German chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the US, Russia and the Middle East states to help Europe conquer the refugee crisis as she admitted "we are still far from where we need to be".
Ms Merkel said the way the crisis was tackled would shape Europe in the long term but said the extraordinary meeting of leaders in Brussels had sent out a signal of unity along with a pledge of more than €1 billion (£733 million) to fund new proposals to deal with the refugees.
She said all the participants of the EU meeting had recognised the scale of the refugee problem.
The latest EU emergency summit has to done very little to solve the refugee crisis other than create bitter arguments between members.
European leaders have been told their collective pledge of more than one billion euros will not end an accelerating refugee crisis.
Mahmoud Elawi enjoyed a comfortable life before war turned his family's life upside down. Now he wants to thank Britain for its compassion.