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Apr 27, 2016 / Report/Study
This study conducted in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) aimed to better understand the needs, aspirations and challenges faced by displaced and local community youth aged between 15 and 24. The findings of this research confirmed that across the Middle East a whole... more
Apr 25, 2016 / Report/Study
The World Bank Group’s latest MENA Economic Monitor argues that given the persistent impact of the civil war on the Syrian society, and while full-scale reconstruction may have to wait for peace before it can start, development institutions can commit to support an ambitious and inclusive... more
Apr 25, 2016 / Video
Ammouna and Fayad Selloum are among more than 1 million Syrians who have fled war in their country for neighboring Lebanon. While the couple and their four children struggle with their loss and try to rebuild their lives, the Lebanese are also under stress. The World Bank is working to find... 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 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 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 31, 2016 / Blog
Report from a “Moving” Mission in the Mediterranean (1)   Refugees, migration and mobility of persons have never been alien to the Mediterranean region; on the contrary history proves that the movement of individuals - for its different purposes - has always been an integral characteristic and... more
Mar 23, 2016 / Blog
The needs for investment in the water sector are considerable in the Mediterranean region. Water demand - driven by urbanization, the development of tourism, irrigated agriculture and industrialization - is growing rapidly. The water sector should also be able to respond promptly to the various... 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
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
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

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