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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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Ukraine crisis: Water supply to 600,000 people under threat again

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

Somalia: Civilians must be spared from fighting

8 November 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

Yemen Red Crescent Society volunteer killed in Taiz

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

Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Kuwait (regional)

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

Annual Report 2015 - Ukraine

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

Colombia: Insidious violence on the rise in 2015

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

Afghanistan: ICRC staff members released in Ghazni

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

Philippines: Aid reaches thousands hit by violence in Zamboanga

12 September 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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