Her daughter was less than two weeks old when they left, but they had to flee Iraq.
When militants attacked towns in northern Iraq, tens of thousands of people fled into the mountains, including many traumatized children.
Thousands of Syrians have streamed into northern Iraq in a sudden movement as the total fleeing war continues to rise.
Some 30,000 Syrians have streamed into northern Iraq since last week and thousands more are waiting to enter.
As UNHCR continues a major aid operation for almost half a million displaced people in northern Iraq, pressure on accommodation remains acute.
Tarifa shepherds her hungry and tired family as they arrive at a refugee camp in northern Iraq more than two weeks after fleeing their home in the Syria.
Meet six children whose dreams for the future outshine the difficulty they continue to face in Iraq.
A cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed in Iraq's Kurdistan region on Wednesday, launching a massive UNHCR operation in Iraq's worsening humanitarian crisis.
Khaled Hosseini calls on the international community to do more to help the tens of thousands of Syrians living across northern Iraq while praising the resilience of refugees.
Up to 10,000 people from the predominantly Christian communities of Qaraqosh, Iraq have fled their homes after mortar rounds landed near their town.
An estimated 180,000 people have fled from the central Iraq town of Hit following its capture by ISIS and affiliated armed groups at the weekend.
UNHCR works closely with authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region to meet the immense challenges of helping the tens of thousands who have sought shelter there.
UNHCR and the World Food Program praise the regional government in Iraq for opening borders to almost 200,000 Syrian refugees.
Since 2014, more than 3 million Iraqis have been displaced within the country and another 260,000 have been forced to flee to neighboring countries.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited Dohuk, Iraq to support the 3.3 million Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens and highlight their dire needs.
A 27-year-old Syrian woman has given birth to quintuplets in northern Syria weeks after fleeing her home in neighbouring Iraq on foot.
In the last few days, thousands of people have been driven from their homes due to increased violence in Mosul, Iraq.
Soon after Rahav was born her parents joined thousands of other Yazidi people in fleeing after armed groups captured the city of Sinjar, Iraq.
Abdul and his family fled Syria to escape ethnic persecution, but the decision to cross the border into Iraq was for his youngest son who has cerebral palsy.
Many people who have fled to Turkey from the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are now seeking shelter in other parts of Syria or Iraq.
More than 10,100 Syrian refugees have crossed into Iraq seeking safety. Nearly 75% of all registered refugees are women and children.
Hadeel was forced to flee her home with her four children in early October, shortly after explosions struck her hometown in Qamlishi, Syria. Now at Bardarash refugee camp she fears of the coming winter.
A week ago, there were 50 Iraqi families at the Garmawa camp for Iraqis displaced by fresh conflict; today, it is home to more than 1,000 uprooted civilians.
Often fleeing with nothing but the clothes on their back, refugees are usually dependent on help from others.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.