Europe can't leave refugees to "fend for themselves"

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A woman carrying a young child receives relief items for her family, at a Red Cross station set up outdoors at the reception centre for refugees and migrants, in the town of Šid, Serbia, on the border with Croatia. Photo: UNICEF/ Shubuckl

Europe can't be divided and leave refugees to fend for themselves in winter, said the president of the European Union on Sunday night.

Jean-Claude Juncker was speaking at a special summit of European leaders along with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the EU border agency.

The meeting of eleven EU countries and Balkan neighbours agreed to create reception centres for 100,000 refugees along the east-west corridor between the Middle East and western Europe.

Matthew Wells reports.

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