As the migration crisis thickens across Europe, world leaders are gathering in Malta to discuss how other continents like Africa can come to the need.
The UK is planning to give half of its budget as aid to other countries and Africa. The aid, is to be delivered over the next five years.
The UK is pledging to commit almost half a billion pounds from its aid budget to help ease the migrant crisis in Europe.
David Cameron is willing to offer £200m in aid money to Africa over the next four years.
Meanwhile, £2.1m will be contributed to a European Commission trust fund worth £1.27bn, which is designed to help African nations do more to help the refugee and migrant crisis.
More than 50 leaders, including representatives from Africa and the EU, have gathered in Malta to try to find a solution to the crisis.
In return for taking back people classified as economic migrants rather than refugees, Europe will provide more money to help solve conflicts and poverty.
Countries where many of the refugees and migrants originate, such as Eritrea, Niger, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, will also be represented.
The meeting on the small Mediterranean island, which has seen thousands of people making the perilous crossing by boat, comes as a group of Greek divers spoke of the “dark day” they pulled the bodies of 11 women and children from the wreck of a migrant boat.
Speaking to the Maltese parliament ahead of the summit, European Council President Donald Tusk said the crisis “will challenge and change the EU as fundamentally as any treaty amendment, national election or monetary crisis”.
He added that EU leaders must find a way of better managing the “intense migratory pressures.”
This year 1.2m people entered the EU illegally.
Slovenia, one of the countries that is on the frontline of the crisis, has started building a barbed-wire fence on its border with Croatia.
In addition to increasing cooperation with Africa for returning migrants to their country of origin, the summit — which was called after a refugee boat from Libya sank in April and killed more than 800 people — would also aim to improve legal migration channels in the region, and clamp down on human traffickers.