The children

The Situation of Children in Iraq



  • 90% of all primary-school aged children in Iraq attend primary school.
  • 44% of them complete on time.
  • Around 9 girls for every 10 boys go to primary school.
  • Around 8 girls for every 10 boys are attending secondary school.
  • Iraq's Millenium Development Goal target is for 100% of all primary school-aged boys and girls to attend primary school by 2015.
  • Around 7 out 10 young women between the ages of 15-24 are literate.




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