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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The ICRC has a legal mandate from the international community. That mandate has two sources: the Geneva Conventions, which task the ICRC with visiting prisoners, organizing relief operations, re-uniting separated families and similar humanitarian activities during armed conflicts; the ICRC's Statutes, which encourage it to undertake similar work in situations of internal violence, where the Geneva Conventions do not apply. The Geneva Conventions are binding instruments of international law, applicable worldwide. The ICRC Statutes are adopted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which takes place every four years, and at which States that are party to the Geneva Conventions take part, thereby conferring a quasi-legal or “soft law” status on the Statutes.  Website: www.icrc.org/
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'They die unnoticed.' Medical crisis grows in South Sudan

30 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan's health-care quandary: Travel treacherous roads for help, or wait for dawn?

30 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Flowers of Tomorrow: The stone of hope for Gaza youth

29 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: Cash grant programme leads to new and restored livelihoods

27 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Georgia: Finding dead son's remains ends ambiguity for mother

23 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Papua New Guinea: Living in the dark, still waiting for the missing

22 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

21 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

20 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

20 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Ukraine crisis: ICRC participates in release and transfer of six conflict-related detainees

17 September 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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