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EU leaders pledge extra €1 billion to tackle refugee crisis

The "greatest tide" of refugees is yet to come, Europe's leaders have been warned as they pledged another €1 billion (£733 million) to tackle the crisis.

Heads of state were locked in talks for more than five hours in Brussels as they attempted to overcome divisions and find a unified response.

Speaking after the emergency summit, European Council president Donald Tusk said while they had taken a step in the right direction, the policy of "open doors and windows" must be corrected.

Prime Minister David Cameron - who committed an extra £115 million in aid - said a "comprehensive approach" was needed to solve the crisis.

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Europe remains divided on how to deal with refugee crisis

European leaders are meeting in Brussels to try to repair the deep divisions that have opened up over how to deal with the refugee crisis.

Whilst EU ministers have agreed to relocate 120,000 refugees and migrants, in reality more than half a million have reached the continent with thousands more arriving daily.

Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia oppose mandatory quotas, with the latter threatening legal action over the decision.

Britain has an opt out from the compulsory quotas but David Cameron has faced criticism for not doing enough to help the crisis. Today, he offered an additional £100m to help refugees in camps near Syria.

A lack of controls at the external borders means refugees and migrants are arriving into the EU far faster than politicians can agree what to do with them.

ITV News' James Mates reports from Brussels:

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