Charity became scarce as the conflict scattered members of the extended Kurdi family across Syria, Turkey and Western Europe. The casualties were among thousands of people, mostly Syrians, fleeing war and the brutal occupation by Islamic fundamentalists in their homeland.
And our story is just one of many," she says.
If Aylan and his family had made it to Greece, their journey would have been far from over. I tried to work on myself," Tima tells MEE.
Like this: The identities of those who have perished from the civil war should haunt us for a long time September 4, 2015 12: The full horror of the human tragedy unfolding on the shores of Europe was brought home on Wednesday as images of the lifeless body of a young boy — one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos — encapsulated the extraordinary risks refugees are taking to reach the west.
Tima says that while she was doing publicity tours for her book across Canada, the memories of that day and the emotional pain were sometimes too hard for her to bare. Of course, many children who have left Syria did once lead normal, ordinary lives.
That was the German tabloid Bild, which was seen as very wary editorially of migrants. Also, we grieve for ourselves, our weaknesses and failures, because we never were able to do anything to help him or his family, or all Syrians, to escape the hell they experience and to live a normal life.
Tensions rose throughout the day as the number of mainly young men swelled to over 2,000. Tweets by ramikhouri.
Email Address Subscribe. And Western Europe provided one curious exception that ultimately proved a rule. Project Zero Impact: A photo of Hamza al-Khatib, who was tortured to death by Syrian government security services in 2011.
We grieve for him because he died so young and so cruelly, without being able to complete his life. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.WARNING: Disturbing images: Drowned Syrian boy's family was trying to get to Canada
Three-year-old Alan from Kobani in northern Syria died from drowning in the Aegean Sea earlier this week, along with his mother Rehan and 5-year-old brother Galip, when their boat capsized as they fled to a better life in Europe or Canada.
Politics Feb 26 Top U. In the serenity of his death and the neatness of his little body, he seems to send us a message about the beauty and grandeur of life, and the vitality of youth. Sometimes the numbers dehumanize people, and that becomes a huge injustice.