Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border August 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Rodi Said)
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U.N. rights monitors called Tuesday for the global community to take urgent action to avoid a potential genocide against the Yazidi community in Iraq.Thousands of members of the Yazidi religious minority are trapped on a mountain in northwestern Iraq with little food or water after Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) jihadists overran the region.U.N. refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters there were 20,000-30,000 people on Sinjar Mountain.Edwards said some 35,000 people had managed to flee the mountain, head into Syria and then reach Iraqi Kurdistan.In all, there are more than 1.2 million internally displaced people in Iraq, including 700,000 in Kurdistan, which was already hosting 220,000 Syrian refugees.
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