The world must do more to stop the "harrowing" suffering of Iraqi civilians who have fled Islamist militants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
"The plight of Yazidis and others on Mount Sinjar is especially harrowing," Ban told journalists.
He described the situation on the Sinjar mountains - where thousands of Yazidis are stranded - as "dire".
"I urge the international community to do even more to provide the protection they need."
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.