Cabinet Responds to Protests with New Initiatives

By John Lee.

The Cabinet has met in Baghdad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and discussed the recent protests, announcing a series of measures on housing, employment and support for low-income groups.

According to a statement from the Government, the latest measures include:

  • Those injured during recent protests will receive free medical treatment
  • Those who lost their lives during recent protests are declared martyrs, with their families receiving all the protections decreed by law
  • A three-month training scheme for 150,000 graduates and non-graduates who are currently unemployed but are able work. Trainees will receive a grant of 175,000 Iraqi dinars per month while in training.
  • Building 100,000 housing units.
  • 600,000 in-need families will receive social security payments.
  • A grant of 175,000 Iraqi dinars per month to be paid to 150,000 citizens who are unemployed and are unable to work.

(Source: Govt of Iraq)

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