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Iraq launches Social Fund to Fight Poverty

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Planning announced the launch of the Social Fund for Development on Sept. 23, with initial capital of $300 million, in cooperation with the World Bank. The project […]

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Iraqi Families Sell Organs to Overcome Poverty

By John Lee. According to a report from BBC, Iraqi gangs are offering up to $10,000 for a kidney, and have been increasingly targeted the country’s poor. Almost a quarter of the country’s population live in abject poverty, and some destitute families are actively seeking out organ traders. Firas al-Bayati, a human rights lawyer, said: […]

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Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed in the Coming Iraqi Elections Iraq’s poverty and unemployment is increasing every year despite the Government’s efforts to implement programs to lower it. The United […]

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Poverty Rates on the Rise

By Amal Sakr for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has been struggling with an increase in poverty rates for many years. While the Iraqi Ministry of Planning notes that the rate of poverty has recently decreased, reaching 11%, statistics released […]

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Mister, Can You Spare a Dinar?

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mister, Can You Spare a Dinar? Life with the Beggar Mafia of Basra Some estimates suggest that almost a third of the residents in one of Iraq’s oil-richest cities […]

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18.9% Live Below Poverty Line

By John Lee. Iraq’s human rights ministry has said that more than 18 percent of the Iraqi population is living below the poverty line. This amounts to 6.4 million people, mostly in rural areas. According to the report from Aswat al-Iraq, the ministry added that while Iraq is one of the richest countries in oil […]

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On-Farm Trials: Tools to Reduce Poverty

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On-farm demonstration trials are used to teach farmers to improve their agricultural practices and increase yield. It serves as one of the most valuable extension education program to help farmers to […]

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Iraqi Unemployment Falls to 16%

Iraq’s Minister for Planning and Development Cooperation, Ali Yusuf Al Shukri, has announced unemployment in Iraq of about 16%, with a poverty rate of about 11%, according to Alsumaria TV. “Poverty and unemployment rates are decreasing in Iraq after Iraqi GDP improved and investment in constructions and services projects increased,” Shukri told the news agency, stressing […]

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Iraq to Cut Poverty From 23% to 16% by 2014

Iraqi authorities aim to decrease the percentage of poverty in the country from 23% to 16% by the year 2014, according to the Planning Ministry’s Central Statistics Body on Tuesday. “The strategy to decrease poverty will be activated this year,” the Central Statistics Body’s official spokesman told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that “the […]

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