(UNICEF) – UNICEF said today it made its first delivery of essential humanitarian supplies to Sinjar, a town in the western Ninevah Governorate of Iraq, to assist some of the thousands of people who fled there over the past few days. “The situation for children is dire,” said Marzio Babille, UNICEF Representative in Iraq on his return from Sinjar. “There were over 8000 families, with hundreds of children living in a stadium, others in a religious shrine, playing among tombstones. They may feel safer here, but they are very scared and confused about this brutal change in their daily routine.”