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Where is Iraqi Kurdistan? Where is Iraqi Kurdistan? Presentation Transcript

  • Where is Iraqi Kurdistan?
  • Basic facts Population: 4 millions (Total number of the Kurds in Iraq is 6 millions) Area: 25,000 miles Capital city: Erbil Currency: Old version of Iraqi Dinar (Equals to 100 Dinars from the new version) Annual Growth rate: 2.6% View slide
  • Health Sector Number of Medical Doctors / capita = 1/2000 Number of Nurses / capita = 1/1000 Hospital beds / Population = 1/1500 View slide
  • What happened in past? 
  • What Are the Achievements? An elected Kurdish Assembly (1992) Provision of security, health, education and other services to 4 million after withdrawl of Iraqi administration Progress in establishing a civil society and enforcement of the role of law: 1-Human rights 2-Women rights 3-Children rights 4-Free press
  • 11 Years Ago and Now… Total number of medical  Total number of medical doctors 450 doctors 2000 Number of Hospitals 19  Number of Hospitals 36 Number of Health Centers  Number of Health Centers 182 854 Infant mortality rate  Infant mortality rate 82/1000 59/1000
  • 11 Years Ago and Now….. One University  Three Universities One Medical School  Three Medical Schools No Nursing Schools  Two Nursing Schools at (University level) Universities No Pharmacy School’s  Two Pharmacy School No Dentistry School’s  Two Dentistry Schools
  • The Kurds have flourished in the three northern governorates of Iraq since theestablishment of an air exclusion zone overthe region in 1991. Progress has been made in developing a pluralist political systemand in encouraging economic development. These gains could serve as a model for the future of the country.
  • What Are the Constraints?1- Political instability in Iraq2- Isolation3- Double or some times triple “Embargo”!
  • The Role of the United Nations and the Oil for Food Program Started in December 1996 Each phase lasts for 6 months In 2003, allocation theoretically available for Iraqi Kurdistan $ 7.9 billion Total approved expenditures $3.9 billion Theoretically available $4.0 billion
  • What Do Kurds in Iraq Want?A Democratic, Pluralistic, Federal Iraq
  • In case of a US attack….The health facilities in Iraqi Kurdistan are lacking the capacity to meet the disaster that might result.
  • Urgent needs: US and international relief agencies move into Iraqi Kurdistan. Medicines and medical supplies Anti-gas masks Financial support package to keep the hospitals and other vital institution functioning until the dusts settle
  • Don’t leave the Kurds alone again, PLEASE…