Population: 24.5 million
Half of Iraq's population is under 18

GNP per capita: $700

Under five mortality rate:
1 in 8 children die before the age of five

Under five mortality rate ranking: 33
Eritrea, Sudan and Haiti have lower under-five mortality rates than Iraq

Maternal mortality rate:
294 deaths for every 100,000 births

Child malnutrition:
One in four children aged under five are chronically malnourished

Birth weight:
24.7% of all children are born underweight

70% of child deaths are due to diarrhoea and respiratory disease

The incidence of preventable disease has increased more than 100% since 1990

5 million people lack access to safe water

Not attending primary school:
Girls 31%
Boys 17.5%

Not attending secondary school:
Girls 60%
Boys 50%

70% of all schools need repairs

Teachers earn $5-$8 per month



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