Deathscapes

Alan Kurdi - Intro 4 - Irish naval - parallax 1

Deathscapes

Alan Kurdi, his mother and his brother, were among the 2,500 people who died at sea in the summer of 2015 alone (Smith, 2015).

The Kurdi family’s journey is characteristic of those taken by many others in recent years. From their starting point in Damascus they covered more than 1000 miles (1609 Km) before reaching the three-mile sea crossing between Bodrum, in Turkey and the island of Kos, Greece.

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Personnel from the Irish naval rescuing passengers
Personnel from an Irish naval vessel rescuing passengers on one boat as part of Operation Triton.

[imagecaption] Personnel from an Irish naval vessel rescuing passengers on one boat as part of Operation Triton. Photo by Irish Defence Forces, 2015.[/imagecaption]


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