International Committee of the Red Cross


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In·ter·na·tion·al Com·mit·tee of the Red Cross

(in'tĕr-na'shŭn-ăl kŏ-mit'ē red kros),
A politically neutral Swiss organization serving as an intermediary between contending forces in armed conflict, in civil war, or internal strife, to help victims receive protection and other humanitarian assistance under the Geneva Conventions in accordance with the fundamental principles of the Red Cross.
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The lectures will be presented by experts from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
SOURCES: Friends of the Earth Haiti ; Doctors Without Borders; Partners In Health; The International Committee of the Red Cross.
A British Army soldier manning a checkpoint on a main approach road to the southern Iraq city of Basra waves to the first medical convoy by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
He added: "We hope to get clearance to move in with a water tanker operation, to get water bladders and other equipment to the International Committee of the Red Cross who are inside Basra right now.
The main part of the support, EUR1m, will be sent via the Finnish Red Cross and the international committee of the Red Cross.
This too is the position of the International Committee of the Red Cross, which plays a supervisory role over the convention.
From 1988 to 1994, she was head nurse/administrator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Kabul.
One of the blasts hits a compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to a security guard, Abdul Shakour.
Her operation was lauded by the International Committee of the Red Cross as "the best compliance of the Geneva Conventions of any country, in any war in history.
The ``Book of Missing Persons on the Territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina'' contains 18,014 names of those the International Committee of the Red Cross got tracing requests for and was unable to locate.
5) Israel's refusal to apply the Convention in the Occupied Territories, along with the failure of the International Committee of the Red Cross to effectively assume the role of a protecting power make this demand imperative.
the State Department, the British Foreign Office, the Canadian government, or the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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