The heartbreaking images of a drowned Syrian boy, whose body was discovered face down on a Turkish beach, have cast a tragic spotlight on what is being called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Aylan Kurdi was only three years old when he and his five-year-old brother, Galip, along with their mother, Rihan, had drowned. The family was aboard a crowded dingy that was attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos. We now know that the family was reportedly planning to emigrating to Canada. Their father, Abdullah, has survived.
The photos quickly captured the world's attention, adding urgency to what is becoming a global crisis. But the photos have also prompted some incredibly moving illustrations, shared by artists and cartoonists the world over using the hashtag #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik, or #HumanityWashedAshore.
Warning: Graphic images below
— Khaled Yeslam | خالد (@kyeslam) September 3, 2015
— Ghalia Al Twal (@theghaliatwal) September 3, 2015
— Λffy Uddin (@AfjolUddin) September 2, 2015
— HOPE SAROUT☆☆☆ (@HopeSarout) September 2, 2015
— Steve Dennis (@SteveDennis71) September 3, 2015
— Azzam Daaboul (@AzzamDaaboul) September 3, 2015
— Umm Talha (@latteofmylife) September 3, 2015
— ALBAIH (@khalidalbaih) September 2, 2015
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 2, 2015