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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 2015 - Somalia

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

ICRC Annual Report 2012 - Somalia

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

Somalia: many still struggle with food insecurity in the south

27 November 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Somalia: despite humanitarian efforts, 2012 remains challenging

31 September 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

ICRC Annual Report 2011 - Somalia

May 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Annual Reports

Health Care in Danger, Making the Case

10 August 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Somalia: emergency relief for over a million people

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

Somalia: a population exhausted

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

ICRC Annual Report 2010 - Somalia

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

The militarization of aid and its perils

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

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