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People are still drowning trying to find sanctuary, refugee families will once again, two years on, be sleeping in tents in Europe this winter. Women in Greece still have no nappies for their children, families unable to reunite because of bottlenecks in systems. A generation of children are growing up without an education. We in Western Europe live in of the wealthiest corners of the world, and it is heartbreaking that our leaders and organisations whose job it is to work in crises like this are no closer to helping those who need it most.
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On 2nd September, a year will have passed since the tragic story of Alan Kurdi. The body of the three-year-old was found
A year ago, an image of the body of a little boy called Aylan Kurdi, washed up on a tourist beach in Bodrun, sparked horror and profound distress around the world. Aylan and his family had been fleeing the war in Syria and were seeking sanctuary and the chance to build new lives in Europe.
"We hope to have people emotionally rethink their selfish fears".
The father of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi has told how he wept upon seeing a cartoon that mocked up his son as one
I've always wanted to write about football. Up until now I've refrained from doing so on the grounds that I know absolutely nothing about it. I know that there are two teams who wear different colours, and that they have to get the ball into a big net, and that sometimes the TV coverage includes erotic slow-motion replays. But that's about the limit of my understanding.
Thousands of people who donated money in memory of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi have raised enough to buy boats
Charlie Hebdo has won plaudits from millions for pushing the boundaries of free speech and ensuring the debate around censorship
I have worked for over 20 years helping women around the world to rebuild their lives and fulfil their potential. The crisis that Syrian, Iraqi and Nigerian women are facing right now is playing on my mind every day - I do not want to wait any longer to provide the support they need right now.
Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which
War was something that happened on TV until the summer of 2004. A boat carrying Iraqi families had crashed somewhere on the
A Turkish gendarmerie soldier moves the body of Aylan Kurdi The core of Charlie Hebdo's staff were murdered in January when
Warning: story and video contain graphic content A woman who was on the boat carrying drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi claimed
Last week pictures of three year old Aylan laying face down, dead on a beach here in turkey hit the news. To us europeans the picture was an eye-opener. A reminder of the gruesome reality, the painful fact that children knocking on our doors, asking for our help, die in an attempt to reach a better future...
"European governments have proved to have an almost unlimited talent for making fools of themselves on an issue that can
An image of Apple founder Steve Jobs is being used to raise awareness of the plight of Syria’s refugees. Jobs, who died of
As for our own child on the beach, he is safe and well. Life will never be easy but he is strong and bursting with energy, and with support and guidance his future is full of promise. He visited us recently, and was received with an extra strong hug, in memory of Aylan. We promise he will never become a refugee in his own land.
If you cannot support the Kurds fighting to end the brutalities of racism, fundamentalism and genocide, fighting to create a system based on social and economic justice, do not bother to shed tears over Aylan Kurdi.
Every day we are hit with another heart-breaking glimpse into the horror of the unfolding global refugee crisis. Photographs and footage of Aylan Kurdi, a Kurdish-Syrian three-year old who drowned with other members of his family as they tried to reach safety in Europe, tear at our souls.