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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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Yemen: hopes for a better tomorrow amid volatile security situation

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

Yemen: ICRC confirms that abducted staff member is free

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

Yemen: ICRC staff member killed in Abyan

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

The ICRC in Yemen

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

Yemen: tens of thousands in Abyan in need of urgent help

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

Yemen: scores of civilian casualties in intense fighting in Abyan

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

Yemen: mines continue to maim and kill civilians

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

Yemen: dozens of people wounded in the fighting in Abyan

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

Yemen: medical teams struggle to save lives amidst increasing violence

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

Yemen: ICRC alarmed by rising death toll

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

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