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Lebanon PM Tammam Salam held a meeting  with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard where talks highlighted the burden of Syrian refugees on Lebanon Sept 24, 2015
Lebanon PM Tammam Salam held a meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard where talks highlighted the burden of Syrian refugees on Lebanon Sept 24, 2015

The United States pledged an additional  490 million dollars to Syrian refugees, including  77 million  allocated for  Lebanon, An Nahar daily   reported on Sunday.

The announcement was made during a meeting between Prime Minister Tammam Salam and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Anne Richard on Friday,  the daily added.

The aid package will be revealed next week during the proceedings of the Untied Nations General Assembly.

Richard said that Washington will host 10,000 refugees currently in Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey and it will at a later date take in refugees residing in Lebanon.

Lebanon ,  a country of about 4 million  is hosting around 1.5 million Syrian refugees, which is equivalent to more than a third of its  its native  population.

Salam is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Monday with his speech focusing on the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon, as well as the ongoing presidential vacuum.

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