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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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Pakistan: Campaign to make Karachi safer for ambulance services

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

Colombia: Insidious violence on the rise in 2015

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

Kenya: Hope for women after Lamu attack

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

Liberia / Côte d'Ivoire: ICRC resumes cross-border family reunifications

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

Cambodia: New livelihoods for people with disabilities

4 March 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

Philippines: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

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

Displaced in the Central African Republic: Between a rock and a hard place

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

Reuniting refugee families separated by conflict and bureaucracy

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

South Sudan: A pregnant mother's long walk to a safe birth

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

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