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Cameron: UK to give an extra £100m aid for refugees

David Cameron in Madrid where he announced £100m extra in humanitarian aid. Credit: Reuters

Britain is to provide an additional £100 million in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.

The extra funds bring the total to £1 billion allocated to address the refugee crisis.

Today I can announce that we will provide a further £100 million, taking our total contribution to over £1 billion. That is the UK's largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis.

"£60 million of this additional funding will go to help Syrians still in Syria. The rest will go to neighbouring countries, to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, where Syrian refugees now account for one quarter of the population.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

Earlier on Friday, Cameron said Britain would take in "thousands more" Syrian refugees.

Refugees head along Hungary's M1 motorway

Hundreds of refugees and migrants are forming a long column of people heading out of Budapest along the M1 motorway.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates has tweeted:


Camera shows 'no abnormalities' with Shoreham plane

Many airshows were cancelled following the Shoreham disaster. Credit: PA

Footage from cockpit cameras in the jet which crashed during the Shoreham airshow killing 11 people revealed there were "no abnormal indications" during the flight.

The aircraft also "appeared to be responding to the pilot's control inputs", according to an initial report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

Refugees leave Budapest on foot: 'We will go to Austria'

Refugees who are walking out of Hungary after being denied access to trains leaving for western Europe have told and NBC News reporter that they are heading for Germany via Austria.

Hundreds have started to leave Budapest on foot as the city's main railway station remains closed to international departures.

NBC News reporter Carlo Angerer has taken these images from the start of the trek, as people begin to leave the city limits.

Elsewhere in Hungary, refugees have broken out of two transit camps, raising further questions about the country's handling of the growing crisis.


Hundreds of refugees join walk out of Hungary

Credit: Reuters

A large group of refugees and migrants stranded at Hungary's main international railway station in Budapest, according to reports.

At least several hundred - with some local media reporting the number to be near 1,000 - left Keleti railway station earlier, telling police that they would continue their journey towards Germany on foot.

Credit: Reuters

The distance between Budapest and Freilassing, one of the nearest points on the German frontier, is 533 km (331 miles) - a walk of around 109 hours at an average pace.

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