Iraq's Sunni refugees seek shelter among Shia
4 February 2014 Last updated at 08:07 GMT
After weeks of fighting between militant groups and Iraqi forces in Anbar province, civilians caught in the middle have been fleeing for safety.
The region has a Sunni majority but safe places of refuge are being found - including among Iraqi Shia in Karbala.
Authorities say they are welcome to stay but without national or international help, their hosts could struggle.
Nahed Abouzeid reports from Karbala.