" Two staff members are also being added to the Swedish embassy in Baghdad to help monitor the situation."
Stockholm, Aug 18 - The Swedish government will increase support for Iraq by 50 million Swedish Krona ($7.3 million), Defence Minister Karin Enstrom said Monday.

Enstrom said it is increasing its humanitarian aid to Iraq in the wake of the growing crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.

The defence minister, along with Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engstrom, said the latest package was in addition to the 95 million Swedish Krona, the country has already spent on humanitarian aid for those under attack by the Islamic extremists.

The ministers added that Sweden would send aid workers and equipment to Iraq to help those who are in refugee camps.

Two staff members are also being added to the Swedish embassy in Baghdad to help monitor the situation.

Engstrom said Sweden would coordinate its efforts with the UN and the EU to reach out to those in need.


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