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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: "Fallujah must not become another Ramadi"

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

Ukraine: ICRC concerned by repeated attacks against civilian infrastructure in east

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

Syria: ICRC alarmed by deteriorating situation in Aleppo region

19 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

Yemen: Situation deteriorating in Taiz

28 August 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: Intensified ground fighting heightens civilian suffering

24 July 2015 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Civilians must be spared the fighting in Goma

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

Syria: Over 2,000 civilians leave besieged town near Damascus

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Civilians in danger

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

DR Congo: Situation still very precarious in east of country

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

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