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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: 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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Iraq

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

Iraq: Technician training keeps water flowing in rural areas

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

Iraq: thousands flee shelling in northern border areas

4 October 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Iraq

May 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Iraq: facts and figures 2010

1 March 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country Reports

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