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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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Marawi's returnees: Health care and safe water top priority

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

ICRC hands over 3 physical rehab centres to Indus Hospital Network

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

Ethiopia: Cries of joy after abducted child reunites with parents

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

Nigeria: "Life will never be as it used to be before"

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

Rwanda: Helping Burundian refugees reconnect with their families

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

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, new violence leads to even more displacement

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

Honduras: Dreaming of you

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: the plight of families fleeing the violence in Kasai

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

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

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

South Sudan: Detainees lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity

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

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