Fleeing from the war, tens of thousands of Europeans set out across the Mediterranean and settled in Egypt, Palestine and Syria.
When the troops of the axis and the Soviet Union met in Eastern Europe and the Balkans during the Second world war, thousands of refugees journeyed across the Mediterranean in search of safety.
To help immigrants in 1942, the British founded organization Middle East Relief and Refugee Administration (MERRA), and created a network of camps in Egypt, Gaza, and Aleppo, where the shelter provided more than 40,000 Europeans.
At the camp El Shatt, near the southern tip of the Suez canal settled thousands yugoslava.
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