• Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rescue ship named for drowned Syrian child refugee

Discussion in 'Middle East & Africa' started by dexter, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. dexter

    dexter SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,428
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Ratings:
    +22 / 19,693 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan


    A rescue ship operating in the Mediterranean has been renamed Alan Kurdi, after the Syrian toddler who died trying to reach Europe in 2015. The image of the three-year-old's body washed up on a Turkish beach sparked global outrage and came to epitomise the plight of those fleeing war. But that was three years ago and European hearts - and ports - have since closed to both refugees and rescue ships. Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from the ship's naming ceremony on the Spanish island of Mallorca.