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International Committee of the Red Cross

Pronunciation: in'ter-na'shun-al ko-mit'e red kros

Definition: 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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