanitarian law, human rights law and medical ethics.The document gives practical guidance on: - The protection of health personnel, the sick and the wounded; - Standards of practice; - The health needs of particularly vulnerable people; - Health records and transmission of medical records; - "Imported" health care (including military health care); - Data gathering and health personnel as witnesses to violations of international law; - Working with the media

Teaching Cases in Medical Peace Work

Medical Peace Work, (2016)

Medical Peace Work is an emerging field of expertise in health work, violence prevention, and peace-building. These interactive cases will introduce you to some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the peace health field. These audio-visual teaching case are intended to be used as the basis for group work and class discussion in both, formal and non-formal educational settings for health professionals and their students

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in Syria Crisis: A Journalist's Handbook

U N Population Fund, (2015)

The handbook is the first comprehensive collection of practical tips for journalists on how to report on GBV in the context of Syria crisis, building upon internationally recognised ethical principles. It gives an overview of techniques to guarantee the safety, confidentiality and dignity of survivors, their families and communities. It includes terms, ethical questions and practical concerns associated with covering GBV, as well as an overview of some of the organisations involved in both combatting GBV and providing support services for survivors.

Communication for Behavioural Impact (COMBI)

UNIECF; WHO; FAO, (2012)

A toolkit for behavioural and social communication in outbreak response

Mass Information Toolkit

UNHCR, (2014)

The Mass Information Toolkit aims to provide staff working with refugees a tool for producing information material using standard office software (Word and PowerPoint) and hardware (office printer) – circumventing tenders, high costs and lengthy processes involved in using a graphic designer – and illustrations adapted to the Syrian refugee context – which appeal to illiterate refugees as well The Toolkit can be found by accessing the link below: The toolkit also comes with a video tutorial which can be found either accessing the actual toolkit or by viewing it on YouTube (

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