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Civilians must not be sacrificed for military victories – UN rights chief, as thousands trapped in Raqqa

New York, June 28(Just Earth News): Voicing grave concern over the fate of as many as 100,000 civilians “effectively trapped” in Syria's Raqqa governorate amid the ongoing offensive against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters, the top United Nations rights official urged all parties to the conflict to enact measures to allow civilians who wish to flee the fighting to do so in safety.

Civilians in Syria must be spared from anti-ISIL airstrikes – UN rights chief

New York, May 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday urged all warring parties in Syria to take every feasible measure to spare the civilian population from the effects of the armed conflict, noting that civilians are increasing caught in fighting between the Government forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group.

Scale of civilians fleeing Iraq's Mosul 'staggering' – senior UN relief official

New York, Apr 17(Just Earth News): Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”.

Civilians in Syria’s ‘Four Towns’ need support as humanitarian catastrophe looms – UN relief official

New York, Feb 14 (Just Earth News): A senior United Nations relief official has on Monday called on all parties to come to an agreement and allow immediate and unfettered humanitarian access to more than 60,000 civilians trapped in four Syrian towns of Al-Zabadani, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya and Madaya.

‘Surrender or starve’ strategy signals deeper agony ahead for civilians in Aleppo, UN panel warns

New York, Aug 16 (Just Earth News): The situation of civilians in Aleppo is “critical and demands immediate attention and response,” a United Nations-mandated human rights panel warned on Tuesday, expressing grave for the safety of the war-raved city’s people, including some 100,000 children, and urging countries with influence to pressure the parties to the conflict in Syria to return to political negotiations.

Afghanistan: UN condemns attack targeting civilians gathered for Friday prayers

New York, June 11 (Just Earth News):The United Nations envoy in Afghanistan on Fridaycondemned an attack targeting civilians gathered for Friday prayers at the Hisarak Jami Mosque in Rodat district, in Nangarhar province.