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April 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with other factors present significant risks to the country’s economic outlook.

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During the most recent financial year, the World Bank responded with US$5.47 billion in new commitments to help the MENA region.

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MENA VP Ferid Belhaj discusses the region’s resilience and US$670 million in support from the Bank for countries’ health responses

MENA VP Ferid Belhaj discusses the region’s resilience and US$670 million in support from the Bank for countries’ health responses.
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Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Zeina El Khalil
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zelkhalil@worldbank.org