Bob Gibbons, DFID humanitarian staff and Cpl Chris Kent doing final checks on the the aid which will be air dropped over northern Iraq in the following days
The UK is releasing an £8 million package of emergency humanitarian assistance to get lifesaving aid to tens of thousands of people across northern and central Iraq who have fled ISIL terrorists. This aid includes £2 million of emergency humanitarian supplies for 75,000 people.
The Royal Air Force Hercules C-130J aircraft from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire England will carry out aid air drops which will include jerry cans filled with clean water, tarpaulins and basic shelter equipment and solar lights that can also recharge mobile phones and enable communication.
Latest updates on the UK government’s response to the Iraq crisis: www.gov.uk/government/news/iraq-uk-government-response
Picture: Cpl Neil Bryden RAF/MOD/CROWN COPYRIGHT 2014