UK Chancellor provides extra£60 million for Iraq humanitarian work

10 April 2003
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown set aside£60 million ($90 million) to back up the UN and the work of reconstruction and development in Iraq, in his budget statement made to the House of Commons on 9 April.

The money comes on top of the £240 million ($360 million) already allocated by the UK government to Iraq. This comprises £90 million ($135 million) from the budget of the Department for International Development (DfID), £120 million ($180 million) given to DfID by the Treasury and £30 million ($45 million) given to the Ministry of Defence by Brown, to help it carry out its humanitarian obligations under the Geneva convention and Hague regulations.

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