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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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Fighting hardship and disability in South Sudan: Yakobo's story

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

'They die unnoticed.' Medical crisis grows in South Sudan

30 September 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

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

South Sudan: A pregnant mother's long walk to a safe birth

26 February 2016 | 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

South Sudan: New surgical team at work in Jonglei

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

South Sudan: Tens of thousands continue to suffer the effects of violence

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

South Sudan: At least 62 wounded as fresh clashes erupt in Jonglei state

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

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