Tag Archives | Population

First Nationwide Migration Profile

Iraq, compared to neighbouring countries in the Middle East like Jordan and Lebanon, hosts the lowest number of immigrants relevant to the population. However, the country’s foreign population increased 338 per cent between 1990 and 2017, due largely to the influx of refugees from Syria. Migration in northern Iraq is largely driven by conflict, while […]

Population Growth in Iraq raises Concerns

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. British Ambassador Jonathan Wilks warned at a press conference last month that, at its current rate of growth, Iraq’s population would increase by a million people per year. Iraq’s Central […]

Unemployment Rate Passes 25%

By John Lee. The Iraqi Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mohammed Shayaa al-Sudani, has said that the unemployment rate in Iraq has passed 25 percent. Ministry statistics also show that Iraq’s population is now almost 36 million, two million of whom are internally displaced as a result of the conflict with Islamic State (IS, […]

Iraq’s Housing Crisis Worsens

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has recorded a steady population growth, which reached its peak last year at 2.9% — one of the highest rates in the world, officials say. The growth comes at a […]

UN’s Ad Melkert on World Population Day

Speech by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Ad Melkert, on the World Population Day. Today is a welcome occasion to highlight the new stage that Iraq has embarked upon after so many years of suffering and devastation. It is the stage of substituting the confrontation of the past for cooperation towards a […]