February 11 2018 11:48 p
Peter Hawkins pointed to the need to attract the private sector to Iraq, "one quarter of whose population lives on less than two dollars a day."
"If everyone focuses on Mosul, the country's second largest city and the capital of the caliphate whose historical heart has become a hill of ruins, we should not forget that other provinces like Anbar, Diyala and Salahuddin also suffered from wars," Hawkins said.
"Housing is the main element, because 19 per cent of the total destruction of the country has taken place in this sector, so more than 2.6 million people are still displaced," said Irfan Ali, director of the United Nations Housing Program in Iraq.
More than 26,000 homes, including more than 17,000 in Mosul, have been destroyed or severely damaged, according to the United Nations Operational Program on Applied Research Across Satellite (UNOSAT).