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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

I Saw My City Die

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

Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

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

Ukraine crisis: Water supply to 600,000 people under threat again

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

Somalia: Civilians must be spared from fighting

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

Afghanistan's health-care quandary: Travel treacherous roads for help, or wait for dawn?

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

Yemen Red Crescent Society volunteer killed in Taiz

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

Protracted Conflict and Humanitarian Action: Some Recent ICRC Experiences

August 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Ukraine

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015 - Kuwait (regional)

9 May 2016 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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