Officials leave the stage at a conference on Iraq being held in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Feb 12, 2018. Kuwait this week is hosting a series of conferences on rebuilding Iraq after the onslaught of the Islamic State group. (JON GAMBRELL / AP)
KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait has opened a week of conferences seeking aid for rebuilding Iraq after the onslaught of the Islamic State group.
Authorities from international organizations and foreign nations crowded into conferences in Kuwait City on Monday.
Authorities say they will need US$88 billion to rebuild Iraq.
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Among the hardest-hit areas is Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city which IS militants seized in June 2014. Iraqi forces, aided by Iranian-backed Shiite militias and US-led coalition, recaptured the city in July 2017.
However, officials acknowledge a feeling of fatigue from international donors, especially after the wars in Iraq and Syria sparked the biggest mass migration since World War II.
Billions of dollars poured into Iraq after the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, with what feels now like little visible effect.
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