- Ranjeni Munusamy
At first glance, it looks like he might have tripped on the water’s edge while playing on the beach. You almost expect the next frames to show the little boy getting up, gurgling in delight and then splashing around in the water, as little boys do. But there is no movement in Aylan Kurdi’s tiny body as the water swirls around him. The images and visuals of the dead three-year-old have stunned the world and prompted a new round of bluster from European leaders on the refugee crisis. Little Aylan has turned the conversation from the politics, the Islamophobia, the racism, the xenophobia, the economic costs and security issues. His death gave his war-ravaged people a human face. And hopefully it will help the world find its humanity. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.