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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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EU ministers agree to relocate 120,000 more refugees

A further 120,000 refugees will be relocated across Europe, ministers ruled. Credit: Reuters

A further 120,000 refugees will be relocated around Europe, ministers agreed today.

The decision follows an earlier accord to redistribute 40,000 from Italy and Greece but the Luxembourg government gave no details on how they would be shared out across the bloc.

Several states firmly oppose proposals to distribute refugees around Europe according to national quotas.

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