More than 500,000 Iraqi children to receive meals at school

Iraqi children in school

Half a million Iraqi children in primary schools around the country will benefit from a school feeding programme at the start of the new academic year, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The children will come from the country's most vulnerable districts and will receive a mid-day snack under this new programme.

The meals are expected to improve school attendance, as well as the children's ability to concentrate in class.

While Iraq is considered as a middle-income country, decades of war and instability have led to the deterioration of its infrastructure and basic social services.

As a result, an estimated 7.5 million Iraqi now live under the poverty line on US$ 2 a day.

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