World Bank: One-fifth of Iraq's population lives in poverty and a quarter of youth are unemployed
10:32 - 04/12/2019
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most important problem that has brought most of the demonstrators in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
to the streets of Baghdad and other provinces is the problem of extreme poverty in one of the world's richest countries, OPEC's second-largest oil exporter , a report by the Digital Journal said on Wednesday .
"The problem of poverty is one of the reasons that the demonstrators ignored the resignation of Prime Minister [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
considering themselves as failing to eradicate rampant corruption that deprives them of public jobs and services," the report said.
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suffers from a very deteriorating health care system, where hospitals are severely short of equipment and doctors are often threatened on the basis of political or tribal conflicts," the report said.
According to the World Bank, "Although [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
is the second largest producer of crude oil in OPEC, but one out of five of its population live in poverty and unemployment rate among young people a quarter."
The government continued to be the country's largest employer in decades, but has recently struggled to create jobs for a growing number of graduates. 2030 ”.
"The future looks bleaker given the expectation that heavy crude oil exports - which finance more than 90 percent of the Iraqi state budget - will become less profitable as the world turns to other sources of energy," the report said. Finished / 25 z