(BBC News) When tens of thousands of members of Iraq's Yazidi minority fled from Islamic State (IS) early last month, many were stranded on the barren slopes of Mount Sinjar.
They became the focus of international attention. But now they say the world has forgotten their plight.
Across the Kurdish area of northern Iraq, displaced Yazidi families can be seen living in makeshift camps and half-finished buildings, even under bridges.
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Meanwhile, experts say some 4,500 individuals - including about 3,000 women and children - remain in IS hands.
The young women and girls are being treated as spoils of war and trafficked around the region. Only a few have managed to escape.