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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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Myanmar: Back on their feet, armed with faith and dignity

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

Violence in Congo's Kasai Region even harder on disabled people

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

Nigeria: Prosthetic leg aids recovery after school bag bombing

29 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

Mali: "Despite my disability, I remain a whole person…"

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

Fighting hardship and disability in South Sudan: Yakobo's story

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

Flowers of Tomorrow: The stone of hope for Gaza youth

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

Afghanistan: Getting people with disabilities back on their feet

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

Cambodia: New livelihoods for people with disabilities

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

Lebanon: Giving Syrian war amputees prostheses and hope

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

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