The European Union has adopted a support package to Lebanon of 165 million euros ($191 million) to help the country cope with hosting Syrian refugees
BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union has adopted a support package to Lebanon of 165 million euros ($191 million) to help the country cope with hosting Syrian refugees.
In a statement released Wednesday to mark World Refugee Day, the EU said the package aims to support Lebanon’s public education and social assistance systems.
Lebanon is home to a million Syrian refugees, who amount to nearly a quarter of the country’s population.
Of the package, 100 million euros ($116 million) were allocated to strengthen the public education system and guarantee that all children “have access to inclusive and quality education.”
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A further 52 million euros ($60 million)went to equally provide socio-economic support to vulnerable Lebanese populations and Syrian refugees, while 13 million euros ($15 million) were earmarked to support Palestine refugees from Syria.