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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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South Sudan: At least 62 wounded as fresh clashes erupt in Jonglei state

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

South Sudan: water shortages hit crisis point in refugee camps

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

South Sudan: thousands displaced as fighting escalates

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo/South Sudan: 61 children reunited with their families

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

South Sudan: fighting in Pibor leaves many wounded and displaced

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo/South Sudan: children reunited with families

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

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