The UK is to give an extra £5m to help clear Islamic State (IS) explosives in Iraq, the government has announced.

The Department for International Development (DfID) funding is in addition to the £24.9m the UK has contributed to demining projects in the country since 2015.

The money will be given to the United Nations Mine Action Service.

The UK is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid – spending £14.1bn in 2017.

The biggest

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