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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
. -- RULES FOR DISTRIBUTION
[p.665] The prisoners' representative must draw up a distribution plan in accordance with the donors' instructions and, in the case of medicaments, in consultation with the medical officer, but distribution must always be equitable.
He must therefore organize the distribution of collective relief so as to apportion it to those who are less fortunate in receiving individual parcels, or who are less robust, in proportion to their needs. This general principle of equity is particularly relevant to the provisions of Article 7