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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 'reaching its limit' on ability to help refugees

Germany is now reaching its limit on its ability to take in more refugees, a senior minister has warned as thousands of people continued to arrive in the country over the weekend.

Some of the 13,000 migrants to arrive in Munich on Saturday Credit: Reuters

In an interview with Der Tagesspiegel newspaper, the country's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticised his counterparts across Europe for a lack of action on the issue.

Around 13,000 arrived in Munich alone on Saturday, and the country expects 800,000 new arrivals by the end of the year.

"It's true: The European lack of action in the refugee crisis is now pushing even Germany to the limit of its ability," Mr Gabriel said.

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