ISIL

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli

A recap of Monday’s stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem. 

News in Brief 14 October 2019

  • Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief  
  • Guterres praises UN-led peace talks to end Ecuador’s unrest 
  • Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger  
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UN report on Syria conflict highlights inhumane detention of women and children

As the people of north-west Syria face intensifying violence, tens of thousands of women and children continue to be kept in “inhumane conditions” in a remote camp on the other side of the country, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Wednesday.

News in Brief 24 June 2019

  • ISIL families detained in ‘sub-standard conditions’, says UN rights chief
  • Displacement challenges ‘cannot be done alone’
  • New UN agriculture agency chief hails from China
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News in Brief 25 February 2019

  • People’s rights under fire, UN chief tells the Human Rights Council
  • Around 6,000 more mostly women and children flee last ISIL terrorist stronghold in Syria
  • UN experts ‘deplore’ executions of nine in Egypt who ‘confessed under torture’
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Thousands risk lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL stronghold

North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Trust and support of Iraqis essential for success of UN’s Da’esh terror investigation

Delivering a summary of his first report to the Security Council, Special Adviser and head of the UN Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh – the Arabic name for the extremist group ISIL which recently held sway over large parts of Iraq and Syria - said that the team can only be effective if it gains the trust of Iraqi society.

UN human rights body strongly condemns recent ‘shocking attacks’ against civilians in south-west Syria

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday, denouncing last week’s brutal killings and raids by members of the terrorist group ISIL, in Sweida, south-west Syria.

UN urges new, ‘post-ISIL’ Iraq to draw on diversity, support religious minorities

As Iraq rebuilds after defeating a terrorist group, the country must draw on its religious diversity and protect minorities, including Yezidi and Christians, a senior United Nations official has said.

Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by 'evil' ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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