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Strengthening the Global Response to Forced Displacement

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Mar 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

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 people displaced but also the communities hosting them.


At the Plenary Session on March 1, the first day of the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Forum 2016, a high-level panel representing governments, development agencies, and refugees themselves tackled the need for collaboration between humanitarian and development partners.


Continue reading the full article on the World Bank Blog.

Bassam Sebti

Prior to the World Bank, Sebti worked as a Senior Arabic Editor/Iraq Assignment Editor at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) where he edited, managed and assigned news articles for He also wrote and edited daily news articles in both English and Arabic for GDIT’s Middle East portal,  

Before that, Sebti was the Arabic editor of the International Journalists' Network (IJNet), a multilingual media training resource published by the Washington D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). He also worked on building ICFJ's online journalism training courses and assisted in running journalism training programs worldwide.

Prior to working with ICFJ, Sebti was a special correspondent for The Washington Post in Iraq, where he covered the war and the political process from September 2003 to July 2006.


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