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Yazidis escape mountains but still face danger

Dispersed across camps and unable to return to their homes, Yazidis are disillusioned by the weak Iraqi response to their plight.
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SHARYA CAMP, Iraq — Thousands of Yazidi families currently face a dire humanitarian situation. They have been scattered in refugee camps, while the fate of hundreds of Yazidi girls who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) remains unknown.

Not only has IS abducted hundreds of Yazidi women, it has also killed, expelled, seized the properties of and and set fire to the homes of other Yazidis. This occurred when IS took control of Sinjar and the Ninevah Plains after the withdrawal of peshmerga forces.

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