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Planning: the increase in the poverty rate in Iraq to 31.7% after the Corona pandemic


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Planning: the increase in the poverty rate in Iraq to 31.7% after the Corona pandemic

Planning: the increase in the poverty rate in Iraq to 31.7% after the Corona pandemic
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 08 July 2020 06:51 PM

 

Direct: The Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, announced that the poverty rate in Iraq has risen to 31.7 percent, compared to 20 percent in 2018.

The minister indicated that the number of poor people according to this rise reached 11 million and 400 thousand individuals, according to the "Iraq News Agency" "conscious", today, Wednesday.

The star said that the ministry recently completed a detailed study on assessing the impact of the Corona pandemic on poverty and vulnerable groups in Iraqi society, in cooperation with the World Bank, UNICEF, the Oxford Initiative team for poverty and human development, and a consultant from the United Nations Population Fund.

The minister added that the number of poor people according to this rise reached (11) million and (400) thousand individuals, after it was about (10) million individuals before the crisis, noting that "the poverty rate among children under the age of 18 (after the Corona pandemic) It amounted to 38 percent. "

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