Over 1.6 million poor people to benefit from World Bank water project in Lebanon

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Although Lebanon has one of the largest amounts of fresh water in the Middle East, its people have limited access to water, according to the World Bank.

The Bank is now embarking on a massive project to get water flowing to over 1.6 million people in and around the capital Beirut.

It is expected to improve the lives of the poorest Lebanese people as well Syrian refugees who have fled conflict in their country.

Claire Kfouri a World Bank water specialist who is in charge of the project grew up in the outskirts of Beirut.

James Waton discussed the project with Ms Kfouri and first asked about her experiences growing up without enough water.

Duration: 4'41"

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