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How photograph has changed the way the world views the migration crisis
The world currently is experiencing the largest and ever growing number of people being
fleeing their homes as result of the conflict, in search of jobs and better economic opportunities.
Millions of people are fleeing conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen, another group of migrants
from Africa try to cross the Mediterranean Sea on small boats in search of a better life, educations,
and other opportunities. And as result of this crisis, many lives are lost on these water bodies as
these migrants take desperate risks to reach the safety of Europe using unsafe boats. This forced
some of the European countries such as Hungary, the Czech and Slovak republics and Poland to
close their borders and have stringent policies against the migrations (Baldacchino, Godfrey, and
Carmen 2016). This essay shall discuss how images of Syria children have changed the way the
world views the migration crisis.
Hell broke loose when a Turkish news agency shared the pictures of his lifeless body being
washed up on the Turkish coast. This caused a global outcry as a picture of Aylan Kurdi who had
drowned off the coast of Turkey was shared over a million times on social media and the leading
new agencies across the globe. He is believed to have been one of 12 Syrians that were traveling
to reach Europe by boat, towards the Greek island of Kos. The numerous online conversation
around the tragic occurrence is believed to have changed the way the world views Syrian refugee
migrants. Many people used their social media handles and...