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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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Philippines: No let-up in fighting in Marawi City

23 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

Annual Report 2016 - Central African Republic

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Congo, Democratic Republic of the

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2016 - Colombia

23 May 2017 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Zimbabwe: ICRC calls on African states to honour their commitments to protect IDPs

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

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