View Full Version : Hopes to raise $2bn+ from Donors for Iraq

Investors Iraq News
07-19-2016, 12:27 PM
By John Lee.
Twenty-four countries will take part in a pledging conference in Washington tomorrow, where the United States expects to raise about $2 billion from donor nations to help Iraq with humanitarian assistance, mine removal, jobs, electricity and sanitation.
According to Bloomberg, the event will be attended by Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (pictured).
The United Nations says an $861 million humanitarian appeal (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/02/02/un-asks-for-861m-for-humanitarian-aid/) for Iraq has only been 38 percent fulfilled.
Last week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/07/11/560-u-s-troops-to-deploy-to-iraq/) the U.S. would deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq* — it currently has about 3,500 troops in the country.
(Sources: Reuters, Bloomberg)

Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. (http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2016/07/19/hopes-to-raise-2bn-from-donors-for-iraq/)

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