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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: Wounded civilians trapped in Mosul must be evacuated, treated

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

Yemen: ICRC strongly condemns civilian ship attack, calls for immediate investigation

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

Yemen: Urgent plea to warring parties to spare civilians

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

Afghanistan: Six ICRC staff members killed and two unaccounted for in attack

8 February 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

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

SARC and ICRC evacuate 150 civilians from Aleppo frontline

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

Aleppo: As fighting rages, everything must be done to protect civilians

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

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