The minister for the Middle East has condemned the Islamic State group's "brutality, intolerance and victimisation" following the attacks in north-west Iraq.
Tobias Ellwood said: "It is appalling that Isil [as the Islamic State was formerly known] is preventing displaced and vulnerable people around Sinjar from reaching a place of safety where they can be provided with food, water and life-saving assistance."
The minister added that UN agencies were standing by ready to help, but Isil was preventing that aid getting through.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.