Refugee child’s body on beach shocks Europe

A photograph of dead three-year-old Aylan Kurdi on a Turkish beach has sparked outrage and horror across the world, giving a face to the human cost of Europe’s refugee crisis. Warning: contains graphic images.

Images of a tiny child in a red t-shirt and blue shorts spread like wildfire on social media on Wednesday, showing the dangers risked by those fleeing conflict who seek to find a better life in Europe. The photographs dominated headlines across the continent as tensions reached a fever pitch between EU member states over how to tackle the huge influx of refugees.

“If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?” asked British daily the Independent.

Aylan Kurdi, whose 5-year-old brother also reportedly drowned, was found by the Turkish resort of Bodrum.

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Source News: DW