Iraq needs about 2.5 million residential units to overcome the country’s housing crisis, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Planning said. 

Abdul-Zahra Al-Hindawi told Zawya Projects that Iraq needs at least 2.5 million housing units across all governorates to fill the housing shortage faced by the country.  

Al-Hindawi said more than 3 million citizens live in 4,000 slums and irregular settlements that contain more than 500,000 housing units with the capital Baghdad occupying the first place with more than 1,000 slums. 

(Reporting by Majda Muhsen; Editing by Anoop Menon) 


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