September 3, 2015

'I was holding my wife's hand, but the children slipped through my hands'

Abdullah Kurdi was the only survivor in his family after the overcrowded dinghy they were escaping from Turkey to Greece in sank, 500 meters from shore. Photos of his three-year-old son Aylan's body washed up on a Turkish beach have caused heartbreak and political outrage, and every time I think about this or see it I cannot not cry.

"Let this be the last," Kurdi and I say.

Aylan Kurdi's father rejects Canadian offer of citizenship [middleeasteye.net]

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