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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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Seven stranded Pakistanis repatriated from Yemen

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

Lake Chad: 'Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition'

9 June 2016 | 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

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

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

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