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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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Yemen: Health system at breaking point as cholera spreads at unprecedented rate

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

Tajikistan: ICRC provides medical supplies to Ishkashim District Hospital

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

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

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

'They die unnoticed.' Medical crisis grows in South Sudan

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

Afghanistan's health-care quandary: Travel treacherous roads for help, or wait for dawn?

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

Niger: Displaced persons in Diffa region utterly destitute

3 March 2015 | 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

Madagascar: Fighting the plague within prisons and beyond

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

Colombia: Social unrest hinders access to health care

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

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