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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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Yemen: War in the time of cholera

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

Yemen: Health system at breaking point as cholera spreads at unprecedented rate

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

Annual Report 2016 - Yemen

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

Yemen: Access to detainees a humanitarian must

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

I Saw My City Die

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

Yemen: As situation deteriorates, ICRC doubles its aid budget

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

Yemen: ICRC strongly condemns civilian ship attack, calls for immediate investigation

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

Seven stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Yemen

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

Yemen: Urgent plea to warring parties to spare civilians

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

Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

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

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