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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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Pakistan: Stranded in Somalia, fishermen finally return home

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

Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis "far, far away"

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

Annual Report 2016 - Somalia

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

Somalia: Big influx at nutritional feeding centres for children

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

Jordan: A mother and daughter make contact after two years apart

16 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

Somalia: Detainees receive food, Quran for Ramadan

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

Annual Report 2015 - Somalia

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

Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

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

Annual Report 2014 - Somalia

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

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