Κύπρος 1882: Κέντρο υποδοχής προσφύγων μετά την επανάσταση του Άραμπι στην Αίγυπτο
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Please note: this article is in Greek. Cyprus 1882: a “safe haven” for refugees after the Arabi revolt in Egypt: Four years after the British takeover of Cyprus, a crisis in Egypt tested the island. This article aims to present the use of Cyprus by the British during the 1882 Arabi revolt and “Egyptian campaign”, as a place of refuge for European and Ottoman refugees from Egypt. This role Cyprus played has been so far neglected in the relevant literature; here it will be shown how the island was used to accommodate refugees. Using material from the British and Cypriot archives and from the Greek and British newspapers of the island (the latter providing information that was not found in any other account) the paper highlights how the British and Cyprus funds were used for the relief of the refugees and the way the people of the island reacted when faced with such a humanitarian crisis.