Humanitarian assistance for Iraq will be "too little too late" unless there is safety for the affected people, a Middle East expert told Good Morning Britain.
"You can't have humanitarian help in the sense of food and water if actually their lives are threatened and no nothing is done first and foremost to protect their lives, and I think we will find this will be too little too late unless there is action also to ensure that there are some safe havens for these people," said Dr Yossi Mekelberg.
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.