Families Seek Refuge In Make-Shift Camps

Iraqi families that fled Islamic militants in Mosul have found refuge in the outskirts of Baghdad.

Freelance video obtained by the Associated Press showed around 35 families from various minorities housed at a makeshift camp.

Many Mosul residents left after ISIS militants seized the city in June.

The internally-displaced families live in caravans and say that authorities have provided them with everything they need, including food and air coolers.

Meanwhile, Iraqi children fleeing Mount Sinjar in the country's north lined up for food distributed by the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Barzani Foundation in their temporary home in the outskirts of Dohuk.

The children are among the 24,000 refugees in town, most from the Yazidi religious minority who also fled ISIS militants.

The UNHCR said their journey was severe and people are arriving exhausted.


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