Realizing the need to counter discriminatory statements and false accusations targeting refugees fleeing their war-torn countries, grassroots movements such as I Am Syria, have made it their mission to educate students on the Syrian conflict through recent news, articles with leaders in the Syrian movements and lesson plans geared towards the youth.
He is but one of millions of Syrian children who are hit especially hard by the ongoing conflict.
Dazed, traumatized, yet completely silent, the video of Omran, like the picture of Alan Kurdi whose body was found washed upon a Turkish shore, has struck a chord. It has reminded the public that the war in Syria is still raging and that everyone, especially children, is suffering.
The tragic deaths are "unbearable and must stop."
But why not stage the installation in countries that have taken in few, or no refugees?
The move was called "lazy, cheap, crass."
The cartoon imagines the drowned 3-year-old as a grown-up sexual predator.
When Alan Kurdi’s tiny body washed up on a beach in Turkey, forcing the world to grasp the pain of Syria’s refugees, the
"We ask just for a little bit of sympathy from you."
Europe will need to do far more to provide for asylum seekers within our borders. But while Europe copes with tens of thousands, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey urgently need more aid to cope with millions.