It takes a boy.
The heartbreaking image of 3 year old Syrian Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a beach in Turkey has finally made an impact on the world at large, highlighting the immense danger facing refugees and migrants desperate to flee oppression and violence.
According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 2,700 migrants have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean between January and early September 2015, and the Turkish coastguard says they’ve rescued more than 42,000 migrants from the Aegean in the first five months of this year. While the Kurdi’s are Syrian, migrants from Afghanistan to Eritrea are making the trek northwest in hopes of finding a better life for their families.
- International migration : the human face of globalisation (e-book & print: JV6035 .K44)
- CQ Researcher article on the European Migration Crisis
- Migration in world history (HB1951 .M28 2013)
- People on the move : an atlas of migration (G1046.E27 P46)
- Humane migration : establishing legitimacy and rights for displaced people (JV6035 .H6)
- Global security watch: Syria (DS98.6 .L39)
- Syria Ibrahim’s War (online) this award winning documentary follows one family trying to survive in Aleppo