“At least 12 Syrians trying to reach Greece have drowned off Turkey after the boats they were travelling in sank.
An image of one of the victims – a young boy lying face down on the beach – has sparked an international outcry over the human cost of the crisis.”
“The pictured boy is reported to be three-year-old Aylan, who drowned along with his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother, Rihan. Their father, Abdullah Kurdi, survived.”
“The family is believed to have no other option because Syrian Kurdish refugees in Turkey find it almost impossible to get an exit visa unless they have a passport, which few do.”
Justin Forsyth, chief executive of the charity Save the Children, said the “tragic image” was a reminder of “the dangers children and families are taking in search of a better life”.
“This child’s plight should concentrate minds and force the EU to come together and agree to a plan to tackle the refugee crisis,” he added.
There are no words…
There is a lot you could do from the comfort of your own home.
Please do not turn a blind eye.
Do something to help.
Whatever you decide, do not choose apathy.
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