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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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Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

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

Syria: Civilians must be protected, whether they stay in Eastern Aleppo or not

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

Situation in Aleppo "devastating and overwhelming" says ICRC's most senior official in Syria

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

Ukraine crisis: Civilian infrastructure must not be targeted

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

Ukraine crisis: Intensifying hostilities endanger civilian lives and infrastructure

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

Iraq: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Ukraine: ICRC concerned by repeated attacks against civilian infrastructure in east

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

Syria: ICRC alarmed by deteriorating situation in Aleppo region

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

Syria conflict: Siege and suffering

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

Yemen: Situation deteriorating in Taiz

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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