The children

The Situation of Children in Iraq


Health and Nutrition

  • Among countries in the MENA region, Iraq has made the least progress in reducing its under-5 mortality rate since 1990.
  • The under-5 mortality rate in Iraq is 37 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Every year around 35,000 children will die before their first birthday.
  • Acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea are the two biggest killer diseases of children.
  • 1 in 4 children suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition.
  • 9 in 10 pregnant women receive the assistance of a skilled attendant during birth delivery.




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