A dead baby becomes the most tragic symbol yet of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

September 2, 2015 5:37 PM

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A dead baby becomes the most tragic symbol yet of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

Eleven migrants thought to be Syrian refugees were feared to have drowned off the coast of the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday after the boats carrying them sank. A number of bodies washed ashore on a beach in the Turkish resort town of Bodrum, probably connected to the disaster.

The images of the dead soon circulated on Turkish social media. They included, most hideously, photographs of children.

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