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Jan 06, 2016 / Report/Study
English: Full report, Summary Arabic: Summary French: Summary   The book focuses on the largest refugee crisis of our time: the Syrian refugee crisis. It exploits a wealth of survey and registry data on Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon to assess their poverty and vulnerability... more
Jan 06, 2016 / Video
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, over 6.5 million of the country’s people have been internally displaced and almost 4.4 million are registered refugees, which amounts to about half of Syria’s pre-crisis population. Nearly 1.7 million people have fled to neighboring Jordan and Lebanon.... more
Jan 06, 2016 / Blog
The Syrian crisis has now become one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. The numbers are staggering. About half of the Syrian pre-conflict population has been displaced, over 200,000 people have been killed, millions of Syrians have been injured or traumatized and millions more have... more
Nov 16, 2015 / Blog
Roughly half of the World’s 60 million plus displaced people - 19 million refugees and 41 million internally displaced people (IDPs) - are female. This the highest number ever recorded and the numbers continue to rise. According to the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Gutierrez “we are... more
Oct 22, 2015 / Video
Youth-focused radio show dedicated to the Syrian refugee crisis. With young invitees, the discussion looks closely at the crisis and tries to understand its scope and the challenges it poses to refugees and neighboring hosting countries alike. The show also focuses on the integration journey of... more
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
A study that highlights how prices and unemployment have increased, and refugees and IDPs entering the labor market are pushing wages down. Published in April 2015 by the World Bank.
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
A report that examines the effects of the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy. Published in April 2015 by the World Bank.
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
To provide a solid basis to define its needs and frame its priorities in terms of the specific assistance it seeks from the international community as well as to inform its own domestic policy response, the Government of Lebanon (GoL) requested the World Bank to lead an Economic and Social Impact... more
Oct 20, 2015 / Report/Study
Evidence-based study on the impact of Syrian refugees on the Turkish Labor market. Published by the World Bank in August 2015.
Sep 17, 2015 / Blog
Today, the world has woken-up to the reality that some countries in the Middle East have been living through for the past three years. The unbearably tragic picture of the Syrian toddler, Aylan, lying face down on a beach in Turkey has driven... more
Sep 17, 2015 / Blog
Unprecedented in scale and, with 16 million people already displaced and more living under the threat of displacement, the current crisis in the Middle East seems unlikely to go away anytime soon. The crisis is rare in that it largely affects middle income countries with fairly well developed... more
Sep 16, 2015 / Blog
2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters over the past ten years. Over 1.5 billion human beings are today living in countries affected by a violent armed conflict. There are 60 million refugees around the world. “Crises” are no longer an exception. From the tragedy in the Central... more
Sep 08, 2015 / Video
Interviews with Ferid BELHAJ, Country Director for the Middle East at the World Bank; Alain BIFANI, Director General at the Lebanese Ministry of Finance; Amin AWAD, Director of Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at UNHCR; and Olivier Ray, Head of the Crisis Prevention and Conflict Unit at... more
Sep 08, 2015 / Video
Interviews with Ferid BELHAJ, Country Director for the Middle East at the World Bank and Salaheddin AL BASHIR, Chairman of the Board of Justice Center for Legal Aid in Jordan, in the context of the high level stakeholder conference on the Syrian refugee crisis “From Resilience to Development”... more

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