Videos uploaded by user “International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)”
Rules of war (in a nutshell)
Yes, even wars have laws. To find out more, visit http://therulesofwar.org ******** Rules of War in a Nutshell - script Since the beginning, humans have resorted to violence as a way to settle disagreements. Yet through the ages, people from around the world have tried to limit the brutality of war. It was this humanitarian spirit that led to the First Geneva Convention of 1864,and to the birth of modern International Humanitarian Law. Setting the basic limits on how wars can be fought, these universal laws of war protect those not fighting, as well as those no longer able to. To do this, a distinction must always be made between who or what may be attacked, and who or what must be spared and protected. - CIVILIANS - Most importantly, civilians can never be targeted. To do so is a war crime. “When they drove into our village, they shouted that they were going to kill everyone. I was so scared, I ran to hide in the bush. I heard my mother screaming. I thought I would never see her again.” Every possible care must be taken to avoid harming civilians or destroying things essential for their survival. They have a right to receive the help they need. - DETAINEES - “The conditions prisoners lived in never used to bother me. People like him were the reason my brother was dead. He was the enemy and was nothing to me. But then I realized that behind bars, he was out of action and no longer a threat to me or my family.” The laws of war prohibit torture and other ill-treatment of detainees, whatever their past. They must be given food and water and allowed to communicate with loved ones. This preserves their dignity and keeps them alive. - SICK & WOUNDED - Medical workers save lives, sometimes in the most dangerous conditions. “Several fighters from both sides had been critically wounded in a fierce battle and we were taking them to the closest hospital. At a checkpoint, a soldier threatened us, demanding that we only treat his men. Time was running out and I was afraid they were all going to die.” Medical workers must always be allowed to do their job and the Red Cross or Red Crescent must not be attacked. The sick or wounded have a right to be cared for, regardless of whose side they are on. - LIMITS TO WARFARE - Advances in weapons technology has meant that the rules of war have also had to adapt. Because some weapons and methods of warfare don't distinguish between fighters and civilians, limits on their use have been agreed. In the future, wars may be fought with fully autonomous robots. But will such robots ever have the ability to distinguish between a military target and someone who must never be attacked? No matter how sophisticated weapons become it is essential that they are in line with the rules of war. International Humanitarian Law is all about making choices that preserve a minimum of human dignity in times of war, and makes sure that living together again is possible once the last bullet has been shot.
Las leyes de la guerra (en pocas palabras)
Los hombres siempre han recurrido a la violencia para solucionar sus conflictos. Pero en todas las culturas existe la convicción de que es necesario imponer límites para evitar que las guerras se conviertan en barbarie. Por ejemplo, existen normas para determinar que se ha de proteger a quienes no participan en la guerra, como los heridos o los prisioneros. Esas normas forman el derecho internacional humanitario. Sí, la guerra tiene límites, y atacar a personas civiles constituye un crimen de guerra. Hoy, al conmemorar el 150º aniversario del primer Convenio de Ginebra, instamos a todas las partes a que respeten ese derecho y preserven nuestra humanidad. Usted puede ayudarnos mediante la difusión de este vídeo donde se explica de manera sencilla las normas básicas del derecho internacional humanitario. 150 años de acción humanitaria: http://www.icrc.org/spa/who-we-are/history/150-years/index.jsp
Why we can't save her life
Every week, around the world, hospitals, medical personnel and aid workers come under attack. They are not a target. Watch how our surgeon in South Sudan delivers life-saving care on the front line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooYb08YmhmM
Our world, our challenges
This world is facing four great challenges, each with immense humanitarian consequences: migration, violence, climate change, health and disease. How can we make vulnerable communities safer? The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is committed to cooperation and partnership at all levels so that together we can improve the lives of millions of people all over the world. "Map of the problematique" performed by MUSE. Written by Mathew Bellamy. Published by Warner Chappell Ltd. (P) 2006 A&E Records Limited. Courtesy of WARNER MUSIC. Group Germany Holding GMbH. A warner Music group Company http://www.icrc.org http://www.ourworld-yourmove.org
Balística de las heridas
introducción para los profesionales de la salud, del derecho, de las ciencias forenses, de las fuerzas armadas y de las fuerzas encargadas de hacer cumplir la ley En este DVD se analiza el impacto en el tejido humano de las balas de fusiles y pistolas, así como de los fragmentos de armas explosivas, que es un ámbito de estudio denominado balística de las heridas.
International Committee of the Red Cross: Humanity in action
The ICRC works worldwide to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. AV355.
¿Qué elegirías, vivir o morir?
