Millions lack healthcare in Iraq amid funding crisis

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Vital UN aid operations have had to be cut owing to a lack of funding. Photo: OCHA/file.

Funding shortages have forced the UN health agency to suspend more than 180 frontline health operations in Iraq, it said Tuesday.

Almost three million people are now without access to urgently needed healthcare support after the closures last month, World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Mainly northern governorates are affected, along with some central areas too, and there could be worse to come unless fresh funding is found, WHO's Tarik Jasarevic told Daniel Johnson.

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