Will This Emotionally Powerful Image Change Europe’s Attitude Towards Refugees?

Will Europe’s leaders recognize their failure to deal with the refugee crisis?

This small child was one of the roughly 13 Syrians who drowned off the coastal town of Bodrum in Turkey.

The European leaders continue to increase the force to prevent refugees and migrants to settle in the continent, and in return, more and more refugees are dying in their attempts to flee the persecution of their homelands.

A young boy, who has been identified as Aylan Kurdi, 3, was found face down on a beach near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, after a tragically failed attempt to sail the Mediterranean to Kos, Greece.

The coast of Kos has become the leading destination for those trying to reach Europe.

Reportedly, 2,500 people fleeing the violence, oppression, and poverty have drowned while trying to reach the Europe coast by sea. Will Europe’s leaders recognize their failure to deal with the refugee crisis?

 

Image via The Guardian

Ashley is a full-time media professional, and contributing writer for Contemptor. In her spare time, you can find her gallivanting around the world, immersing herself in a novel, or binge watching Netflix. You can check out more at her Instagram or personal blog.
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