Iraqi Refugee Camp Expands to Cope with Overwhelming Numbers

These young refugees have left everything behind. They are among more than 600,000 people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq, according to the United Nations. The numbers are overwhelming, which is why the camp is being extended. It was orginally set up to shelter Syrians fleeing the civil war... but now, it must also accomodate ethnic minorities fleeing Islamic State militants.

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