Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Iraq Replaces Food Rations With Cash Handouts, Minister Says

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq’s government has decided to cancel food rations to 6 million families and replace them with cash handouts, State Minister Ali Al-Dabbagh said.

Every person among those eligible for the program will be granted 15,000 dinars ($12.88) a month, Dabbagh, also the official government spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement. The decision is meant to end the corruption obstructing the proper and timely distribution of the five food staples: flour; sugar, rice, vegetable oil, and milk for babies, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khalid Al-Ansary in Baghdad at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.