More than 6.7 million people in Iraq, including 3.3 million children under 18 years, will need humanitarian assistance in 2019. Although armed violence has declined, and over 4.2 million people are returning to their homes, 1.7 million people, including 800,000 children, remain displaced.
HOME OF 1.45 MILLION ORPHANS
Iraqi Minister of Human Rights stated that the actual number of orphans in the country was 1.45 million and not the 5 million previously stated in unofficial media reports. With Iraq’s population sitting at about 31 million people as of last’s year’s estimates, orphans constitute about 4.7% of the country’s total population.