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

June 4, 2014 3:51 PM

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

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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