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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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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

ICRC update on operations in Juba, South Sudan

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

Pakistan: Campaign to make Karachi safer for ambulance services

11 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

Yemen: Two ICRC staff members killed in attack

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

Yemen: ICRC office in Aden attacked

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

South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

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

Libya: Migrants suffer as security remains poor

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

Yemen: Hard living conditions and a difficult security environment

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

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