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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. No other European country has come close to this level of support.

"£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.

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Corbyn: Bin Laden comments were 'misreported'

Jeremy Corbyn has responded to criticism of comments he made about the death of Osama Bin Laden by saying they were "cynically and deliberately misreported".

The Labour leadership candidate told ITV News that he believed it would have been better if Bin Laden had been caught and put on trial rather than killed by US forces.

"The point I made was it was the culmination of a series of awful events across the region - if they were capable of getting to Osama Bin Laden then put him on trial," he told ITV News' Carl Dinnen.

Corbyn had come under fire for calling it a "tragedy" that special forces raided the al Qaida chief's Pakistan compound and assassinated him.

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