“I’d like the whole world to open its doors to Syrians,” Abdullah Kurdi said.

Kurdi, more than anyone else, knows the heartbreaking reality of a world that turned away while the Syrian refugee crisis unfolded. The haunting image of his 3-year-old son Alan’s lifeless body lying on the wet sand of a Turkish beach on Sept. 2 horrified the world and became a symbol of a refugee crisis that had spiraled out of control

Alan, his mother, and his older brother all drowned while attempting to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece, like thousands of other Syrian refugees before them, in hope of a better life in Europe Read more…

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Father of refugee boy who drowned: Open your doors to Syrians