Innocence lost, shame on humnity - Aylan Kurdi

Innocence washed ashore – Will Aylan Kurdi’s death wake us up?

The heartbreaking images of a Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi, washed ashore, lifeless on a Turkish beach has sparked outrage across the globe. The images are disturbing. As a mother of a toddler, I did not want to see them. But I did. And yes, I was anguished. I cried. Many of you might be distressed that such a photo has gone viral. I am not. This is REAL. This is a crisis. Infact, it is a crisis of epic proportions that warrants outrage, anger and action.This is the world’s most powerful nations and politicians failing to control a situation that is horribly out of control. But most of all, this is a tragedy of isolation! We cannot wish to ignore conflict and strife in other nations particularly our neighbours. After all, we live in a connected world and no nation in this world can hope to progress alone. Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body is a reminder of a five year crisis in Syria that has displayed millions of families and cost so many lives. Continue reading