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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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Iraq: Wounded civilians trapped in Mosul must be evacuated, treated

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

Annual Report 2016 - Iraq

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

I Saw My City Die

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

Iraq: ICRC strongly condemns use of chemical weapons around Mosul

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

Iraq: the ICRC steps up its humanitarian response around Mosul

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

Iraq: Up to one million people could be forced to flee their homes as fighting intensifies

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

Iraq: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Annual Report 2015 - Iraq

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

Iraq: Aid reaches thousands of displaced people in war-ravaged west Ramadi

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

Annual Report 2014 - Iraq

9 June 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

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