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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: Thousands of people still looking for relatives

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

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in the south

27 November 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

Somalia: despite humanitarian efforts, 2012 remains challenging

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

Somalia: mortars hit Mogadishu's Keysaney Hospital

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

Somalia: the struggle against food insecurity continues

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

Somalia: emergency relief for over a million people

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

Somalia: a population exhausted

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

Somalia: over 95,000 people receive aid in drought-stricken areas

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

Somalia: trapped between conflict and natural disaster

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

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