Refugees Crisis In Northern Iraq Continues As Winter Closes In

December 12, 2014 4:54 AM

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ERBIL, IRAQ - DECEMBER 11: A displaced Iraqi, who was forced to flee her home because of Islamic State's advance earlier this year, sits in front of tents that have been erected inside a old warehouse at the Baharka refugee camp on December 11, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq.

Although the autonomous Kurdistan region of Northern Iraq was already a refuge for an estimated 250,000 Syrian refugees, since the Islamic State began its onslaught on Iraq in June, Kurdistan has also taken in a more than one and a half million displaced people. Many have been placed in purpose-buil...

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