Articles by Evan Taparata and Kuang Keng Kuek Ser
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During WWII European Refugees Fled to Syria – Here Is What the Camps Were Like
Evan Taparata and Kuang Keng Kuek Ser – Public Radio International-PRI, 30 May 2016
Since civil war erupted in Syria five years ago, millions of refugees have sought safe harbor in Europe by land and by sea, through Turkey and across the Mediterranean. Refugees crossed these same passageways 70 years ago. But they were not Syrians and they traveled in the opposite direction. 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.→ read full article