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World Bank: Syria and neighbors need reconstruction plan

ByREUTERS
June 3, 2014 17:15

BEIRUT - World powers and international donors must prepare a post-war reconstruction plan for Syria and its neighbors to help the region recover from the Syrian conflict, the head of the World Bank said on Tuesday.

Jim Yong Kim said that although there was no sign that the ruinous war between President Bashar Assad and rebel fighters will end soon, international efforts - led by Arab states - should focus now on a post-war phase.

"The international community, including the World Bank Group, the United Nations and key donors, must put together a plan that will help not only Syria rebuild, but also will help Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq recover from the massive spillover effects of the war," he said.

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