Wearing a red T-shirt and blue shorts, the child (pictured), identified as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, is believed to be one of least 12 Syrians who died when their boats sank trying to reach Greece

Drowned toddler sparks fresh horror over Europe migrant crisis

AFP News Heart-rending pictures of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe's growing refugee crisis hit home. The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey's main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced by tens of thousands of desperate people who risk life and limb to seek a…

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    Heart-rending pictures of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe's growing refugee crisis hit home. The images of a tiny child lying face down in the surf at one of Turkey's main tourist resorts has once more put a human face on the dangers faced by …

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