Pictures Of Drowned Syrian Boy Shocks World

The bleak image spread like lightening through social media and dominated front pages.

The bleak image spread like lightening through social media and dominated front pages.

The bleak image spread like lightening through social media and dominated front pages.

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday, as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a “cemetery” for migrants. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bluntly blamed EU states for the death of every single migrant who lost their lives making the perilous journey to Europe. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban also lashed out at Germany over its handling of the crisis as scenes of chaos erupted in his country. After seeing the “horrifying” images of the boy, Spain’s Prime Minister urged the world to act to end the Syrian war, and his Italian counterpart said Europe cannot just be emotional about the deaths of people seeking refuge from war and persecution. “Faced with these images which tear and move the hearts of every father, we must be aware that we  need a global strategy and Europe cannot lose face,” Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said. In scenes that underscore the desperation of the migrants, hundreds rushed Budapest’s reopened station to catch a train that was later stopped on the way to the Austrian border and unloaded near a refugee camp. Images of the drowned child spread like lightening through social media. Identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, the boy is believed to be one of at least 12 Syrians who died when their boats sank trying to reach Greece. Reports said his family were trying to get to Canada after fleeing the Syrian flash point city of Kobane.

About The Author

Chukwunonso Azinge is a Public health parasitologist whose variety of intrests ranges from international news reportage, writing articles on current world issues and of course football. Follow me on Twitter @azingelfc and on Facebook- Nonso 'King Kenny' Azinge.

Related posts

%d bloggers like this: