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Rare photos: European refugee camps in Syria during height of WWII

Rare photos: European refugee camps in Syria during height of WWII

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The whole world is aware that Europe is buckled under the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, with millions of people fleeing civil war and oppression in the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Asia, and landing on the continent’s shores by land and by sea. The UN estimates that more people have been displaced than at any time since the Second World War – there are close to 60 million war refugees, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. While there is no denying the fact that the current humanitarian crisis is the worst refugee crisis of our generation; with continuous comparison to World War II, it is imperative that we share a small yet important fact with you: at the height of World War II, the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA) operated camps in Syria, Egypt and Palestine, where tens of thousands of people from across Europe sought refuge. Yes, you read it right. Refugees crossed the same passageways [which the Syrians, the Africans,…
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