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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 04, 2016 / Blog
Quand migration rime avec émotion : compte rendu de mission en Méditerranée (2) Les mouvements de réfugiés et de migrants ont toujours existé. Avec le conflit qui s’éternise en Syrie, ils posent d’immenses difficultés aux pays de la Méditerranée. L’instabilité qui sévit au Moyen-Orient se propage... more
Mar 31, 2016 / Blog
Quand migration rime avec émotion : compte rendu de mission en Méditerranée (1)   Réfugiés, migrations, mobilité — autant de phénomènes que les pays de la Méditerranée connaissent intimement : l’histoire prouve en effet que les déplacements de population ont toujours été, quels qu’aient pu en être... more
Mar 23, 2016 / Blog
Les besoins d’investissement dans le secteur de l’eau sont considérables dans la région méditerranéenne. La demande en eau - tirée par l’urbanisation, le développement touristique, l’agriculture irriguée ou l’industrialisation - croît rapidement. Et le secteur de l’eau doit aussi être capable de... more
Mar 21, 2016 / Blog
In Turkey, as in other countries, refugees are often seen as an unmitigated burden, taking jobs from locals, straining public resources, and stoking fears of rising crime and terrorism. Clearly there are significant costs and risks shouldered by host countries, but there is another side to the... more
Mar 16, 2016 / Blog
Les programmes de la communauté internationale ne doivent pas se focaliser uniquement sur les pays qui accueillent le plus de réfugiés syriens, le Liban et la Jordanie, mais doivent aussi tenir compte de la Syrie. C’est le point de vue défendu par Abdallah Al Dardari, ancien ministre du Plan en... 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
Mar 15, 2016 / Blog
Nearly 60 million persons were forcibly displaced worldwide due to conflict and persecution at the end of 2014—the highest number since World War II. Forced displacement is not only a humanitarian issue, but also has important economic, social, political, and environmental impacts on the places of... more
Mar 08, 2016 / Video
The World Bank Group, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group launched a new financing 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... more
Mar 08, 2016 / Video
Almost five years since the Syrian war broke out and created the largest refugees crisis since the World War II. Syria’s neighboring countries are facing an unprecedented and protracted refugee crisis. France 24 spoke to Franck Bousquet, the World Bank’s Director of Regional Programs, Partnerships... 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 / 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

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