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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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Ukraine crisis: Water supply to 600,000 people under threat again

22 November 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

Syria: Water used as weapon of war

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

Guinea: Clean drinking water for the inhabitants of Pita

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

Libya: Helping people resume normal life

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

Iraq: Technician training keeps water flowing in rural areas

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

Syria: Heavy fighting in Aleppo plagues lives of hundreds of thousands

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

Iraq: Population racked by heavy burden of decades of conflict

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

South Sudan: water shortages hit crisis point in refugee camps

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

South Sudan: thousands displaced as fighting escalates

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

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