Britain's doors should be open to refugees fleeing "terrible suffering" in Iraq, the Archbishop of Canterbury has urged.
Justin Welby, who is currently in Papua New Guinea, said Christians and other religious minorities who have been displaced by advancing Islamic militants should be helped to find safety.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes after the Islamic State group issued an ultimatum to convert to Islam, pay a religious fine or face death.
The Archbishop said: "It is extremely important that aid efforts are supported and that those who have been displaced are able to find safety.
"I believe that, like France, the United Kingdom's doors should be open to refugees, as they have been throughout history."
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.