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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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Harman urges PM to take in further 3,000 refugee children

Harriet Harman said Britain should be taking in more refugee children. Credit: House of Commons

Harriet Harman has urged the Prime Minister to take in a further 3,000 refugee children who are already in Europe.

The acting leader of the Labour party said many were orphans and in urgent need of a home.

She also asked for assurance any children granted asylum would not be deported once they turned 18.

Cameron said Britain would be taking children, including orphans, from Syrian refugee camps, and that they would be allowed to stay once resettled.

But he said experts had warned about the "dangers" of taking children further away from their parents.

Cameron has committed to letting 20,000 migrants into Britain by 2020.

He said a meeting would be held on Friday to determine how many will be taken in by the end of this year.

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