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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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Coffins of drowned Syrian children arrive in Istanbul

The coffins containing the bodies of Aylan Kurdi and his brother Galip arrive in Istanbul Credit: RTV

The coffins containing the bodies of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rehan who drowned off the coast of Turkey have arrived in Istanbul.

Abduallah Kurdi, the boy's father, said he plans to return to their home in Kobani, in war-torn Syria, to bury his family.

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