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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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Somalia: Detainees receive food, Quran for Ramadan

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

Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

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

Annual Report 2014 - Somalia

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013 - Somalia

14 May 2014 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Mogadishu: Food rations for detainees

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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Somalia

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

Somalia: Restoring contact between families separated by conflict

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

Somalia: Thousands of people still looking for relatives

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

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in the south

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

Somalia: 60,000 flood and conflict victims in Beletweyn receive aid

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

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