At a refugee camp in Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan up to 18,000 Yazidis are said to have made the makeshift shelters their home.
One year ago, Islamic State militants stormed Sinjar, the historic homeland of the minority group killing hundreds of men and enslaving women and children.
Despite the danger, some wish to return.
“We just wish to go home and don’t like to be dependent on other people. We are no more able to take this situation. We can’t stay here for the rest of our lives.”
Lying on the border with Syria half of Sinjar is still controlled by the extremist group, the rest remains unsafe, littered with improvised explosive devices.
The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region said that his forces won’t stop before all ground was regained and all displaced people have been returned.