Our Deputy Ambassador Patrick Davies blogs on the Anniversary of the Burning of The White House & the UK-US Special Relationship.
Hop on board the TARDIS and journey back 200 years, to a strange time when British troops thought nothing of occasionally burning down the White House. Enjoy as everyone’s favourite Time Lord presents this and other facts that you possibly didn’t know about the War of 1812!
The situation in Northern Iraq remains deeply worrying and we condemn the barbaric attacks waged by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) terrorists across the region. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced across the region and in need of aid supplies.
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UK Aid on the RAF Hercules aircraft being air dropped over northern Iraq
The UK has put together a package of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to get lifesaving aid to tens of thousands of people across northern and cental Iraq who have fled ISIL terrorists.
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, tents and tarpaulins to provide basic shelter and solar lights that can also recharge mobile phones and enable communication.
(Photos by Cpl Neil Bryden RAF)
Emergency UK aid for displaced people in Iraq
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, , including aid that can be air dropped to help those trapped in the Sinjar Mountains as quickly as possible. Supplies include reusable filtration containers filled with clean water, tarpaulins and basic shelter equipment, and solar lights that can also recharge mobile phones to enable communication.
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