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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World Bank chief holds out hope for LebanonIn his first visit to Lebanon, the president of the World Bank spoke Tuesday of finding hope and maintaining optimism amid the terrible suffering in Lebanon and the region due to the Syrian civil war.Kim earlier in the day visited a social services center in Burj Hammoud and spoke of the strain placed on Lebanon and the Lebanese people by the more than a million registered Syrian refugees.Despite the sense that the Syrian civil war, now in its four year and estimated to have killed more than 200,000 people and displaced millions, is intractable and likely to continue into the foreseeable future, Kim insisted that the world must begin planning the recovery for when it does end.
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