In 2016, the Government of Jordan, in partnership with the international community, has committed to tackling the challenge of improving the living conditions, prospects and resilience of both...

Meriem Ait Ali Slimane, Fiona Allen, Maha Kattaa, Patrick Daru |

Investing in and protecting human capital is a key element of the first institution-wide strategy on fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) of the World Bank Group. Health is a critical element of...

Muhammad Ali Pate, Franck Bousquet |

There are currently 66 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, 26 million fleeing their countries as refugees and 40 million internally displaced - the worst such crisis since World...

Omer Karasapan |

Over the past six years, at least half of Syria’s 30, 000 physicians—perhaps more, no one knows for sure—have fled the country. Like other Syrian refugees, they have gone wherever they can:...

Kent Garber |

In February of this year the Syrian Center for Policy Research issued a report stating that 470, 000 Syrians had been killed in the war and 1.9 million wounded. That was 10 months ago and with the...

Omer Karasapan |

It has taken almost three years for Adnan to get back to school. After fleeing Syria, and an uncertain stay in Turkey, then another in Austria, he and his mother finally found asylum in Berlin in...

Simon Thacker |

I have been looking for possible sources of investment and possible markets that would help both Syrian refugees and their host communities, and, as someone who has worked on the subject of the...

John Speakman |

With the school year starting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), millions of children are busily preparing to resume their studies. Some, caught in conflict, may not be able to go to...

Safaa El-Kogali |

Today 400, 000 school-age Syrian children living in Jordan and Lebanon are not in school. The situation is even worse in Turkey where 433, 000 school age refugees are out of school, according to...

Joel Bubbers |

The organization Refugee Open Ware is on a mission to empower refugees by giving them access to new technologies, such as 3D-printing. “We want to raise awareness about what 3D-printing can do, ”...

Christine Petré |