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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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Guinea: Several dozen casualties taken to N'zérékoré hospital

19 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mogadishu: Food rations for detainees

16 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Syria: Humanitarian assistance urgently needed in old city of Homs

12 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Colombia: Disappearance

10 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Colombia: People deprived of their liberty in State prisons

10 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: Stepping up humanitarian response to persistent needs

8 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC and Colombian Red Cross call for safeguarding of health-care staff and facilities

3 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Philippines: New physiotherapy clinic in Mindanao

1 July 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

DR Congo: Situation still very precarious in east of country

21 June 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Tanzania: Improving the lives of disabled people

14 June 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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