The world came to know of Aylan’s death when a photo of the drowned boy took social media by storm.
It shows the boy lying on his stomach, face down at a beach in Turkey, waves washing his lifeless face. He looks like he’s sleeping the way so many children do at this age, with their bottoms raised and heads gently to the side.
“There was nothing to do except taking his photograph,” said Nilufer Demir, the turkish photographer who works for news agency. I thought this is the only way I can express the pain of his silent body and pay tribute to thousands of people who died during migration.
Two-year-old Aylan Kurdi was born into a country destroyed by war. His parents, Abdullah and Rehen, only wanted a better life for Aylan and his 4-year-old brother, Galip, than they had in Syria. They are leaving syria to europe in search for a better life.
Abdullah, the only family member to survive the journey, says “I have nothing left to live for, all my dreams have gone. I just want to sit besides my children bodies till i die”
More than 2,600 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe this year alone.
The numbers associated with the migration crisis are huge: 4 million Syrians leaving their country; 3 million Iraqis displaced contributing to what has become the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II
Many countries except America are coming forward to help Syrian refugees.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel despite of all the political pressure to abandon the refugees, had insisted publicly that these people are worthy of protection and entitled to help. Thousands of refugees have already arrived within the German borders.
Earlier this week, Iceland made headlines when more than 10,000 people asked their government to take more Syrian refugees than it had pledged to, and offered to open their homes for them if necessary.
But the United States, like much of Europe and other rich gulf counties has not followed the path of humanity. Their silence and inaction are shameful. The United States, by contrast, has resettled around 1,434 Syrian refugees over the four years since the conflict began.
Take a moment to consider just how small a number that is: 1,434 people, when compared to total count.
6. Other countries need to do more. Shameful that GCC countries are not taking Syrian refugees for example.
— Nadim Houry (@nadimhoury) September 3, 2015
— Dr. David Romei (@DavidRomeiPHD) September 5, 2015
People are dying trying to escape #Syria and where is President Obama?
He's in Alaska taking selfies. http://t.co/eqiTazwzJr
— National Review (@NRO) September 4, 2015
But the question remains there, who is responsible for these tragic losses of life? who’s to blame ? what can we do for this situation ?
There are various organizations working towards the humanitarian cause by providing relief for Syrian migrants worldwide. Donations are being given from people across the globe to ease the situation.