Syrians walk amid debris during a sandstorm in the once rebel-held Kastal al-Harami neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on March 10.
Radio Free Europe: UN Rights Chief Says Syria 'Worst Man-Made Disaster Since WWII'
The UN's human rights chief has described the Syrian conflict as the "worst man-made disaster since World War II," citing widespread torture and a "tidal wave of bloodshed and atrocity."
"Today, in a sense the entire country has become a torture chamber: a place of savage horror and absolute injustice," UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement on March 14.
"Countless people have suffered arbitrary detention, torture, kidnap, and enforced disappearance in Syria," Zeid said.
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