PM announces extra £2m to help Iraq refugees

David Cameron has announced an extra £2m in British aid to help those displaced by the situation in Iraq, where Islamist militants have taken over several cities and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

It comes on top of £3m already pledged by the Government to help the refugees.

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PM: I can announce we’ll be increasing humanitarian aid by £2m to help people displaced by conflict in Iraq, bringing total to £5m #PMQs

Read: UN: Iraq refugees could 'overwhelm' neighbours

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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

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