Editorial in “Le Monde”. His name was Aylan Kurdi. He was 3 or 4 years old. A small lifeless body washed ashore on a beach in Turkey. This Syrian child was fleeing the war with his family. They hoped to reach Europe – Greece by way of Turkey. There were at least eleven people on board their boat. Somewhere along the coast of Kos, the bark foundered. Some of the bodies drifted onto the beach. That of a little boy in blue pants and a red tee-shirt was apart from the others, alone. He has become the emblem of a migratory phenomenon without precedent that we do not want to recognize – or not enough.
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