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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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Myanmar: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

21 November 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

Iraq: Up to one million people could be forced to flee their homes as fighting intensifies

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

Philippines: Aid for 12,500 displaced people in Lanao del Sur

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

Nigeria: ECOWAS member states discuss implementation of international humanitarian law

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

South Sudan: New fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

25 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

Afghanistan: Displaced villagers long for home

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

Annual Report 2015 - Chad

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Egypt

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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