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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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Myanmar: Hardships abound in violence-stricken Rakhine state

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

Colombia: Social unrest hinders access to health care

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

Guinea: Several dozen casualties taken to N'zérékoré hospital

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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Nigeria

May 2013 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Nigeria

May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Nigeria: responding to multiple situations of violence

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

South Sudan: fighting in Pibor leaves many wounded and displaced

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

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