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Aug 14, 2014
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Al-Jazeera TV Report on the Plight of the Yazidis on Mount Sinjar

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

Al-Jazeera reported on the fate of the Yazidis who have fled to Mount Sinjar and are under siege by the Islamic State militants. "We call upon the U.N. and benevolent countries to set up a camp for the 3,000 displaced people on Mount Sinjar," said a Yazidi activist in the report, which aired on August 14, 2014.

Announcer: The dusty road leading to Mount Sinjar made the trip very difficult for those under siege who have left the mountain in search of safety. Dozens of trucks have made their way to the mountain in the past few days to save these people from a siege imposed two weeks ago. The besieged say that hunger and thirst has taken their children from them. The suffering of the past few days is still evident.

Woman: We suffered a lot. We left everything behind and fled along with our children. Many children died of hunger and thirst. Our feet became red from all the walking until we got here.

Announcer: Humanitarian aid has reached them, and it has not stopped despite the crash of a helicopter, which killed its pilot. The displaced are calling upon international organizations to set up a camp for them, [and are] determined not to leave the mountain.

Man: We call upon the UN and benevolent countries to set up a camp for the 3,000 displaced people on Mount Sinjar.

Second man: We are determined to remain here to the death, hoping to liberate Mount Sinjar and our lands, Allah willing.

Announcer: Perhaps it is their love for their lands that has kept these people from leaving, but their fate remains uncertain, as long as the Islamic State militants besiege the mountain.

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