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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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Health Care in Danger, Making the Case

10 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Somalia: emergency relief for over a million people

4 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: a population exhausted

22 July 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: over 95,000 people receive aid in drought-stricken areas

10 June 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Somalia

May 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Somalia: trapped between conflict and natural disaster

21 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: unexploded shells threaten hospital in Mogadishu

18 April 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

The militarization of aid and its perils

22 February 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: aid reaches more than half a million people

5 January 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: civilians searching for safety

21 October 2010 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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