Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, has described the death of a three-year old Syrian toddler , Aylan Kurdi and others whose bodies were washed ashore on a Turkish beach, as a “blight on the conscience of the world.”
Aylan’s body lying on the shores, broke the hearts of millions across the world, and got many more to put pressure on Europe to do something about the thousands of migrants fleeing towards them.
The death of Aylan Kurdi and all others who have died trying to flee conflict or poverty, “is a blight on the conscience of the world” the President said in a tweet.
John Dramani Mahama ✔ @JDMahama
The death of 3yr old Aylan Kurdi & all others who have died trying to flee conflict or poverty is a blight on the conscience of the world.
The three-year -old and 11 others lost their lives after two flimsy boats carrying them sank en route to the Greek island of Kos.
His five year old brother reportedly also died on the same boat.
About 11 million people (half of Syria’s population) have either died or fled their homes since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
million of that number have been forced out of the country.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com