Labour has welcomed the stepping up of aid efforts in northern Iraq, but stopped short of joining calls for Britain to join US airstrikes.
The Iraqi government has asked for international help. The UN Security Council has urged the world to act, and the United States has unique military capabilities to help avert a massacre.
Clearly the UK must now also be doing all that we can to assist the vital humanitarian effort that is now under way to help save lives and prevent further suffering.
Meanwhile, Labour MP Graham Allen attacked those calling for British military intervention.
Many MP's who voted for the Iraq war,started this blood letting and the creation of ISIS, have learnt nothing and bay for yet more violence.
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.