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Yugoslav refugees in the Egyptian desert,1944

Yugoslav refugees in the Egyptian desert,1944

At the El Shatt camp near the southern end of the Suez Canal, thousands of Yugoslavian refugees were settled in tents pitched in the baking sands.

When refugees fled war-torn Europe for havens in the Middle East

A rare collection of refugee camp reports chronicle journeys through Turkey and across the Mediterranean by refugees trying to leave Europe.

During WWII, European refugees fled to Syria.

Betti Malek—pictured on May 17, 1945—was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England after the Germans seized Antwerp in 1940.

This Is What Europe's Last Major Refugee Crisis Looked Like

Betti Malek—pictured on May one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England after the Germans seized Antwerp in

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming | Environment | The Guardian

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming | Environment | The Guardian

WW2. At the El Shatt camp near the southern end of the Suez Canal, thousands of Yugoslavian refugees were settled in tents pitched in the baking sands.

At the El Shatt camp near the southern end of the Suez Canal, thousands of Yugoslavian refugees were settled in tents pitched in the baking sands.

Condiitons at the camp weren't ideal, but there were playgrounds built, as well as sports tracks and opportunities for leisure. In some cases, residents could apply their own trades to work or learn new skills through vocational training. Food was rationed in many camps, and in some cases, refugees were able to buy provisions from local shops

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

Black and white photos from El Shatt, the United Nations refugee camp set up in Egypt during World War II, show the everyday life of the thousands of Yugoslavian refugees who were living there.

The entirety of the camp covered almost 65 square miles (170 square kilometers). While the UK's Middle East Relief and refugee Administration set up the fund, the country had few resources to spare the refugees and turned to the United Nations

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

The entirety of the camp covered almost 65 square miles square kilometers). While the UK's Middle East Relief and refugee Administration set up the fund, the country had few resources to spare the refugees and turned to the United Nations

Since the camp closed in 1946, the memorial at the camp has nearly been destroyed twice. The original cemetery was destroyed during the Israeli occupation of the peninsula's in the 1967 war. Less than 20 years later it was again affected when the Socialist Federal Yugoslavia collapsed and Croatia waged a war for independence that ended in 1995

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

Black and white photos from El Shatt, the United Nations refugee camp set up in Egypt during World War II, show the everyday life of the thousands of Yugoslavian refugees who were living there.

While the camp did have a school, many classrooms at Middle Eastern refugee camps had too many students and too few teachers, leading to inadequate supplies and overcrowding

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

Black and white photos from El Shatt, the United Nations refugee camp set up in Egypt during World War II, show the everyday life of the thousands of Yugoslavian refugees who were living there.

People from Dalmatia had difficulty adjusting to desert conditions (the refugee camp pictured above), especially children who suffered from intestinal diseases. Many of them died

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

People from Dalmatia had difficulty adjusting to desert conditions (the refugee camp pictured above), especially children who suffered from intestinal diseases.

During World War II, Eastern European refugees were spread out between camps in Egypt, southern Palestine and Syria. At the time, Aleppo was a booming city for exiles, spies and immigrants. There were a myriad of groups that would provide for those who had been exiled

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

After fleeing across the Mediterranean, Eastern Europeans settled in camps spread from Suez to Aleppo.

More than 33,000 refugees, mostly women, children and elderly, fled from the southern Dalmatian area to Italy, from where Allied forces evacuated to Egypt to stay at El Shatt, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration's refugee camp

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

Black and white photos from El Shatt, the United Nations refugee camp set up in Egypt during World War II, show the everyday life of the thousands of Yugoslavian refugees who were living there.

The refugee camp came out of a British-led scheme known as the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration, which launched in 1942. The organization, which was based in Cairo, helped provide for some 40,000 Poles, Greeks and Yugoslavs

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

The refugee camp came out of a British-led scheme known as the Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration, which launched in The organization, which was based in Cairo, helped provide for some Poles, Greeks and Yugoslavs

During the 18 months that refugees stayed at the camp during World War II, there were 300 ...

Images show Yugoslavians at an Egyptian refugee camp in World War II

Black and white photos from El Shatt, the United Nations refugee camp set up in Egypt during World War II, show the everyday life of the thousands of Yugoslavian refugees who were living there.

Both US and Canada rejected Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany - turning them back to die in the gas chambers. #WW2Jewishrefugees #RejectedJewishrefugees #USrefugeepolicies

The U.S. Government Turned Away Thousands of Jewish Refugees, Fearing That They Were Nazi Spies

Jewish refugees aboard the German liner St. Louis, June (Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images/via JTA)

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