World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visit Syrian refugees in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan earlier this year. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank
At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim outlined how multilateral development banks could help with humanitarian crises. “The humanitarian and development communities must come together to support the 60 million people who are displaced,” he said.Read More »

Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility dataviz. © World Bank Group
G7 leaders took a major step toward protecting the world against pandemics by supporting the launch of the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF).



There are over a billion smokers in the world. According to the World Health Organizatoin, tobacco use kills 6 million people a year - one person every six seconds. Over the past 15 years, smoking rates have fallen in most countries, but in 27 countries they've gone up.
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