The situation in northern Iraq could develop into a "mass atrocity and potential genocide within days or hours", UN human rights experts have warned.
Rita Izsák, Special Rapporteur on minority issues, urged measures to escort civilians out of "situations of extreme peril" and said that it was the responsibility of the international community as well as the Iraqi government to protect people in the region.
The UN has received verified reports that 'IS' is systematically hunting down members of minority groups who remain trapped in areas under their control and giving them the ultimatum, “convert or die."
We cannot stand by in the face of such atrocities. International actors must do all in their power to support those on the ground with the capacity to protect lives.
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.