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Lebanon's Stressed Schools

June 3, 2014

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited an elementary school in Beirut that was once 95 percent Lebanese students and now has a majority of students from Syria, whose families fled the war. The visit, taken during a four-day trip to Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Jordan, illustrated the increasingly burden felt by Lebanon, where more than 1 million Syrians have fled to escape the war. Kim called on the international community to step up its support of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and other countries that have taken in the refugees.