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Apr 17, 2016 / Video
Senior governmental representatives, World Bank specialists and United Nations officials as well as members from the civil society gathered on February 15, 2016 in Paris for a cross-regional exchange between Middle Eastern and European countries hosting refugees, on the analytical findings, and... more
Apr 17, 2016 / Video
Senior governmental representatives, World Bank specialists and United Nations officials as well as members from the civil society gathered on February 15, 2016 in Paris for a cross-regional exchange between Middle Eastern and European countries hosting refugees, on the analytical findings, and... more
Apr 04, 2016 / Blog
Report from a “Moving” Mission in the Mediterranean (2) Movements of refugees and migrants have always existed. Due to the protracted conflict in Syria and increasing fragility, they are turning into an enormous challenge for the Mediterranean region. The instability which is most severely... more
Mar 16, 2016 / Blog
International community programs must not only focus on the countries which host the most Syrian refugees – Lebanon and Jordan –, but must also take Syria into account. This is the view put forward by Abdallah Al Dardari, former Minister of Planning in Syria and Deputy Executive Secretary of the... more
Mar 15, 2016 / Blog
With the refugee crisis gaining the world’s attention since war broke out in Syria, many ideas have been raised to address forced displacement, both in the Middle East and in countries around the world. Displacement has emerged as a critical development challenge, one that affects not only the... more
Feb 25, 2016 / Video
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic... more
Feb 25, 2016 / Video
Millions of fled a war-torn Syria since the beginning of the crisis in 2011. Neighbouring countries, mainly, Lebanon and Jordan are hosting the largest number so far. How can the international community be of help beyond emergency aid? What could be the mid-term solution for this unprecedented... more
Feb 25, 2016 /
Almost five years since the Syrian war broke out and created the largest refugees crisis since World War II. Syria’s neighbouring countries are facing an unprecedented and protracted refugee crisis. How could the international community help hosting countries beyond emergency aid? What could the... more
Feb 25, 2016 /
The World Bank group, the United Nations, and the Islamic Development Bank Group launched a new joint initiative to scale-up financing in the Middle East and North Africa to help countries hosting significant refugee populations, countries impacted by conflict, as well as countries that have... more
Feb 25, 2016 /
The Center for Mediterranean Integration, the World Bank Group and the United Nations with the support of the French Development Agency Representatives organized a cross-regional event on the analytical findings, and policy implications, of the World Bank/UNHCR study “The Welfare of Syrian Refugees... more
Feb 25, 2016 /
Almost five years since the Syrian war broke out and created the largest refugees crisis since the World War II. Syria’s neighbouring countries are facing an unprecedented and protracted refugee crisis with spillover effects in Europe. RFI spoke to Jordan’s Minister of Labor H.E. Prof. Nidal... more
Feb 25, 2016 /
Almost five years since the Syrian war broke out and created the largest refugees crisis since the World War II. Syria’s neighbouring countries are facing an unprecedented and protracted refugee crisis with spillover effects in Europe. Sarah Belhadi from La Tribune spoke to Franck Bousquet, the... more
Feb 24, 2016 / Blog
If you look inside the bag of any refugee on a life-threatening boat trip to Europe, you see a few possessions that vary from one refugee to another. However, there is one thing they all carry with them: a smartphone. Those refugees have been criticized for owning smartphones, but what critics do... more
Feb 23, 2016 / Video
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic... more

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