A Yazidi refugee
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Mount Sinjar survivors sheltering in derelict buildings

14 August 2014 Last updated at 00:13 BST

Thousands of people from religious minorities fleeing Islamic State militants are arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan with little food, clothing or shelter.

After surviving the long journey from Mount Sinjar, many are now making temporary homes in derelict buildings - among them the very young, and old.

Caroline Wyatt reports from Dohuk.