Millions of people's lives "at stake" in the Middle East

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses Security Council high-level debate on victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Millions of individual lives and the social fabric of entire countries are at stake in the Middle East, according to the United Nations.

A meeting of the Security Council on Friday invited UN officials, government representatives and religious leaders to address the growing issue of attacks and abuses on ethnic and religious grounds in the Middle East.

UN investigators recently reported that ISIL terrorists, also known as Daesh, have committed horrific crimes and could be guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

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