Thousands of refugees in Iraq lack basic supplies

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Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather at a park near the Turkey-Iraq border at the Ibrahim al-Khalil crossing, as they try to cross to Turkey, in Zakho, 300 miles (475 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

For people in Iraq, obtaining the basics of subsistence has become a challenge. The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in the country as a humanitarian crisis follows the advance by Islamic State militants in the north. CCTV America’s Sean Callebs reports from Irbil.

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Thousands of refugees in Iraq lack basic supplies

Thousands of refugees in Iraq lack basic supplies

For people in Iraq, obtaining the basics of subsistence has become a challenge. The United Nations has declared its highest level of emergency in the country as a humanitarian crisis follows the advance by Islamic State militants in the north. CCTV America's Sean Callebs reports from Irbil.