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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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Israel and the occupied territory: ICRC concerned about plight of civilians

20 November 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Democratic Republic of the Congo: grave concern over wounded in Goma

20 November 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali: ongoing humanitarian concern over situation in north

16 November 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Guinea-Bissau: detainees visited following attack on barracks

13 November 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: situation remains difficult for population of Bani Walid

26 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: aid reaches beleaguered population in Homs and Harasta

25 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Sahel: risk is high that humanitarian situation will worsen

24 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: more aid distributed as fighting drags on in Bani Walid

23 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Libya: medical supplies delivered to Bani Walid amid tensions

11 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: 60,000 flood and conflict victims in Beletweyn receive aid

10 October 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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