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Resource centre

Groupe URD’s resource centre has more than 3000 books and 5000 reports, studies and research notes, mainly in French, English and Spanish. It also has pedagogical tools (video, CD ROM, DVD, etc.), journals and newsletters. The resource centre specialises in everything to do with humanitarian action. It has publications on many different countries – particularly in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East – and on a wide variety of topics linked to different operational sectors (Urbanism, Nutrition, IHL, Environment, Health, etc.) and to more general subjects (Geopolitics, Sociology, Politics, Personal Development, etc.).

Since 2003, the resource centre has been a member of Ritimo [1], a network of documentation and information centres which focus on sustainable development and international aid. As a member of the RITIMO network, all of our bibliographic references can be consulted online on the centralised database of the different resource centres. The database allows you to see what publications we have in our resource centre, and these can be borrowed or consulted on site.


Groupe URD’s archivist can provide personalised help to carry out a literature search on request. Resources can be consulted at Groupe URD headquarters and remote searches can also be carried out.
Books and documents can be borrowed by members of the Groupe URD association or the Ritimo network.


If you would like guidance in carrying out a literature search or any other information, please contact: Cécile Le Grix de la Salle


Open on Thuesday and Friday, and every second Wednesday, from 10am to 5pm:
Groupe URD Resource Centre
La Fontaine des Marins 26170 Plaisians
Tel: +33 (0)
Fax: +33 (0)

[1] The network includes over 80 centres throughout France, providing independent information and promoting communication between progressive, grass-roots organisations.