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Syria: UN relief officials condemn targeting of civilians, infrastructure as airstrikes hit Raqqa

Photo:A person walks amid destroyed buildings and rubble in Tabqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria.

22 August 2017
Senior United Natio...

UN human rights chief welcomes rape law reform in Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan

Photo:UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

22 August 2017
Today, the top United Nations human rights official...

Justice vital to help Iraqi victims of ISIL's sexual violence rebuild lives – UN report

Photo:A Yazidi Kurd from Sinjar who was abducted by ISISL, pictured here in Mamilyan Camp for internally displaced persons in Akre, Iraq.

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Worldwide remembrance of the slave trade 'a tribute to every victim' – senior UNESCO official

Photo:UNESCO earlier this year added to its World Heritage List the Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site (Brazil), located in central Rio de Janeiro a...

UN aid workers urge safe passage for civilians fleeing northern Iraq ahead of battle

Photo:UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) emergency teams respond to thousands of civilians fleeing Tal Afar since the launch of the...

Following El Salvador visit, UN right expert urges authorities to protect people from gangs

Photo:A 71-year-old Salvadorian refugee living in Mexico shows a picture of her daughter, who was murdered by a gang at the age of 27, before the f...

Thousands flee as Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Tal Afar – UN

Photo:Iraqi refugee children who fled from Tal Afar and found shelter in schools, mosques and unfinished buildings in the area of Sinjar, in Ninawa...

'No sign of positive evolution' in Burundi, says head of independent UN rights probe

Photo:A girl walks past a pile of firewood in Mahama refugee camp, Eastern Province, Rwanda, which is hosting thousands of refugees from Burundi....

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...

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