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UK prime minister pledges to send dogs and fencing to France to help control migrant surge

Migrants stand along a road leading to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Undeterred by an influx of French riot police, a surveillance helicopter, or a ninth death this summer among the tens of thousands who attempt to cross the Channel, the migrants came in groups of a dozen or more. Men and women, some hiding their faces beneath bandannas, walked single file to sneak over a bent fence along the train tracks leading to the tunnel and ultimately to England. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Migrants stand along a road leading to the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Undeterred by an influx of French riot police, a surveillance helicopter, or a ninth death this summer among the tens of thousands who attempt to cross the Channel, the migrants came in groups of a dozen or more. Men and women, some hiding their faces beneath bandannas, walked single file to sneak over a bent fence along the train tracks leading to the tunnel and ultimately to England. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister David Cameron is pledging to send dogs and fencing to France to help control the surge in migrants trying to cross into Britain nightly.

Cameron chaired an emergency security meeting Friday just after returning from a trip to Asia. He says he will speak later in the day with French President Francois Hollande and that Britain will offer practical resources.

Cameron says Britain will also do all it can on its side of the border to reduce disruption, including allowing the use of Ministry of Defense land to ease congestion near the Channel Tunnel.

Cameron says: "This is going to be a difficult issue right across the summer."

Thousands of migrants have been scaling fences near the tunnel, hopping on freight trains or trucks destined for Britain.