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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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Mali: Displaced people hesitate to return home

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

Mali: emergency aid for people displaced in centre of country

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

Mali: concern mounting over welfare of civilians

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

Mali: situation alarming for people in north and centre

25 May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali: situation critical for victims of fighting

16 March 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali: people still fleeing the fighting

17 February 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali: thousands affected by fighting in the north

8 February 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali/Niger: people displaced by fighting flee towards Niger

3 February 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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