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close this bookBasic Rules of International Humanitarian Law, (ICRC, 26 p.)
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View the documentComponents of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
View the documentFundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
View the documentThe distinctive emblem and its value
View the documentFundamental Rules of International Humanitarian Law applicable in Armed Conflicts
View the documentSome Rules of International Humanitarian Law applicable for First Aiders
View the documentMedical Personnel
View the documentSome examples of tasks in which First Aiders could be involved during a conflict
View the documentConclusion
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Foreword


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If you are a First Aider working under the sign of the Red Cross or the Red Crescent, it is not enough to be experienced in first aid. You must also understand the meaning of the emblem, and your responsibilities, duties and rights as a First Aider as set down in the Geneva Conventions.

This manual, with information, questions and practical examples will give you an understanding of your role as a Red Cross/Red Crescent First Aider and will guide your decision-making and actions in situations of armed conflict.