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Displaced Iraqis flock to Kurdish region

Regional government faces security challenge as rebel advances have pushed up to 1.2 million people into Kurdistan.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2014 06:13
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The Kurdish-controlled region in northern Iraq is struggling to cope with a huge influx of displaced after advances by fighters from the Islamic State group. Up to 1.2 million people have moved into the area in recent weeks.

It is a security challenge for the Kurdistan regional government which has also been accused of discriminating against some ethnic and religious groups.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from the Khazer camp.

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