Uncertain future for Yazidi refugees
19 August 2014 Last updated at 00:03 BST
Humanitarian aid is being distributed to the thousands of people, mostly Yazidis, who have fled Islamic militants in northern Iraq
But conditions are harsh in refugee camps and many fear they will never be able to return home.
The BBC's Yalda Hakim visited a camp near Dohuk, where some 15,000 people have sought refuge.