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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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Caring for refugees in camps is best option, PM says

Visiting young Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon today, in camps supported with British money, David Cameron urged other EU countries to give more aid money to improve conditions.

He told ITV News that caring for refugees in these camps is the best thing for all concerned.

"It's now time for other countries to step up and join us doing even more because if we don't spend that money, many, many more people will make that potentially lethal crossing to Europe and lives will be lost," he said.

ITV News' Senior International Correspondent John Irvine reports:

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