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The UN said Friday that Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul.

Intensified airstrikes by a US-led coalition on Daesh’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

The United Nations says the cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has claimed the lives of nearly 600 people in about a month amid a deadly Saudi military campaign against the impoverished Arab country.

The United Nations has warned that Daesh terrorists are directly targeting civilians trying to flee from Iraq’s west Mosul.

UN agencies increased their 2017 appeal for South Sudan's refugees on Monday, saying they needed at least $1.4 billion to help alleviate "unimaginable" levels of suffering.

A human rights watchdog group has lashed out at the United Nations for appointment of Saudi Arabia as a member of a committee on gender equality, despite Riyadh’s massive discrimination against women.

The United Nations says it is keeping a close eye on the situation of more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners, who have gone on hunger strike honoring a call by a fellow inmate.

Syria has strongly denounced a deadly Takfiri bomb attack on buses carrying people from two Shia-majority villages in the northwestern province of Idlib, calling on the United Nations to hold responsible the countries that fund terrorists and provide them with weapons and ammunition.

Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Gholamali Khoshroo condemned US missile attack on Syria, saying such an irresponsible measure will result in reinforcing terrorism in the region.

The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

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