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In Gaza, We Get Four Hours of Electricity a Day — If We’re Lucky

Photo:Palestinians sit outside their houses to escape from the heat during a power cut in the Shati refugee camp, Gaza City.

August 20, 201...

Getting Away With Torture in India

Photo:Police officers in New Delhi, India in January 2016. Police in India are often accused of protecting colleagues from accountability for abuse...

'Civilians are Not a Target,' says UN chief on World Humanitarian Day

Photo:Boxes containing medication are unloaded from a helicopter. In hard to reach areas of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, helicopters p...

Political Prisoners in Hong Kong

Photo:Student leaders Nathan Law and Joshua Wong walk into the high court in Hong Kong, August 17, 2017.

August 18, 2017

As Alex Cho...

Marking World Humanitarian Day, UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict

Photo:Staff stand together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to draw attention that civilians are #NotATarget.

18 August 2017...

Yemen's 'man-made catastrophe' is ravaging country, senior UN officials tell Security Council

Photo:An internally displaced woman and her daughter look over the city of Sana’a, Yemen, from the roof of this dilapidated building they call thei...

Rwanda: Politically Closed Elections

Photo:Supporters of Rwandan President Paul Kagame of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) carry his portrait as they attend the final campaign...

Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community

Photo:Catholic nuns hold placards as they protest against drug-related extrajudicial killings, on International Human Rights Day in Manila, Philipp...

Spain: Attack in Barcelona

Photo:A still image from video shows a police cordon on a street in Barcelona, Spain following a van crash August 17, 2017.

August 17, 2017...

Protecting aid workers ‘paramount,’ UN official stresses ahead of International Day

Photo:UN refugee agency and its partners deliver aid to hard-to-reach neighbourhoods in Eastern Aleppo, Syria.

17 August 2017
As conf...

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