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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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Image of dead Syrian boy dominates front pages

The distressing image of a dead Syrian child washed up on Bodrum beach in Turkey dominates today's front pages, with some calling on David Cameron to re-think his stance on the UK's intake of refugees.

Today's front pages

The Independent led with perhaps the most striking picture of the boy, lying face down in the sand, while The Sun, Daily Mail, Metro, Daily Mirror, Guardian and The Times used a picture of the boy being carried from the beach by a police officer.

The three-year-old, named in reports as Aylan Kurdi, was said to be attempting to cross to the Greek island of Kos with his family but he and at least 11 others drowned when the boat they were in collapsed. The family fled their native Syria last year amid the rise of Islamic State.

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