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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: needs mounting rapidly

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

Syria: as needs increase, ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent step up assistance

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

Syria: three Red Crescent volunteers wounded

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

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Syrian Arab Republic

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

ICRC Annual Report 2007 - Syrian Arab Republic

27 May 2008 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2005 - Syria

1 June 2006 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2004 - Syria

17 June 2005 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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