A Syrian father whose 3-year-old son was found lying lifeless on a Turkish beach has called for help. The bereaved is begging world leaders to consider a more effective way of helping refugees, as the world remembers his son’s death which occurred last year.
3-year-old Alan Kurdi lay dead on the beach.
The man says no day passes by without him thinking of his son, adding that the boy’s death is a pain he will bear forever.
Three-year-old Alan Kurdi drowned on September 2, 2015.
The haunting image of the boy lying face down on the water’s edge prompted a global outcry over the refugee crisis.
His five-year-old brother Galip and mother Rehana also died during the ill-fated journey from Bodrum to the Greek island of Kos.
Speaking a year after the tragedy, Alan’s father Abdullah has appealed for countries to do more to help refugees.
Image shows Alan Kurdi playing football before his death.
“At first the world was anxious to help the refugees but this did not even last a month. In fact the situation got worse, the war escalated and more people are leaving,” the father told BBC News.
“I hope that all the leaders of the world can try and do good and stop the wars so that the people can go back to normal life.”