According to UN statement about 1.2 million have been displaced because of the IS jihadist group.
The UN states there are at this moment about 1.2 million internally displaced Iraqis. The swift progress of the IS militant fighters across Iraq has thrown the country into utter confusion.
In June, IS flooded Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul causing all the Christian residents to flee some were killed and those who opted to pay the jaziya were not spared. On 29 June, IS declared a caliphate, or Islamic state, stretching from Aleppo in Syria to the province of Diyala in Iraq.