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Horrific picture drives refugee crisis message home

A deeply disturbing image of a little Syrian boy washed up on the coast of Turkey has become a symbol of the plight of migrants around the world. The powerful picture has been shared immensely on Twitter and sparked conversation as it gave a human face to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Aylan Kurdi, whose 3-year-old body was captured face-down on a Turkish beach, set out for Europe only after Canada rejected his Syrian family’s refugee application, according to reports. His 5-year old brother was also found washed up on the shore, while his father Abdullah survived.

Mandy Wiener spoke to Wiet Vandormael of Doctors Without Borders, who deals daily with thousands of migrants trying to get to the promised land (Europe):

On the other side of this bleak picture, Mandy spoke to Mia Lindeque who speak more on a report that 13 million children from North Africa and the Middle East are out of school.

Listen to the report below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Horrific picture drives refugee crisis message home


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