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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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Three young Burundian refugees reunited with their families in Rwanda

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

Reuniting refugee families separated by conflict and bureaucracy

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

Niger: Everyday life remains a struggle for people fleeing Nigeria

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

Mali: concern mounting over welfare of civilians

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

Burkina Faso: emergency aid for over 18,000 Malian refugees

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

Côte d'Ivoire: the difficult return of refugees and other displaced people

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

Somalia: the struggle against food insecurity continues

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

Côte d'Ivoire: hoping to live a normal life again

28 July 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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