Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd arrives in Downing street for the weekly cabinet meeting in London on February 20, 2018. / AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS
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British Home Secretary Amber Rudd is reportedly looking to extend the U.K. government's refugee resettlement scheme for Syrians after a visit to Lebanon this week. While in Lebanon Tuesday, Rudd mentioned that she was looking into the possibility of extending the resettlement scheme past its initial target of 20,000 people by 2020 .Some 10,538 have already been resettled, of whom more than half are children, Rudd told the BBC during the visit to Lebanon.The U.K., Rudd noted, has contributed over 84 million pounds to the Internal Security Forces and the Army since 2011 .According to a statement from the EU, the block has reached approximately 750,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon through its humanitarian aid office, the ECHO.
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