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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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Slovakia rejects 'compulsory quota' of asylum seekers

Slovakia has rejected suggestions of a compulsory quota to locate asylum seekers around the European Union.

The Slovak Interior Ministry said it would insist on a voluntary approach to taking in refugees instead.

It comes after the EU executive drew up quotas to relocate 160,000 asylum seekers from Italy, Greece and Hungary, which would see Slovakia asked to take in 2,287 people.

To date, the country has said it would accept 200, and that it would prefer them to be Christian.

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