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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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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

Annual Report 2015 - Iraq

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

Iraq: Aid reaches thousands of displaced people in war-ravaged west Ramadi

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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Iraq

May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Iraq

May 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Iraq: Women struggle to make ends meet

30 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Iraq: facts and figures 2010

1 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

The militarization of aid and its perils

22 February 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2009 - Iraq

19 May 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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