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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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Annual Report 2016 - Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: An appeal for the safe and unconditional release of ICRC staff

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

Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

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

Afghanistan: Abducted ICRC staff member released

15 January 2017 | 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

Living between two realities in Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: Getting people with disabilities back on their feet

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

Afghanistan: Displaced villagers long for home

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

Annual Report 2015 - Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: ICRC staff members released in Ghazni

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

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