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Aylan Kurdi and other moving images from the migrant crisis facing Europe

The death of a three-year-old Syrian child by drowning in the ongoing migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe has brought tears to the face of humanity. Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his elder brother and mother while attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos and his body washed up ashore on the Turkish beach of Bodrum, may have become the face of the crisis but there are so many other moving images that one must see to understand the humanitarian disaster.


Aylan Kurdi and other moving images from the migrant crisis facing Europe
The body of Aylan Kurdi, 3, was washed up ashore on Bodrum beach by tides

Berlin: The death of a three-year-old Syrian child by drowning in the ongoing migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe has brought tears to the face of humanity. 
 

Aylan Kurdi, who drowned along with his elder brother and mother while attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos and his body washed up ashore on the Turkish beach of Bodrum, may have become the face of the crisis but there are so many other moving images that one must see to understand the humanitarian disaster.

Here are some of them:

Family friend Nissy Koye places flowers beside photographs of late brothers Aylan and Ghalib Kurdi and their mother displayed outside the home of their aunt Tima Kurdi, in Coquitlam, British Columbia. 

A woman holds her smiling baby in her arms as she arrives at the Hauptbahnhof station in Salzburg, Austria, on Saturday, while on their way with other migrants from Hungary via Vienna to Germany.

A man folds his hands as he arrives in a train carrying hundreds of migrants from Vienna to Munich, southern Germany. 

A young migrant looks on at a first attendance point in Munich, Germany. Hundreds of refugees arrived in various trains to get first registration in Germany. 

A young migrant girl from Iraq looks into the camera as her family waits for the registration outside the main station in Munich, Germany.

Migrants wait for registration after arriving aboard a train coming from Austria at the main station in Munich, Germany.

A migrant carries a child as they arrive on Saturday at the Hungarian-Austrian border in Nickelsdorf, Austria, where they came from Budapest as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in.

A woman pauses on a bus provided by Hungarian authorities for migrants and refugees at Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary. 

Migrants queue as they arrive in an emergency shelter at the Hungarian-Austrian border in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

A man runs with his child in arms as he tries to board a bus provided by Hungarian authorities for migrants and refugees at Keleti train station in Budapest.

In this Sept 3, 2015 file photo, a woman rescued with other migrants off the Libyan coast peers through a gate on the Norwegian ship Siem Pilot to get her first sight of the island of Sardinia as they sail in the Mediterranean sea towards the Italian port of Cagliari.

In this August 21, 2015 file photo, a migrant man holding a boy reacts as they are stuck between Macedonian riot police and fellow migrants during a clash near the train station in Idomeni, northern Greece, while waiting to be allowed by the Macedonian police to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia. 

(Pics courtesy: Associated Press)

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