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Staying alive: safety and security guidelines for humanitarian volunteers in conflict areas

Staying alive: safety and security guidelines for humanitarian volunteers in conflict areas

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With its expert practical advice on security in situations of armed conflict, this updated set of guidelines will prove invaluable to humanitarian personnel working at the operational level. Following on from the success of the first edition, published in 1999, it addresses new and developing threats such as chemical, biological and nuclear hazards, and includes new chapters on, among others, first aid, staying healthy on mission and how international humanitarian law protects humanitarian workers.

ICRC, Geneva, 2006, 184 pp., 11 x 18 cm, English only / Price CHF 10.- / ref. 0717

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0717
With its expert practical advice on security in situations of armed conflict, this updated set of guidelines will prove invaluable to humanitarian personnel working at the operational level. Following on from the success of the first edition, published in 1999, it addresses new and developing threats such as chemical, biological and nuclear hazards, and includes new chapters on, among others, first aid, staying healthy on mission and how international humanitarian law protects humanitarian workers.

ICRC, Geneva, 2006, 184 pp., 11 x 18 cm, English only / Price CHF 10.- / ref. 0717

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0717

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Published by: International Committee of the Red Cross on Nov 03, 2009
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Hypothermia can quickly set in with any combination of cold
weather, high elevation, strong wind and being wet. To prevent,
wear several layers of loose-fitting clothing, with the outer layer
waterproof, and cover head, neck and hands. Set up a ‘‘buddy
system’’ so that individuals can look after one another. Danger
signsarefeelingintensecold,shivering,drowsinessorconfusion.If

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this happens to you or your companion, warm up without delay by
having warm sweet drinks, sharing warmth in a sleeping bag, or
havingabathwithwaterupto40o

C.Checkforsignsoffrostbite(an
aching or numbness, often in the hands or feet with the skin feeling
rock-hard and looking very pale or purplish). Do not drink alcohol.

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