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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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Colombia: Insidious violence on the rise in 2015

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

Afghanistan: ICRC staff members released in Ghazni

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

Philippines: Aid reaches thousands hit by violence in Zamboanga

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

Colombia: Emergency relief for 14,000 people in Antioquia

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

Colombia: Between the hope for peace and the reality of war

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

Iraq: Population racked by heavy burden of decades of conflict

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

Central African Republic: humanitarian situation deteriorating

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

Armenia / Azerbaijan: civilian internee repatriated under ICRC auspices

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: urgent needs in Goma and surrounding area

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

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in the south

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

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