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UNHCR: Kurdish Region Overwhelmed by Influx of Displaced from Northern Iraq

The U.N. refugee agency reports tens of thousands of people who have escaped from Sinjar Mountain in northwest Iraq through Syria have gone back into Iraq’s Kurdish region over the past three days.  The UNHCR warns the deepening displacement crisis brought on by the onslaught of militants in northern Iraq is overwhelming the ability of aid agencies to respond to the growing humanitarian needs.     The refugee agency reports as many as 35,000 people from the minority...

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