Ayúdanos a conseguir que se prohíban las armas nucleares: http://nomasarmasnucleares.org Decidamos el futuro de las armas nucleares antes de que ellas decidan el nuestro. Las armas nucleares representan un riesgo intolerable para la humanidad. Hoy, el mundo necesita la promesa de un futuro sin el temor a la aniquilación que pueden provocar las armas nucleares. Y esa promesa está a un paso de volverse realidad gracias al Tratado sobre la prohibición de las armas nucleares, que se aprobó en 2017. ¿Por qué existe un tratado para prohibir las armas nucleares? El tratado refuerza el tabú en contra del uso de armas nucleares y es una poderosa herramienta para disuadir su proliferación. El tratado no logrará por sí solo que las armas nucleares desaparezcan de un día para el otro, pero señala que cualquier uso, amenaza de uso y posesión de ese tipo de armas es absolutamente inaceptable. La vasta mayoría de Estados (122) han votado a favor del tratado. "El riesgo de uso de armas nucleares es preocupantemente alto. Las amenazas de uso de armas nucleares ya son un tema de debate en la agenda política general." Peter Maurer, presidente del CICR ¿Qué puedes hacer? Ayúdanos a transmitir un mensaje a los Estados de todo el mundo: firma el tratado, protege el futuro de todos nosotros: www.nomasarmasnucleares.org
The one gift Santa can't deliver
The only thing some children want this holiday season is to be reunited with their families. For nearly 150 years the International Committee of the Red Cross has worked to bring families separated by conflict or natural disaster back together again. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/L9z6FW #santa #christmas #family Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/icrc Get to know us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/icrc Tweet @ us: http://twitter.com/icrc Visit us directly: http://icrc.org
The red cross, red crescent and red crystal. What do they mean? In one word: protection.
https://www.icrc.org/en/war-and-law/emblem In a world crowded with symbols, what do the red cross, red crescent and red crystal mean? They are symbols of protection that international law gives to the wounded and sick, and those caring for them, in armed conflict. They tell those fighting that they must not attack anyone or anything that displays these emblems. The symbols can also show a connection to a red cross or red crescent organization, when integrated into their logos. They help people know they are humanitarian organisations, helping people in natural disasters, times of war or other emergencies. Purely based on need. The emblems are not religious symbols. They serve humanity. They are a symbol of protection and a sign that help is at hand. They are also a sign of hope, and must be respected.
Les lois de la guerre (en bref)
Depuis toujours les hommes ont réglé leurs conflits par la violence. Mais dans toutes les cultures existe la conviction que si nous voulons empêcher les guerres de dégénérer en barbarie, il faut imposer des limites. Des règles établissent par exemple que sont protégés ceux qui ne participent pas à la guerre ainsi que les blessés ou prisonniers. Ces règles sont contenues dans le droit international humanitaire. Oui, la guerre a des limites et attaquer des civils est un crime de guerre. Aujourd'hui, alors que nous commémorons le 150ème anniversaire de la première Convention de Genève, nous appelons toutes les parties à respecter ce droit et à préserver notre humanité. Vous pouvez nous aider en partageant et diffusant largement cette animation vidéo qui explique de manière simple les règles de base de ce droit. 150 ans d'action humanitaire : www.cicr.org/150ans “Les lois de la guerre en bref” Depuis la nuit des temps, l'homme règle ses conflits par la violence. Mais au fil des siècles, des peuples du monde entier ont essayé de limiter la brutalité de la guerre. C'est cet esprit humanitaire qui a conduit à la première Convention de Genève en 1864 et à la naissance du droit international humanitaire contemporain. Ces lois universelles de la guerre fixent des limites aux combats et protègent ceux qui n'y participent pas, ainsi que ceux qui ne sont plus en mesure d'y participer. Pour y parvenir, une distinction nette doit être faite entre les personnes et les objets pouvant être l'objet d'attaques et ceux qui doivent être épargnés et protégés. - LA POPULATION CIVILE - Surtout, les civils ne doivent jamais être pris pour cibles. C’est un crime de guerre. « Quand ils sont entrés dans notre village, ils ont crié qu'ils allaient tous nous tuer. J'étais si effrayé que j'ai couru me cacher dans la brousse. J'ai entendu ma mère hurler. J'ai cru que je ne la reverrais jamais. » Toutes les précautions possibles doivent être prises pour épargner la population civile et les biens indispensables à sa survie. Les civils ont le droit de recevoir l'aide dont ils ont besoin. - LES DÉTENUS - « Les conditions dans lesquelles vivent les prisonniers ne m’avaient jamais préoccupé. Mon frère était mort à cause de gens comme lui. À mes yeux, il n'était