Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart is in Iraq on a fact finding mission as the humanitarian crisis there deepens.
Mr Stewart is the first British MP to go out to the country since the current crisis began
Islamic extremist forces have taken over control of much of the north of the country and have been accused of atrocities.
The MP for Penrith and the Border is now with the Iraqi army on the front line, about 45 miles from the town of Irbil. Pam Royle spoke to him by phone and asked him what conditions are like where he is.
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