The United Nations refugee agency has urged the international community to do more in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in western Europe.
In a statement, the UNHCR committee said that some Gulf States - and countries in Europe - could do more to address the "most tragic mass displacements of people since World War II".
"The Committee calls on the international community to take immediate action to respond to this humanitarian crisis by protecting the lives and health of these people, be they migrants or asylum-seekers."
The statement also asked European countries to recognize the economic and social contributions of migrants and to dispel stereotypes and myths about this "very vulnerable group of human beings".
Europeans once fled war and famine and sought opportunities elsewhere.
The countries that took these migrants in were enriched by their contributions.
Given this background, European and other countries should open their arms and not turn their backs.
Inaction will only lead to more lives being lost.
On a visit to Jordan, David Cameron says that the EU must "follow Britain's lead" and fund more refugee camps around Syria.
The prime minister has insisted the UK will not participate in plans to redistribute 160,000 refugees who have arrived in Europe.
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