rien d'autre qu'un ennemi. Puis j'ai compris que derrière les barreaux, il était hors d'état de nuire et ne représentait plus une menace ni pour moi ni pour ma famille. » Les lois de la guerre interdisent de soumettre les détenus à des actes de torture ou à d'autres mauvais traitements, quel que soit leur passé. Ils doivent recevoir de l'eau et de la nourriture et être autorisés à entrer en contact avec leurs proches. Cela préserve leur dignité et les maintient en vie. - LES MALADES ET LES BLESSÉS - Le personnel médical sauve des vies, parfois dans des conditions très dangereuses. « Plusieurs combattants des deux camps avaient été grièvement blessés dans une violente bataille. Nous les transportions à l'hôpital le plus proche. À un point de contrôle, un soldat nous a menacés et a exigé que seuls ses hommes soient pris en charge. Je voyais les minutes défiler et je craignais qu’ils ne succombent tous à leurs blessures. » Le personnel médical doit toujours être autorisé à faire son travail. La Croix-Rouge et le Croissant-Rouge ne doivent jamais être attaqués. Les malades et les blessés ont le droit d'être soignés, indépendamment du camp auquel ils appartiennent. - LES LIMITES DE LA GUERRE - Les avancées technologiques de l’armement ont dû s’accompagner d’une adaptation des règles de la guerre. Certaines armes et méthodes de guerre ne font pas la distinction entre civils et combattants, il a donc fallu imposer des limites à leur utilisation. Il se peut qu’à l'avenir, des robots entièrement autonomes combattent à la guerre. Ces robots sauront-ils faire la distinction entre une cible militaire et une personne ne devant jamais être l'objet d'une attaque ? Aussi sophistiquées que les armes puissent devenir, il est essentiel qu'elles respectent les règles de la guerre. Le droit international humanitaire consiste à faire des choix qui préservent un minimum de dignité humaine en temps de guerre. Il permet qu’une fois la dernière balle tirée, il sera de nouveau possible de vivre ensemble.
Can one decision change your life?
Visit http://bit.ly/2yqUQak and find out why the rules of war need to be respected.
Working for the ICRC: delegate
What do delegates do? How do they do it? This video can only present a fraction of the delegate's daily work, but it will highlight the importance of being committed and convinced.
A story of love: The story of the ICRC
Amidst some of the harshest conflicts on earth, we assist with the basics of life: food, water and shelter. Often first on the ground and the last to leave,  neutral, impartial and independent, we are the International Committee of the Red Cross. Learn more: http://icrc.org
Story of an Idea - the film
This film, combining colourful animation with recent images, brings to life the history of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement from Henry Dunant and the Battle of Solferino through to today. The film explains the meaning of the Geneva Conventions, the universal humanitarian principles underlying the Movement's efforts and the general activities carried out by the different components, the ICRC, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the National Societies, as they work together to help those in need. http://www.icrc.org
Working for the ICRC: be part of the action
What does it mean to go to the field with the ICRC? What can you expect once there? What will you have to do in the field, and what does the ICRC consider important? This film will offer you some answers to those questions, and more. Five top-level ICRC managers discuss their impressions, field experiences and what they think is crucial and decisive when talking about the ICRC and its work.
ICRC visits to detainees. The how, the what and the why.
The ICRC visits hundreds of thousands of detainees all over the world. Year in, year out. But what happens during a "detention visit"? And why do we visit detainees anyway? This video gives a peek behind the scenes as an ICRC team visits a prison. AV545
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: The power of humanity
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers: http://ow.ly/VC3Vh AV361A Director and Editor: Séverine Vanel Graphic Designer: Jean-Philippe Tarini Music: Hugues Sanchez
Myanmar: Making a living from amber polishing
Fighting in northern Myanmar has forced thousands of people to flee their homes since 2011. In a camp for displaced people near the town of Mytkhyina, Maung Htun is learning an unusual skill – amber polishing. The beautiful strings of golden beads bring in enough money for him to feed his family and feel independent again. But the price he gets for the beads depends on the quality of the amber – as he explains. Ref. AV169B EN
Working for the ICRC: logistics specialist
Humanitarian logistics today is often even more complex and demanding than in the private sector. The ICRC is looking for skilled and experienced professionals in this field. Do you have those skills? Do you want to use them to help those who cannot help themselves? Then this is the place to be ... apply!
