One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on IS

BAGHDAD: One in four Iraqi kids are in poverty and 4 million are short of help on account of the country's war with Islamic State militants, the United Nation's kids company mentioned on Sunday.
The UN has verified 150 assaults on training facilities and 50 assaults on health centres and personnel since 2014, UNICEF mentioned in a commentary. Half of Iraq's schools need maintenance and over three million kids have had their training interrupted, it mentioned.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, having taken back all the territory captured through the militants in 2014 and 2015, and is looking for $100 billion in foreign funding in transport, energy and agriculture as part of a plan to rebuild parts of the country and revive the financial system.


Kuwait will host an international conference on Iraq's reconstruction on February 12-14.


"Children are Iraq's future," mentioned Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa.


"The Kuwait Conference for Iraq this week is an opportunity for world leaders to show that we are willing to invest in children - and through investing in children, that we are willing to invest in rebuilding a stable Iraq."


The United States, which leads an international coalition that provided Iraq with key air support within the battle towards Islamic State, does no longer plan to contribute any money on the Kuwait conference, US and Western officers mentioned.
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