His name is Aylan, and he is Syrian. He, his mother, and his five-year-old big brother drowned as they tried to reach safety in Greece. Instead, they found death on the Turkish shoreline.
His aunt in Canada has been trying to get asylum for little Aylan and his family. She was refused.
Too many refugees.
Not enough space.
That’s what we say.
Some news from the UNHCR: “By the end of the year it is estimated that half of the population of Syria will be in need of aid. This includes an anticipated 3.45 million Syrian refugees and 6.8 million Syrians inside the country, many of whom will be displaced from their homes.”
Can we open our hearts to them?