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Syrian refugees in Lebanon received additional funding from the Global Concessional Financing Facility, bringing the total of concessional funding to $1 billion, the World Bank said in statement Friday.It said that since the launching of the GCFF a year ago, the group has approved close to $200 million in grants for seven projects in Lebanon and Syria.Jordan's Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury hailed the new funding for his country.Lebanon and Jordan have been gravely affected by the presence of millions of Syrian refugees, and the governments of both countries have repeatedly warned the international community and the U.N. that existing infrastructure can no longer cope.
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