World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
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Syria crisis: World Bank boss urges leaders to 'step up'

The President of the World Bank has urged the world to unite in order to combat the "humanitarian disaster" in Syria.

Dr Jim Yong Kim was speaking in St Petersburg, where world leaders are discussing the response to last month's chemical attack in Damascus, at the G20 summit.

He told the BBC's Jon Sopel "everyone is outraged" at what had happened in Syria and added: "We all need to step up to help deal with this."

  • 06 Sep 2013
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