— As one of the world’s most fragile states returns to normalcy after more than two decades of conflict, Somalia is going through the process of disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former combatants.
Video: On the Road to Reconstruction: Somalia Looks to Rwanda for Demobilization & Reintegration Lessons
— During a visit to four African countries, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged $1.8 billion to the Horn of Africa, and an additional $100 million to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to fight the Ebola epidemic.
Press Release: Leaders Commit Billions to the Horn of Africa
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis is to help stop the spread of infections, improve public health systems throughout West Africa, and assist countries in coping with the economic impact.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.