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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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Philippines: Armed clashes in Basilan displace nearly 7,000 people

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

Myanmar: Cash grant programme leads to new and restored livelihoods

27 September 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

Myanmar: Hardships abound in violence-stricken Rakhine state

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

Senegal: Income-generating projects for displaced people in Casamance

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

Sudan: animal health - a matter of life and death in Darfur

20 January 2012 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Iraq: people living in rural areas remain among the most affected

14 December 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Eritrea: fields ploughed mostly for women headed households

3 October 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

Yemen: thousands struggling to survive without proper shelter

7 January 2011 | Publisher: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) | Document type: Country News

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