Yazidis in Iraq
A large number of Yazidis now live in refugee camps near Dohuk after ISIS took over Sinjar mountain in August 2014 and killed thousands of people during that time. ISIS eventually retreated, but people have been slow to return as many houses were destroyed many residents were still too fearful to return. Women and children were particularly affected as many were sexually abused and enslaved by ISIS fighters. Many who disappeared are still unaccounted for. I covered this story for UNICEF, Buzzfeed and The New York Times.