World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, visits a Syrian refugee school in Burj Hammoud, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The World Bank president acknowledged the incredible strain Lebanon is under due to the refugee crisis, supporting Prime Minister Tamman Salam's appeal for urgent international aid.At a donor meeting in Beirut's Grand Serail, Prime Minister Tammam Salam Tuesday called on governments of the world to immediately support Lebanon in order to rescue the country's weak economy.Kim, who arrived in Beirut Monday, said his visit was the first by a World Bank president to Lebanon in 14 years.Plumbly noted that the assistance to Lebanon had so far been minimal compared to the need.
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