Detritus left on the south side of the Sinjar mountains by fleeing Yazidis who were escaping from an onslaught by Islamic State in August 2014.
Thousands of Yazidis fled to the mountains when Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked towns and villages around Sinjar in August 2014. Since then Yazidi refugees have been living in precarious conditions with no electricity or running water and children haven't been attending school. Support from the international community has been insufficient and people are dying of hunger and disease. Until December 2014 the mountains were surrounded by IS. Now the southern part of the mountains is still under IS control.