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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: More than 50 people killed in horrific bomb attack on hospital in Quetta

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

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

International community must urgently address needs of tens of thousands of people trapped between Jordan and Syria

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

ICRC update on operations in Juba, South Sudan

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

Philippines: Aid for 12,500 displaced people in Lanao del Sur

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

Sudan: ICRC postpones operation to transfer detainees

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

South Sudan: New fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

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

South Sudan: ICRC airplanes evacuate 17 people wounded in clashes from Raja

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

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

Syria: First aid in months reaches over 70,000 people in the central Syrian region of Al Houleh

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

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