UK to give Lebanon $74m for Syrian refugee crisis

11 July 2013

Pledge more than doubles UK’s previous aid to Lebanon

The UK has pledged to give an additional £50m ($74m) to help Lebanon cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.

Justine Greening, the secretary of state for the UK’s Department for International Development, made the announcement on Tuesday 11 July while visiting an aid distribution center in the Bekaa Valley village of Barr Elias.

The pledge more than doubles the UK’s previous aid contributions to Lebanon since the crisis began and comes from the £175m in new funding Prime Minister David Cameron announced at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland in June. The donation is intended to benefit both refugees and host communities.

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