Rules of War - in a Nutshell (Japanese)
Le droit international humanitaire, un code universel
Le droit international humanitaire est-il apte à protéger les victimes des conflits armés actuels ? Evoquant l'insécurité des civils, les déplacements de population, les prises d'otages, les armes à sous-munitions, la prévention et la répression des crimes de guerre, ce film rappelle les règles essentielles de ce droit dont la connaissance, le respect et l'application sont l'affaire de tous. http://www.icrc.org
Victory by any means
Visit http://therulesofwar.org and find out how we all lose when the rules of war are ignored. The rules of war, or international humanitarian law, set out what can and cannot be done during an armed conflict. The #GenevaConventions are at the core of this law. They help preserve our humanity during times of conflict.
El único regalo que Santa Claus no puede entregar
Lo único que algunos niños quieren en esta temporada de fiestas es reunirse con sus familias. Durante casi 150 años, el Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja ha trabajado para volver a reunir a las familias separadas por conflictos o desastres naturales. SUSCRÍBETE: https://goo.gl/L9z6FW
Applying humanitarian principles to secure access to populations in need
Hugo Slim of the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict talks about the importance of applying the humanitarian principles of impartiality and neutrality to secure access. In particular he discusses the dilemma of crossing borders to reach people in need when permission to do so has been denied. He also talks about ethical and legal issues raised by emerging forms of warfare such as cyber attacks. "In conversation with" is a video series featuring diverse views on how to meet the humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the ICRC. 150 years of humanitarian action. http://www.icrc.org/150years
Profile of an ICRC delegate - what we are looking for
Ariane Bauer and Mamadou Sow, two Operations Coordinators for the ICRC tell us about the essential qualities of a field delegate. Do you recognize yourself? Do you wish to know more about the ICRC delegate position? Review the full job advert and apply online before 3 November 2017 http://bit.ly/icrccareers_delegate
What influences the way fighters behave on the battlefield?
The past 15 years have seen a surge in the number of armed conflicts. Yet, some armed groups or forces seem to be more violent than others. What is it that influences their behaviour? Find out in the our latest study, "Roots of Restraint": https://bit.ly/2sCzTEv
Working for the ICRC: interpreter
Do you have the language skills we need? Do you have the commitment to use them for the ICRC? This film explains the environment and the conditions in which you would be operating.
In a Nutshell: Engaging with people affected by conflict and violence
Over the last decade, important progress has been made in setting up more systematic, predictable, and evidence-based two-way communication initiatives to better engage with, and be accountable to, people affected by natural disasters. However, the implications and opportunities around engaging with people in armed conflicts and other situations violence are not as well-known or documented. To contribute towards filling this gap, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) published a joint discussion paper: "Engaging with people affected by armed conflicts and other situations of violence: Recommendations for humanitarian organizations and donors in the digital era". The report was published online on 28 March 2018: https://www.icrc.org/en/document/engaging-people-caught-conflict-icrc-hhi-launch-joint-discussion-paper Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the #CommIsAid
Working for the ICRC: communication delegate
A complete introduction to how the ICRC communicates, in an age when clear, precise and convincing communication has never been more important.
Every parent's worst nightmare
The CCTV footage in the beginning is a reenactment. But the scenes of families brought back together however are all too real. You can help us do more: http://goo.gl/8B88rK
Alberto Cairo: Humanitarian award winner in Afghanistan
Alberto Cairo, head of the ICRC's physical rehabilitation programme in Afghanistan, has helped an estimated 100,000 Afghans disabled by landmine explosions and other accidents. His strong-held belief is that helping people walk again is not enough - they need to stand tall with dignity, pride a job and a place in society. After two decades working in war-torn Afghanistan, Alberto has been awarded the Henry Dunant Medal for his service to humanity. ref. AV123A
Working for the ICRC: water and habitat engineer
In the engineering sector, the ICRC employs many more professions than people generally imagine. Here comes a film that highlights the variety of contexts an engineer might be confronted with in the ICRC. It will also give you an idea of the scope of the ICRC's work in the field of engineering.
Afghanistan: Family links website reunites mother and son
Every year, millions of families become separated by war, disaster or migration. The Family Links website is one of the tools that the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement created in order to reconnect families. Thanks to this site, Zahra found her son after 8 years of separation. Are you looking for a family member? Visit our Restoring Family Links website: http://familylinks.icrc.org/europe ref. Afghanistan, Kabul delegation
Safer Access in brief
The Safer Access Framework when applied, strengthens the National Societies’ ability to access and respond to beneficiaries needs particularly in sensitive and insecure contexts, including armed conflict and internal disturbances and tensions. For more details please visit saferaccess.icrc.org.
