Sometimes the powerful sense of images force us to see the sad and cruel reality and to think about as we usually don’t. This image will probably remain the symbol of a humanitarian crisis known as the refugee crisis, of which we have been heard about for the last weeks. This syrian child had almost certainly the same wishes of others children in the world as play, laugh, make friends, feel protected by the family. He had also other dream not so usual for a child. As already witness of a war, he very probably had the dream of escape from that horror, to be in a new world, more quietly, more pacifist. He’s trip ended tragically together with other 11 people.
He didn’t tried to arrive in Europe to steal the work from anyone, to live at our expenses or to threat the european security provoking terrorist acts as radical. He only wanted to have a normal life without fear of being wounded or even killed or lost his family. Like him, many others children didn’t arrive to their paradise filling the Mediterranean of tears and mourning. Something unnecessary and shameful for Europe (but not only) that seems to forget his own history as the way you arrived here and become what we are. Is for that reason we can’t abandon the refuges. If Europe is the continent of human rights and equality let’s show it and quit this obscure invasion of far-right wing that is dangerously growing on it. There are fascists , racists and xenophobes in Europe but Europe is nothing of that. We help because is in our conscience and we will continue to help those whom try a new life, far from war. This child didn’t arrived to the destiny but achieved to wake up us and probably will safe many others persons from a dangerous death.
To know more about this photo: “If these graphic images…What will?“