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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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Nigeria: ICRC surgical teams treat bomb-blast victims in Madagali and Maiduguri

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

Afghanistan: Abducted ICRC staff member released

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

SARC and ICRC finalise evacuation of some 35,000 people from devastated Aleppo neighbourhoods

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

Aleppo: "Don't let civilians live in limbo"

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

Georgia/South Ossetia: Tenth meeting held to seek ways forward on issue of missing persons from conflicts of 1990s and 2008

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

Aleppo: 'Evacuation could take days - thousands of people in need'

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

ICRC plea to all sides to spare human life in eastern Aleppo

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

Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

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

Pakistan: Karachi motorists won over by ambulance campaign

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

SARC and ICRC evacuate 150 civilians from Aleppo frontline

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

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