Earlier, two American aid flights dropped supplies on top of the mountain. Two C-130 transport aircraft of RAF laden with relief material are already on the way.
Unfortunately, most of the supplies- dropped by US planes- crash landed as they were dropped without the aid of a parachute.
Owing to the rocky terrain it is extremely difficult to land rescue choppers and only a small number of the people could be rescued by choppers. Amidst threat from ISIS rocket attacks, the choppers have been able to rescue only 100.
On Saturday, Kurdish Pashmerga fighters were able to open a road leading up to the mountain and rescued close to 5,000 people.
Many people have to leave the ailing and old behind as they are no longer capable of carrying on.