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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: Situation deteriorating in Taiz

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: Intensified ground fighting heightens civilian suffering

24 July 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: 23 wounded evacuated from Dammaj

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

Yemen: Access to Dammaj still being denied

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

Yemen: dozens of people wounded in the fighting in Abyan

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

Yemen: ICRC concerned over situation in Dammaj village

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

Yemen: access to Abyan paves the way for aid distributions

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

Yemen: thousands struggling to survive without proper shelter

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

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