Families escaping the fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah said Islamic State was forcing them out of their homes and moving them from house to house in the crossfire.
"We tried going back to our house, but when we saw lots of other families fleeing, we joined them," said one woman who gave her name as Suad.
"I was carrying my 2-year-old daughter, Hana, as I ran barefoot to reach the other families," Suad told the Norwegian Refugee Council.
According to the NRC, which is providing aid to the refugees, Suad, her husband Ali and their six children, finally made it to the al-Iraq camp some 30 kilometers from Fallujah on May 25.
Iraqi forces, backed by coalition airstrikes and Shi'ite militias, have ringed most of Fallujah. Counterterrorism units were said to have entered the city on Monday.