|Manual on the Rights and Duties of Medical Personnel in Armed Conflicts (ICRC, 1982, 77 p.)|
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies form with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
A humanitarian institution, the ICRC is the founding body of the Red Cross. As a neutral intermediary in armed conflicts and disturbances, it attempts, either on its own initiative or basing its action on the Geneva Conventions, to provide protection and assistance to the victims of international and civil wars and of internal disturbances and tension, in this way making its contribution to peace in the world.
The Federations role is to contribute to the development of the humanitarian activities of National Societies, to coordinate their relief operations for victims of natural disasters, to care for refugees outside areas of conflict and, in so doing, to promote peace in the world.