The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants said Saturday that the European Union (EU) will provide 15 million euros (16.4 million U.S. dollars) to help vulnerable Lebanese and displaced Syrians, APA reports.
Out of the humanitarian aid, 3.5 million euros will be allocated for vulnerable Lebanese and 11.5 million for displaced Syrians, covering those displaced internally and those seeking asylum in Lebanon, as announced by the European Commission on Friday.
The aid will allow the provision of food, water, sanitation, and hygiene support for those who need them most, said the European Commission.
In a statement carried by Lebanon's National News Agency, the ministry thanked the EU for its continued commitment to alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable Lebanese.
It also expressed hope for dialogue and cooperation to reach sustainable solutions for safely returning Syrian refugees in Lebanon to their homeland as early as possible.
Lebanon remains the country hosting the largest number of refugees per capita, with the government estimating around 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
Lebanon has been trying to negotiate with relevant countries about the need to return Syrian refugees to their homeland as the crisis-hit country said it could no longer host a large number of displaced people on its territory.