Dutch allocate €6.5m to northern Iraq relief effort

The Netherlands has allocated a further €6.5m in emergency aid to Iraq, aid minister Lilianne Ploumen has announced.

Most of the help will go to the Red Cross which is coordinating relief efforts in the north of the country but €1.5m will be spent on mine removal.

The latest donation brings the total given to Iraq by the Dutch government to €8m.

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