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PM urges EU nations to fund refugee camps around Syria

David Cameron has visited camps in Lebanon and Jordan to meet Syrian refugees who have fled their country's civil war.

The Prime Minister has called on other EU countries to "step up to the plate" and follow Britain's lead by funding refugee camps around Syria.

Mr Cameron said there was a "direct connection" between shortfalls in aid for camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey and the influx of migrants into Europe.

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PM: 'Peace and stability' more important than taking in more refugees

David Cameron has said that it is more important to bring "peace and stability" to Syria than accept more refugees from the war-torn region.

We have take a number of genuine asylum seekers from Syrian refugee camps...But we think that the most important thing is to try to bring peace and stability to that part of the world.

I don't think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees.

– David Cameron

The UK has so far only agreed to resettle up to 1,000 refugees from Syria, a small figure compared to other European nations.

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