Working for the ICRC: detention delegate
Detention delegates visit detainees to ensure that they are being treated in a humane fashion. This includes checking that they are being held in acceptable living conditions, can stay in touch with their families and are being treated in accordance with correct judicial processes. Where necessary, detention delegates enter into dialogue with detaining authorities to end any abuse and improve detainees' living conditions, and they support detaining authorities by offering practical services (food, repairs to infrastructure, etc.) and by making the ICRC's expertise available.
Supersoldiers: Ethical concerns in human enhancement technologies
Modern technologies that actively seek to converge bio, nano, info and neuro elements can give us the ability to ‘enhance’ human beings in ways that we want. This ability – to make soldiers more capable of defeating their enemies and/or surviving the perils of conflict – is of strong interest for militaries throughout the world. By Dr Adam Henschke, ethicist.
Madagascar: Plague-free prisons
The arrival every year of hot and humid weather in October marks the start of the plague season in Madagascar. The fleas multiply and the risk of transmission increases. Insecticide is used against fleas and the rats that carry them are caught. In prisons where rats abound, the ICRC helps the authorities and prisoners to prevent the risk of a major epidemic.
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.
История про любовь: история Международного Комитета Красного Креста
В гуще самых страшных конфликтов на планете мы помогаем людям, даем им самое необходимое. Мы часто приходим первыми, а уходим последними. Нейтральные, беспристрастные, независимые. Мы — Международный Комитет Красного Креста.
Rice, Blankets and Love -- from India to Syria
In strife-torn Syria, millions of women, men and children are in desperate need of immediate assistance to survive in these difficult times. The ICRC endeavours to meet the needs of the affected population by procuring items globally, with India emerging as one of the most important countries from which it sources such items. Thus rice, grown in the paddy fields in the Indian State of West Bengal, and thousands of blankets manufactured in the Mills in Punjab (northern India) have been slowly making their way to Syria. It took many months for the ICRC to identify the appropriate items that meet the requirements of the affected population. As part of the sourcing process, samples were sent for lab testing where rigorous quality checks were carried out. The consignment -- duly sealed by the ICRC -- was then shipped to Syria and distributed among the tens and thousands of people in need. This short video film captures the different stages of this journey -- from India to Syria.
Working for the ICRC: economic security delegate
Can you imagine yourself helping people regain their economic security after a conflict? This video presents the huge scope of the ICRC's work in this field.
Burundi: what the ICRC does for detainees during prison visits
Prison visits are core to the ICRC mandate. Detention delegate Vincent Ballon shows us around Bujumbura prison in Burundi and explains what this rather special job is all about. 0:13 Food and hygiene 2:28 Legal help 3:08 Confidential chat 4:20 Family
Working for the ICRC: Administration and Finance Manager
This film introduces you to the profession of administrator at the ICRC. It highlights the complexity of the files one handles in the post, the importance of the administrator's work within an ICRC structure and the responsibility that goes with such a position.
Working for the ICRC: health delegate
Are you in the health sector? Would you like to work in the field? The ICRC offers interesting opportunities: as a medical delegate you'll be in touch with the people we help, organizing and managing our health services. The following clip will give you an idea of what you might end up doing in the field.
Working for the ICRC: Information and communication technology engineer
Without its information and communication technology engineers, the ICRC would be unable to help the victims of conflict. Mastery of simple and complex technology, from HF radio to data transmission by satellite, is essential to the success of humanitarian operations and to delegates' safety in the field.
Por qué no podemos salvarle la vida
Todas las semanas y en todo el mundo, se cometen ataques contra hospitales y contra trabajadores de la salud y humanitarios. Según las leyes de la guerra, los hospitales y el personal médico están protegidos. No son un objetivo.
The power of humanity - 150 years of humanitarian action
From 12-18 November 2013, leaders of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are gathering in Sydney Australia to discuss today's humanitarian challenges and a path for the future. This video is a tribute to all the people who have worked to help victims of natural disasters and conflicts over 150 years.
Iraq: What goes in an ICRC emergency aid parcel?
Ever wonder what we put in an emergency aid package? Our colleagues in Iraq break it down.
Story of an Idea, Moebius
By Moebius _ This Flash animation of the comic book Story of an idea brings to life the story of the creation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and its history to date. The comic strip was created by the world renowned artist Jean Giraud, alias Moebius. The animation presents in simple terms, the meaning of the Geneva Conventions, the universal humanitarian principles underlying the Movement's efforts and the general activities carried out by the different components of the Movement as they work together to help those in need. http://www.icrc.org
Sexual violence in armed conflicts: an invisible tragedy
On International Women's Day, the ICRC is drawing attention to the horror of sexual violence, which is amplified during times of conflict. Many suffer in silence. Deputy director of operations Pascale Meige is calling for a new humanitarian approach. AV163A IWD Meige EN