One third of all Iraqis live in poverty


A new United Nations-backed study says that one third of today’s Iraqi population lives in poverty with more than 5 per cent living in extreme poverty.

“Prepared by the Iraqi Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the statistics show that a high percentage of people in Iraq live under various levels of poverty and human deprivation despite the country’s huge economic and natural resources.” More