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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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In Democratic Republic of the Congo, new violence leads to even more displacement

10 October 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Honduras: Dreaming of you

2 October 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Democratic Republic of the Congo: the plight of families fleeing the violence in Kasai

27 September 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

18 September 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

18 September 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Myanmar: Picking up pieces and stitching a new life

5 September 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Tragedy at Evros: A perilous river crossing to Greece

30 August 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

South Sudan: Angry man with gun in hand terrifies a hospital

18 August 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: War in the time of cholera

16 August 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Mali: Medical practitioners trained in war surgery

14 August 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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