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One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State

One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State”

The Journal published the article on the cost of rebuilding the war-ravaged country ahead of comments by Iraqi officials to global donors during a conference in Kuwait Monday, noting that the World Bank assessment is expected to frame reconstruction arguments during the three-day event. That sparked the first Gulf War, which ended after a US-led coalition ousted Iraqi forces from the country.

During the summer of 2014, Kuwait contributed $10 million to United Nations humanitarian agencies and IOM in response to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq and donated $3 million to UNHCR in support of the organization's operations in Iraq.

At a press conference held on the sidelines of the opening of the KICRI media center, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Kuwait host these events to support Iraq and stand by its side.

In a Monday statement, Qassemi underlined the significance of Iraq as a friend and neighbor of Iran, and said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in Kuwait conference.

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Chicago attorney Tina Tchen were also present. Viewing of the portraits will be open to the public on Tuesday, February 13.

Referring to the more than $88 billion in reconstruction expenses, Reuters reported Monday, "About $23 billion will be needed in the short term and more than $65 billion in the medium term, the director-general of Iraq's planning ministry, Qusay Adulfattah, told the conference".

Over the following three days government ministers are set to outline their funding needs for two key areas, according to Lise Grande, the UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the conference, and he has said that there are "Arab donors willing to help and support".

"The government recognises that in order to build the confidence of the investors that they need to rebuild their country", Ms Grande told The National.

The government appeal was made during an worldwide aid conference that opened in Kuwait on Monday.

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According to the report, "Iraq: Reconstruction and Investment", released by Kuwait's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in January, more than 200 projects in 10 sectors, including education, health, transportation and agriculture, are ready to receive financing.

The US also occupied Iraq for eight years after its invasion of the country in 2003, which led to the fall of former strongman Saddam Hussein.

The war against the Islamic State group displaced more than 5 million people.

Iraq published a list of 157 projects for which it is seeking private investments at the conference, which some 1,900 delegates representing foreign governments, private firms and nongovernment organizations have registered to attend.

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