||<p>The Department for International Development is delivering £23 million in response
to the crisis in Iraq. Our Advisors on the ground are working closely with aid agencies,
the UN and the Kurdistan Regional Government to further assess humanitarian needs.
The UK government is lobbying the UN and the Government of Iraq to meet the humanitarian
needs of all Iraq’s citizens, to protect minorities and to improve the tracking and
reporting of human rights abuses including crimes of sexual and gender based violence.</p><p>
</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Jointly with the FCO we are looking at how UK expertise could
support the new Iraqi government build a stable and prosperous country.</p><p> </p>