World Bank chief and John Kerry ring alarm bells on Lebanon visit

June 4, 2014 3:51 PM

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged help for Lebanon, which is housing 1 million Syrian refugees in a country of 4 million.

Mr. Kerry’s hours-long stay in Beirut is the first by a secretary of state in five years. Following talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, he announced that the US is donating $290 million to boost United Nations aid efforts in Syria and neighboring countries. Lebanon will receive $51 mill...

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