Thousands of refugees could flock to Britain from France if voters decide to leave the European Union, a spokesman for David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the prime minister`s stance that an exit would hurt security.
Turkey`s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country cannot be expected to shoulder the burden of refugees alone as 30,000 Syrians massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russia-backed regime offensive on the northern region of Aleppo.
The Syrian government`s military offensive around the city of Aleppo has prompted at least 15,000 people to flee and involved a reported 13 airstrikes on medical facilities in January, the United Nations said on Friday.
Donor nations pledged on Thursday to give billions of dollars in aid to Syrians as world leaders gathered for a conference to tackle the world`s worst humanitarian crisis, with Turkey reporting a new exodus of tens of thousands fleeing air strikes.
The EU said Wednesday it had agreed on how to finance a three billion euro ($3.3 billion) deal to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey, in exchange for Ankara`s help in stemming the flow of migrants, after resolving a dispute with Italy.