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Iraq: Britain To Give £3m In Emergency Aid

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Britain will provide £3m of emergency humanitarian assistance to help civilians fleeing the fighting in Iraq reported Skynews.

The support will include clean water, medicine, women-friendly hygiene kits, sanitation and basic household items.

It comes after Department for International Development experts were deployed to Iraq on Thursday to assess the situation.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said: "Iraq is facing serious humanitarian need and the UK contribution to the international relief response will include initial funding for clean water, medicine and sanitation, as well as support for the UNHCR to provide dedicated safety and welfare teams to protect vulnerable women."

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled their homes amid an offensive by Sunni insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

 

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