Plane loads of British aid will form part of this unprecedented humanitarian response, by air, by land, and by sea as well - recognition perhaps of the depth of the crisis here, which has seen half a million people forced from their homes.
It begins tonight with the first deliveries of British aid - cooking utensils and tents too, it goes on for another 10 days after this as well.
And so from tomorrow, Boeing 747s will land here in Irbil, convoys of lorries will converge here, two as well from Jordan, and from Turkey.
And all of this managed by the United Nations, which will no doubt be accused of doing too little and acting too late.
But countries like the UK and perhaps the US as well will be happy to have their response defined in humanitarian terms, aware of the limited appetite for military action at home, and so the global response to the Islamic State has been described as being 'muddled' and 'too late' - the humanitarian response seems to be gaining momentum and clarity too.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.