Frankly, no one would be able to put up with the hardship that they have faced, given the years of war and turmoil that innocent civilians have had the brunt of in the Middle East. All these people want is an end to living in fear, stability in their lives and safety for their kids.
Photographs of the boy’s lifeless body quickly spread across social media, first in Turkey and then all across the globe.
He was travelling with his family on a tiny boat built for four people. They have relied more on private sponsorships than government sponsorships, and the bureaucratic measures that have been added to the application process are slowing the speed with which claimants are accepted.
In total, 13 passengers – including the Kurdish brothers and Rehan, 35, – are believed to have died. Rendlova says police initially gave them the numbers on a piece of paper, but the migrants threw them away.
“She has told me that she has talked to Abdullah and, of course, he is in a bad state”. Their alleged smugglers were arrested in Hungary and Italy.
“There are images that define an era”, Mulcair said.
Four people, suspected of human trafficking resulting in the death of 12 people, have been taken into custody Thursday in Turkey’s south-western province of Mugla, security sources said.
Meanwhile the photo of Aylan continued to stir passionate feelings across the globe.
The heartbreaking news escalates as photos of the two boys laughing together, with a teddy bear sitting between them, circulated around the internet.
“Biggest indictment of collective failure”, he wrote. Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain already provides a lot of worldwide aid to the countries from which these people are leaving.
Logozzo said he and wife, Teema Kurdi, have been grieving since hearing the news that their nephews – Aylan and his five-year-old brother, Galip – and their mother, Rehand, died as they tried to reach their destination. And some have been asphyxiated by boat engine fumes.
“But we are now in such a huge humanitarian catastrophe, I do not have any sympathy or understanding for one-country-orientated positions”.
Refreshingly, German chancellor Angel Merkel showed some much needed leadership and said that Europe’s powerhouse will be welcoming up to 800,000 refugees this year alone. Maybe if Europe’s leaders did too, they would try to stem this ghastly spectacle.
“I react with awful frustration”, Antonio Guterres, United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told CNN on Wednesday when asked about his response to the image of the toddler found dead on the Turkish beach.
Daily Mail reports that the boy and his family were in an overcrowded dinghy on the way to the Greek island of Kos when it capsized. “This doesn’t make sense”, he said. “These images have hit a nerve though; we need to capture the moment”.
Security officials in Muğla said the bodies of Abdullah’s two sons and wife would be flown via İstanbul to the southeastern city of Şanlıurfa, from where they would be taken by road to the Syrian border town of Kobani.