20:59 - 2022-11-25
Today, Friday, the Ministry of Planning expected that the population of Iraq would reach nearly 50 million people by 2030, and while it showed its expectations in this regard at the end of this year, it talked about the contents of the national document for population policies and target groups, and a plan for family planning and poverty reduction in Iraq.
The ministry's spokesman, Abdul Zahra Al-Hindawi, said, "According to the annual population growth rates, which currently amount to 2.5% annually, the number of Iraq's population during 2030 will reach approximately 50 million, and it is expected that the population will increase to more than 42 million people during the current year." Pointing out that "these population increases need policies that absorb them and transform them from a burden into effective development engines."
He added, "There is a national document for population policies prepared by the Ministry of Planning earlier that included the basic paths of development policies that should be drawn and implemented over the coming years to accommodate these population increases," noting that "these paths are based on the advancement of the health, education, housing and youth sectors."
He continued, "This document included interest in the youth group, which represents a wide segment of society, and interest in supporting vulnerable segments represented by the elderly, children and people with disabilities," noting that "there are future policies and a plan for family planning in order to reduce the annual growth rates of the population and reduce poverty."
He pointed out that "family planning needs awareness campaigns to reduce the number of births and the spacing between births," stressing "the ministry's readiness to write the five-year plan that starts from 2023 to 2027, accompanied by policies to reduce multidimensional poverty by enabling the poor to obtain education, provide health and medical services, and provide housing and women's empowerment.
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