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    More than 12 million Iraqis are below the poverty line and youth unemployment is 35 percent

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    More than 12 million Iraqis are below the poverty line and youth unemployment is 35 percent Empty More than 12 million Iraqis are below the poverty line and youth unemployment is 35 percent

    Post by Rocky Thu 18 Jan 2024, 4:35 am

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    [size=52]More than 12 million Iraqis are below the poverty line and youth unemployment is 35 percent[/size]

    [size=45]Translated by: Hamed Ahmed[/size]
    [size=45]The United Nations World Food Programme, WFP, revealed in an expanded report on activities to support the standard of living and adapt to the consequences of climate change in Iraq, and empowerment programs for affected communities in seven Iraqi governorates, that the unemployment rate among Iraqi youth reached 35%, while poverty rates have increased since the year. 2018, as 29.6% of Iraqis are below the poverty line, with 12.27 million people out of a population of 41.2 million, of whom 70% are youth.[/size]
    [size=45]The report indicates that with a growth rate of 2.55%, the population of Iraq is expected to double by the year 2050, and the value of the Human Development Index for 2021 in the country was 0.686 points, which placed it in the average classification of human development and came in the sequence 121 among 191 countries and regions.[/size]
    [size=45]The organization stated that unemployment rates remained high, especially among segments of the displaced, returnees, youth, and people with disabilities, noting that the lack of basic living activities is the main reason for many problems of protecting and educating children, which include child labor and their marriage as children.[/size]
    [size=45]International Labor Organization estimates indicate low rates of women's participation in the workplace, amounting to only 20%.[/size]
    [size=45]According to 2021 estimates, 65% of women between 15 and 24 years of age are unemployed, compared to 23.5% of young men.[/size]
    [size=45]Social norms are major obstacles to the availability of job opportunities for women, represented by early marriage and their preference to stay at home to care for young children.[/size]
    [size=45]The international organization states in its report that the youth segment is the most affected in the country by the phenomenon of unemployment, while the multiple dimensions of poverty in Iraq still hinder the growth rate and constitute a major challenge for many Iraqi women and men.[/size]
    [size=45]Iraq currently has the highest poverty rate among upper-middle income countries in the region, and according to the latest estimates of poverty rates in Iraq according to sustainable development indicators and the Central Statistics Organization for the year 2021, the poverty rate increased in Iraq from 20.7% during the year 2018 to 31.7% during the year 2020 due to... Consequences of the Corona pandemic.[/size]
    [size=45]The organization adds that in the year 2021, the situation improved slightly compared to the previous year, and the percentage of those below the poverty line reached 29.6%, representing 12.27 million people from the Iraqi population. Poverty, which hinders access to education, limits access to skills and has health consequences, has cast a shadow of restrictions on opportunities for many young Iraqis.[/size]
    [size=45]Regarding the consequences of climate change and its impact on families living in agricultural areas, the report states that in the area between Mosul, Tal Afar, Dohuk, Erbil, Sinjar, Shekhan, and Shaqlawa, where these areas are famous for growing wheat, they include approximately 4.8 million people, including 1.5 million people who are poor and exposed to deficiency. In food security due to the consequences of climate change.[/size]
    [size=45]As for the area enclosed between Baghdad, Babylon, and the southern governorates of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Wasit, and Maysan, which is famous for producing agricultural crops, it includes approximately 8 million people, including 2.6 million people who are poor.[/size]
    [size=45]As for the area between Salah al-Din, Diyala, Kirkuk, and Baghdad, there are approximately 12 million people, including 1.4 million poor people.[/size]
    [size=45]As for the mountainous areas confined between Dohuk, Zakho, Amadiya, Joman, Khanaqin, Halabja, and Shahrazor, they include approximately 2.6 million people, including 75,000 poor people.[/size]
    [size=45]The report indicates that Iraq has the potential to obtain or allocate resources, technical support, and capacity building from several national and international bodies to transfer technology and programs to address the challenges associated with displacement resulting from climate change.[/size]
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