More than 12,250 people have been killed – including 101 U.N. staff helping Palestinian refugees and at least 4,300 children – and 32,300 others injured in the Gaza war, officials said.
In one glimmer of hope, hundreds of people were allowed to enter Egypt from Gaza, which one U.N. official called a "graveyard" for children who are caught up in the fighting.
Despite some aid trickling into Gaza through Egypt's Rafah crossing, needs are soaring as tensions flare that could cause the Israel-Hamas war to spread to other countries.
Aid groups call for humanitarian corridor and respect for rules of war as Israel-Hamas war escalates
Officials say civilians' basic needs and protections must be upheld in accord with international humanitarian law.
At the end of a weeklong visit, the U.N. investigator's findings of an orchestrated state policy contradict Moscow’s denials.
The U.S., Albania, Japan, and South Korea led a U.N. Security Council session that shone a spotlight on starvation and repression under Kim Jong Un's regime.
Little more than a week ago, the U.N. Human Rights Committee warned of serious abuses in the nation.
The treaty body that gets the worst cooperation is the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
More than half of the deaths were never documented due to the difficulty of collecting reliable data on death tolls in conflict zones, made still harder by the brutality of Syria's war.
Most of Khartoum, Darfur and North Kordofan are too dangerous to operate in, the U.N. refugee agency said.
The commemoration is not meant to be a look solely into the past; the idea is to preserve and teach an ugly chapter of history that might help ward off humanity’s worst impulses.
The U.N. human rights office cited summary executions, use of soldiers as human shields, torture and other inhumane treatment carried out by both Russian and Ukrainian forces.
The war crimes include killings, torture and illegal confinement, rape and other sexual violence, kidnapped children, and attacks on civilians and energy-related infrastructure, according to a U.N. commission of inquiry.
The U.N. human rights chief says that a quarter of all of humanity lives today in places that are affected by conflict, and unfortunately "it is civilians who suffer the most."
It is a fight that spans the continent and has entangled international organizations, border security forces and a host of others in a murky web of politics and international law.
Alarmed at a sharp increase in the use of the racist “N” word on Twitter, the experts said all the major social media corporations must immediately show greater accountability for online hatred spewed at people of African descent.