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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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Germany 'to take an extra 31,000 asylum-seekers'

The EU is set to propose Germany should take an extra 31,000 asylum-seekers from Italy, Greece and Hungary, Reuters news agency reports.

Citing an EU source, the agency said the union would also put all western Balkan states and Turkey on its list of "safe" countries for fast-track deportations of asylum seekers.

Meanwhile, France will take an extra 24,000 refugees out of an additional 120,000 expected to arrive on the continent.

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