A 3 year old child died, face against the ground, on a beach in Turkey … Will this terrible picture raise awareness in Europe? “The images incredibly poignant, the body of a Syrian child washed up on a beach do not lead Europe to change their attitude to refugees, what can?” Challenges the British newspaper The Independent.
On September 2, migrants trying to reach Kos, Greece, saw their boat capsized. A shipwreck which claimed the lives of 12 Syrian refugees. On the beach in Bodrum, Turkey, a 3 year old boy was found dead. According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet, these castaways likely came from Ayn al-Arab, Syrian city backed the Turkish border and scene of violent fighting between jihadists of the Islamic state and Kurdish militiamen.
The Independent went on to explain his decision to publish these pictures to unsustainable that “the reality of despair that is the lot of many refugees will not be drowned by the flood of words on ‘crisis of migrants”.
Even tone in the Swiss daily Le Temps that title: “Why we must show the child Bodrum”. And adds: “There are pictures that reflect the urgency of even stronger than long texts. The young boy found dead on a Turkish beach deserves our respect and consideration, not that we look away. ”
“The image that shakes the whole of Europe”, as its part the Spanish daily El País evoking the tragic fate of “Aylan, this little boy who wanted to flee Syrian Islamists.” “The despair that leads to sail to escape the war is reflected in this photograph,” the newspaper added. He said that the drama of Aylan and brother 5 years, both died trying to flee a war zone, echoes the situation of thousands of children.
The grueling odyssey of refugees
“Two million Syrian children living as refugees in other countries, according to UNICEF. Although the majority of these refugees live in neighboring countries of Syria, more and more families decide to try to reach Europe. A third of migrants who land in Greece, including the Syrians, are women and children, “insists the Spanish daily.
For its part, the Belgian daily Le Soir is indignant: “Immigration: the silence is a poison.” And calls: “The political class, populist solutions aside, seems paralyzed when it come to face the immigration crisis. Given its magnitude, it is time that everyone take responsibility. ”
“What do you not understand?” the Greek daily Efimerida Your Syntakton. Bardant her with a young Syrian refugee 3 years, whose body was recovered on the beach in Bodrum, the leftist daily challenges the European Union by adding a subtitle: “On the beaches and lands, they are the values of European culture that are challenged “and also to the poet Kostas Varnali” Where do I have to hide my son that the wicked will not reach you? “. In its pages, the newspaper fiercely critical lack of European migration policy, while economic policy is so well organized.