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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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Afghanistan: ICRC staff members released in Ghazni

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

Tanzania: A glimpse inside the life of a refugee

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

Syria: Aid stepped up amidst heavy fighting in Aleppo province

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

Syria: How much longer will the fighting rage?

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

Syria conflict: Siege and suffering

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

Syria: Desperate population needs regular unimpeded aid, whatever talks outcome

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

Palestinian hunger striker in critical state

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

Mali: ICRC visits essential during conflicts, says ex-detainee

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

Nigeria: Tears of joy as families are reunited with missing relatives

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

Mali / Guinea: Five years on, Issa finds his way home at last

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

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