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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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Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

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

Philippines: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

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

Displaced in the Central African Republic: Between a rock and a hard place

29 February 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

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

Ukraine crisis: ICRC facilitates release and transfer of nine conflict-related detainees

20 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

Afghanistan: ICRC staff members released in Ghazni

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

Tanzania: A glimpse inside the life of a refugee

18 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

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