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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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Central African Republic: Population caught up in armed violence

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

Yemen: Hard living conditions and a difficult security environment

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

Guinea: Clean drinking water for the inhabitants of Pita

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

Philippines: Aid reaches thousands hit by violence in Zamboanga

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

Nagorny Karabakh conflict: ICRC visits prisoners of war

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Civilians in danger

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

Syria: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement deplores the death of two additional Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers

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

Colombia: ELN frees Canadian citizen

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

Sudan: ICRC visits Sudanese soldiers held by armed opposition group

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

Colombia: Emergency relief for 14,000 people in Antioquia

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

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