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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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South Sudan: ICRC airplanes evacuate 17 people wounded in clashes from Raja

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

Armenia / Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani citizen repatriated

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

Ukraine crisis: Intensifying hostilities endanger civilian lives and infrastructure

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

Lake Chad: 'Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition'

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

Somalia: Detainees receive food, Quran for Ramadan

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

Iraq: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Three young Burundian refugees reunited with their families in Rwanda

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

Afghanistan: Displaced villagers long for home

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

Ukraine: ICRC concerned by repeated attacks against civilian infrastructure in east

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

Western Balkans: Deep concern over numbers of people still missing in Kosovo

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

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