File - This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 shows Syrian women checking in at the U.N. refugee agency's registration center in Zahle, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced additional funds Monday to assist Syrian refugees in Lebanon and for the communities hosting them.Half of the new contribution, which will be channeled through the UNHCR and UNRWA, will go to a UNHCR program providing food relief to poor Lebanese communities who have hosted refugees from Syria.On his one-day visit to Lebanon, Kenny will inspect the Irish troops operating under UNIFIL. The May assistance of the WFP reached over 744,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon through 715,210 vouchers and 29,278 food parcels. The June plan aims to reach 813,589 refugees with 770,333 food vouchers and 43,256 parcels.
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