IRRC No. 112

“The Red Cross and My Country” in five Asian countries

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In order to make better known throughout the world the humanitarian principles of the Red Cross, the ICRC has published a school textbook, “The Red Cross and My Country”, and its complement the “Teacher's Manual”. These are for distribution in schools in Africa and in Asia x. In addition, for the armed forces, it has published the “Soldier's Manual”. The first two of these three books educate schoolchildren, by means of short illustrated texts, in the fundamental humanitarian principles, whilst the “Soldier's Manual” concentrates on the essential provisions of the Geneva Conventions.

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