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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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Pope calls on every parish to take in one migrant family

The Pope has called on churches to open their doors to refugees fleeing Syria. Credit: Reuters

Pope Francis has called on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family.

In his Sunday address he said: "I appeal to the parishes, the religious communities, the monasteries and sanctuaries of all Europe to take in one family of refugees."

He said the gesture of solidarity would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives in the coming days.

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