Iraq ranks 79th in the world among the world's poorest people
Monday, August 22 2022 10:01 AM
Follow-up / National News Center
Iraq ranked 79th globally among the world's poorest people, ahead of Egypt, which ranked 92nd in the world, according to the American magazine Global Finance.
The magazine said in a report, that
“the poorest countries in the world suffered from civil wars and ethnic and sectarian conflicts, and then the Covid-19 came, which made the bad conditions worse,” noting that
“the world has enough wealth and resources to ensure that the entire human race enjoys a basic standard of living.”
"However, people in countries such as Burundi, South Sudan and Central African Republic - the poorest in the world - still live in extreme poverty," she added.
And the magazine indicated, according to a table prepared for this, that
"Iraq ranked 8th in the Arab world and 79th globally out of 192 countries listed in the table among the poorest peoples in the world, as the Iraqi per capita GDP amounted to 12,141 thousand dollars annually."
In the Arab world, Somalia came with the poorest Arab people and ranked fifth globally, with a share of 1.322 thousand dollars, followed by Yemen in second place with 13th globally with a share of 2,078 thousand dollars, followed by Eritrea third and 14th globally with a share of 2,101 thousand dollars, followed by Sudan fourth and 40th globally with a share of 4,442 thousand dollars, followed by Mauritania is fifth and 62nd in the world, with a share of 6,920 thousand dollars.
He added that Morocco came sixth and 67th globally with a share of 9,041 thousand dollars, followed by Jordan in the seventh place and 11,861 thousand dollars, and then Iraq in the eighth, followed by Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt, which came 11 Arabs and 92nd globally with a share of 14,928 dollars.
Globally, Burundi came first with a share of $856, with a share of $856, followed by South Sudan with a share of $928, and then the Central African Republic with a share of $1,102 thousand.
While the table did not address Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, as there are no official statistics available for them.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation had expected that the poverty rate in the country would rise to 25 percent during the current year 2022, after it recorded 22.5% in the last census of 2019.