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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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Syria: Heavy fighting in Aleppo plagues lives of hundreds of thousands

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

Syria: Two years on, immense suffering with no end in sight

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

Syria: Humanitarian situation catastrophic

15 February 2013 | 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

Syria: humanitarian situation deteriorates

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

Syria: scrambling to respond to fast-growing needs

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

Syria: ICRC and Syrian Arab Red Crescent maintain aid effort amid increased fighting

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

Syria: Red Cross Red Crescent Movement deplores killing of aid worker

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

Syria: civilians still trapped in Homs

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

Syria: ICRC-SARC condemn strongly the killing of a volunteer

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

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