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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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In Democratic Republic of the Congo, new violence leads to even more displacement

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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: the plight of families fleeing the violence in Kasai

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

Myanmar: Picking up pieces and stitching a new life

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

Philippines: No let-up in fighting in Marawi City

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

Philippines: Increased health risks feared among people displaced by Marawi fighting

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

Zimbabwe: ICRC calls on African states to honour their commitments to protect IDPs

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

ICRC warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation amid intensifying hostilities in eastern Ukraine

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

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: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

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

Myanmar: 4000 displaced people receive urgent assistance in Kayin State

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

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