The UK has so far committed £13 million in new assistance in response to the crisis in Iraq. Here is what has been provided for 200,000 displaced Iraqis:
- £5 million aid for Iraq was announced in June while another £8 million package was announced on August 8.
- Two DFID-chartered Airbus cargo flights landed in Erbil on the night of August 19 carrying 45 tonnes of high nutrition emergency food from the World Food Programme (WFP) and 515 family-sized tents.
- 8,000 kitchen sets which include cutlery, cooking pots, plates, frying pans, cups and wooden spoons to Erbil were delivered on August 16.
- The RAF has also made seven successful air drops of UK aid over Mount Sinjar including w9,420 water purification containers, 1,056 solar lanterns, and 1,008 shelter kits.
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.