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Beirut, March 6 : The European Union (EU) has adopted a 130 million euros ($155 million) assistance package to support Syrian refugees and local communities in Jordan and Lebanon, according to an official statement.
The statement issued on Friday by the bloc’s office in Lebanon said the package aims to support Syrian refugees in key areas such as social protection, healthcare services or waste management, reports Xinhua news agency.
For Lebanon, the funds will also help to alleviate the consequences of the Port of Beirut blasts last August, which affected both Syrian refugees and the local people.
Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said that the EU will continue to do all it can to support the Syrian people, civil society, refugees and their host communities in neighbouring countries.
He also noted that the EU will host the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region” on March 29-30 to reaffirm international support for the UN efforts for a negotiated political solution to the Syrian conflict.
Lebanon, which remains the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita, currently hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, according to the UN.

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