A small boy.
A red top.
A pair of shorts.
Shoes still on.
Lying dead on a beach.
This image will never leave me, and it never should.
It is heartbreaking and horrifying and tears stream down my face when I think of the helpless pose, the perfection of that little boy, his whole life snatched cruelly, mercilessly away from him.
This image needs to drive change across the world.
The crisis in Syria cannot be solved by any one person but each one of us must do what we can.
The people who are fleeing for their lives, who are risking everything, need us, they need to know that the world stands with them, they need to know that they will not be turned away, that there is hope.
We need to open our borders, our homes and our hearts.
We can never say we didn’t know. We know, we must act.
Aylan Kurdi’s death cannot be in vain, it cannot be forgotten.
Ways you can help.
Members of The Irish Parenting Bloggers have come together in a blog-hop to share their thoughts on the current crisis and to let people know what they can do to help. Click on the blue button below to read our posts and please feel free to spread the word by sharing on social media platforms using the hashtag #ReadFeelAct.