Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023

Queen’s University: Author, activist Tima Kurdi talks Syrian refugee crisis

Tima Kurdi — author of the book “The Boy on the Beach”, the true story of the family of Alan Kurdi — spoke at Queen’s University on Wednesday night.

Some may recall the images of the two-year-old boy after his body washed up onshore in the Mediterranean, making global headlines and shining a spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis. It may have happened four and a half years ago, but the image of the youngster continues to haunt.

“It’s a very sad world, we can’t continue like this, we can’t,” Tima Kurdi, Alan Kurdi’s aunt.

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