Desperate times for desperate people
Here's the problem with creating a country of people who are desperately impoverished. It apparently took less than 24 hours for the local Iraqis to loot an abandoned British army base. The Brits left and everything removable was taken, from floor planks to window frames to corrugated roofing. You don't have a job, your house is blown up and you need materials you can't afford. Who would expect anything different?