International Development written question – answered on 16th July 2014.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps her Department has made in providing humanitarian aid to the Kurdistan Regional Government in response to the influx of refugees to that area.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

We are deeply concerned by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The UK was the first country to send a team to the region, deploying three DFID experts to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. DFID announced a package of emergency humanitarian assistance totalling £5 million, which will reach over 140,000 displaced people, or 28% of those affected, with life-saving assistance. We have also offered to provide technical humanitarian assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government.

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