Only 3 years old and fleeing his native Damascus with the rest of his family, who all perished at sea that day as well except for his father, Aylan was just one of the countless thousands of refugees that attempted to cross the Mediterranean in an attempt to find safe haven on European shores.
"I have never heard such fear and desperation. This is a new terrible.”
One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee.
At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally
Watch a video report on UNHCR's findings here: For more information about the report, click here. "In today’s world there
After a year of inaction landowners and the Haitian government are anxious to remove displaced persons from private property first and then get around to finding somewhere decent for them to live at some undisclosed date in the future.
"Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience," the late Palestinian scholar Edward Said once
Walking along the bayou, where generations of people have lived off the land and fought to protect their territory from corporate theft, you begin to sense the gravity of what will be lost.
The number of people internally displaced within their own countries has reached a historical high of more than 28 million