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Galip and Aylan: two dead Syrian boys on the beach become the faces of the migratian crisis

by | 3rd, September 2015

All newspapers lad with the photograph of the dead boy washed up on a Turkish beach.

 

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The dead boys on the beach were two Syrian refugees. Galip and Aylan, who died on a boat with their mother, Rehan. Their father, Abdullah, survived. The family hoped to join Abdullah’s sister Teema, a Vancouver hairdresser, in Canada.

 

Galip Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Aylan

 

David Aaronovitch:

Why can we not do it now? Why cannot the countries of Europe, possibly supplemented by our allies in the US, Canada and elsewhere, get together our most practical minds, our most experienced administrators, and create an agency for the resettlement of migrants and refugees? Such an agency would be responsible for devising workable and humane solutions on the scale that is needed, and be funded accordingly. I hear the obvious objection, but we’ll spend more in the longer term and in much worse circumstances otherwise.
Or do we lack something that our fathers and mothers had? Do our leaders lack the moral courage to lead and do we lack the moral courage to recognise the need to be led? If so, the outlook is dreadful.

 

Galip Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Aylan.

 

 

 



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