Viewpoint: Is bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh just another image?

August 20, 2016 6:43 AM

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Viewpoint: Is bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh just another image?

The iconic image of a bloodied Syrian boy in an ambulance has sparked international compassion but, asks Lina Sergie Attar, can it now transcend being just a hashtag or viral moment and become a movement to end the war?

"He looks like a statue." That's what my 11-year-old daughter said when she saw the video of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh covered in grey dust and fresh blood, sitting on a bright orange chair in an ambulance.

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