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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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Mali: Medical practitioners trained in war surgery

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

Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis "far, far away"

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

Venezuela: People must have access to health-care services at all times

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

Yemen: Health system at breaking point as cholera spreads at unprecedented rate

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

Philippines: Increased health risks feared among people displaced by Marawi fighting

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

Philippines: ICRC steps up response to needs linked to fighting in Marawi City

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

Nigeria: ICRC surgical teams treat bomb-blast victims in Madagali and Maiduguri

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

Pakistan: Karachi motorists won over by ambulance campaign

11 December 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Concern about deteriorating health of Palestinian detainees hospitalized in Israel

18 November 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Cambodia: Improving health care for detainees

22 July 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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