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World Bank provides Lebanon with $34M to buy vaccines

As new infections rise in the region, Jordan announced that it is vaccinating refugees alongside the rest of the population

By JOSHUA SHUMAN/THE MEDIA LINE
22/01/2021

Sudan welcomes US move to clear $1 bln in arrears to World Bank

The move allows Sudan to access $1.5 billion annually in funds from the International Development Association (IDA), which is an arm of the World Bank.

By REUTERS
16/12/2020

Jewish philanthropist, former Gaza envoy James Wolfensohn dies at 86

Wolfensohn was his entire life also devoted to Jewish giving. The family foundation he set up, administered by his children, gave to a broad array of Jewish causes across denominations.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
27/11/2020
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World Bank warns of $760m. Palestinian Authority funding deficit in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA could be forced to cut basic services, including medical ones, unless it found a way to make up the shortfall.

World Bank cancels loan for Lebanese dam, effective immediately

The World Bank began raising concerns in January about Lebanon's plans to build the large dam in the Bisri Valley, and put funding for the program under partial suspension on June 26.

By REUTERS
05/09/2020
World Bank building entrance

World Bank grants $30m. to Palestinians economically harmed by COVID-19

According to the World Bank at least 68,000 Palestinian household have been harmed economically by the pandemic.

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World Bank invests $15m. to boost Palestinian IT sector, create jobs

The new project aims to help create more high-quality jobs in the Palestinian IT sector, as well as help boost the capabilities of existing firms in the field.

15/06/2020
A Palestinian man waits at a counter to make a withdrawal at the Housing Bank for Trade & Finance in

World Bank: Palestinian economy could contract by 11% due to COVID-19

In 2019 the Palestinian economy grew by only 1% due in part to low levels of investment, movement restriction, poor tax collection and a stand-off between the PA and Israel.

World Bank to give $5.8 million to help Palestinians fight coronavirus

This funding will cover top priorities, including equipment and materials for infection and prevention control, laboratory diagnostics, isolation and case management.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
04/04/2020
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