Syria has witnessed terrible violence since March 2011, when a popular protest in the city of Dera’a sparked the start of the conflict. Unrest spread quickly throughout Syria, and continued to escalate into what is said to be the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in nearly two decades.
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June 3, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today told an audience of students and policymakers that it was time to “prepare for peace” in Syria and surrounding countries, citing similar efforts that began 70 years ago before the end of World War II.Read More »
June 1, 2014 — World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is bringing a hopeful message with him on a four-day visit to the region: Despite the enormity of the challenges, the Middle East can find a way out of its crises.Read More »