Mideast countries call for IMF help on refugee crisis

A sandstorm hits the tests of a refugee camp near the Bekaa Valley village of Taalabaya in Lebanon, on September 8, 2015Middle Eastern countries urged the International Monetary Fund to help them deal with the massive influx of refugees from conflicts in Syria and beyond, including with low-interest loans. The comments came in a prepared statement to be delivered Friday by the United Arab Emirates’ representative at the IMF meeting on behalf of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Many Middle Eastern countries are also struggling to deal with internally displaced people uprooted by conflict, including Iraq, Yemen and Libya.

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