Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul
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Iraq crisis: 'Aid at last' for youngest refugees

Humanitarian aid is being distributed to hundreds of thousands of Yazidi people, fleeing Islamic militants in Northern Iraq.

Unicef representative Marzio Babille told the BBC it was one of the largest humanitarian responses he had seen in 50 years.

He said: "We need more international partners stepping forward and multiplying camps, food distribution, water distribution to a level of dignity that the United Nations aspires to."

Caroline Wyatt reports from to Dohuk, where 80,000 refugees have arrived in the last 10 days.

  • 16 Aug 2014
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