Iraq

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The Iraq War dealt the Iraqi people a serious blow, worse than the decade long sanctions that Iraqis lived under prior to the 2003 War. However in 2009, oil production has reached decade long highs and by most accounts, Iraq’s economy is on the road to recovery.

Despite the economic progress, out of the 1.6 million internally displaced people and refugees were uprooted from their homes during the conflict, roughly 30% have been successfully integrated back to their homes. Since the US forces departed from the country, domestic terrorism is still a regular occurrence in many areas in Iraq. Coupled with the displacement and violence, the lack of infrastructure has inhibited the development of large sectors of society.   

In spite of these looming issues, prospects for recovery seem high according to many agencies on the ground.


Latest News from Iraq

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