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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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Afghanistan: Displaced villagers long for home

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

Iraq: Aid reaches thousands of displaced people in war-ravaged west Ramadi

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

Philippines: Fighting causes new displacements in Mindanao

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

Displaced in the Central African Republic: Between a rock and a hard place

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

Syria: Aid stepped up amidst heavy fighting in Aleppo province

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

Nigeria: Tears of joy as families are reunited with missing relatives

25 January 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

Libya: Migrants suffer as security remains poor

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Growing concern for victims of fighting in North Kivu

1 November 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

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