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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: 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

International community must urgently address needs of tens of thousands of people trapped between Jordan and Syria

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

Syria: First aid in months reaches over 70,000 people in the central Syrian region of Al Houleh

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

Reuniting refugee families separated by conflict and bureaucracy

29 February 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: Aid stepped up amidst heavy fighting in Aleppo province

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

Syria: How much longer will the fighting rage?

4 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

Syria: Desperate population needs regular unimpeded aid, whatever talks outcome

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

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