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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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Iraq: the ICRC steps up its humanitarian response around Mosul

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

Nigeria: ICRC delivers food to 25,000 people in Rann

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

Nigeria: ICRC surgical teams caring for wounded after air strikes

20 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

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

Working towards safer access to health care in Rivers state

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

Yemen: Desperate situation for civilians trapped by intense fighting in Taiz

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

Myanmar: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

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

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