Iraq’s Yazidis struggle to survive

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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah governorate. (Reuters photo)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah governorate. (Reuters photo)

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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria. (AP photo)

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for food at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria. (AP photo)

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In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. (AP photo)

In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. (AP photo)

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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community look for clothes to wear among items provided by a charity organization at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria. (AP photo)

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community look for clothes to wear among items provided by a charity organization at the Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria. (AP photo)

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An Iraqi woman from the Yazidi community prepares dinner for her children in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown of Sinjar which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state (IS). (AFP photo)

An Iraqi woman from the Yazidi community prepares dinner for her children in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown of Sinjar which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state (IS). (AFP photo)

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Iraqis from the Yazidi community sit in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state (IS) in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

Iraqis from the Yazidi community sit in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state (IS) in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

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An Iraqi woman from the Yazidi community isits near her baby in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown of Sinjar which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

An Iraqi woman from the Yazidi community isits near her baby in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown of Sinjar which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

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Iraqi children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk, Iraq, after they fled with their families their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state. (AFP photo)

Iraqi children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk, Iraq, after they fled with their families their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state. (AFP photo)

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Iraqis from the Yazidi community stand in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

Iraqis from the Yazidi community stand in a building under construction used as shelter after their fled their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic state in Dohuk. (AFP photo)

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