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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
Relief II. Responsibilities of the Occupying Power
Relief consignments shall in no way relieve the Occupying Power of any of its responsibilities under Articles 55
. The Occupying Power shall in no way whatsoever divert relief consignments from the purpose for which they are intended, except in cases of urgent necessity, in the interests of the population of the occupied territory and with the consent of the Protecting Power.