Just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world, yet another 4 year old Syrian girl’s body washed up on a western Turkey’s beach on Friday, reports the state media.
The yet-to-be identified girl was found lifeless on a beach become the latest victim of the refugee crisis. She drowned when a boat carrying 15 Syrians to the Greek island of Chios sank, and her lifeless body washed up on a beach in Cesme, Turkey.
According to reports, the Turkish coast guard rescued the remaining 14 Syrians, including eight children, from the inflatable boat. The girl appeared to be the only casualty.
This heartbreaking and shocking incidents show tragic plight of refugees and is a reminder of the dangers children and families are taking in search of a better life.
Harrowing pictures of three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, whose body was found washed up on a Turkish beach after the boat carrying his family to the Greek island of Kos sank, caused an outpouring of emotion around the world, pressuring European leaders to step up their response to the refugee crisis.
But two weeks later EU members are still at odds over how to accommodate the tens of thousands of new arrivals.
Under an “open-door” policy championed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has taken in 2.2 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011.
More to the worries, refugees have been turned away at the Hungarian border may be forced to try and cross deadly Croatian minefields in search of safety in Europe.
There’s nothing wrong with people moving in search of a better life, or for whatever reason. But as desperate refugees risking their lives at European borders, it’s really alarming. More number of countries needs to come forward to curb the refugee crisis.