Iraq children labor rates at 4.9%: government agency

Iraqi children play as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, in Mosul, Iraq June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Baghdad ( Out of Iraq’s population of children, 4.9% are compelled to work, according to the government’s statistics agency.

The government’s Central Statistics Organization, a Planning Ministry body, out of children aged between 5 and 17, 4.9 percent are compelled to work.

Out of those, 7.1 percent are males, compared 2.5 percent females.

According to the organization, 16.6 percent suffer from stunting, while 5.9 percent are underweight, while 4.6 percent are overweight.  

Earlier this month, the planning ministry counted the Iraqi population at more than 37 million, noting that the growth remains higher than earlier rates.

In January, the planning ministry put poverty rates among Iraqis at 30% during 2016


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