Each day, displaced Iraqi children and adults queue for rice and soup distributed by the World Food Programme.
Faleh and Zidan are cousins who fled advancing Islamic State fighters in Sinjar two weeks ago.
"We now have to be homeless here and we left our homes behind," said Faleh.
He added, "we had no problems before, our house was very nice, we never wished to come here."
Faleh, his sister and two cousins walk more than a kilometre to get food for their families back at the UN shelter.
The children feel responsible for their families and although the journey is long, few things compare to the harsh conditions on top of Sinjar Mountain.
"On the way I saw many people who fell to the ground because they were thirsty. Some begged us for some water to drink but we had nothing," said 12 year-old Zidan.