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DROWNED SYRIAN BOY CREATES A WAKEUP CALL

THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Young boy found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach Greece.

Greek authorities, coping with what has become the biggest migration crisis in living memory, said the boy was among a group of refugees escaping Islamic State in Syria.

Wednesday’s dead were part of a grim toll of some 2,500 people who have died this summer attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Tim Farron the Liberal Democrat leader, told the Indepednant "Enough is enough. These pictures are beyond horrific. They are the wake-up call David Cameron needs."

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STORY VISIT:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/02/shocking-image-of-drowned-syrian-boy-shows-tragic-plight-of-refugees

 

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