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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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Working towards safer access to health care in Rivers state

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

Nigeria: ECOWAS member states discuss implementation of international humanitarian law

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

Lake Chad: 'Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition'

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

Nigeria: Tears of joy as families are reunited with missing relatives

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

Niger: Everyday life remains a struggle for people fleeing Nigeria

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

Niger: Emergency aid for 2,400 people fleeing violence in Nigeria

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

Nigeria: focus on international humanitarian law in West Africa

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

Nigeria: helping surgeons to enhance their skills

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

Nigeria: responding to multiple situations of violence

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

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