aid is reaching displaced people across Iraq, including in the Kurdish region, where many Yazidis have fled to. In August
, the UK conducted seven air drops to provide life-saving aid to Yazidi people trapped on Mount Sinjar
. Through these airdrops, the Department For International Development (DFID
) provided over 80 tonnes of aid, including 9,400 reusable water purification containers filled with clean water, 1,000 solar lanterns, and 1,000 shelter kits for the people stranded on the mountain. DFID continue to assess the humanitarian situation. They have provided £23 million of aid to Iraq including £17.5 million of funding to UN
agencies, Non Governmental Organisation
partners and the International Committee of the Red Cross
) to ensure displaced people get the basic assistance they need - including food, shelter, water, sanitation and medical care.