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Iraqi students walk to class on October 22nd, 2014, the first day of the new school year. School openings were delayed as many buildings were being used as shelters for displaced families fleeing ISIL. [Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP]

Iraqi schools adopt meal pilot programme

Seventy schools in Dhi Qhar province have started receiving packaged meals as part of a government initiative to improve public health and academic performance.

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