I want to warn you the picture included in this post is heartbreaking. The headline from the The Right Scoop.com reads “This HEART BREAKING picture from Syria shows how the world has failed humanity”. I think it is a much deeper than that. At the end of the story we read ” This is a terrible atrocity, but it must be asked where the Muslim world is. With 57 states and trillions of dollars in GDP, no one is willing to do something about Syria”?
I think this gets to the heart of the problem. Most of the world at least the ones who could make the biggest impact through their influence and power and wealth do not care.
My hope is that if you were in doubt or until now, not aware of the suffering that is occurring in the Middle East now you know.
Little Galip, five, and Aylan Kurdi, three, were on an overcrowded dinghy filled with refugees fleeing the war in Syria when it capsized shortly into the crossing to the Greek island of Kos. Pictures of Aylan’s limp body in the sand and of it being carried by a local gendarme has come to epitomize the crisis engulfing Europe as a tide of humanity flees the horrors in the Middle East.
Another mother was pictured grief-stricken after losing two of her children, aged nine and 11.
Aylan and Galip, who were not wearing life-jackets, did not stand a chance when the boat overturned in the dead of night 30 minutes after it set off from the holiday resort of Bodrum in Turkey.
All 16 passengers were flung into the Mediterranean, and despite the calm water, Galip and Aylan drowned.
Their lifeless bodies, still clad in tiny T-shirts and shorts, washed up on the beach in Bodrum today and boatmen alerted the authorities. A heartbreaking photograph of a Turkish gendarme cradling one of the boys in his arms emerged shortly after the tragedy and video footage showed the body of the second.
We can weep, we can feel sadness but we need to pray like we would if this were our little boy. And let our voices be heard. Over 2500 Syrian refugees have lost their lives trying to escape the violence this year. Where are the voices of the world leaders, our president and political leaders?
They are waiting to hear your voice.