๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Rescue ship named for drowned Syrian child refugee l Al Jazeera English



February 10, 2019 6:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean has been renamed Alan Kurdi, after the Syrian toddler who died trying to reach Europe in 2015.
The image of the three-year-old’s body washed up on a Turkish beach sparked global outrage and came to epitomise the plight of those fleeing war.
But that was three years ago and European hearts – and ports – have since closed to both refugees and rescue ships.
Al Jazeera’s David Chater reports from the ship’s naming ceremony on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

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